1. MarquisdeSod

    A Polished Turd: A Review Of Bulgari Homme Soir

    So the top notes.... There's no easy way to say this, the most prominent first to note is... well... poo, dung, caca, whatever you want to call it, the most prominent top note of Bulgari Homme Soir is feces followed closely by anise. It's all a bit like smelling your BM after downing a bottle of...
  2. I

    What fragrances are similar to Caron's Aimez Moi?

    Guys, I've been finishing my nowaday "Aimez Moi" soon. I'd like to learn what fragrances are similar to Aimez Moi? Please suggest. If not close, please just tell me only what fragrance has strong "anise" or strong "boozy" scent. I love those 2 kinds of scent. Hope to hear from you guys soon...
  3. B

    The effect of time on formula - my last lesson

    I had a sample of Amouage Silver Crystal and finished it quite fast. It was my favorite Amouage by far so one of my first projects was to try and approach it with my oils. This is the formula I ended with after one modification stage: Frankincense 14 Oud 8 Sandalwood 8 Cedar 5 Safron 5 Musk 5...
  4. K

    A summery anise fragrance?

    I love anise in fragrances, but it seems to be most dominated in cooler weather scents. I enjoy Lolita Lempicka au Masculin and Opium PH but these dont suit me too well in the extreme heat. Any recommendations on summer fragrances with a good dose of anise?
  5. C

    Fall Citrus Recommendations/Help

    I'm trying to find a rich, autumn citrus scent. I'm hoping to find one that is: o long lasting o feminine o interesting - not a single note Notes that I am trying to avoid are hyacinth, rose, anise, animalic. I'm a fragrance novice and appreciate any recommendations. I'll order small samples...
  6. sophi

    Byredo Bal d" Afrique!The notes!

    I tried this and the notes according forums:Top notes includes: bergamot, lemon, neroli, African marigold, Bucchu Middle notes includes: violet, jasmine and cyclamen Base is composed of black amber, musk, vetiver, moroccan cedarwood Official notes written on the sample i tried :Top...
  7. odysseusm

    Eau de Gloire vs. Monocle 2:Laurel

    I'm trying Parfum d'Empire's Eau de Gloire today, and I'm struck at its similarity to Comme des Garcon's Monocle 2: Laurel. Both have a very dusky herbal-green note. In the Monocle scent, it obviously is laurel, also known as bay leaf. In Eau de Gloire, this seems to be coming from the...
  8. ChuckW

    L'Occitane Eau du Badian

    I'm wearing a full three sprays of this puppy today, and a comparison in my mind keeps recurring: Grey Flannel. Is Grey Flannel heavy on anise? This is definitley in the Geoffrey Beene vein to my nose, either Bowling Green or Grey Flannel. Or else my nose is off!
  9. Rosehavn

    Fragrances with moderate to strong anise note

    I really like fragrances with an anise note, (even though I don't like to eat black licorice). What are your favorite fragrances with a moderate to strong anise note? My favorites, so far, are : Yohji Homme Lolita Lempicka au Masculin Lolita Lempicka (for her) :dankk2:
  10. J

    Salty yet Sweet, Hot yet Cold

    Navegar is a fragrance that I have recently rediscovered. It has a salty cedar note against anise. Not much sweetness, but it pushes back against the salty aspect in a nice way. Red Vetyver from Montale feels hot and cold almost simultaneously during the top of this fragrance. Pepper and...
  11. A. Homme

    Three Blind Buys...

    Based on all I'd read, I decided the other night that Guerlain Vetiver had to be right up my alley, so I ordered me a big four ouncer of the stuff. And since I was spending the shiping, I'd pick up a couple cheaper ones, too. Van Cleef and Arpels pH, and Azzaro pH. The Guerlain Vetiver: It...
  12. K

    Opium Pour Homme

    Im testing out the EdT version which I've heard isnt a ton different than the EdP, but man, what a fantastic scent. And lasts a nice long time. I get a lot of anise from this which I love. Any other fans of Opium?
  13. rogalal

    Sample Of The Day - July 2010

    Anyone try anything new and fun? Tell us about it! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Today I'm wearing L'Artisan Parfumeur Fou d'Absinthe. This was the first real "niche" scent I bought a couple of years ago and I'm still trying to figure it out. On my skin, it starts off...
  14. K

    Biotherm Homme

    Did anyone get a chance to check it out? I saw it this morning at the airport coming back from amsterdam. the british SA girl told me its a new take on aquatics in some way. It is more woody and theres a hint of what seems to smell like absinthe, but not anise. I thought it was pretty nice...
  15. petruccijc

    SOTD - Wednesday, 23 June 2010

    Good morning everyone! My SOTD is Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche pour Homme Intense. Top Notes: Bergamot, Star Anise, Rosemary Middle Notes: Lavender, Geranium Leaves, Cloves Base Notes: Vetiver, Gaiac Wood, Patchouli
  16. neal

    I love Lorenzo Villoresi Piper Nigrum

    Been wearing this for a few days now and I absolutely love this stuff. "The seducing fragrance of peppers and african spices. Reminiscences of oriental and arab markets on the mediterranean sea: fresh, aromatic, spicy and peppery." Top note Dill, wild Anise and Fennel, Peppermint Citrus...
  17. I

    23 year old, bought 'Kingdom' at 18. So where do we go from here?

    Hi guys, I'm new here. 23 year old woman from England, literature and fine art graduate...blogger, bookseller, amateur magazine editor etc. My 'problem' (delightful problem that it is) is that I'm searching for a perfume that's complex and striking, preferably without a big vanilla note...
  18. easyfish

    Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin - anise bomb with muscles??

    Hi BN, if I reach out for LL Au Masculin, will I get the expected anise bomb with extra solid sillage, similar to LL by LL?? Any experiences?? Thank you, have a nice sunday, keep your mothers (wifes) in mind, Ciao
  19. Pimpinett

    L'Heure Bleue, finally!

    I have a problem with heliotrope in fragrance. Anise is a difficult note for me, too - I often like it on others, but not myself, while heliotrope just makes me take a cautionary step backwards either way. Hence, I suspect, my troubled history with L'Heure Bleue, which used to make me recoil in...
  20. CanwllCorfe

    L'Instant de Guerlain

    Hello fellow BNers! I had tried L'Instant Extreme thanks to our gracious Redneck_Perfumisto, but I haven't tried the original. Since we're in the warmer months it seems the original would be a better choice. However I haven't tried it. Are they pretty much similar except for the pronounced cocoa...