I heard its flanker, What The F*#k is better...
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I heard its flanker, What The F*#k is better...
^^ totally agree with this post above. I find it odd that individuals get sued for libel and defamation but when a group insults another in an open publication, it's called freedom of speech?? The...
I don't know. Go ask Erwin Creed.
I've smelled vintage and current formulations. I don't believe they had ever used any real Mysore sandalwood. But what does it matter if you love the smell? I think Samsara is fantastic.
While I do like many Cartier fragrances, I've never been a fan of their Eau de Cartier series. Will still keep a lookout for this one though.
Clearly some responses are troll-ish and unnecessarily provocative. I'm pretty sure the mods are watching this closely...
Depends on the nature of the thread posts, I suppose. There are thoughtful replies but there could also be ignorant ones from less enlightened members or trolls. If the discussions generated bring...
Azzaro pour Homme. The drydown is where it's at.
It's safer and socially more acceptable than collecting uhh... human scalps.
Nah, Burberry London is not a good winter fragrance.
It is a GREAT winter fragrance! One of my most complimented, in fact.
People say there's no fool like an old fool. And this one is positively ancient. Now take that Royal pineapple back and ...... it where the sun doesn't shine. :wink:
To the OP:
I'd have done the exact same thing if I don't care as much for the presentation kit. It's not about being cheap, it's about being smart. The money you saved could easily buy you...
I simply find it hard to understand why anyone should be stuck with this problem of acquiring pricy fragrances. You don't need to get the entire bell jar when you can buy smaller decants at more...
When grand dames and grannies start making passes at you...
+1 on Ferragamo Subtil pour Homme and Amouage Dia Man.
Add to this list:
La Via del Profumo Holy Water
Ulrich Lang Nightscape
Cartier L'Heure Fougueuse
Pace yourself, ideally one fragrance a day. Even better, same fragrance every day for the next few days. Smell it both indoors and outdoors. Apply it where you'd normally wear your fragrance. Go...
Iris 39 is indeed excellent, especially if you enjoy green earthy florals. Patchouli 24 is way too smoky and tarry for me to wear for extended periods, so you should sample them before committing to...
Nope. Never. Firstly I don't spend all that much on fragrances. And in my line of work I help ease the sufferings of others and receive relatively little in terms of monetary rewards. To balance this...
Lanvin Arpege pour Homme
Jacomo de Jacomo Anthracite pour Homme
Lancome Hypnose pour Homme
...see the pattern already?
IMO the unifying single factor behind their lack of commercial success is...
Malle Une Fleur de Cassis. Some days it smells like a really sexy floral. Other days, it just smells like ass.
Whenever I start feeling that way, all all I have to do is think of hednic and his ginormous collection and I'll feel better, lol. Sometimes all you need is a little perspective.
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There was a thread a couple of months back if you run a search. I've tried their Peacock Throne and Amber Room. Not impressed enough personally to sample further. They are better than designer mall...
Try Dyptique L'Ombre dans L'Eau or DSquared He Wood Rocky Mountain Wood .
ST DuPont Signature pour Homme
DSquared He Wood Rocky Mountain Wood
Always keen to try a Lutens. I do like L'Orpheline but have yet to sample L'incendiare.
Jicky by Guerlain. The lurking animalic is where it's at. :smiley:
I prefer Frederic Malle's curated approach and overall quality of the compositions. If you are collecting by house, Malle's got you covered on many fronts.
Not in your list but I'd consider Burberry London pour Homme.
No more than 20% I reckon. Mostly of the woodsy spicy sweet variety rather than gourmand/confectionary. It seems to me as I get older I have less tolerance for sweet sugary scents.
Quite satisfied though I'm short of a few attars, parfums and perhaps a couple of soliflores.
I'd pick the Malle anytime. The Guerlain has a dirty note which simply doesn't sit well with me.
Good stuff. Multi-faceted. It plays on my skin like Dyptique's greatest hits.
Some good suggestions there. Also try on some Santal Majuscule from Serge Lutens.
Wise words indeed. Why settle for anything less?
Feeling somewhat nostalgic. Thanks for the RL Polo. :smiley:
Came to post this but you beat me to it. Lol. Not a fan of the juice, unfortunately.
Plain-looking boxes and utilitarian bottles are by design. By no means are these indicative of additional money spent on the actual fragrances. And Malle is not a perfumer. While I do like some of...
Welcome, Pomacanthus! And good luck with those soaps, which probably have better marketing potential than fragrances seeing how 'crowded' the market is.
+ Depends on where you spray it.
I have to disagree here though you did qualify it using 'most'. With international shipment and tracking, there's no reason why they can't get access to quality ingredients. As they deal in smaller...
That OP's original thread title is ill-defined and thus not easily answered is clear right off the bat. Nonetheless many of us chose to answer it in the spirit of this rather interesting question....
Yes. I prefer Jubilation 25 to JXXV for instance.
My vote goes to La Via del Profumo.
I'd be inclined to think it was nothing more than paranoia IF it wasn't for the row of people gagging away behind you during service. Double the dose next week and knock them into submission, I mean,...
I was about to recommend something elegant yet earthy and fresh along the lines of Creed OV or Zegna's Haitian Vetiver but since you didn't get invited... let me suggest ------------
But I'll be happy too with Cuoio Odori or Burberry London, both of which get frequent wears.
All of them or none of them. A lot depends on how good looking you are and how well you carry yourself. If you got ticks on these boxes, every single one of those fragrance will get you compliments....
