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    Hello,

    I am from Germany, and are reading here for some time without a membership. My English isn´t the best ( only school english - you see :--)
    sorry for that.

    I am 37 ( family father ) working in a great office, like Classic clothing & understatement.

    i did test some frags last time but had not enough time and don´t want also go to test everytime, without buying something :--).

    Fragrances which i don´t like: Allure sport, sander Pure for men, irish moos, tabac original, chanel egoiste.

    which i like but didn´t buy: jil sander for men - not longlasting too light., also cerrutti 1881 - too strong but nice, allure - too much citrus but fresh and ok, Burbery Brit & Eau Sauvage.

    which i want too buy, Bulgari pour homme ( want to try the extreme version also ), Guerlain vetiver ( didn´t tested it untill now ), Lagerfeld Photo ( daytime ) and Classic ( Evening ).

    Fragrances which i have now:

    Lanvin Vetyver ( daytime )
    Aigner Clear day ( very fresh - i like it a lot, daytime, weekend )
    Puma man ( massmarket, evenings ), will not buy it again
    Bruno banani PURE ( massmarket, evenings ), will not buy it again.

    At the next time i want to buy some ( min .5 & max. 10 ) Perfumes for me and want to have your opinions which MUST HAVES ( not too expensive please ) i could test and buy ?

    My List today is:

    Daytime:
    Bvlgari Pour Homme
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Live Jazz
    Terre D'Hermes
    Paco Rabanne XS
    L'eau par Kenzo
    Mugler Cologne

    Evening:
    YSL M7
    Zino Davidoff


    thanks.
    Last edited by sanatik; 24th December 2006 at 06:05 PM.

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    Good to meet you. Have you tried Azzaro PH? It's one of my all time faves.
    Peace ~ Markymark

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    yes i tried it last week, did forget it, i like it but wouldn´t wear it everytime, strong, fresh, is not in my list, but would buy it :-)

    another question --> Aramis by Aramis (1965)
    Last edited by sanatik; 24th December 2006 at 06:30 PM.

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    of your listed daytime scents, I think the first three make an absolutely excellent daytime rotation. Bulgari for a default, Live Jazz for when its scorching, and Guerlain Vetivier when you want to be just a little bit noticed.

    Your evening scents are excellent too: alle Beide sind ,,was anders" m7 is medicinal and sharp, but then drops off in a dramatic way to something deeply sexy. Zino has a melancolic vibe t it, you may like, you may not.

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    I like Bulgari Pour Homme, Mugler Cologne (particularly), and Terre D'Hermes (which I think is versatile enough to be both a daytime and evening fragrance).

    Welcome to the boards, sanatik.
    De gustibus non est disputandum

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    Give Givenchy Gentleman a try.
    Also Versace L'Homme

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    Great choices for daywear! I like:

    Bvlgari Pour Homme
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Terre D'Hermes
    Paco Rabanne XS

    All of these, with the exception of TdH, can be bought very cheaply on the internet - don't pay full price! Most for $20 US or so for a good size bottle.

    Your night choices? Yes, M7 is very nice, haven't decided on Zino yet. YSL Body Kouros, Gucci Envy, Gucci PH and Guerlain Heritage would all be nice evening frags which can be bought very affordably.

    Ged
    Top 10 (not in order): Dunhill 1934, Dunhill Edition, Terre d'Hermes, Rive Gauche, Habit Rouge, Guerlain Vetiver, Knize Ten, Bois du Portugal, Vintage Tabarome, Green Irish Tweed

    Summer Rotation: GIT, Aventus, Erolfa, Vetiver 1948, Guerlain Vetiver, Malle VE, Terre d'Hermes, Bvlgari PH, Bvlgari Acqua, Habit Rouge EDC and Sport, ADP Colonia Assoluta, Chanel PMC, Dunhill Edition, Eau Sauvage, TF Azure Lime

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanatik
    yes i tried it last week, did forget it, i like it but wouldn´t wear it everytime, strong, fresh, is not in my list, but would buy it :-)

    another question --> Aramis by Aramis (1965)
    Oh yes, Aramis is definitely a must have. If this is not a nice classic I do not know what is! It is my signature scent (right now).

    Plus it is not that expensive and there are a lot of other products in the Aramis-line, that you can enjoy.

    Mic.

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    Willkommen. Ich schreibe einfach mal zur Abwechslung deutsch
    Eine sehr schöne Liste hast Du da! Alles hochklassig, also eigentlich nur noch Geschmacksfrage. Ich würde insbesondre Terre d'Hermes empfehlen, hat viel Klasse und ist vielseitig, sowie XS - riecht doppelt so teuer wie es ist. "Sophisticated." Mugler Cologne und Kenzo sind mir persönlich zu allzuleicht.

    weiterhin würde ich Dir ein paar Exoten empfehlen:
    Acqua di Portofino (frisch grün-maritim, elegant, selten, manchmal sehr günstig bei ebay zu haben)

    Adolfo Dominguez Vetiver Hombre (Frische wie sie eleganter nicht geht. Leider nicht in D erhätlich, nur manchmal über ebay)

    Clinique Happy for Men (sehr schöner orangiger Zitrusduft).

    Richard James Eau de Toilette (sehr edel, British Gentleman pur, frisch plus Leder plus floral, war eine Zeitlang spottbillig auf ebay zu haben, obwohl es eigentich sehr teuer ist)

    Acqua di Parma, Colonia (frisch & elegant, leider teuer))

    L'Occitane, Vetyver (IMO viel besser als Guerlain's, erdig aber frisch, schöne Gewürzanklänge im Hintergrund. Nicht teuer, ca. 30 Euro)

    Crown Perfumery - sehr klassische englische Düfte. Sandrigham ist perfekt, zitrus-holz-leicht floral, hinreißend. Extrem zitrisch, dann elegant puderig ist Imperial, Kräuterig-lavendelig Town&Country, kräuterig-bitter Eau de Quinine.

    Falls Du mal in einen größeren Douglas kommst, probier dort spaßeshalber mal die Parfüms von Creed, über die hier viel geredet wird. Sehr teuer, aber teilweise das Beste was es gibt und über ebay dann oft zum halben Preis zu haben. Vorsicht, Suchtgefahr

    Und falls Du an Abfüllungen interessiert bist - ich mache gerade meinen Laden dicht siehe unten), aber bis Ende des Jahres biete ich noch an.

    Viel Erfolg und Vergnügen beim Finden Deiner Traumdüfte.
    My Wardrobe
    II est de forts parfums pour qui toute matière/Est poreuse. On dirait qu'ils pénètrent le verre.

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    Hee! I wish that I spoke German. Being curious, I used Google's translation page to see what it is that you were writing about! I think it's hilarious that they translated Willkommen into "Welcomely". Great post, the_good_life...except I think that the poetry in your original Deutsch was lost through the computer translation.


    Welcomely. I write simply times for a change German You have a very beautiful list there! Everything hochklassig, thus actually only taste question. I would recommend in particular Terre of d'Hermes, am versatile have much class and, as well as to XS - smells like it is twice as expensive. “Sophisticated.” Mugler Cologne and Kenzo are me personally too all too. further I would recommend to you a few Exoten: Acqua di Portofino (freshly green-maritime, elegantly, rarely, to have sometimes very favorably with ebay) Adolfo Dominguez Vetiver Hombre (freshness like it more elegantly does not go. Unfortunately not in D erhätlich, only sometimes over ebay) Clinique Happy for Men (very beautiful orangiger Zitrusduft). Richard James Eau de Toilette (very nobly, British Gentleman purely, freshly plus leathers plus floral, was to be had for a while mockery-cheaply on ebay, although it is very expensive eigentich) Acqua di Parma, Colonia (freshly & elegantly, unfortunately expensively)) L'Occitane, Vetyver (IMO much better than Guerlain's, erdig however freshly, beautiful spice resemblances in the background. Not expensively, approx. 30 euro) Crown Perfumery - very classical English smells. Sandrigham is perfectly, zitrus wood easy floral, hinreissend. Extremely zitrisch, then elegantly puderig imperial, Kräuterig lavendelig Town&Country, is herb industrial union bitter Eau de Quinine. If you come times into a larger Douglas, try there fun for the sake of times the perfumes of Creed, about which one talks much here. Very expensively, but partly the best which it gives and over ebay often at the half price to then have. Caution, craze danger And if you are interested in fillings - I make straight mean shop see close below), but to end of the yearly I still offer. Much success and pleasure with finding your dream smells.


    Quote Originally Posted by the_good_life
    Willkommen. Ich schreibe einfach mal zur Abwechslung deutsch
    Eine sehr schöne Liste hast Du da! Alles hochklassig, also eigentlich nur noch Geschmacksfrage. Ich würde insbesondre Terre d'Hermes empfehlen, hat viel Klasse und ist vielseitig, sowie XS - riecht doppelt so teuer wie es ist. "Sophisticated." Mugler Cologne und Kenzo sind mir persönlich zu allzuleicht.

    weiterhin würde ich Dir ein paar Exoten empfehlen:
    Acqua di Portofino (frisch grün-maritim, elegant, selten, manchmal sehr günstig bei ebay zu haben)

    Adolfo Dominguez Vetiver Hombre (Frische wie sie eleganter nicht geht. Leider nicht in D erhätlich, nur manchmal über ebay)

    Clinique Happy for Men (sehr schöner orangiger Zitrusduft).

    Richard James Eau de Toilette (sehr edel, British Gentleman pur, frisch plus Leder plus floral, war eine Zeitlang spottbillig auf ebay zu haben, obwohl es eigentich sehr teuer ist)

    Acqua di Parma, Colonia (frisch & elegant, leider teuer))

    L'Occitane, Vetyver (IMO viel besser als Guerlain's, erdig aber frisch, schöne Gewürzanklänge im Hintergrund. Nicht teuer, ca. 30 Euro)

    Crown Perfumery - sehr klassische englische Düfte. Sandrigham ist perfekt, zitrus-holz-leicht floral, hinreißend. Extrem zitrisch, dann elegant puderig ist Imperial, Kräuterig-lavendelig Town&Country, kräuterig-bitter Eau de Quinine.

    Falls Du mal in einen größeren Douglas kommst, probier dort spaßeshalber mal die Parfüms von Creed, über die hier viel geredet wird. Sehr teuer, aber teilweise das Beste was es gibt und über ebay dann oft zum halben Preis zu haben. Vorsicht, Suchtgefahr

    Und falls Du an Abfüllungen interessiert bist - ich mache gerade meinen Laden dicht siehe unten), aber bis Ende des Jahres biete ich noch an.

    Viel Erfolg und Vergnügen beim Finden Deiner Traumdüfte.



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    LMAO! Thanks for the translation Linnea!

    Quote Originally Posted by linnea
    Hee! I wish that I spoke German. Being curious, I used Google's translation page to see what it is that you were writing about! I think it's hilarious that they translated Willkommen into "Welcomely". Great post, the_good_life...except I think that the poetry in your original Deutsch was lost through the computer translation.


    Welcomely. I write simply times for a change German You have a very beautiful list there! Everything hochklassig, thus actually only taste question. I would recommend in particular Terre of d'Hermes, am versatile have much class and, as well as to XS - smells like it is twice as expensive. “Sophisticated.” Mugler Cologne and Kenzo are me personally too all too. further I would recommend to you a few Exoten: Acqua di Portofino (freshly green-maritime, elegantly, rarely, to have sometimes very favorably with ebay) Adolfo Dominguez Vetiver Hombre (freshness like it more elegantly does not go. Unfortunately not in D erhätlich, only sometimes over ebay) Clinique Happy for Men (very beautiful orangiger Zitrusduft). Richard James Eau de Toilette (very nobly, British Gentleman purely, freshly plus leathers plus floral, was to be had for a while mockery-cheaply on ebay, although it is very expensive eigentich) Acqua di Parma, Colonia (freshly & elegantly, unfortunately expensively)) L'Occitane, Vetyver (IMO much better than Guerlain's, erdig however freshly, beautiful spice resemblances in the background. Not expensively, approx. 30 euro) Crown Perfumery - very classical English smells. Sandrigham is perfectly, zitrus wood easy floral, hinreissend. Extremely zitrisch, then elegantly puderig imperial, Kräuterig lavendelig Town&Country, is herb industrial union bitter Eau de Quinine. If you come times into a larger Douglas, try there fun for the sake of times the perfumes of Creed, about which one talks much here. Very expensively, but partly the best which it gives and over ebay often at the half price to then have. Caution, craze danger And if you are interested in fillings - I make straight mean shop see close below), but to end of the yearly I still offer. Much success and pleasure with finding your dream smells.
    [FONT=georgia, bookman old style, palatino linotype, book antiqua, palatino, trebuchet ms, helvetica, garamond, sans-serif, arial, verdana, avante garde, century gothic, comic sans ms, times, times new roman, serif]“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”[/FONT]

    ~ Robert Brault

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    excuse me, i am back from a wedding, thanks again.

    I like Joel_Cairo´s idea with the rotation.
    @ good life ( danke dir herzlichst - werde auf dich zurückkommen, muss vorher halt noch zusehen die düfte ( auch die von creed :--) zu probieren ) preferes a lot of other perfumes, so its difficult for me to put them all to the list cause until now he is the only one who wants them ( right ?? ) and i don´t now them ( but want to try them ( Acqua di Portofino, Adolfo Dominguez Vetiver Hombre, Richard James Eau de Toilette, Acqua di Parma, Colonia, L'Occitane - Vetyver, Crown Perfumery - Sandrigham, Imperial,Town&Country, Eau de Quinine. ) all, at the next time too ).

    MY "MUST HAVE" LIST NOW IS ( my favorites are FAT ):

    5 x Daytime
    Default:
    - Bvlgari Pour Homme ( 1995 allrounder )
    - Guerlain Vetiver (great sillage) / Lanvin Vetyver
    - Aramis ( is older than me - i am 37 ) / Armani Eau PH ( fresh & spicy ) / Gucci Pour Homme (winter )/ Lanvin L'Homme
    - Chanel Allure / jil sander for men / Joop Jump
    - Burberry Brit / Armani Code
    - Tabac Original / Old Spice

    Summer:
    - Terre D'Hermes (great sillage - also for evening and summer) / Clinique Happy
    - Gendarme (1991 work and formal ) / Gendarme 20 ( 2004 warm weather / formal too)

    Casual:
    - Paco Rabanne XS ( 1993 office and after hours) / Herrera for Men (1991) / Burberry London
    - YSL Live Jazz / Echo by Davidoff / Higher by Dior / Azarro Chrome / twice (iceberg) / Opium YSL / Trussardi Uomo
    - Bvlgari Aqva / Acqua Di Gio

    Formal:
    - Patricia de Nicolaï New York (1989) / Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955) / Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur (1904 formal)
    - Givenchy Gentleman (1974 great sillage & conspicuous - only winter)
    - Dunhill Edition (1984 spicy/woody)
    - Paco Rabanne PH / YSL Kouros

    5 x Evening:

    Night:
    - YSL M7 (2002 great sillage - only winter ?)
    - Gucci Pour Homme ( winter ) / Lanvin L'Homme
    - Thierry Mugler A*Men (great sillage) / rochas man
    - very irresistabel (givenchy) / diesel for men
    - Egoiste Platinum (great silllage)

    Casual:
    - Lagerfeld Classic (1978 longlasting - formal too)
    - Joop Roccoco / Gucci Envy / Obsession for Men (1986)
    - Dolce&Gabbana PH (great sillage) / Versace Dreamer / Le male / ysl l'homme / Carolina Herrera for men (1991) / Burberry London
    - Thierry Mugler B*Men / drakkar noir
    - Gucci Rush (woody)/ Versace L'Homme / Azzaro Visit
    - Bulgari Black / Givenchy Pi
    - Etienne Aigner Private Number / Statement

    SmartCasual
    - Antaeus( longevity - formal & smart casual - not for everyday ) / Rive gauche YSL (~old spice) /Azarro pH / YSL Kouros
    - Lagerfeld Photo / Armani Black Code / Armani Mania / Celine Pour Homme

    Formal:
    - Guerlain Heritage (similar too gucci envy but not soo sweet - 40+ age group) / Zino Davidoff (melancholic vibe)
    - Égoïste (sweet) / dior homme
    - Givenchy Xeryus (1986 versatile)
    - YSL Body Kouros (great silllage)

    Which one from the TOP 5 Lists would you select & kick ?
    Last edited by sanatik; 27th December 2006 at 03:17 PM.

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    i did update my list above and would now what you think about ??

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanatik
    5 x Daytime
    Default:
    - Bvlgari Pour Homme ( allrounder )
    - Guerlain Vetiver (great sillage) / Lanvin Vetyver
    - Aramis ( is older than me - i am 37 ) / Armani Eau PH ( fresh & spicy ) / Gucci Pour Homme (winter )/ Lanvin L'Homme
    - Chanel Allure / jil sander for men / Joop Jump
    - Burberry Brit / Armani Code
    - Tabac Original / Old Spice
    I am not a Guerlain Vetiver fan - I hate the tobacco/vetiver thing
    I would much rather use YSL PH (1971)

    Quote Originally Posted by sanatik
    Summer:
    - Terre D'Hermes (great sillage - also for evening and summer) / Clinique Happy
    - Gendarme (1991 work and formal ) / Gendarme 20 ( 2004 warm weather / formal too)
    Gendarme 20 is a great choice & a little more interesting than the Gendarme EDT
    Terre D'Hermes is just awful to my nose
    I would rather go for something like Cool Water (yes it is a cheap copy of Creed GIT, but I assume that GIT is beyond the budget?)
    Only problem with Cool Water is that it was a bit too common - but the rise of the aquas have changed this a bit - may no longer be a problem

    Quote Originally Posted by sanatik
    Casual:
    - Paco Rabanne XS ( 1993 office and after hours) / Herrera for Men (1991) / Burberry London
    - YSL Live Jazz / Echo by Davidoff / Higher by Dior / Azarro Chrome / twice (iceberg) / Opium YSL / Trussardi Uomo
    - Bvlgari Aqva / Acqua Di Gio
    Herrera for Men is better than Paco XS

    Quote Originally Posted by sanatik
    Formal:
    - Patricia de Nicolaï New York (1989) / Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955) / Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur (1904 formal)
    - Givenchy Gentleman (1974 great sillage & conspicuous - only winter)
    - Dunhill Edition (1984 spicy/woody)
    - Paco Rabanne PH / YSL Kouros
    Definitely New York - great stuff

    Quote Originally Posted by sanatik
    5 x Evening:
    Night:
    - YSL M7 (great sillage)
    - Gucci Pour Homme ( winter ) / Lanvin L'Homme
    - Thierry Mugler A*Men (great sillage) / rochas man
    - very irresistabel (givenchy) / diesel for men
    - Egoiste Platinum (great silllage)
    YSL M7 - why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by sanatik
    Casual:
    - Lagerfeld Classic (1978 longlasting - formal too)
    - Joop Roccoco / Gucci Envy / Obsession for Men (1986)
    - Dolce&Gabbana PH (great sillage) / Versace Dreamer / Le male / ysl l'homme / Carolina Herrera for men (1991) / Burberry London
    - Thierry Mugler B*Men / drakkar noir
    - Gucci Rush (woody)/ Versace L'Homme / Azzaro Visit
    - Bulgari Black / Givenchy Pi
    - Etienne Aigner Private Number / Statement
    Keep the Lagerfield, but lose the Rococo
    I would substitute A*Men for the Rococo as a casual night fragrance

    Quote Originally Posted by sanatik
    SmartCasual
    - Antaeus( longevity - formal & smart casual - not for everyday ) / Rive gauche YSL (~old spice) /Azarro pH / YSL Kouros
    - Lagerfeld Photo / Armani Black Code / Armani Mania / Celine Pour Homme
    Antaeus is good
    Lagerfeld Photo? No... you can do better...
    I would replace Photo with Azzaro PH or Kouros

    Quote Originally Posted by sanatik
    Formal:
    - Guerlain Heritage (similar too gucci envy but not soo sweet - 40+ age group) / Zino Davidoff (melancholic vibe)
    - Égoïste (sweet) / dior homme
    - Givenchy Xeryus (1986 versatile)
    - YSL Body Kouros (great silllage)
    Yes - Heritage is a fine choice here

    Anyway, they're my suggestions...

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    thanks "musky_monkey"

    Don´t now YSL PH (1971), only read that it is comparable with > Dolce&Gabbana PH (great sillage) / Versace Dreamer / Le male / Carolina Herrera for men ????

    gendarme20 is better than gendarme ( will try both )

    Terre D'Hermes cause did read good reviews, am surprised but will try it those days, so i can tell then more and can also compare then with alternatives, davidoff cool water could be one, why not, used it years ago.

    Herrera for Men is better than Paco XS > have to try both, are they comparable, which one should i try with them too ?

    YSL M7 only at nights ?

    will try A*Men and Rococo too. Could test A*Men a little bit and liked it.

    What about Rive gauche YSL ?? Better than azarro ? or Kouros ?

    Photo is an cheap one and i like it, also azarro but i think azarro would be too strong, have to try YSL kourus. Why not Armani BlackCode ? did read good reviews of !

    I have so many fragrances now in the list that i have to put some away to try the rest but will do this later when i am sure.

    Which would you kick away from the list below and which would you compare with which ? To have at the end maximum 15 fragrances to TRY ??

    5 x Daytime
    Default:
    - Bvlgari Pour Homme ( 1995 allrounder )
    - Guerlain Vetiver (great sillage) / Lanvin Vetyver
    - Aramis ( is older than me - i am 37 ) / Armani Eau PH ( fresh & spicy ) / Gucci Pour Homme (winter )/ Lanvin L'Homme
    - Chanel Allure / jil sander for men / Joop Jump
    - Burberry Brit / Armani Code

    Summer:
    - Terre D'Hermes (great sillage - also for evening and summer) / Clinique Happy
    - Gendarme (1991 work and formal ) / Gendarme 20 ( 2004 warm weather / formal too)
    - Davidoff CoolWater

    Casual:
    - Paco Rabanne XS ( 1993 office and after hours - LongLasting) / Herrera for Men (1991 daytime too ) / Burberry London
    - YSL Live Jazz (don't last)/ Echo by Davidoff / Higher by Dior / Azarro Chrome / twice (iceberg) / Opium YSL / Trussardi Uomo
    - Bvlgari Aqva / Acqua Di Gio

    SmartCasual & Formal:
    - Patricia de Nicolaï New York (1989) / Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955) / Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur (1904 formal)
    - Givenchy Gentleman (1974 great sillage & conspicuous - only winter)
    - Dunhill Edition (1984 spicy/woody)
    - Paco Rabanne PH / YSL Kouros

    5 x Evening:

    Casual:
    - Lagerfeld Classic (1978 longlasting - formal too)
    - Joop Roccoco / Gucci Envy / Obsession for Men (1986)
    - Dolce&Gabbana PH (great sillage) / Versace Dreamer / Le male / ysl l'homme / Carolina Herrera for men (1991) / Burberry London
    - Thierry Mugler B*Men / drakkar noir
    - Gucci Rush (woody)/ Versace L'Homme / Azzaro Visit
    - Bulgari Black / Givenchy Pi
    - Etienne Aigner Private Number / Statement

    Night;
    - YSL M7 (2002 great sillage - Night - only winter ?)
    - Gucci Pour Homme ( winter ) / Lanvin L'Homme
    - Thierry Mugler A*Men (great sillage) / rochas man (sweet&thick)
    - very irresistabel (givenchy) / diesel for men
    - Egoiste Platinum (great silllage )

    SmartCasual & Formal
    - Antaeus( longevity - formal & smart casual - not for everyday ) / Rive gauche YSL (~old spice) /Azarro pH / YSL Kouros
    - Lagerfeld Photo / Armani Black Code / Armani Mania / Celine Pour Homme
    - Guerlain Heritage (similar too gucci envy but not soo sweet - 40+ age group - formal) / Zino Davidoff (sweet / melancholic vibe)
    - Égoïste (sweet) / dior homme
    - Givenchy Xeryus (1986 versatile)
    - YSL Body Kouros (great silllage)
    Last edited by sanatik; 28th December 2006 at 02:32 PM.

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    Here's my thoughts on your list:

    5 x Daytime

    YES

    - Bvlgari Pour Homme ( 1995 allrounder ) -great distinguished classy unobtrusive
    - Guerlain Vetiver (great sillage) - classic, distincitive, not for everyone, but fresh, soapy
    - Armani Eau PH ( fresh & spicy ) - the greatest citrus IMO, better than Eau Sauvage or YSL PH, phenomenal drydown of spice and wood without the "body odour note" of the others
    Gucci Pour Homme (winter ) - great wood and incense frag
    Lanvin L'Homme - don't own it, but very clean and business like without being too aquatic or boring, probably don't need this and Bvlgari, choose one as they serve the same purpose

    NO

    - Chanel Allure / Burberry Brit / Armani Code - better sweet orientals around

    Summer:

    YES

    - Terre D'Hermes (great sillage - also for evening and summer) - in my top 5, a phenomenally good frag IMO
    - Gendarme / Gendarme 20 - boring, wear Bvlgari or Lanvin instead
    - Davidoff CoolWater - not bad, but a bit common in the company of your other suggestions

    Casual:
    - Paco Rabanne XS ( 1993 office and after hours - LongLasting) - great frag, only just got it myself, cheap, longlasting
    - Burberry London - nice stuff
    - YSL Live Jazz (don't last) - not bad, but you have better ones in your list
    - Echo by Davidoff / Higher by Dior / Azarro Chrome / twice (iceberg) - why bother?
    - Opium YSL - too sweet without the character of Body Kouros
    - Bvlgari Aqva / Acqua Di Gio - nothing wrong with them

    SmartCasual & Formal:
    - Patricia de Nicolaï New York (1989) - haven't smelled it, apparently similar to Bois du Portugal which I own and love
    - Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955) - love it, a true classic, I'd go for the concentree but others would disagree
    - Givenchy Gentleman (1974 great sillage & conspicuous - only winter) - don't buy blind, very distinctive patchouli note, I like it but don't often find occasion to wear it
    - Dunhill Edition (1984 spicy/woody) - MUST BUY, brilliant brilliant frag and quite cheap
    - Paco Rabanne PH - pretty good but others are better
    - YSL Kouros - too controversial

    5 x Evening:

    Casual:
    - Lagerfeld Classic (1978 longlasting - formal too)
    - Joop Roccoco - no
    - Gucci Envy / Obsession for Men (1986) - both awesome orientals
    - Dolce&Gabbana PH (great sillage) - used to wear it a lot, certainly powerful but I no longer like
    - Le male - too common
    - Burberry London - nice stuff
    - Thierry Mugler B*Men - no
    - drakkar noir - no
    - Gucci Rush (woody) - PH or Envy better
    - Versace L'Homme / Azzaro Visit / Etienne Aigner Private Number / Statement - why bother?
    - Bulgari Black - good stuff
    - Givenchy Pi - too linear, get Bvlgari lack or Body Kouros instead

    Night;
    - YSL M7 (2002 great sillage - Night - only winter ?) - good stuff
    - Gucci Pour Homme ( winter ) - yes
    - Lanvin L'Homme - not for night
    - Thierry Mugler A*Men (great sillage) / rochas man - no
    - very irresistabel (givenchy) / diesel for men - no
    - Egoiste Platinum (great silllage ) - no, get XS, more subtle and classier

    SmartCasual & Formal
    - Antaeus( longevity - formal & smart casual - not for everyday ) / - yes
    - Rive gauche YSL (~old spice)
    > Azarro pH > YSL Kouros - in that order
    - Lagerfeld Photo / Armani Black Code / Armani Mania / Celine Pour Homme -no
    - Guerlain Heritage (similar too gucci envy but not soo sweet - 40+ age group - formal) - definitely! not that sim to envy IMO
    - Zino Davidoff (melancholic vibe) - not sure
    - Égoïste (sweet) / dior homme - yes both very good
    - Givenchy Xeryus (1986 versatile) - no
    - YSL Body Kouros (great silllage) - yes
    Top 10 (not in order): Dunhill 1934, Dunhill Edition, Terre d'Hermes, Rive Gauche, Habit Rouge, Guerlain Vetiver, Knize Ten, Bois du Portugal, Vintage Tabarome, Green Irish Tweed

    Summer Rotation: GIT, Aventus, Erolfa, Vetiver 1948, Guerlain Vetiver, Malle VE, Terre d'Hermes, Bvlgari PH, Bvlgari Acqua, Habit Rouge EDC and Sport, ADP Colonia Assoluta, Chanel PMC, Dunhill Edition, Eau Sauvage, TF Azure Lime

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    Thanks a lot "Ged", very helpful posting.

    THinking about your Top 5:
    Dunhill For Men 1934, Dunhill Edition, Terre d'Hermes, Creed Bois du Portugal, Vetiver Extraordinaire[/b] > Dunhill For Men 1934 ( different than Dunhill Edition ? ) and Vetiver Extraordinaire ( vs. Guerlain Vetiver ? )

    and what about your top10 :--)

    Now i kick some from the list. Fat choices are "must have" favorits until now:


    DAYTIME

    Default/Office
    - Bvlgari Pour Homme ( 1995 allrounder ) vs Lanvin L'Homme ( PH Extreme > more citrusy)
    - Guerlain Vetiver (great sillage) vs Vetiver Extraordinaire
    - Armani Eau PH ( fresh/spicy/light - only Days - every day ) or Aramis (1965)


    Summer:
    - Terre D'Hermes (great sillage - also for evening and summer)

    Casual:
    - Paco Rabanne XS ( 1993 office and after hours - LongLasting )
    - Burberry London
    - Bvlgari Aqva / Acqua Di Gio (unisex)

    SmartCasual & Formal:
    - Patricia de Nicolaï New York (1989 ) vs Creed Bois du Portugal
    - Dunhill Edition (1984 spicy/woody) vs Dunhill For Men 1934 (??)
    - Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955 true classic, concentree version ? ) ( similar to Armani Eau PH ??

    EVENING

    Casual:
    - Lagerfeld Classic (1978 longlasting - formal too - CHEAP)
    - Gucci Envy or Obsession for Men (1986 sweet&thick)
    - Dolce&Gabbana PH (great sillage)
    - Burberry London
    - Bulgari Black
    - Thierry Mugler A*Men (great sillage/sweet)

    Night;
    - YSL M7 (2002 great sillage - Night - only winter ?) or M7 Fresh ?
    - Gucci Pour Homme (winter) (nighttime/formal)

    SmartCasual & Formal
    - Antaeus( longevity - formal & smart casual - not for everyday )
    - Rive gauche YSL (~old spice) > Azarro pH > YSL Kouros - in that order
    - Guerlain Heritage (similar too gucci envy but not soo sweet - 40+ age group - formal)
    - Égoïste (sweet&thick) / dior homme (sweet)
    - YSL Body Kouros (great silllage)
    Last edited by sanatik; 28th December 2006 at 02:33 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanatik
    - Guerlain Vetiver (great sillage) vs Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Hi Sanatik,

    Ummm... VE is an amazing fragrance, and IMO much better than GV because it does not have that tobacco note, but are you aware that you have just broken the bank?
    It is a very expensive fragrance.

