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Is it me or do girls just love Acqua di Gio Profumo. It's the only fragrance I have and girls always say I smell amazing.
Any other perfume that girls find invisistible? I was thinking about getting Dior Sauvage as well
If you want recs, provide as many criteria as possible: including sex, price range, seasons/weather, occasions, other frags/notes/accords you like/dislike, special conditions i.e. can easily be found in mall department stores, other ephemera i.e. personal style/aura you want to project, etc...
So, are there batches of Aventus that aren't sweet? I can smell everything there, I can smell the pineapple, but it isn't sweet. It smells very fresh, dark, woody, and slightly tart. Zero sweetness, though. Is it my skin?
>I can smell everything there, I can smell the pineapple, but it isn't sweet. It smells very fresh, dark, woody, and slightly tart. Zero sweetness, though.
Na it smells the same to me. The only thing that brings out the sweetness is when I put a drop of water on the area I applied the fragrance, try that. And it's more of a candy sweetness than your typical sweetness.
Most /fa/ bottle, I just love starring at that thing. Also wore this today and the refreshing mint notes got me going through a rather tedious day.
>Tom Ford Costa Azzurra
Have been meaning to get a sample of this. Loved it when I sprayed it in-store last fall. Part of me doesn't want to bother, because I don't want to add another expensive bottle to my want list.
Ok, good to know it's not just me, then.
I like interesting aquatics. Creed MI is one of my favorites, I figured CA might be something I'd like. Ordered a sample of Creed Erolfa as well, but it hasn't arrived yet.
I'll sample CA in a bit once this stuff's worn off.
I'm looking for something for the Autumn and Winter since I mainly have Spring/Summer scents.
I want something that can project in the cold, I tried Hot Water and Aramis Black and liked Aramis after the drydown.
I'm 24, so I still wonder if Aramis is too old man like.
I was thinking of copping some CDG samples, maybe Black and Wonderwood. My budget would be £60 at most. It may be hard to find legit CDG bottles at that price though.
I'm most excited to smell Amour Nocturne, Fauna, Egoiste, Secretions Magnifiques, Enigma, Arso and Passage d'Enfer.
2:25 says it all. it's still a great smell.
there's nothing wrong with trying to find the better performing vintage. but personally, i'd avoid the hassle and just stock up on travelers and reapply as needed.
Can someone explain the appeal? I tried it but I really preferred Wonderwood to it. Is it just not for me?
I have found that the frags that I now hold in the highest regard are many of the ones I didn't instantly fall in love with. I submit that a love built through gradual discovery is stronger than love at first smell. Of course I still like many frags I took a liking to immediately, but they're not top 10 scents.
I instantly fell in love with GIT too, btw. How could we not? I still love it, even though I don't wear it much any more.
I put it in the same category as Leather Oud, where it's just so fucking evocative of some past experience or memory or type of place... Like they have some kind of nostalgic or therapeutic effect and are worth keeping around on that basis alone.
>fat joe's signature scent (?!?!?!?!)
I hope this guy has friends and people who love him.
Could you guys give me some recs, I want to build a complete wardrobe of frags and I need to hear some thoughts about those:
>dior homme/dh intense
>ysl la nuit de l'homme
>cdg man 2/cdg wonderwood
>tom ford tobacco vanille
>bleu de chanel
Personally I like dh intense more than dh.
I've enjoyed the smell of la nuit though i remember someone wrote here that it depends a lot on their production date.
Havent tried any cdg frags and bleu de chanel, enjoyed terre d'hermes a bit more than dior homme. Fell in love with tf tobacco vanille, are there any cheaper alternatives?
Oh and I also own Gucci pour homme from 2003 and I love it.
I'm just getting into frags so what should I check out now?
>what should I check out now?
since you're not very specific post image and music and we may help you find fragrances
I dont think there are "essentials" per se
wonderwood almost smells like sweat/urine
Daily reminder that Jermey is trying to get you to buy an softer inferior Dior Homme Intense/Valentino Uomo.
