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u/wooq · 3 pointsr/fragrance

Sure! So we're looking for something casual but classy for cooler weather and frrrrrigid winters, all-purpose wear, youthful but not immature, and most importantly, affordable.

Burberry Brit is a very good start. Burberry London might be worth a shot, too. It's sweeter and richer than Brit, trading vanilla powder for sweet, dark woods. A great fall/winter scent.

Tommy Bahama Men (the old one in the kidney-shaped bottle, not the new fruity one in the flask-shaped bottle, Tommy Bahama FOR Men). It's peppery and woody and warm, unsweet, very manly. Similar to Brit except lacking the rose/powder notes.

Versace The Dreamer - give this one a full wear before you rule it out. At first spray it smells odd, almost like rotting pine needles and burning plastic, herbal and spicy and weird. But after a half hour or so those notes fade and work to give a kick to a gorgeous tobacco, floral, and dry vanilla bean heart. Utterly masculine, but not macho or brutish like some stuff.

Bulgari Pour Homme: a slightly musty tea scent with classy florals. Fascinating and unique without being off-putting or out-there.

John Varvatos Platinum - another nice woody that works great in cool weather with a business casual attire. Dark and semi-sweet sandalwood. I am a fan of the entire Varvatos line and his nose of choice, Rodrigo Flores-Roux. They make fragrances that are simultaneously modern and classic, classy but not dated or stodgy. Also try John Varvatos, John Varvatos Vintage, and John Varvatos Artisan Acqua.

Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense - Woody-creamy and a bit red-spicy, it's a really nice designer fragrance. The skin-saltiness of myrrh and labdanum carries a soapy vanilla/amber/floral heart. As with most of the Prada line, it's a bit abstract and chemical-y but in a good way.

As always try before you buy. I'm making some assumptions about your style and taste recommending these.

u/choleropteryx · 16 pointsr/fragrance

Here goes the dump:

On perfume industry:

Chandler Burr - The Perfect Scent: A Year Inside the Perfume Industry in Paris and New York - the book that originally got me into fragrances. It is exactly what it says on the cover: an inside look at how mainstream fragrances (specifically Jardin Sur Le Nil by Hermes and Lovely by S J Parker) are developed.

Jean Claude Ellena - Diary of a Nose J-C Ellena is the head perfumer at Hermes and a part time writer (and a hero of the previous book). This book is more about his personal reminiscences and thoughts about perfumes. He also gives an interesting list of cool fragrance recipes (accords) in the appendix

Jean Claude Ellena - Perfume: The Alchemy of Scent - by the same author. This book is mostly about the industry.

Denyse Beaulieu - The Perfume Lover: A Personal History of Scent This is an autobiographic book from a woman who reeeealy loves perfumes and managed to convinced a famous perfumer Bertrand Duchafour to make a perfume for her. Sometimes reads more like an erotic novel but a good book.

Perfume guides:

Luca Turin, Tania Sanchez - Perfumes: The A-Z Guide - a famous guide, very quirky and opinionated but their perfume descriptions are great fun to read.

Luca Turin's blog Turin is a famous perfume freak and olfaction scientist, he stopped writing, but the blog posts are available for download.

Chandler Burr - articles Burr is a self-styled perfume art critic, who writes for major newspaper and magazines. His articles make a good intro for a layman.

Barbara Herman - Scent and Subversion: Decoding a Century of Provocative Perfume This is about collecting antique perfumes. Reads a like a slightly edited collection of blog posts (which I think it indeed is).

Tessa Williams - Cult Perfumes A guide to niche perfumes. I suspect most of the text was written by the brands themselves, because sometimes it has a marketing blurb feel to it. Nevertheless it gives a good overview of major players.

The H&R Books (4 Volume Set) Book of Perfume, Fragrance Guide , Feminine Notes, Fragrance Guide, Masculine Notes, Guide to Fragrance Ingredients It doesn't say all that much about each perfumes, just the notes, but what it lacks in depth it makes up in breadth.

Michael Edwards - Fragrances of The World - another huge compendium. Don't have it myself, but looks very solid.

On general olfaction:

Chandler Burr - Emperor of Scent - it's about Luca Turin and his new theory of olfaction. I get the feeling that the technicalities are over the author's head but it's a fun read. Has a lot about fragrances as well.

Luca Turin - The Secret of Scent: Adventures in Perfume and the Science of Smell the book by the man himself. Fun popular science.

Avery Gilbert - What the Nose Knows: The Science of Scent in Everyday Life A collection of popular sketches about olfaction, from Smell-o-vision to the way they train police dogs

Gunter Ohloff, Wilhelm Pickenhagen, Philip Kraft - Scent and Chemistry - I havent read it yet, but it comes with high recommendations.

