So far I've only used Bijan Nude at home.
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So far I've only used Bijan Nude at home.
Chanel Allure Homme Sport is already one of the most mature smelling aquatics in my opinion.
Bvlgari Aqva maybe...? They don't smell extremely similar besides both being aquatics, but Bvlgari Aqva...
Jesus Del Pozo Quasar
Paco Rabanne Black XS L'Exces
Bogart Silver Scent
Some of these technically have citrus in them, but I can't call any of them...
Assuming you like the barbershop soap accord, I would check out...
Any maybe even Knize Ten
I don't see many people talking about them, and when they do they're usually dismissing them for their supposedly cheap, synthetic smelling scents.
I think they're underrated, actually. Dirt cheap...
What makes you say that?
People's speculations in reviews.
Thanks for your post! The bottle you have is allegedly part of the "good" batches (take that with a grain of salt), so that's reassuring to hear.
I'm noticing a trend... What's the deal with...
A few people clamoring that the 2014 batches are much weaker.
I just got a 2012 bottle of SS from Fragrancenet, and it is pretty ballsy.
With the same purchase, I got a 2014 bottle of SS...
Irish Spring soap smells like Sung Homme, or rather Sung Homme smells like Irish Spring since Irish Spring came out first.
Well that is disheartening... Is this something that will likely affect other brands in a major way too?
I get the impression they largely let perfumiers do whatever they want, which is pretty cool.
Ormonde Women was better than Ormonde Man to my nose.
L'Exces is the best smelling by far, in my opinion.
If you're an office guy, DHI is the obvious choice. If it's above 60 degrees out I wouldn't go beyond one spray on your chest.
I've heard some great things about Aqua Fahrenheit (even from people...
Never smelled anything like it.
Gucci Pour Homme
Frankly, still pissed they discontinued it.
They all project quite well, though Aventus is louder than the other two, I'd say TV and MR are about the same.
Aventus is easily the best smelling of the three, it's also by far the most...
One Man Show and Bougart pour Homme have really won me over, and I'm very curious to try other offerings from this house.
A few reviews I've seen claim that Altamir smells a lot like Silver Scent,...
I think you should check out 1 Million, Nautica Voyage, and maybe Bvlgari Aqva.
So far I really like One Man Show, and I definitely love Bogart Pour Homme.
What else is worth taking a look at from their lineup?
The original Bogart?
Silver Scent or either of its...
The first time I sprayed on Interlude and took a whiff, I immediately thought "Whoah... Peanut butter cookies."
Has stuck with me still, stuff smells EXACTLY like peanutbutter cookies to me.
Not looking to replace it, just looking for some complimentary stuff.
For the record I don't do "vintage" stuff... Too much stress trying to track down rare bottles on ebay, usually priced for an...
Montale Aoud Cuir d’Arabie
Recently bought a crop of cheapies, among them three 80's powerhouses. Hoping to finally find something I loved as much as Antaeus.
Lapidus Homme had impressive sillage and longevity, but I didn't...
Versace Dreamer bottle looks art deco inspired.
Be warned though, do your research carefully and deal only with reputable sites, there's a ton of snake oil being peddled out there.
I can recommend a couple if you PM me.
Skip Egoiste, check out Chanel Antaeus.
Also consider Bvlgari Aqva and Nautica Voyage, both are fantastic but they'd be a bit less suited to the colder months.
It's certainly not stronger, they have to respray the whole store with it on an hourly basis.
I am convinced that A&F Fierce is only labeled "Eau de Cologne" for marketing reasons.
I can just picture some advertising execs sitting around, " 'Eau de Toilette'... Well, we can't let teenagers...
You should check out Antaeus, for sure.
I recently saw a video that is very relevant to this topic, thought I'd share it.
The attitude of "everything is totally subjective" has lead to...
1 Million for sure.
It's perfectly fine for everyday use, except in hot humid weather.
It's kind of disturbing you spent this much time trying to read into the ulterior motive of someone in a restaurant doing something so mundane as walking past your table a couple of times.
Not only will you like it, it will completely ruin other woody scents for you.
It puts them all to shame. It's literally cedar in a bottle, with just a touch of vanilla.
Apparently Sean John Unforgivable and Ed Hardy Love and Luck are both pretty decent knockoffs of MI, and they're way cheaper.
Sung Homme for sure.
Also, people say Bijan Nude for Men smells exactly like that freshly showered soapy skin smell.
Both are absolutely dirt cheap on Fragrancenet.
You should explore the Tommy Bahama line.
On a related note, I love the seasonal changes and getting to rediscover scents I haven't worn in 6 months.
Sprayed on Mugler A*Men this week for the first time since probably March... Heaven.
I dunno, people call Czech and Speake No 88 gothic, but to me it smells like hotel bar soap. Not exactly dreary.
Terre d'Hermes has kind of an overcast sky, wet leaves, autumnal sort of vibe to it.
Montale Aoud Cuir díArabie smells absolutely ghastly and oppressive, but may not be what you're looking for.
I do get a happy feeling from adding to my collection, but for me it's not really about working towards some big inclusive collection, I'm quite selective... It's taken me almost 3 and a half years...
YSL M7 smells uncannily like that weird and distinctive sterilized doctor/dentist smell.
I've heard people say the same thing about Sean Jean unforgivable too, but I haven't personally sniffed this...
Oh, also, Chrome Legend.
Jesus Del Pozo Quasar is easily the most futuristic fragrance I've ever smelled.
Also, I've not personally smelled it, but I've seen a lot of people say that Paco Rabanne Ultraviolet for men...
Cold probably won't harm it (although I'd be careful about leaving it in below freezing temps), but leaving juice somewhere it gets hot is seriously bad news.
I do not advise doing that.
Fragrancenet never sells counterfeit stuff, don't worry about that.
