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It all depends on how much money you have.
Cant have a sandalwood thread without mentioning Vibrant Violet's megathread and Mike's reformatted version:
Where can I buy a batch that has the sideways cap? What batch number is that?
Lots of people selling samples and decants of it here: http://scentsplits.wikidot.com/current-splits
I like it a lot. Tea, chai spices, honey. Great lasting power.
The gym is not a place for wearing fragrances. I hate it when I am working out next to someone who is projecting cologne. I just want to breathe clean air when I am working out.
Wow, thanks AZsmells, it sounds nice. I'm not a huge oud fan, at least not the Montale variety, but this sounds interesting.
TDC is such an odd house for me. I love Sel de Vetiver, but have not...
Agreed. I would have a hard time choosing between the two if asked to pick a favorite vetiver. I love the smokey opening of Sycomore, and its balance of sweetness and sour. I think Encre Noir is...
I assume you mean Light Blue for Men? The woman's edition is not bad, but I think the men's is one of the worst fragrance releases in the last 10 years. Shrill, grating, and nauseating. Unfortunately...
OP, we all voted and we just think you're super.
Get decants of both to give you a better sense of how each wears over time. A 10ml decant would last a while, and really let you experience each fragrance in different settings without spending huge...
Thinly veiled racism, fat jokes, and misogyny throughout OP's postings. Nice.
I think it is very hard to make generalizations about any group as diverse as women. Trying to do so generally makes people look ridiculous. I'm sure it varies by age, cultural group, location,...
News update: This went on sale briefly today and is now sold out. Forever.
The problem with this is simple: If you are buying a copy of a mainstream fragrance, most can be found heavily discounted anyway so buying dupes doesn't really save you much unless you buy the really...
If we all had the same exact income and the same exact taste in fragrances we could give you a unified answer.
As it is, people have widely different views regarding Creed. Only you can make a...
Monocle Scent One: Hinoki (2008)
by Comme des Garçons For Monocle
I hear it will go on sale at the Mugler website tomorrow at 5pm.
This is true. I love those ladies at TPC, but the pricing is just insane. I have not bought from them in years.
There are lots of samples available at the Crystal Flacon, and many of the sellers...
Well, that happens to me with every fragrance I have on the trade shelf. Yeah sure, I am absolutely going to trade you this bottle of vintage niche fragrance for your bottle of __insert $10 Marshals...
Posting Pure Malt in your thread title is sure to garner more responses, so I would pick that.
The correlation between niche/price/quality is overstated.
I could name quite a few, but some easily available and high quality fragrances to start with might be:
They both are terrible, but in different ways.
Can we have this argument again? Please?
I was just thinking the other day, " Gee, did we ever resolve the whole Oliver Creed VS. Piere Bourdon GIT question?" It's vital to this discussion that we...
I find Bois d'Orage to be the most refined, complex, beautiful of those listed. It is more challenging than some of his earlier work, but I just love that bitter, pungent green.
Oh come on man, you've been around long enough to know that lists of notes are just another layer of marketing hype and often have a barely tenuous relationship to reality.
In this case I trust my...
I really liked it until I started noticing the immortelle note. Between that and the cumin I just cant wear it. Even in minute doses I just can't stomach immorelle.
I also want to echo SoS's...
I own it, but rarely wear it these days. It's pretty exhausting. It's a huge beast, with few changes past the first few minutes. Wearing this can be like living next to a busy airport. Just a steady...
Great to read this. I haven't tried anything by Lacroix at all, but will need to investigate.
Thanks Griff for posting something substantial to the otherwise enemic front page.
You might try Miller Harris' Terre de Bois.
The EDP version is especially recommended.
Usually whatever I'm wearing at the moment.
I'm thinking you've suffered the karmic retribution for you own strange and faulty logic here. I'm laughing at why on earth you would spray yourself with 15+ sprays of something you don't...
11435Hmmm. That bottle looks familiar...
Adding green woody notes and citrus to Vetiver doesn't sound that revolutionary to me.
Maybe I'm just tired of vetiver. C&S does put out great product...
I will offer a different analogy.
