Originally Posted by Mmarkk
Thank you, kingpin.
Anyway, I've also heard a lot of great things about Musc Ravageur. How're people finding it?
I actually received this just yesterday in the mail from Barney's. I'm generally not a fan of blind buys, but last week I had the cash, impulsively said "why not" based off the reviews here and on other sites (which seem to be somewhat controversial, but generally extremely positive), and made the order.
I love it. Prior to receiving it, I was slightly worried that it might have a slightly dated vibe to it (I'm 24), but I found that once it dries down, it really doesn't IMO. Straight from the bottle it smells somewhat medicinal but still faintly sweet. Patience. There's something in there that reminds me exactly of the smell of...Carmex lip balm. I assume its the clove? Whatever the case, its not a "winner" to me for the first 45-1hr.
Then it becomes this kinda indescribable milky vanilla and cinnamon scent. But its muted. You may be thinking about something along the lines of Givenchy Pi mixed with some cocoa-like scent, but its not. Its both pronounced and faint. A skin scent with projection, if you will.
I don't get the "animalic" quality that people keep referring to...it actually seems kinda...cool. Not too much, not too little. I'm not one to over-spray, though. I generally only wear 2-3 sprays of anything, and anything strong, just one or two spritzes. MR is of the latter category. BUT its not as "heavy" as some reviewers would have you believe, at least to me. Again, take this from somebody who is super anal about not spraying "too much." It really isn't THAT powerful if you're light on the trigger. I kept reading, "don't wear this out at any other time than at night." So I was ready for that. But after trying it, it doesn't seem to have a solely night-time "overly sensual" vibe on my skin. Maybe it's just my chemistry. But I actually wore it to work today, go figure.
I can honestly say, I'm extremely happy with my purchase. Haven't been around enough people yet to tell you about the compliment factor, as I just received it yesterday, but I will let you know when they come, and I'm all but sure they will be. It smells too damn good. Sheesh, now I sound like one of those reviewers whose reviews I was reading prior, lol. They got me. This may very well be my signature for the fall/winter. That or Aventus.
Sorry for the book I just wrote. But as for my top compliment getters in no particular order:
Creed Aventus (chicks eyes seem to glaze over)
Gucci Pour Homme II
Creed Millesime Imperiale
La Nuit de L'Homme
Agua de Loewe
L'Instant de Guerlain (EDT and EDP)
Burberry London Special Edition
Banana Republic Black Walnut
Dior Homme Cologne
I probably listed too many, but oh well. Btw, Jonny19, I'm about 5 years older than you, but I shared the same enthusiasm as you when I first started my addiction to fragrances (I just didn't post), and I judged the fragrances I liked best (as you've said you do on a past post of yours that I read) mostly by what I was complimented on frequently by women. All this to say, I think we have similar tastes, although I grew out of my JPG after using up my first bottle. But man, was it good while it lasted. Even in two year's time though, watch how your interests change. You won't want to smell AS "commercial" as other guys, whether you like the scent or not. It may be saying a lot, but based off of the things you say, what fragrances you like and your continual boosts off of compliments, I think I'm the 24-yr old equivalent to you. So check out some of my (very few) posts. I'm a lurker here and have been since 07.