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    Chanel Egoiste - another vote for, hard to go wrong this time of year
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    Quote Originally Posted by speckmann0706 View Post
    That’s a mighty fine fragrance, maybe not super versatile but hard to beat in terms of quality.
    I'd actually recommend Royal Oud - no oud here, it's a slightly smoked citric-cedar - over BdP. It seems much more versatile and it's genuinely a decent fragrance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slpfrsly View Post
    I'd actually recommend Royal Oud - no oud here, it's a slightly smoked citric-cedar - over BdP. It seems much more versatile and it's genuinely a decent fragrance.
    I love Royal Oud... but longevity is not the best for me. After two or three hours it is very much a skin scent


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    Quote Originally Posted by pouring View Post
    I love Royal Oud... but longevity is not the best for me. After two or three hours it is very much a skin scent
    I got moderate longevity with it. It was nice, but not one that I wanted to own a bottle of.

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    What are the fragrances you're most interested in at the moment?
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    Quote Originally Posted by slpfrsly View Post
    What are the fragrances you're most interested in at the moment?
    I have Tuscan Leather on order currently, which I will replace Layton with as my evening scent. I have a lot of emotion and memory tied to this fragrance, so it's quite a special one for me personally. There are a number of fragrances that have been recommended to me that I'm interested in trying. At the moment, Ganymede, Bois du Portugal, Egoiste, Invasion Barbare, and Diaghilev come to mind, among many others.

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    Hey you are in my lane now. I gave away approximately 90% of my belongings over the past 3 years. My entire wardrobe fits in a backpack. I have 4 shirts and 4 pants, all of which are the exact same thing. One cup, one fork, one pot, no appliances etc. Everything I can literally pack up my belongings and leave in like 40 minutes.

    I'm interested in owning fragrances but my compulsion to discard interferes. I'd like to find some fragrances, maybe 3, that I'd be happy with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oOscottOo View Post
    Hey you are in my lane now. I gave away approximately 90% of my belongings over the past 3 years. My entire wardrobe fits in a backpack. I have 4 shirts and 4 pants, all of which are the exact same thing. One cup, one fork, one pot, no appliances etc. Everything I can literally pack up my belongings and leave in like 40 minutes.

    I'm interested in owning fragrances but my compulsion to discard interferes. I'd like to find some fragrances, maybe 3, that I'd be happy with.
    Are you happier now than you were 3+ years ago?

    Do you have any fragrances at the moment, or any that interest you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceRF View Post
    I have Tuscan Leather on order currently, which I will replace Layton with as my evening scent. I have a lot of emotion and memory tied to this fragrance, so it's quite a special one for me personally. There are a number of fragrances that have been recommended to me that I'm interested in trying. At the moment, Ganymede, Bois du Portugal, Egoiste, Invasion Barbare, and Diaghilev come to mind, among many others.
    Sounds good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceRF View Post
    I have Tuscan Leather on order currently, which I will replace Layton with as my evening scent. I have a lot of emotion and memory tied to this fragrance, so it's quite a special one for me personally. There are a number of fragrances that have been recommended to me that I'm interested in trying. At the moment, Ganymede, Bois du Portugal, Egoiste, Invasion Barbare, and Diaghilev come to mind, among many others.
    I would suggest something that would be a staple for colder months. GIT is great for spring/summer and Tuscan Leather, good for colder months yes, but maybe not quite as versatile if you ask me. Egoiste is my top recommendation, also Fahrenheit Parfum would be great especially for fall/winter. How about Dior Homme Original or Dior Homme Intense? DH is very versatile and would be a great alternative to GIT as it's very different. It is also leathery which you seem to like. Not talking about the 2020 version of DH
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    Chanel Egoiste - another vote for, hard to go wrong this time of year
    That's a great choice for the colder months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceRF View Post
    Are you happier now than you were 3+ years ago?

    Do you have any fragrances at the moment, or any that interest you?
    I would say I am much better mentally. I have very few complications or moving pieces in my life now. A sense of freedom with lack of ownership. Everything we own either demands our time, attention or money. People think limitless options are good but I disagree. I never have to think about what I will wear tomorrow. I have a higher level of gratitude for what I do have.

    I have a few fragrances which will probably get given away. Nothing noteworthy. Considering buying GIT as I love it, and Amouage Jubilation XXV which knocks me out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oOscottOo View Post
    I would say I am much better mentally. I have very few complications or moving pieces in my life now. A sense of freedom with lack of ownership. Everything we own either demands our time, attention or money. People think limitless options are good but I disagree. I never have to think about what I will wear tomorrow. I have a higher level of gratitude for what I do have.

    I have a few fragrances which will probably get given away. Nothing noteworthy. Considering buying GIT as I love it, and Amouage Jubilation XXV which knocks me out.
    If you had to have just two fragrances, your two are about as good as it gets.

