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  1. My Date's Surprising Preference - More Reason For Variety

    So I've been taking this little lady out lately, and have been sticking to one of my newer colognes... one night, I decided I'd change it up (quite honestly, I was surprised she hadnt mentioned how...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I've only tried C01 and C02 but they smell the same, great pineapple, get comments hours later. I get olfactory fatigue in 4hrs, but if I refresh my sense of smell with the use of coffee beans, I can...
  3. Re: I seem to only notice some notes under heat...

    All the sweet/fruity notes seem to surface under heat to me. Like I said, aventus is smokey and terre d'hemes is sour, until I warm up my skin quite a bit. I REALLY get a sweet pineappe under heat on...
  4. I seem to only notice some notes under heat...

    I'd like others experiences with this...

    Like the title says, I feel like I am missing ENTIRE notes if my skin is cool throughout a day (IE 70 degrees indoors or 50 and below outdoors leaves my...
  5. Re: Perfume compliments from strangers - not really a UK thing?

    Most of my complements come from people who I am already engaged with, or who are engaged with my social group. rarey does anyone grab my arm as I pass by and complement me. Also, in certain...
  6. Re: longevity - are we blaming a house for olfactory fatigue from strong projection?

    I suppose we could all just complain for hours under the umbrella of "ignorance is bliss" instead, right? Spending 20x that long repeating that certain products dont last, or disregarding an...
  7. longevity - are we blaming a house for olfactory fatigue from strong projection?

    So earlier today, I had tried out some newly purchased Creed Aventus. Lo and behold, around 4 hours I was smelling nothing (as people frequently complain about with Creed).

    Rather than dismissing...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Just bought a bottle of aventus on amazon through fragracenet. box says C02, but I havent sprayed it yet... heres why:

    I opened it up and there are papers folded inside written in what appears to...
  9. Re: Spraying over skin level scent later in the day?

    Great, thanks hednic. Do you find that the scents mix without showering, even if the older scent is just skin-level at the time?
  10. Re: Spraying over skin level scent later in the day?

    Awesome, thank you teardrop!
  11. Spraying over skin level scent later in the day?

    Some days, I want to change up what I'm wearing at the office to something different in the evening, but am still getting a skin scent (even my 4-5 hour projectors still have a skin scent in 10-12)....
  12. spraying different frag over skin scent?

    Once a scent has dried to skin level, can I spray a new frag over it? I have several frags that lose sillage after 4-8h and I'd like to wear something different in the evening but I'm always afraid...
  13. Creed Boutique - Current Aventus Flacon batch #?

    I was hoping to buy a flacon aventus from Creed Boutique (the huge 17oz to split up), but would prefer not risk them distributing a poor batch from 2011, especially with how slow im sure the flacons...
  14. Re: Is there a niche/uncommon cologne that smells like this...?

    Ah, and another mainstream with some notes i liked was Very Sexy for Him... but again, prefer not wear something that every guy and his brother owns.

    EDIT: I like the floral with just a hint of...
  15. Re: Is there a niche/uncommon cologne that smells like this...?

    Without a doubt, and I'm by no means in love with The One or looking for something very similar, just thought as a beginner I could give a couple notes from it to indicate my preference. I will...
  16. Is there a niche/uncommon cologne that smells like this...?

    I was looking for something perhaps citrus (bergamot perhaps, doesnt really make too much of a difference though... avoiding a sour edge) & floral (maybe jasmine?)... or anything really similar to...
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    Re: Ambre Sultan

    I couldnt help it, i dabbed on some ambre sultan from my sample bottle... now, it seems to have very minimal if any scent at all... too strange. the first time i ever wore it i was constantly getting...
  18. Re: My 1 Liter Creed Vintage Tabarome!!! Feast your eyes on this bad boy!!!!

    youre gonna wear it like brute, arent you?

    Splash on!!!!!!!!
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    Re: Ambre Sultan

    Ambre fetiche was not my cup of tea... you dont get a cheap potpouri type smell from it? Plus it was straight overbearing, I will have to try 1 spray of it.

    Crap....

    now I'm debating a buy of...
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    Ambre Sultan

    Just wanted to say that of the many many designer and reg fragrances out there, and the half dozen amber/incense niches ive smelled, this is far and beyond my favorite. It smells amazing to me,...
  21. Re: Would love some amber/incense niche recommendations before ordering samples.

    Did a blind buy on ambre fetiche for 56 shipped per recommendation. Thanks guys. Couldn't pass it up for 3.4 size. Hope it compares to ambre sultan. Love that.
  22. Had to blind buy ambre fetiche... Killer deal

    56 shipped for 3.4 at overstock site. Wooooooo. If you wanted this scent grab er now.
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    Re: Totally lost here...

    Very interesting. well after a few applications (which Im going to wash off shortly and start with 1 only per suggestion)... I LOVE ambre sultan. LOVE IT. Gah, it may just be my nose for sweet scents...
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    Re: Totally lost here...

    I just sprayed my old d&g the one next to ambre sultan since I thought both had a sweet vanilla smell. what a mistake. Ambre makes The One smell like trash, comparatively. Ambre sultan is amazing....
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    Re: Totally lost here...

    Thank you, I do understand that, obviously. The question was should I use them together and smell each on the skin, or use one for a period of time and try to become accustomed to its scent?
    ...
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    Re: Totally lost here...

    no im smelling the outside of the sample vial where it had leaked and dried when being bottled.
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    Totally lost here...

    Just got in my samples of:

    Kouros
    Body Kouros
    Ambre Sultan
    Green Irish Tweed
    Millesime Imperial
    Hermes d'hermes
    Desert Morocain
  28. Re: Would love some amber/incense niche recommendations before ordering samples.

