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    best scent for a man that is ..........very original, himself, not a replica, natural, not a copy of thousands, very creative but not in top position, not influencible, simply original and self-conscient, 44 years of age, dark hair, light skin if it is important. Quiet and very deliberate, pleasant. Cares only about hygiene, doesn´t use frags. Would wear any good scent but not very loud. Something special, like he is.
    Should be a gift, thanks in advance.

    I tried at women´s forum but without success :-)

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    L'Air du Desert Morocain

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    Try Michael by Michael Kors.

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    Royal English Leather... applied lightly

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    mark birley - rather obscure masterful men's frag by haute perfumer frederic malle in collaboration with pierre bourdon.

    or, to go out on a limb a little, santa maria novella pomegranate - smells nothing like pomegranate, it's a very beautifully emphatically hygenic scent almost sort of a white noise quality to it, really addictive, would be a great, singular, serious signature scent.

    either of these nobody but nobody else is likely to be wearing.

    (I think l'air du desert is too sweet for this guy)
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    I'm not a boy. And my answer may not be what you want to hear. But the kind of man who makes me want to jump his bones is the kind who doesn't wear fragrance, but whose sweat smells like pure sex. My SO is one of those men, and a couple men I've dated before were like this - just don't over-wash, and you'll attract the partner who's attracted to *you.* Of course I'm terrifically into perfume myself, so this comes from a place of complete hypocracy - but then I think that whatever you wear, if it is in combination with your own natural smell *and* with what you like, you will attract those who will have spectacular chemistry with you. after all, you want a partner who likes you for what you love.

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    Hooka Dancer's advice is excellent and safe. If the man has concsiously decided not wear colognes, you may wish to leave it at that!

    L'air du Desert...? For someone who does NOT use frags?? Go ahead...if you want to loose him forever.

    Something more subtle and masculine perhaps: Givenchy Xerius, also referred to as Xerius Black and opposed to the overly sweet Xerius rouge. If you're lucky you will still be able to find the immensely chique black bottle across the border in Mulhouse / France. There you could also still find Dior's Jules which is not sold outside France. Good for his age group, not over the top but a cologne with a smell, still at their old prices.

    Very suitable for the man you describe, and made with a good feel for Swiss customers, are the LesNez scents: L'Antimatière for an easy entry into the fragrant world (he won't smell a thing), the Unicorn for a more intellectual, the Lion for a warm hearted man! They are inobtrusive and recommendable also to the office, I would say. Tauer and LesNez will send you samples in no time. If Tauer, you may wish to ask for Orris also, call his friend at the bookstore (Spiegelgasse).
    You may find it, and some of the others nice on yourself
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    Dear Turkish HD - yes, he smells naturally like heaven and no scent can be better - OH! But for ehm, outside performance, I would like him to wear something special that would be let´s say his logo like his personality.

    Btw L´Air Du Dessert was suggested already twice, I am going to order a sample.

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    I agree on something rather subtle and masculine, but not macho like at all.
    Something with light yet distinctive notes:
    - Dior Bois d'Argent: slightly smoked notes with sweet gourmand hints.
    - Cartier Declaration: sparkling light woods with green-balsamic hints and delicate mossy undertones

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    i agree with the Les Nez recommendations, but would also recommend Malle's Vetiver Extrordinaire, and possibly Noir Epices. Then again, CdG 3 might also work. Hmmm... (note to self: wear CdG 3 tomorrow...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alicka61
    Dear Turkish HD - yes, he smells naturally like heaven and no scent can be better - OH! But for ehm, outside performance, I would like him to wear something special that would be let´s say his logo like his personality.

    Btw L´Air Du Dessert was suggested already twice, I am going to order a sample.
    Sounds great! If you can get your hands on some Attar Bazaar Persian Amber, that might be an irresistable fragrance on both of you, too.

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    Alicka - certainly order a sample of the Tauer L'air du Desert, but note that it was recommended only once, but contra-indicated twice. Indeed, from reviews I've read of it, it doesn't seem to be a likely candidate for your man, but i have not personally smelled it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by baald
    Alicka - certainly order a sample of the Tauer L'air du Desert, but note that it was recommended only once, but contra-indicated twice. Indeed, from reviews I've read of it, it doesn't seem to be a likely candidate for your man, but i have not personally smelled it.
    *whispers* smelled like over sweet Barberol shaving cream on my skin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baald
    i agree with the Les Nez recommendations, but would also recommend Malle's Vetiver Extrordinaire, and possibly Noir Epices. Then again, CdG 3 might also work. Hmmm... (note to self: wear CdG 3 tomorrow...)
    Noir Epices seems a bit too much for your average non-Basenoter

    But Vetiver Extraordinaire is

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    Although it is one of my absolute favourites, that's by no means the reason for my suggestion. I just think it's perfect fit for your description. I vote against Bois d'Argent, L'Air du Desert Marocain and Noir Epices, if that's allowed

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    Frederic Malle is my recommendation too, but Musc Ravageur.

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    If he isn't used to fragrances, he might feel uncomfortable with a heavy scent. Why not try something lighter with a clean musk base, like Gendarme or Bulgari pH? A nice vetiver could also be a good choice, and Malle's Vetiver is undeniably one of the best.

