Hm . . .No one has stolen your Derby yet?
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Hm . . .No one has stolen your Derby yet?
When I owned the following I kept wondering why I kept getting fired; then I realized I kept falling asleep at my desk with the help of:
Bulgari Aqua PH
Have you considered Bay Rum? Even a C+ one like Royall might work as long as the cloves aren't set on overkill.
OK. Of those previously mentioned make it another vote for:
Sel Marine by Heely ...
This one is too easy.
2. Jean Patou PH
(I'm assuming that my henchmen will, by whatever means, score these discontinued Alpha Male " Don't mess with me. " Fragrances.-- Or die...
:) To be sure that's the one that permeates hallways for hours after the wearer has passed by
What would Hugh Hefner wear? Or Austin Powers? I can't bring myself to ask about James Bond . . .
I grant that "classy strip joint" does sound like an oxymoron akin to "classy heavy gold chains"...
Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet.
I know, funny name but look up the reviews.
Then again, as dougczar said, you might have gotten a bad sample.
I have nothing to add, I just had to see this on print again.
Long Live Basenotes!
Only 4? Next time wear white socks to match the plaid/shirt/fake gold chain outfit
TdH has 55% Iso-Super E, so if you can't score with that either you've got a bad batch or need to get Molecule 01
by Escentric Molecules, which is 100% ISo-Super E.
You won't be able to smell it...
+1 On Dunhill for Men (0riginal 1934)-It's an EDC but lasts forever
Egoiste by Chanel
Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet
Creed--Royal English Leather.
These should do for now
Welcome to the...
Hm. I once bought my GF Acqua Santa / Holy Water by AbdesSalaam Attar Profumo (look it up in the reviews) a very nice, light and well blended orange scent.
She didn't like it. She joked about the...
Vetiver Hombre by Adolfo Dominguez
Of the ones you listed, I voted for Creed's OV ( Yes, a compliment getter, esp from the elegant and restrained) but THIS is the soapiest vetiver I've smelled.
Though if I could be bothered to carry decants on me (or not give a damn about longevity ) ADP Colonia and your Holy Grail would make it to heaven as well :)
Break out the orientals and the heavyweights!
7. L'Occitane Vetyver (for those cloudy, brooding evenings)
8. Hinoki (for...
Hey! I resemble--I mean I resent that characterization!
Almost all the powerhouses, and I rejoiced in my amazingly sophisticated taste by wearing out of fashion 'vintage' brews, like Aramis or...
Yes! --(I know all of you are dying trying to figure out what to send me for
Here's a few scattered thoughts that may be helpful.
1. Peau d'Espagne by Santa Maria Novella-- As...
Because I'd be a newbie who had never smelled Sélection Verte or Cyprès-Musc, Bois du Portugal or Epicea instead of GIT (and good luck finding SV on eBay--or from a seller here.)
I'd say that MR starts feminine and then it gets more butch. Someone once described it as a hip version of Shalimar. It's wearable for men but, imho, far better smelling on women.
MKK is ...
Photographing military installations.
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Just kidding. Really, if you want to know any military secrets you can read about them in The New York Times.
Though I do like WW2...
Isn't # 5 much too old for a 27 year old? :)
It's okay, I once asked my boss if she was wearing Pink Sugar. She was enormously impressed. I didn't add " That's funny, you don't look 14 years old....
Since the OP mentioned my favorite sinus rocket (Jacomo de Jacomo) I'll chime in.
St. John's Bay Rum (I believe the sell this by the gallon?)
Catalyst for Men-- by Halston
Homme Nature---by Yves...
I wish I'd said that. Wear what you like
Ok there was the old Havana discontinued and brought back (for a year or so?) conical shaped blue glass.
Then there was Havana Reserva, a longer lasting version that kept 'true' to the original...
I don't know about the one across from Barney's but The Wilshire store in Beverly Hills has moved--about 3 blocks. Their new address is 264 N. Beverly Drive. Call beforehand for parking advice!...
Look up the reviews, esp those from my fellow Coneheads
Tam Dao? I get cedar, herbs and Diptyque knows what from that one. Interesting but . . .
Thanks, I thought I was the only one. Fortunately I only got a sample--As I did with Route du Vetiver. Not my happiest choices.
But my worst full bottle full blunders blind buys?
A three way tie...
Aventus is under the radar?
OK 5 which are somewhat more obscure bur still rock:
1. Signature pour Homme by ST Dupont
2. Versace l'Homme (1984) by Versace
3. Salvador (1992) by Salvador Dali...
Sorry but I cannot reveal our secrets to the uninitiated.
I still tremble when I recall innocently posting my wardrobe--and which scents I considered 5 stars.
The Inner Circle of...
What he said.
I don't care for Platinum Egoiste myself but it does have MONSTER sillage
If no one can smell it after all those sprays, you've got a fake or a bad bottle.
Step on the gas and wipe...