    If fragrances like F.Malle are on the menu, then Serge Lutens, L'Artisan, MPG, Diptyque etc should also be on the menu which would give you many different recommendations...

    Another great value contender for your "Evening, Night" category could be Ungaro III - which I prefer to M7.

    Good luck!

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    you are right, expensive and not the time for, later when i have an basis wardrobe and know more of course the way to go.

    for nights ( do i need one ? i am married :-) ungaro III come´s to the list.

    thanks again.

    DAYTIME

    - OFFICE > Bvlgari Pour Homme (1995 Woody-Floral musk) / Lanvin L'Homme (1997 Woody-Floral musk)
    - OFFICE > Armani Eau PH (1984 Citrus-Aromatic)
    - OFFICE > Guerlain Vetiver (2000 Woody-Aromatic) / Bvlgari Extreme (1999 Woody-Aromatic) more citrusy/grapefruit
    - CASUAL > Paco Rabanne XS (1993 Woody-Floral musk)
    - SUMMAR > Terre D'Hermes (2006 Woody-Spicy)
    - SMARTCASUAL > Patricia de Nicolaï New York (1989 Woody-Oriental)
    - FORMAL > Dunhill Edition (1984 Woody-Spicy)

    EVENING

    - CASUAL > Gucci Envy (1998 Oriental-Woody) or Obsession for Men (1986 Oriental-Woody) or Lagerfeld Classic (1978 Oriental-Woody)
    - SMARTCASUAL/FORMAL > Rive gauche YSL (2003 Aromatic-Rustic) / Antaeus (1981 Woody-Chypre)
    - FORMAL > Guerlain Heritage (1992 Woody-Spicy) / Gucci Pour Homme (2003 Woody-Spicy)
    - NIGHT > YSL M7 (2002 Oriental-Woody) / A*Men Thierry Mugler (1996 Oriental-Woody) / Ungaro III (1993 Aromatic-Rustic) ?
    Last edited by sanatik; 29th December 2006 at 12:36 AM.

  20. #20

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    WHICH FROM THE LIST WOULD YOU KICK ??

    OFFICE
    - Bvlgari Pour Homme (1995 Woody-Floral musk)
    - Bvlgari PH Extreme (1999 Woody-Aromatic)
    - Armani Eau PH (1984 Citrus-Aromatic)
    - Guerlain Vetiver (2000 Woody-Aromatic)

    CASUAL
    - Paco Rabanne XS (1993 Woody-Floral musk)
    - Terre D'Hermes (2006 Woody-Spicy)

    SMARTCASUAL
    - Patricia de Nicolaï New York (1989 Woody-Oriental)
    - Rive gauche YSL (2003 Aromatic-Rustic)

    FORMAL
    - Dunhill Edition (1984 Woody-Spicy)
    - Antaeus Chanel (1981 Woody-Chypre)
    - Guerlain Heritage (1992 Woody-Spicy)
    - Gucci Pour Homme (2003 Woody-Spicy)

    EVENING/NIGHT
    - Gucci Envy (1998 Oriental-Woody)
    - YSL M7 (2002 Oriental-Woody)
    - A*Men Thierry Mugler (1996 Oriental-Woody)
    Last edited by sanatik; 29th December 2006 at 09:33 PM.

  21. #21

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    What a great fragrance list you have there.

    I would knock off one of the bvlgari's, the Dunhill, and A*Men which I find tacky and somewhat offensive (especially since your other evening fragrances are already awesome).

    I wish I had a list like that when I started, I would've saved a lot of time and money.

  22. #22

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    Interesting thing is that i have this list but only know bvlgari pour homme until now.

    Before i started this topic i did read a lot in this forum and in the reviews "this is a must have" and decide to make a topic with must haves. OK this topic could be longer, and i had to write a lot to up it.

    Will test them now at the next time and will write then again :-)

    Did read at artofman.com.au in beginners guide following: "But keep it lean – a collection of 3-4 fragrances will be sufficient to cover most situations. One for work/daily use (e.g. Aromatic), one for the weekend (e.g. Woody), one for special occasions (e.g. Oriental), and perhaps one for the gym bag or to keep in your office (e.g. Fresh)."

    OFFICE
    Bvlgari Pour Homme (1995 Woody-Floral musk / All Seasons / Classy / daytime)
    Armani Eau PH (1984 Citrus-Aromatic / romantic wear / Refined)
    Guerlain Vetiver (2000 Woody-Aromatic / daytime / Classy / longlasting)

    CASUAL
    Paco Rabanne XS (1993 Woody-Floral musk / daytime / Summer)
    Terre D'Hermes (2006 Woody-Spicy / All Seasons)

    SMARTCASUAL
    Patricia de Nicolaï New York (1989 Oriental-Woody / light but long lasting / any season / evening)
    Rive gauche YSL (2003 Aromatic-Rustic / ~OldSpice / longlasting / more suitable for autumn/colder weathers / day&evening)

    FORMAL
    Gucci Pour Homme (2003 Woody-Spicy / Fall-Winter / Stylish / longlasting / evening)
    Dior HOMME (2005 Woody - Floral musk / longlasting / romantic)
    Guerlain Heritage (1992 Woody-Spicy / also smart casual / similar to envy but not soo sweet & zino / 40+ age group)
    Antaeus Chanel (1981 Woody-Chypre / Refined-Edel (not for everyday) / longlasting)

    EVENING/NIGHT
    Gucci Envy (1998 Oriental-Woody / All Seasons / Sexy)
    YSL M7 (2002 Oriental-Woody / Fall-Winter / longlasting / romantic-evening)
    Last edited by sanatik; 31st December 2006 at 12:04 PM.

