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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.
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?
Reminder that if you dont own a bottle of this you're doing something wrong
Prefer to make my own, give me some notes?
North carolina (Hot, humid summers, mild springs and autumn. Bitter, dry winters.)
For chilling and being slackcore
I like woody, masculine scents with citrus undertones lie frankincense but anything that WORKS and is woody will work for me
The only perfume I've ever used was when I was 12 that I got for christmas. I don't remember what it was called.
I'd like some tips and descriptions so I can get a better idea of what workds for me.
What do you think the Capulet from Romeo + Juliet 1996 smelled like?
Recommend me perfumes for a similar aesthetic, maybe leaning towards more feminine fragrances, please.
I need something fairly cheap and nice, most I'll go is £30
How's old spice? Is it worth me spending £15 on or should I just get something else
Or CK obsession
New day, new scents. I'm looking to purchase some new samples and if anyone owns the fragrances below tell me how they feel about them
Tom Ford - Amber Absolute
Tom Ford - White Suede
Creed - Himalaya
Esteban - Oriental Spice
>Creed - Himalaya
only good Creed imo. Fresh, icy, smooth, the metallic bottle is appropriate. Mostly get sandalwood with a citurs swirl, some musk shows up in the dry-down. Only potential downsides are that it can get a bit powdery like many Creeds like to and some may find it a soapy (I didn't tho)
Please help me choose, and tell me your opinions.
As a day fragrance I want to buy Yves Saint Laurent Body Kouros: it has an oriental spicy fragrance, It stays good on my skin and It's perfect for everyday work. My only problem is that most reviews say it has a heavy sillage, and I can't afford to smell like a whore in my office.
Runner ups are Versace Man eau Fraiche (extremely fruity and fresh, with a soft sillage) and Dior Sauvage (smells good on my skin, has good reviews, has soft sillage, but it's too recent so it has been tested by fewer people).
As a night fragrance I'am tempted to buy Dior Homme Intense because is one of the male fragrances with top reviews on any site I checked, it smells good on my skin, and a wood-floreal fragrance is what I want for my nighttime fragrance.
Runner ups are Versace Dreamer (same reasons as Dior Homme Intense), Tom Ford Noir de Noir and Creed Green Irish Tweed (because they go for a more "grown up" fragrance).
28 years old engineer, 6', fit, straight, dressing business casual during the week, and soft-preppy smart casual during weekends.
If you want something super safe to wear at work, something like Bleu de Chanel is perfect. It smells great and won't offend anyone. This is true for Sauvage as well.
In the "night"-category, you don't have to worry about getting HR on your back because of some colleague who has allergies. Wear what you want. Dior Homme Intense is, in my opinion, a great fragrance. But it's up to you.
I think Body Kouros is fine for work. I didn't think it seemed too heavy when I tried it, and if you are concerned, just apply less than you normally do. Also think it's good year-round.
Never tried Dior Homme Intense, but regular Dior Homme is great, so go for it if you really like it. Since it's similar, it's not really something for warm weather even at night so that is something to consider.
I don't consider either Noir de Noir or GIT as mature, though. GIT does give off a "classy" feel though, and it can be your option for warm weather if you cop DHI. Noir de Noir had a "special occasion" feel to it, so it could be like over dressing if you wear it just on a regular date or the bar (I doubt anyone will truly care though), and I'd say is appropriate year-round.
Eau Sauvage is a classic. You can wear it your whole life.
1. Always one spray chest
2. If it's an average or weak scent, spray both wrists. Strong scents, just one wrist
3. Lightly dab wrists together than lightly dab along the sides of your neck
4. Optional spray on tummy for a little extra (I usually skip this 80% of the time and usually only with the weak ones)
And I always apply on bare skin, never clothing. If I want to reapply later on, I only do step 3.
My L'Occitan Vetyver came in. It smells great. It's very "dark" and has a dirt note included with the Vetyver.
Didn't like it but it grew on me. Can get too strong though so easy on the trigger.
Well, it's not common that vetiver and amber are both included in a woman's fragrance at once. And vetiver is very earthy as well and comes off as being masculine.
