winter - chergui
spring - git
summer - adp colonia
fall - gucci ph 1
wc - rive gauche
no such thing as everyone has completely different tastes and since I'm not into the too "out there" stuff my recommendation would seem generic to a lot of the community
winter - chergui
spring - git
summer - adp colonia
fall - gucci ph 1
wc - rive gauche
Several that I enjoy and associate with specific seasons:
Winter - Norne (Slumberhouse)
Spring - Aventus (Creed)
Summer - Selection Verte (Creed) and TdH Pure Perfume
Autumn - Sycomore (Chanel)
Wildcard - Windsor (Creed)
Fall/Winter: Angel Man Pure Leather (Mugler) (use Axe Dark Temptation Wash/Deodorant to compliment it)
Spring/Summer: Wood Rocky Mountain Wood (D Squared) (Use Old Spice Fiji Wash/Deodorant),
Spring/Summer: Fahrenheit (Dior) (Use Bath and Body Works Dark Amber and Twilight Woods for Men to compliment)
Wild Cards: Joop, Aramis
Looking for a great Fall/Winter cologne to have some variety that reflect my tastes; looking for projection, longevity, distinction, between 50 and 100 dollars.
Last edited by Oldirtbeard; 30th March 2013 at 01:43 PM.
winter - Epic
spring - Lidge or dior homme
summer - GIT
fall - Jubilation
Price no object and an inquisitive mind - I have a few 'non perfumista' friends who might qualify - I'd suggest exploring and then picking one from each of these groups for starters
1. Classic Eau de Cologne
Acqua di Parma Colonia
Eau de Guerlain
Eau de Cologne Imperiale
Eau de Cologne du Coq
Acqua di Colonia (Villoresi)
2. Fougere or Nu Fougere or 'Garrigue' or Aromatic Fougere
Mouchoir de Monsieur or Jicky
Invasion Barbare or 1725
Granville / Green Irish Tweed
French Lover / Or Black
3. Woods / Vetiver / Spiced or 'Incense Woods'
Vetiver Pour Elle or Sycomore
Santal Noble / Tam Dao / 10 Corso Como
Mazzolari Lui or Coromandel
Idole / Songe d'un Bois d'Ete / Memoir Man
Timbuktu / Kyoto / Fou d'Absinthe
4. Chypre / Chypriental
Patou Pour Homme
Derby / Chamade Pour Homme
Tiffany for Men
5. Oriental / Gourmand / Anything Goes
Chergui / Arabie / Serge Noire etc.
Ambre Sultan / 114 / Precieux / Balsamo della Mecca / Opus VI
Tonka Imperiale / Vetiver Tonka / SDV / Back to Black
Onda / 1740 / Nostalgia
Musc Koublai Khan / Encens Mythique d'Orient
spring- le labo 31 summer - aramis bermuda tonic fall- dior homme intense winter- taste of fragrance wildcard- original issey miyake/bvlgari pour homme
I prefer to put something down that is not going to break the bank!
Versace Pour Homme
D&G The One
Givenchy Play Intense
CH Men Carolina Herrera
Living each day one spray at a time
Acqua di Parma Colonia (classic eau de cologne)
Green Irish Tweed (classic allrounder)
Invasion Barbare (modern and stylish)
Puredistance M (luxurious leather with modern touch)
Egoiste (best drydown and for me the most interesting fragrance ever)
+L'air du Desert Marocain, Musc Ravageur and Opium homme EDP
I'm selling internationally Opium homme EDP
Check out my selling list:
Armani Acqua di Gio (SO ORDINARY DUHHH)
YSL L'Homme (Although I prefer Libre much more)
YSL La Nuit
Chanel Bleu de Chanel (I hate it, but it's a must-try)
Not so niche :
Dior Homme (Intense version is fine, but I just prefer DH)
Creed Green Irish Tweed
Creed Aventus (I'm not a fan but I recommend everyone to try it.)
