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lets have a respectful discussion about these subtle fragrances

deej, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 15:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

i like subtle fragrances. i think the first one i ever bought for myself was Coty Sand and Sable in 7th grade. its subtlety is questionable, but i still think it smells pretty good once the alcohol-y smell evaporates. sort of like gardenia.

La Lechera, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 16:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

i haven't worn cologne since lol high school. kinda just fell out of the habit. if someone suggest a cheap brand they like i might pick up a bottle.

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 24 June 2008 16:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

bottle (?)

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 24 June 2008 16:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

i don't know about cheap. i'm into jean paul gaultier's gaultier squared. i used to love calvin klein romance. i also really want to look into the burberrys.

Surmounter, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 16:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

people in high school used to be obsessed with COOL WATER

is this a good fragrance y/n

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 24 June 2008 16:17 (ten years ago) Permalink

also: FRAGONARD is amazing. i get a lot of compliments on my Fragonard Santal

coolwater i don't know...

Surmounter, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 16:18 (ten years ago) Permalink

GUYS WHO WEAR COLOGNE ARE FUCKING DOUCHEBAGS

carne asada, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 16:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

is that not respectful ?

carne asada, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 16:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

nah you can wear cologne respectfully

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 24 June 2008 16:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

i am not a fan of cool water. other high school boy faves that i am not a
fan of include drakkar noir and fahrenheit. they all smell like desperate teenaged boy to me.

if you are a man, you could do worse than smelling like sandalwood and soap.

La Lechera, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 16:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

guys should not wear cologne

Mr. Que, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 16:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

rong

La Lechera, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 16:24 (ten years ago) Permalink

there's a fine line between sexy and sleazy is all

Surmounter, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 16:24 (ten years ago) Permalink

guys should not wear too much gross smelling cologne

La Lechera, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 16:24 (ten years ago) Permalink

..for that matter, neither should women

La Lechera, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 16:25 (ten years ago) Permalink

if you are a man, you could do worse than smelling like sandalwood and soap.

I used to wear me a couple of dabs of sandalwood oil many years back. There are different varieties, but this particular one was incredible-smelling.

I wore cologne briefly in high school, and cannot picture myself ever doing that again, with the exception of occasionally applying some scent from a magazine advertisement, just for novelty's sake. (Do they even do that in magazines anymore, or has that practice died out b/c of people who are allergic or hypersensitive to smells?)

dell, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 17:06 (ten years ago) Permalink

in like 4th grade, i thought that TRiBE smelled really good

phil-two, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 17:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

oh dear god.

quincie, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 17:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

I'm partial to Hermès' Eau d'Orange Verte and sometimes Dior Homme.

Michael White, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 17:19 (ten years ago) Permalink

ooh you know what i LOVED

clinique happy.

Surmounter, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 17:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

Surmounter, where do you get Fragonard?

Michael White, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 17:21 (ten years ago) Permalink

online -- my boyfriend got me one of their samples, with a small bottle of 5 different scents. they were all so pretty and it lasted forever

Surmounter, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 17:25 (ten years ago) Permalink

I used to love Clinique Happy! It's been a long time but I'm sure I'd still like it, but now I'm pretty much 100% Burberry Brit, all the time. It's so lovely.

Finefinemusic, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 17:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

yeah see i really likd the Brit when i was at sephora. but for summer, clinique happy would be great

Surmounter, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 17:28 (ten years ago) Permalink

if i had to wear one, i'd use comme des garcons man 2. its really really good, but my best (female) friend uses it already

phil-two, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 18:02 (ten years ago) Permalink

saying u dont wear cologne is punk rock!!!

deej, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 19:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

i just switched to aqua de gio bcuz its a light citrus-y smell that seems nice for summer

deej, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 19:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

i dont wear cologne

think its gay old spice is all u need

deeznuts, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 19:24 (ten years ago) Permalink

yah old spice just smells like old men

deej, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 19:27 (ten years ago) Permalink

I don't know why this board brings me such pleasure. I guess I am a closet style obsessive

dell, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 19:30 (ten years ago) Permalink

"I came to not-lol at deeznuts' trolling, but then I stayed for the eyebrow waxing advice"

dell, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 19:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

deej have you ever noticed that old men are NEVER gay??

deeznuts, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 19:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

u have clearly never seen the chicago pride parade

deej, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 19:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

Also, I have never waxed my eyebrows. I am monobrow and proud.

