sophisticated and edgy, most definitely.
I currently work at a research lab. Sometimes I have to travel, do business, etc., etc. I am also rather youthful (a few years out of school).
The work I do is edgy (as are my ideas), yet I am very 'old school' personality wise - think Humphrey Bogart in Sabrina. I am trying to figure out what to wear that reflects this. Here is something that might help you figure out what I'm talking about. http://www.media.mit.edu/ (they created the 1 laptop per child program ... 100 dollar laptop). Very edgy work but in Cambridge, MA along the Charles River.
I posted something a while ago and I got a bunch of responses and got some samples and the scents really didn't match what I was going for... although I did realize that I liked Creed GIT, Tabarome Mill., Royal Water, and Royal Leather. I also found out that the Creed Vetiver is a thousand times better than the Guerlain Vetiver.
I currently own Terre d'Hermes, Burberry Weekend, SMW, Burberry London, and Guerlain Vetiver. (Listed in order from my pers. fav. to least.)
Thanks to all in advance.
sophisticated and edgy, most definitely.
I fit your description, and I love Hammam Bouquet and L'Ombre Dans L'Eau.
Knize Ten was a very good suggestion too.
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also...i think you work too much. you describe yourself completely based around your WORK. your fragrance should represent YOU, not your work...
screw work, it's not who you are.....who are YOU?
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Top 10 (not in order): Dunhill 1934, Dunhill Edition, Terre d'Hermes, Rive Gauche, Habit Rouge, Guerlain Vetiver, Knize Ten, Bois du Portugal, Vintage Tabarome, Green Irish Tweed
Summer Rotation: GIT, Aventus, Erolfa, Vetiver 1948, Guerlain Vetiver, Malle VE, Terre d'Hermes, Bvlgari PH, Bvlgari Acqua, Habit Rouge EDC and Sport, ADP Colonia Assoluta, Chanel PMC, Dunhill Edition, Eau Sauvage, TF Azure Lime
In the end, none of our suggestions may help, since your request for an edgy, old school scent is so subjective. You will probably have to smell dozens, if not hundreds, of scents. And, of course, that is part of the fun. I believe SlummervilleMetroMan has posted about a scent trail in Boston in the City Shopping Guide forum. Read his post for places to visit, then go smell. And check out Knize Ten. It's worth a sniff.
That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.
Leather and incense scents in general can get you some of that "edgy" feeling, while still being sophisticated.
A few standouts:
Chanel Cuir de Russie
Idole de Lubin
Other edgy sophisitcates are Black Aoud, Or Black, Intrigant Patchouli, and Ungaro II.
Talk about working too much... Haven't slept in 48 hrs... Aren't we expecting too much out of a scent?. Even Knize 10 can smell cheap and grotesque if not worn well... A scent that makes you look intelligent and sophisticated?
I do not know...
a floral I guess. Black Aoud, C&S88, Havana, Narciso Rodriguez, 3rd Man...
Avignon or 2 Man, Homme Sage!!! smells like an old library..
An introspective scent... yang, tam dao or some vetiver (Guerlain of Fredric Malle).
I do not know. The brightest people I have ever met wore simplistic stuff like Old Spice, Shalimar, Rive Gauche or Aramis...
I guess I never let my fragrance do the talkin'
Thanks for sharing your resumé but dude, it's just perfume.
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Well, you are catchin' a bit of flack here. Your question seems reasonable enough. This is a "just starting out forum" after all.
You'll have to keep searching to find what suits you... that we all agree on.
Have you tried the Comme des Garcons INCENSE line? That definitely is different, and has a lot of fans.
I like to go against the modern-fresh trend and get old-school scents: Penhaligons, Geo. F. Trumper are great British firms. Victorian class!
L'Artisan Parfumer Mechant Loup and Fou D'Absinthe.
And if you want really edgy, check out "oud" which has a huge thread on the men's side.
Just keep searching. You'll find things you like, and dislike. It all takes time, and the journey itself is fun.
"The force that through the green fuse drives the flower // drives my green age..." Dylan Thomas
Is Knize Ten much like Vintage Tab.?
An old post that referred to what I'm talking about right now : http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=211677 .
Vintage Tab. just seemed too 'classic' and 'mature'. Wondering if there is something that is a bit less 'mature' than the suggestions in this post.
Thanks for all the advice, will be checking in with my local perfumers.
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I think you should try the one that started the whole metrosexual genre, pick up the hockey puck and try on Bulgari Black. Might not be the flashiest bottle or sport the latest notes chemistry can provide but it's held up fairly well and not just everyone can pull it off.
Many people find L'Anarchiste rather edgy and yet sophisticated. I find it versatile too, from the office to a night out, winter, spring, summer or especially autumn, it always works for me.
Did you try Rive Gauche pour homme ?
"Wow, I've never smelled anything like that before."
I'd say Egoiste, Chanel PM, CdG Hinoki, or Rive Gauche.
RG first came to mind. It fits the 3 adjectives you mentioned and is hardly "simplistic" as mentioned above.
Sophisticated, intelligent, AND edgy...Vetiver Extraordinaire by Malle dude.
How about Bulgari PH?
I think a line that might suit the image you're looking for is Biehl Parfumkustwerke. In particular eo 02 and mb 03 might strike the perfect balance between classic and edgy.
II est de forts parfums pour qui toute matière/Est poreuse. On dirait qu'ils pénètrent le verre.
Knize Ten is one scent that I am going to try out...
Anywhere you would suggest buying this particular frag.? It seems to be no where online, and right now I won't be back in Boston for a few months.