Discuss fragrances. Ask questions. Post reviews.
Notes: One or more (often synthetic) compounds that humans recognize as a particular smell (e.g., Lemon, Lavender).
Top notes: The notes present immediately after application. Usually fresh or sharp notes such as citrus and herbs.
Middle notes: The notes that emerge as the top notes fade. The heart of the fragrance. Usually rounded florals or spicy notes.
Base notes: The last notes to appear. Usually richer and darker notes such as woods and musks.
Accord: Common combination of notes that evoke a particular feel (e.g., Powdery, Aromatic).
Family/Group: The "genre" of a fragrance based on the note breakdown (e.g., Chypre, Fougère).
Longevity: How long the fragrance will last on your skin until it is completely unnoticeable.
Sillage: The size of the scent cloud or how far the fragrance projects its scent.
Perfumer: The "nose" or composer responsible for designing a fragrance.
Eau de Cologne (EdC): About 2–6% aromatic compounds, historically a style of short-lived citrus fragrances originating in Cologne, Germany.
Eau de Toilette (EdT): 5-15% aromatic compounds. The most common concentration in designer fragrances.
Eau de Parfum (EdP), 10-20% aromatic compounds. The most common concentration in niche fragrances.
Pure Perfume/Perfume Extract: 15-40% aromatic compounds.
With higher concentrations expect a higher price, longevity and sillage, but certain note combinations outperform others so this is a rough guide.
Don't call fragrances colognes or after-shave unless that is what you're actually talking about.
Most fragrances are made in big labs at the behalf of designers, or in-house at a few of them. Hundreds are released every year and most fail. They're generally between $30 and $120. Niche fragrances are made by the same perfumers, but with greater creative freedom, higher quality ingredients and much steeper prices. Don't expect to find many priced below $150.
In a perfect world these are interesting new takes on a fragrance. Examples of this includes Allure Homme Edition Blanche (ups the vanilla and adds a lemon note for a lemon-cream pie feel) and Allure Homme Sport (dials down the oriental notes while adding an aquatic one). Unfortunately, what usually happens is that a designer has a hit, and capitalizes on the brand by churning out cheaply made crap.
IRFA and the EU regulate which compounds can be used in fragrances and in what quantities because of allergy and toxicity concerns. Some ingredients have been used to near extinction. These limits become stricter all the time and so recipes undergo changes to accommodate them, usually to their detriment. Vintage fragrances can be bought on eBay for die-hard fans.
Fragrantica and Basenotes for info such as note breakdowns of specific fragrances.
FragranceX and FragranceNet are trusted online discounters, but mostly carry designers. Lucky Scent is a good retailer for niche fragrances, although many purchase directly from the niche brands themselves.
Sampling fragrances before you buy them is recommended as they perform differently from person to person. For designers go to a local store and try them on for free. For niche fragrances, buy samples at Lucky Scent, The Perfumed Court, First-in-Fragrance or Surrender to Chance.
>How many sprays and where?
This depends on the sillage of the fragrance. Generally, 1-2 sprays for EdPs and 2-5 for EdC/EdTs. Go for pulse points such as the neck and wrists.
>Why different fragrances for different seasons/times of day?
Temperature affects how we perceive certain notes. Warming or spicy notes smell overpowering when it is hot, but are cosy and inviting when it is cold. Aquatic or citrus notes are refreshing when it is hot, but can seem synthetic, boozy or sour when it is cold.
>What fragrance will make women sleep with me?
A fragrance will not be the deciding factor here.
>>might as well say that H&M sell niche clothes
>Not knowing how Tom Ford turned around the failing designer houses Gucci and YSL partly thanks to his groundbreaking fragrances YSL Opium, YSL M7 and Gucci pour Homme among other great releases.
Tom Ford has earned his reputation as someone who knows how to spot and sell a great fragrance.
Thinking of copping this. Got any experience with it? It gets rave reviews and is super affordable.
Just copped this yesterday and should receive it in the mail by next monday.
I've not tried it but I hear good things. Apparently the bottle does not match the fragrance (it's a sweet and spicy winter fragrance) but if you can it at a steal it might be worth a blind purchase.
This is a Woody Spicy fragrance, with a dirty orange note in the top. Made by the genius Jean-Claude Ellena (in-house perfumer at Hermes). It is their best seller. The orange note is very tart, almost like grapefruit peel. As it starts fading there's hints of pepper and and something that reminds me of dry sun-baked stone. An earthy vetiver note sits in the background and becomes more prominent once the orange note disappears a couple of hours in. It's paired with a dry, almost sheer woody note.
