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    Default Had my girlfriend test some fragrances...

    Was interested in how she felt towards some of my fragrances and asked her to rate the scent out of 10. These are the results:

    Acqua di Gio Profumo: 3/10
    Prada Luna Rossa Carbon: 6/10
    John Varvatos Artisan Pure: 0/10
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver: 6.5/10
    Mint Blanc Individuel: 5/10
    Bleu de Chanel: 4.5/10
    Pineapple Vintage Intense: 3/10
    Dior Homme: 7.5/10
    Dior Homme Intense: 4/10
    Dior Homme Parfum: 4/10
    Paco Rabanne 1 Million: 8/10
    Mugler Pure Havane: 5.5/10
    Mugler Pure Malt: 5/10
    Versace Man Eau Fraiche: 7/10

    As well as some samples I own...:

    D&G The One EDP: 9/10
    Dior Homme Eau: 7.75/10
    Paco Rabanne 1 Million Privé: 6.5/10
    Paco Rabanne 1 Million Lucky: 8.5/10
    Prada Luna Rossa Black: 7/10
    Montale Aoud Forest: 9/10

    Her Top 5:

    1. The One EDP
    2. Aoud Forest
    3. 1 Million Lucky
    4. 1 Million
    5. Dior Homme Eau

    Very interesting results
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    Default Re: Had my girlfriend test some fragrances...

    The One EDP is one of my wife’s faves on me as well. She also reacted well to the sample of 1 Million I had.

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    Default Re: Had my girlfriend test some fragrances...

    Quote Originally Posted by nextlevels View Post
    Was interested in how she felt towards some of my fragrances and asked her to rate the scent out of 10. These are the results:

    Acqua di Gio Profumo: 3/10
    Prada Luna Rossa Carbon: 6/10
    John Varvatos Artisan Pure: 0/10
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver: 6.5/10
    Mint Blanc Individuel: 5/10
    Bleu de Chanel: 4.5/10
    Pineapple Vintage Intense: 3/10
    Dior Homme: 7.5/10
    Dior Homme Intense: 4/10
    Dior Homme Parfum: 4/10
    Paco Rabanne 1 Million: 8/10
    Mugler Pure Havane: 5.5/10
    Mugler Pure Malt: 5/10
    Versace Man Eau Fraiche: 7/10

    As well as some samples I own...:

    D&G The One EDP: 9/10
    Dior Homme Eau: 7.75/10
    Paco Rabanne 1 Million Privé: 6.5/10
    Paco Rabanne 1 Million Lucky: 8.5/10
    Prada Luna Rossa Black: 7/10
    Montale Aoud Forest: 9/10

    Her Top 5:

    1. The One EDP
    2. Aoud Forest
    3. 1 Million Lucky
    4. 1 Million
    5. Dior Homme Eau

    Very interesting results
    Clearly she's not on Basenotes!

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    Default Re: Had my girlfriend test some fragrances...

    I would say we have similar tastes but having the Dior Homme Eau that high is not me lol. The rest that she rated high I really agree with, notably the 1 Million Rankings, D&G The One. Versace Man Eau Fraiche I would have about that area too. Haven't tried some of the others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrr2ok View Post
    The One EDP is one of my wife’s faves on me as well. She also reacted well to the sample of 1 Million I had.
    She said she loves sweet scents that lean masculine so now I know LOL


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    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    Clearly she's not on Basenotes!
    LOL she was very harsh on some of my favorites


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    Quote Originally Posted by d r e View Post
    I would say we have similar tastes but having the Dior Homme Eau that high is not me lol. The rest that she rated high I really agree with, notably the 1 Million Rankings, D&G The One. Versace Man Eau Fraiche I would have about that area too. Haven't tried some of the others.
    My favorite will always be the original Dior Homme. Dior Homme Parfum and Eau are probably my personal favorite flankers from the line


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    Yep she seems kinda tough But I do love Dior Homme L'Eau. It'd be interesting to have her thoughts on a Creed or two, Aventus or Green Irish Tweed.
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    Default Re: Had my girlfriend test some fragrances...

    Quote Originally Posted by nextlevels View Post
    My favorite will always be the original Dior Homme. Dior Homme Parfum and Eau are probably my personal favorite flankers from the line


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    I actually have a sample of Dior Homme coming today supposedly. It seems like it gets great reviews so I thought I'd give it a try.

    Yeah man nice collection of samples though, that's cool that your girlfriend liked basically all of them too. How do you personally like 1 Million Lucky? I'm leaning on that being about my favorite so far but I've only tried like 200 colognes, I thought it was a lot until I seen some people on here haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d r e View Post
    I actually have a sample of Dior Homme coming today supposedly. It seems like it gets great reviews so I thought I'd give it a try.

