1. Gengis Khan, but has happened with hundreds and hundreds of others.
Thread: You had me at first spray
This thread is two fold. What fragrance have you tried that just blew your mind right after the first spray and just had to buy it. On the other hand. What fragrance have you tried that you loved at first spray but then as it settled on your skin you could not stand it? Looking forward to your insights.
1. Gengis Khan, but has happened with hundreds and hundreds of others.
you can also look at this thread:
1. Portrait of a Lady. Love at first smell, more so than with any other fragrance.
2. I don't think I've had that experience.
Current Top Five:
1. Bois des Iles--Chanel
2. George Sand--Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
3. L'Ame Soeur--Divine
4. Violet Blonde--Tom Ford
5. Santal Blush--Tom Ford
1. MDCI Ambre Topkapi - at 250 dollars I did not buy it!
2. Cerruti 1881
I'm not OLD...I'm VINTAGE!
1. Millesime Imperial
2. Bois de Cedrat
1. Vince Camuto, hinoki, Kyoto, TDH
2. Many; roadster, etc.
Is the juice worth the squeeze?
1) Yendi by Capucci, the perfume. I smelled it when I was about 20ish at the perfume counter in harrods. It was fearfully expensive and there was no way I could afford it then. I have a murky memory it was over £100 an ounce all that time ago at the end of the 1980's. Utterly unobtainable for me. I never forgot it and eventually came upon a tiny bottle on Spanish ebay about 25+ years later. I still love that perfume above most others. The real perfume is vastly superior to any edt or colognes of it.
2) Miller Harris Noix de Tubereuse. I rashly bought a huge 100ml bottle after smelling a sample just once. I wore it out with a little black dress for a Christmas party and felt like I smelled of a rotting jar of flowers all night long, whereas I would have felt beautiful and sexy in something like Coco Chanel. It isn't the perfumes fault. Tuberose and my skin just don't get on.
1) Jubilation XXV, TdH, Millesime Imperial, Straight to Heaven, Rose 31, Mona di Orio's Oud .. these come to mind right now
2) Parfumerie Generale Praline de Santal. It smells amazing at first, like roasted hazelnuts, quite beautiful. But within about 15 minutes it changes to something that is not necessarily bad smelling, but unbelievably generic and uninspired. I wish the roasted nut smell carried through.
Once that was Azzaro pour homme and Tabac edc............still like them!
- Revillon R
- Dolce Gabbana ph (vintage)
- Agua Fresca
- Bogart ph
- Versace L'Homme
- Paco Rabanne ph
- Santal Noble
- Grey Vetiver
- Escada ph
and more........................still love them all!
My Top '10' : (In no particular order)
- Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
- Annick Goutal: Ambre Fetiche
- Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme/Solo
- Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
- Amouage: Epic
- MPG: Santal Noble
- Acqua di Parma: Colonia Intensa Oud
- Histoires de Parfums: 1740 Marquis de Sade
- Pal Zileri: Cuoio
- YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)
Creed Jardin d' Amalfi & Millesime Imperial have great opening notes and I fell for them straight away, instant love.
Vintage D&G pour homme I really liked at first spray but it was just overpowering and never changing from start too twelve hours later. Ended up hating it.
Aqua Allegoria Herba Fresca-Exactly the mint I was looking for.
Diptyque Tam Dao-Absolutely loved until it turned powdery...I can't stand powder.
D&G The One
None for the second question
Here's my answer to number one:
- Egoiste by YSL
- A*Men original, A*Men Pure Havane by TM
- Givenchy Play Intense by Givenchy
- Michael Kors for Men by Michael Kors
Love at first sniff!!!
CURRENT TOP 5
1. Dior Homme Intense
2. Creed Aventus
3. Tom Ford Extreme
4. Gucci Pour Homme II
5. Terre d'Hermes
I hear you Brother. One sniff of DHI and it was an immediate love affair.
1. A Quiet Morning by Miller et Bertaux, Blue Carnation by Roger & Gallet, Eau Duelle by Diptyque -- instant, hopeless love
2. Whips and Roses by Kerosene, Batucada by L'Artisan Parfumeur, original Chloe
1. DHI, Back to Black, and GIT.
2. Eternity. Loved the opening, but then it was just an all-day lasting soap. However...I'll add this: The last couple of times I've worn it, I didn't get as much of the soap and have actually begun to like this one again. Also Noir de Noir. Once it dries down, it's nothing but a rose scent on me. I enjoy it when rose is mixed in, but I don't enjoy smelling LIKE a rose.