It lasts 6-7 hours, which is good for an EdT, and outstanding for me as my skin shrugs off fragrances quickly. The sillage remains pretty good throughout. It's a classic and versatile fragrance. A modern take on the masculine mix of woods and citrus.
Gucci pour Homme II:
This is another Woody Spicy fragrance, but much lighter and greener than TdH. It starts off with a slightly floral green note (Violet Leaf). This note is not piney, grassy or woody, but still strikes me as masculine for some reason. It is joined by a lots of Bergamot, which plays into the main theme of the fragrance which is Earl Gray tea. As soon as the Violet leaf starts to die down black tea and a hint of something spicy comes through. I can't quite decide if the spice is cloves or cinnamon, but it's nice and very effortlessly blends with what little remains of the violet leaf. I don't get a lot of heavy woods in the base notes, to me it remains a medium-light masculine green type of wood, perhaps something like budding tree leaves or a bush (tea bush?).
On me this lasts no more than 4 hours, but you might have more luck. Sillage is pretty bad after an hour, but I can live with that for this kind of fragrance. If you like tea, and you're looking for a spring fragrance this is pretty much perfect. You could get away with using this in the fall because of the spices, but if fall is cold where you live it's probably not going to last or project long enough to make it work.
Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue is a nice bright summer fragrance and what most of these new fresh womens fragrances are copying.
The two Chanel Chance flankers Fraische and Eau Tendre are currently popular and pretty good, with the latter being pink and fruity like the one she's using now.
Personally, I'd check out some of the better unisex stuff like Aqua Allegoria Herba Fresca, Un Jardin Sur le Nil and Eau Parfumee au The Vert
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One of the best cheap frags, smells like a comfy, inviting mix of Spicebomb, La Nuit and CK Shock. It's just very comfy and inviting in general, go for it.
Went by the shop today and tried this. A find! Smells of warm vanilla and incense/tobacco. Sillage is so-so, but 4 hours in and it's still going. A possible cheapo alternative to Tobacco Vanille? I am definitively picking up a bottle.
Best pulse point for a cologne? My thoughts would be the chest as it stays "warmer" with the body heat and the clothes.
I want my scent to be subtle though. 1 spray on the chest would be good?
I thought the box looked interesting. I looked it up and they have 3 shops in Atlanta. The reviews were good too, although the notes mentioned were nothing like the ones you mentioned
I love Terre d'Hermes.
May be a stupid question, but does your nose/brain adapt to the fragrance you are wearing fast? I am asking because after a few minutes on my skin I have the feeling that it is hardly noticeable and I wonder if people around me notice it stronger than me...
Apparently it does. I wore T d'H but after a while I felt like I couldn't smell it that much. So I guess we do get used to smelling it.
If you were to add another spray you'd probably smell it because it's overpowering.
1 Spray: To the front of the neck
2 Sprays: 2x front of the neck OR Chest, front of the neck.
3 Sprays: Chest, 2x front of the neck
4 Sprays: Wrists, 2x front of the neck.
5 Sprays: Chest, Wrists, 2x front of the neck
I don't believe in spraying the back of your body.
Fragrantica says vanilla, cypress and incense so I've got no idea what you're on about. Give it a shot though.
Not _that_ fast. Mostly it's just that the top notes disappear rather quickly.
Oh well. What I get is a blast of citrus in the beginning that goes away in literally 5 minutes. Then there's an ambery vanilla (warm and not too sweet) and a smokey tobacco like note (not as dry as incense, but smokier than the tobacco note you find in say Burberry London). It's now 5 hours later and I'm going to bed, and the fragrance is still going, but has lost the smoky/burnt note and is all warm, slightly spicy vanilla.
I'm digging it because I thought it would be really sweet and I can't deal with sweet fragrances. However, it manages to remain very balanced.
I feel like a freak but this is the best shit ever you smell like fresh laundry its amazing
I looked into the scent-scene recently and found some very interesting and cheap scents.
>Perry Ellis - 360° red
>Perry Ellis - M for man
>Nautica - Voyage
>Scentstory - 24 Gold
>Al rehab - Silver (Creed - Silver Mountain(?) Flanker)
>Lalique - Encre Noir
Came in the mail today.
It's a new scent released this year, my guess is it's a reformula of his previous fragrances.
I smelled a sample in GQ and the unique scent intrigued me, so I bought it.
