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    professor1113
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    I usually wear the Vintage Tabarome or the Musc Ravageur by Frederic Malle. I have recently stopped wearing the Vintage Tabarome and am in dire need of a replacement. Can anyone please suggest a manly, woodsy, muscy scent that is not citrus smelling. I am a man and want a manly scent-not a floral sweet scent.

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    I strongly suggest JHL if you can find it, some Nordstroms carry it and also perfumeemporium.com has it too. I can get you a 20% off coupon for them too. Let me know if you're interested and I'll look it up for you.

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    HOMME DE GRES is woodsy/musky. there might be some lemon but i've never thought of it as a citrus scent. it's slightly rough and sharp when you first apply but the drydown is smooth and wonderful.

    masculine and feminine categories are problematic for various reasons....but this is a far cry from a sweet floral.

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    Welcome to Basenotes.

    The subject of your thread immediately popped one scent to my mind, Serge Lutens Muscs Koublai Khan. This is a very animalic manly smell and will soften a tad after the first 30 minutes or so, but never gets citrus or sweet smelling. A fine musk. The biggest problem is lack of availability in the US since its part of SL's non-export line (boo!). I've acquired decants on eBay and from a fellow BN member.

    Another good one to try that is an excellent musk and of a good value is Kiehl's Musk. There is an oil and EdT version. I've never tried the oil, but dig the EdT a lot. Check this thread for an excellent review by our esteemed moderator Paul G.

    http://www.basenotes.net/cgi-bin/for...2733670;start=

    Another that I've never personally tried, but has come up in similar discussion before, is Chanel's Anateus. http://www.basenotes.net/ID26120105.html

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    It's not woodsy/musky but Bel Ami is certainly manly in a spicey/leathery sort of way.

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    The manliest of manly, man smells that comes to mind is Gucci ph. It has a very dry-woodsy smell, almost like church incense. Good overall....try it out and let me know how you like it.


    ....welcome by the way, to the basenotes family.

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    A good manly wood scent would be Creed Bois du Portugal and try YSL M7, its somewhat sweet but a very good woody scent.

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    Rochas Lui
    Rochas Macassar
    Jacomo de Jacomo
    Van Cleef & Arpels
    Zino Davidoff
    Azzaro Visit
    Cartier Santos


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    definately azzaro visit and gucci ph. today i was wearing visit and my friend Lurp was wearing Gucci ph and it smelt like burnt fire wood with a burning incense to cover up the fire smell. it was fantastic

    But overall both great manly, outdoorsy firepit fragrances that i love.

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    I usually wear the Vintage Tabarome or the Musc Ravageur by Frederic Malle. I have recently stopped wearing the Vintage Tabarome
    Why did you stop wearing the Vintage Tabarome?
    All these moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.

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    Since you're wearing Musc Ravageur why don't you try Noir Epices and Vetiver Extraordinaire?

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    I second Vetiver Extraordinaire. What about Bois du Portugal?

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    Add Vendetta by Valentino to the list.
    It has the merit of being discontinued and cheap.
    "Whereof one cannot speak, one must remain silent thereof." --Wittgenstein

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    Get a sample of Great Jones (Bond) and give it a try

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    defnitely Bois du Portugal, I think it's a very 'gentlemanly' scent, potent and masculine, very well composed and refined, woody and with a somewhat musky/ambery base.
    Also if you can get it Chene and Un Bois Sepia by Serge Lutens, both sublime wood-based scents.

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    Gucci PH is the first scent that comes to mind when I think of manly. When your wearing it, it seems as though u just came back from the lumber yard or a day of lumberjacking in the mountains of Montana. It has a smokey firewood scent to it...some say pencil shavings but, I say manlyness.

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    Antaeus, BdP, Boucheron

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    I'd echo Creed's Bois du Portugal, and would also throw in Green Irish Tweed.

    Another possibility might be Duc de Vervins, which has always struck me as a kind of green, masculine scent...one that might be good with spring around the corner.

    Cheers,
    Jim

    PS Welcome to the board....and why did you stop wearing Vintage Tab? I have it as well. Frankly don't wear it very often, as it seems a bit more formal than I can pull off on most days.

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    Bois du Portugal by Creed and Heritage by Guerlain are both very manly fragrances, and very romantic, too!

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    Nina Ricci's Memorie d'homme is actually a very warm and masculine fragrance. The notes of ginger, liquorice, grapefruit evoke a thoughtful 'memoire' sort of feeling.

    I've gone through two bottles of Memorie d'homme and it maybe time for a third.
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    The new Cumming is whiskey, pine, cigar smoke, peat and leather.

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    The Creed products all carry a very rare and expensive component called AMbergris-we it does not agree with me and I had to stop wearing it.

    It was my favorite scent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neroli_9
    Bois du Portugal by Creed and Heritage by Guerlain are both very manly fragrances, and very romantic, too!
    I agree, with Heritage more masculine than BdP in my book. Other scents I would characterize as particularly masculine include: Aramis Tuscany Pour Homme Forte; the musk varieties previously described; Trussardi Uomo; Nino Cerruti Pour Homme; JHL; Jules; Jacomo de Jacomo; Halston Z-14; and Caron Le 3er Pour Homme.

    YMMV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by professor1113
    The Creed products all carry a very rare and expensive component called AMbergris-we it does not agree with me and I had to stop wearing it.

    It was my favorite scent.
    Bummer!

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    Chanel Antaeus, in my humble opinion. Can't think of anything manlier than this stuff.

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    Zino
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    Dunhill (2003) [probably too floral for prof.1113 though]
    Antaeus
    Yatagan
    Heritage
    Bel Ami
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