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    Hi everybody!

    I might be in the minority, but I don't like the citrus or floral scents for men's colognes. I am looking for a rugged, masculine cologne, mostly for office wear. I am in my late 30s and am willing to spend up to $100. What are your favorites? Any suggestions? Thanks!

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    Yatagan or Aramis if you want to go full-tilt, hairy-chested manly; Gucci pour Homme for something more polished but still very masculine. Both can be found for under $40.

    The above are in the woody/smoky/leather/spicy registers; if you want to go the classic fougere route (which might be a better choice for office wear) I don't think you can do much better than Azzaro. A rightful classic, and another under-$40 bargain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elbenja View Post
    I am looking for a rugged, masculine cologne, mostly for office wear. I am in my late 30s and am willing to spend up to $100. What are your favorites? Any suggestions? Thanks!
    "rugged" or not, from my everyday/office rotation:
    Knize Ten
    Caron, Yatagan
    Jacques Bogart, Bogart
    Givenchy, Xeryus
    Knize Forest
    Puig, Quorum
    Bogart, One Man Show

    Caveats: The last two are more appreciated in the office if I spray a bit less than usual. OMS has a devil of a "perfumey" opening for the first minute.

    Honorable mention to English Leather - I frequently wear the stick deodorant, which goes well with nearly everything I wear.

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    Perhaps something like Quorum, which will cost you well under 100.

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    Gucci Pour Homme, maybe Marc jacobs Bang if you really like pepper.

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    1+ One Man Show
    Aramis Devin
    Drakkar Noir
    Lalique Pour Homme
    Polo
    Last edited by DeepSilence; 26th September 2010 at 07:09 PM.

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    Trussardi Uomo
    Chanel Antaeus

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    There are two threads on this subject. I hope the moderators can interconnect them.
    Anyway, in the other thread I listed:
    1 Cigar aficionado
    2 John Varvatos
    3 Paco Rabanne
    4 Richard James Savile Row
    5 Zizanie by Fragonard
    Last edited by PerfumeCollector; 26th September 2010 at 07:31 PM.

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    + 1 Gucci Pour Homme and Antaeus. Will also put Amouage Epic on the list.

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    Town & Country by Crown Perfumery & Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet will definitely be strong contenders....
    Let your nose be your pilot

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    Chanel Antaeus
    Rive Gauche pour homme
    Burberry London
    Pinaud Clubman

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    Quote Originally Posted by elbenja View Post
    Hi everybody!

    I might be in the minority, but I don't like the citrus or floral scents for men's colognes. I am looking for a rugged, masculine cologne, mostly for office wear. I am in my late 30s and am willing to spend up to $100. What are your favorites? Any suggestions? Thanks!
    If You define Yourself by fragrance just follow the suggestions given, Anybody would take the radiated attitude as You wanting to be known by fragrance. Wether or not that frag being specific at all, never mind!

    If You like frags for themselves and do like them Yourself, just look out for something that pleases You Yourself in the first place. Then, later on you may be asked about it, intimately. It may feel better, if then You are self confident about that, what smelled the whole day long that outstanding ...

    ps: Fracas by Piguet

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    Aramis Tuscany, or if you don't mind extending your budget a bit, Bois Du Portugal by Creed. For daily office wear, Parfums De Nicolai's New York is a great masculine, with the rougher edges smoothed down a tad.

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    Quorum
    Azzaro PH
    Kouros
    Paco Rabanne PH
    Aramis
    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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    +1 again for Gucci Pour Homme. That is like say 'everyday' office wear.

    But if you want something for that special/important office occasion, like a serious meeting where you don the power suit and tie and walk in the room like the big shot -> DEFINITELY check out TOM FORD GREY VETIVER.

    To me when I smell that, that is its sole purpose in existing.

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    Montale Oud Cuir D'Arabie

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    I am one of those people who will not gender-classify scent, but if you are wishing to avoid citrus and floral, try MPG Parfum d'Habit.

    This is an interesting scent that is elegant with a leather note.

    Our shamu called it "insanely masculine" and "aggressive."

    Off-Scenter called it "an unbuttoned shirt, hairy-chested, testosterone bomb of a scent." LOL!

    On the down-side, this retails for slightly more than your price cap.

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26121256.html
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    I would say Guerlain vetiver would work or something from the aramis line would be good place to start.

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    Masculine cologne for office wear....

