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    Default best/most interesting classic fragrance for everyday/office wear?

    Hi there, everyone. I've always been a bit hesitant about the classic fragrances; it's probably an unreasonable fear of smelling "generic," or smelling like somebody's dad (or granddad). However, I am getting more curious to try something *old* in my everyday/office rotations, especially if it's a little bit unique. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    Aramis
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    Puig - Quorum (1982)
    YSL - Pour Homme (1971)

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    +1 Guerlain Vetiver
    +1 YSL Pour Homme
    Versace L'Homme
    YSL Jazz
    Pino Silvestre

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    Caron Third man

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    You need to try Azzaro pour Homme and Rive Gauche pour Homme.

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    Vintage Tabarome if you're having a big presentation, dress up day. Habit Rouge for dressy. Guerlain Heritage for dressy to nice casual. BdP if it's cold outside. Cartier Pasha - works just about any time.

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    Hermes D'Orange Vert
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    Default Re: best/most interesting classic fragrance for everyday/office wear?

    No one has mentioned Polo yet. A great classic, and just fine if used in moderation.

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    Hmmm, For me it's definitely Rive Gauche, Appreciated by all my colleagues! That was a main influence for me to wear this, Mutual love for the scent is good! A fine modern classic, sharp, green and very sensual!

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    I wear the following to work regularly:
    Bois du Portugal
    Tabarome
    PdN New York
    Heritage
    Tiffany for Men
    JHL


    and I'd second the recommendation for Caron 3rd Man, and give a nod to Gucci Envy.

    All are great in the workplace setting.

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    I second Eau Sauvage and Rive Gauche and would also add the simple, understated yet elegant frag Chanel pour Monsieur
    Currently wearing: Worth pour Homme by Worth

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    Azzaro pour Homme

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    Bois du Portugal
    Tabarome

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    For a power feel I like Bois du Portugal; Royal English Leather, VC&A PH. These may smell like dad or grandad, but they're damn good anyway.

    Good general office scent is indeed Rive Gauche PH which is to me a sort of odd hybird in a way. Though released in 2003, it seems like it could have been developed in the 60s, 70s or 80s. Very clever, this one.

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    This week I wore to work (office= suit,dress shirt and tie) :
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Bois Du Portugal
    Ralph Lauren Chaps
    Zino
    M7

    I felt like a million bucks every day...
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    +1 to basically everything listed

    I'll add Eau d'Hermes
    Currently wearing: Baie de Genièvre by Creed

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    Armani Eau PH.
    Versace L'Homme.
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    Geoffrey Beene Grey Flannel - The top notes are a little harsh, but it settles down into a powdery scent that my wife likes a lot.

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    Default Re: best/most interesting classic fragrance for everyday/office wear?

    Here are two suggestions from Givenchy:

    Givenchy
    Gentleman
    (1974)
    Paul Léger
    Leather-Citrus Chypre
    ------------------
    Top Notes: Bergamot, Lemon, Rose, Honey, Tarragon, Cinnamon
    Middle Notes: Patchouli, Jasmine, Cedar, Orris Root
    Base Notes: Amber, Civet, Russian Leather, Moss, Musk, Vetiver
    ------------------

    and

    Givenchy
    Monsieur de Givenchy
    (1959)
    Roure
    Oriental Eau de Cologne
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    Top Notes: Lemon, Carnation, Cinnamon, Black Pepper
    Middles Notes: Lavender, Verbena
    Base Notes: Oakmoss, Sandalwood, Musk
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    Default Re: best/most interesting classic fragrance for everyday/office wear?

    +1 on the Monsieur de Givenchy. 51 years old and still an archetype of understated elegance, in the office and abroad.

    It'll never smell "generic," or smelling like somebody's dad (or granddad). This classic will not let you down.

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    Aramis is what you might be looking for... certainly not genric and has a very 'classy' smell about it. Another fragrance I suggest is Polo Green... likewise with Aramis; it's unique and gives that 'classy' smell, not the older gentlemen type of smell. Those are probably my best suggestions from my wardrobe though, I'm sure they're other great ones out there too.

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    Default Re: best/most interesting classic fragrance for everyday/office wear?

    No such thing as the best IMO but these few everyday scents would take some beating:-

    Burberry for Men
    Bulgari pour Homme
    Pierre Cardin Pour Monsieur
    Eau de Rochas pour Homme

    Also +1 on Armani Eau Pour Homme and Givenchy Gentleman.
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    Default Re: best/most interesting classic fragrance for everyday/office wear?

    I would go with Tabac Original EDC. It was a consistent winner for me for over 2 decades. If you have never tried it, give it a go!

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    +1 Givenchy Gentleman
    +1 Azzaro PH
    +1 Guerlain Vertiver
    +1 Rive Gauche
    +1 Eau Savauge
    +1 Chanel Pour Monsieur

    Guerlain Heritage
    Chanel Egoiste

    the catch is: my colleagues do not seem to smell anything

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    The only frag in my collection that i wouldn't wear to the office is Amouage Gold Men - for obvious reasons!

    Any other frag is okay, if applied reasonably.
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    +1 Guerlain Vetiver
    +1 Puig Quorum
    Currently wearing: Voyage by Nautica

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    I would say there is no better the Chanel Pour Monsieur Concetree

    + Aramis 900
    + Rive Gouche

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