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    Default Feels good to be back, what scents should I sample?

    I had no money in the bank and just quit visiting this forum for a while. I'm back now, and planning on ordering a lot of samples. What do you guys recommend I sample? Based on these following statements

    -A*Men-After using this for over a year, by far my favourite scent. The perfect balance between power and subtlety, so complex and has so many layers.

    -Kouros-This used to be my favourite scent, but it lost it's edge for me. I don't get the sweet, animallic honey note anymore, it's simply gone, all that's left is a spicy, soapy bomb, still good though

    -Joop Homme- I used to like the feel of this scent. Like a pink cherry cough syrup mixed with cotton candy. With some florals as well. Now it's just a mess, I can't distinguish anything in this anymore.

    -Dior Homme-This scent is an anomaly. It doesn't project like a beast, but it lasts and lasts, sometimes even as long as A*Men! It's not even a powerful scent, I'm not sure how it does that, but I love it. I also love the powdery makeup vibe and the slightly grassy drydown.

    -L'eau D'issey PH-This is an okay scent, don't really care for it, but I use it when I'm not in the mood for anything else.

    For me, it goes A*Men>Dior Homme>Joop Homme>Kouros>Issey PH.

    I also enjoyed The Dreamer, didn't pick it up though. Ambre Narguile was another scent I absolutely loved sampling. Musc Ravageur and Tribute Attar were also amazing(I'll get the Attar sometime in my life, for now, it's too much money and won't be versatile).

    So my current list of samples to order is: Tobacco Vanille, Green Irish Tweed(see, I'm hesitant about this, the batch from the sample could be different from the one I order, there is no where to buy GIT in person where I love), and New Haarlem.

    This is my mass sample list.

    Cuba Gold
    Rive Gauche
    Everlast
    Amouage Tribute Attar
    Versace the Dreamer
    Body Kouros-Yves Saint Laurent
    Bvlgari Blvck
    Egoiste-Chanel
    Mukhalat Malakhi Perfume Oil by Swiss Arabian
    Tobacco Vanille
    Oud Wood
    Azzaro Pour Homme
    Italian Cypress
    Kiton Men
    Voyage d'Hermes
    He Wood Rocky Mountain Wood DSQUARED² for men
    Dior Homme Intense
    Hermes Terre D'Hermes
    Boss Bottled Hugo Boss
    Lalique Encre Noire
    Jaipur Homme
    L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme
    L'Instant Extreme - Guerlain
    Fleur du Mâle Jean Paul Gaultier for men
    Dior Homme Intense - Dior
    Guerlain Heritage
    Abercrombie and Fitch-Fierce
    Burberry London
    Fahrenheit
    Givenchi Pi
    New Haarlem
    M7-YSL
    Joop! Homme
    Live Jazz-YSL
    Guerlain Homme
    Bogart Pour Homme
    Antaeus-Chanel
    Lolita Lempicka
    Guerlain Shalimar
    Labdanum 18 / Ciste 18
    Muscs Kublai Khan
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Hermes Vetiver Tonka
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
    Chanel Coromandel
    Black Orchid
    Green Irish Tweed
    Sweet Oriental Dream
    Rochas Man Intense
    Rochas Man
    Tuscan Leather
    Serge Lutens Rahat Loukum
    Hypnotic Poison
    Serge Lutens: Fille En Aiguilles
    Parfum d'Empire: Ambre Russe.
    Serge Lutens: Arabie.
    Hypnotic Poison
    Bois des Isles (Chanel)
    Vanille Galante (Hermessences)
    Parfumerie Generale: Tubereuse Couture.
    Etat Libre d'Orange: Like This.
    Rochas Man
    Musc Ravageur
    Eau Sauvage
    Yatagan
    Must De Cartier Pour Homme
    Creed Silver Mountain Water
    Bleu De Chanel
    Spiritueuse Double Vanille
    Chergui
    Fumerie Turque
    Amouage Memoir Man
    Dyptique Philosykos
    Cruel Intentions by Kilian
    L'Air du Desert Marocain
    Heeley Cuir Pleine Fleur
    Le Labo Rose 31
    Knize 10
    Tam Dao by Diptyque
    Black Aoud
    La Nuit De L'Homme YSL
    Kenzo Tokyo
    Palais Jamais
    L'Essence de Declaration
    Kenzo Power Cologne
    L'Air du Desert Marocain
    Heeley Cuir Pleine Fleur
    Ambre Narguile
    Tam Dao by Diptyque
    Italian Cypress
    Ambre Sultan
    Tea For Two

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    Default Re: Feels good to be back, what scents should I sample?

    Sample 21 by Costume National

    I don't know why but I think you would really like it. Lasts for days too. I literally sprayed on shot on my arm yesterday afternoon and 24 hours later it's still going strong.

