Frederic Malle's Musc Ravageur
Going on a holiday this summer with my GF.
Wanted a niche(because of exclusivity) under $200! Something sensual, long lasting and masculine.
Current niche possessions: PDN New York, Baladin, PDN pour homme and Creed BDP....
Any recommendations would be appreciated?
Frederic Malle's Musc Ravageur
nice choice foe, I would say Acier Aluminum by Creed.
Acqua di Biella C'a Luna
Millesime Imperial By Creed, great in warm weather
Musc Ravageur works pretty well in hot weather. I wore it in Vietnam (humid, 30-35C)
MKK perhaps? Or perhaps then PdN Cologne Sologne.
You already killed so many people here. Don't you know that ohhmygod? :P
I prefer scents which are fresh and not so sweet or thick or too vanille or too cinnamon or too musky for hot weather.
L'Artisant Parfumeur Tea for Two.
CdG Leaves series: Tea
Amouage Lyric for Men
Serge Lutens Chergui
1725 Casanova by Histoires de Parfums
Actually Rose 31 is pretty gud as well After many tries (3+)
What about Acqua di Parma Colonia? In my opinion, it's the perfect warm (hot) weather fragrance. I have to admit, though, I just got it so I'm still kind of in the "honeymoon" phase with it. My judgement might be skewed.
Musc Ravageur is a really good choice
Seems like you like lavender...
Maybe Oxford and Cambridge.. it's old school, yet not dated, and works remarkably well in the heat for a lavender fragrance, due to its cool peppermint opening and oakmoss (as opposed to heavy musk) base.
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The niche frags I consider in warm weather (during the day) are Baime and Etra by Etro, though there are many non-niche that I would also consider, including "super cheapo" Cuba Green.
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Creed Santal Imperial.
Creed Royal Delight.
Otherwise, sample first and don't buy on the first sniff. Wait for the drydown.
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Thanks for all your advice!
will make a choice among your recommendations, and shall let you know soon.... BTW, just sampled Tiffany for men, smelled exquisite... is it good for summer!
Lonestar Memories and L'Air du Desert Marocain by Tauer.
They are both 100$ for a bottle (50ml, the only size I found).
Also try the Nasomatto perfums. They are all 30 ml bottles with extraits. Also, not very expensive, for an extrait that is.
You can try those fragrances if you want something different from Creed (they are kinda mass-produced, you know, everyone that loves fragrances must have Creed).
The fragrances I told you to try are better then Creed.
OK, one final suggestion, if you still want creed:
MI and Bois du Portugal are the best Creed fragrances, along with GIT, Himalaya and Vinatage Tabarome.
Why do I always seem to be the only one who mentions MKK's Lumiere Noire pour Homme? Totally versatile, incredible scent for any weather. Works just as well with a t-shirt and jeans during a hot days as it does for a night out.
1. Eau Noire Cologne by Christian Dior
2. Lumière Noire pour Homme by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
3. New Haarlem by Bond No. 9
4. Chergui by Serge Lutens Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido
5. Francois Charles by Rance 1795
6. Puro Intense by Nejma
7. Usiku by Jo Wood Organics
8. New York by Parfums de Nicolai
9. Dia For Men by Amouage
10. Silver Mountain Water by Creed
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Can't help it..I'll give one more vote for MR!!! It's just sooo sexy! But...beware! Keep the bottle locked away from your GF..it's addictive!
I'd give L'air du desert another vote too...but I don't know how it works in hot weather..That stuff is one of my big loves, but it's really strong.
And a sexy and fresh (but spicy)frag: Reflection for men by Amouage...I wear it myself.