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    Good to see another voice chiming in and supporting the virtues of 'less is more'. I've also culled my possessions over the last 12 months. It's liberating. The only thing I've struggled to apply the mindset to it books.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slpfrsly View Post
    Good to see another voice chiming in and supporting the virtues of 'less is more'. I've also culled my possessions over the last 12 months. It's liberating. The only thing I've struggled to apply the mindset to it books.
    Have you considered getting one of those e-readers like a Kindle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceRF View Post
    Have you considered getting one of those e-readers like a Kindle?
    Good point - yes, I have, but I'm more concerned about access to literature and, perhaps if the trend towards dystopian redacting of culture continues, having hard copies is something I'm loathe to lose. Particularly as I'd quite like to keep books for the sake of it - if I have kids, I want them to be able to pick up a book 'because it's there'. I know the internet does give access to much more information but there's something about the physical thing v a world where endless choices leads people, particularly young boys, towards things like gaming and porn. If I had a son, in particular, I'd want to have hard copies of books so that he could pick one up at random and gain the benefits of reading it. I learnt to enjoy reading in a similar manner and books just some...different...to most things, like music or film. More important. It's not something I really want to fix, but good advice nonetheless. I was on the verge of buying a Kindle for travelling and commuting...but then the pandemic struck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slpfrsly View Post
    Good point - yes, I have, but I'm more concerned about access to literature and, perhaps if the trend towards dystopian redacting of culture continues, having hard copies is something I'm loathe to lose. Particularly as I'd quite like to keep books for the sake of it - if I have kids, I want them to be able to pick up a book 'because it's there'. I know the internet does give access to much more information but there's something about the physical thing v a world where endless choices leads people, particularly young boys, towards things like gaming and porn. If I had a son, in particular, I'd want to have hard copies of books so that he could pick one up at random and gain the benefits of reading it. I learnt to enjoy reading in a similar manner and books just some...different...to most things, like music or film. More important. It's not something I really want to fix, but good advice nonetheless. I was on the verge of buying a Kindle for travelling and commuting...but then the pandemic struck.
    Great point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceRF View Post
    If you had to have just two fragrances, your two are about as good as it gets.
    Agree, excellent choices and two of the best you can get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slpfrsly View Post
    Good point - yes, I have, but I'm more concerned about access to literature and, perhaps if the trend towards dystopian redacting of culture continues, having hard copies is something I'm loathe to lose. Particularly as I'd quite like to keep books for the sake of it - if I have kids, I want them to be able to pick up a book 'because it's there'. I know the internet does give access to much more information but there's something about the physical thing v a world where endless choices leads people, particularly young boys, towards things like gaming and porn. If I had a son, in particular, I'd want to have hard copies of books so that he could pick one up at random and gain the benefits of reading it. I learnt to enjoy reading in a similar manner and books just some...different...to most things, like music or film. More important. It's not something I really want to fix, but good advice nonetheless. I was on the verge of buying a Kindle for travelling and commuting...but then the pandemic struck.
    You might dig this:

    Also, one of my favorite quotes:

    "You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive." - James Baldwin
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    Quote Originally Posted by hellbentforleather View Post
    You might dig this:

    Also, one of my favorite quotes:

    "You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive." - James Baldwin
    Interesting video.

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    How are you getting on, Prince? Any updates?
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    I was actually just thinking about this thread/topic. Thanks for checking in. Since my last update I have actually come back around to Terre d'Hermes Parfum, which I've been enjoying a lot this past week. I actually think that it is different enough from Green Irish Tweed in style to warrant owning both. I would, however, still like to add something else to my wardrobe. Something which I can wear regularly, but perhaps darker in style. I'm thinking perhaps something with incense or booze notes? I'm taking my time, but open to suggestions still.

    How about you? Any updates?

    Discussion on the topic of minimalist wardrobes in general, or how best to approach having one, is appreciated and welcomed from anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceRF View Post
    I was actually just thinking about this thread/topic. Thanks for checking in. Since my last update I have actually come back around to Terre d'Hermes Parfum, which I've been enjoying a lot this past week. I actually think that it is different enough from Green Irish Tweed in style to warrant owning both. I would, however, still like to add something else to my wardrobe. Something which I can wear regularly, but perhaps darker in style. I'm thinking perhaps something with incense or booze notes? I'm taking my time, but open to suggestions still.
    No worries! I'm interested to see what you end up with so wondered if there had been any change or development.

    TdH is solid so not surprised to see you've gone back to it. Are you interested in the new H24? I have to say I am, it's one of the few new releases since I've been sampling that has truly interested me. The comparisons to Beau de Jour are, hopefully, well placed and reflective of its quality and versatility.

    The 'dark' fragrances are what I have found hardest of all, as has been expressed in this thread and numerous times elsewhere. I haven't really tried anything overly boozy so cannot really help in that regard. The only interesting boozy fragrance I've tried is Scotch Peat, but I haven't given it several full wears so can't tell you what the drydown is like - only that the opening is very interesting, earthy, peaty etc. and has a darkness you may like. Incense is a tricky one, they tend to be impressive but don't stand the test of time, particularly for people like us wanting versatility. It might be worth trying some Amouage fragrances though, if you haven't already? They have a fairly consistent incense feel throughout, even when they're not overtly meant to be incense-centric fragrances.

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    How about you? Any updates?
    In terms of my own collection, I just can't seem to get it down and keep it down to 4. The one fragrance I have worn more than any other, and which is now absolutely 'me', is Beau de Jour by Tom Ford. It's just so good and even in lockdown, it's what I've been wearing this most. It scratches numerous boxes all at once. Spicy from the rosemary and some 'heft' from patchouli, retro/classical yet utterly modernised in its notes and structure, and an ambery/sweet base. It's just such a solid all-rounder.

