God I love fragrance.\
You can buy it high or low or make your own or smell like dirt - as long as it''s great dirt - and you will smell terrific.\
What fragrance are your wearing these days?\
I am loving D&G''s Tarot coffret. It''s based on the Tarot - the Magician, the Lovers, the Moon, the Wheel of Fortune, and some others I can''t remember. They are all unisex. It''s a great idea to base a fragrance line on the Tarot. \
What''s your favorite, lately?
Perfume and cologne usually gives me a headache.
None, hate ''em
Annick Goutal Eau d''Hadrien
So no one uses soap, deodorant, washing powder, the like...\
I love perfumes that are described as Oriental.\
I have no idea what ingredients go into an Oriental type frangrace but those are the ones I could inhale forever.
how do you feel about DEMETER?\
They have a fragrance for everything from dirt, to leather, to grass, to hershey''s chocolate, a gin and tonic, you name it - you should see the website
I love ragrance too! This winter I wore Guerlain''s Figue-Iris. Every summer I wear Origin''s Ginger scent. Always gives me a lift and makes me feel refreshed. Also love the really myterious somewhat masculine scents like Chanel''s Bois des Iles.\
My very favorite was something I wore back in the 70s, but can''t get anymore in its original formula-- Rive Gauche by Yves St Laurent. I wish I understood why manufacturers reformulate perfumes.
only swamp trash wears that shit
[quote]I enjoy Demeter but it is completely synthetic.\
Even the ones labeled 100% natural?
My fave of all time is "Odeur 53 by Comme des Garcons" now discontinued and a collectors items.
Lea & Perrins and Pine sap soot are irresistiable, especially if you haven''t washed in a couple of days.
how do you feel about this one?
Tonite I licked out the sweaty armpits of this leather clad muscle bear in the backroom. Heaven.\
Ah, that sweet musk... yes, I love fragrance too.
I love scents like fresh laundry or soap, so my fave is Clean by Dee-Lish.
It''s OLD, but will impress youngin''s.
I will be notifying the Editor at once to F & F this thread.
[quote]"I enjoy Demeter but it is completely synthetic. I prefer more natural scents."\
Gendarme, Creed Irish Tweed, and Hermes Bel Ami
CHANEL NO 5 - This is the most famous perfume in the world - can anyone tell me what it smells like? Do you like it? - I am not familiar with it as as I use other brands
A "manly" soap (Suave for Men, Irish Spring, Old Spice, etc). That''s it. No deodorant. No perfume.
Likes his men to smell like men, too
Clean for Men and Chanel Pour Monsieur in the spring/summer, Obsession for Men in the fall/winter.
walking past Sephora gives me a migraine though
R23, I adore Chanel''s older fragrances--Bois des Iles, Cuir de Russie, No.22, No.19; and some of their newest, e.g. Sycomore (part of the Exclusifs line). They''re all in my scent collection.\
But No.5 has ALWAYS repulsed me. Parfum pure, EDP, EDT--does not matter. I find it cloying and sickly-sweet. I think it''s the combination of Grasse jasmine and amber that kills it for me. Many ambers have a "vomit" smell on the drydown, and mixed with the indolic jasmine, creates an "off" note in No.5 that I cannot overcome. And reformulation is not at issue here; I had the same reaction to it in the late 60s.\
But really, R23, you MUST try it at least. Get a decant and try it on yourself; you may fall in love as Marilyn did.
Scent hound queen
Terre d'' Hermes
I''m still using the scent that gets me the most compliments when someone hugs me or gets very close: Issey Miyake Pour Homme\
For some reason that one goes well with me. \
I spray on the slightest mist of it beneath my undershirt. You''d only smell it if you were within inches of me, and even then it would be a subtle hint of a scent, not a thick suffocating cloud of it.
White by Comme des Garcons. And Om by Gap. Seriously.
I am and have always been in love with Rochas Man...it''s been my signature for years.
R23, Chanel No. 5 is a floral-aldehyde, composed of rose, jasmine, and a chemical compound (aldehyde). Aldehydes typically produce a ''clean'' or laundry-like note. To my nose Chanel No. 5 smells synthetic and harsh instead of clean. Despite their sophistication aldehyde fragrances often have an ''old lady perfume'' quality which is hard to carry off.\
I don''t care for the aldehydes myself, but everyone''s chemistry is different so it may appeal to you. (I''ve always had better luck with other French perfume houses; Guerlain, Hermes, and Dior to name just a few of the really well-known ones.)
Speaking of smells...\
So, I have this "sub" who I have been trading notes with on manhunt. He claimed he loved "man smells"...\
He claimed he liked his tops not to bathe for at least one day, preferably two and tha the loved hanging out between the legs of a guy like that.\
So, we set up a time (last saturday), and I dutifully didn''t bathe after Thursday morning, so I would be "ripe" for him...\
Well, he got here and we got down to it, and after about 3-4 minutes, he looked up and told me he couldnt continue.\
His reason: I was sour, not musky. He said he only liked musk smells, but mine was "sour."\
And he left. So, what is the difference between sour and musky, and do any of you who are into man smells prefer sour?\
I assume it is my diet, which isnt going to change (especially for a sub).
