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    Default Re: So I want to smell like an old man - maybe 'mature' is the right word

    Some affordable, absolute classics that would suit your age:

    Penhaligon's Douro
    Floris Elite
    YSL Pour Homme (original)
    Estee Lauder Lauder for Men

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    Default Re: So I want to smell like an old man - maybe 'mature' is the right word

    I can't believe, that I'm the only one who
    has suggested Antaeus!

    It screames ooooold man!

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    Default Re: So I want to smell like an old man - maybe 'mature' is the right word

    Pinaud!! It's probably what your grandfather or his father were exposed to when going to a barbershop after receiving a haircut, shave and a short shoulder massage at the end.

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    Default Re: So I want to smell like an old man - maybe 'mature' is the right word

    +1 on RL Polo, Azzaro pH & Aramis for the classic old school vibe.

    Also try the 'mature but younger':
    Esencia by Loewe
    Grey Flannel by Geoffrey Beene
    Eau Pour Homme by Armani
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    Default Re: So I want to smell like an old man - maybe 'mature' is the right word

    I'm with you, Le Grand Duc--Antaeus or Derby is what came to mind for me.

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    Default Re: So I want to smell like an old man - maybe 'mature' is the right word

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    I can't believe, that I'm the only one who
    has suggested Antaeus!

    It screames ooooold man!
    I simply don't recommend this former fave anymore, the reformulation is a travesty. Old Antaeus is hard to find!

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    Ha ha. Love this question. Before I found basenotes I used the same line with sales associates whenever I wanted something rich and expensive-smelling. "I want to smell like a stuffy old man. What do you have?" Some stuff SAs picked out for me: Cartier Pasha, Acqua di Parma Colonia, Vintage Tabarome, Bois du Portugal. Love them all. Creed Vetiver, the 1948 version, is maybe the epitome of stuffy old man. The barbershoppy smell reminds me of the horrid hair tonic that older guys wear. Ick. That might be going a little too far. . .

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    Default Re: So I want to smell like an old man - maybe 'mature' is the right word

    +1 for Antaeus!!!!! Sophisticated, woody, dry, spicy...all things that scream mature! And this does it better than any other I've yet encountered.
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    Default Re: So I want to smell like an old man - maybe 'mature' is the right word

    Quote Originally Posted by mrcologneguy View Post
    The barbershoppy smell reminds me of the horrid hair tonic that older guys wear. Ick. That might be going a little too far. . .
    Ah, yes, the beautiful, lasting aroma of Jeris hair tonic. Be sure to get the varietal with extra oil! I'm kidding, as much as I enjoy a fresh haircut and shave, I dislike that particular product. Their talcum powder is pretty good, though.

    Speaking of which, a good dusting of barbershop talcum with the proper brush will give you part of the old guy scent immediately. It doesn't last very long, so it isn't "dangerous" to try in that if someone around you dislikes it, it will be gone on its own before you could finish a shower to wash it away. It will save the neck of your shirts from stubble-fraying somewhat, and in hot, humid weather it's a nice finishing touch to a cool shower. Just make certain that your neck and face is completely dry before applying.

    More generally, if you want that CEO scent, then think about how someone of that generation and personal power is likely to start his day, and then how they prepare for a night out, and you have your answers. (I think the talc factor is overlooked, it's one of those finishing touches that's only apparent when omitted.)

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    Default Re: So I want to smell like an old man - maybe 'mature' is the right word

    Quote Originally Posted by mrcologneguy View Post
    Bois du Portugal.
    Love this one. I've been sampling it all week and it definately has an "old man" type of vibe.

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    Default Re: So I want to smell like an old man - maybe 'mature' is the right word

    Canoe, Old Spice, Pinaud Bay Rum, Rive Gauche...

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    Equipage...

    JHL...

    Original Aramis... (but yes the newer Aramis is also kind of old-school)

    Old Spice...

    All get +1s.

    I'm sure the Pinaud is a good old-school thing too. And any Bay Rum.

    Also, see if you can find some Lucky Tiger Rose Hair Oil. My dad used to swear by it. (wonder if he still does?)
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    Bois Du Portugal.

    It's definitely mature, but some people complain about it smelling too mature.

    Perhaps for you it won't be a problem. Good luck!
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    You won't go far wrong with New York by Parfums de Nicolaï.
    Spray it very lightly, IMHO this is in a world of it's own, class and elegance in a bottle !

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    Default Re: So I want to smell like an old man - maybe 'mature' is the right word

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    Giorgio for Men
    Grey Flannel
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    Default Re: So I want to smell like an old man - maybe 'mature' is the right word

    Bois du Portugal

    If I may suggest, Blue Jeans (Versace) is oddly mature but not old. My intuition says this is perfect for the original poster.

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    Aramis 1966

    Fabrege Brut

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    Guerlain Derby

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    Default Re: So I want to smell like an old man - maybe 'mature' is the right word

    Ralph Lauren's Polo.

    Van Cleef & Arpels' Pour Homme.

    Anything by Caswell-Massey.

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    Aramis

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