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BBC perfume documentary (part 1 of 3):
various fragrance communities/review sites
on DIY fragrances
For anyone looking for fragrance suggestions, give as much information as possible about what you want. Helpful info could include sex, price range, climate/season, use (work/clubbing/etc.), notes/families you like/dislike, and other perfumes you've tried and liked/disliked.
Walking around the Seattle area w/friends, window shopping, having a gyro etc.
I like how cool water smells on me, as do other people.
I love tuscany for men.
I dislike overly citrusy shit, as well as musk(though the "right" amount is perfectly fine)
I'm a frag noob. Feel free to disregard the price range, thanks!
Again, asking around if anyone has any opinions on any (or a few) of these:
>Tuscan Leather (TF)
> Bois d'Encens (Armani)
They run in more or less the same scent family (tobacco or leather, incense) and I've just gotten samples of all of them (nothing short of miraculous in London, phew) but haven't gotten to testing them out yet.
Would be useful if anyone has even tried testers of these to comment.
I tried Tuscan leather. It smells like ass out of the bottle but once it hits your skin it's like magic. It lasts you forever, I put it on 2 mornings ago and yesterday when I woke up I still smelled it when I smelled my wrist. Incredible, get a sample.
Thoughts? Got a 1.7 oz bottle and I really dig it but I don't know what other people think.
Hated Tuscan Leather, much much too old for me. It gives off the "I have money" vibe. Good for formal events. Not for me.
Matter of fact other than Venetian Bergamot, I don't care for Tom Ford's private blends.
On an off note I tried some creed samples from a Sacs not too long ago and there were a few nice ones, but not too remarkable especially when you consider the price (I'm looking at you Aventus) However I was completely blown away by Imperial Millesime. It smelled even better out of the bottle on my skin. Even the longevity on my skin was longer than many reviews. Excellent, will definitely buy a full bottle.
I'd be curious to see more opinions on Creed's scents to anyone who owns them.
heads up, perfumedcourt is having 40% off sale items, today only.
here's what i ordered. they're +4 stars, turin's guide.
i haven't smelled any, so i figured i'd try them out.
honestly just spend more money and almost everything more expensive has good longevity and projection
GIT is kind of nice but really bland so I never purchased it
I really like original Santal but I've never got to purchase it considering I have plenty of warm fragrances and I'm looking to have something to wear in the summer
creed is a bad house imo but the prices you can find make it alright to some extent
I'd much rather stick to another house
If atomizer is irreparable, take it off by either unscrewing or more likely cutting/prying off the metal crimped on to the glass neck. Once it's off, you can either crimp/glue on another atomizer or more easily, decant in to another bottle.
One great vendor that has everything you will need is http://www.accessoriesforfragrances.com/products.html
very nice, but can be heady and, like the other anon said, linear and easy to overapply
>Tuscan Leather (TF)
only leather scent i've tried that doesn't give me a headache nor instantly remind me of the inside of a purse
TF is my fav house
le labo makes great scents but not wearable by my standards everything just seems like something id spruce up a room with
im still playing around with fragrances so i havent been able to explore very much but some of the fragrances from the expensive dior collection are kinda nice but very linear and boring
not to add that the bottle reminds me of a shampoo container rather than fragrance
After testing it, I've been completely smitten by TL. I think it's incredible, buttery smooth leather, raspberry notes. People say that it apparently definitely gives off a 'high-roller, suave' scent, but a surprisingly large amount of people online commented that it smells 100% of cocaine and that it's all they can associate it with so they can't stand it. I don't now- I've never tried, and it'll be hilarious getting sniffed by dogs because of it (or not...)
Now if only I could afford it. Maybe I'll cave in and get that infamous clone of it...
both tacky as fuck, extremely generic and sweet
But, which one is better?
Currently only have Polo Black and Mont Blanc Legend (both purchased for me by gf for Christmas) and I'm really looking to find a scent that I think is less bland. I like them, to an extent, but I feel like they're both kinda generic fragrances, or maybe I just have a shit nose.
I'm a male, 19, and would wear this semi-regularly when going out, but nothing too formal. I really don't know what type of scents I would like; something masculine, but not too much; also might be interested in something light but fragrant (like I've heard Green Irish Tweed is). I think because of the sale on perfumed court, it would be a good time to check out some samples.
Any suggestions? I appreciate it, and if any more info is needed I'd be happy to provide it.
