Desperately seeking sexy aftershave smelling perfume ..for me!!

(54 Posts)
Primadonnagirl Sun 05-Jan-14 21:55:24

I need a new perfume but I'm very very choosy. Most perfume is too floral, sweet,sickly or heavy for me..I'd have no problem wearing an aftershave but I don't know which one so happy to wear either as long as it smells right. Only way I can describe it is sexy, clean/fresh smell...does anyone have any suggestions? Ive tried asking about citrusy fragrances but they are too fruity..I've asked shop assistants but they don't seem to get it and there's only so many you can try in one go

cardamomginger Sun 05-Jan-14 22:33:07

Try some of the Hermes Hermessence fragrances. They are unisex and there might be something there to suit.
Ormonde Jayne Zizan and Isfarkand might work for you too.

Jazzicatz Sun 05-Jan-14 22:34:04

Definitely worth trying Issey Miyake pour homme - just as you described and smells divine

Coconutty Sun 05-Jan-14 22:36:14

I wear Issey Miyake pour homme.

LovelyMarchHare Sun 05-Jan-14 23:03:39

I do like the idea of smelling more like gin.

Financeprincess Sun 05-Jan-14 23:35:24

Diorella. It has the same notes as Eau Sauvage.

Jaeme Mon 06-Jan-14 05:40:47

Mont Blanc - Presence D'Une Femme

Molton Brown Lijiang

Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche is also quite aftershavey

KosherBacon Mon 06-Jan-14 06:31:15

Bois Des Iles by chanel. Expensive but yummy.

clarequilty Mon 06-Jan-14 07:38:39

Habit Rouge by Geurlain

Primadonnagirl Mon 06-Jan-14 07:47:39

Great ideas ! Thanks.. Off to go sniffing now!

PedlarsSpanner Mon 06-Jan-14 07:57:13

No15 by liz earle is remarkable. V masculine and leathery.

DrNick Mon 06-Jan-14 08:03:49

i like eau sauvage and the Prada mens ones

also the Jean paul gaultier man

DrNick Mon 06-Jan-14 08:03:59

oh yes - liz earle 15 too

Another vote for Tom Ford.
Have you tried Grey Vetyver (sp?) - not as expensive as the Private collection (Tabacco Vanille my absolute favourite)

beachedwhalesarecool Mon 06-Jan-14 09:08:16

I like D&G no. 6 L'Amoureux.

GoodnessKnows Mon 06-Jan-14 09:25:02

Jo Malone '154'
their Pomegranate Noir is also lovely

cosikitty Mon 06-Jan-14 09:30:07

I wear Tom Ford Tuscan Leather, it is gorgeous!

LittleBabyPigsus Mon 06-Jan-14 10:06:47

Guerlain Habit Rouge or Vetiver.

L'Occitaine Vetyver.

Jean Paul Gaultier Homme

Maybe D&G Light Blue? It's very fresh and citrussy. Maybe try the men's version?

Pooka Mon 06-Jan-14 10:16:27

I wear eau sauvage. Also keen on aqua di Parma.

TinyDiamond Mon 06-Jan-14 10:32:32

What is your budget? it is sooooo expensive but creed vetyver is the nicest smell in the world. slightly discounted on cheap smells. I'm saving up for myself!

TinyDiamond Mon 06-Jan-14 10:34:40

lovelymarchhare try Jo Malone earl Grey and cucumber. reminds me of a Hendricks and tonic! yum.

Housewife2010 Mon 06-Jan-14 10:39:59

Diptyque do many unisex scents., Tarocco is lovely - orangey with a touch of spice. (My husband and I share a bottle) Vetyverio is good too. Look on ww.wFragrantica.com for further reviews. Many Diptyque scents are half price at Space NK at the moment.

ProfondoRosso Mon 06-Jan-14 11:53:00

Diptyque is a good shout, Housewife. Tam Dao is a great spicy scent, quite masculine.

Housewife2010 Mon 06-Jan-14 13:09:43

Thanks ProfondoRosso. Tam Dao is half price at Space NK. I'm waiting for my bottle to arrive.

LittleBabyPigsus Mon 06-Jan-14 13:22:03

This is really lovely, and IMO totally unisex.

Ujjayi Mon 06-Jan-14 13:29:20

Petit Grain by Miller Harris is gorgeous. Definitely masculine & clean smelling. Citrus topnotes settle to a lovely rich, deep aroma. Am deeply inhaling from my wrist as I type!

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