General Discussion: Top 5 fragrances anyone?


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jacko198
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6 Feb 2020 13:49
LFC Have you tried Ormonde Jayne Zizan? Someones offering decants on Fragheads which I might give a go
LFC
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posted 6 Feb 2020 14:11, edited 6 Feb 2020 14:11
I haven’t mate but I’ve just put my name in for 10ml. Should be nice and fresh ready for Spring/Summer.

I caved and bought a bottle of the Rosendo No.5 last night. You actually crave the smell so needed a full bottle Cry
bungleski
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posted 6 Feb 2020 16:14, edited 6 Feb 2020 16:14
LFC wrote: I haven’t mate but I’ve just put my name in for 10ml. Should be nice and fresh reaUbercool dy for Spring/Summer.

I caved and bought a bottle of the Rosendo No.5 last night. You actually crave the smell so needed a full bottle Cry

Ubercool Someone on FB group going to sort me a decant on this, looking forward to having a sniff. Mind me asking what you paid for the full bottle?
LFC
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6 Feb 2020 17:31
Essenza Nobile have 10% off so used them with free shipping. It’s €175 per bottle but got some samples as well so ended up being €164.
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8 Feb 2020 20:05
Ormonde Jayne Zizan. Proper belter for warmer weather. Lemon, Lime Bergamot heavy, very fresh and very easy to wear. I’ll find a bottle ready for summer.
jacko198
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9 Feb 2020 22:18
It wasn't quite as fresh and fruity as I thought it might but it is lovely, last forever as well
Brenner
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15 Feb 2020 11:35
Picked up Thomas Kosmala 4 over Christmas but not using enough to keep.

99% full, with box. PM me if interested, can post out today.
Fläsket
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15 Feb 2020 16:58
found a large bottle of ckone last summer so poured it into a vessel with some ashes from a bonfire and some mushrooms and let it sit on a window sill. opened it up today and it's a pleasing scent now.
LFC
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24 Feb 2020 22:08
Nicolai New York Intense.

I tried this months a go and dismissed it as I found it to be a bit “soapy”.

Wore it again on Friday to start a weekend away and it was great and was miles better than my first wear. Caved in and bought a bottle tonight. 30ml though as it wouldn’t be a daily wear, maybe more occasional as it’s pretty powerful.
swiftus
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25 Feb 2020 08:18
@LFC send us a pic of your entire collection of smellys.
Foxtrot
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25 Feb 2020 09:28
LFC wrote: Ormonde Jayne Zizan. Proper belter for warmer weather. Lemon, Lime Bergamot heavy, very fresh and very easy to wear. I’ll find a bottle ready for summer.

Sounds nice - will check this out. like that it has elements of vetiver too. looking for something fresh for my honeymoon in April and summer more recommendations please if you have any Smiling
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25 Feb 2020 10:24
swiftus wrote: @LFC send us a pic of your entire collection of smellys.

I’ve said before mate it’s not that impressive full bottle wise. Maybe 20 bottles? But I try a lot and have tuns of decants that, to be honest, are getting used up a lot more before buying any main bottles because of my self imposed buy ban(that isn’t workingOops ).

Foxtrot wrote:
LFC wrote: Ormonde Jayne Zizan. Proper belter for warmer weather. Lemon, Lime Bergamot heavy, very fresh and very easy to wear. I’ll find a bottle ready for summer.

Sounds nice - will check this out. like that it has elements of vetiver too. looking for something fresh for my honeymoon in April and summer more recommendations please if you have any Smiling

Yeah the more I’ve worn this the slightly bitter side which I’m assuming is helped by the vetiver comes out and makes it not as fresh as I first thought, but more classic sort of smelling, which I still really like.

I always say, it defo comes down to personal taste and what I love, people may hate but I’ll say mine no problem (and have full bottles of all I will list).

So for me, the best smelling summer scent is Creed Virgin Island Water. But it only lasts around 3 hours on my skin. Which is why I rate Simone Andreoli Malibu so highly. This is VIW on the roids and lime and coconut heavy and lasts all day.

Next would be Bvlgari Tygar from the Le Gemme line. Grapefruit and ambroxan is so simple but works so well. I’ve only worn it a couple of times over winter as I’m saving it for warmer weather but it really is amazing and actually makes me feel happier when I wear it.

Ormonde Jayne Montabaco Verano. This is a Harrods exclusive which I’m not sure they’ll still have as I think it was 200 bottles and I got mine in December I think. OG Montabaco is one of my favourite fragrances and the Verano adds a grapefruit opening making it work really well for warm weather. I wish they’d done it in bigger bottles as it makes me not want to use it only having 50ml and knowing it might never come back.

