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    Default Traditional Cologne?

    Are there any good traditional style colognes with an animalic musk base? I've heard Chanel, but are there others?
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    Default Re: Traditional Cologne?

    Any thoughts? I think Eau de Guerlain fits well, but I don't really like the caraway top (sorry Foetidus). Any other similar scents out there?

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    Monsieur de Givenchy is a citrus cologne with a nice animalic leather aspect to it.

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    Have you tried the EDC version of Guerlain's Habit Rouge? The more time that goes by, the more I really find this different from (and far superior to) the EDT version. The top notes are a refreshing, bracing citrus melange while the base is one of the best semi-sweet animalic (horse saddle) musks around. I like that the sweetness in this one isn't powdery like the EDT, but rather smooth like clear corn syrup. This stuff is in a class by itself.

    I also agree with Strollyourlobster's suggestion of Monsieur de Givenchy. It's a huge classic.




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    I feel that I'm suggesting it in every thread but...

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    I 2nd Habit Rouge EDC and I like Eau de Guerlain, Also the Rogers and Gallet EDC's are Excellent

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    Hermes Equipage. The vintage formulation smells best to me, but the current is also an animalic musk. Very traditional.
    Also check Eau Sauvage, more citrus heavy, but an animalic base.

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    Lorenzo Villoresi Acqua di Colonia.
    Not so much animalic - but a beautiful musk base nonetheless.

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    Aramis is not a cologne, it's a chypre, but if you're interested in something with citrus and a strong animalic aspect, it might please you greatly.

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    Default Re: Traditional Cologne?

    Although this is marketed toward women, I believe a great deal of men wear this citrus/animalic treasure with success ~

    Diorella, Christian Dior

    It is the 'feminine' alter-ego of Eau Savage, but I think it is more specific to what you are looking for.

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    Default Re: Traditional Cologne?

    I am just asking because I am looking for something that is in the vein of a traditional eau de cologne but has some body to it. I own Monsieur de Givenchy, it is more of a chypre and the longevity is pretty poor. Eau Sauvage is wonderful, but once again a chypre. I tried Diorella but found it to fruity for my tastes. Perhaps Lorenzo will do it for me?

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    Default Re: Traditional Cologne?

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_Ludlow View Post
    I feel that I'm suggesting it in every thread but...

    Mouchoir de Monsieur
    I never really liked Mouchoir de Monsieur. I thought it was far too barnyard for my taste. I tried Jicky EdT, it was ok and much lighter. My preferred animalic lavender of recent is Creed Royal Scottish Lavender.

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    Equipage perhaps.

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    I didn't particularly like Equipage. It is like a more refined version of Polo.

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    Odd comparison...
    It is so interesting how differently two people find scents. I find Equipage very traditional. Like I should stroll out onto the front porch, put on my old cardigan and smoke a cigar.

    I wear Polo, and I want to smell squeeky clean and stay away from stinky people smoking stinky cigars.

    I do get a civet note in both, though....
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    OK, scratch Equipage. Have you tried Eau d' 'Hermes?


    I doubt Luten's MKK could be classified as traditional. But you certainly get the musk.

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    Good suggestions here. Try M. Givenchy vintage .
    Everybody should try Villoresi Colonia once, but don't expect power - that just isn't Eau de Cologne. It has a wonderful musk ambrette note though.
    Eau d'Hermes is really dirty - cumin power, might do it for you.
    Perhaps you would like helmut Lanf EdP, but that doesn't have the classic EdC structure, of course. I wonder what happens when you layer a classic EdC with MKK?

    Another angle would be an EdC with a heavier neroli/orange blossom note. Berdoues Extra Vieille No. 444 is a good deal headier than Gallet or Guerlain, more powdery too, if not exactly animalic. Or give vintage L'Occitane Néroli EdP a try. Great scent, Neroli to the power of ten, but made my head explode.

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    Anything by ADP.

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    When you say traditional cologne, I assume you mean in the Gegenuber/R&G mold?
    If so there are a couple with musky bases, the premier of which would be Villoresi. Also Trumper Cologne has a musk which extends longevity significantly. Profumo.it Cologne de L'Empereur has a strong civet.
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    Default Re: Traditional Cologne?

    Try Borsari's Acqua Classica de Parma. It smells to me somewhat like a traditional cologne - no musk, but it has leather in its base.
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    Default Re: Traditional Cologne?

    Any other thoughts?

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    La Voile Rouge by Jeanne Arthes

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    Fragonard's Eau d'Hongrie contains cistus.

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