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    Default Your Top Five Conservative Sharp Suit Fragrances

    You're in an immaculately cut dark business suit, TM Lewin double cuff shirt, silk tie etc. You are the epitome of elegance.

    What are your top five fragrances to go with this ensemble...

    Although there are many that came to mind, the fragrances I would consider would be and in no particular order:

    1) Heritage by Guerlain
    2) Helmut Lang EDC
    3) Blenheim Bouquet by Penhaligon's
    4) GEO F Trumper's Sandalwood Cologne
    5) 3rd Man by Caron

    (on the subs bench waiting to come on, Gucci Nobile)

    Over to you...
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    1. Offrez-Lui by Galimard
    2. Siecle by Fragonard
    3. Gengis Khan by Marc de La Morandiere
    4. Gatsby by Pacoma Parums
    5. Formidable Homme by Parums Kesling

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    Eucris - Geo F Trumper
    Dunhill 1934
    Lauder for Men
    3rd Man - Caron
    Tiffany for Men
    Last edited by perfaddict; 21st February 2010 at 05:02 AM.
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    Default Re: Your Top Five Conservative Sharp Suit Fragrances

    Third Man
    Heritage
    Habit Rouge
    Vetiver
    Eau Sauvage

    Each of which I wear formally or informally, but they're great for dressed to the nines occasions.

    Chanel No. 19 edp would be classy.

    Though I think the juxtaposition of Yatagan, Antaeus, Fracas, Bal a Versailles, or Opium would be fun (though not conservative) and probably "suit" me better.
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    Default Re: Your Top Five Conservative Sharp Suit Fragrances

    Not overwhelmingly staid or conservative, and in no particular order of importance:-

    Esencia de Loewe
    Histoires de Parfums 1725
    By Kilian A Taste of Heaven
    Guerlain Heritage
    Pierre Cardin Pour Monsieur
    Last edited by Diamondflame; 20th February 2010 at 07:42 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antaeusintheair View Post
    Third Man
    Heritage
    Habit Rouge
    Vetiver
    Eau Sauvage

    Each of which I wear formally or informally, but they're great for dressed to the nines occasions.

    Chanel No. 19 edp would be classy.

    Though I think the juxtaposition of Yatagan, Antaeus, Fracas, Bal a Versailles, or Opium would be fun (though not conservative) and probably "suit" me better.
    I do wear Yatagan with suits like that and quite enjoy it, in its own way it's a very elegant fragrance.
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    Washington Tremlett Black Tie
    Calé Fragranze d'Autore Mistero
    Penhaligon's LPNo9
    XerJoff Homme
    Tom Ford Italian Cypress

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    At last, a query I can sink my teeth into...

    Windsor
    Vintage Tabarome
    GIT
    Domenico Caraceni 1913
    Hamman Bouquet

    Many notables on the bench too. I think I've got too many fairly dressy frags honestly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    At last, a query I can sink my teeth into...

    Windsor
    Vintage Tabarome
    GIT
    Domenico Caraceni 1913
    Hamman Bouquet

    Many notables on the bench too. I think I've got too many fairly dressy frags honestly.
    I should have added Hammam Bouquet on my bench too as it's one of my top five all time favourites.
    In a world where people smell bad, it is the personal responsibility of every Basenoter to improve the world one SotD at a time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri View Post
    Washington Tremlett Black Tie
    Calé Fragranze d'Autore Mistero
    Penhaligon's LPNo9
    XerJoff Homme
    Tom Ford Italian Cypress
    Dimi! LPNo9??? From you? You do surprise me lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by HDS1963 View Post
    I should have added Hammam Bouquet on my bench too as it's one of my top five all time favourites.
    That one indeed DEMANDS a suit. I'm kind of torn lately. Lives in a zone very similar to Windsor imo.

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    Default Re: Your Top Five Conservative Sharp Suit Fragrances

    - Chanel Pour Monsieur
    - Chanel Antaeus
    - Dior Homme Intense
    - Givenchy Pour Homme
    - Christian Dior Dune PM

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    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    That one indeed DEMANDS a suit. I'm kind of torn lately. Lives in a zone very similar to Windsor imo.
    It demands at least a jacket and open necked shirt, but tastefully so. I do get somewhat rebellious and just wear it around the house wearing nothing but a sloppy t-shirt and sweatpants, but whilst I love the fragrance, I do feel deliciously guilty lol.

    It's a bit like Mouchoir de Monsieur in that respect.
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    1. Mouchoir de Monsieur by Guerlain
    2. Opus 1870 by Penhaligon's
    3. Pour Monsieur by Chanel
    4. Purple Water by Asprey
    5. Blend 30 by Dunhill

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    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Van Cleef & Arpels PH
    Dunhill EDC (1934)
    Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui (vintage)
    Patou PH

    On the bench, Guerlain Coriolan and Heritage EDP (vintage).

