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post #95716 of 109053
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Anyone tried any CDG frags? been eyeing black for a while..

I went nuts on testing CDG fragrances this winter. A forewarning: I'm weird about scent preferences and lean toward the piney, funky smells.

I picked up samples of Odeur 53, Dover St Market, Black, Original, #2, CDG x Monocle Laurel and Hinoki, Amazingreen, Wonderwood, CDG x Hussein Chalayan Airborne, and Black, among other non-CDG fragrances.

Black was disappointing. It's been a few months, so I can't recall exactly why, sorry. My reaction was instant and I only wore it twice around the house. I liked a lot of other ones, with Laurel, Odeur 53, Airborne, and Wonderwood being some of my favorites, but I bought Hinoki. I realized Wonderwood is at every mens store in NYC, so it may be a little ubiquitous, but it does smell nice. Airborne is maybe the funkiest one of the bunch. Odeur 53 reminds me of my grandmother in good and bad ways...but mostly good ways. I almost bought Airborne but one time I thought I smelled just like my boss and got weirded out. I don't like Amazingreen; it reminds me of all those "clean" mallbro scents. That "clean" smell does nothing for me.

Terre d'Hermes is the best thing you can get at a mall here in North Carolina but not the best thing for me. I did like Hermes' grapefruit scent, whatever it's called. I have yet to find a Tom Ford I particularly like but the selection down here can be wonky. I don't think I've seen Tuscan Leather or the ouds. The Creeds I've tried, Virgin Island Water and Silver Mountain Water, have been nice, as everyone says. VIW is way cool but I haven't worn either enough to really report.

not CDG, but I bought and love Slumberhouse Norne because it's like a big wallop of pine sap and nutmeg. I don't see myself wearing much of it in the summer months though.
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Anyone try the new(ish) Blue line from CDG?
post #95718 of 109053
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Originally Posted by ghdvfddzgzdzg View Post

I went nuts on testing CDG fragrances this winter. A forewarning: I'm weird about scent preferences and lean toward the piney, funky smells.

I picked up samples of Odeur 53, Dover St Market, Black, Original, #2, CDG x Monocle Laurel and Hinoki, Amazingreen, Wonderwood, CDG x Hussein Chalayan Airborne, and Black, among other non-CDG fragrances.

Black was disappointing. It's been a few months, so I can't recall exactly why, sorry. My reaction was instant and I only wore it twice around the house. I liked a lot of other ones, with Laurel, Odeur 53, Airborne, and Wonderwood being some of my favorites, but I bought Hinoki. I realized Wonderwood is at every mens store in NYC, so it may be a little ubiquitous, but it does smell nice. Airborne is maybe the funkiest one of the bunch. Odeur 53 reminds me of my grandmother in good and bad ways...but mostly good ways. I almost bought Airborne but one time I thought I smelled just like my boss and got weirded out. I don't like Amazingreen; it reminds me of all those "clean" mallbro scents. That "clean" smell does nothing for me.

Terre d'Hermes is the best thing you can get at a mall here in North Carolina but not the best thing for me. I did like Hermes' grapefruit scent, whatever it's called. I have yet to find a Tom Ford I particularly like but the selection down here can be wonky. I don't think I've seen Tuscan Leather or the ouds. The Creeds I've tried, Virgin Island Water and Silver Mountain Water, have been nice, as everyone says. VIW is way cool but I haven't worn either enough to really report.

not CDG, but I bought and love Slumberhouse Norne because it's like a big wallop of pine sap and nutmeg. I don't see myself wearing much of it in the summer months though.

Hm. Great input mate, will think twice about copping black now. just when I read 'initial scents of pepper and leather' I was intrigued. I've heard good things about Hermes a lot but I think it's also quite popular, I want something that nobody has. Narciso Rodriguez is also an intriguing scent.. I'm hunting now on fragrantica. You not tried 8 88 or even 2?
Edited by R300 - 5/28/14 at 12:04pm
post #95719 of 109053
Guys, can I just wear bone/white derbies in a similar way to wearing bone/white sneakers?
post #95720 of 109053
I vote yes. In most cases they'll look better devil.gif what're you getting?/have
post #95721 of 109053
Just got these... have a decent idea of how to wear them, but want to maximize swag. foo.gif

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post #95722 of 109053
I would say probably best with lighter colors or contrasting colors. But those CCP are best I've seen personally.


post #95723 of 109053
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Have you tried any of the incense lines? It sounds like we have pretty similar tastes, as I had pretty much the same reaction to the fragrances you listed. My favorite is Kyoto and Avignon, but there are some really exotic and pleasant fragrances too (Ourzazate comes to mind). One of them smells a lot like Hinoki (not sure which) so you could probably skip that one

