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Title: Your signature scent
Post by: Chedney Honks on June 02, 2021, 08:26:09 AM
I saw a post the other day about cologne and I started thinking about how until recent years I never really wore any scent maybe apart from on a night out, without thinking. I always liked them on other people, though, both women and men although I'm not gay.

Partly, it was poverty. I didn't have the money to spend on smelling of anything other than deodorant. Partly, it was because I always found colognes and eau de toilettes a bit strong and overpowering as a teenager and young man (certainly because I put too much on, not knowing what to do, like most young people). Partly because I didn't have better quality stuff, to be honest, so it smelled a bit sickly and synthetic.

Mainly, though, it's because I wasn't sure why I would want to 'inflict' a scent on other people or even myself if I were eating or whatever or if it might 'clash' with my wife's perfume and so on. I wasn't really sure of the motivation behind it. People will think I smell nice? I already smell nice. Then I thought, well, why do I iron a shirt? Why do I polish my shoes? Why do I get a haircut?

Theatre, mores, modality. It's fun to switch roles and mindsets and these things are a ritualistic cue. A scent can be part of that. Also, it's just a very pleasant thing to have a nice evolving smell occasionally waft up your schnozz. It seems frivolous but I really enjoy spirits and tea and coffee and so on just for the nose. I buy a lot of flowers for my wife because I love the scent in the house. It changes the atmosphere, enriches your environment, maybe lifts or lightens your mood.

Any recommendations? I don't want to spend Tom Ford money, to be perfectly honest, but I do like to keep an eye out for a good value fragrance.

I am currently wearing Thierry Mugler cologne which is very grassy and fresh at first, I really enjoy putting it on, it's a citric spritz, almost mouth watering. Then it opens up to something very very clean. It settles somewhere between soap and a herbaceous bubblegum and then gets woodier and earthier over the course of the day. I got it for under forty quid so pretty cheap but it really is a great value, dreamy spring/summer scent.

No joke replies, please.
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: bakabaka on June 02, 2021, 08:35:54 AM
The only scent that I could tolerate (I tend to react badly to a base part of most perfumes) and that suited me was Cardin by Pierre Cardin.

Unfortunately there have been several different perfumes/colognes by that name over the years and the only one that worked for me was the one discontinued in about 1978. A couple of years later my then girlfriend's mum gave me a small bottle that they had left over in the perfume department she worked at. Love at first whiff, but I never found any more. And because of the duplicated name, I can't even search for it.

Sorry, CH, no recommendations.
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: Huxleys Babkins on June 02, 2021, 09:41:44 AM
I mostly wear Boss The Scent cos my other half likes it. Just listen to this blurb:

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BOSS THE SCENT has been created for BOSS Men who play seduction slowly, passionately and as an experience to be savoured and returned to time after time. With BOSS THE SCENT, he can engage all five senses, tapping into what women really want: An irresistible aftershave, unforgettable like a savoured seduction.

Exquisite notes of Ginger, exotic and exclusive Maninka and virile Leather unfold over time. The effect is unrepentedly potent, crafted to provoke the senses with an air of depth and enigma: powerful, rich, full-bodied.

The bottle presents the evocative amber juice set in a silver cage, as if capturing the spirit of seduction before it unleashes its dynamic power.

That's right, bitches, I'm the BOSS Man.

I've also have a bottle of Diesel Only The Brave from my ex that I'm trying to use up, but the bottle is deceptively big and it's looked about a third full for about three years now. It's a woody, citrusy scent and the bottle looks like it's wanking off a piston:

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Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: Twit 2 on June 02, 2021, 09:45:25 AM
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Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: TrenterPercenter on June 02, 2021, 09:50:38 AM
Cheds I use Sauvage it's a bit more ££ but not as pricey as the Tom Ford stuff but it's really nice and I've had several people comment on it whilst out (sorry I should add here that one person that commented was a woman working in a garage who told me I was wearing Sauvage virtually after me walking through the door she was very keen on it seemed).  All the Huge Boss's and Armani's are generally good also (again no silly Tom Ford money).  I don't wear it all the time (especially now I'm not office bound) but it's nice to wear every now and again when out so it last for ages (had the currently bottle from xmas 2018 I think (though it does perish a bit after a while).
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: Chedney Honks on June 02, 2021, 10:03:05 AM
I've heard some good things about Sauvage, a 'people pleaser', as they say. I'll give it a sniff when I make it out to a department store for one of my regular poncing sessions.