Also, I am defiantly heterosexual. "The man can't make me go down on other guys; fuck you GWB and big corporate fat cats, get off my ass!"

^^^
omg, what???

dell, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 19:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

Why is the HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA always trying to ruin my FAMILY VALUES??!!

dell, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 19:35 (ten years ago) Permalink

stop ruining my thread nitwits

deej, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 19:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

My wit is more akin to beehive than lice eggs. Just sayin'.

dell, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 19:40 (ten years ago) Permalink

Lately I'm wearing Carolina Herrera 212, but my old standby is Chanel #19. Mr. Que's shaving cream smells awesome on him and is better than any cologne he could ever wear.

quincie, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 20:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

i think i missed something

Surmounter, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 20:10 (ten years ago) Permalink

that's what happens sometimes when I try to be "funny"

dell, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 20:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

mm i'm trying to remember the hermes scent i tried this weekend...it's new i think?

bell_labs, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 20:25 (ten years ago) Permalink

I also have a thirty year bottle of Givenchy perfume that my Grandma gave me (among other testers in charming ridiculous boxes and bottles) - it still smells good and hasn't burned me yet so I must assume it's safe to wear? The scent drives my boyfriend wild, it's fun to watch!

Finefinemusic, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 20:53 (ten years ago) Permalink

still wearing mandragore + un jardin sur le mediterranee. i love un jardin sur le nil and want it but am so broke.

horseshoe, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 20:54 (ten years ago) Permalink

there is some body shop scent that i have a weakness for (when worn by the xy chromosome contingent)...i don't think it's "white musk", but maybe it is???

dell, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 20:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

i got this as a gift from my shmancy XGF and it sees some action about once a month:

http://www.sieuthinuochoa.com.vn/images/Platinum%20Egoiste.jpg

Steve Shasta, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 23:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

it's kind of mild and citrus-y. it's also the first (maybe last?) bottle of cologne i've ever owned.

Steve Shasta, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 23:02 (ten years ago) Permalink

xposts to myself
oh wait, are woman xx? oops

dell, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 23:04 (ten years ago) Permalink

i love egoiste

Surmounter, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 23:05 (ten years ago) Permalink

i'm currently wearing flower by kenzo, which i love because it's a soft kind of citrusy-chocolate. i used to love au blanc by bvlgari, but that shit is super expensive, i can't find it in a parfum (only a weak cologne spray, which is still like $75).

i really really like perfumes that lean more towards the unisex, soft citrusy scents.

Rubyredd, Wednesday, 25 June 2008 00:32 (ten years ago) Permalink

i want un jardin sur le nil, too. also the comme de garcons series 6 synthetic: tar.

lauren, Wednesday, 25 June 2008 00:43 (ten years ago) Permalink

lol, there is a beer in philly named "kenzo".... streets of kenny

also, "fleur de lehigh", good grief

belgian brewing aspirations meets penn. dutch culture

i would dab fleur de lehigh on my pulse points

dell, Wednesday, 25 June 2008 00:49 (ten years ago) Permalink

kenzo's main line is linens and high-end comfy home things i think

one of my favorite simpsons lines is when moe says "kids, i'm less of a bath guy and more of a cologne guy"

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 25 June 2008 00:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

One of my coworkers gives himself an injudicious slap of cologne in our work lounge 1) after arriving in the morning 2) after eating lunch and 3) possibly other times that I don't catch. It is most noxious. People need to realize that some of us have a rather delicate sense of smell.

Virginia Plain, Wednesday, 25 June 2008 03:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

i love egoiste

http://youtube.com/watch?v=bZ5a2JH_BVE

enjoy!

phil-two, Wednesday, 25 June 2008 07:04 (ten years ago) Permalink

I haven't worn fragrance regularly in a while. When I do want a scent however, I really like OP Juice. It's cheap as hell, but it's actually a reasonable light, summery kinda thing.

My nose isn't that discerning, but what comes off most are cucumber and citrus, with a woody kinda base.

The bottle it comes in sucks much one though. I've bought it on three occasions and each time the level that you press to dispense the fragrance has broken off, so that I have to jerry-rig it.

kingkongvsgodzilla, Wednesday, 25 June 2008 12:33 (ten years ago) Permalink

My first signature scent was a mess of CK Contradiction, two dabs of sandalwood, and the Camel smoke.

kingkongvsgodzilla, Wednesday, 25 June 2008 12:35 (ten years ago) Permalink

i love egoiste

http://youtube.com/watch?v=bZ5a2JH_BVE

enjoy!

