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    Default Which fragrance would you choose?

    Hello everyone, Zhang Fan here again. I'm sorry to create so many topics, but I would be very grateful for your advice on choosing a new fragrance.

    My collection so far, and how much I like them:

    9 points: Dior Homme Intense, Prada L'Homme

    8 points: Bleu de Chanel EDP, Dior Addict, Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit de L'Homme

    7 points: L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme, Versace Pour Homme, Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium

    4 points: Caron Pour Homme

    Some other ones I like:

    Acqua di Parma Essenza di Colonia

    Chanel Antaeus

    Dior Eau Sauvage

    Jo Malone Velvet Rose & Oud

    Kiehl's Original Musk

    L'Artisan Parfumeur La Chasse aux Papillons

    Lalique Encre Noire

    Valentino Uomo Intense

    Versace Man Eau Fraiche

    Here are the ones I'm considering. I tried to change the prices from yuan to dollars. The only ones I have tried are underlined. I cannot try the others before buying them. Which one of these would you buy?

    Boss Bottled Intense EDT (100ml, $40)

    Chanel Allure Homme Eau Extreme (100ml, $50)

    Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum (2007) (100ml, $70)

    Dior Feve Delicieuse (40ml, $60)

    Dior Homme (100ml, $50)

    Guerlain Habit Rouge (100ml, $80)

    Guerlain Heritage (100ml, $60)

    Guerlain L'Homme Ideal EDP (100ml, $50)

    Guerlain L'Instant Pour Homme (100ml, $60)

    Guerlain Samsara EDT (vintage) (50ml, $70)

    Guerlain Shalimar EDT (100ml, $50)

    Tom Ford Black Orchid (30 ml, $50)


    Zara Rich, Warm Addictive (100ml, $25)

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    Default Re: Which fragrance would you choose?

    Jo Malone Rose & Oud out of all of them. It's unique and will stand out in your collection! I think it's lovely and versatile. It smells good on anyone, so you can share it with someone special
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    Default Re: Which fragrance would you choose?

    From your point system specifically for 9 points, of the ones that you're considering Feve Delicieuse would be a good choice for you. It's a good gourmand like scent that would complement DHI and Prada L'Homme. Other good choices worth mentioning would be Dior Homme and Guerlain Heritage.
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    DON'T blind buy anything!
    If you loved anything from those you already tried - then buy it, if you didn't - then keep sampling and buy only ones you absolutely love and can't live without

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    Default Re: Which fragrance would you choose?

    Any of the ones below:

    Dior Feve Delicieuse (40ml, $60)

    Dior Homme (100ml, $50)

    Guerlain Habit Rouge (100ml, $80)

    Guerlain Heritage (100ml, $60)

    Guerlain L'Homme Ideal EDP (100ml, $50)

    Guerlain L'Instant Pour Homme (100ml, $60)
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    Default Re: Which fragrance would you choose?

    Since you enjoy Dior Homme Intense, I think you will really enjoy Feve Delicieuse.
    <div class="bnsotd"><b>Currently wearing:</b> <a href="ID26148387.html"><img src="http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/33/26148387-7393.jpg"> Carven L'Eau Intense by Carven</a></div>

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    I would recommend Feve Delicieuse out of your list. Where are you quoting prices from by the way? $60 for that stuff is a pretty good price

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    Default Re: Which fragrance would you choose?

    You seem to like powdery scents. From the list I would recommend Dior Homme, Habit Rouge (despite not being a fan of this one) and Shalimar that are powdery.
    LkInstant, Heritage and Feve Delicieuse are also nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Joe View Post
    I would recommend Feve Delicieuse out of your list. Where are you quoting prices from by the way? $60 for that stuff is a pretty good price
    In China, there is a local website called Xian Yu. Many people sell fragrances they received as gifts. The prices are much cheaper than the prices in shops here (for example, 100ml of Chanel Allure Homme Eau Extreme is about $150 in the shop). However, some of the products are not authentic, so you must be careful when shopping.

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    I have one more question: if I like Shalimar, can I blind-buy Habit Rouge? I have heard they are similar.

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    From a personal viewpoint alone, though not extremely similar, liking Shalimar does allow a certain possibility for making Habit Rouge a fairly safe blind buy.