Boss The Scent sounds hilarious, I love all the blurb for these things. Spray this on, lads, and women will be literally slitting their throats at your feet in sacrifice to your presence.

I picked up some Chanel Platinum Egoiste which is a bit more than I would normally go for but I'm moving on imminently and I like the idea of a new scent for a new phase. It's kind of metallic and soapy, barbershop vibe, pretty old school. Not a very sexy or alluring scent, more of a 'meet the Japanese investors' and show them that British Rover is BACK. It's gorgeous stuff.
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: Norton Canes on June 02, 2021, 10:37:46 AM
Body Shop ACTIVIST eau de toilette, intimate yet ebullient
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: Chedney Honks on June 02, 2021, 10:41:21 AM
Haha
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: AsparagusTrevor on June 02, 2021, 10:49:00 AM
I've heard some good things about Sauvage, a 'people pleaser', as they say. I'll give it a sniff when I make it out to a department store for one of my regular poncing sessions.

Sauvage is lovely but it seemed like everyone was wearing it for a while (you might say it was a Sauvage-fest). It doesn't last too long either, won't get you through a full day.

My wife always likes me to wear Gautiler Le Male. It isn't my absolute favorite, I always went for Gucci's eponymous scent which I'm not sure they do any more, but it's definitely a good scent - approved by a female person.

For cheap, every day use, I go for CK Eternity Aqua. Nice fresh smell. I bought a 200ml bottle nearly 3 years ago for about 30 quid and it's still about half full.
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: Dex Sawash on June 02, 2021, 11:19:22 AM
I got a bottle of Hai Karate around 1976, mother disappeared it.

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Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: AsparagusTrevor on June 02, 2021, 11:24:50 AM
"Oh, hai karate"

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Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: TrenterPercenter on June 02, 2021, 11:35:32 AM
For cheap, every day use, I go for CK Eternity Aqua. Nice fresh smell. I bought a 200ml bottle nearly 3 years ago for about 30 quid and it's still about half full.

Yep I'm with Trevor here Eternity (and Eternity Aqua) is a great shout.
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: Chedney Honks on June 02, 2021, 12:02:09 PM
I just remembered my all-time favourite, Fahrenheit by Dior. Still got a bottle knocking around in the drawer, smells fantastic. It's like an oriental leathery petrol kind of thing, really deep and dark and metallic. Can't wait for the sun to fuck off so I can slosh this on in the back of my Capri, sporting my tan leather bowling glove and burgundy and mustard baseball jacket, classic Ray Bans, cocked Magnum in hand while my wife blows bubblegum bubbles and smokes a menthol in the driver's seat.
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: thenoise on June 02, 2021, 01:38:05 PM
Gautiler Le Male.

This one gets my wife's vote too. And she's the one who has the smell me. By law.
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: Buelligan on June 02, 2021, 03:19:11 PM
Agua di Parma, the original Colonia.  I bloody love it, don't have any because I have no money but if I did, that would be it.
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: icehaven on June 02, 2021, 03:49:34 PM
My Mum got me a box of little bottles of various Dior perfumes from duty free years ago, and I particularly liked J'adore, but it's prohibitively expensive so other than the odd Christmas present I'm generally without any. I found a fairly good cheapo copy on a market stall a few years ago, very similar shaped bottle and called something like J'adonut or something (I'm kidding, can't remember what it was really called) but I've not seen it since.
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: seepage on June 02, 2021, 04:01:54 PM
I quite like L'Occitane Terre de Lumiere, which has a tobacco note [in a good way]. 85 quid for 90ml though.
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: Voltan (Man of Steel) on June 02, 2021, 04:20:19 PM
Bleu de Chanel for when I’m going somewhere nice (never happens) but for everyday use it’s this timeless classic.

