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post #1 of 21
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I wanted to know what you guys are wearing, and what do you recommend. Right now I have Issey Miyake, Marc Jacobs, and Vera Wang Men, but I'm looking for some new fragrances right now.

So any help would be great
post #2 of 21
I like Casran, by Choppard. You may also want to look up www.basenotes.com Regards, Huntsman
post #3 of 21
You could check out the fragrance thread in body consciousness as well.

http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=18371
post #4 of 21
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Originally Posted by Huntsman
I like Casran, by Choppard. You may also want to look up www.basenotes.com

Regards,
Huntsman

I find it very entertaining to browse through the list of "Fragrance Houses":
Bally, Cigar Afficionado, Baywatch, Jaguar, Salvador Dali, Swiss Army, Ferrari, Lamborghini..

Missing are Volkswagen, Credit Suisse, Légion Etrangère, Ukraine International Airlines, UC Berkeley, BearingPoint, Sony.....

post #5 of 21
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Originally Posted by muchisgiven
I wanted to know what you guys are wearing, and what do you recommend. Right now I have Issey Miyake, Marc Jacobs, and Vera Wang Men, but I'm looking for some new fragrances right now.

So any help would be great

I'm discovering how huge this world can get!
Take the cue from the others: Basenotes!
post #6 of 21
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I wanted to know what you guys are wearing, and what do you recommend. Right now I have Issey Miyake, Marc Jacobs, and Vera Wang Men, but I'm looking for some new fragrances right now.

So any help would be great

I have both Issey Miyake and Marc Jacobs, they are great fragrances. It seems as though you may be into lighter/"fresh"/aquatic fragrances. A few others I can recommend along those lines are:

Penhaligon's - Endymion
Truefitt & Hill - 1805
Versace - Metal
Ralph Lauren - Purple Label
Salvatore Ferragamo (the blue bottle)
Creed - Millesime Imperiale

T&H and Penhaligon's can be contacted directly to get free samples (email addresses on their websites), which I suggest you do instead of buying on the net and being dissapointed. Creed, however, will not send free samples. They can be ordered through:

http://www.lessenteurs.com
post #7 of 21
My favorite scent, for fall / winter, is Yves Saint Laurent, NU. Eau de Parfum, strength. Many people find this fragrance impossible to wear, but to my nose, it purrrrrs.

Another one that I really, really love is Zanzibar, from Van Cleef and Arpel. I think it may be 'on the way out,' so far as availability. Not sure, on that. Memoire D'Homme, from Nina Ricci, is a magnificent fragrance for cool or cold weather. Tasteful, refined, and very chic.
post #8 of 21
I use aftershave. Occitane puts out a nice one.
post #9 of 21
Chanel Allure Homme - Great for daily wear, all around usage.
Bulgari Black - Very mysterious, long lasting. A great fragrance for a classy event.

oh, one more: Geir. (from Geir Ness of Norway). This is a really amazing scent. Some people like it's crispness/freshness for the summer - I think it's best in a cold winter.
post #10 of 21
I have quite a few. I really like Paul Sebastian. RLPL. St John's. Chanel pour homme.
post #11 of 21
I second Endymion by Penhaligons

Also, anything by Lorenzo Viloresi (especially Piper Nigrum and Yerbamate)
post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by Kai
I second Endymion by Penhaligons

Also, anything by Lorenzo Viloresi (especially Piper Nigrum and Yerbamate)

I really like LV Vetiver, it's my go-to going out cologne right now, but Piper is a close second.
post #13 of 21
For Piper lovers . . . I hesitate even to write this, but to my nose, NU smells similar, except more refined. Although NU was created for women, it does NOT smell feminine. As a matter of fact, at Bergdorf's, I was told flat out, that NU was considered there, to be a man's fragrance. And, no, I didn't buy any from this lovely gal. Another one I love for winter dress up occasions, is JULES, by Dior.
post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by Ivan Kipling
Although NU was created for women, it does NOT smell feminine. As a matter of fact, at Bergdorf's, I was told flat out, that NU was considered there, to be a man's fragrance.

I've been told that when it first hit the shelves, it was cross-marketted, which is to say they carried it at both the Women's as well as the Men's Fragrance counters. Same thing was done with the recent Kingdom by McQueen. Over at Basenotes we have a saying: "boys wear men's fragrances, girls wear women's fragrances and adults wear whatever the hell they want."

And to the original poster, I recommend looking into YSL's Live Jazz and Bvlgari Aqva. Creed's MI is also an EXCELLENT recommendation, based upon your tastes, and its worth noting that the new(ish) Sean John Unforgiveable is an almost exact clone thereof, for less money.
post #15 of 21
Basenotes.com is very helpfull.

I use Angeliques Sous La Pluie. http://www.basenotes.net/ID26121832.html
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