It has a sweet, spicy tobacco note to it, and it's not overwhelming. Subtle, just how I like it.
L'Homme Sport is really bad. Completely ruined the classic fragrance that is L`Homme.
Flipo and Karagueuzoglou should be ashamed.
really diggin' this one
sample egoiste the next time you're at nordstrom's or whatever
I prefer Egoiste Platinum but Egoiste is great, I think Chanel is one of the best mainstream designers for frags alongside Dior and YSL, - Bleu, Edition Blanche, Anateus, loads of great frags, they also have a Tom Ford like collection with Exclusif, in which I hear Sycomore is particularly good
It's more of a "rubber tire on asphalt" kind of thing, but its probably the closest you will get to a rubber fragrance. Turns into a nice unisex leather/vanilla fragrance after the first hour.
wearing this now. and i love it.
looking for some samples to buy with a similar, deep, dark, abysmal vibe...
Although I've been wearing it regularly since 2012, I find Black Orchid pretty basic. I'd suggest figuring out the notes you like and trying some more complexly constructed scents from Frederic Malle and Kilian.
>suggesting 'complexity' for complexity's sake
pls fuck off. i could give a fuck what is considered "basic" so long as it smells nice and i enjoy it. i am not some pretentious fuck looking for something "complex" just to be able to say i wear something "complex"
but, thanks for the advice on finding out specific notes to look for.. on fragantica atm
I need to pick fragrance for my sister's bf.He wears whatever I give him usually, but now my sister must like it. It has not to be aquatic or citrus, somehow cheap (around 40 dollars) and ok to wear whole year.
A lot of women's designer perfumes smell kinda samey and/or sugary sweet, what should I try if I wanted something green and mossy?
Most "green" fragrances in stores that I've tried smell like... perfume? Kind of artificial.
I've been thinking about getting Perry Ellis 360 Red, and have been reading the reviews on basenotes. Some people are saying that it has fantastic longevity, while others say it only lasts an hour. Does anyone on here have it?
I think that the people that are saying that it only lasts an hour have the fake/phony one. Am I wrong?
Niche does not necessarily mean complex. Many niche fragrances are all about showcasing a particularly high quality note. The Bigarade Cologne and Concentree fragrances by Frederic Malle for instance.
Black Orchid is indeed deeper than what you can typically find at Sephora or wherever, but it's still pretty formulaic. I suggested looking into some niche houses just to experiment with what you like, since dark aesthetics usually aren't super-mainstream (esp. if you're a girl) and can also be unpleasant if they contradict your idea of attractive. I didn't think you were pretentious. I hope you found something that works for you.
Yes. I suggested the perfume houses because I prefer the way that some of their fragrances are blended
On a paper test it was too boozy for my liking but on skin, it's kind of intoxicating. Temporarily it smells like the sexual tension of lending your lighter to a girl outside of a bar after last call, watching her put her cigarette to her lips and realizing that she came to this grimy bar/sleazy club for the same reason you did: to find someone to fuck or love or whatever. On an everyday basis, it's still wearable, particularly because it doesn't last very long and dries down to a typical vanilla/tonka bean/musk thing. I didn't find that any of the Replica scents met my expectation in longevity but they're not expensive so it's okay. I think with the description and the notes, I'd have liked if it was the kind of scent you actually wake up wearing (especially with notes of tobacco and rum).
I didn't get much leather from it.
What are your thoughts on Aventus? I was really underwhelmed by it; pineapple/bugspray then ashtray was all I got.
Also, while I enjoy Dior Homme Intense, I'm not sure I understand why it's rated so highly (seriously has some of the highest rated reviews of any fragrance I've seen); it smells kind of like cocoa and lipstick to me.
It married a dark vanilla and wood drydown (which La Nuit later copied) with a daring iris note (the lipstick) that nobody would think to put in a designer fragrance for men and pulled it off. It also performs incredibly well with monster longevity and enough sillage to make a difference even in clubs without being offensive. It's well crafted and very agreeable without being boring, that gets a lot of ratings in the mens fragrance game.
Bumping this question
Just bought bleu de chanel, thinking about returning it. Used to love it, but for some reason it smells rancid now. Clerk gave me Polo red and spice bomb samplers, and I like them way better than the bleu
if you're younger spicebomb is the best of that group and very versatile. bleu de chanel is older and for me mostly a daytime frag. I've only tried red once and remember being ambivalent.
