looking for an every day, go to fragrence

    looking for an every day, go to fragrence

    post #1 of 17
    Thread Starter 

    hey everyone, I'm looking for a fragrance that I can wear as my go to every day cologne. I'ma 25 year old male and in my second year of grad school. Not sure if that matters but I've noticed people put similar info in their posts. 

    so far the fragrances I have tried  in no particular order are: le male by jean paul gaultier (thinking I might just go back to this) , Polo double black by Ralph Lauren, Vintage by John Varvatos, L' Homme by Yves Saint Laurent (for some reason this one smells like I spilled apple juice on me). 

    I enjoyed them all for a little while but I realized as much as I like the warm, sweet aromas I realized it is to much for me. It might have to do with the fact that I live in sunny So Cal so it is usually on the warm side weather wise. I'm thinking I might like to try some thing more fresh and clean without smelling like soap or baby powder. I used to be against citrus notes but I am more open to the idea and I'm actually leaning away from musky scents at the moment. Because I'm a full time grad student money is an issue for me right now so I usually end up getting the smallest size bottles and Sephora and Ulta are really the only stores near me that I'm able to go test out the different colognes. Hope I gave enough info to help you help me thanks for reading 

    post #2 of 17
    Perhaps three to consider that you might find in your area. Hope this helps.

    Bleu De Chanel
    Burberry London
    Carbone de Balmain
    post #3 of 17
    Thread Starter 

    wow thanks for the fast response! I'll give those a look sniff ha ha

    post #4 of 17

    Bvlgari Man by Bvlgari

    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver

    Terre d'Hermes 

    post #5 of 17

    +1 on Terre d'Hermes

     

    For your warm climate another to look at that most have never even heard of is Jean Luc Amsler Homme.  It is a quite pleasant smelling fresh composition crafted by Edouard Flechier, one of the best perfumers in the business.  I have a review up on this site for a full description of what it smells like.  It can be had for relatively little money at about $30 a 100 ml bottle at discounters/eBay.

    post #6 of 17

    You might want to try John Varvatos Artisan or Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey Pour Homme as a fresher alternative to those scents in your original post.  Both should be available at the stores near you.


    Edited by The Colognnoisseur - 8/27/13 at 2:56am
    post #7 of 17

    you might like curve, but i would highly recomend hugo by hugo boss for summer and number 6 by hugo boss for the cooler days.

    post #8 of 17
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post

    Bvlgari Man by Bvlgari
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
    Terre d'Hermes 

    I'll add Noble Cedre as well.
    post #9 of 17

    Possibly also Givenchy pour Homme Blue Label, Gucci pour Homme II, Kenzo pour Homme may be also worth testing 

    post #10 of 17

    Bvlgari PH- definitely

    Issey Miyake- 1994

    post #11 of 17
    +2 on Terre D'Hermes
    post #12 of 17
    Bleu De Chanel
    post #13 of 17

    Bleu is a very good suggestion.

    Bvlgari Man is a pretty good one also.  Best from that line, if you ask me.

    JV Artisan is a very nice scent, but is notorious for having poor longevity.

     

    If you want something quite masculine, sophisticated, and good longevity, Van Cleef and Arpels Pour Homme (doubt you'll find it in stores, but cheap enough on the net).

     

    Another good one for your climate might be Hanae Mori HM (not HiM).  Lemony, creamy, good longevity.

    post #14 of 17
    Cheapies - Michael Jordan, Michael Jordan Legend (cooler weather) Curve, (original) Azzaro Pour Homme A little Higher - Burberry Brit, Burberry London, Cool Water, Tommy Bahama (warmer days IMO) Higher end - Endymion(cooler weather IMO), Bleu de Chanel I don;t even KNOW many of the super expensive things but feel free to browse the samples I have not included Eau Savauge my fave scent because I know it's not for everyone, but give it a try too
    post #15 of 17

    Terre D' Hermes

    post #16 of 17

     Grey Vetiver is a great signature scent at a reasonable price.

    post #17 of 17
    I would recommend giving Mont Blanc Legend a try. It's a nice comfortable scent that can work in both warm and cooler temperature, and generally generates positive compliments. I would say smell wise, it lies somewhere between Chanel's Platinum Egoiste and Abercrombie's Fierce. It has kind of a soapy/metallic topnote that dries to a nice warm, slightly sweet woody base.
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    8/25/13 at 12:55am

    Smelly Viking said:



    hey everyone, I'm looking for a fragrance that I can wear as my go to every day cologne. I'ma 25 year old male and in my second year of grad school. Not sure if that matters but I've noticed people put similar info in their posts. 

    so far the fragrances I have tried  in no particular order are: le male by jean paul gaultier (thinking I might just go back to this) , Polo double black by Ralph Lauren, Vintage by John Varvatos, L' Homme by Yves Saint Laurent (for some reason this one smells like I spilled apple juice on me). 

