Based on both smell and performance:
1) Dior Homme and Dior Homme Parfum - TIE
4) Dior Homme Eau
5) Dior Homme Sport
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Based on both smell and performance:
1) Dior Homme and Dior Homme Parfum - TIE
4) Dior Homme Eau
5) Dior Homme Sport
I have a weakness for women wearing:
(A) Narcisco Rodrigues For Her EDT (black bottle), not the EDP and not any of the flankers; and
(B) Chanel Coco Noir.
As was said above and as other have mentioned, there is nothing quite like Memoir Man!
A great scent and IMO the best from Tauer!
Have been debating this for awhile but eventually decided to pull the trigger on Infusion d'Iris EDP...
+1 Mugler Cologne
Also Prada Infusion d'homme and Infusion d'iris
couple from Jovoy
- La Liturgie des Heures
- Private Label
- L`Art de la Guerre
And a couple of Berdoues
- Oud el Sahraa
- Assam of India
- Arz el-rab
+1 on Dior Homme line (the best being DHP and DH), Eau Sauvage (but also Eau Sauvage Parfum), TdH, Gucci pour Homme I & II, and Grey Vetiver.
Also thumbs up also for Bottega Venetta pour Homme...
Finally got my nose on it, I have to be honest I am not wowed by it. One has to really like Tonka's prominence to enjoy this. I don't get as much an ambre note from this and plum seems to be more of...
I have 24 full bottles from your list...
These are the ones from your list which I don't have:
5. L'eau D'Issey Pour Homme (14.7)
9. Acqua di Gio (11)
10. Allure Homme Sport (10.5)
4711 - 400ml cause it's an EDC and it's very affordable.
My runner ups are Rive Gauche pour Homme (tin can) - slightly less than 400m and Tom Ford's Oud Wood - 350 ml.
Say Something... Confession
I say go for Back to Black too... Complex and dense, yet absolutely wearable. My reference honey which is like no other....
Creed's Royal Oud layered with L'artisan's Timbuktu - very enjoyable and refined enough for the office!
Appreciate your view... I didn't see your post before I put on my SOTD which guess what, is Tuscan Leather! So you are good at this!
I really adore AdP Colonia Leather too...
@Evansimp, I agree with the opinion above... But I would think you would say you look like you wear HdP 1899!
I am interested to hear your opinions.... Based on my below recent photos.
For you Kumkuat, I will go suggest Diptyque's L'ombre dans L'eau - great scent for someone as chic and personable as you. And nope, the photos are far from gruesome... Better with the smiles though,...
drsillage, you have a fine wardrobe which is about 30% like mine.... But there are still a few gems I wish I had in my collection like
- M7 Fresh
- Black Afgano
- Black Orchid
Last time I was out at an outdoor concert, I wore Live Jazz. (And nope, it wasn't a jazz concert I attended)
There may be some semblance between Ambre Nuit and TV, but I clearly like the former and am not so fond of the latter. TV smells coarse and forward, whereas Ambre Nuit smells refined and...
Cartier's Santos Concentree - I find the tobacco accord a bit too forward and reminds me of an ashtray. Any recommendations of what I can layer it with to tone down this accord?
I do enjoy the...
I do usually choose a few scents for the work week but not specifically for each day... And of course, there is always the veto right to change last minute.
The scents I have out for this week...
Ambre Orient and then Ambre Soie were discontinued to make space for this new Ambre in the line, Ambre...
This is so tough... But here goes my choices for now:-
(1) Hermes' Bel Ami Vetiver
(2) AdP's Colonia Leather
(3) Guerlain's Heritage
(4) Zegna's Indonesian Oud
(5) Malle's Vetiver Extraodinare...
I believe the OP was talking about Colonia Intensa, and not of Colonia Intensa Oud.
For someone who adores and already have Colonia Intensa Oud and Colonia Leather, does it make sense to also get...
Some recent layering combos I have tried recently that I am pleasantly surprised to repeat in future are:-
(A) Creed's Royal Oud X L'artisan's Timbuktu;
(B) TF's Lavender Palm X By Kilian's Bamboo...
A barbershop scent with a twist - so I will say Invasion Barbare, Hdp 1725, MFK's Masculin Plureil or Penhaligon's Sartorial! Rive Gauche pour Homme works too!
I am really enjoying Russian Tea too which I blind bought based on reviews. It was not an instant wow though but a firm love.
Also agree with Egoiste being a great scent - since you seem to really...
I have seen a couple of threads on back-up and finally decided to put my mind to recollect (to the best of my ability, which may require edits to this post when i think of more) all the back-ups in...
I PMed you previously but perhaps you did not get the PM because you inbox is full, prior to your Basenotes Plus renewal.
So I am repeating what I mentioned in my Pm here:
I have got a 400ml too and it is indeed a great scent!
To temper the lack of longevity, what I do is make a 50ml decant and add some essential oil to that - my current batch is 10 drops of...
