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    Wink Please recommend: best floral perfumes for men / unisex out there.

    Spring has come. Time to swap perfume.

    Any suggestions for a well blended, not overly sweet floral fragrance?
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    Richard James (Savile Row)
    Givenchy Insense
    Paco Rabanne Tenere
    Anucci
    Fleur du Male
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    F.Malle Carnal Flower
    Chanel Bois des Iles

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    +1 Richard James (Savile Row)

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    Kenzo Power

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    Another one for Richard James.

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    Roger Gallet Bouquet Imperiale. Light, classy, wonderful.

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    Acqua di Genova do two unisex fragrances which are called Gold and Silver. They are nice floral, neither too masculine or feminine, last a long time and are not in your face florals.

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    Boum Homme

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    My current favorite florals are Paestum Rose and Muscs Koublai Khan (civet and rose). I think they are non gender-specific scents and are easy to pull off. They're not very heavy, IMO.
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    Richard James
    Givenchy Insense
    Kenzo Power
    Gai Mattiolo Uomo
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    Eau d'Italie - Magnolia Romana
    F. Malle (J.-C. Ellena) - L'Eau d'Hiver

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    Default Re: Please recommend: best floral perfumes for men / unisex out there.

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Richard James (Savile Row)
    Givenchy Insense
    Paco Rabanne Tenere
    Anucci
    Fleur du Male
    Ditto on Insensé and Ténéré.
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    Yes, batabidd, do try Insensé.
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    Knize Two may be worth trying, if you like jasmine and violet.

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    Vintage Dolce Vita - clearly a unisex floral frag!

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    I've been wearing Angel Schlesser Essentielle pour femme EDP lately which is a woodsy rose which is very nice. Long story how I came by it, but it was by accident and I tried wearing it and found I liked it.

    Funnily enough I was wearing Richard James Savile Row to work today, a really lovely fragrance, has a kind of honey feel to it in the drydown and lasts a long time.
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    Default Re: Please recommend: best floral perfumes for men / unisex out there.

    Roses are great, often not particularly sweet at all. In this vein...

    Sonoma Scent Studio's Vintage Rose
    Eau d'Italie's Paestum Rose
    Creed's Fleurs de Bulgarie
    Penhaglion's Elixir
    Serge Lutens Rose de Nuit
    Montale's Black Aoud

    Finding drier white florals is trickier. These, none the less, fit the bill to varying degrees:

    Neil Morris' Gandhara
    Serge Lutens' A La Nuit ( and very similar, Saffron James's Nani )
    Parfums DelRae's Amoureuse

    I'll second the suggestion of Eau d'Italie's Magnolia Romana, a very dry, smoky-spicy, aquatic magnolia.

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    Sorry - Clive Christian No. 1.
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    Fleur du Male
    Paris Hilton for men (most consider this more a citrus frag, but I get more flower from it)
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    Women's Rive Gauche. May be too sweet though. Otherwise, Y by YSL.
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    +1 for Givenchy Insensé and Kenzo Power. Ténéré is also interesting but more on the darker side.

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    fleur du male by jean paul

    issey myake pour homme

    the dreamer by versace

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    Not too sweet florals for men could include: Aramis 900, Hermes Equipage, Amouage Lyric Man, Montale Black Aoud, Givenchy Insense, Hugh Parsons 99 Regent Street.

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    Something that doesn't get much love, but I like it when the time is right:
    Ungarro Apparition

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    Acqua di Genova do two unisex fragrances which are called Gold and Silver. They are nice floral, neither too masculine or feminine, last a long time and are not in your face florals.
    These two grabbed my attention recently and I'm nearly ready to do a 'blind' buy because curiosity is getting the better of me. If I were to do that (!) which of the two would you recommend?

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    Oh and how could I forget Hermes' glorious Hiris? A dry, austere but very unisex Iris fragrance very wearable by a man (I should know I wear it enough lol)
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    Chanel No. 19 and No. 5 Eau Premiere (aka Pour Homme), Caron Third Man, Balmain de Balmain, RL Safari edp
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    Caron Third Man
    ungaro III

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    I Agree with Le 3eme Homme de Caron. Also Carnal Flower by Frederic Malle - A Heady Tuberose but very green upfront.

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    Acqua di Parma ia a great floral unisex eau de cologne

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    More votes, with seconds, these sold to men:

    Caron Le Troiseme Homme

    Hermes Equipage

    Richard James EDT

    Taylor of Old Bond Street No. 74 Original

    MPG Jardin du Nil

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    Balmain Jolie Madame (Violet/leather)

    Chanel No. 19 (Green floral with light leather)
    Last edited by Primrose; 24th March 2010 at 11:06 PM.
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    Definitely give Clive Christian No. 1 a try. I love it.

