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post #46 of 83
All quotes originally by T4phage:
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Too citrusy huh?  I thought the aroma was more: piney, tea, citrus.
Well Penhaligon's - on their website - describe it as: Top Notes - Citrus, Lavender Middle Notes - Aromatic Spices, Pine Base Notes - Woody, Musk But what put me off was the first 'blast' of citrus.
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Did you get it at Celeste?
To be honest, no. I bought it at Penhaligon's Burlington Arcade shop. A short, sweet break in London the week before Easter.
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For a totally different scent, try Lancome's "Trophee Lancome". A spring/summer scent that is mildly floral. Totally different but very very nice.
I may, although I now probably have more bottles than is good for me   . On the other hand, I am keeping Penhaligon's Hammam Bouquet in the back of my mind. At first I thought that much too floral, but the lady at Penhaligon's insisted I took a try-out sample, and on later reflection I must say I find myself liking it in a strange way.
post #47 of 83
Picked up a bottle of Dunhill X-Centric for $20 at Marshalls. The package was sealed and there was no tester, so I took a chance. It smells good - perfect for spring/summer or daytime. Fairly light with a slight sharp edge, and a citrusy-scent. Very cool bottle as well. My only qualm is that it seems to wear off fast, but maybe I just get used to the scent and can't smell it after a while. Anyone else have experience with this? I've been wearing Lauder Pleasures for men for a year or so. Its a nice daytime scent. It's softer and sweeter - kind of hard to explain but it's not overwhelming. Apsen and Apsen Discovery are both nice for the money - around $10/ounce (cheap.). Aspen has a slight musky, outdoorsy scent. The Discovery version is a little spicier - I like it for after working out. My next purchases will be Azzaro Chrome, Gucci Rush, Bvlgari (either the original or Blv), or maybe the Lacoste fragrance. By the way, ever seen the cologne made by Jaguar (motorcars)? I was surprised when I saw it at Boston Store. Wonder if it smells like exhaust or [leaky] oil?
post #48 of 83
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By the way, ever seen the cologne made by Jaguar (motorcars)?  I was surprised when I saw it at Boston Store.  Wonder if it smells like exhaust or [leaky] oil?  
Maybe it smells like a burning electrical system. On the x-centric, I read a review on Basenotes that stuck with me: "they should have called it x-tra boring." As such I've never tried it. If it doesn't last I am not going to bother though, even if it's good. I can't stand stuff that wears off in a few hours- I feel cheated.
post #49 of 83
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By the way, ever seen the cologne made by Jaguar (motorcars)?  I was surprised when I saw it at Boston Store.  Wonder if it smells like exhaust or [leaky] oil?  
Maybe it smells like a burning electrical system. On the x-centric, I read a review on Basenotes that stuck with me: "they should have called it x-tra boring." As such I've never tried it. If it doesn't last I am not going to bother though, even if it's good. I can't stand stuff that wears off in a few hours- I feel cheated.
I just picked up the X-Centric because it was cheap and I wanted to try a new cologne. The scent is okay, I just hate the fact that I put it on two hours ago and I can't even smell it anymore.
post #50 of 83
Oh, anybody know about Burberry Weekend? What is the scent like/comparable to? They had it for $17 (for a 1oz bottle) and I almost bought that instead. Is it worth getting?
post #51 of 83
Versace: I agree on the choice of Chrome. Nice, simple, clean scent; perfect for the summer. Have you tried Bvlgari Blv or Lacoste already? I found Blv to be horribly sweet smelling, I felt like I was walking around with candy stuck to me. Lacoste was too feminine for my taste. I tried Acqu di Parma Colonia Assoluta the other day. Wonderful fragrance. Unfortunately none of the online discount sites seem to sell it. How does X-Centric compare to the standard Dunhill? That is one of my favorites.
post #52 of 83
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Versace: I agree on the choice of Chrome. Nice, simple, clean scent; perfect for the summer. Have you tried Bvlgari Blv or Lacoste already? I found Blv to be horribly sweet smelling, I felt like I was walking around with candy stuck to me. Lacoste was too feminine for my taste. I tried Acqu di Parma Colonia Assoluta the other day. Wonderful fragrance. Unfortunately none of the online discount sites seem to sell it. How does X-Centric compare to the standard Dunhill? That is one of my favorites.