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Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: H-O-W-L on June 02, 2021, 04:21:46 PM
Someone quote Alan's recipe for his signature scent from From The Oast House, please. I can't be fucked to transcribe it.
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: wosl on June 02, 2021, 04:27:35 PM
Usually a citrusy fougere.  Used to be YSL Pour Homme (old bottle) or Lacoste Original, before the price-hike. Now it's the poor man's Eau Sauvage (which I'm not going to name, because I want to be assured of a supply of it at the great price it currently sells for). Bergamot, Amalfi lemons, petitgrain, moss.  Nice one. (Edit: There's another poor man's Eau Sauvage, which I can't vouch for: Lin Sauvage by Daniel Hechter.)
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: dissolute ocelot on June 02, 2021, 04:37:05 PM
I've got a 5 year old bottle of Gaultier's Le Male which I was given by an ex; it's allegedly inspired by sailors but is supposed to smell like shaving soap - there's mint and lavender in there. I only feel comfortable wearing something that's very fresh-smelling, like that or something citrussy like CK One, rather than anything smelling of musk or leather or tobacco or decay.

Apparently Pope Benedict the previous had a secret custom scent to go with his designer shoes. Not sure how you keep something secret when you're wafting it around all day, but maybe it had a bit of unbaptised baby in there.
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: seepage on June 02, 2021, 04:39:18 PM
Did he use it mask the smell of vomit on the shoes?
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: wosl on June 02, 2021, 04:49:15 PM
I mostly wear Boss The Scent cos my other half likes it

Which half? The burst of top notes or the dry-down?
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: shiftwork2 on June 02, 2021, 04:52:38 PM
Bleu de Becks
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: Chedney Honks on June 02, 2021, 05:12:13 PM
Usually a citrusy fougere.

Separate question but you clearly know what you're doing, I'd really like to try a sandalwood fragrance, have you got any recommendations, please?
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: wosl on June 02, 2021, 05:27:34 PM
What I know comes mainly from dipping into Basenotes.  If you're after a linear/sandalwood dominant one, perhaps check out one of the threads there, such as: The Quest for THE sandalwood fragrance (https://www.basenotes.net/threads/430033-The-Quest-for-THE-Sandalwood-Fragrance). 
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: wosl on June 02, 2021, 05:44:02 PM
Btw, Brian Eno shares your interest. (http://music.hyperreal.org/artists/brian_eno/interviews/detail92.html)
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: Cerys on June 02, 2021, 05:45:58 PM
Poison, or rather anything cheap that smells like it.
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: Chedney Honks on June 02, 2021, 06:06:41 PM
What I know comes mainly from dipping into Basenotes.  If you're after a linear/sandalwood dominant one, perhaps check out one of the threads there, such as: The Quest for THE sandalwood fragrance (https://www.basenotes.net/threads/430033-The-Quest-for-THE-Sandalwood-Fragrance).

Thanks, I'll defo check that out, appreciate the link.
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on June 02, 2021, 06:40:12 PM
Eau De Shit
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on June 02, 2021, 06:53:21 PM
As long as it doesn't smell like decaying human shit and isn't tested on tortured mice captives then I'll try it.

Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: Dr Rock on June 02, 2021, 06:56:57 PM
I wore Kouros by Yves St Laurent in the 90s. I was fighting them off with a shity stick.

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Yves Saint Laurent Kouros aftershave for men is the epitome of masculinity. An aromatic fougere fragrance that possesses a blend of grass, cloves, jasmine, rose and coriander, together with a touch of vanilla and honey.