Is listening to music through headphones a waste of time?
Jack Daniels. My house burned down, so i will really need a drink.
I would absolutely purchase any fragrance endorsed by Lemmy.
Regarding Cade, I loved the opening, but it seemed to fade really quickly to a generic woody amber thing, which I hated.
I love Baie...
I think people find a couple different routs to take in this hobby.
One is collecting bottles - some collectors place value on owning bottles of anything and everything. Folks on this end of the...
I think he did and called it Lonestar Memories...
Actually what you propose sounds great.
For me its the olfactory equivalent of wearing a big bright purple tie. Fun in the right situations, but otherwise difficult to handle.
The argument that something must be "good" if it is popular is ridiculous.
If you like it, fine. Wear it. But fragrances are subjective.
Some people dislike anything popular.
This thread answers all: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/284744-The-NEW-Best-Sandalwood-thread-%28Vibrant_Violet-s-thread-re-formatted
Thanks to MikeP for putting this together.
My experience also.
You live in Portland, so you should visit The Perfume house (if you have not already). Just let them know that you are interested in amber based fragrances and they will lead you around. They carry...
Exactly, it's like asking which of the three worst Beatles albums I like best.
There are other by Chanel that I would much rather own.
The ones on your list are all about equal in value, to my nose.
Helmut Lang smells great.
Pheromone products smell like desperation.
Ah, rural RI. During the 90's I drove through Rhode Island more times than I can count. And I remember playing a few shows up there, one in some funky roller skating rink. Weird...
Hi Ed, and welcome to Basenotes.
I think you found out the number one rule already; sample, sample, and sample. At this point I sample about 30-40 fragrances for every one I purchase. I have no...
Fall: Rainy, earthy, green, darker and colder but not enough for a warm jacket. Leather jacket weather.
1. Annick Goutal - Les Nuits d'Hadrien
2. Bvlgari –Black
3. Creed - Creed Cyprès Musc
Nice that we think we can make generalizations about an entire gender. So helpful.
Yes Mike, that does seem ridiculous, but I'm right there with you. Of course I would never waste them spraying them in the air...
I bet they are stronger than some of the EDTs in the Malle...
Aside from the Chanel and Guerlain's most of these are just legendary here on Basenotes. I guess I just reject the notion of personal "legendary" fragrances. Legends are made through time and...
I find a new Holy Grail about every other week.
This week it is Chanel's Cuir de Russie. Simply an amazing leather.
Nice!. A really good selection.
I've been resisting such a splurge. I find that I enjoy sampling a lot. I really have little interest in owning bottles these days, just because I lose interest at...
This thread reminds me of the Dinner By Bobo phase here at Basenotes several years ago. Now that is a truly strange fragrance. It seemed like that...
I'm still waiting for the elusive C*Men...
I am really enjoying my sample of Miller Harris' Terre de Bois, the EDT version. Its herbal, green, earthy, and just all around excellent.
Has anyone tried both enough to compare the two? Everyone...
My love for Fumerie Turque is well established, so I'm glad you found this gem. A couple winters past I think I wore this one almost every day. It is such a comfort scent for me....
I liked parts of this fragrance, but the imortelle (spell check wants to change that word to "tortellini" lol) note killed it for me.
Otherwise it was pretty pleasant. But that's a weird note, and...
Ah, the skunk smell.
Like 10 years ago before my wife and I were married she left on a trip, entrusting me with the welfare of her wonderful white terrier. We lived on the edge of a redwood forest...
Sorry folks, I think I'm going to buy them all as an investment.
Its good. Strong almond note, and an overall very nice fragrance. Pretty sweet, while retaining the whole ADP lightness thing.
As Mike says, it can be a bit pricey, but you can find some bottles...
You haven't lived until you've spent a week of your life trying to subsist entirely on single malt scotch. I had a good excuse. Really.
Can we please get back to discussing Moschino Friends?
Are they rereleasing it? How much will it cost?!
Will it get me compliments?
How can I be sure that I don't buy one of the hundreds of...
Sample first. Thank us later.
Here are a couple excellent places to find samples of anything you want, including Creed. Ordering from either of these places will be cheaper than Perfumed Court.
