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    Default DATE TONIGHT! what would you wear?

    ok, so i already know what i'm going to wear, but i'm not going to tell you! what i'll do is give you a little background, a list of my frags, and then ask that you tell me what you would wear and why! when i get back from the date, i'll let you all know what i wore and how it was received.... sound interesting?

    so! took a call at for from a girl working as an insurance company rep who was having some difficulty with a patients medical results (i work in health-care management). it was an annoyingly complicated mix-up, which meant we were on the phone for quite a while. she was absolutely charming, which was a refreshing change from most of the people i deal with, and as the phone call was winding up i thought 'to hell with this!' and asked her out to drinks, to which she replyed an enthusiastic yes! we caught up for drinks later in the week and seemed to really hit it off - she was stunning, extremely witty & we shared a lot of common interests. both of us agreed we wanted to see each other again, and a few days later she called me up and work to set up a second date. sadly, we're in the middle of an audit, so it's took me almost two weeks to find enough free time to really do a second date justice. since the first one went so well i really want to follow through strongly on this one... fingers crossed!

    about her: she works in a very officey office, but outside work i'd describe her fashion as almost bohemian chic, without it being at all pretentious - she likes op-shoping, art-house films, very casual, laid-back bars etc.

    about me: i am similarly office-bound, but am quite casual outside of work, a bit of a t-shirt and jeans type in my free time, although i enjoy dressing up. stereotypically masculine in appearence, tall & of a strong build, a little unkempt around the edges.

    these are your options, scent-wise!

    acqua di palma colonia
    acqua di palma tuscan cypress
    brit for men
    eternity summer for men
    ck truth
    allure homme
    cdg kyoto
    silver shadow altitude
    armani attitude
    fleur du male
    prada amber pour homme
    polo double black
    unforgivable
    mugler cologne
    vera wang for men
    versace man eau fraiche
    versace man
    rive gauche pour homme

    so, let me know what you think, and what you'd do in my shoes (and, with my wardrobe!)
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    Default Re: DATE TONIGHT! what would you wear?

    Rive Gauche Pour Homme

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    Rive Gauche pour Homme

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    I'd wear the Rive Gauche simply because it seems to go down so well, and is a very warm and inviting evening fragrance. Given your rating of it I don't think I won though!

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    Congrats on your date, sounds like it could become something great. It's obvious you payed attention on the first one anyway...

    I've never been the one to pick the specifically romantic fragrances for dates. It seems rather obvious to me, like Marvin Gaye on the stereo when you get home with the date... So I would go with something subtle, like Mugler Cologne (which really has a deeper and very romantic side to it, but subdued. Oh the cinnamon in that one!). It is hard to find offensive, if she is one of those, as well...

    Good luck!

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    I'd say nothing with marine/water notes, but that's just a personal opinion as I usually hate them. Something close to the skin with a hint of warmth. I haven't sniffed most of those but Tuscan Cypress sounds interesting, and possibly the Prada, as I love amber.

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    How about CDG Kyoto for something really exotic and different.

    And good luck — it sounds promising.
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    Allure homme - light application.
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    Id second Allure PH, or alternately Prada Amber or Vera Wang Men..., so whats it gonna be?
    Have fun mate!

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    Thinking at her chic-debonnaire allure out of the office I'd go with something not too explicitly romantic, not too explicitly macho, but more on the relaxed and naturally masculine side.

    Therefore I'd go with one of these:
    Acqua di Parma colonia
    Acqua di Parma tuscan cypress
    cdg kyoto
    prada amber pour homme
    mugler cologne

    All applied "con dolcezza"
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    I`d go with the Rive Gauche.

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    How fantastic!
    What a wonderful way to meet and know that you'll hit it off,
    you both have fabulous communication skills that was obvious!

    Best of luck!!!

    As for the fragrance I would go with either:

    Polo Double Black
    because I love the mango note mingling with the rest of those spicy woody notes!
    Versace Man
    because it's drop-dead stunning on any man
    Autumn treasures: Magnetism, Midnight Orchid, Tea for Two,
    Aimez-Moi, Chinatown, Dzongkha, Five O'Clock Au Gingembre,
    Cittá di Kyoto, Jasmin de Nuit, Jasmin Full, Kelly Calèche, Venezia,
    Douce Amère, Eau de Charlotte, Falling In Love, Chergui, Prada,
    Rose Alexandrie, Hypnôse, Omnia, Flowerbomb, Poivre Piquant,
    Cuir Beluga, 7:15am in Bali, Lolita Lempicka, Fumerie Turque,
    Datura Noir, Songes, Gaultier², L'Ombre Fauve, Kors, My Couture,
    Ligea "La Sirena", Red Aoud, Rose Absolu, Cèdre, Milk, No. 23

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    I'll add my voice to those suggesting Prada Amber pour Homme. Personally, I am neutral about Prada but, whenever my wife and I are fragrance shopping, this is the one she really really likes!
    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could to where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, ...... I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eluard View Post
    How about CDG Kyoto for something really exotic and different.