How do I determine what's suitable for day/night and for particular seasons? I was considering getting ysl la nuit de l'homme but its pretty much summer in Australia so it dosent seem suitable
It's rather logical when you think about. For instance during the day in the summer i wouldn't consider wearing something with musk, or leather ,wood etc. Given that you want something to smell 'fresh' whilst the previously mentioned might add to a more sultry total with your own body odor and the scents that surround you in that time. Flowers, fresh grass etc.
I feel like La Nuit is sorta in between seasons. It's opens up with the Cardamon and Bergamot. Which are rather sweet, like Amber. But follows suit with more darker notes like Cedar and a strong Peppery feel. Whilst the first you find rather frequently in summer notes they are usually paired with more typical summer scents such as Mandarin and Iris as in for instance L'Infusion d' Homme.
Same person just got it in the mail today and I have to say this stuff smells amazing. I am a noob when it comes to frag and it has a fresh powdery smell and it's not like overpowering and I got a lot of compliments using it my job just to test it out. I would highly recommend this stuff to anybody looking for a fresh clean frag.
I never tried any spring/summer frag but I plan to buy some in a few months. I would think its a fall/winter frag since it's not really strong or agressive but could possibly wear it in the spring/summer.
It doesn't really remind me of warm weather much it has that musky smell with mix of iris and lavender then wearing after awhile it changes abit to a fruity but not like insane crazy fruity like pear, virgin cedar and veiter which is very nice.Like I said earlier it smells clean fresh and powdery the most when you put it on.
Thinking about picking this up. What are your thoughts on it?
Surrender To Chance has some pretty solid 5ml sample deals for the the black friday/cyber monday weekend, if anyone is looking for some online samples. itll take a while to wade through them but theres some good ones
Frag noob reporting.
Just bought my first ever frag (Bleu de Chanel) and love it. What should my next cop be? Something for spring/summer.
Note: I am young, and sweat everyday due to the "job" that I work. I am around hot young girls 6 days a week.
Need a good spring/summer frag that'll drop panties.
Does anyone know where to get byredo samples? I don't really want to fuck with theperfumedcourt, and I already requested byredo samples from them directly, a year ago, but never got anything.
Although, it has a slightly more woodsey scent; like what you might smell in a beachwood area, right before you get to the ocean.
I'm looking for a strong, manly fragrance.
Any thoughts on this?
However, is it a strong, manly fragrance? No it is not.
I specifically reserve Noir de Noir for special occasion type evenings, specifically, romantic date nights. It is the most romantic scent that I know of.
That being said, there are certain elements of it that are not necessarily "masculine," (namely the rose opening) but you wouldn't be wearing this frag to the club or to work, or something like that.
I would most definitely recommend this fragrance. But not for the specific purpose of being a "strong, manly" one.
Could you recommend something for a party that comes out stronger and manlier? Live in a third world country and have to wait to go to the US to buy it, so i have an idea of what to look for.
>> tfw you are good if you wear "One Million" or CH's most basic shit
I've thought of this before. And the answer is: it doesn't fucking matter.
It's fun to match fragrances to the mood/atmosphere of each occasion but at the end of the day, if you smell nice you smell nice.
The alternate answer to this is: it depends on how many fragrances you own.
If you own a bunch, pick one that meets in the middle, i.e. one that works fine in the warm outdoors and also works fine indoors.
2nd alternate answer: pick a fragrance for the outdoor event that is appropriate, but maybe doesn't have the best longevity. That way, by the time you're moving on to the indoor part of your evening, the fragrance has mostly disappeared and you can apply your evening fragrance without the 2 clashing.
But. Let me reiterate: It actually just doesn't fucking matter. Just pick a fragrance and wear it with confidence.
Sorry anon I don't really have any personal experience with seeking a fragrance for the sole purpose of trying to come across as manly.
For clubbing, I've heard One Million is great (seriously) as well as 212 men VIP, and also Spicebomb.
When I say manly I mean something that smells clean and fresh with an impact (like when you are walking and just stop to smell something) rather than a sweet scent. I used to go with one million but now every pleb has it, gonna try spicebomb when I get the chance. Thanks!