Best summer / spring day fragrance: Bvlgari Aqva
Best summer / spring night fragrance: Aesop Marrakech Intense
Best winter / fall day fragrance: bottega veneta pour homme eau de toilette
Best winter / fall night fragrance: L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme Guerlain
These are just my opinions, i would love to hear what you /fa/ggots think too.
Any lesser known recommendations for someone who likes Eau des Baux, Polo Black, and D&G Pour Homme?
I dislike gourmands, woods/ouds, and aquatics.
I know it's strange; Eau Des Baux's one of the only ones I like. If there's something else out there similar to it I would try it.
I've tried scents like Wonderwood, Gaultier 2, Rochas Man, etc and they are just headache inducing to me.
>Buy Acqua di gio ever since I was a teenager
>Am now 23
>Still buying it
>Not educated enough to know if my fragrance is shit
>Too poor to buy all the shit posted on /fa/
Should I just keep buying it till I die?
Looking for a winter/spring time fragrance, but mainly winter.
I'm 19, male, live in northern Europe (cold)
want to use it for daytime purposes like work
Price is not an issue but anything under 100 dollars is preferable.
Very common, but it's not bad. If you and others enjoy it then there's no reason to stop.
Anyone know where I can get a sample of Loccitane Eau de Vetyver?
alright house, but not good for the retail price. they are all a bit safe and have average performance for the most part (Aventus is clearly the best in the regard). many of them also have this same fresh, musky, eye-puffingly powdery base, apparently from ambergris, that is their signature even if it doesn't explicitly list them in the notes.
also from what i've sampled, i only consider buying a full bottle of Himalaya and GIT. in order from favorite to least favorite:
Himalaya - clean, refreshing, cool almost cold. the citruses are more sharp than sweet, good imo, and that is softened by a nice sandalwood, and it dries down to a pleasantly cool woody musk.
Green Irish Tweed - mature, but in a classy way so any age can pull it off. perhaps the classiest scent i know, but also very versatile. can't really compare to Cool Water as i've never tried that.
Virgin Island Water - coconut is too sweet in the beginning, but once that settles a great hot weather, middle of summer scent; worst performance of the bunch, though
Bois du Portugal - good but very mature smelling, maybe the one fragrance i've personally tried where you might want to actually consider your age before wearing
Original Santal - a bit medicinal, ok if unremarkable
Tabarome - LIDG without the cacao, so its worse at 4x the price
Silver Mountain Water - the black currant and bergamot is not green enough imo, and the must is prominent, meaning a big sweet musk smell which is personally the worst combination in perfume.
Aventus - pineapple on the opening is nice, but once that goes away you get sweetened, musky pencil shavings. disgusting.
nah, just felt like wearing it since its a great scent and the only rose scent i can stand. but yeah, i usually save it for those times, absolutely perfect for them
Ok guys, I need your help. Im going to buy Dior Homme Intense, Dior Homme Parfume, or Dior Homme Fahrenheit, in 3 Days. Srill dont know which. I am 20 Like go clubbing (so should be attractive for women), I am 1,80m Short "Boxer Style" Hair and Student. I go on Techno and Hip-Hop Festivals (so should stay long) in Germany. Pls help, This will be my first Expensive fragrance, and I dont have alot of money (see student) but love fragrance.
Apparently this one:
But looking for cheaper alternatives is always going to be a tough one. If you can find it, go and sample it yourself first.
Up to 100AUD
Liked dkny, vera wang lovestruck.
Looking for something fresh and strong but not alcohol smelling.
Wouldnt mind a deeper muskier sort of scent. Something that reminds you of old noir films if that makes sense?
I would like to get info on fragrance, how many time does it lasts (I mean the bottle).
I would like to get something good for once, usually I just use some shitty Axe spray on my armpit and that's it.
I don't really know about price range. I don't want to spend a fuckton of money on it. I guess...less than 100 dollars is good ?
I would use it basically everyday so it should be something polyvalent, I can't afford multiple ones.
Once again I really don't know anything about that stuff, so I'm very open-minded about it.
Was digging through some old stuff when I found a bottle of CK's Eternity that's ~10 years old. Smells fine compared to samples I've gotten at nearby department stores, and it's a eau de parfum... should be safe to use, right?