Terre d'Hermes? Apparently Armaf Club House Belmont is similar. There's also a TDH fraiche flanker.
Molton Brown Bushukan is kind of similar buy with lemon instead of orange. Less funky to my nose. I like it, but the body wash version smells better than the EDT.
I'm very honest with people, calm, unemotional, always relaxed, not depressed, mostly happy with my life.
I tried again and I used a little water on the area like you said. I smell it now. It's more subtle than I was expecting, but I do get that sweetness, almost smells like pineapple jam. Doesn't last long, though, once it dries, it's gone.
I wonder if anybody here smelled anything from Olivier Durbano. Black Tourmline is simply the most dark and obscure yet beautiful fragrance i've ever smelled.
>dior homme/dh intense
i'd shoot for regular homme - it's good if you have ballz to pull off a bit more feminine scent.
>ysl la nuit de l'homme
overrated, don't bother
>cdg man 2/cdg wonderwood
have both and i'm way more satisfied with wonderwood, also >>12426789
sure if you're over 30 or look like you're over 30.
It's beautiful but somehow wearing it everyday is tiring.
>tom ford tobacco vanille
can't say anything, didn't smell this one
>bleu de chanel
overpriced but best in "i wanna smell clean" category
avoid pure coffe that's for sure. Now imo the best one is pure leather, but it's hard to get. Pure havane and pure malt are the most popular. For me personally those are just meh, expecially pure malt.
Also pure tonka b*man and ultra zest are really good.
I agree with this guy about Pure Coffee. Didn't like it one bit. Never tried Pure Leather, didn't care much for Pure Tonka.
Personally, I love Pure Malt. It has this sort of fruity, boozy, malty vibe that I just love. Not for everyone, though. Definitely sample first.
What are the most sexy, alluring, seductive scents you own? I want something for when I'm dancing with a lady and she comes in close, she gets a whiff of something that just makes her eyes roll to the back of her head because of how it smells
I want to pick up a perfume because I always smell neutral or I guess sweaty when I've been very active. But I noticed that some people (girls, mostly) smell nice and now I'd like to smell nice as well so I'm choosing babbys first perfume.
Would from this guide >>12425708 bulgari blu pour homme be a good choice? For wearing every day I guess, spring/summer. I live in the Netherlands and that bottle is €50 so if possible not that much more expensive.
I just bought this from Target for like 29 dollars, did I do good? I'm a poor fag, I hope I spent my money well.
Any of the Margiela frags liked around here? Bought some samples/decants to test as there is no way I'd be able to find a place locally that even sells them.
I received 1/2 of my order! (those scrambled below)
Will receive other half in 1-2 days. I put on Opus I and it reminds me of the dentist.
So, I learned something interesting today: I cannot smell ISO-E Super.
I tried a spray of my sample of Molecule 01, after the initial alcohol smell, I got... nothing. It is completely undetectable to my nose.
Chain of fragrance stores that mostly carries what you can find in department stores, but sometimes carry nice stuff. I think they have stores worldwide? It's really popular in the US and Canada.
Fireplace is a nice smoky borderline gourmand but too sweet for me, Jazz Club is a nice smoky rum and coke that I find cloying after a few hours, Across Sands is really nice and feels like a cross between Plum Japonais and Tuscan Leather. Beach Walk is on my list to try though it's probably too feminine for me.
All in all from what I've experienced they make fairly pleasing, linear scents with above average performance.
>Favorite perfumer finally rereleases my old favorites from literally over 10 years ago
>The best one from the line
WHY ARE YOU LIKE THIS
i just smelled them from the inside because i couldnt wait
my favorites will probably be noir exquis, oudmazing, amour nocturne and ile pourpre
they all smelled pretty interesting though, my only regret is the fucking OPUS collection, at least from the inside they all smelled like fucking shit
Yeah, apparently some people have olfactory blindness to it. Seems like I'm one of those people. Evidently, if it's blended with something else, you can smell it, but on its own, you can't if you're one of those people.
