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Very helpful topic!
I agree. Tobacco Vanille or Pure Havane are not about tobacco for me too. But I don't really care enough to argue about it (not my favorite note anyway).
If there is one fragrance that claims to...
The "incense" note is another one that can cover up a wide scale of different scents.
I have a mini of the vintage juice. Well, I don't wanna bash it, but for me the drydown really has a note that resembles BO, dirty armpit... Pity, because I really like the boozy dried fruit and...
Arpege pour homme
Escada pour homme
Guerlain: Geranium, Lime on top.
Issey: Geranium, Rosemary, Lavender on top.
Guerlain: Cedar and other "woodsy notes" (as description) on drydown. Vetiver making a similar "fizzy" effect ScottW...
I'm sampling now Guerlain L'eau Boisee and I'm finding it very similar to Bleue d'Issey, though I tested it a long time ago and my nose might be tricking me.
Does anyone else find them very...
I love the opening of L'instant de Guerlain pour homme, but find the drydown a bit too heavy, so I would like to know if anyone know some alternatives, something similar to this...
Not designer, but definitely "soap": Amouage Lyric Man
This "blue" thing made my expectations go low... :(
DHI: prominent and long lasting iris merged with gourmand notes
DHP: iris top notes quickly gives space to rose, leather and sandalwood
DHP definitely feels more mature since rose notes and...
How does Chypre Rouge compares to Fille en Aiguilles? I have only tried the first, like it a lot, just curious about the other one.
Reading decriptions and the notes it sounds like they might have...
Aventus - synthetic mainstream fruity cologne.
Interlude Man - chaotic stinky mess, the oregano and opoponax combo is just horrible
Serge Lutens Bois et Fruits is awesome.
Just tested through wax sample (willing to try the real stuff, but unfortunately didn't got the chance yet) and to me it seems very good. The combination of the violet with the "soil note" is lovely,...
You are absolutely right. Pricing is marketing. That really works about perceived taste.
Creed would never have so many praises if it were priced around the same level of regular designers.
Try Chêne. I would say it is almost impossible to see anything feminine about this one.
I think this resembles a bit of Green Irish Tweed. Is it just me or anyone else can also see the similarities?
M7 had a big hype here in Basenotes when it was still in production. Back in those days M7, Gucci pour homme I, Gucci Envy, Amen were pretty much talked about. It was never a big seller on the main...
Eau Sauvage Parfum is definitely not a summer fragrance.
Maybe, but it surely does not plays an important role on this fragrance. I doubt it could cause a big change.
Not so boozy in terms of alcoholic, but Serge Lutens Chêne is heavily based on Oak, which may resemble a lot to some whiskey nuances (since they are usually aged in oak barrels). I think it might...
I perceive the basenotes of Bleu very similar to those basenotes of Platinum Egoiste, probably due to the sandalwood. Is it just me?
There are a lot of fragrances that used to be popular and now are a bit forgotten (M7, Gucci pour homme, Envy for men, No.88, Bois du Portugal, Black Orchid).
Change of tastes, not due to...
My vintage DHI, bought in 2008, has arabic writings on it's bottom. Yours is probably not a fake.
The newer version is less thick, but still very good, IMO.
Dior Homme Sport, for me.
It seems to me that L'Eau Boisee will be the main fresher counterpart to the EdP, replacing the original Guerlain Homme EdT.
Calm down, buddy. Just respectfully made an observation. Let's grow up.
3 notes? I don't have the finest nose, yet I can detect at least these: iris, rose, oud, sandalwood, leather...
Tom Ford Black Violet
I think the 2012 version is a bit better balanced, a more harmonious composition. The 2008 is a bit too "hard on the edges".
Yes, you can always offend someone by what you wear, gym or not. The difference is that at gym the chances are so much higher, since your greater body heat and sweat while doing your exercises...
I agree 100%.
Even the light aquatic and citrus fragrances may easily become cloying with increased heat and sweat. Think how annoying it may be to choke with a huge aquatic sillage while...
Declaration is the must try.
Maison Francis Kurkdjian OUD fits perfectly these requirements. Plus it is very different from the usual oud fragrances.
It is actually very common to see/hear someone talking about a fragrance that "went bad". So my guess would be it is very possible, though not exactly in the same way for wine.
I have a little decanted sample of it, and just by looking at it's color, I can tell it's probably the reformulated brighter/yellow version. Still, I find it pretty strong, with great sillage. I...