Of course, it's safe. People have been buying up and keeping for their grandkids vintage discontinued perfumes from WW1. The only thing that might be altered is the initial bloom - if it does smell "off", leave the bottle opened for 10-15 minutes and try again. Usually fixes the problem and it should smell like new.
I'm struggling to find a better fragrance than this one
Head on down to your local supplier of fragrances. Bring a friend or two. Start testing fragrances. Narrow your search down to 3-4 and spray one of them on your skin to see how they react and develop on you. Return and do this with the rest of your choices, one by one. Purchase the one you (and your friends) like the most (do it online for 70% of the cost).
Currently using this one. It's kind of a niche perfume, hard to find.
Assuming you would be able to find a store that sells it, I still suggest trying it out. It's very very unique. I never read in to the ingredients too much, the end result is often not just the sum of the ingredients.
when i tried it, i didnt get any of the sweetness. i think i would've liked it if that showed up on my skin, but i guess i;m not compatible with it. in fact, most L'Artisan scents don't work well on me.
This one is initially beautiful (I was really enchanted by the sandalwood) but then it devolved into something... salty and sweaty. Not sure I'll get it after all.
I still love Philosykos though... Really thinking of getting that.
poor fag here
the only fragance I use is my deodorant.
want to start using some cologne but I don't know how to pick one and I can't spend 60€ every two weeks.
any advice? I'm not asking for spoonfeeding, but I need somewhere to start.
I'll be lurking the OPs links.
Where do you stay? If it's the UK or Europe, just go browsing- there are fantastic department stores here where you can literally spend a day with (mostly helpful) sales assistants, browsing perfumes you might like. It's very relaxing and helpful- it's how I made my first shortlist of tentative fragrances.
If you're in the US- even better. I hear there are stores that literally give out samples when asked for (Nordstroms' and Sephora) and so you can test them out over a few days on your skin. When they dry, they change how they smell due to your skin chemicals.
If you already know what type of scents- vaguely- you're looking for, check out fragrantica. It's a great site that lists down the notes for fragrances, so you can write down the ones you think you might be interested in: Tobacco and tar-like fragrances, or white florals etc.
But highly recommended to just stroll and take a full day in the fragrance departments in stores. The first time I went, I had no idea what to do, but it was hugely enjoyable. Most of the time the SAs are extremely friendly and can suggest based on your instinctive preferences. Also, it opened up to me a whole avenue of... let's say 'luxury'.
Pic related: Salons des parfums on the 6th floor of Harrods, tucked quietly away, accessible only through one escalator and where no one goes to. It's a therapy retreat there.
I misread your comment. I thought you were asking what the cologne actually smells like.
Looking for a decent lasting (something that will last at least through a work day) summer/spring frag for work, or just out and about if possible. I'm a fan of citrus scents so long as they aren't OVERLY citrus-y. By that I mean not overbearingly sweet like Invictus/One Million. I'll admit I'm kind of new to this so I'm open for anything so long as it's not $1,000.
Pic related is very good and not overly sweet or citrus-y, highly recommend it. Cheap too, haha.
Ordered Tom Ford's Tuscan Leather on a split on basenotes after months of lurking and waiting... freaking excited, can't wait to receive it. I have never been so in love with a perfume just by smelling it twice.
congrats, how much did you pay for what volume?
i scored a 30 ml for 70$ on ebay a while ago and i'm still afraid to wear it because i got such a great deal. ended up buying la yuqawam by rasasi and it's great to wear casually when you don't feel like blowing $5 for the day on your scent.
So I'm completely new to all of this, and first off I'm amazed at how expensive everything is. I thought top end fragrances would be around £50.
Anyway, my budget is around <£20, and I need something fairly casual with a touch of romance. Any suggestions?
mont blanc individuel has one of the best values for quality:cost
has a dryer sheet, semi chocolate vibe
if you're looking for something on the fresh end, check out nautica voyage.
60ml for 150. You really got a great deal on it!
I heard it's around 10 "splash" per ml. TS is a pretty strong scent, so I'd say 2 splash is enough (IMO) per day (plus the wear is SUPER long).
Doing the math, at 30ml is 300 splashes, so 150 days. At 70$, it's more 50 cents a day.
I say wear the hell out of it.
Same here, I've been addicted on the scent since last week until I caved in and bought Yuqawam. It hasn't arrived yet but I hear great things. Can't afford the original in the beautiful bottle, unfortunately.
i'll keep that in mind!
