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    Hi, I was just wondering what everyone's favorite formal fragrance was. Thanks.

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    I kept some vintage parfum of Tabac Blond for formal occasions, but I finished that off and the recent decant I bought off TPC smells crummy. I've also used Amouage Silver Cologne.

    Currently, I'd probably go with Rive Gauche for a semi-formal event and Black Aoud, Moss Breches and possibly Santal Noble for formal events.

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    Tiffany for Men
    Bois du Portugal
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    XY by Boss

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    Patou Pour Homme (discontinued)
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Czech & Speake #88
    Hamman Bouquet
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    Opium Homme eau de parfum
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    Dior Homme edt or the Dior Homme Intense edp
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    Tom Ford Extreme by Tom Ford
    Heritage (Eau de Parfum) by Guerlain
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    Égoïste
    Van Cleef & Arpels pour homme
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Tiffany For Men
    Dunhill (1934)
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    Quote Originally Posted by graffham View Post
    Opium Homme eau de parfum
    &
    Dior Homme edt or the Dior Homme Intense edp
    I was going to mention Dior Homme but thought it might be a bit too sensual to classify as a formal scent. Personally, I don't have a problem wearing it in formal settings. It's a masterful concoction.
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    With black tie I like a very light application of L'artisan's Tubereuse. It just works for me somehow.
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    Boucheron PH and Chanel PMC come to mind
    "I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best." - Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

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    Egoiste
    I love cologne.

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    L'homme by YSL is good too.

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    i want to buy rochas lui (not only) for that. I am surprised that opium ph edp which i have in my wishlist but couldn´t try till now is a more formal scent.
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    From my wardrobe:

    Semi-formal:

    Antidote
    L'Anarchiste lightly applied
    Dali pour homme lightly applied
    Gucci Envy

    Formal:

    Ungaro II
    Ungaro III
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    Iris Pallida 50ml

    Ungaro I 75ml

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    I'd go with Heritage, Hermes Equipage, or Declaration for formal wear.
    Current Top 5

    1. Creed Aventus
    2. A*Men Pure Malt
    3. L'instant Extreme
    4. Nasomatto Duro
    5. CDG - Kyoto

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    Chanel Pour Monsieur (both versions)
    Bois du Portugal
    Heritage

    These three are the triumvirate of formality.

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    I don't own it (yet) but I can't believe I forgot the wonderful Iris Bleu Gris by Maitre Perfumer et Gantier.
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    Iris Pallida 50ml

    Ungaro I 75ml

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattybumpkin View Post
    Boucheron PH and Chanel PMC come to mind
    I'll compose my thoughts on formal fragrances and post later, but I just have to tell Mattybumpkin that he made my day!

    I can't tell you how much I have missed your frequent recommendations of Boucheron PH. A month or so ago, I actually had to buy it because every time I walked past it in a store I felt you prodding me!

    Glad to see you (and Boucheron PH) on the boards!

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    Absinthe - Nasomatto & Reflection Man - Amouage for day time formal events

    Chene - SL & Duro - Nasomatto (very light app.) for night time formal events

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    Ideally that's what I would wear, but I pretty much wear whatever depending on which mood strikes. :-D

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    Chanel PM 1955... Class in a bottle.
    - A spritz of Caron may be quite continental, but (a flacon of) Guerlain is a perfumisto's best friend...

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    Chanel PM & Concentree
    Nicolai New York
    Heritage
    Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Egoiste
    Antaeus
    Tiffany

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    In my wardrobe:

    Derby
    Hinoki
    Ungaro I
    Versailles pour Homme
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    I'm not very often in need for "formal" fragrances. But when there's some serious meeting I wear either Bvlgari pour Homme (Bvlgari) or Vétiver Extraordinaire (Frédéric Malle).

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    Cold or late evening.
    Heritage,
    Egoiste.
    CdG 2 Man

    If it is hot outside:
    Lhomme,
    Signoricci
    PE

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    The Chanel 'trinity': Platinum Egoiste, Egoiste, and Pour Monsieur (original).

    In the same vein, Hermes Equipage, Tiffany for Men, and Polo

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    Chanel PM and Guerlain Vetiver are two from my wardrobe that I use for this purpose.

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    Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree
    Chanel Antaeus
    Richard James Savile Row.

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    Marlborough by Geo F. Trumper

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    Esencia - Loewe

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    Vintage Tabarome
    Tiffany For Men
    Heritage
    Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955)
    Czech & Speake No.88
    New York
    Domenico Caraceni Pour Homme (aka 1913)
    Royal English Leather
    Bois du Portugal
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Egoiste
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Ormonde Man
    Richard James EdT (aka Savile Row)
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    JHL by Aramis is a nice formal fragrance.

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    Van Cleef and Arpels pour homme
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    For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a new Armenia."

    William Saroyan.
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    Using: Antaeus, The Dreamer, Eau Sauvage and Voyage d Hermes

    Wishing: Tuscan Soul by Ferragamo and Concentré d Orange Verte




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    Chanel Platinum Égoïste
    Bulgari PH
    Gucci Envy for men
    I used to like Givenchy Gentleman back in the day
    I may try my new Eau de Cartier Concentrée
    I'm also liking Hanae Mori HM EDP and Sean John Unforgivable for dressy occasions
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    Chanel pour Monsieur (original, not concentrée), or
    Antaeus, or
    Hermès Bel Ami
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    dunill 1934
    boucheron edp
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    1-Vera Wang For Men
    2-Prada Amber Pour Homme
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    Vol de Nuit
    L'Heure Bleue
    Ambre (Galimard)
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