    The one change I feel like making is monetary - finding cheaper fragrances. I bought the 10th Anniversary Aventus and have been disgusted with it, it's so poor and hasn't 'matured' or macerated in to anything I'd hope it might. It might still change, of course, but I'm just so underwhelmed. It smells like a fruity orange with an indistinct chemical backing. Given the cost of Aventus I'm not sure I can be arsed to commit to it long term, particularly as I've been enjoying 'solo citrus' fragrances like Orange Sanguine from Atelier. It makes me want to perhaps 'split' my fresh-citrus or 'yellow' facet in my category, in to something like an Atelier, and then anything from...pfffttt...an aquatic, a sporty, a salty...who knows what. I actually tried my sample of Green Irish Tweed tonight and although I like it, and see why people love it, yourself included, it's just not 'me' at all in ways I'm not sure I can quite convey without thinking about it. Basically, I still want a 'dumb grab' fragrance. I spent so much time trying to find something in this category, though, and ultimately failed. I went through fig, I went through salty-marines, I tried sporty chemical scents...I don't know if I even want to go back to sampling these type of fragrances to be honest. The best I found where probably Davidoff's Good Life, Yuzu by Heeley, and Swimming in Lipari by D&G, but none felt quite right. The main issue I have with Aventus is probably the fact it's so good at so many things but for situations where I should be wearing it, for the most part I've been choosing Beau de Jour. I like that it's fresh and fruity but then I can't wear it when I want something light in the extreme heat. I like that it has leathery spicy depth, yet it no longer has enough smoke or 'bollocks' to really be a winter/dark staple. So I'm left feeling, however exceptional it may be, it doesn't quite fit my collection. Part of that is definitely related to price - Aventus is around 3x as expensive as BdJ wherever you're buying them from, and seeing my stock of Aventus dwindle during lockdown has been something that's made me think I should probably go for something cheaper if I'm going to wear it as a casual fragrance long term. I'm just not sure the returns are worth it and I think I should stick to my own 'rule' about nothing higher than £1 per ml. Lockdown might be unduly influencing me here, I don't know, and perhaps I'd be less bothered about having used circa 20-25ml of Aventus in the last 12 months if the world wasn't in a state of pause. I'll have to wait and see how I feel but I'm leaning towards getting rid of it, or at least not replacing it as I probably won't sell it, for a few nagging reasons, not least the issue of replacing it regularly and discovering price rises/quality decreases 5 years down the line. There's so much more out there and I'm just not sure it's worth persisting with.

    So that's where I am. I failed to find a cold weather scent and I gave up, perhaps only temporarily I don't know, on that a few weeks ago. Beau de Jour is definitely staying, I could lose Heeley's O&L for a cheaper eau de Cologne if I really wanted to but I adore the fragrance it's just stunning, and I like Layton well enough to keep it as a very specific fragrance: something to be worn in evenings 'out', a very specific 'sexy' scent that is strictly limited to being part of 'dressing up' and won't be used all that often. I'd never use it just to stay at home, let alone in the day. I quite like the idea of basically having 2 main scents, so to speak, and then 2 specialist scents. Layton would be one of those specialist scents, O&L or an eau de Cologne would be the stiff upper lipped formal equivalent, or depending on what happens in the future, work. Which leaves Beau de Jour as a main scent, as I've been using it, and then...well, another kind of dumb grab. Ideally based around citrus. Something citric and semi-sporty, but I almost don't want to go down that route for so many reasons, not least time, money, and boredom, and also because I might just end up going full circle and conclude what I'm really after is something like Aventus Cologne haha. If I could find something that covered 'high heat' needs, like the Atelier appears to do, and something to spray on post-exercise, or enjoy on a lazy Sunday, or to go to the shops, or...you get the point...that would basically tie up my search. If I wanted to lose the idea of 4 I could stretch it to 5 or 6, but no higher. I do think it's ok to have fragrances you wear infrequently, and 2 'main' fragrances + 4 'specialist' scents seems just about the limit for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slpfrsly View Post
    TdH is solid so not surprised to see you've gone back to it. Are you interested in the new H24? I have to say I am, it's one of the few new releases since I've been sampling that has truly interested me. The comparisons to Beau de Jour are, hopefully, well placed and reflective of its quality and versatility.
    I have not yet tried it, but I am interested in trying it. I actually haven't had the change to read much about it yet. If it's similar to Beau de Jour, it will most likely be a hit with me.

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    The 'dark' fragrances are what I have found hardest of all, as has been expressed in this thread and numerous times elsewhere. I haven't really tried anything overly boozy so cannot really help in that regard. The only interesting boozy fragrance I've tried is Scotch Peat, but I haven't given it several full wears so can't tell you what the drydown is like - only that the opening is very interesting, earthy, peaty etc. and has a darkness you may like. Incense is a tricky one, they tend to be impressive but don't stand the test of time, particularly for people like us wanting versatility. It might be worth trying some Amouage fragrances though, if you haven't already? They have a fairly consistent incense feel throughout, even when they're not overtly meant to be incense-centric fragrances.
    I agree that they are the hardest category to fill for someone who still seeks versatility and wearability. From what I've tried, I love Amouage fragrances - particularly Jubilation XXV and Epic Man. I'll have to give them both another try. They are quite costly, so I don't know if having one as an "everyday wear" is practical. I suppose Jubilation might be versatile enough, but it strikes me as something a little more "special".



    Quote Originally Posted by slpfrsly View Post
    In terms of my own collection, I just can't seem to get it down and keep it down to 4. The one fragrance I have worn more than any other, and which is now absolutely 'me', is Beau de Jour by Tom Ford. It's just so good and even in lockdown, it's what I've been wearing this most. It scratches numerous boxes all at once. Spicy from the rosemary and some 'heft' from patchouli, retro/classical yet utterly modernised in its notes and structure, and an ambery/sweet base. It's just such a solid all-rounder.

    The one change I feel like making is monetary - finding cheaper fragrances. I bought the 10th Anniversary Aventus and have been disgusted with it, it's so poor and hasn't 'matured' or macerated in to anything I'd hope it might. It might still change, of course, but I'm just so underwhelmed. It smells like a fruity orange with an indistinct chemical backing. Given the cost of Aventus I'm not sure I can be arsed to commit to it long term, particularly as I've been enjoying 'solo citrus' fragrances like Orange Sanguine from Atelier.
    Sounds to me like you'd be better off without Aventus. If Beau de Jour is your best, why wear anything that doesn't hold up? I think you know what to do...

