Declaration is the must try.
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Declaration is the must try.
Maison Francis Kurkdjian OUD fits perfectly these requirements. Plus it is very different from the usual oud fragrances.
It is actually very common to see/hear someone talking about a fragrance that "went bad". So my guess would be it is very possible, though not exactly in the same way for wine.
I have a little decanted sample of it, and just by looking at it's color, I can tell it's probably the reformulated brighter/yellow version. Still, I find it pretty strong, with great sillage. I...
Both are great, but personally I prefer Santos. Get the Santos Concentree version, it lasts much longer.
Not easy to tell if it is more masculine or more feminine comparing to DHI. While DHP definitely feels more mature with it's pronounced leathery and woody character, in contrast with the vanillic...
Personally I don't get any tobacco from it, with leather being the dominant note in my perception.
You should be careful if he hates it that much. I also find it terrible, probably the worst fragrance I had ever tried, and I usually like or at least can appreciate daring and polemic scents like...
Got a sample and I'm trying the 2nd time today. It seems to me the iris note is less dominant comparing to the EDT and EDP.. Leather, along with sandalwood dominates the fragrance. I can detect a...
You should look on other fragrances by Jean Claude Ellena.
What is the note in drydown of Memoir Man that causes a "defumed food" smell? Don't believe it"s frankincense since I notice none of this in Czech&Speake Frankincense and Myrrh, the incense note is...
Rochas Man - one of the best gourmands out there IMO
Rochas Lui - great classic yet modern vanilla/cedar/amber combo
Versace Black Jeans - nice bitter fougere
I prefer the Guerlain Vetiver. The "dirtyness" and "roughness" of the Guerlain is what makes it unique and appealing.
Vetiver Extraordinaire seems to me too polite, lacking of character, insipid.
Serge Lutens Chene
Dyptique Tam Dao
L'Artisan Parfumeur Timbuktu
Lalique Encre Noire
Bois de Violette, Serge Lutens
Grey Flannel, Geoffrey Beene
For Him, Narciso Rodriguez
Black Violet, Tom Ford Private Blend
A Taste of Heaven, by Kilian
Versace Man (note it is the one in purple bottle, discontinued and harder to find than the Versace Man Eau Fraiche in light blue bottle)
Might be the difference in aging of the juice. I also thought my vintage original M7 was a bit different, weaker and not long lasting enough back in 2007 when I first opened it.
A Taste of Heaven, by Kilian
Oxford & Cambridge, Czech & Speake
This creamy effect might be due to the nutmeg+vanilla combo.
This is probably what you guys are perceiving as something resembling the rose note.
His reference to Ellena indicates he is talking about The Different Company's.
I also love this fragrance. A very natural, elegant, woody iris.
Encens et Lavande, by Serge Lutens
Bentley for men intense
Idole de Lubin
And another one that I don't usually see people put it in the same category, but IMO it has a similar style (heavy/boozy/woody/brown-smelling), though quite...
Tried and loved the saffron/oud combo on the original OUD by MFK.
So I'd like to ask you guys what are the differences between the regular Oud and the others: silk mood, cashmere mood, velvet...
Chene: heavy woods
Ambre Sultan: heavy amber/resins/incense
Fumerie Turque: heavy tobacco
Encens et Lavande: soft lavender and incense
I also think Tam Dao is more about cedar than anything else.
I would recomend Santal de Mysore by Serge Lutens.
Maybe you think the cedar in Straight to Heaven has a similar woody effect to the birch in Aventus?
That's it. The OP probably thinks he would wear both fragrances in similar situations (for formal ocasions, or work, etc).
I would say yes, they are different enough to own both, but if the OP...
You don't need to spray it too close, though I've sprayed on white and other bright colors clothes and it didn't stained.
If anyone's interested, try spraying on any piece of fabric (it doesn't...
Any of you guys had already tried spraying Serge Lutens Gris Clair on your clothes, on fabric? It performs really great.
I already loved this juice, but sometimes I wish it was a bit less sweet....
They share only the rum note, not much else.
I had sampled Serge Lutens Encens et Lavande only from the wax sample, so my impression may be not so accurate, but after smelling it I thought it reminded me of Czech & Speake Frankincense and...
The original Dior Homme can work perfectly well for night time wear. Actually, both are sweet enough to be considered night or winter fragrances.
IMO, Dior Homme is definitely not a fragrance for...
