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Re: Toilet Water

Postby lostie » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:07 pm

My sample of Roses de Chloe smells like
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Re: Toilet Water

Postby g2x222 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:49 pm

swatfishy wrote:thoughts on creed? got a small sample and while it smells quite nice i don't think it lives up to the hype. almost certainly not worth the price imo. i have read about batch inconsistencies though so maybe its that.


Where did you get the sample?

From the (very little) research I've done, it seems like fragrances from greymarket places like http://fragrancenet.com are either fake or products that have been exposed to poor environmental conditions (e.g., sitting in hot warehouses for extended periods of time). On the other hand, people that order direct from Creed/NM/etc tend to be very satisfied.

Anyways, the only fragrance I've used for the past 6ish years is Brit, and these days, I very rarely wear it. I don't really wear anything on a daily basis outside of Tom's deodorant, but part of me wants to try out Creed (or TF) and then buy a flacon of it

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Re: Toilet Water

Postby swatfishy » Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:48 pm

g2x222 wrote:
swatfishy wrote:thoughts on creed? got a small sample and while it smells quite nice i don't think it lives up to the hype. almost certainly not worth the price imo. i have read about batch inconsistencies though so maybe its that.


Where did you get the sample?

From the (very little) research I've done, it seems like fragrances from greymarket places like http://fragrancenet.com are either fake or products that have been exposed to poor environmental conditions (e.g., sitting in hot warehouses for extended periods of time). On the other hand, people that order direct from Creed/NM/etc tend to be very satisfied.

Anyways, the only fragrance I've used for the past 6ish years is Brit, and these days, I very rarely wear it. I don't really wear anything on a daily basis outside of Tom's deodorant, but part of me wants to try out Creed (or TF) and then buy a flacon of it



just realized i never specified i got aventus. lol woops.

got it off an ebay seller - he had a 99+ rating im pretty sure.

i just checked the creed website and the lowest price i saw was $165 for a 30 ml, the ebay price was only $15 for a 5ml. i'm not quite prepared to shell out that kinda money until i either get a good job or become 9/10 satisfied with my wardrobe

when i said it didn't live up to the hype i more meant that i was expecting a 95/100 on the omg smells gud scale. my personal perception is somewhere in the lower 80s

also what is NM?
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Re: Toilet Water

Postby g2x222 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:46 am

swatfishy wrote:also what is NM?


Neiman Marcus

swatfishy wrote:i just checked the creed website and the lowest price i saw was $165 for a 30 ml, the ebay price was only $15 for a 5ml. i'm not quite prepared to shell out that kinda money until i either get a good job or become 9/10 satisfied with my wardrobe
also what is NM?


That's how I feel too; I just don't want to form an opinion based on a shitty/fake sample. I live near a Neiman so I might see if I can get some samples or at least test strips.

The pricing structure is why I'd also prefer to get a flacon (250ml for $445) if I really like it, which seems to be the most economical option. Although the flacon doesn't come with an atomizer, so that makes things more complicated
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Re: Toilet Water

Postby smiles » Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:55 am

Is penhaligons any good or is it too 'old man/money'? looking for something summery.
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Re: Toilet Water

Postby swatfishy » Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:34 am

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got a sample of sel marin by heely

definitely smells like the sea/ocean, but something is slightly off and I can't quite place it (still a scent noob). Its very unique though and I love that, probably my go to summer scent. Going to try mixing it with virgin island water, which I think smells like a margarita, to replicate a margarita on the beach experience hah.
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Re: Toilet Water

Postby smiles » Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:35 am

picked up this Penhaligon's Esprit du Roi recently

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smells of tomato leaves at the beginning and dries down to something 'warmer' but not overpowering in the humidity/day time. Pretty unique and good to wear when I can't wear my oud 27.

Still think Le Labo is my favourite so far though. Some really interesting scents and such a luxe experience. Certainly going to go back to Liberty's if i'm headed to london.