    Quote Originally Posted by slpfrsly View Post
    So that's where I am. I failed to find a cold weather scent and I gave up, perhaps only temporarily I don't know, on that a few weeks ago. Beau de Jour is definitely staying, I could lose Heeley's O&L for a cheaper eau de Cologne if I really wanted to but I adore the fragrance it's just stunning, and I like Layton well enough to keep it as a very specific fragrance: something to be worn in evenings 'out', a very specific 'sexy' scent that is strictly limited to being part of 'dressing up' and won't be used all that often. I'd never use it just to stay at home, let alone in the day. I quite like the idea of basically having 2 main scents, so to speak, and then 2 specialist scents.
    What if you get rid of Aventus; would you still have a hard time staying at 4 bottles? You want a dumb reach scent in addition to your everyday scent, Beau de Jour. For me, Terre d'Hermes Parfum would actually fill both of those categories. It's appropriate to wear to work or to serious occasions, and yet, it just smells damn good any day of the year. I would reach for TdH for deliberate occasions just as often as I'd reach for it as a "dumb grab". The versatility is probably what drew me back in - aside from it just smelling great.

    Many people see TdH as a more formal scent, but I actually think Green Irish Tweed fits that niche more appropriately. In my mind, GIT has a sartorial feel to it; I reach for it when I'm dressed up or want to feel my best. Of course, Green Irish Tweed is an extremely versatile scent as well, which also has a feeling of maturity and professionalism that I am drawn to, despite being probably one of the youngest active users on here.

    So you lost hope on looking for a dark scent, huh? Well, I'm still hopeful. As discussed, I think an Amouage might be a real possibility. It's just something that might fall into your "specialty scent" category that doesn't get nearly as much wear as something like TdH. Maybe that's okay, though (especially considering the price). I have to be honest - I don't think that it makes sense to have more specialty scents than easy reach scents, but that's just me. Do keep us updated on your wardrobe and its progress, as well as any further thoughts on this subject in general. It's not really something that gets discussed much around here and it's nice to have an alternative perspective on fragrances and collecting. In the mean time, I'll be looking for that perfect dark, special fragrance. I'm far from losing hope, even if I'm taking my time with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceRF View Post
    I agree that they are the hardest category to fill for someone who still seeks versatility and wearability. From what I've tried, I love Amouage fragrances - particularly Jubilation XXV and Epic Man. I'll have to give them both another try. They are quite costly, so I don't know if having one as an "everyday wear" is practical. I suppose Jubilation might be versatile enough, but it strikes me as something a little more "special".
    Yeah that's fair enough. In essence, you're basically trying to replace Tobacco Oud, right? Or at least something in that territory?

    [QUOTE=PrinceRF;5125372]Sounds to me like you'd be better off without Aventus. If Beau de Jour is your best, why wear anything that doesn't hold up? I think you know what to do...

    Yeah, I'm actually doing the old A-B test with one on each hand today. Aventus is great, it really is, but it's also probably a bit too close to BdJ if I'm honest. It does have a nice citric freshness, and it's also surprising vanillic when I sniff it up close - it reminds me of Chanel Edition Blanche in fact - but there's also crossover with BdJ. I thought Aventus was more citric and 'yellow' than it actually is but in reality they're also both spicy, both have a freshness, both have a lot of sweetness, and then there's a dark/pungent backing with patchouli and birch respectively. Referring back to my old colour chart idea of scents, I'm not sure Aventus quite does what I want it to, and I've known this for a while, I just haven't found anything better. Of the two, BdJ feels more like 'me'. Not sure why that is, price definitely helps haha, but also the richness of the drydown compared to Aventus. So yeah, I'm probably going to bump Aventus. There are just too many minor failings that, once added up, mean I'd prefer something else. The Anniversary bottle was probably the clincher, it's so awful haha.

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    What if you get rid of Aventus; would you still have a hard time staying at 4 bottles? You want a dumb reach scent in addition to your everyday scent, Beau de Jour. For me, Terre d'Hermes Parfum would actually fill both of those categories. It's appropriate to wear to work or to serious occasions, and yet, it just smells damn good any day of the year. I would reach for TdH for deliberate occasions just as often as I'd reach for it as a "dumb grab". The versatility is probably what drew me back in - aside from it just smelling great.
    This is funny, as I actually did begin aaaaalll the way back at the start by using TdH as a reference point - I didn't have many reference points, but the orange was somethinig I really enjoyed, and that desire for classical citrus plus 'depth' ended up finding form in Aventus. So yes, not a bad suggestion at all! Unfortunately I have an issue with vetiver - it makes me feel physically sick, and this has happened with numerous fragrances - so I had to rule it out. But the orange note, that's where I think it might be worth going next.

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    Many people see TdH as a more formal scent, but I actually think Green Irish Tweed fits that niche more appropriately. In my mind, GIT has a sartorial feel to it; I reach for it when I'm dressed up or want to feel my best. Of course, Green Irish Tweed is an extremely versatile scent as well, which also has a feeling of maturity and professionalism that I am drawn to, despite being probably one of the youngest active users on here.
    I'd definitely agree with this. I feel like any sort of fragrance can be worn as a 'special' scent, you know? Like going out, dressing up, whatever. Apologies for referencing this again but I feel Aventus works really well for this as its main strength is its versatility and ability to go up or down in terms of formality. But as an everyday fragrance, I think I'd rather just smell like oranges tbh. Just a pure orange smell feels more like me, eventhough Aventus is clearly a better fragrance, and longer lasting, and all the rest of it.

