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You smell fabulous

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?

by Anonymousreply 7102/05/2013

Perfume and cologne usually gives me a headache.

by Anonymousreply 104/01/2010

None, hate 'em

by Anonymousreply 204/01/2010

Annick Goutal Eau d'Hadrien

by Anonymousreply 304/01/2010

So no one uses soap, deodorant, washing powder, the like...


by Anonymousreply 404/01/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 504/01/2010

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

by Anonymousreply 604/01/2010

I enjoy Demeter but it is completely synthetic. I prefer more natural scents.

by Anonymousreply 704/01/2010

Osmoz is a site devoted to fragrances. Here's their page about men's oriental fragrances.

by Anonymousreply 804/01/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 904/01/2010

only swamp trash wears that shit

by Anonymousreply 1004/01/2010

[quote]I enjoy Demeter but it is completely synthetic.

Even the ones labeled 100% natural?

by Anonymousreply 1104/01/2010

My fave of all time is "Odeur 53 by Comme des Garcons" now discontinued and a collectors items.

by Anonymousreply 1204/01/2010

Worcestershire Sauce

by Anonymousreply 1304/01/2010

Lea & Perrins and Pine sap soot are irresistiable, especially if you haven't washed in a couple of days.

by Anonymousreply 1404/01/2010

Chanel Egoiste

how do you feel about this one?

by Anonymousreply 1504/01/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 1604/01/2010

I love scents like fresh laundry or soap, so my fave is Clean by Dee-Lish.

by Anonymousreply 1704/01/2010

[Chanel Egoiste]

It's OLD, but will impress youngin's.

by Anonymousreply 1804/01/2010

I will be notifying the Editor at once to F & F this thread.

by Anonymousreply 1904/01/2010

[quote]"I enjoy Demeter but it is completely synthetic. I prefer more natural scents."


by Anonymousreply 2004/01/2010

Gendarme, Creed Irish Tweed, and Hermes Bel Ami

by Anonymousreply 2104/01/2010

CK One

by Anonymousreply 2204/01/2010

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

by Anonymousreply 2304/08/2010

A "manly" soap (Suave for Men, Irish Spring, Old Spice, etc). That's it. No deodorant. No perfume.

by Anonymousreply 2404/08/2010

Clean for Men and Chanel Pour Monsieur in the spring/summer, Obsession for Men in the fall/winter.

by Anonymousreply 2504/08/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 2604/08/2010

Terre d' Hermes

by Anonymousreply 2704/08/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 2804/08/2010

White by Comme des Garcons. And Om by Gap. Seriously.

by Anonymousreply 2904/08/2010

I am and have always been in love with Rochas's been my signature for years.

by Anonymousreply 3004/08/2010

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.)

by Anonymousreply 3104/08/2010

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).

by Anonymousreply 3204/08/2010

I just love Man Must...

by Anonymousreply 3304/08/2010

I've been wearing Hermes Amazone (seriously) for years. I have never found anything I like better.

by Anonymousreply 3404/08/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 3504/08/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 3604/08/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 3704/08/2010

I used to wear all sorts of things, but I only use Cliniques Chemistry for Men now.

by Anonymousreply 3804/08/2010

Miss Bedd, that is entirely too much information. Especially just prior to lunch.

by Anonymousreply 3904/08/2010

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.


by Anonymousreply 4004/08/2010

MHB, was this your trick?

by Anonymousreply 4104/08/2010

My current favorites:

Black Orchid (Tom Ford)

Flowerbomb (Viktor & Rolf)

Touch (Tocca)

by Anonymousreply 4204/08/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 4304/08/2010

Pomegranate Noir from Jo Malone

I get compliments all the time.

by Anonymousreply 4404/08/2010

Perfume, I have over two hundred bottles . I wear ladies and men's fragrance . Mens: Eau Sauvage Christian Dior

Womens: Fracas Robert Piug

by Anonymousreply 4502/03/2013

Tom Ford's Black orchid. You either love it or hate it, I LOVE it.

by Anonymousreply 4602/03/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4702/03/2013

The fragrance of my pussy.

by Anonymousreply 4802/04/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4902/04/2013

Poster 25. I concur. I wear Clean and obsession. You and I prob have the same chemistry. Try Boucheron Jaipur Homme. Fantastic!

by Anonymousreply 5002/04/2013

Hai Karate!

by Anonymousreply 5102/04/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5202/04/2013

Has anybody ever tried Muscs Koublai Khan by Serge Lutens? I've heard both that it's wonderful and that it smells like BO.

by Anonymousreply 5302/04/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5402/04/2013

they all give me sinuses

by Anonymousreply 5502/04/2013

I used to use Jade East. For a really long time...too long and way too much of it.

by Anonymousreply 5602/04/2013

Men wearing fragrance is sorta trashy.

by Anonymousreply 5702/04/2013

Obsheshshion by Calvin Klein!

by Anonymousreply 5802/04/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5902/04/2013

Who would purposely walk around smelling like pot?

by Anonymousreply 6002/04/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 6102/04/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 6202/04/2013

My favorite fragrance is FETID

by Anonymousreply 6302/04/2013

I think White Shoulders smells beautiful, but is it too old lady? Love Antonia's Flowers.

by Anonymousreply 6402/04/2013


by Anonymousreply 6502/04/2013

R53 - Serge's MKK is fantastic - a real "musk" perfume. I layer it with something spicy to get a full effect - wonderful during wintertime.

by Anonymousreply 6602/04/2013

[quote]None, hate 'em

by Anonymousreply 6702/04/2013

Scoundrel by Joan Collins when I'm feeling NAUGHTY

And Forever Krystle when I'm feeling angelic.

I spray Scoundrel on my TAINT and it drives my pretend boyfriend CRAZY with desire.

by Anonymousreply 6802/04/2013

Vulva original. Seriously.

by Anonymousreply 6902/04/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 7002/05/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 7102/05/2013
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