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    Default Help with my next fragrance order.. (my own christmas gift)

    well im new in this forum.. hi!

    for years i used three fragrances as my signature fragrances (Emporio Armani, Armani Code and Ralph Lauren Polo Double Black) some weeks ago i decided to try something different...

    i started reading reviews and watching youtube reviews (tim, marc and cubby reviews)

    last black friday sale i bought at perfumania Burberry London and Calvin Klein Euphoria Intense.. i love London... Two days ago i ordered Angel Men @ ebay (i think i made a mistake buying a fragrance @ ebay but.. ill see when the order arrives)

    yesterday i went to JCPenny and i tried Allure by Chanel on my skin.. i really want this fragrance.. im in love with Allure but.. i have a problem.. i want to buy 5 new fragrances as christmas present from me to me but my "wish list" is big.

    i just want help to select the top 5 fragrances from my wish list (i accept recommendations too, no creed!)

    p.s. im 22 year college student and i want compliments.. well.. who dont want compliments? lol


    my list:

    Allure by Chanel
    Allure Sport by Chanel
    Allure Edition Blanche by Chanel
    L'Homme by Yves Saint Laurent
    M7 by Yves Saint Laurent
    Rive Gauche by Yves Saint Laurent
    Burberry Brit
    Jean Paul Gautier (i think ill ignore JPG because many people have this fragrance)
    Gucci Pour Homme II
    Dolce & Gabanna The One
    Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme
    Versace Dreamer
    Versace Men
    Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey
    Givenchi Play
    Prada Amber Pour Homme by Prada
    1 Million by Paco Rabanne
    I Am King by Sean John
    Unforgivable by Sean John
    Rochas Man
    Terre DHermes


    "my actual top 5 is"
    Allure by Chanel or Allure Edition Blanche by Chanel
    1 Million by Paco Rabanne
    Rochas Man
    L'Homme by Yves Saint Laurent
    M7 by Yves Saint Laurent

    really hard to choose :/

    thanks in advance.
    Last edited by blas; 3rd December 2009 at 10:44 AM.

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    Default Re: Help with my next fragrance order.. (my own christmas gift)

    Of your list, and for variety's sake, I would go with:

    Allure Homme
    Black XS (loud and sweet, good for the clubs), or 1 Million
    Rive Gauche (very versatile, good for the office or every day use year-round)
    M7 (the most distinctive and unusual on your list IMO)
    L'Homme YSL (another versatile year-rounder)
    Last edited by Chasing the Dragon; 3rd December 2009 at 10:56 AM.

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    JPG Le Male
    Allure
    Allure Sport
    M7
    TdH

    JPG Le Male has kind of a bad BN reputation, but girls really DO love the stuff and the sillage is monster and garners many compliments.
    Last edited by Pappy; 3rd December 2009 at 04:16 PM.

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    I like your preference list quite a bit.

    I'd say
    Allure Blanche
    Versaces Dreamer (instead of 1 million)
    Rochas Man (these two are more than sufficient for clubbing and compliment...)
    Rive Gauche (Versatile Barbershop style)
    M7 (Oud...)
    (Those two are slightly different than what one might expect on you, however in the posivtive way, like a 22 year old driving a divine oldtimer)

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    MUST Buy: Terre D'Hermes

    Honorable Mentions: M7 & Rochas Man

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    Out of those you listed I would recommend Rive Gauche PH and maybe the Prada Ambre PH. I would add to the list Gucci Envy and Lanvin Vetyver.
    Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testimony of few; and number not voices, but weigh them. - Immanuel Kant

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    Default Re: Help with my next fragrance order.. (my own christmas gift)

    Hi and welcome,

    From that list:

    M7
    Gucci PHII
    Allure Blanche


    Not listed:

    +1 Gucci Envy for Men
    Bvlgari Aqua
    Lui Rochas
    Last edited by MFJ; 3rd December 2009 at 05:55 PM.

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    I like your list how about....

    Black Xs by Paco Rabanne/ women love this stuff serious!
    Lacoste style in play recent bought this from ebay and just got many compliments from people and girls! lol

    212 men smell extremely so good anytime or anywhere can never get better of this!

    Hugo Energise smell damn good women will driven u crazy wen u wear this stuff!

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    Definitely get the M7 (in the brown glass all-around bottle, not the new brown-sticker-on-one-side bottle).

    Have you smelled all of the things on your wishlist, or would this be a big blind buy? I am sure I need not remind you but your likes are almost certainly unique. You have got a number of well-conceived and well-executed designer scents on the list but beyond that, the ones you end up LOVING may not be the same as the ones someone else might love. Test or sample as many of them as you can before unnecessarily dropping cash on fragrances you may end up having to sell or give away when you encounter something better--which, let's face it, you WILL if you keep coming to BaseNotes.

