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Can You Recommend A Cologne For The "Sophisticated" Man

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Hey Man, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Well-Known Member

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    Drizzt, Thank you for the extensive response and review. So out of the ones you listed, which would be your must have. If you had to impress in any circumstance - which one would you probably go with?
    It depends. I usually wear MI or CPE for business meetings, M7 Fresh for daily wear, and for going out it depends on my mood, it's situational. I don't have a go-to cologne, but if I could only own one, it might be M7 Fresh or B9 CP. I don't have as many fragrances as I used to but I still probably have 50+
     
  2. cheapmutha

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    personally, the closest ill get to cologne is some real bay rum aftershave.
     
  3. Hey Man

    Hey Man Well-Known Member

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    Drizzt,

    50+???? Wow. Well you certainly have an extensive list to choose from for any occasion and I understand why it might be hard for you to pick your desert island cologne. And here I thought a man only needs 2 or 3 colognes.

    1. One fancy.

    2. One more casual.

    3. One that fits both needs.

    I was wrong.
     
  4. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Well-Known Member

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    You can... but I find it nice to have colognes for each occasion. Were I to choose four colognes total (that would be the min for me), I may go with:

    Creed MI
    YSL M7 Fresh
    B9 Central Park
    Armani Mania

    with the latter being for nights out.
     
  5. whodini

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    Angel Men (Thierry Mugler) - This one is also unique. It reminds me of dessert. Chocolaty and spicy. I go hot & cold on this one, but it always seems to elicit a positive reaction from those around me.

    I couldn't believe how girly of a name it was while at a Sephora with the ex but tried it and was surprised how much I liked it and similarly, how others like it as well. Definitely unique as you said.

    My flavor of the month has been RL's Double Black. I found RL Black to be a bit too generic but really like Double's complexity although it's received some mixed reviews on basenotes. I wear it daily.
     
  6. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Well-Known Member

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    Please refer to the TM fragrances as A*Men and B*Men. Thank you. That is all.
     
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    Augusto86 Well-Known Member

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    Wow...I wandered in here out of curiosity - it was like opening that old closet in your basement you'd totally forgotten about and finding it lined with 18th century manuscripts on cricket or a collection of antique maps of the Nile...just totally bizarre knowledge I never knew existed! And while I feel I may be about to invite this: [​IMG] Every time I wear Curve I get ladies(college and grad-school age) complimenting me and saying I smell nice. Even in front of my girlfriend!! YMMV.
     
  10. Rolo

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    Please refer to the TM fragrances as A*Men and B*Men. Thank you. That is all.

    A*Men in Europe. Angel Men in US, Canada & UAE. B*Men everywhere.
     
  11. etl

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    I threw my hat in the Creed Green Irish Tweed ring about ten years ago and have never looked back. I held on to some Hermes scents and a few odds and ends but finally threw them all away a few years ago having never had want for anything other than GIT.

    That said, i understand why people would use multiple scents for different situations. Green Irish Tweed, as mentioned before, has little longevity. And for those reasons, is a very expensive mistress. The ladies seem to like it a lot and it's a very classic scent.

    Unless, i've misread the earlier, it sounds like you're looking for something muskier?
     
  12. Joel_Cairo

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    A*Men in Europe. Angel Men in US, Canada & UAE. B*Men everywhere.

    maybe officially, but it's still referred to as A*Men here.
     
  13. Hey Man

    Hey Man Well-Known Member

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    I have learned a valuable lesson today when it comes to cologne. You can't ask for the definitive cologne that fits certain requirements such as style, class, sophistication and hipness - because each person will give you a different answer.

    I know that cologne is obviously subjective to the person who wears it - but I assumed like many other definitive things on this Earth, there were a few cologne brands that can't really be argued against. Like a cuban cigar or the fanciest champagne - not too many people are going to say that stuff is crap. I was just looking for same in a cologne.

    I will check out some of the ones recommended and take it from there. Thanks to everyone who has responded so far.
     