Is there anyone in this Thread who can smell it?
The molecules are really strange. Till yesterday I thought it's all just marketing and an esoteric perfume. But I tried some samples with a friend of mine and when I sprayed Molecule 02 in my wrist she instantly went:"That's how you smell. That's so you. Just your body odor." Strange
Put a little of my Tom Ford Oud Wood (which I like even though I'm not an oud or wood fan) sample on my hand before bed. In the morning it doesn't smell at all like it did last night, but what is left smells amazing.
I was given this advice
and now I see this
are dior sauvage and aqua di gio profume ironic recommendations? I went to the store today to smell them and thought they were okay
Anyone here experienced with Imaginary Authors? I originally didn't like their concepts/branding but now I've opened up to it and it intrigues me. The prices are very reasonable for niche-esque stuff, I might look for a sampler.
Nope, have a few on my list but have had other priorities. Agree on the branding being a bit of a turn off; feels like an Urban Outfitters or Anthropologie product, the Crosley turntable of perfumes. I can't tell if I actually dislike it or if I just hate myself for liking it.
Why do people just not but chanel directly? Speaking of which, wearing Egoiste now and am starting to like it. It was sitting unused because I absolutely hated it at first.
Also I think it's easy to tell if a bdc is counterfeit if the cap is not magnetized.
Am I a tool for wearing No. 5 as a (homosexual) male?? there's something about the scent that captivates me for some reason and I have a 15ml bottle of the Perfume which my mother didn't want.
I've tried most of the line. It's hard to say whether you'd like it or not, they kind of all share a similar DNA but a lot of them are very specific scents. For starters I would try Cape Heartache, Memoirs of a Trespasser, and A City on Fire. Those to my nose are the most interesting, Cape Heartache containing a very strange strawberry note under smoky pine which is certainly something I've never seen. Memoirs is probably my favorite from the line but it is very vanillic and sweet so if that's not your thing then stay away from that one.
Also something worth mentioning is the company is run by really great people, any time I've ever asked for extra samples they're always super generous and toss in way more than I asked for and they even mailed me the newest unreleased fragrance with a few samples just for sending them a thank you email. Truly a good people, whether the product is good or not is up to you.
This. Wear whatever does it for you. I don't even pay attention to masculine/feminine designations on fragrances. If you're confident and secure in what you like, anyone can pull off anything.
Wow, I have the exact same feeling but I couldn't have put it better. I actively disliked it when I first looked at it, but looking closer some of the art like the hands is effay. I think I kind of cringed at the name/branding of stories when I first saw it too.
Yeah I just kind of put it out there generally as a topic without my own likes/background. I really like very natural smelling/interesting things. Cape Heartache caught my attention first because I love pine and woods and saw it as a similar recommendation to Slumberhouse Norne (my favourite), but the fruity sweet strawberry note makes me think I won't like it. I usually don't like sweet/vanilla at all but I haven't really gone out and tried anything in that area because of my bias.
The Soft Lawn intrigues me the most though, especially because I love the scent of fresh opened tennis balls and it might give me nostalgia. Ordering direct from them would probably be costly to Canada though.
Hell no. All scent is gender-neutral (yes, even Aquolina's "Pink Sugar", though I wouldn't recommend anyone wear that)... all the rest is marketing. People who catch your trail of scent as you brush past them aren't seeing the bottle it came from.
it's not about the industry or marketing it's about inherently feminine and masculine scents
gasoline smells masculine
flowers smells feminine
just like blue is masculine and pink is feminine
if you can manage to wear pink good for you but it's usually harder to pull off just like lets say white florals or something
no such thing, all a matter of the trends of the time
pink for girls and blue for boys is a trend that started about halfway through the 20th century, and flowers are a perfectly manly scent in plenty of hypermasculine cultures right now
it's about thinking for yourself and not how people tell you to. how people are telling you to think won't even stay constant over your lifetime
i was exactly thinking of that text when i made my post.
as i said, if you can manage, sure go for it. but with that thinking we might as well deconstruct everything and say you can be manly wearing a pretty pink dress with something like Tiffany for fragrance. Scents, shapes and things subconsciously exude masculinity and feminity for a good reason.
