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  • Guerlain Jicky

    31 35.23%
  • Caron Pour Un Homme

    32 36.36%
  • Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur

    25 28.41%
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    Question Pour Un Homme, Jicky or Mouchoir de Monsieur?

    All three of these scents are lavender/citrus/vanilla (by my nose, at least) and I would like impressions on the one you like best.

    Also state your preferred formulation, as Pour Un Homme is also available in the "intense" form, and Jicky has the parfum, EDT and EDP.

    Please tell why, too!
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    Default Re: Pour Un Homme, Jicky or Mouchoir de Monsieur?

    I only smelled Jicky a long time ago, and haven't tried Mouchoir, but own and regularly use Pour un Homme de Caron. It's a masterpiece. I have no idea how this isn't more widely known or worn, although it is a much-heralded fragrance. Easily has crossover appeal for women. My only problem with it is that it's a little too light, at least on my skin. Also I find that with fewer spritzes the vanilla comes forward within fifteen minutes, and stays prominent. More spritzes, and the lavender lives longer, with a more gradual fade into the vanilla. It smells very pure, and the lavender is quite relaxing. If I had an 8 oz splash bottle of this stuff I'd be better off; right now I'm just using a 4.2 oz atomizer.

    If I had to go with any one of these, Pour un Homme would be it by biased default.
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    Default Re: Pour Un Homme, Jicky or Mouchoir de Monsieur?

    Caron Pour un Homme or Mouchoir

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    Jicky or Mouchoir de Monsieur... Jicky is fabulous in any concentration, but of course to my mind the vintage formulas are fantastic. Ive only recently tried MdM recently and fell for it hook line and sinker... most definitely a male counterpart to Jicky! I have tried the modern EDT.

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    Default Re: Pour Un Homme, Jicky or Mouchoir de Monsieur?

    The Caron is my favorite of the three. I think I have only tried the others in EDT concentration, if my memory is correct.
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    Thank you all for posting!

    I love all three but, for now, my Pour un Homme has come from the back of my collection and I am enjoying it again. I usu. cycle through my scents so I do not tire of one or the other.
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    Default Re: Pour Un Homme, Jicky or Mouchoir de Monsieur?

    I love Pour Un Homme de Caron, period. Though I don't hate Jicky or MdM, I generally don't like civet-laden lavenders or citrus scents. Jicky and MdM are the best of that lot, but I'm not a big fan of either.

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    Default Re: Pour Un Homme, Jicky or Mouchoir de Monsieur?

    I quite like Jicky in parfum, I just wish it wasn't so pricey, as I like to use it liberally. Unlike Shalimar parfum, where a dab is enough, Jicky parfum wears more like an EdT or, at most, an EdP on my skin.

    So, if a nice big spray bottle of Jicky parfum just happened to appear one day in my wardrobe, it would be my favorite of those listed. I like me some cat behind with my citrus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamu1 View Post
    I love Pour Un Homme de Caron, period. Though I don't hate Jicky or MdM, I generally don't like civet-laden lavenders or citrus scents. Jicky and MdM are the best of that lot, but I'm not a big fan of either.
    Thank you, shamu1. It looks like Pour un Homme is taking the lead.

    EDIT: And thank you, Suga, as we posted one minute apart! Yes, Jicky is pricey. I also like the civet-y note from Mouchoir and Jicky. (sigh) It is so hard to choose.
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    I voted for the Caron Pou un Homme because I just cannot handle the civet in the two Guerlains.

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    Default Re: Pour Un Homme, Jicky or Mouchoir de Monsieur?

    Jicky in vintage PdT for me- the dirtiest of all Jicky concentrations.
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    Too hard to pick one...just thinking about it gives me a headache. I love all 3!

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    I like all three and use all three; I find MdM the most unique of the three,
    even though generally I tend to favor vintage Carons.

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    Default Re: Pour Un Homme, Jicky or Mouchoir de Monsieur?

    Caron Un pour Homme is easier to wear IMO but the one which holds my attention better is Jicky. It has a greater depth. I can't say I prefer one over the other... it really depends on my mood. Still looking to sample Mouchoir de Monsieur though.

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    Default Re: Pour Un Homme, Jicky or Mouchoir de Monsieur?

    Wow - you love yourself some civet! A personal "no" vote on all three from me, but I found Pour Un Homme strangely sad, like the smell of an old folks home - the simultaneous expression of nostalgia and decay.
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    Default Re: Pour Un Homme, Jicky or Mouchoir de Monsieur?

    Quote Originally Posted by rogalal View Post
    Wow - you love yourself some civet! A personal "no" vote on all three from me, but I found Pour Un Homme strangely sad, like the smell of an old folks home - the simultaneous expression of nostalgia and decay.
    Pour un Homme de Caron is the one that doesn't have any civet. That's basically what sets it apart from Jicky + Mouchoir.

