Suggestions on a second cologne after Le Male

    Suggestions on a second cologne after Le Male

    post #1 of 32
    Thread Starter 
    I bought Le Male because I like sweet smells, things like Joop! and Le Male just work on me and wear close to the skin unlike others. They aren't invasive and I used to get complimented on Joop! a lot when I wore it because of how it wears on me. I tried Acqua Di Gio but it didn't sit well on me and there was a spice or musk that hung with me that I thought was interesting but overall not what I'm after. I enjoyed the initial spray of it, but the dry down I think is what I didn't take to as much. Any aquatic or maybe summertime or even fall oriented fragrances anyone could point me to that are reasonably priced and easily found? I live in the Tri Cities area of Tennessee, I'm 27 and I don't have a professional job (I make stainless steel pipe for a living). The suggestions don't have to be okay for work and they don't have to be uncommon. I am a single father and don't go out much, so this is kind of just something for me to do that I've picked up an interest in. But I would like to gain the knowledge to know what to wear if I'm going out or what works for certain seasons eventually. Any help is greatly appreciated.
    post #2 of 32

    Welcome to Basenotes. Try Dior Fahrenheit, Cool Water, or Givenchy Play Intense. They're good all season. Good luck on your fragrance journey!

    post #3 of 32

      If you are looking for a second go to fragrance besides Le Male I don't think you can go wrong with L'Homme.

    post #4 of 32
    I would second Fahrenheit.
    post #5 of 32

    No don't go with Fahrenheit.  It used to be good but after the reformulation, it sucks ass now.

     

    Try Platinum Egoiste or YSL L'Homme

    post #6 of 32

    Kenneth Cole Signature

    Polo Blue

    Cool Water

    post #7 of 32
    Thread Starter 
    Thanks for the suggestions. L'Homme seems interesting, as does Cool Water. I read a bit about them both and that may be where I'm headed for the remainder of the warmer months. Fahrenheit, as some say, is totally different after the reformulation. I know the vintage scent is praised, but is there anything about the new scent that is noteworthy? Or are the suggestions to find the vintage online somewhere if possible?
    post #8 of 32

    If you like Le Male I would suggest you give Body Kouros a try

    post #9 of 32

    I suggest Boucheron - Homme JaipĆ¼r EDP. It's sweet and potent and reasonable priced.

    post #10 of 32

    Step up to Original Santal

    post #11 of 32
    I'm no expert, and like you, I'm very new to fragrances. I have always worn Chanel Allure Sport and received many compliments. I think it's usually seen as a spring/summer scent, but I have worn it all year round.
    post #12 of 32

    If you like the sweet stuff try 1 Million and I think you would like Havana by Aramis too

    post #13 of 32
    I would suggest Swiss Army by Victorinox. A lovely, easy to wear fougere that draws people in for the sniff. Not far off from Le Male, less vanilla but just as comfortable and alluring.
    post #14 of 32

    Another vote for Cool Water.

    post #15 of 32
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    Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post

    Another vote for Cool Water.

    Cool Water should be in everyone's collection, seriously

    post #16 of 32

    If you're looking for something in the same vein as Le Male, then you should look for the sweet and strong stuff. 1 Million, Diesel Fuel For Life (think you might find this one is up your alley), maybe even A*Men (though not to use in the summer!).

     

    Cool Water is great for a fresher scent, and it's pretty cheap too.

     

    The reformulation of Fahrenheit is pretty nice, I've never smelt the vintage one so I can't compare, but if you don't compare it to anything else, current Fahrenheit is very interesting and unique. There's absolutely no sweetness to it though, so that way it's a complete 180 from Le Male.

    post #17 of 32
    Thread Starter 
    I picked up some Cool Water today and its very different from anything I've used before. It's a nice change of pace. It wears really close to my skin as most scents have that I've noticed or remember wearing. I like the drydown but my nose isn't accustomed to distinguishing all of these different notes yet. I'm not sure what it is in the drydown of Cool Water but I like it so far.
    post #18 of 32
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by InfernoOrangeSS View Post

    I'm no expert, and like you, I'm very new to fragrances. I have always worn Chanel Allure Sport and received many compliments. I think it's usually seen as a spring/summer scent, but I have worn it all year round.

    +1   One of my favorites!

    post #19 of 32




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