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Surmounter, Wednesday, 25 June 2008 17:05 (ten years ago) Permalink

its the french version... i liked the america version because it ended with a model swinging around in a bird cage.....

phil-two, Wednesday, 25 June 2008 17:18 (ten years ago) Permalink

I use bvlgari au thé blanc and every time I think of switching I end up far too dizzied by the selection: nothing else seems right, it's all too flowery or too blustery or too acid. So, even though it's pricey... every time one of my family travels via a duty free area I beg them to pick some up for me.

A couple of months ago I went to hug a friend's husband and found he was wearing it too: it was really weird to smell 'my' perfume on someone else's skin, like being stuck in an olfactory loop.

c sharp major, Wednesday, 25 June 2008 17:24 (ten years ago) Permalink

yeah perfume choosing is hard work. i would never have bought kenzo cuz it smells like shit on a swatch, but somehow smells completely different on my skin. a friend had some and we were goin out in a hurry so i just sprayed it on, and fell in love.

Rubyredd, Thursday, 26 June 2008 03:33 (ten years ago) Permalink

I wear A*men in winter and B*men in summer. Best ever.

Autumn Almanac, Thursday, 26 June 2008 08:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

Although I'm thankful they dropped the naming convention at that point.

Autumn Almanac, Thursday, 26 June 2008 08:02 (ten years ago) Permalink

haha

i am still overwhelmed by the world of perfumes but wld really like a nice one. i kinda just want it to magically come to me.

rrrobyn, Thursday, 26 June 2008 15:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

has anyone tried dior eau de sauvage?

http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P4489&categoryId=C8085&shouldPaginate=true

Surmounter, Tuesday, 1 July 2008 19:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Boudicca going high concept, hark on this:

http://nowsmellthis.blogharbor.com/blog/_archives/2008/7/2/3772657.html

suzy, Friday, 18 July 2008 11:59 (ten years ago) Permalink

Not a cologne but I used to slap this stuff on post shave. Made me smell like a barbershop.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41j9%2BVO56NL._AA280_PIbundle-1,TopRight,0,0_AA280_SH20_.jpg

brownie, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

Pope Pius has his own cologne:

http://www.monasterygreetings.com/Products.asp?PCID=545

brownie, Friday, 18 July 2008 13:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

A rather odd spelling of Woad there.

Ed, Saturday, 19 July 2008 17:04 (ten years ago) Permalink

I've been going with Dior's Eau Sauvage for the last two years. I'm now thinking of trying sth else

baaderonixx, Thursday, 24 July 2008 08:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

i really want to try it

Surmounter, Thursday, 24 July 2008 14:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

really understated and perfect for the summer, but it is extremely discreet

baaderonixx, Thursday, 24 July 2008 14:37 (ten years ago) Permalink

yeah sounds awesome for summer

Surmounter, Thursday, 24 July 2008 18:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

Ooh, Ben used to wear that, I think I bought him some in...well, almost 10 years ago. I like it!

Laurel, Thursday, 24 July 2008 18:54 (ten years ago) Permalink

Perfumed Court has 20% off the entire website tomorrow for one day. Code is TPCanniversary.

Yerac, Thursday, 31 July 2008 23:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

Eau Sauvage isn't TOO citrusy right?

surm, Wednesday, 10 July 2013 18:39 (five years ago) Permalink

lol apparently according to ILX i've been talking about this cologne for 5 years

....

but this time it's for a gift! for my man!

surm, Wednesday, 10 July 2013 18:40 (five years ago) Permalink

i love citrus fragrances, personally

⚓ (elmo argonaut), Wednesday, 10 July 2013 18:43 (five years ago) Permalink

It's one the most perfectly designed citrus fragrances ever. Very lemony but really well balanced.

Inte Regina Lund eller nån, mitt namn är (ShariVari), Wednesday, 10 July 2013 19:10 (five years ago) Permalink

for nostalgic reasons i am still a big fan of royall lyme since it's what my grandfather wore

⚓ (elmo argonaut), Wednesday, 10 July 2013 19:13 (five years ago) Permalink


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