Kiton smells like a million dollars to me. *
Creed Bois du Portugal also smells very expensive...wait, it is expensive! :
I've been attending formal events lately and have been reconsidering my usual choices for such evenings.
So I've been thinking, are there any fragrances out there that give an impression of luxury? I thought it'd be great to not only look *smashing*, but to also smell of it too.
Thanks for any suggestions!
What do you mean luxurious? I'm guessing something that is very gentleman like?
I like Chanel Pour Monsieur. Very classy in my book.
I'm also receiving Heritage by Guerlain next week and I hear that is a refined fragrance as well.
Well I gotta put my fav Luxury/Formal frag in there......Van Cleef and Arpels.....
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Jaipur EDP is about as luxurious as you can get. That frag just smells expensive. Although I wear it with formal attire always, it is very powerful so you might want to underspray it.
There's this almond note in it (when strip testing) that I just can't get past :-/ yeuchOriginally Posted by Noseorgy
I think Amouage Dia and Bel Ami are the ones in my collection that I feel are "formal" on me.
I'll second the Amouage Dia, Jaipur and Bois de Portugal!
Dunhil Edition is pretty classy too.
Kiton Napoli smells like 1.5 million and change!Originally Posted by teflondog
Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque
LV Piper Nigrum
L'Artisan L'eau Du Navigateur
Acqua di Parma (+ Assoluta. George Hamilton said in GQ he keeps a hanky sprayed with it, just in case he comes across a lady in need of one...)
I could go on and on...
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I don't smell any almond in it. *All I smell is seductive rich spicy mandarin orange, vanilla and cinnamon combined with other spices. *That sucks you can't get to like it because I'll tell ya I get tons of compliments on that stuff from men and women.
If you want to smell almond, go smell *Premier Figuier Extreme. *Although it is almond milk so it is more tolerable.
Haven't tried Kiton, never even heard of it. *I must try that now
Good ol George Hamilton ;D ;D ;D
I wanted to like this one. I'll try it again, though - this time on the skin. Perhaps it will open up more!Originally Posted by Noseorgy
Try the parfum, don't even bother with the EDT as it is just a tease. It doesn't really change a whole lot from start to finish. The drydown is spicy vanilla with hints of the orange.
Patou pour Homme and Patou pour Homme Prive both smell rich and expensive. None of the new releases come close to these classics!
Bois Du Portugal and Dunhill Edition both smell real classy like.
Dior's Eau Noire
Luxurious - makes me think of clean Egyptian cotton sheets, leather upholstery in a car, a fine tailored suit, crisp white shirt and thick silk tie. Makes me think - FORMAL, MONEY, GENTLEMAN. Smells - clean, powdery, not too powerful...
Dunhill For Men
Chanel Pour Monsieur
Acqua Di Parma
Boring suggestions I know. Depends on what you mean by luxurious - other may take it to mean exclusive, niche, smelling rare or exotic or powerful / full on...
Just my two bobs worth.
Top 10 (not in order): Dunhill 1934, Dunhill Edition, Terre d'Hermes, Rive Gauche, Habit Rouge, Guerlain Vetiver, Knize Ten, Bois du Portugal, Vintage Tabarome, Green Irish Tweed
Summer Rotation: GIT, Aventus, Erolfa, Vetiver 1948, Guerlain Vetiver, Malle VE, Terre d'Hermes, Bvlgari PH, Bvlgari Acqua, Habit Rouge EDC and Sport, ADP Colonia Assoluta, Chanel PMC, Dunhill Edition, Eau Sauvage, TF Azure Lime
Dupont Signature PH
Dunhill '03 - on me at any rate.
My guess is that oriental-leathery types of frags might work.
In rotation: Greenbriar (new), Silver Mountain Water, Dunhill for Men (1934), Acqua di Parma Colonia, Habit Rouge EDC, Ho Hang, B*Men, Agua Brava
I agree with with Dia, Heritage, and Eau Noire.
A couple more that come to mind are Czech & Speake No. 88 and Ormonde Jayne's Ormonde FM.
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Chanel Pour Monsieur
Van Cleef and Arpels
Bois Du Portugal
Chanel Pour Monsieur
keepin' it musky
I totally concur with Czech & Speake No. 88! reminds me of a refined dandy.Originally Posted by ajmc
Poivre, En Avion, Royal Bain de Caron & Tabac Blonde remind me of luxury.
Let your nose be your pilot
Everything from Boucheron,
and also Salvatore Ferragamo Pour Homme.
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Boucheron Pour Homme, Guerlain Heritage and Penhaligon's LP #9 for men.
I second Chanel Pour Monsieur (Concentree). It is very elegant. However, the most luxurious fragrance I have smelled thus far is Royal English Leather. [smiley=thumbsup.gif]
Easy decision: Patou Pour Homme
hmmm how do you know wich one is luxurious without relying heavely on the brand? i have smelled many scents that are no-name no-nothing and seem "luxurious".
I guess it really depends in what your concept of luxury is and how do you handle yourself in such an evironment and also what you thought was luxury when you were growing up. It's very much a personal choice!.
Wow! Thanks for the many, many suggestions fellas!
I have to bookmark this and give a lot of these a try. There were a couple mentioned that I remember skipping at the fragrance counter, so I have to remember to give them a try.
And yes castorpollux, views on luxury can be personal and subjective. My view happens to be of a gentleman in a sharp tuxedo with a knack for taste. So I figured he should be wearing a quality fragrance that also speaks his style.
....or something like that. I have yet to own a tuxedo, so I'm daydreaming at the moment. ;D
I'd like to add Cartier Pasha.
Any time I wear this I feel that I should be wearing a tux.