Top notes: Aldehydes, Artemisia, Coriander, Clary Sage, Bergamot
Heart notes: Carnation, Patchouli, Cinnamon, Orris Root, Jasmine, Vetiver, Geranium
Base notes: Honey, Leather, Tonka Bean, Amber, Musk, Civet, Oakmoss, Vanilla
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: Butchers Blind on June 02, 2021, 07:42:34 PM
All you lot showing off. Get Brut - splash it on all over.
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: Cerys on June 02, 2021, 07:49:39 PM
I used to use Brut deodorant when I was about twelve.  Someone had given my dad a bunch of Brut stuff for Christmas, and it was just gathering dust.  I have no regrets.
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on June 02, 2021, 08:08:13 PM
This was my last aftershave purchase:

(https://sgfm.elcorteingles.es/SGFM/dctm/MEDIA03/201907/29/00155760715536____1__600x600.jpg)

Ten euros from a Spanish supermarket a couple of years ago. It smells alright actually, but it's not very strong, so it doesn't really smell of much at all. Also, Coronel Tapiocca literally translates into English as Colonel Tapioca, which is brilliant, and I probably should have used it as my CaB username.
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: seepage on June 02, 2021, 08:16:12 PM
Eau De Shit

Ah, a Burgundy aficionado.
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: badaids on June 02, 2021, 08:18:29 PM
There's an Ad on playing in You Tube for an aftershave called 'Gammon'.  The tagline is something like 'This is what a Man smells like'.  Is it for real or a pisstake?
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: flotemysost on June 02, 2021, 10:18:18 PM
There's an Ad on playing in You Tube for an aftershave called 'Gammon'.  The tagline is something like 'This is what a Man smells like'.  Is it for real or a pisstake?

I did find it amusing when someone defaced all the bus shelter ads nearby showing the Johnny Depp Dior campaign, so that he was preening under the word SAUSAGE.
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: chveik on June 02, 2021, 10:29:41 PM
oeuf by Le Cum
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: Aaron500 on June 03, 2021, 12:04:10 AM
Boss Bottled - The advert has some actor telling me to: "Be the Man of Today". OK then.

It's one of the manly, woody, leathery ones, because I'm a bloody bloke.
The wife seems to like it, every time we pass a fragrance shop she goes in and bullies the staff about how much it costs.
Day to day I use a smellalike from off of the internet, which seems to smell the same and is longer lasting imo.

Before that it was Davidoff Adventure, another woody one but a bit citrussy for my more mature taste now.
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: Smeraldina Rima on June 03, 2021, 01:13:46 PM
My favourites are Guerlain Vetiver in the winter, which is the easiest to recommend for about £30, and Dior Eau Sauvage in the summer. I also like Eau Sauvage Parfum (2012).

I remember liking these samples: Serge Lutens' Five o'clock au gingembre and Fille en aiguilles; Acqua di Parma Colonia; Frederic Malle's Geranium pour monsieur and Cologne Indelebile (both by Dominique Ropion); Murdock Black Tea; and a couple of weirdly progressing ones: Geoffrey Beene's Grey Flannel (but not the boring eau de Grey Flannel) and Eau d'Hermes by Edmond Roudnitska. Grey Flannel is the only cheap one of those. Try to get samples before or instead of buying anything as a bottle.

Le Labo Santal 33 (2011) is a sandalwood perfume that became popular recently then suffered a backlash.