Anyone heard of/had experience with fueguia 1833? It seems like they have some great stuff as well.
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Re: Toilet Water

Postby oucho » Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:33 pm

I have a couple of Molton Brown perfumez that are v cool, I also have a bunch of their shower gels (my mum buys me them for xmas) they have a really cool range of dope smelling stuff, some of it is a bit weird, one of the shower gels I have smells like polished wood, which is cool but also strange
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Re: Toilet Water

Postby windowflowers » Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:58 pm

My mom makes a lot of body care products and fragrances and I've been using this one she gave me. It's bay rum and vanilla and is one of the best things I've ever smelled.
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Re: Toilet Water

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Re: Toilet Water

Postby sunblam » Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:12 pm

I smell like a lovely man

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Re: Toilet Water

Postby chadnik » Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:55 pm

new Le Labo :woop:
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I'm addicted to rose and musk so this is perfect. it has a lot of cedar-y woods, which I unexpectedly like on my skin. the rose is more dried rose petal than fresh-picked rose (still looking for that grail super light and fresh lemony rose perfume) and tends to waft in and out throughout the scent. the drydown smells exactly like the incense-filled nights of Semana Santa in Seville (I think it's the vetiver? it's a resinous, sensuous smell), which is wonderfully personal to me. I think it'd be really nice on a man too. (tangential: while I was in the store, a loud woman in a belted jersey maxi dress came in asking if they had anything with "hues of green apple"—salesperson's eye roll suppression was visible.)

also, a few people mentioned using Aesop's deo in this thread—how well does it work? I sniffed it yesterday and liked it, but does it work as it should (I am used to wearing non-antiperspirant deodorants)?
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Re: Toilet Water

Postby absurdmind » Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:52 pm

right now i only have some colognes i bought in highschool like dolce&gabanna light blue, lacoste, some old discount one, etc. ive been meaning to get a bottle of narcisso rodriguez for men for awhile now, has anyone tried it before? i hear it smells sort of like rain on concrete and musk which is something that really interests me. also thinking about picking up l'eau d'issey pour homme intense.

whenever i think about or smell cologne i like to make a lot of weird associations. what color would this cologne be if it were clothing? what kind of environment does this represent? what kind of person does this portray? i kind of think in pictures when im worried about scent. basically my mind is a shitty tumblr board.
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Re: Toilet Water

Postby harmsalmon » Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:46 am

just got some samples of cdg 2 and eau deparfum and they're really different, but I'm very fond of them both. love the weird, vaguely-industrial glue and tape notes in eau de parfum.
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Re: Toilet Water

Postby chilljin » Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:02 pm

My favourite smell to wear personally is fahrenheit

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When I was growing up it was always my Dad's 'special' aftershave, that only got wore to evening events and stuff. Smells great on my skin and honestly get mad compliments on it.

Did anybody else wear joop as a boy?

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Smelling it now makes me feel like a chronic-masturbating young teen again :'(
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Re: Toilet Water

Postby exprof » Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:13 pm

I think I'm going to buy MMM's Jazz Club. Mens fragrances on women is the next big thing.
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Re: Toilet Water

Postby Syeknom » Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:14 pm

The jazz club one is really rather nice. Quite dark.

I wore the women's beach fragrance a few times (samples) but didn't really work as well as I hoped
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Re: Toilet Water

Postby bottlebrush » Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:35 am

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a good write up here

my sister just calls me "earthworm" every time i wear it :lol:
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Re: Toilet Water

Postby odradek » Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:53 pm

been running through a sampler from perfumed court in the interests of getting my nose acclimated to lots of different things, and as far as fashion houses go (as opposed to dedicated perfumeries or whatever), it's totally a mixed bag.

prada infusion d'homme smells like baby wipes. apparently this is the iris working and people want to go through the day smelling like this, which is a mystery to me. unfortunately has excellent sillage on my skin.
comme des garcons zagorsk smells like iodine and ashes and it makes me feel like i'm in a 70s doctors office while some filthy nurse with a cigarette in her lips prepares to give me a shot.
dior homme smells nice but it's so one note and boring i feel like i could be doing something more exciting.

maybe i'm not cut out for niche scents. turns out lavender, vanilla and wood do feature prominently in scents i do like, though.
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Re: Toilet Water

Postby rudy » Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:12 pm

All I really want is to smell like the first rain in spring
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Re: Toilet Water

Postby absurdmind » Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:55 pm

ordering dior's fahrenheit absolute and narcisso rodriguez for men as we speak, very exciting. ive been watching cologne review videos on youtube for the past couple days and these seem the most enticing to me, probably because they seem to capture some things im trying to project. they seem fairly different but of course they'll be used for different occasions. they are also two of the greatest looking bottles ive seen. im just praying they match my skin well.