I thought of another that you might like, Chanel's Allure Homme Edition Blanche. Basically fits exactly what you just described.
pleb here. Opinions on Cool Water and Polo blue? Looking for an everyday sorta deal
neroli portofino is pretty weak and boring imo
i like plum japonais, azure lime and itallian cypress as far as tom ford's stuff goes.
l'ombre dans l'eau and egoiste have me covered these past two cold weeks
It's really not a job, hence me putting it in quotation marks. I attend one of America's most prestigious dance schools full time, 40 hours a week. Believe me or not I don't care. Everyone who attends is young and athletic, ranging from ages 12 to 20. I am also in this age group, so I need a young, sporty, sexy fragrance that doesn't get diluted when sweat is mixed with it, although I usually just apply cologne to my wrists, since they don't sweat while I am dancing.
Oh, and season doesn't really matter, as the building itself is a "regular" temperature, and the studios are very humid and hot. Basically regardless of the current season, I am in a hot and humid environment everyday, then when on lunch break I am in a standard temperature environment. I hope that makes sense
used to dance when i was younger.
i've learned that fragrances kinda die once you start sweating. plus if you're attractive and good at dancing, you'll drop panties regardless. at least i did kek
Anyone have experience with this?
some dude smelled absolutely amazing in a club, this is what he was wearing.
AHAHAHA ADG is popular and a lot of people wear it, IT MUST SMELL LIKE SHIT AHAHAH DONT BUY IT AHAHA YOU PLEB!!!!! HE THINKS IT SMELLS NICE!!!! ahahahahah he thinks adg smells good he must have NO EXPERIENCE NO KNOWLEDGE ahhaha
You guys talking about 'common' fragrances, how common are you actually talking about? In Australia I rarely notice any men wearing anything other than a normal deodorant. Might be because I'm an engineering student and don't go to clubs, but just day to day walking around Brisbane, I almost never notice anyone wearing anything.
Yeah I'm from aus too, I was the one who asked about adg essenza.
Only a few others and I wear fragrance within my friend group, and I hardly smell anything nice when clubbing etc. (perth)
guys any recommended perfume for someone who easily gets sweat
I use this in my retail job. It's fantastic in summer and customers always compliment me on it. Very fresh and citrusy. What would be the winter variant to this cologne?
Sampled this recently. Although it smells pleasant, I can't help but feel that it smells basic as fuck. Like just a run-of-the-mill aquatic frag. Nothing special, nothing that separates it from another.
That was just my experience. Then, I'm not really crazy about "aquatic" type frags to begin with. I feel they're a little dated at this point.
I would opt for YSL L'Homme for a fresh everyday wear / wear @ work scent instead of Versace pour homme.
anyone uses mont blanc legend or legend intense?
Wear a summer fragrance. Maybe something with a little more heft if it's a dinner party in the evening. You'll be fine. If you really worry then get a fucking classy summer fragrance like Imperial Millesime and people will be impressed no matter when or where you wear it.
what do guys? I have to pick ua bunch of presents for myself and I thought I may as well get a new cologne. I already have GA Acqua Di Gio. I'm looking for a sort of everyday one that the burds like if you know what i mean.
Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche (Lemon-cream Pie)
Hermes Concentré D'Orange Verte (Bitter Orange and greenery.)
Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune (Grapefruit juice, flesh, peel, zest. Grapefruit everything. Unisex.)
Creed Imperial Millesime (Watermelon and the ocean, alternatively: Money)
People disagree widely on what constitutes "manly". I can definitely list you some strong-smelling fragrances, but if you're looking for a fragrance to somehow convince another person that you are the paragon of masculine strength your hopes might be a little to high.
The fragrance you posted is from the Chypre family of fragrances, and one that features rose prominently. Chypres are considered relatively unisex as a family now (thanks to CK One), but have historically been the domain of women and homosexual men if you care about that sort of thing
Guys will generally not notice unless they're into fragrances. Women may very well notice and comment on the most common ones. This does not mean they're gonna dislike them.
To a certain degree it's like people who are into fashion not being able to not notice a pair of CPs or whether or not someone is wearing raws or not.
That's still pretty vague. He says fresh and clean which is thousands of fragrances for either sex, then uses 1 Million and possibly spice bomb as his reference points. Neither of which are fresh or clean. I'll give it a shot, but he should be talking about what notes he likes, when and where he'll be wearing it and what his needs are in regards to sillage and longevity.
Also, you are completely in the right for rocking that Noir de Noir. I've only briefly sniffed a sample from a friend, but that's one classy fragrance and probably perfect for a candlelit dinner or a nice restaurant. I much prefer rose in fragrances wore by men than by women anyway.
Edition Blanche is a great fragrance, and any sweetness is nicely offset by the tart lemon in it. It's a head-turner for sure. For Spring/Summer I'd pick it over the original every time.
