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post #91 of 141
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Joel,

Thanks for your comments. Well since I do love Baldessarini and we are getting closer to the kind of scent I prefer, could you recommend something similar that does last longer?
post #92 of 141
I don't really think Baldessarini is that short lived. Certainly it lasts longer than something like GIT. I've never really thought of it as a short-lived cologne.

BTW that Askmen article was written a long time ago, like 5 years ago or so. Personally I like Acqua di Gio, and wear it occasionally. It's a nice clear fresh scent, but isn't the end-all be-all that amjacks think it is.
post #93 of 141
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Amjacks?
post #94 of 141
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Originally Posted by Hey Man View Post
Thanks for your comments. Well since I do love Baldessarini and we are getting closer to the kind of scent I prefer, could you recommend something similar that does last longer?

I find Vera Wang for Men to be along similar lines, maybe a touch more floral.

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I don't really think Baldessarini is that short lived. Certainly it lasts longer than something like GIT. I've never really thought of it as a short-lived cologne.

As Drizzt points out, longevity has everything to do with body chemistry. i recommedn you go back to the store tomorrow and spray just Baldessarini (too many different samples will give you "olfactory fatigue") wear it around for the afternoon, see if it lingers. I like to test things of 3 or even 4 different days before I pull the trigger.
post #95 of 141
BTW if anyone is interested in Bond No. 9, tonight I stopped by the Bond No. 9 counter at SCP and the saleslady was very helpful. She gave me a bunch of samples and said she would send them out to people who were interested. You can contact her by calling Saks Fifth Avenue in Costa Mesa. Her name is Stephanie.
post #96 of 141
Basenotes buying and selling forum really helped me to zero in on my favorites. A 10 ml decant goes a really long way, especially since once you get into this you will quickly end up with a wardrobe of favorites and so will probably jump around a lot. It's a good cheap way to refine your tastes. I'm in Canada too, and have never had trouble with shipments. Also +1 on seeing Naz at the PerfumeShoppe if you are in Vancouver.

Creed BdP, mentioned a few times, is a favorite of mine. Creed GIT, LV Piper Nigrum, Helmut Lang Cuiron, Aramis Havana are as well (kind of a basenotes top 10).
post #97 of 141
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Basenotes buying and selling forum really helped me to zero in on my favorites. A 10 ml decant goes a really long way, especially since once you get into this you will quickly end up with a wardrobe of favorites and so will probably jump around a lot. It's a good cheap way to refine your tastes. I'm in Canada too, and have never had trouble with shipments. Also +1 on seeing Naz at the PerfumeShoppe if you are in Vancouver.

Creed BdP, mentioned a few times, is a favorite of mine. Creed GIT, LV Piper Nigrum, Helmut Lang Cuiron, Aramis Havana are as well (kind of a basenotes top 10).

Where do you find Aramis Havana? It's been discontinued, but I always ask for it anyway and have never found it.

+1 on BdP. It's my favorite fragrance.
post #98 of 141
I got my order of Chez Bond and Central Park from allshewants today... $120 shipped for those two
post #99 of 141
ever tried sex panther?
post #100 of 141
Mr Cairo sir, I have a quick question. I have been on a steady diet of Gucci Envy the past 15 months, and would like to try something similar, but with a more modern feel.

I'm thinking of Dior Homme, since it's peppery and woodsy, but a little on the sweet side, giving a younger scent.

What's your opinion?
post #101 of 141
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ever tried sex panther?

No matter how good it smelled, I could never wear that with a straight face.
post #102 of 141
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Mr Cairo sir, I have a quick question. I have been on a steady diet of Gucci Envy the past 15 months, and would like to try something similar, but with a more modern feel. I'm thinking of Dior Homme, since it's peppery and woodsy, but a little on the sweet side, giving a younger scent. What's your opinion?
I'm a huge Dior Homme supporter. It didnt do well here in the states (as is evidenced by Nordstroms already phasing it off the shelves), but that's mostly because of its strange topnotes. Most Americans buy based on first impression alone, and DH's initial whiff must seem sharp and off-putting to the usual AmJack raised on Aqua di Gio. At first it is very powdery and smells (as many before me have said) like women's makeup. This note is Iris (which Hedi seemed to be in love with; it featured prominently in 2 of the 4 Men's frags released by Dior while he was at the helm). But very soon Dior Homme settles into this awesome rich leathery sun-baked kind of thing. I love it. It definatly shares Gucci Envy's dry warmth, but it smells aomehow more "organic" or "earthy. There's a "glossiness" to Gucci Envy, you know? Dior Homme, on the other hand, always makes me think of suede. I totally recommend going for it. It may be too sweet for a humid summer day, but at night, its awesome. As always, I suugest looking for it at Scentiments, where I recently paid about $35 for a 3.4 oz. Tester (which is the exact same as a normal retail unit, just w/o the box, as they are produced with the intention of sitting out on the counter in stores)
post #103 of 141
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Where do you find Aramis Havana? It's been discontinued, but I always ask for it anyway and have never found it.

+1 on BdP. It's my favorite fragrance.

I got it on eBay about a year or so ago. I'm pretty sure that there are people on basenotes buying & selling that will decant (I'm not really set up to do it).
post #104 of 141
Armani Mania amazing shit and yes, the girls love it. I have had girls literally smelling me ALL night. Lacoste RED Style in Play another of my favorites. Clean and fresh, like a crisp wine. simple and clean and won't cost you an arm and a leg like most of the niche fragrances listed.
post #105 of 141
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I got it on eBay about a year or so ago. I'm pretty sure that there are people on basenotes buying & selling that will decant (I'm not really set up to do it).

I just learned that basenotes is discontinuing decant sales on April 15.
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