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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.
>Turned 18 recently
>Anything over $150 for 100ml is too much
>Notes I like: Anything, really. There's nothing I innately dislike. But I will put emphasis on a GOOD plum fragrance (Think Atelier d'Orient Plum Japonais or Bond No. 9's Andy Warhol , but I'm willing for anything.
>Tried and liked: Comme des Garcons - 2, Comme des Garcons - Sherbet Cinnamon/Rhubarb, CB I Hate Perfume - At The Beac 1966, CB I Hate Perfume - Damp Mittens and Dollhead, Heeley - Sel Marin, Bond No. 9 - Andy Warhol (the discontinued one), Etat Libre d'Orange - Tom of Finland, Jasmine et Cigarette
Aldehydes is god-like on my skin, but the problem is the shit is very "old lady" like and I'm 18 and a guy, so people would probably be turned off. But anything similar to the ones I like would be good, or anything "unique" without being Secretions Magnifiques or something
I got a good deal on a 6.7 oz bottle from a trade.
Not gonna lie, although basic as hell, this smells great.
How much can I sell decants for? I've only used about 5% of the bottle. Maybe I can make some extra money to fun my other fragrance purchases.
>Anything over $150 for 100ml is too much
I posted this in the last thread...
>price up to $50
>needed for: weekdays, work environment, casual weekends... Don't really need anything for nighttime and such because I don't go out kek
>want something to match my style which is rugged/casual, I have a beard but I'm not into the flannel bacon beardbro lifestyle so don't worry
>not too overpowering, but something that can be noticed as I walk by, something that would make a girl think "oh he smells good" (I typically wear cologne for myself, not others, I'm just saying it would be nice if this scent could generate that thought)
>something suitable for Winter and cold days
>I usually like Earthy scents, wood, etc. but again I am open to anything that matches my description + is decent for Winter, for instance if there are citrus notes I would be willing to try it
... and only 2 people replied, but a couple suggestions stuck out to me. One was dsquared Potion (edp), the other was LIDG (L'Instant de Guerlain). Is anyone familiar with either, or perhaps both? Anyone have other suggestions to match the description I gave?
$50 is a hard price anon for woods. Try Encre Noire. Maybe DSquared2 He Wood or He Wood Rocky Mountain Wood.
If you can spare some cash here are some:
- Comme des Garcons Series 2 Red Sequoia
- Comme des Garcons Wonderwood
- Diptyque Tam Dao
- Comme des Garcons Hinoki
- Comme des Garcons 2 MAN
- Chanel Sycomore
- Sonoma Scent Studio Winter Wood
Im obviously biased to CdG so theres that.
My fragrance obsession actually started after my only and favorite fragrance at the time, an almost empty 4.2 oz bottle of discontinued Crabtree & Evelyn Vetiver EdT, was confiscated by the screener at Zurich airport and I started trying to find a replacement. I still don't understand why they go by the size of the bottle rather than the amount of liquid inside it. Funny, I have since found a bottle on eBay and I almost never wear it, even though it's a great scent.
Hey Anon, I was the one who suggested Potion and I still think that one would be perfect. L'Instant is also a great pick, could potentially come off too mature for you but it's definitely worth trying, it's a phenomenal fragrance. I'll still stick with all other suggestions I gave you:
Bentley for Men Intense
Bentley for Men Absolute (didn't originally list this but it's apparently very similar to Gucci Pour Homme which gets compared to CDG 2 Man which I see you have and like)
Fan di Fendi Pour Homme
Bvlgari Man In Black
John Varvatos Vintage
L'Occitane Eau des Baux
Dsquared2 He Wood Rocky Mountain Wood
For casual wear: http://cbihateperfume.com/shop/perfumes-a-to-z/601
OK, this maybe sound like stupid question but I would be thankful for your help. Well I want to buy my first designer perfume, Dior Homme Intense. So my concern is that I read in reviews that this fragrance is only for " businessman-suit " type of clothes. So, I would like to know is that true or I could pull it off in my non-businessman type of clothing (for example; regular black jeans, sneakers, turtlenecks, bomber jackets, long coats etc)
Wanna wear something special for my graduation in July. Already have Neroli Portofino which I fucking adore, but want to try Memeventus.
