wear the PE. If you make it through the movie, consider it a failure.
I finally found a girl that appreciates scents as much as I do, now I just need to figure out what to wear from my collection to blow her socks off. Last time she was at my apt, she was somewhat floored by my cologne collection and started going through them with me to figure out what I should wear for her on our next date.
I was wearing Pure Malt at the time and she said I smelled good, but it didn't really do much for her. Platinum Egoiste was the first bottle I handed her because she asked me what I would wear to a wedding and it literally made her speechless, she couldn't believe how good it smelled. Even when I handed her other fragrances, she still kept asking to smell Platinum Egoiste one more time. She said she loves a "man smell" for whatever it's worth, hopefully you guys can help me figure out what to wear tonight as I really want to blow her away. Here are her impressions on what I briefly showed her:
Pure Malt: Wore it on our first date, she didn't mind it, but didn't love it either
Platinum Egoiste: She loved it and said had I been wearing it that night, she would not have been able to keep her hands off me
Versace Dreamer: Surprisingly she did not like this one even though it's my most complimented
Gucci Nobile: Thought it was okay, too woody for her
Fahrenheit: Another one that was just okay, similar reaction to Pure Malt
I've narrowed down my selections to D&G PH, YSL La Nuit, Herrera for Men and John Varvatos Original but feel free to suggest something else from my wardrobe. Also obviously why am I not wearing Platinum Egoiste? We're just watching a movie at my apt tonight, would like to save this one for when we go out to dinner or some other more important occasion since I already know she loves it
wear the PE. If you make it through the movie, consider it a failure.
You answered your own question, PE it is.
Don't be so easy.
Make it Old Spice.
PE is a true winner for the occasions you're looking for. If you really want a 2nd option, i'd go with La Nuit de l'homme. Just remember to go very light on the trigger since she will be very close to you.
Current top 5:
1. Guerlain Coriolan
2. Puredistance M
3. Roja Dove Vetiver Extrait
4. Naomi Goodsir Bois d'Ascese
5. BPC Oud
Decants for swap: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/394...swap-US-Canada
PE or YSL La Nuit would be my choice Enjoy the night!
Current Top 5:
1. Frederic Malle L'eau d'Hiver
2. Tom Ford Noir de Noir
3. Dior Homme / Dior Homme Intense
4. Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Havane / Pure Malt
5. Creed Aventus / Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
The chemistry here doesn't seem to depend on the perfume, but I agree that you should try PE and see whether she will indeed put her hands on you, or if she was just looking for an excuse.
"Man smell" is probably more like Kouros (which you don't own), but you probably want to have her check it first - I doubt it is what she really means.
PE, of course.
PE is out for tonight given the simple fact of how much she already told me she likes it. I'd like ideally to show off my knowledge in that she told me some things that she does and doesn't like and from that info I was able to pick something she likes as much (if not more) than PE from my collection. Attracting her is of secondary concern, as that is pretty much a done deal as she texted me this morning "I hope you got some sleep last night as you'll be up alllllllll night tonight" so I don't think she's coming over for a marathon pillow fight (although I wouldn't be opposed to that haha)
Looks like La Nuit is the early favorite although my instinct was to go with Herrera for Men given its rich tobacco notes. More input would be appreciated
Allure Homme Sport or Herrera for men
Platinum Egoiste. Get sum! lol
Why not choose another time to "show off your knowledge". You run the risk of making the wrong choice and falling flat.
She already has told you she wont be able to keep her hands off you if you are wearing PE. She also told you to expect to be up all night. Like your title said, it sounds like it will be an intimate night, you might as well wear something (you know she loves) that will keep her very close to you
You have Aventus, wear Aventus.
Or Dior Homme Intense
From your wardrobe I would say:
If you had D&G The One I would say that one.
I would say GIT but an ex may have worn Cool Water and she may not know the difference.
And excellent wardrobe Sidney, by the way
I definitely think you should surprise her and NOT wear PE. Keep her guessing and keep her interested. Are you sure Aventus smells effeminate on your person? It tends to be a pretty masculine smell that I think she might enjoy. It could just be due to sampling error from your friends that you have the perception that Aventus smells feminine on you. If not for this, then I'd give another heads up to Terre d'Hermes.
YSL Body Kouros
Gucci Pour Homme I
Herrera for Men
Prada Amber Pour Homme
YSL Rive Gauche
Save the (AWESOME) Chanel Platinum for when you take her out to dinner next week
Last edited by CHSeifert; 13th March 2012 at 08:20 PM.
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Now with 418 unique bottles in my collection
what are you guys thinking, 1 million for sure 5-7sprays.
Just kidding,Platinum Egoiste well be great lol :P
maybe DHI best suits this occasion.
Aventus is an absolute lady killer, but not for intimate occasions. DHI may be your best foot forward here.
Another for Platinum Egoiste
From your wardrobe, PE, La nuit, London, DHI, L'instant are all winners for date night. Good luck.
She likes a mans smell, wear Rive Gauche. Otherwise wear Terre d'Hermes.
No More Buying - Leaving - Left
The last three comments I've had on Aventus from girls are "that smells feminine", "that smells like something I would wear" and "what are you wearing, I want to get it for my sister" although all three enjoyed it a lot. I might wear this one around her during the day at some point, but given the other options I have for tonight there's no point taking a chance on this as I don't think this is really what she's looking for.
Dude. Cut the crap and wear Platinum Egoiste. And use a condom. Or make sure shes on birth control. Or pull out. Or be rich and able to pay child support.
Smell like a man, man.
She may enjoy Egoiste still more than Platinum Egoiste - many (myself included) think it a better scent. Perhaps you might pick up a bottle, wear it, and thus elude the obvious choice by improving on it?
Recently Worn: Lys Mediteranée, Songe d'Un Bois d'Été, Vero Profumo Kiki, Escentric 02, Vetiver Tonka, Pear+Olive, Encens et Bubblegum, Vanille Galante, Harrods Oud, Sel Marin, Turtle Vetiver Back, Le Vetiver de Lubin - Bluff, Osmanthe Yunnan, Rive Gauche Pour Homme, El Attarine
See my Wanted thread where I'm looking for a vintage bottle of Messe de Minuit.
Don't be a DB wear the PE! First impression, Lasting impression. Shine those shoes or brush if suede. Stinky tennis shoes? wear Adidas any flavor will do.
If she like PE I would question her taste in anything....no offense to you of course
Axe Phoenix if you really want to score Just kidding obviously, go with PE though! It'll make her feel important that you remembered her favorite
Condom. That's it.
I would go with PE and relax a bit.
WANTED (full or partial bottles)
Divine eau Divine (refillable)
Congrats on dating someone into fragrances. I can't even imagine what that would be like.
I'd go with Varvatos - it's pretty masculine and dark to my nose. She should like it.
Honestly, just wear whatever makes you most comfortable. It's going to be all you're wearing in a short while, so just make sure it lasts.
I guess that I am late but If my gf told me she likes manly scents I'd wear clean underwear and from your collection
Gucci Envy PH
Rive Gauche PH
TOP 3 hot weather:
1. Gucci Pour Homme II
2. Lalique Encre Noire
3. Thierry Mugler Pure Energy
TOP 3 cold weather:
1. Eau des Baux
2. Dior Homme
3. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
Still waiting for the Field Report...
If a girl told me that "blah blah blah" made her unable to keep her hands off of me, you better believe I'd be wearing the hell out of some "blah blah blah" on our next date. ESPECIALLY if it was at my place "watching a movie".
"I am a robot and I like cheese"
1. Axe Kilo
2. Lectric Shave
3. Vicks Vapor Rub
4. Febreze Pour Homme
5. Preferred Stock
I ended up wearing Herrera for Men which she instantly commented on and told me she loved, but PE is still her favorite. The way she snuggled up close to me for most of the date and kept putting her nose to my neck while commenting on it made me think twice about that assessment though, Pure Malt certainly didn't have the same effect. I didn't get a chance to show her the Terre D'Hermes as I had hoped but perhaps the opportunity will present itself at a later time.
Unfortunately, overall the date did not go as well as the cologne selection. Apparently I gave her a "major player vibe" because all my terrible habits of saying right things, being funny and making a girl feel wanted were in full effect last night and her plans to stay "alllllllll night" quickly turned into her hastily making an exit at 12:30am. As the old saying goes, "the best laid schemes of mice and men often don't get you laid"
Thanks though to all those who provided sound advice in this thread, it's good to see that there's a mix on this site of hopeless romantics, unapologetic pervs and everything in between
You're a cool cat. I know I'm late to this, but I, too, would have said PE. I've always been attracted to "saving" a perfume for a special occasion, but thanks to my friends on here, they tell me EVERY DAY IS A SPECIAL OCCASION.
This came about because I bought Derby and was waiting a couple of months to actually wear it. LOL
My Top 5!!!
1. 1740: Marquis de Sade, Histoires de Parfums
2. Sweet Redemption, by Kilian
3. Tirrenico, Profumi del Forte
4. Je Suis un Homme, Etat Libre d'Orange
5. Derby, Guerlain
"Coincidence is God's way of winking." --Me
"It's alright to flirt with the idea of giving up, so long as you don't." --Me
Sorry to hear that op. Next time pull out the big guns (Plat Egoiste) and if you still get rejected at least you'll know it's you that's the problem and not your cologne.
I think she realized she liked me a lot more than she initially thought and was worried that if we took things that far on only our second date, I may lose interest in her and not want to pursue her any further so she abruptly decided to save her ace for another night. Ironically, the only reason I was so forward was because she had given me the invitation to do so earlier in the day, I was enjoying my time with her regardless and would've been content just continuing the date as we were and saving the main event for perhaps a less mundane night.
Either way, I really have enjoyed my time with this girl and I suspect there will be a number of other dates and a number of other colognes, so it's hard for me to feel anything less than incredibly positive about last night. I'll try everything that's been suggested in this thread around her and get her reactions if it goes that far. Right before she arrived I had a brain flash that she might also really like Ralph Lauren Safari, so that will be added to the list as well
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This is a strange thread lol, still congrats/bummer on your date. Never known a girl to think too smooth was bad...but I guess could see that.