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    We have many masculine scents threads here but I couldnt find anything like this.
    Imagine guy in his late 20s, who is straight but not typical masculine macho, looks good, wears fine sport/casual clothes, is sensitive, intelligent, romantic, funny and kind person.

    What fragrance should he wear? Designers only please.

    So far I found only Pi and Body Kouros appropriate.

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    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver

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    What kind of fragrances does he like? Something contemporary and light like Guerlain Homme or Bvlgari Pour Homme? Or maybe he may enjoy some intensity from M7 or richness from Escada Homme? Would he also enjoy some sense of nostalgia from the likes of Habit Rouge or Shalimar? I can think of too many scents at the moment... hypothetically...
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    To begin with, Pi and Body Kouros are good choices.

    Also worth considering & testing: Ungaro III by Ungaro (maybe a bit "dark" at first, but with a clear sensitive side), Dior Homme, Opium Eau d'Orient by YSL, Cerutti Si

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    Prada Infusion d'Homme or Mugler Cologne.

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    Do you know this guy? I would suggest Bulgari Aqua.
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    looks good, sensitive, romantic, kind person.
    I own Fleur du Male (get D&G The One if you're scared of smelling too feminine). Both are nice orange blossom scents. You can get a 4.2 oz bottle for under $50 at Amazon.com

    Last edited by Spray; 11th February 2010 at 08:23 AM.

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    Define sensitive. Does he cry at weddings or pass out when he gets a paper cut?

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    Quote Originally Posted by noirwest View Post
    Define sensitive. Does he cry at weddings or pass out when he gets a paper cut?
    NOT as MUCH sensitive .

    He likes to explore psyche and human mind, do lot of daydreaming, loves art, beautiful and romantic places, he writes poetry...
    Last edited by dreamer81; 11th February 2010 at 09:03 AM.

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    Allure Homme by Chanel
    Burberry Brit for Men

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    Dior Homme
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    I could imagine...*A man bias of these stipulated guide lines*...using "Zino" by Davidoff. It's mysterious, repressed yet exposing so much inner fervor...he's willing to extrovert his senses though is waiting for the perfect moment, Appeased at an instant! he'll upgrade to Kouros....dang!!

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    Good question. I'd say CdG 2, Etro Messe de Minuit, Patricia de Nicolai's Nicolai Pour Homme.

    Whoops, I see designers only now. Sorry. I'd say go through the Bulgari stuff. Maybe that first one, Eau de Bulgari it was called, but somehow i can't remember for sure, and Bulgari Blu PH. I think the way Bulgari emphasizes tea and interesting spices in scents (ginger in Blu PH) is neat and sensitive.

    I think pretty highly of Lancome's Miracle for women if the guy was looking for a good designer rose in a subtle scent.
    That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.

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    How about Rochas Man?

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    Gucci Nobile would be a great one but it's quite discontinued.
    That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adonis View Post
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
    In this thread

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/245620-Modern-machismo

    the TFGV has been suggested as machismo.

    A sensitive man at least would prefer to look around himself for a fitting fragrance. Why not just escort him on his search? First of all, what would be the environment of his new scent, scentwise? What about functional fragrances he already uses - shampoo, lotion, after shave, laundry detergents, softeners, tooth paste ... smoker, vegan, sweet tooth, onions, beans, beauf tartar?! Is the bespoken man interested in fragrance at all?

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    Guerlain Jicky or Mouchoir du Monsieur - beautiful fragrances for the dandy within!

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    From designer frgarances I would suggest Kenzo Power and Encre Noire. But the ideal fragrance would be Divine L' Homme de Coeur. Please consider this. it can be bought online and is not very expensive. It is a very dry, austere but not in an offputting way, woody iris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merry.waters View Post
    In this thread

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/245620-Modern-machismo

    the TFGV has been suggested as machismo.

    A sensitive man at least would prefer to look around himself for a fitting fragrance. Why not just escort him on his search? First of all, what would be the environment of his new scent, scentwise? What about functional fragrances he already uses - shampoo, lotion, after shave, laundry detergents, softeners, tooth paste ... smoker, vegan, sweet tooth, onions, beans, beauf tartar?! Is the bespoken man interested in fragrance at all?
    I wore this in an occasion where I wanted to project "serious and classic" because that's how this fragrance makes me feel. The first person that smelled it (a woman) said to me: "Oh, Ilike this. Macho!". Go figure....

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    Egoiste.
    Not only is it my favourite cologne but it I think your friend will like it.

    Already mentioned, Dior Homme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adonis View Post
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
    No chance to sample/buy this where I live but thank you for tip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthewfoo View Post
    What kind of fragrances does he like? Something contemporary and light like Guerlain Homme or Bvlgari Pour Homme? Or maybe he may enjoy some intensity from M7 or richness from Escada Homme? Would he also enjoy some sense of nostalgia from the likes of Habit Rouge or Shalimar? I can think of too many scents at the moment... hypothetically...
    "He" likes something in the style of two already mentioned Pi & Body Kouros (second one slightly preferred).
    Guerlain Homme was too bold/old last time I checked it but never tried it on skin.