Also @Synthese what was that one chanel fragrance you posted in rp a long time ago? I meant to pick it up but can't remember anymore and I've lost the sample
post #95724 of 109053
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Have you tried any of the incense lines? It sounds like we have pretty similar tastes, as I had pretty much the same reaction to the fragrances you listed. My favorite is Kyoto and Avignon, but there are some really exotic and pleasant fragrances too (Ourzazate comes to mind). One of them smells a lot like Hinoki (not sure which) so you could probably skip that one

Also @Synthese what was that one chanel fragrance you posted in rp a long time ago? I meant to pick it up but can't remember anymore and I've lost the sample

I wear Ouarzazate regularly, and still love it, but it is frustratingly fleeting. The Chanel is Coromandel, which I find excellently alluring, exciting and dirty, although @Parker claims it's too fem for him. The other regulars are: Midnight in Paris, which is next to nothing on Amazon right now and must be one of the best fragrance deals; Portrait of a Lady, which is somewhat bombastic but exceptionally well-balanced if you like roses; Violet Blond, which I always want to call Violent Blonde and is somewhat violent (although I haven't been wearing too much lately); and a bunch of Lutens samples I'm working through right now - of which Sarassins and De Profundis are my favorites, with Borneo in the running as "interesting, but probably not going to kop." The two I'd like more of right now are Malle's Carnal Flower and TDC's De Bachmakov, which is perfect for spring but might not be perfect for summer.

Other non-starters have been Lutens' Rose de Nuit, which is maybe a little too old-lady for me; Cuir Mauresque, which certainly smells like cuir but doesn't make me dream of anything at all; Chene, which smells like the interior of a world-class sock drawer, but a sock drawer nonetheless; and Montale's black, white and red ouds, which smell to me like variations on circus peanuts (although I love Aoud Cuir d'Arabie, much to my girlfriend's chagrin).
post #95725 of 109053
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Give it a try. You may like it.

smelled nice, haven't tried on the skin

kid nick, other two besides those that I'm sampling are intesnse cafe which is a combination of oud, amber and vanilla and coffee which smells amazing but after awhile just smells like vanilla, i still like it though...the second is ex idolo which is really good but a touch feminine for me, pretty complex, some rose in it, don't know if i would purchase because it's a little hot and I'm looking for a cooler fragrance for the summer but i suppose that's the name of the game when it comes to ouds
post #95726 of 109053
Interesting, I like Black Oud a lot, never got circus peanuts. I'm a fan of several by Le Labo too, mainly Vetiver (smells like cdg2man but better to me with much more staying power), Patchouli 24 (smells gross in the bottle but great on your skin after a while, lasts forever), Santal 33 (leathery and delicious), and Rose 31 (inoffensive, not as strong as the others).
post #95727 of 109053
Black oud was my favorite - but I'd even rather wear Midnight Oud or Dark Rose (not that that's a direct comparison)
post #95728 of 109053
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I would say probably best with lighter colors or contrasting colors. But those CCP are best I've seen personally.


 

I'm so confused. Pretty sure that dudes shirt says Yohji in hindi. Wtf? Pretty sure I see the end of a 'yamamato' as well. That is so bizarre...

 

Regarding the shoe convo, I'm guessing bucks are not included in that right?

post #95729 of 109053

:-) synth. I pretty much like all of the Chanel Exclusifs. Coromandel is gorgeous and I wear it occasionally, but the vanilla bean / chocolate notes can veer into Opium or Angel territory for me. notthattheresanythingwrongwiththat ---all fragrance is unisex anyway. I think Mark Buxton was responsible for most of the CdG scents and I tend to like most of his stuff -- though I haven't tried his new brand yet. I wear the Jaisalmer and Kyoto often. they have an exotic, ethereal vibe to me.

 

If anyone can handle venturing beyond the Streetwear forum, the Scent of the Day thread is really good. Some dudes with a lot of fragrance knowledge.

post #95730 of 109053
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Originally Posted by artishard116 View Post

Interesting, I like Black Oud a lot, never got circus peanuts. I'm a fan of several by Le Labo too, mainly Vetiver (smells like cdg2man but better to me with much more staying power), Patchouli 24 (smells gross in the bottle but great on your skin after a while, lasts forever), Santal 33 (leathery and delicious), and Rose 31 (inoffensive, not as strong as the others).

This is only vetiver I've re bought over and over again probably not for everyone but definetly fits me I'd say.

Encre Noire by Lalique
http://www.basenotes.net/ID26126273.html

I've been in a need to buy a new fragrance mainly for summer. Not really sure what to get, I'm down to like 3 fragrances and only use two, any recommendations I've always like Acqua Di Parma colonia intense, kinda simple but I need something similar that's strong, I have somewhat dry skin so some kinda die down pretty quickly.
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