I believe Narciso Rodriguez for Him marketing is supposed to advertise it as "dark and sexy", and not supposed to be a melancholic fragrance.
It just happens that it indeed has a melancholic...
I don't agree Bentley for men Intense is close to Gucci pour homme. Bentley is really close to Idole de Lubin, not GPH, which is not as sweet as them.
When I joined here, back in 2007, GPH1 was really praised, along with the original M7. There was not much talk about niche fragrances as there is today, so it is natural that they lost a little bit a...
I think this might happen with any person who is not a perfume affictionate (or new to this).
Many complex fragrances like Iris Silver Mist, for example, that is highly praised by critics, will...
Thanks for the answer, guys!
cacio: I don't perceive it as honey overloaded. Actually for me it is more about the woods than the honey, as I said before. That is why I like it, as opposed to other...
Serge Lutens Bois de Violette
MFK Lumiere Noire pour homme
I tried recently the infamous Miel de Bois, by Serge Lutens, and to my susprise I found it quite appealing even though I was never a sucker for honey fragrances.
Actualy the woody...
I also disagree.
If you get a 1ml sample, the vials are better to test it on wrists, just to get to know the fragrance. I think it's not really supposed for a full wearing (if you want it, go get a...
Any of you guys ever noticed your samples evaporating a little bit through the years? (mostly those non-official housemade samples)
I noticed this while checking some old samples I kept some few...
Serge Lutens Chene
Have only tried Santal de Mysore, Santal Blanc and Jeux de Peau.
Santal de Mysore: The best of them in my opinion. It combines perfectly the woodier and sweeter nuances of the sandalwood (it seems...
Serge Lutens Gris Clair vs. Serge Lutens Fourreau Noir.
Does anyone could help describing them both?
Looking at the notes pyramid they seem quite similar, with more prominent notes of lavender and...
I know this is a very old topic, but I just tried today Citrus Paradisi, by Czech&Speake, and the openning I found quite resembling of the discountinued Kouros Fraicheur. The drydown goes a different...
A Taste of Heaven, by Kilian.
You should try Serge Lutens Santal de Mysore, it's quite strong.
But my favorite would be Chanel Egoiste.
I've been liking this type of fragrance a lot recently. Could you guys please give me some sugestions on Modern Fougere-like types?
Something in the terms of:
-A Taste of Heaven, by Kilian...
No. It can be an improved version of A*Men, but it's still an A*Men.
How many sprays do you tend to use? At first testing I also though it was somehow discrete and with poor longevity. After some more tries, I figured out that it needs a second spray over the same...
I can't see MPG Iris Bleu Gris as an iris fragrance. Actually, I can hardly detect any accord that resembles to the iris note.
TDC Bois d'Iris would be a great call, if it wasnt too short lived....
I also prefer the regular Dior Homme over the Intense. But I still think Dior Intense is much better than many others gourmands out there, like A*men, Pure Malt, Rochas Man.
Recently I've been paying attention on this note and found it very interesting.
Can you guys recommend me some cassis/black currant prominent fragrances?
Feminine perfumes are welcome once they...
"Dark" is very relative. I really don't feel The Dreamer, Black Jeans or Van Cleef & Arpels as dark. I'm yet to try Ungaro III.
I just can't associate a fragrance that is relatively fresh, like...
The reformulation of C&S No.88, which is lighter and brighter than the vintage one, gives me a little of this feeling (dark/bright dichotomy).
I agree that what defines Kouros is the contrast between clean and dirty, class and crudeness, honor and hate, just like the archetypal man, like what most men were supposed to be some time ago. If...
I wouldn't worry about searching fart fragrances, since you can smell the real thing, in its natural ingredients, directly from the source! lol
Funny, I find Habit Rouge EDT very heavy.
I think Chanel pour Monsieur would fit it much better.
Loewe pour homme is also great, and is rarely talked about.
On the vintage EDP version of No.19 the liquid is yellow-ish. But on this pic the juice color seems even brighter than on the vintage EDP, like it was watered down or something. Also never heard of...
It would be a great fragrance if there wasn't that generic fruity accord.
Maybe Acqua di Gio...
I agree. He may be a very respectful critic, but his points of view can't always be right.
And there is nothing wrong about criticizing his work. Isn't it what he does with other's work?
IBG is so iris prominent as M7 is a vetiver prominent fragrance, if you know what I mean.