    Guerlain- HÚritage
    Chanel - Antaeus
    Givenchy - Givevchy Gentleman
    YSL - Kouros Cologne Sport
    YSL - Rive Gauche Pour Homme

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    Can't believe no-one mentioned Eucris and Basala!

    Said it before and I say again: Basala is like tongues of fire licking a totem of utter manhood.

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    L'Homme by Roger & Gallet. A forgotten masterpiece of smooth manliness.
    Azzaro Pour Homme. I think the zenith of its' type.
    Original Chaps by Ralph Lauren...recently discontiunued but super manly.
    Francesco Smalto Pour Homme and Jacomo...smokey manliness.
    Jovan Musk for men...70's sensitive manly.
    Obsession for men Calvin Klein...80's urban manliness.

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    Not the most but definetely very masculine:

    Terre d┤Hermes
    Rive Gauche pour Homme
    "Wow, I've never smelled anything like that before."

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    Within your price range:
    Chanel Antaeus
    Aramis
    Aramis Havana
    YSL Rive Gauche
    Azzaro Pour Homme
    Guerlain Heritage

    Not quite as testosterone laden as the above, but more appropriate for office wear:
    Chanel Pour Monsieur

    My impression is that, in general, niche houses don't do masculine nearly as well as designer houses. YMMV.

    p.s. not to pick on you personally,elbenja, but this question has been posed about a gazillion times on this board (a few million of them within the last 12 months). Try doing a search on "most masculine" and you'll be rewarded with tons of suggestions.
    Everyone is entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts. Daniel Moynihan

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    Dude - I'll totally second the MPG Parfum d'Habit recommendation. Suggested retail is $120USD but it can be found for $90 (I think even on Fragrancenet.com). I'm not particuliarly fond of wicked-macho fragrances, but if you are, this is the one for you. Definitely at least worthy of a sample from theperfumedcourt.com. Give it a shot and let us know what you think!

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    Some good masculines for office wear that are reasonably priced and not citrus or floral are:

    YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme - a classic of lavender, gaiac wood and patchouli - a Lee Marvin style masculine!
    Gucci Pour Homme - woods and incense - Don Draper would definitely wear this!
    Givenchy Play Intense - Tonka (vanilla) dry woods with a slight petrochemical edge (amyris wood oil) - Arthur Fonzarelli would dig it! I know its sweet and soft, but I like it better than Bois Vanille by Serge Lutens at 1/3 the price!
    TF Mosses Breches nice masculine green wooded scent.
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    Tread carefully, but if worn right, these two are super macho and even good:
    Original Bijan Men
    Kiss Him (seriously!)

    And let's not forget Fendi Uomo. Beautiful masculine scent in a ridiculous bottle.
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    Santos by Cartier and Bel Ami or Terre d'Hermes by Hermes.

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    The spicy triptic:

    Jacomo de Jacomo - described as an oriental woody. Top Notes: Galbanum, Lavender, Cardamom. / Middle Notes: Rosewood, Geranium, Cinnamon, Clove, Caraway Seed. / Base Notes: Patchouli, Oakmoss. However, Lavender in the top notes and Oakmoss in the basenotes makes of it a fougere.

    Xeryus, by Givenchy - described as an aromatic fougere: Top Notes - Grapefruit, Artemisia. / Middle Notes: Cypress, Gaiac wood, Chinese Cypriol. / Base Notes: Amber.

    Open, by Roger & Gallet - described as a woody aromatic. Top notes - Lemon, Bergamot, Lavender / Middle notes - Sage, Thyme / Base notes: Tobacco, Patchouli and Vetiver. However, Lavender in the top notes and woods in the basenotes (patchouly) makes of it an aromatic fougere.

    I don't have experience with niche scents, but when it comes to designer's, these ones are not beaten by anything around - see the notes, no sweet accords in them at all (well, one at the most).

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    I would recommend the new Bulgari Man. Although I wouldn't describe it as "rugged", it is most assuredly masculine and refined, perfect for the office.

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    Polo (original)
    Halston Z-14
    Rive Gauche Pour Homme
    Aramis
    Egoiste Platinum

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    anything that makes you feel comfortable; that's when you can feel at your most masculine, i think.

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    Azzaro Pour Homme
    Maxim's Pour Homme
    Last edited by olfactorynewbie; 28th September 2010 at 03:13 PM.

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    Hi,elbenja!
    I see here two recommendations for MPG Parfum d'Habit,which despite being very masculine ,could have been not exactly your coup of tea.Sample it first.

