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For anyone looking for fragrance suggestions, give as much information as possible about what you want. Helpful info could include gender, price range, climate/season, need (work/clubbing/etc.), notes/families you like/dislike, and other perfumes you've tried and liked/disliked.
Anyone have experiences with this frag?
How close is it to Green Irish Tweed?
Also, could it be used year round?
this is going to sound completely lame, but is anyone aware of a fragrance with notes of marijuana?
i'm sure there's a company that has just completely recreated it with some tacky weed-leaf bottle, but i'm more interested in seeing what a complex perfume created around/ inspired by marijuana would smell like? not really even interested in wearing it, just more like curiosity.
i'm aware nasomatto has a scent that has notes of hashish, sort of like that i guess.
If you don't coordinate your fagrance with season, weather, time of day and location. Don't post here
SmellBent has some.
time of day
any of those any good? Acqua di Parma gets lots of mentions in these thread but I haven't tried any of them
I haven't tried many. But I adore Essenza. Very refined, elegant.
Or if you're more particular, going out, post-lunch refresh and night out.
this much autism
Thoughts on this?
I want to move beyond the standard, popular scents (BdC, Sauvage etc). Would something like pic related be hard for a 20-something year old to pull off?
Where can I get displays for my cologne? Something that I can maybe put untop of my dresser drawers , so all my cologne is presented in a nice, neat, organized, raised display.
also opinions of pic related. Smells too much like bubble gum to me. Do girls like this fragrance?
Go here and search for cannabis as a note, there are a bunch.
Anyone considered getting something like a wine cabinet for storing fragrances and keeping them cool? Anyone tried it?
Asking for a friend.
CDG Play Green might be good if you're looking for a subtle nod, and you want the weed that you're smelling like to be really fresh.
I mean, Day/night's fair if you're doing something in the evening. I'm not trying to entice anyone at work, just trying to smell acceptable. Inversely, I'd want to smell better than average if I were going to dinner/going out later that night.
Need a night summer Fragrance and a day spring fragrance.
Summer Night- Male-50-80 price range, something that's noticeable during a night at the bar with friends or a date, Acqua di Gio & Acqua di Gio Profumo do not work well on my skin
Spring day- something rainforest smelling. I want fresh and cool, but not drier sheet or too citrusy. Something I can just casually put on and go
tbth most of the varvatos artisan line is garbage. Smells alright, but generally unremarkable and doesn't last for shit. would not recommend
just got this and I'm really really liking it
only downside is it doesn't seem to last very long
Thoughts about pic related
I really liked it too, enjoyed wearing the sample I had and used it up pretty fast. Then I bought 50mL and wore that a few times, then I just kind of stopped. Couldn't really into it anymore. Somehow they made it just good enough to get you to buy a bottle.
A few months later I bought plain DH. That one is a masterpiece.
Thoughts on CDG 2 Man? Was gonna cop that or Wonderwood, some opinions/experiences on both would be appreciated.
not that I know of, you might have to make your own display.
As for Armani Code Profumo, yeah girls will dig it
Nobody's surprised. jeremy comes off as a cocky son of a bitch
A literal homosexual.
The Container Store, picture related, would be my first stop. Then Ikea, Target and perhaps a restaurant supply place.
If you mean a small refrigerator, some people do it on BN. I have some old and discontinued frags that are doing just fine in the medicine cabinet away from light and extreme heat, but that strikes me as total overkill. I suppose if I lived some place brutally hot, had no air conditioning and had lots of rare expensive bottles I wanted to keep around for decades, I'd consider it.
wow, I wish the Fragrance Bros would ellaborate on that experience more, its hard to judge from the little information they provided
I think its bull crap that Macy's doesn't carry the original Dior Homme or DHI, at least at my location they don't.
But this is alright, pretty close to Dior Homme
What are some good oud fragrance that costs less than $150 (so not anything Francis Kurkdjian or Tom Ford Private Collection).
Montale is known for their ouds. Best I've tried are Aoud Cuir d'Arabie, Aoud Damascus and Aoud Lime. Aoud Red Flowers is decent too. Hear good things about Black Aoud, but haven't tried it.
if you're not looking for something as artsy, 24 gold is a solid babby's first oud
What if I don't like Kiefer Sutherland?
my fragrance package arrives
the bottle is super hot
I'm scared everytime that the heat has ruined my fragrance. I don't understand why it gets so damn hot.
I don't understand why it gets so damn hot.
probably because it's been sitting in the back of some un-airconditioned delivery truck in the hot summer all day you fucking moron
The cedro one is really fucking nice
It was a 250 dollar bottle of Creed Royal Oud ! should I return it? I don't know what to do.
Pro tip: the ones on display at a fancy department store also sat in blistering heat on a tarmac
I am a big oud fan and have had a bottle of 24 Gold for years and I can detect no oud in there. Bizarre.
Actually, every single bottle of every single fragrance EVER has sat in the back of a hot truck or shipping container or room for untold days at some point in its life span. The stuff isn't plasma or insulin and doesn't need to be coddled on pillows in climate controlled litters carried by eunuchs. You just don't want to leave a bottle on a sunny windowsill or in a hot car in the summer for weeks or months or years. Jesus people.
Is it me or does the label look crooked and off?
I have a hard time believing heat won't degrade the ingredients in some way, I guess it's unavoidable. I just got into frags and I'm really hesitant to buy online cause of the Texas heat.
do any sample sites use temperature-controlled packaging?
lol are you guys dense? Jeremy's a fucking douche, all the way from his taste in fragrance to the way he looks to his vapid, pretty-boy "personality". Why don't more people sense this?
Just you I believe
I don't believe it's authentic. Doesn't smell right ,too harsh.
just got into frags
Then shut the fuck up and sit the fuck down you pedantic fuck.