    I dunno, simple lavender and vanilla doesn't conjure old people's homes to me - mothballs with a touch of Liz Taylor's White Diamonds - now that's grandma and grandpa for ya.

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    POUR UN HOMME DE CARON
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    For me, Mouchoir de Monseiur anytime, although Caron makes a good second best
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    I chose the rather elegant - Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur because the lavender & civet notes are not as pronounced as that in Jicky & I feel the Caron offering is a rather bland fragrance. The Civet note gives my choice, a certain 'je nais se quoi'
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    My vote is Caron Pour un Homme...

    (I would have voted for Ungaro II though if it had been in the poll)
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    Everyone probably knows that I'm voting for PuH de Caron. There's no citrus in it however, as mentioned in the OP. There is no civet in it either.
    karlovonamesti made a good observation that in higher doses, the lavender lasts longer. I have mentioned in the past also that PuH is more about ambergris to me than vanilla (on my skin) and the abergris becomes more animalic in warm weather.
    I do like Jicky and escpecially (even more) MdM. I find it more masculine and powdery than Jicky. But I'm not too comfortable wearing them what with the civet and the powdery nostalgic drydown. I noticed more civet being released in the Jicky EDT than the EDP or even the PDT. So my scond choice from the group would be MdM.

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    Jicky in parfum concentration gets my vote , as mentioned here its really not all that long lasting on my skin but I love it all the same . Timeless and sophisticated IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renaissance_Man View Post
    Everyone probably knows that I'm voting for PuH de Caron. There's no citrus in it however, as mentioned in the OP. There is no civet in it either.
    karlovonamesti made a good observation that in higher doses, the lavender lasts longer. I have mentioned in the past also that PuH is more about ambergris to me than vanilla (on my skin) and the abergris becomes more animalic in warm weather.
    I do like Jicky and escpecially (even more) MdM. I find it more masculine and powdery than Jicky. But I'm not too comfortable wearing them what with the civet and the powdery nostalgic drydown. I noticed more civet being released in the Jicky EDT than the EDP or even the PDT. So my scond choice from the group would be MdM.
    All the notes are not in all three of these scents, and you noted that I did not add in my OP the pronounced civet found in both the Jicky and MdM. I find that these scents have a lavender/vanilla character in common.

    This group of responders seems to be divided in its choices, but Pour un Homme is still out in front! It's fortunate that PuH is the cheaper of the three...
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    Default Re: Pour Un Homme, Jicky or Mouchoir de Monsieur?

    I am slightly surprised to see Pour un Homme leading the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scentsitivity View Post
    I am slightly surprised to see Pour un Homme leading the way.
    The civet in MdM and Jicky seems to be the swaying factor for those preferring PuH.
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    Default Re: Pour Un Homme, Jicky or Mouchoir de Monsieur?

    Quote Originally Posted by karlovonamesti View Post
    Pour un Homme de Caron is the one that doesn't have any civet. That's basically what sets it apart from Jicky + Mouchoir...
    I respectfully disagree. CPUH has a small amount of civet, at least my nose detects some. Nothing like the sort that is in the Guerlains, but I definitely smell it. Am I alone in this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I respectfully disagree. CPUH has a small amount of civet, at least my nose detects some. Nothing like the sort that is in the Guerlains, but I definitely smell it. Am I alone in this?
    Mike, I agree that each person senses different notes. The official Caron site only shows lavender and vanilla.

    These are the PuH notes from the BN archives:

    Top Notes
    Lavender, Rosemary, Bergamot, Lemon.

    Middle Notes
    Clary Sage, Rose, Rosewood, Cedarwood .

    Base Notes
    Vanilla, Tonka, Musk, Moss.

    BTW, Renaissance Man, these notes include both bergamot AND lemon...citrus. Again, each nose is different.
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    Default Re: Pour Un Homme, Jicky or Mouchoir de Monsieur?

    Though I do smell the vanilla in PUH, I don't find it to be strong (my wife thinks it's strong, though). I wouldn't like it if it was heavy in the vanilla. Just about all I smell is the lavender, which is what I want. One reason I'm so impressed with PUH is that the lavender, or the olfactory illusion of lavender, smell lasts for hours. If it's just an olfactory illusion, then PUH is a brilliant technical, as well as artistic, achievement.

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    for the notes you mentioned I think pour un homme
    but if Jicky makes into that list, and based on your gentlemanliness, I think Rochas' Moustache may be worth a try for you.

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    Default Re: Pour Un Homme, Jicky or Mouchoir de Monsieur?

    Wow, it really does come all down to olfactory perception! I don't look at PUH as a strong vanilla scent. However, I'm wearing Pour Un Homme this morning, and within seconds after spraying it on, my son came into my room and said, "Aw man, you smell like vanilla!!"

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