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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Puig - Quorum (1982)
YSL - Pour Homme (1971)
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You need to try Azzaro pour Homme and Rive Gauche pour Homme.
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.
Hermes D'Orange Vert
Dior Eau Savage
No one has mentioned Polo yet. A great classic, and just fine if used in moderation.
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
PdN New York
Tiffany for Men
and I'd second the recommendation for Caron 3rd Man, and give a nod to Gucci Envy.
All are great in the workplace setting.
I second Eau Sauvage and Rive Gauche and would also add the simple, understated yet elegant frag Chanel pour Monsieur
Azzaro pour Homme
Bois du Portugal
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.
This week I wore to work (office= suit,dress shirt and tie) :
Bois Du Portugal
Ralph Lauren Chaps
I felt like a million bucks every day...
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+1 to basically everything listed
I'll add Eau d'Hermes
Armani Eau PH.
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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.
Here are two suggestions from Givenchy:
Top Notes: Bergamot, Lemon, Rose, Honey, Tarragon, Cinnamon
Middle Notes: Patchouli, Jasmine, Cedar, Orris Root
Base Notes: Amber, Civet, Russian Leather, Moss, Musk, Vetiver
Monsieur de Givenchy
Oriental Eau de Cologne
Top Notes: Lemon, Carnation, Cinnamon, Black Pepper
Middles Notes: Lavender, Verbena
Base Notes: Oakmoss, Sandalwood, Musk
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+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.
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.
Last edited by Diamondflame; 14th February 2010 at 09:05 PM.
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 Rive Gauche
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+1 Chanel Pour Monsieur
the catch is: my colleagues do not seem to smell anything
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 Puig Quorum
I would say there is no better the Chanel Pour Monsieur Concetree
+ Aramis 900
+ Rive Gouche