Please consider using the search function.
Try also The Perfume House in Portland, Oregon. They had it last time I was in there.
The only thing I like about Cuiron is that I bought a bunch of bottles before it was discontinued and made a bunch off cash later.
Actually, I don't actively dislike Cuiron, I think I just got...
bOn3z, I think you need to wear Creed's Original Vetiver tomorrow. An relief in the North Jersey summer climate. Enjoy!
It's going to be 80f and beautiful here tomorrow, so choose me something...
This stuff is wonderful in the summer. Sunshine in a bottle.
I find that it projects pretty well and I get 4-6 hours from it no problem - much better than most fragrances of this genre.
You are not allowed to wear K10 until you are 35.
Until then it will smell bad. Then it will smell amazing.
Anyone under 35 who currently owns a bottle should send it to me immediately.
I imagine that they are going to neuter the floral elements of the original. Just a guess.
People complain about the iris being too feminine, and associate it with makeup, lipstick, etc.
If you think Allure Home Sport is the best fragrance ever, just buy it again.
Don't ask us what to buy. How can we know what your tastes are?
Go test the ones suggested.
some available here at times
I think of good grammar in much the same way that I think of good customer service; important if you want people to buy what you are selling.
I think anything with a hint of Calone/seaweed note is now classified as aquatic or marine, which can be misleading as is the case here with Uomo.
I sampled Uomo and was not impressed enough to buy...
Everyone should try everything.
Aedes has always been excellent.
Malle has been great also.
Oh man, I completely agree on Dzing!, Timbucktu, New York, Avignon, and probably a few others...
Will need to revise or expand the list.
OK, Imagine a guy who is fairly new to fragrances, and stumbles onto Basenotes.
He has visited his local department store and sniffed around. He has braved Sephora or the local equivalent. And now...
Montale's customer service is absolutely first class. Every account on this board has been overwhelmingly positive.
The world would be a better place if all companies provided such good customer...
You might like Lanvin L'Homme Sport. It's a great herbal aquatic/fresh frag, found cheaply almost anywhere. I got mine at Marshall's for like $14.99.
Here is Kerosene's youTube review:...
I think it's the vetiver in the base. That particular chemical that he used (no clue what it is) lasts forever.
I have had that same experience with that fragrance. The base is a lovely, dry, almost...
1. I think there are places where it is not a good idea to wear fragrances. The gym is one.
I thought I would start a thread here for those who are just starting out. I see so many people who are new to fragrances making the same mistakes, then regretting them later, I thought...
Alright Halo, really nice wardrobe. I almost suggested a number of different things, but finally decided on Miller HarrisFeuilles de Tabac. I think it will really shine in that cold weather. Every...
You are looking for Green Irish Tweed
So dry you can choke on it.
or perhaps Vertiver Extrordinaire - Also very dry, but in a different way.
Fragrance Most Indicative of the Decline of a Once Great Fragrance House?
Actually I am sure there are others that might win that award. There are even other Chanels that might win that...
I would be careful with LaMale in hot weather and enclosed spaces. It can be strong and a bit cloying in heat or an office setting. Some folks love it, but I just find it sort of exhausting to wear....
They are not descriptive terms, though they get used that way. Designer and niche are definitions. In business terms the word niche pertains to a company that produces products within a certain...
For work and the office, wear Aventus.
For your wedding, wear Carnal Flower.
I buy all my atomizers from this ebay seller: http://shop.ebay.com/lynnsy123/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=25
She has good prices, fast shipping, and can combine orders to reduce shipping costs....
Thanks to all for a great thread. A good read.
@cello, brave of you to buy something just for the bottle, especially with the words Immortelle in the title. No single note can ruin a fragrance...
As TS says, it should be called, " A Hundred Fragrances We Found Exceptional When We Compared Them to Over 1,800 Other Things Going at That Time."
I think that name would be fine and descriptive. ...
So the weather has been nicer this week, finally getting some sun after a very rainy spring. I usually struggle with fragrances for warmer weather, tending to enjoy spicy rich oriental stuff rather...