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    I really love Le Troisième Homme, but many consider it a bit sweet, and he said he wanted a floral that wasn't sweet... that's why I didn't suggest it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaimeB View Post
    Ditto on Insensé and Ténéré.
    I've got to triple on those two.

    Further, Diptyque's Ofresia is blissful, and I find Diptyque's Olene fantastic too, but friends on this forum have thought it tended more to feminine than I think it does so you'll have to make up your own mind about that. Friends who've smelled it on me have thought it just a beautiful floral milled soap smell.
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    Fleur du Male (if you have the cojones)
    Kenzo Power
    The Dreamer

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    A trio of wonderful iris masculines of very different character:
    Dior Homme--elegant, a bit rooty but nicely rounded with mild sweetness.
    Divine L'Homme de Coeur--a great juniper opening, very fresh and restrained the whole ride.
    MPG Iris Bleue Gris--a dirty, rooty, green beast of an iris. Very different than most iris frags and very masculine.

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    Arpege Pour Homme lalyered with Hermes Hiris. Quite the Iris experience.

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    Amouage Homage
    FM Carnal Flower
    Tom Ford (not too sweet, but quite gourmand)


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    Quote Originally Posted by gupts View Post
    You should most certainly check this out:

    Guerlain Vetiver pour elle
    Absolutely!

    Also IMHO, Dior Homme Cologne, and Penhaligons Castile.
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    Grey Flannel

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    You might want to try Tabac Original EDC, and perhaps also Royal Copenhagen.

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    plus Caron Third man

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    I second matthewfoo & Galamb_Borong on the Paestum Rose (by Eau d'Italie).

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    My favorite unisex/borderline femme florals:
    Maitre Bois Du Turquie
    Amouage Homage
    Czech & Speake no. 88

    My favorite florals which are not too sweet and definitely not feminine, but unisex:
    Windsor
    Prelude to Love
    Castile

    and my favorite masculine florals:
    Green Irish Tweed
    Kiton Black
    Maitre Pour Le Jeune Homme

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    Oh, and if you want not sweet at all, an excellent yet very conservative and cold/aloof masculine floral:

    Maitres Tailleurs L'Eau Du Tailleur

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    Givenchy Insense

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    If roses are your thing there's Noir de Noir by Tom Ford. Very strong potent rose perfume that I would classify more as a woman's fragrance but a confident man can pull it off without doubt. For some reason it reminds me of Burberry.

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    +1 Montale Black Aoud. +1 C&S No 88. +1 FM Carnal Flower.

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    John Varvatos Artisan, a masculine floral with a wood base.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    This is great. I was looking for some suggestions for masculine iris scents.

    "trio of wonderful iris masculines of very different character:
    Dior Homme--elegant, a bit rooty but nicely rounded with mild sweetness.
    Divine L'Homme de Coeur--a great juniper opening, very fresh and restrained the whole ride.
    MPG Iris Bleue Gris--a dirty, rooty, green beast of an iris. Very different than most iris frags and very masculine. "
    Last edited by Seanvik; 23rd April 2010 at 07:01 PM.

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    Czech and Speake No.88
    Canali Black Diamond
    L'Artisan Iris Pallida
    Last edited by jaso; 24th April 2010 at 10:33 PM.

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    green irish even though that could be a green frag too

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    tenere, tabac original edp, grey flannel

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    Another vote for Carnal Flower. l've yet to smell this on a man, but l reckon it'd be gorgeous!
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    Amouage Gold pour Homme, Herrera for men,Cereous No7,Fleur de Male
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    Ungaro II

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    All unisex. some slightly more masculine, some slightly more feminine.

    Angelica - Malle Angeliques sous La Pluie
    Rose - Costes, Windsor, Rose 31, No. 88, Black Tie
    Violet / Violet Leaf - Ajaccio Violets, Eau De Cartier Concentree, GIT
    Jasmine - Feuille Verte (egyptian jasmine is the dominant aspect here)
    Orange Blossom/Neroli -Castile, C&S Neroli, 4711
    Sweet Pea - Selection Verte
    Pelargonium, Geranium - Sisley Eau De Campagne

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    This may sound a bit odd, but Encre Noire pour Elle is a floral that is going to get lots of wear from me. A beautiful rose and osmanthus frag that has top notes which reminds me so much of Amouage Lyric Man. It dries down giving off a mellow rosy hand-cream-ish accord which i guess is a result of the understated earthy vetiver. Not sweet in any way, but neutrally floral. Amazing longevity too.
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