But if you want a bargain summer fragrance I’d go for Armaf Clud de Nuit Milestone. This can be found on ebay for around £35-38 and is their version of Millesime Imperial by Creed, which is probably my other favourite Creed. Salty, fresh slightly fruity but with musk to keep it masculine, the Milestone pulls this off amazingly for the price.

Another which I just remembered I have is Parfum Vintage Isla Tropical Prive. This is their take on VIW but I’d say with a more sugary rum base which I really like. It is very eel made. These are listed as dollar payments but stock is kept in the UK so no customs fees. Think you can buy sample sets as well which could be worth it.

Hope this helps. Like I say it’s a lot more personal I think, I could write loads of what I like but could make other people sick Laughing out loud

Oh shit just remembered another which I’ve bought a full bottle of on 5th Feb and it still isn’t hereEvil
Rosendo Mateu No5 Floral Amber Sensual Musk. Is easily one of the best fragrances I’ve ever smelt. Would happily wear this every day. If you can try this, for a honeymoon, it would be a perfect fragrance for that to me. Lasts forever too. But it seems to be sold out everywhere online and they are waiting for deliveries which has caused my wait.

All I have suggested have had compliments when worn, even from strangers in the street and bars.
LFC
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25 Feb 2020 10:36
Atelier Cologne Pacific Lime. Laughing out loud
Foxtrot
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25 Feb 2020 13:44
Cologne connoisseur Ubercool

Nice one!
bungleski
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25 Feb 2020 17:34
LFC wrote:
swiftus wrote: @LFC send us a pic of your entire collection of smellys.

Oh shit just remembered another which I’ve bought a full bottle of on 5th Feb and it still isn’t hereEvil
Rosendo Mateu No5 Floral Amber Sensual Musk. Is easily one of the best fragrances I’ve ever smelt. Would happily wear this every day. If you can try this, for a honeymoon, it would be a perfect fragrance for that to me. Lasts forever too. But it seems to be sold out everywhere online and they are waiting for deliveries which has caused my wait.

All I have suggested have had compliments when worn, even from strangers in the street and bars.


Another decent recommendation that one LFC . I really like it, although I’m not sure if it’s a bit too floral for me. Have to give it a few more tries. That said, you’re right about it being a crowd pleaser though, had people comment on it 2 out of the 3 times I’ve worn it.
Kingmob07
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25 Feb 2020 17:51
I feel I'm playing it very safe when I read some of LFC's picks. Actually got a bunch of a samples in from Nose.fr with some Penhaligons in there just to try something a bit 'different' Laughing out loud.
Dee
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25 Feb 2020 17:56
That No5 sounds interesting, there is stock about though via net/Belgium.
LFC
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25 Feb 2020 18:27
Thanks bung. Really wasn’t sure if it was going to be for me with the floral notes but I’m so impressed with it.

Kingmob07 wrote: I feel I'm playing it very safe when I read some of LFC's picks. Actually got a bunch of a samples in from Nose.fr with some Penhaligons in there just to try something a bit 'different' Laughing out loud.

What did you get? I try loads of stuff but normally just aim for things with notes in that I know I like so normally works out well. I have Penhaligons Halfeti which is really nice. Might be putting it up for sale actually because it’s going further down the pecking order Sad


Dee wrote: That No5 sounds interesting, there is stock about though via net/Belgium.

Yeah I should add I got it with 10% off and 3 free samples of my choice which is pretty rare and suppose more worth the wait.
Kingmob07
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posted 25 Feb 2020 19:57, edited 25 Feb 2020 19:57
LFC wrote:
Kingmob07 wrote: I feel I'm playing it very safe when I read some of LFC's picks. Actually got a bunch of a samples in from Nose.fr with some Penhaligons in there just to try something a bit 'different' Laughing out loud.

What did you get? I try loads of stuff but normally just aim for things with notes in that I know I like so normally works out well. I have Penhaligons Halfeti which is really nice. Might be putting it up for sale actually because it’s going further down the pecking order Sad

The Tragedy of Lord George and Much Ado About The Duke. I got a bunch of others. You heard of Marc Antoine Barrois? Got a sample of Ganymede which people seem to be v positive about. Not tried it properly but definitely smells unique.

On a side note, shouldn't be surprised, but Wonderwood and Wounderoud by CDG are almost indistinguishable. Joke.
LFC
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25 Feb 2020 20:24
Yeah saw the hype on Ganymede on the groups but got a little bit put off with the “leather” comments, which isn’t my most favourite note.

Will probably end up giving it a try as the mineral notes sound appealing.

Note is a great site to use also.