Dior - Eau Sauvage
Creed - Aventus
Chanel - Bleu de Chanel
Bvlgari Pour Homme
YSL - L'Homme
In the thirteen years that I've been collecting fragrances, I haven't lost a single bottle. Sure, I broke a giant sample vial of Bond No. 9 Brooklyn, but Bond sent it to me free. But other than that, I have swapped and sold many bottles here on Basenotes, and have also given many surplus bottles to fellow friends that also love fragrances. No bottles were lost.
After I took my shower, I decided to spritz on one of my cold-weather favorites, CdG 2 MAN, as I was craving that smoky woodsy smell for my SOTD. I pushed down the atomizer, and a fire-hose equivalent of 2 MAN permeated my neck... I could actually feel the blast. So I put the bottle aside, took a shower to scrub off the excess 2 MAN (and boy, did I need to scrub), and applied a fresh spritz of M7 as my backup SOTD. I then asked a family member how to clean out atomizer nozzles. I took her advice, and it went from fire hose to not working at all. So I had to throw away my bottle of CdG 2 MAN after almost seven faithful years of service.
The bad news is that my CdG 2 MAN is gone. The good news is that I now have a bottle of Encre Noire that also has a smoky vibe and works great in the cold, so I won't have to do a bottle-for-bottle replacement. (It also helps that Encre Noire is much cheaper than 2 MAN if you skip Neiman Marcus and get it at FragranceNet for 1/3 the NM price.)
That said, even though I'm not replacing it bottle-for-bottle, I will be hunting for a new fragrance shortly. Since I'm going back to college and want to wear fragrances that are lighter and classroom-appropriate (and am only taking six to my dorm), I will be getting a bottle of something to replace it with. I've included a poll with fragrances that I'm considering for the sixth scent, but keep in mind that I will be taking along:
- Encre Noire
- John Varvatos Artisan
- By Kilian Straight to Heaven (used in low doses)
- Azzaro Chrome
- Terre d'Hermes
Classes start in January. And for those who don't think any of the choices would be a good fit, I've included an "other" option in the poll.
Top 5 for Winter:
1) Musk Oud - By Kilian
2) Straight to Heaven - By Kilian
3) Back to Black - By Kilian
4) Encre Noire - Lalique
5) M7 (vintage or Oud Absolu) - YSL
My mission statement: "I am not afraid to keep on living - I am not afraid to walk this world alone."
Well, it's cheaper than therapy... edit: No it's not...
I just want to know why you threw out the bottle!!!!!!???????
I'd go with Aventus from your list (115)
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I voted other because I'm not a big fan of any of the choices (current version for Eau Sauvage). I'd try a daring smoky vetiver like Lush Breath of God.
As the others were pointing out, did the bottle still contain liquid? If so, you could have use pliers to remove the spray mechanism and decanted the rest into smaller atomizers/vials.
Cannot go wrong with any of those! My pick would be Aventus, though, and Bleu.
"Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp,
Or what's a heaven for?"
- Robert Browning, "Andrea del Sarto"
Personally I wouldn't want to be without 2 Man. I wouldn't have thrown the bottle out. Or I would replace it.
I also like Hedonist's suggestion. May I put forward Rose 31 by Le Labo. Lovely woody rose, and I find the woody elements do remind me of 2 Man a little.
I recommend one of the Escentric Molecule fragrances 01 or 02. Probably Escentric 01 is most like parts of 2 Man. Another in that same directions is Declaration L'Essence - nice dry woods and vetiver.
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Aventus plus Royal oud
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