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    Hi folks,

    I am going to focus on wearing and contrasting some of the "big 'uns" over this next couple of weeks just to deepen my understanding and appreciation of 'classic guy stuff' if you will. There are several names that come up a lot and I am fortunate enough to have picked up these ones over the last year or two:

    Patou Pour Homme
    Maxims Pour Homme
    Tiffany for Men
    PdN New York
    Creed Bois de Portugal
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Guerlain Heritage

    I know that these are not technically the same kind of scents, but if we were to say they fall into 'the right stuff' as a general heading, are there any you would care to suggest to add while I'm doing this exercise or share your own thoughts comparing or contrasting one vs another? Any thoughts most appreciated

    PS It goes without saying I LIKE these - I just want to get to know them better and explore . . .
    Last edited by mr. reasonable; 3rd March 2010 at 03:02 AM.

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    Vintage Tabarome
    VC&A Pour Homme

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    Chanel pour Monsieur won't disappoint. Try Dunhill 1934 if you can find it or Eau d'Hermes.

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    very nice list
    I am assuming that is vintage Chanel PM (green juice, not orange one)
    some others I would add are
    Chanel Antaeus (preferably Vintage)
    Chanel Egoiste (Vintage)
    I 2nd Vintage Tabarome
    Black Aoud
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    I find it interesting that most the fragrances you mentioned here have dominant lavender notes, or at least a fougere structure. They also smell very classic to my nose, and somehow define class and comfort at the same time. Truly some of the greats. Maybe the association of these scents with men of our past, along with the soothing effects of lavender result in them smelling like the "right stuff?"

    Another one you might like to add to your list is Invasion Barbare, which is kind of like a mix between Fahrenheit and Heritage, or something like that... Either way, it's another "big'un!"
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    Guerlain Vetiver
    Monsieur Givenchy

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    At first glance, Derby and Giorgio for Men.

    After some thought, I may be back with more.
    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could to where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, ...... I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost

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    Creed Baie de Genievre is another that would seem to be at home amongst your list. This is definitely "classic guy stuff."
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    Thanks for such great recommendations and suggestions so soon . . . I can see this is going to turn into a really interesting exercise - very grateful. The lavender / fougere mention is revealing for me, and funnily enough Invasion Barbare is one name I had noted earlier to explore - I've seen it come up before here. This is fun - thanks.
    Last edited by mr. reasonable; 3rd March 2010 at 04:51 AM.

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