    And what is the climate like in your area? That may be an important consideration in making your final choices, too.

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    Default Re: Help with my next fragrance order.. (my own christmas gift)

    Quote Originally Posted by blas View Post
    i want to buy 5 new fragrances as christmas present from me to me but my "wish list" is big ... i just want help to select the top 5 fragrances from my wish list ... im 22 year college student
    You're a 22 year old college student and you can afford to give yourself 5 fragrances for Christmas ??? I wish.

    From your list ...

    M7 by Yves Saint Laurent
    Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey
    Prada Amber Pour Homme by Prada
    1 Million by Paco Rabanne
    Terre d'Hermes

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    for what i see, u guys love M7

    Quote Originally Posted by Emlynevermore View Post
    Definitely get the M7 (in the brown glass all-around bottle, not the new brown-sticker-on-one-side bottle).

    Have you smelled all of the things on your wishlist, or would this be a big blind buy? I am sure I need not remind you but your likes are almost certainly unique. You have got a number of well-conceived and well-executed designer scents on the list but beyond that, the ones you end up LOVING may not be the same as the ones someone else might love. Test or sample as many of them as you can before unnecessarily dropping cash on fragrances you may end up having to sell or give away when you encounter something better--which, let's face it, you WILL if you keep coming to BaseNotes.

    And what is the climate like in your area? That may be an important consideration in making your final choices, too.
    -i smelled about 50% of my list,
    -i live in Puerto Rico (70-90 degrees) from September to April and 90-105 degrees from May to August
    - http://www.fragrancenet.com/m7-colog...5?cur_letter=M
    this bottle?
    -ill try to find some samples before i make my official order.


    i think i'll go with: (at the moment)

    M7 by Yves Saint Laurent
    Allure by Chanel (i'll smell Blanche Edition and if is better ill go with blanche)
    L'Homme by Yves Saint Laurent
    Rochas Man
    Terre D'Hermes



    thanks to everyone

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    Default Re: Help with my next fragrance order.. (my own christmas gift)

    From your list:

    Allure Edition Blanche by Chanel
    L'Homme by Yves Saint Laurent
    Burberry Brit
    Terre DHermes
    M7 by Yves Saint Laurent

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    Dolce & Gabanna The One is definitely one of my favorites and I don't want to be without it, although my full bottle would last me a while since it's my frag of choice If I got a hot date.

    TdH is great, just tried it and ordered a bottle online.

    I don't really like m7 and I've been having nothing but bad remarks on it, worst being "Who the hell smells like a massage parlor around here" ...that was me. :\ I Like m7 fresh though, I might sample it again and maybe concider that.

    My biggest compliment getters are :
    L'eau D'Issey INTENSE
    Opium PH
    sean jean Unforgivable
    and
    Joop! pour homme.
    LF: CAP/LID for Creed Original vetiver and Creed Millesime Imperiale, 75ml. Please pm me.. Thanks!

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    From your list: Only M7. This masterpiece is very close to be a niche..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emlynevermore View Post
    Definitely get the M7 (in the brown glass all-around bottle, not the new brown-sticker-on-one-side bottle).
    do you know where i can find the Old M7? im really interested..


    Quote Originally Posted by Emlynevermore View Post
    Test or sample as many of them as you can before unnecessarily dropping cash on fragrances you may end up having to sell or give away when you encounter something better--which, let's face it, you WILL if you keep coming to BaseNotes.
    well.. some days ago i didnt know anything about samples/decants.. i spent many hours here reading many threads about fragrance,decants,etc.. "learning".. ill buy samples first.. i really dont wanna waste money in blind purchases..

    Quote Originally Posted by Emlynevermore View Post
    And what is the climate like in your area? That may be an important consideration in making your final choices, too.
    i live in Puerto Rico.. from September to April 70-90 degrees and from May to August 85-100 degrees.. but 80% of the time im in closed areas with Air Conditioner.



    i think i'll order my full list + recommendations in samples and decants from TPC and fragrancenet.. (if anyone know another good source ill appreciate the info) and after try all the fragrances.. ill decide which fragrance buy in big size bottle.


    anyone could recommend some "niche" fragrances?
    ill order Creed Millisime Imperial, Green Irish Tweed and Silver Mountain Water and Amouage Gold sample decants..



    thanks to everyone, i hope in a future swap fragrances with u guys im really interested in this hobby/addiction
    Last edited by blas; 6th December 2009 at 09:46 AM.