Whats the most versatile cologne by Comme des Garçons?
jesus bro it's a sensible concern, I also wouldn't really call it "pedantic" when someone's paying $350+ for a bottle of Creed.
have you smelled tuscan leather before
harsh is certainly one of the adjectives people throw around
yes it's exactly pedantic every single one of us has bought expensive fragrances online and not person has told you any horror stories
quit being a little bitch and buy online or drive 4 hours out of your shitty one horse town to a barney's or sakk's and buy it or stop posting
I have the original scent. It's definitely pleasant, but have found its more feminine than masculine. It's comforting and has a clean smell so I do use it on days that I want to relax around the house.
It's also perfect at what it originally was used for, spraying on a handkerchief or scarf.
Yes. I bought samples from Surrender to chance. The samples I got smelled a lot more sweet and had a pleasant dry down. I bought the bottle from Beautyspin and it's just a lot harsher and doesn't smell as refined. The bottle also feels very light and I heard tom ford bottles have a good heft to them. I know people will defend beautyspin as legit, but something is off. Also the price was marked down about 45 dollars below retail, which is fishy because as far as I know Tom Ford likes it's exclusivity. I have doubts the source on where they got these are actually legit.
woops! sorry for trespassing. I definitely didn't posit something rational and get flak from some shitty dyslexic troll.
The same should apply to you; get off your fucking high horse or stop posting.
Welcome to the endless dance of "is it legit?" BN is full of threads about this. The ONLY way to be sure you are getting a legit bottle is to buy from an authorized retailer at retail price. And even then, people complain that it's not just like the last sample/bottle they smelled. Then you get in to the insanity of batch variations or even worse: reformulations. Batch variations is why Aventus ended up getting its own subforum because people got in to discussion after discussion of which batch smelled more smoky or fruity or had 30 minutes more longevity... And "did this frag get reformulated?" Then bottles of this particular vintage of a common fragrance start selling for more on eBay...
Bottom line: you'll never 100% know if the sample you got from StC was legit, or the bottle you got from BS, as neither is an authorized retailer. I'll tell you this, that both companies have been around for many years and if they HAD sold fakes, they would have been outed long ago by people more knowledgeable than you or I.
Ever been to a restaurant and had your favorite dish, and it didn't taste the same as you remember? That's because ingredient suppliers change, or their source crops or chemicals changed, etc. The only way of getting something that smelled exactly like that sample you got is to get a bottle of that BATCH of TL.
Welcome to the insanity of being a fumehead.
That wasn't me who flamed you, FYI. The sad bit is that on a chemical level, you are probably right that that time in the truck had SOME impact on SOME of the molecules, but it is highly doubtful that that impact is detectable by a human nose. Every time you take the butter or milk out of the fridge and expose it to higher temps and air it has a chemical impact. Do you notice it? No. Does it bother you? No. But now because you're spending insane amounts of money on something, you're worried about it. Again, this shit isn't highly unstable and needs to be coddled like nitroglycerin. Chemists made it to withstand the rigors of shipping. If they didn't the company would go out of business from endless returns. The changes happen over long periods of time. Just don't store your bottles in direct sunlight or extreme heat and you'll be fine.
And your question about temperature controlled packaging is a little crazy. Just saying... Again, if it was an issue, you better believe Creed or some other bigger high end house would offer "premium refrigerated shipping" as an option for people with more money than sense. Frankly, I'm kind of surprised they don't. Would be another way to separate fools from their money.
premium refrigerated shipping
I smell a business opportunity.
Forgot to mention: while I've never done it, I'm sure if you have legit concerns about something you bought from BS, they'd stand behind it. Contact them.
Also forgot to mention: check out La Yuqawam pH. I like it even better than TL and I've never heard anyone question if their bottle of LYpH was a fake.
No shit. God, I'm sorry I said anything. I want a fucking cut of every dollar made from that golden goose.
pretty much I agree with what that user said, basically some people even think fragrancenet is not legit. If you're that paranoid, just return (if you could) and get a bottle from an authorized retailer in store
Doing a little research. I have batch A75, july 2015 batch. Apparently this was a very bad batch coming from others online and in forums. So it's legit, but I still got screwed over. You think I have a case for a refund or I'm SOL.
I like to use my Tom Ford decanters as book ends. They look nice and it's a good place to store them.
So when you go to spray yourself all your books fall down?
Prefer Oud because of absence of pepper.
Big bottle and pleasing scent, pretty cheap in comparison to others.
Maybe standard, to me it's a little too metalic.
You don't spray from flacons, or as TF regrettably calls them, "decanters." You decant from them.
what's good for 95F+ days? this shit is ridiculous. fuck hot weather.
creed MI gets my dick wet
This sampler pack just arrived in mailbox today. I hope I'm not too massively disappointed when I get home...
How long does the cedro last?
is it normal to not being able to smell your fragrance after a while of using it?
reccs for a summer scent for a 27 year old male? i wear a lot of YSL L'homme Libre
Generally, thanks to scent fatigue.
Is it a waste of time and/or retarded to hit up macys/norstrom/sephora to sample some fragrances to get an idea of what i like/am looking for, or should i just order samples online like everyone else.
SOL, but hey these niche fragrances and their batches are all a crap shoot anyways. Imagine all the people who bought that batch when it was new and in store.
after a while
Whether you mean hours or days, they would both be correct and the answer is . To address the hours bit, avoid application in proximity to nose, i.e. face and front of neck. For days, don't wear the same scent for days in a row.
what does Veeky Forums think of COOL WATER BY DAVIDOFF ?
Free testing and take home samples and a bigger selection at your fingertips vs. paying money and having to chose before spending and waiting for shipping... Hmmmm....
Is 23 too young to wear Guerlain's Vetiver?
no, anyone who takes age into account for wearing a fragrance has autism
Is it worth the money?
Considering this or polo red
dude wear them both for a day and decide yourself, i can't imagine heeding to advice from a stranger on a chinese cartoon chat room on something as personal as your scent
I live in a small town and only place you can really buy fragrances in person is the mall, which doesn't have l'homme
I haven't been in a while though so I don't even remember what polo red smelled like. to be honest no matter what I use I don't notice the smell more than a couple minutes after I spray it, not sure if i'm doing it wrong or what
Sephora is my favorite place to get samples, the samples are free and the sales reps are super chill.
At Macy's and Nordstrom you could only spray on your skin or paper. The sales reps at those places seem to have higher pressure to sell for some reason, dunno if its commission or management.
Ordering samples online sucks cause you pay for it and wait for shipping. Online samples are only good for niche products. All your designer samples should could from Sephora since its free.
although our noses do get used to the scent and stop picking them up constantly after a while, you still get a waft of it every now and the. Make sure you're spraying on your skin, chest or either side of neck.
I don't recommend blind buying, so really try to go to sephora to sample both those. they're pretty safe and cheap though, just read reviews on fragrantica and see which one appeals to you most
thanks guys. yeah, really want to be able to take my time and not feel a) pressured to buy and b) not feel like i was wasting anyones time.
where do you recommend spraying specifically on the skin, how far away, how much, etc.?
I hear you. Unlike I have decent success at getting samples at Macy's & Nordstroms but I live in LA, so other places might have different policies. Plus, I come right out and tell the sales rep that I'm just sampling right now and won't buy anything I haven't worn several times, just to make sure we're on the same page and they can help paying customers no problem.
Now, at Sephora, you can walk right up to any sales rep and ask for three samples of anything, and some have TF and other higher end houses, and they'll make you a 1.5ml spray sample with a smile on their face. That is Sephora policy and they don't work on commission.
Does sephora have Bleu de Chanel edp samples?
Not that user, but spray anywhere except face and front of neck. Hair and clothing hold on to top notes longer and enhance projection. Under clothing mutes projection. Spray far enough away that most of it ends up on your skin (sprayer dependent). 2-5 sprays, fragrance, sprayer and situation dependent. Most 3-4 sprays. I do 1-2 on chest, 1 on nape of neck, 1-2 on forearms and rub to share if necessary.
They have a web site for you to check stock. Any bottle in store they can make a sample from.
so spray with clothes on? I always figured it was spray before you put your shirt on so it's not overwhelming
Read my post again.
well I did yeah, I'm referring specifically to the spray on the chest, obviously the ones for the back of the neck, and forearms aren't really issues but with my colognes personally at a certain point of how far away it is, the spray just disappears so I can't spray far enough that it'll mostly end up on my skin rather than the actual shirt
Yeah, you generally apply before you put your shirt on. The spray on the back of the neck gets a little in my hair for a little boost, but only when you really want more help would you spray on clothes. Careful, some frags stain some fabrics.
IMO it's way easier to sample in person if it's at least semi-convenient for you to get to a retailer. Especially a place like sephora where you don't hardly even have to deal with a sales associate. Best part is it's free (other than the cost of getting there) and usually you can take free samples of 2 or 3 to try them out at home. I get not wanting to have to deal with SAs and feeling pressured to buy, but nothing worse than ordering a bunch of samples (paying for them) waiting a week+ to get them and then hating every single one. But like a previous user said, if you're looking for niche then ordering online is probably your only option.
Yes, this is good advice. In any sales situation, it's best to stick to your guns and voice your goal to the sales person up front. Make sure you're very clear with the fact that your goal is to go home with several samples in order to decide which one you like best.
btw, this is probably dependent on location, but around holiday time, sephora SA told me that they limit their free samples to 3 per person.
Contrary to what people say. I always spray my clothes. My skin sucks for holding on to scents and projects like shit.
thanks for the reply. i think i mostly need to get a sense of what general family i'm interested in wearing before i can narrow down what samples to order anyway. it's literally a walk across the street for me to get to a decent mall with all three of those stores, so there's really nothing stopping me but my own autismo.
walk in to Sephora
go to fragrance section and check out selection
wait for sales person to ask if I need help
go up to a free one and ask (advanced mode)
make eye contact, smile and say "Hi! I'm interested in getting samples of X, Y and maybe Z."
(say names of frags you want, not letters)
they will say something like "Sure, my pleasure!"
possible small talk while they make samples if done near you:
"what are some of your favorites?"
"what would you say are the most popular scents here?"
that should keep them talking for the duration of the visit
smile, make eye contact and say "Hey, thanks a lot!"
Should I just blind buy Armaf Tres Nuit
Yea that's why dept. store or sephora is the way to go. You have no idea what you like, so you can smell a bunch of mainstream hits all at once and start narrowing down. In my experience Sephora SAs (where I live) are typically young black women who dgaf about their job or anything that pertains to you. So don't sweat it too much. Department store SAs are a little more forward, as they're actively trying to get you to buy shit
i want to say i didn't need this, but i might have needed this. thanks.
I was just having fun, but looking at the /fit/ screen shot, I know some folks out there could actually use that...
Oh my bad I've never owned one
Fuckers at usps didn't deliver it today, still says out for delivery on the site. It's probably sitting in the truck overnight at this point.
It's an insane amount of juice for any one person to buy, but it is much cheaper per ml, so makes sense for splits or pro decant sellers.
Someone should set up a /frag/ split.
Problem is, I don't think a lot of people here will trust other people with money.
Yeah, I think when it comes to money the anonymous nature of this place kind of works against us. I've seen people mention it from time to time though.
I always assumed Fahrenheit was a cheapie type fragrance that wouldn't be that great, but I just tried a sample and I like it. I assume it's the reformulation.
Is the vintage version that much better than the reformulated version? Not sure if I should buy a new bottle or find a vintage one.
I own a first version vintage bottle and it's a little richer than the current, and the gasoline note is more pronounced, but when that runs out, I'll get a current bottle with no regrets. And Fahrenheit is a fucking great frag. I will never be without a bottle.
I enjoy Aqua Fahrenheit so much that I purchased a 4.2 oz backup bottle. Absolutely worth sampling if you enjoy the original and can find AF in store.
using Tom Ford decanters as book ends
You sir are winning. Can you provide a photo?
I bought this one and got 4 Amouage samples with it. Anyone familiar with it? I like the leathery tonka notes.
Bleu de Chanel edt or edp ?
edt, fresher and spicier. Like I'm wearing a 90s fragrance with the edp, the citrus feels like lavender.
