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    Default Re: I can't find a cologne I like for the life of me, help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dernier_Cri View Post
    I agree with this. Step up in class.

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    Default Re: I can't find a cologne I like for the life of me, help!

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    Default Re: I can't find a cologne I like for the life of me, help!

    Try:

    Cuir Pleine Fleur by Heeley - One is initially treated to an enchanting, herbaceous melange. Violet leaf with its marked greenness, akin to grass clippings, couples with the bittersweetness of bergamot as well as the sweetly floral and faintly woody aroma of mimosa. An illusion of a hay-stacked pasture is consummated. Transitioning to the heart, a nascent, leathery castoreum blooms, while lovely black locust adds its indolic, orange blossom flavor and hawthorne imparts its slightly honey and almond aspect to the exquisite opening blend. Immersed in the augmented mixture, the resplendent leather takes on a refined, suede-like aura. An undercurrent of aubepine, with its slightly rose-like odor and anise-like facet, as well as the wintergreen of birch carries the luxurious, leather concoction to the waiting base. The sumptuous leather is lifted by the woody birch, which comes into its own, with its somewhat medicinal and spearmint facets marrying with the earthy grassiness of vetiver as well as the pencil shavings of Virginia cedar. An elegant drydown ensues. A majestic scent for all seasons, this polished, masculine composition has average projection and good longevity, 8-10 hours.

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    L'Essence de Cerruti by Cerruti - One is initially treated to an invigorating bergamot, with its orangey bittersweetness and peppery facets. The freshness of the bergamot commingles with the compost-like and ever-so-slight barnyard aspects of white pepper. Segueing to the middle, the mintiness of birch encases the fresh opening, and infuses its wintergreen sweetness. A raw and somewhat phenolic leather wafts lightly in the background along with the hay-like character of saffron. Transitioning to the comforting base, a creamy cedar infuses its resinous and camphoraceous woodiness, along with the sweetly vanillic and faintly earthy quality of amber. A sensual, fur/skin-like and warm musk also presents. An alluring drydown ensues. This masculine composition is well blended, and has good longevity, 8+ hours, and average projection, being light enough for an office scent. Given its very reasonable, price point, this versatile and somewhat elegant composition is worthy of purchase.

  4. #34

    Default Re: I can't find a cologne I like for the life of me, help!

    I agree with Dorje123: try some samples from luckyscent.com. They carry a wide array of niche house offerings, do a nice job of describing the fragrance and have affordable samples. Research their site, sample, and I bet you will find one or more that you really like.

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    Default Re: I can't find a cologne I like for the life of me, help!

    Email Ormonde and ask them for a sample of Ormonde Man. You can thank me later.

  6. #36

    Default Re: I can't find a cologne I like for the life of me, help!

    Without knowing where you live or what you currently own, it's tough to make specific suggestions. What are your five favorite fragrances that you own? This might give some clue as to what you might like out there.

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    Default Re: I can't find a cologne I like for the life of me, help!

    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    Here's what works for me: I seek out similarities. For example, I love Gucci Pour Homme II and Fahrenheit. When I gave it some thought, I realized there's something in both that I adore: Violet leaf. For me, this means I need to try DSquared Rocky Mountain Wood to see if violet does something for me too, which I kind of suspect it does. As you find things you like or dislike, try to figure out why. Eventually, things will start to click as similarities start popping up. Go through your lists of yesses maybes and nos, and see if there are any patterns. This probably means going back and sniffing those again to seek out specific notes. Doing that has helped me a lot.
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  8. #38

    Default Re: I can't find a cologne I like for the life of me, help!

    On a more serious note than before...

    I don't know where you are located, but if you are within reasonable driving distance of Los Angeles, Phoenix, or NYC, you are close to some really excellent stand-alone perfume boutiques (Scent Bar, The Perfume Shoppe, and Aedes de Venustas, respectively), so GO THERE. (There are others, but these are the ones I've personally been to and can vouch for) Spend an afternoon with the salesperson. Ask questions, smell everything. It's easy when hundreds of testers are laid out in front of you...think Sephora x 5.

