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    Default Best Cologne to make a woman melt?

    Ok so im new to it all. I usually wear swiss, but everyone around ehre wears that now so I want something new. What do you think is the best cologne for a 21 year old male when it comes to making girls melt? I basically want it just for nights out partying and things. Anything under $100.

    Iv heard of code, coolwater and gio, but I also ehar they are way too common aswell.

    I just found a try-out bottle of escada magnetism for men and it smells decent. Is that a good choice or should I try something else?
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    The general consensus reached by the males of Baesnotes after considerable thought and deliberation is 7 (lucky) sprays of Yatagan by Caron:

    1 to the front of the neck
    1 to the back of the neck
    2 - 1 to each forearm
    3 to the chest, optionally moving one spray to the groin region instead
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    Mr. Miyagi, welcome to Basenotes. Make yourself a pot of strong coffee and then sit down and click on over to the Female Fragrance Discussion board, and read through the thread stickied to the top, entitled, "Which scents chicks dig/females love/blah blah blah". You will laugh and cry, you will feel affirmed and assailed, you will raise your hands heavenward and ask the skies, "why, skies? why didn't you skies tell me this before, skies?" You'll literally do that, so sit near a window or door. In short you will emerge wiser about perfume and about women. We must all make this journey alone. But you may then return to this, your thread, and we will discuss.
    Serious, though, it's an interesting read. All sorts of views and practical advice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    The general consensus reached by the males of Baesnotes after considerable thought and deliberation is 7 (lucky) sprays of Yatagan by Caron:

    1 to the front of the neck
    1 to the back of the neck
    2 - 1 to each forearm
    3 to the chest, optionally moving one spray to the groin region instead
    Hmm, I dunno if Yatagan is under $100.

    One of my best friends loves Halston Unbound on her men. She says it makes her uncontrollably lustful.

    (I think the women's version is a really plain aquatic. I have never smelled the guys' version.)

    Her other favorite is Aqua di Gio.

    I myself think Hermes Un Jardin en Mediterranee would be really yummy on a guy. The smaller bottle goes for $80 brand new.

    Edit: But yes, check the women's forum. Remember it's personality and charm, not the way you smell. Yeah.
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    You can get 125ml of Yatagan for about $30! That's so affordable that you can - if feeling particularly risque - up it to 10 sprays on those special nights out.
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    Fahrenheit 320.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    You can get 125ml of Yatagan for about $30!
    Where? PM me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strollyourlobster View Post
    Mr. Miyagi, welcome to Basenotes. Make yourself a pot of strong coffee and then sit down and click on over to the Female Fragrance Discussion board, and read through the thread stickied to the top, entitled, "Which scents chicks dig/females love/blah blah blah". You will laugh and cry, you will feel affirmed and assailed, you will raise your hands heavenward and ask the skies, "why, skies? why didn't you skies tell me this before, skies?" You'll literally do that, so sit near a window or door. In short you will emerge wiser about perfume and about women. We must all make this journey alone. But you may then return to this, your thread, and we will discuss.
    Serious, though, it's an interesting read. All sorts of views and practical advice.

    Interesting. I do not know if I am ready for such an adventure, but it seems the time has come. I shall wield the cup of coffee as you suggested, for it seems this quest is not one to be taken lightly. I will see you on the other side my brother. Lol, thanks though I will check it out.

    Aiona: Thanks for the suggestions, and dont worry I know smelling nice wont form a crowed of ladies around me It doesnt hurt though!

    SculptureOfSoul: Seriously??? 10 sprays? Isnt that abit much? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    You can get 125ml of Yatagan for about $30! That's so affordable that you can - if feeling particularly risque - up it to 10 sprays on those special nights out.
    To be clear, SofS is joking about this. I think.....
    Ten sprays of Yatagan and your only romantic prospects will be certain micro-climate-adapted species of tundra-dwelling wood nymphs and the Janissaries camped on either side of you. And them only in the last hours before dawn and the battle, when things get all bleary and sweaty and uncertain and you're all thinking that this has never seemed like a good idea before but no one's going to get any sleep anyway.
    No no no. MAYbe three sprays of Yatagan, and I love the stuff.

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    Yatagan is SUPER cheap....pretty much anywhere online......$20, $25.....not even close to $100!

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    I think he's joking with you, Mr. Miyagi. Yatagan is a really strong musky aromatic scent. Some people really hate it. I myself really like it, but I think I might be in the minority.

    Definitely try before you buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by everso View Post
    Yatagan is SUPER cheap....pretty much anywhere online......$20, $25.....not even close to $100!
    Holey moleys! You're right.

