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    Got a big sweet tooth for boldly sweet men's fragrances, especially in this frigid winter we've been having. I draw the line at Joop. Otherwise, looking for suggestions. Some of my favorites in my collection include Chergui, Creed Original Santal (no, it does not remind me of Joop), and Acier Aluminium. Prefer rich sweetness. Yes, I will consider some unisex and even female-marketed fragrances - but don't get too carried away with those. . . . not looking to smell like Lolita or your Aunt Lottie.

    Any recommendations?
    Last edited by mrcologneguy; 24th February 2010 at 03:58 AM.

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    Do not blind buy any of these!

    BUT--if you like sweet, my first impression is By Kilian Back to Black. A very sweet pipe tobacco in the top note and some say cherry vanilla tobacco. I do not detect powder. This is sold as a unisex.

    A femme which may be unisex is Molinard's Habanita. A tobacco vanilla (with some powder) that is very pleasant and sweet. Habanita was recently discussed on the boards.

    Finally, a mainstream scent for men, Diesel Fuel for Life. A sweet undercurrent all the way down.
    Last edited by Primrose; 23rd February 2010 at 03:52 AM.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    I cannot think of a finer one than Jazz Prestige.

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    [QUOTE=Primrose;1758577]If you like sweet, my first impression is By Kilian Back to Black. A very sweet pipe tobacco in the top note and some say cherry vanilla tobacco./QUOTE]

    Cool. Good rec, thank you! Others?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillaire View Post
    I cannot think of a finer one than Jazz Prestige.
    Nice, sounds intriguing. . .

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    [QUOTE=mrcologneguy;1758582]
    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    If you like sweet, my first impression is By Kilian Back to Black. A very sweet pipe tobacco in the top note and some say cherry vanilla tobacco./QUOTE]

    Cool. Good rec, thank you! Others?
    See my edited post for two more.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    [QUOTE=Primrose;1758587]
    Quote Originally Posted by mrcologneguy View Post

    See my edited post for two more.
    mmmmm. . . nice. . . thank you!

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    Costume National Scent Intense, Dior Homme Intense and Lolita Lempicka au Masculin are my three favorite 'sweet' fragrances. Scent Intense is a rich amber with some sweet 'berries' in the background that set it apart. Dior Homme Intense smells like apple pie dusted with cocoa and a glass of vanilla custard. Lolita Lempicka au Masculine smells like 'dusty vanilla licorice,' I don't think theres any other way to describe it. Id say Dior Homme Intense is the most masculine of the three - really worth a try in my opinion.
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    try the EdP


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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony87 View Post
    Costume National Scent Intense, Dior Homme Intense and Lolita Lempicka au Masculin are my three favorite 'sweet' fragrances. Scent Intense is a rich amber with some sweet 'berries' in the background that set it apart. Dior Homme Intense smells like apple pie dusted with cocoa and a glass of vanilla custard. Lolita Lempicka au Masculine smells like 'dusty vanilla licorice,' I don't think theres any other way to describe it. Id say Dior Homme Intense is the most masculine of the three - really worth a try in my opinion.

    All sound very nice. Thanks for the recommendations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Young Dro View Post
    try the EdP

    Yes, yes, very good call. I own this one, EPD even. Rather tasty, I'd say. Very good recommendation.
    Last edited by mrcologneguy; 23rd February 2010 at 04:04 AM.

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    How about Versace The Dreamer? I hear a nice sweet tobacco scent.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    L'Occitane Eav Des Bavx
    Tom Ford Tobacco vanille
    Bogart Pour Homme
    Mugler Pure Coffee
    Creed Green Valley

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    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    How about Versace The Dreamer? I hear a nice sweet tobacco scent.
    Haven't tried it yet, but found it yesterday in a local shopping mall store. I'll have to check it out. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DULLAH View Post
    L'Occitane Eav Des Bavx
    Tom Ford Tobacco vanille
    Bogart Pour Homme
    Mugler Pure Coffee
    Creed Green Valley
    Big fan of Green Valley. Very curious about TF Tobacco Vanille. Don't know the others. Thank you, Mr. Dullah. Always appreciate your well-informed opinions.
    Last edited by mrcologneguy; 23rd February 2010 at 04:10 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrcologneguy View Post
    Big fan of Green Valley. Very curious about TF Tobacco Vanille. Don't know the others. Thank you, Mr. Dullah. Always appreciate your well-informed opinions.
    A second for L'Occitane's Eau des Baux. A vanilla incense with cypress!
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    From my wardrobe, I would recommend that you perhaps sample the following:

