Two stand outs for me over the last year are
Follow by Kerosene. Was out of stock when I looked for it in the UK last year and became available recently. Hands down the best coffee fragrance I have ever worn.
The other, and at the other end of the price scale, would be Club de Nuit Milestone by Armaf. With Creed prices being what they are now I was looking for a more affordable alternative. I was amazed at how close this is to the original bottle of Millésime Imperial I bought many many years ago. I have had a few bottles of MI over the years and have finally found a cheaper alternative that actually ticks all the boxes in regard to similarity.
Bulgari Le Gemme Empyr is the latest I've tried. I was lucky enough to snag a free sample. I love the sandalwood in this. Now I'm on the hunt for more sandalwood fragrances if anyone can provide any!
No such thing as a bad scent. That’s a matter of personal opinion. We all love the smell of our own farts! Bad example but hopefully you know what I’m getting at! But imo montale are bang on it. Soooooo different to all the other houses. I’d pretty much blind buy any of their fragrances. Montale rocks!!!!!!Yeah, they are all performance monsters. Which could be good or bad depending on the scent.
I don't believe it becomes a skin scent so soon. I've gone blind to it, and then had people comment on the smell way after I couldn't detect it anymore.Current Eau d'Hermes. It becomes a skin scent after an hour but then it blends so perfectly with my own body's scent that it becomes a part of me. I smell great yet you can't tell I'm wearing perfume.