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    Default L'Air du Temps, anything similar for men?

    I love this classic it has that soft chypr, powdery, soapy, clean, musky innocent sensation ... it is my little secret, I own the pure perfume & wear it for myself pleasure after shower, before sleeping & whenever I am alone in my space.
    However I don't dare to wear it out in public due to it's obvious feminine charcater, I know it is ok these days but I am looking for somthing similar from the men shelves, any?
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    Default Re: L'Air du Temps, anything similar for men?

    Look for some Caron - they are flowery and good in musk sillage
    Bellodgia - soapy carnation could fit.
    I like to wear Parfum Sacre, Poivre and Coup de Fouet, even Montaigne by Caron
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    Try Hermes Equipage. Both fragrances share a nice carnation note.

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    Tariq,

    As a perfumer, I love that you love and appreciate L'air du Temps. It's a beautifully constructed perfume and as such has truly withstood the test of time. Carnation is one of my own special fragrance notes.

    A rhetorical question: What would you have to change about L'air du Temps to make it feel "safe" for you to wear in public? And would it still be exactly what you enjoy or would it be a compromise?

    It's so fantastic to see of late that men no longer feel like they must smell like weeds or hay or tobacco to be men. You are at the vanguard. Take the risk to present yourself as yourself. Others are looking to you and are quickly following suit. I don't recognize your red flag symbol, but here in the United States young men are buying up Black Orchid faster than the women it was intended for. Life is way too short not to smell exactly the roses you want to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mastorer View Post
    Life is way too short not to smell exactly the roses you want to.
    Never a truer word was spoken. Amen, brother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mastorer View Post
    Tariq,

    As a perfumer, I love that you love and appreciate L'air du Temps. It's a beautifully constructed perfume and as such has truly withstood the test of time. Carnation is one of my own special fragrance notes.

    A rhetorical question: What would you have to change about L'air du Temps to make it feel "safe" for you to wear in public? And would it still be exactly what you enjoy or would it be a compromise?

    It's so fantastic to see of late that men no longer feel like they must smell like weeds or hay or tobacco to be men. You are at the vanguard. Take the risk to present yourself as yourself. Others are looking to you and are quickly following suit. I don't recognize your red flag symbol, but here in the United States young men are buying up Black Orchid faster than the women it was intended for. Life is way too short not to smell exactly the roses you want to.
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    Default Re: L'Air du Temps, anything similar for men?

    thanks moon fish & mason..I'll try your list soon & let you know.

    & thank you mastorer for your notes.. I am in affair with LÁir du Temps since i was 13 as far as i remember & now i am 31 so you are right about the test of time ..

    there are alot of guys here using Black Orchide too even in the hottest working hours of the day !!!
    but BO is trendy so it might be accepted by buplic for this, but L'air du Temps might be considered by the others as an old lady smell .. so i think i'll wear L'air du Temps for my self in my internal universe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mastorer View Post
    I don't recognize your red flag symbol,...
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    I agree with moon_fish that Bellodgia offers many of the same characteristics. Furthermore, it's more wearable for a guy than is L'Air du Temps (that one, though lovely, screams femininity, IMHO). Jockey Club also has much of the same soapy, carnation-y character, although it is more "barbershop-y" by far.

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    I have a feeling that the formula has changed lately, it's more synthetic smelling. Do others find that?

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