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post #226 of 359
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Originally Posted by R04R View Post
I've never worn cologne before other than when my mom would spray me for an important day when I was younger.

What colognes are a good base to start from? I noticed Aqua di Gio was mentioned many times and I'll check that out at the mall. Are there any others recommended that I could test at the mall?

High notes, middle notes, low notes, gotcha. I'll have to see how this works with my skin.

Thanks in advance.
keep in mind... if you're wearing something to try to impress a woman, you run a HIGH risk of smelling like a dooshe bag ex boyfriend wearing something like aqua di gio, curve, or anything HUGE like that. dunno how true it is, but women supposedly have a more keen sense of smell than men, and it's been determined that smell is the is the sense most tightly associated with memory (both in the limbic bit of your brain).

eric b
post #227 of 359
Like headphones there are some colognes that seem to get pretty good rep online everywhere, as being pleasant for a good number of folks and utilizing higher quality ingredients... something like Terre d'Hermes comes to mind, but it's possible that everyone smells things differently. My taste is juvenile by the standards of the average basenotes.net member, but you know, I rather like the Armani Code they panned.

Why not just go to the mall and see what they've got, and see what appeals to you. I wish I had access to a Sephora :P
post #228 of 359
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Originally Posted by righteousball View Post
Like headphones there are some colognes that seem to get pretty good rep online everywhere, as being pleasant for a good number of folks and utilizing higher quality ingredients... something like Terre d'Hermes comes to mind, but it's possible that everyone smells things differently. My taste is juvenile by the standards of the average basenotes.net member, but you know, I rather like the Armani Code they panned.

Why not just go to the mall and see what they've got, and see what appeals to you. I wish I had access to a Sephora :P
keep in mind, though, that basenotes is the head-fi of fragrance, LOL.

eric b
post #229 of 359
which means it's another listen-at-your-own-peril joint filled with evangelistic loonies who can't speak English, like Head-Fi very much is, huh?

O wait, their language skills are on average a lot better, sigh.
post #230 of 359

Frédéric Malle

I really like Frédéric Malle, and the ones by Jean Claude Ellena:

Bigarade concentrée
Angéliques sous la pluie

They are not sold in many places and are really distinctive as well as being extremely luxurious - beautifully made and presented.

Highly recommended!
post #231 of 359
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Originally Posted by mossman View Post
I really like Frédéric Malle, and the ones by Jean Claude Ellena:

Bigarade concentrée
Angéliques sous la pluie

They are not sold in many places and are really distinctive as well as being extremely luxurious - beautifully made and presented.

Highly recommended!
which ones do you wear? i NEED to try vetiver extraordinaire, as i love vetiver fragrances.

eric b
post #232 of 359
I have both - prefer the Bigarade but both really unique.
post #233 of 359
"BLACK XS" by Paco Rabanne is my choice ...

BLACK XS

post #234 of 359
Bump the thread (cause this is a nice hobby), and I have a dilemma. You may or may not have seen this before.

In the years that I've taken up enjoying fragrances as a half-serious interest, I've done a lot of reading to "gauge" what's considered as quality stuff and what isn't. That's how I grew as a head-fier almost a decade ago, so in buying colognes I always drew from the seasoned crowd's consensus. Kinda like always going for Ety/shure/UE etc and skipping skullcandy.

However, as much as I appreciate these purchases, I still find myself irrevocably drawn to certain scents that the seasoned perfumista populace don't/won't consider to be very respectable at all. I still enjoy CK be 12 years after my first bottle, and keep wanting to go back. I hate Justin Timberlake with a passion, but I quite like Givenchy Play, I'm in denial over it.

Is that because none of the stuff I've sampled/educated myself with is actually good enough? But that's also because I have no access to most of the "niche" brands. The nearest Le Labo outlet is in Tokyo, a $300 air ticket away, and I really don't have the money to give myself a respectable Malle, Lutens, et al experience (in spite of them finally selling Lutens in town).

Anyway, just ranting... when life sucks, you spray Coty Aspen on it.
post #235 of 359
Issimiyaki
post #236 of 359
Floris elite, it stinks, its smells like 80's banker,

its basicly to wear to the office saying "i own you"
post #237 of 359
given the hype on youtube about #imonahorse, it's surprising nobody here plugs OLD SPICE! ;-)
post #238 of 359
Terre d' Hermes is my signature whiff.. not for day time though.
post #239 of 359
I've always liked Jovan's NRG Ginseng. Cheap, nice light smell and the ladies like it enough. Issue being that it's been discontinued for a few years now.

I'm going to need to find a new cologne in the next year or two when my stash runs out!
post #240 of 359
I like Aqua di Gio, but don't wear it that often. I used to be a Drakkar Noir guy 20 years ago. It still sells apparently.
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