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    Anything goes. What are you guys really loving right now?

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    Default Re: Feeling kind of bored with fragrances lately... What do you suggest I try?

    Black Afgano
    Currently wearing: Red Vetyver by Montale

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    I've gone a bit nuts over Crabtree & Evelyn Sandalwood and keep having a quick sniff even when it isn't my SOTD.
    Currently wearing: Albi by Laura Tonatto

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    Default Re: Feeling kind of bored with fragrances lately... What do you suggest I try?

    I'd highly recommend sampling Grossmith Golden Chypre - on the expensive side, but seamlessly blended and worth every penny IMO.

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    I suggest original Anat Fritz by Anat Fritz (released in 2006)... It is an extremely sharp and potent aromatic lavender and natural Virginia cedar over a vetiver base. It is quite polarizing and challenging, but I find it amazing.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frdric 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'dri) - tie

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    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 Sacr (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Priv (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    Default Re: Feeling kind of bored with fragrances lately... What do you suggest I try?

    Hm, I looked through your "tried"-list and you've smelled a bunch of the fragrances I would've suggested for a tired nose. So instead I wonder what about fragrances you're tired of? Is it a hopeless "everything smells the same", or is it a lack of swooning; i.e. scents that used to touch you now leaves you cold? Or is it something else? That could make it easier for us fellow basenoters to suggest your proper fragrance medication ; )
    I'd like to swap:
    Tauer - Lonestar memories
    Guerlain - Jicky EdT

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    Default Re: Feeling kind of bored with fragrances lately... What do you suggest I try?

    You've got more than 600 frags listed on your page but I didn't notice Monsieur de Givenchy.
    As one reviewer said "sometimes when we are are tired of the vulgar notes of (insert frag of your choice) only monsieur de Givenchy will do"
    I agree. This or Gentleman from the same company (But it has to be vintage)..

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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Aventurier View Post
    Anything goes. What are you guys really loving right now?
    I've been recently enjoying of wearing vintage Drakkar Noir! I love it. I don't seem to get enough of it!! It's just unbelievebly rich and strong compared to the current DN.
    "Le parfum est la musique du corps"
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    Signature: Rochas Macassar (Nicolas Mamounas / Roger Pellegrino, 1980)

    Current Top 7:

    Chanel Antaeus (vtg) (Jaques Polge, 1981)
    Terre d' Hermes EDT (2006-2009) (Jean-Claude Ellena, 2006)
    Green Irish Tweed (Probably Oliver Creed / Pierre Bourdon, 1985)
    Eau de Rochas Pour Homme (Gilles Romey, 1993)
    Bleu de Chanel EDP (Jaques Polge, 2014)
    Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme (vtg) (Max Gavary, 1994)
    Chanel Allure Homme (vtg) (Jaques Polge, 1999)

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    Earthworm by Demeter

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    Les Jeux Faits by Jovoy Parfums

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    Tobacco Vanille. Tried a sample. Good stuff!

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    Rivages des Syrtes-MDCI
    Omniscent-Yosh
    Cerchi Nell'acqua-unusual house well crafted linear scents like White Out, Ambr'ero
    H&G-Candour
    Cale-Tepardium
    If 2 vegans argue is it still called a beef?
    Currently wearing: Lui by Mazzolari

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    Default Re: Feeling kind of bored with fragrances lately... What do you suggest I try?

    Egoiste Cologne Concentree. Been workin' it and lovin' it all winter.

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    Default Re: Feeling kind of bored with fragrances lately... What do you suggest I try?

    Czech & Speake No.88.

    Some people refer to it as 'dark' but to me it's anything but.

    I love the rose/geranium/frangipani/bergamot combo.
    Reminds me of India, with a bit of Hawaii thrown in.
    And the sandalwood/vetiver base adds to the delight.
    When you step back from stressing the parts,
    when the mind becomes still, the rose comes to you,
    unfolds in you in all her glory.
    The perfume invades you completely.
    The rose is you. You are one.

    Jean Klein

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    I noticed you've tried a good part of the H&G, Parfums MDCI, and Histoires de Parfums line. If you haven't already I'd recommend trying Blask, Chypre Palatin, and Vidi, respectively. Vidi is the best ozonic thing I've smelled since Odeur 71, it's got much more longevity and body than 71, I found it addictive. You know to expect great quality from MDCI, so you should hit it off with Chypre Palatin pretty well. Blask is a roll of the dice. I like it, the wine+walnut make it pretty cozy, but it's not very accessible. You also might give Multiple Rouge because it's the most daring of the line. I also noticed you don't have anything from Slumberhouse. Sova is worth a sniff, as is Norne imo.