0 ml. I have left instructions in my will to empty my bottles into a bathtub and wash my corpse with the fragrance blend. Then I'll be the best smelling dead person at the cemetry. :wink:
I think this happens a lot to flankers. I'll include Fahrenheit Absolue & Eau Sauvage Parfum. They are still available online, just no longer seen on shelves. I suspect the explosion of fragrance...
Dirty socks note. Just nasty.
Hello, AbbyJo! Welcome to Basenotes! Glad to know you've finally stopped lurking and joined the fragrant family. :smiley:
'em fighting words, lol. But ring a little hollow with nothing to back them up.
My wife loves Endymion on me and I take exception to any references made of its alleged 'poor performance'. You...
Hey, there are girls who are into 'silver foxes', men with experience... :wink: I had one not so long ago, a 20 year old who referred to me endearingly as her 'old man'. So smelling like an old man...
LOL. Nice one...
I'm keeping my fingers crossed on DC 1913 too.
Heartbreaking purchase: Ubar by Amouage. Haunted by a sample that has all but evaporated, I finally acquired a full bottle through a friend who happened to transit at Dubai, only to discover later...
Gotta agree with SDV. Which is exactly why it became a gift to my missus. :smiley:
Others I find extremely alluring include Chanel Coco and Gucci Rush. And not too long ago, Bulgari Jasmin Noir.
While I agree somewhat with your observations on those 2, I wonder if you have sampled the other Chanel classics, esp. the feminine-marketed ones... Chanel certainly has a distinctive house...
Congrats! Galbanum happens to be one of my favorite notes, giving fragrances a certain raspy texture you either love or hate.
Overrated: Dior Homme Intense
Underrated: D&G The One Gentleman
Nothing ridiculous about enjoying good design and aesthetics IMO. I display some of my bottles, on rotation too. Fugly bottles are complete turnoffs for me, that's why decent scents like the phallic...
I'm a big fan of Laurie /Sonoma Scent Studio and probably one of the earliest BNers to 'champion' the house. I find her particularly adept at delivering smoky, woodsy and ambery compositions. Violets...
Out of curiosity, what kind of fragrances do these strippers wear? :smiley:
Interesting methodology. Do remember to post the video link, lol.
Another shout out for Haitian Vetiver.
+1. Could not have said it better myself.
Black leather, grey top, boots, metallic watch... understated but with a modern, youthful yet masculine edge.
I'm thinking.... Ulrich Lang Nightscape.
Both Diptyque L'Eau de L'Eau and Dior Eau Noire have that Indian masala thing going on, albeit briefly...
Montales with its multiple iterations of Aoud.
Be kind and generous to everyone you meet. Talk less, listen more and have good eye contact. These will impress the girls more than any fragrance could. Out of your list, I favor the CH.
Which Antaeus? None. I'm not a fan.
Guerlain from this list though it is debatable if it can be considered 'niche'. Likewise with Tom Ford. But w/e - let's not go there... Lol.
Where is Histoires de Parfums?
Agree with plate stands - they'll look nice. Another radical idea is a gob of blue tack. :smiley:
Patchouli 24 is not exactly the most wearable of fragrances nor is it a compliment-getter. I'm willing to bet you won't feel like wearing this very often so 50 ml IMO is wayyyy too much juice....
You could also try the refreshing incense route...
Sonoma Scent Studio Incense Pure
La Via del Profumo Holy Water
Comme des Garcons Kyoto
Comme des Garcons Zagorsk
Only a dumb ass would break into a car to steal a bottle of La Nuit de L'Homme. Noob... :wink:
Histoires de Parfums 1740, circa 2010. Got it on fabric once and it even survived a wash cycle. Tenacious stuff!
CB I Hate Perfume is the house iirc.
+1 on Cartier L'Heure Fougeuse (v pricey though)
+1 on Annick Goutal Duel
Also try Traversee du Bosphores
Exactly what I was thinking when I first compared the two. A Taste of Heaven lasts a great deal longer too.
Thanks for the pictures. It's quite a nice fragrance and this particular presentation is indeed attractive. Congratulations!
Halston Z-14. It's not exactly bad but a tad too retro for my sensibilities, with a vibe that screams 'douche bag from the '70s'.
YSL Opium (vintage)
I think the line is called Whatever It Takes. 'George Clooney' and 'Kanye West' are 2 of the fragrances in the same line up.
Interesting observation, misterjohn. Certainly one I can identify with. Whenever you're nose-deep in fragrance analysis, there is a real possibility of 'missing the woods for the trees'. Experiencing...
One of my favorites from the house. Enjoy your bottle!
Burberry London is underpriced IMO. Smells fantastic.
Fabulous bunch of samples you got there. I agree with the advice to spend quality time with each, individually.
I like RL Romance Silver. Juniper Sling is nice enough but notoriously weak in the longevity department. Good luck with your search!
I did a double take myself, no pun intended. Maybe it's a new celebuscent sub-genre...
The smallest available. Doesn't make sense to have more knowing it will never get used up, not with a large wardrobe to rotate from. I can appreciate the 'lower price per unit volume' argument behind...
A codpiece. No, make that a bulletproof codpiece.
Thanks for the link. But I couldn't help but cringed at the Creed folklore.
The one you like most out of the 3. Unless you're buying it blindly in which case I'd pick Chergui.
Tell the car salesman to throw in the fragrance and he's got himself a deal. :cool: