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Thread: What do you suggest
I know these topics are done to death but by looking at my wardrobe what do you think would be a nice addition? I was thinking I was lacking in the citrus department in which a l'eau d'issey would do well? Any suggestions?
But if you're looking for a citrus to add to your collection, Acqua di Parma is one you might like. Light and fresh and very classy. Armani Eau pour Homme (the original Armani men's fragrance) is another of my personal favorites in this category. And Clinique Happy for men is worth a try. None of these scents has great longevity. If that's an issue -- or if you just like the idea of a darker, earthier citrus -- consider Terre d'Hermes (or reconsider L'eau D'Issey).
What about Eau de Rochas? It's a good citrus scent.
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
Oh I always thought that L'eau D'Issey was the most bashed "citrus" scent. What would you call it then?
I 2nd the Armani Pour Homme as well.I`ts one of my favourites.
It (L'eau D'Issey) has citrus in the topnotes (yuzu, specifically), but I think of it as an acquatic first and foremost. (My ex wore it regularly, so I smelled it all the time on him but rarely wore it myself.)
Last edited by PaulSC; 3rd April 2007 at 07:14 AM. Reason: xpost
I think your Wardrobe might benefit from some Hermes scents.
How about the 'Jardin's' of Hermes: Un Jardin sur le Nil OR Un Jardin en Mediterannee.
Both high quality, fresh scents that are complex, wear great in the spring/summer time, and are a little mysterious too. I think you can also buy both at Sephora (in the womans fragrance area - even though these two scents are unisex)
L'eau par Kenzo as a less common alternative to L'eau D'Issey.
This might sound a bit stupid but I've broken down my scents into categories.
CITRUS (with tobacco)
- guerlain vetiver
- d & g pour homme
- angel a*men
- givenchy pi
- aquolina blue sugar
- marc jacobs for men (kinda sweet)
- swiss army for men
- swiss army altitude
- cool water
- ck be
- clean men
*** Where do my 212 and drakkar noir fit in? And is Cool water even an aquatic?
Armani Pour Homme is a great choise indeed!
Very distinctive and unpopular scent these days.
Try Eau Sauvage also.
Antaeus would fit all of those categories to some degree. In fact, go ahead and explore the whole Chanel line while you're at it.
For more herbal fougere types, Santos de Cartier or Azzaro PH are good places to start.
On the very woody end (which you are also missing), look into Gucci PH, Cartier Declaration, Gucci Rush...and I'm sure others will fill you in further.
"It's not what you look like when you're doing what you're doing; it's what you're doing when you're doing what you look like you're doing."
YSL M7/Rive Gauche
nothing in your wardrobe smells like these...worth a shot
"You smell kinda pretty! Wanna Smell me ?"
- Johnny Bravo
Get some leather-based frags.
In rotation: Greenbriar (new), Silver Mountain Water, Dunhill for Men (1934), Acqua di Parma Colonia, Habit Rouge EDC, Ho Hang, B*Men, Agua Brava
No wardrobe should be without TERRE D HERMES..
by the way any citrus you find: Hermes Orange Vert comes to mind but I find all of them except Terre D' Hermes the citrus doesn't last long at all.
Creed's Orange Spice is a fabulous orange but disappears quickly. The bottom notes of Creeds may last 12 hours.
Last edited by fredricktoo; 6th April 2007 at 10:25 AM.