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    Question heavy 'macho' scents

    i enjoy very much quorum, kouros and yatagan. would you please recommend me something else from the 'heavy macho category'?
    i like azzaro too, but it is not heavy enough for me, and on me it last an hour only regardless how i spray.
    (i also consider caron ph and 3rd man phantastic fragrances, but such stuff is not what i am refering to in this post)

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    Well, Vintage Tabarome is a real ass-kicker, but it's really expensive and hard to find.

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    Chanel Antaeus, Halston z-14, Korous, and Polo (green) come to mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennard View Post
    Chanel Antaeus, Halston z-14, Korous, and Polo (green) come to mind.
    halston z-14 is another one i like, i have only tested antaeud and like it. i have not tested polo green yet.

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    thanks for the photos!
    i recently got eau d'hermes although i read how weak the reformulation is. i don't like it. looking at bel ami - is it reformulated to?

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    Parfum d'Habit by Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier

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    Kouros
    Halston Z-14
    MKK

    all come to mind.

    But to me Kouros is the king of this category.

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    Lui by Mazzolari & Fumidus by Profumum Roma, something more affortable, Bijan for Men by Bijan.

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    Giorgio Beverly Hills 1984 fragrance Giorgio for men used to be the Power Tie-I-have-a-BMW-and-you-don't-and-I-can-afford-fine-restauranting-all-the-time sort of panache to it.

    The new, reissue may as well be called Giorgio eau de Dilute now so write that one off if you've been thinking of it on the off chance. The original stuff was an explosion into headacheland. Enough so, that I threw my bottle out before it was 10% used. But, if you can find an original bottle of it, putting it on the list would be appropriate.

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    Faberge Brut

    Drakkar Noir

    Aramis

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    Quote Originally Posted by mspa View Post
    looking at bel ami - is it reformulated to?
    According to Luca Turin, in his book Perfumes the A-Z Guide, Bel Ami has been reformulated. I actually own the vintage juice:


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    Polo , Kouros ,Antaeus , Gucci Pour Homme are very macho . At least ,from a woman's viewpoint. These make ME weak at the knees. For some reason especially original green Polo and Gucci Pour Homme.
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    Don't forget:

    Jacomo de Jacomo
    Versace L'Homme
    Van Cleef & Arpels PH
    Givenchy Gentleman (vintage)
    "I exist for myself, and for those to whom my unquenchable thirst for freedom gives everything, but also for everyone, since insofar as I am able to love - I love everyone. Of noble hearts, I am the noblest - and the most generous of those that yearn to give love in return. - I am a human being, I love death and I love life."

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    My classics: Dior Homme EdT, YSL Rive Gauche PH, Helmut Lang Cuiron, L'Occitane Neroli (vintage), Davidoff Zino, L'Occitane Eau des Baux

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    Antaeus
    Paco Rabanne Pour Homme

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    Fendi Uomo - Italian macho patch powerhouse
    Francesco Smalto Pour Homme - green leather patch powerhouse
    Montana Parfum d´Homme (red box)
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    Azzaro PH lasts on you only an hour? :O On me that one can last whole day.

    I agree with Versace L'Homme, Gucci pour homme I, Givenchy Gentleman, Kouros, Antaeus

    I'll add Tzar, YSL M7, Azzaro Silver Black, Zino, Fahrenheit
    Last edited by Zgb; 17th September 2010 at 07:50 AM.

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    Trussardi Uomo
    Maxim's pour Homme
    Halston I-12
    Oscar de la Renta pour Lui

    The reformulated Bel Ami isn't bad at all.

    For more suggestions and insights, see also the various threads in the Powerhouse Fragrance Users Group here
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    Boss Number One

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    santos
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    Grey Flannel
    Kouros
    Maxims Pour Homme
    Aramis
    Tabac Original
    Yatagan by Caron
    Santos Concentree
    Looking for Creed Spice & Wood / swap fragances , Creed Vingate Tabarome and more... http://www.basenotes.net/threads/374...me-Cuir-Beluga

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    Capucci Punjab
    Dior Jules
    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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    for sure Moustache by Rochas
    Tell Hugo, he isnt boss anymore.
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    Santos Concentree
    Lapidus pour Homme
    Van Cleef Arpels pour Homme
    Giorgio for Men (GBH)
    Caron Third Man
    Jovan Sex Appeal
    Trussardi Uomo
    One Man Show
    Eau Sauvage Extreme
    Boss no. 1
    Obsession by CK
    Carlo Corinto Classic (not so "heavy", rather classic and manly)
    Bijan for Men
    Opium for Women by YSL

    and yes, I like Krizia Uomo too, but its longevity is very poor in my opinion...what a pity