60 ml for 150 is really nice too, didn't even know basenotes did splits anymore.
i don't regret my yuqawam purchase for a second. the main reason i love tuscan leather is because of the raspberry note and yuqawam cranks that up. it sacrifices some of the masculinity for it, but that note is too good.
what do you mean original in the beautiful bottle? did you find a decant of it or something?
Nah, in fact more and more perfumers are starting to open up their newer fragrances in the ridiculous tier price ranges. SL's new collection Section d'Or is going for 50ml for £400... joining the ranks of many more.
What I can't understand is why anyone would buy this fragrance house with meme-tier marketing even if the fragrance is the best thing in the world. It's just embarrassing desu.
Yeah me neither so I got the split.
I'll probably try to get myself a bottle of the Yuqawam while I'll have the TL so I can make a comparison between both.
The price difference is pretty huge. I'm not going to be paying the brand premium if it's actually identical like most people say.
What I'm most concerned about is the duration of it.
ysl l'homme isn't what i'd describe as 'watery' but you're gonna be hard pressed to find an aquatic that suits the fall and winter.
l'homme is bright and fresh but works for the challenging fall and winter months.
No, I meant that while the Rasasi comes in a reasonable, if not quite well-made bottle and box, I prefer the aesthetics of the TF bottle. Or maybe it's just my material brand-concious self speaking.
I even considered buying an empty TF bottle to decant it into- until I realised I was being silly. Ah well, it's not like I'm one to parade my bottles in public anyway.
something to keep in mind is that the designer brands we look at with clothing that is ridiculously high priced is almost always the pleb tier of fragrance and is the cheapest.
for spring, allure homme sport eau extreme is my personal favorite, but that might be on the pricier side for you.
He asks for something watery and you try to dump L'Homme on him? Seriously?
You have to pick one or the other generally. Do you want want "watery and fresh", which are spring and summer notes or something year round?
Meh. Prefer the original. Not bad though.
am i seriously the only one who doesnt get this forever lasting amount for TL
unless TL is the only fragrance that triggers olfactory fatigue for me ive only got about 3-4 hours most out of it
maybe my sample is bad i could always ask my local TF boutique to get me a new sample since the frag dude there loves me
thats about the only thing thats deterring me from walking down there and buying the 100ml
That's so nice- the TF SAs here are so cold and the store is pretty intimidating, I can't imagine myself strolling in straight into the fragrance room and just striking up conversation with them.
But no, I just had my sample on today, and it really does last a good 12 hours on you. Really strong. So you might have olfactory fatigue.
Any chance you might be in London? Or are willing to ship to London? For a fellow fragrance/fa/g?
On another note, who here has tried Songe d'un bois d'Ete by Guerlain? The most enchanting incense I've ever come across. Now that's a sample I would kill for. Nearly was on my knees to get a Harrods SA to let her manager come in and spray two tiny droplets into a vial a brought. Oh, but was it worth it.
Magnificent, magnificent dry down. Enchanting, mysterious but surprisingly mellow for incense- I think it can be worn quite easily. I'm hooked on it. Now how to get more...
well desu all the TF SAs ive come across are complete assholes here(las vegas) like in saks and neiman but i purchased a few things at the official TF boutique so they know me or at least the manager does
if i was in london id share samples with you my friend but im not ):
my friend has been begging me for my TL sample as well so i might just give it to him for his birthday(just passed oops) and go ask for a new sample hoping that one works for me
if you ever do come into las vegas the people at the boutique here are awfully nice even on my first visit
Can't as I'm flying out of London for work but maybe someone else can. Or not. From my experience Liberty, although a nice place, has one of the most stuck up employees, particularly their fragrance departments. I remember them just ignoring me after answering every question with single syllables. Good luck getting a sample from them.