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    Allure Blanche
    Infusion d'Homme
    Bulgari Aqua
    Encre Noire (black suit)
    Egoiste Platinum
    Last edited by Hollandaze; 20th February 2010 at 08:39 PM.

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    in no particular order:

    Chanel pour monsieur
    Eau Sauvage
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Rive Gauche pour homme
    Burberry London

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    Ironic option: Virgin Island Water.

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    No one has mentioned Richard James EDT.

    This actually supposedly has a "clean shirt" accord, whatever that is. Of course, you expect a sharp suit scent from Savile Row...

    A very nice floral (tuberose) and spice scent.

    1. Richard James EDT
    2. Habit Rouge by Guerlain
    3. Parfum d'Habit by MPG
    4. Allure PH by Chanel
    5. Pour Monsieur
    Last edited by Primrose; 20th February 2010 at 08:54 PM.
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    Default Re: Your Top Five Conservative Sharp Suit Fragrances

    In no particular order:
    Dunhill ('34)
    Chanel Egoiste
    By Kilian A Taste of Heaven
    Guerlain Heritage
    Tom Ford White Suede

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    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
    Channel Pour Monsieur
    Kiton by Kiton
    Heritage by Guerlain
    Antheus

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    Quote Originally Posted by HDS1963 View Post
    Dimi! LPNo9??? From you? You do surprise me lol
    Amen brother! I mean EVEN THE BOTTLE is wearing a tux!

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    Default Re: Your Top Five Conservative Sharp Suit Fragrances

    Quote Originally Posted by TJMAC View Post
    Chanel Egoiste
    Conservative?!

    Dosn't get much more
    flamboyant than this!


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    1. Boucheron pour Homme
    2. Cartier Pasha
    3. Shiseido Basala
    4. Prada Infusion d'Homme (+1)
    5. Armani Eau pour Homme

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    Conservative?!

    Dosn't get much more
    flamboyant than this!

    Oh I don't know, it's opening maybe, but the drydown does have an elegance to it.
    In a world where people smell bad, it is the personal responsibility of every Basenoter to improve the world one SotD at a time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri View Post
    Amen brother! I mean EVEN THE BOTTLE is wearing a tux!

    Lol, you have a point there...
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    Default Re: Your Top Five Conservative Sharp Suit Fragrances

    Quote Originally Posted by HDS1963 View Post
    Oh I don't know, it's opening maybe, but the drydown does have an elegance to it.
    Don't get me wrong ... it's my signature scent,
    I just don't find it conservative.
    But hell, I listed Antaeus, a frag many wouldn't
    call conservative either ... to each his own!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    Don't get me wrong ... it's my signature scent,
    I just don't find it conservative.
    But hell, I listed Antaeus, a frag many wouldn't
    call conservative either ... to each his own!
    Antaeus is great with a black suit. Killer in fact. Maybe a little retro, but still great.

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    GIT
    Angeliques sous la Pluie
    Bleecker Street
    Un Jardin sur le Nil
    Invasion Barbare
    Sales thread here

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    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    Antaeus is great with a black suit. Killer in fact. Maybe a little retro, but still great.
    It's retro alright, the smell of an 80s gaybar!
    No selfrespecting queer would leave the house
    without it ... I wish I'd been there!

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    everybody oozed Le Male..!
    Last edited by Le Grand Duc; 20th February 2010 at 10:12 PM.

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    In no paticular order:

    Creed Tabarome
    Creed Baie de Genievre
    Eau d`Italie Bois d`Ombrie
    Bois1920 Extreme
    Creed Original Vetiver
    Last edited by Oslo-Fjord; 23rd February 2010 at 12:43 PM.

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    S-eX by S-Perfume
    Patchouli 24 by Le Labo
    Nostalgia by SMN
    Fumidus by Profumum
    Cumming by Alan Cumming

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    Domenico Caraceni PH
    Richard James (Savile Row)
    Dunhill for Men (1934)
    Hugh Parsons Blue
    Egoiste

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    Iris Taizo
    Monsieur Balmain (for warm weather)
    Rose Poivre
    Absolument Absinth
    Habit Rouge EdT
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    Chanel Egoiste Concentree
    Tiffany for Men
    Richard James Savile Row
    Caron The Third Man
    Creed Bois du Portugal
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    JHL....Aramis
    Heritage.... EDP..Guerlain
    Tiffany for Men....Tiffany
    Bois des Îles....Chanel
    Mouchoir de Monsieur....Guerlain

    Tough to pick just five, I could have easily picked ten.
    Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....

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    Patou Pour Homme
    End list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsamadi View Post
    S-eX by S-Perfume
    Patchouli 24 by Le Labo
    Nostalgia by SMN
    Fumidus by Profumum
    Cumming by Alan Cumming
    You definitely work in a different environment than I do, nsamadi!


