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    Default Recommend me a new cologne!

    I'd like some advice on a new cologne to try based on my tastes. I have samples of Kouros and Erolfa coming in the mail, but would like some input in the meantime. I was hoping for some recommendations based on my current wardrobe:

    Creed GIT
    Creed BdP (i really like this one)
    Gucci Envy
    Boss Baldessarini (love this scent, but it doesn't last long at all unfortunately)
    Armani Mania
    Bvlgari PH (my work scent, i like this one as well)
    John Varvatos (great, but poor sillage and longevity)
    Rive Gauche (not a huge fan but it might grow on me)
    Van Cleef & Arpels (meh, feels too formal for me)

    I'm in my late 20's and prefer masculine scents (though not overly so). Any recommendations on samples I should try?

    EDIT: And for some reason I can't stand vetivers, I've sampled both Guerlain Vetiver and Creed Original Vetiver and despised them both.
    Last edited by fashionnoob; 12th March 2008 at 09:23 PM.

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    Clearwater Beach, Florida

    Default Re: Recommend me a new cologne!

    Here is some I would recommend sampling:

    Baldessarini - Ambre
    Bulgari - Aqua or Aqua Marine
    Burberry - London for Men
    Burberry - Burberry for Men
    Christian La Croix - Tumulte pour Homme
    Creed - Acier Aluminium
    Creed - Original Santal
    Guerlain - L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme
    Hermes - Eau d'Orange Vert
    Hermes - Terre d'Hermes
    Jo Malone - Pomegranate Noir
    Lanvin - Arpege pour Homme
    Lolita Lempicka - Lolita Lempicka au Masculin
    Marc Jacobs - Marc Jacobs for Men
    Michael Kors - Michael Kors for Men
    Narciso Rodriguez - Narciso Rodriguez for Men
    Prada - Prada Amber pour Homme
    Rochas - Lui
    Thierry Mugler - A*Men
    Tom Ford - Tom Ford for Men
    Ungaro - Ungaro III pour L'Homme
    Yves Saint-Laurent - M7
    Yves Saint-Laurent - Opium pour Homme
    Yves Saint-Laurent - Opium pour Homme Eau d'Orient
    Aqua di Parma - Colonia or Colonia Assoluta or Colonia Intensa
    Channel - Egoiste Platinum
    Fresh - Cannabis Santal
    Versace - The Dreamer
    Viktor and Rolf - Antidote
    Guerlain - Heritage

    Good luck with your search!

    Last edited by petruccijc; 13th March 2008 at 09:21 AM.

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    Default Re: Recommend me a new cologne!

    Heritage by Guerlain
    New York by Nicolai
    Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955)
    Egoiste by Chanel
    Antidote by Viktor & Rolf
    Azzaro pour Homme
    Escada pour Homme
    Lauder for Men
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Acier Aluminum by Creed
    Tiffany for Men
    Devin by Aramis
    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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    Default Re: Recommend me a new cologne!

    Santana - laugh if you will, but it's damn good.
    Antidote - If I had to describe it in terms of other scents I'd say it's something like Gucci Envy mixed with Armani Code.
    L'Anarchiste - a bit 'manlier' than most of the other suggestions. Something altogether different. Worth sniffing.
    Terre D'Hermes - so much has been said about this scent. Not a huge fan myself but can see why others are.
    Iris Bleu Gris - a very clean and elegant iris, yet still wearable in more casual situations.
    Platinum Egoiste - Fresh and green with a yummy cedar drydown.
    AdP Colonia - simply beautiful. Understated elegance. Lemons and roses. Fresh. Clean. Wonderful.
    Prada PH - not particularly masculine but a nice clean scent that doesn't smell like your typical fresh & clean scent. Some myrrh and labdanum along with neroli and a 'barbershop soap accord.'
    ***For sale:

    Iris Pallida 50ml

    Ungaro I 75ml

    and more!

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    Beyond the Blue Mountains

    Default Re: Recommend me a new cologne!

    Creed BdP (i really like this one) ..... PIERRE CARDIN COLOGNE
    John Varvatos (great, but poor sillage and longevity) .... CHIC HERRERA
    BOGART POUR HOMME .... One of the longest lasting scents on planet earth
    Rive Gauche (not a huge fan but it might grow on me) .. Why do you want to grow to be a broccolii for ?

    Currently wearing: Rochas Lui by Rochas

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    Romeo Gigli Uomo
    Narciso Rodrigues PH
    Givenchy Xerius
    Hermes Bel Ami
    Gucci PH
    YSL Rive Gauche
    Rochas Lui
    Christian Lacroix Tumulte
    Samvatore Ferragamo PH
    Shiseido Basala
    Armani Emporio Night

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    Default Re: Recommend me a new cologne!

    Thank you everyone for your advice! Here is what I've ended up deciding to try:

    Guerlain Heritage
    Terre d'Hermes
    Czech & Speake No. 88
    Patou Pour Homme
    Creed Orig. Santal
    Creed Acier Aluminum
    Ungaro III
    YSL M7

    And I went ahead and purchased Gucci Pour Homme because it has a dark, mysterious air about it that I really like.

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