Originally Posted by MyTailorIsRich
Eau d'Hermes is also fantastic: a civet/leather/lavender. If you want to try a scent with civet this one is very approachable. Of course, with lavender in it you are open to the old "smells like my grandfather" criticism. Just don't go there.
Highly recommend giving both of these a try.
+1 on Eau d'Hermes. If I ever had to reduce my fragrance collection to one, I think this is the one I'd keep. Its composition is perfect, IMO. The citrusy top adds a lot of vibrancy, preventing it from being a stereotypical old man fragrance. As far as the aromatic notes go, my nose picks up the sage much more than the lavender. For me, though, the star of the show is definitely the cumin; I smell all the other notes as framing that.
Originally Posted by guest
opinions on ysl kouros wanted...
yay or nay?
Yay for Kouros! It's very brash and loud, so it's important not to overapply. The top is especially harsh--lots of people have compared it to a urinal cake--but as it dries down it becomes much more incensy and even a little bit sweet. Great for fall and winter, but terrible in spring and summer in my experience.
Yesterday: Lolita Lempicka, which is about as different from Eau d'Hermes and Kouros as can be.
Today: Diptyque L'Autre