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Rather than just generic aftershave smell. Want something decent.
smells of melon. melon's a nice smell.
issey miyahke is v nice for day time
then thierry mugler star men is great for evenings
both always get you very favourable comments
but that scent has done me proud for years
Thought I was dead classy and my first girlfriend said it aroused her
and we were all like ahhh JOOP! and be like Joop! is my favourite aftershave....
But could we name another aftershave? No. We only liked it because it was the only one we knew.
Doubles up as a bronzer aswell
girls love that shit
It's a cracking one. You'll be drowning son
Issey Miyake is great as well.
Creed, Green Irish Tweed
It's oil based, not synthetic like all the other crap you get out of John Lewis.
You'll smell like an absolute billionaire.
costs 143 for a small bottle?
better be worth it.
nice and fresh, citrus-y. I like it a lot. That or Body Shop's Kistna, only £15 or so. You know there are aftershave forums which discuss the different scents and notes of each fragrance and match them to different social situations? Like a music forum for perfume fans. Strange.
IT'S SHAPED LIKE A GRENADE!
But actually really nice.
(well, these are my personal favourites)
Creed - Green Irish Tweed
Creed - Spice and Wood
Tom Ford - Tuscan Leather
Tom Ford - Tobacco Vanille
Issey Miyake - L'Eau D'Issey
Lush - Dear John
Ermenegildo Zegna - Javanese Patchouli
Massively depends if you want fresh, citrussy, woody, spicey or earthy smells as well.
There's nothing worse than the generic plasticky smell of a mass produced scent. (I love that zegna one- I got it for my dad recently.) You might also like aqua di parma, gong by your taste up there^.
Also, it should never be overpowering. The best smell of all is the smell of man.
and there are loads more but I thought the list was getting a bit ridiculous.
In so much agreement. Also, placement is important. Bicep and collarbone are good. The place where the skin gets warm develops and gives off the scent better. Also, for ladies in dresses/in the summertime, Calves are a good place to put fragrance as it rises up as you walk past people.
who's that giiiiiirrrrllll. etc etc.
I spray behind my knees.
(I love scrapping on the internet too, right enough. But on the whole I prefer agreeing) :)
but strong agreements seem rarer and less celebrated (and I'm obviously a bedwetting, non confrontational pacifist who hates conflict).
(actually, i work near this, which is amazing. It's my favourite place to spend lunchtime, just sniffing around the joint. If i wasn't on a superstrict budget right now, I'd be spending all of my £ there)- http://averyfineperfumery.tumblr.com/london
Next time I'm in London, you and I should drag Eltham fragrance shopping.
PLAN (sorry I missed you last weekend btw. The North beckoned.)
don't worry about it, Eltham was all poorly anyway.
and 2 out of three games of table football.
Also, he *happened* to be on the winning team for the 11 a side, but it was a draw when I left...
but i very recently got tuscan leather! it's amazing!
White Patchouli today! <3
I really like it, even though it's more geared towards men, and decided to gte it for myself as a treat. Didn't check the price. Had a really awful moment at the till, where i actaully had to say to the guy, IT COSTS WHAAAAT?? I nearly put it back butI had too much of a riddy :(
yeah. actually even their 'normal' scents are going up in price at the mo
I didn't realise Luton sodding airport's duty freeee would stock something so eyewateringly ridic.
They sell it as alcohol.
Its nice, might get a bottle when the price goes down a bit; £55 is a bit much for me
I like it. I get compliments. Good enough for me.
Creed in there especially, but I don't want everyone to start wearing it.
I want fragrance indie points.
A mate at work has some, but he lives with his parents (Essex boy) and has cash to burn.
There are some good quality ones available elsewhere for less, obviously.
slating guys for choosing 'clean', 'fresh' fragrances, not-very-subtly alluding to Cool Water and Aqua Di Gio ("those generic, bland aqua-type aftershaves that flooded the market in the 90s, then quite literally hung around like a bad smell. You know: "clean", "fresh" fragrances in frosted blue bottles"), then goes onto recommend Green Irish Tweed, which is basically an expensive version of Cool Water.
Don't get me wrong, I love GIT and have the 4oz bottle at home, but then I also love Cool Water and always keep a bottle in my gym washbag. Yes, Cool Water is a cheap knock off of GIT, but that doesn't mean it's not a nice smell too.
I'm going to write down what some of the gorgeous DiSers wear. And buy that.
is my go to
My dad got me 'Ferrari - Black' for Christmas..........
Because "you like the internet!"
what did it smell of? Sweat, cheesy snack and Red Bull?
mine was on similar lines 'you like F1'
I think it might have ended up being used in a scent-based animal enrichment experiment. I certainly wasn't getting any use out of it.
From down the market
Looks like I'm the odd one out these days then.
YOU SMELL OF MAN
Always use this, find it difficult to find anything else that doesn't smell, sort of, girly.
Cos ppl in uni bought it for me for my 19th birthday and my mum has bought more of it every christmas and birthday without fail because I don't use it enough to keep up with the volume she buys it for me at
The market for paedo-inspired fragrances is probably pretty limited...
here is a video of a man sniffing it
the latter for the evening, the former for whenever.
Tom Ford's Tuscan Leather...already mentioned and rightly so. I need to try the Chanel one for blokes...original, I'm always put off by 'Sport' variants.
sound like Technical Aftershave to me, seems strange you wouldnt like em
But how long does a bottle of aftershave last for?
and you use fairly liberally on a daily basis then 6-8 months.
How long can you use a bottle for?
I've got a bottle of L'Eau d'Issey pour Homme but I've only used about a quarter of it in about 6 months. Does the fragrance deteriorate over time at all?
that it does, but in reality absolutely not in any noticeable way...plus, that's no time at all.
& it will be fine
or get it wet
Paul Smith Extreme is a great alternative to Issey Miyake L'eau D'Issey with a name that does a great job of misrepresenting it.
Whats a good woody smoking leathery one? Think books, pipes and eames loungers.
you can't do better than this stuff: http://www.chanel.com/en_US/fragrance-beauty/Fragrance-LES-EXCLUSIFS-DE-CHANEL-88461 Seriously, track a bottle down (they only stock it at Chanel 'boutiques' i.e. Selfridges) and have a whiff. It's like olfactory crack.
A more affordable option would be the Vera Wang for Men mentioned upthread.
But for a real traditional smoking jacket and slippers scent then this is the stuff you want: http://www.trumpers.com/product_detail.cfm?ProductID=111547101 - don't think I could carry it off myself, but kind of wish I could.
Chanel Antaeus is a more than decent alternative and a lot cheaper.
is actually true
at midnight! not going out anywhere! what recession!?
a classic IMO. kinda smells like xmas trees and orange. in a good way.
Good shout. I got the Tweed. With that as my evening choice and patchouli or Allure for the day, I am now essentially irresistible
I've never given aftershave a thought beyond a bottle I've probably had for literally 5+ years in my bottom drawer (CK in 2 U), but the smell of a well-perfumed woman drives me so crazy that I'm thinking it is probably worth some effort and expense to try and smell awesome myself.
The smell of speed garage
I actually wear Old Spice these days. It's GNARLY.
...reading an interview with Dean Gaffney in a Sunday paper many, many years ago, and he swore by Joop. He was pulling loads of quality birds at the time and was ugly as sin.
Always meant to try it out, but never did.
I was probably wearing Joop! for my most successful 'romantic' period of my life.
maybe it IS real life Sex Panther...