I just love Man Must...
I''ve been wearing Hermes Amazone (seriously) for years. I have never found anything I like better.
I have many bottles of cologne but the ones in my daily rotation are: John Varvatos, John Varvatos Vintage, Terre d''Hermes, and my absolute favorite, Donna Karan Fuel for Men.
I agree, OP. I have a very acute nose and love perfumes and colognes. \
Right now, Im wearing Marc Jacobs'' Daisy (with its awful bottle) on top of Bath and Body Works'' Orange and Ginger aromatherapy lotion. It''s not great, but not bad -- it was a Christmas present. Before that, I was really in love with Ralph Lauren''s Blue for Women, even though it''s an old fragrance. It smells a lot like Gucci II for Men, which I''m fairly certain is the hypnotic scent they use in a lot of the high-end Vegas casinos.\
For a while, I was wearing Annick Goutal''s Le Chevrefeuille, which I really loved but felt it didn''t last very long.\
My other favorites throughout the years have been Shiseido''s Energizing Fragrance. Elizabeth Arden''s Fifth Avenue and Ralph Lauren Romance ... also, even though they became "cliche," Pleasures and Happy were really fascinating perfumes. \
My (male) roommate has been using Creed''s Santal, which I LOVE. (Very Joop-esque.) I also really love Gucci II for Men.
Scent slut/r31, I dont really care for Chanel No. 5 either. I think it''s generic smelling. \
r35, my brother was wearing John Varvatos for a while, and I loved it.
I used to wear all sorts of things, but I only use Cliniques Chemistry for Men now.
Miss Bedd, that is entirely too much information. Especially just prior to lunch.
I am wearing today, Cumming.\
It smells like burnt rubber, dirty ashtrays with a hint of santorum.\
I like it because it reminds me of the smell of a heavy trade video arcade.\
My current favorites:\
Black Orchid (Tom Ford)\
Flowerbomb (Viktor & Rolf)\
I haven''t worn a cologne in quite some time - used to every day, but for some reason I''ve just stopped. No one I know, in any circle, male or female, really wears fragrance anymore. I think it''s a dying thing.
Still bathe and use deodorant
Pomegranate Noir from Jo Malone\
I get compliments all the time.
Perfume, I have over two hundred bottles . I wear ladies and men's fragrance .
Mens: Eau Sauvage Christian Dior
Womens: Fracas Robert Piug
Tom Ford's Black orchid.
You either love it or hate it, I LOVE it.
I've been wearing Dunhill's 'Desire' cologne for years. It doesn't really smell masculine, but it's not sickly sweet or floral like a lot of female perfumes.
The fragrance of my pussy.
Been wearing CK 0ne for years. Every time I think of changing it, someone out of the blue always says I smell really good and ask about so another year it is.
It's a very clean smell, kind of citusy with hints of lemon. Good for day or night, nice dinner. But not for nights at the leather bar.
Poster 25. I concur. I wear Clean and obsession. You and I prob have the same chemistry. Try Boucheron Jaipur Homme. Fantastic!
Last year Diptyque released EDP versions of its classic EDT fragrances. I have always liked and worn Tam Dao, Eau Lente and Philosykos, but now am *in love* with Philosykos EDP.
Has anybody ever tried Muscs Koublai Khan by Serge Lutens? I've heard both that it's wonderful and that it smells like BO.
Not really being sold anymore, but I wear Marc Jacobs Bang! and I love it. It's very spicy and VERY peppery with some notes of burnt wood and patchouli. I feel sexy when I wear it. It doesn't last very long though.
they all give me sinuses
I used to use Jade East. For a really long time...too long and way too much of it.
The perfume, eau de parfum and cologne editions of Chanel No. 5 are completely different scents. The current perfume bears slight resemblance to the pre 60s versions I have.
Egoiste is te male version of Bois des Iles, one of the most beautiful scents ever created. Again, current version pales in comparison to the original formula.
Who would purposely walk around smelling like pot?
A half teaspoon of Clorox, five anchovy fish oil capsules, two tablespoons of Pine Sol, one teaspoon of Coppertone, six raw eggs, and half a pound of blue cheese. It reminds men of summers on the beach.
My man wear Versace Green Jeans. I get it for him wherever I can find it now that it's discontinued. I wear Bulgari Jasmine Noir or D&G The One Rose.
I'm looking for a recommendation for a mysterious and spicy scent that conjures up the image of an exotic bazaar, full of notes of cinnamon, clove, cardamom, vanilla, patchouli and frankincense? I like fragrance on the sweeter side, and not a fan of citrusy, aquatic or musky fragrances.
Most fragrance does not appeal to me and never has so I wear none.
One I think I like is Terre De Hermes. Not sold locally and I am not interested in spending money to try it.