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Originally Posted by Sesame Seed View Post
**RECOMMENDATIONS WANTED** I’m looking for staple summer and winter scents. In particular, I would like a chocolaty/ vanilla scent for winter and maybe something fresh or oriental for summer. I am going to buy a few blind going on only your advice.
If you want chocolate/vanilla... then you need to try Fresh Cannabis Santal, Hanae Mori HM (for men), Thierry Mugler Angel Men, or (if you want to spend a little more $$$), Bond no. 9 New Haarlem. All are excellent "gourmands," meaning they have food-like notes in them. If you like vanilla/sandalwood, then you might also like Chanel Egoiste (though the Chanel has no chocolate in it). Orientals are a little more tough to recommend, because they range from slightly sweet/exotic to absolutely cloying... but one that I've always quite liked and is affordable is YSL Opium pour Homme. A crisp, fresh classic would be Guerlain Vetiver or Chanel Pour Monsieur (in either the original or eau de Concentree version). If I can think of others, I'll add them... that's what is coming up off the top of my head...
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Originally Posted by rach2jlc View Post
If you want chocolate/vanilla... then you need to try Fresh Cannabis Santal, Hanae Mori HM (for men), Thierry Mugler Angel Men, or (if you want to spend a little more $$$), Bond no. 9 New Haarlem. All are excellent "gourmands," meaning they have food-like notes in them. If you like vanilla/sandalwood, then you might also like Chanel Egoiste (though the Chanel has no chocolate in it).

Orientals are a little more tough to recommend, because they range from slightly sweet/exotic to absolutely cloying... but one that I've always quite liked and is affordable is YSL Opium pour Homme.

A crisp, fresh classic would be Guerlain Vetiver or Chanel Pour Monsieur (in either the original or eau de Concentree version).

If I can think of others, I'll add them... that's what is coming up off the top of my head...

Thanks heaps. I knew you would answer the call. When you think of others, please post them.
post #1638 of 20821
Today: despite LK's recent wearing of Bandit, I opted for Antaeus, since I am speaking this evening. And, as usual, I am woefully under-prepared. At least I brought a few props

As for the recommendations:

Summer: Crisp, fresh:
Clinique Happy!
Guerlain Vetiver
Chanel Platinum Egoiste
New West

Summer oriental (paradoxical):
CDG2Man
Caron Third Man

Winter:
I don't wear chocolate, I eat it. Go with rach's recommendations, but test if at all possible.
post #1639 of 20821
^3eme Homme is a great rec for a neat, "fresh" oriental, Thomas. I didn't think of that one, off hand, but I think it would work really well for the OP's summer needs. Also, if the OP wants something fresh, but a little funky for summer, YSL Jazz or Live Jazz might also be neat. My only problem with them was that they tended to be very fleeting on me... Btw, Thomas, I thought of you this morning as I was applying Antaeus... it's a great one for late summer (well, it's great almost anytime, but especially in sunny, warm-but-not-hot weather.)
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Originally Posted by rach2jlc View Post
^3eme Homme is a great rec for a neat, "fresh" oriental, Thomas. I didn't think of that one, off hand, but I think it would work really well for the OP's summer needs.

Also, if the OP wants something fresh, but a little funky for summer, YSL Jazz or Live Jazz might also be neat. My only problem with them was that they tended to be very fleeting on me...

Btw, Thomas, I thought of you this morning as I was applying Antaeus... it's a great one for late summer (well, it's great almost anytime, but especially in sunny, warm-but-not-hot weather.)

Wowsers! That would make two times this week I wore an 80's classic the same day as a fellow forumite. Earlier this week it was Kouros. Have not tried Jazz, though. Must seek that out.

You know what I keep forgetting for a summer oriental: Herrera for Men. IMHO, that's a must-have, largely for the female attention it garnered.
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Geir
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You should all check out the man scents at Bath Lab. You can have all your bath products scented the same with your favorite colone. Customize your body wash, shampoo, conditioner, and even lotion and massage oils.

Also offering womens bath products for that special someone if your looking for gifts.
post #1643 of 20821
Today: New West. A fitting conclusion to 80's week, with the scent that introduced us to the watery 90's.
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Czech and Speake No. 88 today.
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^Nice one, Ren.

Also, did anybody notice that the SOTD thread has its first spam, from "bath lab?" Hmmm....

Anyway, for me, Cuir Amethyste today. A strange leather scent, but not uninviting.
post #1646 of 20821
Some meetings today (I know, it's Saturday... but we've had no power all week either!), so continuing on some "layering" fun... I'm putting Lalique PH EdT with the EdP.
post #1647 of 20821
Gentlemen,

Has anyone already tried the latest export release from Serge Lutens (Serge Noire)?

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks...
post #1648 of 20821
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Based only on samples, I like and my wife hates.
There's definitely a poopy note...
post #1649 of 20821
Yesterday: SCS Bay Rum with a Twist. After shower, Guerlain Vetiver. After second shower, SCS Bay Rum again. (Installed new floor - halfway done)
post #1650 of 20821
...had too much fun at OKtoberfest downtown yesterday (yeah, I know... it's not October yet... go figure). As such, the idea of spraying smelly stuff on me today is not in the cards. Why do we do this to ourselves? Alcohol is bad... bad... bad. (haha)
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