Have you tried Hermes Vetiver Tonka? It's for men and women but it is vetiver with caramel, tonka bean, and praline which adds sweetness. It's expensive though. I sold a 15 ml travel size bottle for $40, 5 ml samples are about $15. Full sized bottles can go up to the $200s iirc
Not a lot of experience with the others but Sauvage, boring as it is, is a really safe bet. Silage is very average and it just smells like really expensive body wash to most people. So a very pleasant smell really, just a tad boring for a cologne in my view, but very hard to go wrong with it.
>Taylor Swift perfumes
Checked this out recently as well as her namesake line
Had a hard time picking out specific notes since the air in the department was saturated with so much other stuff but quick:
>Taylor by Taylor swift
Nice, more common type of perfume. Barely got to check it out. Woods and florals; possibly fennel notes but that might have been something else there
>Wonderstruck (the original blue one)
Absolutely love it. Fruit base, heavy amber note with vanilla, florals
>Wonderstruck Enchanted (red one)
More berry + vanilla with no amber.. tho i was going back n forth between them so my perception might be off
overall i loved the Wonderstruck ones. Still smelled it off my hand a day later despite having even done some dishes. Happy, lovely scent. Good for any age and not bad to be next to for hours. 10/10
lmao what does age have to do with anything
white suede is being discontinued i think
my TF boutique doesnt stock it so i wish i could help you out here but i can ):
amber absolute though i can go down and get a sample and try it out
last time i didnt like how spicy it was tho
but it was just on card, obviously skin reacts differently
wife likes the fergi one despite not liking fergi or the b.e.p.
its not bad but not my tastes. Many come across as too youthful, cheap, but the Swift ones are surprisingly mature. As a guy whos very picky about scents, this i love this and want someone to wear it around me. Theres a sweetness from the amber and vanilla i dont see often and its not offensive or triggers allergies/migraines or anything.
Im hoping its still made for years to come.
anyone have experience with Tauer? L'air du desert marocain graces the only semi-legit /fra/ infographic.
about to order some samples - curious what you think. people nut over une rose de kandahar on fragrantica.
/fra/ has an infographic? Post pls
Also what do you guys think about this house? Best/worst? I got a few bucks to shelf for a couple of samples.
best we have so far
there's another but it's appallingly bad
I do 1-2 sprays on chest, 1 on back of neck and 1 on one forearm and rub to share among other sprays. Yes, you can rub. Avoid front of neck/face because olfactory fatigue. Reason to spray hairier areas is hair/clothing holds on to top notes better, as they evaporate more on skin because body heat. Average application 2-5 sprays, depending on strength. Always err on the side of caution and ask friends' opinions on projection rather than trust your own, potentially fatigued, nose.
have tried on my skin:
cedre atlas - delicious woody lime
santal carmin - more vanilla and sweet than sandalwood
vetiver fatal - undistinguished warm spicy notes
grand neroli - fruity pebbles & grass
sud magnolia - rose shampoo
oud saphir - pretty nice, gentler alternative in the tuscan leather wheelhouse
appreciate what they're doing but not always as crazy about wearing them. practically looking for an excuse to buy one but still haven't found it. cedre atlas would be close.
I'm gonna order some samples from 'CB I Hate Perfume'
What should I get? Including the premium accords.
Wanna buy my first fragrance. Tried Tom Ford Oud Wood with my gf today and she loved it. Can you guys recommend me something similar? I really liked wood notes in Tom Ford.
...and forgive me for stating the absolute bleeding fucking obvious (this is 4chan after all), but don't fork out good money for something because it smelled good on a paper testing strip, or from a sniff from the bottle at the duty free, or from a magazine, or from a preponderance of /fa reviews, or that you identify with the bottle design or the marketing.
You have to test it yourself. Multiple times. On your skin. Get a sample and take that scent away with you, away from all the other competing smells at the shops; take it outside, analyze it all the way to the drydown. Fragrances develop in different ways with different people and this is the only way to determine if this is really the one.
ALSO: the more scents you test the better and more refined your nose is going to get. You'll identify patterns and similarities with those that strike a chord.
id like to add to what this guy said with the following
Be mindful of how strong something is and that it may bother others if its hit or miss and strong.
Also, price doesnt determine quality.
Expensive =/= good, inexpensive =/= bad, and dont pay mind to elitist fashionistas that downtalk something as not high-tier. If you like it, thats what matters. Just as important, if youre wearing it for someone, and that person likes it, that also matters. Its a big factor in peoples' impression of you while youre near them so do it your way.