    ...
    and many others

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    kouros, farenheit, bois du portugal, rive gauche, azzaro ph

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    many good recommendations (and some bad ones too) in this thread!

    it seems that the main era for this kind of fragrances is somewhere between mid-60s till late-80s. faberge actually had a cologne called 'macho' in this period. please google it, and take a look at the bottle.

    fougere royale (1882) does belong in this thread as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mspa View Post
    i enjoy very much quorum, kouros and yatagan. would you please recommend me something else from the 'heavy macho category'?
    i like azzaro too, but it is not heavy enough for me, and on me it last an hour only regardless how i spray.
    (i also consider caron ph and 3rd man phantastic fragrances, but such stuff is not what i am refering to in this post)
    First, a disclosure. I can't stand Quorum. Some fragrances are referred to as "sex in a bottle " For me, this is crotch in a bottle; furthermore I think Kourus is the kind of soap I'd be given in a Greek prison. I find Yatagan a fun sinus rocket, though.

    Given that Azzaro lasts only an hour (?) Perhaps Tuscany/Etruscan is something you'd like but would only last an hour as well (?) Try Carlo Corinto. Lasts forever.

    Of everything that's been mentioned the original Polo Green and Grey Flannel should do well, but above all---

    (drum roll please)

    Given your choices, I believe you should try out Route du Vetiver by Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier. Check out the reviews.

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    Fabergé made 2 very macho scents a long time ago:

    Macho by Fabergé and
    Cellini

    both strong fourgčres for men.

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    Amouage Epic. Strongest stuff I ever tried!

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    For me the tough ones are: Salvador Dali(as mentioned)
    Polo Green(ughhh)
    Quorom
    Bijan(thatll clear your sinuses)
    Grey Flannel(I know it is a classic fragrance but Ive always disliked it)
    Im still a novice but these are butch frags

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    Sampling the new Marc Jacobs Bang today. It's on the heavy, masculine side. Worth a try, at least.

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    I'll second the Mazzolari Lui, MPG parfum d'habit, and Givenchy Gentleman

    buuuut how about
    MPG's eau des illes,
    Montale cuir d'arabie
    Knize Ten
    SMN Cuba
    Profumo.it's Oakmoss!!!
    I take a bottle of wine and I go drink it among the flowers.
    We are always three ... counting my shadow and my friend the shimmering moon
    Happily the moon knows nothing of drinking, and my shadow is never thirsty
    When I sing, the moon listens to me in silence. When I dance, my shadow dances too.
    After all festivities the guests must depart. This sadness I do not know.
    When I go home, the moon goes with me and my shadow follows me

    Li Po - II bc

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    Van Cleef
    Quorum
    Santos
    Ted Lapidus
    Kouros
    Polo
    Drakkar Noir
    Anteus
    Oscar de la Renta pour Lui
    Azzaro
    Farenheit
    Pino Silvestre
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    For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a new Armenia."

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    Wishing: Tuscan Soul by Ferragamo and Concentré d Orange Verte




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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennard View Post
    Chanel Antaeus, Halston z-14, Korous, and Polo (green) come to mind.
    all of those + lapidus PH, Bijan Men, Giorgio, Van Cleef & Arpels, Oscar de la renta pour lui, caesers (in place of Drakkar Noir).

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonysoprano100 View Post
    Van Cleef
    Quorum
    Santos
    Ted Lapidus
    Kouros
    Polo
    Drakkar Noir
    Anteus
    Oscar de la Renta pour Lui
    Azzaro
    Farenheit
    Pino Silvestre
    Oh!!! looks like double post!!! just add giorgio and bijan men and its complete list in my book.
    P.S. Opium (SPICY!!!!!!!!!!) and Salvador dali PH too.

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    So many great Macho frags mentioned.
    Aramis typifies macho to me.
    My brother used to bathe in it before going to the disco in the late 70's.
    He was quite the dapper ladies man.

    I think Havana holds the macho spirit for Aramis as well

    Some cheapo macho:
    English Leather
    Chaps
    Avon Wild Country
    Oleg Cassini
    Old Spice
    British Sterling

    Not as cheap:
    The Baron
    Paco Rabanne
    Royal Copenhagen
    Jacomo de Jacomo
    Halston 101, 1-12, Z-14
    Andron
    Kanon

    (a couple of 'em discontinued)
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    (From Maldoror by Comte de Lautreamont)

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