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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Giraffe
    This thread has some of the most frustrating posts I've ever read. Do you guys realize how ridiculous it is to say "Geir sucks because Silver Mountain Water is better" and then turn around and admit that they aren't actually very similar? Well you're right, they aren't similar at all. And guess what: Geir doesn't smell like Allure Homme Sport either. Come to think of it, I can't really think of any scent that Geir does smell like. Yet it's accused of being ordinary?!?! Geir is unique in its ability to come off as fresh yet be so deep at the same time. I'm also confused by comments that it is cloying. It has good sillage and whatnot, but the sillage it has is really light and airy in a beautiful away. It doesn't seem suffocating to me at all, and I haven't noticed that other people find it suffocating either. It's fine if you guys don't like it, but please at least try to make valid criticisms. I've worn this scent probably about 75 times. I be you guys who are making nonsensical criticisms haven't gone beyond the realm of a sample vial or a passing spray at Nordsroms.
    I never knew having a opinion was a crime What I think of Geir is what I think of it, I do not know why you take it so personal. I do find Geir boring and common smelling, The only reason I had compared it to SMW was because of the both claims of mountain air accord.
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    The only fragrance I own that smells like Geir is Laguna. The drydown of Geir is pretty similar to what Laguna smells like but Geir has a more floral take whiles Laguna is Vanilla dominated. But to MY nose they smell very similar.
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    only *small* slimiarity is with allure sport when you smell the frag in the bottle. this however disappears as soon as you apply. Geir is outstanding. it propels me into looking over mountains over norway with the cool breeze blwoing against me. it is heaven.

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    In my perception, Geir does not have anything naturally fresh, much less is it anything like mountain air (except if there's a fragrance factory on the mountaintop, perhaps). It is sweet, subtly floral, soapy-clean and certainly has its share of synthetics, no? If Gendarme smells fresh and natural to you, or any other fabric softener , then so will this, I would wager. My conception of freshness is quite different and my only association with Geir is perfume. It smells "fragrancy," like certain skin creams do. In fact it reminds me of a more refined version of what Neutrogena handcream smells like. Which happens to be Norwegian. Anyway, I could see myself liking this on somebody walking past me, as a brief impression, but I find too boring to wear myself. My two scents...
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    Reading all the reviews on BN I was expecting a super fragrance, so I blindordered this. I was really underwhelmed. It smelled not bad , but not great either.And way too synthetic and loud. I really don't get the edp classification also, cause this one lasts a regular 3 hrs on me. If this was a new Hugo Boss release , I'm sure this was less popular over here. A wee bit overhyped this one.
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    Incedal, that's really interesting that you mention Laguna because the very first time I ever smelled Geir when I had only been into scents for about a month (and happened to own Laguna), Laguna was the first scent that came to mind! I even talked to the SA about it! Of course, she didn't know what Laguna was but she was nice at least. Here's the rest of the story: I own Geir and Laguna now (and have for a while) and now that I have a more trained nose and have had extensive experience with each of them I see little to no similarity between the two scents and I can't quite figure out how I ever did. I think tomorrow I will do a wrist to wrist comparison and investigate the situation. I'll get back to yall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Giraffe
    Incedal, that's really interesting that you mention Laguna because the very first time I ever smelled Geir when I had only been into scents for about a month (and happened to own Laguna), Laguna was the first scent that came to mind! I even talked to the SA about it! Of course, she didn't know what Laguna was but she was nice at least. Here's the rest of the story: I own Geir and Laguna now (and have for a while) and now that I have a more trained nose and have had extensive experience with each of them I see little to no similarity between the two scents and I can't quite figure out how I ever did. I think tomorrow I will do a wrist to wrist comparison and investigate the situation. I'll get back to yall.
    To a trained nose they do not share much similarities, but if you were to smell someone wearing Laguna and they had walked passed you the sillage would instantly remind you of Geir. I think the top notes of Laguna are similar but the drydown is vanilla dominated whiles Geir is more floral and woody.
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    I just got a mini of Geir last week, and I have to agree most with Dawkins.


    Geir is harsh (in a heady way) in top notes and if blasted really can do a number on your sinuses. I have heard others say time and again that its the drydown that makes this one so good- and that reactivation that Dawkins explained.

    I feel like Geir is an acquired taste in the form of a fragrance you don't expect to be an aquired taste. You expect it to work from spray number one. I'd say that it probably takes 4 or more wears to actually start understanding, and finding its message.

    Its not really a style I am particularly drawn to, but I feel as a fresh oriental it is one of the best in its class.

  9. #39

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    I sampled Geir at Nordstrom a few weeks ago when I was in Detroit, and I'm on the fence.

    To be honest, I like it, but the floral notes strike me as too feminine. At first blast, Geir is great, and then the midnotes are sorta like Thierry Mugler's Alien. The drydown is sorta similar (but not identical) to Gaultier2 (one of my faves), but it's much sweeter than the still-sweet Gaultier.

