How about Creed's Tabarome Millésime?
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Someone is asking for a Christmas gift idea, and I'm stumped. I don't have time to sample new stuff, but thought I might toss out some cologne idea.
Cigars, falling leaves, smoke, winter...along those lines. Any ideas? Many thanks and happy holidays to all!
L'Artisan Tea for Two
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
Miller Harris Feuilles de Tabac - you'll have to order this online
Second this.Originally Posted by Azsmells
In rotation: Greenbriar (new), Silver Mountain Water, Dunhill for Men (1934), Acqua di Parma Colonia, Habit Rouge EDC, Ho Hang, B*Men, Agua Brava
Not sure about your budget, but aside from the Creed and Tea for Two already suggested (and those are REALLY good suggestions), what about New Haarlem (Bond no. 9)? If that's a little high, the original Gucci PH seems somewhat dark and smokey to me. If you wanted something more economical, maybe even Quorum might work.Originally Posted by fernloth
Is there any point in saying everything? -Basho
I'm hopping on the Tea For Two bandwagon for this.
"The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for", Allan Chalmers.
Burberry London would fit pretty well too.
I was surprised to see burberry london low on the list. It was my first thought.
After now having sampled Tea for Two, I find that Burberry London has everything and more (than TfT). Dont get me wrong, awesome scent, but BL has so much more character, imo.
Lately I've been wearing:
Windsor, Bois de Santal, Original Santal, Elixir, Douro, Endymion, Reflection, Arcus, Marwah
It's a great choice... but in my area, I can get it at Neiman-Marcus.Originally Posted by Azsmells
Yr good bud,
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I fail to see how Tea for Two conveys all that.Originally Posted by fernloth
You want warm smoke? Try MPG's Eau Des Iles...smokey with a hint of coffee to provide that warmth. It is "interesting".
I suggest without any hesitation.....
the other previously mentioned suggestions of Tea for Two, Basala, Gucci PH, Feuilles de Tabac are also strong reccomendations...
may I also add....
MPG's Parfum D'Habit, L'artisan's Eau du Navigateur, Costume National Intense, Nina Ricci's Memoire D'homme, Creed's Baie de Genievre, Ungaro I (if you can manage to find it), LV's Piper Nigrum
Montana Parfum D' Homme !
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I'm with MisterK -- make it Zino!
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Peggy: "Brother Boy has tried to kill himself. He jumped out of his bedroom window."
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It's not Cigars and Smoke, but dang I really liked Bulgari Black. I sampled it tonight and it has some similarities with 2 other good fragrances (Ambre Sultan and Dzing). I wouldn't recommend the latter b/c of the price. Unless you are rich, I would spend 150 bucks on a fragrance that someone may or may not like. I think Black is a great economical choice.
Of ones I have and love, I can definitely agree that these are two solid fragrances that more than fit the bill:
Nina Ricci's Memoire D'homme
Good luck choosing!
Great suggestions! I would like to add the more humble Tabaco Latino by Mavive.