Great review. I love Acqua Viva too. One of my favorites.
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Great review. I love Acqua Viva too. One of my favorites.
I enjoy it more during colder month. Smell really distinctive and comforting.
Still wear it occasionally, nice summer scent, though not distinctive enough.
Hednic, great to know, I was hoping you could chime in. I saw you recommending it multiple times, it's the main reason I'm getting it.
Somehow that big yellow can conjure up an image of a huge...
Freshest for me - Neroli Portofino
Cleanest - YSL Rive Gauche
I noticed that now Monsieur Balmain comes in clear cube bottles instead of the traditional bright yellow can. I'm thinking of ordering the new version, but feel a bit hesitant. Can someone who have...
50ml of Bergamote 22 for me please.
I love Sel Marin. Plan to buy a bottle soon. Remind me of sea breeze and beach.
Tom Ford tobacco vanille
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I've just broke a glass sample of geranium pour monsieur this morning. It dropped from my hand and hit the sink. Never broke a plastic sample. Something to consider.
EDP last twice as long on my skin with less fig leaf.
Please put me down for 50ml of Neroli Portofino.
How is the EDP in terms of longevity?
Interlude Man and TV are the only 1 spray scents I have. Others require 3 or more.
Almost Transparent Blue by A Lab On Fire, citrus with a bit of aquatic feel.
They ship pretty quickly and always well packaged, I'd buy from them again.
Philosykos EDP is my SOTD. Still going strong after 7 hours.
I was in SF on Tuesday, and was at Barney's sampling their various lines. The lady there was helpful but not very informed. Then just as I was ready to leave, this gentleman came over and told me...
Just did some sampling at Neiman Marcus and Barney's and found these gems.
Byredo - Pulp
Frederic Malle - Bigarade concentree
FeA for me, love the sweet Forrest smell.
I'm doing a talk on perfume and my French is non-existent.
I watched a whole bunch of YouTube videos, but the audio quality is poor and coverage is spotty.
Then I hit Google Translate.
AHS will be my recommendation. The extreme smelled meh. AS is perfect for summer.
I quite like my decant of Sel Marin. Plan to buy a full bottle soon.
In that order.
I don't right now, but this thread reminded me that I should. Will bring some spray samples of Allure Homme Sport in my desk.
I frequent men's fashion where the same debate happens all the time. Some folks don't understand why someone would pay full retail than going to Woot or Yoox to but at a significant discount. I...
Eau Sauvage Parfum. I just got a full bottle after testing it at Sephora.
Went to L'Occitane to buy Vetiver but decided to buy Verveine instead. Verveine Very very strong smell of verbena that instantly boosted my mood. Looking forward to wearing it once the weather is...
LIDG - there is a note in there that just doesn't work on the my skin - I think it's the combination of Lavender and Cedar.
I'm guessing wholesalers.
About a month ago, I knocked over a 10ml decant of TF Black Orchid over the bathroom counter from about 2 feet and it shattered, Some parts of the wood under the marble still smells faintly of it. ...
I have a similar problem with longevity. I now layer iso super with fragrances that don't last long on my skin. For example, I normally get 4-5 hours with Timbuktu, but with layering, I'm still...
Erolfa turns sour on my skin quickly, smells good on paper though.
Memoir Man and Jubilation man. Reflection Man is nice. Interlude Man is too strong. Don't care for Gold man or Epic man.
There are articles on eBay and Wiki how on how to pack perfume bottles for shipping.
i think most atomizer dispense 5-10 sprays per ml. Unless you are selling very expensive scents, no one will...
This. Like the writer in the scent trail did. Have my favorite perfumers create a few personal scents for me.
Chanel trio for me. Citruses are my favorite notes.
There is no way to verify what the SA said, nor should I care. I don't wear perfumes that famous people wear.
Now I know what not to buy so I don't smell like anyone else.
2-3 sprays on the neck in fall/winter, maybe half a spray in spring/summer.
TdH , sorry, auto correct not working.
Have you tried putting it on top of fragrance free lotion? My skin is quite dry, putting on lotion helps greatly, especially after shower.
ThD would be my pick since it is all season scent.
