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View Poll Results: Which Is Your Favourite Sweet Frag Pour Homme?!

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  • PI

    5 6.49%
  • Jaļpur

    11 14.29%
  • Joop!

    2 2.60%
  • The Dreamer

    5 6.49%
  • Le Māle

    6 7.79%
  • Fleur du Male

    4 5.19%
  • Au Masculin

    8 10.39%
  • Body Kouros

    18 23.38%
  • None of the above

    15 19.48%
  • I wouldn't be caught dead in a sticky and sweet

    3 3.90%
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  1. #1
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    Default The Controversial Sweets!

    OK, inspired by the 'PI is a Masterpiece'-thread,
    I thought we should have a vote for the best
    sticky and sweet male scent on the market.

    I hesitated a bit by putting Body Kouros on the
    list, as it issen't that controversial, and has a
    huge fanbase, and therefor will swallow alot of
    votes ... but what?! It is sticky and it is sweet!

    Maybe I have forgotten a fragrance which would
    have fitted the list, if so, choose 'none of the above'
    and explain below, thanks!

    --- The voting is public ---

    I went with Jaļpur Eau de Parfum ... God it's good!
    Last edited by Le Grand Duc; 6th April 2010 at 11:56 PM.

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    Default Re: The Sweet Controversials.

    i love Le male, the essence of sex by far.

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    I wont wear it anytime soon...because toooo many other people do it for me. Le Male it is the best. Look at my wardrobe I got HP too...I love sweet scents.

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    I don't know if I could say, really. I love many of them, but would actually wear very few. I think my favorite at the moment would be Fille En Aiguilles, a really lovely burnt sugar meets pine concoction.

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    From this list, Jaipur is definitely so complex and distinguished, that I would never describe it as sickly and sweet

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    Wait a minute now. . . this is a poll on sweet fragrances by Le Grand Duc, and it DOES NOT include Dior Homme Intense?!?

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    From that list, my favorite is Body Kouros. Is sweet, but also has a camphoraceous and mint and incense side that attracts me a lot. And it's not an expensive fragrance. If you like it, buy it until Loreal mess with this one too...

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    None of the above will win!
    I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrcologneguy View Post
    Wait a minute now. . . this is a poll on sweet fragrances by Le Grand Duc, and it DOES NOT include Dior Homme Intense?!?
    I was kind of thinking "What, no Hypnotic Poison?"

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    Default Re: The Sweet Controversials.

    Quote Originally Posted by mrcologneguy View Post
    Wait a minute now. . . this is a poll on sweet fragrances by Le Grand Duc, and it DOES NOT include Dior Homme Intense?!?
    Hahaha, Dior Homme and the Intense sren't controversial,
    they are both broadly accepted as classics already!

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    Default Re: The Sweet Controversials.

    Quote Originally Posted by Galamb_Borong View Post
    I was kind of thinking "What, no Hypnotic Poison?"
    ... and only pour Homme!

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    Although Ive not worn it in ages I do love LL Au Masculin

  13. #13

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    Jaipur is controversial?

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    Default Re: The Controversial Sweets!

    Quote Originally Posted by KMF View Post
    Jaipur is controversial?
    Somewhat!

    There are those who wouldn't
    dream of wearing Jaļpur, as it
    is too sweet ... therefor it be-
    longed on the list!

    But hey, I could be wrong.
    Up untill yesterday, I was
    sure PI had a huge fanbase
    here on BN, and it sure as
    hell dosn't.

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    I voted "I wouldn't be caught dead in..."

    I wear Jaipur homme edp, but I don't think it's sticky. Sweet & spicy, or rather, floral and spicy. But sticky? Nah...
    Snarky is as snarky does.

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    Not necessarily saying 'it's sweeter than' any of those listed BUT Endymion comes across a pretty sweet on my skin.
    I'm crazy bout it tho.

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    wow - I was the only one to choose Joop!...LOL

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    Jaipur smells like soap to me, sweet soap.

    Honestly, I rarely like sweet men's fragrances, as sweet usually equals powder there. Unisex and Femme is the way to go for me!

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    I Choose Lolita Lempicka Au Masculine! I can't believe you left out A*Men too you crazy man! <3
    I'm not your toy.

