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    Hello,
    I want to give my father a new perfume for Christmas, does anybody have an idea?
    The last 40 years he has only used Eau Sauvage (with a very long sillage lol). He once had Safari, which he also liked. He is a strong, ex-military guy with vibrant personality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BabyJoe
    Hello,
    I want to give my father a new perfume for Christmas, does anybody have an idea?
    The last 40 years he has only used Eau Sauvage (with a very long sillage lol). He once had Safari, which he also liked. He is a strong, ex-military guy with vibrant personality.
    Sounds like he likes good, solid masculine fragrances.

    I suggest Michael Kors for Men or John Varvatos.



    Eluard
    Last edited by Eluard; 16th December 2006 at 11:30 AM.

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    Antaeus or (old formulation) Van Cleef & Arpels. Royal English Leather by Creed might also do very nicely.

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    Default Re: Perfume gift for father, any ideas?

    Quote Originally Posted by BabyJoe
    Hello,
    I want to give my father a new perfume for Christmas, does anybody have an idea?
    The last 40 years he has only used Eau Sauvage (with a very long sillage lol). He once had Safari, which he also liked. He is a strong, ex-military guy with vibrant personality.
    Sounds like he prefers fresh chypre / fougere colognes of which you will find many available! I recommend:

    Chanel Antaeus
    Lancome Balafre
    Paco Rabanne XS pour Homme
    Penhaligons English Fern
    Aramis pour homme
    Lancome Sagamore
    Guy Larouche Drakkar Noir
    Dolce & Gabbana Classique
    Penhaligons Racquets Formula
    Aramis Devin
    Guerlain Heritage
    Azzaro pour homme
    Crown Perfumery Crown Imperiale
    Paco Rabanne for Men
    Ralph Lauren Polo Sport

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    I agree about your dad liking classic masculine scents, maybe more on the citrus or green chypre side rather than something too woody or oriental.
    Some suggestions are
    Baldessarini del mar
    Chanel Pour Monsieur (also in the concentrée version)
    Guerlain Heritage and Coriolan
    Canali PH
    Miracle Homme
    Davidoff Good Life

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    I always used to get my dad Tsar by Van Cleef & Arpels. It's classy, elegant, but has definite presence and backbone (my dad is also a strong, ex-military type).
    Last edited by rach2jlc; 16th December 2006 at 06:20 PM.
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    Aramis Tuscany

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    Another Chanel Antaeus vote here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BabyJoe
    Hello,
    I want to give my father a new perfume for Christmas, does anybody have an idea?
    The last 40 years he has only used Eau Sauvage (with a very long sillage lol). He once had Safari, which he also liked. He is a strong, ex-military guy with vibrant personality.
    Actually I think i kind of know your father's tastes, because I also used to use Eau Sauvage and then graduated to Safari. So my serious recommendation is Dunhill Edition, from the Eighties. (Black box, short cylindrical bottle, pale greenish juice.) It is a no-nonsense — but also quite sexy — fragrance that will fit his age and his lifestyle. (But I don't think you should allow an SA to talk you into any of the more recent Dunhills — they are birds of a very different feather.)

    HTH

    Eluard

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    Montana Homme
    YSL pour Homme
    4711
    Armani Pour Homme
    D&G Homme
    R&G's Exta Vieille
    Perry Man by Perry Ellis


    or why not eau sauvage extrême?

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    Quote Originally Posted by castorpollux
    or why not eau sauvage extrême?
    beacause its vile.

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    Default Re: Perfume gift for father, any ideas?

    Look no further... my friend... than Lalique (the lion)... smooth, classy.. gorgeous scent that screams "quality"... I honestly feel like a million dollars when I wear this fragrance.... the EDT version can also be had relatively cheap.. however, Lalique's EDP is "godly"

    If he likes Safari, he will 'adore' Lalique.. beautiful bottle too!

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    Last edited by nearfantastica; 18th December 2006 at 03:02 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel_Cairo
    beacause its vile.
    It is quite the grimmest juice produced in many decades. Anyone want to buy some? Am I doing a good job of selling it here?......
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    He'll probably love:
    -Azzaro pour homme
    - Lacoste (Original - 1984)
    - Bogart
    - Alfred Sung pour homme

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