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    I want to buy a new fragrance. One lower priced and sold locally. I was thinking of Dior Homme maybe The other more of a Niche type fragrance but this I will order samples online.

    So I was on fragrantica and it looks like most of the fragrances that I like are Woody Floral Musk such as the following.
    Cartier Declaration
    Creed Green Irish Tweed
    Creed Millisime Imperial

    Oriental Vanilla
    Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin

    Oriental Fougere
    JPG Le Male

    Woody Spicy:
    Terre de Hermes

    Aftershaves:
    Alt Innsbruck
    Speick
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    Default Re: Recommend me a fragrance based on my preferences

    Dior Homme would be a good choice.

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    Oh dear god, buy the Dior Homme now because A. It's quite affordable and B. It is sold everywhere. C. Probably the best designer fragrance to come out in who knows how long.

    Also, everyone is freaking out about it getting re-formulated soon, so grab a bottle now before it gets bastardized and you have a mob of Dior Homme enthusiasts from Basenotes in a bidding war for pre-reformulated bottles of the precious elixir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calero View Post
    Oh dear god, buy the Dior Homme now because A. It's quite affordable and B. It is sold everywhere. C. Probably the best designer fragrance to come out in who knows how long.

    Also, everyone is freaking out about it getting re-formulated soon, so grab a bottle now before it gets bastardized and you have a mob of Dior Homme enthusiasts from Basenotes in a bidding war for pre-reformulated bottles of the precious elixir.
    I agree. Get the Dior Homme.
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    So current stock of Dior Homme is not reformulated yet, right?

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    If you can find the one with the silver tube inside the bottle, that's the pre-reformulation juice

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    +1 for Dior Homme. Affordable, unique, and quite elegant IMO.
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    I've heard that the black/silver tube is the best indicator of pre-post reformulation.

    I'm on the last 10ml of my Dior Homme, and it will inevitably need to be replaced. Is there anyway of telling when the product is boxed however?

    When they're sealed instore, I can't imagine many sales assistants being willing to rip one open to see?

    Any thoughts would be appreciated, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by volley2 View Post
    If you can find the one with the silver tube inside the bottle, that's the pre-reformulation juice
    Thanks for the info. I will be on the look out for the silver tube.
    Quote Originally Posted by tyler-durden View Post
    I've heard that the black/silver tube is the best indicator of pre-post reformulation.

    I'm on the last 10ml of my Dior Homme, and it will inevitably need to be replaced. Is there anyway of telling when the product is boxed however?

    When they're sealed instore, I can't imagine many sales assistants being willing to rip one open to see?

    Any thoughts would be appreciated, thanks.
    Great point. I am wondering the same thing.


    Are there any lot numbers or anything else on the box that we can tell if it is the pre or post formulated formula.

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    Terre d'Hermes

    not so much floral, but musky / earthy...
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    Quote Originally Posted by LOST! View Post
    Terre d'Hermes

    not so much floral, but musky / earthy...
    Thanks. I forgot about this one. I have it and like a lot.

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    +1 on Dior Homme, plus try Hypnose Homme Lancome, perhaps L'Instant pour Homme Guerlain and Prada Amber Intense pour Homme. Oh, and some Lutens, perhaps Chene.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmm150 View Post
    Thanks. I forgot about this one. I have it and like a lot.
    ha! I didn't notice you'd mentioned this in your original post! oops!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LOST! View Post
    ha! I didn't notice you'd mentioned this in your original post! oops!
    I didn't. I just put it in now.

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    ST Dupont - Ph (declaration)
    Sean John Unforgivable (Creed MI)
    Dunhill - London (GIT)
    Burberry - Touch (the feel of vanilla)
    Jacomo de Jacomo - Rouge (le male, you may also try A*men)
    Montale red Vetyver (Terre d'Hermes)
    Ormond Jayne Isfarkand (Terre d'Hermes)

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    The ones you mention aren't particularly floral. If you want to try a floral, you can check Troisieme Homme by Caron, a strange floral backed by a strong barbershop musk (which is what you seem to like, eg le Male). It's not quite niche but it's not available everywhere.

    For niche, you can try some woody oriental roses, like 1876 by Histoires des Parfum or Rose d'homme by Rosine.

    cacio

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmm150 View Post
    I didn't. I just put it in now.
    ah! making me feel I'm losing the plot!!?
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    Terre d' Hermes

    Classy, woody, light citrus. Simple and elegant, w/ good longevity.
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    Prada Infusion D'Iris

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    Quote Originally Posted by pawful View Post
    Prada Infusion D'Iris
    I tried this and do not care for it.

    After wearing Dior Homme all day, I can't decide if I really really like. I do like it though. What I don't like is a note in it that smells similar to Prada Infusion D'Iris. I guess it is Iris. Its the lipstick smell.

    So will the Dior Homme Intense be stronger with cocoa and less lipstick smell?

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    I read that in the intense, the lipstick vibe is less, but not non-existent.
    I actually like the lipstick feel. Hated it first, then got intrigued, and now I actually enjoy it.

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    Some to try:
    Encre Noire, Bond No. 9 Wall Street, L'Instant de Guerlain, Bvlgari Black, and L'eau par Kenzo Eau Indigo (which I found very similar to Declaration).

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    I'd recommend Green Irish Tweed. It's a jack of all trades. I like Dior Homme sorta, but that lipstick vibe kinda bothers me. Just my opinion, I guess I'm in the minority on that one! Try to sample if you can, even if it means ordering from the Perfumed Court or something. I'm VERY glad I sampled, because I tried lots of very praised scents on Basenotes, and only liked about 2/8 that I tried. Be careful!

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