Guerlain Vetiver is for me the classic "man fresh out of the shower" fragrance while weirdly enough being mostly vetiver. It's a soapy rather than earthy vetiver. Very preppy and very flexible.
Still use le male from time to time but only one spray on my wrist and tap it everywhere
How the fuck can fragrance be so strong?
I tried on creed aventus for the first time yesterday and allthough it was really overwhelming in the beginning the scent was perfect a couple of hours later. Ive never bought any niche perfumes before. Is it worth the money? Are there are any similar smelling cheaper ones?
Whats your favorite creed perfume?
i have a hoodie i need to wash the smell of sex and aventus out of.
just hit up whatever mid to upper tier department store you're closest to and ask for samples. creed salespeople tend to hand out like 3-5ml sample bottles, should be enough till you decide if you need a whole bottles worth.
there's also an 80% chance of them being batshit crazy
Allright, I've picked scents to be my next hobby to learn about and invest some time and effort into (like de shaving or brewing coffee).
What's some good sites or forums to learn from? And where should I cop samples from, pastebin was useless
Good cop. I copped my bottle cause I heard it was a good alternative to Bvlgari Black, (which I love/hate -- love the scent, hate the poor longevity).
MiP is fantastic though. Consistent compliment-getter for me.
And as a bonus, I have some really good memories tied to it now so every time I spray it on it "brings me back."
I'm looking for some samples from Lucky Scent; right now I'm planning on copping:
MDCI Invasion Barbare
Comme des Garcons Kyoto
Nasomatto Black Afgano
I already have tried Aventus, Comme des Garcons 2, and L'eau d'Issey, Is there anything else I should look into? I really enjoy the avant-garde side of things.
I'm the anon from >>9131427 and my bottle of Avant Garde just came in today. Pretty happy with the purchase! I can tell, however, that this is not the kind of frag that I will wear all the time. Definitely a fall/winter frag (november/december, even).
In fact, everybody says that Burberry London smells like "Christmas in a bottle," but to me, this shit here smells exactly like Christmas. I haven't heard anybody else say that, strangely, which means it must just be whatever scents I'm associating with christmas aren't quite the same as others'.
Either way. For as cheap as it goes for on frag net right now, I'd still recommend.
As far as samples worth copping from Lucky, def try out Molecule #1 (#2 if you enjoy ambergris/ambroxan, and #3 if you are partial to vetiver). Try CdG's Hinoki, and if you really want avant garde, go for their self-titled EdP... The one that's supposed to smell like copy machine toner. I guess it really just depends on what you're looking for, a little more specifically.
Fragrantica for getting an idea of the notes you enjoy. Basenotes for the community, and luckyscent, or contacting the perfume houses directly, for samples. Get cozy with high end fragrance counters in your area, too. They often stock up on samples that you can get for free. Know that you *need* to smell a fragrance on your skin, over an extended period, to actually have an idea of what you're getting into, rather than the paper cards they hand out.
I went in recently and spent a good while spraying some frags on my own and declining help from the sales girl. Eventually she asked me if I wanted any samples to take with me. She said that they're allowed to/supposed to give out up to 3 samples of your choice, but since it's holiday season it's gone down to 2. Dunno about returning over and over, though. I would say you'd probably have to buy something eventually for them to keep giving you samples (that is, if they start to recognize you).
Does anybody know which fragrances Cara wears on a regular basis? I'm not talking just that Burberry fragrance she was modeling for a while ago.
I need to know, I want to spray my pillows with it.
>Fragrantica for getting an idea of the notes you enjoy
>Type a few letters to narrow the list:
>10+ tab opened
I may have opened the Pandora box...
There are some interesting classics that were kind of avant garde when they came out, but now have been copied a million times/gone mainstream. Basically, check out everything by Jean-Claude Ellena. Especially the stuff he did for Bvlgari, Frederic Malle and Hermes.
If you sample and then fuck off repeatedly they'll eventually tell you to buy something or get out.
An actual cologne? Mugler Cologne is nice and pretty good value.
You skipped reading the pasta and you're using the word cologne as a synonym for fragrance, scent or perfume? Gonna have to know more about what notes you like and where/when you'll be wearing it. Your clothing matters not at all unless you're trying to find a fragrance that matches a costume or some shit.