Finally it arrived. I tested them all on my limbs for a bit, just initial impressions as I haven't wore any for an extended time. Obviously the marketing gimmick here is that these are location based scents, complete with long & lat coordinates on the production bottles.
The Cape (as they describe, mint-ginger-moss) Starts very ginger, have you ever bought ginger soap? Very similar. It the brightest scent of the four, I'm interested to see how it mellows out but I don't believe it will be for me.
Sequoia (incense-cedarwood-sandalwood) I thought I'd hate this one the most because of the incense and I thought it would be overly woody. It actually starts fairly light with cedar and pine tones, incense notes take a backseat. Still on the fence, but optimistic.
Mojave (bergamot-safron-tobacco leaf) So much bergamot, bergamot and bergamot. Did I mention bergamot. Will there ever be any tobacco leaf? The world may never know. I feel like this is one that I will wear once and then toss.
Telluride (pepper, suede, tonka bean) This is the one I'm going to wear today and am currently wearing. This is the one I'm having the most difficulty with, no tonka but almost like spicy pine? I get where they are going with the suede, but not the suede I know.
I started out the most interested in Telluride, and kinda still am but now I'm looking forward to Sequoia. I'm already disappointed in Telluride's longevity, the website doesn't say, but the box says it's a parfum.
Just blind bought Dior Sauvage. Don't care how it smells, but everyone says girls drop their panties for this. I just want girls to notice me ;_;
this "I wear it cause the girls love it" meme is all over this fucking general. Receiving positive attention is important but jesus christ the "axe effect" isn't real, okay? Wear it because you like it.
people have different priorities, man
im going to assume he knows that he's not going to be a living embodiment of the fragrance that girls are going to fall for, but crowd pleasers are crowd pleasers for a reason, nobody's going to say he smells bad, if anyone comments it's going to be good.
unless you run into someone who has actual taste.
why do you guys want to impress normies again?
well that post sounded like he was solely relying on sauvage for female attention. i don't see how this is not meme,/r9k/ worthy.
yeah man I fucked this birkenstock-core, bohemian chick while wearing secretions magnifique. she was like a cat in heat god damn
i'm here because a ysl l'homme advert arrived in the mail. haven't worn cologne since being a tryhard at 12. coasted on deodorant (old spice: fresh) that girls close to me complemented.
anyway. i cracked open the paper on the ysl ad and didn't really pay it much mind. gave it and l'intense a few sniffs, pleasant, i thought, but thought nothing more.
but then throughout the day i'd catch a whiff of something. and it was more than pleasant. it was mood altering. like i've spent my life seeking pleasure for my eyes and ears and brain and heart, but i'd completely forgotten about my nose. i kept picking up the sample and burying my nose in it. i couldn't help myself. must have done it a dozen times throughout the day.
so now i'm here, looking for scents for me. that will make me happy when i catch a whiff. that will transport me somewhere for a moment. i have no interest in invading others lives with unwanted scents. i just want a richer, fuller existence.
sorry for the blog. i don't know why i'm posting this.
nah this is a good post. I relate, although the interest verges on obsession and I spend an inordinate amount of time researching fragrances rather than actually experiencing them.
because fragrance is a niche interest within a niche interest? have fun anointing yourself in the finest of oud oils, but if he wants to fuck girls and you can't understand that, then that's autism
Are you me?
I've wasted hours watching fragrance reviews, browsing bottles on fragrantica, looking at prices on fragrancenet (and not buying). I have a decent collection, but I spend way more time looking at fragrance related stuff online than I probably should
Let's get some opinions going: Who's the best and worst YouTube fragrance reviewer?
I like Greggieboy a lot, although his channel activity has really fallen off. But he doesn't seem to fall into bullshit hyping, nor does he turn his nose up to mainstream stuff. I like Kristo a lot too, but he comes across as trying a bit too hard to be unique and go against the grain.
Least favorite is probably chad /white spirit bear / a gentlemans journey. he is just cringey as fuck to me. And his taste in fragrances kinda sucks
grow up, a fragrance will not help anyone get laid
I like Redolessence as he seems really knowledgeable and probably knows more technical details about fragrance than any other youtube fragrance reviewer. He said that he spent years actually studying the craft.
I don't necessarily like Jeremy Fragrance, but I like how he goes around asking random girls or sometimes have girl guest on who give their opinions. I wish other reviewers did this format more.
Katie Puckrick Smells was also a good reviewer that goes really in depth, but she hasn't been active in about 2 years. She still has a bunch of reviews you can check out.
What fragrance do you think would fit me best?
Right now I use Tom Ford TL and Le Labo rose 31. I guess I'm looking for a rough dangerous "bad boy" fragrance.
are there classic fragrances that still hold up today without smelling like a) an old man, or b) dated in general?
what would those classics be? like the male version of chanel no. 5, i suppose, though not necessarily as iconic. (what else could possibly be as iconic)
the original Acqua di Parma Colonia has been around since 1916 and doesn't smell "old" or old-fashioned
you can try browsing this list for some ideas, she seemed to have quit around #50 though
Kouros by YSL
when that kush hits you.jpg
When you do start wearing frags, make sure you give yourself 1-2 sprays on the chest so you get wafts from under your collar throughout the day. I live for that shit.
YouTube fragrance reviewer
I kind of hate them all. Not that I've seen many. The only one who I don't feel is wasting my time with meaningless shit is Fragrance Bros, but I rarely watch his/their shit unless it's something I'm interested in. I'm much rather read about frags on BN/FG.
I'm kind of in love with her.
Dracdoc is really the only one I've ever watched. He's not annoying, decent quality video and audio, and seems to know what he's talking about.
smelling good isnt going to help get you laid
looking good isnt going to help you get laid
any sort of perceivable factor about you isnt going to help you get laid
ok man i guess youve never been laid
What we getting for Autumn/Winter?
not the guy you're talking to, but i got laid most when i didn't care what i wore or what i smelled like, just did basic hygiene and wore jeans and shirts from the thrift store.
maybe clothes/cologne is useful in one night stands? i don't know, never had one of those. but from experience, at least with the kind of girls i've been with, it's been fairly unimportant.
