Thread: Truly different
Pear + Olive
1. Amouage Epic man
2. Dior Leather Oud
3. Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black
4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
5. Amouage Opus VII
6. Byredo Bullion
7. Masque Milano Russian Tea
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
My Ultimate Top 5:
Paul Smith Man (2009)
Burberry London (2006)
Prada Amber pour Homme (2006)
Arpege pour Homme (2005)
Whenever I smell L'Artisan Parfumeur's Fou d'Absinthe I get weak knees. I think it's very attractive. And, as mentioned above, Lonestar memories and Black orchid are pretty unique.
I must say I don't really get the hype about Aventus. Worked with a man who showered himself with it, the sillage was about 25 feet. That kind of ruined the scent for me.
I'd like to swap:
Tauer - Lonestar memories
Guerlain - Jicky EdT
Most Basenotes members are very helpful but occasionally, someone like you answers a post with some negative comment, I suppose, in an attempt to demonstate your fragrance IQ. Your assinine comment is totally uncalled for and certainly not appreciated. You have no idea how many niche fragrances I have sampled (actually, I've sampled at least half of the recommendations here). Aventus was used as an example because there is a very high probability that most Basenoters have already sampled it. Try to be nicer!
For those who offered suggestions, a HUGE thanks. Hopefully the discussion will also help others.
it's time to re-discover the old fragrances from '70 and '80.
if i really want a unique smell, that no one else has; i will look into small perfume 'houses' that makes fragrances without advertisements. They would usually sell online or has a few stockist.
e.g. D.S. & Durga
But the risk are there because virtually no one has heard of them so the scent is anyone's guess.
'Unique' is a relative term. The more fragrances you've been exposed to the less likely you'll find anything truly unique. And if a 'unique' discovery turns out to be popular your so called 'unique' fragrance (Aventus?) has just crossed over into 'mainstream' territory. So to keep enjoying a unique scent it's best to quit sampling fragrances, stick your head in the sand and live like a hermit. Maybe that's why I'm of the view 'unique' is an overrated rather useless concept in fragrancewear.
Of all I've tried, I seem to go back regularly to Chanel Egoiste, Montale Black Aoud, D&G By Man, Aramis Havana, Rive Gauche, Muscs Koublai Khan and... Old Spice.