    Otherwise taking the liberty to add a few more possible recommendations based on your current preferences, including but not limited to: Eau des Baux, Rochas Man, the already mentioned Eau Sauvage Parfum, Givenchy Pi, Insense Ultramarine and/or Very Irresistible, Burberry London, Bogart pour Homme and/or Riviera Nights, YSL M7 Fresh,
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    Currently wearing: Baobab by Tesori d'Oriente

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    I have found a local business which sells samples of many Guerlain fragrances. Unfortunately, it does not have samples of Dior Feve Delicieuse or Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum.

    I think I will try samples of these: Habit Rouge EDT, Heritage EDP, L'Instant Pour Homme, Samsara EDP, and Shalimar EDP. If I do not find one I love, may I will blind-buy the Feve Delicieuse.

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    Default Re: Which fragrance would you choose?

    Quote Originally Posted by ZhangFan View Post
    I think I will try samples of these: Habit Rouge EDT, Heritage EDP, L'Instant Pour Homme, Samsara EDP, and Shalimar EDP. If I do not find one I love, may I will blind-buy the Feve Delicieuse.
    That sounds like a plan!
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    Might wanna consider Drakkar Noir and One Million, good scents for men sweetie and some gourmand for girls

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    I like all of the Guerlain fragrances. Can you recommend some more classics to try, please?

    Habit Rouge - very good rose and citrus. This one seems more feminine than Shalimar.
    Heritage - I usually dislike spiciness, but this is very good. Performs very well.
    Samsara - a beautiful and smooth floral. I'm not sure if I would wear this often.
    Shalimar - very close to Habit Rouge, but heavier and has some spiciness.

    Quote Originally Posted by myung View Post
    Might wanna consider Drakkar Noir and One Million, good scents for men sweetie and some gourmand for girls
    Thank you, I have not tried these before!

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    Default Re: Which fragrance would you choose?

    Based on this list of Guerlain favorites, either adding or seconding Mouchoir de Monsieur, Derby, Songe d'un Bois d'Ete, l'Homme Ideal Sport and Guerlain Homme Intense on a list of possible (re) testing choices
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    Default Re: Which fragrance would you choose?

    A couple of very sharply priced Guerlains I’ve enjoyed as a fellow beginner are Vetiver and L’Homme Ideal Cologne.

    Compared to L’alique Encre Noire, Vetiver isn’t as smoky or dark but has a nice earthiness and is well rounded. It doesn’t get powdery in the dry down, but does get a little soapy, giving it some possibility as an interesting change up for you.

    L’Homme Ideal Cologne goes from juicy grapefruit to soapy/creamy, so it may not quite be what you’re looking for, but as a discontinued fragrance it is currently insanely cheap.

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    Default Re: Which fragrance would you choose?

    Because I like the other Guerlain fragrances, would L'Instant Pour Homme be a good blind-buy? I was not able to sample it.

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    Default Re: Which fragrance would you choose?

    Quote Originally Posted by ZhangFan View Post
    Because I like the other Guerlain fragrances, would L'Instant Pour Homme be a good blind-buy? I was not able to sample it.
    No. It's quite different from the ones you liked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    Since you enjoy Dior Homme Intense, I think you will really enjoy Feve Delicieuse.
    I would recommend Dioramour for fans of the Dior Homme line.

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    Guerlain L'Homme Ideal EDP gets my vote
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    Default Re: Which fragrance would you choose?

    Quote Originally Posted by ZhangFan View Post
    I like all of the Guerlain fragrances. Can you recommend some more classics to try, please?

    Habit Rouge - very good rose and citrus. This one seems more feminine than Shalimar.
    Heritage - I usually dislike spiciness, but this is very good. Performs very well.
    Samsara - a beautiful and smooth floral. I'm not sure if I would wear this often.
    Shalimar - very close to Habit Rouge, but heavier and has some spiciness.

    Not classics but Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille, Tonka Imperiale, Bois d'armenie, Cuir Beluga, Angelique Noire, and Shalimar Ode a la vanille sur la route de Mexique, Shalimar Ode a la vanille sur la route de Madagascar are all worth considering if you enjoy orientals.
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