  14. Hey Man

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    E. Tage,

    Well I don't know if you would classify it as muskier, but whatever is the opposite of the fresh and clean smell of Aqua Di Gio, Nautica, etc. More masculine and sophisticated.
     
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    you know what, after rereading some of your responses i think you should try the GIT or maybe as someone pointed out the Bond 9 Central Park (i havent tried it). As for longevity of GIT, i can smell it on me at the end of the day, its light but i dont like when people can smell me more than a a foot away or so. I want a girl to just catch a light whiff of GIT when she gets close or when were dancing, not when im approaching from 10 feet away. I had a guy who came to my bar a few nights ago (very good looking guy) who i could smell almost 15 feet away, now interestingly enough at least a few girls instantly turned and commented on how great he smelled. Now I think he could get away with it cause of his confidence and attractiveness. As a male at the bar i found it obnoxious but hey, the ladies wernt oozing over me either. Ive read many times that girls dont want to smell you unless they are close to you but my social observation was that this was opposite the case, or maybe he was just good looking enough that it didnt matter. so...i donno

    B
     
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    Aqua di Parma.
    A scent for men. [​IMG]
     
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    For those of you who have responded in this thread already, (and I am not suggesting this to the OP) what do you think of Gucci PH? I have it, I love the smell of it, but I fear smelling like it may be incongruous as I have no chest hair, no gold chains, well I do have driving gloves, but no Porsche, my tan is weak, etc. I wear it anyway sometimes because I don't really care that much, but I don't wear it to anything I do care about.

    I also have Envy, but that's one that I only wear at nights, when I am already sure of how the night is going to go down. And only in cold weather.
     
  18. Maharlika

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    It is easier to find or recommend a fragrance if you know which family or notes you are interested in. You mentioned that you already have a "fresh and clean" scent that you like but you don't like 'musky' scents . This would eliminate the scents associated with soft Orientals. Now, you're ready for an adventure! The fragrance wheel is divided into four families or notes : 1.) Fresh 2.) Floral 3.) Oriental and 4.) Woody notes. Each notes progresses to a sub- catergory as it turns around the fragrance wheel like soft oriental, floral oriental, woody oriental, mossy woods, etc. I would recommend that you get acquainted with the wheel. You can get one at Sephora, free of charge. You mentioned M7, which is a woody oriental and fragrances in this category would include Creed's Bois du Portugal ( very sophisticated IMHO ), Fumerie Turque by Serge Lutens, Bois D' Argent by Christian Dior, Egoiste by Chanel, Roma Uomo by Laura Biagotti just to name a few. I hope this sheds some light in finding the 'right' fragrance for you at the moment. I'm also a member of Basenotes and also a fragrance enthusiast. Explore and enjoy the world of fragrances: -)
     
  19. Hey Man

    Hey Man Well-Known Member

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    Maharlika,

    It isn't that I don't like musky scents - I just assumed that musky would be the opposite of the fresh and clean cologne. I am still trying to understand the whole notes factor. Certainly if there is a musky cologne that is fantastic and recommended - I would be willing to try it.

    It seems like everyone really likes GIT, so I am looking forward to trying it - but if this cologne was invented for Cary Grant so many years ago and every sophisticated man on the planet has probably tried it, has the scent become as common as Old Spice? What cologne would George Clooney wear? LOL.

    I think because I am new to this, I should probably try the "name" brands that I know of - before venturing into brands that while may be better, are probably beyond my price range and not as easily found at say Sears for example for the purpose of trying it.

    As I can't really test 20 colognes at one time, I assume this is probably a good place to start from what has been recommeded:

    Creed: GIT
    YSL: M7 Fresh or just the M7
    Armani: Mania
    Davidoff:Cool Water
    Bond No. 9: Central Park
    Armani: Emporio Armani
     
  20. Hey Man

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    Maybe this would make things easier if we broke it down into catagories:

    What cologne would you wear for extremely important business meetings, where you must give that good first impression?

    What cologne would you wear to job interviews?

    What cologne would you wear on a hot date?

    Looking forward to these answers.
     

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