Is this too good to be true: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/191776991759?adgroupid=13585920426&hlpht=true&hlpv=2&rlsatarget=pla-131843282946&adtype=pla&ff3=1&lpid=122&poi=&ul_noapp=true&limghlpsr=true&googleloc=9045353&device=c&chn=ps&campaignid=207297426&crdt=0&ff12=67&ff11=ICEP3.0.0-L&ff14=122&viphx=1&ops=true&ff13=80
£10 for 10ml of Aventus.
What's the consensus on Dior Homme Eau? I love the original and want a summer-y version. Tried Sport and Cologne but wasn't extremely impressed.
Yes. Pretty much any fragrance can work for any situation as long as it works on your skin, that's all that really matters at the end of the day. Some fragrances just give off a different image because it's popular among the people that cultivate that image.
Alright family, I've been using Jean Paul Gaultier's Le Male for a few years but my dad decided to hog my fucking bottle, and I'm thinking of switching to another fragrance.
I'd like something similar, perhaps a little more summer-y, and that smells more.
Also note that Le Male smells a lot more on my dad than on me, and that I've tried Channel Allure Homme Sport and some Kenzo fragrance before and I didn't like them. The Channel one is way too aggressive for my taste.
Any recommendations for someone who likes Loccitane's Eau des Baux and Dolce and Gabbana Pour Homme?
Straight up mall tier, not deserving to be in the Homme line. Surprised you didn't like Sport and Cologne, both of those are excellent. I'd suggest giving them another chance. Maybe check out Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche? Has that same smooth & classy vibe as Dior Homme
This is EXACTLY what you are looking for
I don't know. I love the Iris in DH and just didn't get any of that in Sport (a bit more in Cologne). Maybe it's because I dislike citrus. Anyway, I've read there's more DH "DNA" in Eau. I'll check out Edition Blanche.
Also, general not-citrus summer fragrance advice?
Well the idea of a split is that somebody buys the biggest quantity available - take a TF private blend for example.
To get yourself 50ml at retail is £145 (retail): £2.9/ml
A 250ml decant, however is £330 (retail): £1.32/ml.
>20 years old Male
>for work/nights out/dates
>love earthy smells, especially smoky and woody smells
>also love cinnamon, citrus, tea/tobacco smells
>style is rugged/slacker, wear a lot of earth tones, flannels, hiking/climbing a lot
>don't know where to start so samples and smaller sizes would be better, don't have money but don't mind saving up
I don't know where I should begin looking or what stores have bottles that I could smell. Want to find a cologne that I can wear as a signature though. If it's relevant I smoke a little
That's what I get for posting before I've had my coffee. And I will never even go through a 50ml bottle of anything in my lifetime, so I end up paying the highest price/ml when I buy the smallest bottles...
Sounds a lot like Terre D'Hermes, EDT most likely (am partial to EDP): citrus opening before developing to almost all of your stated tastes. Commonly mentioned in these threads, but for good reason (that said not too common on people in your daily life either).
Sephora has it; depending on your location, a Macy's might carry it. More likely Nordstrom or Bloomingdale's though.
Ok guys, I need your opinion right here.
So what to buy
Encre Noir or Desquared rocky mountain (If I can buy both for 30€) I dont have a wood scent in my (relativl) new collection and I need to go with one of them . What holds longer ? What smells better?
There's a reason you won't see anyone here advicing you to blind-buy. It looks like you're in a rush to create a collection. Believe me when I tell you you'll be stuck with a bunch of fragrances you never wear, if you don't already love what you're gonna purchase.
