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    Default Re: Assume you had $90 to spend at Beautyhabit

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    What kind of scents do you like now? It would make the suggestions more meaningful.
    Baudilus, to answer this I think I'll merge this thread into Finsfan's thread of his current quest.
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    Baud: I don't know really what to order. I had a separate thread going, but this one is going to be different. Having smelled different things at Jock With Scent's, seems as I dont know. Whiskey is out, and powder is out, and so is Turpentine, and Raw earth. There are a lot of the perfumers like St. Barth and a whole slew of them that never get talked about and I was hoping someone would say they found hidden gem "x" that does not get a lot of press. I like the smoothness of Feuilles de Tabac, but I can move from that comfort zone. L'Eau Neuve has some citrus with some medicinal quality about it on my skin - Vick's Vapor Rub?

    I was going to add that this thread really is more me asking name your favorite finds from this etailer, and I was hoping people would discuss some of the perfumes/colognes that don't get named much (like non Serge Lutens and non MPG)
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    Default Juicy Couture Dirty English

    Well, wife and daughter liked this one and on my skin, it was not bad. Dont know that it is a summer scent, but more like a nightclub scent, but I dont do nightclubs (48, bad knees, can't dance, can't drink, all the usual excuses). Yet I smelled other stuff on me (Issey, Dior Homme, Gucci Homme and Envy, Terre d' Hermes) and nothing else stood out. So, anyone buy this and like it?

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    I sampled it and it was too "meaty" for me. A good cheapo frag along these lines is Carlo Corinto (leather and dark amber), which you can find on eBay. Corinto Silver is super sweet, and Corinto Rouge is a soapy scent.

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    Default Re: Juicy Couture Dirty English

    Quote Originally Posted by finsfan View Post
    Well, wife and daughter liked this one and on my skin, it was not bad. Dont know that it is a summer scent, but more like a nightclub scent, but I dont do nightclubs (48, bad knees, can't dance, can't drink, all the usual excuses). Yet I smelled other stuff on me (Issey, Dior Homme, Gucci Homme and Envy, Terre d' Hermes) and nothing else stood out. So, anyone buy this and like it?

    Juicy Couture Dirty English was designed to capture a younger market. It's a step above many current launches, but It's not sophisticated enough for a 48 year old attorney. It's a club scent, and you don't do clubs. Don't blame you for not getting too excited about the other wannabe's you tried. It sounds to be like you were at the mall or a deparment store, or Sephora's. Either way they both have crap for frags.

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    Default Re: Juicy Couture Dirty English

    I am not thrilled with Dirty English. It smells (this means I actually tested it) similar to me as some other designer fragrances - it's not bad, just nothing great/special.

    However, I personally (and I am sure some other BNers) have found many "non-crap" fragrances at the mall/department store/Sephora - Right after I ate some bourbon chicken and washed it down with an Orange Julius at the food court
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    Default Re: Juicy Couture Dirty English

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    I am not thrilled with Dirty English. It smells similar to me as some other designer fragrances - it's not bad, just nothing great/special.
    I don't like it much. To me, it says, "I'm trying too hard to be edgy. Forgive me, and don't laugh too hard ..." The drydown is tolerable, however.

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    However, I personally (and I am sure some other BNers) have found many "non-crap" fragrances at the mall/department store/Sephora.
    Most of my goodies have come from Sephora, Macy's, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue. I've even bought fragrances at Long's Drug, when they clear my favorites off the shelves at low prices. I'm just starting to explore online stores and niche fragrances, but haven't gotten into them much yet.

    I will say that the best stuff I've found has been at the higher end stores like Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue, but showing up there usually entails having to run a gauntlet of overzealous sales associates trying to get me to try their particular fragrance (which, thankfully, doesn't happen at Sephora and Long's). I had to almost be downright rude with a Bond No 9 associate at Saks once when she tried relentlessly to get me to retry a bunch of fragrances I had tried before and rejected. ("No, I don't want to try Wall Street ... again.")

