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    Default Beginner Looking for a Fragrance

    Hello everyone, I am a young European male that just got into the world of fragrances.
    Three years ago my mom got me my first ever fragrance, which was Attitude by Armani. I liked it but I rarely used it as I was still young and didn't really care .
    Three weeks ago I got my first seld-paid fragrance which is The One by D&G. I really like the smell of this frag. The things I like about this frag are the subtle woody notes, and the spiciness. However, like some of you already have stated, the projection and longevity really disappoint me. When I go out I tend to lose the smell pretty quickly and it really doesn't project that well either.

    So here is why I registered (after many days of lurking) to basenotes: If I like this frag, but if I want a bit more power, projection and longevity, what frag would you recommend me?
    Some other important notes:
    -I am looking for a night-out kind of frag, it doesn't have to be fresh / summer-like and I will certainly not wear it daily.
    -For those who know One Million by Paco Rabanne: This frag is too much for me, it's too present imo. I would like something in between.

    I hope I gave you enough information, thanks in advance!

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    I think that you may like La Nuit De L'Homme

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26130452.html
    TOP 3 hot weather:

    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Lalique Encre Noire
    3. Creed Aventus


    TOP 3 cold weather:

    1. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
    2. Chanel Coromandel
    3. Dior Homme

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    Default Re: Beginner Looking for a Fragrance

    Try some of the new stuff that's being launced this fall, like Bang:

    Notes: Top notes: black, white and pink pepper,
    Heart notes: woody notes
    Base: elemi resin, aromatic benzoin, vetiver, white moss and patchouli.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer81 View Post
    I think that you may like La Nuit De L'Homme

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26130452.html
    +1, exactly what I thought of immediately. Obviously YSL will launch an EDP version this fall, maybe you should check that one out as well, before you buy the regular one.

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    Default Re: Beginner Looking for a Fragrance

    Another vote for La Nuit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mach03 View Post
    Hello everyone, I am a young European male that just got into the world of fragrances.
    ...
    I hope I gave you enough information, thanks in advance!
    Hi,
    good advice: keep it slow. Long for the best for You. Take care of Your wallet. Try samples before You purchase anything. Having 10..20 fragrances around in form of samples will provide You with the possibility to choose well informed after several wearings of the fragrance in focus. As a novice You taste is quite basic. Allow for some time of education.

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    I want to introduce something new: Kenneth Cole Signature

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    Marc Jacobs Bang
    Please feel free to check out my Swap Thread - Patou pour Homme, L'Instant de Guerlain PH Extreme, Dior Homme Intense, Pure Malt, Pure Coffee and many more! Click Here For My Swap Thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamid View Post
    I want to introduce something new: Kenneth Cole Signature
    i saw this one on perfume.com

    http://www.perfume.com/kenneth-cole/...re/men-cologne

    i have never smelled it, but by reading the notes, i can imagine it to be one of my favorites. cant wait to try it

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    I like the Bang too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny19 View Post
    i saw this one on perfume.com

    http://www.perfume.com/kenneth-cole/...re/men-cologne

    i have never smelled it, but by reading the notes, i can imagine it to be one of my favorites. cant wait to try it
    Today i just sniffed it. It was not bad in first sight. I found it a little sweet. It has fresh notes in top, and woody. most interesting thing about it was magnetic cap

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer81 View Post
    I think that you may like La Nuit De L'Homme

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26130452.html
    I was considering La Nuit, I will definately try it out and get a tester if I can get one.

    @WildThingy

    I will try to get a tester before I buy new fragrances in the future, thanks for the advice.

    @Hamid

    Thanks all so far!

    Looks pretty good, although the resemblance of what I currently own (The One) is huge if I look at the description. I'd like to try it, wonder if it's for sale in Europe.

    @petruccijc

    I'll keep this one in mind too, thanks. Don't know for sure if they sell it here in Holland though..

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    Mach03,

    If you like The One, you must try Versace Blue Jeans. It is The One on steroids. One or two sprays max will last for a day or two.
    Keep Smelling Good
    ANDREW

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    Quote Originally Posted by mach03 View Post
    @WildThingy

    I will try to get a tester before I buy new fragrances in the future, thanks for the advice.
    Please consider to have more than 10 testers tested before You make a "full bottle purchase". Develop Your own style before losing to much money on mediocre frags. I've more than 15 bottles right now - way to much isn't it? I use 5 for the max.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer81 View Post
    I think that you may like La Nuit De L'Homme

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26130452.html
    La Nuit is great: elegant and nice for nights out. Girls love it.

    You don't want something too strong, and A*Men can be too strong, but you could try its flanker PURE MALT.

    Go and try Xeryus Rouge: not overused and nice.

    Fuel for life is one of the more loved frags between young men, it's strong but not in the same way of 1 Million or Le Male.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannyboy View Post
    +1, exactly what I thought of immediately. Obviously YSL will launch an EDP version this fall, maybe you should check that one out as well, before you buy the regular one.
    Is it so obvious??? if YSL launches a EDP version of La Nuit, i'm in for it. My skin eats up fragances, and, though La nuit has serious longevity, i'd like to have something stronger to confront evil le males, chromes and 1 millions when i go out.

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    Default Re: Beginner Looking for a Fragrance

    I also that La Nuit is a safe bet for what you're considering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Postumo View Post
    Is it so obvious??? if YSL launches a EDP version of La Nuit, i'm in for it. My skin eats up fragances, and, though La nuit has serious longevity, i'd like to have something stronger to confront evil le males, chromes and 1 millions when i go out.
    Look at the thread "Adventures at Heathrows", the OP has already seen it in the UK and it also appears on the YSL webpage. Im curious!

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    Default Re: Beginner Looking for a Fragrance

    Consider:

    Tommy Bahama for Men
    Fierce, Abercrombie & Fitch
    Oud Wood, Tom Ford (not cheap)
    Black Walnut, Banana Republic
    Sequoia, Comme d' Garcons (note: it is a literal interpretation of wood...I mean you will smell exactly like wood)

    Fragrances seem to last longer if you apply some on unscented clothing, however projection isn't as great.

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    Default Re: Beginner Looking for a Fragrance

    I will recommend Chanel Allure Homme Sport for a nice, fresh, inoffensive, modern, high quality frag you can easily wear every day. Or, if you really want to step up your game, Chanel Pour Monsieur for something more classic.

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