That last part can't be stressed enough. My one goto everyday scent is Nautica Voyage, 15 bucks for 100 ml. I have yet to find another fresh scent I like like it. Montblanc Individuel (also cheap as hell) comes close.
I tried it once in a L'Occitane store. I like vetivers but that one was a bit too "dirty" for my taste, literally smells like a handful of soil & roots torn straight from the ground.
Histoires de Parfums 1725 is a doppelganger of IB, according to reviews (haven't tried 1725 myself).
IB is overrated and yeah, super overpriced. It smells ok, but there are better ones that are cheaper. Even Puig Agua Lavanda holds its own for less than 1/10th of the price of IB.
Czech & Speake Oxford & Cambridge
Eau de L'Occitane
Armani Code Special Blend
Prada Luna Rossa
It's amazing. I looked around and wasn't able to find anything remotely similar. Only real problem is its quite difficult to wear- I end up using these only at formal/tie events and going to art galleries etc. Definitely not one for casual wear or partying imho
Since no one else seems to have tried it out, gonna just dump my experience with it today.
It's a really nice cold weather smell. It's marketed as a leather fragrance but that's only really the first 5-10 minutes of it, after that it drys down to one of the most amazing sweet fragrances I've smelt. Normally I hate sweet fragrances but this one was really nostalgic and never seemed overpoweringly sweet. The sample spray lasted on my skin for quite long time. Silage wise it's quite an intimate scent. Would love to grab to use this from time to time during winter because of how cozy it is.
uh huh sure. Aventis is okay, but I prefer something a bit less sweeter. If you're going for a blackcurrant note as a guy, try L'Ombre Dans L'eau for some crisp green to cut it and no weird amber drydown.
True, it is rosy. But if you want a dirty, fucked-up rose that's guaranteed to drop panties, try Rose 31. Fucking expensive though.
Might cop pic related when I get paid. Tried some on my skin today and it's so good. It reminds of a smell from my childhood and I'm not sure what part of the fragrance that certain smell is.
Why does it make you feel like you're getting fucked? Does it smell like flowers and sunshine and cologne when you have sex?
This remind me of sex. It smells like blood and cum and tears of regret.
It's frankincense and myrrh. It's meant to smell like Catholic incense, if you've been to a Catholic church you've probably smelt this.
So I've never purchased from Fragrancenet, and being the paranoid I am I decided to purchase a Nautica Voyage (mostly because it's so cheap) to compare against the one I already have. Thing is the caps don't look similar at all. Did they change this at some point? Or is this simply a fake? Not my pic, but this is the same deal.
Yeah, but all scent is unisex - the rest is just marketing and ad campaigns and bottle design. Some of the best "feminines" (like Stella McCartney before they reformulated it) work like magic on straight guys. Just like Fahrenheit works on women.
I suspect it's also why niche perfume houses (Diptyque, Le Labo, Byredo) and serious Big Luxury (Hermes) only do unisex marketing. So I wouldn't discount perfumesociety just yet...
So, left field suggestion here.
One thing i do is toss a box of nag champa in my shirt drawer and closet (tho you could use any incense, nag is pretty universally liked).
Just leave it in there pressed up against your shirts or a jacket. Makes your shirts smell great without having the hit-or-miss strong cologne scents, its subtle enough for casual daily stuff but not invisible at all, and women seem to really love it.
honestly i never even burn the stuff. Just get boxes and put in my drawers.
eh, rose 31 is nice for an outside cocktail party, imo vetiver 46 is the real "panty dropper"
looking for something like my Burberry mens sport cologne, they unfortunately don't sell it as a perfume to my knowledge
I'm fond of the smell of gasoline, wd40, pine; something with a bit of harshness to it
leather, oak, earthy scents are fine
objections to lavender and citrus, I spent some time in hospital and everything smelt like bleach, lavendar/citrus floor cleaner, and linoleum
also looking for a present to a girl turning 21,
she similarly shares my objection to hospital smells, she likes Burberry, that very strong and distinctive musky perfume women in their 40's wear, (it might be a Chanel)
she always smells of sex, doesn't seem to go outdoors and enjoys dating lowlifes
vetiver 46 is heavy-handed with the incense and smoke. love it, but would find it hard to pull off except when it's super cold out.
anything that smells like pic related? love this candle so much and would love to wear it. closest I've found is Bond no 9's Fire Island.
