Green Irish Tweed
Voleur de Roses
Often many people have 100 or more scents that they enjoy having and smelling. But hardly do they ever get the opportunity to use all of them. So in this thread I want members to list 10 scents that define not only what they want to smell like, but also goes perfectly with thier life. For example, a farmer wouldnt be wearing Clive Christian. But a stock broker wouldnt be wearing the dollar store rip off of drakkar noir. I will start with my 10.
1.Acqua Di Gio.....maybe a little over played in the day, but people now dont know what it is.
2.Geir. Fresh, warm, and inviting. It dosent get any better than this.
3.Laguna. Very nice, warm, woody, smooth scent. Lasts forever. Gotta love it.
4.Mesmerize. Mysterious, women love it. Smells like JOOP with some nice spicy vanilla in it.
5.PI. I love vanilla. It goes on strong and lasts quite a while
6.Mambo. Love the smooth spiciness of it. Goes very good on a warm summer night here.
7.Hanae Mori EDP. My girlfriend likes chocolate covered cherries.
8.Angel men. One of my favorites. You have to love the fire and chocolate. Very cozy, night out scent.
9.Raw Vanilla. A Must for vanilla PHREAKS!
10.Desire Blue. Nothing cuts through the humidity like this clear, crisp smell.
Green Irish Tweed
Voleur de Roses
Current top 5:
1. MDCI Chypre Palatin
2. Guerlain Arsene Lupin (Dandy)
3. Roja Dove Enigma Parfum Pour Homme
4. Roja Dove Vetiver Extrait
5. Puredistance Black
So, not all of these do I like, most I wouldn't wear anymore, but they did define periods or aspects of my life:
Gucci PH - strong, woodsy, masculine yet wearable in public
Angel Men - a lesson in blind buying something everyone else is raving about! Neat, but too foody for me.
Polo - the smell of my junior high experience, a big green swamp
Dreamer - my scent for about two years (6 years ago), many compliments back then, would never don it now
Cool Water - never buy a scent b/c a GIRL tells you to (now, if a WOMAN tells you to, well that's different)
Chanel PM - my first "classy" scent; I still like it
HUGO, Hugo Boss - a particularly fun trip to the beach
Tommy - my college years, everyone, everywhere
Creed BdP - my new definition of a "manly" scent; that one note that won't leave me be
Villoresi Piper Nigrum - a notion of where I'd like to go with my wardrobe: quality, unique, artisan
BONUS: MPG and L'Artisan - teaching me how a fragrance can show you a place you've never been
Caron L'Impact de Pour un Homme
Guerlain Habit Rouge
Czech & Speake No. 88
Czech & Speake Neroli
Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur
L'Artisan Voleur de Roses
Cool Water ~ my first real love
Boss #6 ~ opened me up to orientals ( my favorite type of fragrance)
Envy ~ made it just in time for an important date on Valentines day... continues to be a favorite
Tea for Two ~ My favorite L'Artisan and has been on important dates with me
Voleur de Roses ~ second favorite L'Artisan and number one pick in the Spring time
Animale Animale ~ gift from girlfriend. Only smelled it once before but ended up loving it...
Bois du Portugal ~ my little sister hates it becaues I smell "old". My most classy and manly smell
Blv Notte pH ~ reminds me of my dad and I always thought of it as special
M7 ~ is it just that good!!
Lolita Lempicka ~ signature scent
EnvYuS My Wardrobe
Coco Chanel - My mom wore this throughout most of my childhood and continues to wear it today
Mont Blanc Presence - First frag I ever bought when I was going into university first year (2002)
J Del Pozo Quasar - First Frag bought off ebay after reading basenotes reviews
Mat;Male - First fragrance that really made me think of looking towards lesser known brands vs. dept store staples.
Drakkar Noir - but only the shampoo and deodorant, used these for a very long time.
