Help me avoid these dirty patchouli smells

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    6/3/13 at 1:36pm

    BlackForest said:



    I am too young to appreciate these smells. Please list highly rated fragrances that share the same vibe as these so that I can skip testing them.

     

    -Givenchy Gentleman

    -Paco Rabanne pour homme

    -Van Cleef & Arpels pour homme

    -Kouros 

     

    All colognes with that dirty patchouli smell

    6/3/13 at 1:51pm

    deadidol said:



    Would love to help, but perhaps a little clarification: What's the age cut off do you think? What happens when you get close to the designated age limit? How do you define "old-timer" perfumes? What should we do to "old men" who violate these rules and wear "young-timer" fragrance?

     

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    6/3/13 at 1:51pm

    deadidol said:



    Would love to help, but perhaps a little clarification: What's the age cut off do you think? What happens when you get close to the designated age limit? How do you define "old-timer" perfumes? What should we do to "old men" who violate these rules and wear "young-timer" fragrance?

     

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    6/3/13 at 1:58pm

    The_Scentinel said:



    I don't think you would like:

    • Antaeus
    • Habit Rouge
    • Derby
    • Eau Sauvage (any version)
    • Caron Pour Un Homme
    • Escada Homme
    • Jaipur Homme
    • Rive Gauche
    • Tiffany for Men
    • Chanel Pour Monsieur
    • Aramis
    • Bois du Portugal

     

    Some of my favourites are in that list and wouldn't consider that any of them smell like an 'old man' (what does that mean anyway?!  I know some 'old men' that wear Le Male), but they have a more mature, formal vibe that I think is also present in the scents listed by you in your original post.

    6/3/13 at 2:02pm

    deadidol said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post


    ...?

    Why would you NOT want to test a scent before buying it? Highly rated by other people does not mean YOU will like it. The only person who knows what you like is you.

    Heh. Just play along! This seems to be a trend for the day on BN.

    6/3/13 at 2:03pm

    CapriDog said:



    Speaking only for myself, the below smell retro

     

    Creed Tabarome

    Creed Original Santal

    Lorenzo Villoresi Patchouli

    L'Artisan Parfumeur Patchouli Patch

     

    the list goes on...

    6/3/13 at 2:06pm

    joe mcclaine said:



    You need to try Lynx / Axe.

     

    My son (13) LOVES it.

    6/3/13 at 2:07pm

    L'Homme Blanc Individuel said:



    I actually read the OP's post backward for some reason, thinking he meant he wanted things to buy without testing. But he's actually trying to cross things off his list, so that's not as bad.

    To the OP: I think it's more than a pachouli smell you're trying to avoid. Have you smelled Eau Sauvage? You should try it. It'll help you figure out if the whole Classic Cologne smell is not for you. Eau Sauvage is really good stuff... but it's not for me.

    6/3/13 at 2:13pm

    FSU92grad said:



    Old-timer smells

     

    Kilian.  Stay far away from this one...

     

    I actually know what you're talking about...and these others do too..they're just messing around with you...Old is Old....Smells stale, dated and rank...I guess cloying is another term I would use with some of these scents that have over 79 notes in them....Simplicity sometimes is bliss...

    6/3/13 at 2:22pm

    dofa91 said:



    Kouros, Givenchy Gentleman and VC&A are good ones imo but hey i'm an old man, lol laugh.gif

     

    I think you should stay away from

    • Monsieur de Givenchy
    • Armani eau pour homme
    • Bijan for men
    • Drakkar Noir
    • Quorum
    • Patou pour Homme
    • Tiffany for Men
    • Heritage
    • Habit Rouge
    • Bois du Portugal
    • Aramis
    • Antaeus
       

    6/3/13 at 2:25pm

    Buysblind said:



     I think your concern is completely legitimate, but it seems people are often offended by posts like this. Anyway, here's some you may wish to avoid:

     

     

      Polo Original (green bottle)

      Quorum

      Escencia Loewe

      Giorgio Beverly Hills for Men

      Eau Sauvage

      Heritage (but you're missing out on a good one)

      Bois du Portugal

      Bel Ami

      Zino

      Azzaro Pour Homme

      Aramis Aramis

      Yatagan

     

     

      Keep in mind some of these are pretty good, and you may want to visit them in the future. But for now, yeah....old man smells. 

    6/3/13 at 2:26pm

    bigsteve said:



    Here is a pretty good list of masculine/powerhouse frags.  Based on the 4 you don't like and smell "old man" to you, you are sure to dislike any of these:

     

    bogart pour homme
    vc&a tsar

    vc&a pour homme
    krizia uomo

    krizia moods
    omar sharif pH
    parfum d'habit
    montana parfum d'homme (the one in the red box, not the blue)
    maxim's pour homme
    red for men (by giorgio)
    vermeil pour homme
    davidoff
    aramis havana
    drakkar noir
    aramis jhl
    paul sebastian ps fine cologne
    fendi uomo
    polo
    paco rabanne
    quorum
    lapidus pour homme
    oscar de la renta pour lui
    balenciaga pour homme
    hugo boss number one
    francesco smalto pour homme
    brut
    giorgio beverly hills
    grey flannel
    mazzolari lui
    halston z-14
    halston 1-12
    azzaro pour homme
    perry ellis for men (1985)
    trussardi uomo
    versace l'homme
    salvador dali pour homme
    antaeus
    yatagan
    bijan
    kouros
    reporter-oleg cassini
    caesars man
    aramis
    alfred sung homme
    givenchy gentleman
    zino davidoff
    one man show-bogart
    worth pour homme

    francesco smalto pour homme

     

    Just get some 1 Million or AdG and you'll be all set.  happy.gif


    Edited by bigsteve - 6/3/13 at 3:56pm

    6/3/13 at 2:29pm

    hednic said:



    Bois Du Portugal would be one to steer clear from then.

    6/3/13 at 2:58pm

    L'Homme Blanc Individuel said:



    Here's a curve-ball to throw in the mix:

    Would you recommend Bergamotto Marino for the OP? Or, do you think, to him it would smell old? BlackForest, have you smelled that one? Like you, I steer clear of most (but definitely not all) of the classic smells. I don't dislike them. It's just that they don't fit my personality.