I sincerely hope someone from liberty, or any London dept store reads this. If your SAs start giving samples out, I promise you you'd gain a loyal customer base overnight, me included.
going to come back about my TL sample
i applied 1 dab after posting(normally do 2 or 3 on a wrist)
literally 2 hours and its almost unnoticeable even to family
more dabs makes it last maybe a few hours longer but im not getting the longevity like you guys or even compared with my TV bottle
spray does put out a lot more than dabbing tho
all the other samples i had were never this poor
>la yuqawam by rasasi
And thanks for reminding me to pick that up. beautyspin has it for ~$60 shipped with a -10% coupon. Plus got a handful of cheap samples to boot. Hoping for more colder weather to wear it in.
first off note im a fragrance noob entirely.
i tried some of this on and i liked that it was kind of sweet smelling but still like understated with a little spiciness to it. i actually wore it for nye (sprayed on in sephora lol) and by the end of the night i couldnt smell it anymore. granted i was dancing and sweating, but it didnt seem to last very long. i liked it. However in retrospect, i think i liked tom ford for men better than noir
Has anyone here actually successfully made their own fragrance? I'm really into DIY stuff, but other than everclear, I'm not sure where to start with fragrance making. I know what things I would add the fragrances of if I could, but I'm not sure how I'd go about it and not end up making something that smells like asshole.
The link in the OP has some interesting oil samplers, but I think I'll just buy stuff made by people who know a lot more about this than I do for now. If I ever get tired of buying, then I'll try DIY.
It's pretty easy to get samples in the U.S, however
I would recommend that higher quality boutiques and stores be visited first before sephora, macys and such, as the likelyhood of finding interesting and lesser known fragrences will increase.
Just be aware that you'll be profiled while in these higher end stores, act accordingly and put on your friendliest face.
>I would recommend that higher quality boutiques and stores be visited first before sephora, macys and such, as the likelihood of finding interesting and lesser known fragrances will increase.
Any thoughts on this?
I like the warm, leathery vibe but is it too 'old man' for a 20yo?
is it better than the Sulu fragrance?
Never tried the EDP but I do own a bottle of the EDT version, it's actually my second biggest favorite fragrance.
Do NOT blind buy this one, or any of the Habit Rouge frags for that matter. They're *very* dated and not the least bit versatile, despite some reviewers claiming these are good for daily wear or as a signature scent.
DO try to get a sample (preferably of both the edt and the edp), because it just smells *fantastic*.
>Do NOT blind buy this one
Seconding this. As someone who loves many mature scents, HR has way too much powdery vanilla for my tastes. I have the same problem with The Third Man. They both feel like something an old lady would wear. I am probably more sensitive to powder than most, and I am definitely open to my tastes changing, and thus will continue to try every couple years or so.
I've heard that the EDP was recently reformulated and is quite different from the EDT, a lot cleaner. Been meaning to try it out but living in Prague makes trying out anything even remotely interesting stupidly difficult.
It's interesting to read but a little outdated. Which means:
- lots of stuff reviewed is disco'd or reformulated
- lots of stuff that you can buy now isn't in there
I have the kindle edition, which is nice for the search capability. His opinions often contradict what is popular. A 5-star review from Turin is a long way off from a safe blind buy, but probably worth hunting down a sample.
Anyone know a frag that smells similar to
that is to say " sandalwood and vanilla fragrance oils and sweet orange essential oils"
bought it and fucking love the smell of it, I'd love to have something that carries a sweet vanilla smell in addition to my pomade
sounds great, thanks for your response.
I thought I heard somewhere that they release free updates (or newsletters or something) every so often with new reviews in them as a sort of companion to the book. Am I mixed up or is this correct? Do you know where I could find the updates if it is true? thanks again :)
Atelier - Santal Carmin is a very sweet sandalwood fragrance. sounds like what you're looking for
Rose Anonym (SP) is a godsend. Been using it for about 1.5 years now and get compliments / questions at least once a week. VERY unisex if not slightly fem. Ladies love it though
Silver Iris is also fantastic. It's my go to "weekend night-out."
If you are ever in the NYC store they will definitely give you a sample of each if you ask for it. Was there for like 2 hours once getting an entire lesson on how they make it / a test of all the scents.
i'm definitely biased - get all of it for free
although I have the classics hermes, tom ford, gucci, ysl sitting around, the whole "niche fragrance" thing is a huge plus when you've tried a large segment of the market.
>tfw you pass up a $125 fragrance for $60
I could have recouped my money by selling decants and keeping the rest.
Didn't even realize that it was a 5 fl oz bottle
I got a good 12 hour. My arm continued to smell raspberries until 36h after putting (granted a generous "push") and washing my arm vigorously 2 times.
I would blame it on either olfactory fatigue or maybe just your skin not liking it?