    And good luck — it sounds promising.
    i am with eluard here. bright and arcane, but with a mundane familiarity. please keep us posted on how things progress. i think we all here enjoy stories of romance.
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    Prada

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    I'd say Kyoto or Rive Gauche

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    I'd say Rive Gauche, manly, powerful evening wear

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    MMMmmmmm, Allure fo' sure
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    Kyoto - 2nd date
    Rive Gauche - 3rd date - sometimes too much for a 2nd date

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    I picked rive gauche pour homme from your list and then saw several others picked it too. I think it fit's your description of her.

    Have a ball young man!


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    Colonia for conservatism
    RG for that something something

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    Alright, I'm just as excited to hear
    what he chose to wear last night,
    as to hear how the date itself went!

    Please let us know
    Autumn treasures: Magnetism, Midnight Orchid, Tea for Two,
    Aimez-Moi, Chinatown, Dzongkha, Five O'Clock Au Gingembre,
    Cittá di Kyoto, Jasmin de Nuit, Jasmin Full, Kelly Calèche, Venezia,
    Douce Amère, Eau de Charlotte, Falling In Love, Chergui, Prada,
    Rose Alexandrie, Hypnôse, Omnia, Flowerbomb, Poivre Piquant,
    Cuir Beluga, 7:15am in Bali, Lolita Lempicka, Fumerie Turque,
    Datura Noir, Songes, Gaultier², L'Ombre Fauve, Kors, My Couture,
    Ligea "La Sirena", Red Aoud, Rose Absolu, Cèdre, Milk, No. 23

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    Bending backwards is like falling in love, come bend with me

    The mind is like a drunken monkey, it constantly jumps here and there.

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    Dhammapada

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    ok, just got home! i ended up wearing burberry brit, mostly because i feel really comfortable wearing it and i didn't want to act like i was making a giant statement with my cologne, just wanted to be casually confidant. one of the first things she said was 'mmm, you smell nice', so i'm going to say that it was a winner!

    we met for cocktails on the city fringe, and spent the majority of talking, as it was a lot more relaxed the second time around and we were both lacking the previous outings 'first date nerves', knowing we were both interested in one another. shared travel stories, carreer ambitions, talked about music and movies... we were both surprised when it seemed to hit 11pm and it seemed as though we'd only spent five minutes together, not five hours. i had to work in the morning, but i walked her back accross town to her apartment, received an unexpected goodnight kiss, and then floated back to the station to catch my train.

    in three words: awesome awesome awesome.

    thanks to everyone to had an idea as to what they would have worn in my place, it was great watching this thread and seeing everyones ideas

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    Sounds like an 'awesome' night indeed mate..! Its always best to wear something you're comfortable with...
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    Quote Originally Posted by chimera45 View Post
    Sounds like an 'awesome' night indeed mate..! Its always best to wear something you're comfortable with...
    Ditto!
    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could to where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, ...... I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost

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    I'm so happy to hear it worked out so well !!!
    Burberry Brit was an excellent choice,
    but you already know that !

    Enjoy the next date just as much!
    Autumn treasures: Magnetism, Midnight Orchid, Tea for Two,
    Aimez-Moi, Chinatown, Dzongkha, Five O'Clock Au Gingembre,
    Cittá di Kyoto, Jasmin de Nuit, Jasmin Full, Kelly Calèche, Venezia,
    Douce Amère, Eau de Charlotte, Falling In Love, Chergui, Prada,
    Rose Alexandrie, Hypnôse, Omnia, Flowerbomb, Poivre Piquant,
    Cuir Beluga, 7:15am in Bali, Lolita Lempicka, Fumerie Turque,
    Datura Noir, Songes, Gaultier², L'Ombre Fauve, Kors, My Couture,
    Ligea "La Sirena", Red Aoud, Rose Absolu, Cèdre, Milk, No. 23

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Bending backwards is like falling in love, come bend with me

    The mind is like a drunken monkey, it constantly jumps here and there.

    Swami Niranjan-ananda

    "Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think."
    Dhammapada

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    Your tale just proves that comfort of the wearer with the scent he has chosen is much more important than the nature of the scent itself. Wear something more exotic only when you are ready to. Glad you had a good time.
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    Congrats, moot now I would not have worn Kyoto, I would too have gone with two sprays of RG on the neck.

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    For date night I would wear panties or a thong.......j/k.....my fiancee would freak out if I wore that. She would think I have been watching too many Tom Ford ads....

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