Hmm. Did the http://www.fragrantica.com/ingredients-search/ and was surprised at how few scents came up. Of those, I've only smelled two. One I like: Valentino Uomo, and one I don't: Yohji Homme. VU is more of a hazelnut & chocolate gourmand, but it has some coffee & leather in there. Very nice date scent, along the lines of vintage DHI. Been meaning to check out Les Parfums de Cuir but hear it's very similar to the original A*Men, and have Michael Jordan Legend on my amazon wish list.
>you'll be stuck with a bunch of fragrances you never wear
Preach! I have a whole shelf of blind buys that didn't work out. I would never recommend someone do it, but I rarely take my own advice... I'd never blind buy an expensive frag, but look at it as a gamble. If it's an amount you can afford to lose, you might end up with just one more scent in your "repertoire" you can refer to, BUT there's also a chance you might find a fantastic cheapie.
It's the curse of living in a small town for me, many frags just aren't available in stores without driving for hours. I blind bought 3 out of 4 of my fragrances. Only cheap ones but thankfully I like all of them a lot.
Look into vanilla tobacco frags like Tobacco Vanille and such.
I smoke and Tabac Aurea is perhaps the best smoker scent I've encountered.
Rocky Mountain Wood is a good one like others suggested.
Piotr Czarnecki Sensei is a coffee leather fragrance. Ofc Pure Coffee is one.
CdG - Black
Incense, pepper, leather, and some woods.
Weird, I actually get zero of the Dior Homme DNA in Eau, feels like Dior just pulled it out of thin air whereas Sport (the 2012 reformulation that is) definitely has the iris note. Cologne is just straight up citrus but its probably one of the best in that genre. As far as non-citrus frags for summer go maybe check out:
Guerlain Homme Intense
Prada Luna Rossa Sport
Kenzo Pour Homme
Salvatore Ferragamo Acqua Essenziale
Carolina Herrera 212 Men
Azzaro Chrome Legend
>balkan poorfag so I'd prefer if it wasn't more than $1 for 1mL
>nights out / clubbing
>I've honestly never worn any fragrances by renowned brands so I can't comment on this
Should I just buy One Million, Le Male or Acqua Di Gio like everyone else?
>like everyone else
As I mentioned, I live in the Balkans where most people are poorfags, so the fragrances I mention won't be smelled often because most people don't want to drop more than $20-30 on a perfume.
Hey guys so would you be interested in a 4chan decanted fragrance? Thinking about getting some 2 mL spray bottles and decanting some lower tier fragrances then work up into some upper tier ones
ok so I've been using Versace Oud Noir and ive been enjoying it
I disagree with all the longevity problems. I put a small amount of unscented lotion on my neck before I apply and I smell it all day(I do have dry skin so the lotion does help).. I couldnt say on the siliage because I feel like its the kind of scent people wouldnt even comment on, and I have yet to cozy up w a girl or just ask one about that scent in particular. Longevity is quite fine for me. Easily worth more than what I paid for it in my honest opinion
And i'm also hearing that the scent is not so much Oud and I am seeing this to be true because I've just received an Aoud sample pack from Montale most of what is contained is almost nothing close to what I want.
Personally I'm quite reserved. I need a woody scent I think.I go clubbing sometimes, with friends, I have friends who are DJs, I go to parties but I am not the one getting "live" although i can go on a rant or two if ive got enough substances in me.
basically, i am a mild person with some intense facial qualities.. I am not in your face, I like to read and would love to discuss film or anything if anyone around this city were even smart enough to have a conversation that didnt simply fizzle out (all smart people are away at colleges i think...)