Why the fuck do fragrances need to be gendered?
Wear whatever the hell you want, I'm a grill and wear men's and women's scents alike
And if a man smelled like tulips instead of Axe I would be roughly ten percent more likely to fuck him
In all seriousness? Coppertone sunscreen.
It might be a little weird to wear sunscreen in the winter, but if anyone asks just tell them you have a rare skin condition that requires you to put on coppertone sunscreen regardless of the weather
>Why the fuck do fragrances need to be gendered?
they don't, and the majority of people who are into perfume disregard those categorizations for the most part
like >>10827407 said, it's really just marketing and at best if a rough guide for clueless consumers (though one must admit there are cultural influences that deem what is and isn't masculine/feminine within a society, even if you personally and rightfully ignore them when it comes to fragrance and many other fashion accessories)
>Why the fuck do fragrances need to be gendered?
imo most scents are gendered, but there are certain brands out there that just make fragrances, not specific for male or female
le labo comes to mind first
Couple of recommendations for you, can't think of anything for your girl, try some vintage lines from Dior or Channel that lean more towards a powdery smell than the light airy smells of modern ones I guess.
Fahrenheit, reformulated but still has a sort of gasoliney smell. If you can get a vintage one then even better I guess.
Floris Mahon Leather, some people describe it as a 'femine' leather but honestly I didnot get any thing of that sort at all. It was a really harsh, tangy leather smell for me, so if you can test this out then it's worth a shot.
YSL Kouros, not really sure how to describe it, really hit or miss with people from what I know. Can be overpowering, I didn't like it because it was too harsh and heavy on my skin but some people can pull of it off and it comes across as really masculine.
Because some scents work better with specific genders. But there's nothing at all stopping a person from wearing perfume meant for the other gender if they can pull it off. It's just marketed in a certain way because that's good business practice.
Vetiver 46 smells like the song Générique (Bof Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud) by Miles Davis....it's smokey, oak....but has a nice uptick that doesn't dull...it's smooth yet robust. Something to wear out and about, but not in one room.
Does this whole board just dickride Le Labo fragrances?
I think you've been suckered in by their marketing and bullshit 'handmade' ethos. Their fragrances are average at best. Definitely not worth the price in regards to the ingredients they use.
Pure hipster tier trash.
Blind bought a bottle of Issey Miyake from Amazon a few years ago because it was only like £15.
It's the only fragrance I own which gives me a headache. Smells disgusting. I tend to use it as a room odeuriser.
hah, I wish. Le Labo acutally makes good shit.
but there is always that person that asks about fucking Paco Ramone so better Le Labo than that shit.
Not even Issey Miyake is mentioned, but that's ok. remember /fa/ is only a small % of what actually goes on
Gonna have to disagree from the niche houses Le Labo is probably one of the more boring ones I've come across. They have good ideas but their execution never seems to live up to it. They all have this really artificial quality to them that I find hard to stomach.
Don't waste your money on Vetiver 46, it smells exactly like CDG 2 Man which you can get for almost half the price and in my opinion the superior fragrance.
That's your opinion, I tried both and CDG Amazingreen is better than Man, but Vetiver 46 is still a class on it's own
doesn't matter of course...as we all have different tastes so I am not one to judge.
Personally Vetiver 46 is something that should be regarded.
They are extremely overpriced and most of their fragrances are average. But they they do have a few which are absolutely perfect.
Rose for example is the best male floral I have ever smelt.
It's not just my opinion. Amazingreen is awful as well. You have a bad nose.
This is how mine looks like. Bought about a year ago.
I'm getting the same performance out of it as my old bottle (which is the same look as yours) so I'm guessing it's just a newer bottle design? I mean I can't see someone faking a frag that's not even $20.
Its totally different for me as I grew up going to Catholic churches every Sunday and those churches always smelled similar to Avignon. To each his own, I suppose.
I haven't bought anything from them, but havr just heard of it online. I heard that La Yuqawam is a cheap alternative to Tuscan Leather if thats what you're looking for. It's supposed to be just a lot less darker than TL.
Btw what do you guys think of Tauerville? Its priced crazy low and I'm thinking of copping Rose and Vanilla Flash.
ha that's what my mom said when I mentioned it to her. was curious whether people had any other recommendations.
btw would love to see more home fragrance discussion in these threads.
