Originally Posted by Arti
You ask older fellow idiots who have spent a bunch of dough before finding the colognes they like.
Welcome to the madness.
Ok, keep it simple --Le Male and Hanae Mori are "Orientals", as is PI, though some find PI a lot 'heavier.'
As to the ever popular acquas, I have sometimes referred to AdG as 'Acqua di Watermelon.' Weird notes. PE reminds some of us of battery acid, but threre's NEVER a concensus. Others in the forum really like it.
Where was I?
Oh yeah, keep it simple.
1. Mont Blanc Individuel-- a smooth GQ kind of scent, not too sweet and light years ahead of Le Male, immho.
2. John Varvatos (of course) both the original and the brown bottle 'vintage'
3. Bulgari Black---another 'Oriental' that's hard to describe, ( rubber tires in a good sort of way? ) but if you like HM, give it a shot.
4. Geir by Geir Ness--Should be able to find a tester in an upscale dept store. Hard to describe, look up the reviews here, well worth having but, as you already know, don't ever buy without trying first.
That's 4 suggestions, it should = at least one buy, if I picked them right.
Just beware of sales clerks trying to push CK eternity, Curve or whatever their boss tells them has to move out this week.