    It's not the blow-you-away scent I expected, but it's not a bad scent, either. I guess I'll have to keep searching for that blow-me-away fresh/woody scent...
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    Milamber...no, I apply on my wrist...sometimes the back of my hand. I have read "the notebook" and know how this is done. I wouldn't want this sweet mess near my face!

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    When I first bought this blind, I kicked myself in the ass for it. It was nothing extraordinary to me and I found it to be a watered down version of Pi with some added florals. Milamber pressured me to wear it some more and I'm glad I did. I think it's hard to understand this scent based on first, second, or even third impressions. It took me a full week to fall for it. I wore it as my SOTD and SOTE for a week straight and began to appreciate all the minor facets that I neglected to notice before. The florals are really beautiful and well harmonized, so much that it's hard to tell which flowers are in the pyramid of notes. It's more of a whole bouquet joined together like an orchestrated symphony. I really encourage those who bought Geir and regret it to give it a few more wearings before swapping it out. It wasn't love at first sniff for me. But most of my favorites weren't either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teflondog
    I really encourage those who bought Geir and regret it to give it a few more wearings before swapping it out. It wasn't love at first sniff for me. But most of my favorites weren't either.
    My case is just the opposite When I received my sample from Vijay, I felt what I had read in a review: tears of an angel. Used it for about 2-3 weeks, then made a pause for about 2 weeks. When I came back to it, I found something which I didn't see previously: it's a bit more sweet than my nose could tolerate. Nervously made 8-10 more tries and the result is the same. And somehow it no longer impressed that much. The initial notes are outstanding, but the drydown is not something I want to wear.
    Luckily I didn't have the money to buy it then from Vijay, otherwise it would be on my (non-existing) swaplist

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    Used 1/2 a bottle of the stuff,... believe me I tried. I congratulate those who found the "hidden " beauty in this scent, but to me it's just a nice scent. Nice but not great. To each his own guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy
    ... it's a bit more sweet than my nose could tolerate.
    I must echo this valid point. For what it is trying to emulate (fresh Norwegian woods) Geir Ness is too sweet for my tastes. This, even though I love several even sweeter scents like Biagiotti's Roma Uomo. However, Roma Uomo is not trying to be evocative of woods and mountain breezes. Thanks, Vijay, for the sample, but overall I was very unimpressed. I also agree that Geir Ness has a similar vibe to both Laguna and Allure Homme - hell, even D&G By Man and Minotaure - but it (Geir) is sweeter than all of them to my nose. Even, yes, to point of, horrors, cloying.

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    Someone else mentioned Gaultier2 when speaking of geir. The first time I smelled g2 I immediately thought of geir.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marczilla
    Someone else mentioned Gaultier2 when speaking of geir. The first time I smelled g2 I immediately thought of geir.
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    If it's anything like Gaultier2, then I'm going to hate it. Maybe I should just start forgeting about Geir, after reading some of the comments here. I suspect this is not "me".
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    Quote Originally Posted by GenuineImitationLife
    If it's anything like Gaultier2, then I'm going to hate it. Maybe I should just start forgeting about Geir, after reading some of the comments here. I suspect this is not "me".
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    Quote Originally Posted by GenuineImitationLife
    If it's anything like Gaultier2, then I'm going to hate it. Maybe I should just start forgeting about Geir, after reading some of the comments here. I suspect this is not "me".
    I have the same suspicion, but my curiosity wins this one hands down.
    And of course a decant (for the price of a lunchtime snack!) won't ruin me financially. I've spent 9 euros on sillier things!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GenuineImitationLife
    If it's anything like Gaultier2, then I'm going to hate it. Maybe I should just start forgeting about Geir, after reading some of the comments here. I suspect this is not "me".
    I advice you to try it, it maybe that you may like it and could work for you like it does for many others. Just get a decant and give it a trial run.
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    Why are men so attracted to Geir Ness, this is an interesting question?!
    There is something to Geir which other mens frags don't have, practically it is a higher concentration of natural oils which give it a bit of a perfumey quality.

    But to me it smells pretty much like they combined Escape for men with Chanel's Coco - oops!
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    Quote Originally Posted by incedal
    I advice you to try it, it maybe that you may like it and could work for you like it does for many others. Just get a decant and give it a trial run.
    Thanks. You mean well and I appreciate your posts, and the others on this topic. But I often wonder about the hype around some of the frags discussed on this board (sorry if that sounds ranty, I'll try to tone it down!).

    But (deep breath) OK, sorry to go off topic here, but indulge me for a moment: take all the fuss about M7 Fresh. You'd think it was manna from heaven from some of the things said about it, but I bought it, and lo behold, it's just a fairly ordinary, pleasant enough scent. Nothing extraordinary at all!