Hermes Terre d'Hermes EDP (EDT is fine, but I recommend EDP)
YSL M7 (and M7 Oud Absolu)
Amouage Jubilation XXV
by Kilian Back to Black
Parfums MDCI Invasion Barbare
A Lab on Fire Almost Transparent Blue
Diptyque Eau Duelle EDP
"Deep" Niche :
Tauer's L'Air du Desert Marocain
Slumberhouse Jeke (or Sova)
Imaginary Authors Memoirs of a Trespasser
Amouage Homage Attar
Rania J. Ambre Loup
New York (Parfums de Nicolai)
Songe d’un Bois d’Ete
Balenciaga pour Homme
Rive Gauche pour Homme
Yohji Homme (vintage)
Eau de Rochas Homme (vintage)
Third Man (vintage)
Last edited by pluran; 4th January 2014 at 10:16 AM.
I don't believe in breaking them up by seasons or by notes for the most part, but I do sort them my own way. My tastes are a bit less sophisticated/complex than many here, but maybe more "functional"
Every man should have a romantic scent: YSL La Nuit de l'homme, LIDG
Aquatics aren't popular here, but some are nice, and women love them: Bvlgari Aqva
Big, sophisticated, and complex for when you feel that way: LIDGE, YSL M7
Just because: Gucci Pour Homme II, Tom Ford Grey Vetiver,
Smell great in the office, out with the guys, casual date: Dior Homme Sport, 2008 or 2012, best of the sport genre and incredibly versatile, 2008 being a bit lighter and sportier, 2012 being a bit more romantic
Last edited by Uvalde; 22nd December 2013 at 04:33 PM.
Every enthusiast should at least try these:
Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
Fredric Malle Portrait of a Lady
Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille
My top 5 scents are
2. Dolce&Gabbana pour homme
4. Versace Dreamer
5. Versace Man
I'll start with designers:
Dior Homme Intense
L'Air Du Desert Marocain
Memoir Man tied w/ Philosykos
Top 5 Winter Frags:
1) Tabac Rouge
2) Scent of Peace for Him
3) Amyris Homme
Hello Gents and Happy Holidays!
Though it's difficult to choose, here are my selections:
Winter: Carven Pour Homme and Vintage Gianfranco Ferre for Man
Fall: Vintage Paco Rabanne, Vintage YSL Rive Gauche (aluminum canister)
Spring: Krizia Moods Uomo, Vintage CK Eternity
Summer: Vintage Armani PH, Tom Ford's Grey Vetiver
Wild Cards: Vintage Gucci Pour Homme and the 1990's formulation of Geurlain's vetiver
Great choices everyone!
Last edited by checkmate; 27th December 2013 at 12:33 AM.
I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.
Diesel for life
Frederick Mall Bois d' Orage
Annick Goutal Au d Audrien/Annick Goutal Duel
The different company sel de vert
A men's line: Dior Homme/Sport/Intense (Honorable mention: Chanel Allure line)
A classic: Terre d'Hermes (L'Eau d'Issey)
A vetiver: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver (Creed Original Vetiver)
A people pleaser: Bleu de Chanel (Creed Virgin Island Water)
Something dark: Midnight in Paris (D&G The One)
Spring: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
Summer: Creed Virgin Island Water
Fall: Bleu de Chanel
Winter: Midnight in Paris
Wild Card/All-rounder: Dior Homme Sport 2012
Last edited by thehighend; 27th December 2013 at 02:44 AM.
I agree lists are fun and very informative for people trying to build a collection or fill a void in their fragrance wardrobe.
Spring- Osacar for Men
Summer- Guerlain Vetiver
Fall- Encre Noir
Terre d' Hermes parfum
Gucci PH II
Dolce & Gabbana PH
Prada Man Amber
Jean Paul Gautier
Hermes vetiver Tonka
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If you dont wanna espend lots of cash just get disegner frags
L occitane eau de baux-TV
Mont Blanc Individuel-Original Santal
Michael Jordan Leyend -Bond no9 New Harlem
Victoria sexy for him platinum
Okay, I'll bite. Assuming we jettison anything too expensive / hard to find:
Oscar for Men by Oscar de la Renta ("fresh", but with some personality)
Burberry London (a winter/fall fragrance - synthetic, but with great blending)
Lolita Lempicka au Masculin (the only gourmand I can stomach through a full day)
Dior Fahrenheit (unique and strangely versatile)
YSL Kouros (for the challenge, or for the love if already a fan...)
