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    Default Re: Masculine chypres?

    Quote Originally Posted by zliang View Post
    Isn't Kouros a fougere?
    "A divine and conquering spicy chypre fragrance with a powerful and intense trail." - www.ysl-parfums.com

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    Sure - fragrances (and chypres as frag family) does not have gender.

    It`s easy to understand though - that author of the thread means to know some chypres that were intentionally made for men, or pour homme. That bottles with "pour homme" or "for men" on them.

    Nice question - I`m tired to read all the same great names of green or leather chypres made for fair half but good for guys. I`m glad to know about Tiffany FM and to remember Boucheron PH.
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    Fendi Uomo the real Masculine chypres
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    Default Re: Masculine chypres?

    I think I removed most of the posts that are more about the gender of perfumes in general than anything else.

    Please don't derail this thread again
    But once you get locked into a serious perfume collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moon_fish View Post
    It`s easy to understand though - that author of the thread means to know some chypres that were intentionally made for men, or pour homme. That bottles with "pour homme" or "for men" on them.
    Yes, that was my intention exactly. Beyond my interest in chypres (a future purchase this year) I am very much interested in probing the concept of genre in perfumery (chypre, fougères, leathers, orientals...)

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    I'm joining the ranks of those who suggest Derby. It's marketed specifically to men, but happens to smell fantastic on me too.
    Currently wearing: The Wendol by Blackbird

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    My SOTD is a classic chypre marketed to men, R de Capucci.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fraddicted View Post
    My SOTD is a classic chyphre marketed to men, R de Capucci.
    That's such a great one, and sooooo versatile. I love wearing it!

    My favorite masculine chypre, and one that I actually think of as "R de Capucci, now with spicy-skanky florals!", is Aramis 900.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kxe003 View Post
    "Kouros - A divine and conquering spicy chypre fragrance with a powerful and intense trail." - www.ysl-parfums.com
    That`s interesting news, thank you!

    Now one could also visit www.chanel.com to find out that our beloved Chanel pour Monsieur is classified as fresh citrus fragrance, not chypre!
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    The CpM is probably my 2nd fave Chypre, and it would have been my favorite Chypre if it is not so shy and a skin-scent even after an hour. I still like spraying it on the inside of my hat though as it makes it smell great every time I walk by my hatstand.

    For regular wearing, my fave male Chypre would have to be Mitsouko.

    Tiffany for Men smells to me more like a dry Woody Oriental although it stuns me how the opening smells so much like CpM.
    Q: How do you make a feminine fragrance masculine?
    A: Add 'Pour Homme' to the bottle
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    rive gauche

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    Default Re: Masculine chypres?

    Quote Originally Posted by fraddicted View Post
    My SOTD is a classic chypre marketed to men, R de Capucci.
    I would agree with fraddicted that R de Capucci is a fantastic chypre, and well worth the effort to find a bottle. Another fragrance which meets your note requirements (bergamot, light floral notes, oakmoss and pachouli basenotes, with a bit of labdanum) and is an interesting, yet inexpensive chypre fragrance is One Man Show by Jacques Bogart [http://www.basenotes.net/group.php?d...cussionid=376]. Very interesting juice!
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    ^^^^^
    SillageMonger, do you wear One Man show very often? Can you compare it to any other fragrances at all? I'm always so curious about this one because based on it's notes I think I would love it, and then I read such terrible reviews of it!....It's almost as divisive as Yatagan...which reminds me...

    Yatagan is my other go-to masculine chypre, it's really a great one if you like herbal, rustic, natural scents. (However, it doesn't have that "classic" chypre structure you're specifically looking for Chassagne, i.e. I don't get citrus in the top notes at all and definitely no florals.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBond007 View Post
    rive gauche
    Isn't that a classic barbershop fougere rather than a chypre?
    Q: How do you make a feminine fragrance masculine?
    A: Add 'Pour Homme' to the bottle
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    Quote Originally Posted by arlecchino View Post
    ^^^^^
    SillageMonger, do you wear One Man show very often? Can you compare it to any other fragrances at all? I'm always so curious about this one because based on it's notes I think I would love it, and then I read such terrible reviews of it!....It's almost as divisive as Yatagan...which reminds me...