    M7 is on test list, thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    To begin with, Pi and Body Kouros are good choices.

    Also worth considering & testing: Ungaro III by Ungaro (maybe a bit "dark" at first, but with a clear sensitive side), Dior Homme, Opium Eau d'Orient by YSL, Cerutti Si
    Puting Ungaro III on "test" list, also have to try Dior Homme one more time... but it is too popular I guess.

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    Reading most of the suggestions I get the impression that for most fellow BNers "sensitive=his presence and ego need to be boosted" which I find strangely contradictive.

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    Sounds like I might know this guy. dreamer81, you didn't just describe yourself here, did you?
    For starters, I'd recommend these few (with my own interpretation of its 'personality/psyche'):-

    Mitsouko by Guerlain - thoughtful yet wistful
    Heritage by Guerlain - classy, refined
    Esencia by Loewe - self-assured, cerebral gentleman
    Arpege pour Homme by Lanvin- affable with an edge
    Bulgari pour Homme by Bulgari- steadfast and serene, almost Zen

    Timely reminder, cpk. I equate 'sensitivity' to being 'self-aware without losing touch with real world/external realities, always mindful of the context in any given social situations'.
    Last edited by Diamondflame; 11th February 2010 at 11:53 AM.

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    Prada Infusion d'Homme - will be hard to sample but I will look at it
    Mugler Cologne - will be hard to sample but I will look at it
    Allure Homme - on test list now
    Burberry Brit - on test list now
    Davidoff Zino - on test list now
    Bulgari Aqua - already have this one.. i like it... its ok.. dark but sometimes too sour and hard on nose. I'd say its more bad guy fragrance.
    Lancome's Miracle for women - I will try this 1
    Rochas Man - on test list. I have high hopes for it.
    Guerlain Jicky or Mouchoir du Monsieur - no way to test this here. Thank you anyway.
    Fleur du Male - will try to test. Sounds good.
    Kenzo Power - looks good
    Divine L' Homme de Coeur - description and notes looks REALLY interesting...
    Egoiste - tried this once (not on skin) and it was very bold and people I asked about it didnt like it. Maybe time to try it on skin..

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    Chanel Allure Homme

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    Annick Goutal's Eau d' Hadrien Absolu or Divine's L'Homme de Coeur
    Have I told you about the scent of jasmine? Have I spoken about the smell of the sea? The earth is scented. And I perfume myself to enhance what I am. That's why I can not wear a perfume that bothers me. Perfuming is an instinctive wisdom. And like all art, it requires some knowledge of yourself..."
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    I'd go with Burberry Brit
    Acqua di Giņ is my guilty pleasure. What's yours?

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    Burberry Brit

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    Fragrances mentioned more than once already:

    3x Burberry Brit
    3x Dior Homme
    2x Allure Homme
    2x Bvlgari Pour Homme
    2x Divine L' Homme de Coeur (niche)

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    Dior Homme
    Guerlain Habit Rouge EDC
    Guerlain Jicky
    Chanel No. 19

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    Victor & Rolf - Antidote.

    I find it timeless but quirky. Refined but artsy.
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    The Dreamer
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    Quote Originally Posted by pelle View Post
    Victor & Rolf - Antidote.

    I find it timeless but quirky. Refined but artsy.
    Very good suggestion IMO too!!!
    If you can find the Soir version of Bulgari pour Homme, check it out. Less fresh and more introspective with a good dose of iris.
    Last edited by cpk; 11th February 2010 at 01:25 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trapper View Post
    The Dreamer
    ^This is my suggestion, too. Something sensitive and poetic about it...
    Snarky is as snarky does.

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    Sensitive, insightful, and intellectual?
    Or just sensitive?

    If it's the latter, a light application of one of the lighter gourmands.
    2 sprays of Pi should suffice.

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    I second Bvlgari pour homme.

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    And yes, if it is the former, Bvlgari Pour Homme is the "most intelligent and introspective" of all the Ulta-3 stock.

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    I'll add a vote to kenzo power, and suggest gucci pour homme 2.

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    dior homme gets my second
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    another vote for Prada Infusion d'Homme
    "When he shook hands with me my nostrils were assailed by all the perfumes of Arabia."
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    Dior Homme

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    Fragrances mentioned more than once already:

    6x Dior Homme
    4x Bvlgari Pour Homme
    3x Burberry Brit
    2x Allure Homme
    2x Divine L' Homme de Coeur (niche)
    2x Guerlain Habit Rouge
    2x Kenzo Power
    2x Prada Infusion d'Homme
    2x The Dreamer
    2x Victor & Rolf - Antidote

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    Fendi Theorema Uomo
    Paco Rabanne Tenere
    Issey Miyake Bleu

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    Gucci pour Homme II
    Dior Homme

    These two sprung to mind.
    Current Top 5

    1. Creed Aventus
    2. A*Men Pure Malt
    3. L'instant Extreme
    4. Nasomatto Duro
    5. CDG - Kyoto

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthewfoo View Post
    What kind of fragrances does he like? Something contemporary and light like Guerlain Homme or Bvlgari Pour Homme? Or maybe he may enjoy some intensity from M7 or richness from Escada Homme? Would he also enjoy some sense of nostalgia from the likes of Habit Rouge or Shalimar? I can think of too many scents at the moment... hypothetically...
    off topic.