>more home fragrance discussion in these threads
agreed, since i'm new to that kind of thing
just copped these candles from Target that are really good, but i know there has to be much better out there. also got a good Cedarwood & Myrrh candle from Primark (my god is that such a shit store otherwise tho)
they opened one up in Boston a few months ago. it's the only one so far i think
it was sorta of a big deal, but i don't get it. tons of cheap shitty clothes that for some reason people were buying bags and bags of that. you know was just going to end up in the trash within a year; what a waste. ffs H&M seemed much better in comparison
Yeah it's massive in the UK. Fast fashion bullshit. I only buy socks and the occasional tshirt from there.
There was a big scandal recently because the slave labourers were sewing tags into the garments with messages like 'help me'.
Totally unethical, cheap, mass produced bollocks.
>22 years old
>Chilly and windswept climate
>Getting comfy by the fire in the pub
Nothing too fruity, floral or sweet, I find those kinds of scents (and foods) rather sickly.
I know very little about fragrances.
Burberry London - Might be a little sweet, but depends on the skin. Really comfy scent though.
A*Men Pure Coffee - Slightly odd rec actually, it was a really comfy vanilla musk for me. Wasn't particularly sweet or fruity though.
Cologne of the Missions - Really natural vanilla smell with some booze. No idea if this one's actually in England or not, it's like £20 though if it is, so really worth a shot.
I know I've recommended two vanillaish smells but neither of them were particularly sweet or fruity on my skin and they were both really comfy.
I also really like vetiver scents for chilly weather because of nostalgia but it's generally more of spring/summer thing.
have historically been disappointed with Target's Chesapeake Bay (or whatever) line - piss poor siliage.
I really trust TJ Maxx/Homegoods. Makers of Wax Goods is definitely a go-to when in stock. sometimes they have Aquiesse which have been excellent in my experience
Hey guys, whats your opinion on Versace l'homme?
I baught it for 20€, it will arrive in a couple of days, someone has experience with that scent? Is it more for going out or for school/university/work? Summer oder winter, day or night?
To be fair, they both belong in the tribe of 80s overpowered scents that announced your presence in a room ten seconds before you actually entered it. There were some high end restaurants in Manhattan who actually banned their guests from wearing it.
I mourn EVERY DAY for the loss of the old Fahrenheit. The current one is still very good, but it's like a hologram of its former self. Try to get the one with the blue packaging on ebay; that's the premium stuff.
That being said, I'm a grill and wear the new Fahrenheit whenever I'm going out and feel like getting fucked.
My nigga. Try to see if there's a place in your area that sells Voluspa candles. They're not stupidly expensive but the scents are elegant and well-packaged (the maison noir collection specifically) and completely transform a room. It's coconut oil wax.
>Turned 18 not long ago
>Any, preferably ones for more versatile climates but anything in cool temperature or so is what I'd want mostly
>Casual wear/True coziness situations
I'm really okay with anything except over the top florals I really enjoy exotic notes (think Ink, Cobblestone, Earth/Geosmin, etc.)
I would say a good example is the I Hate Perfume line. Their samples are a lot so I've only tried a couple. Or fragrances from D.S & Durga
It's meant to be a pretty 'old' smell, unless they reformulated it recently. As long as you don't over apply it, it can work for both uni/school and going out. Think it's more of year round scent rather than really being tied in with any particular season mostly because it isn't particularly heavy on any one note. It was $20 though, hardly the worst blind buy ever though when you think about it. Versace has never really been that high up on my list for fragrances, but that may just be because I haven't actually found anything from them that I actually like.
Anyone else struggle to find spring/summer colognes? Most of them just seem to be overloaded on citrus bursts, which makes the whole thing sorta boring. A lot of modern ones seem to be way too heavy to use in spring/summer. If they're not heavy then they seem to have gone down the floral route which is ok I guess but at the same time floral everyday in spring/summer as a guy is just really boring. I guess what I'm trying to say is, what do people use during spring/summer that aren't just citrus bursts or floral?
>what do people use during spring/summer that aren't just citrus bursts or floral?
you'd be hard pressed to find a lot that doesn't at least have a little bit of those
try looking up Bvlgari Blv pour homme, Lalique White, and Prada Infusion de Vetiver
My Summer scent ist Nautica Voyage. Its about 20€ and smells just fresh and clean.