Both are great, but personally I prefer Santos. Get the Santos Concentree version, it lasts much longer.
Not easy to tell if it is more masculine or more feminine comparing to DHI. While DHP definitely feels more mature with it's pronounced leathery and woody character, in contrast with the vanillic...
Personally I don't get any tobacco from it, with leather being the dominant note in my perception.
You should be careful if he hates it that much. I also find it terrible, probably the worst fragrance I had ever tried, and I usually like or at least can appreciate daring and polemic scents like...
Got a sample and I'm trying the 2nd time today. It seems to me the iris note is less dominant comparing to the EDT and EDP.. Leather, along with sandalwood dominates the fragrance. I can detect a...
You should look on other fragrances by Jean Claude Ellena.
What is the note in drydown of Memoir Man that causes a "defumed food" smell? Don't believe it"s frankincense since I notice none of this in Czech&Speake Frankincense and Myrrh, the incense note is...
Rochas Man - one of the best gourmands out there IMO
Rochas Lui - great classic yet modern vanilla/cedar/amber combo
Versace Black Jeans - nice bitter fougere
I prefer the Guerlain Vetiver. The "dirtyness" and "roughness" of the Guerlain is what makes it unique and appealing.
Vetiver Extraordinaire seems to me too polite, lacking of character, insipid.
Serge Lutens Chene
Dyptique Tam Dao
L'Artisan Parfumeur Timbuktu
Lalique Encre Noire
Bois de Violette, Serge Lutens
Grey Flannel, Geoffrey Beene
For Him, Narciso Rodriguez
Black Violet, Tom Ford Private Blend
A Taste of Heaven, by Kilian
Versace Man (note it is the one in purple bottle, discontinued and harder to find than the Versace Man Eau Fraiche in light blue bottle)
Might be the difference in aging of the juice. I also thought my vintage original M7 was a bit different, weaker and not long lasting enough back in 2007 when I first opened it.
A Taste of Heaven, by Kilian
Oxford & Cambridge, Czech & Speake
This creamy effect might be due to the nutmeg+vanilla combo.
This is probably what you guys are perceiving as something resembling the rose note.
His reference to Ellena indicates he is talking about The Different Company's.
I also love this fragrance. A very natural, elegant, woody iris.
Encens et Lavande, by Serge Lutens
Bentley for men intense
Idole de Lubin
And another one that I don't usually see people put it in the same category, but IMO it has a similar style (heavy/boozy/woody/brown-smelling), though quite...
Tried and loved the saffron/oud combo on the original OUD by MFK.
So I'd like to ask you guys what are the differences between the regular Oud and the others: silk mood, cashmere mood, velvet...
Chene: heavy woods
Ambre Sultan: heavy amber/resins/incense
Fumerie Turque: heavy tobacco
Encens et Lavande: soft lavender and incense
I also think Tam Dao is more about cedar than anything else.
I would recomend Santal de Mysore by Serge Lutens.
Maybe you think the cedar in Straight to Heaven has a similar woody effect to the birch in Aventus?
That's it. The OP probably thinks he would wear both fragrances in similar situations (for formal ocasions, or work, etc).
I would say yes, they are different enough to own both, but if the OP...
You don't need to spray it too close, though I've sprayed on white and other bright colors clothes and it didn't stained.
If anyone's interested, try spraying on any piece of fabric (it doesn't...
Any of you guys had already tried spraying Serge Lutens Gris Clair on your clothes, on fabric? It performs really great.
I already loved this juice, but sometimes I wish it was a bit less sweet....
They share only the rum note, not much else.
I had sampled Serge Lutens Encens et Lavande only from the wax sample, so my impression may be not so accurate, but after smelling it I thought it reminded me of Czech & Speake Frankincense and...
The original Dior Homme can work perfectly well for night time wear. Actually, both are sweet enough to be considered night or winter fragrances.
IMO, Dior Homme is definitely not a fragrance for...
I believe Narciso Rodriguez for Him marketing is supposed to advertise it as "dark and sexy", and not supposed to be a melancholic fragrance.
It just happens that it indeed has a melancholic...
I don't agree Bentley for men Intense is close to Gucci pour homme. Bentley is really close to Idole de Lubin, not GPH, which is not as sweet as them.