The San Francisco link returns a 404 error, thought you'd like to know.
There used to be a sub-forum for Perfume Industry News, I can't seem to find it now, am I not looking hard enough or is it no longer there?
Pure malt if you and your friends like booze. Otherwise La Nuit.
MI for me. I like eating coconut, but VW doesn't last on my skin.
Guerlain Vetiver - smells like medicine to me
DH and DHI - too much lavender
Bentley For Men Intense - Jubilation XXV is much better
Heeley Sel Marin is perfect for stroll along the beach. Chanel Allure Homme Sport for office.
I get this occasionally as well. Logging out then login again usually fix the problem
Who at crystal flacon are BN regulars?
La Nuit de L'homme is the best in my mind, however L'homme Parfume Intense smells very interesting. I'll get another sample and try it out again.
My local Sephora has samples for YSL L'Homme and Egoiste. I thought Sephora is French company so they may have branches in UK. I recommend anything with Vanilla, like Diptyque Eau Duelle.
I thought buying testers are fine, the counterfeiters don't usually bother with testers. So I say go for it. I bought a few testers from eBay (though not Creed), and they all were fine.
Never received a compliment on Sel Marin. But again I rarely receive compliment on what fragrance I'm wearing because my skin just absorbs it very quickly. I do however, enjoy wearing it, if for no...
Been getting 3 samples each time I visited. Just ask nicely.
I like Jubilation XXV, Memoir Man, and Reflection Man
Don't care for Epic Man, Interlude or Gold Man.
Great suggestions, I like the eBay analogy. I'll go ahead and submit my feedbacks.
Have a quick question regarding feedback etiquette.
I've swapped perfumes with a fellow BF member a few times. I left positive feedback the first time, but unsure if I should continue to leave...
PM sent to your email address.
Wow, what a pleasant surprise. Good work.
Suede wingtip works nicely.
Mary's had frequent sales. Their Tommy Hilfiger and DKNY slim fit suits though fused but will do if only worn occasionally.
Caruso fits me right off the rack. It's also fully canvassed.
For the longest time, I didn't know why I never liked Dior Homme. Then one day, I was at L'Occitane store, and by chance, smelled their Lavender scent, and that almost make me throw up. I now know...
I have offered a lower price when I think the BIN price is too high. My offer success rate is about 50%, it pays to be polite and persistent.
Silver Mountain Water if you like tea.4-6 hours on my skin, which is pretty good given my skin type.
Vanilla by a mile
The color of your cloth should not really depends on your physique, but more to your complexion and hair color.
You can order a color book from http://www.colormebeautiful.com/ that tells you what...
I used to spend way more time on StyleForum than Basenote.
Suit: Indochino MTM or Caruso OTR
Shoes: Allen Edmonds
Pants: Brooks Brothers Milano
Shirts: Brooks Brothers Extra Slim Fit or Modern...
Depends on the rest of your outfit. For example, the color and pattern of your pocket square and your tie. You want them to be close by not exactly matching.
Just got Intense version today. Opening is quite similar to Jubilation XXV. Dry down is a bit effervescent.
This is great, finally can read the missing reviews again. Keep up the good work.
Heeley Sel Marin or MI may work for you.
Don't. I got a sample, and cannot stand it.
TdH, it's unique and masculine.
I asked the exact same question at a L'occitane shop in the mall today, the SA told me it's not being discontinued, but reduced in production. Don't know what that means, but got a bottle just in...
I thought the floral part is well done. I actually can't really smell musk, but for some reason it just nauseate me. Well, guess I'll stick with wood, oriental, and marine scents for now.
I like my scents to be subtle. Sel Marin is near the top of my list.
Yesterday, I decided to wear Kiehl's Original Musk, but forgot that I usually only take 1 spray. Sprayed 3, all on the neck,...
$250 per 100ml. Any higher than that require a 3 month sampling / deliberation. Recently purchased Amouage Jubilation XXV and Memoir Man after about 6 months of thinking / sampling.
GPH II - night out
TdH EDT - fall / winter office
GIT - spring / summer office
Sel Marin - summer office and outside
SMW - spring, fall
Jubilation - holidays and special occasions