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    Default Searching a good calm, masculine perfume

    Hello everybody:

    I'm new at the forum and I would like to hear your expert recommendations about the best calm, masculine scents.

    Thank you in advance!

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    There's a great amount of "Masculine-cologne-threads" floating around here. There were threads about "quiet scents", too.

    However, a calm and masculine scent to me seems to be Chêne (Serge Lutens). At least that's how I use it: To calm me down. And then: Oaks are, without a doubt, majestic, patient trees.
    Last edited by DesGrieux; 28th August 2009 at 06:04 PM.

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    Hello and Welcome Glück,

    I get the impression of "calm" from L'Artisan Parfumeur's Tea For Two, it feels very unisex to me, but isn't explicitly feminine...

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    Bvlgari black, D&G The one.
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    Rive Gauche PH ~ YSL

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    Quote Originally Posted by timaru View Post
    Rive Gauche PH ~ YSL
    Of course!

    Let me add the original Aramis (1965).

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    Caron Pour un Homme
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    If by "calm" you mean restful, contemplative, and perhaps a bit sedate, I'd suggest you try some of the following, (some already mentioned):

    Caron pour un Homme
    The Third Man
    Héritage
    Jaïpur Homme (preferably the EdP)
    Comme des Garçons Avignon, Jaisalmer, Zagorsk or [B]Ourzazate
    Dzongkha[/B]
    Sycomore
    Givenchy Vetyver
    Eau Lente
    L'Homme Sage
    JHL

    There are actually some themes running through these selections: lavender/vanilla, rich woody (but not gourmand) oriental, mellow vetiver, and incense.
    Last edited by Off-Scenter; 28th August 2009 at 08:18 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vibert View Post
    If by "clam" you mean restful, contemplative, and perhaps a bit sedate
    Forgive me for laughing at a typo, but that one's classic. On a more serious note, I agree with all your recommendations (at least the ones I know).
    Last edited by PaulSC; 28th August 2009 at 08:10 PM.
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    O Pour Homme by Lancome

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulSC View Post
    Forgive me for laughing at a typo, but that one's classic. On a more serious note, I agree with all your recommendations (at least the ones I know).
    :bounce: Freudian, I assure you!

    Of course, if the OP wants "clam," it occurs to me that Sécrétions Magnifiques smells a bit like old, raw clams.
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    Default Re: Searching a good calm, masculine perfume

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulSC View Post
    Caron Pour un Homme
    I agree. I feel mostly anything lavender-based is calming - which this is an excellent example.
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    Yes, although it's nearly a cliche to say so, Iavender is calming for me, too. A favorite comfort scent for me is Parfums de Nicolai Nicolai Pour Homme. Love that stuff. Caron Pour Un Homme is also very calming. But I would add that the mere fact of having my attention focused on something intricate and sensory is very calming and focusing. And a shot of many fragrances gives me this effect.

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    Hello again!
    I greatly appreciate your efforts and your helpful comments. I think I should focus my search with more criteria.

    I'm looking for a calm (quiet and safe -not sedated -), clearly masculine -but not macho-, classic but modern perfume. It may be something like London Burberry (leather, tobacco), or more transportative (like Terre), or with wood... I don't know. I apologize because I know it is a bit vague

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    Rive Gauche.

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    Some non-niche ideas that immediately spring to my mind are...
    Equipage - Hermes.
    Polo Modern Reserve - Ralph Lauren
    Rive Gauche - YSL
    Jazz - YSL
    Pour un Homme - Caron
    Vetyver - L'Occitane

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    Safari and Polo Crest are the two of the most calm masculines I know.

    Also be sure to try

    pierre cardin pour monsieur
    pierre cardin enigme
    versace black
    aramis tuscany
    eau sauvage


    I find rive gauche a little bit edgy to be called calm. With some careless extra spraying it can easly be very unforgiving unlike others listed. Its more like a sleeping monster.
    Last edited by sarelle500gr; 28th August 2009 at 08:56 PM.
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    Bvlgari Pour Homme is an understated, mature, manly skin scent.
    Diptyque Tam Dao is a pure, clean, contemplative sandalwood.

    Many other good recommendations here.
    Last edited by LiveJazz; 28th August 2009 at 09:01 PM.
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    Default Re: Searching a good calm, masculine perfume

    Quote Originally Posted by Glück View Post
    Hello again!
    I greatly appreciate your efforts and your helpful comments. I think I should focus my search with more criteria.

    I'm looking for a calm (quiet and safe -not sedated -), clearly masculine -but not macho-, classic but modern perfume. It may be something like London Burberry (leather, tobacco), or more transportative (like Terre), or with wood... I don't know. I apologize because I know it is a bit vague
    I'd still stick with my earlier suggestion of Tea For Two, and throw in Gucci PHII, another tea scent, and L'Artisan Bois Farine, a soft gourmand scent. I second Vibert's mention of Heritage, it does give the impression of a modern classic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    Bvlgari Pour Homme is an understated, mature, manly skin scent.
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    I agree that
    god bless oakmoss

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    I certain renowned member just yesterday wrote about a scent named Kouros - that it is so masculin and nice. Be a man, give it a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    Bvlgari Pour Homme is an understated, mature, manly skin scent.
    +1 on this quiet modern scent.

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    For warm weather, Geir Ness works.

    For cooler weather, Heritage.

    The scent grows richer, he knows he must be near
    He finds a long passageway lit by chandelier
    Each step he takes, the perfumes change
    From familiar fragrance to flavours strange
    A magnificent chamber meets his eye

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    I would suggest Escada Homme, a very calm, elegant masculine fragrance.

    I would also suggest Francesco Smalto, another masculine fragrance that I would classify as calm.

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    In my opinion, Horizon by Guy Laroche (now discontinued, but ridiculously cheap on many perfume discounter sites) is truly calm perfume.

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    When I think of a "calm" fragrance, the first that comes to mind is Davidoff Zino.

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    I also find Bvlgari pour Homme very 'calming.' Sadly I also find it a bit boring these days!
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    Chez Bond by Bond no 9

    for something great and more affordable, try Polo Black by Ralph Lauren
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Musk is calming for me, and I very much enjoy Kiehls Original Musk. Good stuff!
    Last edited by The Duke; 29th August 2009 at 01:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glück View Post
    Hello everybody:

    I'm new at the forum and I would like to hear your expert recommendations about the best calm, masculine scents.

    Thank you in advance!
    Ungaro III

    Calm and conservative, composed. My impression of that particular scent.

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    Mugler Cologne.

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    So Gluck, my question is - what have you tried? I'd second many of the recommendations above, but without knowing what you like, it makes it a bit more difficult. For the record, I'll third or fourth the recommendation of YSL Rive Gauche PH.


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