Thread: The "I don't get it" thread
I really can't stand Fahrenheit and so that's what I'd say is the most confusing for me. It smells to my nose like petrol mixed with dirty woods and the effect is not pleasing to say the least. I smelt Tobacco Vanille once and seriously disliked it but it was a long time ago so I'd be willing to try it again but for now as I recall it it's a scent that I really don't understand the hype for. Also A Men.
most also smell generic and similar vibe. not all...but most
That's a bold statement.........Originally Posted by Sol invictus;3044044....... [B
Last edited by HDD8; 14th January 2014 at 07:07 PM.
In the past three years I can count on my hand the number of designer fragrances that I've found appealing, the number of niche scents that I've enjoyed is much higher.
MacDonald's tastes better than a well prepared steak from a restaurant that isn't a chain (and whose mascot isn't a clown). Meat is meat, right?
I'm not bashing designers. I own plenty. I just think your statement is silly to the point where I'd be embarrassed if I'd said it. Then again, I wouldn't have said it since I don't believe it. I also don't believe that niche smells better. There's excellence to be found in both niche and designers. Suggesting otherwise is ridiculous.
Current Favorites (not in any particular order)
Hanae Mori HM EDT
Gucci Pour Homme II
Talented perfumers make amazing scents, designer or niche
Ambre Sultan, so much oregano I feel like I am making a pizza.
Oh, I also add French Lover by Malle. Smells like any "sport"/fresh cologne.
Mona di Orio Oud was a pure fecal barnyard experience when I first put it on. I said "huh?" Why would anyone wanna smell this poopy? It did mellow out after a bit, but still.
Your nostrils, which will dilate immesurably in unspeakable contentment, in motionless ecstasy, will ask nothing better for space, for they will be full of fragrance, as if perfumes and incense; for they will be glutted with complete happiness, like angels who dwell in the peace and magnificence of pleasent heaven.
(From Maldoror by Comte de Lautreamont)
The irony being that the average person probably wouldn't "get" the behaviour of BN'ers, spending hours on a forum about scents, amassing collections of hundreds of fragrances, spending thousands of pounds doing so and the large sums that people will spend on individual scents that they covet etc.
I agree with DHI being feminine, as well as many of the YSL "Homme" flankers. Powdery, sweet florals that smell better on a woman in her 30s than on men. Especially la Nuit.
For me, it's Cool Water. No clue where so many people are getting their "vintage" examples as it's as mass market as you can get but the Pine-Sol top note is put to shame by GIT and Chez Bond.
And one final category - the fresh summery Creeds I don't understand. I love their deeper scents - Aventus, OV, Bois de Portugal, Royal Oud... but Himalaya, Silver Mountain Water, and MI I don't get. They certainly smell nice but they're rather weak, and don't compare to the rest of their line.
Last edited by throwbookatface; 16th January 2014 at 12:52 AM.
I am wearing kouros for the first time today..so I will have to say kouros.
this stuff is potent
14 sprays of DRAKKAR NOIR should do it
Issey Miyaki. I just don't. Have tried many times. Just don't. lol
Is the juice worth the squeeze?