I'm tired of sampling, made a couple blind buys that I regretted, i think what I am looking for is in the woody category. Among the samples, Ive enjoyed some of the scents with musk but its more just that it excites me,, and not so much something id want to smell like... maybe
so you, or anyone, sticking with a woody vibe and going in any direction from there that doesnt have too macho of a vibe or anything, have any suggestions??? CdG? I think I can buy ONE MORE FRAGRANCE not toooo expensive please thanks :]
(also have some samples from Le Lebo coming in just to throw that in there)
you sound pretentious as fuck anon. tone that shit down
i cant do anything other than give suggestions so you need to buy samples. my tastes are different from yours. try some samples then choose. check luckyscent or aedes for samples
oh ok so i guess the sticky saying to tell your experience w fragrance adn about your lifestyle if you are looking for something new to wear was just a gag
sorry i stumbled into fuccboi night at /frag/
K. Go to the nearest Sephora and talk to one of their SAs. They can either suggest some stuff or you can just ask for up to three 2ml spray samples per visit. Barring that, any department store that doesn't give away samples will have tester bottles you can spray on yourself. You can spray each forearm by the elbow and wrist, so four total, and see how they perform on you over time. Try not to do this before class, as you will be pretty fragrant. The goal is to give a full wearing of any scent you are interested in a couple times before you make a decision and buy a bottle. If you can't get to any store, then order samples from links in OP.
enjoying film isnt pretentious its thinking that youre the only one smart enough in your area to discuss it is.
already have you a shitload of recs (the ones with CdG) so again just sample those.
Guys, please help. I want to get into fragrance and was suggested Taylor of Bond Street: Eton College. But where the fuck can I even try this out? In backwards Europe, Douglas and Sephora don't seem to have it. Must I look for alternatives, or should I just order it online?
Also, should I start rather with a perfume or an aftershave
Lurk here a few threads, look up interesting stuff on Fragrantica, and then go and try them on. Take someone with you if you feel you need a second opinion and then cop whatever fragrance you enjoy.
As a general rule (that I don't always follow), don't cop blindly. Sometimes it works out, but I can't tell you the number of times I've sampled something I thought was a sure thing, only to end up hating it.
Where else can I find splits or sales besides reddit...? Anything with a bit more users??
i know literally nothing about perfumes, i latest one i got was Armani code summer in like 2014, which I really liked. I heard there are multiple Armani code editions, wondering if anyone knows anything about the newer ones?
Background: 20 male, work in clothing retail (mall tier), need it for work/hanging out with friends. I like kinda subtle fragrances i guess, and the Aramni code summer was pretty perfect in that regard
Anyone have any experience with the "Essential 13 Sample Pack - Masculine" from luckyscent?
m/23 here. Enjoy various smells and want to try some new fragrances instead of sticking with my D&G the one for almost any situation. Since I'm rather new to fragrances and want something for different situations; would such a sample pack be a good place to start? Or would I be better of doing some research first and order a few samples I find interesting?
>the "Essential 13 Sample Pack - Masculine" from luckyscent
1. Amouage - Jubilation XXV
2. Comme des Garcons - Hinoki
3. Escentric Molecules - Escentric 01
4. Frank Los Angeles - No. 1
5. Indult - Reve en Cuir
6. Knize - Ten
7. Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Lumiere Noire pour Homme
8. Montale - Black Aoud
9. Naomi Goodsir - Bois d'Ascese
10. Parfums de Nicolai - New York
11. Parfums MDCI - Invasion Barbare
12. Puredistance - M
13. Xerjoff - Nio
I wouldn't call over half that list "essential." Plus, if I were going to pay $5 per 0.7ml sample, I'd want to chose each one myself. I assume you're wealthy, as several of those are among the most expensive fragrances one can buy. In which case, go nuts.
Based Jubi is perhaps the only essential there. Maybe MFK or Escentric Molecules.
im not jubi meme man but we're onto you, you hear me?
interlude woman and man
sunshine woman and man
opuses without cardamom
I actually have some amouage attars coming in the mail, but never tried any of them before.
Jubi meme guy reporting in.
Lyric Man, Honor Man, Memoir Man are solid entry level Amouages. Lyric Man is probably my 2nd favorite before Jubi. Check out Betrand Duchafour's frags in general. He is a master with incense.
Why the fuck did you talk about how good Dia Man is anon? Thats supposed to be like a secret or something. Shits literally one of my signature scents.
