Fragrances?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by drizzt3117, Aug 31, 2004.

  1. Archduke of Windsor

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    For evening: Helmut Lang Cuiron For attention: Diesel Green (lots of it - great for snotty art openings [​IMG] ) Creed's new Vetiver smells nothing like vetiver to me. I like the scent of the original Guerlain, although I would not wear it personally. The new Prada, which is ostensibly unisex, is spectacularly, compellingly amber.
     


  2. PHV

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    I like

    Cartier's Expression... amazing staying power and a very good day scent.
     


  3. globetrotter

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    aqua de gio (which my wife loves) and creed himalya for daily use. I really liked one of the creed scents that had a very powerful mandarin orange element, but the salesman told me it was the favorite of michael jackson (the music, not the beer) and that put me off it...
     


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    Trumper's "Wellington" and Penhaligon's "Raquet's Formula". My girlfriend likes the latter [​IMG] . [​IMG] Wasn't there another thread about what scents we wear?  [​IMG] MtB P.S. I've been off vacationing and I'm working my way through 'old' posts  [​IMG] .
     


  5. Brian SD

    Brian SD Moderator

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    I wear:

    Higher Dior
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    Burberry London
    Comme Des Garcon 2 (my favorite)

    I want to sample the new Hedi Slimane fragrances.
     


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    Creed: Green Valley
    Acqua di Parma: Colonia Assoluta

    That's it.
     


  7. DCSuitMan

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    These are only fragrances I wear: Versace L'Homme Hermes Belami Lalique Best place to purchase on line is: www.fragrancenet.com Great website and good prices.. I don't buy in stores anymore.
     


  8. SFclassic

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    Nothing.  I OD'd on cologne when I was in my 20s.  What really did it for me was riding the NY subway and standing next to someone with overpowering cologne that would almost nauseate me.

    I was in a Greek taverna once and the waiter complimented me on how I smelled and asked me what scent I was wearing -- would I write it down for him.  I dutifully wrote out "Johnson's Baby Powder."  It was the truth.

    I do like scented soaps though, because the scent is subtle.  Sometimes for kicks in a department store, I'll spray some on those tester cards.  Did it recently and hate to admit it, but Vera Wang for men came out winner of the ones I tested.
     


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    has anybody sampled the new dior homme fragrances?? i just broke my bottle of issey miyake that had lasted me a couple of years and need to get something new.
     


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    faustian bargain Senior member

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    does a bottle of cologne/eau de toilette, once opened, have a limited shelf life? i know i've kept some bottles for a very long time, but are you 'supposed' to do this?

    /andrew - wearing eau de toilette made from 'sagebrush' oil
     


  11. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    if you store them in a dark, cool, place, they can last for many years, if not decades.
     


  12. Andrew V.

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    My very first bottle of Acqua di Parma arrived in the mail on Saturday. Yay.
     


  13. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    Good stuff, which one did you go with?
     


  14. Andrew V.

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    I got the regular Acqua di Parma Colonia, in a 100mL spray. www.neimanmarcus.com had a promo for free shipping and some freebies on orders over $85. I don't think that I have ever smelled the Colonia Assoluta, but it sounded a little too "warm" or something for my taste. Amber does not wear well on me.
     


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    Depends...I read once that the "filler" liquids (usually alcohol) in most fragrances (even the pricer stuff) will alter the essential oils of a cologne as time goes on. So, unless you can afford the pure esential oil stuff, I'd only shelve it for a year or two.
     


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