    Yeah man nice collection of samples though, that's cool that your girlfriend liked basically all of them too. How do you personally like 1 Million Lucky? I'm leaning on that being about my favorite so far but I've only tried like 200 colognes, I thought it was a lot until I seen some people on here haha.
    I’m really enjoying 1 Million Lucky. I personally prefer Privé over it slightly, but I’ll admit that Lucky is more versatile. All in all I’m considering a bottle


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    Quote Originally Posted by PaTomas View Post
    Yep she seems kinda tough But I do love Dior Homme L'Eau. It'd be interesting to have her thoughts on a Creed or two, Aventus or Green Irish Tweed.
    Oh I’d love to get her to try a few Creeds


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    I'm surprised ADG Profumo got so low of a score. At least you get to stay away from aquatics!
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    Default Re: Had my girlfriend test some fragrances...

    In line with her tastes, what would you guys recommend I sample?


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    Default Re: Had my girlfriend test some fragrances...

    I'm curious of what she will say about Creed Aventus and Original Santal.

    These are two Creeds which I'm not fond of.
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    Default Re: Had my girlfriend test some fragrances...

    Some interesting results.
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    Default Re: Had my girlfriend test some fragrances...

    Quote Originally Posted by nextlevels View Post
    In line with her tastes, what would you guys recommend I sample?


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    Armani Code Profumo & Emporio Armani Stronger With You.
    I would say those are in the 1 Million Flanker, D&G The One area, although I personally might prefer the latter 2. Just something maybe worth trying if you see it while your out.

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    Sample size of one.

    At least I know what scents I should wear if I were ever to try to seduce your wife
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    Well, truth be told, Basenotes favs and hypes never got me any compliments - ever That never stopped me though

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    John Varvatos Artisan Pure got s big fat ZERO. Ouch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darjeeling View Post
    Sample size of one.

    At least I know what scents I should wear if I were ever to try to seduce your wife
    Actual LOL !

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    She's definitely fond of One Million, be it original or flanker.

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    I think her impressions of the fragrances are indicative of how a great number of women in the real world feel, and the vast majority which live in the Southern US. There are many fragrances which are swooned over and romantized on Basenotes which simply aren't going to have the same appeal to the general public. I'm not going to point any out, cause I'm not trying to bash any fragrance at all. Be careful when you let her sample stuff like Creed, Tom Ford, etc. She may develop a taste for them higher priced items...

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    Default Re: Had my girlfriend test some fragrances...

    Quote Originally Posted by Zgb View Post
    Well, truth be told, Basenotes favs and hypes never got me any compliments - ever That never stopped me though
    ^^ This. I've been trying for years to get my boyfriend to wear my beloved Eau d'Hermes, but no dice.

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    There are many fragrances which are swooned over and romantized on Basenotes which simply aren't going to have the same appeal to the general public.
    And thus it shall ever be when you contrast the tastes of a group fo connoisseurs with the tastes of the masses. I spend my life trying to feed coq au vin to people who really only want chicken nuggets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    ^ I spend my life trying to feed coq au vin to people who really only want chicken nuggets.
    Lol. Indeed.

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    not surprised. My wife had similar reaction to many of my faves...

    For instance:

    I absolutely adore Domenico Caraceni. My wife rates it a 2/10
    One of my top 3 (vintage Heritage) she rates as a 5

    her favorites? Oxford & Cambridge (which I like) and TF Neroli Portofino. Also nice...but COME ON!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    ^^ This. I've been trying for years to get my boyfriend to wear my beloved Eau d'Hermes, but no dice.



    And thus it shall ever be when you contrast the tastes of a group fo connoisseurs with the tastes of the masses. I spend my life trying to feed coq au vin to people who really only want chicken nuggets.
    It's true, and that is partly why I have resigned myself, I believe, and not all that reluctantly to just give them the chicken nuggets, most of the time anyway, plus most "nuggets" are inexpensive and often "cheap and cheerful" which is always liked by "the masses" it seems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nextlevels View Post
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    Thanks for posting your results!

    I wonder if she'd like Aramis Havana or Varvatos Vintage? I think you could call them sweet and masculine.
    Maybe spicy-sweet and masculine would be a better way of putting it. Both are a bit woody as well, but very different.
    I love them both, fwiw. Of course, neither is expensive, and you don't want her to think you're cheap ;-)

    What's your (or anyone's) favorite place to get samples from, btw?
    How long of a wear do you give a sample before you make your decision about it?
    Usually I know right away if I'm going to love something or not, but Guerlain Vetiver is one that really grew on me, so I try to give them time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashtestbrummie View Post
    You do not deserve that sort of negativity in your life.
    LOL


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    Quote Originally Posted by calitrav View Post
    Thanks for posting your results!

    I wonder if she'd like Aramis Havana or Varvatos Vintage? I think you could call them sweet and masculine.
    Maybe spicy-sweet and masculine would be a better way of putting it. Both are a bit woody as well, but very different.
    I love them both, fwiw. Of course, neither is expensive, and you don't want her to think you're cheap ;-)

    What's your (or anyone's) favorite place to get samples from, btw?
    How long of a wear do you give a sample before you make your decision about it?
    Usually I know right away if I'm going to love something or not, but Guerlain Vetiver is one that really grew on me, so I try to give them time.
    I usually use Decantshop for particular fragrances, and ask for samples at Sephora whenever I do go. I’ve also heard of people using Luckyscent and ThePerfumedCourt.
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