    I may get some Geir eventually. But somehow I'm not in any hurry now. I am slightly annoyed by Geir Ness, the company, that they only care about marketing in the US, and ignore the rest of us. That is not a good start and they come across as a bit "deliberately exclusive" or something. But when I do eventually sample it, I will try to do so with an open mind!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GenuineImitationLife

    But (deep breath) OK, sorry to go off topic here, but indulge me for a moment: take all the fuss about M7 Fresh. You'd think it was manna from heaven from some of the things said about it, but I bought it, and lo behold, it's just a fairly ordinary, pleasant enough scent. Nothing extraordinary at all!
    I felt the same way about Davidoffs Relax, which was very hyped here for a little while. I tried a few samples of Geir based on all the talk here too.

    Although I didnt like either and thought they were way too overhyped, atleast all the basenotes talk gives you some interesting and not-too-common scents to seek and try which in turns expands your fragrance knowledge and horizons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GenuineImitationLife
    Thanks. You mean well and I appreciate your posts, and the others on this topic. But I often wonder about the hype around some of the frags discussed on this board (sorry if that sounds ranty, I'll try to tone it down!).

    But (deep breath) OK, sorry to go off topic here, but indulge me for a moment: take all the fuss about M7 Fresh. You'd think it was manna from heaven from some of the things said about it, but I bought it, and lo behold, it's just a fairly ordinary, pleasant enough scent. Nothing extraordinary at all!

    I may get some Geir eventually. But somehow I'm not in any hurry now. I am slightly annoyed by Geir Ness, the company, that they only care about marketing in the US, and ignore the rest of us. That is not a good start and they come across as a bit "deliberately exclusive" or something. But when I do eventually sample it, I will try to do so with an open mind!
    I know what you mean, thats what happend with me and Geir. I just could not wait to try it and when I did I just felt very disappointed. The only fragrances that have lived up to the hype are Havana,Rive Gauche and many of the Creeds.
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    I never did warm up to Geir, and I owned it twice. I really wanted to like it, but it never took hold with me. Kind of "cloud-like" in terms of its effects. A spicy-sweet-floral cloud.

    And by the way, I'm a Chanel Allure Sport fan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW
    I never did warm up to Geir, and I owned it twice. I really wanted to like it, but it never took hold with me. Kind of "cloud-like" in terms of its effects. A spicy-sweet-floral cloud.

    And by the way, I'm a Chanel Allure Sport fan.
    I find Allure Sport much better than Geir IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by incedal
    I know what you mean, thats what happend with me and Geir. I just could not wait to try it and when I did I just felt very disappointed. The only fragrances that have lived up to the hype are Havana,Rive Gauche and many of the Creeds.
    The one to me that "lives up to the hype" is Terre D'Hermès. Sorry, I know I'm sounding like a broken record, but TdH just f*kin rocks, and I won't stop saying it!

    Most of the Creeds are fantastic. The ones I like most are Silver Mountain Water; Neroli Sauvage (which I own and have a weird love/hate relationship with); OV; BdP.

    I've never smelled Havana. Rive Gauche is very nice, but I probably won't buy it in the near future, there's too much else on my "to get" list!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GenuineImitationLife
    If it's anything like Gaultier2, then I'm going to hate it. Maybe I should just start forgeting about Geir, after reading some of the comments here. I suspect this is not "me".
    I have G2 since last Xmas, and have tried intensively Geir nowadays: not for a single moment came in my mind that they are alike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GenuineImitationLife
    I may get some Geir eventually. But somehow I'm not in any hurry now. I am slightly annoyed by Geir Ness, the company, that they only care about marketing in the US, and ignore the rest of us. That is not a good start and they come across as a bit "deliberately exclusive" or something. But when I do eventually sample it, I will try to do so with an open mind!
    I have been reading this thread and wanted to avoid posting in this ( I have my reasons), but I have to defend Geir Ness and his company for this comment.

    Geir Ness is a very polite and extremely professional in his business. I have not had a chance to meet him personally, but have communicated with him several times through email. I have also talked to their sales manager in the US several times, about the distribution of their products in other parts of the world

    It is not that he does not want to expand his business outside of the US. And the following statement is true with any business entity. To market a product "successfully" in a new marketing arena, you have to have a budget and availabilty of funds and personnel to do so. He is not trying to be deliberately exclusive.

    If you are outside of USA, try sending them an email by going to Laila.com , if you want a product they have. See their response and then judge for yourself. By the way do you want to know who the international requests get forwarded to ? .
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    Quote Originally Posted by incedal
    I know what you mean, thats what happend with me and Geir. I just could not wait to try it and when I did I just felt very disappointed. The only fragrances that have lived up to the hype are Havana,Rive Gauche and many of the Creeds.
    Actually Rive Gauche is one of the scents that I encountered before reading all the reviews here. I was off to try Live jazz as I always ignored YSL and I suddenly run into RG - omg I thought - I had to have it since then... it was a love at first sight
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    everyone is entitled to think...

    but I rather like it.

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