Such an annoying argument.
The vast majority of women want a man who looks good, takes cares of himself, is in shape, dresses nice, etc. etc. Now, you may have all of those factors going for you and still not get laid. You may be missing a few of those factors and will indeed still get laid.
Scent/fragrance is the same way. It's not like you spray on sauvage and suddenly women want to sleep with you. But think of it as a point in your favor.
oh look at that guy
he looks good, nice body +1
nice smile +1
his shoes are kind of gay -1
wow expensive watch +1
hairline is receding a little bit -1
wow, he smells amazing +1
No one thing is going to get women to sleep with you, it's the accumulation of attributes (I didn't get into personality, which is a completely different set of factors). Except money. Women will sleep with you if you have money.
not having one night stands
Then they clearly liked you mostly due to your personality, not your basic hygiene and cheap shirts.
you can meet the love of your life by simply spraying on bleu de chanel
Pretty sure no one has insinuated that or thinks that. the argument is more of the "picking up chicks" side of things
Anyone have thoughts on this, smelled it at a store once and thought of copping it.
Thanks for the recs. Anything that's more on the Niche side?
well paypal offers security
This one doesn't get mentioned much, not sure why. I like it a lot, and my girl loves it. Its clean and fresh. An anytime scent. The lavender and birch wood combo kills me. imo it smells unique. They should have given it a different name tho, night doesn't suit it well. Buy worthy for sure
Can you even buy the EDTs anymore?
Great smell but really sharp and pungent at first lasts for a total of 2 hours before disappearing
i'm not involved in this thread at all but i fucking love that cat holy shit. i'm so drunk and that cat is so damn cute
can someone recommend a mint based frag. i've read good things about cartier roadster, so i might go with that. any others to look out for?
i don't think eliot hates people? he may be a bit of a social recluse but his whole motivation to do all of the shit he does in the show comes from a place of deep empathy not only for all the people in his life but humanity in general
he bought the 'it smells like a brick lmao' meme
he fell for the minimum wage/mom's basement meme
are you too poor to afford quality fragrance
want to buy my homemade cum fragrance for $500? highest quality/10 guaranteed
Thanks for the detailed description, very much appreciated.
I think I'll order a sample box as well. Where did you Order it from?
Fragrance Apprentice is my go to.
Goes through stages of uploading though. Check him out.
it's on the pricey side, but Frederic Malle Geranium Pour Monsieur is great, in my top 3 favorite fragrances
Heeley Menthe Fraiche
CdG Play Green
and though I haven't tried it yet, Acqua di Parma Colonia Club is a mint scent from a very good house
Any of you anons have experience with L'Artisan Parfumeur Voleur de Roses? What do you think?
Any suggestions for someone who likes Lacoste Blanc and Nautica Voyage?
Love "laundry fresh" scents if that matters. Problem is, I don't really care for the dry down of either voyage or blanc.
Thinking of sampling encre noire sport
Versace Pour Homme my man.
Already own it, appreciate the suggestion though.
Aside from Encre Noire Sport, I'm also thinking of sampling Acqua di Parma Colonia and Voyage d' Hermes.
Am I in the wrong ballpark choosing those scents?
Any recommendations for online vendors? Getting fragrances beyond very basic fashion houses is very difficult where I live (NZ) so my meager collection has been mostly via duty free.
Fragrancenet doesn't ship here has anybody used fragranceX.com or galaxyperfum.com? Or have other recommendations?
all I want to do is replace my rocky mountain he wood it's just about to run out
Thinking of sampling encre noire sport
Not laundry fresh, but fantastic,
Am I in the wrong ballpark choosing those scents?
If your ballpark is laundry fresh, yes.
I can't believe I typed the phrase "laundry fresh" twice. Fuck that's three.
That's not really my bag, but I'd bet you might like:
Allure Homme Edition Blanche
Bleu de Chanel
Green Irish Tweed
Wings for Men
Can anyone rec me a signature scent? Something versatile that can be worn night and day, any season or weather? 23 years old.
Colonia is definitely laundry fresh (Colonia Intensa and Colonia Essenza are better imo though)
Voyage d'Hermes is a gingery scent, I don't usually associate ginger with laundry though it is fresh
Should Aventus be in everyones collection or is it overrated. Personally I thought it smelled good ,but more for like a room smell not something to wear for a man.
Also is it true the Bleu de Chanel turns into a skin scent after 2 hours.
I'm not the biggest fan of Aventus, but you must've tried from a very pineapple-heavy batch with little of the woods to prefer it as a room scent. I don't want a room to smell like pencil shavings covered in pie filling
I saw this walking around Chicago yesterday near Clark and Adams and burst out laughing. Something about his face ...
The whole point of a signature scent is that it's a fragrance you chose on your own, no?
he could always force it. a signature scent to me is just something you wear enough that those in social circles can recognize as you, i.e., they smell it and think of you. but i have a rotation of scents to chose from, 3-4 s/s and f/w each, as opposed to one "signature," so what do i know
sample L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme
it just smells like Allure Homme Sports with cocoa instead of orange
No price range given so affordable ones:
Encre Noir Sport
my bf wears the extreme version of this and i love it. I like when we wear gourmands together
lanvin avant garde smells likee a mixture of weed , la nuit de l'homme and one million
Should Aventus be in everyones collection
I thought it already was. While it is a crowd pleaser, my bottle is almost full after years because it isn't interesting enough imo. And BdC has pretty meh longevity on me too. Another crowd pleaser that I grew bored of quickly.
I only have bleu de chanel edp in my collection, but want to start expanding it. Any recommendations?
Will check out, thanks.
True, but tips on versatile scents will hopefully point me in the right direction .
Thanks, already own TdH but not sure if I'm mature enough to really pull it off yet. Will check out the others.
I don't own aventus. Can't bring myself to spend that much on a single bottle. Not broke, just a cheapskate.
