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    Default Need your help - b-day gift for hubby :)

    Hello everyone,
    I am trying to decide between a few scents
    for my husband's birthday
    but having a really difficult time.

    He really enjoys incensy, ambery, rich, even gourmand scents.
    Some of his favorites are:

    Antaeus, Burberry Brit, Gucci PH, Black Aoud, Pi, Borneo 1834,
    Cannabis Rose, Armani Code, L'Instant de Guerlain PH, Cocoon,
    L’eau de Navigateur, Arpège PH, Red Sea, Mémoire d'Homme, B-Man,
    Fougère Bengale, Black Tourmaline, Blue Amber, Ambre Sultan
    ...

    Here are my choices to get for him:
    I am trying to choose something that's slightly
    different from what he already has, but that he'd still love
    of course

    Keiko Mecheri - Oliban
    PG Cedre Sandaraque
    Montale Boise Vanille
    Montale Oud Flowers
    Montale Vetiver des Sables
    CDG -Red Series - Sequoia
    CDG - Red Series - Palisander
    Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier - Eau de Iles


    Thank you so much for your opinions
    Autumn treasures: Magnetism, Midnight Orchid, Tea for Two,
    Aimez-Moi, Chinatown, Dzongkha, Five O'Clock Au Gingembre,
    Cittá di Kyoto, Jasmin de Nuit, Jasmin Full, Kelly Calèche, Venezia,
    Douce Amère, Eau de Charlotte, Falling In Love, Chergui, Prada,
    Rose Alexandrie, Hypnôse, Omnia, Flowerbomb, Poivre Piquant,
    Cuir Beluga, 7:15am in Bali, Lolita Lempicka, Fumerie Turque,
    Datura Noir, Songes, Gaultier², L'Ombre Fauve, Kors, My Couture,
    Ligea "La Sirena", Red Aoud, Rose Absolu, Cèdre, Milk, No. 23

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Bending backwards is like falling in love, come bend with me

    The mind is like a drunken monkey, it constantly jumps here and there.

    Swami Niranjan-ananda

    "Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think."
    Dhammapada

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    Default Re: Need your help - b-day gift for hubby :)

    CDG -Red Series - Sequoia


    This will be pretty different, maybe a bit more manly but still has a warm touch
    But once you get locked into a serious perfume collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

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    Default Re: Need your help - b-day gift for hubby :)

    Wow, AP -- Lucky hubby!

    I've been on a PG kick lately, so the Cedre Sandaraque was what jumped out at me... Have you (or he) tried Cristiano Fissore Cashmere (two versions: For Men and For Women)?? I find them both to be *incredible* and they sound like one of 'em (at least) might be just the thing for your dear husband. I know they carry both at LuckyScent.

    Good luck, and happy birthday in advance, Mr. Provocateur!
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    My sale thread has some of my underappreciated fragrances looking for a good, new home...

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    I own MPG Eau des Iles and it is a marvelous, exotic scent. I recommend it highly.
    I've tried CdG's Sequoia and Palisander. I like them, they are deep and woody.
    odysseusm

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    Default Re: Need your help - b-day gift for hubby :)

    You guys are wonderful!
    Thank you so much for your suggestions
    and your help.

    So far sounds like it could be Sequoia

    Do you think that Cedre Sandaraque
    is unisex or 'musculine' enough?
    He does wear Aomassai once in a while too.
    Autumn treasures: Magnetism, Midnight Orchid, Tea for Two,
    Aimez-Moi, Chinatown, Dzongkha, Five O'Clock Au Gingembre,
    Cittá di Kyoto, Jasmin de Nuit, Jasmin Full, Kelly Calèche, Venezia,
    Douce Amère, Eau de Charlotte, Falling In Love, Chergui, Prada,
    Rose Alexandrie, Hypnôse, Omnia, Flowerbomb, Poivre Piquant,
    Cuir Beluga, 7:15am in Bali, Lolita Lempicka, Fumerie Turque,
    Datura Noir, Songes, Gaultier², L'Ombre Fauve, Kors, My Couture,
    Ligea "La Sirena", Red Aoud, Rose Absolu, Cèdre, Milk, No. 23

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Bending backwards is like falling in love, come bend with me

    The mind is like a drunken monkey, it constantly jumps here and there.

    Swami Niranjan-ananda

    "Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think."
    Dhammapada

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    Default Re: Need your help - b-day gift for hubby :)

    Cedre Sandaraque is more masculine that unisex, and it is a great choice.It is sweet and mellow, and I exhausted my supply very quickly. You have reminded me to look at this again.

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    Default Re: Need your help - b-day gift for hubby :)

    My first thought was that Cedre Sandaraque might be too sweet, but it does have a strong musk drydown that would probably work well on a man's skin. If he's comfortable with Aomassai, Cedre Sandaraque shouldn't be a problem.

    I also like Vetiver des Sables on my husband, but only if he dabs a very small dose; it's incredibly powerful!

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    Smile Re: Need your help - b-day gift for hubby :)

    I'm voting for two..the Montal Bois Vanille (I happen to love vanilla, so I HAVE to vote for that), and the PG Cedre Sandaraque which I loved when I sniffed from a sample. Both are a little on the sweet side, but I agree with sucrose..if he can handle Aomassai, those two should not be a problem.

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    Default Re: Need your help - b-day gift for hubby :)

    Your husband's taste seem to dovetail with my own fragrance preferences. From your list, Boise Vanille is one of the best Montales I have worn in long time. It has a classic masculine vibe without becoming outdated. I posted my review here: http://community.basenotes.net/showt...=193406&page=2 [Scroll to post #73]

    Some others you might encourage him to test, if not already:

    Etat Libre d'Orange Nombril Immense
    M. Micallef Gaiac and Avant Garde
    Indult Rêve en Cuir
    Il Profumo Patchouli Noir
    Tom Ford Japon Noir
    Satellite Padparadscha
    Andy Tauer Vetiver Dance
    Lalique Encre Noire
    Serge Lutens Serge Noire


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    Default Re: Need your help - b-day gift for hubby :)

    I'd like to recommend something harder to obtain and pricey (but it would be a GREAT gift) that I think will be totally up his alley:

    Yohji Homme

    This one is AMAZING. And it would be the show-stopper of his collection. It hits on a lot of levels; for me it satisfies the classic fougere as well as the modern dry woody urges so well.
    It has great sillage, and it is pure class. Too bad this one got discontinued .

    You can find a small bottle for under 100, too.

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    Default Re: Need your help - b-day gift for hubby :)

    You guys are fabulous and so helpful,
    thank you so much

    Any additional thoughts on Palisander?
    Autumn treasures: Magnetism, Midnight Orchid, Tea for Two,
    Aimez-Moi, Chinatown, Dzongkha, Five O'Clock Au Gingembre,
    Cittá di Kyoto, Jasmin de Nuit, Jasmin Full, Kelly Calèche, Venezia,
    Douce Amère, Eau de Charlotte, Falling In Love, Chergui, Prada,
    Rose Alexandrie, Hypnôse, Omnia, Flowerbomb, Poivre Piquant,
    Cuir Beluga, 7:15am in Bali, Lolita Lempicka, Fumerie Turque,
    Datura Noir, Songes, Gaultier², L'Ombre Fauve, Kors, My Couture,
    Ligea "La Sirena", Red Aoud, Rose Absolu, Cèdre, Milk, No. 23

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Bending backwards is like falling in love, come bend with me

    The mind is like a drunken monkey, it constantly jumps here and there.

    Swami Niranjan-ananda

    "Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think."
    Dhammapada

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