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    Default help me find a trusty fragrance to wear for a long time...

    i'm often jealous when i hear people say "I've been wearing it for 20 years". i 'm looking for something similar. of course not a one and only scent but something to keep coming back to. of course it has to be designer and almost always widely available. like for example guerlain vetiver/habit rouge. although i don't know how guerlain sold their frags pre lvmh. they are very easy to come by now. jicky not so easy. so mainstream best selelrs from ysl, hermes, dior, chanel, guerlain are all good. i don't mind modern if those are easier to come by years from now but maybe classics that have always been sold although reformulated will be better especially as i myself age. HELP!

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    I understand that you're looking for a signature fragrance. The thing is, the more you sample, the more you want to sample, and your journey to find the one and only fragrance will be slowed down.

    I recommend you try : A*MEN by Thierry Mugler, Body Kouros by YsL, Burberry London by Burberry, Terre D'Hermes by HÚrmes
    In my opinion these have potential for a signature.
    Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.

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    A signature fragrance is good - if you can "muster the strength" to devote your love to your chosen one and be faithful to it, something I find myself unable to do when it comes to fragrances...
    Some great frags though:
    Cuir de Russie by Chanel
    Grey Flannel by Geoffrey Beene
    InsensÚ by Givenchy
    YSL pour Homme (from 1971)
    paco Rabanne pour Homme (1973)
    Cologne by Thierry Mugler (2001) ...
    and, one of my personal all-time-favourites:
    Eau Sauvage by DIOR!

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    Why not just try a ton of different fragrances and choose for yourself? Don't dedicate yourself to finding that one fragrance to always wear. Have fun with this hobby. Your tastes will develop and a fragrance you like one day may be insignificant soon after.
    Last edited by Ronin; 10th June 2010 at 02:06 AM.

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    I say Platinum Egoiste by Chanel.

    Its my sig scent and I will never be without it. Its fresh and elegant at the same time, it can be worn all year long and longevity
    and sillage are both great on it. Give it a try if you havent already. Gets a ton of compliments also!

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    Default Re: help me find a trusty fragrance to wear for a long time...

    Quote Originally Posted by Un profumo affettuoso View Post
    A signature fragrance is good - if you can "muster the strength" to devote your love to your chosen one and be faithful to it, something I find myself unable to do when it comes to fragrances...
    Some great frags though:
    Cuir de Russie by Chanel
    Grey Flannel by Geoffrey Beene
    InsensÚ by Givenchy
    YSL pour Homme (from 1971)
    paco Rabanne pour Homme (1973)
    Cologne by Thierry Mugler (2001) ...
    and, one of my personal all-time-favourites:
    Eau Sauvage by DIOR!
    Very nice list. I'd add YSL Kouros to it.

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    Default Re: help me find a trusty fragrance to wear for a long time...

    Guerlain Vetiver or Habit Rouge

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    Default Re: help me find a trusty fragrance to wear for a long time...

    The obvious choice to me seems Guerlain's Vetiver.

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    Default Re: help me find a trusty fragrance to wear for a long time...

    For some reason, as soon as I read 'trusty', I thought Grey Flannel.
    Current lineup: YSL Opium pH, YSL Rive Gauche pH, Burberry Brit, Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin, Animale Animale for Men

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    Default Re: help me find a trusty fragrance to wear for a long time...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ronin View Post
    Why not just try a ton of different fragrances and choose for yourself?
    Exactly

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    Default Re: help me find a trusty fragrance to wear for a long time...

    For some reason, as soon as I read 'trusty', I thought Grey Flannel.
    hmm... i like this description.

    to be clear i don't mean i will buy only 1 for the rest of my life. but just something i will always have a bottle of among decants and full bottles of newer stuff.

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    For me, I'd say Chanel no. 19. It's a classic that will not go out of style.

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