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    Default Need suggestions for good "all year" fragrance.

    I am going to get it for christmas.

    Also, Guerlain Vetiver heavy enough to wear in the winter?
    -Pappy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pappy View Post
    Also, Guerlain Vetiver heavy enough to wear in the winter?
    -Pappy
    Yes.

    I'd suggest Rive Gauche by YSL for a year round/ever occasion scent.

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    I second Guerlain Vetiver and Rive Gauche.

    Also, my personal fave, Armani Eau PH might be a good choice.

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    I could wear Kenzo Power all year, its easy to wear in summer, but also very easy to wear in winter autumn and sping,
    I really really like the stuff, but to be honest I still couldn't wear one frag the whole year. I have to have variety lol
    Last edited by Duke Freedom; 28th November 2009 at 11:18 PM.

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    Yep - Geurlain Vetiver is your answer.

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    Its very hard for me to find Guerlain testers retail around here. I guess I will have to order a sample from somewhere...

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    Memphis

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    A "hidden gem" for this purpose is M; Men.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    A "hidden gem" for this purpose is M; Men.
    Bigsly, I can tell that you are certainly on a M; Men kick at the moment I should sample this one.

    Oh, and all year fragrances in Memphis ?

    Bulgari pour Homme
    Bulgari pour Homme Soir
    Bulgari Black
    ( but not hot summer)
    Bulgari Aqua ( but not cold winter)
    Bulgari Blu Notte


    ....don't thank me. Thank Jenson. Actually, just buy a Bulgari and leave the Vetiver...any vetiver () at home.

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    Chanel Allure Homme Sport
    Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree
    D&G PH
    Prada Amber
    Bvlgari Extreme
    Terre d'Hermes

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    Green Irish Tweed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Igorbg View Post
    Chanel Allure Homme Sport
    Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree
    D&G PH
    Prada Amber
    Bvlgari Extreme
    Terre d'Hermes
    Have all of those except Prada Amber and I'm not crazy about it.

    Wearing Chanel PMC today though!

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    Does TM's Ice Men fall in the "all year" category? I have only smelled it once and have been meaning to revisit it.

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    if price is not an issue, I 2nd Green Irish Tweed

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    I have a little GIT already.

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    I'd have to say 212 Men

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    Terre d'Hermes
    Green Irish Tweed
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    I can't see your wordrobe , so those were blind sugestions . Hm, I have worn Chanel PMC today too , great feeling , isn't it ?

    I love Armani Code , but i feel like it is not to popular around here , I wear this one all year round , Dior Homme is my safe choice too whenever I want to feel luxurious and elegant ,...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MassMenace View Post
    I'd have to say 212 Men
    Considering this.

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    If you were thinking about guerlain vetiver anyway, maybe encre noire? I only tried it recently, but I'm very impressed by how clean its dirtiness is, so to speak.

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    Ok so I'm considering these from this threads suggestions so far:

    Vetiver by Guerlain
    212 Men
    Dior Homme.

    I just need validation that these are kind of all year fragrances for Memphis TN USA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pappy View Post
    Also, Guerlain Vetiver heavy enough to wear in the winter?
    I love Guerlain's Vetiver, and I agree that it is definitely heavy enough for winter (especially the mild ones that we have in the South). I think that it is a love-it-or-hate-it fragrance, though, so I would suggest testing it first. I bought mine at Perfumania on sale, so it should be fairly widely available to test.

    You know, one fragrance that I could wear all year round is Bay Rum. It is a surprisingly refreshing tonic in the heat of summer, but the depth of spiciness is perfect for winter as well.

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    I'm having a very hard time finding samples for Guerlain vetiver anywhere and its not in department stores and the perfume store here doesn't have a tester of it

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    Kenzo Jungle? or is it too sweet for summer?

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    To me, if you say "all year" fragrance, it is gonna have to be vetiver based or a fougere. That is just my opinion, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pappy View Post
    Memphis
    Sephora carries GV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adonis View Post
    Sephora carries GV.
    Thanks! There's actually right by my house that I'll check out.

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    Chanel Allure Homme Sport pour moi.

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    Magellan by Fragonard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfacing View Post
    To me, if you say "all year" fragrance, it is gonna have to be vetiver based or a fougere. That is just my opinion, though.
    I see what you're saying; a vetiver or fougere would fit the not-too-heavy-for-summer and not-too-light-for-winter, while a citrus or an oriental might not.

    However, I would also add to the all-around category woody/leather/chypres. Many of them are not too heavy and not too light.

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    Versace L Homme
    ChanelPlatinum Egoiste
    Aramis Tuscany
    Bvlgari Aqua
    Gucci PH II
    Cacharel PH
    Armani PH
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    So I tried a great deal of "all yearers" at Sephora.

    Surprisingly Kenzo Power was the one that really took me away. It was the first time in a long time where I thought verbatim "Holy f*** that smells good" after smelling something.

    Vetiver by Guerlain was a little too dated and linear for me.
    Their Homme was similar.