Gendarme - Became my first constant rebuy (something ill probably wear for many years to come)
Creed - Royal English leather - first fragrance to totally blow me away, bought a flacon of this
Creed - Erolfa, for presentations, job interviews etc
Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan & Arabie - My current favourites (2006)
Old Spice--I started with it and used it for years
Jade East--the first one I bought because it was popular
English Leather--the first one I bought to impress a girl
Eau Sauvage--my first designer scent
Azzaro--my first power scent
Ungaro III--because it's Ungaro III
Body Kouros--my first "modern scent"
Kouros--taught me to not go by initial impressions
Gucci Pour Homme--convinced me that owning more than 2 or 3 scents made sense
Lanvin L'Homme--made me appreciate the lighter scents
In the category sweet teenage memories: Brut by Fabergé, Romance by Ralph Lauren
In the category scents I've owned the longest: A*men by Thierry Mugler, Versus Uomo by Versace
In the category recent discoveries: Tea for Two and Mechant Loup by l'Artisan Parfumeur, Ungaro III by Emmanuel Ungaro and Musk by Lorenzo Villoresi
In the category cheap and wonderful: Diesel Green
Originally Posted by Daddy_Thrax
okay. . .now just hold on a moment! lol.
i wonder if this is the same "Raw Vanilla" that i loved as a 13-15 year old, but is impossible to find ever since...
is it a cheap ass brand available at Walmarts?? LOL . i used to love that so much! or are you talking about a different kind. . like a designer Raw Vanilla?
thanks daddy ;D
OOOoooooHHHH,baby! You smell gooooddddd! :-*Originally Posted by Rockford
Yay! You must be the only other person on the PLANET that appreciates this wonderful and underrated perfume!!! We must mate! :-*Originally Posted by apekrul
Favourite (Winter) Crazy Combos
Tabu + Orange Blossom * Hermes Rouge + Bellodgia* Voleur du Roses+ Rose Ispahan * Rasa Extreme + Paris * Wood Coffee + Cafe Noir *
Boss #1 - Did not own this one, but borrowed it from a friend when I was younger.
Tsar - My first "real" fragrance.
Eternity - High school
Boss Elements - University
Issey - Moving to the USA
Passage d'Enfer - First niche. Got instantly hooked.
Royal English Leather - My girlfriend loves leather, and I wore this the first time I met her.
La Nuit - Wow! A female fragrance can be more masculine than masculine frags
Tea for Two - Yet a revelation. I did not think I would enjoy smelling like tea.
Musc Ravageur - New life, new opportunities.
Helmut Lang - Cuiron
I've owned several fragrances prior to this one (Old Spice, Aqua di Giò, CK Be...) but this is where my fascination started
Comme des Garçons - Odeur 53
The first scent I bought via internet and opened up a whole new world of scents
L'Artisan - Dzing!
Even thought the first two here really bloved me away when I purchased them, Dzing! just made me realize how... I don't know... I can't really put it in words... How incredible scents can really be. I was just totally fascinated and still am.
Comme des Garçons - Calamus
The greenest and most fresh scent in the vegetable garden. I can't no longer say I will always keep this one in my arsenal, since it is discontinued now. I guess Philosykos will take it's place as my greenest of greens.
Frederic Malle - Vétiver Extraordinaire
A very recent very best friend. Might very well be my holy grail.
Comme des Garçons - 2
One I will make sure to never be without.
Serge Lutens - Daim Blond
I've been toying with the idea of using this one exclusively for one month, only to make people associate the scent with me. Force it to become my signature. Oh the smothness and I just can't get passed out silky it feels. Softer than suede...
Serge Lutens - Chergui
I hardly believe there is a better smelling scent out there, period.
Hermès - Eau des Merveilles
The one scent I kind of met my girlfriend with. It was the one thing that triggered the first complement at least and it continued from there. It is not only great memories, but a marvelous scent. So amazing.
The house. I'm not really sure why I choose to put this one here, but it is a recent love and I will continue to research their scents (only tried two so far) and I bet they will stay with me for a very very long time. They are definately me.