I'm interested in this one. I'm a big fan of my Guerlain Vetiver. How does it compare?
bought L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme Guerlain EDT blind, fantastic. use it for night.
currently wearing YSL La Nuit de l`Homme EDT as daily frag
yes, i realize im basically a walking meme
i grabbed a bottle of wonderwood since it's so commonly recomended. i like it. i mostly smell the pepper but not as much of a blast of wood as people say. Its the first fragrance ive purchased so thats why i went for a meme
I've sampled plenty from TF, including a few from private collection.
Tuscan leather is a great entry point for TF scents. Sweet, prepossessing and not usually harsh on the nose. It's dry down is slightly vegetal. A little goes quite far, as in my experience it has moderate projection.
I have one half decant of Amber Absolute and smaller atomizers of Champaca, tobacco oud and Sahara Noir. I like to use patchouli essential oil to temper the animalic qualities of the Sahara.
i like citrus smelling stuff. i dont really wear frags and stuff ive just kinda been using those shit body sprays that i get from victorias secret LMAO
[spoiler]just give me something that will attract boys pls[/spoiler]
You guys ever eat something and notice is tasting like a fragrance. I just drank a Red Bull Zero and then had a piece of spearmint gum and the combination ended up tasting exactly like Guerlain Heritage.
>a winter, daytime, nothing-special scent. Isn't LIDG a little weak for nights?
my thoughts exactly, though i still think La Nuit is still good fire a night-time non-special date/social event
What's the scent in Lush's Rub,Rub,Rub scrub? Most of their scents are awful, but this one they use in the scrub is right up my street.
It's described as "mimosa and orange flowers" by a blogger, does anyone know a perfume that would smell similar?
Preferably for women.
planning to head to NYC this spring to hit the Le Labo-Atelier-Bond no 9 stores all within about a mile of each other. fortunately it's just a train ride for me.
love Cedre Atlas, have ordered a bunch of other samples. hear incredible things about Oud Saphir - can't wait to try.
Has anyone here tried this? What about L'Occitan in general?
This will be my first L'Occitan fragrance, got a good deal on one.
It's a really good earthy, masculine vetiver fragrance, definitely one of the best vetivers on the market. L'Occitane make really high quality scents at affordable prices, everything I've tried from them has been excellent with Eau des Baux being my favorite
I've been a cheapskate for most of my life as far as fragrances go, so I only really wore what I'd get for christmas every year. I got 1 million again this year after not wearing it for 5+ years and I hate it; reminds me of highschool - loud, obnoxious, way too sweet.
Went to the store and tried some stuff on and ended up enjoying Vetiver Extraordinaire, but I don't want to shell out $300 on my first cologne. Can anyone suggest something similar?
Past colognes I've worn that I like:
Givenchy Play, YSL L'homme and L'homme nuit, Hugo Boss Boss, Spicebomb, Prada Luna Rossa
> Vetiver Extraordinaire, but cheap
Check, if you haven't already:
- Guerlain Vetiver
- Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver
- Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
- Givenchy Vetyver
- L'Occitane Vetyver ( >>10800004)
They do like to mention Vetiver, don't they.
L'Occitane is cheapest, but they're all cheaper than FM.
What the fuck are you even trying to say?
Tom Ford's Grey Vetiver EDP may be slightly similar, it's also a lot fresher and cleaner than most vetiver's in my experience.
I think, but I'm not entirely sure, Serge Lutens Fille en Aiguilles may be slightly similar
bought pic related after testing
now realised it's so fucking heavy it makes my head ache
will it ever get better?
Nope, you can't, but those all do have a similar vetiver accord unlike, say,
- Lubin La Vetiver
- Diptyque Vetyverio
- Creed Original Vetiver
Plenty of other Vetiver-named ones out there, but I don't know them so I won't say one way or the other.
No idea what the vintage smells like, or even if it's similar. If you love the current version, sure, I suppose. You can probably resell it if you don't like it.
Be careful about the critics lamenting discontinuations and reformulations. Finding the original can be like hearing one of those stories where "you just had to be there".
Try Dsquared2 He Wood Rocky Mountain Wood
>was inspired by Canadian mountains and, as its name suggests, it is designed and dedicated to fans of nature. It is composed of rocky notes, mountain aromas and woody accords.
He Wood Dsquared for men but it might lose the mountain accords in favor of more wood notes.