I think this is what may cause a frustating feeling o an iris lover when he gets to know IBG.
I'm not sure whose it is, but sometimes i hear people assign to Sigmund Freud this line (or something like this):
"When Peter talks about Paul, I know more about Peter than Paul."
I have the vintage EDP and tried the current EDP and EDT.
IMO, vintage EDP > current EDP > EDT.
It seems death smells really good for you...
What is the fragrance she grimaced at in the 0:05? lol
The scent itseld didnt changed so much, but the decrese on sillage and longevity makes it a much less satisfying experience.
Definitely Déclaration, by Cartier.
Have you ever tried L'instant de Guerlain pour homme? I think it's cocoa/chocolate accord is quite similar to the one in Dior Homme, but it lacks the iris note on its top. Both have a similar style...
It really has a bit of sweetness, but i would never call it gourmand-ish.
I'd go with two spritzes of Kouros on my neck, and then punch the asteroid back to space!
Gucci Rush for Men has a similar feel in my opinion.
You maybe should also try Chanel No.19 EDP. It has a beautiful iris note over the dry chypre base.
EDIT: search for the EDP version. The iris is much more detectable in this variation, and the...
I just tried the EDT and EDP, and I personally prefer the EDP.
try spraying less and u'll find the right dose.
Thank you for the response scentemental!
Maybe I didnt expressed myself very well, maybe a better word would be "velvety", or somehow smooth.
For me, what makes Egoiste unique is this balance...
I bought recently a bottle of Egoiste Cologne Concentree from FragranceNet (reputable store, already bought like 20 times from then). It looks exactly like scentementals' bottle (it has some...
You mean transparent glass? It sounds like Kouros Fraicheur or another of his flankers.
My Vetiver Eau Glaceé doesnt (I still dont own a bottle of the traditional Vetiver).
Being a scientist doesnt makes you more apt to make fragrance reviews. Reviewing fragrances is more close to an art critic than a scientist.
And nobody said Turin is not a well-trained nose....
“a reaction to this world which is too perfumed, or better said, embalmed, because this is no longer seduction, it is mummification.”"
It sounds like he is criticizing even his own previous...
IMO, the point of testing on paper is just to make a vague idea of what expect from the frag, but it is absolutely not adequate to make a definitely review of a fragrance. But it's just my opinion.
So his reviews are based on how frags smells on the paper? Is it true?
How about those animal ingredients, supposedly got by animal suffering? Probably most of the houses already used them sometime.
It is important for us to have a sense to not support any house that...
You are right, but at least Tom Ford had enough good taste and sense of originality by supporting their releasing, which is very rare in those designer houses (you can confirm this by the last...
Black Cashmere DKNY
I have to disagree. Elegance doesnt means discreet. Sometimes yes, but not always. We can find many elegant frags out there that are elegant and not discreet.
Egoiste is a nice example. It is not...
I think most of the people would say this is the best word to describe it. Elegant.
I agree. I think it is much more appealing than some acclaimed incense niche frags (Timbuktu, for example). It is a little bit underrated around these parts.
Others good designer incense frags are...
I wish we consumers had any way to stop all these reformulations.
Anything that could make the house feel ashamed of doing a reformulation.
That's the point. We gotta find a way to blame who...
I dont if you guys will agree with me, and probably some will curse me, but I think Un Bois Vanille by Serge Lutens, smells too cheap for what I had expected.
I think price is much less subjective than all the things you mentioned (sillage, longevity, sweetness..). Most designers and niche scents have a price range alike, comparing each one in their...
It's the same thing when someone reviews a fragrance that is not really bad, but is predictable (most designer releases nowadays). Sometimes a fragrance, extrictly by itself, wouldnt deserve a...
I dont know if it had any reformulation, but by what I've tested, I would never say it's an inoffensive frag.
For me, it's like a Fleur du Male from the 80's (even it's actually from 1993).
I think it matches formal and elegant events. I dont think it fits informal occasions, but it's just my opinion.
IMO, fragances has nothing to do with age, but with style. Surely those frags are not very suitable on a basic tshirt and jeans, but I think anyone could fit them very well with the right outfit and...
I'm 23, and I also feel that most designer releases nowadays are too much childish, lacking some real elegance or sophistication.
Some powerhouses that I like are: Van Cleef & Arpels pour homme,...
I almost think that anyone who likes Body Kouros would NOT like the original Kouros. They are really opposite style frags.