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    Default Help to choose a fragrance for a friend

    This friend of mine has been making fun (in good spirit) of my fascination with fragrances, which is ok, he thinks he is cool for wearing nothing and I have not a problem with that. However today he sent me an email saying that "after all that thing of wearing a fragrance is not a such a crazy idea.Help me to pick one".
    I asked him several questions to get an idea what to advise him.

    He never wears a suit and his is very laid back, casual. He is 38.
    He does not like strong fragrances, he wants something rather light. He does not like woody scents, he tends to enjoy sweet. (I think he does not really mean sweet in a fruity way perhaps he is referring to an aquatic accord).
    He wants something versatile with an elegant flavor, casual but with a classy touch. He is planning to wear it for nights out, evening time, although he said to me "if I like it I would wear it all day long".

    I have been thinking that perhaps good choices would be Mugler cologne? XS? Even Rive Gauche could be somehow of his taste.
    Any opinions please?
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    Default Re: Help to choose a fragrance for a friend

    this is a guy that is always in a good mood, likes grunge music and does not give a rat ars about wearing a nice suit. He is not good looking nor sophisticated but he is a lot of fun, very sharp and "alternative", he is charming on his own way, too much energy, he makes me tired (and I am hyperactive).
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    Default Re: Help to choose a fragrance for a friend

    budget : up to 100 euros
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    Default Re: Help to choose a fragrance for a friend

    Mister F,

    why dont u let him try your
    L'anarchiste
    bugari black
    eau sauvage
    terre de hermes.... works very good for most men.
    eau sauvage

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    Default Re: Help to choose a fragrance for a friend

    Milissime imperial could work as well.

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    I would say Platinum Egoiste should fit the bill.

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    Default Re: Help to choose a fragrance for a friend

    All above look good - no-one's mentioned Green Irish Tweed yet - I wore that at 38 (no suit) and pretty versatile day or night. Diro Homme seems to be getting some good general press . . . bit younger and brighter?

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    Default Re: Help to choose a fragrance for a friend

    YSL L Homme , SMW, Himalaya comes to mind.

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    Default Re: Help to choose a fragrance for a friend

    Quote Originally Posted by moreda View Post
    Mister F,

    why dont u let him try your
    L'anarchiste
    That's my pick.
    Last edited by PorkFat; 20th May 2009 at 12:25 PM.

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    Default Re: Help to choose a fragrance for a friend

    I was also thinking Rive Gauche until you mentioned it at the end of your post >.>

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    Default Re: Help to choose a fragrance for a friend

    Himalaya or Green Irish Tweed.

    L'Anarchist would also work, so would Terre d'Hermes

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    Default Re: Help to choose a fragrance for a friend

    Montale's Fougeres Marines sounds like an option; not sure its price in euros.

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    Default Re: Help to choose a fragrance for a friend

    Geir

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    Default Re: Help to choose a fragrance for a friend

    Quote Originally Posted by Basteri View Post

    He does not like strong fragrances, he wants something rather light.
    He wants something versatile with an elegant flavor, casual but with a classy touch. He is planning to wear it for nights out, evening time, although he said to me "if I like it I would wear it all day long".
    Bvlgari Pour Homme Soir would be ideal, although it's not exactly aquatic, but it matches all these other criteria.

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    Default Re: Help to choose a fragrance for a friend

    Quote Originally Posted by adonis View Post
    Geir
    I like that too, but it is a bit woody, so he may not like it.

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    Default Re: Help to choose a fragrance for a friend

    I think Mugler is an excellent choice along with Gendarme.

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    Sweeter side, not woody, and not overpowering scent?

    Have him try Chergui.
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    Default Re: Help to choose a fragrance for a friend

    m7 fresh, terre d'hermes, and millesime imperial; incredibly hard to offend (well, maybe not tdh) and very easy to love.
    Spring/Summer Wardrobe: vetiver extraordinaire, rose 31, terre d'hermes!

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    Default Re: Help to choose a fragrance for a friend

    GIT, Mugler, AdP Colonia Assolluta, or Bulgari pour Homme are all great introductory frags with user-friendly accords

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    Default Re: Help to choose a fragrance for a friend

    Gucci Pour Homme two fits the description perfectly.

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