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post #13936 of 19058
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

YOU DON'T HAVE A 100 MLB BOTTLE YET???!!!

Nope, the Malles in general have scared me off. Not sure why.
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Originally Posted by StormRider View Post

To all your experts out there, I'm looking for a couple of colognes to mostly wear to work (with occasional social situations) that's mature , confident and subtle.  I don't like anything that smells of tobacco, and my budget is $120 for a 100ml EDT.

I've been reading this and other threads, and here are the ones I'm considering.
- CHANEL POUR MONSIEUR

- CHANEL ANTAEUS POUR HOMME

- ROCABAR HERMES Men

 
Not sure which one will be work appropriate.

Thanks.

Chanel Pour Monsieur is my favorite of the bunch, Rocabar is not bad, and Antaeus is brilliant but a very loud hairy-chested masculine, and not really an office-friendly scent. Oh, and it has tobacco, too.
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

For the Chanel Pour Monsieur, there is the original and the Concentree version. The original is much more subtle and refined (even though I love the Concentree) and may be more appropriate for you. HOWEVER, the original is being phased out of the U.S.

The concentree is probably what you'll find at the NM. Also consider:

Guerlain Vetiver,
Chanel Sycomore
Acqua di Parma
post #13937 of 19058
Been on a sample binge since I got back. Did you guys know that Diptyque was making many of the fragrances in parfums now? I had no idea about this until I saw a display at Nordstrom with both EdT and EdP. Might be a good reason to wade back into the Philosykos waters.
post #13938 of 19058
I would suspect that Acqua di Parma is a standard, daily-use scent for many people on this forum.
post #13939 of 19058
Totally forgot about AdP Colonia Intensa/Assoluta. They're very good choices too.

Fleur de Sel by Miller Harris today. Complex scent. Much development. Spices, herbs, some leather and floral notes.
post #13940 of 19058
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

Been on a sample binge since I got back. Did you guys know that Diptyque was making many of the fragrances in parfums now? I had no idea about this until I saw a display at Nordstrom with both EdT and EdP. Might be a good reason to wade back into the Philosykos waters.

The Sample Bandit says yes, he knows.
post #13941 of 19058
@ Rambo and HORNS (or anyone else really): Have you guys tried the new Diptyque Volutes?
post #13942 of 19058
Yeah, I have both samples of the EdT and the EdP. I like the EdT better than the EdP but I find them both to be quite sweet for my tastes and have to be in a rare mood to enjoy such a creature.
post #13943 of 19058
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Went with 10 new samples:

 


Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

Comme des Garçons - Series 2: Red - Sequoia
 
   
Comme des Garçons - Series 2: Red - Harissa
 
   
Comme des Garçons - Series 3: Incense - Ouarzazate
 
   
Comme des Garçons - Series 3: Incense - Jaisalmer    
Comme des Garçons - Series 6: Synthetic - Skai    
Creed - Silver Mountain Water    
Montale - Aoud Lime    
Amouage - Jubilation XXV - For Men    
État Libre d'Orange - Noël au Balcon    
État Libre d'Orange - Fils de Dieu du Riz et des Agrumes  

 

 

 

Raided Essenza Nobile as well:

 

 

The Different Company - Sel de Vetiver

 

     

Kerosene Fragrances - R'oud Elements

 

     

Lalique - Encre Noire

 

     

Nez À Nez – Atelier d’Artiste

 

     

Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle - D. Ropion - Portrait of a Lady

 

     

Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle - D. Ropion - Carnal Flower

 

     

Annick Goutal - Les Nuits d'Hadrien

 

     
Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle - M. Roudnitska - Noir Epices
post #13944 of 19058
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The Sample Bandit says yes, he knows.

hey, i've been out of the loop!
post #13945 of 19058
^Don't forget to inquire about the Serge Lutens samples. Also, FM - Musc Ravageur is definitely worth a try. And Eau d'Hadrien by Goutal. Maybe you can ask to add those two, in case the notes sound compelling to you (I guess they do since you seem to sample a broad range of fragrances). Maybe Caron - Yatagan?
post #13946 of 19058
Versailles pour Homme
post #13947 of 19058
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Originally Posted by StormRider View Post

To all your experts out there, I'm looking for a couple of colognes to mostly wear to work (with occasional social situations) that's mature , confident and subtle.  I don't like anything that smells of tobacco, and my budget is $120 for a 100ml EDT.

I've been reading this and other threads, and here are the ones I'm considering.
- CHANEL POUR MONSIEUR

- CHANEL ANTAEUS POUR HOMME

- ROCABAR HERMES Men

 
Not sure which one will be work appropriate.

Thanks.

Also L'Artisan Parfumeur Timbuktu. It's a gorgeous woody smoky vetiver, but there's a transparency and quietness to it (more like a low hum), that I find works well in the office...
post #13948 of 19058
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

hey, i've been out of the loop!

And, 10 samples later....

I think I'm up to 25 now.
post #13949 of 19058
@StormRider:

Here's my more detailed response. First, every one of the suggestions people have made so far are very good, IMO. You would not go wrong with any of them. Let me just add some more that you might want to consider. (All of these should be within your budget, or at least very close.)

There are three scents that I think of in my own personal idiom as the trio of classic masculines. Chanel PM is from 1955. The latter two are from the mid-'60s. (They've been reformulated, of course, but they still retain an old-school masculine elegance.)
1. Chanel pour Monsieur
2. Dior Eau Sauvage--utterly classic citrus/herbal/woody accord. Longevity leaves a little bit to be desired, but otherwise a great scent.
3. Guerlain Habit Rouge--powdery and sweet, at a stage in its development it is reminiscent of an orange creamsicle.

Then some more modern ones, in no particular order.

1. Guerlain--L'Instant pour Homme. This is a warm, spicy scent with a pleasant cocoa note. Understated and elegant.
2. Parfums de Nicolai--New York. This is a modern take on a classic genre of perfumery (the chypre). The best of the old and new worlds of perfumery.
3. Etat Libre d'Orange--Je Suis un Homme. ELdO have a well-deserved réputation for making weird scents, but they also make some classics. This is one of them. It's a version of the classic cologne style, with sharp citrus and herbal notes. It's just a little bit boozy and leathery. As the name suggests, very much a masculine, but not overpoweringly so (like Antaeus is, for example.)
4. Lalique--Encre Noire. A straightforward vetiver scent, quite masculine. (Guerlain Vetiver is also an excellent vetiver--I think Thomas mentioned it.)
6. Acqua di Parma--Colonia, Colonia Assoluta, Colonia Intensa. All three of these are utterly classic masculines.
7. Dior Homme. More on the feminine side of masculine, it's powdery and smells a little bit like lipstick. I know that probably doesn't sound great, but it's a really striking scent and worth checking out.
post #13950 of 19058
^Good post.

In fact, just wearing L'Instant pH right now.
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