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    GPH2 for sure
    I would opt for G. Play Intense instead of the regular Play. The Intense is one of my next purchases.
    I'd love for you to try Perry Ellis for Men (2008). Very underrated, but quite good.
    D&G ph is another good one. Actually, you have a lot of good ones on your list.
    Dreamer, thumbs up, and Burberry Brit use to be a fave of mine. I don't wear it that often, but when I do, I enjoy it.

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    Great list. How about Rive Gauche
    M7
    Allure
    Terre d'hermes

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    If I were you instead of getting 5 frags I'd just get like 1 or 2 really nice niche frags. Quality over quantity

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    I'm a college student as well, and I can tell you some that I've gotten compemented on:


    Body Kouros (rather than Rochas if you want something less common)
    Live Jazz
    The Dreamer
    L'Homme (not a huge fan personally however)

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    M7
    Versace Dreamer
    Versace Man
    Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey
    Rochas Man

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    Out of those -
    Allure Homme Blanche (Casual to Semi-formal summer night)
    D&G pour Homme (Casual winter/autumn)
    Terre d'Hermes (All rounder)
    Prada Amber pour Homme (Winter day-wear / night)
    L'eau d'Issey (Casual all-rounder)

    If you really want compliments though, nothing I own now got noticed as much as when I used to wear Ralph Lauren Polo Blue. Id always get compliments on that when I used to wear it when I was 18 / 19. Even a 60 year old woman said I smelt lovely! Im actually debating buying another bottle just for shits and giggles...
    Looking for: Andy Tauer - L'air du Desert Morocain & Incense Extreme

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    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/249...76#post1801576

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    I agree with TimothyX. Replace the M7 with M7 Fresh. M7 is a bit too much. Fresh is M7 but toned down. It doesn't smell aquatic or generic. It's just on level 4 instead of 9+.

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    Which ones you bought?

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    2 weeks ago i bought Yves Saint Laurent Body Kouros from a BN member.. I LOVE THIS FRAGRANCE awesome, unique smell.. i really recommend this fragrance to everyone

    yesterday i bought..

    -Rochas Man 3.4oz (online)
    -Paco Rabanne One Million Collector Edition 3.4oz (online)
    -Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche 4.2oz (online)
    -Chanel Allure 3.4oz (at sephora)

    and ordered these decants from the BN member SirSlarty

    5ml

    Creed Green Irish Tweed 5ml
    Terre d'Hermes - 5ml
    M7 Fresh - Yves Saint Laurent 5ml

    2.5ml

    Creed Himalaya 2.5ml
    Encre Noire - Lalique 2.5ml
    Chanel - Antaeus 2.5ml
    Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme 2.5ml
    Gucci pour Homme 2.5ml
    Gucci pour Homme II 2.5ml
    Opium Pour Homme (EDT) - Yves Saint Laurent 2.5ml
    Versace Man Eau Fraiche - 2.5ml
    Guerlain Vetiver - 2.5ml
    Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin - 2.5ml
    Bulgari Black - 2.5ml
    Gucci Envy - 2.5ml
    Chanel Egoiste 2.5ml
    L'eau d'Issey pour Homme - 2.5ml
    Rochas Lui - 2.5ml


    actually im looking to buy the yves saint laurent vintage M7 and sample/decant for guerlain l'instant and paco rabanne black xs

    my future purchase in some months will be d&g the one, armani code (re stock), emporio armani (re stock), and the ones that i like from sirlarty decants

    thanks to everyone, i really appreciate the comments/help

    happy holidays!
    Last edited by blas; 25th December 2009 at 04:49 PM.

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    Buy the new M7. There is no discernible difference between the all brown bottle and the new one. Ignore the purists. Its still a great fragrance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Granola View Post
    Buy the new M7. There is no discernible difference between the all brown bottle and the new one. Ignore the purists. Its still a great fragrance.
    well.. some hours ago i bought a 1.7oz bottle of vintage M7 from a member here.. ill order soon a sample from the new bottle @ TPC to compare both fragrances..

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    ...
    dont know why... but... im in LOVE with CHANEL ALURE HOMME.. my favorite fragrance in years.. i think i can live very happy with only Body Kouros and Chanel Allure in my wardrobe,
    both are really really good fragrances (in my personal opinion).. both fit my style and tastes.. i love the clean, incense, sweet woody unique smell of Body Kouros.. and the seductive elegant gigolo mood of Allure lol, longevity are very good in both fragrances too.. what do u think guys?..

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    Allure
    Allure Sport
    M7
    Versace Man Eau Fraiche - 2.5ml
    Guerlain Vetiver - 2.5ml
    Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin - 2.5ml
    Bulgari Black - 2.5ml

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    From your list, M7 is in a own class.

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