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Any opinions on Banana Republic's colognes?
post #152 of 362
i wasn't even aware that they make Banana Republic cologne. How much do they usually run for?
post #153 of 362
About $50
post #154 of 362
Just curious, I have a bottle of Dior Higher Energy (which I absolutely love).

They've been around for 2 years now, and I haven't got to the end of the bottle. I reckon they are starting to smell different.

Dad works in the chemical industry and tells me that colognes come with a top smell that goes quickly (because the ester evaporates quicker) and it begins to set into some kind of standard smell after a year (talk about break-in!)

Anyone have a bottle after a few years?
post #155 of 362
All my colognes are over two years old and although the alcohol punch is'nt there anymore, they smell the same to me.
The Tuscant and the Pino Sylvestri are the only ones that I have purchased more than one bottle of. I need more DKNY but the old version I have is very rare and expensive to replace.
post #156 of 362
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Just curious, I have a bottle of Dior Higher Energy (which I absolutely love).
I came close to buying that a few times... The juniper / grapefruit combo is really interesting.
post #157 of 362
No idea on the thing changing, I thought top notes referred to the smells you perceive initially just after spraying it onto yourself. But I could see how aging over time in the bottle, something similar could happen.

I'll need to try this dior higher energy, the grapefruit part's got me interested.
post #158 of 362
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I came close to buying that a few times... The juniper / grapefruit combo is really interesting.
hi infinitesymphony, what's your recommendation on truly classy and pleseant choices?
post #159 of 362
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hi infinitesymphony, what's your recommendation on truly classy and pleseant choices?
Those words aren't enough to go by... You'll have to steer us closer. Are you looking for a blue scent (ex. Polo Blue, Davidoff Cool Water), black scent (ex. Drakkar Noir, Kenneth Cole Black), green scent (ex. Creed Green Irish Tweed), or fougère/edible (ex. Lorenzo Villoresi Piper Nigrum). Those are just the first colognes that came to my mind in each group--they aren't all necessarily ones that I'd recommend, and of course there are many colognes that don't fit those standard definitions. You might also think in terms of flower, powder, fruit, musk, wood, and citrus. I've probably left out a bunch, but once you have a clearer idea what sort of smell you're looking for, we can point you in the right direction.

Check out basenotes.net for some ideas. Once you find some colognes with ingredients you think you'll like, order some samples and try them out on your skin. It's the only way to know for sure what will suit you.
post #160 of 362
deleted. need more time to fully appreciate/understand these fragrances.
post #161 of 362
the burberry ones are my current faves
post #162 of 362
lol so on the first page alone I saw three people who wear Aqua di Gio.

Dolce and Gabanna for men daytime
Dolce and Gabanna the one nighttime

I know I know, but hey colognes expensive, and their both very nice. Especially the "the one"

I hate cologne names...
post #163 of 362
Cologne is a personal thing and what works well on one person might not with another; as in some colognes will last the whole day and others only last an hour or two.

Anybody's best bet is to go to Sephora: Beauty, Skin Care, Makeup, Hair, & Fragrance and find out what scents you're interested in then go to a shop and try it out for the day. Cologne shopping is time consuming but it's either that or a cologne that doesn't have good synergy with you.

I use Kenneth Cole RSVP for the weekends, Gucci Envy for intimate or 1-on-1 encounters and D&G Light Blue for work.
post #164 of 362
I'd recommend Molton Brown Black Pepper to anyone who wants to feel energized in the morning. Many people know and love Black Pepper body wash and it smells about 90% to the original which is sort of mixture of woody and spicy scent.
post #165 of 362
I got a bottle of AB Spirit by Lomani for christmas. I like it very much. Great cologne.
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