I love /fra/ - one of my favorite generals on 4chan - but here are some suggestions for making it even better:
>/fra/ x other interests
what is the ITAOTS of fragrance? (hint: secretions magnifiques)
top 5 vetiver frags ready go
>incense, home fragrance
best way to ruin a thread, introduce power rankings so that everyone posts the same 5 of 6 things over and over again and every post becomes
>lolfag get taste
you're a colossal faggot for even suggesting this shit, just discuss the actual shit like a normal person
>top 5 vetiver frags
1. Chanel Sycomore
2. Le Labo Vetyver 46
3. Prada Infusion de Vetiver
4. Etat Libre d'Orange Fat Electrician
5. L'Artisan Timbuktu
9001. L'Artisan Coeur de Vetiver Sacre
Wait what? Opium pH came out in 1995. Where did you hear about restaurants banning it? Link?
Not being argumentative, genuine interest.
>looking for a present to a girl
>for your girl
Yep. I have a vintage bottle and it is a stone cold masterpiece, but very dangerous in the wrong hands. 1/2 spray too much and it will make people's eyes water, and cold weather only unless you can do like 1/4 spray.
Since people are talking about candles and shit here. Where exactly do people cop halfway decent candles in central Europe ( Czech republic). There are fuck all midrange things here, it jumps from shitty tesco ones that are just a complete waste of space to shit like Diptique etc
>disappointed with Target's Chesapeake Bay (or whatever) line
yeah, their Archaeology line is pretty mediocre, too. some of them smell great unlit, but when they are actually burning it comes off as just a generic candle scent to me
Extracting the copper from untreated rock releases different essential oils which are unique to the mineral content in the stone.
Copping is the act of bottling these oils in order to create perfumes and colognes.
ordered a decant of Oud Wood and I wasnt impressed after all the talk ive seen of that fragrance. just received Versace Oud Noir in the mail today and I will say i'm liking this one better. they do smell a bit similar but I feel like Oud Noir has more personality.. I'm only about 2 hours in with wearing Oud Noir so I cant quite comment on the longevity but I'd say for the price difference (Oud Noir is around $60 knocked down from $180 i think) and the similarity in scent, you should absolutely try out Oud Noir.if you liked TF's Oud Wood
Also received Gucci by Gucci today, which I sampled in a fragrance store, and enjoyed..
>just found out some perfumes use gunpowder as a fragrance note
I was curious, so researched some perfumes that have it. Union's "Gunpowder Rose" sounds right up my alley, but I can't find samples anywhere online. Anyone got some?
you mean shit like Bod? stay the fuck away from that
I love Wonderstruck.
Also, more than 50 bucks on perfume is autism unless you have really, really specific tastes. I use Midnight Pomegranate from B&B works and it smells lovely. Also, I think guys smell nicer with light, ocean type scents rather than the heavy musk of popular perfumes. But I prefer light scents in general.
So I just got a whiff of this stuff. Problem is I'm a dude, and I wouldn't be able to pull it off. So I'm requesting a bit more masculine fragrances with white floral notes such as tuberose, jasmine, orange blossom, etc.
>Problem is I'm a dude, and I wouldn't be able to pull it off
Not necessarily, try wearing it out and around and see how you feel about it. I personally much prefer florals to citrus in warm weather (Le Labo Lys 41 for me)
Anyways, try ELd'O Jasmin et Cigarette or, if you have cash, Reflection Man by Amouage
So I asked (even in this general) if someone has experience with Versace L'homme and noone answered, so I will now talk about it since I got it today.
So I sprayed it on myself and nearly vomited. I hat to change my tshirt imediately. This Fragrance smells like these toilette stones all the way. Maybe its good if you are 50+ but nothing for me. At least I know why it cost only 20€
I sprayed it on my wrist and wanted tk wait if maybe it will be better after a hour, but this smells so bad I had to wash it of and averspray it with Dior Homme Intense. Worst purchase I ever have done.
I would recomend you deodarants without smell, if you wear Fragrances. But if you want one for the smell try Old Spice "wolfthorn", I really like it. If I wouldnt wear Parfume this would be my scent.
Had the same kind of experiences with nearly all older perfumes. Eau Sauvage, number one, pour monsieur, you name it. That kind of smell seems to have been very "in" back in the 50s. Why Versace thought it was a good idea to make one of those in the 80s is beyond me. As is how anyone under the age of 60 can think they smell good.
