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Thread: Expand wardrobe and need advise
I am planning to make some new purchases and need advise on what to buy next.
My current wardrobe:
Angel Therry Mugler
L'instant extreme, Guerlin
Terre Hermes EDP
Damascus Oud by Montale
Black Oud by Montale
Bulgari Black - dont fancy the rubbery scent that much
Honea Morea HM
Ambre Sultan - Serge Lutten
Forgivable by Sean Jean
GIT - coming soon
MI - coming soon
Noir de Noir - coming soon
Tobacco Vanilla - coming soon
M7 vintage - coming soon
Musc Ravageur - coming soon
What fragrance type or dominant scent am I missing? I am considering classics like Habit Rouge EDP, Eau Sauvage however open to other idea. I like Oud/Agarwood however not the pure oud oil types that our too oudy. I am not too fond of getting more gourmonds and I don't like leather scent. I am open to ideas however require that they have high sillage/projection and above average longitivity. Also considering the recent purchases i made, I won't consider purchase options that more expensive than $100.
Perhaps Full Incense by Montale
Story by Paul Smith - One is initially treated to a blast of a lemony and slightly peppery, citric accord. The herbal and faintly woody aspects of ivy leaf intrude upon and commingle with this sparkling citrus, providing a crisp, leafy opening, which saunters to the awaiting middle. Here, in the heart, a floral potion from the sweet jasmine and cardboard-like mustiness of rose leaf tempers the jarring opening, and transitions to the welcoming base. An altering melange of grass-like and clean vetiver, white musk, with its laundered-linen illusion, as well as a rugged, mineral amber coalesce. With an errant metallic and faintly minty something fluttering about, the dry woodiness of cedar squires the cleanly mix to a refreshing drydown. This light and fresh composition has good projection and longevity, and will bloom in the spring, summer and fall. A very nice fragrance which can be had rather inexpensively.
Last edited by alfarom; 12th February 2012 at 10:13 PM.
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Maybe a traditional vetiver? I would point to Givenchy or Grey vetiver.
You could skip on Musc Ravageur and M7 to get Dior leather oud.
I second the idea of vetivers for freshness.
Also, I would explore the Caron masculine trio: Caron pour un homme (lavender vanilla, classic), Yatagan (vegetal woody), and Troisieme homme (fougere, slightly floral and barbershop).
Maybe a good citrus like Concentree D'Orange Verte or a citrus aromatic like Lorenzo Villoresi Uomo
Perhaps a woody incense frag like Gucci Pour Homme or it's tea-based brother Gucci Pour Homme II.
I like the vetiver recommendations your getting too; Givenchy Vetyver's a good one.
You are missing out on the classic powerhouses, I really recommend the leather MASTERPIECE Chanel Anateus
love bleu de chanel
Gucci Pour Homme
I also think an excellent vetiver might add another dimension to your wardrobe, like "Vetiver Guerlain". You want this and it has this:
high sillage/projection and above average longitivity.
A vetiver fragrance like Sycomore by Chanel or an incense fragrance like Full Incense by Montale are two excellent additions to anyone's wardrobe.
My current top ten:
1. Spice and Wood
2. Dior Homme Parfum
3. Tonka Imperiale
4. Pure Malt
5. Bois d'Argent
6. Noir de Noir
7. Apple Brandy
8. Tobacco Vanille
9. Epic Man
10.Straight to Heaven