- Sep 15, 2009
Are there fragrances you admire and appreciate on others but for whatever reason don’t wear yourself? Yes/No and why?
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I enjoy the smell of Chanel Sycomore, but wouldn't wear it myself (in public) because I don't think it's a fragrance that would be enjoyed by most. It's also too smoky for my liking.
Trussardi Uomo (1983)
This smells very appealing on others. It's hard to describe exactly how it smells on others, as its been a while, but the effect reminded me of vintage Drakkar Noir. Fresh/musky, but also classic in 2023. On me though...very dry, and its like smelling charcoal and...I don't know. Wet dog? I was insecure like crazy wearing it out one day. The next morning though, that remnants of the drydown was this beautiful, fresh, maybe citrus-anchored scent.
Santos de Cartier
Thee "boss" scent, imo. It's one of the greats, and still an amazing, high quality scent in reformulation. But...one, I can't pull it off, as it's like me as a little kid trying to wear my dad's suit. Two, while the final stage of the scent is easier to wear than the middle, it's still a winter-scent, and I don't like wearing winter or heavy scents. I find them oppressive.
I bought this because it smelled so good in the air from others. On me, it's like I'm being suffocated with butterscotch or something.
A very unique and welcoming scent. It's interesting how it's so fresh, yet so strong, and heavy. I'd like to be able to wear it, but I feel like it'd be interpreted as "funky" on me, and it's too heavy.
Acqua di Gio
I don't know if this is because of reformulation or not, but I've always thought of ADG as being the best men's fragrance ever. However, when I obtained it for myself not too long ago, I quickly became annoyed by it when wearing it. The drydown felt too soft, musky, and I didn't get that refreshing vibe.