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    Cool cologne for teenage boy

    I have been asked to buy a gift of cologne for a mid-teen boy. Any suggestions? I know teens tend to follow the crowd, but he seems to be an individualist, so I'm not sure what to buy. I welcome your ideas.

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    I always suggest Dune pour Homme by Dior to these kind of questions, so ...

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    Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male perhaps ?

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    Creed Original Vetiver.

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    M7 Fresh?
    Top 10:
    1. Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta
    2. YSL M7
    3. Tom Ford Bois Marocain
    4. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    5. Dior Homme/Intense
    6. YSL Opium
    7. Azzaro Pour Homme
    8. Frederic Malle's Musc Ravageur
    9. YSL Live Jazz
    10. Burberry London

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    Burberry London, Body Kouros, Oxford & Cambridge.

    If you can afford it, Creed MI or SMW.

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    1+ Burberry London
    Ferrari Black

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    Sorry but $200 bottle of creed on a 14 or 15 year old kid seems a bit silly to me ....

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    I would go for something safe and versatile for it will probably the only cologne he'll have.
    If you think he likes fresh ones you can't go wrong with Acqua di Gio, only here on Basenotes there's a tendency to bash on the popular ones. Something slightly less common would be Chanel Allure Homme Sport or Versace Pour Homme and L'eau d'Issey.
    Another very versatile one and aromatic: Davidoff Cool Water.
    I think you can also try Polo Sport by Ralph Lauren.
    If the purpose is going out and dating: Armani Code, Le Male, Rochas Man and Body Kouros.
    Last but not least: if he wants to stand out from the crowd: Dior Homme, Terre D'Hermès (but these aren't safe choices).
    Acqua di Giò is my guilty pleasure. What's yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pour_Monsieur View Post
    Sorry but $200 bottle of creed on a 14 or 15 year old kid seems a bit silly to me ....
    Not to Bill Gates, hence the "if you can afford it".

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    +1 burberry london

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    Mugler Cologne. Absolutely perfect, has soap + showergel too. I desagree with burberry london, that one I like to smell on someone at least 25-30 years old. Not for a 15 year old, IMO.

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    +1 Mugler Cologne
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    The sweet scents are popular with both teenage boys and girls, so many good choices out there. Rochas Man should be great at that age. Fruity scents like Escada Sunset Heat and Paris Hilton for Men are fine choices as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    Dune pour Homme by Dior.
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    The Million golden brick thing Paco Rabanne? It is sort of juvenile. In a nice way. Sort of.
    Joop! Homme seems to be quite popular among teenagers as well, and it's slightly less mainstream, just slightly, plus it's decently priced.
    How about the new Gucci Homme Sport?
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    i second the mugler cologne (futuristic eau de cologne), and dior homme (iris). body kouros or guerlain homme would be a good choice. (both yohji homme and lolita lempicka are similar only better, but the first is discontinued and expensive on ebay, the second would be kind of hard for a boy with that name and bottle, being marketed to females.. but it is a *great* scent for boys, very clever). these are all modern, but special.
    i suggest getting some smelling strips, put them in ziplock bags (they will stay fresh over an extended period of time), and let the boy decide.
    one that is popular with the younger crowd and excellent, is beyond paradise man from estee lauder (woody). another is kenzo homme (aquatic). these are the kind of scent young men ofter wear, those two being the best of the bunch. aqua di gio is not bad either. davidoff cool water is great, but it's been extremely popular for over 2 decades and on it's way out with the young ones i think.
    these latter ones are generally safer options for insecure teens, the ones i mentioned earlier are possibly better suited for someone who follows his own mind instead of the crowd.
    btw. all of these are scents that girls will like, too.

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    If he wants to be an individualist, buy something strong !! believe me, he will like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    Dune pour Homme by Dior.
    2+

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    Tommy

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    Body Kouros, a better version of Le Male.

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    +1 Body Kouros
    +1 Mugler Cologne
    And I'd add Bulgari Black. I think they're unique enough to match what you want and totally affordable as well.

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    Ralph Lauren Big Pony Collection

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    How about Unbound for Men by Halston? More individual than ADG but still fresh enough to be inoffensive to almost anyone (remembering back to how I applied cologne at that age).
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    WHy don't you give him something like a gift set sampler like these

    http://sephora.com/browse/product.jh...tegoryId=C7381
    http://sephora.com/browse/product.jh...dPaginate=true

    It would make sense if you don't know what he likes, the first link is a 40$ value, the second one is the same but also has a gift voucher he can take back to get a full bottle that he likes.

    I think he won't really know what he really likes unless he already has started his own collection, so why not introduce him to the world of fragrance?

    If you want to pick one sent and for his age group I'd say something sweet that he will get complimented on by girls his age. He'd appreciate that. Only two that are sweet in my collection are 1 Million and Euphoria Intense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scentational View Post
    +1 Body Kouros
    +1 Mugler Cologne
    And I'd add Bulgari Black. I think they're unique enough to match what you want and totally affordable as well.
    bulgari black is another great option. it's unisex, so depending on the store you might find this one at the ladies counter. it is powdery rubber with vanilla/amber.
    a*men contains similar notes, but is quite different from black. it has gourmand notes as well, and it's very strong.
    both are very different from the average boy's sports cologne, which is definitely a good thing. please don't get anything with 'sport' written on it, almost all of these excuses for perfume are badly constructed and terribly cheaply made. and be aware of flankers too, read the label carefully, if anything is added to the name you expect, it is not the same thing! (there are a few flankers that are actually very good, body kouros being one of them)

    my favorite of the option so far is dior homme. it's distinctive, modern, great quality, an all-round every day wearable. it has a perfect sillage and goes on forever.
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    L'eau D'Issey pour homme

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    Allure Sport
    Joop Jump
    Kenneth Cole T-Shirt

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    Polo For Men - Ralph Lauren
    New West For Men - Aramis
    Preferred Stock - Coty
    Chrome - Azzaro

    All of the above are affordable and likely safe bets.

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    Abercrombie Fierce

    Joop! Nightflight

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oN10NjPOnhg
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