Open 100x tabs, close all tabs that are marketed for women only, close all tabs that have less than 200 votes, close all tabs that have anything but a very small amount of dislike votes, close tabs that don't match the season you're going for. Close tabs where thyme don't feature in the 3 most higly voted notes or is listed as an accord.
That's how I found new shit when I first started.
It's on Gilt today for pretty cheap
Just copped it myself
Cool. You'll like it. I'm pretty satisfied. It is definitely appropriate for the current season (assuming it's cold where you're at). As I wrote in an earlier post, it smells like Christmas bottled, to me. Very warm, spicy, cozy.
Unfortunately, I don't really pick up on the beeswax note that everybody raves about. I was hoping to be able to really detect it, but guess my nose just doesn't get it.
Does anybody know which fragrances Cara wears on a regular basis? I'm not talking just that Burberry fragrance she was modeling for a while ago.
I need to know, I want to spray my pillows with it.
>>9155659 From what I have smelled of it, it has a nice fruity scent that makes for a nice spring and summer scent. I wouldnt buy it now if you are in the northern hemisphere for the sake of colder weather.
What's a good designer signature scent for all year? Need good longevity, good projection, and good scent obviously. I'm younger, so I want a youthful fun scent. The other guys at my school wear Bleu de Chanel, Acqua di Gio, Jack Wills, Valentino Uomo, Chanel Allure Homme, Allure Homme sport, and that's about it.
Most importantly it's gotta be an all season long frag. Anyone got any suggestions?
I ask some of them, the others I can just identify the fragrance.
Little note that my school doesn't know much about fragrances. Guys wear ADG in the winter, and all of them just have one signature scent that they wear everyday, so it doesn't really matter what season the scent is for, because nobody at my school is knowledgeable enough to know which scent is meant for which season.
Been wearing Fleur du Male by JPG for a while, would like something new. Does anyone have any experience with the fragrances in the pic?
anons...what would you recommend for a small femanon who is almost 28 but is frequently mistaken for a middle schooler
something with a good sillage so these bitch waitresses won't ask if I need a children's menu
>That's how I found new shit when I first started.
Thanks for the tip, and I think I'm kind of a Chypre fag also. I wish fragrantica allowed cross searches with several notes, as my favorites are herbs like thyme, rosemary, bay leaf, summer savory, sage and the likes.
My first fragrance was Eau de toilette boisée by Kenzo, which I found nice but a bit weak, and my second one is laurel by monocle/cdg, which is great but kind of raw/unrefined.
Next fragrances to smell are Antaeus for men for this winter and bvlgari black and encre noire out of curiosity. Thanks for the keys you've given to me.
>Guerlain Vetiver is for me the classic "man fresh out of the shower" fragrance while weirdly enough being mostly vetiver. It's a soapy rather than earthy vetiver. Very preppy and very flexible.
A true classic.
It was a toss up between Guerlain's vety and something-vetiver by Creed.
To be honest, though I kinda did like the creed, it smelt way more, well, artificial. More chemically compared to the more earthy guerlain.
It was also several times the price but that's another story.
Does anyone else actually like the green Polo?
Maybe it's a nostalgic thing for me (when I was younger the bathroom at home smelled of it, so did the showers at a country club I used to frequent).
When I went to buy it the sales girl tried to dissuade me, calling it a granpa scent.
Still, preferable to the liquid diabetes that some coat themselves with.
Anyone tried pic related? Stuff literally smells like sex in a bottle. It's a sensual mixture of oud and rose. Kinda unisex but leaning towards the masculine side. Stuff is potent, well priced, and don't get me started on it's performance; you'll easily get a full day of longetivity with good silage and projection. It's definitely niche quality.
I need to start going to these Islamic/Arabic perfume shops more often, some of the stuff they have would easily cost a bomb if it were made by designers.
Currently looking to get:
>Midnight in Paris.
It does, go to "search by notes". You can type in multiple notes and even exclude notes.
Anteaeus is a love/hate kind of thing. Too animalic for me, but if you like Chypres it's the one in the wind atm. I love Bvlgari Black, its quite flexible being unisex and works very well as a sexy kinkyttimes fragrance for my girl while being coming across as a pleasantly subdued vanilla for me personally.
I live in the UK so there's plenty of Arabic shops that sell oud, fragrances etc..depends where you live and whether you have access to those; if not, I'm sure you can find it on amazon or ebay. Just type up Ajmal - Wisal.
Trust me, it's a purchase you won't regret.
