Originally Posted by mikeperez23
No, pepper is something that practically jumps out to my nose when I smell it. I have not smelled those two Jil Sander fragrances.
Remember: just because pepper is a listed note and just because other people might comment that it's very pepper prominent to their
nose, does NOT mean timkm1 that you
will feel the same way. Everyone's nose, skin chemistry and perception is slightly different.
Perhaps you need to increase your sampling of pepper prominent fragrances? My top 3 pepper fragrances are Hermessence Poivre Samarcande
by Hermes, Scent Two: Laurel
by Monocle x Comme des Garcons and Poivre 23
by Le Labo. And yes...these three are pretty expensive and hard-to-obtain. For a more affordable and VERY STRONG pepper fragrance, try the discontinued (but easy to find) Polo Sport Extreme
by Ralph Lauren. I do not like it, but OMG it is a pepper BOMB of a fragrance.
It's not that I don't detect the pepper note; I smell it quite heavily, and then, maybe 30 mins later, I don't smell much at all. Is this due to my nose or the juice? It's frustrating because the pepper note appears 10-15 mins following application resulting in only an hour of true enjoyment.
Originally Posted by Futami
Everytime I wear Epic man it tires my nose and by the third hour I cannot smell it. I know it's my nose because Epic has 24 hour longevity when I don't wear it. So I ended up selling it for that reason.
Interesting comment...So how did you determine the longevity without wearing it? Did you test it on paper? Your answer may help me determine whether my nose is becoming anosmic or whether its just a matter of poor longevity. Thanks.