    Mauboussin Homme EDP by Mauboussin *****!
    Arpege pour Homme by Lanvin *****!
    360 White for Men by Perry Ellis ****
    BalMan by Pierre Malmain *****!
    Carlos Santana for Men *****!
    Devotion for Men By Gabriela Sabatini ***
    Hypn˘se Homme by Lancome ****
    Lagerfeld Classic by Karl Lagerfeld ***
    Otto Kern Man by Otto Kern ****
    Silver Shadow by Davidoff ****
    Ignition by Lomani ***
    Cadillac for Men EDT by Cadillac *****!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SillageMonger View Post
    From my wardrobe, I would recommend that you perhaps sample the following:

    Mauboussin Homme EDP by Mauboussin *****!
    Arpege pour Homme by Lanvin *****!
    360 White for Men by Perry Ellis ****
    BalMan by Pierre Malmain *****!
    Carlos Santana for Men *****!
    Devotion for Men By Gabriela Sabatini ***
    Hypn˘se Homme by Lancome ****
    Lagerfeld Classic by Karl Lagerfeld ***
    Otto Kern Man by Otto Kern ****
    Silver Shadow by Davidoff ****
    Ignition by Lomani ***
    Only one of those I have is Lagerfeld Classic. Thanks for the big list!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrcologneguy View Post
    Yes, I will consider some unisex and even female-marketed fragrances - but don't get too carried away with those. . . .
    I dare you to try out Hypnotic Poison.
    On the right man, it can be quite alluring!

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    I just edited again and included Cadillac for Men EDT, which is similar to Arpege pour Homme, except that Arpege has a strong Iris note and Cadillac has a predominant Tarragon note.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrcologneguy View Post
    Big fan of Green Valley. Very curious about TF Tobacco Vanille. Don't know the others. Thank you, Mr. Dullah. Always appreciate your well-informed opinions.
    I forgot ST Dupont Signature, another quite sweet, yet very masculine scent which is not so much like Tobacco Vanille, but more like a dry/parched, far more Masculine Guerlain SDV.

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    Burberry London for men
    Michael for men- Michael Kors
    Last edited by Niles; 23rd February 2010 at 05:06 AM.

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    Habit Rouge!
    If fragrance has a gender, so does all art.

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    I'd rec some ambers. They're sweet but spicey as well. Try Opium Pour Homme, Tom Ford Amber Absolute
    Bvlgari Black - vanilla + rubber
    maybe? Serge Daim Blond (leather and apricot)

    that's all I can think of for now
    Tom Ford Splits!!!! - Tobacco Vanille, Tuscan Leather, Oud Wood, Noir de Noir,
    Plum Japonais, Italian Cypress,
    Neroli Portofino, Costa Azzura
    HARD TO FIND -
    Lavender Palm, Arabian Wood, Champacca Absolute and AMBER ABSOLUTE, etc...


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    Rochas Man and New Haarlem
    Evenstar

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    Guerlain's L'Heure Bleue and Vol de Nuit are beyond gender and fit your desires perfectly for sweet wintry scents. Both have that great pastry-scented guerlainade, L'Heure Bleue as a spicy-iris oriental and Vol de Nuit as a woody-amber oriental.

    I find YSL M7 to be quite sweet in a very non-gourmand kind of way. And Michael for Men and Lolita au Masculin are great recs I would second.
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    Chaumet Pour Men
    XXL by Daniel Hechter
    Boum Homme

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    Two Words Body Kouros

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    Micheal Kors for men

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    Geir Ness . Incredible longevity with that one.
    Last edited by adonis; 23rd February 2010 at 06:24 AM.

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    Zino Davidoff

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    Rochas Lui
    TL por Lui - Ted Lapidus
    Altamir - Ted Lapidus
    Cristobal pour Homme - Balenciaga
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    I second recs on
    Opium pour Homme
    Guerlain Heritage
    Lanvin Arpege pour Homme
    Bogart pour Homme
    L'Occitane Eav de Bavx

    Also add:
    Histoires de Parfums 1725
    Jacomo de Jacomo Rouge
    Domenico Caraceni 1913
    Yohji Homme
    Boucheron Jaipur Homme
    Serge Lutens Fille en Aiguilles, Chergui, Arabie, Ambre Sultan
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    Bmen

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    -Andy Tauer L`Air du desert Marocain.
    -Valentino V.

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    I agree adonis---Geir Ness is an excellent choice.
    Quote Originally Posted by adonis View Post
    Geir Ness . Incredible longevity with that one.
    Last edited by Michael P; 23rd February 2010 at 11:17 AM.

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    Fleur du Male (extreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeemely sweet, you've been warned)
    A*Men
    Au Masculin by Lolita Lempicka
    Pure Coffee

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    Allure?

