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    Default Fragrance for sensitive man

    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...
    Last edited by MFJ; 11th February 2010 at 08:19 AM.

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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

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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
    Currently wearing: Habit Rouge by Guerlain

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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'.
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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
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    I'd go with Burberry Brit
    Acqua di Gi is my guilty pleasure. What's yours?

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    Burberry Brit

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