Code of Conduct
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    70
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default suggestions please: xs & lanvin lh

    i am presently in love with xs & lanvin l'homme and was wondering if i could trouble the fellas for some suggestions of similar scents.

    i don't particularly enjoy citrus dominated scents so these two are great alternatives for everyday, but not every man, light business frags.

    my head tells me that i have plenty of smells and should be satisfied with what i've got, but that damned compulsive nature of mine wont let me rest just yet. so, hit me with some suggestions and further perpetuate this addict's habit. ;D

    BTW: what category would these two fall in, just for future reference?

  2. #2

    Default Re: suggestions please: xs & lanvin lh

    I'd say they're citrussy orientals.

    Try:
    L'Instant Pour Homme
    Burberry Brit
    D&G Pour Homme

  3. #3
    foetidus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    The Great North Woods
    Posts
    3,890
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: suggestions please: xs & lanvin lh


    Both of these are favorites of mine, too. They are both classified by osMoz as Woody Floral Musks. H & R Genealogy calls XS a fresh fougere and Lanvin L'Homme a fresh chypre.

    They are both fresh and woody.

    If you like these I can almost guarantee you will like Himalaya by Creed--a scent very similar to XS but it has the Creed notes in it as well.

    Another one you might look into is Live Jazz by YSL.

  4. #4
    phantagarow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Avon, IN
    Posts
    755
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: suggestions please: xs & lanvin lh

    I would suggest that you try Mechant Loup.
    Caveat Emptor: It is expensive and it is not for everyone. 8-)
    "Whereof one cannot speak, one must remain silent thereof." --Wittgenstein

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Makati City
    Posts
    117
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: suggestions please: xs & lanvin lh

    I also do think that Paco Rabanne XS is not even a bit citrussy. I would categorize it as a fresh fougere. However, with Lanvin L'Homme, citrus is present as well as lavender and some wood notes so I would think of it as a citrus chypre.

    As for the similar scents, I find that Rochas Aquaman is quite similar to the Lanvin and Eternity to XS.


    John

  6. #6

    Default Re: suggestions please: xs & lanvin lh

    Stuff along the lines of XS:
    Pasha
    Himalaya (some think XS is a clone of Himalaya)
    [FONT=Book Antiqua]MisterK / Vicomte de K / K[/FONT]
    [FONT=Book Antiqua]Ephemeral Top 5: YSL PH HC, Worth PH, Equipage, Monsieur Rochas HC, Acqua di Gio[/FONT]

  7. #7
    foetidus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    The Great North Woods
    Posts
    3,890
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: suggestions please: xs & lanvin lh

    Quote Originally Posted by Vicomte de K
    Himalaya (some think XS is a clone of Himalaya)

    Not quite. XS was introduced in 1993. Himalaya was introduced in 2002. If there is a clone, it is Himalaya.

  8. #8
    Davisdujour's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    128
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: suggestions please: xs & lanvin lh

    "Mackie" smells quite similar to XS. And believe it or not, but there's actually a cologne called "Beverly Hills 90210" that I have, which upon initial reaction, I found quite similar to Lanvin.

    p.s. I have them both available for swap if interested.


  9. #9
    Renato's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    11,032
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: suggestions please: xs & lanvin lh

    I'm not sure where you see the citrus in these two either.

    The only thing similar to the strong lavender of Lanvin L'Homme is Azzaro's Pure Lavender. Alternatively, there's the citrusy lavender of Drakkar Noir (but it's a fougere like XS).

    Other fresh citrusy chypres which may be in the same vein as what I think you are suggesting might include Weekend Burberry, Happy and Dune. Other citrusy fresh fougeres may similarly include Versace Green Jeans, Live Jazz and Hilfiger Athletics.
    Renato

  10. #10

    Default Re: suggestions please: xs & lanvin lh

    Quote Originally Posted by foetidus
    [quote author=Vicomte de K link=1145354355/0#5 date=1145424396]
    Himalaya (some think XS is a clone of Himalaya)
    Not quite. *XS was introduced in 1993. *Himalaya was introduced in 2002. *If there is a clone, it is Himalaya.[/quote]

    Exactly, that why I said some think it is a clone, not that it is a clone of Himalaya. Personally I didn't grasp Himalaya when I had it. I can't say I'm really into Minty-fresh types of frags right now.

    Before I forget, Bath & Body Works - Mountain Frost is along the lines of XS, although at the prices you can get XS, Mountain Frost is relatively expensive.

    I haven't tried XS Extreme, I wonder about that.
    [FONT=Book Antiqua]MisterK / Vicomte de K / K[/FONT]
    [FONT=Book Antiqua]Ephemeral Top 5: YSL PH HC, Worth PH, Equipage, Monsieur Rochas HC, Acqua di Gio[/FONT]

Similar Threads

  1. Inter Parfums buy Lanvin Parfums
    By Grant in forum Basenotes Articles
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 7th August 2007, 11:50 PM
  2. Suggestions needed for young GF frag
    By keener_than in forum Female Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 4th June 2007, 04:32 PM
  3. Lanvin L'Homme
    By shogunw00t in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 22nd November 2005, 05:41 AM
  4. New:Inter Parfums debuts its first Lanvin creation
    By elektriqueblue in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 22nd July 2005, 06:33 AM
  5. Discovered, many LANVIN CLASSICS !!!
    By david in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 12th July 2005, 06:46 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •