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    Default I can only get three frangrances. What would you choose?

    My girlfriend offered to buy me three scents as a make up gift.Based on the three categories, which would you choose:

    Every Day(e.g work, casual etc)
    Evening(e.g going out etc)
    Sensual(e.g. something to light her fire as if I didn't have a girl friend)

    She's not hung up on price.

    Thanks,

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    Default Re: I can only get three frangrances. What would you choose?

    Here are my suggestions:

    Every Day: Prada Infusion d'Homme
    Evening: L'Essence de Must de Cartier
    Sensual: YSL M7
    "A parent's only as good as their dumbest kid. If one wins a Nobel Prize but the other gets robbed by a hooker, you failed."

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    Default Re: I can only get three frangrances. What would you choose?

    I'm curious what she did that warranted a no-expense-spared gift??? I probably don't want to know...

    1. Guerlain Vetiver
    2. Noir Epices (Malle)
    3. Caron Pour Un Homme

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    Default Re: I can only get three frangrances. What would you choose?

    "Make up gift"? What did she do?

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    Default Re: I can only get three frangrances. What would you choose?

    Quote Originally Posted by adonis View Post
    "Make up gift"? What did she do?
    Hah, good catch


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    Default Re: I can only get three frangrances. What would you choose?

    Quote Originally Posted by adonis View Post
    "Make up gift"? What did she do?

    Well...she accused me of treachery only to find out her accusations were very unfounded. The scents were part of her make up efforts....

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    Default Re: I can only get three frangrances. What would you choose?

    If I had to have only three...

    Every Day: Terre d'Hermès

    Evening: L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme

    Sensual: Something she likes on you. Experiment by having her pick from 3-4 sprayed cards in stores, and do it multiple times. Try samples and apply at bedtime/couch time/whatever and see if she makes unsolicited positive comments, like "That's such a good smell!". I have a good dozen scents that I really like and that she likes even more. Flame on!

    [Make up gift? Groundless accusations? More fragrances? Hmmm.... ]
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    Default Re: I can only get three frangrances. What would you choose?

    ...make up gift...
    Request a different gift.

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    Default Re: I can only get three frangrances. What would you choose?

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Punisher View Post
    Request a different gift.
    LOL - I was kind of assuming that one was part of the deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    LOL - I was kind of assuming that one was part of the deal.
    Oh it is a part of the make up... The other part includes a pair of shoes I saw while I was out, an outfit I saw on TV and an academy award winning performance of a little script I wrote.....

    Trust is everything....

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    Default Re: I can only get three frangrances. What would you choose?

    Quote Originally Posted by IndyNet View Post
    She's not hung up on price.
    Excellent!

    Everyday: Profumum Acqua di Sale, Creed Silver Mountain Water/Millesime Imperial/Green Irish Tweed (only purchased at Neiman Marcus), Hermes Terre d'Hermes (what the heck, go for the parfum ) & By Kilian Straight to Heaven.

    Evening: Montale Black Aoud (add the extra oud directly from Montale in Paris) and request the Aoud Leather as your 20ml freebie.

    Sensual: Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur, By Kilian Straight to Heaven & Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille.
    Last edited by nsamadi; 17th August 2009 at 03:01 AM.

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    Default Re: I can only get three frangrances. What would you choose?

    Price isn't important? She sounds desperate. Do you really want to take advantage of that? Buy your own frags and take a moral victory instead. Those last longer than bottles of cologne.

    Here are 3 goodies that won't break the bank, and will still make you smell excellent while you enjoy the halo around your head:

    Tommy Bahama (ignore the name, it is excellent)
    Rive Gauche (one of basenotes all-time favs, and $20 a bottle)
    Gucci Pour Homme II (little more pricey at around $40, but worth every cent. sometimes found at TJ Maxx for less)

    if you require a reputable online retailer, we can suggest many. It will likely be the cheapest route.
    Last edited by Big_Scooter; 17th August 2009 at 03:42 AM.

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    Default Re: I can only get three frangrances. What would you choose?

    Quote Originally Posted by nsamadi View Post
    Excellent!

    Everyday: Profumum Acqua di Sale, Creed Silver Mountain Water/Millesime Imperial/Green Irish Tweed (only purchased at Neiman Marcus), Hermes Terre d'Hermes (what the heck, go for the parfum ) & By Kilian Straight to Heaven.

    Evening: Montale Black Aoud (add the extra oud directly from Montale in Paris) and request the Aoud Leather as your 20ml freebie.

    Sensual: Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur, By Kilian Straight to Heaven & Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille.
    great suggestions:

    I'dd add:

    Daily: AdP Colonia Assoluta, Tam Dao
    Evening: Idole de Lubin, Montale Blue Amber
    Sensual: Serge Lutens Chergui, Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
    Conscience is what hurts when everything else feels so good.

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    Default Re: I can only get three frangrances. What would you choose?

    Terre d'Hermes or Issey in the daytime

    YSL L'Homme at night

    A-Men for sensual

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    Default Re: I can only get three frangrances. What would you choose?

    Everyday: Gendarme
    Night: Prada Amber pour Homme
    Sensual: Rose 31
    Sales thread here

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    Default Re: I can only get three frangrances. What would you choose?

    I like these threads, especially if money is no object!

    Every Day (e.g work, casual etc):

    Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta, Creed Bois du Portugal, Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire

    Evening(e.g going out etc):


    Guerlain L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme, Tiffany For Men, Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan

    Sensual(e.g. something to light her fire as if I didn't have a girl friend):

    Helmut Lang Men (EdP or EdC), Amouage Reflection or Dia

    Quote Originally Posted by IndyNet View Post
    My girlfriend offered to buy me three scents as a make up gift.Based on the three categories, which would you choose:

    Every Day(e.g work, casual etc)
    Evening(e.g going out etc)
    Sensual(e.g. something to light her fire as if I didn't have a girl friend)

    She's not hung up on price.

    Thanks,

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    Default Re: I can only get three frangrances. What would you choose?

    Everyday / casual: Thierry Mugler Ice*Men -- pleasant, woody, mildly sweet and understated, works well in summer or winter, in the office or on vacation.

    Evening: Guerlain L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme -- formal and tasteful enough for a night at the opera with her folks, but flexible enough for a night out at the clubs.

    Sensual: Christian Dior Dior Homme Intense -- sweet and chocolatey, with iris and cinnamon. Mmmm..

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    Default Re: I can only get three frangrances. What would you choose?

    Since money isn't a hinderance I'd make one of the scents Patou Pour Homme.
    That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.

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    Default Re: I can only get three frangrances. What would you choose?

    Every Day - Green Irish Tweed
    Evening - Stardust
    Sensual - Dirty English

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    Default Re: I can only get three frangrances. What would you choose?

    I'm liking Big_Scooter's post... However, just to chime in with some suggestions of my own:

    Day: Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche PH
    Evening: Guerlain Derby or Creed Bois du Portugal
    Hot stuff: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille or Le Labo Rose 31
    Looking to swap/buy/receive for free () the following samples/decants:
    Indult Tihota & Rêve en Cuir
    Chant d'Aromes extrait
    Vetiver pour Elle (5ml decant)


    Selling/swapping:
    Versace The Dreamer 50ml (1.7oz) BNIB
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    Default Re: I can only get three frangrances. What would you choose?

    Everyday: Bulgari AQUA

    Evening/Sensual: Body Kouros

    Special Event: GUCCI Pour Homme II


    UNBEATABLE CHOICES!


    I vivified this post with the colors correspondent to the scent.

    Aqua = blue because it smells so aquatic/nice/true aquatic awesomeness

    Body Kouros = pink because it smells like lustful cupcakes and frost and vanilla, sooo creamy/seductive

    Gucci = Brown because it smells very woody (no heavy MUSK, but WOODY); clean, and close to the skin. Indeed, this scent is somewhat of a "representative of the skin" - it smells as if your natural skin radiates this smell, and not some blotchy cologne you just splash on to smell good. Understand this analogy because GPH2's magnetic power is captivating and unprecedented in SCENT COMPOSITION.
    Last edited by Dudester!; 17th August 2009 at 08:15 AM.

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    Default Re: I can only get three frangrances. What would you choose?

    Everyday I'd get L'Artisan Parfumeur's Timbuktu, it's got a green, fresh fruit (i think it the note is unripe mango?) with zero sweetness, nice mild dry spices, with clean smoke and woods. It stays quite close, so unless you rinse in it you won't get unwanted death glances.

    Evenings something warm, spicy, smoky like Bond no. 9's Andy Warhol Silver Factory (louder, more casual) or Amouge's Jubilation XXV (extremely refined).

    Sensual depends on your idea of sensual. If you're the definition of male chic I'd get Serge Lutens' Iris Silver Mist, cold powdered iris, padded by soft musks. If you are less about elegance more about going nuts naked, I'd recommend another Lutens piece Muscs Koublai Khan, if your girlfriend is into that kind of thing. (or get both!)

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    Default Re: I can only get three frangrances. What would you choose?

    Quote Originally Posted by DustB View Post
    Since money isn't a hinderance I'd make one of the scents Patou Pour Homme.
    Me too - and in addition would choose D&G By Man and Creed GIT.
    Last edited by JON RODGERS; 17th August 2009 at 09:43 AM.

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    Default Re: I can only get three frangrances. What would you choose?

    *When money is not too much of an issue, and you want to maintain some level of humility*

    Everyday: Creed GIT
    Evening: Serge Lutens Santal Blanc
    Sensual: Annick Goutal Musc Nomade
    Last edited by MFJ; 18th August 2009 at 09:12 AM.

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    Default Re: I can only get three frangrances. What would you choose?

    Very much liking big scooters post!

    However, jsut for the heck of it

    1.Rive Gauche/Cool Water
    2.Tauers l'AdDM / Mark Buxtons Around Midnight
    3.Bal Musque by Nez a Nez

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    Default Re: I can only get three frangrances. What would you choose?

    Quote Originally Posted by IndyNet View Post
    She's [seriously] not hung up on price.
    ,
    Get these if you want to piss her off:
    Everyday: JAR Bolt of Lightning $700
    Evening: Amouage Homage Attar 30ml $550
    Sensual: Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille 250ml Flacon $500
    Total: 1750$
    (No, I don't recommend Clive Christian!)

    Quote Originally Posted by IndyNet View Post
    She [thinks she is] not hung up on price, [but actually has a limit to how far she'd go.]
    ,
    Here's my serious recommendations:
    Everyday: Guerlain Cologne du 68 100ml $120
    Evening: Parfumerie Generale Felanilla 100ml $150
    Sensual: Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille OR Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille $150-220
    Total: 420$


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    good read

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    Default Re: I can only get three frangrances. What would you choose?

    Every Day - Chrome
    Evening - Polo Modern Reserve
    Sensual - Drakkar Noir (seriously)

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    Default Re: I can only get three frangrances. What would you choose?

    Wish my GF bought me colognes. Suggestions:

    Daytome: Creed green Irish tweed

    Night: Rive gauche

    Sexy: Body Kouros

    BTW this is a rarity for me to hear it's the girl that needs to buy a gift for making up and forgiveness.

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    Default Re: I can only get three frangrances. What would you choose?

    Here is my idea: instead of blind-buying 3 fragrances, substitute a boat-load of samples for the first one. Test things, see you what you like and then of the ones you like, get her opinion. The two you both enjoy most, have her get those.

    To me, that would be a lot of fun.

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    Default Re: I can only get three frangrances. What would you choose?

    Daily: Tauer L'Air du Desert Marocain
    Evening: Monsieur de Givenchy (but then I like to wear something restrained in the evening because so often you're eating good food and it's necessary to smell it without competition from a perfume).
    Sensual: hmmm. I tend to think that any perfume is a little bit of a drag in bed, actually, s'all I'll say.

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    1. Jicky
    2. Jicky
    3. Jicky

    "It's not the scent that recalls the person; it's the person who recalls the scent"
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