    Also CdG 2 Man because you don't have anything like it on your sample list
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    Default Re: Feels good to be back, what scents should I sample?

    You're going to be busy for a while!

    Try lumiere noire pour home.

    Enjoy!

    for swap/sale:





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    Default Re: Feels good to be back, what scents should I sample?

    Welcome back! Impressive list, may I also add a further gourmand suggestion: La Nuit De L'Homme YSL EDP, even though the EDT version is already on the test list, the EDP concentration adds the extra edge, depth, longevity.

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    Default Re: Feels good to be back, what scents should I sample?

    If A Men is your favourite, how about exploring it's flankers? They're pretty highly regarded in their own right! Well, some of them.

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    Default Re: Feels good to be back, what scents should I sample?

    Sounds like your bank will be empty once again. Welcome back

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    Default Re: Feels good to be back, what scents should I sample?

    bump, added all of those to samples list! I'm not ordering all of those all at once by the way, just the three+the ones you guys recommend. You can bold some of the ones in the mass sample list if you want

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    Default Re: Feels good to be back, what scents should I sample?

    You must have been gone a long time cause thats a big list. There might be some duplication here but anything by these houses and some picks from each to try:

    Amouage - Jubilation XXV, Jubilation 225, Epic Woman, Lyric Man, Memoir Man
    Comme des Garcons - Avignon, Jaisalmer, Kyoto, Oarzazate, Sequoia, Peppermint, CdG Parfum, Hinoki Scent One,
    Editions Parfums Frederic Malle - Bois d' Orage, Angelique SL Pluie, Vetiver Extraordinaire, Portrait of a Lady, Epice Noir, . .
    Le Labo - Rose 31, Patchouli 24, Vetiver, Iris 39, Gaiac, Santal,
    Serge Lutens - Iris, Chergui, Fumerie Turque, Cuir Mauresque, Santal Blanc, Daim Blonde, Encens Lavande, Borneo 1834, L' Eau Froide.
    Costume National - Pour Homme, 21
    Guerlain - Cologne du Parfumeur, Imperiale, Derby, Mouchoir de Monsieur, Habit Rouge edp
    Dior - Leather Oud, Vetiver,
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian Absolute pour le Soir, Oud
    Byredo - M/Mink, Mister Marvelous, Oud Immortel,
    Creed Aventus, Royal Oud, Bois du Portugal, Royal English Leather, M. Imperiale, Green Irish Tweed.
    Cartier Declaration or L' Essence
    Vicktor & Rolf - Spicebomb, Antidote
    Santa Maria Novella - Marasciella, Patchouli, Vetiver, Hay,
    Villoresi - Patchouly, Uomo, Vetiver, Aqua di Colonia
    Heely - Agarwoud, Verveine, Sel Marin, Iris d' Nuit, Cuir Pleine,
    Hermes - Concetree d' ORange Verte, Bel Ami, Jardin Sur la Nil, Terre d' Hermes, Ambre Narguille, Gentiane,
    Les Nez - Let Me Play the Lion, Turtle Vetiver Front,
    AgarAura - any current oud
    Knize - Ten, Golden Edition.
    Atelier Cologne - Orange Sanguine, Oolong Infiniti, Trefle Pur, Bois Blonde . .

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    Default Re: Feels good to be back, what scents should I sample?

    lol

    GG OP
    I'm liquidating my collection to help fund my site. Please show your support for the FPindex and buy buy buy - Tuscan Leather, Egoiste, Costume National 21, etc!

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    Default Re: Feels good to be back, what scents should I sample?

    Perhaps Spicebomb.

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    Default Re: Feels good to be back, what scents should I sample?

    Ok, I ordered from TPC and Surrender to Chance. I couldn't find Sample 21 or New Haarlem though unfortunately. These are the ones I went with.

    Green Irish Tweed
    Tobacco Vanille
    Comme des Garçons 2 Man
    lumiere noire pour homme
    La Nuit De L'Homme YSL
    Terre D' Hermes EDP
    Ambre Narguile(I already smelled this before, but I love it so I want another sample)
    Ambre Sultan
    He Wood Rocky Mountain Wood DSQUARED² for men
    Frederic Malle Carnal Flower

    I can't wait!

    - - - Updated - - -

    hmm, what can I expect from all of these fragrances? It seems like the majority of them are touted as 9/10 scents. How is GIT going to be compared to my L'eau D'issey? That's my only everyday summer scent, and it's a 3/5 smell, it's versatile, but meh. How does GIT hold up in versatility and overall scent? The ones I know least about are CdG2M, and Lumiere Noire PH, can anyone comment on those?
    Last edited by Delicious Scent; 2nd August 2012 at 05:18 AM.

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