>implying anything is better than the undisputed king
cmon shitpost harder anon
replace soul with personality and I think it does, not any scent goes with any person/personality and same with clothes
ive been here a while. I know the locals. Ive met a shit-ton of the "alternative" locals. everybody. Miami would be a better shot for interesting people but then everyone hates everyone there and is absolutely stuck up. And I'm not saying I couldn't meet people there but its just so far and difficult, I dunno, I just assumed that if I gave a bit more about myself someone would find some merit in it and recommend some super secret amazing fragrance or somethign I dont know. I guess I was being overzealous but I already do have friends and know tons of people.
I think i have chronic depression but im seeing a doctor this Tuesday, if that helps you understand my dumbassedry
I was trying to sound
but thanks for the recs w CdG and all, will def be checking that shit out. Honestly their bottles look hot as f**k
get a new nose fuccboi
they smell like the sweat of the gods
its a google image. i only have decants of jubi as the weather here in california doesnt cooperate with the fragrance
i feel you anon. nobody in my area enjoys fashion as much as i do
cdg makes one of the best bottles imho. it fits the weird nature of the brands fragrances so much
Purchases so far this year:
Versace Man Eau Fraiche
Chanel Allure Homme Sport
Hermes Terre D'Hermes
YSL La Nuit De L'Homme
How am I doing so far? Trying to build a stable of choices for spring/summer.
Well it's pretty standard, but it's understandable when you don't really live in a place that has a huge collection of less known fragrances and you want to test them before buying one.
>shills amouage any chance he gets
>can't even afford the smallest bottle
Broke boi pls
too many, i;d about 3 fragrances each for Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter is all you need (so ~6 total)
>Trying to build a stable of choices for spring/summer.
>YSL La Nuit De L'Homme
Just picked this up since it was just discontinued and can still be found for a reasonable price. It's interesting, upon first spray it's very woody, almost too sharp and mature for me but it settles down quickly into a beautiful, powdery sweet tobacco & cardamom scent that really reminds me of Dolce & Gabbana's The One. I haven't been able to give it a full wearing yet so I can't comment on the performance but reviews say it's great
alright, fuckers. This is going down tonight. Left arm vs right arm.
Interlude - I've had this for a while. Love the spicy opening, smoky as shit already from the beginning.
Jubilation - First time ever trying. The blackberry is heavy and I love it. A bit flowery and sweet. No oud detected yet. Interested in how it dries down.
went to a shop yesterday and tried out practically every scent i didnt know/own already and Dior Homme (non intense version) is the one I bought.kinda bummed that its not stronger though but I am considering getting the Intense Parfum version... i think..
Hate this question, but any recommendations for an everyday men's winter scent?
20 years old, University student, currently own and like:
Plum Japonais, Dior Homme, Endymion by Penhaligons, Eau Sauvage, Neroli Portofino, Terre D'Hermes Parfum.
Am considering Burberry London
2 man is a good meme.
any certain notes or perfume groups you like?
Just blind bought cdg hinoki & laurel.
Hinoki is not as citrusy as my hinoki bath bucket. Laurel is too dry, more like a spice rack than my bar of Aleppo soap. In short, not like my bath experience.
«Give me that l'eau de ma toilette vibe»
Thanks for the feedback. I can't wear anything stronger or polarizing because of my work (Terre is already pushing it) but I like to keep a rotation going.
I'm thinking of Dior Homme next.
Also -- is Creed Royal Oud any good? Descriptions say it's spicy and woody and dry, all of which I like (would love to smell like a library and lacquered wood). Not really looking for strong oud.
As reference I like the dry woodyness of MI (reminds me of old paper) and Aventus minus the pineapple.
I don't think it's possible for anybody to smell Dior Homme on you and have anything less than an intensely positive reaction. Unbelievably good fragrance for the price.