    My suggestions are: Monsieur Musk Cologne by Dana
    Aramis by Aramis
    Worth pour homme concentree

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    Quote Originally Posted by pirop View Post
    Worth pour homme concentree
    is it available these days pls?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fountain View Post
    is it available these days pls?
    http://www.parfumreduc.com/index.php...&cPath2=153032

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    Patou pour Homme


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    thank you pirop. i appreciate that.

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    I think the OP is going to have to choose between "rugged and manly" as opposed to "office fragrance", because you really don't want anything too over-the-top (e.g. Quorum, Aramis, Azzaro) for the office.

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    Kouros is pretty masculine

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    Hey there, I know I'm replying about two years too late, but If you want very masculine I HIGHLY reccomend Drakkar Noir. It's both very tough and still extreemly pleasant smellling. Also very versatile, it can be worn day to day yet something about the scent makes it appropriate for formal occasions too. Silage and longevity are both A+ too! An "A" grade cologne on all levels! If you want masculine and rugged then I would usually reccomend Dirty English, but unfortunatley it's now discontunued so something that smells like it like Gucci Pour Homme would be better. Dirty English is great though, and there are still plenty of bottles being sold even though it's discontinued. The best way to describe it is that it's like alcoholic potpourri...

    All the best with your search!

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    Lapidus pour homme (1987) - perfect for an evening/night outing
    Tsar Van Cleef (1989) - perfect in the morning after shower/shave .... very fresh

    Some of you already suggested Kouros and Drakkar and that's pretty cool too.

    I wonder what Gucci pour homme smells like cause many of you have suggested that.. guess that's something i should try.

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    DIOR - Jules

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pappy View Post
    Kouros is pretty masculine
    This ^^^^^

    It's all Magnum PI 80's chest hair and mustaches.

    More expensive and more civilized
    Tom Ford Extreme

    Very cheap
    Juicy Couture Dirty English

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    I ordered some sample vials from Slumberhouse this week, I'm hoping to get them by Friday. Jeke, Vikt, Rume and Norne all ooze masculinity from reading their notes. I'll let you know myself once my samples come in. Most on BN have commented that although the frags are potent and very masculine they're quite wearable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rynegne View Post
    I ordered some sample vials from Slumberhouse this week, I'm hoping to get them by Friday. Jeke, Vikt, Rume and Norne all ooze masculinity from reading their notes. I'll let you know myself once my samples come in. Most on BN have commented that although the frags are potent and very masculine they're quite wearable.
    You won't be disappointed. I'm wearing Jeke today and I love it. I've got my eye on purchasing Norne next. The is by far my favorite new house.

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    Quorum
    Kouros
    Vintage Tabarome
    Armani Eau
    One Man Show

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    Out of my small collection, One Man Show

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    As I mentioned earlier in this thread, gender is in the eye of the beholder.

    Some men say citrus is masculine, while some men say strong jasmines and tuberose are very manly, being very in-you-face notes.

    The fragrance is as "masculine" as the man wearing it.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Have you tried MDCI Ambre Topkapi? It's pretty amazing in the masculine department.

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    Rien by Eldo

    for swap/sale:





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    haha I think its funnny when threads are revived and the guy probably already bought it a long long time ago my suggestion is rive gauche ysl

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    - Quorum
    - Bogart ph
    - Van Cleef & Arpels ph
    - Francesco Smalto ph
    - Vermeil for men
    - Van Gils Classic ('Strictly for men')
    My Top '10' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme/Solo/7
    - YSL: Opium Pour Homme Edp
    - Jacques Bogart: Bogart Pour Homme (2004)
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Guerlain: Vetiver
    - Amouage: Jubilation XXV
    - Hermes: Terre d'Hermes
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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    I picked up a bottle of Azzaro PH for like $10. Its pretty manly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fsface View Post

    But if you want something for that special/important office occasion, like a serious meeting where you don the power suit and tie and walk in the room like the big shot -> DEFINITELY check out TOM FORD GREY VETIVER.

    To me when I smell that, that is its sole purpose in existing.
    +1

    Also:
    Rive Gauche PH
    Vetiver, Guerlain
    Dunhill - Original

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    Pardon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slayerized View Post
    - Quorum
    - Bogart ph
    - Van Cleef & Arpels ph
    - Francesco Smalto ph
    - Vermeil for men
    - Van Gils Classic ('Strictly for men')
    +1 on those first three...

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