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    I thought Dirty English was a bit like Gucci PH with more than just pencil shavings and incense, like some fruit and spices thrown in.

    Still, I love the Gucci, and probably will never own the Dirty English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by finsfan View Post
    Yet I smelled other stuff on me (Issey, Dior Homme, Gucci Homme and Envy, Terre d' Hermes) and nothing else stood out.
    Are you sure? Those are some phenomenal frags, especially Dior Homme & both Gucci's. Get a sample next time and wear them out. How can you not like them?
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    I liked. I brought the sample card home with me and the girlfriend liked it too but I have too many fragrances right now to warrant buying it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebeck View Post
    Juicy Couture Dirty English was designed to capture a younger market. It's a step above many current launches, but It's not sophisticated enough for a 48 year old attorney. It's a club scent, and you don't do clubs.
    We do the hotel bars and a few clubs in Hollywood fairly often, and I have never worn Dirty English to any of them. I keep my samples mainly as a curiosity. I detect Dirty English occasionally at Avalon on Vine, and once at the bar of The Rainbow on Sunset. It seems to be worn mostly by the folks that its advertising campaign is trying to reach (young, at least slightly tattooed, trying to look fashionably bad and angst-ridden). Oddly enough, I've never smelled it at The Viper Room.

    "Presenting the scent of irresistible bad boys all over the world. Live hard, live fast, live loud, live now. It's all Dirty English, the fragrance for men."

    One of these days, I'm going to inventory the colognes I see in the men's room at Avalon (lots of them), and report back to BN about it. I think it would be interesting. I wouldn't go into the men's room at The Rainbow without a hazmat suit, and I'm pretty sure there's no cologne in there.

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    it is what it is...it a generic, toned down version of something between Costume National Scent Intense and Timbuktu.....it is safe, woody with some spices thrown it and smooth, sweet amber drydown....toned down with limited longevity and sillage.....But, for summer time it is very wearable and enjoyable as the limited sillage actually becomes one of its benefits.
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    Default Re: Juicy Couture Dirty English

    Gonna admit it, despite the Juicy name I really like this stuff the more I wear it, and it does amazing stuff in hot weather. Maybe I'm a little isolated as I've had no real dealings with true cedar-based fragrances aside from this one. I have a bottle of Dirty English and a bottle of Gucci PH on the way and will be putting up a comparison thread when I have the leisure to do some testing.
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    This is not for me...and yet it is better than most that have been launched.....Be careful with this if you make a purchase. It stains the white blotter cards and will stain anything lite as far as clothing is concerned. I don't spray my shirts on purpose....but when I spray my neck there is some that gets on my shirt of course....just be careful with this scent....don't ruin anything nice.
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    I do like the scent somewhat... Too bad there is absolutely no horsepower to it, otherwise I might actually consider a bottle. The opening blast is about as strong as most of my other scents three hours into the dry down...

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    I just layered it with Gucci pour Homme. They go well but the Gucci just overpowers it completely!
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    Default Re: Juicy Couture Dirty English

    I describe Dirty English as a blast of pepper with cedar and perhaps leather underneath... I mostly smell pepper. Definitely for going out only. I received many, many DE samples from a local department store, so if anyone wants one feel free to message me.

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    Default Re: Juicy Couture Dirty English

    I tried this again last night, just to give it a fair shake. It's actually not as bad as I remember it being, but it's really strong out of the starting gate ...

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    Default Re: Juicy Couture Dirty English

    I told my wife that for the price, Imperial Opopponax was preferrable, and that it was $60 shipped vs at least that amount or more for the Dirty English discounted on the web. I liked it better than some scents at Sephora, less than others, but not nearly enough as I liked the Feuilles de Tabac or something else

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    Default Ever smell a cologne on yourself at lunch and it is your shirt?

    Wore Feuilles de Tabac today to test it for longevity. It was a small vial, so some on each wrist, some on the back of the hand, and then a generous splash to the neck, face and lightly on the back of the neck to use it up. Well, had the air conditioner on me in the car so I could feel the air hit my face and waft the scent around. Every morning is a nice drive!!!

    So, here it is some 9 hours after I applied it. Nothing on the wrists or the back of the hand but I smell it. I unloosened my tie and I smell the scent wafting strongly up. I love it. Now, my sniffer is not as acute as others, so I am going to ask my wife to tell me if it my shirt or my neck. If it my neck, then a full bottle will be ordered.

    Any others get tricked like this?

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    May I suggest you converse with Scentimus on this one. If I am not mistaken, I think he owns this one and likes it. As for myself, I feel it had potential but it is so watered down that the notes bleed into one another making this yet another, mass-marketed kill-joy.

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    I am not too concerned where it projects from as long as it is projecting. In general, a fragrance will last longer on clothes than the skin. I'd say, as long as you enjoy it, get it! I never had fragrances to last too long on my hand either -- probably cause I wash them periodically and what not. This is one fragrance I have never tested so I cannot comment on my experiences with it but with a name like tabac, it sounds promising!

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    I wish I had that kind of luck with the sample vials.

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    Default Re: Ever smell a cologne on yourself at lunch and it is your shirt?

    I've always applied some fragrance to my undershirt. It lasts longer (especially the topnotes, citruses, and some florals) and has a slower drydown than on the skin - but complements the drydown on the skin.
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    Default Re: Ever smell a cologne on yourself at lunch and it is your shirt?

    Not exactly like this, but similarly... I'll often be out and sniff around the air and say, "Wow, someone smells good!" I'll then bring my shirt up to my nose to find out that it's me half the time. I'm not vain, I just wear good stuff.

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    Default Re: Ever smell a cologne on yourself at lunch and it is your shirt?

    I never really get tricked by the wafting of fragrance. That's likely cause' every once in a while, I just pull my collar out and stick my nose down my shirt just to see how the scent is working. :-)
    I have to be careful not to get caught doing this....
    But yes, I do like it when I don't have to do this and it just happens by itself. As with you Fins, and SixCats, my skin seems to eat up scent quickly. I think a testing of the FdT is in order now.

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    Default Re: Ever smell a cologne on yourself at lunch and it is your shirt?

    Hell yeah. When I do laundry a week after wearing a scent I can pick it up on a week old shirt. Just think how the scent was with me all that day because it was with the shirt too. Guess I had nothing to worry about with scent duration that day, I tell myself. A scent that does that is doing its job.
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    Default Re: Ever smell a cologne on yourself at lunch and it is your shirt?

    Good. And the nice thing was, I got home, took the shirt off and sure, the collar smelled great. I asked my wife what she thought and, not one for colognes, she said it was okay. Hated a sample of Eau d'Orange Verte Concentree and she hates the Acqua di Parma, so as soon as I score some funds from a couple of fragances that did not work, well, off to Beautyhabit and maybe I'll sneak the Colonia after all.

    Eric, I was alone in the office so I undid the tie a bit, unbuttoned the top two buttons and smelled the shirt collar. How sick am I, LOL!

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    Default Re: Juicy Couture Dirty English

    Quote Originally Posted by Scentologist View Post
    May I suggest you converse with Scentimus on this one. If I am not mistaken, I think he owns this one and likes it. As for myself, I feel it had potential but it is so watered down that the notes bleed into one another making this yet another, mass-marketed kill-joy.
    Mass- marketed kill-joy. So consise and accurate. I love it.

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    Default Re: Ever smell a cologne on yourself at lunch and it is your shirt?

    Quote Originally Posted by finsfan View Post

    Eric, I was alone in the office so I undid the tie a bit, unbuttoned the top two buttons and smelled the shirt collar. How sick am I, LOL!
    Well, you have the fever. But maybe not quite sick yet.

    It's when you're walking down the street. Sniffing your wrist(s) (or shirt). Without even thinking about what others might think. Or you work out a system for sniffing your wrists in public that you believe looks entirely natural and no one will know.

    Then you've got the sickness (other symptoms include acquisition disorder and sniffing people other than yourself).
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