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    Default What should I get? 16 years old.

    Hi all. I just registered because I think this is an awsome website. I just wanted to ask a quick question for the perfume experts.
    What kind of EDT do you recomend a 16 year old? I'm looking for something that makes people want to be close to you.
    I wan't something that makes an impression, not something that's just nice. So..... what should I get?

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    Default Re: What should I get? 16 years old.

    Armani - Acqua Di Gio
    Kenneth Cole - Reaction
    Dunhill - Dunhill Desire

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    If you have money, and want to stand out and turn heads, I say "Green Irish Tweed" by Creed, my 17 year old cousin seems to love it, ever since I got it from him as a Present.
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    Default Re: What should I get? 16 years old.

    Mugler Cologne by Thierry Mugler (one of my faves)
    Allure Homme Sport by Chanel
    L'eau de Issey Pour Homme by Issey Miyake

    All are subtle, unique, and quite readily available at dept. stores.
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    I recommend you go to the fragrance counter at your local department store and start sniffing away. Tastes are subjective so what we like may not appeal to you.

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    Default Re: What should I get? 16 years old.

    If you can not afford Green Irish Tweed there are always the designer fragrances. I would go for Cool Water or Azzaro Chrome to smell especially clean and fresh. If you want something oriental that girls really like (in my experience) try Boss Bottled or Pi by Givenchy. Those two are sweet and good for the winter time. Those are some basics. I don't know if you are into heavy wood scents or Green scents so you'll just have to find that out for your self. The only way you'll figure out your taste is to go sniff. Hit up every department store they have in your area and just sniff away. Don't let the sales people try to sell you anything though because you can always find what you are looking for online for much cheeper.

    Welcome to basenotes and good luck on your hunt!!

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    Default Re: What should I get? 16 years old.

    a few ideas (taking the "makes an impression" assumption):
    Emporio He (Armani)
    Soul (Boss)
    Le Mâle (J-P Gaultier)
    Black XS (Paco Rabanne)
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    Chrome would be a great start! Allure Sport is a great idea too. Many of the pro athletes in my community where Chrome - not that they know best. Great tip from above to not buy from the department stores - great to sample though. Scentiments is way cheaper.
    Peace ~ Markymark

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    Default Re: What should I get? 16 years old.

    You are 16, so what? Just like all the other age groups, young people should get the fragrances they like. I agree with teflondog, just start sniffing! It would be kind of nice to start your journey without knowing anything at all! That way you could only follow your nose, not the opinions of other people.

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    Default Re: What should I get? 16 years old.

    Thanx for the replies guys! I'm going to a dept store tomorrow after school. I don't mind the price, as long as it's worth it.

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    Default Re: What should I get? 16 years old.

    I second the Pi by Givenchy* or Boucheron Jaipur Homme Fresh** *or Thé *Vert (Tay Vair) by Bulgari ***

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26121288.html * ***http://www.basenotes.net/ID26123551.html

    ***http://www.basenotes.net/ID26120269.html


    if you want to go higher end:

    Himalaya by Creed [a little fresher, hipper than Green Irish Tweed and no, it does not really smell like Paco rabanne XS]
    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26121939.html

    Uomo (ooh-WhOAM-oh) by Carthusia
    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26123446.html

    Medetterraneo (med-i-tair-a-NAY-o) by Carthusia
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    Default Re: What should I get? 16 years old.

    Quote Originally Posted by whoamI
    Thanx for the replies guys! I'm going to a dept store tomorrow after school. I don't mind the price, as long as it's worth it.
    True, but remember that if you get it at half the price on the internet, it will be twice worth it.

    Good luck with your sniffing, but don't let the sales assistant talk you into buying anything - put the six you liked the most on paper onto your wrists and forearms, and tell him or her that you have to check out the longevity of the scents on your skin before you buy them. Check your watch, and any that aren't hanging around with some strength 3 hours later, you can forget about.
    Renato

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    Also, I wouldn't buy anything after just one sampling, the best - and probably the only - way to dodge duds is careful sampling! And remember to give a scent you are about to buy a full wearing. Something that smells good on your wrist might be ultimately uncomfortable to wear.

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    Default Re: What should I get? 16 years old.

    Quote Originally Posted by Renato

    Good luck with your sniffing, but don't let the sales assistant talk you into buying anything - put the six you liked the most on paper onto your wrists and forearms, and tell him or her that you have to check out the longevity of the scents on your skin before you buy them. Check your watch, and any that aren't hanging around with some strength 3 hours later, you can forget about.
    Renato
    No offense here, but why would you have to forget about a fragrance if it doesn't last any longer than 3 hours? I know a ton of fragrances that last way too long because they're way too chemical... Simply banning everything that doesn't last more than 3 hours would be a pity, there are lot's of fantastic ones out there that won't last too long but have a lot of other qualities.
    Seriously, if you enjoy a good longevity, no problem, but it doesn't mean you should throw the less-than-3-hour ones away
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    The best I can think of is the eternal and always wonderful

    EAU SAUVAGE (Dior)

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    Get Acqua di Gio. The chicks will love it.

    If not, get Creed Imperial Millesime. Greatest fragrance of all time.

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    I got my kid brother Hugo by Hugo Boss for his 16th birthday and he loved it. In fact, he wears it to this day (he's now 26). Then again, I knew my kid brother's personality rather well.