And yea BDC is way underwhelming. It hasn't gotten me nearly the compliments that Sauvage gets me either. Turns into a skin scent after probably 90 minutes. Sauvage has amazing longevity on me and as a bonus, it sticks around on whatever clothing I was wearing. So if I'm rewearing a shirt or jacket, even days later, it will still smell of Sauvage's base notes
What does Sauvage smell like. I always hear it smells like lipstick.
Aventus isn't interesting
This. Smells like a generic aquatic wood with a little bit of fruit. This is from a deluxe sample that's only dabbable so idk if the atomizer is the way to go.
I didn't know you could have a collection consisting of only a single bottle
Ambergris, spicy, citrusy, bit of woods and vetiver. I'm not good with likening a smell to something, but no I don't get "lipstick" at all
The older men only meme doesn't apply to TdH, and really only applies to powdery-amber pieces of shit.
L'occitane's vetiver. A steal for the price and I think they're phasing it out soon.
Still, to my nose it feels pretty formal for my everyday student life. I do wear it on occasion though.
I use the Armaf clones of Aventus and GIT and it's great. Especially if you don't think Aventus or GIT is anything special, but would like to use it as a everyday safe scent. Cheap, reversed engineered to smell near identical, and bottles are designed well/not cheap looking.
quite a lot of girls swear by this, although they don't stock everything you might want.
this place is legit with several brick and mortar stores stocking various frags and some nice clothes, but not cheap
I do wonder if other online options like perfumenz.co.nz are legit or not
Hey thanks for the suggestions. Been wanting to try 212 for a while and your post just made me pull the trigger on some samples.
Colonia Intensa and Colonia Essenza are better imo though
Think I'll pick them up after I try the original.
amazingreen, 2 man, hinoki, standard, serpentine, all three of the series 4: cologne, energy c series, play series.
Their smoky shit is really good too, not too hard to like. Top tier weird scents also.
I do splits through facebook groups. I'd def trust people from Veeky Forums, but never do anything before I get the money anyways.
Does Armaf just produce clones? That's some lulzy shit; one of their Derby Club frags is an exact replica of TdH and another one copies Silver Mountain Water. Some Tom Ford clones as well, all pretty fucking accurate.
I wouldn't buy their stuff but at least they're good at what they do. Just seems sorta slimy to me.
ended up going with fragrancex as strawberrynet didn't have in stock what I wanted
we'll see what happens. I payed via paypal which should give me some protection I'll report back.
Sucks being an ausfag
Shipping is ridiculously expensive so splits from anywhere else aren't feasible
L'Homme by YSL
Boss Bottled Intense by Hugo Boss
Club De Nuit Intense for Men by Armaf
Dior Homme is the one that smells like lipstick.
it's really fresh compared to other incense or fruity scents
Really? This is how lipstick smells nowadays?
I'm oblivious, just heard that lipstick rose and drôle de roses smell like old-fashion lipstick. Grandma type stuff.
It reminds people of lipstick, but might not be exactly what lipstick smells like, probably because of the iris note and powdery accord.
There's plenty more going on in DH, but I can definitely perceive what reviewers describe as a "makeup-bag" or lipstick smell.
FragranceBros, Redolessence, Greggieboy, Maximilian Heusler, Lanier Smith, The Fragrance Apprentice
Anything iris-y or powdery will probably remind people of cosmetic products. I think when people are comparing it to lipstick, it's just because it's the easiest way for them to call to mind what they're smelling. Also, a lot of people just parrot what others have said.
book name pls?
Perfumes: The A-Z Guide
By Luca Turin, Tania Sanchez
literally just got this last week after using the deostick and getting addicted to it's warm dark smell.
i'm not an expert on fragrances but this is nice. the deostick has a much darker smell which i personally prefer. do yourself a favor and buy the big bottles at once. the tiny ones are (suprise) fucking tiny and im mad i didn't spend 20€ more on 2x the volume.
I spent $100 on YSL L'Homme and nobody has complimented me on it yet.
I want my money back.
lol, never buy retail for designer scents, bruh
what the fuck, did you buy 200ml? 100ml is 50€ here
How many sprays and where?
I bought some gift pack at macys, has one big bottle and a little bottle. I haven't even gotten through the small one yet, I will probably have this shit until I'm 40.
I know now, right after this I saw almost a full bottle of Helmut Lang for 80 bucks :(
Idk usually 2, one in front of me / chest area and one towards my face / neck
Idk usually 2
That sounds low for L'Homme. Add a spray and ask people throughout the day if they can smell you within arm's reach. If not, next time add another. Avoid proximity to nose, i.e. face/front of neck to prevent olfactory fatigue, and your use of the word "towards" gives me pause. Make sure you hold the sprayer close enough that most of the juice is actually hitting your skin.
Just received my Imaginary Authors samples in the mail. They gave me 3 extra samples and a hand written note, which I thought was very nice of them. I'm sick right now so I won't be able to test it out til next week. I did spray Every Storm A Serenade on my wrist and got complimented by 2 friends that loved it. I can't wait to actually spend some time on these scents.
I love the iris in Dior Homme Parfum, it's there at the opening and it stays all the way to the end.
Anyone know where to get any interesting pdf book on perfume?
Been interested to read the one about JCE making sur le nil, no chance to buy that here.
why would anyone compliment your common mallcore cologne?
The Macy's fragrance counter is literally the very worst place you can go to shop for cologne. I would feel bad spending someone else's money there, let alone mine.
How much cologne is proper to wear?
only enough so that someone embracing you can smell it
enough that anyone passing by can smell it
enough that it lingers after passing by
enough for everyone in a small room to smell
Enough that it lingers. You want people to notice you smell good. Don't be one of those passive retards that go "hurr a gentlemans scent should never be smelt by another unless 2 inches away from skin , tip le fedora, open doors for old women ". Listen man, You want to get notice by cute girls? You want compliments? You want to stand out a little? Make sure people can smell your cologne and don't be afraid of "over spraying".
this is horrible advice if you're not a minority or have graduated middle school
one spray at the base of the neck
one spray at the base of the neck
People in my personal space, or arm's length feels right.
Is way too much, unless you're in an Arab culture.
and is way too little. I was a one spray guy for years but I finally realized nobody could smell my scent.
why do frag generals contain so many autistic interpretations of alpha male-isms?
