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    Default Re: Best Formal Yet Modern Fragrances!

    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    Many great suggestions. I think Tom Ford Grey Vetiver is a very nice, modern scent that really works with a gray suit, unbelievably enough.

    Tom Ford Extreme is also nice, but is like dark beer - not for everybody.
    Love that analogy, Red. I was coming here to recommend both of those. Especially Tom Ford Grey Vetiver. But, as a dark beer fan, I need to give Tom Ford Extreme another sampling.

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    L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme
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    Currently wearing: Original Vetiver by Creed

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    Creed Original Cologne. Hands down.

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    Default Re: Best Formal Yet Modern Fragrances!

    I think Creed's Royal Oud would work well for formal occasions in cooler weather.
    Currently wearing: Terre d'Hermès by Hermès

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    Tom Ford Extreme - so nice.

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    I would have to now add Sartorial.
    "...put on clothes that are well-scented with incense. Even if you’re somewhere where no one special will see you, you still feel a heady sense of pleasure inside." Things that make your heart beat fast (translated by Meredith McKinney), Sei Shonagon. The Pillow Book.

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    YSL L'homme works for me in that category.

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    Default Re: Best Formal Yet Modern Fragrances!

    I gotta agree with Wonderwood...I'm 35, my dad is 66 and we both own a bottle and it works for both of us...he is a much more formal and serious man than I am, yet it has a formal yet modern feel to it.

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    Default Re: Best Formal Yet Modern Fragrances!

    I agree with both Bulgari pour Homme Soir and Acqua di Parma Colonia. Also, Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme if you can find the vintage juice, the new stuff isn't good at all as far as I'm concerned.
    I don't have a signature fragrance. My signature changes a little bit every day, why shouldn't my fragrance?

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    Default Re: Best Formal Yet Modern Fragrances!

    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    I would have to now add Sartorial.
    +1 on this.

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    Default Re: Best Formal Yet Modern Fragrances!

    I see it's already been mentioned, but Grey Vetiver was what sprang immediately to mind upon reading the thread title for me...
    Currently wearing: Grey Vetiver by Tom Ford

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    A few suggestions

    Vetiver Extraordinair
    L'eau D'hiver
    Spice and Wood
    Vetiver Extrait
    Lyric Man
    Invasion Barbare

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    Dior Homme
    L' Instant de Guerlain pour Homme
    Prada Amber pour Homme (you already own it)

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    Chanel Platinum Egoiste. Hope he's looking 6 yrs later
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    YSL - Rive Gauche

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    Default Re: Best Formal Yet Modern Fragrances!

    A lot of great suggestions have already been given, but I'll add Silver Man by Amouage. I always think of a tuxedo when I smell it.
    Currently wearing: Opus VI by Amouage

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    Great topic and many nice suggestions so far, I'll add Narciso Rodriguez for Him Eau de Parfum Intense.

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    I can definitely stand behind LIDG(E) and Grey Vetiver as have already been recommended.

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    Default Re: Best Formal Yet Modern Fragrances!

    Dior Homme or Homme Eau will work excelente for a modern fromal fragrance...

    Cant see LIDGE working in any scenario but, to make yourself a little more repulsive on a breakup day with the annoying girlfriend...

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    Default Re: Best Formal Yet Modern Fragrances!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mythrol View Post
    Aqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza

    I think that one fits the formal but modern very well.
    100% agree and its the first thing that I thought of, but I always mention/recommend it, so I let it slide. Glad you did.
    Currently wearing: Opus VI by Amouage

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