Code of Conduct
Results 1 to 35 of 35

Thread: Boozy Scents

  1. #1
    Basenotes Plus
    Candy Perfume Boy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Milton Keynes
    Posts
    2,068

    Default Boozy Scents

    I really want to try some boozy scents, I have tried and loved Virgin Island Water (which I own), Spiriteuse Double Vanilla and Straight to Heaven, however they are all so expensive. Can anyone recommend decent, but affordable rum/alcohol based scents.
    The Candy Perfume Boy:One boy's obsession with perfume and all things smelly.

    Follow Fragrant Reviews on twitter for fragrance reviews in under 140 characters. Reviews by Candy Perfume Boy & GBlue.

  2. #2

    Default Re: Boozy Scents

    It's not rum, but the ultra-affordable Escada pour Homme has a terrific cognac note.

  3. #3

    Default Re: Boozy Scents

    Obsession night men has a little boozy malibu feel to it, and it can be found at TJ Maxx from time to time..

  4. #4

    Default Re: Boozy Scents

    Burberry London - Port wine
    Paul Smith London - Brandy
    Lubin Idole - Rum

    The scent grows richer, he knows he must be near
    He finds a long passageway lit by chandelier
    Each step he takes, the perfumes change
    From familiar fragrance to flavours strange
    A magnificent chamber meets his eye

  5. #5

    Default Re: Boozy Scents

    Dirty English has a dirty, boozy-ness about it.

  6. #6

    Default Re: Boozy Scents

    Le Dandy by Parfums D'Orsay. Pure booze.
    In a world where people smell bad, it is the personal responsibility of every Basenoter to improve the world one SotD at a time...

  7. #7

    Default Re: Boozy Scents

    Any bay/rum; there are many inexpensive one's out there.
    A more expensive bay/rum with added musk and tobacco would be Czech and Speake Cuba.

  8. #8

    Default Re: Boozy Scents

    CdG Sequoia is unintentionally boozy (or intentionally?). It has "Red Rum" in it. I wonder if they were going for the whole red rum = murder angle because I don't know what Red Rum is. But it still smells very rummy. I like it.

  9. #9

    Default Re: Boozy Scents

    Havana (Aramis) - The best rum / tobacco frag out there, imo
    Michael for Men (Michael Kors) - Has a booziness to it, even though no booze is listed in the pyramid...

  10. #10

    Default Re: Boozy Scents

    Quote Originally Posted by KMF View Post
    Havana (Aramis) - The best rum / tobacco frag out there, imo
    Michael for Men (Michael Kors) - Has a booziness to it, even though no booze is listed in the pyramid...
    Agree on the Kors, Tobacco leaf and boozy. Addictive and sensuous. A ladykiller.
    In a world where people smell bad, it is the personal responsibility of every Basenoter to improve the world one SotD at a time...

  11. #11

    Default Re: Boozy Scents

    Quote Originally Posted by KMF View Post
    Michael for Men (Michael Kors) - Has a booziness to it, even though no booze is listed in the pyramid...
    Same with Courvosier L'Edition Imperiale

    No booze listed, definite booze detected.

    Interesting that a fragrance by Courvosier wouldn't contain any booze notes.

    The scent grows richer, he knows he must be near
    He finds a long passageway lit by chandelier
    Each step he takes, the perfumes change
    From familiar fragrance to flavours strange
    A magnificent chamber meets his eye

  12. #12

    Default Re: Boozy Scents

    dzonkha smells like wiskey....or str8 up rum

    cuba is a little expensive but it has a nice rum.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    my stuff for sale!
    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=223916

  13. #13

    Default Re: Boozy Scents

    Paul Smith London, Nicole Miller for men

  14. #14

    wicozani's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    The Beautiful Black Hills!
    Posts
    2,484

    Default Re: Boozy Scents

    Quote Originally Posted by cmax View Post
    ... Nicole Miller for Men
    BULLSEYE! Though not affordable by most metrics any longer (discontinued).

