I disagree with "chocolate." It's herbacious and very resinous in its base notes.
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I disagree with "chocolate." It's herbacious and very resinous in its base notes.
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Have you ever heard of the tradition that Neroli is considered highly auspicious for a wedding day? I would recommend a perfume that has neroli as a prominent note!
This topic seems to fascinate a lot of men on these boards.
I love them both, but wouldn't really classify as "citrus" fragrances per se. Perhaps Signoricci, YSL pour Homme, Homme de Grès or Philtre d'Amour would be some other ideas though.
Hypnotic Poison by Dior. It's marketed to women, but men tend to wear it a lot. It's truly not a feminine scent. I personally don't find it overly sweet, but you will have to decide for yourself if...
Octavian and I have been known to have very different tastes. I'll definitely take this review with a grain of salt until I smell it myself.
Yeah, you're probably right. Didn't mean to be brutal. :) It's really not a big deal ultimately.
I certainly hope everyone has a great holiday season and stays safe!! See you all next year...
Hi all! Going into the holidays I'll be doing some traveling, then after the holidays things start getting very busy for me again. It was nice to pop back in for a couple of months! Hope to see...
I think you are misinterpreting my posts... no need to condescend. But I can see how you might interpret what I said as being over dramatic...
Yes it is... and my point of view has a place in that world too... I'm steady Trebor... :)
It's not an inadvertent point at all, I was making it quite intentionally. However, I've never personally encountered anyone asking me what I was wearing who had no genuine interest or who was...
So if someone who has no experience whatsoever in fragrance that you don't know very well goes wild over something you are wearing, you won't help them out? Wow. That's cold.
I was just making a point... I don't understand anyone being so selfish... I'm sure all the people who say they won't share what they are wearing with others didn't make all their fragrance...
No similarity whatsoever.
Chamade pour Homme
I voted for Le Male, just because I'm sick of it just a little less than Angel Men. I think both of them are a bit over played. I never really cared much for either to be quite honest.
L'instant de Guerlain pour Homme intense has a cacao and vanilla vibe that's very popular... not really overt chocolate though.
Wow, if that's how so many of you feel about sharing your precious fragrances with others, I'd hate to see how you would respond in a disaster or something when you had to help someone on a more...
I agree. Just don't wear them around silentrich too much, as they seem to evoke an anger response in him, and it might not be safe. :)
I've noticed people will often attribute "sexiness" to any fragrance that has a well balanced animalic warmth to it.
They are as different as tobacco and clove.
I love the frankincense in Vanille Tonka too!!
I couldn't care less if people give me a blank stare. If they are interested enough in what I'm wearing to bother to ask me what it is, then they should get the truth. If they stare blankly, it's...
I own both. They don't really smell similar, but they are both great.
Why do some people like Beetoven, while others like Saosin? You can't always quantify or qualify the reasons people have personal aesthetics. The best thing to do is not wear scents with incense...
Oh wow! It used to be a Paris exclusive. I guess that's changed then. That's great!
It's very beautiful. I have no problem wearing scents marketed to women, but this one makes me just a tad self conscious.... I'm all for people wearing what they want though... I'm sure there are ...
That's correct. I have the old Bee bottle which requires that I decant into an atomizer. I know people here prefer the bee to the wood spray bottle, but personally, I prefer the wood one.
I only own the EDP. I can't remember the difference back when I tested them. I sure do like it though.
I think it's still a Paris exclusive. They switched it to the wooden bottles, so I don't think they plan on discontinuing it.
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So many of their best scents are no longer in production but are still somewhat available.
I like much of it personally.
Her pricing is still much better than most niche houses.
I own it, but find I rarely reach for it. I like it well enough. I agree that it has an M7 vibe, nicely done.
Vanille-Tonka This is a nice warm frankincense on a cold windy day.
Sounds like you got the 3rd version then. Did you buy it after MPG had closed and reopened? The fig one was a reformulation that happened prior to their closing I believe.
They opted for fig instead of coffee in the new version from what I can recall. EDIT: The fig note was added I believe in the 2nd formulation (the one prior to MGP closing for a while). I smelled...
Roger and Gallet Bois d`Orange lasts pretty long on me.
Not on me. I have to be careful not to over apply. But it's obviously not your favorite scent, so I guess you won't be buying a bottle anytime soon.
I used 2 sprays in the morning the other day, and received a compliment on it around 6:00 that evening. So, no I don't have a problem with longevity.
Personally, I'd be more interested in fleshing out my collection to include other kinds of scents, especially since you already own Cool Water.
I prefer the Guerlain personally.
Not a house that I care much for. I haven't yet found one I like well enough to purchase. You never know, it could happen though.
I would rather people wear what I'm wearing than a lot of the yuck that is being pushed on them in many department stores. Why be selfish when you can help make the world smell better?
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If you want Cool Water for under $80, then why not get Cool Water?
