Favourite Colognes and Perfumes

Always looking for reccomendations. My Favourite cologne for myself is in the Mont Blanc line. My 2 go to colognes are Mont Blanc Starwalker and Mont Blanc Legend. So good. Highly reccomend. Starwalker is great for a day to day office cologne and legend is great for a night out.

For my Wife I prefer Chanel Chance pink. Definitely my favourite of hee perfumes.

On a lesser note I've always been a fan of coolwater for both men and women as well.

Thoughts from others on your favourites for either yourself or your SO?
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  • Creed Silver Water and Kiton Black
    KingKobraHatorian
  • edited August 2017
    Really it depends on the season....
    Summer Aqua do Gio perfumo,Polo Blue purfumo
    Spring: Irish Green Tweed,Egoiste and a few others depending on temp, almost forgot Issy Miake...
    Fall/Winter:The One/The One Gentlemen, JPG Le Male, Aventus, Hugo Boss, Armani Code Ultimate porfumo. Channel Blue.

    I have a few others I can't remember the name of off the top of my head. I used to browse Basenotes a lot, but that hobby is very expensive ;)
    kojiattwoodHatorian
  • FernNYC17FernNYC17 New York, NY
    Cool Water because i'm a teenager of the early 90s!
    HatorianweeniegirlNoobieDooz
  • HatorianHatorian Dagobah
    edited August 2017
    FernNYC17 said:

    Cool Water because i'm a teenager of the early 90s!

    Haha same. It will always hold a place in my collection given that was my go to for high school.
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    Awww, now this is my wheelhouse! I collected fragrances for years and had a perfume blog for a while. My sense of smell went a bit weird a couple of years ago so I got rid of most of them. It's kind of coming back now so I've been wearing perfume again lately.

    I am partial to orientals - Miller Harris Fleur Oriental is probably my favourite, closely followed by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab's Snake Oil. I like a good headkicking perfume. I also like woody scents like L'Artisan Dzing! (which is beautifully dirtied up with a leather note) and the sadly discontinued Solstice Scents Old Cedar Magus. I could probably go on forever on this topic, so I'll stop now.
    HatorianKingKobracdrive[Deleted User]
  • Issey Miyake was a favourite of mine in the past

    For myself, I like the more woody/earthy scents, but I don't wear cologne, typically.
    Hatorian
  • HatorianHatorian Dagobah
    edited August 2017
    Dee said:

    Awww, now this is my wheelhouse! I collected fragrances for years and had a perfume blog for a while. My sense of smell went a bit weird a couple of years ago so I got rid of most of them. It's kind of coming back now so I've been wearing perfume again lately.

    I am partial to orientals - Miller Harris Fleur Oriental is probably my favourite, closely followed by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab's Snake Oil. I like a good headkicking perfume. I also like woody scents like L'Artisan Dzing! (which is beautifully dirtied up with a leather note) and the sadly discontinued Solstice Scents Old Cedar Magus. I could probably go on forever on this topic, so I'll stop now.

    Don't stop! That's the whole point of the thread! What else? Any links to your old blogs?
    [Deleted User]
  • Some others I like but wear a bit less.

    Acqua di Gio by Georgia Armani
    Jimmy Choo Man
    L,Homme by YSL
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    Nah, no links - it was years ago and it was mostly indie perfume oils that are no longer available anyway.

    Though I would recommend that men who like wearing fragrance should check out some of those indies - they tend to have more unusual scents and you're never likely to run into someone else wearing the same thing. Companies like Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, Arcana Soaps, Sugar & Spite and Solstice Scents do masculine-leaning scents quite often, and they do samples for most of their fragrances too. Heck, given there are Etsy stores out there these days that sell beard oils and men's hair waxes, there's probably online stores that are entirely devoted to masculine scents.
    Hatorian
  • akritenbrinkakritenbrink Lynnwood, WA (Seattle area)
    edited August 2017
    I love perfume, but unfortunately we work in close quarters and with all the different allergies/migraines etc. I don't wear it to work, so I don't have very many any more. But a few years ago I was really into beauty boxes, so I tried out tons! 

