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    Looking for some new ideas for the most masculine scents. Along the lines of Vintage Tabarome, Santos, Quorum, Sybaris, Fendi, Trussardi. You know - heavy, masculine stuff. Nothing fresh or acquatic.
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    If you are looking for masculine, you must have Kouros. One of my personal favorites. I swear that my chest hair has more volume when I wear that one.

    But seriously, Kouros. Aramis is very nice as well, along with Tuscany and Havana.
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    Yatagan, Jacomo de Jacomo, Vendetta

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    Default Re: Most masculine scents?

    I'd recommend giving Van Cleef and Arpels PH a try, as well as Creed's Bois du Portugal.

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    I second Bois du Portugal.
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    Michael by Michael Kors
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    Quote Originally Posted by gimpy View Post
    Yatagan, Jacomo de Jacomo, Vendetta
    An enthusiastic second for Yatagan. Also Parfum d'Habit, Black Aoud, Aoud Cuir Arabie, Rebellius, and Palais Jamais.

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    I'll cast a third vote for Bois du Portugal, and throw in a mention for John Varvatos.

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    Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui. The don't make them this heavy anymore!
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    I'll second Havana. I'll also throw in Azzaro Pour Homme, Jean Pascal, and DK Men.

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    Blenheim Bouquet (Penhaligon's)
    [...only female consumer I could imagine: perhaps Maggie Thatcher...]

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    Blenheim Bouquet (Penhaligon's)
    [...only female consumer I could imagine: perhaps Maggie Thatcher...]
    I love, and second Blenheim Bouquet.

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    Rose 31, vetiver46 by le labo
    Lime Oud by Montale.

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    I fourth(?) Bois du Portugal and add M7 and GPH to the party.

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    I'll Nth BDP and Vendetta, and add both vintage taberome and santal noble

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    Default Re: Most masculine scents?

    Quote Originally Posted by neal View Post
    Looking for some new ideas for the most masculine scents. Along the lines of Vintage Tabarome, Santos, Quorum, Sybaris, Fendi, Trussardi. You know - heavy, masculine stuff. Nothing fresh or acquatic.
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    Yatagan
    Kouros
    Van Cleef and Arpels Pour Homme

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    Default Re: Most masculine scents?

    My personal favorites are:

    - Yatagan (1976) by Caron
    - Givenchy Gentleman (1974) by Givenchy
    - Bel Ami (1986) by Hermès
    - Cumming (2004) by Alan Cumming
    - Polo Crest (1991) by Ralph Lauren (Sadly discontinued)
    - Polo (1978) by Ralph Lauren

    I'll give a weak recommendation to Bois du Portugal (1987) by Creed. I personally find it half as masculine and two to four times as expensive as my other recommendations.
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    I'm not an expert in men's fragrances, but I think one of the most masculine scents besides (Old Spice, my Dad wore that when I was little) is POLO by Lauren. That to me, is the epitome of manly. Alot of scents in the past 5 years or so, have been more "unisex" to me. Honestly, even women's fragrances have become more sweet & girly. I don't personally like too much fruit & sugar to my scents. (Blue Sugar for Men, come on now) I like a woman to smell like a woman, (not a young girl) & a man to smell masculine. Too much gender bending for me, but that's just me.

    Just to prove my point, I went to the Men's Dept. at Neiman Marcus today, and asked the salesguy if they carried, Gucci Pour Homme, which I smelled real quickly the other day in Sephora's, and really liked. He said, "no, haven't carried that one in awhile." I said, it is very masculine & woody, and like it very much. I said that it seems to me, that most of the scents lately have been more unisex & less masculine. He totally agreed with me, and said he noticed that too, and didn't particularly like that either. That's life...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggles View Post
    Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui. The don't make them this heavy anymore!
    I will second that. Can be bought cheap online as well.

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    I had, out of modesty for my preppy 80s existence, demurred on suggesting Polo green, but I'm glad someone else gave it the go-ahead. Its ubiquity is really its only downfall, I think.
    I also endorse Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme, for which lately I feel as though I am on the booster club. The stuff really just stands alone, though.
    Santos de Cartier is pretty boss, also.
    I don't hear people talk much about Jo Malone's scents, but I have to say that the Black Vetyver Cafe is rather nice, in my opinion. Perhaps not an ideal summer daytime go-to, but at night? look out.
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    I think many of the older scents were very masculine like pierre cardin, drakkar, lagerfeld, givenchy gentlemen. It's hard for me to wear them anymore like I used to. Am I getting less masculine?!

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    Modern scents that exude a lot of masculinity are

    YSL Rive Gauche
    Gucci pour homme
    Comme des Garcons 2 Man
    Michael Kors for men


    I also like
    Creed Bois du Portugal
    Creed Orange Spice
    Creed Tabarome
    YSL Kouros and Kouros Fraicheur
    Chanel Antaeus

    The trick with these scent is - of course - not to spray huge amounts of it on your skin, but something like 2 sprays on your chest and then you're ready to go.


    If we're talking about a refined gentleman's cologne then Baldessarini (original) and D&G pour homme would be my choices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flashpoint321 View Post
    I think many of the older scents were very masculine like pierre cardin, drakkar, lagerfeld, givenchy gentlemen. It's hard for me to wear them anymore like I used to. Am I getting less masculine?!
    I don't think that you are getting less masculine, the fashion has gone away from men and women having distinctly different fragrances to more Unisex fragrances. Even a lot of the scents which are labeled for man or women have relatively weak gender bias and could just as easily been labeled unisex. If you wear something which is strongly masculine or feminine you get labeled as having that old man or old woman smell. Fortunately fashion is a cycle and what is old will be new again and what is new will be old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phantagarow View Post
    Michael by Michael Kors
    yea have to agree...wearing that as my SOTD actually...
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    just sprayed patou pour homme on my wrist ten mins ago for the first time... def masculine...

    what an exquisite scent!!!!
    straight into my top5!
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    Quote Originally Posted by oolong View Post
    I don't think that you are getting less masculine, the fashion has gone away from men and women having distinctly different fragrances to more Unisex fragrances. Even a lot of the scents which are labeled for man or women have relatively weak gender bias and could just as easily been labeled unisex. If you wear something which is strongly masculine or feminine you get labeled as having that old man or old woman smell. Fortunately fashion is a cycle and what is old will be new again and what is new will be old.
    I do agree with your statement, but that doesn't mean that is good either, I wear some "older" scents, but I started wearing them when I was in my twenties, so...I think, like I've said many times, whatever you like is fine, but I do think that alot of the fragrances today don't make a statement. I personally, don't want to smell like a teenager or do I want a man to smell like a woman, but I grew up in the sixties & seventies, and back then, things were not as open in the gender bending arena. (except for David Bowie, he shook things up quite alot) When I smell a man walk by me, and he's wearing something "masculine", I say, MMMMMMM.... I smelled Gucci Pour Homme yesterday, and that is quite masculine, but yet I really liked it too. Would I wear it myself, probably not, but I sure would like to smell that walking by...

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    Aqua di Cuba
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    Bvlgari PH
    Cuiron

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    Mazzolari´s Lui is defenitely one of the most masculine scents ever made, followed by Caron´s Yatagan, Crown´s Sumare, Dior´s Jules and Hermes´ Bel Ami!

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    I like Bois du Portugal, Patricia de Nicolai's New York (twin fragrances, really) and Egoiste!
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