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I'm slimming down my collection and this has sat in the cupboard for 6 months, completely unused. Better than Sisley's Eau de Campagne, I feel.
Still in the cellophane (see picture).
Sel du Vetiver (easy to pronounce)
Anything that starts with L'eau
Anything that ends with Extreme
Sexual healing (ridiculous name, solid fragrance)
I picked up samples of Spice Bazaar and Boszperusz from Bloom Perfumery in Covent Garden. I'll start trying them out and post the results here. I am off to Istanbul in October so may track them down...
Bd'A is more of a dark wood than incense. I have never understood the attraction of Heeley in general given the weak sillage and longevity coupled with the expense.
I have not sampled the other...
Black Orchid by Tom Ford. Powerfully fruity and musky. Both my partner and I liked it but it smelt better on her. TF in general doesn't do it for me any more - I am using up a bottle of Extreme. My...
PdN - New York and Cuir Cuba.
+1 to Montecristo, LVDP Tabac and Jeke.
Might I also suggest Cuir Cuba by Parfums de Nicolai? There is some magnolia and white flowers to begin with but this clears to reveal a dense green tobacco.
You can't go wrong with one of the CdG Incense series - Kyoto, Zagorsk (my favourite) or Avignon. I'm not a fan of the overpriced and weak Heeley line.
For something a little further afield, try...
This is England 2015.
My general rule of thumb is either to have 2 or 3 fragrances or a single note in mind. I will always ask for recommendations from the assistant as I have found some great fragrances that I would not...
+1 for vintage M7 but even a vintage bottle I bought a few years ago doesn't smell exactly the way I remember it.
The original Gentleman by Givenchy is a fantastic patchouli scent.
Just bought a bottle of Encre Noire that suits autumn, as well as Avignon and vintage Givenchy Gentleman.
Lolita Lempicka au Masculin. Sweet and nasty, and not in any good way,either.
The Great Randello by 4160 Tuesdays. This smells uncannily like warm scones with strawberry jam and cream. I didn't believe it until I smelt it.
I am very sensitive to any alcohol/oil/fragrance on my face - therefore any fragrance only goes on my torso or sometimes clothes. Currently, I use a Mach 3, with Lush's Ambrosia shave cream, then...
From your list -
Knize Ten but this is strong and unsubtle - wear with care!
I have the vintage Derby and IMHO, it's OK, but not fantastic. Don't waste your money on vintage or current. There are...
Unifex, dude! ;)
All done. Thanks.
UK Basenoters only need apply!
Thanks to the generosity of Colin Maillard in giving me some samples, I thought I had better pass it on.
Original boxed sample of Tom Ford Plum Japonais (approx....
A couple of out there suggestions:
Bois d'Ascese by Naomi Goodsir
Fat Electrician by ELdO
Eloges du Traitre by ELdO
Eau de Gloire by Parfum d'Empire
+1 for Baladin
or Tom Ford Extreme,...
This is one of the few fragrances that have good longevity on me. Easily 7 hours.
+1. I prefer this over Black Orchid - more masculine but still has that plumminess. If you want the plums, give Plum Japonais a go. It's in no way similar to the other two other than the plum note,...
A big bottle of Fahrenheit Aqua. I love the lightness and simplicity of it. It doesn't remind me of the vintage Fahrenheit so I think of it as a completely separate fragrance.
I go through phases of acquiring, leaving then selling. Just finishing a selling phase - vintage bottles of M7, Derby, Xeryus and Heritage. Of what I have left, there is a bottle of Jules that may be...
We always have a nose through duty-free and test a few things out. She liked Heritage, which I like too, but I have tired of it, so am selling it on. She also liked Gucci Gucci pour homme, which I...
C&S will sell you 1ml testers of 11 of their fragrances for £12 (inc. Spanish Cedar), plus the p&p brings it to £16.50. I would be interested in Vetiver Vert and F&M, which if bought separately would...
I love Kyoto and Avignon,and have a soft spot for Zagorsk. All of them are incense based, but more focused than the Blue line, which I found rather bland and safe in comparison. If you can sample all...
Glass still retains the fragrance even after alcohol rinsing, and plastic more so. I tried to re-use glass atomisers but gave up. Now it's plastic for convenience. The sprayer mechanism is still...
As soon as vanilla was mentioned, I switched off. I don't really want to smell like Harrods! The label, obviously designed to reflect the Harrods brand, is just tacky. I mean, really tacky.
I used to have a Travalo but realised I would need one for every fragrance, which became a bit wierd. I passed it on with a bottle of Knize Ten as there was no way that smell was coming out. I travel...