As do I.
Ok, here's 4:
1. Egoiste (already mentioned several times and rightly so!)
2. St. Dupont Signature (Looks like an inkwell. On Amazon now for $28)
3. Cacharel Pour Homme (look up the...
Obviously, you got ripped off. Where are the free bottles of Patou Pour Homme, Royal English Leather and Macassar? :)
OK,here we go!
Acqua di Parma Colonia (original)
Gai Mattiollo Uomo ( read the reviews)
Signorrici ( ditto on the reviews)
And for Vetiver either the old standby of
Guerlian, or try a...
I've said this before; if you are by the beach. or in the path of a hurricane NOTHING beats Creed's Erolfa!
Not so cool as an office scent or something to be worn during a desert dust storm.
None. They're boring, mediocre, and since everybody and his cousin uses them, chances are that you'll remind any woman smelling these of one of her ex-boyfriends.
Hell, you'd be better off with...
" Celery and gunpowder turn me on."
The usual suspects: GIT, Platinum Egoiste, Chanel Bleu
But towering above them all, without a doubt:
A great scent, period.
Hm. Will someone post a picture of the vintage and the reformulated? Or are they identical bottles?
And the year of the reformulation was . . .?
Aw, hell just look in my wardrobe for the 5 star scents:)
The Vetiver recommendations just keep pouring in---and they're good.
Come to think of it, check them both out in the reviews section.
I admit to being a barbarian, as I like the tobacco 'acrid ashtray note' :)
But for truly refined gentlemen, there's the VINTAGE Guerlian Vetiver.
Which fits the description of what you're...
We really should consider merging a bunch of threads recently posted on this burning (sorry) topic.
Mercifully not much.
I have a feeling you'll really enjoy Havana from everything you've written.
I agree. I live in a desert. A metropolis founded on the Aerospace and Film industries. It's (theoretically) only an hour from the beach, but if you've ever wondered where you'll spend eternity, ask...
You will probably be pleased.
This is one fragrance that you have to buy blind unless you live in San Francisco where Parfums Regency has their brick and mortar store
OK some reviews...
Amen to that! --Er . . .I mean Hallelujah!
Of course self-examination helps. What are your intentions?
If you want to be a good, clean-starched boy: Gendarme.
If, on the other hand, you want...
Woody/Vetiver? Santal 33
Which I've never smelled.
But I have smelled Route du Vetiver
Guerlian Vetiver, Bowling Green, Infusion by Bombay Sapphire-- and maybe St John's Bay Rum.
But not Himalaya, Bois de Cédrat, Acqua di Parma...
Offhand, Fou d'Absinthe, Hinoki, Selection Verte, and the aforementioned English Fern
Perhaps you should check out the 'Coneheads Group' here at BN?
A very small English poodle?
Strange that the original Alfred Dunhill (1934) would not be mentioned.
Today's "overrated" may become yesterday's newspaper.
Anybody remember Geir by Geir Ness?
Nice fragrance, really.
Hm . . .
IMHO Blenheim Bouquet blows Yatagan away and Vintage Tabarome does the same to BdP
But then you'd have to believe an Alpha Male could bring himself to say ' Humble Opinion. ' Wouldn't...
Can I get it with Tiberius by Star Trek and Mojo by Austin Powers?
And yet another.
They really got it right the first time around. :)
I have a couple in the WTF department:
Eau Sauvage Extreme (WTF have you done to this classic?) Or Joop! (Dear God, why? To go out with a woman that wears Pink sugar??)
But the absolute pits is...
Le Male--La Femme
True, but beware of the dark (sickly sweet) side!
Grey Flannel and original Polo get my vote. If Tuscany/Etruscan is a left hook to the jaw, Polo is a karate master's open hand heel strike to the...
I'd have preferred "Ancient moss secretly torn from rocks from the gardens of Zen Temples in Kyoto during midnight by undercover Ninjas."
But I guess you can't have everything . . .
I can't help but wonder what she'd think of Happy by Clinique?
They've already been mentioned:
1.Gai Mattiolo Uomo by Gai Mattiolo-----------Anytime, anywhere
2.Creed Erolfa---------------------------------Yes, I still insist you have to be by the seashore....
Caron's 3rd Man might be too sweet for you. Yes, I like Bulgari Black very much too, but it's not a 'powerhouse' for me.
For that matter, Antaeus, which has rightly been suggested and which I...
So, I wondered into The Scent Bar today and they were out of Olibanum EDP by Profumum which I had sampled once before and really enjoyed. They did have Rock Crystal (no, it's not a deodorant) by...
The way you put it? None. I either shot the bottles or smashed them against a wall, or poured them down the drain as I wept at the futility of it all. :)
That aside, I do regret--in alphabetical...
In no particular order:
Guerlian Habit Rouge edt
Aramis Havana or Havana Reserva
Cuba by Czech and Speake
Sadly, I get less than an hour with the new one.
