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    I would like to know which perfumes can be considered ideal to a very conservative person.

    Imagine a man who has never bought a CD of Rock music, or Electronic, or even Jazz. He attends performances at the Lincoln Center in NY frequently. He wears only suits or very high quality informal clothes. He has a lot of money. He is above 30 but below 50. He likes expensive cigars, expensive clothes, expensive cars and expensive video and sound equipment. He likes complex, sophisticated movies (never action movies or blockbusters). He lives in a very nice house, conservatively decorated. He goes to Europe every year.

    What perfume does he wear?

    (Give examples of perfumes which are currently in production)



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    Creed Bois du Portugal of course! A man that has it all, and charts his own course through life
    Green Dragon

    Aliquando et insanire iucundum est.

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    Cacharel Pour Homme


    Something masculine and traditional. Not too flashy... he's got better things to spend his time (and money) on.
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    Divine - L'Homme de Coeur.

    I'm currently wearing/testing this as my SOTE from a sample from a very kind BNer.
    It's almost TOO discreet.

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    Yes, Bois du Portugal. Also Bois de Cedrat, Etiquette Bleue, "Vintage" Tabarome, Guerlain Vetiver, Baladin, Madrigal, and especially Santal Imperial.
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    Judging from his taste in music, he's a prick
    Of course what he'd really be wearing would be a bespoke Creed.
    Off the rack: Vintage Tabarome, hands down.
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    Carthusia Uomo
    #TOP 5#: Penhaligons Racquets,Jean Pascal Homme,Romeo Gigli Uomo,ST Barth Homme,Domenico Caraceni

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quixotiq View Post
    Divine - L'Homme de Coeur.

    I'm currently wearing/testing this as my SOTE from a sample from a very kind BNer.
    It's almost TOO discreet.
    Really? I think Homme de Coeur is much too gentle, sweet, and "sensitive" for a guy like this. He'd think it was New-Agey, metrosexual, and "wussie."

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    Penhaligons Blenheim Bouquet
    Gucci Nobile

    Both smell restrained and perhaps a little stiff.

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    If he likes 'complex, sophisticated movies' perhaps he's not that conservative after all. I wonder what music he listens to if he buys expensive sound equipment. If it's classical including contemporary I wouldn't call him conservative at all.

    Anyways, not sure what frags smell 'extremely' conservative but these come to mind as somehow conservative:

    many Creeds:

    both Vintage (soapy leather & tobacco) & new 'fresh' Tabarome
    GIT, OV, REL


    Chanel PM
    Tiffany FM
    Chevalier D'Orsay

    old Penhaligon's Hammam/Blenheim Bouquet, English Fern, also Douro and lots of other citrusy/barbershopy frags e.g. Trumpers

    I wouldn't say it's conservative, perhaps sophisticated however, would choose:

    Guerlain Heritage EDT

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    Ooh, lasta's right: I forgot Blenheim Bouquet! It's the ultimate in aloof, pompous formality!
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    Bel Ami or Equipage. Both by Hermes. Plus Aramis too.

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    Creed GIT
    Haikus are easy
    But do not always make sense
    Refrigerator

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vibert View Post
    Really? I think Homme de Coeur is much too gentle, sweet, and "sensitive" for a guy like this. He'd think it was New-Agey, metrosexual, and "wussie."
    LOL. Perhaps you're right.
    I get broken lead and shaved wood from a No.2 pencil and just a hint of sweetness..(hardly what I'd call metrosexual. Minimalist, maybe.) and even that is hardly lifting off my skin. It's a very hushed scent. Someone who is "extremely" conservative would probably be reluctant to wear a fragrance to begin with. I think L'Homme de Coeur would be great for someone who hardly ever wears a fragrance.

    Oh well. Perhaps I should've said Patou Pour Homme...
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    Dunhill For Men (1934) in suit and tie, and Czeck & Speake Cuba in his high quality informal attire..
    These things cannot be long hidden: the Sun, the Moon, the Truth--Buddha
    Currently wearing: Yatagan by Caron

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    I totally disagree. Conservative people with good taste explore all forms of art: in shapes, in paintings, in music, in smells, in words.