  15. #15

    Default Re: Boozy Scents

    Quote Originally Posted by wicozani View Post
    BULLSEYE! Though not affordable by most metrics any longer (discontinued).
    Ummm... It's back!

    http://www.fragrancenet.com/nicole-m...mf/en_US/01752

    http://www.perfumeemporium.com/mens-...ller.html#back

    http://www.scentmonkey.com/product.php?code=M-2708

  16. #16

    Default Re: Boozy Scents

    For something truly inexpensive, I'd recommend Tommy Bahama - Set Sail St. Barts for Men. I like the tequila in it.


  17. #17

    Default Re: Boozy Scents

    DKNY Red Delicious Men : cognac + apple liquer.
    -

  18. #18

    Default Re: Boozy Scents

    JHL is the booziest bottle of juice I own for external use.
    Everyone is entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts. Daniel Moynihan

  19. #19

    Default Re: Boozy Scents

    I would second the Idole de Lubin which is rum at its finest.
    Last edited by urgetopurge; 11th March 2009 at 07:21 AM.

  20. #20

    Default Re: Boozy Scents

    Fahrenheit 32 made my think of Malibu, coco drink aswell.
    unico grande amore.

  21. #21

    Default Re: Boozy Scents

    Being from the Uk you should try and get Geo F Trumpers Bay Rum it is outstanding

  22. #22
    Basenotes Plus
    Candy Perfume Boy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Milton Keynes
    Posts
    2,068

    Default Re: Boozy Scents

    Thanks for the suggestions! I've already own and love Set Sail St. Barts, and I have tried a couple of the others (Cuba and Farenheit.

    AndyJReid - Where can I get Bay Rum from and how much is it?
    The Candy Perfume Boy:One boy's obsession with perfume and all things smelly.

    Follow Fragrant Reviews on twitter for fragrance reviews in under 140 characters. Reviews by Candy Perfume Boy & GBlue.

  23. #23

    Default Re: Boozy Scents

    Quote Originally Posted by libertine View Post
    Thanks for the suggestions! I've already own and love Set Sail St. Barts, and I have tried a couple of the others (Cuba and Farenheit.

    AndyJReid - Where can I get Bay Rum from and how much is it?
    You can get it direct from the Geo F Trumper website, it's currently £31 for a 50ml atomiser but once you have that you can buy refills (come in plastic bottles) and start at 100ml for £25.

    You can also but it at theperfectshave.co.uk for the same prices.

    I know that trumpers used to do a tester pack where they'd send you 6 cologne vials, some shave cream samples and some moisturisers (skin foods lol).

    Depending on where you live in the UK you may have somewhere to walk in and test them but im sure you can navigate your way round websites to find out locations. I'm in Glasgow and fortunately have a Perfect Shave store where I go for all my shaving kit and occasionally cologne.

    The Trumpers Bay Rum is one of the best I've smelt from a UK company it's has an instant hit of cloves and a kinda boozy breakdown after that. I cant comment on longevity as I've only had it on my skin from a vial, The last time I was at the store where I could have spray tested it, I was en route to Penhaligons.

    Hope this helps

    P.S. I should add that you could get other brands of Bay Rum cheaper but I haven't tested any other than Trumpers.
    Last edited by Andyjreid; 11th March 2009 at 08:48 AM. Reason: To add the P.S.

  24. #24

    Default Re: Boozy Scents

    As a quick update to this,

    Are you looking for boozy modern or boozy old fashioned?

    Im not too up on boozy modern but basically I feel that almost 90% of "barbershop" scents i.e. Trumpers/Taylors have a boozy feeling to them however some of them come off a bit old fashioned.

  25. #25
    Basenotes Plus
    Candy Perfume Boy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Milton Keynes
    Posts
    2,068

    Default Re: Boozy Scents

    Im looking for boozy in the same spirit as SDV and Straight to Heaven.
    The Candy Perfume Boy:One boy's obsession with perfume and all things smelly.

    Follow Fragrant Reviews on twitter for fragrance reviews in under 140 characters. Reviews by Candy Perfume Boy & GBlue.

  26. #26

    Default Re: Boozy Scents

    Cool,

    Maybe best not to go too far down the barbershop route.

    Quote Originally Posted by libertine View Post
    Im looking for boozy in the same spirit as SDV and Straight to Heaven.

  27. #27
    Critic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    United Kingdom, Woking
    Posts
    538

    Default Re: Boozy Scents

    Michael for Men plus Paul Smith London
    Check out my Fragrance Review Blog

    Wishlist: Byredo Pulp, Creed Aventus, Montale Black Aoud, Original Santal, Dior Jules, Invasion Barbare, Pure Distance M

  28. #28

    Default Re: Boozy Scents

    You really owe it to yourself to try Idole by Lubin.

  29. #29

    Default Re: Boozy Scents

    Quote Originally Posted by charger View Post
    Dirty English has a dirty, boozy-ness about it.

    I agree, smells of whiskey. but not in the "stinking drunkard" way, but more the "crown royal straight" way.

  30. #30
    Heartwood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    SF Bay Area
    Posts
    2,310
    Blog Entries
    2

    Default Re: Boozy Scents

    A couple of months ago, lizzie_j started a similar thread on the FFD that all us boozer gals chimed in on. She compiled a long, long list of the recommendations about 2/3 down the page. Some of the recs are unisex, some are marketed as feminine but could go either way, and some ... I'll leave up to the wearer. Anyway, you might get some good information from her Boozy scent recommendations thread. Since I love boozy scents myself, I'll be following this new thread closely too, and I'll let lizzie_j know her list might be getting longer.
    Eddie: Sweetie, what are you drinking?
    Patsy: Oh, this? Chanel No. 5.
    -- Absolutely Fabulous

  31. #31

    Default Re: Boozy Scents

    I would most definitely suggest, like many others on the FFD thread, Parfum d'Empire Ambre Russe. In my opinion, a luxurious scent.

  32. #32

    Default Re: Boozy Scents

    With the Bay Rum article on the home page, this thread might be a good place to post a link (for US posters) to 2oz of Bay Rum for a penny (plus five bucks shipping) [thru March '09].

    I ordered it and it's for real, even came with an after shave sampler. Clove really isn't my thing, but this is a pretty cheap way to check out the bay rum scent.

  33. #33

    Default Re: Boozy Scents

    I'll fourth (I think) Idole de Lubin. I LOVE it... by far my favorite Olivia Giacobetti scent. Another would be Caravelle Epicée by Frapin. Neither of them are terribly cheap, but cheaper than StH or SDV by far.

  34. #34
    AromiErotici
    Guest

    Default Re: Boozy Scents

    Fendi Uomo is an old one that is BOOZY and can be had very cheap. Strong juice and rich. I still like it for cold weather.

  35. #35
    itsthepens's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Cambridge, Leeds, London and Newcastle (It's complicated!)
    Posts
    169

    Default Re: Boozy Scents

    i'll second kors' michael for men and d'orsay's le dandy, both great fragrances.

Similar Threads

  1. Ethnicity and Scents
    By maisonstinky in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 56
    Last Post: 30th June 2010, 04:42 PM
  2. SotW November 22nd-28th, 2008
    By Somerville Metro Man in forum Female Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 1st December 2008, 03:07 AM
  3. SotW November 22nd- 28th, 2008
    By Somerville Metro Man in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 30th November 2008, 06:08 PM
  4. Any really nice grapefruit scents?
    By sanddrift in forum Female Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: 11th November 2006, 07:48 PM
  5. REVIEW: Miller Harris launches 2 NEW Scents
    By scenteur7 in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 20th August 2005, 05:50 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •