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    Default Signature fragrance for my birthday, 17

    I'm a 17-year-old guy, looking for a fragrance that is not really that popular (I'm NOT interested in 'Only the Brave', 'Acqua di Gio' and all that stuff.),
    but not way too unusual/funky or offensive.

    I'm going to my local fragrance store to try some stuff, and this is what I have so far:
    Rive Gauche
    Live Jazz
    Kenzo pour Homme
    Bvlgari Aquva Marine

    Honestly, the only experience I have with fragrances is stealing some of my father's Hugo One when I was about seven, but I'm really interested in getting into the world of fragrances, so I'd appreciate any help.

    A few notes I guess I should include..
    -I'm more artistically inclined (music, literature,..)
    -Currently summer in Santiago, Chile.
    -Prefer more masculine fragrances

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by gaston; 18th September 2010 at 09:53 PM. Reason: added some notes.

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    Default Re: Signature fragrance for my birthday, 17

    Try Kiehl's Musk . Gets really good after 30 minutes.

    http://www.kiehls.com/Musk%20Eau%20d...efault,pd.html
    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26123480.html

    Also try White Musk from The Body Shop

    Burberry London - great for cooler weather

    Cool Water is another one to test
    Last edited by adonis; 18th September 2010 at 09:20 PM.

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    Default Re: Signature fragrance for my birthday, 17

    Quote Originally Posted by adonis View Post
    Try Kiehl's Musk . Gets really good after 30 minutes.

    http://www.kiehls.com/Musk%20Eau%20d...efault,pd.html
    I've been told it's a bit too femenine, but I will try it myself nonetheless.
    Thank you for the suggestion.

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    Default Re: Signature fragrance for my birthday, 17

    Quote Originally Posted by gaston View Post
    I've been told it's a bit too femenine, but I will try it myself nonetheless.
    Thank you for the suggestion.
    Not at all. There's a Kouros vibe to it in the opening.

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    Default Re: Signature fragrance for my birthday, 17

    Quote Originally Posted by adonis View Post
    Not at all. There's a Kouros vibe to it in the opening.
    I can't say I really enjoyed Kouros, but thanks for the suggestion.

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    Default Re: Signature fragrance for my birthday, 17

    M7 by YSL

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    Default Re: Signature fragrance for my birthday, 17

    Try Fahrenheit from Dior
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    Default Re: Signature fragrance for my birthday, 17

    Quote Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post
    Try Fahrenheit from Dior
    Awesome suggestion, will be trying this one.

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    Default Re: Signature fragrance for my birthday, 17

    Mugler Cologne
    Tommy Bahama
    John Varvatos

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    Default Re: Signature fragrance for my birthday, 17

    Anyone else?

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    Default Re: Signature fragrance for my birthday, 17

    I think Rive Gauche is a good idea. It's one of my favorites.

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    Default Re: Signature fragrance for my birthday, 17

    Quote Originally Posted by Dennard View Post
    I think Rive Gauche is a good idea. It's one of my favorites.
    Yes, from what I've read, it's exactly what I'm looking for... but I was wondering...
    considering my age (17), would I be able to "pull it off" ?

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    Default Re: Signature fragrance for my birthday, 17

    Quote Originally Posted by gaston View Post
    Yes, from what I've read, it's exactly what I'm looking for... but I was wondering...
    considering my age (17), would I be able to "pull it off" ?
    If you're into fragrances, you can pull anything off just have some confidence and the right attitude.

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    Default Re: Signature fragrance for my birthday, 17

    I know a lot of basenoters dislike Bleu de Chanel, but I think this will be a great fragrance for you to try out. To me it's a very refreshing everyday casual/going out/formal wear and all year round. Theres just something really good in this fragrance that I always want to just reach for this one and have to refrain myself from doing it or else I would never wear any of my other colognes.

    Another one is Gucci Pour Homme 2. I hear great things about it, so I'm going to check it out myself.

    Maybe Black XS by Paco Robanne could be another optoin, it's a sweet fragrance.

    I perosnally did not enjoy Kenzo Pour Homme, it has a salty marine smell that I can't get over.
    "Good, bad, I'm the guy with the gun."

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    Default Re: Signature fragrance for my birthday, 17

    Quote Originally Posted by Ekove View Post
    If you're into fragrances, you can pull anything off just have some confidence and the right attitude.
    I'll keep this in mind =)
    I've just always been told "If you wanna use Rive Gauche, you gotta at least be able to grow a beard."
    I guess I'll just have to try it myself though.

    Thanks for all the suggestions guys, keep them coming!

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    Default Re: Signature fragrance for my birthday, 17

    Quote Originally Posted by Ekove View Post
    If you're into fragrances, you can pull anything off just have some confidence and the right attitude.
    Agreed. If you try it and like it, then go for it.

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    Default Re: Signature fragrance for my birthday, 17

    From a female perspective: Try Jo Malone Lime Basil Mandarin. It's pretty unisex. But I think it leans toward the masculine side...especially in the dry down.

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    Default Re: Signature fragrance for my birthday, 17

    Gaston,

    Try Roberto Cavalli Black or Bulgari Black......maybe even Sander for Man.
    Seeking: Bottles/decants : of Feeling Man, Gucci pour Homme, Essence of John Galliano, Nicole Miller (vintage), Opium pour Homme, Oxford & Cambridge...etc.

    Seeking decant/sample of Jil Sander Feeling Man, Cacharel Nemo, Bijan for Men EDC, Lanvin for Men, Giorgio VIP, Il Lancetti and other old school frags ....etc. I have samples to swap.

    More HERE
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    Default Re: Signature fragrance for my birthday, 17

    Give Égoïste by Chanel a try.

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    Default Re: Signature fragrance for my birthday, 17

    Masculine and youthful...hmmmmm.... how about Cartier Roadster, Davidoff Adventure, or Azzaro Chrome Legend?

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    Default Re: Signature fragrance for my birthday, 17

    Chanel Allure Sport.

    I wish I wore this when I was 17

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    Default Re: Signature fragrance for my birthday, 17

    Quote Originally Posted by Pappy View Post
    Chanel Allure Sport.

    I wish I wore this when I was 17
    I tried this one, found it to be too "citrus-y" for my tastes.
    Very suitable for summer, but not exactly what I'm looking for.
    Thank you for your suggestion though.

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    Default Re: Signature fragrance for my birthday, 17

    Quote Originally Posted by Dennard View Post
    I think Rive Gauche is a good idea. It's one of my favorites.
    i agree.

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    Default Re: Signature fragrance for my birthday, 17

    Also try John Varvatos Vintage. Same category as the original, but a more sweet tobacco scent. Very, very nice stuff which sadly doesn't always last that long. +1 more on Fahrenheit, you can never go wrong with this one.

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