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    Default Stealth fragrance?

    Do you wear any fragrance that nobody would detect as a fragrance? You smell good, but the fragrance is so well integrated that people would be surprised to find out that you are wearing a fragrance.

    Do you have one? If so, what is it?

    Thanks.

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    I don't own it, but maybe look at escentric molecules if this is what you want.

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    You might want to give the following a try:

    Escentric Molecule 01 or Molecule 02 (both of these are single fragrance molecules, very simple and not "perfumey." Molecule 01 can be very strong though).
    Mugler Cologne (very low key and fresh, like you just got out of the shower)
    The Different Company - Sel de Vetiver (salty vetiver, smells like your skin after going for a swim in the ocean)
    Ayala Moriel - Espionnage (a smoky skin scent with very little sillage)
    Creed - Erolfa (I find this very fresh and light - smells like the salty sea with a bit of tangerine)
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    Kenzo pour Homme
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    I would say that Zirh Ikon is like that. This stuff is nothing special and was surprised with the good reviews it got so far. I don't see how someone would want to wear this one often or why it was made in the first place. My friend said that he smelled it a bit off of me but said that the smell was not something he would associate as a fragrance.

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    Odeur 53 by Comme des GarÁons is probably the king of stealth fragrances. It's so unlike a perfume/cologne, yet it gives the wearer a real aura.

    Though a bit more conventional, Gendarme is also very stealthy. And though people sometimes think Gendarme doesn't last, I find the opposite to be true. The wearer becomes accustomed to it quickly, but others notice. I recently pulled my bottle of Gendarme from the back of the drobe and have been giving it some time in the rotation. Great stuff. Amazingly clean musky presence.

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    Clean Men definately. People think you are just using a very nice fabric softener. Still indecisive about whether this is a good thing or not.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpk View Post
    Clean Men definately. People think you are just using a very nice fabric softener. Still indecisive about whether this is a good thing or not.....
    I know what you mean about this - I think it smells like a fairly generic shower gel.
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    Black Aoud.




    j/k, my sample of Gendarme is the stealthiest one I have.

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    Avignon

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    Quote Originally Posted by ttcarlo View Post
    Avignon
    Really? This has pretty good sillage and projection on my skin.


    My favorite "is he wearing anything?" scent it Nasomatto Silver Musk.

    People will think you're not wearing anything, but they will still be drawn to your aura.

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    Ck be

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    I agree with Indie_Guy: both Odeur 53 and Odeur 71 by Comme des Garcons are very anti-fragrance fragrances, which is how they were intended to be worn.

    I think Cumming by Alan Cumming can also be called a stealth fragrance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fakepurseninja View Post
    Black Aoud.




    j/k, my sample of Gendarme is the stealthiest one I have.
    I couldn't agree more that Montale is the most subtle frag I have encountered.

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    CdG Dry Clean, Garage
    Doesn't smell like perfume but more as if you just came from those places, for better or worse.

    Silver Mountain Water, very light and a bit soapy, could be mistaken for a strong showergel scent I think.
    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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    Gendarme 20 - incredibly clean linens straight from the drier with downy....no one ever thinks you're wearing perfume.
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    Mark Birley, for better or worse, goes pretty anti-fragrance in no time. On me, it's a skin scent within an hour or two.

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    Interesting selections (and some I hadnít heard of). Thanks.

    I still havenít smelled any of the Gendarmes. Guess Iíll have to try them.

    I see Avignon mentioned. I havenít tried it, but I do have Kyoto, and I can see where that might fall into this category too because I find it ethereal and not really perfume-like. I love it and intend to try more of the CdG line, perhaps starting with the suggestions here.

    Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AromiErotici View Post
    I couldn't agree more that Montale is the most subtle frag I have encountered.
    This is a joke.... Isn't it?

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    My baby CK One

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    Azzaro Chrome has a very clean fresh showered / dryer sheet scent.

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    The new Roucel for Editions Frederic Malle, Dans Tes Bras is stealthy in that is smells like warm clean skin. Not sure if you are smelling a fragrance or just the person. But if applied heavily in does have warm floral light musk scent.

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    I just sampled Sienne l' Hiver (Eau d' Italie). Very special. Close to the skin and idiosynchratic.
    Last edited by cpk; 28th February 2009 at 09:06 PM.

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    On my skin, fcuk for him makes it smell like I just hopped out of the shower all day. Using the all-over shower gel amplifies that.

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    boss pure smells like clean things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcjra View Post
    My favorite "is he wearing anything?" scent it Nasomatto Silver Musk.
    Agreed. That would be the one in my collection that I would wear to passively smell great. I wore it to a recent brunch with a VP for that reason.

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