    Don't know why, but your reply reminded me of Hannibal Lecter...as he would ask such questions, and styled like this if perfumes were a theme in a movie...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoteRosen View Post
    Fendi Theorema Uomo
    Paco Rabanne Tenere
    Issey Miyake Bleu
    Glad to see this recommended . I'm still debating a full bottle.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zgb View Post
    off topic.

    Don't know why, but your reply reminded me of Hannibal Lecter...as he would ask such questions, and styled like this if perfumes were a theme in a movie...
    ........I can almost assure you that Matthew doesn't do what Hannibal Lecter does.

    Oddly, I still have not seen the film(s) in their entirety. I feel like I am the only one.
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    After so many Dior Homme recommendations in this thread I ordered it online and mine bottle just arrived. My first reaction:

    This is incredible. I cant believe how could I dismiss it before after smelling it on strip paper. I think that thanks to you fellow basenoters I just found my signature fragrance. It smells sensual, luxurious, elegant, strong but not cloying and kinda fresh at opening. This is how I imagine that Versace Dreamer smells alike that I never had chance to test yet

    It will be hard decision on Saturday night. Elegant Dior Homme vs sensual and sexual Body Kouros.

    Thank you basenoters. I bought my three best (and only REAL) EDTs (Pi, Body Kouros, Dior Homme) thank to your reviews and recommendations.


    P.S: My 50yo mother just came to my room and her first reaction was: "Wow, what does smell sooooo good here ?" I never had her reaction on anything but Pi yet.

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    Congrats! Elegant is the perfect description for Dior Homme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zgb View Post
    off topic.

    Don't know why, but your reply reminded me of Hannibal Lecter...as he would ask such questions, and styled like this if perfumes were a theme in a movie...
    I was kind of just thinking out loud. Hey, didn't Hannibal use some Ambergris in a concoction he had used to scent a letter to his unattainable love?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surfacing View Post
    Glad to see this recommended . I'm still debating a full bottle.

    @Dreamer81, nice to know you found what pleases you.

    ........I can almost assure you that Matthew doesn't do what Hannibal Lecter does.

    Oddly, I still have not seen the film(s) in their entirety. I feel like I am the only one.
    You're right! I would never use real ambergris. =P I've watched all the Hannibal movies, I recommend them! I find his character so intense and alluring.
    Last edited by MFJ; 26th February 2010 at 04:21 PM.

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    Kenzo pour homme Fresh.
    Chanel pour monsieur.
    Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey .

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer81 View Post
    We have many masculine scents threads here but I couldnt find anything like this.
    Imagine guy in his late 20s, who is straight but not typical masculine macho, looks good, wears fine sport/casual clothes, is sensitive, intelligent, romantic, funny and kind person.

    What fragrance should he wear? Designers only please.

    So far I found only Pi and Body Kouros appropriate.
    That would sound like a perfect description for Chanel No. 5 lol ...

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    For some reason I can't see a sensitive man wearing Dior Homme, it's for the fearless, sophisticated, luxurious, powerful people (though it's a discreet fragrance) , and Body Kouros is for the seductive type of guy, a womanizer, strong, mysterious, with rich knowledge and untouchable emotionally speaking.

    This is just my opinion, and it does not matter as long as you feel comfortable and love them. Though, even if you're sensitive, if you walked by me you'll fool me for sure.

    Enjoy them, it's the least I can say, I simply adore these two.
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    Kouros by YSL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthewfoo View Post
    I was kind of just thinking out loud. Hey, didn't Hannibal use some Ambergris in a concoction he had used to scent a letter to his unattainable love?



    You're right! I would never use real ambergris. =P I've watched all the Hannibal movies, I recommend them! I find his character so intense and alluring.
    Actually he bought his perfume from tha Santa Maria Novella shop in Florence. Custom made.
    Last edited by cpk; 27th February 2010 at 12:20 PM.

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    Dior Homme, Mugler Cologne and Prada Infusion d“Homme

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer81 View Post
    Imagine guy in his late 20s, who is straight but not typical masculine macho, looks good, wears fine sport/casual clothes, is sensitive, intelligent, romantic, funny and kind person.
    Fleur du Male by Jean Paul Gaultier comes right to might

    Kenzon Power might be good too

    Versace The Dreamer fits the bill too

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    any fragrances for an insensitive man?
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    Fragrance for the sensitive man...
    Well let's see : Kouros ! Joop ! A*Men ! Rochas Man ! (Just kidding)
    You should try Habit Rouge or even Vetiver by Guerlain. I have heard alot of good things about it.

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