Gucci PHII discontinued, too?!
Thread: Comfort scent
I would like to receive a few recommendations as to good comfort scents. The ones that you wear while wearing wool or cashmere close to a fire with your signficant other.
I am think of Gucci Pour Homme II and Bvlgari Black. However, both are discontinued. Are there any other similar ones, both niche or designer?
Something smooth, softly spicy, no pepper, but preferably with tea and maybe leather.
Any suggestions or recommendations?
Gucci PHII discontinued, too?!
As far as I know, yes! By the way, I'm a great fan of your videos! Alles Gute von Neuseeland
Bvlgari Black discontinued ?!?
Claus The Danish Viking
Now with 418 unique bottles in my collection
While wearing wool or cashmere, I'm often warming up from a dreary, cold, rainy day... for comfort scents (and ones that aren't discontinued or too hard to find) I'd often reach for:
Hermes Bel Ami - leathery, bit of spice, soft/creamy from sandalwood
Chanel Coromandel - smooth patchouli, vanilla
Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille - best comfort scent I can think of
Coromandel is my cosy comfort smell as well...
Also Bois Des Iles makes me feel warm inside.
So now Gucci has officially stopped producing good scents? Well I guess I better buy a backup of PHii soonish.
I don't think I will miss Black.
Comfort scents for me are:
Tea for Two
Green Irish Tweed
and a big YES to
Spiritueuse Double Vanille
Bulgari Black seems to be found without problems here in the US...
+1 Bois des Isles, warm smooth sandalwood, and its offspring Egoiste (the regular).
Bulgari pour Homme Soir by Bulgari - An initial burst of refreshing bergamot, halfway between a lemon and an orange, with its tart and juicy green and very faint mint-like aspects, professes the clean and fresh opening. The darjeeling tea beckons the invigorating bergamot to stew in the heart, and infuses it with its somewhat powdery and medicinal woodiness morphing the sharp citrus into a more fruity bent. Guaiacwood, with its honey and smoky features, and papyrus, with its withered grassy and light wood facets, serve as a background for the simmering brew, which has acquired a sweet and wet earthiness. The waiting base, with its soft and almost syrupy amber as well as its radiant and slightly soapy musk, tugs for recognition and carries the tea blend to its delightful drydown. This classy fragrance can be an all-season treat, and has average projection, becoming a skin scent, and good longevity.
Ambre Russe by Parfum d'Empire - Initially, one is treated to a heady, spirituous accord, supplied by the bitter, salty vodka and the bracing, effervescent champagne, with an underlying faint sweetness from the amber. This bozziness meanders to the spicy middle. It is here, in the stewing heart, that an astringent and sour coriander, a sweat-laden cumin and a dusty cinnamon infuse a bath of sweet and powdery tea which subsumes the opening. A somewhat creamy and smoky brew flows to the waiting base. A wonderful leather is the underpinning of the impressive drydown, with the leather initially giving a saddle leather feel then morphing into a smoky suede, carrying the honeyed and sultry amber to interact with a restrained and dark incense, whose tenacity tones down the amber's sweetness. A relished journey, this well crafted and refined composition has very good longevity and projection. Its multifaceted amber star has a terrific cast of supporting players.
Tabacco Vanille by Tom Ford - In the opening, one is majically transported to an established, tabacconist shop, with its delightful explosion of varied scents from its myriad of apothecary jars, and a concomitant assortment of fragrant spices. The initial slap of tabacco scales down to a pleasing level. From afar, a creamy vanilla beckons this mishmash to join the party of the heart. Here, the comforting vanilla along with the smooth tonka bean brew with the dry tabacco, and imparts its delectable sweetness. A faint, lovely floral - tabacco flower - pirouettes here and there, and a delectable scent of cocoa occasionally peeks through. The buff base rears and pulls the vanilla concoction into its pungent, fruity accords and syrupy, sweet wood sap, adding finishing touches to the vanilla star. This rich composition has superior longevity and very good projection.
Frapin 1270 by Frapin - I relish the beautifully orchestrated gourmand of Frapin 1270 ... initially, one is treated to a whiff of candied orange, lovingly coupled with peppered raisins and varied nuts, and floral hints glimmer as well ... this pleasure-inducing opening yields to an exquisite stew of cognac, sandalwood and amber, which truly anchors the sweetness of the opening and avoids its cloying, so magnificently so, that the spiciness augments the potent, boozy concoction of the heart ... these remarkable, middle notes binding with that promising opening truly transforms the senses to percieve a woodiness that conjures up aging barrels fattened by delightful and fruity cognac ... thence the soothing and warming base, with its honeyed vanilla and woods, beckons to a mellowing drydown ... singularly done ... decent sillage and good longevity ... a lovely and unique gourmand fragrance, wherein the notes complement each other so wonderfully ...
For your situation:
But it's getting way too hot for these
gucci pour homme (2003) is very comforting. I was on the gucci website last week and both I and II were available, I don't know who is spreading rumors that they're discontinued.