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    Default Looking for a cologne for super conservative friend....

    I am trying to get a very conservative friend of mine to get out and have some type of social life again. He actually has very good style, but dresses conservatively. I would like to suggest a few colognes for him but I don't know what to suggest. I am not looking for the Gendarme/TM cologne stuff or Rive Gauche type. I was thinking possibly Lanvin L homme or Bulgari Auga, but I'm not to sure. Something that will appeal to everyone, especially women and is not an in your face scent. Any suggestion
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    Lanvin L'Homme for office wear; LIGHTLY APPLIED Kouros for clubbing.
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    Default Re: Looking for a cologne for super conservative friend....

    Something inconspicuous but a little bit warm and sexy at the same time - RL Safari. I think it fits the conservative type you describe ie a little bit shy and boring?

    As opposed to the aggressive conservative, who would wear a power frag like Vintage Tabarome..Myself, I fit somewhere in between and love both of those as well as a range of other conservative / gentlemanly colognes.

    But just something about the way you described your friend, I though RL Safari.
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    Creed - Green Irish Tweed.

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    Appeals to everyone? You better avoid niche. Go for mass market ultra popular scents that you smell everywhere. You smell them everywhere because every girlfriend buys it for their boyfriend. I'm talking about AcQua di Gio, Armani Black Code, Azzaro Chrome, L'eau D'issey, Green Irish Tweed.
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    Definitely GIT....safe but great. I seem to get compliments more often than not when I wear it.
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    If he could find it, Tonino Lamborghini EDP. It's on the order of Boucheron PH, but I think it's a bit less formal. But it's still conservative and classy and I've always gotten compliments on it from the opposite sex.

    Canali may be a good choice also.

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    Default Re: Looking for a cologne for super conservative friend....

    Dolce & Gabanna Light Blue. My friend uses it for work cuz he works with people with allergies and sensitive noses. So far, no complaints and it smells nice.

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    I also think GIT would be a perfect choice.

    If price isn't a concern another good one would be Malle's French Lover/Bois d'Orage. Also, i know some here will probably disagree, but i think Terre d'Hermes, as long as its not over applied, could be another option.

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    You could of course go for AdG....of course people may not know that you're wearing anything because everybody else wears it
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    Default Re: Looking for a cologne for super conservative friend....

    Boucheron pour Homme is a good suggestion, and I'd also recommend Jaipur Homme, Eau Sauvage, Caron's Third Man, or Guerlain Vetiver. Among the niche scents, I'd add Creed Santal Imperial, Diptyque's Tam Dao, Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier's Racine or Santal Noble, Lutens Gris Clair, or Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet.

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    bulgari pour homme, Dolce and Gab pour homme, Issey Miyake blu fraiche, white musk for men by body shop, kiehls musk.

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    GIT is a can't miss if you are willing to spring for it.

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    Hmmm Eau Sauvage makes me think of a crispy starched shirt respendent with navy blue suit coat and khakis during the Sunday eulogy, just before lunch with the Junior Republicans group.
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    Without going niche or too difficult...
    Cold weather
    day: Dolce&Gabbana PH
    evening: Chanel Egoiste
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    Default Re: Looking for a cologne for super conservative friend....

    Silver Mountain Water

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    Perhaps Dior Homme - it's readily available and not over the top.

    And I give a BIG second to Chanel Egoiste for evening wear.

    If you're willing to part with bigger dollars, then Creed's Bois du Portugal has my vote.

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    something that smells nice and innoffensive....

    Muegler cologne or OV by Creed......
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    Happy for Men by Clinique
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    Eau Sauvage
    Roger&Gallet L'homme Essentiel (or one of their traditional colognes)
    Musgo Real Classic Scent aftershave or Agua de Colonia No. 1
    and Terre d' Hermes (lightly applied)

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    Guerlain L'Instant
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    Anything Chanel, especially Pour Monsieur, and anything Armani - liked by most people, not terribly strong, sweet or spicy.

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    Default Re: Looking for a cologne for super conservative friend....

    Quote Originally Posted by jdnba View Post
    bulgari pour homme

    This is the one that came to my mind first among all of these great suggestions.

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    How about having him try "by FRANK of Los Angeles "Frank No 2""

    Conservative and reasonably interesting. Priced well, also - $65 per 65mL from Luckyscent.
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    Default Re: Looking for a cologne for super conservative friend....

    Conservative? Hmmm...maybe Geir - Geir Ness
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    My SoTD would do just fine I believe... cK Be .. and YSL L'Homme too


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    Default Re: Looking for a cologne for super conservative friend....

    Another vote for Eau Sauvage ... and what about the Aramis family? Or Hermes Eau D'orange Verte?
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    Lanvin L'Homme would be perfect IMO. Classic soapy/aquatic scent. Nothing more.

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    Hermes Equipage will fit the bill for a super conservative friend
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    Hugh Parsons Blue. Unique, hard to find, modern, conservative.

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