Malin + Goetz does the best deodorant I've ever owned. Expensive but lasts about 4-6 months per stick.
Hm? Can you or anyone tell me the Exact difference between the original and the refomulation? I like Fahrenheit which is peculiar because all the notes in it are usually ones that would make me not look twice or run the opposite direction. It's kinda strong and smells flammable, almost reminiscent of when I tried Tokyomilk's Bulletproof (Which was absolutely revolting. Challenging in it's disgustingness actually)
One way of looking at it is that the reformulation has everything the original had but the mixtures just seem a little off, the notes aren't as strong or the notes just don't hit as hard. I mean, it's not like it's a completely new scent or anything, it's just a little less exciting. It's sort of gone from having leather undertones with other notes to being something with leather notes that have undertones from other notes if that makes sense.
Looking for some help on what to purchase next. Currently in the dead of winter where I live. My current rotation is: Burberry London, Dior Homme, F by Ferragamo Black, Givenchy Play Intense, Lanvin Avant Garde, Mont Blanc Individuel & Van Cleef and Arpels Midnight In Paris. These are all the ones on my radar/what I'm considering. Pretty much plan on purchasing most of these, just currently stumped as to what I should go for next:
Bentley for Men Intense
Bvlgari Man In Black
Ermenegildo Zegna Intenso
Fan di Fendi Pour Homme
L'Instant de Guerlain
Hugo Boss Bottled Intense
John Varvatos Vintage
L'Occitane Eau des Baux
John Varvatos is pretty dece, but the lineup you have already is good as is. Especially the Midnight in Paris. It gets me the most complements for cold nights and afternoons. My girl loves it.
Was just looking around for summer spring fragrances before going off to Bangladesh for a field/research trip for the first time.
On the third day there, in the balmy heat of night surrounded by the sounds of crickets and cars honking, it hit me. That one fragrance I had tried just once, on a strip of paper came rushing back to me, the spice, rain, heat and coolness. Never experienced anything like it. I suddenly 'got' the fragrance and couldn't stop dreaming of it the rest of the journey through Bangladesh.
Needless to say, I copped Un Jardin apres la Mousson right away after I got back.
Pinaud Clubman Special Reserve
All fantastic. Would pay many times their sticker price.
I'm not a citrus fan either but Jean Claude Ellena makes wonders with citrus notes. Just copped a bottle of TdH and two minis of Eau trés Fraiche, both will be great in the warmer seasons I feel (TdH more for spring, EtF for summer), I highly recommend both. Can't wait to try out the Un Jardin line as well.
L'eau d'Issey by miyake - the feminine one - opinions?
I smelled a sample of it from a magazine and I loved it
then I smelled it in a store and it wasn't very good at all - very old lady-ish. I was so disappointed.
They only had the eau de parfum for sampling though, so maybe it was just too strong? I might just take the risk and get the eau de toilette and see if it smells as nice as the page sample. I only use cash so I couldn't get a sample online even if I wanted to
The drawer that I stuck the sample in still smells of the perfume, it's wonderful
I thought the pour homme version was very nice but I've only smelled it on myself and je ne suis pas un homme
are basic, 1-3 scented oils + unscented deodorant do-able?
I'm trying to find a scent that isn't too expensive (wears cheap nautica) but wont make me smell like a 14 year old on his first date
>store I work at sells these for like 7 dollars
>they leak on hands when putting them on shelves
>smell like "egyptian godess"
Serious thoughts /fg/
Got pic related while tagging along with the fiancee to Sephora. I absolutely love it, leagues better than the basic shit I've had in the past. I'm interested in similar colognes as well, but I'd also like some advice on fruitier scents. I'm already going to add Tom Ford Oud Wood and Spice Bomb to my collection, but I need somethings for summer as well. Any advice?
How do you guys feel about Imaginary Authors (good/bad/ugly)? Pricing is good but reviews are all over the place.
new to fragrances but trying to buy my first. how long did you guys shop around and sniff stuff? not sure if i should just take the plunge and just buy something to start w/ bc i don't know if i know my taste very well yet
also, i'd love recommendations. i enjoy fragrances that are a bit spicy/woody, ideally with some faint floral/fruity tones (but i find most floral fragrances super cloying). somewhat unisex.
i love jo malone pomegranate noir and am thinking of buying. jo malone wood sage and sea salt is really nice but too strong for me.
also enjoyed margiela jazz club
also, idk if this is a dumb question but when do you guys wear fragrances? just everyday? special occasions? dates?