I also have a bunch of books on perfume making, but these probably should go into a separate topic

u/Junior_Surgeon · 2 pointsr/fragrance

I haven't tried on a travolo, but I have tried cleaning out various other decant bottles with little success. Isopropyl alcohol seems to work the best, but through soaking and continuously washing I have never been able to completely remove a scent. My advice would be to buy cheaper ones from somewhere like amazon such as this(I haven't bought from this seller but I have several similar to this), or if you just need general decant bottles this website is great, I have used them many times.

Plastic is pourous and the scent is going pentrate it, and all sprayers use some kind of plastic.

u/Anatolysdream · 1 pointr/fragrance

All of these are on loan from my library network and on Amazon.

Coming to My Senses; A Story of Perfume, Pleasure, and an Unlikely Bride, by Alyssa Harad. The book that got me into this. An account of how author got into it, recommended for those interested in niche.

What the Nose Knows: The Science of Scent in Everyday Life Avery Gilbert

Scent and Subversion: Decoding A Century Of Provocative Perfume by Barbera Herman

Fragrant; The Secret Life of Scent Mandy Aftel. Author trivia; before Aftel was a perfumer, she was a psychotherapist.

A Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman.

The Secret of Scent: Adventures in Perfume and the Science of Smell Author Luca Turin explores the two competing theories of smell. Is scent determined by molecular shape or molecular vibrations? 

Available sometime in June I believe, the new edition of The Perfume Guide by Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez will be available.

Here's some goodness from Instagram from Mandy Aftel

u/_fenian · 1 pointr/fragrance

Please, stay away from cheap body sprays…

Instead, buy some 4711 by Muelhens. It's $30 for a big, 27 oz bottle. They have smaller sizes of course, but a big bottle is cheap and will last you a long time, even if you spray with reckless abandon. Plus it's a classy, classic that's super clean, crisp and fresh. Highly rated and well regarded for a "cheapie".

Or, you can get some Al Rehab Silver roll-on oil. It lasts a while and is cheap ($4 for a roll-on vial). Often compared to Creed Silver Mountain Water, of course it's not the same quality/scent, but a number of people like it.

u/civiltiger · 3 pointsr/fragrance

Rub your hands on a stainless steel faucet. It's the same thing as using this:
Wonder Bar Stainless Steel Soap - Odor Remover is Great for Removing Fish Smell, Garlic, Onions and other Strong Odors. Environmentally Friendly, Safe and Effective

u/ma____ · 3 pointsr/fragrance

Great pickup, I love ADG Profumo. When I wear fragrance, I usually pair it with unscented deodorant like this just to make sure I'm not having a million different smells radiate off of me.

u/krnrice27 · 2 pointsr/fragrance
I've used these and they're great, very easy and very clean. Feels like high quality even if it's just refilling a bottle

u/somevelvetmorning · 1 pointr/fragrance

Check out Barbara Herman's book (and blog) -

I absolutely loved this book on vintage scent - may be a good gift for your sis as well.

u/nosegoesfragrance · 6 pointsr/fragrance

I use this set and they work great. Decants from scentbird also fit in these. There are cheaper atomizers to be had but I like that these seem less breakable.

PS: Is the huge bottle from
Caron by chance? Almost pulled the trigger on one of theirs.

u/ninakix · 1 pointr/fragrance

Yeah, it's actually covered in one of Chandler Burr's book, The Perfect Scent; totally a great book for learning about the art of perfume and the industry! Half of the book is about SJP and her scent, and the other is about Jean Claude Ellena and his first perfume as Hermes' in-house perfumer.

u/bhindi-man · 2 pointsr/fragrance

You may try some from the house of Armaf like Club De Nuit Intense Man or from the house of Cuba like Variety By Cuba For Men. Both are value for money houses with excellent offerings at lower prices.

u/BostonPhotoTourist · 2 pointsr/fragrance

Just a note the the H&R set was updated in 1995 to be three volumes. The two "male" and "female" books were combined into one volume, though the rest of the set remained unchanged. Complete sets can be a little difficult to come by in good condition since the books have been out of print for 15 years, but it's worth the effort.