    My list, in no particular order
    • Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955)
    • Heritage EdT
    • Habit Rouge EdC
    • YSL Rive Gauche
    • Tie: Acqua di Parma Colonia/Aramis/Eau Sauvage
    That sorta makes seven, don't it?
    Last edited by Snafoo; 21st February 2010 at 03:57 AM.
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    Van cleef & Arples PH
    Encre Noire
    Gucci PH 1
    Ungaro III
    Equipage

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    TDC Bois d'Iris
    Amouage Gold Cologne
    Heritage EdT
    Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Derby
    Last edited by sean-dt; 21st February 2010 at 05:14 AM.

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    1. JHL by Aramis
    2. Le Troisiemme Homme de Caron
    3. Rive Gauche Pour Homme by YSL
    4. Mitsouko by Guerlain
    5. Rive Gauche (original) by YSL
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    Default Re: Your Top Five Conservative Sharp Suit Fragrances

    Here they are!

    In un-implicated orders:

    1. Rive Gauche PH
    2. Polo Green
    3. Tom Ford - Tuscan Leather
    4. Givenchy - Gentleman
    5. Terre'd Hermes

    ++ More. Though as you said I had to wad it to 5 choices :P

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    Easy:

    Dunhill 1934

    Richard James

    Vintage Tabarome

    Patou Pour Homme

    Acqua di Parma Colonia

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    Default Re: Your Top Five Conservative Sharp Suit Fragrances

    All of them either taking the top spot or coming close to number one:

    Armani Eau pour Homme
    Chanel Antaeus
    Blenheim Bouquet
    Versace L'Homme
    Ungaro III

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    Boucheron PH EDP
    Lorenzo Villoresi Uomo
    Creed Vintage Tabarome
    Armani Eau PH
    Santa Maria Novella Cuba

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    Creed Original Vetiver
    Creed Bois du Portugal
    MPG Santal Noble
    Amouage Jubiliation XXV
    Ormonde Jayne Man
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    Guerlain L'Instant
    Heritage
    Chanel Egoist
    Chanel Pour Monsieur Concetree
    Habit Rouge

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    These, I consider super-conservative choices; worn in small doses:
    -Armani Eau Pour Homme
    -Baldessarini
    -Shiseido Basala
    -YSL Pour Homme
    -Eau Sauvage

    Sometimes:
    -Chanel Antaeus (a little more out there)
    -Blenheim Bouquet

    I don't go for the powerhouse type scents if I want to be very conservative for an ocassion.

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    I don't wear a suit and tie but if I did I would wear Ambre Sultan.

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    Polo (original)
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Rive Gauche
    Paco Rabanne
    Habit Rouge

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    My top five choices would be:

    1. Mauboussin Homme EDP
    2. Habit Rouge EDT
    3. Bogart (1975) by Jacques Bogart
    4. Oscar de la Renta pour Lui (the reformulation still fits the bill, IMO)
    5. Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme

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    Acqua di Parma Colonia
    Villoresi Uomo
    Nicolai's New York
    Hermes Vetiver Tonka
    MPG Santal Noble

    Any one of these, depending on the weather . . . and I forget where we were going and who we were seeing and why?

  53. #53

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    Knize Ten
    Domenico Caraceni
    Yatagan
    Tabarome (vintage)
    Jubilation XXV

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    Prada Amber Pour Homme
    Grey Vetiver/Guerlain Vetiver
    Aramis
    Terre D'Hermes
    Polo Green
    Last edited by Vojskovođa; 22nd February 2010 at 05:04 PM.

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    PdN New York
    Creed Green Irish Tweed
    AdP Colonia Assoluta
    Hermes Vetiver Tonka
    Prada Infusion d'Homme
    Conscience is what hurts when everything else feels so good.

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    1. Chanel - Pour Monsieur
    2. Nicolai - New York
    3. Rochas - Monsieur Rochas (original formula)
    4. Guerlain - Heritage
    5. Guerlain - Habit Rouge
    6. Guerlain - Mouchoir de Monsieur
    7. Guerlain - L'Instant
    8. Givenchy - Monsieur Givenchy
    9. Caron - Le Troisiemme Homme
    10. Tiffany - Tiffany for Men

    Oops I'd better stop now I'm over my limit of 5

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    -Loewe Esencia
    -Dior Eau Sauvage
    -Guerlain Héritage
    -Guerlain Habit Rouge
    -Caron Pour Un Homme

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    1 2 5 Yardley, English Lavender - it works, really

  59. #59

    Default Re: Your Top Five Conservative Sharp Suit Fragrances

    In no particular order :

    Dior Eau Sauvage
    Lancome Sagamore
    Guerlain Habit Rouge
    Creed Vintage Tabarome
    Parfums de Nicolai New York


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