    Right now I only have Chanel No. 5 and Chanel Mademoiselle, which I like and were a gift from my husband a while back.

    I wore Philosophy Amazing Grace for a long time and it was one of those "You smell good but I didn't know you were wearing perfume" scents. 

    I also really like Harvey Prince Hello for a more subtle scent. 

    A fun/interesting company that I was into for a while a few years ago was Juliette Has a Gun; their scents are more intense and interesting, and dare I say more unisex (even though they are marketed to women). You can buy a "Discovery Kit" from them which isn't a bad value in and of itself and lets you try out a bunch of scents. (Not sure if they ship to Singapore). 

    The last notable one I can think of off the top of my head was a product that Outlaw Soaps sent me once - At the time they were marketing a lotion bar that they don't seem to carry any more, but they saw all the yarn projects I post on Instagram and suggested it would help (when you work with wool your hands get really dry). What's fun about them is their scents are all like leather-campfire-whiskey and this product really did smell as advertised! It was a bit on the strong side to wear as a lotion, and much more masculine than I normally do. I am not sure what to think of their cologne offerings, but I think it would be fun to have some of the soaps if you want to smell like an outlaw (or you want your bathroom to smell like one after a shower). :) 
  • akritenbrinkakritenbrink Lynnwood, WA (Seattle area)
    Oh and for my SO- I don't think he wears cologne ever, but he is really into soaps and shaving products. Right now he's using Awakening Body Bars by Dollar Shave club and it's actually my fave of any he's used for a while (even though he has used fancier ones! haha). He doesn't even do Dollar Shave Club, I do it for myself and just toss in the extra odd item for him occasionally and this one was a winner!

    I asked him for shaving product recommendations with a fragrance but he opted out of the conversation, LOL.
  • cdrivecdrive Houston, TX
    I like to create a tri-blend out of fabric softener, soap, and deodorant. Snuggles clean linen, Irish spring, Degree sport. I just like to smell clean. But 3 years ago in a Mexican airport I got fancy and picked out a Gentlemen Only Givenchy. I like it. Not too heavy or sweet or doing too much.
    Travis
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    'how bout some Windex, grandpa?'

    'yeah, yeah let me try some of that!'

    http://images1.fanpop.com/images/quiz/4601_1212889827671_400_200.jpg
    Michelle
  • Sung, but they don't make it anymore. I have two bottles left that I use on special occasions. In between I just use perfume samples, or Creed, I love all their perfumes. I also really love Old Spice! It's a old school cologne I think you can still get it at the pharmacy, it's been a long time since I've looked, but it's the best!
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    I’m resurrecting this thread because I’ve been on a perfume buying binge of late and of the many, many I’ve picked up (mostly decants and samples as I like small amounts of lots of things), two so far have been standouts: 

    Guerlain Angelique Noire - a gorgeous, headkicking warm, spicy vanilla floral. It’s not a sweet girly vanilla and could definitely be considered unisex. It’s not really the right weather here at the moment for warm gourmands, but I don’t care; I’ve been lashing myself with it. 

    Miller Harris L’Air de Rien - I tried this years ago and although I think I liked it, I was never wowed by it. My midlife change in sense of smell seems to have worked in favour of this one, because now I just love it and I can’t get enough of it. Again, not really a summer scent, but whatever. It’s an oriental with some weird musk note that makes this one fairly polarising - when I originally reviewed it in 2009, I described the musk as the “sweaty, just had sex” kind. I don’t seem to get that anymore, but I know a lot of people hate it and I’ve seen it variously described as “sweaty feet” or “body odour”. 

    Anyway, what’s everyone else wearing? 
    Hatorian
  • CretanBullCretanBull Toronto
    edited December 2017
    I don't often wear cologne, but I have two that I like.  In the summer I wear Jil Sander Sun and the rest of the time I wear Ralph Lauren Polo Red.


    Dee
  • pavlovsbellpavlovsbell Brooklyn, NY
    edited December 2017
    @Dee  you used to perfume blog?!



