Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Dmax, Aug 22, 2007.
"Cruel Intentions" by Kilian is my current favorite. Just hit myself again with it.
I thought the square flacon was the 100ml and the smaller was 50. At least, that's how it looked when I was getting Ambre Fetiche.
Nope. The square ones are the male ones. The tall ones with a ribbon are the female line -- they have 50 and 100ml versions of these.
They also sell these for the femmes, even more expensive:
The text and notes of three other parfums I've checked are the same for pour Homme and pour Femme. They're probably really the same, so Annick Goutal either has unisex ones which they sell in different flakons or specifically "masculine" (e.g. Vétiver) or "feminine" (e.g. Gardena Passion) which they only sell in one flakon. Good to know...
I recall reading this, but I can't remember where so take this with a grain of salt: customers in certain markets, especially the U.S., are extremely averse to buying a fragrance that's not marketed to their own gender. So AG just releases the same product in two bottles; that way men can buy the men's and women the women's.
Yep, especially because AG doesn't have specific "unisex" bottlings. I guess in this threak we're all aware that the perception of what smells feminine and masculine is not definite and changes with time and culture, but people usually need something to approve them in their decision to buy/wear/do something.
SotD: Divine - L'Homme Sage. I like it quite a bit. Smelled like hot milk with honey and spices most of the time. Also partially kind of dusty. Good longevity!
SotN: Red Flower - Ambrette (all natual) éxtrait. Citrus opening, geranium in the drydown and apparently musky ambrette. Decent longevity. See, Andy Tauer, this is how it's done. I like it. Simple but well smelling.
Also, Red Flower - Guaiac éxtrait. Smelled unpleasantly fecal in the opening, roughly 20 minutes. After that it's a little woodsy, warm, citrusy (orange), probably some rose. Difficult to describe. It's good (after the weird beginning)! When I Google'd it, I found a review by Mr. Chandler Burr. Longevity is ok so far.
I'm in Shalimar now for a late-night session of writing. It's such a comforting scent, and it helps me feel confident about getting the ideas in order.
This talk about Chanel Pour Monsieur made me want to get all fougere so I sprayed on some YSL Jazz. It's a good, old fashioned masculine scent and, just like in a thousand years iodine will still kill bacteria, Jazz will still smell masculine.
I love the original PM and have never actually tried the concentree. Will have to check it out the next time I see it.
Today, Mitsouko edp
Yeah, I find that you get a stunning fecal note right at the top of Jicky edp, but it doesn't persist too far into the drydown. (I find the civet stronger than Shalimar's.) I like the edp. Have you ever tried Ungaro II, which is often billed as a more office-friendly, brighter and more citrusy Jicky?
About No. 19, I find it cool and uninviting. But that's part of its elegance and formality too. I think it's a very good scent, but it just doesn't feel right for me.
Not the type of fragrance typically mentioned on here, but has anyone tried 212 Glam by Herrera for men?
None of the stores near me seem to carry it. Per basenotes, it reportedly smells like cacao/leather/wood/tonka bean/musk.
Today: AdP Colonia Assoluta
so I went out sniffing a bunch of mainstream frags yesterday and the standouts were MMM's Untitled (L'Eau), which I don't like green scents, particularly galbanum notes but I will give him credit here since this scent is worth sniffing. I found it turned into a skin scent within 2-3 hours but have heard others say that when they wear it people around them can still smell it.
other standout? Victor & Rolf Spicebomb! yea, believe it or not it's one of those fragrances like 1 million that's so obnoxious it's almost endearing. It's gourmand but also spicey and has huge longevity and projection. I may have ot actually test this one fully and (gulp) consider adding it to the collection. Just try it, but close your eyes and ignore the label, bottle, etc and judge the juice.
^^ I gave Spicebomb a cursory testing at Nordstrom once, but I was more interested in other things so I don't think I got a very detailed impression. Is it anything like Flowerbomb, or are they completely unrelated? I'm not a big fan of Flowerbomb; I was hoping for something very different based on the name!
I'm wearing Miss Dior today. (Not the new Miss Dior, which is really Miss Dior Cherie. I mean the old-school mossy chypre Miss Dior.)
While on the "pleb" note...
Yesterday was Banana Republic's Cordovan. Deep scent with leather, a bit of spice, and dark woody notes - probably cedar. I enjoy it quite a bit, especially for only 50mL @$30. Very safe, office appropriate, but a shade off of your standard "safe" scents. Worth trying.
Today going with another BR one - Republic of Men. Starts out with a sparkling plum note which I find very distinctive, before drying down to a very smooth fig and sandalwood. This one is something I would buy, for sure. And again, great price. Longevity is decent; 7-9 hours easy.
So, first of all, the Red Flower all natural parfums have really decent longevity. I think Chandler Burr just hates non-synthetical parfums (because they disprove his theory of art=artificial/synthetic).
Today, I wore Santal Massoia. Not *that* much going on.
Came by a parfumérie and because of all the Annick Goutal talk, I decided to try some more.
Ninfeo Mio and Mandragore Pourpre (obviously both in the pour homme flacon to approve my masculinity).
Ninfeo Mio smells like, well, stinging nettle. The opening is pure stinging nettle. The drydown is still dominated by it.
I liked the drydown of Mandragore Pourpe. Guess this needs another wearing.
Also applied some Dark Rose as a bedtime scent (won again at ALZD's sample giveaway). I like it so far. Edit: One hour in, this is the opposite of Rose Ikebana. Not opposite as in RI is great and this is awful. Opposite as in RI is a great day scent, light and refreshing, rose-y yet very unisex. This here is perfect for the evening and more cloudy/rainy/overcast/cold days. Definitely feminin for the average person's assessment, but to me it's very wearable. I'll see whether the longevity is decent after my 6.5 hours rest, which I'm about to dive into. BTW, L'Inc, have you tried Lyric Man by now?
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