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a negative review for absolute stated that"...I feel like I was at the cemetery on a rainy day" as if that could be a bad thing. ill probably give some sort of review when they come in.
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Re: Toilet Water

Postby JewTurk » Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:01 pm

So this girl I'm kinda-sorta infatuated with has this very recognizable perfume that is super subtle but whenever we have a close encounter I can always smell it right away and it is seriously awe inspiring. It literally makes me turn my head.

Anyways.

Good perfumes (colognes...?) to start out with/try and sample and see what you think? Also, should I worry about my deodorant going well with a perfume?
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Re: Toilet Water

Postby nick » Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:34 pm

JewTurk wrote:So this girl I'm kinda-sorta infatuated with has this very recognizable perfume that is super subtle but whenever we have a close encounter I can always smell it right away and it is seriously awe inspiring. It literally makes me turn my head.

Anyways.

Good perfumes (colognes...?) to start out with/try and sample and see what you think? Also, should I worry about my deodorant going well with a perfume?


Old spice will go with everything.

Anyway I've spent time with splits/samples of decants of niche stuff and its so tricky. Finding something that smells 'good' is a tricky proposition. And if it's those 1mL sample vials you'll be stingy/not really have enough exposure to see if you like it enough or not. 5mL decants are much better if possible.

As typical as it is - start by trying some of the 'mainstream' stuff you can find a Sephora, especially Dior Homme (or YSL anything). they might be popular online but as a young dude you won't smell typical, but still smell good.
I'm still on the quest to find something I really like though, but kind of offput after both me and my twin bro trying so much decants/samples and finding nothing that really smells great other than the aforementioned Sephora choices
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Re: Toilet Water

Postby chadnik » Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:25 am

Old Spice deo is its own thing, but in my experience (having used it myself for a bit, and smelling it on others) it does not go with everything. Old Spice is a hulking giant itching to snatch up and consume anything less intense than itself.
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Re: Toilet Water

Postby bels » Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:39 am

Beginning to really loathe Terre D'hermes. It's the Herme's belt of scents.
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Re: Toilet Water

Postby absurdmind » Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:44 am

@yourdad i didnt sample because i live life on the edge.. and im too poor to pay shipping twice.
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Re: Toilet Water

Postby pirxthepilot » Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:20 am

chadnik wrote:new Le Labo :woop:
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I'm addicted to rose and musk so this is perfect. it has a lot of cedar-y woods, which I unexpectedly like on my skin. the rose is more dried rose petal than fresh-picked rose (still looking for that grail super light and fresh lemony rose perfume) and tends to waft in and out throughout the scent. the drydown smells exactly like the incense-filled nights of Semana Santa in Seville (I think it's the vetiver? it's a resinous, sensuous smell), which is wonderfully personal to me. I think it'd be really nice on a man too. (tangential: while I was in the store, a loud woman in a belted jersey maxi dress came in asking if they had anything with "hues of green apple"—salesperson's eye roll suppression was visible.)

also, a few people mentioned using Aesop's deo in this thread—how well does it work? I sniffed it yesterday and liked it, but does it work as it should (I am used to wearing non-antiperspirant deodorants)?


I love the early notes, especially the dried tea-like rose and the vetiver. My problem is the drydown, which to/on me just smells like almost any generic woody scent- so much so that i end up trying to wash it off.
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Re: Toilet Water

Postby synthese » Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:26 am

rudy wrote:All I really want is to smell like the first rain in spring


Two that immediately come to mind: Chanel's Coromandel and CB I Hate Perfume's Wild Hunt (subjective - and I don't like the way Wild Hunt smells after ten minutes or so). Seville à l'Aube (l'Artisan Perfumeur) is very springy too, but low on the rain factor. Maybe Voleur de Roses (l'Artisan Perfumeur) if you want something a little spicier?
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Re: Toilet Water

Postby Ques » Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:51 pm

love the description for voleur de roses: Voleur de Roses was composed by Michel Almairac and captures the chaos of a rose garden shattered by a thunderstorm. Regal and brutal, tender and long lasting.
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Re: Toilet Water

Postby kyung » Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:09 pm

just got my bottle of cdg kyoto in the mail

i love it. really lovely incense scent with a woodiness and spice that isn't too overpowering. luckyscent included samples of the rest of the incense line but kyoto is probably the mildest and my fave. i feel so mysterious wearing this :-)

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