Great selection you have there but one i think you should try is Egoiste.
What fragrances would you put forward as MUST MUST MUST own if I am looking to broaden my knowledge of the fragrance world? I would say I am an intermediate at the moment with good taste but with an insatiable thirst for more variety and to sample all the best there is on offer.
You can look in my wardrobe to see what I already have but really I am more interested in your first reactions.
Last edited by r2s; 29th October 2007 at 04:02 PM.
Great selection you have there but one i think you should try is Egoiste.
Last edited by r2s; 29th October 2007 at 04:14 PM.
I'll disagree on the Egoiste. I bought it and just re-sold it. Not for me at all, but that's just my opinion. Be glad you are getting the decant. Smart move.
Creed's Green Irish Tweed's the only must have, IMHO.
I totally understand! For the cash, it should please you in every way!
I have grown to love classic, gentlemanly citrus colognes. I see Chanel PM in your wardrobe and I'd also suggest Monsieur de Givenchy and Dior's Eau Sauvage.
I can't speak highly enough of Creed's Selection Verte.
(you knew I would reccommend a Creed )
It is a minty, herbal citrus and seems to work for any occasion, doing so with the utmost class and versatility.
It could be worn for a HEAVY workout, all the way up to a hot date or a business meeting. And works in all seasons very well. Really a must-try for everyone!
Lately I've been wearing:
Windsor, Bois de Santal, Original Santal, Elixir, Douro, Endymion, Reflection, Arcus, Marwah
I'd say you could use a nice, slightly darker oriental, if they're your taste that is Try looking up a few old threads and you should find just about a million recommendations.
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I'll second that Terre d'Hermes. Now that I'm thinning out my collection, this should get more play!
I may have to go down to 20 scents overall...
Looks as though you already have Terre d'Hermes after Chuck and I suggested it.
You are ahead of the game.
For the price, Gendarme. Uber versatile.
"Why not seize the pleasure at once?"
-- Jane Austen (Sun, and Mercury in Sagittarius)
Maybe a simple citrus like L'Eau D'Hadrien or a classic Eau de Cologne...something from Guerlain maybe. You also own mostly male-specific stuff...maybe something more floral or a chypre like Mitsouko.
I'll throw in Boucheron PH and a Villoresi, Uomo or Piper Nigrum.....
Last edited by Mattybumpkin; 29th October 2007 at 05:53 PM.
"I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best." - Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
I know that my input doesn't come as a surprise, but I REALLY think you should consider Guerlain's Vetiver (it's just a classic!) and perhaps also Mouchoir de Monsieur (equally a classic, but not as all-round lovable...)
Last edited by Mr. G; 29th October 2007 at 05:55 PM.
Good choice with the Ambre Sultan - it is one of my 'must haves' !
Some others IMO are:
Egoiste (much different than Platinum Egoiste)
Pour Monsieur (original - not concentree)
Other Houses -
Equipage - Hermes
Santal Noble - MPG
New York - Parfumes de Nicolai
Yatagan - Caron
Jaipur Homme - Boucheron
Zino Davidoff - Davidoff
JHL - Aramis
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Gris Clair ! Read the reviews. I just got my first bottle of it in a swap and it is a great(maybe the greatest?) lavender frag. Projects solidly and that's with just a spray to each wrist.
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Another great fragrance worth owning is L`Air Du Desert Marocain.
Acqua di Parma. Classic.
You might try Feuilles de Tabac from Miller Harris. Luckyscent carries their line. It's a kind of easy-to-like tobacco scent. Not overpowering, but a definite presence. Notes are: Cuban cascarilla oil, pimento berries, pine needles, sage, tobacco, tonka bean, Malay patchouli.
Yr good bud,
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I see you like a little variety but learn toward woody scents. L'Homme Sage is one of my faves.
Four scents I cannot live without:
Czech & Speake #88
Muscs Koublai Khan
Try a Penhaligon's sampler pack - Blenhein Bouquet and Castile are well worth trying IMO.
Le Labo Rose 31.
Gucci pour Homme
Commes De Garcon - one of these: Avignon, Kyoto, or CdG Man 2.
there are a lot of take it or leave it scents in here, i dont think all of these scents need to be tried... or owned... to broaden your horizons as a connesiuer, which apparently I have butchered so badly even the spellcheck doesnt recommend anything... it seems instead that you are getting what appears to be peoples favorites, and of course that is what you should expect posting a thread like this... but in order to truly grow you need to go wide, so to speak, and varied...
find out if you like simple scents like Bois D'argent, Linear and Simple, but amazing at the same time.. find out what notes you like.. Lavender is my favorite... find out if you prefer orientals, gourmands, etc, I prefer the former... try to try all the greats... Patou Pour Homme, Versailles, Habit Rouge, Heritage, etc... then try the stuff like Tourmaline Noire, which even at a very advanced knowledge/understanding stage is a bit abstract (though not unappreciable..)
this is how i would approach it..
I will suggest
Kouros fraicheur (More wearable than the original)
Van Cleef & Arpels
Trumpers Spanish Leather
Wow thanks guys... as usual some fantastic replies. Thank you all for taking the time to reply. With so many suggestions I will be busy testing for a few weeks now!!
I have seen quite a few familiar faces mentioned that I have been meaning to look at. For example Guerlains Vetiver (which I have tried on a card an was not overly impressed although I reckon it will be much better on my skin).
But also some new fragrances to me have been mentioned that I am excited to try!!
Thanks again... and any more suggestions welcome.
(Oh Chauck & Jock... I am wearing Terre D'hermes today and it smells fantastic! )
also try clicking the Basenotes logo at the top of evey page here. Besides the bottom of the page which lists most popular scents (and they have been since I joined) there are always articles.
Using the directory to read reviews often leads you to another house or family of scents.
Slowly you spiral down digging into the works of the place and use search and as God as my witness no I don't know why random fragrance is part of search but it's a lot of fun.
Get lots of credit cards because this will allow you to establish a great line of credit (provided you pay your monthly bill)
You'll need a seperate refrigerator and really cool display shelves.
if I think of anything else I'll edit this.
For sheer historical purposes, could I add Creed's Royal English Leather, and Dana's Canoe? One of the oldest niche fragrances around, and one of the oldest mass-marketed fragrances around.
Discount and drug store fragrance trollop. http://www.basenotes.net/group.php?groupid=74
Thanks mate some sound advice... well perhaps not this one:
I like the idea about the display shelves... have to invest in some of those!
And GYMMCNAIR I would love to try Royal English Leather... maybe Ill get a decant?
Last edited by r2s; 30th October 2007 at 03:46 PM.