Below is a very short survey of the history of men's perfume (an outdated concept?) up to 1990 in Edmond Roudnitska's book. Some of these perfumes are between £15 and £30:
 
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If in the male perfumery the Fougère Royale, created in 1882, was used for a long time by the rare men who perfumed themselves, as well as the Lavender of Yardley and Pour un Homme[1] created by Ernest Daltroff in 1934, the real departure of the male perfume and the masculine lines is represented by Mustache[2] in 1948. It is Paco Rabanne pour homme[3] which would know how to best exploit the vein, in 1973, by adding a deep dose of musk. At the same time, it created the footstool for the violence of male perfumes. The peak was reached by Azzaro pour homme[4] in 1978, which supplanted the previous one at the top level of sales. The masculine notes follow one another, all strong, the American Aramis[5], a leather note well composed although a little pharmaceutical; Drakkar Noir[6] in 1982, a great success in the United States as well as Polo; Xeyrus which fits in as best it can, and 1988 the year of all risks with the jostling of Bois Noir, Farenheit, Jazz and Ténéré.
 1. Still available for about £30
 2. There is a reformulation of this based on the 1948/9 scent but it might be better to try Eau Sauvage, Roudnitska's later creation
 3. about £30
 4. About £30
 5. About £20
 6. A sandalwood perfume available for about £15

It's common now to wear not only unisex perfumes but ones marketed to another gender. In fact, Roudnitska's book mentions that when Eau Sauvage was becoming the perfume of young men in the late 1960s there were also lots of women wearing it.
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: Chedney Honks on June 03, 2021, 01:18:35 PM
Cheers, Rimmy. And great to see you around. Some interesting stuff there.

I actually have a Drakkar Noir on the way today, just out of curiosity. Same way that CKOne and HUGO evoke the 90s in a wonderful way, I want to see whether there's anything I can pick up from my childhood, maybe my dad wore Drakkar.
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: Dex Sawash on June 03, 2021, 01:28:44 PM

I smell your cant [/tag]
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: NoOffenceLynn on June 03, 2021, 02:56:49 PM
My Mum got me a box of little bottles of various Dior perfumes from duty free years ago, and I particularly liked J'adore, but it's prohibitively expensive so other than the odd Christmas present I'm generally without any. I found a fairly good cheapo copy on a market stall a few years ago, very similar shaped bottle and called something like J'adonut or something (I'm kidding, can't remember what it was really called) but I've not seen it since.


I use Chanel Gabrielle that is well over €120 but on my less monied days, l use this site https://divainparfums.com it's great for both men and women's fragrance.

It's fantastic, true essence of the perfume not rubbish that will give you a rash 5 seconds after you spray it on your skin, but identical to the real thing.

And at more than half the price you pay for the commercial brands, it makes perfect 'scents'
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: Chedney Honks on June 03, 2021, 07:06:10 PM
I actually have a Drakkar Noir on the way today, just out of curiosity.

I only got a 30ml so no great loss but this reminded me of my childhood in a less favourable way. It was familiar but very powdery and a bit sharp and piney, more so than I'd like. It made me think of my uncle who was a legend but it made my nostrils tingle. Might need to let it settle into the drydown and see how it feels after a couple of hours, but I washed it off.
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: Chedney Honks on June 05, 2021, 05:38:41 PM
I meant to update this but I've been really enjoying the Drakkar Noir! It definitely needs fifteen or twenty minutes to settle but it's great, properly reminds me of being a kid in the 80s out with the men of the family. Shit pubs and snooker halls, social clubs. I fucking love it actually, such a comforting smell to me because most of them are dead or live miles away from me. It's powdery but fresh and honest and unashamedly masculine. My wife also loves it. Makes me want to polish my shoes every day.
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on June 05, 2021, 05:53:26 PM
So it smells of the working classes then, essentially?
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: Chedney Honks on June 05, 2021, 06:33:49 PM
It smells of the men who watch the pools, have a bath and put a shirt on to take their wife out in 1987.
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: seepage on June 05, 2021, 06:42:56 PM
"...launched to appeal to an Anglo-Saxon market." Feel the Power!
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: JaDanketies on June 05, 2021, 06:58:44 PM
lol didn't realise y'all were actually seriously replying to this, I figured it was some HS Art thing where you all replied with 'BO' or 'cadavers' or whatever.