    So it's interesting to see you think of GIT in those terms. I can see that, I can see how it fits as a sartorial fragrance, definitely. There's quite a 'high pitch' to it, not in a bad way or the often used term 'screechy', but it has a lift that is very...I use this word often but I'm not if it makes sense, "perfumed". It's quite a deliberate and overtly perfumed sort of fragrance, one where you know you're wearing a fragrance, as do those around you. So yeah, I can see that. It makes sense.

    In which case, are you still looking for a more casual fragrance, or is TdH Parfum going to pick up the slack where GIT doesn't fit? Or are you happy to avoid a sort of 'dumb grab' scent to keep the total number as low as possible?

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    So you lost hope on looking for a dark scent, huh? Well, I'm still hopeful. As discussed, I think an Amouage might be a real possibility. It's just something that might fall into your "specialty scent" category that doesn't get nearly as much wear as something like TdH. Maybe that's okay, though (especially considering the price). I have to be honest - I don't think that it makes sense to have more specialty scents than easy reach scents, but that's just me. Do keep us updated on your wardrobe and its progress, as well as any further thoughts on this subject in general. It's not really something that gets discussed much around here and it's nice to have an alternative perspective on fragrances and collecting. In the mean time, I'll be looking for that perfect dark, special fragrance. I'm far from losing hope, even if I'm taking my time with it.
    No, that's fair enough, I suppose if I could just quality the idea of 'speciality' it's that you have scents that are infrequent wears - like something for 'high heat', and then another solely for 'dates' or drinks out. I suppose what I'm leaning towards is, on top of those two, to have a very formal light fragrance (could easily be the same as a 'high heat' scent tbh), which is basically an eau de Cologne, and so that's at least 3 compared to one 'main' fragrance that gets worn the rest of the time. So I could probably end up with 1 main one and 3 'speciality' scents, if that makes sense? I suppose the 'high heat' becames a 'main' fragrance when it's summer as well.

    As for winter scents, I just found the majority of them too sweet or ambery and they crossed over with Layton and even Beau de Jour. I like Michael Kors as an example but even with the tobacco and spices it's still a smoky-fruity balsamic scent. Perhaps I should have tried more dry and dark scents but I'm no fan of modern leathers and the woody scents I tried were ultimately underwhelming. Perhaps that is the balance to aim for though: dry, moreso than dark, to counteract sweetness which I have in every other scent. If that little nugget helps you, or anyone else, then please feel free to bear it in mind! Although as you don't have a scent like Layton to deal with, perhaps you're more receptive to amber/sweetness in a darker scent.

    In terms of your own 'dark' fragrances, as mentioned, are you basically looking for a more wearable/cheaper replacement for Tobacco Oud? Something you can throw on at any time? Or are you spreading the net wider? I feel like I potentially have a lot of reference points to offer, as I really tried hard to find something for myself, but it's hard to know how/if they apply to what you want!

    I don't know if you'd be interested in having a kind of 'sampling' thread, something where you make a running commentary of scents you've tried, but it may be helpful (and interesting) as part of your search? I did the same over on fragrantica, thread HERE, and it was mostly useful just to get my thoughts down as much as anything else and engage with each sample. I'd be interested in reading it if you did something like that. It would also help others to know which darker scents you've tried, what you've liked/disliked etc. and people can chip in with suggestions or just provide a point of difference for you to bounce ideas off. Just a thought, anyway.
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    Yeah that's fair enough. In essence, you're basically trying to replace Tobacco Oud, right? Or at least something in that territory?
    I suppose you could say something in that territory.

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    Yeah, I'm actually doing the old A-B test with one on each hand today. Aventus is great, it really is, but it's also probably a bit too close to BdJ if I'm honest. It does have a nice citric freshness, and it's also surprising vanillic when I sniff it up close - it reminds me of Chanel Edition Blanche in fact - but there's also crossover with BdJ. I thought Aventus was more citric and 'yellow' than it actually is but in reality they're also both spicy, both have a freshness, both have a lot of sweetness, and then there's a dark/pungent backing with patchouli and birch respectively. Referring back to my old colour chart idea of scents, I'm not sure Aventus quite does what I want it to, and I've known this for a while, I just haven't found anything better. Of the two, BdJ feels more like 'me'. Not sure why that is, price definitely helps haha, but also the richness of the drydown compared to Aventus. So yeah, I'm probably going to bump Aventus. There are just too many minor failings that, once added up, mean I'd prefer something else. The Anniversary bottle was probably the clincher, it's so awful haha.
    Oh, I'm very familiar with that test myself. Have done it many times when comparing/judging scents. Sounds like Aventus is sort of a wishful scent to you. You want to love it, it seems like it should have everything that you like, but it just doesn't measure up. If BdJ feels more "you" then I'd just go with it. I'd say you're in a good position even just having a fragrance that you can say that about. I've smelled hundreds of great fragrances, but only a few have really clicked with me. It's always something special when it does. Why wear anything less?

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    This is funny, as I actually did begin aaaaalll the way back at the start by using TdH as a reference point - I didn't have many reference points, but the orange was somethinig I really enjoyed, and that desire for classical citrus plus 'depth' ended up finding form in Aventus. So yes, not a bad suggestion at all! Unfortunately I have an issue with vetiver - it makes me feel physically sick, and this has happened with numerous fragrances - so I had to rule it out. But the orange note, that's where I think it might be worth going next.
    It's funny that so many people notice the vetiver in TdH, but I have never actually found it to be prominent (if even detectable)! To me, it's an orange woody scent - no grass. Have you tried the Parfum version? It has a bit more depth than the EdT, which I think you may enjoy. Not sure about the vetiver as opinions vary on it, so you it may be detectable to you. If not TdH, I still think orange is a great route to go for your next scent; it's a delightful, uplifting note.