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    Quite an interesting process you've employed!!!! (???)

    First, I'd also like to welcome you to the fragrance world's most comprehensive Internet site. You've made a wise choice in soliciting the opinions from all corners of the globe (pretty cool, huh? )

    Regarding one of your initial concerns...cost. If you were to actually calculate the cost of 1 day's use of a fragrance, I think you'll find it to be far less than a cup of coffee or a pack of smokes...not to mention libations, dining out, etc., so don't allow the cost to be the determining factor as to whether you buy a frag or not. Bois du Portugal is probably 20 times the cost of Dunhill edition, but I own both.

    My personal recommendation would be to select 5-6 frags from your list and find samples either from a supplier here or from your local department store and try them for several days before committing to buy anything.

    Based on your original post, you've received some very sound advice thus far, however, many of the recommendations will leave you smelling like many other people you know. I think you'd be happier finding something a little more obscure and distinctive.

    I'm not sure if these have been posted yet, but I'd recommend Geir...a little goes a lonnnnnng way and it could be a little aggressive.
    Lalique pour Homme, light and pleasant
    Casharel pour L' Homme, a little bolder than Lalique, but again...pleasant
    Parfums de Nicholai New York, Nice evening wear and generally inoffensive.
    And the one "must have" and get it while you still can or kick yourself in the butt for not buying it is....Patou pour Homme. It's a true can't miss frag. If you don't like it, buy it as an investment. Either way, you can't lose.

    I hope I didn't complicate your decision making process further.

    Umm, Oh yeah... You might hook up with some Knize Ten? I haven't seen it available anywhere in quite a while...except in Germany. You might want to try that one too.

    *edit* fundamental error
    Last edited by CuyahogaJoe; 31st December 2006 at 02:44 PM.

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    thanks, you are right, it´s nothing special to list & buy "must haves" but for one who don´t have expiriences with fragrances it´s difficult to understand which is better or not. The recommendations and infos at basenote are really very helpfull to have an direction, and another argument is the money, cause i cannot spend to much now so it is for me important to have the right list.

    Another point is that it is now for me not so important to use a fragrance that no body have, it could be an argument but for now i am happy with good fragrances which i want to use cause i like them.

    i don´t know Knize Ten but will try this and your other recommandations at the next time, too.

    thanks.
    Last edited by sanatik; 31st December 2006 at 12:02 PM.

  25. #25

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanatik

    Did read at artofman.com.au in beginners guide following: "But keep it lean – a collection of 3-4 fragrances will be sufficient to cover most situations. One for work/daily use (e.g. Aromatic), one for the weekend (e.g. Woody), one for special occasions (e.g. Oriental), and perhaps one for the gym bag or to keep in your office (e.g. Fresh)."

    OFFICE
    Bvlgari Pour Homme (1995 Woody-Floral musk / All Seasons / Classy / daytime)
    Armani Eau PH (1984 Citrus-Aromatic / romantic wear / Refined)
    Guerlain Vetiver (2000 Woody-Aromatic / daytime / Classy / longlasting)

    CASUAL
    Paco Rabanne XS (1993 Woody-Floral musk / daytime / Summer)
    Terre D'Hermes (2006 Woody-Spicy / All Seasons)

    SMARTCASUAL
    Patricia de Nicolaï New York (1989 Oriental-Woody / light but long lasting / any season / evening)
    Rive gauche YSL (2003 Aromatic-Rustic / ~OldSpice / longlasting / more suitable for autumn/colder weathers / day&evening)

    FORMAL
    Gucci Pour Homme (2003 Woody-Spicy / Fall-Winter / Stylish / longlasting / evening)
    Dior HOMME (2005 Woody - Floral musk / longlasting / romantic)
    Guerlain Heritage (1992 Woody-Spicy / also smart casual / similar to envy but not soo sweet & zino / 40+ age group)
    Antaeus Chanel (1981 Woody-Chypre / Refined-Edel (not for everyday) / longlasting)

    EVENING/NIGHT
    Gucci Envy (1998 Oriental-Woody / All Seasons / Sexy)
    YSL M7 (2002 Oriental-Woody / Fall-Winter / longlasting / romantic-evening)

    did make the list above a time ago but couldn´t try selected parfums, but now i tried today terre de hermes, YSL M7 and 2 weeks ago armani ph.

    like all. At most terre de hermes, so wonderfull, really, i can´t desribe this parfume, i have to buy it first.

    YSL M7 ( our 2007 evening award winner ) little bit like azarro ph, but much classier.

    i can´t wait to buy them but i have to wait, to have the money, yes and i have this month Birthday, so i don´t need do buy all of the list.

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