What's a frag that you really didn't like at first but ended up loving?
Partly asking because I'm just curious, but I'd also like to see if I should bother giving anything I hate another shot.
Pic sort of related. I thought it smelled like cucumbers and dill at first.
Almost all of my favorites were growers. I reckon that any scent that is crowd-pleasing enough to be immediately accessible, must be unchallenging enough to get boring fairly quickly.
consider the following
female body odor
male body odor
watermelon candy wont enhance male body odor in a masculine way
you can have bottles of feminine scents for reasons but actually wearing them out of the house is another thing
I'm actually not sure who is correct. But what about when I smell a scent and think 'holy shit this would smell amazing on my GF I would just want to fuck her all day' but it wouldn't even cross my mind to wear it myself?
Did I fuck up by ordering the EDP instead of EDT?
Do they really smell that different?
Cool, thanks. I had a 5ml nameless decant with BdC which I was sure was the EDP and only after placing the order I found out it was actually the EDT version.
Is the parfum version still good for spring/summer as I read that the fresh/citrusy vibe is really toned down in this one?
So, what's everyone here's "favorite" reaction or comment they've gotten to a frag they were wearing? What frag elicited it?
Me, personally, it was from Creed MI.
I was with this girl, and we were on the bed. I'd gotten my shirt off and I'd gotten her out of her dress, and she was wearing one of those one-piece negligee deals underneath, dunno what you call them. We'd been making out for a while and I was kissing down her neck and collarbone area, and she was nuzzling my neck and shoulder. At one point, she starts deeply sniffing and almost moans "you smell so good". Then she pulls back, looks at me with this little smirk on her face, and goes "but I think you knew that, didn't you?".
Are you mentally handicapped? Why would companies list a frag as masculine or feminine if they could just dominate both genders in the market because "all scents are gender-neutral"
We don't attract each other by tasting other humans, you massive fucking spud.
>mfw been using aftershave on my whole body because I can't be arsed to buy a new fragrance
Gender marketing is obviously more efficient (hypothetically enhancing femininity/masculinity), are you retarded?
watermelon candy smells are for little girls; they are objectively shit. no one should be wearing them. A lot masculine scents are sporty and boring, a lot of feminines are cloying and intolerable (most florals - white, fruity, etc.). Great fragrances are mostly genderless.
>in a masculine way
But the only reason we think of sweet scents as feminine is because of modern frag marketing. There is nothing inherently gender-specific about odors other than what labels the industry has told us this century.
Not sure why the quotes were necessary, but I have two, both at work:
This tall sexy mid-20s blonde chick walked by me, did a double-take and came back and said "you smell really good." Boing. Egoiste.
This might be my favorite: this late 20s super cute Latina was standing behind me while I was sitting down, and I didn't notice her at first, but I heard this long slow inhale through her nose right behind me: Havana.
Dude who was posting about his experiences with hookers in Amsterdam a few weeks ago here:
Also Creed MI. Russian girl I was with buried her head in my chest and said "mmmm I love this smell!", then she rubbed her arm on my chest so she could "save some of my smell for later".
>to keep me from smelling
>that's not how fragrance works
Yep, you want a deodorant. Once you stink, please do not apply a frag to "mask" it, because it just makes things worse.
