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    Default Geranium Pour Monsieur

    Testing this one now...it seems like--quite literally--the perfect suit sent. That said, I'm fortunate not to have to wear suits tremendously often at this stage in my life. Even so, this is one for the wishlist, and one that seems 100% worth its price to me. May have to factor this into my 5 year plan

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    Toothpaste Pour Monsieur is what it should have been called!
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    I totally agree it smells like toothpaste! Just sampled this the other day. Really didn't like it at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Force of One View Post
    I totally agree it smells like toothpaste! Just sampled this the other day. Really didn't like it at all.
    Agreed.

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    The only Malle I really don't like . To me it does not smell exactly like toothpaste but it does smell exactly the same as when I go to the dentist, some kind of tooth desinfectant or something, or the rinse product. I wanted to love it so badly, especially given my overall Malle attraction, but I simply can't. Don t want a remember my dentist every time I wear this one. A big No for me.
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    I'm one that really likes this and always get a compliment when I've worn it. Wore it to my company dinner last month and had 2 people actually wrote down the name. Doesn't remind me of toothpaste at all. Floral with mint overtones in a very masculine way. And at a dinner wearing a suit where there's dancing going on later in the evening, heavy scents I've worn in the past turned out to be disastrous (Bois du Portugal, Musc Ravageur). This one works perfectly when dancing and sweating wearing a suit.

    One of my favorite "all year round" scents.

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    I don't think mint is the problem--in fact, I think the mint note is handled very well.

    I would certainly consider this as a warm-weather fragrance if it wasn't for the fact that I pick up an offputting citronella note--so I won't be considering this unless I head for mosquito-infested climes.
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    The accord seems wrong to me being that powerful. It would work if it was as diffusive as, say, derby but that minty geranium needs to be subtle for me and GpM shouts VERY LOUD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hirch_duckfinder View Post
    The accord seems wrong to me being that powerful. It would work if it was as diffusive as, say, derby but that minty geranium needs to be subtle for me and GpM shouts VERY LOUD.
    The problem with Geranium Pour Monsieur is that, after about 30 minutes, it's too BLOODY QUIET!

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    My problem with GpM is that it's a one trick pony, seems very linear and when it's doing what it's doing it's not really terribly pleasant. It's ok, just not great.
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    It is very linear, not worth the price for mr although, I can see why some like it, it's VERY different and unique.
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    I wear a suit. I would never wear this fragrance with a suit - or pretty much at any other time either.
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    I enjoy Geranium Pour Monsieur as an alternative to other more 'standard' summer scents - altho HK is not in the tropics our Spring / Summer is easily compatible to Singapore etc - sometimes even more oppressive. The way the mint is handled actually reminds me more of freshly grown mint I used to use in tea, it's quite soft and uplifting, so no problem there for me - it's a nice change from citrus or lavender styled scents and very natural. It seems to last pretty well for me during the day and I agree that it's quite crisp and dressy - fine for work.

    Just an after thought - I wore the Creed Selection Verte a few times and liked that but it is very fleeting, of course. GpM is the only mint I have come across that has the same natural feel to me, and extending the mint with the geranium solves the short lived nature of SV in it's own kind of way.
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    I love the Malle collection as well as geranium but I have to add my name to the list of those who feel this smells just like toothpaste.

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    an alternative might be C&S's Oxford and Cambridge. It's a minty lavender.

    Personally I liked GrM though. not enough to buy a bottle, but it was a very interesting experience.


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    Its unique and I wanted to like it for that fact alone but, it does smell just like toothpaste and I can't shake that fact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HDS1963 View Post
    My problem with GpM is that it's a one trick pony, seems very linear and when it's doing what it's doing it's not really terribly pleasant. It's ok, just not great.
    Well said. Good, not great, and at that price, I would take Heeley's mint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post
    an alternative might be C&S's Oxford and Cambridge. It's a minty lavender.

    Personally I liked GrM though. not enough to buy a bottle, but it was a very interesting experience.


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    For me tbh these two have pretty much nothing in common except maybe for a few notes they might share.

    I love Oxf. and Camb but can't wear GpM. I don't get much of the peppermint in the C&S by the way, nothing compared to the Malle's. I smell way more the lavender obviously, and the Oak Moss and Sandalwood. Bergamotte is also detectable, but the mint is really tamed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor View Post
    The problem with Geranium Pour Monsieur is that, after about 30 minutes, it's too BLOODY QUIET!
    Exactly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor View Post
    The problem with Geranium Pour Monsieur is that, after about 30 minutes, it's too BLOODY QUIET!
    I do like some loud frags as well as many quiet ones but this strikes me as the type of frag that would work as a quiet cologne type. For a loud frag [i.e. Trebor stylee ;-)] it may go quiet, but for a quiet one - its BLOODY LOUD...
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    Yes, definitely smelling like toothpaste. Geranium extract is very cheap in price and I just don't understand the inflated price of this toothpaste fragrance. Ungaro III flings it out of the water with its tail any moment of the day.

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    This smells like minty gum covering up bad breath.

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    This is one of my absolute favorite spring/summer fragrances, but I think it is a little casual.

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    Also one of my preferred Malles - a wonderfully smelling scent IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ziffy321 View Post
    I'm one that really likes this and always get a compliment when I've worn it
    Agree, another fan here. Mint is there, but this is no mouth freshner as a few mentioned...

    This one's quite potent & projects really well for 4-5hrs, which was very surprising for me; excellent longevity as well.

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    It's a terrific scent that needs time and attention to be fully appreciated. It's also best to get the pre-reformulated version.
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    I've always wanted to like Toothpaste Pour Monsieur, but I just can't get past that shouty mint screaming at me before it all just dies out. I also got looks of murder from my girlfriend - so I've pretty much given up on this.

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    IMO, Geranium Pour Monsieur missed the mark... but Roadster by Cartier got the mint and dry down just right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumblefish View Post
    Testing this one now...it seems like--quite literally--the perfect suit sent. That said, I'm fortunate not to have to wear suits tremendously often at this stage in my life. Even so, this is one for the wishlist, and one that seems 100% worth its price to me. May have to factor this into my 5 year plan

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    I totally agree about the tailored, suit-worthy vibe. I envision a super-premium tropical weight wool in charcoal grey or midnight navy with a very subtle chalk stripe. I don't wear this scent but a friend of mine does and I can say it goes just as well with 501's and a waffle henley. He has noted the mint but says it doesn't last and he rather enjoys it.

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    Totally irrelevant who this fragrance is made by: Yes it really does smell like youve just sprayed yourself with some kind of antibacterial mouthwash, and it does not get any better by waiting to see if it blossoms into anything interesting or pleasing to the nose...


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    I've come to like this one a lot. The trick is to go easy on the trigger; it's actually very strong and radiant. The chemical effect comes about if you over-apply. Worn correctly, it's a sharply-dressed floral freshness that lasts all day.

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    Surprised to read all the mouthwash/toothpaste remarks. I am not a fan of mint in general, in anything besides toothpaste, but I think this is a fantastic scent, very well-balanced to my nose. Also very unusual in its composition, IMO.

    I find that it strikes a nice balance between classic and modern, and while I see the "suit" references, it works perfectly well as a casual scent, as has also been noted. One of my favorites in the Malle lineup!
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    I sampled the whole male/unisex line and ended up buying this one.

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