    I enjoyed them all for a little while but I realized as much as I like the warm, sweet aromas I realized it is to much for me. It might have to do with the fact that I live in sunny So Cal so it is usually on the warm side weather wise. I'm thinking I might like to try some thing more fresh and clean without smelling like soap or baby powder. I used to be against citrus notes but I am more open to the idea and I'm actually leaning away from musky scents at the moment. Because I'm a full time grad student money is an issue for me right now so I usually end up getting the smallest size bottles and Sephora and Ulta are really the only stores near me that I'm able to go test out the different colognes. Hope I gave enough info to help you help me thanks for reading 

    8/25/13 at 1:01am

    hednic said:



    Perhaps three to consider that you might find in your area. Hope this helps.

    Bleu De Chanel
    Burberry London
    Carbone de Balmain

    8/25/13 at 1:09am

    Smelly Viking said:



    wow thanks for the fast response! I'll give those a look sniff ha ha

    8/25/13 at 2:50am

    Jack Hunter said:



    Bvlgari Man by Bvlgari

    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver

    Terre d'Hermes 

    8/25/13 at 3:54am

    drseid said:



    +1 on Terre d'Hermes

     

    For your warm climate another to look at that most have never even heard of is Jean Luc Amsler Homme.  It is a quite pleasant smelling fresh composition crafted by Edouard Flechier, one of the best perfumers in the business.  I have a review up on this site for a full description of what it smells like.  It can be had for relatively little money at about $30 a 100 ml bottle at discounters/eBay.

    8/25/13 at 5:19am

    The Colognnoisseur said:



    You might want to try John Varvatos Artisan or Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey Pour Homme as a fresher alternative to those scents in your original post.  Both should be available at the stores near you.


    Edited by The Colognnoisseur - 8/27/13 at 2:56am

    8/25/13 at 5:34am

    SpicyPepper said:



    you might like curve, but i would highly recomend hugo by hugo boss for summer and number 6 by hugo boss for the cooler days.

    8/25/13 at 5:58am

    hedonist222 said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post

    Bvlgari Man by Bvlgari
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
    Terre d'Hermes 

    I'll add Noble Cedre as well.

    8/25/13 at 6:16am

    Ken_Russell said:



    Possibly also Givenchy pour Homme Blue Label, Gucci pour Homme II, Kenzo pour Homme may be also worth testing 

    8/25/13 at 10:14am

    Tony T said:



    Bvlgari PH- definitely

    Issey Miyake- 1994

    8/25/13 at 2:36pm

    hednic said:



    +2 on Terre D'Hermes

    8/25/13 at 3:22pm

    Navyy8 said:



    Bleu De Chanel

    8/25/13 at 3:45pm

    bigsteve said:



    Bleu is a very good suggestion.

    Bvlgari Man is a pretty good one also.  Best from that line, if you ask me.

    JV Artisan is a very nice scent, but is notorious for having poor longevity.

     

    If you want something quite masculine, sophisticated, and good longevity, Van Cleef and Arpels Pour Homme (doubt you'll find it in stores, but cheap enough on the net).

     

    Another good one for your climate might be Hanae Mori HM (not HiM).  Lemony, creamy, good longevity.

    8/25/13 at 3:51pm

    Katana said:



    Cheapies - Michael Jordan, Michael Jordan Legend (cooler weather) Curve, (original) Azzaro Pour Homme A little Higher - Burberry Brit, Burberry London, Cool Water, Tommy Bahama (warmer days IMO) Higher end - Endymion(cooler weather IMO), Bleu de Chanel I don;t even KNOW many of the super expensive things but feel free to browse the samples I have not included Eau Savauge my fave scent because I know it's not for everyone, but give it a try too

    8/26/13 at 9:43am

    sjg3839 said:



    Terre D' Hermes

    8/26/13 at 7:48pm

    MJM_77 said:



     Grey Vetiver is a great signature scent at a reasonable price.

    8/28/13 at 9:35am

    BrianH1016 said:



    I would recommend giving Mont Blanc Legend a try. It's a nice comfortable scent that can work in both warm and cooler temperature, and generally generates positive compliments. I would say smell wise, it lies somewhere between Chanel's Platinum Egoiste and Abercrombie's Fierce. It has kind of a soapy/metallic topnote that dries to a nice warm, slightly sweet woody base.