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    I chose Fleur de Male. I prefer it over Le Male and, well, I haven't tried that many others from the list. Pi was alright but not great and I've never tried Body Kouros

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galamb_Borong View Post
    Jaipur smells like soap to me, sweet soap.

    Honestly, I rarely like sweet men's fragrances, as sweet usually equals powder there. Unisex and Femme is the way to go for me!
    Jaipur smells like sunscreen to me, but i like it. Although i think it's very difficult to wear it...

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    Default Re: The Controversial Sweets!

    So I decided to include sweet scents in my w'drobe and bought Jacomo de Jacomo Red, Ted Lapidus Pour Lui, a local version of Le Male called Riff Borneo, Joop! and Escada Casual Friday. Add to these other sweet scents like Dior Homme Intense and Jaipur. Well, the point is I am realizing I am not including them on my rotation the way I am including woody / spicy orientals and orientals, as well as chypres.

    I don't want to hurt feelings nor start a discussion that will end up being closed by moderators, but I find these overtly femenine, albeit the fact I have been complimented by a lady on an occasion I was wearing Dior Homme Intense - I have to admit I am hardly ever complimented on scents I use, so this was a big surprise. To this fact, add some of these have amazing longevity - Joop! as well as Riff last up to 24 hourse, which IMHO can be an olfactive nightmare.

    Having said this, I have to admit that of all the ones mentioned,

    - the manlier one is Escada Casual Friday as per the fact the drydown is clearly dominated by patchouly.
    - Jaipur, on the other hand, has a very remarkable resemblance to Zizanie by Fragonard, I enjoy the spices in both, but find Jaipur to be too sweet and Zizanie too short lived: so I have to choose between too sweet - good longevity a scent or vice versa.
    - Joop! has a nice drydown provided the wearer has enough patience for it. But as I said, it ends up getting a bore after 10 hours on my skin.
    - Ted Lapidus pour Lui: amberine sweetnes that reminds me of old-time scents. The amber is fine, the sweetnes can be cloying.
    - Based on a sample, I found Le Male really a complex scent. I have to amdit it, the bottle is a put-off (yes, I do care about the bottle).
    - PI felt like applying custard to my skin, an olfactory paper on benzoine / vanilla.
    - Body Kouros: too much chocolate. I'd rather enjoy this note blended in a more complex fashion, the way L'Instant and Dior Homme Intense do.
    - Jacome Rouge is simpler than Le Male, but shorter in its longevity, but still strong.
    - Fleur de Male is so dominated by flowers that I could not help thinking it would make a perfect femenine scent.

    I am still curious though about giving this last one as well as Pi a full wear: I don't consider these bunch of sweet scents as my cup of tea, but I have to admit it adds variety to my rotation. So, wearing them once in a while can be fun.
    Last edited by Pollux; 7th April 2010 at 02:16 AM.

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    None of the above = A*Men

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    Default Re: The Controversial Sweets!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kinok View Post
    I can't believe you left out A*Men too you crazy man! <3
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNY911 View Post
    None of the above = A*Men
    OMFG!!! I knew I had forgotten one!
    But A*men! How could I forget that?!

    Quote Originally Posted by scentimus View Post
    wow - I was the only one to choose Joop!...LOL
    LOL ... and you aren't even ashamed to admit it!
    R.E.S.P.E.C.T.!

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    Default Re: The Controversial Sweets!

    This was easy - Jaipur! I don't like sweet scents, and I don't consider Jaipur to be a sweet scent.

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    Default Re: The Controversial Sweets!

    Quote Originally Posted by shamu1 View Post
    This was easy - Jaipur! I don't like sweet scents, and I don't consider Jaipur to be a sweet scent.
    For real?! What then? Oriental, sure, but it's damn sweet, no?!
    I have the EdP on me right now, and I get sugar & spice galore!

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    Givenchy Play Intense. Not much love, but a very nice scent.
    Last edited by Geikamir; 7th April 2010 at 08:38 AM.
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    Default Re: The Controversial Sweets!

    I went with Fleur du Male.

    I have always been a classic powerhouse person, but nowadays i find myself taking a keen interest in strong sweet frags.
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

    #BBOG!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickbr View Post
    From that list, my favorite is Body Kouros. Is sweet, but also has a camphoraceous and mint and incense side that attracts me a lot. And it's not an expensive fragrance. If you like it, buy it until Loreal mess with this one too...
    IS Body Kouros sweeter than Tobacco Vanille, Bogart Pour Homme, or Eav Des Bavx??

