Originally Posted by PerfumeGoddess
i need your help over here. i need to gift a scent to someone really special
tell me any scent with the most romantic fragrance ever.
Hail Perfume Goddess
You will now have 27 different opinions
Personally, I found Malle's Musc Ravageur better suited to women, though I'm sure some women love it on a man they love. I gave my bottle away to an old flame. What the hell I owed her one, she helped break up my marriage.
Ditto Dior Homme. I sense a strange " lipstick " smell, and I'm glad I'm not the only one who does. I think it would have been a great signature scent for Lauren Bacall in the 1940's.
Don't even me get started on Le Male or Versace's Dreamer.
Nevertheless, my recommendation would be those that are (or lean towards) the oriental category.
Ah! But which ones?
Biagotti: Roma Uomo
Creed: Baie de Genièvre
Mont Blanc: Individuel (if you can't afford BdG )
Nicole Miller: Nicolle Miller for Men (vintage formula)
Tiffany: Tiffany for Men
Richard James: Richard James
Guerlian: Habit Rouge
All 5 star scents with the exception of Individuel, a 4.5, possibly better suited to the G.Q. crowd.
Down and dirty with a lot of class:
Hermes: Eau d'Hermes
Serge Lutens: Muscs Koublaï Khän
+ The decadent sophisticated: Creed Acier Aluminium.
And I feel a complete cad and ladykiller with Aramis Havana, but I can't in good conscience recommend it as " romantic. "
It can be, of course--but that's not its primary function. (Some would say the same thing about Roma)
One more non-sweet non-oriental aqua which is very romantic--by the seashore:
Naturally, this is all simply my subjective, personal and infallible opinion.