I'd hate to think I needed to buy a cologne in order to help me find a woman. No need to spend a lot of money. It's been my experience that women will complement you on damn near anything no matter how bad it is.The fragrance should always be right for you, not for the job.
Last edited by pluran; 22nd February 2014 at 07:13 PM.
Trying perfume is the proper way to insure you are going to enjoy your full bottle purchase.
I understand there are mail-order brides available for those who aren't choosy.
I'm getting pretty good now to the point I can walk into the club and pick out exactly what I'm smelling. Like oh thats aqua di gio, or paco 1 million.
Expensive colognes usually exceed in longevity and projection and that's what your paying for but that isn't always the case. I've paid a lot for some designer frags that aren't very good and I've also paid little for some reeeeal good juice.
If you're just starting out and like aqua di gio. I'd recommend Perry Ellis red 360 or Paris Hilton Just me. Perry Ellis I'd give the edge too and some even like it better than Aqua di gio. It's cheap by comparison and is a very good clone. both are actually. Paris hilton you can get for like 15 bucks. Just tell people you're wearing aqua di gio. They'd never know lol.
Case and point....a lot of guys here will recommend Terre D'Hermes and Egoiste, and those are two that I (seriously) had multiple women tell me that they HATE when I wore them. I took Egoiste back and exchanged it for Pure Malt (I was deciding between the two when I bought Egoiste) largely because I wasn't all that crazy about it myself, but I had a good female friend (who has good taste in fragrances and whom I trust) told me that she hated it, and then an hour or so later the woman I was seeing at the time told me that she wasn't going out with me as long as I was "wearing 'that one' ". I see guys suggesting things here all the time that I know women aren't particularly fond of, and the ones that women do tend to like (ones like Prada Luna Rossa, for example) are often times ripped apart here. So I wouldn't look to the guys here for advice when it comes to fragrances "that women like", because they often times show again and again, that they really have no clue.
Justin Bieber fragrances (or whatever this month's equivalent teen muppet is) will get tons of press, advertising, and therefore, enthusiastic reviews, whereas something like Masque's Montecristo or Matriarch's Blackbird will get next to none because they're not commercial products in the same sense.
Honestly, the best suggestion is to follow your own nose and try what's available. You'll make mistakes along the way, but that's how you learn to discern. Certainly go after the stuff that gets popular reviews to get a sense of why that is, but it might not map onto your taste. I still sniff AdG or many of the other "popular" scents when I see them thinking that one day something will click, but it never has. Also, scents like Aventus that are genuinely enjoyed by many but are (like everything) subject to runaway hype, might do the job you want them to do, but you might not enjoy them yourself. Then what do you do?
Last edited by deadidol; 22nd February 2014 at 07:26 PM.
It is very unlikely that wearing the perfect scent will have much bearing on attracting a woman. It is likely that wearing a scent that smells cheap to an individual woman, or just not to her taste, will cause her to avoid you because she will associate you with an unpleasant smell.
Last edited by socalwoman; 22nd February 2014 at 07:24 PM.
I think this thread goes nowhere, now I don't even know if it's worth paying 50 eur for La Nuit or other expensive cologne, everyone tells different things
If you really want to know what women like...ask them. They're not difficult, and they will tell you the truth. I have no problem asking for women's feedback on a cologne if I am interested in it....because they will give you an honest answer. And I'll usually ask as many as possible, to see if there is a consensus. But don't be shy, ask them.....they know better what they like than guys in these forums guessing what they think they like (LOL)
I own Le Nuit d'homme and it's honestly too powerful for me and can sometimes be cloying. It's great quality but I don't really reach for it that much. It's more of a date night or clubbing scent I think. So if you're looking for that. It may work well for you.
if you're looking for a signature scent you can wear every day. I think boss bottled or boss #6 is amazingly easy to wear and smells fantastic. It also shouldn't break the bank.
If you like vanilla and tobacco notes, I find versace dreamer is really good quality for the price too. Usually can get it for 20-30 bucks USD/CAD
If you get versace dreamer and say you're wearing versace, honestly most newbies who know nothing about frags will think you paid a lot of money for it anyway because of the name.
I would check those two out though. They're easy to wear great smelling colognes.
It's just not something I'd be overly concerned with. But hey, each to their own.
Most designer frags will get you compliments because they are made to appeal to the mass market so I think you're safe in most cases.
Wine connoisseurs, for example, don't drink certain wines in order to be viewed by others while drinking them -- they drink them for the innate quality and taste they offer. People who visit art galleries don't figure out which painting they should be seen standing in front of while looking perplexed so that people will view them as "deep." Basenotes is a community of fragrance fanatics who tend to discuss fragrances in a similar manner of appreciation as wine enthusiasts. There's definitely a contingent here who don't care what the stuff smells like at all, rather how many "compliments" it can get them (or worse -- use your imagination), but the majority of BN-ers seem to be somewhere in the middle, leaning far more towards autonomous appreciation/criticism of the scent itself. There are probably better forums on the internet that will give you nefarious tips and tricks of baiting women (although I doubt you'll get much decent insight about fragrances).
Obviously what you're here for is to be told what to buy in order to achieve a certain goal. That's pretty much impossible because nobody here knows you, your environment, or the people you're trying to attract (hopefully not bait). Read the site a little more -- be skeptical of what you see in the infamous "female compliments" thread, and do some research.
Last edited by deadidol; 22nd February 2014 at 07:55 PM.
Honestly if you're a newbie looking for guidance. Why not go watch a few robes08 videos on youtube where he lists top 20 designer summer/winter frags? That will give you a good starting point anyway and all of them will garner compliments but you cannot please everyone nor will you be able too.
All I'm saying is since it's your money, please yourself first and the compliments that come is just an added bonus.
No one cares if you wear something expensive. People enjoy when you wear something that smells good. Just because something costs more, that doesn't mean it will smell better to you or to most other people. It might. And it might not. I get compliments on Interlude Man, which costs $275. I get compliments on Hanae Mori HM, which can be had for $20 on amazon.
Tom Ford Extreme
Hanae Mori HM EDT
Terre d'Hermes Parfum
Can the general public tell the difference between a €10 bottle and a €50 bottle? Mostly, yes. Can the general public tell the difference between a €50 bottle and a €250 bottle? Mostly, no.
So replacing these three with "some cheap cologne" probably isn't a good idea. I would say though that most fragrances from well known designer brands can be found for sale with heavy discounts, and so would be cheaper without being "some cheap cologne" - apart from three brands, Chanel, Dior and Armani. So while La Nuit De L'Homme can be found at discounted prices, the other two cannot. Since Acqua di Gio is such a huge seller, its style of fruity aquatic is very popular and you'll find a few from other brands (like Ed Hardy Love and Luck, Givenchy Blue Label, Versace Man Eau Fraiche).