    212 Man was nice and I have heard anyone mention this before and never even noticed before myself, but the opening smells like SMW

    212 Sexy Man was a wannabe Le Male

    Dior Homme was nice

    Dior Homme Sport smelled like sushi dinner if you get what I'm saying.

    All in all i think I'm gonna go with Kenzo Power

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    Cool, Its my current fav and It will be even better in the summer, I really like the bottle too, kinda unique...



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    I'm confused, though, as to the different versions of Kenzo Power. Which is the strongest version? What is the Friache?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pappy View Post
    Vetiver by Guerlain was a little too dated and linear for me.
    I find that when I wear Guerlain's Vetiver all day long, I am very satisfied with its development. It is all about the vetiver from beginning to end, of course, so I suppose it is linear in that sense. I love the scent of vetiver: for some reason, my imagination conjures up an image of a rare-book store. It is a powerful note, not used much anymore, so I suppose it could be considered dated, but I love it.

    I am glad that you found a scent that you like, and that we were able to give you some suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pappy View Post
    I'm confused, though, as to the different versions of Kenzo Power. Which is the strongest version? What is the Friache?
    Get the original.

    Also adding Cartier Declaration, because I wouldn't be me if I didn't bring it up in at least one thread every day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Advocate View Post
    I find that when I wear Guerlain's Vetiver all day long, I am very satisfied with its development. It is all about the vetiver from beginning to end, of course, so I suppose it is linear in that sense. I love the scent of vetiver: for some reason, my imagination conjures up an image of a rare-book store. It is a powerful note, not used much anymore, so I suppose it could be considered dated, but I love it.

    I am glad that you found a scent that you like, and that we were able to give you some suggestions.
    I am liking Vetiver more on the strip now later in the day, actually.

    I havn't given up on it and will probably revisit it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sofresh View Post
    Get the original.

    Also adding Cartier Declaration, because I wouldn't be me if I didn't bring it up in at least one thread every day.
    I'm confused as to which i the original. Also, Fragrancenet.com only has the EDT Fraiche.... is that the original?

    http://www.fragrancenet.com/kenzo-po...9?cur_letter=K
    Last edited by Pappy; 30th November 2009 at 11:35 PM.

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    Is there a Kenzo Power EDP by any chance?

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    Pappy, the Dillards at wolfchase mall has some guerlains. Its near the womens fragrance counter.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scentologist View Post
    Pappy, the Dillards at wolfchase mall has some guerlains. Its near the womens fragrance counter.
    I just went to a nearby Sephora I found and tested some Guerlain. Thanks though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pappy View Post
    I'm confused, though, as to the different versions of Kenzo Power. Which is the strongest version? What is the Friache?
    Quote Originally Posted by Pappy View Post
    I'm confused as to which i the original. Also, Fragrancenet.com only has the EDT Fraiche.... is that the original?

    http://www.fragrancenet.com/kenzo-po...9?cur_letter=K
    Quote Originally Posted by Pappy View Post
    Is there a Kenzo Power EDP by any chance?
    There are only two versions of Kenzo Power. The original (friache EdT), which is the one in the link you posted above. The second is Kenzo Power Cologne which either just came out or will come out soon. You tried the original...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pappy View Post
    I am going to get it for christmas.

    Also, Guerlain Vetiver heavy enough to wear in the winter?
    -Pappy
    I only like GV in the winter.

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    Laura Tonatto - Albi

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    Caron's Yatagan
    Guerlain's Habit Rouge edc
    Caron's L' Anarchiste
    Aramis by Aramis
    Versace's L' Homme

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    Chez, GIT, himalaya, maybe even VIW if its always warm. I cant get enough of VIW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    Chez, GIT, himalaya, maybe even VIW if its always warm. I cant get enough of VIW.
    Is GIT really able to be worn in the summer? I live in Mississippi USA and the summers here get like 100 degrees with 85% humidity and feel like 110 degrees. I would think even 1 spray of GIT would kill people

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    I second Guerlain Vetiver and Rive Gauche.

    Also, my personal fave, Armani Eau PH might be a good choice.

    If there were only one I could use all year it would definitely be Armani PH. Fantastic stuff!

    Rive Gauche is recommended a lot, but I can't imagine wearing it every day - it is just too strong. It really is like a French version of Quorum to me, and I love both RG and Quorum, but not every day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pappy View Post
    Is GIT really able to be worn in the summer? I live in Mississippi USA and the summers here get like 100 degrees with 85% humidity and feel like 110 degrees. I would think even 1 spray of GIT would kill people
    man, i wish my skin liked green irish tweed that much well... perhaps my skin likes it too much? i don't get much projection, sillage, or longevity out of it. i'm guessing my skin just wants to keep all the wonderfulness to itself

    eric b

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    My year around choice would be Tabac Original in either the EDC or EDT. Have you ever tried it?

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    GIT and ADP Colonia Assoluta are my year round favorites.

    It's super hot here in the summer (but usually no humidity) and GIT seems to do well.

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