CK Obession - first frag i ever put on....back when I was 5 or 6 haha
Adidas moves - first frag. I bought
Drakkar Noir - Christams time
Swiss Army - school
Boss #6 - po tang and parties hahahah
Stenson Black - frineds and going out for coffee breaks
I'll take you on a tour of the milestone scents in the evolution of my tastes:
Nautica Competition (original), Polo Sport - my first fragrances. I wore them all through high school and college.
Burberry Weekend - my girlfriend told me she liked it so I bought it. For some unknown reason I decided to look up reviews of it and I found BASENOTES. My wallet will never forgive Burberry Weekend.
A*Men - One of my first purchases after discovering Basenotes. I smelled it, bought it, and ended up hating it. I disliked it so much that I lost confidence in the reviews at Basenotes. Eventually, I began to understand the classes of scents and how widely tastes can vary. Now I read reviews with a lot more experience and a big grain of salt.
Green Irish Tweed - This is the scent that really hooked me. If Weekend got me to basenotes, GIT got me to stay.
Tam Dao - I had a major block against wood. Until Tam Dao I only liked fresh scents, but something in Tam Dao was so different that it got me to see things in a different light. Now I enjoy many woody scents.
Vetiver Extraordinaire - Wow - CLASSY. I'm not a big vetiver fan, but VE does it like no other.
That brings the tally up to 7, so I'll give honorable mention to a few scents just because they kick ass:
YSL Live Jazz
New Haarlem - not my type, but smells AMAZING on my girlfriend.
Voleur de Roses
L'Air Du Temps
Auric Blends Egyptian Musk
Nuit de Noel
Lynx Africa - the smell of the early 90's!
Rochas Man ( a recent one... )
Hanae Mori HM
OK, my ever changing TOP TEN.
CREED TABAROME MILLESIME
SANTA MARIA NOVELLA ACQUA DI CUBA
LORENZO VILLORESI PIPER NIGRUM
MPG EAU DES ILES
SANTA MARIA NOVELLA PATCHOULI
MPG ROUTE DU VETIVER
Now...I have thought about this a LOT recently...I LOVE my (so called) STINKY fragrances, L'ARTISAN DZING, DIPTYQUE L'AUTRE, McQUEEN KINGDOM, L'EAU BLEUE D'ISSEY, KOUROS, etc. however, if I needed to RE-place the above listed and keep within my TOP TEN...no doubt about it....YSL KOUROS!
Yes...KOUROS...even over DZING! I LOVE DZING! but...as is the way with L'ARTISAN, NO staying power. Continuing towards my CURRENT TOP TEN...
MILLER HARRIS F. TABAC. I have received MORE compliments of the MILLER HARRIS than ANY other fragrance I own. My only complaint is the staying power is a bit too short but, longer than L'ARTISAN. Continuing...
LORENZO VILLORESI VETIVER
OK, one more...errrrr...
SANTA MARIA NOVELLA NOSTALIGA (if I owned it) but...since I only have a little sample remaining...ya know...this SUCKS! I can't live with ONLY Ten! Twenty maybe but...not ten! OK...maybe something somewhat sweet...HABIT ROUGE!
1) Acqua di Gio: The scent that got me interested in fragrances. We all have to start somewhere...
2) Mugler Cologne: The scent that got me interested in fragrances AGAIN after a long hiatus.
3) Creed SMW: Led me not to buy anything from (or even trust) Neiman Marcus ever again.
4) Angel Men: Cedar Point in a bottle.
5) CdG 2 MAN: Proof that blind buys can work out great.
6) L'Instant Pour Homme. Even good scents can be ruined by classmates who marinate in it.
7) Dior Homme: Shows how connecting with other Basenoters can result in great finds.
8) Habit Rouge: A timeless classic.
9) Kouros: Just one spritz from the tester at Sephora turned me off from chypres and animalic scents forever.
10) Azzaro Pour Homme: Gotta throw in what my Grandpa used...still smells great after all these years.