When I joined here, back in 2007, GPH1 was really praised, along with the original M7. There was not much talk about niche fragrances as there is today, so it is natural that they lost a little bit a...
I think this might happen with any person who is not a perfume affictionate (or new to this).
Many complex fragrances like Iris Silver Mist, for example, that is highly praised by critics, will...
Thanks for the answer, guys!
cacio: I don't perceive it as honey overloaded. Actually for me it is more about the woods than the honey, as I said before. That is why I like it, as opposed to other...
Serge Lutens Bois de Violette
MFK Lumiere Noire pour homme
I tried recently the infamous Miel de Bois, by Serge Lutens, and to my susprise I found it quite appealing even though I was never a sucker for honey fragrances.
Actualy the woody...
I also disagree.
If you get a 1ml sample, the vials are better to test it on wrists, just to get to know the fragrance. I think it's not really supposed for a full wearing (if you want it, go get a...
Any of you guys ever noticed your samples evaporating a little bit through the years? (mostly those non-official housemade samples)
I noticed this while checking some old samples I kept some few...
Serge Lutens Chene
Have only tried Santal de Mysore, Santal Blanc and Jeux de Peau.
Santal de Mysore: The best of them in my opinion. It combines perfectly the woodier and sweeter nuances of the sandalwood (it seems...
Serge Lutens Gris Clair vs. Serge Lutens Fourreau Noir.
Does anyone could help describing them both?
Looking at the notes pyramid they seem quite similar, with more prominent notes of lavender and...
I know this is a very old topic, but I just tried today Citrus Paradisi, by Czech&Speake, and the openning I found quite resembling of the discountinued Kouros Fraicheur. The drydown goes a different...
A Taste of Heaven, by Kilian.
You should try Serge Lutens Santal de Mysore, it's quite strong.
But my favorite would be Chanel Egoiste.
I've been liking this type of fragrance a lot recently. Could you guys please give me some sugestions on Modern Fougere-like types?
Something in the terms of:
-A Taste of Heaven, by Kilian...
No. It can be an improved version of A*Men, but it's still an A*Men.
How many sprays do you tend to use? At first testing I also though it was somehow discrete and with poor longevity. After some more tries, I figured out that it needs a second spray over the same...
I can't see MPG Iris Bleu Gris as an iris fragrance. Actually, I can hardly detect any accord that resembles to the iris note.
TDC Bois d'Iris would be a great call, if it wasnt too short lived....
I also prefer the regular Dior Homme over the Intense. But I still think Dior Intense is much better than many others gourmands out there, like A*men, Pure Malt, Rochas Man.
Recently I've been paying attention on this note and found it very interesting.
Can you guys recommend me some cassis/black currant prominent fragrances?
Feminine perfumes are welcome once they...
"Dark" is very relative. I really don't feel The Dreamer, Black Jeans or Van Cleef & Arpels as dark. I'm yet to try Ungaro III.
I just can't associate a fragrance that is relatively fresh, like...
The reformulation of C&S No.88, which is lighter and brighter than the vintage one, gives me a little of this feeling (dark/bright dichotomy).
I agree that what defines Kouros is the contrast between clean and dirty, class and crudeness, honor and hate, just like the archetypal man, like what most men were supposed to be some time ago. If...
I wouldn't worry about searching fart fragrances, since you can smell the real thing, in its natural ingredients, directly from the source! lol
Funny, I find Habit Rouge EDT very heavy.
I think Chanel pour Monsieur would fit it much better.
Loewe pour homme is also great, and is rarely talked about.
On the vintage EDP version of No.19 the liquid is yellow-ish. But on this pic the juice color seems even brighter than on the vintage EDP, like it was watered down or something. Also never heard of...
It would be a great fragrance if there wasn't that generic fruity accord.
Maybe Acqua di Gio...
I agree. He may be a very respectful critic, but his points of view can't always be right.
And there is nothing wrong about criticizing his work. Isn't it what he does with other's work?
IBG is so iris prominent as M7 is a vetiver prominent fragrance, if you know what I mean.
I think this is what may cause a frustating feeling o an iris lover when he gets to know IBG.
I'm not sure whose it is, but sometimes i hear people assign to Sigmund Freud this line (or something like this):
"When Peter talks about Paul, I know more about Peter than Paul."
I have the vintage EDP and tried the current EDP and EDT.
IMO, vintage EDP > current EDP > EDT.