The new Gucci Pour Homme II is an EdP.
Hey all, I've been searching for some more scents and all I see are EdTs. Most of the EdPs that I saw are for women. I need EdP strength because my skin still kinda drinks scents. I don't want be stuck with just niche scents. I'm looking for designer EdPs to broaden my range of scents.
The new Gucci Pour Homme II is an EdP.
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The three Lalique's can be purchased in EDP strength: Equus, LeFaune, and Pour Homme (Lion).
Also Boucheron Pour Homme and Jaipur Homme.
What type of frags are you looking for? Off the top of my head, Hanae Mori comes in an EDP, and Gendarme20 is an EDP.
I also wish more men's frags were available in EDP.Originally Posted by tyrell3000
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I ran across something in my readings, I think it was one of the Fragrance FAQ's on Ebay. It said that men's fragrance usually tops out at EDT because EDP's can cause skin irritation on freshly shaved skin. Don't know how valid it is, it is something on the Internet after all, but then, we are on the Internet....
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I always thought there weren't many mens edps because perfume is generally understood in our culture as girly, while cologne is what guys wear.
I just think companies are afraid if they release men's edps they wont sell because of that. In general we can see that the more risky frags (not the typical ozonic ones) are the edps, for example jaipur, hanae mori, opium.
I guess it's a market driven decission: if EDPs sold, they'd be on the shelves. Why don't they sell? I can think of two reasons: first, because most men don't care about scents, much less about such subtleties as concentrations, and second, because most men like their scents to be discreet and close to the skin.
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Bingo.Originally Posted by Gus
Let's face it, the notion that "perfume" is wildly unmanly is still pretty prevalent.
Ormonde Man, Heritage, Habit Rouge come to mind too!
I think Geir is an EdP. I'm just thinking of other ones that haven't been mentioned, but I'm drawing a blank.
Another reason for the lack of male EDPs might be that men probably are more prone to perspiration, thus projecting more, eliminating the need for EDPs. But that's just speculation...
Allow me to formulate another question:
why are all the edps generally orientals impregnated with vanilla, amber etc. instead of citrusy/greenish fresh fragrances? why don't we have an Acqua di Giò edp, for instance?
I think some of it has to do with the name: many believe that parfum is for women and cologne is for men, so maybe some frags that have EDP strength are still labeled as EdT.
Also, most men would not buy EdT, and EdP and body products of the same scent. EdT would be enough. companies probably can't produce only EdP since it's more expensive - thus less popular. So why bother?
THe following brands have EdPs:
Kingdom though not marketed for men
And there are Extreme/Concentree versions, like Bvlgari Extreme, XS Extreme, Eau Sauvage, Baldesarini, Rochas Man Intense,
Women's EDTs are often citrusy or floral affairs that last only four or five hours (or less). Having EDPs of them makes sense, as they might then get a full working day out of one application.
Mens EDTs often have very long lasting woods and leathers in them, such that they easily last a full working day. EDPs for them don't make much sense unless you really want to go to bed smelling strongly of what you put on early that morning (I often go to bed smelling weakly of that day's scent, despite having had a good shower).
Anyhow, that's my theory.
Citrus notes are by their nature very fleeting, and as one member recently pointed out, citrus ingredients cause skin irritation in higher concentrations. Besides that, these fresh fragrances have such loud bursts of top notes that higher concentrations probably would not smell appealing, much less enticing anyone to buy it. I am afraid that for many people, the top notes are what makes them buy a scent. Another point is that the fresh ones are often specifically made for summer, where projection is higher due to perspiraton. Furthermore, the synthetics making a scent smell fresh can last quite long, which is why an EdP of Acqua di Gio is not really necessary.Originally Posted by RCavs
Opium EDP and L'Instant Extreme seem to be the most popular EDPs these days.
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It is an awful eau de toilette. But the Gucci Pour Homme lasts like an eau de parfum!!!Originally Posted by MFfan310
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Have you seen the new Gucci PH II? Is it awful and also an EDT, or is it awful because it's an EDT? And is this the same one that you're referring to when you say "the Gucci Pour Homme lasts like an eau de parfum!!!" or do you mean the Gucci PH that has been out for a few years?Originally Posted by MCocteau
Don't read this as argumentative I just want to get clear on what you are saying.
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Yes, you are right about that.Originally Posted by ChrisW
All the Bond No.9's are EDP
Opium PH EDP
Hanae Mori H.M. EDP
Rykiel Homme EDP
Clean Men EDP
L'Homme Sage EDP
Santalum by Profumum EDP
Fou d'Absinthe EDP
hmmm....thats all I can think of right now.
All Frederic Malle's are EDPs. All "new generation" Creeds are EDPs.Originally Posted by Thrax
How could you forget your beloved four letter frag - LDDM ?!Originally Posted by Thrax
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Escada Pour Homme Edp
i also had a problem finding an edp for men - but found that floris london do an edp called santal extreme. Its stronger than the edt and has a great depth of notes.
On LDDM's bottle it says "EDT intense." Though it is damn worthy of an EDP tag.Originally Posted by narcus
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I have also used the Floris Santal Extreme after advice from one of the very helpful girls in the Floris store, who informed me it was an EDP. It was hard to compare in store because you have to give it a while, but this really did last. I was very impressed!
I forgot to mention my beloved Rykiel Homme EDP too! Wonderful fragrance. Far too easy to dismiss at first sniff I say.