Me and my fiancee both use this:

(https://storage.googleapis.com/rs.dolphinfitness.com/tn1/tn1_254100315.jpg)

She actually doesn't like the smell of anything stronger these days. Also you can get massive refill bottles. No CFCs or anything, it's just a spray like kitchen cleaner is a spray.
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: Chedney Honks on June 12, 2021, 05:40:11 PM
Drakkar Noir gives me a headache after a few hours, I've found. Quite a strange thing that a particular smell can do that but sure enough.

Still on the Thierry Mugler most days, I smell like nice soap you get from a market in let's say Capri.
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: Chedney Honks on July 05, 2021, 04:34:43 PM
The recent Lynx Africa chat got me thinking and I bought some. I still like the smell and it really reminds me of being maybe 12-16, playing football in the street, sniffing solvents, Diamond White, KMKYWAP radio show on tape, Super Mario Kart, I Should Coco, Embassy No.1, trying and failing to pull and just having a great time somehow making a fiver last all weekend. Anyway, that was a short-lived few days because I didn't really want to wear such a distinctive teenage boy fragrance and it's a little bit nauseating unless you're very gentle with it.

Few weeks on, I stumbled upon the ludicrously named Alien Man by Thierry Mugler. It's another pretty cheap fragrance, like his cologne, £35 for a 50ml EDT, and it's a really good one. Most importantly, it also happens to remind me of Lynx Africa! It's quite minty, got some dill and anise in there and settles into something rather woody and 'exotic', for want of a more meaningful descriptor. I've been wearing it for a few days now and I like it more and more. I'm certainly not wearing it to get compliments but several people have said they like it, for what it's worth. It really feels like a deeper, more 'mature', less sweet and sickly Lynx Africa. Warmly recommended.

Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on July 05, 2021, 07:40:58 PM
They probably just think you're wearing Lynx Africa.
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: vanilla.coffee on July 05, 2021, 10:42:48 PM
Carolina Herrera - Chic for daily wear
Cacharel - Pour Homme for nights out

Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: Mr Banlon on July 05, 2021, 11:14:04 PM
Duru (Turkish limon kolonya)
Armaf Derby Club House Blanche (Clone of Creed Silver Mountain Water for about 1/15th of the price)
All the Armaf clones are pretty good.


Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: idunnosomename on July 06, 2021, 12:38:33 AM
bum de fart
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: Pseudopath on July 06, 2021, 12:40:56 AM
All the Armaf clones are pretty good.

Yup. Armaf's Club de Nuit Intense Man (a famous clone of Creed Aventus) is a foolproof compliment getter. Certainly more successful than when I was an intense man in a nightclub anyway.
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: touchingcloth on July 06, 2021, 12:54:14 AM
Partly, it was poverty. I didn't have the money to spend on smelling of anything other than deodorant. Partly, it was because I always found colognes and eau de toilettes a bit strong and overpowering as a teenager and young man (certainly because I put too much on, not knowing what to do, like most young people). Partly because I didn't have better quality stuff, to be honest, so it smelled a bit sickly and synthetic.

Ultimately it's all the same quality. Lynx Africa or Estelle de Noite's Gavroche d'Evoque - same shit, different can.
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: Chedney Honks on July 06, 2021, 07:37:25 PM
An impressively ignorant post, but I laughed if it was supposed to be a joke. Either way, congratulations.
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on July 06, 2021, 08:33:52 PM
Whatever you wear, you're going to smell like a tart's handbag.
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: wooders1978 on July 06, 2021, 08:37:24 PM
I wear acqua di palma as my sig scent - I like to think it gives me a sexy Italian dilf vibe, though the look far from matches

 I use Tom Ford Oud Wood if I’m wearing a suit for any occasion though
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: Chedney Honks on July 20, 2021, 09:07:39 PM
I use Tom Ford Oud Wood if I’m wearing a suit for any occasion though

I picked up some Tobacco Oud and really like it. Not really the weather for it at the moment, though. Looking forward to autumn.

