Gaiac by Micallef
I'm a 19 year old male, 20 in a month, and I'm very much into different fragrances. All of my collection is designer, besides Creeds Aventus. You guys can check my wardrobe to see what I already have, but I'd really like some direction as far as what niche to look at. Any suggestions are appreciated
Gaiac by Micallef
Current Top Favorites:
1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
4) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie
6) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
9) Polo vintage (Ralph Lauren) - tie
9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
Based on your age group/setting:
Reflection man (not a fan, but you may like it)
Green Irish Tweed
Let's see, 19 years old:
- Xerjoff - Mefisto
- Humiecki Graef - Eau Radieuse
- Yosh - Ginger Ciao
If you want to stay within your comfort zone, I'd say try Acqua di Parma's (don't know how niche they are) Colonia Assoluta, a summertime classic which has great longevity.
If wild ragged roses are your thing give Czech and Speake's No 88 and Montale's Black Aoud a spin. Both are strong perfumes, that announce you are on your way.
Amouage 'masculines' have a high strike rate - for your age group try Silver (cool, the ultimate in cologne perfection), Memoir (an edgy poisonous green with woody depths), Jubilation XXV (the easiest introduction to frankincense there is).
If you're after even more personality sample a few Tauers; they're not everyone's cuppa. I'd suggest Orange Star, the most maximalist take on orange there is, and yet a serious perfume not a fruit juice. Also Pentachords Verdant, a strange but compelling mix of wet earth, green leaves and sweet tobacco.
After that, forget how old you are, forget gender and try everything....
Shanaan by M Micallef
L'Humaniste by Frapin is in my crosshairs at the moment. A fantastic citrusy gin fizz kind of vibe that's deceptively unique and deep.
Best advice! Basically said everything I would have said. I would also recommend you check out Comme de Garcon for some interesting and edgy fragrances which will set you apart from the crowd, and Miller & Bertaux have some great fresh but intelligent scents you may enjoy.
I could not see your wardrobe. However, at the age of 20 Candide would have been glad to know some easy-going niche like APOM pour Homme (EdT) by Maison Francis Kurkdjian. Something utterly gentle, likeable, full of quality for an open-minded young person.
Last edited by Candide; 19th June 2012 at 04:56 PM.
Thanks guys, I just ordered 6 samples from Histoires de Parfums, and in a week I'm going to San Fransisco so I can check out some of the fragrances mentioned in here.
When you visit SF, go to the Neiman Marcus store there and try the Creed, Tom Ford and Francis Kurkdjian lines. They're all well worth your time in testing and sampling. I also recommend your checking out Amouage's offerings, particularly Jubilation XXV. Good luck and enjoy!
Last edited by cologne connoisseur; 15th June 2012 at 08:50 PM.
Endymion by Penhaligons, Creed GIT, Acqua di Parma scents from the Blu Meditarreno lineup.
Invasion Barbare, Aventus and New Haarlem.
If u r just 20-21 and not yet employed full time - my suggestion as a few other BN'ers already did - get samples of all the listed one's - it'll cost u 75-100 or a bit more, but should last u a yr or so at the least. Gives u a chance to sample and pick a few from them based on your likes / dislikes.
Buying parfums / collecting is a costly affair, so be cautious and wise b4 buying a full bottle, DO NOT base it on suggestions alone...