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Suggestions on Masculine Cologne?

post #1 of 19
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I haven't worn much cologne since I got over the "metro" stage in my early twenties. At the time my preferred scent was Clinique Happy and I still like it but it no longer seems to suit as I'm getting older. Now I'd like to find some scents that are more old school and masculine. I recently picked up some DR Harris Marlborough aftershave that seems to be more in the right direction. Any suggestions?
post #2 of 19
kouros, you can smell like a urinal cake rive gauche, you can smell like an alpha male
post #3 of 19
Eau Sauvage is a classic.

60% of the time it works every time.
post #4 of 19
i've said it here before, but i'm a huge fan of tom ford tuscan leather, especially as a masculine cologne. it smells like what you seem to be describing, very old school swank and classy at the same time. a very evening cologne. and women seem to be drawn to it.
post #5 of 19
Creed is very good as well as Aqua di Parma. Any Neimans has a good supply.

If you are in NYC, Paul Stuart has a sandlewood that is very nice.
post #6 of 19
YSL Rive Gauche Narciso Rodriguez for Him Terre d'Hermes
post #7 of 19
Truefitt & Hill: Spanish Leather is the most masculine cologne ever brewed.
post #8 of 19
Search function is your friend; there are seriously 50 cologne recommendation threads going on now. On several of them are some really excellent discussions and suggestions of lots of stuff. I'd also search for the "top ten fragrances" thread or something like that, where we posted our all-time faves. That being said, Gucci Pour Homme (the Tom Ford one) is really uber-manly and affordable. The mentions of YSL RG PH are good ones, too. Nevertheless, "masculine" is a hard thing to quantify (as Thomas mentions below) because this meaning has changed over time. REALLY old-school "masculine" fragrances were all pretty florals, like rose. Then, in the 70's, it became studly dark spicey fare. Recently, it's become rather lukewarm "clean" stuff.
post #9 of 19
Old school masculine is a huge umbrella and includes Old Spice, Brut (not current production), Chanel Pour Monsieur, Guerlain Vetiver (the older the better), Knize Ten, Dunhill (1934 but nothing else), Azzaro PH, Bay Rum and Agua Lavanda.

In other words, you'll have your hands full narrowing down the genres, but if you're near a counter, try John Varvatos.
post #10 of 19

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Edited by merkur - 7/28/11 at 2:41am
post #11 of 19
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Can you even buy Dunhill 1934 anymore? Is it the same as Dunhill for Men?

....hard to say. Dunhill for Men is probably a reformulated effort at the 1934. Probably doesn't suck.
post #12 of 19
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In other words, you'll have your hands full narrowing down the genres, but if you're near a counter, try John Varvatos.


you have to go to a counter and play around. Varvatos Vintage is good tho
post #13 of 19
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you have to go to a counter and play around. Varvatos Vintage is good tho

+1 i'm also a fan of the vintage
post #14 of 19
My three favourites are YSL, Gucci Pour Homme II and Terre D'Hermes
post #15 of 19
Trussardi Uomo
Caron's Yatagan
Andy Tauer's Lonestar Memories
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