    Why did I never even look before! I kind of assumed since it was by Caron, it was going to be expensive, or something. Thanks, everyone!

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    Maybe the trick is putting it on her! I remember seeing an old film where a woman literally melts away when splashed (but to be accurate it took a bucket of it). She might have already been sick though from some kind of monkey virus, as she kept a lot of them as pets. Thinking back she did seem rather green looking for most of the film. At first I though it was a bucket of water that was splashed on her but after two+ years of Basenotes I am now almost totally convinced it was a bucket of something like Yatagan, or maybe it was Kouros.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbe View Post
    At first I though it was a bucket of water that was splashed on her but after two+ years of Basenotes I am now almost totally convinced it was a bucket of something like Yatagan, or maybe it was Kouros.
    No, no. The Kouros was from Toto.

    Just kidding. I actually sniffed Kouros the other day, and I like it too. Go figure.

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    Yeah, about the price of Caron stuff, and with apologies to Mr. M for hijacking his thread for jes' a moment: why are Pour un Homme, Yatagan, Third Man and a few others available in vats for roughly the price of Gatorade while Tabac Blonde and many of their coveted feminines can barely be gotten for love or money? I suppose their are solid marketing reasons, but sheesh.
    But so MrMiyagi, any thoughts about what you'll explore next?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strollyourlobster View Post
    Yeah, about the price of Caron stuff, and with apologies to Mr. M for hijacking his thread for jes' a moment: why are Pour un Homme, Yatagan, Third Man and a few others available in vats for roughly the price of Gatorade
    Wow! You're right! Third Man is another I've tried and liked, and again, kind of glossed over thinking it'd be something expensive, I guess because I never heard of it before I started reading here on the forums. Apparently I'm not reading enough. Thanks for starting this thread, Mr.Miyagi, and yes, sorry for derailing it.

    Third Man is very different from Yatagan, and being as cheap as it is, it is something you might want to try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strollyourlobster View Post
    Yeah, about the price of Caron stuff, and with apologies to Mr. M for hijacking his thread for jes' a moment: why are Pour un Homme, Yatagan, Third Man and a few others available in vats for roughly the price of Gatorade while Tabac Blonde and many of their coveted feminines can barely be gotten for love or money? I suppose their are solid marketing reasons, but sheesh.
    But so MrMiyagi, any thoughts about what you'll explore next?


    I dont know man, its all very Overwhelming. Im looking at reviews of M7 Fresh, But its a little bit difficult for me to imagine the descriptions since im new to fragrances. I want something fresh, but warm. Since im more of a humble young guy with a funny and inviting personality I think a warmer smell will suit me better, but I also want that fresh new smell to it because I dont want to smell like an old man. I think I might hit the store up today or tomorrow and try out some smells. What do you think of "M7 Fresh" personally? Im kindof ballparking different names atm so when I go to the store I know what too look for.

    All in all im sure what I find will be better than my generic Swiss Army.

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    On a more serious note (Yatagan, while a masterpiece of a frag, does *not* make most women melt ), I'd recommend you check out Santana for Men and Viktor and Rolf's Antidote.

    Santana is sweet, tonka bean (sort of like vanilla, but not as warm, a bit more caramel'ish) with apples, cinnamon, and lavender. It's inexpensive and the ladies just LOVE it. It's fairly versatile too, as it's not too heavy.

    Antidote starts out quite fresh and citrusy - mint, grapefruit and lavender, then goes into a fairly sweet middle with a prominent jasmine note backed by cinnamon and nutmeg, the jasmine fades and the spices remain and meld with the woods and amber in the base to leave a wonderful snuggly base note.

    Oh, another one that I've heard gets TONS of compliments from women is Diesel's Fuel for Life. At 26 I feel too old for it, but it's a very sweet and playful raspberry based scent. For what it is, it's good, I just don't like what it is, personally.
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    I must second Antidote. Really nice.
    Also I love Terre d'Hermes on a man (smells great on women, too!)
    And Acqua de Gio if it's not over-applied.

    And do check the women's sticky thread. It's a fun read.

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    Oh...I almost forgot...there's a man I work with, about 15 years younger than me, who wears Kiehl's Original Musk. It's only noticeable when you get close to him, and now, every time he is around, I go up and sniff him (he laughs) because he smells so damn great! It's not a heavy, cloying musk, and it's just MARVELOUS on him. And the price is right!