    Quote Originally Posted by Quixotiq View Post
    LOL. Someone who is "extremely" conservative would probably be reluctant to wear a fragrance to begin with. :



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    Funny... I was just reading the reviews for Antaeus, and a few of the reviewers used the word conservative to describe it... Not sure whether I agree or not...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quixotiq View Post

    Oh well. Perhaps I should've said Patou Pour Homme...
    Patou PH extremely sophisticated yes, conservative no imo. There's too much going on in PPH to be considered conservative let alone extremely. For me it's almost a romantic scent esp. its opening.

    Quote Originally Posted by LuciusVorenus View Post

    I totally disagree. Conservative people with good taste explore all forms of art: in shapes, in paintings, in music, in smells, in words.
    I've always thought extremely conservative people are those who stick with the same thing forever and don't explore anything else. "I only listen to 50s rock music and nothing else!" - this type of thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LuciusVorenus View Post
    What perfume does he wear?

    (Give examples of perfumes which are currently in production)
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    Brooks Brothers, original EdT for men.
    Pinaud Clubman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_good_life View Post
    Of course what he'd really be wearing would be a bespoke Creed.
    Off the rack: Vintage Tabarome, hands down.
    This was my first thought as well!

    Among others, I would include:

    Tiffany for Man
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Polo (Green)
    Heritage
    New York
    Aramis 900
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Dunhill '34
    Knize Ten
    Derby
    Royal English Leather
    Eau Sauvage
    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 imagined a conservative man with very good taste, who knows what he likes and stays with what he likes. But the group of things that he does like is not so small. He has very specific tastes, but the world offers enough variety, so he can pick a good amount of things that are truly extraordinary. He likes specific movies, paintings, sculptures, music, perfumes, plays, novels, architectural styles, etc.


    Quote Originally Posted by phibess View Post
    I've always thought extremely conservative people are those who stick with the same thing forever and don't explore anything else. "I only listen to 50s rock music and nothing else!" - this type of thing.

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    Davidoff Cool Water

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuciusVorenus View Post
    I totally disagree. Conservative people with good taste explore all forms of art: in shapes, in paintings, in music, in smells, in words.







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    Oh, of course. "...would probably be reluctant.." is operative here. I didn't say they do not. However, we ARE talking about the "extreme" end of the conservative spectrum.


    Quote Originally Posted by phibess View Post
    Patou PH extremely sophisticated yes, conservative no imo. There's too much going on in PPH to be considered conservative let alone extremely. For me it's almost a romantic scent esp. its opening.
    I know. I was just following suit with some of what has already been mentioned so far, which I think are also quite busy. (but smell great...IMO)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quixotiq View Post
    ...Oh well. Perhaps I should've said Patou Pour Homme...
    Oops! I have to wonder about that, too. Patou is potent, and it's classically constructed, but I think its awfully sensual and romantic for a staunch conservative to wear in public.

    I'm being terribly disagreeable today, aren't I!

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    Extremely conservative? A spritz or two of Light Blue for Men...under the shirt no less .
    Are you not entertained??? Is this not why you are here??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vibert View Post
    Oops! I have to wonder about that, too. Patou is potent, and it's classically constructed, but I think its awfully sensual and romantic for a staunch conservative to wear in public.

    I'm being terribly disagreeable today, aren't I!
    No worries. It's all good.

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    Vetiver de Guerlain (conservative-traditional-not snob)

    Terre d'Hermes (conservative- up to date - not snob)

    L'eau d'Hadrien (conservative-traditional-snob)

    Ormonde man (conservative -up to date- snob)

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    I'm with Torvo on the Vetiver de Guerlain
    "There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which can not fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance-that principle is contempt prior to investigation." HERBERT SPENCER

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    When I need to wear something conservative I ALWAYS reach for Frderick Malles Bigarade Concentree.

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    Conservative:

    Guerlain Vetiver, Creed GIT or Dunhill, and for 'casual' frag possibly Antidote by Victor & Rolf.

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