"We don't fail because we aim too high and miss, but because we aim too low and hit" - Les Brown
"When you're all alone, when no one is watching, and there's no one around to impress, that is who you are" - Greg Laurie
1. Green Irish Tweed
2. le Male
Chanel Égoïste !!!!!!!
l'Occitane Eau des Baux
Hermès Ambre Narguilé (haven't bought it yet though, it is pricey )
and many more...
1. Micallef Gaïac, SL Ambre Sultan...
2. PG Cozé
Kurt smells like Teen Spirit
Creed Cuir De Russie
Czech & Speake #88
1. Tobacco Vanille
2. L'Homme Gingerbread or whatever its called. I can't say I loved it at first, but I sure hated it once it got on my skin. Rancid.
Portrait of a Lady
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) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
1. Dior Homme Intense
2. Michael by Michael Kors
1. Thierry Mugler - A*men
2. Dior - Fahrenheit Absolute (apparently this was brought out to prepare the world for Leather Oud...I love the oud, can't stand the absolute lol!)
1. LIDGE and Tom Ford Oud Wood
2. None that I can think of.
1. habit rouge beau cavalier, SDV, bel ami (vintage), K10, gomma, avignon, lidge, and dhi.
2. none; however, to the flipside of what you ask I recently applied some Molyneux - Lord from a old mini I'd forgotten about. Absolutely vile stuff if you sniff it up close. After time, however, it settles to an interesting and pleasant old-school masculine with some bite. Normally, I won't labor through an unappealing opening but this one just might be the exception to that rule.
Simplex Sigillum Veri
To name a few from the ones that had me at the first sniff:
MFK Lumiere Noire
Straight to Heaven
I don't remember having a fragrance that I changed my mind completely about after liking it at first spray.
2. Andy Warhol Silver Factory
1. dior homme
2. Body Kouros
For question one I have two that come to mind.
Midnight in Paris edt I remember receiving the sample from TPC and was blown away by it. I immediately went onto fragrancenet and ordered a bottle EdP version though!!! My favorite fragrance!!!
Dior Homme (vintage) I was in Sephora smelling and I gave this stuff a whiff, and it was amazing. The lady in Sephora asked me, what did you just spray and I told her...she said omg that stuff is sooo sexy!!! I quickly grabbed the bottle up and never looked back!!!
Guerlain Vetiver and Td'H were two that I instantly loved and bought a bottle of on the spot. Heavy vetiver and pepper are my favorite.
Dior Homme Intense...first sniff and I knew this stuff had me in a trance, never imagined cologne could smell so unique and alluring.
Pure Malt opening when I smelled it back in the day blew me away and I made an impulse, crazy purchase from ebay and overpaid like crazy...now I regret purchasing since only the opening amazes me and the drydown sort of pisses me off
See my top 10 list below
My Top 10
1. Amouage Homage Attar
2. Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan
3. YSL M7
4. Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
5. Chanel Egoiste
6. 24 Gold by Scentstory
7. Amouage Epic Man
8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
9. Bond No. 9 New York Oud
10. Serge Lutens - Chergui
"A beautiful fragrance to the nose is like good jazz music to the ears, great food to the mouth, and Megan Fox and Jessica Alba to the eyes..."
The ones that made me go "WOW" were CdG Calamus and Habit Rouge EdP, made even better by the fact that neither of them cost an arm and a leg. Immediate purchases.
Nothing to report on question 2.
Life's a bitch. If it were a slut it'd be easy.
First: several, but mainly vintage formulations of scents I ended up eventually owning, like e.g. Eau Sauvage, Guerlain Vetiver, Armani Eau pour Homme, Chanel Antaeus etc., in the case of all these four and of several others, it was love at first testing and hardly any doubts and any second thoughts that I will thoroughly, passionately, consistently, permanently enjoy them, in fact, it got better with any testing, any application on my skin and any subsequent purchase of backup bottles
Secondly: non really, yet some smelled spectacular on paper, still good or acceptable on my skin, yet nowhere near the mirage of the tester strip seemed to suggest (this is the case of most mainstream designer releases of the 90s, as well as of 2000-2012, with notable exceptions confirming the rule).
Knowing by Estee Lauder. I bought it right there and then at the perfume counter in Dillards. Had a similar love at first sniff with Chinatown by Bond No 9, but that wasn't at a perfume counter. It was a perfume party and I just went and bought some samples on ebay.
Wings and White Shoulders, stink-a-roo on me.
1. Spiritueuse Double Vanille
Profumo by Acqua di Parma (i need to get this one)
My blog: http://scentedpassion.blogspot.com/
Silver Mountain Water
Givenchy Xeryus Rouge
Azzaro Chrome (when I was younger!)
Dior Homme Intense