However, my bottle of New Haarlem came in an already opened box, with a little bit of juice missing, even though it wasn't...
Polo Black and Polo Double Black both have mango in them.
Dolce & Gabana The One is generally described as having a very tropical fruit smell to it.
Also, not exactly what you asked for, but...
Please tell me you don't leave cologne in your car when it's cold or hot out. :(
Gucci pour Homme
It reminds me of the smell of walking into a friend's self-built log cabin, or opening an unvarnished chest of drawers.
Completely ensconced in cedar... I've never smelled a more realistic wood...
Versace Dreamer would be a sure fit for you. Has an intellectual bookworm/poet, borderline effete vibe to it.
Czech and Speak No 88 is also probably very close, but it's well above the pricepoint...
Suit yourself man. Can I have your bottle?
I've received tons of compliments while wearing heavy amounts (3-5 sprays) of "cloying", "overpowering" scents like A*Men, Pure Malt, 1 Million, New...
He did say "starting to become".
Ginger and lavender.
Lavender = bug spray
Ginger = pencil shavings
I like a few fragrances that have lavender in a supporting role, but I've yet to find a scent with a prominent ginger that I...
They're claiming it was done very recently, as in the last few years, though.
People on Fragrantica, and to a lesser degree here, are insistent that it has been toned down, the tar is less powerful, and the sillage and longevity were scaled back.
I bought my bottle sometime...
I don't think they smell extremely similar literally, but Burberry London is another tobacco fragrance that people say smells very "Christmassy". Might be worth your time to check out.
I just don't think layering yields good results, unless you're dealing with two extremely simple and safe scents to begin with.
Aquatics for instance. Layering citrus with more citrus? Safe enough...
Thanks for the suggestion and reminding me, this one has been on my to-test lest for a while now, really ought to get around to it.
Men wear cologne to impress/attract the opposite sex? Shocking revelation! Those misogynist bastards...
Best gourmand you'll ever smell.
I've literally never had one negative bit of feedback about any scent I've worn, never noticed any dirty looks either.
The opening and first 30 or so minutes of this stuff is my favorite part, smells like the darkest chocolate ever with a spicy punch of cinnamon.
Find myself wishing it hung around longer, to be...
Are Oscar de la Renta or CK Obsession also worth considering?
On paper I like the idea of finding a strong, hyper-masculine, woody-spicy-animalic-brutish scent, but it hasn't worked often in execution.
I've sampled probably 50 of these damn things... From...
But in terms of warmness, nothing makes me feel as comfy in freezing cold weather as the original A*Men.
A fragrance will smell the same on your skin as on anyone else's, the whole "body chemistry" thing is an unfounded myth.
If you want a more accurate impression of how something will smell to other...
If you think something a little more lemon-drop candy smelling might interest you, definitely check out Black XS L'Exces.
Great projection and longevity, works all year round.
1 Million has gotten me more unsolicited compliments than any other fragrance so far.
I freaking love Antaeus.
Does Musc Ravageur qualify as animalic?
Nautica Voyage (you can get this for like $15 on fragrancenet)
Jesus Del Pozo Quasar
And, if you're not afraid to break the bank, Creed Aventus.
Polo (the green stuff)
Are you open to any price point?
GPH II has pretty horrible longevity and sillage, definitely not an option.
CDG 2 Man seems to be about average in that area.
DHI is very powerful, but it's not extremely manly, pretty sweet and...
Old-school squeaky clean barbershop soap meets filthy incense. Very manly, versatile enough to work anywhere (easy on the trigger in summer), fantastic sillage and longevity, and...
Firm vote for DHI
Lots of "distinguished gentleman" type scents in your lineup, I'd say you have that base thoroughly covered... How about throwing some younger, gaudier stuff into the mix? Joop is a step in the right...
Oh, also, I've heard people say the "ashtray" thing about Tuscan Leather before, but I dunno where you'd have found a tester bottle of that.
Maybe Polo Green or Quorum?
I forgot the most obvious choice, btw...
I've worn 5 sprays routinely, but it was freezing or below outside.
The best cheapies I've tried or bought so far:
Jesus Del Pozo Quasar
Nautica Voyage ($15!!!)
Tommy Hilfiger Tommy
I've yet to smell these ones, but they're...
Musc Ravageur is a nuclear bomb of vanilla and tonka, definitely worth your attention.
Gucci pour Homme might be worth a look too.
It's a softer vanilla than a lot of the fragrances mentioned...
I've yet to find one I really like enough to keep around, and this seems like a huge oversight for my collection.
I like Jesus Del Pozo Quasar a lot, but it's so offbeat. I figure there must be some...
So I ended up buying these three.
Altamir - Appealing because it's cheap, virtually unknown, and the bottle looks amazing.
Tommy - Got a sample, just enjoyed the way this one smelled, and...
The reason you like Voyage and associate with it feeling alive/youthful/excited could be the synthetic fruit smell.
On that note, I have two suggestions for you.
Dunhill Desire - cheap and not...
I ended up getting a sample vial of them both off ebay, here are my thoughts.
Tommy - Reminds me a little of Gucci by Gucci pour homme (which I didn't like), but unlike Gucci by Gucci it's not...
Good, fewer people wearing it. :thumbup:
I've already been with the hobby for a few years. I own 15 carefully picked bottles at the moment, I've owned another 21 bottles that I've either used up or given away, and in the past couple years...
That's a bit of a hasty generalization... I haven't looked into any of their other scents, but I actually happen to love Nautica Voyage.
I mean, Maurice Roucel made it, can't be all bad, haha.
So it's not worth it to own both?
Both of these fragrances are described as smelling like apple pie.
Both are also said to be major compliment getters.
Are they similar enough to eachother that owning them both would be redundant?...