No, you'd be a nuisance. No one likes being near that guy drenched in cologne, no matter how fancy it is.
people with the most to prove need to speak the loudest
this is also shitty advice. one spray works for ultra-projectors like TL but as a general rule that's just dumb.
3 sprays imo is perfect. maybe start out w/ two if you're apprehensive about the strength..
What do you guys think of the Ultime?
I know this may sound disgusting, but am I the only one who's noticed that Bath and Body Works reformulated all of their stuff and now it's all utter crap? What happened... it used to be a simple pleasure. Even the drydown is now sad.
The Body Shop > Bath and Body Works
Thoughts on pic related? It got really mixed opinions on fragrantica and rarely see it posted here.
i know myself and at least one other user here love it
it's pretty much all mint in the beginning, but as it dries the geranium and star anise really start to shine. really fresh and classy, a modern take on the classic fougere a la L'Artisan Fou d'Absinthe, so you might think it's a little mature smelling (I certainly don't think so, though)
only cons i can say are that the mint could settle sooner and those who need monster longeavity and projection maybe disappointed
You're under-spraying. A fragrance like L'Homme is not going to choke anybody out or be too strong, so you can handle spraying on 5-6+ sprays. 1 Chest, 2 either side of neck, 2 each wrist, 1 bonus spray on chest area with shirt on is how I usually wear L'Homme. And I hate to break it to you, but L'Homme isn't a compliment monster. People will probably smell you and think you smell good, but it's not one of those that stops people in their tracks and forces them to say something (Sauvage for instance garners me this type of attention).
By the way, you need to start sampling fragrances at the retailer, and then going home and buying the one you want online for as much as 50% less. fragrancenet and beautyspin are my go-to.
One more thing. Don't spray this shit on your face, your facial skin is much more sensitive than the rest of your skin. Besides, you don't want it getting in your eyes / in your mouth, and with such close proximity to your nose you'll go nose-blind to it super quick.
about JCE making sur le nil
I think you're thinking of the New Yorker article:
The correct answer is: it depends on the occasion. Intimate evening with a date/gf/spouse? Wear a couple sprays of something gourmand/sexy. Going to the club and partying til 3am? 6+ sprays of a compliment beast like sauvage or spicebomb. Spending the day at the park, outdoors, at the beach? 3-4 sprays of a nice bright citrus-based frag. Work in an office/in close proximity to others indoors all day? Don't wear anything. Seriously, it's just rude to subject other people to be forced to smell your cologne for 8 hours a day.
does anyone want to trade or buy my bottle of zagorsk for something else from CDG?
I actually like it
the thing I kind of don't like about it is that its very far from L'Homme, I think YSL could have made this it's own fragrance and not a L'Homme flanker.
Has jeremy fragrance ever even do a review of YSL L homme ?
He always talks about it ,but I can't seem to actually find his review of it
i have a feeling Dale has been in this general before
Thanks for the info. I'm not super into fragrances but I had heard about l'homme, I happened to be at macys and decided to pick it up. I'll be more cautious in the future
L'Homme is definitely good, and a good choice for somebody who simply wants to smell good, and doesn't care about owning multiple frags for different occasions. It's a great all-weather, all-occasion fragrance imo. If you want to delve deeper into the fragrance realm, however, you might eventually find L'Homme to be a little bland (this is what happened to me). But even then, it's great for casual wear.
It's too expensive of a hobby for me atm, but this L'Homme should last me a good while.
Why do you need a full review from Jeremy? His mentions of it in his other videos convey what he thinks of it: "hot weather, indoors, casual." Besides, his "reviews" are usually pretty lacking in comparison to other youtube reviewers. Where his channel shines is his "field studies" where he sees what women think of each fragrance.
L'Homme / Dior Homme / Bleu de Chanel are great all arounders.
La nuit de l'homme excellent for a date night.
Consider Creeds if you're loaded and Drakkar Noir if you're on a budget.
maxed out 4160 tuesdays
return it and exchange for ormonde man. same structure with oud pink pepper combo but the black hemlock note is killer. i think royal oud tried to copy
dude sweet and pleasant are not adjectives id use to describe my tuscan leather which i got 3 years ago. id trust beautyspin. did tom ford sell to loreal? they made tl sweet? fucking depressing
interlude man. not even trolling. half spray.
hahaha daver is a contrarian that pushes feminine scents and lives to bully the co host. he also bitches heavily about price but then is silent about price when he gets expensive stuff for free. just do your own sampling it's much easier than listening t someone trying to tell you oud actually smells good or some other nonsense
i love aventus. own about 40 bottles and use that stuff as much as the rest combined
Am I the only one who buys sample bottles for the year instead of full bottles?
The seasons change so quick I feel it's a waste of money to pay for a full bottle. I usually get a couple of sample fragrances for each season so I'm always smelling good, saving money, and always unique.
hey guys whatsup jeremy here with wankeur pour homme. it smells of citrus and wood and musk. very nice, clean and manly smell, but also a bit generic. anyone could wear this. the girls ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT, however. check out this clip. projection and longeveity are decent. all in all a pleasant fragrance worth buying if you don't already have a safe everyday cologne that also get panties wet.
total runetime: 4:54
this is rick from dude cologne dudes
i'm here today to talk about wankeur pour homme
wankeur pour homme is the latest offering from wankeur
according to the wankeur website, the nodes are bergamot, grapefruit, vetiver, sandalwood, ambroxan and musk
it can be bought at department stores
it comes in 1 oz bottles, 2 oz bottles, and 3.4 oz bottles
it comes in this dark box with the wankeur logo
and here's the bottle. as you can see it's made from tinted glass and has a cap
i think wankeur pour homme smells like citrus, wood and musk
it's a very safe scent but also quite manly
the longeivity and projection are both average
it's very inoffensive and no one should mind you wearing this as long as you don't put on too much
reports on basenotes are that women love this fragrance
so who is this fragrance for? i think wankeur made this fragrance to be a real crowdpleaser and appeal to a very wide range of men. i could really see anybody from ages 15 and up wearing this, and at any occasion
alright. bye guys. see you next time
total runtime: 15:13
The newest batch of samples I got are pretty nice so far.