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    So it's interesting to see you think of GIT in those terms. I can see that, I can see how it fits as a sartorial fragrance, definitely. There's quite a 'high pitch' to it, not in a bad way or the often used term 'screechy', but it has a lift that is very...I use this word often but I'm not if it makes sense, "perfumed". It's quite a deliberate and overtly perfumed sort of fragrance, one where you know you're wearing a fragrance, as do those around you. So yeah, I can see that. It makes sense.

    In which case, are you still looking for a more casual fragrance, or is TdH Parfum going to pick up the slack where GIT doesn't fit? Or are you happy to avoid a sort of 'dumb grab' scent to keep the total number as low as possible?
    That’s an interesting perspective on GIT. I always found it to be more natural smelling and not very “perfumed” but now that I think about it, I kind of get what you are saying. It may be deliberately perfumed, but in a different way than what would come to mind in general when I hear such a description. It’s not overtly powdery or makeup-y. Maybe you’re right. Maybe that’s the characteristic of GIT that makes me think of it as a sartorial type of fragrance. It’s interesting, though, because I can still see it dressed down without appearing out of place. But if I had to compare GIT to TdH, I’d say TdH is an easier every day casual wear, and GIT is more dressed up. But you can’t really go wrong with either in any situation, which is a quality I admire.

    I’d say TdH Parfum can pick up the slack wherever GIT doesn’t fit. So, I’m not particularly looking for a “dumb grab” scent. I never really cared for the idea of having separate dumb grabs. To me, a “dumb grab” should just be your favorite versatile staple. In your case, if you didn’t know what to wear, I’d simply suggest you go with BdJ. If you already have a “reliable” fragrance that speaks to you and works well in most situations, you’ve already got your dumb grab right there. Heck, make it your signature scent. And then you’ve still got a few others to rotate through for variety and for different occasions. So, to answer your question, I’m perfectly happy avoiding an (additional) dumb grab scent so that I can keep the number low. For now, when I don’t know what to wear, I know that TdH Parfum won’t fail me. Okay, maybe it’s not the best choice if I’m going to a club or something, but loud sexy clubbing scents aren’t really my style anyway.

    Quote Originally Posted by slpfrsly View Post
    No, that's fair enough, I suppose if I could just quality the idea of 'speciality' it's that you have scents that are infrequent wears - like something for 'high heat', and then another solely for 'dates' or drinks out. I suppose what I'm leaning towards is, on top of those two, to have a very formal light fragrance (could easily be the same as a 'high heat' scent tbh), which is basically an eau de Cologne, and so that's at least 3 compared to one 'main' fragrance that gets worn the rest of the time. So I could probably end up with 1 main one and 3 'speciality' scents, if that makes sense? I suppose the 'high heat' becames a 'main' fragrance when it's summer as well.

    As for winter scents, I just found the majority of them too sweet or ambery and they crossed over with Layton and even Beau de Jour. I like Michael Kors as an example but even with the tobacco and spices it's still a smoky-fruity balsamic scent. Perhaps I should have tried more dry and dark scents but I'm no fan of modern leathers and the woody scents I tried were ultimately underwhelming. Perhaps that is the balance to aim for though: dry, moreso than dark, to counteract sweetness which I have in every other scent. If that little nugget helps you, or anyone else, then please feel free to bear it in mind! Although as you don't have a scent like Layton to deal with, perhaps you're more receptive to amber/sweetness in a darker scent.

    In terms of your own 'dark' fragrances, as mentioned, are you basically looking for a more wearable/cheaper replacement for Tobacco Oud? Something you can throw on at any time? Or are you spreading the net wider? I feel like I potentially have a lot of reference points to offer, as I really tried hard to find something for myself, but it's hard to know how/if they apply to what you want!

    I don't know if you'd be interested in having a kind of 'sampling' thread, something where you make a running commentary of scents you've tried, but it may be helpful (and interesting) as part of your search? I did the same over on fragrantica, thread HERE, and it was mostly useful just to get my thoughts down as much as anything else and engage with each sample. I'd be interested in reading it if you did something like that. It would also help others to know which darker scents you've tried, what you've liked/disliked etc. and people can chip in with suggestions or just provide a point of difference for you to bounce ideas off. Just a thought, anyway.
    Why make your formal scent very light? Again, I’d opt for something like GIT which is relatively light if not over sprayed but certainly packs a bigger punch than an EdC. If I’m going to a formal event, I want my fragrance to stick around. Even if it’s not overpowering. In my mind, “formal" doesn’t go with “very light” but I suppose the correct answer is purely subjective and a matter of taste.

    Funny you should mention that about winter scents. I LOVE winter scents - big, bold, rich, heavy perfumes. Those styles are some of my favorites. However, I, too, have noticed the same problems that you have. I find a lot of them hard to wear with any regularity, particularly in my southern California climate, where the winter temperatures can fall to as low as 60 F! I would be receptive to sweetness, provided it isn’t overbearing. I consider TdH and GIT to have very little (or no) sweetness in them, so it might be nice to have some sweetness. I can’t handle too much, though. A more wearable Tobacco Oud? Yes, maybe… Although I guess I’d like to cast the net wider if possible. Feel free to offer suggestions. They are always appreciated. I’m not even 100% sure of what I’m looking for right now as it is. Maybe sometime soon I’ll set aside some money for a little sample haul with a bunch of things I’ve been meaning to try and some additional suggestions from this thread. I’m not too keen on the idea of having my own sample thread. I always post in the “Today I tried for the first time” thread my thoughts whenever I try something new. A huge proportion of things that I sample, I enjoy (probably most) but end up thinking, “I’d be okay if I never wore that again” and so I dispose of the rest of the sample or give it away, or wear it once or twice more just for fun. If something makes an impression on me, I’ll probably remember it.

