1. Paul Smith Extreme
2 Bond No. 9 Riverside Drive
3. Ted Baker Endurance
What the title says.
And blatant crib from the 'Young Men' Thread
Let's make this thread organized. Please post your current top list in this format:
Age: 50 / Early 50's (if you don't want to specify your exact age)
1. Creed Bois de Portugal
2. Chanel Antaeus
3. Comme De Garcons 2 Man
Looking forward to all your responses, Fellow Real Men.
1. Paul Smith Extreme
2 Bond No. 9 Riverside Drive
3. Ted Baker Endurance
At this moment they are:
1. Vintage Tabarome
2. Bois du Portugal
3. Neroli Sauvage
All by Creed. But I am very fickle about top whatever lists. I could name a top 100 fairly easily. Fragrance promiscuity, you might say.
Last edited by mrcologneguy; 4th December 2010 at 01:41 PM.
I'm 54, I've worn fragrances for a long time, and have a very large wardrobe. For me it doesn't get any better than Chanel Pour Monsieur, Dior Eau Sauvage, and Guerlain Vetiver.
1.Bois du Portugal.
1. Genghis Khan
I'm 49. My top three are Creed Windsor, L'Occitane Eau des Baux and Terre d'Hermes
Sorry, but I have to list four.
Bogart One Man Show
Creed Silver Mountain Water
Is that what I am? "Mature?" Some would say anything but!
I smell marshmallows!
I'm 48...mature? Questionable.
Fragrances are like an amusement park for me. I like to try just about all the rides out, but now that I've gotten older, I tend not to go on the spinning rides as much. Spining rides might be something like Black XS, Abercrombie, Pi and so on.
My top 3 as of late:
Tom Ford-Tobacco Vanille
I do love Creed Bois de Portugal, but haven't been wearing as much lately. Guerlain Vetiver and Eau Sauvage will be with me for life.
Your nostrils, which will dilate immesurably in unspeakable contentment, in motionless ecstasy, will ask nothing better for space, for they will be full of fragrance, as if perfumes and incense; for they will be glutted with complete happiness, like angels who dwell in the peace and magnificence of pleasent heaven.
(From Maldoror by Comte de Lautreamont)
For me to list just 3 is difficult, so I'll name 3 that I own in my wardrobe. I no longer own Patou Pour Homme, so I'll leave that one out.
I'll very soon be 54 and sample quite a bit before adding to the drobe.
#1. Aigner Super Fragrance for Men
#2. Monsieur Carven
#3. Gucci Pour Homme circa 1976
Like PerfumeCollector I need to list 4; in no particular order:
Amouage Dia for Men
Santa Maria Novella Acqua di Cuba
Truefitt & Hill Grafton
Lalique Encre Noire
Lorenzo Villoresi Uomo
Ye Gods, Noggs! That IS a wardrobe!
I'm 51. My three are Bois du Portugal, Jubilation XXV and the wonderful, underrated Green Valley.
Life's a bitch. If it were a slut it'd be easy.
I have so many I truly enjoy, I have a tough time picking three. But I'll pick three (uh, four) that I feel are somewhat easier for a man over 45 to wear and revel in being over 45.
Habit Rouge Beau Cavalier
Santos de Cartier Concentre
48yrs old Shugga Daddy
1. 1 million
2. Paris Hilton for Men
3. Le male
Tom Ford Extreme
Creed Vintage Tabarome
Creed Green Valley
51 years old here. Of stuff I own:
2. Eau d'Orange Verte
3. Tea For Two
I don't know much about medicine, but I know what I like. -- S.J. Perelman
Frankly, many of the frags being listed just illustrate Basenoters of any age just wear whatever they want.
Only a handful of scents being listed are the ones typically bashed as "too mature."
1) Harrod's Limited Ed. Oud
2) Rose 31 Le Labo
3) Avignon, Comme des Garcons
4) Escentric 01
I had to list 4 to include my favorite fresh scent right now Escentric 01.
I am 62. I'm not sure how "mature" I am though.
Last edited by Buzzlepuff; 5th February 2011 at 04:24 AM.
44.99 (I am so close)
2) Rose Poivree
Top "3" Designer Fragrances(no particular order)
Chevignon Brand (Vintage) by Chevignon
Burberry London for Men (mixed, not layered, w/ L'Anarchiste)
A-Men Pure Malt
Lancome Sagamore (vintage)
Top "3" Niche Fragrances (no particular order)
Reflection Man by Amouage
L'Air du Desert Marocain by Tauer
Musc Ravageur by Malle
New York by Parfums d' Nicolai
Santal Noble (Vintage) by MPG
Sandalo by Villoresi
+"Do you spray below the waist?"