Atelier Orange Sanguine
Smells like an orange, fizzy drink. Sweet and orange but not nauseatingly candyish. Kind of reminds me of Fico di Amalfi but orange instead of fig and grapefruit.
Nice, sort of refined citrus scent. The notes and reviews online say that it smells like a gin fizz but I was getting a lemon/lime iced tea accord from it.
L'Artisan Passage d'Enfer
Light, soapy incense. I really like this one. Maybe it's the lily that makes it soapy and light, I'm not 100% sure what lily smells like. Might have to buy a bottle.
As a followup, what are some good masculine/unisex lily fragrances?
does anyone know of a longer lasting alternative to CDG black?
alternatively do any kind anons have layering recommendations for cdg black
I bought this and Versace's "The Dreamer" did I fuck up or are these good fragrances? Still waiting for them in the mail.
Best cologne I've ever owned. Smells phenomenal.
Versace's "The Dreamer"
It's suposed to be a really good lavender scent, but I can never find it to actually test it. Do report back when you get it.
Jeremy vs Robes
ywn be rich enough to buy a full set of Tom Ford Private Blends on a whim
ywn be rich enough because instead of saving your money up and establishing yourself so you can afford nice clothes later you instead blow your money early on.
S A V E
Did a review of dua stuff recently. If you are into the fragcom you probably heard a lot about them the past few months
What the fuck is the point of having nice clothes if you're old and haggard and the best clothes in the world won't make you beautiful?
Fragrances made from houses in Dubai are just ways for ISIS and other terrorist groups to launder money.
Well you see, if you started saving when you were 15-21 you could have spending money by the time you're 25-30 and if you're old and haggard in your late 20s early 30s then you have more than monetary problems.
edp personally, have both and got way more compliments on the latter
tfw wealthy enough to buy a full set of TFPB without even flinching at the price
only poor people can't buy nice things without worrying
take your plebian income somewhere else user
only poor people can't buy nice things without worrying
i'm poor ($40k/year) but without much of a social life or a family to support, i've got a ton of disposable income
protip: you aren't poor
try living in a major city on 40k a year
Try living on 12k a year you fuck
bump for Creed recs
40k a year
Some people get by on 20k a year. Poor is like 8k-14k a year. You privileged fuck.
yeah beyond a certain low to mid salary point it becomes less about how much you earn, and more about how you control your expenses
tfw i just bought a 50ml bottle of TL impulsively
how am i going to finish this 250ml bottle of TV
i already want to buy a 100mml of OW
kill me now
why don't you split your TV? I'm sure there's a couple of people on FB that would love to buy some
Is this a good deal?
Adult Swim is selling $34 Brooklyn Candle Company candle for $10 as part of promotion to promote their web shows.
what groups do i look for on FB
i live in a very uneffay area i doubt people are looking for expensive fragrance here
Anyone know a good way to store your fragrance with limited space?
Box under your bed.
The group I use is The Fragrance Guru Nation that is moderated by our friend Robes08
facebook com/ groups/222106934487169
I actually bought a frag and decant from someone on the group. Lots of people buy and sell there
are you that limited you can't stick a few small bottles in a closet or dresser drawer?
I'm living in the miserable summer heat/humidity of the southeast US, and on extremely hot days I feel like I'm flushing money down the drain by spraying on fragrance. Even frags that have decent longevity completely disappear within an hour or so. I'm saying I can press my nose against my arm and not smell a damn thing.
Any tried & true frags out there that stand strong through brutal summer heat?
Al Rehab's Silver pure perfume oil, it smells like Silver Mountain Water it lasts long, projects well and since its pure oil, its not going to to go away even if you sweat a lot
actually, when I go out running in the heat I sometimes use this and it lasts throughout my run and after the shower I take when I finish
thinking of copping Carolina Herrera's CH men or men prive, anyone have experience with these and what you would you reccomend?
also been looking to get something from Le Labo, going to london and paris in about 3 months and im for sure gonna get both of their city exclusives, any other suggestions on what to cop from them?
We will need the following to answer your question: detailed pictures of your space. A blueprint or schematic. A list of every piece of furniture with dimensions of surface area and storage. A list of all your frags and bottle dimensions.
But seriously, what were you hoping to get as an answer here? Where do you put anything in your life?
any thoughts on Le Male, just got a bottle brand new (tester tho) for like 40 bucks 125ml
you know that smell when it's winter and you can faintly smell the pine trees and a fire burning in the distance, is there any fragrance like that?
Gucci By Gucci Pour Homme reminds me of that. Although its longevity and projection is questionable.
In my anus but I ran out of space
Anyone know a frag that smells like "Christmas season?" Not winter.
Pretty subjective, but to me:
Creed Royal Oud
Eau d'Italie's Sienne l'Hiver
Some people get by on 20k a year. Poor is like 8k-14k a year
I literally blew fino sherry out my nose
Then I felt bad
I'm so sorry user :(
I have a fragrance addictions. I'm just so caught up in finding the "perfect" scent for me and I just know that's an impossible feat. I've probably spent over 200 dollars JUST on samples in the past 2 months. I have enough cologne to last me the next 2 years, JUST on samples alone. But I'm just obsessed in collecting full bottles of the fragrances that I consider PERFECT for me. Fuck, I don't even go out that much either.
Need some help fellas.
How do I remove the spraying cap of a perfume bottle?
Specifically the fragrance is D&G The One
I'm trying to open it so I can fill my atomizer up.
When I'm twisting it it makes a clicking sound, and I don't want to force it.
I've also tried pulling it straight up but it seems pretty tight.
Ah, you mean you want to expose the tube so you can fill your Travalo? There are a few stupid sprayer designs that do not allow the sprayer to be removed. 99% of them pull off easily, but a couple had to be special...
You did good senpai, vintage is a great scent. Personally I wear it during the colder months. I get a mature vibe from this one. Classic and confident.
what kind of atomizer do you use?