    Also... Desert marocain is a lot like I imagined but also a more... Dry... Burned? Smell than I thought. Almost musty or powdery or smokey. I don't know the lingo.

    Can't wait to get other...
  29. Re: Would love some amber/incense niche recommendations before ordering samples.

    Definitely. Trading you for 10 of the sultan

    just got to sample desert marocain. I like it though I still struggle to differentiate notes
  30. Re: Would love some amber/incense niche recommendations before ordering samples.

    If you were wondering...
    Ambre Fetiche - 8
    Desert Marocain - 4
    Encens Flamboyant - 4
    Amber Absolute - 4
    Heeley Cardinal - 3
    Joseph Statkus - 3
    Amouage Jubilation XXV - 2
    Black Tourmaline - 2...
  31. Re: Would love some amber/incense niche recommendations before ordering samples.

    Holy **** thats a lot of recommendations... I'll probably drop $80 and order them all eventually... I dont even know how I'd directly compare that many amber/incense scents. Haha. Thank you guys a...
  32. Would love some amber/incense niche recommendations before ordering samples.

    I'm about to order two creed scent samples (MI & green irish tweed), and I'm now browsing for some samples of something niche with a amber/incense type scent. Something not too overbearing but with a...
  33. Re: Some advice on my first niche purchase pretty please?

    I definitely went for a $40 order (shipped) of 7 or 8 fragrances. The Creed scents (two that I ordered) i got in bigger bottles assuming I'd not only like to direcly compare but to spray on and head...
  34. Re: Is there any way to CHANGE the concentration of a frag?

    He is trying to remove alcohol to strengthen, not add to weaken.
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    Re: A few beginner questions...

    Then I guess we both await a clear answer :)
  36. Re: Is there any way to CHANGE the concentration of a frag?

    My knowledge of suspension in alcohol has nothing to do with fragrances, but the one field I am very well versed in recommends freezing to break the suspension. However, fragrances are not quite the...
  37. Re: Is there any way to CHANGE the concentration of a frag?

    Also, doesnt the alcohol begin to evaporate on contact with air, while the oils remain? Could you let it 'air out' in a smaller decant, perhaps with a wider base? or am I off my rocker here...
  38. Re: Is there any way to CHANGE the concentration of a frag?

    Wouldnt a spray-type decant cause evaporation of some of the alcohol, theoretically making it slightly stronger? *sigh* I have no idea, just a thought based on some short reading I've done. When...
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    A few beginner questions...

    1. When you guys speak of the scent disappearing after x hours, do you mean that it is no longer apparent in your immediate area? Or can you actually lift your wrist, take a smell, and smell nothing?...
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    Re: Is this a good analogy of "Niche"?

    Hah, both amusing and very helpful answers. I appreciate you all clarifying for me! Been very helpful (especially the link that I somehow managed to not find in my searching).
  41. Re: My experience at Macy's tonite...got a few questions..

    Check out The Perfumed Court.

    I've got a cart that I'm going to submit next week and try a TON of them for less than the price of one bottle blind-purchase.

    Versace Dreamer
    YSL M7
    Black Code...
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    Re: Is this a good analogy of "Niche"?

    Well, other than the fact that they're lower production scales and not so advertised.
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    Is this a good analogy of "Niche"?

    "You smell good" vs "You smell like the hawaiian islands"
    "Thats a very fruity smell" vs "you smell like mango and incense"

    Am I on the right track? been reading around and googling definitions...
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    Re: So until an hour ago, I thought...

    Aww... shame on me for not looking up what i purchased before hand. usually I'm better about that. Hopefully Brit proves different.
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    Re: So until an hour ago, I thought...

    Thanks again for all the positive input. I believe I've got my head on straight now as far as picking out things that appeal to my personality and my type... I have some lingo to learn, and some...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Exactly. We are not comparing guy A to guy B, but rather Perfume 1 to perfume 2, on guy 1 OR guy 2. Not against eachother. Personality is not the comparison in question - it is scent.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    This has been stated and restated in both the mens and womens sections, and I think most are completely aware that a total you-know-what will not be transformed into a looker with a great personality...
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    Re: So until an hour ago, I thought...

    Without a doubt - every online community I've partaken in has been this way. The heavily mainstream ones are generally looked down upon. Not because they're poor, but because there are better options...
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    Re: So until an hour ago, I thought...

    That site sounds like a godsend, especially since I have a list of about 10 I'd lik to try sometime soon. I think I'll play it safe and get 10-15 samples rather than 3-4 bottles and dislike 2 of...
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    Re: So until an hour ago, I thought...

    good to know the ol' terminology. Oud and amber... now at least I know what i'm looking for. Knowing me, I'll probably end up buying both of the above next paycheck. This could become an expensive...
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    Re: So until an hour ago, I thought...

    Already searching some of the online shops I typically browse (bought local so far)! Thanks for the pointer, I look forward to being able to snag a small bottle of this... if I can find it!! Is it...
  52. Re: Which scents chicks dig/females love/blah blah blah

    I'm a guy, but I must say on the opposite note of this thread -

    I'm a sucker for vanilla & rose type scents. I'm new and cant quite put my finger on it - not something edible vanilla... just a...
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    Re: So until an hour ago, I thought...

    Well, I do appreciate your view on this. I really could've enjoyed either just myself... I have some strange addiction to 'sweet burning incense' and vanilla smells. Good to know that even though...
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    So until an hour ago, I thought...

    That I knew what I was doing. Then I browsed here for about an hour. I dont think I've seen either of my colognes mentioned in a positive light (both of which I spent hours deciding on after smelling...
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