Honestly, signature scents is something you get over pretty fast as your interest for this kind of stuff grows. There's really no fragrance that's going to work perfectly for you and keep you totally satisfied all year around. Asking for both good sillage and longevity in addition to working well in 3/4 seasons will not leave you with that many universally loved options. You might find a gem somewhere that a lot of people hate, but my suggestions to you are sort of limited to:
Chanel Platinum Egoiste
With the former being more in my personal taste.
They're all stuff that is considered good, but not necessarily great. Try them and if you fall in love with them then keep. Nobody is going to notice or care that you've unwrapped them.
Lolita Lempicka is actually rather nice (no joke).
If you want to feel and come across as more mature and older I'm currently loving the Guerlain classic L'Heure Bleue. It's ice-queen level bad ass. You want a more "mature, sexy football-mom" vibe? Try the Guerlain classic Shalimar.
Well, it seems to set you up for orientals and gourmands.
Burberry London might be a good one to start with. Eau des Baux if you have a L`Occitane en Provence store close by.
If you've got money you can head straight for the Amouage stuff.
Nice. A proper request with relevant information.
I'm guessing you're looking for designer so I'd recommend:
Modern: Narciso Rodriguez For Her
Retro: Robert Piquet Fracas
Both are white florals and musk, with the former being heavy on the musk while remaining a light and easy to wear perfume, and the latter being a balls to the wall tuberose fragrance that can easily fill up a room. Both are nice, but the first is more of a daily wear thing.
NEW AND AWESOME:
Helmut Lang (EDP) Powder, herbs, woods and vanilla
Tzora - Anat Fritz
Herbs, flowers, pepper and grass; an ode to the earth
Sounds like you should try Volutes by Diptyque.
Personally, I'm still looking to try it out, but it pretty closely nails most of the notes in your list. Except for the Frankincense, and it seems to be dominated more by the candied amber/vanilla notes because of Benzoin, Amber, and Myrrh/Opoponax. Seems like it's perfect for these (generally) colder months. I'd also look into their EdP version of the fragrance.
So wonderful, yet so diappointing. The fragrance itself is fantastic. A cozy, spicy, sexy scent. The huge downfall is the longevity. It begins disappearing in what seems like minutes. In my experience, if I can get an hour of actual projection from this, I'm doing well.
Yea I've gone as far as upwards of 5-6 sprays. 1x/ea wrist, 2x neck, 1x chest, 1x back of neck... It just fades so quickly.
Keep in mind, everybody's body chemistry is different, and this plays a big role in how long a fragrance lasts until it evaporates/absorbs into your skin.
However, this fragrance is notorious for being fleeting.
Anyone like Black XS? How is it?
I am in fucking love with some of Slumberhouse's offerings. Jeke and Norne are absolutely fucking incredible, Ore and Sova are good but incredibly strong.
Like, holy shit, everything from this house is so god damn good, it all smells natural. The only downside is that the opening is always overpowering.
If you don't mind it being something that other people wear, Aqua di Gio and 1 Million are good for daily wear. If you want something more woodsy, then dsquared's line of Hewood fragrances is pretty good too. Just go to the store and try them out to see which one you like most. If you want some less common fragrances then you can check out Biehl Parfumwerkste al03 (it's on sale for $75 off on Luckyscent at the moment), CdG Kyoto, or Heeley Sel Marin/Cardinal.
Go to your local high end store (Nieman Marcus, Holt Renfrew, etc...) and ask for a sample. They often give them out for free. I have never paid for a sample of anything by Creed, TF, Killian, etc...
Just take a whiff of them and see if you like them, if you do then keep them.
I realize that it might be a bit expensive, but check out the female fragrances from Amouage, they all tend to have some serious sillage. Other than that, I'd recommend checking out eo03 by Biehl Parfumwerkste, Keiko Mecheri Peau de Peche, and Dyptique Phylosykos.
Motherfuckin' Slumberhouse Jeke and Ore
Seriously? Le Male was huge in the gay community before it caught on with the rest of us. The Kouros series have a bit of a gay vibe going with the incense, eucalyptus, greek name and naked masculine men in the marketing.
Did you cop anything during black friday? they had everything 33% off
I was contemplating pear + olive but eventually decided not to
>pic related, decant of this arrived today. Great lasting power
No, in the end I spent my money on other things. I have four larger bottles that I use as a rotation that I intersperse with stuff from my 50+ vial collection of samples.
I would seriously recommend you check out Norne, it is a god tier wintery wood scent. It makes you smell like a delicious, piney campfire.