ancient grey sweatophile
More sophisticated folk than I say Acqua di Selva is not what it used to be. I still love it. My daily splash 95% of the time is 4711, well under $40 for 800 ml.
The Barberry Coast fragrances look interesting, but the price of $59.95 seems high for this thread. Although they advertise as "highly concentrated" Eau de Parfums, so I expect one would use less per application.I like:
1. Guerlain Homme L' Eau Boisee
2. Guerlain L' Instant
3. Genderme (Famous with celebrities)
4. Barberry Coast Kapalua Bay Cologne
5. Barberry Coast Havana Cologne
I would love to have a decent selection of Bay Rums available in Europe. My favorite, Dominica isn’t available anymore.Yet another I forgot to add:
Genuine Ogallala Bay Rum Cologne Double Strength Special Reserve, 4 oz, $19 (Also available in a "Regular Strength" for $16. Bay Rum scents are in a category of their own. I seldom reach for it, but always enjoy it when I do.)
I wanted to add Dominica to the list, then couldn't find any (at a retail price).
The lime is a very good lime with vetiver which seems to prolong the lime's scent. But I imagine some of the posh British barber shop lime colognes are as good and may be cheaper in the EU? The 77 I have but I don't reach for it all that often. The Vetiver, however, is really something special. My only other vetiver is Guerlain, which I love, but if I had to pick one I'd take the St John's. The island spices, the grass and other (cedar? sandalwood?) notes that I'm not sophisticated enough to identify give it a unique scent in my limited experience. I'd hate to steer you wrong. Frags are such individual preferences, and blind buys can prove to be expensive mistakes.
As a Dunhill fan, Owen, you really should give Icon a try if you haven’t yet.I am completely mad for Dunhill Custom this morning. Bought it 2 weeks ago and today is my second use (and about my 4th or 5th post extolling its virtues). An incredible autumnal scent of apple, incense, and cedar. Less than $30.