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    Generally women tend to like the sweeter and more feminine scents that aren't particularly thick or stuffy. Notes of vanilla, benzoin, chocolate, sweet fruits, etc. are usually winners. Gourmand scents tend to be big hits too: A*Men, Pi, Body Kouros, Rochas Man, Very Irresistable, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    Generally women tend to like the sweeter and more feminine scents that aren't particularly thick or stuffy. Notes of vanilla, benzoin, chocolate, sweet fruits, etc. are usually winners. Gourmand scents tend to be big hits too: A*Men, Pi, Body Kouros, Rochas Man, Very Irresistable, etc.


    What about JPG Le Mâle? It seems to have that sweet scent to it judging by the reviews? It seems even some of the negative reviewers received compliments on it.. After smelling some of the tester bottles around my house I noticed I like the sweeter smelling ones the most aswell. But I dont want to get too feminine. The Escada Magnetism kindof stood out for me. Whats your Opinion on the JPG Le Mâle? i hear its too common in some places, but I havent heard of anyone wearing it around here. Its all swiss or adidas here.
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    Le Male is generally a winner with women. I wear scent first and foremost for myself and I can't stand the sort of plasticky vanilla note in there, but if you like it, it should definitely fulfill your criteria! Nuclear sillage and longevity on that one, too.

    It *is* quite popular though - at least around here. You won't smell it during the day, but at a bar or club it's quite common to catch whiffs of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    Le Male is generally a winner with women. I wear scent first and foremost for myself and I can't stand the sort of plasticky vanilla note in there, but if you like it, it should definitely fulfill your criteria! Nuclear sillage and longevity on that one, too.

    It *is* quite popular though - at least around here. You won't smell it during the day, but at a bar or club it's quite common to catch whiffs of it.

    I love how you guys can distinguish notes so easily. Yeah I will go check it out first, as well as some of the suggestions. Thanks alot everyone.

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    My ability to distinguish notes was practically zero before I acquainted myself with about 200 essential oils/absolutes, etc. Even having all of these raw materials at my disposal, it can still be very very difficult to dissect a well blended fragrance, especially because perfumers working with synthetics most often selectively recreate only the portions of the actual note that they want.
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    ok, so I went to my nearest mall (I live in a small town) and they didnt have much. So im ordering some mini bottles and samples online. Right now im ordering JPG le male, Versace Black jeans, Dior Homme, Gucci Pour Homme II, and a larger bottle of Armani Code (they didnt have smaller ones and I want to try it out). They dont have any antidote samples though, so thats a bummer.

    Hopefully they are ok, we will see. I will probably stick with a slightly sweeter one when im out partying, and a more standard one during the day while im at work and whatnot.

    Haha, im really not good at making up my mind, I cant wait till I receive them and start walking around annoying family asking what they think.

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    I think the Armani Code gets a bad rap sometimes but the women like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMiyagi View Post
    Versace Black jeans, Dior Homme, Gucci Pour Homme II

    thats already a pretty good list to start with!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMiyagi View Post
    I dont know man, its all very Overwhelming. Im looking at reviews of M7 Fresh, But its a little bit difficult for me to imagine the descriptions since im new to fragrances. I want something fresh, but warm. Since im more of a humble young guy with a funny and inviting personality I think a warmer smell will suit me better, but I also want that fresh new smell to it because I dont want to smell like an old man. I think I might hit the store up today or tomorrow and try out some smells. What do you think of "M7 Fresh" personally? Im kindof ballparking different names atm so when I go to the store I know what too look for.

    All in all im sure what I find will be better than my generic Swiss Army.
    Fresh but warm = CerrutiSi. It's watery and sweet. You could probably mistake it for an aquatic if it weren't for the warmth it exudes. It's nice and ladies would definitely dig it. It has been discontinued so it's going for cheap at the moment. Grab a bottle!
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    Default Re: Best Cologne to make a woman melt?

    i dont know about melt...but here are a list i have gotten compliments on:

    John Varvatos
    Michael by kors
    Sandalwood by Trumper
    Musk by Lorenzo Villoressi
    Allure Homme edition blanche

    i have many frags and these are the only ones that has ever been comented on....as to the gourmand comment...i tend to agree...i owned jpg gaultier2 for a bit...i wore it to the gym one day and a girl randomly stopped and asked what i was wearing because it smelled so damn good...never happened before that or ever again...the ones liswted were female co -workers or friends.

    My advice is be yourself and be different than the rest...try some thing a girl you are interested in might not have thought she would smell on you, but let your personality do all the talking and the cologne act as nothing more than icing on the cake....go get em tiger.
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