    I've also recently tried and enjoyed offerings from Carner, particularly Rima XI. Others seem to take pretty well to D600. I have some samples from O'Driu coming in the mail, I'm looking forward to those. If possible, try looking up something from the Six Scents line. Yann Vasnier (of Divine) collaborated to produce Ende/Anfang, which is a go-to for me in warm weather. All natural ingredients, which gives it a distinctive feel, but unfortunately evaporates from my skin pretty quickly. Hope this helps.

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    Wow, great recs, thanks

    I wasn't even expecting you guys to look at what I've tried, that's awesome you thought of that.

    Some really interested stuff mentioned so far, I'll be sure to check those out.

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    Default Re: Feeling kind of bored with fragrances lately... What do you suggest I try?

    Vintage Lauder for Men really blew me away. I have never experienced such a vivid transition from top to bottom, with individual notes popping out in HD.

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    Default Re: Feeling kind of bored with fragrances lately... What do you suggest I try?

    Black Afgano, Pure Distance M
    Summer rotation:
    Xerjoff Uden
    Creed Virgin Island Water
    Creed Aventus
    Frapin L'humaniste
    Dior Homme cologne 2013
    Tom Ford Neroli Portofino

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    I would start retesting what you already have you might be surprised what you find. There is a reason you got them in the first place.
    Any opinions I post here about frags only reflect MY PERSONAL TASTE and only my personal preference which could change at any moment.

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    Instead of suggesting a fragrance, I'd recommend making your own fragrance from scratch if you haven't do so.

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    by Kilian Incense Oud
    Thierry Mugler Pure Havane

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    Default Re: Feeling kind of bored with fragrances lately... What do you suggest I try?

    Didn't see these on your "tried" list:

    Miller Harris Vetiver Bourbon
    Nasomatto Nuda
    Kilian Pure Oud
    Montale Dark Oud
    Profumum Arso
    Dior Leather Oud
    L'Artisan The Pour un Ete
    Tom Ford Santal Blush

    All are kind of essentials for me anyway.

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    To remind yourself how amazing fragrances can be: Puredistance M

    To shock you out of your sloth - Dior Leather Oud

    Enjoy!

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    Default Re: Feeling kind of bored with fragrances lately... What do you suggest I try?

    How about not wearing anything for an entire month then starting again from scratch, making notes in a diary?

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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Aventurier View Post
    Wow, great recs, thanks

    I wasn't even expecting you guys to look at what I've tried, that's awesome you thought of that.

    Some really interested stuff mentioned so far, I'll be sure to check those out.
    When I get "bored" with regular fragrances, I tend to experiment buying Indian/Pakistani Attar samples. They are oils, and have a wide variety of smells...I tend to either love or hate them, but they are cheap to get 1ml vials, and the fun is testing each one.

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    Default Re: Feeling kind of bored with fragrances lately... What do you suggest I try?

    I'm kinda in the same boat as you, but I don't really feel like sampling more. I feel "done" for now, and I thought I should be so crazy as to actually recommend taking a ... let's call it a break? A couple of months enjoying what you have, chilling out and not think too much about it. It'll most definitely come back to you (as it's slowly returning to me after about a month of zero interest).

    I hope I didn't derail too much. Plenty of fantastic suggestions here otherwise though

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    When I get bored of cologne, I take a day or two off and don't wear any. Spring is coming and sometimes it's nice just to get out and smell the scents of the season without worrying about what to spray on.

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    Photography...
    Currently wearing: Green Irish Tweed by Creed

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    Default Re: Feeling kind of bored with fragrances lately... What do you suggest I try?

    Have you explored "women's fragrances"?

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    Default Re: Feeling kind of bored with fragrances lately... What do you suggest I try?

    Quote Originally Posted by Diogenes65 View Post
    When I get "bored" with regular fragrances, I tend to experiment buying Indian/Pakistani Attar samples. They are oils, and have a wide variety of smells...I tend to either love or hate them, but they are cheap to get 1ml vials, and the fun is testing each one.
    Same case here, has a lot of choices in it too, plus you can try and layer your other fragrances with these ittars/oils, it's interesting as I can layer some hollow dull frags with some sweet/woody oud oil or add a floral note to some overly sharp compositions, choices are virtually limitless.

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