Two come to mind: Encre Noir EDP in that beautiful crystal bottle, and also the Fougere Royale Pure Parfum in the gorgeous bottle and lacquered box.
I don't get an 80s vibe from TI at all. Do yourself a favor and test Obsession soon. You will see that there is not all that much in common with them when it comes to practical use. The...
I make it a point to never dumb things down. I have found that people respond well if I treat them like they are intelligent even if they don't understand something. That means if asked I tell them...
I wouldn't think less of you if you didn't, but I sure do respect your tastes in Guerlain. You and I are cut from a very similar cloth in that regard. For the record, I don't find TI to be all that...
I have always thought people were really divided on this one. I don't really think it's that over rated. A lot of people give it a bad rap actually. I personally do like it though.
Of course I tell people what I'm wearing if they ask. To keep it a secret would make me feel pretty silly.
Look, it's Acier Aluminium!
Right now it's Tonka Imperiale, but just by a hair. I have been wearing Cuir Beluga a lot lately, and TI happens to be my scent of the day, so that could have something to do with it. BTW, TI...
Wasn't there some royal warrant proving that Creed supplied fragrance to the athletes at the original Olympics in 776 BC?
The trend setter is always the one to be praised or blamed for the trends which follow them I guess!! :)
Scent quality is not the only thing that determines what is sold as a "niche" fragrance, IMO. It's really about how wide the distribution base is, and the base of the target demographic. Niche...
XI Aldehyde, Stymonile, Aquanol, Bourgenal, Cyclamen Aldehyde... there are tons these days. No single component is the magic ingredient. It's how they are formulated to create ozonic accords...
I think that the idioms of cologne = masculine fragrance and perfume = feminine fragrance is what threw many of us. I thought too by the title of the thread this was about concentrations as well.
It's definitely one of the first, and most popular of the ozonic components, but it's not the only one.
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Jammies and Shalimar I think.
If they would just let it be available everywhere, maybe people would not be as into it. I remember the same thing happened with Aramis Havana... it was the holy grail until they released it then...
It may have to do with the hassles of customs and tariffs.
No, it is not like either of those IMO. It's a lovely masculine rose with a nice spicy mace hit on an oakmoss leather and amber base.
You might want to try Azzaro Acteur. I think it's discontinued, but it's available everywhere. Lasts a long time and is a great masculine rose IMO.
I don't like it much when people wear scents to the gym. It can be annoying to smell perfumes when you are working out. I've been to gyms wear perfumes and scented lotions are prohibited. Also in...
Have you tried Bal a Versailles Eau de Cologne? It's very animalic!
I can understand why people have trouble with Jicky. But once it's on my skin it's not about civet at all. it's transformed into such a warm, sensual and elegant scent. Not dirty smelling at all. ...
I like Acteur a lot. Many great suggestions so far, I also like Noir de Noir, Parfums de Nicolai Rose Rivoine. By Killian Incense Oud has a wonderful rose note on top of some very deep resins and...
Did a search. The following were released during WW2 and are listed as being still in production. There were many fragrances released prior to WW2 that were popular still during that time however:...
It's interesting too that scents like Havana which have a large amount of positive reviews have some negative comments in threads; so the reviews aren't necessarily indicative of consensuses of...
That's interesting! I had only one spray and it was pretty powerful. It was definitely nothing at all like CdG's incense line IMO.
My sentiments too.
Creed produces a warrant from Adam and Eve. The perfume formula they claim was created for the pair is taken from the vault and is released as part of Creed's Royal Exclusives line. The scent is...
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I'm not a hunter by any means, but I have smelled hunting lures when doing some research on animalic notes. I'm sure a google search will yield results. For instance a google search for "hunting...
Without the cloves. I disagree about Meharees it not having strong musk notes. Also, in the review posted above, I don't know what I was smoking when I said it displayed a "musk ketone" I meant a...
One of the few scents that actually turns my stomach. Don't know why, I just can't deal with this one.
The EDT and the EDP layer quite nicely.
I didn't care for Pure Oud either. This one is more resinous, with a bit of sweetness and some rose absolute notes....
Tried it today. I actually liked it. It has a few elements in common with Noir de Noir, but it's definitely a bit darker. I liked it more than I ever expected I would. Don't know that I'd spring...
Often, published pyramids are mostly for marketing purposes, and can't be trusted to be complete fragrance profiles.
Bleu is getting worn an awful lot lately.
I don't have a problem with this one. Projection is good enough, but I don't like really loud scents. Longevity isn't a problem either, but I spray on fabric, so I may get longer than others.
I think you can get away with a very light application of fragrance... but make sure it isn't stronger than if you had a scented deodorant or lotion on. One or two sprays of a light scent,...
Chanel Bleu comes to mind. Although the aquatic notes are only in the opening, it's a very nice, elegant and unobtrusive scent. Be careful of wearing too much of any fragrance on a job interview......
Yes. I don't smell any difference.