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    Yes, it must be definitely light and I forgot to add that he hates anything that is close to tobacco. Hm?

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    How about Méchant Loup? Its something that im wearing right at this wery moment (at work) and its really subtle and light. And wery original in my eyes. Sweet nutty like creamines. Heres a review from directory that fit it good.

    Quote Originally Posted by by robyogi , 01 March 2006
    This is a very intriguing scent. Right from the start it is somehow both entirely new and interesting, and completely familiar and boring. I've gone back and forth over whether it keeps my interest or not, and every time I have decided that it bores me, I get a whiff of something that pulls me back in. It's woodsy, earthy, sweet. It definitely has a strong note of hazelnut, in fact, on me the hazelnut is almost a dominant note. It does remind me of a forest, as many have pointed out. It's got an earthy sweetness to it, a little bit musky, but mostly earthy woods. I don't get the animal fur scent at all. Smelling this does bring to mind a fairy tale place where the big bad wolf would live...very cool effect. It's rich without being heavy or swampy. It's warm without being overly dark. I would even try this in the summer, though it seems better suited to the winter. The only downsides: it wears very close to my skin and does not last long at all.

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26121076&page=reviews
    On me it has lasted from the moment I put it on, 7.30 in the morning, to right now, 15.22 at ewening.

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    Default Re: OK now I ask you boys...

    Alicka, I'd run away from all these niche stuff... Try something clean and easy going like:
    - Davidoff Echo
    - Laguna
    - Bvlgari BLV
    - Acqua di Giò (if ubiquity is one an important issue)
    Currently wearing: Echo by Davidoff

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    Default Re: OK now I ask you boys...

    Quote Originally Posted by Alicka61
    best scent for a man that is ..........very original, himself, not a replica, natural, not a copy of thousands, very creative but not in top position, not influencible, simply original and self-conscient, 44 years of age, dark hair, light skin if it is important. Quiet and very deliberate, pleasant. Cares only about hygiene, doesn´t use frags. Would wear any good scent but not very loud. Something special, like he is.
    Should be a gift, thanks in advance.

    I tried at women´s forum but without success :-)
    Very distinct and understandable description of a lucky man.......

    I'd suggest John Varvatos or Rive Gauche pour Homme from ones I'm familiar with. But, if you want to go "niche", then maybe Fou d'Absinthe would be appropriate for him.


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    I really don't want to sound rude or obnoxious, but honestly guys! She is asking for something light and unique, and you come up with Musc Ravageur, L'Air du Desert Marocain, Noir Epices and Rive Gauche! None of these fit the light criteria in my books, not even close! Also, do I have to mention, that Acqua di Gio is not very unique.

    I do appreciate most of the mentioned scents, but my opinion is, that they are off the mark in this thread.
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    Antaeus. (I would have said Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme as well had they not re-formulated it.)

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    Peggy: "Brother Boy has tried to kill himself. He jumped out of his bedroom window."
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    Pls Johnny I am listening to your recs :-)

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    To me this sounds like Relax by Davidoff would be a really good fit. It is a little hard to come by but worth it when you do.

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    I agree with johnny. If this guy is not used to using frags, he needs something easy to wear to start with and if that piques his interest, something more challanging can come later.

    I would go for Creed Original Vetiver or Guerlain Heritage or maybe Habit Rouge.
    "Don’t try to be original. Be simple. Be good technically, and if there is something in you, it will come out. ” - Henri Matisse.

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    OK, your man sounds very similar to me in personality, so I will tell you the fragrance that works for me: Dunhill for men original (1934). It is classic, it is uncommon, it is unique, it is masculine, it is clean, it is quiet and gentlemanly. 1 or 2 sprays is very light and unobtrusive, but stays all day. Its not soapy, but its also not heavy and dark. Still it smells clean and self-assured, but if applied lightly it is not an obvious perfume-like smell. Very subtle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_Ludlow
    I really don't want to sound rude or obnoxious, but honestly guys! She is asking for something light and unique, and you come up with Musc Ravageur, L'Air du Desert Marocain, Noir Epices and Rive Gauche! None of these fit the light criteria in my books, not even close! Also, do I have to mention, that Acqua di Gio is not very unique.

    I do appreciate most of the mentioned scents, but my opinion is, that they are off the mark in this thread.

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    Alicka, I'm not saying that my suggestions are any good, I just try to be true to your question. Anyhow, here's some ideas;

    Earlier I mentioned L'Homme de Coeur, it's very special iris scent, it's still my number one for your cause. Other than that Bulgari Pour Homme and Original Vetiver are in my opinion good ideas. Gendarme is obviously nice, but has no personality at all, even less so than Bulgari Pour Homme and Original Vetiver. Helmut Lang is another rather clean and gentlemanly scent, but not at all common or boring!

    Also, it might be a good idea to sample scents like Lorenzo Villoresi's Uomo, Acqua di Parma and Ormonde Jayne's Isfarkand; excellent citrus fragrances with distinctive character. Easy to wear scents with very traditional theme but perfect execution.

    Look for more information in the directory of the fragrances mentioned and also others - it's truly invaluable tool, but beware, there is always a danger you'll end up going through it for hours. Good luck!!
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    Original Gendarme

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