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    Oh, I'm very familiar with that test myself. Have done it many times when comparing/judging scents. Sounds like Aventus is sort of a wishful scent to you. You want to love it, it seems like it should have everything that you like, but it just doesn't measure up. If BdJ feels more "you" then I'd just go with it. I'd say you're in a good position even just having a fragrance that you can say that about. I've smelled hundreds of great fragrances, but only a few have really clicked with me. It's always something special when it does. Why wear anything less?
    I wouldn't say it's a wishful scent. I like it, it's great, it's versatile. If BdJ and Aventus were the same price I'd probably opt for Aventus, that's how close it is. But one of the consequences of wearing something a lot is that it starts to feel familiar, and therefore 'like me' haha.

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    It's funny that so many people notice the vetiver in TdH, but I have never actually found it to be prominent (if even detectable)! To me, it's an orange woody scent - no grass. Have you tried the Parfum version? It has a bit more depth than the EdT, which I think you may enjoy. Not sure about the vetiver as opinions vary on it, so you it may be detectable to you. If not TdH, I still think orange is a great route to go for your next scent; it's a delightful, uplifting note.
    I haven't tried the Parfum version, no. If I come across it I'll check it out but at this stage, I'm not buying any more samples, so it will probably have to be when I finally go back to an actual shop that has fragrance testers out - which might still be a while yet! I've actually tried quite a few orange-centric fragrances now and I've come to the conclusion it's not really possible to create a longlasting orange aroma. Other scents manage to do it with lemon, bergamot, other citruses like that - there's a much longer history using these notes, of course.

    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceRF View Post
    That’s an interesting perspective on GIT. I always found it to be more natural smelling and not very “perfumed” but now that I think about it, I kind of get what you are saying. It may be deliberately perfumed, but in a different way than what would come to mind in general when I hear such a description. It’s not overtly powdery or makeup-y. Maybe you’re right. Maybe that’s the characteristic of GIT that makes me think of it as a sartorial type of fragrance. It’s interesting, though, because I can still see it dressed down without appearing out of place. But if I had to compare GIT to TdH, I’d say TdH is an easier every day casual wear, and GIT is more dressed up. But you can’t really go wrong with either in any situation, which is a quality I admire.
    Agreed. It's a good scent. I went back and revisited my Creed samples around the last time I posted on this topic and they definitely have a certain appeal to them. I wonder if you've tried Millesime Imperiale? I found it to be a cousin of GIT - the 'purple floral' notes, violet leaf and iris, are the shared elements in both. They're probably too similar to each other to own both but I wonder what your thoughts are on MI? If money isn't a concern it could make for a nice 'summer' or casual cousin to GIT, but it still leans quite smart casual to my nose. It's not the fragrance people pretend it is, some laid back beach scent. It feels more like deck shoes on a yacht than flip flops on the beach but that has its place.

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    I’d say TdH Parfum can pick up the slack wherever GIT doesn’t fit. So, I’m not particularly looking for a “dumb grab” scent. I never really cared for the idea of having separate dumb grabs. To me, a “dumb grab” should just be your favorite versatile staple. In your case, if you didn’t know what to wear, I’d simply suggest you go with BdJ. If you already have a “reliable” fragrance that speaks to you and works well in most situations, you’ve already got your dumb grab right there. Heck, make it your signature scent. And then you’ve still got a few others to rotate through for variety and for different occasions. So, to answer your question, I’m perfectly happy avoiding an (additional) dumb grab scent so that I can keep the number low. For now, when I don’t know what to wear, I know that TdH Parfum won’t fail me. Okay, maybe it’s not the best choice if I’m going to a club or something, but loud sexy clubbing scents aren’t really my style anyway.
    Ah ok, well I suppose that answers my question about MI haha. For me, I like BdJ but despite its reputation, it's not great in warm weather. It's definitely a cool weather scent, autumn in to early spring. The weather being as it is in the UK at the moment, which might be cold by other standards but is basically like the beginning of summer for us, means BdJ feels too stuffy and strong. The spicy rosemary and sweetness of the amber means it has its place so I'm probably moving back towards to aquatic genre. The re-release Oud Minerale probably answers all my problems; I loved the original and actually left a comment on fragrantica asking/pleading for it to be re-released in the signature line so the fragrance gods have answered my prayers haha. If it doesn't do the job, I might just go for a 90s aquatic. I'm enjoying L'Eau d'Issey at the moment and as popular as it is (was?) it basically does the job and is cheap enough to be the 'dumb grab' that lends itself to other situations, like post-gym or whatever (though I probably won't be going back to the gym for a while...). I might just get both as Oud Minerale is very strong and fairly expensive for a daily/dumb fragrance and I quite like the idea of a semi-fragrance - something that's just like soap, something to throw on after a shower. It's either a cheap aquatic or an eau de Cologne, basically, and I actually think there's a place for most men to have a fragrance like this - something they wear when they want to wear 'nothing', when they're not going out, or just walking the dog, or whatever. I don't know how you've managed with the pandemic, obviously everyone will have been impacted differently, but it's certainly put fragrance in perspective when other people are taken out of the equation. I think TdH is basically that scent though, it covers the vintage cologne elements with the modernity of feeling fresh/clean/masculine/subtle like an aquatic, so I can see why you're not overly concerned by finding one.

