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post #12586 of 20232
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Originally Posted by playdohh22 View Post

when i still gave a shit about my appearance and how i was presented, creed himalaya, i still use it. but i just realized the price doesn't fit my budget. i was looking into top cologne that attract women lists earlier and was considering using "Acqua Di Gio By Giorgio Armani For Men" . does anyone have any feedback on that?
but i know a few friends who use that, and would assume it wouldn't be too original, and i would prefer something a little bit more original. though i would still like a review on it.

My own opinion is that it's a fairly generic citrus/aquatic. It came onto the market in 1996, and it's very much a fragrance of its time. But I think the bigger problem with Acqua di Gio is just that you're going to smell like everyone else.
post #12587 of 20232
that's what i figured...

well would you have any recommendations? i'm 20 years old, the age range of women who i am trying to attract with the scent ranges from 20 to 30 lol. personalities are all diverse as well, if that matters. and as for personal preference, character wise i'd like something that is casual and laid back that i could use during the day or night. i have not a single clue when it comes to cologne.
post #12588 of 20232
The other SOTD regulars might shun me for saying this, but you might want to give Bleu de Chanel a try. It's a mainstream scent, not meant to be weird or challenging, but it's quite good for what it is, IMO. Given your goals, I think it might be a good choice.

Another possibility that occurs to me off the top of my head is Voyage d'Hermes.
post #12589 of 20232
@playdohh22: Abercrombie - Fierce. wink.gif Really, not that bad. But quite generic too, at least in Germany. I found out yesterday that it's from the same nose that created Amber Ambsolute, so that's also a reason why I recommend it to you, lol.
Edited by b1os - 9/11/12 at 7:33am
post #12590 of 20232
Today: it was cool again and again I reached for something in the winter drawer - another amber, now that I think of it.

Ambers tend to take one of two forms - sweet, or not. What we call 'amber' is generally made up of vanilla, labdanum, and (sometimes) benzoin - so you can see where the sweetness comes from. Amber Absolute, for instance, is a sweet amber - as is Youth Dew Amber Nude and Yves Rocher Voile d'Ambre.

On the other hand, yesterday I pulled Goutal's Ambre Fetiche which is a dry, smoky, whip-cracking amber. Supposedly a leathery amber, I can't say for sure about that but it worked for me very nicely. Today, though, I spun through a bunch of other scents (including the Tobacco-based ones discussed yesterday) and hit upon my decant of Kerosene's Copper Skies. This one is a spicy tobacco-amber and is quite satisfying. There's a bit of sweetness in all ambers, I suppose but this one is well-balanced and if it lasts through the day might be a winner.

- playdohh22, winter's coming - I'd suggest a good Amber scent like the aforementioned, or the Prada Amber Intense, or Amber Absolute if you can find it. Also consider Chanel Egoiste which is not an amber but a wonderful fruity-spicy sandalwood.
post #12591 of 20232
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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

How much TV are you looking for?

Eh, maybe 10ml, just to have around.
post #12592 of 20232
Today: Satori Iris Homme, again.
post #12593 of 20232
Monocle Scent 1 today.
post #12594 of 20232
This evening: Crown Perfumery Eau de Quinine.
post #12595 of 20232
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This evening: Crown Perfumery Eau de Quinine.

Have you ever given a mini-review of Eau de Quinine? I checked the notes and it looks like it would have a very old-school, gentlemanly vibe.
post #12596 of 20232
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This evening: Crown Perfumery Eau de Quinine.

Have you ever given a mini-review of Eau de Quinine? I checked the notes and it looks like it would have a very old-school, gentlemanly vibe.

This review on Basenotes pretty much nails it as being consistent with my thoughts on it:
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Quinine itself is not the kind of thing you consume and go, "Oh, delicious, must have more! Immediately" It's rather to be savored, a fact to which those who appreciate the perverse pleasure inherent in sipping tonic water - or even certain bitter aperitifs like my personal favorite, Campari - might attest. I bought it because I love this kind of bitterness . . . And too because I'm drawn to anything containing petitgrain, which has its own little weirdly medicinal, old-fashioned apothecary thing going on at times. The topnotes of this scent take you right into gin and tonic territory, complete with a healthy slice of lime (the bergamont), and then that burns off into the heart of petitgrain, which is cool, powdery and characteristically a little aspirin-like and here nicely complimented with some spicy counterpoints courtesy of the nutmeg et al. The powder base definitely works for me as well and makes this an ideal scent for incendiary days when even the idea of fragrance almost seems to be almost too much.

This was a review from a chick who was wearing this and it reminds me of the first time I tasted a gin and tonic - I was at odds with the bitterness and gave the drink to someone else. However the memory of the taste nagged at me and I had to then revisit it not long after the first sip. It was then I got it and loved it ever since. Well, Eau de Quinine reminds me of not the first time to sip a G&T but the second time when I was amazed that something that was savory could be drinkable and so refreshing.
post #12597 of 20232
Sycomore yesterday, Mûre et Musc today. The blackberry was long gone by this evening but some musk had stuck around, so some MKK on top since it has been a while.
post #12598 of 20232
Wait, there's no natural rose oil and absolute in European perfume (anymore)? No opoponax? No orange (and most citrus fruits) whatsoever? cry.gif
post #12599 of 20232
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

Eh, maybe 10ml, just to have around.

Gotcher back, mang.
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Wait, there's no natural rose oil and absolute in European perfume (anymore)? No opoponax? No orange (and most citrus fruits) whatsoever? cry.gif

A lot of the naturals have been heavily regulated / restricted / banned due to sensitivities et al. Thanks IFRA. The other part of it is that naturals don't always smell the same between harvests / years / et al, and the Big Producers (Chanel, Guerlain, Lauder, etc) have to find ways to standardize it so No.5 / Mitsouko / Youth Dew smell the same (or at least recognizable) year after year.

Today: Mugler A*Men Pure Havane. All this talk about tobacco-based scents got me wanting this again. FWIW, I don't know what happened but the tobacco note in perfumery got a LOT better than before. I used to hate this note (D&G Pour Homme, for instance) but now it just seems more earthy, vibrant, decadent, and real.
post #12600 of 20232
Thomas, you're the one who brought to my attention that Herrera for Men was a tobacco scent, and it was one of my favorites back in the day. I had no freakin' clue.
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