...I don't know much about it either, I'm just mentioning some names to give an idea of what I'm talking about.Yes it's always fun to test stuff that you probably wouldn't wear yourself. Sometimes it includes really original stuff like for example Youth Dew - I'm glad I sneaked around at the women's aisle :)Van Cleef&Arpels pour Homme is a favourite of mine. It's dark, has a little rose and pine. Others say it's rather soapy and not so impressive. That may be so, but I still like it. I'm mostly interested in sweet scents for men, so suggestions are welcome.
...Apparently we are the only crazy people here who think it's spring already :)However at the l'Erbolario shop they agree with me because they had a nice linden blossom fragrance: "Ombra di Tiglio". I only tested it on paper but I liked it quite a lot! Testing recommended!
...hi, I asked this question because so far I've always had non sweet fragrances like- "Jazz (1988)"- "Montana Parfum d'Homme"- "Pour Homme" by Van Cleef & ArpelsSimilar is "Tsar", though I didn't have that one.But sweeter fragrances might be more cheerful for me as a wearer and for the person who smells it.What I consider sweet is:"Paco Rabanne pour Homme" (honey)and maybe "Azzaro pour Homme" (though less so, and I'm not really familiar with it)I'm open to suggestions! - And which one, sweet or not, do you prefer to smell on a guy?For me, "Obsession" is in the sweet category, though not very sweet."Youth Dew" I'd call warm but not sweet.Also recently I smelled "Must de Cartier" EDT. Which is in the same genre as Obsession but almost lacks sweetness.
...I like fragrances that are made in the pre-1990's style, you know the so called "powerhouses". Let's discuss this a bit. Let's not focus on whether a fragrance is actually a powerhouse but I'd like to know from you whether you prefer them to be sweet or not sweet.For men: I'm talking about aromatic fragrances (with or without moss), fougères, woody/leathery fragrances, orientals etc.For women: I'm talking about loud floral fragrances, chypres, orientals etc.More specifically: For yourself do you prefer them to be sweet or not sweet? And on someone of the opposite sex, do you prefer such a fragrance to be sweet or not sweet?
...I think a perfume person works at NPR :)http://onpoint.wbur.org/2008/04/21/perfume-appreciation(the player didn't work for me, but downloading & playing the mp3 did work)About an earlier book from Luca Turin:http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=1175361&m=1175362On Chanel No.5:http://onpoint.wbur.org/2011/01/21/coco-chanel-history(Again, downloading and playing works)
...How nice that you started a Lush topic. Welcome to the forum, Briarthorn!I didn't know that the UK site shipped overseas. What a pity you paid all those high ebay prices! I wasn't impressed by Dear John, by the way, but I did think that Weather Turning was really unique.The last few years I haven't checked Lush because I was into other fragrance genres. But could you tell me: what are your favourites from 2014 and 2013?