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Chanel COROMANDEL but after I applied it I wasn't sure if it was a women'f fragrance so I washed it off.
Byred Baudelaire, which I really like. I need to buy a bottle...anyone want to buy a S.T. Dupont lighter or Cutter?

Any reviews of Chanel Bleu for men?
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I bought some Terre d'Hermès today, and I am one very happy motherfucker.

Thinking of taking the plunge on this one. It's either this or Chanel Bleu.
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Actually applied some L'Instant pour Homme before going to bed last night. wink.gif

Today, Caron - L'Anarchiste.
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Thinking of taking the plunge on this one. It's either this or Chanel Bleu.

FWIW, I'd definitely go with TdH over BdC. I think Bleu is quite good for what it is, but what it is is a fresh scent that's similar to a lot of other scents on the market.

Have you given Voyage d'Hermes a try? I think it's really an underappreciated scent in the Hermes lineup. (I'm pretty certain HORNS would agree with that too.)
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FWIW, I'd definitely go with TdH over BdC. I think Bleu is quite good for what it is, but what it is is a fresh scent that's similar to a lot of other scents on the market.
Have you given Voyage d'Hermes a try? I think it's really an underappreciated scent in the Hermes lineup. (I'm pretty certain HORNS would agree with that too.)

I don't have any Hermes cologne. I have MontBlanc's Individuel, YSL L'Homme and Bvlgari Aqua.
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Originally Posted by CalTex View Post

Chanel COROMANDEL but after I applied it I wasn't sure if it was a women'f fragrance so I washed it off.
Byred Baudelaire, which I really like. I need to buy a bottle...anyone want to buy a S.T. Dupont lighter or Cutter?
Why do you wash something off because you were not sure whether it's a women's fragrance? Did you like it or not? That's everything that should matter.

First fragrance-free day in months.

I was not thrilled and then began to question if it was for men.

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Pre-shower: Cruel Intentions. This is among my favorites from the by Kilian line. There's a rich, velvety rose that I like a lot. I really like the Kilian scents that feature rose, I've noticed.

SOTD: Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche. I've read in lots of places that Chanel is either discontinuing this or else just pulling it from major retailers and making it a boutique exclusive. I've noticed that my local Nordstrom no longer has it. Saks had it, but they had removed the price tags from the boxes, oddly enough. This is far and away the class of the Allure series, at least on the men's side.

Chanel Allure?? I thought it was looked down upon.

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Originally Posted by CalTex View Post

Chanel COROMANDEL but after I applied it I wasn't sure if it was a women'f fragrance so I washed it off.
Byred Baudelaire, which I really like. I need to buy a bottle...anyone want to buy a S.T. Dupont lighter or Cutter?

Any reviews of Chanel Bleu for men?

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Originally Posted by I am DIL View Post

I bought some Terre d'Hermès today, and I am one very happy motherfucker.

Thinking of taking the plunge on this one. It's either this or Chanel Bleu.

I do not, but I have been very happy with Terre d'Hermès. smile.gif you should buy it.
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I was not thrilled and then began to question if it was for men.
Ignore the latter part and focus on the former. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by CalTex View Post

I was not thrilled and then began to question if it was for men.
Chanel Allure?? I thought it was looked down upon.
I do not, but I have been very happy with Terre d'Hermès. smile.gif you should buy it.

Did you give the Coromandel much time to dry down? I think there's a chance you'd like it more as it developed beyond the top notes.

I don't like anything from the Allure series on the men's side except for Edition Blanche, which I think is really excellent. The top is a wonderfully creamy lemon. As it develops it becomes woodier, with quite a prominent vetiver note. I'm not normally a fan of vetiver, but it's blended so nicely here that it works for me.

Speaking of vetiver, did you ever get a chance to smell Sycomore? I can't remember if you did or not.
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Did you give the Coromandel much time to dry down? I think there's a chance you'd like it more as it developed beyond the top notes.
Good advice. Unless you really hate it, and I mean hate hate, give it a full wear.
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Ignore the latter part and focus on the former. smile.gif

have you ever worn a womans fragrance? (serious question)
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Did you give the Coromandel much time to dry down? I think there's a chance you'd like it more as it developed beyond the top notes.

I don't like anything from the Allure series on the men's side except for Edition Blanche, which I think is really excellent. The top is a wonderfully creamy lemon. As it develops it becomes woodier, with quite a prominent vetiver note. I'm not normally a fan of vetiver, but it's blended so nicely here that it works for me.

Speaking of vetiver, did you ever get a chance to smell Sycomore? I can't remember if you did or not.

re: allure

I did not, maybe I will give it another chance.

re: sycomore

I cant find the sample I had frown.gif

re: Terre d'Hermès

icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif I am very happy with it but I am getting bored of wearing it everyday.

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Byredo Fantastic Man icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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have you ever worn a womans fragrance? (serious question)

I can answer for b1os, because it's the same answer for pretty nearly all the regulars in this thread. Yes, we all wear fragrances that are marketed to women. Some of us do that more than others. For example, I think it's fair to say that rach and I wear feminines a lot, while people like Thomas and Baron and Rambo wear them much less. I think HORNS and b1os, for example, are more in the middle.

Fragrances aren't like clothes, in the sense that there's a very bright line between what is conventionally regarded as appropriate for women and what is appropriate for men. (Indeed, many older feminines would register as quite butch in today's marketplace, where women's scents tend to be very girly and sweet.) If you go to luckyscent.com, you'll see that they represent the gender of a fragrance on a continuum. I don't always agree with how they place them, but in general I think the idea of a continuum is much better than the idea of a simple binary.
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Today: Voyage d'Hermes EdT for a very warm day.

L'Inc is right - I love this scent.
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The whole discussion of female versus male fragrances is something I find very interesting. For example, Annick Goutal has two different types of bottles, one for women and one for men but the juice is the same for both. It really is all marketing. And for me it boils down to me wanting to smell something beautiful on and around me and it doesn't matter at all what it happened to be made for. Bal a Versailles is one of the most butch scents I've ever smelled but it's in one of the frilliest girly-girl bottles ever made.
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Pre-shower: Prelude to Love. It's a very nice scent with citrus at the top (amalfi lemon, which I always like), and a pleasant floral development, with iris and orange blossom standing out most. A very good scent for spring, but alas it is not spring. Also way overpriced for what it is.

SOTD: Moss Breches. This is near the top of my list of badly underappreciated scents.
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I gave Terre d'Hermès another try. Liked it better today.
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