One that comes to mind is Tom Ford's Patchouli Absolu - deep complex woods on scent strip but turns acrid and sour on my skin
As with previous post, agree with Gucci's Pour Homme II and L'artisan's Tea for Two.
But something I tried recently just dethroned the above mentioned and it is Isabey's l'ambre de carthage! The...
Of the 3, Silver Mountain Water is my choice.
Agree with the above post reccomending Colonia Leather.
Also agree with recommendation for Colonia Intensa for more quiet leather (I am still on the fence on whether its FBW).
One more to...
What do you like about Libre? If it's the violet leaf, do consider Zegna's Uomo.
Just tried Eau de Baux + TF's Tobacco Oud + By Killian's Back to Black, and i like it very much... so much so that i made a small vial of this combination but tweaked to add more Eau de Baux (i.e....
Today it's Yankee Candle's Oud Oasis - I am really liking this and it's my first Yankee that I am burning.
If they make more in this vein, I really hope they do a Bois Blond Extrait!
Spring: Milliseme Imperiale
Summer: Vetiver Extraodinare
Autumn: Bel Ami Vetiver
Winter: Tuscan Leather
All year bonus and universal favorite: Guerlain's Heritage or TF Oud Wood
Agreed! This is about the only instance I consider fragrance a waste, but even so sometimes this redeemed by the most pleasant dry down (even if it's only skin scent) when i wake - which happened...
Payment sent for 2 x 20 ml Lavs + 20 ml Opus + 2 pumps. Thank you!
Please put me down for
(a) 2 x 20 ml of UNUM - LAVS
(b) 1 x 20 ml of UNUM - Opus 1144
@20ml = 40,6,- Euro shipped worldwide.
Tom Ford's Oud Wood for me... I appreciate the density of montale but it just does not seem as polished and unique as Oud Wood.
Les Liquides Imaginaires' Sancti - luthurgical incense brightened with citrus and green aldehydes.
I go through different phases of what scents makes me feel most "me" - at the moment, it's Guerlain's Heritage (previously, Bottega Venetta's Pour Homme, Creed's Millesime Imperial, Gucci Pour Homme...
+1 Cuirs by Carner Barcelona
I am with you, Diamondflame... Was not wishing for or expecting an intense version when I tried the original! It's good as it is...
Just got around to sniffing Botegga Pour Homme Extreme and like many others I like the original very much but am disappointed with this flanker.
I agree it's denser than the original but that does...
What do you think between Saltus and Succus? What other scents are they like?
To OP, I am based in Singapore too and am not aware of Profumum Roma being available here.
For Le Labo & l'artisan you can head to essentials at Paragon and for Etat Libre d'Orange you can check...
Not at all in my opinion...
I agree that Zegna's Javanese Patchouli is the superior scent. Have also tried TF Patchouli Absolu couple of times on my skin, and each time it always turns sour in a bad way that makes me want to...
Me too - Woodwick is my preference for affordable candles! I love their "Fireside" and "Sand and Driftwood". "Redwood" and "Douglas Fir" are quite nice too.
I also second the quality of Diptyque...
Woodwick - Sand and Driftwood. Their candles really crackle as they burn! :)
Also bought Fireside which I think is my favourite from the line.
I have all 3 TFs mentioned and love Tuscan Leather. Noir de Noir is the most recent purchase of the 3 I have - I appreciate its beauty but don't find it as versatile (especially for work in a...
Hey KenRussell, did you get your Heritage online? I bought 2 tester bottles from FragranceX lately for $48 each and think they are great value for the quality but of course yours is an even better...
I too have experienced this and most lately it was for Dior Homme, where suddenly I noticed the citrus in it when I use it in cooler climate... And it was just a beautiful additional layer of...
Looking forward to your views on this new trilogy from Les Liquides Imaginaires... I enjoy Fortis and Sancti from their very first trilogy but nothing in the second trilogy piqued my interest after...
I really Iike it but am often self-conscious whether it is acceptable for a male in a professional office setting.
The lack of versatility did not stop me from acquiring a full bottle... But I...
Spring/ Summer (Sans Creeds):-
(A) Vetiver Extraodinaire
(B) French Lover
(C) Armani Prive's Vetiver Babylon
(D) Arnani Prive's Figuer Eden
(E) AdP Fico di Amalfi
(F) Atelier Cologne's Pomelo...
Oh that woods smell is you - Santal 33
I thought it was the room scent / I can see this in a monastery and there is a reason why all the men (I.e. monks) there are not married - Sacred Wood.
The best representation of the Suede accord IMHO is Atelier Cologne's Rendezvous - soft supple and inviting.
Other contenders are Penhaligon's Iris Prima, Armani Prive's Cuir Amethyst and Bottega...
Florentine Iris is a different take on iris IMHO - this note has been manipulated with supporting notes to give an air of professional class and translucence. It is clean and refined - intriguing but...
Since you find the current formulation of Bel Ami a tad "old school", I think you should try Bel Ami Vetiver - which references Bel Ami but is sweetened and made more modern.
