Fragrance Newbie Seeking Suggestions
I'm a 49 year old man who is finally discovering the wonderful world of fragrance. I began with sport scents but am trying to expand my horizons. I'll try to give you an idea of what I've sampled, what I like and what I don't:
Current favorite: Terre d'Hermès Parfum - love the smell, and it's terrific on me.
I also own D.R. Harris Windsor EdT. I know many people say they smell alike, but I detect much more pepper in the Windsor and none of the citrus of TdH. Sadly, Windsor does not last long or project very well. It lasts a few hours at best, and is very close to the skin on me.
The only sport scent I still wear is Channel Allure Homme Sport. It's nothing exciting, but smells nice on me.
Things that didn't work for me:
- Cartier Roadster Sport - too much Patchouli. I really don't like Patchouli.
- Tom Ford Grey Vetiver - starts out ok, but after the top notes are gone I notice too much sage (don't like sage either)
- Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum - just nasty on me.
- Chanel Égoïste - this was a scrubber. Did not smell good on me at all.
I am waiting on the delivery of a sample of Encre Noir. Very curious about that one.
It's hard to really know what notes I like and work best on me, but I seem to be leaning toward vetiver, pepper, woods and citrus. I don't have a problem with floral scents, as long as they work better on me than Chanel Égoïste. Beyond just Patchouli and sage, I'm unsure about fragrances with a heavy vanilla note or too much cinnamon, clove or nutmeg. I really hate Bay Rum scents.
I'd like to find fragrances that last more than a couple of hours. I don't care that much about sillage, and they don't necessarily have to project like crazy. I don't need to leave a trail of scent behind me.
Does this offer enough starting points to suggest a few new fragrances for me to sample?
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