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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

^^ Do you have a price range in mind?

Under $100 would be good, around $50 would be excellent

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Hi!

I wear all times Aqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo, Aranccia di Capri!

i have tried several other scents, but always come back to this special one!

Once You find Your scent marry it !

Give it a try...

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Originally Posted by TheloniusDrunk View Post

Under $100 would be good, around $50 would be excellent

Here are a couple of recommendations off the top of my head, all within your price range.

Guerlain: L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme. It's a very wearable, pleasant cocoa, patchouli, and sandalwood scent.
Rochas: Rochas Man. It's a sweet vanilla and coffee gourmand. Not avant garde or anything, just smells very nice.
Lalique: Encre Noire. As the name suggests, it has an inky vibe. It's a smoky vetiver scent.
Azzaro: Acteur. It's a masculine spicy rose. Don't be dissuaded by the rose, though; it's a classically masculine scent.
Yves Saint Laurent: Rive Gauche pour Homme. A classic masculine. It's what's called a barbershop scent--lavender, soapy feel.
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Pre-shower: Diptyque 34 Boulevard Saint Germain. Posters in this thread have a wide variety of tastes, but I think there's a lot of agreement here that this one is really good. One of my favorite Diptyques for sure.

SOTD: Rubj edp. This is one of the funkiest scents I own. It took me a couple of wears, but now I love it.
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I rather like the 34 Boulevard Saint Germain bottle. Sort of hunk of glass but smooth and solid to hold. The straw covered in cloth, the large clunky cap with the scent name on it, etc. It's interesting, I'll give it that. The smell, quite nice too, I just didn't feel like it served any particular purpose I could think of, rather a general pleasant scent overall.

(not my pic)

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I love the Guerlain 68. I don't have any at the moment, so you reminded me I need to buy some more.

My wife brought me some samples of Diptyque scents last weekend - Tam Dao and Volutes, I believe. Not sure if those are supposed to be women's scents, but I kind of dig them. They are a lot stronger than what I usually wear and last a long time.

Both of those, like almost all the Diptyques, are supposed to be unisex. I never really warmed up to Volutes, but Tam Dao is a fantastic sandalwood IMO.
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Im considering this set http://www.tomford.com/private-blend-collection-set/T1NC-01-0003.html

It has most of what I like from TF. Is it worth it? Any other sets you can recommend?
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Note that those are all splash bottles, and it includes some of the popular ones but also ones like Jasmin, which sure some guys wear, but leans pretty feminine. And Neroli which is good, but again, slightly more female in my opinion.

I'd say better to just order 1ml-5ml samples online from somewhere like Luckyscent, test 'em all 2-3 times and then go get 30-50ml decants of the 2-3 you actually like.

Also, I have a few of those available as decants if you're interested, but this post isn't a plug for me. That's my opinion above on the best way to test 'em out. The set seems overpriced and rigid. Just my 2 cents.
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I was actually going to say almost exactly what M-C said. Given the availability of decants nowadays, I think it would be much better to pick exactly the scents you'd more likely enjoy. I like Jasmin Rouge a lot, but I'm also very comfortable wearing things that lean feminine. IME, most guys are not.
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^^ If I wanted to branch out and test new fragrances, it seems samples from Surrender to Chance etc. are my best bet (just ordered samples of Amouage Interlude, Caron L'Anarchiste, Guerlain L'Instant, L'Erbolario Meharees, Papillon Salome, Puredistance M, and SL Muscs Koublai Khan). But I know next to nothing of bottle splits/decants. Where can I find out more? 

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^^ If I wanted to branch out and test new fragrances, it seems samples from Surrender to Chance etc. are my best bet (just ordered samples of Amouage Interlude, Caron L'Anarchiste, Guerlain L'Instant, L'Erbolario Meharees, Papillon Salome, Puredistance M, and SL Muscs Koublai Khan). But I know next to nothing of bottle splits/decants. Where can I find out more? 
Basenotes.net has a forum for splits
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Just a warning: Once you start buying splits off Basenotes, you're really headed down the rabbit hole of this hobby.
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Just a warning: Once you start buying splits off Basenotes, you're really headed down the rabbit hole of this hobby.

Ha. I'm not sure I'm that crazy about perfumes--it's usually shoes for me. I'd be happy with a modest set that I can rotate amongst. Generally I just use one for spring/summer and one for fall/winter. It's typically been Jardin d'Amalfi for the former and something oud/woody for the latter.

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SOTD is Guerlain Parure, a feminine chypre classic.
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I tend to look at places like LuckyScent for modern available niche stuff and places like Surrender to Chance for vintage or hard to find stuff.

Even if you've tested something 2-3 times from a sample, unless you know you love it and will wear it, I would still encourage people to get just a 10ml decant, or at most a 30ml and see if you ever finish it. If you blast through a 10ml, sure, go buy a 100ml bottle, but I have a huge pile of 10ml's I've never finished and would have otherwise bought bottles of.


SOTD - Atelier Grand Neroli. Very nice, but very simple and short lived. I'll give this one more try in the heat of summer but I'll probably pass it along to someone else since I have others that do this for the first 5 minutes and then actually keep telling a story beyond that.
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