One other than I'd like to add: "Essence and Alchemy" by Mandy Aftel of Aftelier Perfume. It focuses solely on natural perfumery, but she's very knowledgeable.

u/chanelbeige · 4 pointsr/fragrance

You should read Floating Gold if you're interested. The best part is, whenever someone asks you what you're reading about, you can say 'ancient putrefied whale shit.'

u/Zircon53 · 1 pointr/fragrance

BRO it's smells exactly like Irish spring. it's like I'm rubbing on a high concentration of Irish spring soap on and mannnnnn does it smell good

u/leotardparty · 2 pointsr/fragrance

A bottle of Un Jardin Sur la Nil (and perhaps a small bottle of SJP Lovely?) would go well with a copy of The Perfect Scent, which tells the story of how both were created.

u/Johnest3181 · 1 pointr/fragrance

Hmmm, Alexandria makes a Layton clone called Royal Equistrian .
Other than that id throw d&g the one out there as well as jpg lemale or cuba a gold slightly better clone of lemale.
Lastly id recommend Mugler pure tonka and bvlgari black

u/Hiant · 1 pointr/fragrance

Read this book It'll give you an amazing view of how fragrances are created, marketed and sold.

u/kodyloki · 4 pointsr/fragrance

I have these guys, love them. They come with funnels, I just spray into them for a few minutes. It doesn't take long to fill.

u/Chaos6779 · 7 pointsr/fragrance

Aside from Original Vetiver from Creed, I picked this up a year ago from Amazon (looks like the price went up as well). It's as close as you can get to the soapiness smell.

u/HarryHungwell · 1 pointr/fragrance

By sold directly from Amazon I assume you mean pretty much any item that is prime eligible? For instance would this be fine:

u/darkstarrising · 8 pointsr/fragrance

/u/acleverpseudonym has his own perfume line. Although sometimes he is a little shy about calling himself a perfumer! You can check out his line here

In terms of making your own, if you are looking for some legitimate formulas to begin with you can check out this site.

If you are looking for a book on how to get started then you can check out Mandy Aftel's book Essence and Alchemy: A Natural History of Perfume. Although her book is about natural fragrances the same idea can be extended to aroma chemicals.

We also have a fragrance DIY subreddit on here /r/DIYfragrance/.

If you have specific questions do not hesitate to ask, either on here on in the DIY forum, there are more than a few people around that will reply

u/Clap4boobies · 6 pointsr/fragrance

If it’s on your wrist you can rub on a stainless steel faucet fixture which is a free hack of this:

u/Futureproofed · 2 pointsr/fragrance

Aw yes. I have Cuba Black, Orange, Blue, and Red. (I had Gold and I have no idea what happened to it... grump). You can get a set of four for ten dollars, and if you don't like them on you, you can always use them as room sprays or something. I'm big into all of them. Black and Red are definitely winter scents, though.

u/crueltymixb · 1 pointr/fragrance

If you want something that lasts longer, is cheaper, and smells identical - buy Silver by Al Rehab. It's as similar to SMW as Cool Water is to GIT.

u/throwruglife · 1 pointr/fragrance

unscented deodorant is what I usually go for, I have a few others that are basic scents to compliment certain fragrances but I won't wear a complicated scented deodorant with a perfume.

u/pmrp · 1 pointr/fragrance

Bought this cheap glass and aluminum set on Amazon and they've worked well for me as daily carries. However, I would not recommend them for air travel; it leaked on me (luckily it was sealed in a ziplock bag). I want to try applying teflon plumbers tape to the threads next time; it supposed to help prevent leaks.

Elife Set of 8 6pcs 6ml Portable Mini Refillable Perfume Scent Aftershave Atomizer Empty Spray Bottle with 2 Funnel Filler for Travel Purse

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u/prplecat · 1 pointr/fragrance

Madholly 4 Pieces 8ml Twist-Up Perfume Spray Bottles, Portable Refillable Perfume Sprayer Atomizer with 4 Funnel Fillers

u/hermeslyre · 3 pointsr/fragrance

Cuba gold, royal, and prestige are the 3 most popular online. I don't have prestige.

I bought red and black too, but they aren't very good next to gold and royal. I have a 50ml of 1 million and royal smells very close to that.

They go on sale for about $5-8 online regulary. I picked all 4 of mine up for about $5 each. Amazon has that price on gold now, but it's and add-on item.

u/Spikekuji · 2 pointsr/fragrance

This is the book you are looking for, that will explain the story behind the Hermès scent:

u/Zenmercio · 1 pointr/fragrance

I bought these on Amazon and have been using them with no problems. They look good.

u/RaptorMan333 · 3 pointsr/fragrance

Buy some of these: Golf Set of 8 6pcs 6ml Portable Mini Refillable Perfume Scent Aftershave Atomizer Empty Spray Bottle with 2 Funnel Filler for Travel Purse

Heat will kill it especially with how hot it gets there. I use those atomizers and keep them in my gym bag, etc. Worst case at least if you ruin the frag you'll just ruin like 5ml of it and not an entire bottle.