I'd recommend Burberry London
Can anyone recommend a fragrance for the winter for everyday office wear please thats mainly woody/spicy?.
I was thinking of Zegna intenso and nothing too expensive ie no more than £30.
I'd recommend Burberry London
Lighter than either London or Gucci PH (both way better frags, but sometimes too powerful) is Zirh Corduroy... a nice spicy, creamy wood. Also super cheap.
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Burberry London, Gucci PH, and Corduroy were also on the tip of my tongue.
I never ever do this, but I'm about to answer with one of those posts that's just a list of names of recommendations since my list is right here in front of me:
Gucci PH II
Caron 3rd Man
Must de Cartier
Polo Double Black
With the proviso that some are woodier, and some are spicier. And that some might only need a spray or two for the office. I left out the heaviest ones.
I am glad to see Hermes Rocabar mentioned as it is one of my favorite scents and I believe highly underrated or appreciated, whichever the case may be.
Surprised the original Tommy Bahama isn't listed yet. Everyone here loves it. I can't stand it.
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Sequoia by Comme des Garçons?----Ya want woods, ya get woods!
Miracle Homme by Lancome?---inoffensive but pleasant and OK
Versace l'Homme by Versace?---Good fougere! Not to be confused with other Versace scents that sound alike.
Grey Flannel by Geoffrey Beene? ( In very small quantities)--- or better still, Joseph Abdoud by Joseph Abdoud (bought out by EuroItalia and on the cheap side these days)----Spice it up!
Does anyone know how much T&H is asking for Spanish Leather these days? Not to be confused with Trumper's frag of the same name, btw.
Aramis ? (See comments on Grey Flannel) If you love this and get a raise you may want to switch to Noir Epices by Frederick Malle the 21st century's answer to Aramis. Both may be too spiced up for the office. I'm not sure. I think BdP---which I'm not crazy about--- may be the perfect (expensive) office scent, but that's another story.
Good luck and check out the reviews.
Viktor and Rolf Antidote--just to add to the heap-o-suggestions.
I do like the signature Tommy Bahama---very woody in a similar, but not same way as Gucci PH.
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Another vote for Burberry London.
I second Versace l'Homme, Burberry London, Gucci Envy and Must de Cartier
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My two favorite woody spicy fragrances for office wear are Bowling Green by Geoffrey Beene and Visit by Azzaro. Both have near perfect sillage, and the longevity of both is great. I have received more compliments from my female coworkers on Bowling Green than on any other fragrance in my entire wardrobe. Both are real winners in my book (and from my experience).
+1 for London and Gucci PH.
London is sweeter and foodier with the port note that's almost cherry like. When it comes to the drydown I just absolutely love it. The port dies down, but is still there in the background, and it mixes with the tobacco and just transforms into a wonderful smoky yet slightly sweet scent.
Gucci PH is VERY dry, far spicier than London that's for sure. It's weird; it's spicy, yet there is a little bit of sweetness to it too. Not too much though. I wasn't won over by this at first, but it's growing on me.
I will also second CdG Sequoia.
Tommy Bahama (original)
I think the obvious but safe and predictable woody/spicy which has been avoided is Terre d'Hermes, which I've seen online for about £25. This looks likes one of the most heavily reviewed scents I've seen in here, and was last years "Best Fragrance" for men.
But the nice thing about Basenotes is the well thought out variety of suggestions given.
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Another vote for the Geoffrey Beene Frags, Grey Flannel and Bowling Green
Zanzibar V&C is my option
I would go with the original Tommy, though that clearly has some citrus too.
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Cartier Declaration and it´s Essence version (warmer and more similar to Terre d´hermes) should be in the light, woody, spicy, office category.
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Creed Green Irish Tweed, Creed Silver Mountain Water, Creed Himalaya, Creed Tabarome, Aramis Havana, Bond No.9 Central Park, Trussardi Inside, Fahrenheit Absolute, Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit De L'Homme, Guerlain L'Instant Homme, David Beckham Signature, Cartier Declaration Essence, Azzaro Visit, Azzaro Silver-Black, Azzaro Pure Vetiver, Dunhill X-Centric, Perry Ellis Reserve, Armani Attitude, Armani Mania, Bvlgari Aqva, Jacomo Paradox Green, Canali Summer Night, Kouros Cologne Sport, Realm Men, Lolita Lempicka Au Masculine, St. Patrick, Cuba (Red, Green, Gold, Black, Grey, Brown, Maya), Opium Pour Homme EDP, Banana Republic Cordovan, Amouage Epic Man, J. Peterman 1902, Bogart City Tower.
Some great office scents noted here. Lately I've renewed my love affair with Brooks Brothers 1818. I think it's one if the most refined and underestimated fragrances around. It's a class act for a suit and tie man. It smells the way Brook Brothers clothes look.
Bvlgari Pour Homme Soir
Gucci PH & II.