It depends what the scents exude and what they make you think of
Pretty sweet flowers remind you of softness, grace, sweetness etc, which are feminine
Gasoline reminds you of all the hard shit in the garage which is masculine
why do I need to make you a drawing, you're like those SJWs who say some women are still indoctrinated by idiocy like rape culture or something
But anyway to not even have a clue what smells masculine and feminine you must be pretty feminine yourself
You're missing the point, friend. Of course I know what we are *supposed* to think of as M/F scents, but that is utterly a recent construct of marketing people. Do you only wear outfits you see in catalogues, too? Take a risk once in a while and think for yourself.
This. Fashion changes, what's considered fashionable one year is often not fashionable the next. Men used to wear high heels back in the day. Little boys used to wear dresses. That's not the fashion anymore, so we don't associate those things as manly. That doesn't mean those things are INHERENTLY feminine. That's not even taking into account cultural differences.
Same deal here, in our society, right now, it is fashionable for men to smell a certain way as women to smell a certain way. The current fashions will change. Maybe in a few years, some designer will make a scent that smells super floral and sweet and fruity, and market it towards alpha manly men, and suddenly clubs will be full of Chads who smell like potpourri.
I've been buying a bottle of Dolce&Gabanna Light Blue for men a year for 3 years now. I just started using my latest bottle and it smells unlike any of the others. There's almost no citrus.
I don't think this cologne is popular enough to fake.
Looking for new things to try. I live in a very humid place so it can't be too strong.
If you think I'm missing the point and that is your reply after you read my post you completely misunderstood what I said and I dont think it's even worth explaining
marketing people boogeyman
>Little boys used to wear dresses
>>Little boys used to wear dresses
But the point you are failing to grasp is that those associations of flowers=feminine, gasoline=masculine are cultural in nature, not inherent in the odors themselves. Go to Papua New Guinea and ask a primitive who has never smelled gasoline or seen a television what he associates with those smells.
I already explained what they evoke and why they are masculine/feminine, even if they are ultimately cultural in nature it doesnt matter, they're not all equal, I dont want to hear about your relativism. SJW culture says you can be genderless, the arab world says you can beat your wife and fuck little boys etc. Also I dont care about <70 IQ tribes.
dude get help before you end up hurting yourself/others. Even an interest in /fa means you have more brains than the avg /pol/. get out now, youre going down a road of mental and emotional illness
Opinions on Dunhill for Men? Bottle is the same design since 1934. Acqua Di Parma of England or just old and stuffy?
that's not even what I wanted to say. what I wanted to say was it doesn't matter if some people are mentally ill and like to dress like little girls. they're still feminine. because culture revolves around individuals, and they may or may not be retarded.
No, but if the cultural norm was for boys to wear dresses (as it used to be), then wearing a dress would not be feminine. No one is denying that in this day and age, a boy wearing a dress would be considered effeminate, we're just saying that that's a cultural construct and is subject to change.
Versace pour homme
As someone else said, go to department stores and sample things. Its the best way to find out what you like/dislike. Narrow it down from there
Your lack of nuanced understanding is truly astonishing. I can tell you're a /pol/tard.
Jesus Christ. Cultures evolve and change over time. This is not a difficult concept to grasp.
Yeah, go sample some things. I'd say go to a Sephora if you can, that way you can get a few free samples of things you like to try wearing a few more times.
Once you have a few frags you like, look them up on fragrantica, see what sorts of notes they have or if they have certain accords in common. It should help you get a feel for what sorts of fragrances you like.
No, they really don't. American culture is radically different than it was when the nation was founded, and we're a very new country, relatively speaking. There are countries that have been around for thousands of years. You don't think attitudes shift over the years? That's not even taking into account countries being conquered by different cultures.
You're an idiot if you think values and societal norms remain constant over time. This is why /pol/ is so retarded, they revere time that is long since passed and want to live in a culture that simply no longer exists.
American culture degenerated and so did pretty much every single nation on Earth
If you're the guy who praises degenerated culture it's safe to say that you're the idiot between us two
It's a shame that you're all such dumb twinks on /fa/
Alright, I'm through shitting up this thread.