Possibly a bit sexy, seductive and night-timey for work though.
i think creed is the brand that insecure teenagers flock to once they get their first paycheck and "decide" to start dressing better
then the next weekend they're at express buying clothes for the club
Yeah it is massively hyped so you've quite possibly just run into all the positive talk about it without experiencing how it feels to wear around a lot. Is honestly great though. Grew on me a lot from first testing and not being massively keen to now owning a bottle.
People hype up the intense version a lot, never been for me but might be worth checking out.
This. Advertisement and target groups are like 80-90 % of the product. The actual smell determines if it will last. Did anyone review the latest Calvin Klein fragrance? The advertisement was shit as usual but I haven't found a review on the smell itself
What is the single best fragrance from the houses of:
>Bond No. 9
>Etat Libre d'Orange
Some perfumes are made around an idea and not lets make something to please people's noses. Most niche fragrances are made with an idea in mind or at least evoke an image when you smell it. Dont get me wrong Creed isnt all bad (GIT is a great fragrance) but I just want more of this idea-based scents from them. But then again, im just some guy on an ethiopian rock shining website.
Bond no.9 is not that great of a house. interesting bottles that are pretty cute. but the frags themselves are for the most part very synthetic smelling and, for what they are, extremely overpriced.
Shelter Island, New Haarlem, Signature, B9, Sandalwood.
s/o to Queens, Fire Island, Brooklyn, Central Park, Wall St
hard to say because I love so many of them but they really smell quite the same at a certain point.
Are there any food Joop! fragrances? Had the original, sold it cuz I had a better dor party, then baught nightflight and omg this smells bad.
> Male, 23, PhD student
> For work/casual/going out
> Don't mind a bit of uniqueness. Not too synthetic, no(t too much) citrus or other fruits.
> I want to smell intelligent and healthy. I like earthy scents but don't know a lot about fragrances in general. I Have an old bottle of CK one and don't like it.
long shot but
>less than $200
>everyday casual use
I alternate chloe and daisy now, but everyone uses them. They're nice, but I'd like something a little warmer.
I like the smells of coffee and old books. I don't really like scents that are too sweet or fruity.
Copped Prada Luna Rossa Extreme in the end. Pretty happy with it. Similar to le male, a bit spicier and a tad more intense.
On advice from last thread I bought Perry Ellis 360° Black and it is indeed pretty damn good, especially for the price.
I'm still thinking about getting Green, but the absolute lack of any reviews anywhere about it makes me hesitate. Not like 30 bucks for 100 ml would be a huge investment or anything, but still.
Nice try, pal. Not working on me.
Hail to the king, baby! Favorite time to wear it is in the summer heat.
my gf snapped up the volutes (sorry). works surprisingly well on her, but much more potent, a little harsh on her (compared to my skin).
given wonderwood is now at sephora (eh), i'd do a trade for a comparable cdg sent (incense series?) or maybe we can set up a split?
i want to try, daily use for awhile, creed/bois du portugal, a few of the histoires des parfumes, etc.
>be in canada
>order frag from UK
>check royal mail tracking
>This parcel has been identified as containing items suspected of being prohibited or dangerous. The contents are being examined. If found to be compliant, the parcel will be delivered to the intended recipient. Posting prohibited or dangerous items may be a breach of transport regulations and/or Royal Mail terms and conditions. If we do find any such item(s) we may dispose of them.
i better get a refund
My tastes do certainly skew toward the mature, but "younger" scents are generally on the sweet side and less interesting to me. And every single one of those, save the Montale have been complimented by younger women.
I obviously like it, but I wouldn't call it a crowd pleaser. It is fascinating though. The amber and jasmine tea create an odd darkness that is compelling. I get the same vibe from Cruel Intentions, if you've tried that.
Has anyone tried Guerlain Songde d'un bois d'ete? Literally is the smell of heaven- I've been going back t Selfridges so often for a whiff they recognize me. Finally copped a 10ml decant I'm going to keep forever and use sparingly.
It's a true masterpiece. Try it if you get the chance.