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    From the previous list, I absolutely second especially Burberry London and Zino Davidoff

    other frags to likely be considered for testing:

    Gucci Envy for Men, Rochas Man, Fahrenheit 32, Obsession Night by Calvin Klein, almost anything within the Versace Jeans range, Givenchy Very Irresistible, Azzaro Bright Visit, Solo Loewe- powerful, yet still somewhat safe and casual wear-type of sweetness

    Chanel Allure Homme, Dior Homme, M7 (these three remotely bordering the first category), Jaipur by Boucheron, Ungaro III, Endymion by Penhaligon's, Baldessarini Ambre, Givenchy Pi, the male version L'Instand de Guerlain, Cartier Declaration, also ultra classic Caron pour un Homme, Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur, oddly even the Blu Mediterraneo range by ADP, Esencia Loewe - a far more non-linear, quirky, artisanal, off-beat, experimental kind of sweetness, aptly masked by and/or mingled with some of the complete opposites of sweet fragrance notes

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    Body Kouros
    Cristobal pour Homme
    Habit Rouge
    Ja´pur Homme
    Jubilation XXV
    Kenzo Power
    M7
    Rochas Man
    Via Condotti pour Homme

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    I have several sweet masculine frags in my collection that I like:

    Rochas Man- sexy chocolate frag
    Armani Code- Tonka Bean sweetness
    Canali Man- sweet citris leather
    Swiss Army original- sweet alpine smell

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    This is great. Thank you, BN group! Lots of stuff in here I've never considered. That's what makes basenotes so great - opens us up to lots of new possibilities. Wouldn't have found a tenth of this without the group's advice. THANKS!

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    New Haarlem by bond no 9. Please don't pass it by, it's an incredible gourmand.

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    To be careful..I'd say go to www.theperfumecourt.com and sample them before...or unless they're available at your local chemist.

    It proves much more au fait and safe to do it this way..whereas buying outright, especially if wadded for cash..can be a nuesance.

    Oh, I also suggest you try Chanel Antaeus it is a very sweet frag and can easily be located at many pharmacies and many perfumeries!

    Good Luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balavassassin View Post
    Oh, I also suggest you try Chanel Antaeus it is a very sweet frag
    - Balava
    lol wut?

    I think you might just be a fanboy balava

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    Nope...it's florescent base is indeed treacle! . I find it sweet anyhow :P

    But we all get different scent pyramids

    Cheers guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balavassassin View Post
    Nope...it's florescent base is indeed treacle! . I find it sweet anyhow :P

    But we all get different scent pyramids

    Cheers guys!

    - Balava
    I totally agree, and was going to suggest Antaeus and Knize Ten for masculine sweetness!

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    Antaeus sweet? Eeeehh....

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    There's some sweetness to both Antaeus and Knize Ten; what I took to be all leather at first sniff for both turns out to be honied florals held in a leather glove, but Antaeus has the sage and thyme to balance the sweetness and Knize Ten has the petroleum accord. The sandalwood in both (coupled with the patchouli in Antaeus) make for woody-sweet (but not sugary or syrupy) drydowns.

    But then again I'm a total fanboy!
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    +1 Lui Rochas and Loewe Solo.

    Adding: Fumerie Turque.

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    Not a big fan of the Bond range in general but New Haarlem - booootiful!!

    ....and what a great bottle!!


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    Pi, Body Kouros, Le Male, The Dreamer, M7, Black XS, A*men, The One... the ones that come to mind from my wardrobe.

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    John Varvatos (original) and Opium.

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    Hugo Boss - Baldessarini
    Caron – Le 3Ŕme Homme
    Chanel - ╔go´ste
    Christian Dior- Fahrenheit 32
    Molinard- Molinard Homme I
    Serge Lutens- Douce AmŔre

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    Great suggestions. The only thing I would add is :
    - Parfumerie Generale Cadjmere
    + if you're going to TPC for samples, try Cartier's Les Heures du Parfum XIII La Treizieme Heure ..... nizzzzzeeeee.

    Also need to add Guerlain Moscou to this list
    Last edited by SoGent; 26th February 2010 at 02:15 AM.

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    Arpege Pour Homme by Lanvin

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    Some that come to mind are Perry Ellis White, Anucci Gold, Gaultier 2, Fleur de Male and a few of the powdery sweet types would be Arpege Pour Homme, Pour Un Homme de Caron, and Lagerfeld.

    I must add my two signature fragrances, both in the eau de parfum formulations: Opium Pour Homme and Jaipur Pour Homme.
    Last edited by Atlanta1; 24th February 2010 at 11:09 PM.

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    S.T.Dupont-Noir

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    Chanel Egoiste
    Hermes Rocabar
    Tom Ford Tuscan Leather, Bois Rouge, Tobacco Vanille
    Caron Pour un Homme
    Serge Lutens Chergui, Fumerie Turque
    Christian Dior Bois d'Argent, Eau Noire, Cologne Blanche
    Guerlain Habit Rouge, Heritage
    Helmut Lang Cuiron

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    MY sweet tooth is starting to hurt reading this Post

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