If you're too insecure to wear anything that doesn't smell like whiskey, beard trimmings, and rusty nails, and has to say "no homo" before applying fragrance, that's your prerogative I guess.
The rest of us, we'll enjoy wearing whatever the fuck we want and enjoying life instead of walking around with a permanent hate boner for all the "degenerates" who are "ruining our culture".
I wish you a pleasant evening, sir.
I'm not saying all "feminine" scents can't be worn by men. They can evoke a certain nobility if done right. But just think of the faggotiest fragrance and tell me if you would see a man wear it.
I can see a man wearing anything if they're confident enough to own it. Fuck, I used to wear my Ex's Vera Wang Princess sometimes. Zero fucks given, never got any strange reactions from anyone.
I wear whatever smells good to me.
What's a good manly, crisp "Americana" fragrance? Currently I use Old Spice, but I'm looking for something a bit more mature, that fits with my image. I've heard people recommend Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille but I cant blow that much money plus the description seems a bit too "refined gentleman" for me
I'm tall. look a bit rustic like pic related, leather boots, herschel bag etc. etc.
>Knize Ten smells to me like a tough guy wearing leather jacket working as a mechanic in a car repair shop.
>The opening is very "greasy". All I can smell actually is grease. This makes Knize Ten very unique for me. All of a sudden the leather appears. At first it's "greasy" leather but it changes in time into animalic leather with woody and subtle floral backbone. That's it.
>Sillage is knocking your socks off - you really have to be careful with your fingers on your trigger. Longevity is around 17 hours easilly.
>Actually it's complex as hell and I regret that what is written above is all I can smell...
>Pure class in a bottle.
First review sounds exactly like what I wanted! Thanks anon!
Hey guys, I need a new shower gel and I want your opinion. Which of these do you think it's the best: Dior- Farenheit, Hermes- Terre D'Hermes, Versace- Eros Invigorating or Jean Paul Gaultier- Ultra Male.
Thoughts on this?
I originally planned to buy Sauvage for this summer, but now I am maybe thinking about getting this instead.
I have JPG ultra male. Its not a shower gel but let me tell you this. I wore this to the club few days ago and got 3 hot girls to grind on me plus had a girl literally walk up to me and feel me outside the club. No idea if the cologne had anything to do with it but it couldnt have hurt
Aftershaves generally have poor longevity. I'd recommend going with the EDT and then applying a lower number of sprays and spray under the clothes, it's an efficient way to reduce sillage.
There's a very interesting one I have. It's called Zoologist Bat. It's unisex, and it's a very interesting mix of leather, musk, soil, and tropical fruit notes.
Take a look. Zoologist is a very interesting house that not many people know of.
Wow, I would want one just so I could look at the label everytime I open the drawer even if I hated the scent.
Are they all unisex?
Share some fragrances which you loved at first but couldn't stand after a couple of weeks.
Pic rel for me. I think im just gonna throw the whole bottle into the trash. I just sprayd a little bit on my wrist first time since like a year thinking "no way it was that bad" and it's just fucking atrocious. I wanna chop off my hand now
Honestly a brilliant idea, except it'd cost a fortune. The average water gun holds anywhere up to a litre or more of liquid inside it. That's roughly 10 bottle you'd be using. Imagine if someone's favourite fragrance was a clive christian... they're looking at easily $20,000 or more for half an hour of fun
Change the rules so its favourite cheapie (under $50) and you've got yourself a deal
So true. The yuzu is turned up to 11 and at first sniff can be incredibly overpowering
Love at first sniff for me would be: lalique white, by killian intoxicated, amouage reflection and YSL live jazz
I mean, I gotta think after a couple minutes, all the frags would just blend together and you wouldn't be able to pick any of them out. Plus I think olfactory fatigue would set in pretty fast.