Tibetan Mountain Temple is a cheapy you can try. It has more of a fresh oriental citrusy mountain feel. The vibe is in the name, essentially, if you want to trade the Canadian mountains for Tibetan temples in the mountain.
The new one?
It's really average. It's smells nice but boring. It sort of smells a bit like a random body wash if that makes sense. Longevity and silage don't seem to be great on my skin either.
so I tried swapping with some currynigger on Basenotes.
He said he'd ship the next day and when I shipped he went ghost and stopped logging in. He has good feedback but I think he's trying to pull a "let me smell his fragrance first and if I don't like it I'll ship his back to him and keep mine", which is bullshit because I don't get to try his fragrance but he gets to try mine.
What do I do?
>tfw longevity and silage is incredible for me
best edt ive tried in that aspect but yeah it smells like some body wash, also smells like a florist shop too
I really like it though fsr, dont know why its so heavily DOWNVOTED on fragrantica
Also anybody know about winter-y daytime fragrances that smell like clementines?
Just got Dior Sauvage 100ml and I'm worried about how many sprays it will last.
Only had it four days, spraying twice in the morning, some times in the evening and it's going quite quickly.
How many sprays do 100ml usually give?
By Killian hasn't convinced me anything is bottle worthy. Straight to Heaven is pretty good, but did better on paper than it did on my skin (the cedar opening is amazing, but that's gone in 10 seconds on skin). Intoxicated and Back to Black could be good too, but they're just good in an overcrowded market of party/date/night-out scents. Pure Malt and Jubilation XXV are already much better for the exact same purpose (just to name a couple). A Taste of Heaven is god awful, like Caron pour un Homme mixed with bile.
Memo is better IMO. Irish Leather is on top in my daily rotation currently. It's good, interesting, sober, solid. African Leather is crazy in a good way, maybe one of my favorite scents period. Even though I have too many night-out scents, I'm still considering adding African Leather to the collection.
>What do I do?
In this order, I suppose:
a. Make peace with the fact that the shit is probably gone.
b. Hope it's just an honest fuckup and he'll send you something as soon as he makes bail.
c. Learn your lesson. Don't "swap" with randos online if you need to rely on it working out.
d. (optional) Burn his rep on Basenotes since it's your only recourse.
The people interested enough in perfumes to rate them on websites want something novel, and Dior Sauvage isn't that. Bleu de Chanel got the same reaction, and now Sauvage smells like BdC, so double bad.
But they both sell extremely well from what I've read.
DESU, its really up to you. But once you get to the age of around 20ish, its probably a good idea to invest in some decent cologne unless youve made a decision not to wear aything at all. Just dont be that 20 year old college student that never graduated from middle school and still thinks Axe Dark Temptations is gonna help him pull the pretty ladies because women think axe is disgusting.
>DESU, its really up to you. But once you get to the age of around 20ish, its probably a good idea to invest in some decent cologne unless youve made a decision not to wear aything at all. Just dont be that 20 year old college student that never graduated from middle school and still thinks Axe Dark Temptations is gonna help him pull the pretty ladies because women think axe is disgusting.
Never had it but One Million smells pretty bad so if it smells even remotly close i wouldnt buy it. But thats just what i think. Dont let some hipsters on the internet make decisions for you. Buy a sample if you really wanna try it or just go to a cheap perfume store and spray some on yourself and see what you think. If you like it theres no shame in that.
If you like the way something smells and it makes you happy, then go for it. It's not like people will think you're weird for not wearing a fragrance. Such a small minority of men wear anything, it will set you apart.
And just to reiterate, wear whatever makes you happy, even it its nothing, because as this guy said:
>women are mostly plebs like everyone else
hey there /frag/, anyone know where I can get a scent pyramid for old spice denali and where I could find cologne that smells similar? really enjoying how it smells and I've gotten compliments (albeit from presumably scent plebs) about the smell. Alternatively, Fiji, since that ssmells aight too
Checked out Tay's perfume line today. One thing of her namesake was nice to me but hit or miss with many people.. mix of fennel and vanilla. The other namesake was nice but i wasnt able to check it out much.
