no I joke.
But seriously though, I want to find a nice woody spicy oriental, if that makes sense. Something that is light, but not like the other Coolwater imitators out there...something that has 'spice' and maybe light woods.
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Try Cacheral Nemo. It is discontinued, but easy to find online for a reasonable price.
Hinoki, cedar, cardamom.
This is a sophisticated & sensual fragrance.
It's also one of the highest rated in the Basenotes directory (if that matters). 28 positive, 0 negative.
Whats Wrong with Old Spice?
Tokyo by Kenzo. It's the Kenzo in the brown bottle on page 2. Guaiac wood and ginger, etc. I love the stuff. (not truly an "oriental", but it's close to that for a modern designer frag.)
I'd say go with Old Spice if you like it. Fine stuff.
From the 19 pages of men's stuff at the drug store I don't see much that I think very highly of. From the selection I'd suggest you consider Polo Ralph Lauren in the green bottle on page three. Lots of volume (118ml if that's not a typo) and not as expensive as a lot of 50ml bottles and even 30ml bottles of other stuff the site is selling.
That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.
Shalimar Legere by Guerlain
Tumulte Pour Homme by Christian Lacroix.
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Original Santal by Creed
Whoops, forgot about the oriental part, ChickenWings. I wouldn't call Polo an oriental, or spicy for that matter. I'd sure call it woody however.
That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.
If you want something spicy, try Bijan For Men.
One of the best these days: La Nuit de L`homme YSL.
Cheers guys, any more suggestions are welcome!
Lalique Pour Homme *(the one with Lion face engraved)
Calvin Klien Obession
Aramis Pour Homme
Penhaligon's LP No.9.
Viktor & Rolf Antidote.
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Nomad by Odin New York.
others not mentioned so far ....
Giorgio for Men
Moods by Krizia
Passion by Elizabeth Taylor
Visit by Azzaro
Eau de Baux
Angel Schlesser Homme Oriental Edition
Lalique pour Homme Equus
Azzaro onyx/Silver Black
L'Eau Bleue d'Issey pour Homme
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
Other recommendations :
Boss Bottled - tad bit synth but very appealing.
Cerruti 1881 Black - colder days evening fragrance, la nuit del' homme vibe, but a bit synthetic.
Gucci Envy for men - now this one is just mmmmmmmm...hard not to love it
Hugo Boss Dark Blue - shares the vibe with la nuit de l'homme but it is much louder, synthetic of course and quite less refined, but highly appealing
Givenchy Pi - woody oriental, but quite linear.
Joop! Joop! Homme - monster sillage woody oriental - careful with this one - try it with very light application and during colder days
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Zirh Corduroy is an inexpensive option to consider. I recently got a 4 ouncer for about 13 dollars.
A lot of good recommendations here.
My recommendations run from inexpensive to uber-expensive.
Minotaure by Paloma Picasso
MPG Bois de Turquie
Amouage Reflection Man (this one is light, just a bit heavier than Cool Water and its ilk, and is powdery and yet still spicy and sweet, characteristics it shares with Old Spice).
Iris Pallida 50ml
Ungaro I 75ml
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chikenwings, get Zino it's what you're asking for.
However I noticed that OsmOz has categorized A*men as " Oriental-Woody " ( They're kidding, right? What F******* woods? Chocolate trees?? )
Cacharel PH as "Woody -Spicy " which is a bit of a stretch, more like nutmeg-oriental. Perhaps they refer to a Christmas Tree vibe, but in any case, it's a fine scent esp nighttime or winter, at least 4 stars.
. . . And two of my all time favorite scents are also listed:
Roma PH by Laura Biagotti as " Oriental Woody " too.
Frankly, " Tarzan + vanilla and Jane goes wild for him " would be more accurate . . .
Havana by Aramis is " Oriental Spicy. " I'd say tobacco+ bay rum+ the kitchen sink= feelgood babe magnet "
But in any case both are 5 star fragrances in my book, so what the hell . . .
Dreamer by Versace and Opium by YSL.
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Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree
Brooks Brothers 1818
Bois Du Portugal Creed
Santa Fe - Shulton
Francesco Smalto Pour Homme
The original Tommy Bahama is a good choice here.
In a world where people smell bad, it is the personal responsibility of every Basenoter to improve the world one SotD at a time...
Although I do not consider all I have listed below as strictly oriental, the following list incudes some woody, spicy favorites:
Boucheron Jaïpur Homme
Gucci Gucci pour Homme
Michael Kors Michael for Men
Cacharel Cacharel Pour L'Homme
Les Néréides Oriental Lumpur
Montale Original Aoud
Hermès Hermèssence Poivre Samarcande
By Kilian Straight to Heaven
Serge Lutens Santal de Mysore
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Gucci Pour Homme
Spicy Woody Oriental.
Parfums du Nicolaï - New York is your winner.
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Of those listed in Fragantica's DB under this family, I know / have these: Chanel's Egöiste, Christian Lacroix's Tumulte, Ermenegildo Zegna's Z Zegna Extreme, Escada's Casual Friday, Fendi Uomo, Gucci pour Homme, Guerlain Heritage, Guerlain L'Instant, Guerlain Vetiver Extreme, Hermes' Terre d'Hermes, Pierre Cardin pour Homme, La Martina Hombre, Armani Black (Code).
Chanel's Egöiste is unique: there is plenty of information on it so you may look for opinions and reviews in BN's data base. It does have very spicy top notes and a prominent sandalwood dry-down.
Terre d'Hermes can be described as unique too: it did receive many praises and negative criticism here in BN so you might as well check information on it. IMHO, it is a vetiver - prominent scent with a weird cologne-like base note that does not harm the blend at all.
There are resemblances between Gucci pour Homme and Lacroix's Tumulte. I like the last one better than the frst one, but it has been discontinued. Both are linear scents, Tumulte even more than Gucci, though.
Z Zegna Extreme is a bettter version than Armani Code, longer lasting and more complex IMHO.
Escada's Casual Friday is a very sweet blend anaologous to A*Men in spirit, but more wearable. My wife says it is patchouly - prominent. It has been discontinued, so this might rule it out.
Fendi Uomo has been discontinued too; it is a very 1980ish blend, bombastic in its top notes but subdued as time goes bye.
Guerlain L'Instant is a gourmandish woody spicy that is quite nice albeit a close-to-the-skin scent, thus the reason many BNoters prefer its EDP version.
Guerlain Vetiver Extreme has more intense vetiver notes than the regular one, thus being more simple.
Guerlain Heritage and Pierre Cardin pour Homme share some notes, but Heritage's quality tells in its complexity. As far as I remember, Pierre Cardin's vintage formula was different; I cannot help noticing a very animalic note in its top notes that was absent in the original blend. Longevity was also compromised.
La Martina Hombre is somehow a version of the original RL's Polo gone awry, in which the green notes have been amped up.
Old Spice? One of the better ones, indeed.
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