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    So i have always worn polo double black for black tie events but recently have taken a step up in the world and am enjoying the company of a more elite group of people and i am looking for a sophisticated, elegant cologne for black tie events. Also i'm looking for a summer cologne, think ocean and sailing. I like capri orange for summer use but i would like to add another summer cologne to my wardrobe. any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    Maybe you should check out Aqua Di Parma for your summer cologne needs.

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    MI- Creed...Summer

    GIT- Creed...Black tie

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    abt sophisticated , elegant cologne....hmm i would suggest you Ralph Lauren Polo explorer.......

    I have no idea what kind of summer cologne you are exactly looking for...but some clean and fresh ones i would suggest are .. Nautica Oceans , Calvin Klein one and Nautica Voyage

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    Dior's Eau Sauvage would fill both of your needs.

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    If you have an opportunity, ask SirSlarty abut Kiton Black. Here's his short writeup:

    "Very fruity and suede/leathery fragrance. The fruits aren't overbearing and feel like they are part of the whole fragrance rather than as a separate top note. Very classy and upscale scent that lasts. Instant favorite for me and a sure crowd pleaser."

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    Chanel Eau de Cologne for daytime & Bois des Iles for evening, if you like sandalwood, or Cuir de Russie, if you like leather (the birchwood gives this effect). Try Coromandel if you like spices and an amber drydown, Sycomore, if you like vetiver & tobacco.

    The Les Exclusif line has lots of choices and each is quite elegant. No affiliation, btw...except as a consumer.

    There are many, many choices for what you described, I am just trying to keep it simple.
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    Le Labo Rose 31 is good for black tie events and it works very well in the summertime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Grifter View Post
    MI- Creed...Summer

    GIT- Creed...Black tie
    nice picks you cannot go wrong with those for sure. bois du portugal or royal english would be great for suit and tie too but green irish is definitely a safe bet and you cannot go wrong with it at all.

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    Default Re: Need a sophisticated, elegant cologne for black tie events...

    Avon's Touch/Black Suede, think I'm kidding? Check out the reviews on this Avon scent.

    Also, Quorum, Antonio Puig's flagship scent.

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    I would recommend for formal events (for fragrances, I don't distinguish black tie from white tie):

    Guerlain Habit Rouge EDT or EDP, Mouchoir de Monsieur, Derby
    Richard James Eau de Toilette

    For summer outdoors, Habit Rouge EDT will work, but also consider Guerlain Cologne Imperiale or perhaps the Calvin Klein Summer offerings. Strive for a citrus note.
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    Aqua di Parma and Eau Sauvage are great suggestions.
    You can check out Armani Eau pour Homme, very classy and easily available.
    Pure class in a bottle -- Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet. For the very discerning.
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    Some great suggestions here. I'd also try Givenchy Gentleman, Monsieur Givenchy or Guerlain's Heritage.

    All very distinguished gentlemanly scents for formal events.

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    thanks for all of the responses, i guess i'll have to sample some of the above. anyone know of someplace i can buy some samplers???

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    Quote Originally Posted by lcfootball View Post
    thanks for all of the responses, i guess i'll have to sample some of the above. anyone know of someplace i can buy some samplers???
    Http://www.theperfumedcourt.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by lcfootball View Post
    So i have always worn polo double black for black tie events but recently have taken a step up in the world and am enjoying the company of a more elite group of people and i am looking for a sophisticated, elegant cologne for black tie events. Also i'm looking for a summer cologne, think ocean and sailing. I like capri orange for summer use but i would like to add another summer cologne to my wardrobe. any suggestions would be appreciated.
    Polo Double Black is good enough for any group of people, you don't need to upgrade it. You're not going to impress this "elite group of people" with one perfume rather than another, unless you are talking about an elite group of Basenoters. Polo perfumes smell good, more than good enough for any social occasion. Once you have a good perfume, the rest is just subjective, and you can't tell what will impress a group of people. Just pick one you like.

    If you just want a more expensive, exclusive perfume because it will make you feel more confident, then I suggest trying the Amouage line. They are both expensive, hard to find, and quite lovely. Dia, Ciel, Reflection, and Lyric would all work for summer.

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    Although my reply comes a bit late, Chanel pour Monsieur, Opus 1870 by Penhaligons, Boucheron pour Homme, La Martina Hombre may be worth testing, since they all smell very classy and upscale, without being in any way commonplace, generic or unimaginative
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    Default Re: Need a sophisticated, elegant cologne for black tie events...

    Creed Original Vetiver for summer casual.

    Gucci Nobile for black tie.

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    Black Tie: MPG Santal Noble

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louslice View Post
    You're not going to impress this "elite group of people" with one perfume rather than another, unless you are talking about an elite group of Basenoters.
    Very aptly spoken. Also, I'm surprised no one has mentioned Jaipur Homme

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    Default Re: Need a sophisticated, elegant cologne for black tie events...

    I'd focus more on the cut of that suit or dinner jacket. But I suppose a light dash of Domenico Caraceni 1913 or Histoires de Parfums 1725 won't hurt.

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    Try some Amouages. You can get samples from Luckyscent.

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