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    Default I welcome your cologne selection advice!

    Hi! I'm new to the forum and am in desperate need of advice. I've spent hours at department stores and specialty fragrance stores at the mall, but I'm just frustrated.

    Anyway, I'm curious what you'd recommend for someone who:

    Is Mid-twenties
    Is a new attorney
    Has more oily skin
    Hates flowery fragrances
    Has more oily skin
    Wants something masculine (but not tobboccoey like the Green Polo 1978)
    Wants something that lasts!!! (I can't stand it when colognes only last an hour)

    I really liked Hugo when I was in high school, but I have read horrible reviews about it on the site. (I don't want to be walking around with something that smells sour to people). Also, in high school, I really liked the DKNY that was in the tall spritzer that is no longer in production.

    Anyway, I'm really curious what your thoughts would be and appreciate any recommendations.

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    Terre d'Hermes by Hermes
    Equipage by Hermes
    Pour Monsieur by Chanel

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    Quote Originally Posted by volley2 View Post
    Terre d'Hermes by Hermes
    Equipage by Hermes
    Pour Monsieur by Chanel
    Thanks for your recommendations.

    I've actually tried Terre d'Hermes and liked it very much. Perhaps I'll go that route.

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    tuscan leather by tom ford, bois du portugal by creed

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    Have you tried a vetiver scent? Encre Noir by Lalique is worth checking out.
    odysseusm

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    Default Re: I welcome your cologne selection advice!

    Welcome to Basenotes!

    I would recommend trying:

    YSL Rive Gauche pour Homme
    Givenchy Vetyver
    Last edited by petruccijc; 18th July 2010 at 12:42 PM.
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    I'd recommend Canali Men. Nice sophisticated Citrus/Leather scent.

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    platinum egoiste

    l'eau bleue d'Issey Miyake

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    Sniff all the bottles you can find out there! hahaha =) Have fun!
    Last edited by volley2; 18th July 2010 at 04:48 PM.

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    These are based on being "work" scents more than "play" scents. None are too flowery or tobacco-ish. As a new BNer, you'll find that longevity varies a lot from person to person. Most of these are known for pretty good legs.

    A lot of this comes down to testing. You may feel some of these are more "mature" than you want to smell. But as an attorney, I think you might want to lean a bit more mature than super contemporary. Ultimately, you should try to develop a discipline of obtaining test samples to wear for a day. Running in store, spritzing on card doesn't cut it.

    Terre D'Hermes is the most contemporary and "safe" choice if you're looking for something quick. Excellent scent and versatile. Not too mature and not too youthful. Not a going to the club kind of scent.

    Creed Bois du Portugal
    Creed Green Irish Tweed
    PdN New York
    Tiffany for Men
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Guerlain Habit Rouge
    Santos de Cartier Concentre
    Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Creed Miilesime Imperial
    Gendarme 20 or Gendarme EdP
    Odori Cuoio
    YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme
    Last edited by StylinLA; 18th July 2010 at 07:49 PM.

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    Default Re: I welcome your cologne selection advice!

    Thanks everyone for your great suggestions so far! I look forward to ordering some samples and making a decision.

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    Tuscany
    Paco Rabanne Pour Homme

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    Quote Originally Posted by malwambi View Post
    Thanks everyone for your great suggestions so far! I look forward to ordering some samples and making a decision.
    Welcome aboard. BTW, the oily skin will likely help with frags longevity. Many of us in here have the opposite probem, and dry skin will suck up the scent.

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