    You really should just go and sniff everything, and decide for yourself. No one will ever be able to tell you what you like better than you.
    Veni, Vidi, Visa.

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    Lacoste: Style in Play

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    Welcome!
    Have you tried any fragrances before? Which ones did you like?
    Unfortunately it is difficult to give you a recommendation without knowing a little about what you like.
    If you're looking for a place to try fragrances which is not too intimidating, you might try Sephora's, if you have one around you.
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    In rotation: Greenbriar (new), Silver Mountain Water, Dunhill for Men (1934), Acqua di Parma Colonia, Habit Rouge EDC, Ho Hang, B*Men, Agua Brava

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renato
    Good luck with your sniffing, but don't let the sales assistant talk you into buying anything
    Sage advice. Fragrance is a very personal choice may take multiple visits. If there was a selection/purchasing FAQ, this would be #1.

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    Default Re: What should I get? 16 years old.

    I agree with the Givenchy Pi recommendation, it's bold and daring, but if you're not into sweet fragrances then pass it on. Another thing is that different people have different tastes, so one person might think your scent is amazing while another person might think it's garbage. So the truth is most fragrances will give you compliments from different arrays of people, there is no one single scent that everybody likes. Of course there are ADG, Cool Water, Curve and such that are widely popular in the high school scene, but those certainly wont make you stand out. Therefore, I also agree on that you have to go test tons of fragrances out(not in one day though,lol), choose something that is not so popular and you find yourself enjoying it, then it must be a winner. A good fragrance that you truly enjoy can make you happy, relaxed and confident, and i think that confidence draws people closer to you. Welcome to the board!
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    Default Re: What should I get? 16 years old.

    How could somenone not mention A*Men?? If you want to impress and get noticed, go for this..
    Burberry Brit and Armani Black Code you may also give a try..Btw; I am 16 years old, too..

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    I have to - reluctantly - disagree with the Givenchy Pi recommendation for someone who's just starting. This fragrance gives people around you a headache. Seriously. Note, this is coming from a person who owns it and who loves it, but it's...how shall I put this...for the advanced user. Someone inexperienced can very easily err with this one.

    Start off with something less intense.
    Veni, Vidi, Visa.

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    Default Re: What should I get? 16 years old.

    You asked our opinion, so here it is:

    GREEN IRISH TWEED has been getting me more compliments than any other
    fragrance; and it is not an old fogey scent; but it's not an immature scent either IMO. * *It's not so florally either, so you won't smell like your sister. *I find it extremely pleasant to most everyone which is important, in my profession.

    GIT has become my Signature scent; for now anyway.

    Your 16 and want to know what will allure; and I'm assuming someone your own age, I don't think they want to be reminded of their old man; or Aunt Thelma.

    I would always buy samples first on the more expensive fragrances(from someone here; so you know what you are getting). *There are some generous decants here too; that will last long enough for you to form your own opinion.

    I hear alot of good things about L'Artisan, too; but I just got some decants from that line and haven't given them a fair chance, yet; too hard to tear myself away from my favorite.

    There are A LOT of good stuff out there; but I take it that you want a place to start; that's why I posted. I bought alot of crap that ended up costing me more than just simply asking here, and buying a quality product to start with, and that's how I found out about GIT.


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    whoami,
    check your private messages...

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    I agree wholeheartedly with the advice, given above, to go out and sample different fragrances. I also recommend using this board as a *tool* for making a list of which scents to try (not buy).

    A couple of good ones that I would recommend you sniff are Live Jazz, and Thierry Mugler Cologne.

    Good luck, and welcome!

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    As mentioned, mugler colonge will be a good choice. It should be readily available at Neimans, Skas, even at most Macys. Live Jazz is good but will require a little pizazz to aquire it since it is not found just anywhere. I also recommend Incanot PH by ferragamo. Ultimately, you will have to go out and sample various ones to obtain some notions about what type of scent you like. Feel free to take a pen and note pad to jot down the fragrances you tried and your response to it. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicomte de K
    Welcome!
    Have you tried any fragrances before? Which ones did you like?

    *K
    I've tried Acqua Di Gio and Mania before, and I thought they were really really nice, but unfortunatly none of them worked with my skin chemistry. They both ended up smelling like crap on me. By the way, anyone know how to improve my skin chemistry?
    Thx again for the replies, I've written down the recomendation given here so I'll know what to look for when I go on my sniff hunt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whoamI
    [quote author=Vicomte de K link=1139328101/15#18 date=1139337641]Welcome!
    Have you tried any fragrances before? Which ones did you like?

    K
    I've tried Acqua Di Gio and Mania before, and I thought they were really really nice, but unfortunatly none of them worked with my skin chemistry. They both ended up smelling like crap on me. By the way, anyone know how to improve my skin chemistry?
    Thx again for the replies, I've written down the recomendation given here so I'll know what to look for when I go on my sniff hunt.
    [/quote]

    Really depending on the scent, but on some you can spray on only your clothes.... On the other hand, there are many scents that needs to be applied on skin..

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    Quote Originally Posted by whoamI
    By the way, anyone know how to improve my skin chemistry?
    Eat less meat and junk food. *Curiously, pineapple, regularly consumed, does wonders.
    Veni, Vidi, Visa.

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