Chrome is definitely a winner. I don't think I have smelled Blv (just the original Bvlgari, and I believe Bvlgari Black), and I haven't smelled Lacoste either. I just heard good things about Blv and Lacoste so i thought I'd look into them more. Thanks for the tips though, I should just stick with Chrome. Haven't tried the standard Dunhill so I can't help you out there.
post #53 of 83
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I don't think I have smelled Blv (just the original Bvlgari, and I believe Bvlgari Black), and I haven't smelled Lacoste either.  I just heard good things about Blv and Lacoste so i thought I'd look into them more.  Thanks for the tips though, I should just stick with Chrome.
I got a sample of the Lacoste a couple of months ago, and it is good, but it smells "average."  I don't really know how to describe it, you just smell it and you're like 'yeah, it's cologne.'  I don't think you would ever put it on and people would say, "Is that the new Lacoste cologne?" or, "I love your cologne."  It just doesn't seem to be that unique, but could be a good casual/daily wearer if you found it at a good price.  FWIW I also got a sample of the X-Centric and loved it, but like others mentioned  it seems to wear off pretty fast.  Might just be my body type though, as I can't seem to find anything that lasts all day. Kevin
post #54 of 83
Some of my favorites: "Piper Nigrum" by Lorenzo Villoresi A very unique pepper and spice scent. Very complex, probably my all time favorite. "Siecle" by Fragonard. Vanilla, hint of citrus, maybe some cedar. My wife's favorite. "Silver Mountain Water" by Creed. Love the black currant note. Not particularly long lasting. "Vetiver Extraordinaire" by Frederic Mahl. Very stong vetiver note. Smells like crushed leaves and moss, and cool, damp earth. I've got a closet full of scents, but these are some of my current favorites.
post #55 of 83
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Originally posted by Looking to Improve:
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...Penhaligon's "Raquet Formula": A recent acquisition. T4phage encouraged me to try their "Blenheim Bouquet". I thought that a bit too citrusy and ended up with this one after smelling through quite a few of their colognes. Added bonus: my girlfriend can't keep her hands off me when I wear it. T4phage, many thanks for pointing me to Penhaligon's.
No problems   .  Too citrusy huh?  I thought the aroma was more: piney, tea, citrus.  Did you get it at Celeste? For a totally different scent, try Lancome's "Trophee Lancome". A spring/summer scent that is mildly floral.  Totally different but very very nice.
I've not tried Raquet Formula, but Endymion is one of the regulars in my "rotation." Blenheim was just a bit too piney for my taste. My wife said it smelled like pine-sol cleaner to her, (although she said that this is sexy on a man because it implies that he's been doing housework.)
post #56 of 83
Versace Man, if you want to try Burberry Weekend Marshall's looks to be the only place for it. I was told at the local Parisian that it has been pulled from the shelves so apparently it's been discontinued. Give BLV a chance, btw, I really like it. j., I just don't get everyone's attraction to TM Cologne. Right now I'm awash in samples as I'm trying to decide where to drop real money on fragrances. I do have Lanvin L'Homme, Hermes Equipage and RL Safari in minis. I'm really liking Truefitt & Hill's Freshman as well as 1805. Eventually I'll buy one of those two. Great summer scents. I picked up some samples of Bond 9 fragrances yesterday. Bond was the Creed distributor in NYC until they started their own line. Creed's MI, Himalaya and Sliver Mountain Water are all nice. When I smelled Royal English Leather I really thought I might throw up. Anyone here use Caswell Massey fragrances?
post #57 of 83
Anything in my Creed collection (although I am partial to MI right now), Romeo Gigli, Allure Homme, Xeryus Rouge...
post #58 of 83
i've never been a cologne guy, i've always retained that body wash smell (which smells good, according to the gf). but i just picked up the RL romance silver, approved, again, by the gf.
post #59 of 83
Wow you brought this post back.

My favorite fragrance is A*Men/Angel.

Some others I wear are
Christian Dior Homme and Fahrenheit
Jean Paul Gaultier Gaultier2 and Fleur de Male
Gucci Pour Homme 2

Cant wait for fall and winter to start Angel and Dior Homme again.
post #60 of 83
Right now it's Dulce & Gabanna Light Blue but I also have:

Polo Double Black
Issey Miyake (not sure of the name)
Burberry Britt (again, not sure of the name)
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