If you are at the...
+1 Vetiver Extraodinare
And also Malle's French Lover and Dior's Vetiver.
Just a quick note for fellow BNers on the availability of offerings available in Singapore.
Laboratorio Olfattivo (the entire range), Etat Libre d`Orange (with a good half of the more saleable...
I voted for Tuscan Leather but also have Oud Wood and Tobacco Oud, with decants of Noir de Noir and Lavender Palm on the way.
Will always have Tuscan Leather in my collection.
I am not...
That sounds exciting and I am looking forward.
My guess would be AdP Colonia Amber or AdP Colonia Incense.
Great, Hednic - look forward to your view on these!
Am just giving Javanese Patchouli my full wearing today and would absolutely vote for Zegna's Javanese Patchouli as it is better blended and unique.
Have tried the TF Patchouli Absolu and while I...
Thanks Hednic - I am inclined to think that it is an authentic Pour Monsieur EDT Concentree too, but I cant seem to find much info so am seeking the wise words of fellow BNers.
Thanks drseid - I have been haunted by POAL for over a year, it is just truly a piece of art which I decided I need to have even if it is not all that versatile for work in a tropical country which I...
Thanks Hednic - Can't wait for it to arrive too. Will definitely share my thoughts when I receive it!
I have bought this from a reputable local store so it's not likely to be a fake. (In fact the store only had 2 so I bought both)
However, I am a little puzzled as it is an Pour Monsieur EDT...
I would also suggest Dior Homme over DHI. Dior Homme is more versatile, has the beautiful Iris, chocolate, woods and leather notes... And from time to time the citrus peaks out (this is especially...
Sa Majeste la Rose by Serge Lutens - literally headspace rose.
343163431434315Have just received LDDM and it is absolutely alluring and perfect for the pensive mood - have been hooked since I first tested it last October and kept getting waifs of it throughout...
+1 Tuscan Leather
Equal contenders are AdP Colonia Intensa Oud and Dior's Oud Ispahan.
Ambre Orient also jumps to mind!
+1 for POAL, Sycomore and Channel No. 19
Also think so for Gris Montaigne!
Agree with the recommendations so far for the resinous, ambre, incense scents.
My preference for the cold is Slumberhouse's Norne, Armani Prive's Oud Royal, Tauer's LDDM, Dior's Oud Ispahan,...
Went with By Kilian's Apple Brandy for Christmas Eve gathering with friends...33763
And for Christmas Day lunch with the family and dinner with a close friend, Encens Satin to put me in a...
This sort of happened to me once - It was a niche scent I like very much with a heavy cedar and angelica note, but there was one day when i was having a bout of stomach flu and feeling really sick,...
+1for AdP Colonia Leather, the cleanest freshest leather in my opinion.
QUOTE=sjg3839;3318996]ADP Colonia Leather. A touch of citrus make for a nice clean leather.[/QUOTE]
Armani Prive's Figuer Eden! The most creamy, luscious fig!
i just checked a couple of my Armani Prive scents and they all matched.
Quick question to the OP, when you bought your Vetiver Babylon, did it come with a cellophane wrap?
In any case, i...
Armani Prive's Bois d'Encens & Encens Satin
Dior - Mitzah
TF's Oud Wood - 1 x 250ml Flacon, using out of a 100ml bottle
TF's Tuscan Leather - 1 x100ml bottle, using out of another 100ml bottle
Armani Prive's Oud Royal - 1 x100ml bottle, using out of...
+1 Terre de Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche
Also try Encre Noir Sport - which has a sparkling citrus top note and woody vetiver base.
With the description given by OP, Dries Van Noten par Frédéric Malle comes to mind! I can't think of a milkier scent.
By Kilian's Sacred Wood also has some of the warm milky, creamy attributes but...
BAV is my SOTD and it's what made me re-look at Hermes. BAV has identifiable reference to Bel Ami, has its own twist of additional sweetness and brightness. Love it!
As with FSU92grad, also...
I have been down with a cold and it's coming up to 5 days of being unable to smell properly.
Today is the worst as I smell nothing even when I put the bottles up to my nose in choosing which scent...
Hednic, that is amazing! I would be most happy to have been in your shoes.
Looking forward to seeing your photos!
I had the opportunity to smell all 3 and I agree with the general sentiment here for Aoud as my preference amongst the 3.
Musk Aoud - I found this had the banyard qualities of the Aoud amplified...
I just flew out from JFK airport T4 in New York and at Dior Homme Parfum is sold there for US$97 and Dior Homme Eau US$83, both without tax and possibly the best prices I have seen anywhere. Too bad...
Thanks guys! will heed the wise words and get it in Paris.
From my initial day of wearing am liking it! it is deeper, more sombre and less sweet than DHI. Silly thing is that per ml, DHP costs...
Help from fellow Basenoters in US, in particular NYC, sought - Is Dior Homme Parfum available in NYC already and if so, at what price?
I am currently in Paris and will be gg to NYC next week. I...