    Anyone?

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    Non of the above. I vote for Creed Acier Aluminium.

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    I must really like my sweet scents!! (I own 6 out of the 8 mentioned...)

    My vote goes to Jaipur I just LOVE it!

  33. #33

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    Le Male & Dior Homme Intense (not included in the list).

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    Quote Originally Posted by DULLAH View Post
    IS Body Kouros sweeter than Tobacco Vanille, Bogart Pour Homme, or Eav Des Bavx??

    Anyone?
    I'd say BK is about equal sweetness with Eav Des Bavx, and TV is sweeter than both of them. No idea about Bogart, soz.

    There is a lot of sweet=feminine feeling in this thread. I dont have this association. For me, floral=feminine (one of the things I have learnt since joining Basenotes is that I really cannot carry off florals, even supposed 'masculine' florals. Although a bit of Rose or Carnation seems ok). Theres nothing 'feminine' in my mind about BK, TV or Eav Des Bavx... now, Jaipur or Zero Plus Masculine....

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    Default Re: The Controversial Sweets!

    Sticking to your list, I'd say Body Kouros or FdM.

    But the really sweet ones I love that seem to have equal number of fans and critics are Un Bois Vanille, Vanilia, Cedre(Lutens).

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    Default Re: The Controversial Sweets!

    I personally think that Joop! Homme is a great fragrance, but my very favorite of the sweet fragrances is Carlos Santana for Men. It is definitely sweet, but very well-behaved and in no way overbearing (as many 'sweet' scents can be). Projection/sillage is near perfect and longevity is excellent - I get compliments almost every time I wear this one. For all lovers of sweet frags, Carlos Santana for Men is a must-try, in my opinion.

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    Default Re: The Controversial Sweets!

    Quote Originally Posted by SillageMonger View Post
    For all lovers of sweet frags, Carlos Santana for Men is a must-try, in my opinion.
    I'm not that into celeb-scents, besides Britneys (shut up y'all!),
    but I'll check this one out now. Thank you!

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    Default Re: The Controversial Sweets!

    Quote Originally Posted by SillageMonger View Post
    ..., but my very favorite of the sweet fragrances is Carlos Santana for Men....is a must-try, in my opinion.
    This is actually on my wish-list. I came across it everywhere while in the States on holidays, but was not keen on the sweets then!
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

    #BBOG!

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    Default Re: The Controversial Sweets!

    A*Men
    Please feel free to check out my Swap Thread - Patou pour Homme, L'Instant de Guerlain PH Extreme, Dior Homme Intense, Pure Malt, Pure Coffee and many more! Click Here For My Swap Thread

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    Default Re: The Controversial Sweets!

    lol, I'm glad Joop! only has one vote. I'm glad I'm not the only one that doesn't like it. I mean, how can you like the smell of urinal cakes?
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    I am devoted to Jaipur EDP. It is a wonderful sweet and powdery fragrance that lasts. This and Beau Cavalier by Guerlain are my two favorite mens fragrances.
    Last edited by N_Tesla; 8th April 2010 at 04:08 AM.

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    Default Re: The Controversial Sweets!

    Quote Originally Posted by Geikamir View Post
    lol, I'm glad Joop! only has one vote. I'm glad I'm not the only one that doesn't like it. I mean, how can you like the smell of urinal cakes?
    I absolutely looove Joop! but it dosn' come close
    to most of the orhers on the list!

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    Default Re: The Controversial Sweets!

    Quote Originally Posted by Geikamir View Post
    ...how can you like the smell of urinal cakes?
    Hey! That honour goes to my beloved Kouros!

    Joop! is quite a good frag. I wonder why i don't own it now. Wolfgang is a less-sweet (mature-sweet?) cinnamon-laden juice for those who do not love sweet.
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

    #BBOG!

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    Default Re: The Controversial Sweets!

    I did not know how to pick one between Fleur du Male vs LL Au Masculin. But I finally voted to Au Masculin.

    Fleur du Male is an amazing fragrance too! Not to mention Body Kouros. OK, I'll stop here.

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