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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!

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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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    Default Re: Any fragrances that smell luxurious?

    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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    Default Re: Any fragrances that smell luxurious?

    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!

    Floris Elite
    Floris #89
    Montale SandalSliver
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    LV Piper Nigrum
    LV Musk
    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

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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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    Default Re: Any fragrances that smell luxurious?

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

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    Dior's Eau Noire

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    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 Edition
    Dunhill For Men
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Chanel Egoiste
    Eau Sauvage
    Acqua Di Parma
    Baldessarini

    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.

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    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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    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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    Default Re: Any fragrances that smell luxurious?

    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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    Default Re: Any fragrances that smell luxurious?

    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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    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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    Default Re: Any fragrances that smell luxurious?

    Of those not yet mentioned I would nominate the following:

    Le Dandy from D'Orsay
    Must de Cartier Pour Homme (+ L'Essence version)
    New York from Parfums de Nicolai
    Tabac Blond
    Idole de Lubin (new)

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    I agree with almost all suggesstions. To repeat a few:

    Dunhill Edition
    Chanel Egoïste
    Bois de Portugal

    and
    Gucci Nobile
    Trumper´s Sandalwood
    Floris Santal


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    Default Re: Any fragrances that smell luxurious?

    George Hamilton also said that his scent of choice is Chanel Egoiste Platinum in that same GQ article.

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    SANTOS!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mic
    SANTOS!!

    Mic.
    Agreed. How did i neglect to mention Santos? It's one of my staple scents!
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    Baldessarini.... or MI by Creed

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    To me it`s quite weird that no one mentioned Envy. Very refined, very classy.

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    Totally agree with the SL Fumerie Turque and Must de Cartier pour Homme.

    If you like incense at all, you can't go wrong with Creed's Angelique Encense- classy, luxurious and sophisticated.

    Also Chanel Cuir de Russie in parfum. I know it's "supposedly" for women- but it's a luxurious leather perfume and it smells gorgeous (and expensive) on men too.
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    Lots of great suggestions, and I agree with many of them, but one not mentioned that I wore earlier in the week is the criminally underrated Oscar de la Renta pour lui from the early 1980s. This is a rich, opulent scent that is unapologetically FRENCH. Added bonus: it can be found quite inexpensively online.

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    Amouage Gold & Dia. Chanel Antaeus. Lauder's Knowing. Ungaro III....and many more......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Otto
    Well I gotta put my fav Luxury/Formal frag in there......Van Cleef and Arpels.....

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    I second that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knightowl
    [quote author=Mic link=1136506996/30#33 date=1136590731]SANTOS!!

    Mic.
    Agreed. How did i neglect to mention Santos? It's one of my staple scents![/quote]


    Double ditto--especially Concentree.

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    Default Re: Any fragrances that smell luxurious?

    "Luxurious"?

    Green Irish Tweed
    Bois du Portugal
    Himalaya
    Michael (Kors) for Men
    Platinum Egoiste
    Blv Notte
    John Varvatos
    David and Becca forever!!

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    Default Re: Any fragrances that smell luxurious?

    There are so many good suggestions above that I can only think of 2 "luxurious" fragrances that haven't been mentioned already. Both are from MPG:

    * Eau des Iles

    * Ambre Précieux

    In fact I'm not a fan of Ambre Précieux, which I find too sweet for my tastes. But it is certainly an opulent, luxurious smelling juice.


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    Vintage Tabarome

    Hard to beat this for a feeling (an aura, even) of luxury.

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    It's been mentioned quite a few times here, and I can only second that:

    BOIS DU PORTUGAL. Absolutely smells like a "luxury" scent, very sophisticated and IMHO wearable both by the 20-year old clubkid and the 60-year old businessman. Heaven!

    You might also want to consider trying Jaipur pour homme (edp-strength!), Cartier Santos and Guerlain Vetiver. Vetiver seems to trigger the "luxury" response in many people since it's been released in the 60ies where frags were very rare and more for the "luxury" people. Enough people wore it to make it known, yet not so many people as to make it common. When you wear it these days, especially people aged 30 or above seem to think of it as truly luxurious ... quite a nice effect, and seems to stir up the memory of people, regressing them back to childhood days.

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    New York and Santal Noble

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    Boucheron PH smells that way to me.

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