My chosen frangrances over the past 20 years or so (and I try to do a balm in that too, if available) are Santos by Cartier, Issey Miyake, Floris 89, Blenheim Boquet and Hanae Mori. I have now added Trafalgar to the line up. Right now I rotate between BB, Trafalgar, Issy and Hanae.
They all have similar notes to my nose and the chicks love them. SWMBO, being Nihonjin, prefers Hanae and Issey for national pride
Im running low on Issey. I will probably replace it 'cuz I like it. But I think I need a 5th
Floris is hard for me to get but not insurmountable. I dont feel in a Cartier phase right now. I find Grafton to be similar to trafalgar and 1805 seems rather light in the loafers fer a fat old guy like me. I have been thinking about a Creed ( I enjoyed them at the Neiman Marcus counter in LV, especially Royal Oud, Windsor and the other one, supposedly the real old one,Spanish Leather) but am unsure if they fit my scent profile, which is pretty floraly fruity right now. Also, while I have no problem paying for quality, I wonder how much of my $$ on Creed is being paid into hype. I have used Akka kappa 1869 in the past and it didnt blow me away.
All of the scents I am using, to my nose, seem sophisitcated and not chemically harsh. Lifestyle wise, most of the time, I get to dress like a schlump. However, at certain times of the year, I have to wear a suit and tie. I am also signed to a TV show so will be hangin around Hollywood types...
So I would love some frangrance suggestions in the moderate to high end range that I could try or sample. All I have available here at home is the stuff Nordstom carries (no Creed up here) and the T&H line so I would need to get my scent shipped in. As we have a branch in Las Vegas and we travel back and forth, I could also get stuff there, or on line