"The stench / The stench / Of summer sex / And CK Eternity / Oh hell, yes"
-Fall Out Boy, from "Uma Thurman"
1) Eau Sauvage: The first fragrance I ever owned
2) Sables: My first taste of Annick Goutal
3) Eau d'Hadrien: the second, perfect in summer
4) Fresh Index Cucumber Baie: lovely smelling
5) Daim Blond: The first SL I ever got. *Gorgeous suede
6) Ambre Sultan: The second SL, not one that I got into easily. *But the skin scent dry-down makes me want to cuddle up with me for hours
7) Borneo 1823: The moment I smelled this one when a friend brought it back from Paris, I knew I had to have it
8) Chene: Same reaction as Borneo. *Thank goodness I have friends who live in Europe
9) Padparadascha: starts as a lovely cedar, ends with a wonderful anmber
10) Musc Ravageur: *The only Musk that ever worked on me.
Only ten? OK, here goes:
1. Chanel Antaeus
2. MPG Santal Noble
3. MPG Parfum d'Habit
4. Hermès Rocabar
5. Serge Lutens Daim Blond
6. Boucheron Jaipur pour Homme
7. Hugh Parsons Blue
8. L'Artisan Parfumeur Timbuktu
9. Creed Bois du Portugal
10. Creed Green Irish Tweed
I wish I had been able to choose only one from each house, but Creed and MPG are really outstanding in my scent universe.
No Guerlain? As I look back over the list that seems impossible! Coriolan, Vetiver, and Jicky should be there. And Gucci Nobile should be in there, too. And Helmut Lang Cuiron. Oh! And Clive Christian 1872 for Men and X for Men. And Amouage Gold for Men, and Dia for Men. Yes, and Acqua di Parma Profumo.
How about twenty? Can I have twenty? But then I'd want thirty, and then fifty... and that way lies madness!
Ask me next year. It might be a different ten. Or twenty. Or whatever!
Yr good bud,
"Why spend life seeking that which does not satisfy? Why remain a slave, when freedom waits? Let your life shine; illumine the world with your truth!"
Fiat justitia ruat cælum.
Let justice be done, even if the sky should fall.
— Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus
Qui nihil potest sperare, desperet nihil.
Let him who can hope for nothing despair of nothing.
Male irato ferrum committitur.
It is an evil thing to arm an angry man.
Old Spice, Brut, English Leather- my first fragrances, high school
Polo- my college scent
Grey Flannel and Romance Silver- post college scents that I associate with a special girl in a great time in my life.
ck be- great simple fragrance. i learned that i am a big musk fan and this cologne does it well.
Givenchy Gentleman- opened up a new class of fragrance to me, this one is the first one that is not so easy for me to wear, but I love it.
Burberry London and Bvlgari PH- the present and the future
An evolving list.
Bois du Portugal
Gucci Pour Homme
Bvlgari Pour Homme
Green Irish Tweed
The ten most significant perfumes in my life are:
1&2) Parfum Sacre & Private Collection- the first perfume I ever got for myself as called Abishag, and I loved it. It's discontinued, of course. I now have these two perfumes that are most similar to Abishag - Private Collection resembles the top notes, and Parfum Sacre the overall feeling of dark and sensual mystery.
3) Diorissimo - this was my signature scent for about 6 or 8 years of my life. I wore it to my wedding and only stopped wearing it so much when I got over my X. You know, after not wearing a perfume for a while, when you put it on it brings you back instantly to who and how you were when you wore it. That is why I stopped wearing Diorissimo... Too much pain associated with this happy perfume.
4) Vol de Nuit - that is my grandmother's signature perfume. My grandfather first gave it to her when they visited the Guerlain boutique in Paris and she received a fragrance consultation - Vol de Nuit matched her adventurous personality. She is now over 83 and still travels the world!
5) Shalimar - the first Guerlain parfum I got for myself. It also reminds me of my grandmother, who worn this through the period when Vol de Nuit was nowhere to be found. It is so seductive and alluring.
6) Espionage - my own signature perfume which truly defines who I am if that's even possible... It's like my skin.