A couple of Lush fragrances spring to mind - Icon, which was a nasty, chemical orange squash smell. Like the own-brand sugar-free stuff you had as a kid. I liked the idea of The Bug, but the labdanum...
+1 for this. Antaeus, used lightly, would be OK. Aqua Fahrenheit would be a great match and perfect for summer.
Tom Ford Extreme. TF is starting to grow on me as a line. The other half likes Black Orchid and White Patchouli.
I tried the reformulated Fahrenheit, Aqua and parfum side by side. The parfum smelt quite the reformulated but had a whacking dose of vanilla in the base to give it longevity. Not good. The...
If the darker EDT still smells good, that's all that matters. I do find that the AS is rather weak, not as rich and complex as the EDT and therefore not worth keeping. You may want to sell this on...
At the moment, I only have 6, having sold 4 that I wasn't using (a spare M7, Derby, Xeryus and Heritage). I'm planning on picking up maybe one or two more over the next few months. I tend to sample a...
Carbon by nu_be.
I'm liking it. I also have samples of Oxygen and Sulphur to try.
Out of the ones you have mentioned, I would say TF Extreme. I've just bought a bottle myself. It's good, but the longevity is a little on the low side, maybe 3 hours or so on me. I'm sure that will...
I was given the massive box of samples and couldn't get through them all. I gave them away at Xmas. Recalling from memory - I did like Rien - a soft, leathery scent like Knize Ten but lighter and I...
I have been away for around a year, using up my collection. I've put some stuff on eBay that I realised I was never going to wear. I picked up a couple of samples from 4160 Tuesdays recently, but I...
Have you thought of using a decanting service to try DHI and other stuff out first? Or is this not an option?
The TF would get my vote. It may be heresy on this forum but I find the Guerlain too soapy, sweet and safe. If you have access to any other houses, ELdO's Fat Electrician would be one to try.
Got my samples today; I have posted my review (FWIW) for Shazam! Long story short, thumbs up for this juniper / frankincense/ patchouli / amber Oriental.
Just put in a quick smell review of The...
I have ordered samples of Shazam!, the Great Randello and Evil Max. I expect them soon in the post and will feedback here or as reviews.
Given that Chris Bartlett has already posted, may I also suggest Artemis, by Pell Wall, which has a classic fougere signature.
Vintage Jules EDT
2006 Antaeus EDT
Vintage Givenchy Gentleman EDT
Nearly finished - just a couple of bottles of M7 to go.
+1 on the Knize Ten, but L'eau du Navigateur by L'Artisan Parfumeur would fit your bill. If you want to splash the cash, Tom Ford's Tuscan Leather, Parfumerie Generale's Cuir d'Iris or CB I Hate...
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A 1ml sample (from Les Senteurs) of MFK Absolue pour le Soir.
Previous winners need not apply.
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I was pretty disappointed with the Creeds and Tauers, too, even after multiple wearings. Don't know much about the Kilians, TBH. I liked Black Afgano but the others were forgettable. Horrendously...
Profumo.it fragrances are primarily naturally sourced, and use oakmoss. AFAIK it is the real deal as I am heavily allergic to it! You may want to look into them - Mecca Balsam and Hindu Kush come to...
Try Prada Amber Intense or perhaps Gucci Gucci pour Homme. Something a little different but still mainstream.
Kudos to you, Foxxworthi. I am feeling where you're at. I started out with designer in the 90s (wish I'd held onto those early Antaeus and L'Egoiste!), moved into niche and am now hunting out the...
3 x 100ml vintage M7
Partially used 125ml spray bottle of Knize Ten, bought from ALzD last year. Boxed. Probably about 75ml remaining - check picture for reference.
Postage to UK ONLY - £4.
Price - £65 via PayPal....
Vintage (chevron/eagle) 100ml Derby Aftershave. Is that particularly rare? Don't know.
Where is Opus VI? That's my favourite...:huh:
For woodyness (?woodiness) I would say GPH I - super-sharp pencil shavings and hot resins, but such a shame it doesn't last long. Norne, Bois d'Asces and Dior Jules are good choices also.
Le Labo do reasonable sample sets, as does Pell Wall.
Vintage M7 - there is nothing like it. I would get bored if I wore it every day, though.
Knize Ten is the one - it doesn't matter whether it's the reform or not - still pretty male. Yatagan has been mentioned, I'd also consider Mazzolari Lui or vintage Givenchy Gentleman.
The exact same thing happened to me with Idole - cough, itchy eyes and face (even when applied on shirt - I never spray onto skin as I am quite sensitive to a lot of stuff in general). I know from...
Sounds like a job for L'Egoiste or Antaeus.
Failing that, Prada Homme Amber Intense or Gucci Gucci pour Homme for something a little different.
