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    Default Any fragrances that smell luxurious?

    Hey guys!

    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!

    -Chris

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    Default Re: Any fragrances that smell luxurious?

    Kiton smells like a million dollars to me. *

    Creed Bois du Portugal also smells very expensive...wait, it is expensive! :


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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noseorgy
    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 :-/ yeuch

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    I think Amouage Dia and Bel Ami are the ones in my collection that I feel are "formal" on me.

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    I'll second the Amouage Dia, Jaipur and Bois de Portugal!

    Dunhil Edition is pretty classy too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teflondog
    Kiton smells like a million dollars to me. *

    Kiton Napoli smells like 1.5 million and change!

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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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noseorgy
    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.
    I wanted to like this one. I'll try it again, though - this time on the skin. Perhaps it will open up more!

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    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.

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    Patou pour Homme and Patou pour Homme Prive both smell rich and expensive. None of the new releases come close to these classics!

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    Bois Du Portugal and Dunhill Edition both smell real classy like.

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    Dior's Eau Noire

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    Default Re: Any fragrances that smell luxurious?

    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...


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    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...

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    Default Re: Any fragrances that smell luxurious?

    Dupont Signature PH
    Escada PH
    Heritage
    JHL
    Dunhill '03 - on me at any rate.

    My guess is that oriental-leathery types of frags might work.
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    Default Re: Any fragrances that smell luxurious?

    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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    Kiton
    Tiffany
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Van Cleef and Arpels
    Bois Du Portugal
    JHL

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    Chanel Pour Monsieur

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    Loewe PH

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    Opium EDP
    Bel Ami
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajmc
    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.
    I totally concur with Czech & Speake No. 88! reminds me of a refined dandy.

    Poivre, En Avion, Royal Bain de Caron & Tabac Blonde remind me of luxury.
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    Everything from Boucheron,
    Kiton ,yes,indeed
    and also Salvatore Ferragamo Pour Homme.
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    Boucheron Pour Homme, Guerlain Heritage and Penhaligon's LP #9 for men.

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    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]

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    Easy decision: Patou Pour Homme

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    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!.


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    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

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    Default Re: Any fragrances that smell luxurious?

    I'd like to add Cartier Pasha.

    Any time I wear this I feel that I should be wearing a tux.

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