So I've been enjoying Versace Oud Noir quite a bit. I apply some lotion before I spray as my skin is impossibly dry. considering something more intensive as my next buy. this is really turning into something like a hobby for me
I sampled for nearly a year and a few dozen scents before I finally bought something. I suppose I could've copped sooner, but I just kept putting it off. You really have to spend time with the perfumes if you can. I rec 3mL but definitely more than 1; done some 180s on frags I thought about copping initially but not toward the end of that sample.
And yeah, I wear perfume almost everyday whether I have something planned or not.
Just getting into the Fragrance game. I bought Nautica Voyage but I feel like buying another cologne. I only have money to get one (that's under $100). What should I go for? Currently I am thinking of getting either
>Paco Robanne - One Million
>Jean Paul Gaultier - Le Male
>Giorgio Armani - Acqua di Gio
>Yves Saint Laurent - L'Homme
>when do you guys wear fragrances? just everyday? special occasions? dates?
Yes. Yes. And yes. Once you get in to it, you get a feel for what work in which situation and will pick a fragrance just like any other item in your wardrobe. It's just another aspect of how you want to present yourself to people. Of course I also wear stuff around the house. Often it's to try something new and see how it works on me, but sometimes it's just to satiate a craving for a certain scent.
And seconding >>10843731 . Sometimes it takes several, or many, wearings to either "get" a scent or to realize that what smelled so good at first in the store isn't really that interesting once you get to know it.
Yeah, that's the way to do it. A lot of people, when they first get into fragrances, buys way too many fragrances.
Do your research and only buy what love, is my tip if you want to avoid spending money on fragrances you end up never wearing.
thanks for the help!
it looks like surrendertochance has a few of the things i'm interested in so i'll buy some samples off there to try out some frags
really appreciate the help
anyone have any experiences with TF TL and noir de noir?
I'm really in love with these but I can't make up my mind which one I want
definitely one of the two is going to be my next purchase
Aside from 1 Million, none of those are bad first choices. They're pretty common, which annoys a lot of /fa/, but if you're starting out and don't mind smelling like a million other people then go nuts. Really it's all up to what you like
Since when does /fa/ hate spice bomb? When it first came out it was damn near on every cop list. Is it literally just "it got too popular"? I only ended up trying it out because /fa/ wouldn't stop dick riding for it.
>smelling like a million other people
In 2015, how many people did you smell AdG on? LM? etc? I'd say fewer than three for me here in LA. Even the most popular scents aren't that common out there in the real world.
Close up. Yeah me too, but even of the 36% of men who wear frags at least "most times," I'd guess most of them are wearing Axe/Lynx or some Walmart frag.
>Perry Ellis - 360 Red
>Van Cleef and Arpels - Midnight in Paris
>Anything by Cuba Paris
>Davidoff - Cool Water
>Tony Bahama - Set Sail St. Barts
>Lomani - Ab Spirit Silver
>Glenn Perri - Unpredictable Adventure
>Michael Jordan - Michael Jordon Legend
>Bvlgari - BLV Pour Homme
>Reyane - Insurrection Pure II
>Coty - Vanilla Musk
>Sean John - Unforgivable
>Myurgia - Yacht Man Chocolate
>Al-Rehab - Silver
>Bath & Body Works - Sea Island Cotton
>Muelhens - 4711
>Lolita Lempicka - Au Masculin Lolita Lempicka
>Coty - Aspen
>Bath & Body Works - Coconut Lime Verbena (God bless your soul if you can find it, if you do buy it ASAP)
Bath & Body Works has some of the most impressive hit or miss selections. I own the original Sensual Amber and I couldn't imagine not having it, it's amazing. They also have a habit of discontinuing their best stuff.
I own or have owned at least 1/3 of >>10846441 and can attest to them, so I'd assume the whole list was legit. Also adding:
360º Black For Men
4711 Echt Kölnisch Wasser
Halston 1-12 & Z-14
Lapidus pour Homme
Oscar de la Renta pour Lui
Paul Sebastian PS
Salvador Dali pour Homme
TL pour Lui