I love these threads! I'll done for niche and one for designer. I'd go:
Winter: Tobacco Vanille/ A*Men
Spring: GIT/ Allure Homme Edition Blanche
Summer: MI/ Chrome (I actually enjoy Chrome)
Fall: Pure Malt is all I need
Wildcard: Aventus/ Bleu de Chanel
Best 5 I've ever smelled in no particular order.
1. Aramis Tuscany (Original)
2. Carolina Herrera Men (Original)
3. Puredistance M
4. Invasion Barbare
5. Patou Pour Homme (Original)
Game, Set, Match.
There are no Must-Haves, in my opinion. Buy what you love, and only you can know what you love. But this is my list of 5 that really should be tried. And when I say tried, I don't mean smelled. I mean sampled and worn.
- Dior Homme
- Green Irish Tweed
- Knize Ten
- Old Spice (Yes, really)
"Follow your nose. It always knows." -- Toucan Sam
Vintage Guerlain Vetiver- the EDC
Ambre Sultan, or Ambre Preceuix, or Ambre 114.. take your pic
OFF SITE SALES, DECANTS ---Dior,Chanel MFK, MOLECULE 01* VINTAGE ANTAEUS*
Allure Homme Sport.
Bleu de Chanel.
La Nuit de L'homme YSL
Winter- Amouage, Jubilation
Spring- Chanel AHS
Summer- Parfums De Rosine, Rose d'Homme
Fall- Dior Homme Intense
Wildcard- PG 02 Coze
Winter: Tobacco Vanille. I'd be quite content if this were my only fragrance from November-February. Honorable mention: Egoiste.
Spring: Aventus. It says, "Yeah, the heavy days of winter are over but I'm still a force to contend with." It's a great transition from the heavier winder scents to the fresh and light summer selections. Honorable mention: Bleu de Chanel or Dior Homme Eau (which, the more I wear, the more I enjoy).
Summer: it's a tie! Le Labo Bergamote 22 or Chanel Allure Homme Sport Cologne. The AHS cologne is rapidly becoming my go-to Chanel. After a shower at the gym, it's simply perfect.
Fall: Hello, Dior Homme Intense! Welcome back to the rotation. Honorable mention: L'Instant de Guerlain.
Winter: New Haarlem
Summer: Aqua Fahrenheit
Fall: Pure Havane
Wildcard: Pure Malt
Here's my selection in no particular order...
1. L'air du desert Marocain - Tauer
2. Jubilation XXV- Amouage
3. Avigon- CDG
4. 1270- Frapin
5. Tabarome- Creed
Dior Homme Intense
Current favorites_____Black Tourmaline_____Gucci Pour Homme II_____Memoir Man_____Tuscan Leather______Montale Aoud and Pine_____Sel Marin_____Invasion Barbare_____Tonka Imperial____Dior Homme Intense_____L'Humaniste____Santal 33_____Bois d'Argent_____Nio_____MFK Oud_____Lumiere Noire_____Bois d'Encens_____Cuir Ottoman
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Royal English Leather
Floris Red Rose
First, I think it's important to determine how you wish to categorize. Some would say by season, some perhaps by occasion, while I would do so by accord genre (can't recall technical term anymore)...
1. Aquatic: Agua de Loewe El
2. Woody: Lalique Encre Noire
3. Spicy: Dior Aqua Fahrenheit
4. Floral: Salvatore Ferragamo PH
5. Citric: Roger & Gallet Open
After all these years around this hobby, I realized I like lavander, vetiver and patch, that I regard longevity and sillage - wise scents as off puting and that inexpernsive options can be well complimented.
Based on these facts, if I'd have to choose only five scents, these would be my options:
Lavander: Caron´s Pour Un Homme or lavander water from a local high-end haberdasher (James Smart's Leslie).
Vetiver: Guerlain's. Vintage Carven's is better, but discontinued.
Patch: any good quality patch oil or Givenchy Gentleman or Coromandel or Fueguia's Caoba or Fueguia's Otro Poema de los Dones - in all cases, applied very lightly.
Tradtional Eau de Cologne or Eau de Cologne-like scents: Dior's Eau Sauvage or Monsieur de Givenchy or Chanel pour Monsieur or "Colonia Tradicional Inglesa" (Traditional English Style Eau de Cologne) from a high-end haberdasher.
Canoe by Dana.
Last edited by Pollux; 6th July 2014 at 02:35 AM.