But finally got to check out her line Wonderstruck. The original has a fruity base with heavy amber and vanilla; subtle notes of florals. The followup to it called Wonderstruck Enchanted is more berries + vanilla, little or no amber? couldnt tell since i had the other on me as well. more prominent floral notes that could be distinguished (I had trouble getting away from all the other perfumes there so my pallet was a bit colored and i couldnt pick stuff out)
But man did i love it. I sprayed a thing to test each of them and some of the original got on my hand. Even now i was lying in bed and noticed my hand still had some on it.. Just wonderful. Its something that would be great if worn often so that even years later, if a loved one got a hint of it, would be instantly reminded of that person. Its a nice scent that no one would ever have a problem with and you could be around it all day and not get annoyed. Apparently it lasts a bit too since i got just a drop on my hand 15 hours ago and even washed it since.
Dior Homme Intense - Quite woody with some tobaccoy undertones (I think at least, but been a while since I last smelt it). It used to be quite strong, more a night time fragrance than day, but if you're careful about applying it'll work during the day as well
Chanel Egoiste Platinum - Drydown is quite woody from what I remember but starts off quite different
Laclique Encre Noire - I haven't personally smelt this one but I've had it recommended to me a couple of times
Thanks. I bought Irish Leather today and loving it. I tried Intoxicated by Kilian for a day, liked it but didnt love. The Memo African Leather was amazing but not my style, just a little too warm.
Also thinking about picking up Tuxedo by YSL for night scent. Have you tried this one?
What do you guys think of old spice?
Should I get one? If so which?
can anyone give me fragrances similar to:
i enjoy the feel of chergui but i agree with others on the potpourri vibe. i love rocabar but it doesnt project or last long at all on my skin.
By Kilian is way overpriced. That's kind of their whole thing. I'm pretty sure it's actually a major selling point for their target market.
Happy to help, congrats on a good choice. Haven't smelled Tuxedo though, sorry.
Wanna cop some cdg scents (avignon to be precise), but here's the catch: I live in fucking Finland where nobody stocks anything outside of the regular Dior/Chanel/YSL crew. I can't order from outside the EU (samples are ok but anything bigger and the customs absolutely destroy you, especially for perfumes) and most places within the EU that I know of don't ship outside of their borders.
damn 10x2mL samples $10 is too good to pass up. really liked the sound of passage d'enfer and fleur de narcisse but sadly they're not in there.
also can't imagine myself actually purchasing a full size anything from them but, again, too good to pass up
Looking through fragrance review sites (German, so mostly parfumo.de), I've come to see that these communities seem to have a deepseated aversion to sweet scents (while it can't be woody, dark and edgy enough it seems) and of course anything that could be considered "mainstream" or in some way "made for the mass market". Any scent review places where people don't have their head up their ass and giving scents a 2/10 because it`s not weird and unusual enough?
I get what you mean. Perfumery as a hobby is filled with wanna be pretentious faggots who like to feel upscale (but are anything but) by having perfumes as a hobby. You can see that ITT when you see the posts like
>"GOSH! Why does every one here talk about Dior and YSL?? Why not [insert niche house no one has ever heard of here]?!? Are you all in high school!?!"
You can either look through the reviews in Sephora or MakeupAlley for more reviews by the general common person but you'll only find designer houses and the reviews are pretty basic along the lines of "This smells great on my husband I love it on him" and such.
Otherwise browse forums and learn who is pretentious and who is more "normal", or sift through reviews on Fragrantica. I feel Basenotes is harder to please.
JPG is no where near a kid's fragrance. Just because JPG is somewhat known compared to Dior or Chanel doesn't make their fragrances "kid's fragrances" especially since shit like Le Male + it's flankers and Kokorico are complete hit or misses. A high schooler would not wear it all. Curve for Men is more for high schoolers though.
idk if u guys can help me here
i want a smell that's warm, soothing and piney but nothing too serious, think a warm fireplace in winter drinking beer with friends
A lot of posts are along the lines of "I wore this back in the day and it was great" or "bought this and it smells nothing like it did" also vintages exist.
Case and point with Chanel Allure
>I got this one back in 1999 when it first came out. I was totally spelbound by it and it was my signature scent for 12 years. For a couple of years this was the only perfume in my bathroom. And when i was not using it I would use Allure Sport or Allure Edition Blanche.
It's beautiful. Sensual, warm and fresh at the same time. The citrus and ginger makes it fresh at the same time tonka bean gives it depth and makes it woody.
Very sophisticated, complex but also easy to wear.
Opinions on pic related?
I know it's very normal fag or whatever but I'm not trying to be super elite perfume man or whatever
>fruity beginner colognes?