Does anyone have any particular recommendations on CB I Hate Perfume? I'm looking to get one of the absolute perfumes, maybe In the Library or Burning Leaves. If anyone knows about either of these scents or any other good scents from CB I'd appreciate it.
First off, accept that MOST of his fragrances have dreadful longevity.
Second, realize that they're unusually realistic. If you wear a ton of "In the Library" you WILL smell like old books.
In terms of what's realistically wearable: Eternal Return, Invisible Monster, the tea perfumes, Under the Harbor, At the Beach 1966 and some others.
Things like Wet Pavement London, CB Beast, Winter 1972, Wet Stone, etc are all gimmicks. I know a guy who wears his gimmicky fragrances and it's FINE. But realize what you're wearing.
If I had to personally choose I would say Eternal Return and Under the Harbor. Maybe At the Beach 1966.
Agreed. The original PM is way too powdery and old mannish for me. PMC is quite different but still has about as much of that musty kind of lavender as I can stand. Other frags that are feel too old even for me: The Third Man, Caron Pour un Homme, Grey Flannel, Azzaro pour Homme, Habit Rouge, Givenchy Gentleman... It seems that either a powdery feel, or too much musty lavender or anise are my dislikes in fragrance. Oddly enough I love Agua Lavanda, but that is more of the zesty version of lavender that I enjoy.
I wanna know about some cheap websites to get some colognes that smell like the "real" stuff. Because if you haven't realized by now that designer colognes are just a marketing scheme (costs about 2€ to produce the liquid in that D&G bottle) and a cheap €5 cologne is enough to get the ladies asking about your amazing cologne (and I'm not talking about trailor trash women either. People who think they can distinguish between an expensive and a cheap cologne or that "expensive ones last longer and have less health risks" are full of shit) So yeah.. Where do you guys order cheap shit?
I've never had a cheap fragrance that lasted more than average time. Highly concentrated EDPs just last longer, it's how it is. And that's usually the more expensive ones. Not that there aren't expensive fragrances that have shit longevity.
And who complains about health risks? That's the first I've ever heard that.
I was thinking of Joop! as a nice spring fragrance, together with:
Sun Jill Sander
L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme or
Boss Bottled (old classic it's so good)
or David Beckham Intimately (another old one I had before but I like it alot)
looking to sample some new perfumes. am girl, i don't mind scents that are unisex or even leaning towards masculine. don't have a lot of options around here (Aus) so mainly designer (or department store tier) recs would be nice. don't put too much thought into what to recommend i just want to know what i should have tried and smelled before :)
What's a decent Winter to Spring transition scent? I was going to spend some money on something more specifically suited for Winter (was considering dsquared Potion), but since the weather has been crazy this year and often warmer than usual, I felt it might be a waste to get something only for Winter. Is there anything in between that would cater to both the colder weather and the eventual Spring-like warm up? And some more info, if it helps:
>would like the scent to be casual, not too overbearing, mainly for daytime wear at work or just going out
>I like woodsy, Earthy scents because I feel it matches my style / personality, but I wouldn't mind it having citrus notes... in the end I'm open to trying whatever, though
>decent projection would be nice, even though I wear scents for myself I do enjoy walking by someone or standing next to someone and getting a "wow you smell good" compliment
>right now I wouldn't want to invest in anything over $50
Funny, for such a clunkier designed site, I find BN's wardrobe and SotD functions much better than Fragrantica's. I prefer FG's detail on each frag's notes and preferred season, however. I'd love a Greasemonkey script that would meld the two's data, but haven't found one yet.
Glad you like it, anon! Every time I wear it I think why don't I wear this more often... And to my nose, it is similar to Bulgari Black, just add more smoky vanilla, and Midnight in Paris, just add anise and make it creamier.
Sampled Guerlain L'Homme Ideal and that's been quoted as being quite aliked One Million, and I kinda agree.
Turned into a fucking mess on my skin though. I highly suggest sampling it. Not for me.