I also got some Neroli Portofino and absolutely adore it. Reminds me of when I used to live in Nice. The mandarin and bergamot are fucking amazing, so bright and zesty, and then it settles into the neroli and jasmine and musky base. It's incredibly uplifting.
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: seepage on July 20, 2021, 09:58:54 PM
I wear acqua di palma as my sig scent - I like to think it gives me a sexy Italian dilf vibe, though the look far from matches

I thought palma was in spain?
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: PlanktonSideburns on July 21, 2021, 12:34:03 AM
FEAR from INSECURITY
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: shiftwork2 on July 21, 2021, 12:54:44 AM
Can we as a forum reject these smirking Oxbridge cocaine trolls?  Think we've achieved the necessary level of development.  We're pure and happy so let's flush.
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: PlanktonSideburns on July 21, 2021, 12:56:52 AM
Can we as a forum reject these smirking Oxbridge cocaine trolls?  Think we've achieved the necessary level of development.  We're pure so let's flush.

Who are they
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: shiftwork2 on July 21, 2021, 01:00:42 AM
Since you asked so directly I was referring to Bosto.
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: PlanktonSideburns on July 21, 2021, 01:07:03 AM
Ah fair enough
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: Chedney Honks on July 21, 2021, 07:29:20 AM
shifters, if you're being serious, I won't be offended if you use the ignore function. I got no issue with you.

Neroli Portofino

I didn't realise how similar this was to 4711, the original Eau de Cologne beloved of German grandparents and Turkish bazaars.

(https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/71d7au7MyJL._AC_SX679_.jpg)

I'd heard of it but not tried til last night. Only lasts like fifteen minutes but that's the point, more of a pick me up, so you can splash it on whenever you like, it barely reaches other people. Neroli Portofino only lasts a couple of hours, anyway. You can get a little 'travel watch' spray version, as well. Costs fuck all, like a fiver for 25ml, and easily refillable.

(https://www.4711.com/img/0/0/fit/7/4/740123_4711_originaleaudecologne_edc_uhrenflasche_25ml_base_image.jpg)

Great 'splash and dash' fragrance, really cheap, two hundred years old (albeit with some reformulation, of course), smell like an Ankara bath house or Rheinland barbershop.
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: shiftwork2 on July 21, 2021, 05:12:20 PM
Nah you’re alright really.  Or are you?

🤣🤣🤣
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: Pseudopath on July 21, 2021, 05:22:06 PM
(https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/71d7au7MyJL._AC_SX679_.jpg)

Lovely stuff. If it's good enough for Napoleon, it's good enough for me. As well as the dinky travel bottles, you can also get this frankly-ludicrous 800ml version for about £30:

(https://i.imgur.com/bobFtS7.jpg)
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: flotemysost on July 21, 2021, 07:07:32 PM
4711 is a goodun, my mum always used to bring it on holiday.

Had a spritz of this the other day and it's delicious:

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0092/3775/7988/products/3760246988032_1-min_720x.jpg?v=1607599794)
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: Enzo on July 21, 2021, 10:57:53 PM
If someone is looking for a cheap, but quality scent, Zara Vibrant Leather smells great and lasts ages for about 15/20 quid. Apparently quite like Aventus.
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: flotemysost on July 21, 2021, 11:10:29 PM
Yeah Zara fragrances are decent, especially in terms of staying power:cost ratio.

State of that name though.
Title: Re: Your signature scent
Post by: Enzo on July 21, 2021, 11:13:15 PM
Yeah Zara fragrances are decent, especially in terms of staying power:cost ratio.

State of that name though.

Zara also regularly rebrand the scents, but change nothing else. I have vibrant leather summer which smells like Dior Homme Cologne, apparently was called blue flash before or something.