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    Default Fragrances you really like but just not for you

    Bond Chinatown - I love the way this smells. But it's just "not me". Very feminine but beautiful.
    And this is from a guy who enjoys and wears Dior Homme, DHI, Midnight in Paris, and many other "feminine leaning scents" without hesitation.


    What is your "I love this but it isn't for me" scent?

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    Missoni Aria - SO beautiful creamy woody-floral cashmeran stuff. I own some bottles and I love it on my girl. On me it`s just not half as nice.
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    Fahrenheit

    Ambre Precieux

    Lumiere Noir

    Pear + Olive (I love this one...but sometimes it's hard to pull off)

    Back to Black

    Itasca (love the way it smells, but it actually gives me a headache)

    Versace Dreamer

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    Fahrenheit as well here- though I like its flankers, while I acknowledge it as a well-made, superbly crafted scents, I far more "respect it from a distance" than actually consider wearing it.

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    Most Amouage perfumes.

    I acknowledge the craft but their signature accord doesn't appeal to me.

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    Default Re: Fragrances you really like but just not for you

    Some Amouage Fragrances
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    Default Re: Fragrances you really like but just not for you

    Slumberhouse fragrances just aren't for me though I understand they are very appealing for other Basenoters.

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    I really like L`Air du Desert Marocain as it is such a evocative fragrance but it's just too strong to wear and I like versatility in my fragrances. Same goes for Tobacco Vanilla.

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    Default Re: Fragrances you really like but just not for you

    Some/ most Amouage, Slumberhouse, and Chypres ( category)

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    a fragrance I can sniff all evening… so long as it is on a strip…or if it was on Mme. James (who regrettably does not like fragrance)

    Serge Lutens Datura Noir, beautiful, tosses something new at you with every sniff, but it is just too sweet for this ol guy.
    ditto TF Black Orchid.

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    Most chypre. But I still wear them sometimes though.

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    Lidge
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    Sycomore . I like it but it's vetiver and honey glazed ham. I just can't wear it.
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    Default Re: Fragrances you really like but just not for you

    Quite a few from my years of testing, actually.


    • Most Bvlgaris
    • Aramis
    • Giorgio for Men
    • ​Red for Men
    • Guerlain Vetiver
    • Azzaro Visit
    • Azzaro Pour Homme
    • Parfumerie Generale Cuir Venenum
    • By Kilian A Taste of Heaven
    • Creed Original Santal
    • Michel Germain Deauville Pour Homme
    • Jean Paul Gaultier Fleur du Male
    • Gendarme
    • Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin
    • YSL Nu EdP
    Top 5 for Winter:
    1) Straight to Heaven - By Kilian
    2) Back to Black - By Kilian
    3) M7 (vintage or Oud Absolu) - YSL
    4) Aventus - Creed
    5) John Varvatos Vintage

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    L'Artisan Ambre Extreme

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    Ambre Precieux...it smells great from the bottle but on me, I think it smells way to femme....my wife rocks it much better than I.
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    Default Re: Fragrances you really like but just not for you

    Most recently LIDG and Egoiste.. Gonna give them one more try, but they don't seem to fit for me.


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    Annick Goutal Neroli - absolutely beautiful but may turn out to be too feminine for me. I may relent and get a bottle anyway.

    Some of the Cartier Heures - Promise, Vertueuse. They're beautifully done but I can't wear them frequently. Just has to be an every-now-and-then kinda thing.

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    Although I'm a rose lover, there are certain rose notes in fragrance that turn bad on my skin. I would love to be able to wear tea rose soliflores and have them smelled like rose instead of rancid piss but I can't

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    Hate to say it, but Encre Noire doesn't agree with me sometimes.

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    Hmm -- strange thread unless you mean 'feminines' For all others, if I really like it, I'll wear it.

    For instance, I love Arpege for Women but would feel self-conscious wearing it.

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    Default Re: Fragrances you really like but just not for you

    LIDG and Egoiste. Both very interesting but doubt I'll wear.


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    1740 by Histoires de Parfums. I find it hard to wear, esp. in this climate.

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    Default Re: Fragrances you really like but just not for you

    LIDG and Egoiste. Both very interesting but doubt I'll wear. But will definitely try again for learning.


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    Default Re: Fragrances you really like but just not for you

    LIDG and Egoiste. Both very interestin but don't think I'll wear. Will try again to make sure.

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    Default Re: Fragrances you really like but just not for you

    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Most Amouage perfumes.

    I acknowledge the craft but their signature accord doesn't appeal to me.
    Agree entirely.

    Noir de Noir is another one for a slightly different reason. Absolutely love the smell but it's just not suited to me personally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Flagg View Post

    Noir de Noir is another one for a slightly different reason. Absolutely love the smell but it's just not suited to me personally.
    Why's that?

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    Default Re: Fragrances you really like but just not for you

    Some women's perfumes perhaps but I do wear them too, only restricting when and where (just like when it comes to other scents).

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    Kouros.




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