    That's awesome. I went through a manic fragrance period a few years ago, but recent allergies and other things shelved that obsession. Anyway, I dug out my flaçon of Caron's Nuit de Noel (tis the season) and searched online for my review (some blogger quoted me). I am both embarrassed and impressed by how seriously I took this matter. Anyway, Nuit de Noel: delicious stuff.
    DeeKingKobra
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    @pavlovsbell I did years ago, yeah - mostly indie perfume oils but a bit of mainstream and niche too. There were hardly any reviews around of indie perfumes at the time so I was doing my community service, haha. There are loads now, and far more professional and explanatory than I ever was! Mine was very “this smells like peanuts” amateur-ish, not the Nigella-esque descriptions of things like Perfume Shrine and the like do. 

    I’ve never tried Nuit de Noel but it sounds like my jam so I’ve put it on my ever-expanding “to try” list. 
    pavlovsbell
  • pavlovsbellpavlovsbell Brooklyn, NY
    @Dee  Here is the review -- I'm so embarrassed (I'm manon). I haven't reviewed anything in years, but it's so cool to find out that I "inspired" people, lol): http://blogdorfgoodman.blogspot.com/2006/08/auntie-mame-is-froth-of-whipped-cream.html

    My everyday innocuous (i.e., "work fragrance") fragrance is Origins Ginger Essence. Sometimes I layer it with Fresh "Cucumber Baie" (sadly discontinued) to make it even more innocuous and clean-smelling, and I weirdly get a ridiculous amount of compliments on it.
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    @pavlovsbell That’s a great review - and it really makes me want to try it. Did you have a blog or YouTube at some point for perfume or makeup? Your name/writing style seems familiar. (Maybe just from makeupalley - I lurked around there for years back in the day.) 
    pavlovsbell
  • pavlovsbellpavlovsbell Brooklyn, NY
    @Dee  Nope, although I was an active member/reviewer on makeupalley, especially the fragrance community. They were such nice ladies, which was great for a stressed out student like me, and we would swap decants and little extras. It was like getting presents in the mail all the time.
    Dee
  • I really like Armani Acqua di Gio Profumo


    KingKobra
  • I like warm gourmand scents for myself. My favorite is a bottle of Miss Dior my husband gave me a few years back, but I recently discovered that the formula has been changed. The name and bottle are the same, but the scent is completely different. Is this common in the world of perfume? I wish I could find a way to track down more of the version I have.
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    @weeniegirl It is reasonably common, yes. My favourite perfume in the 80s was Opium and I bought a bottle a few years ago on a nostalgia kick, only to discover it has been reformulated. It’s annoying. :-(
    weeniegirl
  • I like warm gourmand scents for myself. My favorite is a bottle of Miss Dior my husband gave me a few years back, but I recently discovered that the formula has been changed. The name and bottle are the same, but the scent is completely different. Is this common in the world of perfume? I wish I could find a way to track down more of the version I have.
    The people on the base notes forums usually have good ways of trying to attain those “old” blends. 
    Deeweeniegirl
  • MichelleMichelle California
    edited December 2017
    I'm partial to Bath and Body Works body splashes (Sweet Pea, I still love it)

    GAP Heaven (discontinued, but you can still find it on Amazon occasionally)


    and Love by Chaz Dean

  • Old School :)   Cool Water

  • New School :)  Clean - Skin  (There are several varieties of Clean, but I like Skin best).

  • DeeDee Adelaide
    edited January 13
    I keep resurrecting this thread because, well, perfume is my Star Wars/Star Trek, and I am super excited about my most recent purchase - a complete set of samples of Zoologist Perfumes. This company is Canadian and has commissioned a number of well-respected perfumers to create scents evoking various animals. Sounds gross, but noooo. I’ve only tried a few as I just got them in the post yesterday, and they are so complex and unusual. I can’t stop sniffing my wrists. 

    I also really love their design. I feel like I’m going to end up spending big time on this company. 

    akritenbrinkweeniegirl
  • akritenbrinkakritenbrink Lynnwood, WA (Seattle area)
    Thanks for resurrecting this... it reminded me that I ordered some samples from a company called Bastide and they came when I had the flu so I hadn't tried them yet. I know nothing about these- I just saw an Instagram post and ordered them on a whim since you just had to pay shipping.


    Dee
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