+"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing,
you will be successful." - Albert Schweitzer
+"All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you." - Dr. W. Dyer
I prefer to refer to familiies rather than brands:
- Woody blends - oriental, spicy and aromatic: Habit Rouge, Zino, Heritage, Wels Tabac Beige, Guerlain Vetiver, YSL's Rive Gauche
- Fougere blends - oriental and aromatic: Salvador Dali, Avon's Wild Country, Rochas Moustache
Cartier Eau de Concentree
Giving top three a stab but the list changes as the mood shifts. At the moment it's :
Caron Pour Un Homme
Guerlain Habit Rouge edp
Can I add one more ? Yatagan
I was just kidding.. I'm in my twenties lol and I don't wear any of those!
What about immature men, 45+?
2. Smelling salts
3. Embalming fluid
In that order.
Last edited by Kevin Guyer; 5th December 2010 at 04:00 AM.
Hehehe. Actually prefer to be in the company of the older guys, don't feel like every post is going to be judged during the rapture. Older guys tend to give way more, close an eye.
Kevin said he was 90 last year on an age thread. He is 100 this year. So forgetful, Kevin.Kevin.....I thought I was the only basenoter to own 82 Pour Homme by Fashion Two Twenty.
*Peace* I'm just feeling quite high in spirits today!
Hermes Bel Ami (vintage)
I don't believe in top three, as my preferences are subject to climate, time of the year, and 100 other circumstances. However, some of my constants are:
Day time: Eau d'Hermes / Mosieur de Givenchy or a really light classic cologne
Sunset and later: Nicolai New York / Knize Ten / Arabie
Special Occasions: Black Aoud / Mitsouko / Bandit (the original where incense is predominant)
and... Kouros, of course !
'Il mondo dei profumi è un universo senza limiti: una fraganza puo rievocare sensazioni, luoghi, persone o ancora condurre in uno spazio di nuove dimensioni emozionali' L. V.
45 in March 2012
Jicky EdT in the colder season (warmer season: evening only)
Eau Sauvage EdT in the warmer season
Guerlain Vetiver, vintage EdC (I own the vintage EdT, though)
50 years and 2 weeks.
Amouage Lyric Man
Well over 60.
The 2nd and 3rd places do change but for the present..
Take that, you young whippersnappers..
Last edited by kbe; 7th December 2010 at 01:17 AM.
There are three kinds of people in this world: those who understand math and those who don't (four out of three people surveyed agree with this).
Well, I'm still under 61! I think my all-time no. 1 is Guerlain Habit Rouge (I have EDT and EDC). Runners up: Lutens Fille en Aiguilles, and Guerlain Vetiver. New addition and gaining fast is Urbano Rock Crystal.
Creed Bois du Portugal
Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
Creed Creed Windsor
Over 45 and, as of today:
Patou pour Homme ( because I still have it )
I hear you...wish I still had some! You're a lucky man.
Last edited by paulmcc; 6th December 2010 at 04:22 AM.
Over 60 and can't do 3:
MPG - Santal Noble - vintage
Annick Goutal - Myrrhe Ardente
Christian Dior - Eau Sauvage
Jo Malone Grapefruit
I could live with these if push came to shove.
1. Sous le Vent - I get a citrus Eau de Guerlain blast in the opening then a breezy, herbal chypre all in one.
2. Patou Pour Homme - while it lasts . . .
3. Santal Noble I have to have a sandalwood at hand.
Others: Villoresi Uomo, Amouage Homage, and a decent EDC Eau du Coq, Eau de Guerlain, Cologne du Parfumeur, Villoresi AdC . . .
Last edited by mr. reasonable; 26th March 2011 at 11:03 AM. Reason: Time to stop living in the past - I seldom wear GIT anymore.
Age: Mid-century, modern.
1: Ambre 114
2: Muscs Koublaï Khän
3: Habit Rouge
Dear God how hard is that!!!
I'll have a stab at it
Cartier Santos Concentree
Le Labo Rose 31
But there are about 20 others pushing me for their attention, three is just too small a number. I could swap those three quite happily with
Caron 3rd Man
Seriously, I could do this for ages and rarely hit the same three.
In a world where people smell bad, it is the personal responsibility of every Basenoter to improve the world one SotD at a time...
Giorgio for Men
Czech & Speake No.88
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could to where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, ...... I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost
Blatant bump just 'cos the original 'Young Men' thread has been revived.
at the moment:
L´Air Du Désert Marocain
l'Instant d'Guerlain pour Homme, EDP
Arsene Lupin, Dandy
But that's just because you asked today... tomorrow it could change!
Double post (darn it!).
A bit apart from the original question: who is the oldest & youngest basenoter?
I see this thread is top 3 for 45+ ... I am 42 ( I guess in limbo so to speak, I didnt fit in over at the 30 & under thread either) but here it goes anyways
2. Rive Gauche
3. Chanel Antaeus