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post #16 of 25
If you are looking for a perfum that has a wooden scent, try the Dsquared Wood selection for Men, they have a few variation of wood smell. Personally, I would recommend Drakar Noir by Guy Laroche. It is a classic for night/evening for young Men. Also, you can try Paco Rabanne but, it is more of a perfum you would use if you are a smoker. Remember one simple thing. Good grade are divided in two classes. Italien and French perfum. Italian perfum is what comes out of the box. What it smells like in the bottle is what you will get. French perfum is a little more complicate. The smell will be chance base on the heat and your own sweat. The smell that is from the box IS NOT the smell you will get at the end.
post #17 of 25
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Evening? Armani (the original one)

 

Day? something light like Pino Sylvestri or Canoe

 

I'm assuming Armani original is not Armani Code? How do they differ?

post #18 of 25

I use Acqua di Parma Mirto di Panarea during the warmer months and Bois Marocain by Tom Ford during the winter. You really have to do a trial and error and see what works for you.. Cologne doesn't smell the same on everyone. Also, think of your environment and the occasion.. I would never wear a "sensual" cologne to work. In fact, I never wear any kind of cologne to work.. 

post #19 of 25
I find it peculiar that the OP doesn't like vanilla scents but loves leather scents because a component of the materials that make a "leather" scent are usually from wood tar, which have powerfully vanilla-like molecules from the lignin found in the wood that is burnt.
post #20 of 25
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I find it peculiar that the OP doesn't like vanilla scents but loves leather scents because a component of the materials that make a "leather" scent are usually from wood tar, which have powerfully vanilla-like molecules from the lignin found in the wood that is burnt.

 

If they all have a strong vanilla smell, I suppose I'm out of luck as far as leather scents go. Thanks for that bit of information.

post #21 of 25
Tom Ford has some amazing eau de parfum. Neimans carries it. Although most of the scents are for women, several are unisex. I bought Portifino for my wife and have been enjoying Italian Cypress and Amber Absolute samples that they gave me. They are complex, elegant and yet quite masculine. I used to buy Creed and Aqua de Parma but I think I will stick to Tom Ford moving forward.
post #22 of 25
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Tom Ford has some amazing eau de parfum. Neimans carries it. Although most of the scents are for women, several are unisex. I bought Portifino for my wife and have been enjoying Italian Cypress and Amber Absolute samples that they gave me. They are complex, elegant and yet quite masculine. I used to buy Creed and Aqua de Parma but I think I will stick to Tom Ford moving forward.

Tobacco Vanille (aside from Kilian's -- A Taste Of Heaven)  is the best, imo.  Love TF.

post #23 of 25
Tobacco Vanilla is on of the most popular for men. It is men's club meets vanilla aroma. I didn't mention it because the OP doesn't like vanilla. I agree with him except when making French toast smile.gif
post #24 of 25
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If they all have a strong vanilla smell, I suppose I'm out of luck as far as leather scents go. Thanks for that bit of information.

I wouldn't say you're out of luck, but it might be misleading especially to yourself when you seek counsel from us or retail associates to categorically state you don't like vanilla scents - vanilla is a component to many scents that you will probably like or love but could potentially overlook them in your search. In my experience with perfumes (to me everything, both male and female are "perfumes" and you might want to use that wording when talking to retailers so you don't miss anything that an uneducated person might consider to be strictly "feminine") there can be a perfume that is heavy in a component that you may historically dislike but is so well blended that you end up loving it and it creates a different perspective when you smell other perfumes that you may have disliked in the past. For example, I used to dislike vetiver until I sprayed Chanel's Sycomore on my arm and there was then no looking back after that experience.

Speaking of Sycomore and vetiver, you might want to try Lalique's Encre Noire, a fantastic deal for its quality. It's not leather but is an elegant evening scent.
post #25 of 25
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I wouldn't say you're out of luck, but it might be misleading especially to yourself when you seek counsel from us or retail associates to categorically state you don't like vanilla scents - vanilla is a component to many scents that you will probably like or love but could potentially overlook them in your search. In my experience with perfumes (to me everything, both male and female are "perfumes" and you might want to use that wording when talking to retailers so you don't miss anything that an uneducated person might consider to be strictly "feminine") there can be a perfume that is heavy in a component that you may historically dislike but is so well blended that you end up loving it and it creates a different perspective when you smell other perfumes that you may have disliked in the past. For example, I used to dislike vetiver until I sprayed Chanel's Sycomore on my arm and there was then no looking back after that experience.
Speaking of Sycomore and vetiver, you might want to try Lalique's Encre Noire, a fantastic deal for its quality. It's not leather but is an elegant evening scent.

 

I just read some reviews of Encre Noire on Basenotes, and it sounds great. I'll add it to my list of perfumes to try.

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