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    Default new to forum - casting about for new products -

    As a 49 year-old New England professional, I may be on the edge of geezerdom. I tend to wear just aftershave, not cologne. A few favorites -
    1) Eau Sauvage (all-time favorite, but getting up there in price)
    2) Royal Copenhagen (powdery, subtle)
    3) Grey Flannel (good utility player)
    4) Canoe (hopelessly passe but I like it)

    If experienced posters can suggest similar products, I'm open to new ideas.

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    I enjoy following aftershaves :
    Pinaud ( Musk - Special Reserve - Aftershave Lotion )
    Musgo
    Denim Musk Aftershave
    Aqua Velva Musk

    All these bottles are fairly cheap (specially the Pinaud bottles).
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    Default Re: new to forum - casting about for new products -

    Not sure if I should be suggesting after shave, but I would suggust the following fragrances:

    Rive Gauche Pour Homme by Yves Saint Laurent
    YSL Pour Homme
    Versace L'Homme
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Pino Silvestre

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    Default Re: new to forum - casting about for new products -

    You are not anywhere near geezerdom! Abandon that label.
    I love Eau Sauvage -- it is a quality product, period.
    My suggestions won't be any less expensive but they will deliver.
    Have you tried Armani Eau pour Homme? It is as available as Eau Sauvage, I think. I think it comes in aftershave and balm. But do try the scent too. Treat yourself.
    Ever tried Truefitt & Hill? Their Grafton in aftershave balm is a dandy, so too is the scent.
    PS -- welcome to Basenotes!
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    Default Re: new to forum - casting about for new products -

    Geezerdom at 49? C'mon, puh-leeze.
    It's never too late to try new fragrance and here's the good news - at 49 you could really rock some of the more 'old school' classics like:

    Azzaro pour Homme by Azzaro
    Aramis by Aramis
    Polo by Ralph Lauren
    Monsieur Balmain by Balmain
    Eau de Rochas pour Homme by Rocha
    Pour Monsieur by Pierre Cardin

    And I second the rec on Armani's Eau pour Homme . Welcome to Basenotes!

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    To me it sounds like the ideal time to try Guerlain's Habit Rouge and Rochas's Lui. But all four you already have are fantastic and you should feel no worries in them. (How about that great powder in Royal Copenhagen? Yeah, baby!)

    Otherwise see if you can check out these from Caron:
    Pour un Homme
    Yatagan
    Third Man (Troisieme Homme, or 3rd Man, however they label it now.)

    Those will put you in good times and not geezer zone either.
    That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.

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    Default Re: new to forum - casting about for new products -

    Also Hermes Equipage. Great stuff.
    That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.

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    Rive Gauche Pour Homme. A rebirth for you. Ditch the AS.
    Last edited by StylinLA; 11th February 2010 at 07:29 AM.

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    Default Thanks for the suggestions, everyone -

    I never expected to hear from so many, so quickly - this is an incredibly active forum.

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    Welcome to Basenotes!

    +1 for Habit Rouge
    You can check out my fragrances at www.garnerjames.com
    While I work on the website, you can email me for any inquiries at james@garnerjames.com

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    Default Re: new to forum - casting about for new products -

    Thank you, wooz. A couple of other random thoughts -

    > My first real fragrance was Givenchy Gentleman, ages ago - which I still kind of like. However, I notice that it's quite unpopular on discussion boards - the verdict: it's too blunt and overwhelming. This could be true.

    > Awhile back I picked up Adidas Dynamic Pulse at the grocery store, not really knowing what it was. When I got home I found out: geez, this stuff is really awful! I notice that's the verdict here at basenotes; it shows that your members are a pretty well-informed lot.

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    Default Re: new to forum - casting about for new products -

    Pretty great forum, eh? Smart folks but getting people to agree on an ideal scent, hell, that makes for fightin'. That's why your perfectly good question brings an awful lot of suggestions.

    Givenchy Gentleman has a few detractors here, but mostly it's a very highly regarded scent. In fact, you should bring it out again unless it's locked in the memory zone of when you used to wear it. Great stuff.
    That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.

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    Default Re: new to forum - casting about for new products -

    Welcome!! You might like de Nicolai's New York too...

    Go to www.theperfumedcourt.com and you can order small 1 ml sample bottles of some of these suggestions....

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    Default Re: new to forum - casting about for new products -

    wow wow wow, theperfumedcourt already?
    shouldnt we be more, well, sensitive on him?
    naa, all good stuff, I want to add

    Antaeus (and pour Monsiuer for that matter) by Chanel
    and, for the AS vibe
    most by Trumper..

    and here we go niche again..

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    Quote Originally Posted by WNY_guy View Post
    As a 49 year-old New England professional, I may be on the edge of geezerdom. I tend to wear just aftershave, not cologne. A few favorites -
    1) Eau Sauvage (all-time favorite, but getting up there in price)
    2) Royal Copenhagen (powdery, subtle)
    3) Grey Flannel (good utility player)
    4) Canoe (hopelessly passe but I like it)

    If experienced posters can suggest similar products, I'm open to new ideas.
    Welcome to Basenotes WNY_guy!!!
    Gary

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    Adding to the great suggestions above:

    > Paco Rabanne Pour Homme
    > Aramis Havana (get your hands on a vintage one, fun to chase!)
    > my Dad (sorry hehe) was a Quorum/Aqua Quorum and Gucci Original (1976) man, and brings about great memories. Might be worth a whiff too, but the original Gucci's hard to find nowadays.

    Geezer-dom at 49? Pffft. My Dad just turned 60 and he just bought a couple new scents that's way past his "age range" : Lacoste Cool Play, D&G Light Blue Pour Homme, Burberry Touch for Men (well, he did buy those from a pretty stewardess contact so hmmm)... and using Hugo Boss Soul regularly too (and weirdly...Ralph Lauren Rocks -- yep, its supposed to be for girls). Wehehe.

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    Default Re: new to forum - casting about for new products -

    Thanks everyone. In just 48 hours, I've found enough fragrance advice to last me for years. Truth is, I don't have a lot of occasions in a calendar year to use the more refined fragrances - but when I do, I want them at hand. It's a bit like cars: a Honda Civic will suffice most of the time - but I want the BMW or Jaguar around, if needed! I realize most of you are more seriously into fragrances, so this analagy may not make sense; still, I appreciate your advice.

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