Those if you who have 8+ hours longevity must have special fragrance karma.
Probably saved Aimé Guerlain from drowning in a vat of Jicky back in...
Discounting all the ones from your wardrobe which you've tried or own,
And discounting the ones I like which have already been mentioned
Fahrenheit? I waver between shrugging or wondering if the " Check Engine " sign just lit up on my dashboard.
TdH is another shrug, esp compared to other Hermes scents. Perhaps the IsO...
I must say I am impressed by your taste. It takes some effort on my part not to jump ship from this mundane world and seek refuge at a Zen Monastery when I smell Hinoki. Great scent.
+1 Expensive as hell, esp now that it's practically discontinued and still comes only in 8.4 oz bottles.
Be that as it may, if you hasn't tried this yet perhaps you should before you recommend a...
No, you didn't misread it; my writing was sloppy. My primary point was meant to address that you couldn't find the QED soap on Ebay.
The official site for QED is http://www.qedusa.com/
And let me know how the razorpit works out for you :)
(The "hybrid" battery powered razor sounds rather odd but, who knows?)
Well, I've no idea what Mach3 fusion power is--Perhaps a Gillette Fusion Power? a Mach 3 Turbo? Their advertising dept must spend hours coming up with these names.:)
But I guess " Outlandish...
Glad you're enjoying Trumper's Sandalwood!
I don't know who Bruce is, but to each his own.
Well, I confess I'm lazy/incompetent enough to stick to Mach 3 over DE. (Horrors!) Hell,...
And I agree with dollarsandscents, esp b. Gai Mattiolo Uomo
The problem is it may be difficult to test. Are the stores in the mall still carrying this one?
If money is no object, you could get...
Forget it. Imagine someone trying to be logical. Curses and drats! Next thing you know you'll probably be asked if you have smelled all 4 and can't make up your mind or if you're buying blind--
Overrated? Whichever are adored that only make me shrug; BdP? A lightweight compared to Vintage Tabarome. Green Irish Tweed? I sprayed it on waiting for the promised miracle. It was OK but nothing to...
No. My other fragrances would get jealous. They already suspect something, as I hardly ever wear the same one two days in a row.
Golddang it! Must you insert logic into this argument?
Consider the phrasing:
" My favorite colognes are . . .I want to know your opinion....which one is the best and why? "
If that's not an...
Good thread, mspa! Seeing patou ph as one of yours I smiled.
Great choice, of course!
But then I thought: wait a minute let me make this tougher/ more interesting.
Which 5 would I first buy...
Frankly, that frag does scare the hell out of me. :)
So many of my favorites have been mentioned----which is also a bit scary.
Eucris? Yes, esp...
Perhaps it's time to make a list of the usual (BN hyperbole) suspects.
Offhand I can think of
hamster cage (referring to a strong cedar...
No. It's very dangerous.
Egoiste is great but---fruity? I don't think so.
Xeyus Rouge? For the man with a great sense of humor. I shrug but others love or hate this undeniably fruity fragrance that in my book belongs in...
I concur and yes, you head JR correctly: The great Versace l'Homme is NOT the same as Versace pour Homme, nor Versace Man.
( Good God! There's also Versace Man Eau...
Eau de Bourgeois? Opus Yuppie?
Just reach for the Gendarme and get it over with.
Or grow a pair and wear Vintage Tabarome, assuming Vintage Tabarome is you thing.--Or if you own the joint :)
How do you mean? The top Chypre? Neroli AND Oranges? Or Citrus that are non-aquatic? Or can Chypre-woody-cedrat-count? And what's wrong with Bay Rum crossed with Limes?
Naw, just messing with ya....
I was fortunate enough to have gone through a bottle in past summers. Or perhaps that was unfortunate, since it did tend to spoil me and now it's been discontinued.
To be sure, in...
As to your first sentence, I doubt you ever will. Oh yeah. lol.
As to the second, look up http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irony
As to the third, I'm sorry but I am forbidden to explain why they...
Yes, They are classics and deservedly so.
Unfortunately (?) they are somewhat sweet and one of the reproaches that is often given against these types of fragrances is that they are cloying.
And my favorite is Havana Reserva
Has a phobia towards masculine elegance.
FRAFS? Ok, Frags. :)
2. Royal English Leather
3. Dunhill for men ( 1934 EDC)
4. Givenchy Gentleman (GOT to be vintage, the new...
Give these a try:
Acqua di Parma Colonia
Acqua Santa / Holy Water by AbdesSalaam Attar Profumo
Annick Goutal Vettiver
Cuir d'Oranger by Miller Harris
Acqua Di Gio
Aramis-------------------9.5, though unfortunately, not for me.
Which, when one is covered in it thickens the skin and enlarges the ego, thus allowing him to scream and belittle the Director of photography--and forget that Heath Ledger out-acted and upstaged him...