Need Help Finding A Fragrance

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by tightandbright, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. tightandbright

    tightandbright Well-Known Member

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    So far I have Versace Pour Homme, Givenchy Play and Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio. The girls I work with like Versace and Giorgio Armani, but they don't think the Givenchy one suits me.
    I was wondering what other fragrances I should get. I want something stronger... Is there something stronger than eau de toilette for men? If so where can I buy it? I get my fragrances from the Bay or Holt Renfrew. Thank you in advance.
     


  2. willpower

    willpower Senior member

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    There are some eau de parfum strengths for men. EDP has a higher concentration of fragrance than EDT, but that doesn't always mean it'll smell stronger or last longer. Looking at the brands Holt carries. Try - Acqua Di Parma Colonia Intensa. Pretty strong stuff, I can smell it 6 hours later. Wait 30 minutes for the drydown.
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    TIP: to embed Youtube clips, put only the encoded part of the Youtube URL, e.g. eBGIQ7ZuuiU between the tags. Bond No 9 Chez Bond - Strong and a lot like the famous Creed Green Irish Tweed
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    TIP: to embed Youtube clips, put only the encoded part of the Youtube URL, e.g. eBGIQ7ZuuiU between the tags. Abercrombie and Fitch Fierce - Since I'm guessing you're in Canada this scent hasn't become too popular yet. There's an Abercrombie in Eaton Ctr. Overworn in the US, yet a really powerful scent that the ladies seem to love (recommended if you're 21 or under)
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    Hartmann Senior member

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    Don't be afraid to try the fragrances in store, then order the ones you like online from a good discounter. I personally use fragrancenet.com, their shipping to Canada is reliable. (Use the discount code BASENOTES for 15% off.)
     


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    For best results, rip off the top of the bottle and pour 1/2 the bottle on your head and let it drizzle over your chest.

    Gets the girls at the clubs all over me....





    Kidding...

    Goto your local mall and smell the various smells and see if you like them.
     


  5. chicfric

    chicfric Active Member

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    a stronger strenght is eau di parfum. before buying a new fragrance, I would sample a few at cologne counter, or sephora...once you find one you like, spray it on yourself and let it set for a few hours to see if you agree with the way the scent changes smell throught the day.
     


  6. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Prof. Fabulous Dubiously Honored

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    Seriously guys, use the search function. Thomas and I have responded, seriously, to about 500 of these. There is a TON of good info in this forum on fragrances, and those of us (not just me and T) who've put some time into making good responses are just worn out making more recommendations.
     


  7. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    ^^^ what he said, although I do want to make a few comments as far as scent genres.

    Some genres of scent just don't get a whole lot stronger or longer-lasting. For instance - the aquatic genres - are what they are and there's not a lot of variety between them other than the balance of notes. You're not likely to find Versace EdP - and if you do find an 'extreme' version, it will have a tweak in the formula and not be the same. Same with the 'classical' colognes (lemon - benzoin). There's not a whole lot to be done with the formula (excepting some niche efforts that are hard to find, but I digress).

    If you're looking to smell different (i.e., leave the melon-muguet-calone segment): the world is your oyster. Start exploring and take your time, and only buy after multiple wearings...each one at least a few hours.

    Last: you note that your co-workers are giving you feedback. If their feedback is a motivational driver for you, I'd solicit their suggestions. I could throw 100 suggestions your way and not one of them may meet with their approval, such is the nature of tastes and individuality.
     


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