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    I have a father in law that has never worn cologne and is very blue collar. He mentioned he wants cologne for Xmas. Any thoughts? He's in his 50's and I know his tastes aren't the same as mine. I also don't want to drop too much $$$ on it because you never know if he'll like it. My first thought was Chrome.

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    If you like him, give him Yves Saint Laurent, OPIUM POUR HOMME.

    If you do NOT like him, give him either Christian Dior, FAHRENHEIT or Caron, POUR UN HOMME!

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    Don't buy Chrome for him.
    Eau Sauvage by Christian Dior is what he needs.

    Other suggestions:
    LE MALE - Gaultier
    GUCCI pour homme

    If you really want to play very very safe, buy him any Armani fragrance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pepe Le Pew View Post

    If you like him, give him Yves Saint Laurent, OPIUM POUR HOMME.

    If you do NOT like him, give him either Christian Dior, FAHRENHEIT or Caron, POUR UN HOMME!
    LOL!Opium is somenthing that must be tested first.It is not for every taste I think.Chrome would be fine but if you ask me Rive Gauche or Guerlain Vetiver would be winners.

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    I have a blue collar father in law that likes cologne.

    He likes Cool Water and Polo. He has worn Safari and Kenneth Cole Reaction as well. He is about 63.
    Currently wearing: Cedrat Boise by Mancera

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    Based upon your description, I would stay with safe classics like:

    Quorum by Antonio Puig (picked this up at Marshall's recently)
    Azzaro pour Homme by Azzaro (perfumania? or online)
    Yatagan by Caron
    Zino Davidoff by Davidoff
    Escada pour Homme by Escada (also saw at Marshall's)
    Grey Flannel by Geoffrey Beene
    Vetiver by Guerlain
    Z-14 by Halston
    Arpege pour Homme by Lanvin
    Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme by VC&A

    IMO, you can't go wrong with any of these. Of the ones I listed, my personal favorites are Yatagan and Azzaro pour Homme.

    Let us know what you pick and what he thinks about it!
    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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    If I understand 'blue collar' correctly within your question, I would recommend only clean, fresh scents. Le Male, Opium, other heavy, fancy scents simply don't match with it.
    The new Canali line, say, could be appropriate. It is worth to give it a try. Some basenoters associated it to clean clothes, I'm sure it is quite similar to a washing powder. You must take into consideration that the man who would receive it should feel comfortable with the scent in his own -blue collar- world.

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