For me, decants are the gateway drug for full bottles. It saves an expensive blind buy or excessive buyer's remorse. Also, stuff like Amouage Opus / Memoir I like, but wouldn't purchase a full...
Any Creed, as the constant batch variations would torment me for all eternity. In fact, that's hell on earth right there.
I appreciate that of the two choices are what you have put down, I only have experience of TL, which was nice, but rather linear and vastly overpriced as a result.
As has been said, try Knize Ten...
Looking at most of the other posts, it seems that I'm not a serious collector. That's fine - I cannot cope with more than a handful of bottles at a time as I get confused and end up not wearing...
I used to think that only niche fragrances were of any value to me, having exclusively worn designer stuff in the 90s and 00s. Ironically, those are now considered 'vintage' thanks to reformulation!...
The main culprits for me are L'Artisan Parfumeur, notably Timbuktu and Dzongkha. They are nice, but fade very quickly on me. I have recently tried Eau du Navigateur, which lasted a little longer but...
I liked them both, as well as Kyoto, and had full bottles of Z and K. They were evocative in their own way. Kyoto was very Japanese, and reminded me of my trip there, but Zagorsk was wintry, austere...
I too wanted to move on from the CdG incense series and asked on this forum - there is a thread from last year on this. There were lots of suggestions - such as Black Tourmaline, Bois d'Encens,...
I was surprised at how nice Prada pour Homme Amber Intensa was. Not bad at all. Vintage M7 is always a winner, IMO.
Something that may surprise you with its power and complexity is Ambre Noir by...
As well as Gucci Pour Homme I, I'd say Vintage M7, Goodsir Bois d'Ascese, Norne and SSS Winter Woods.
I'd say Vintage M7 and Amouage Opus VI. Both evocative, uplifting and soothing scents that make me feel better about life, and ultimately, about myself.
The simple and reductive answer is 'the one that makes you feel confident and self-possessed.'
Insert fragrance name here.
Invasion Barbare will fulfil its destiny at my side.
Nice choice! The longevity is a bit poor, though.
Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta, PdN New York or Cale Preludio D'Oriente would be a nice change from the usual Creeds.
Pick one at random every day. Make it serendipitous.
If you can get the vintage, stick with it. The OA version is a blunter, drier version of the original without the opening sweetness.
I have 3 bottles of Vintage, which I slowly dip into but I...
I be in yo' wardrobe, takin' yo' Black Aoud...
Avignon and Zagorsk would be the choice for a good, all round incense. IF you wish to look further afield, may I suggest Black Tourmaline by Olivier Durbano. Amouage Opus VI has a fresh, green...
Ambre Noir by Sonoma Scent Studio would fit your bill - smooth, and using primarily natural materials.
Caravelle Epicee by Frapin would also suit you.
It might be a little light but L'eau d'Issey could work. Antaeus would show off both his brash and sensitive sides.
I feel this question reflects my main stock of full bottles -
Amouage Opus VI
For everyday - L'Egoiste, Habit Rouge, Allure.
For special - M7 Vintage, Fahrenheit, Opium.
Armani Prive Bois d'Encens fits the bill - very close to skin, even from first application. Too expensive, though!
Least - Vanilla / Benzoin - mainly because I'm allergic to it.
Most - Frankincense (fresh, not burnt) - love the green herbal bitterness!
I'm only really familiar with incense / leather / wood type scents -
Amouage Opus VI
Durbano Black Tourmaline
Knize Knize Ten
Parfum d'Empire Cuir Ottoman
I remember buying stuff like Jovan Musk and Blue Stratos when I was a teenager but the first real fragrance was Egoiste in 1997, which was a gift from my sister. I loved it. Shame it's been...
I have tried to rinse out small glass bottles with acetone, ethyl alcohol and detergent but it doesn't really make much of a difference. The plastic siphon always takes up fragrance, too. I use...
I can't think of a house that has a consistent range of fragrances that I like enough! L'Artisan de Parfumeur would qualify but their longevity on me is middling. Lutens - nice but the bases all...
I liked the sound of it from the reviews and descriptions but when I got a sample all I got was pine and musk. It smelt...strange. I didn't grab me and what sealed things for me was when my...
That sir, is a quote.
Cuir de Russie might help you out but it's more aldehyde than tar.
Knize Ten is easily the top dog. I would also consider Cuir Ottoman by Parfum d'Empire.
Lush: The Smell of Weather Turning pretty much hits that nail on the head.
Vintage M7 exudes sophistication.
+1 this. I had both back in the day and I miss them.
Rive Gauche or Fahrenheit. If she said she couldn't smell CW last time on you then perhaps she could and didn't want to say anything. I wouldn't wear it again too quickly.