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    Hi All,

    I have an important black tie fundraiser tonight. I'll be meeting important people. What to wear? I have an idea of three or so frags to choose from, but would like to see what others think? Here is my wardrobe:


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    Ooh definitely GIT!
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    ...Derby

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    Antaeus or Rive Gauche.

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    Antaeus or GIT, depending on the weather. Good luck!


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    Givenchy Gentleman

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    Egoiste

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    Dunhill Edition says "black tie" to me.

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    For a black tie dinner, I would wear Pasha by Cartier. It would be nice if you have the matching Pasha watch to go with it:-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by aubrgene
    For a black tie dinner, I would wear Pasha by Cartier. It would be nice if you have the matching Pasha watch to go with it:-)
    No Pasha watch, but a Jaeger Le Coultre Reverso in classic black and white - a wedding present from my gorgeous wife.

    So far, a variety of suggestions - keep them coming. I'd like to see if one dominates. BTW it is winter here in Australia (ie about 10-15 celsius tonight)

    Thanks

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    Antaeus or Egoiste

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    YSL Mr. 7 of course!

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    So tell us, what did you wear??
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    I might be late for this but I'd go with Dior Homme, Musc Ravager or Rive Gauche.

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    No not too late - it's 4pm in Australia - still two hours for me to decide!
    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

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    Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree
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    Dunhill for Men

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    Default Re: What to wear to black tie dinner tonight?

    If this event is just an "big cocktail party", you can use the big heavies like ANTAEUS or M7
    - but if it's also an gourmet food dinner, on formale tables, please wear light and decent frags - like "Eau Sauvage" or "Dunhill 2003".

    Maybe, your seat neigbors like more the taste of the deli food, as your over kill of frangrance!

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    Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentrée with a black silk Chanel tie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paradeiserl
    If this event is just an "big cocktail party", you can use the big heavies like ANTAEUS or M7
    - but if it's also an gourmet food dinner, on formale tables, please wear light and decent frags - like "Eau Sauvage" or "Dunhill 2003".

    Maybe, your seat neigbors like more the taste of the deli food, as your over kill of frangrance!
    Good advice. It is a wine and food night as well!

    The favourites have been the three Chanels - PMC, Egoiste and Antaeus, along with GIT.

    FWIW the three i was thinking of were Chanel PMC, Habit Rouge EDC or Dunhill For Men (1934).

    Given that Dunhill got one honorary mention (along with its brothers) I will present it and PMC to my wife for final arbitration.

    Thank you!

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    OK Ged,
    You have to tell us what you chose and how it went.

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    Default Re: What to wear to black tie dinner tonight?

    Quote Originally Posted by trumpet_guy
    Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree
    or
    Dunhill for Men
    Chanel pour Monsieur. Delete the "Concentrée."
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    I'd have been tempted by the Dior Homme for the cooler climate. I'm waiting for this heat wave to wear itself out; the Dior doesn't particularly agree with my warm skin. When it does get its playing, I love it (and onto my clothes into the next day)! Definitely going to get its due come autumn/winter.

    Come on then Ged, what did you go for? Hope it was a good night out.

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    I presented Chanel PMC, Dunhill 1934 and Habit Rouge EDC to wife. She chose...

    Habit Rouge!

    I'd just bought the bottle on ebay for A$34 so it's still a new scent. Went really well, the night was a success, drank too much wine, the food was OK. And the Habit Rouge?

    Well I love it - I've sprayed it on morning, noon and night in the past week. Probably giving myself olfactory fatigue, as I'm finding the longevity lacking a bit. But boy, what a glorious blast of sophisticated creamy citrus to start, and 30 mins in, a beautiful soft leather (I think of red velvet mainly by power of suggestion obviously!). I had read Scentemental's great review, but I was still struck by how different it is from the EDT. To me there is a distinct cologne feel to it, almost as though they poured a bottle of Eau de Coq or Imperiale or something in with the EDT! Love it.

    Don't worry though. The Dunhill 1934 will come out next week for our 1st wedding anniversary (with some 1996 Pol Roger and some red burgundy and sauternes!), and I might try to give all three Chanels a run this week. Perfect weather for them at the moment.

    Thanks everyone for your advice (even if the wife won out in the end)!

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged
    I presented Chanel PMC, Dunhill 1934 and Habit Rouge EDC to wife. She chose...

    Habit Rouge!

    I'd just bought the bottle on ebay for A$34 so it's still a new scent. Went really well, the night was a success, drank too much wine, the food was OK. And the Habit Rouge?

    Well I love it - I've sprayed it on morning, noon and night in the past week. Probably giving myself olfactory fatigue, as I'm finding the longevity lacking a bit. But boy, what a glorious blast of sophisticated creamy citrus to start, and 30 mins in, a beautiful soft leather (I think of red velvet mainly by power of suggestion obviously!). I had read Scentemental's great review, but I was still struck by how different it is from the EDT. To me there is a distinct cologne feel to it, almost as though they poured a bottle of Eau de Coq or Imperiale or something in with the EDT! Love it.

    Don't worry though. The Dunhill 1934 will come out next week for our 1st wedding anniversary (with some 1996 Pol Roger and some red burgundy and sauternes!), and I might try to give all three Chanels a run this week. Perfect weather for them at the moment.

    Thanks everyone for your advice (even if the wife won out in the end)!

    Ged
    Good choice Ged. Habit Rouge is a nice Guerlain Oriental classic. I'm glad you had a good time. Congratulations on your coming wedding anniversary too!!
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