Originally Posted by sygyzy
I am interested in ordering some scents from CB I hate Perfume but even at the $15 pricepoint for the 2 mL sample (I know this is relatively cheap but add 3 to the cart and you're at $100 already), I can't buy them all to experiment. For those familiar with his scents, can you make a recommendation of 2-3 must tries? They can either be perfumes or accord. I am new to all this. In fact, I just learned the word "accord" today, so take it easy on me. Thanks.
His scents are more easily applied (and more economical) in the form of water perfumes rather than the smaller oil based vials that he sells. His stuff is mindblowing in the way it links the sense of smell to memory, but it doesn't always make for a wearable perfume. It's great you're enthusiastic, but take it slow so you don't disappoint yourself. CB used to be the head guy at Demeter, which also sells a huge line of scents that mimic things you smell in real life - waffles, thunderstorms, dirt, dozens more. CB seems to love the smell of snow, rain, wet fallen leaves, bonfires, potted soil, etc, so most of his earth based perfumes will have some of these notes. I'd suggest the more aquatic scents since summer is around the corner. His stuff isn't terribly long lasting, so spray some on your shirt (test first) to keep the scent going. Mr Hulot's Holiday
- This one is amazing in the way it will conjure up visual images of the eastern seaboard. The first time I smelled it my brain teleported me back to my childhood and the excitement of seeing the deep blue ocean peeking through rows of beachfront homes. If he ever licensed this in the form of a fabric softener or a shampoo it would sell like mad. Russian Caravan Tea
- If you like the scent of Lemon Nestea Sweetened Iced Mix powder, this is a dead ringer. Not really very wearable, but interesting. I wouldn't recommend it unless you're a fan of that scent, but it is
another CB IHP fragrance that I've tested at length. Just buy some Nestea instead