Terre D' Hermes
I'm in want seems to be my woody/spicy phase. I just bought Oscar for men, and even if it's not THE stellar one, I'm really liking it.
Since the word "groundbreaking" is often used when refering to the like-no-other-one-never-done-before frag, to sum things up, so which one (or more) do you really consider... off the hook
Thanks in advance for the replies!
Terre D' Hermes
MDCI - Invasion Barbare
Creed - Royal oud (this is what creed wood & spice should have been)
For its uniqueness, CdG 2Man.
Thank you guys!
Am I allowed to add "and why?" to my OP
Aedes de Venustas
Eight and Bob
Clice Christian X
Gucci Pour Homme 1 and I'm surprised no one said M7
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
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For woodyness (?woodiness) I would say GPH I - super-sharp pencil shavings and hot resins, but such a shame it doesn't last long. Norne, Bois d'Asces and Dior Jules are good choices also.
I'm not a massive fan of "spice", as to me that means cumin, which smells very sweaty. I don't mind saffron, coriander or cardamom but they are hard to find in good fragrances, I feel. If anyone has any suggestions...
Gengis Khan as it will be available again very soon.
Terre d'Hermes, both EDT & Pure Parfum
My current top 10 (with no particular order):
Givenchy Xeryus Rouge
Dior Homme Intense
Costume National Scent Intense
Terre d'Hermes EDT
CK Eternity for Men
YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme (Old Tin Can)
Thierry Mugler Pure Malt
Costume National Homme
Jacomo de jacomo and Clive Christian C
Current top choices:
1- Portrait of A Lady
3- Chez Bond
4- Amouage Dia
5- New York oud
6 34 st Germaine boulevard by Diptyque
7- by killian Pure Oud
8- coromandel by Chanel
9- MFK lumiere Noir
10- Clive Christian X
Bois du Portugal
Many masterpieces. Many groundbreaking. Not many of both.
D&G The One
Gucci Pour Homme I
L'Air du Desert Marocain and Timbuktu are masterpieces in this family.
Genghis khan? same formula?
Spicy woody groundbreaking has to be Comme des Garcons Sequoia
+ 1 Clive Christian X and Creed Royal Oud
GPH I, Ego´ste (the original), Creed Bois du Portugal, Clive Christian X, Amouage Interlude Man.
gph and avignon
Just thought I'd share.
Idole (Lubin) and Songe d'un Bois d'Ete (Guerlain) are the two that spring to mind for me. Perhaps Ropions recent one for Costume National, as well.
Cartier Declaration, Rose 31, Gucci pour Homme (2003), maybe Amouage Epic Man.
Issey Miyake Intense.
Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee
Penhaligons Opus 1870
Clive Christian X, Chanel Egoiste, Frapin Caravelle Epicee
Gucci Pour Homme I
Creed Spice and Wood
Caron Yatagan because its unique, masculine and very natural smelling.
TOP 5 hot weather:
1. Gucci Pour Homme II
2. Lalique Encre Noire
3. Creed Aventus
4. Creed Millesime Imperial
5. Azzaro Chrome Sport
TOP 5 cold weather:
1. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
2. Chanel Coromandel
3. Dior Homme Intense
4. Dior Homme
5. Byredo 1996
2 Man IMO.
I'm a big fan of CdG Wonderwood. I've heard spotty things about the longevity but on me I get 8-12 hours easy. It's seeming that way with a lot of longevity-weak frags (John Varvatos not withstanding)though so I'm starting to think I just have good skin
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+1 on Cartier Declaration and Creed Royal Oud
Current top 5:
1. Puredistance M
2. Kilian Apple Brandy
3. Amouage Fate Man
4. Parfums de Marly Galloway
5. Naomi Goodsir Bois d'Ascese
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Any opinions I post here about frags only reflect MY PERSONAL TASTE and only my personal preference which could change at any moment.
I really enjoy several already mentioned. I'll add Hermes Poivre Samarcande to the discussion.