    Yatagan is my other go-to masculine chypre, it's really a great one if you like herbal, rustic, natural scents. (However, it doesn't have that "classic" chypre structure you're specifically looking for Chassagne, i.e. I don't get citrus in the top notes at all and definitely no florals.)
    It is definitely a maverick in the chypre world... it's the Desert Chypre. The high-plains sagebrush and cedar chypre... but not "classic chypre by any stretch.) (I love it nonetheless. It's chypre designed for the environment of my childhood.)
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    arlecchino: I don't think of OMS as a chypre because I get little or no amber. Moreover, it doesn't come together to produce that unique accord I smell in Mitsouko or Pheromone for men. Instead, it's a nice blend of "masculine" notes. It's in the same category as Kouros, though, in that it is more of a blend with a lot of notes, and so it comes across as "old." It never registers as animalic to me, but rather there is an odd "root beer" like thing going on, which is the only reason it's on my swap list. I should probably try to dilute it and see it solves the problem, but I have a feeling that it won't. My guess is that if you have the right skin chemistry (that is, if your skin "eats up" frags) OMS will be a very pleasant experience.

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    Unabashedly called masculine by their houses or vendors:


    (selection based on my personal preferences)

    Fresh Chypres:

    Williams Aqua Velva Ice BlueSt.
    Laurent >YSL pour Homme<
    Aramis Devin

    Woody (green) Chypres:

    Classic Vetivers (Vetyver) - by almost any house ...
    Fendi Uomo
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Aramis 900
    Delon Iquitos
    Lord Molineux

    Green Chypres :

    Beene Grey Flannel
    Dior Fahrenheit
    Cerruti Non Cerruti
    Knize >The Knize Two<
    Lanvin Monsieur Lanvin, 1964 (discontinued)

    Leathery Chypres:

    Chanel Antaëus
    Hermes Bel Ami
    Piguet Cravache
    Davidoff Davidoff
    Loewe Esencia
    Guerlain Derby
    Balenciaga Ho Hang Club
    Jil Sander Man Pure
    Krizia Uomo
    Léonard pour Homme
    Moschino pour Homme
    Bogart One Man Show
    O de la Renta Pour Lui
    Balenciaga Portos
    Puig Quorum
    Farina Russisch Leder
    Knize >>The Knize Ten<<
    Trussardi Uomo
    Van Cleef & Arpels Van Cleef & Arpels
    Versace L'Homme
    Caron Yatagan

    (Leathery)-Coniferous Chypres
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    Rochas Globe

    Roger & Gallet L'Homme
    Montana Homme
    Aramis New West
    Ralph Lauren Polo
    Muelhens Sir(Irisch Moos)
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    Quote Originally Posted by actiasluna View Post
    It is definitely a maverick in the chypre world... it's the Desert Chypre. The high-plains sagebrush and cedar chypre... but not "classic chypre by any stretch.
    i've never been in a desert but you could be right. :) yatagan is a dry woody scent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arlecchino View Post
    SillageMonger, do you wear One Man show very often? Can you compare it to any other fragrances at all? I'm always so curious about this one because based on it's notes I think I would love it, and then I read such terrible reviews of it!....It's almost as divisive as Yatagan...which reminds me...
    Built on an traditional chypre frame is a dry, smoky, leathery, resinous fragrance without much of the floriental or fougere components usually used to dampen, fill out, or even take some of the edges off leather or green fragrances. That's not necessarily a bad thing!


    If you ever needed an antidote for fresh clean sporty aquatics, One Man Show would be it.

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    Default Re: Masculine chypres?

    More oldies:

    Captain Molyneaux
    Maxim's pour Homme
    Giorgio of Beverly Hills VIP
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

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    AFAIK Tactics by Shiseido was made for men, and it`s quite rare chypre.
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    Emlynevermore: "In light of the current spirit of tolerance and respect for one another"...allow me to dictate how you should talk.

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