Also, probably would suck if you got that shit in your eyes.
Not trying to hype but CDNMI is literal magic juice. Multiple girls tonight thought I was wearing aventus thus also thought I was well off due to its price tag. Not gonna say what happened from there
Arab perfume is generally overpowering and disgusting, lacking any sort of subtlety. The people that love arab perfumes tend to over apply generally and that rarely helps their case.
>Multiple girls tonight thought I was wearing aventus
Havve you ever even talked to women? They don't recognize what the fuck you're wearing. At most they'll tell you that it smells nice and act impressed if you name drop something like Dior or Chanel.
Any thoughts on this one?
Heard that reminds of Hermessence Ambre Narguile, how much?
For Bleu which would you choose between EdT and EdP? The casual "i wanna smell clean/fresh" scent is exactly what I'm looking for but I'm worried that the heavier/denser nature of EdP would push it out of this category? Or is it still very fresh scent just with better performance?
For me it's Kenzo Homme but I also saw it suggested in "I wanna smell like futuristic Tokyo" thread so make what you will of it...
Different anon but my vote is for the EdT.
Can confirm longevity for Sauvage is generally excellent.
>Iso E Super
You mean Ambroxan, which is the primary scent molecule in Sauvage
What are the differences/pros & cons between an edp spray and a perfume oil roller of this stuff, or in general?
Granted I live in the Midwest, I have never met anyone that knew what Aventus was...or any fragrance other than what they or their significant other wears/wore.
I also don't go out much so my experience is probably useless.
I have a sample of this and a bottle of the Amber Narguile. I didn't think that one smelled like the other but they're definitely same genre. Prive is actually not bad, much better than plain 1M. Maybe a little darker and spicier than the Amber. If the market weren't already flooded with gourmand oriental night-out scents, it would be something pretty special.
They do, it's just pretty damn difficult for anyone to pick out particular frags. I know frags very well and I can only very rarely pick out specific fragrances on other people.
You've got the right idea. Very, very few people know fragrances terribly well. 95% of people go to the department store and basically just buy whatever the sales lady pushes on them.
Fragheads think wearing a popular fragrance will get people making fun of them or some shit, but the reality is you're extremely unlikely to find someone who wears the same fragrance as you, even if it is popular, let alone someone who can identify what you're wearing by scent alone.
Keep in mind also, body chemistry can make the same frag smell very different on different people, which also makes it hard to pick out what scent someone is wearing, even if it's one you're very familiar with.
A dab/roller is for more discreet and controlled placement and will generally last a much longer time than a sprayer of the same quantity.
As for edp vs oil, the latter will generally be more concentrated, but may not actually perform better than the edp.
It really comes down to personal preference in application imo.
I'm not lying when I say out of the three times i've worn it in public, it has been recognized as creed aventus by 1 girl every time. Of course this is just coincidence but it shows people know what it is
yeah, it was on super busy nights out too so that made it way more likely to happen. still i was gobsmacked that so many people knew what aventus is and can freakin recognise it on someone else (well cdnmi).
While I am not one to say everyone who talks up a frag is a shill, Aventus has been shilled in to the spotlight.
Oh and forgot to mention that Aventus was one of only two instances of someone (in this case, our waiter) saying they recognized my scent. He didn't name it, but he said I smelled just like his boss at his other job. I've been told I smell good many times, but the only other time I've been told I smell LIKE someone was when this Brazilian girl said I smelled like her dad. Guerlain Vetiver. Wasn't in a weird way; was actually kind of hot...
I don't find it all that sweet, personally. Has a lot of fruit and that rich orange note, but also has a tangy saltiness and muskiness and marine notes. Doesn't smell like a linear fruity scent to me.
No it's not THAT sweet but that's all I really get from it. Smells like a nice but generic designer frag that should cost much less. It doesn't seem to go anywhere on my skin. Maybe if I smelled it on someone else I'd like it more.