    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceRF View Post
    Why make your formal scent very light? Again, I’d opt for something like GIT which is relatively light if not over sprayed but certainly packs a bigger punch than an EdC. If I’m going to a formal event, I want my fragrance to stick around. Even if it’s not overpowering. In my mind, “formal" doesn’t go with “very light” but I suppose the correct answer is purely subjective and a matter of taste.
    Oh, by formal I suppose I'm talking about what I just mentioned about dumb grabs, but in a more conservative manner. Something to wear in situations where a detectable fragrance would be offfputting and unwelcome. Like church - just a light, formal, eau de cologne style scent, something to replace Heeley's Oranges & Lemons, basically, which is great but too expensive. That's what I mean by formal. I suppose there are other types of formal - more night time events. In which case, yeah, I'd probably go the opposite end of the spectrum with Layton haha!

    I was just checking in to see how you're getting on with your search and didn't see your previous reply. How is the minimalist wardrobe going, anyway?

    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceRF View Post
    Funny you should mention that about winter scents. I LOVE winter scents - big, bold, rich, heavy perfumes. Those styles are some of my favorites. However, I, too, have noticed the same problems that you have. I find a lot of them hard to wear with any regularity, particularly in my southern California climate, where the winter temperatures can fall to as low as 60 F! I would be receptive to sweetness, provided it isn’t overbearing. I consider TdH and GIT to have very little (or no) sweetness in them, so it might be nice to have some sweetness. I can’t handle too much, though. A more wearable Tobacco Oud? Yes, maybe… Although I guess I’d like to cast the net wider if possible. Feel free to offer suggestions. They are always appreciated. I’m not even 100% sure of what I’m looking for right now as it is. Maybe sometime soon I’ll set aside some money for a little sample haul with a bunch of things I’ve been meaning to try and some additional suggestions from this thread. I’m not too keen on the idea of having my own sample thread. I always post in the “Today I tried for the first time” thread my thoughts whenever I try something new. A huge proportion of things that I sample, I enjoy (probably most) but end up thinking, “I’d be okay if I never wore that again” and so I dispose of the rest of the sample or give it away, or wear it once or twice more just for fun. If something makes an impression on me, I’ll probably remember it.
    Have you tried the vintage Michael Kors fragrance? I'm not sure if it'll be to your tastes but it's perhaps something worth considering. I wish I could offer more but having tried so many, there's so little that I consider worthy. I feel like this type of fragrance has been the one that's suffered the most from the feminising of fragrances, unfortunately.
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    I was just checking in to see how you're getting on with your search and didn't see your previous reply. How is the minimalist wardrobe going, anyway?



    Have you tried the vintage Michael Kors fragrance? I'm not sure if it'll be to your tastes but it's perhaps something worth considering. I wish I could offer more but having tried so many, there's so little that I consider worthy. I feel like this type of fragrance has been the one that's suffered the most from the feminising of fragrances, unfortunately.
    Not much change really. The search i still underway for the perfect wardrobe. I think I'm becoming more and more like you in finding so many scents unworthy... I haven't tried vintage Michael Kors yet but I'm definitely interested in it. I think Danny likes this one too, and he has good taste. Do you know where I could go about trying some?

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    At root, I think I need to address novelty and boredom. I do enjoy sniffing the various fragrances in my collection though. However, I feel driven by both a moral and aesthetic imperative to own less almost as an act toward refinement. It seems most of us are often driven by all the trappings of consumerism masquerading as something more. That, at least, is my take if I'm going to wax philosophical about it haha .
    I agree that there is an aesthetical element involved in having a "tight" curated collection.

    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceRF View Post
    Any further discussion on the topic of minimalist wardrobes?
    I'll refrain from suggesting any recommendations since my tastes are quite "niche". I consider myself lucky since I'm mainly only interested in a very narrow range of perfumery. I have zero interest in venturing out of this. I don't experience FOMO because I already know I have the best. There aren't a lot of choices in this range, so I can freely choose all the ones that I love. I pair fragrances with clothing, so my method revolves around making sure I have a scent for each genre in my style spectrum, from super casual to super formal. I subscribe to the idea that refinement and style revolves around renunciation. I view it as making yourself a living performance piece where every element of your presentation is methodically thought out. Fragrances are merely one component in that presentation piece. In order to become art, you must cut off any perceived excess. I don't struggle with the idea where I have to experience all the great perfume artistry the world has to offer because that doesn't interest me as much as using perfume as a tool to become art myself.

    Compared to your approach, mine is quite gluttonous. I have a lot more fragrances in my wardrobe, but I sort it like this.


    Low key
    • Eau de Californie


    Cozy
    • Dior Homme Cologne
    • Cologne Blanche


    Sporty
    • Higher
    • Fahrenheit 32


    Edgy
    • Nightclubbing
    • Reptile


    Sexy
    • Dior Homme
    • Eau Noire


    Elegant
    • Parade
    • Bois d'Argent
    • Cologne Française

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    Not much change really. The search i still underway for the perfect wardrobe. I think I'm becoming more and more like you in finding so many scents unworthy... I haven't tried vintage Michael Kors yet but I'm definitely interested in it. I think Danny likes this one too, and he has good taste. Do you know where I could go about trying some?
    I think ebay will be your best bet. Or drop a request on the Kors thread or on the decant section of this website. I'm sure some US-based users would be willing to send you a decant.
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