7) l'Herbe Rouge - to me it's the ultimate scent for a man and brings back comforting and pleasant memories of freedom and playing outdoors in hay and mud.
8) Orange blossom - whenever I smell a truely good orange blossom absolute, it unties a knot in my heart. It reminds me of home so badly. Fleurs d'Oranger does this to me, but it's a bit too sweet. I know a good orange blossom by feeling that knot in my heart... Generally speaking, I feel stronger connection to specific notes rather than perfumes as they have been introduced to my life earlier (I did not grow up around many perfumes).
9) Mitsouko. Do I really need to explain why? Ok, I am going to try. Once I finally got to understand and appreciate the beauty of Mitsouko, it made me feel as though each and every note of it sings the story of my life. I have no personal history with Mitsouko (haven't smelled it in my childhood or on anybody else at any time), but once this connection was made, it is now for life.
10) Tobacco scents. Specifically - Feuilles de Tabac and Habanita. Both remind me of my dearly departed grandfather. In fact, leather scents in general do - but especially these to flamboyant and mysterious ones.
1) Jicky Guerlain
2) Vetiver Annick Goutal
3) Ambre Sultan SL
5) Oud Cuir d`Arabie Montale (or even better - Oud attars)
6) Dzing! Artisan
7) Musc Ravageur FM
8) Incense Norma Kamali
9) Cuir de Russie (Creed or Le Jardin Retrouve)
10) Bel Ami Hermes
Better put it that way - Vetiver, Leather and Oud notes in their best (mostly niche) concoctions
Vetiver The Great!!!
Originally Posted by expecto_patronum
okay. . .now just hold on a moment! *lol. *
i wonder if this is the same "Raw Vanilla" that i loved as a 13-15 year old, but is impossible to find ever since...
is it a cheap ass brand available at Walmarts?? LOL . i used to love that so much! *or are you talking about a different kind. . like a designer Raw Vanilla? *
thanks daddy *;D[/quote]
Perhaps it's this one you're interested in:
3)Bvlgari Blv pour femme
7)Burberry Baby Touch
10)Emprio Amani White
First comes the one I really hate - Kenzo Flower
It reminds me of an awful period of my life.
And every person I dislike seems to wear this fragrance
The first fragrance I fell in love with is Kenzo L'Eau Par
The first scent which opened my fragrance hobby was Herba Fresca
The fragrance which stays with me for the longest period of time is Zen Shiseido
The best-ever-fragrance Cuir de Russie
Current signature sent - Harissa CdG
Agent Provocateur - the first fragrance my husband presented to me
CdG Ourzazate - this is a scent of my childhood in Crimea
¡Mi vida loca! in fragrances...
1. Mennen Skin Bracer/Ice Blue Aqua Velva -- Wore these while learnin' to use a styptic pencil to preclude transfusions after whacking away at peach fuzz.
2. Old Spice -- High School and first job.
3. Royall Lyme -- Bought from the "source" in Bermuda, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and all over the Caribbean while sailin' for Uncle Sam.
4. C-M Verbena -- My first real scent "love."
5. Santos -- My first compliment ever received.
6. Lauder for Men -- My all-time fave.
7. Voleur de Roses -- First niche and blockbusting fragrance eye-opener.
8. Bois du Portugal -- Hey! Simply the best spice perfume out there!
9. Tabac Blond -- I actually believe this is a bona fide Holy Grail perfume that lifts the veil to touch the past.
0. Ultraviolet Man -- My latest true Great One! Why? Hard to say. I just can't explain it?!
Oh, and Guerlain Vetiver is in there too somewhere... *8-)
I can only think of 5 right now...
1.) Claiborne Sport: my signature scent in highschool
2.) Le Male: drunken nights and partying with the guys
3.) Pi: getting cozy by the fireplace next to my gf during christmas
4.) Passage d'Enfer: the scent that helped ease my mind during last semester's exams
5.) Geir: the scent that sums up who I am