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    Default Re: Looking for an elegant day wear suggestion

    Prada Infusion D'Homme - The ultimate clean scent IMO!
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver - I'm not usually a fan of vetiver based frags but this one behaves pretty well. Clean, Discreet, and lasts forever (discreetly!)
    Acqua Di Parma Colonia Assoluta - Nice and clean, slightly spicy, slightly citrusy, little bit of green thrown in for good measure! Lasts a long time.

    Good luck!

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    I just asked many of these companies to send me samples, thank you! I heard of Acqua di Parma Colonia before, can anyone tell me more about this scent? Thanks

  4. #34

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    You may also want to check out Richard James (Savile Row).
    Good suggestion. Richard James EDT is not really a light scent, but pleasant and attractive. It strikes me as a floral spice. Very elegant and long-lasting.

    It boasts a "clean shirt accord."
    "No elegance is possible without it...perfume is a part of you." Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel
    Currently wearing: Rose Ambre by Fragonard

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    I must side with those who suggest Habit Rouge. My favorite is the EDP version now called Habit Rouge Beau Cavalier (special edition) but, I think it is marketed simply as Habit Rouge, EDP in Europe. This is a fragrance of distinction suitable for a gentleman.
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    +2 Pour Monsieur. The consensus seems to be that it's BN's most agreed-upon all-occasions men's fragrance. I'm a relative newcomer to it, having owned a bottle for only a month or so. And yes, the BN crowd is correct, as always. Works very well in almost any situation - especially day wear. Reasonably priced, too.

    Acqua di Parma Colonia: an essential component of any well-rounded collection, but not quite as versatile as PM. It strikes me as a classic eau - nice for a light touch up, but not really something you wear all day long.
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    Irisss (Xerjoff)
    Hiris (Hermes)
    Dior Homme
    Bois D'Argent (Dior)
    L'eau d'hiver (Malle)
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    Quote Originally Posted by trapper View Post
    Yes, it might do the trick for 3 hours.

    Try these:
    Paco Rabanne XS Pour Homme
    Green Irish Tweed
    Uomo? Moschino
    Moschino + 1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esquire View Post
    I just asked many of these companies to send me samples, thank you! I heard of Acqua di Parma Colonia before, can anyone tell me more about this scent? Thanks
    Acqua di Parma Colonia and (even better, I think,) Colonia Assoluta are very well-made elegant takes on the eau de Cologne theme. Have a look art the reviews here and here. Some other suggestions for fresh (though not banal), elegant, and unlikely to cause headaches:

    Eau de Guerlain

    L'Eau Neuve
    Baldessarini
    Encre Noire
    Fou d'Absinthe
    Jazz
    Monsieur Balmain
    Sel de Vetiver
    Fleurs de Sel

    Annick Goutal Vétiver
    Cuir Pleine Fleur,
    and especially L'Homme de Coeur and Iris Bleu Gris

  10. #40

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freeze View Post
    Prada Infusion D'Homme - The ultimate clean scent IMO!
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver - I'm not usually a fan of vetiver based frags but this one behaves pretty well. Clean, Discreet, and lasts forever (discreetly!)
    Acqua Di Parma Colonia Assoluta - Nice and clean, slightly spicy, slightly citrusy, little bit of green thrown in for good measure! Lasts a long time.

    Good luck!

    I agree, Prada Infusion d Homme is great option for what you want
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    Elegant and daywear appropriate is a real balancing act, I think. Elegance doesn't explicitly say evening but is often associated with it. 99% of the American orthodox career guides, articles, books, etc. are going to recommend no fragrance. A few will say "light" scents or something. From my interpretation that pigeonholes you into the simple fresh, green, aquatic, citrusy & "pure" wood categories with projections of 6 inches around you. Avoid or be very careful with anything complicated that has animalic base notes (including too much ambergris) or too much vanilla or too much sandalwood.

    I LOVE Creed's Millesime Imperial. Heck I wear it at work...but that's because the company belongs to me. If I were a corporate drone, would I? Maybe, if I could restrain the projection within 1-3 inches. Here's my suggestion:

    Vetiver, Guerlain

    If you're really edgy:

    Bois d'Encens, Armani Prive

    (if you like the above but want something similar and a LOT cheaper try this)

    Tommy Bahama (for men).

    I leaned toward woodsy notes since, perhaps due to my lack of experience, I could not think of an elegant aquatic or citrus.

    Keep the notes uncomplicated and avoid animalics & overt vanillas, ambers, & sandalwood.

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    Boucheron Pour Homme
    Chanel Pour Monsieur

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    Sycomore
    Eau Sauvage
    Eau de Guerlain
    Vetiver Extraordinaire
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    L'Eau de L'Artisan by L'Artisan Parfumeur

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    Esencia Loewe

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    Chevalier d'Orsay
    Bois Blonds - Atelier
    Armani Eau Pour Homme

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    My recs would be Mark Birley, Richard James, or SL's Vetiver Oriental. Definitely NOT Habit Rouge. Heavy, perfume-ey, and cloying (IMHO, of course).

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    Swing by Fragonard

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