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post #31 of 70

I have some Truefitt & Hill Trafalgar for when I forget to shower, but mostly I prefer the smell of the King of Shaves stuff that comes in the little plastic bottle.

post #32 of 70
Tauer L'Aire du Desert Marocaine, but it runs about $125 shipped from Switzerland.
post #33 of 70
Here are a few I would try:

Lighter/Citrusy:
Chanel Pour Monsieur
One of the Acqua Di Parma Colognes

Heavier:
Chanel Egoiste
Chanel Sycomore (though this is a bit more expensive)
Guerlain Heritage
Hermes Belami
post #34 of 70
I switched to D&G The One and have had a ridiculous amount of female compliments.
post #35 of 70

The only compliment I ever got (except from my wife mwink[1].gif) was in Nicole Farhi, one of the male members of staff asked me what parfum I was wearing, to which i answered, i am married (joking..) I said Terre D'Hermes! his face said ooh la la and he moved on to fold some shirts.

post #36 of 70
I have dozens but if I had to live with just one for year-round wear, it would be either Escentric 01 by Escentric Molecules or Bigarade Concentree by Frederic Malle. Neither are easy to get and will likely be a bit over $100 but they are both totally unique without being in your face or overpowering and can be worn year round. I get lots of compliments with both and smell entirely different from everyone around me.

The Bigarade is by Jean Claude Ellena who actually made half the recommendations so far and all the Hermes scents for the last 10 years, the 01 is by Geza Scoen, imho the only other person close to Ellena in skill at the monent.

If you want something fresh and easier to get, you could try Blenheim Bouquet by Penhaligan's or something by Trumpers (Wellington/ Curzon/ GFT).
post #37 of 70
Thread Starter 

Hello all, OP here...

 

After doing a fair bit of reading and sniffing around the department stores and fragrance boutiques, I bought the following two bottles earlier this week:

 

Pino Silvestre (the original)

L`Anarchiste by Caron

 

Couldn't be more satisfied with both scents.  Let me add that the people over at Fragrantica can be of tremendous assistance when it comes to picking out smell-good.

 

-HS

 

 

post #38 of 70
I also enjoy basenotes.net when it comes to perfumes. Glad it worked out for you.
post #39 of 70
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Tauer L'Aire du Desert Marocaine, but it runs about $125 shipped from Switzerland.

+1000000000

This and YSL M7
post #40 of 70
I'll have to try the Terre D'Hermes after the reviews here but for now, I'd buy the following...

1) Pour Monsieur - Chanel
2) Egoiste - Chanel
3) Pi - Givenchy
4) Oud Wood - Tom Ford (Too expensive)
5) Bleu - Chanel

I have close to all Chanel fragrances for Men (all except Anteaus) and really like them. The different Allure variations are quite nice as well.
post #41 of 70
Wear only essential oils, and almost exclusively sandalwood. Pretty much a sandalwood junkie because my soap and shampoo are sandalwood, too. Sometimes I'll add vanilla. If one is not inclined to wear oil Crabtree & Evelyn makes a decent sandalwood fragrance eau de toilette.
post #42 of 70
With a 100$ budget I would most likely get a nice pack of niche decants, either 1.5 or 2.5ml smile.gif

when I like the fragrance I go for the ~ 8-30ml, sometimes 50ml

...stopped buying 100ml bottles long time ago
post #43 of 70
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+1000000000
This and YSL M7

Yeah, I like M7 also, we have good taste, haha. The problem w/ LDDM is it's not sold in any store that I know of, so you have to work at it to get a sample. Marioo is correct, buying as many samples as possible is never a bad investment. It allows you to wear a scent and live with it - some scents smell great the first 5 minutes in the dept store, but don't wear well - and vice versa.
post #44 of 70
I'd love to know where to buy samples - even if the per-ounce cost was 2x, 3x a 50mL bottle cost, I'd still buy them.
post #45 of 70
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Terre d'Hermès, Parfum.

+1
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