    Broaden your horizons...and do it in person. It's worth making a special trip.

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    Default Re: I can't find a cologne I like for the life of me, help!

    Quote Originally Posted by andylama View Post
    On a more serious note than before...

    I don't know where you are located, but if you are within reasonable driving distance of Los Angeles, Phoenix, or NYC, you are close to some really excellent stand-alone perfume boutiques (Scent Bar, The Perfume Shoppe, and Aedes de Venustas, respectively), so GO THERE. (There are others, but these are the ones I've personally been to and can vouch for) Spend an afternoon with the salesperson. Ask questions, smell everything. It's easy when hundreds of testers are laid out in front of you...think Sephora x 5.

    Broaden your horizons...and do it in person. It's worth making a special trip.
    I like your suggestion. I think I will do that. I always feel goofy trying out testers at stores but its frustrating when you can't find anything you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swanky View Post
    Without knowing where you live or what you currently own, it's tough to make specific suggestions. What are your five favorite fragrances that you own? This might give some clue as to what you might like out there.
    I live in NJ so we get all four seasons and it does get pretty hot and humid as well as freezing cold here. I don't have five favorites unfortunately lol... its hard to become a favorite I guess but of all the ones I've owned.. Bvlgari PH soir. And not because I liked the smell of it so much, though it was good, not invasive and light enough, but that It was so versatile. I ended up deciding It was a bit mature for me. (i'm 22)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dollars&scents View Post
    Try:

    Cuir Pleine Fleur by Heeley - One is initially treated to an enchanting, herbaceous melange. Violet leaf with its marked greenness, akin to grass clippings, couples with the bittersweetness of bergamot as well as the sweetly floral and faintly woody aroma of mimosa. An illusion of a hay-stacked pasture is consummated. Transitioning to the heart, a nascent, leathery castoreum blooms, while lovely black locust adds its indolic, orange blossom flavor and hawthorne imparts its slightly honey and almond aspect to the exquisite opening blend. Immersed in the augmented mixture, the resplendent leather takes on a refined, suede-like aura. An undercurrent of aubepine, with its slightly rose-like odor and anise-like facet, as well as the wintergreen of birch carries the luxurious, leather concoction to the waiting base. The sumptuous leather is lifted by the woody birch, which comes into its own, with its somewhat medicinal and spearmint facets marrying with the earthy grassiness of vetiver as well as the pencil shavings of Virginia cedar. An elegant drydown ensues. A majestic scent for all seasons, this polished, masculine composition has average projection and good longevity, 8-10 hours.

    &

    L'Essence de Cerruti by Cerruti - One is initially treated to an invigorating bergamot, with its orangey bittersweetness and peppery facets. The freshness of the bergamot commingles with the compost-like and ever-so-slight barnyard aspects of white pepper. Segueing to the middle, the mintiness of birch encases the fresh opening, and infuses its wintergreen sweetness. A raw and somewhat phenolic leather wafts lightly in the background along with the hay-like character of saffron. Transitioning to the comforting base, a creamy cedar infuses its resinous and camphoraceous woodiness, along with the sweetly vanillic and faintly earthy quality of amber. A sensual, fur/skin-like and warm musk also presents. An alluring drydown ensues. This masculine composition is well blended, and has good longevity, 8+ hours, and average projection, being light enough for an office scent. Given its very reasonable, price point, this versatile and somewhat elegant composition is worthy of purchase.
    Wow, you write so well. Thank you for those great descriptions. I like the sound of Essence de cerruti since I seem to enjoy fresh openings with earthy notes and vanilla in the basenotes. Definitely will sample that.

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    yes, i know some notes that i like based on what i've smelled

    mint, bergamont, or floral citrus in the top, lavender in the middle, and in the base sandalwood or other woods and vanilla, amber or musk. seems like a lot of scents are like this but few really smell how i expect
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