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    Greetings fellow bners,
    I'm looking for recommendations for a "Power Scent" for a man in his late 40's.
    As always, your expertise is appreciated.

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    One of my favorites...Gucci Pour Homme I

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    If you want powerful as in strong projecting then Lapidus pour homme! If you want powerful as in powerful business man persona, then Puredistance M.
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    Top 5:
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    3. Vicks Vapor Rub
    4. Febreze Pour Homme
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    Chanel Antaeus.

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    One Man Show Gold

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    Parfums de Nicolai New York
    Guerlain Heritage
    Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Pour Homme
    Puredistance M
    My Top Ten:

    1: Guerlain - Habit Rouge
    2: Guerlain - Jicky
    3: Guerlain - Mouchoir de Monsieur
    4: Guerlain - Shalimar
    5: Knize - Knize Ten
    6: Caron - Yatagan
    7: Caron - Pour Un Homme
    8: Jean Desprez - Bal a Versailles
    9: Yves Saint Laurent - M7
    10: Salvador Dali - Dali Pour Homme

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    Olibanum by Profumum - Upon application, one is treated to a medicinally resinous myrrh, at once cooling and green, but sharply sour, with a slightly moist, mushroom-like mustiness. And, a somewhat dark, orange blossom infuses its sweet fruity, earthy and indolic aspects. This dank, green melange meanders to the middle, where a pure olibanum, reminiscent of an infusing frankincense during the celebration of a High Mass, envelops the bitter greenness with its alluring splendor. A faint, rustic tabacco undercurrent, like a freshly-opened pack of cigarettes, drifts in and out. Transitioning to the comforting base, a smooth and creamy sandalwood lifts the frankincense, while a slightly terpene, conifer nuance presents. A sublime drydown ensues. An exalted scent to be sure, this masculine composition is an all-season fragrance, with average projection and good longevity.

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    Knize Ten, a butch but elegant ambery leather. (But I also second Antaeus).

    cacio

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    Kouros, baby!

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    Habit Rouge

    Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme

    EDIT: and +1 on Antaeus

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    Azzaro pH
    Drakkar Noir
    Havana

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    Antaeus works very well.

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    Santos Concentree
    Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentrée
    Chanel Antaeus
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Polo

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    Bois d'Encens (Armani Prive) -- austere power (a far more affordable and near match to this is Tommy Bahama)

    Grey Vetiver -- Tom Ford

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    Bois d'Encens (Armani Prive) -- austere power (a far more affordable and near match to this is Tommy Bahama)

    Grey Vetiver -- Tom Ford

    Consider Royal Oud (Creed)

    More important than any suggestion is the self-suggestion that you give yourself. If it makes you feel powerful, THAT is your power frag.

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    One more for Antaeus

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    Depending on what type of 'power' you are looking for:

    Fahrenheit by Christian Dior
    Rive Gauche by YSL
    Tiffany for Men by Tiffany
    Derby by Guerlain
    Dunhill Edition by Dunhill (NOT the new version)
    Pasha by Cartier
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    Kouros by Yves Saint Laurent

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    Quote Originally Posted by del View Post
    Chanel Antaeus.
    THIS. Can't go wrong. A powerhouse and old-school.
    My Top 5!!!
    1. 1740: Marquis de Sade, Histoires de Parfums
    2. Sweet Redemption, by Kilian
    3. Tirrenico, Profumi del Forte
    4. Je Suis un Homme, Etat Libre d'Orange
    5. Derby, Guerlain

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    Creed Bois du Portugal

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    Quote Originally Posted by del View Post
    Chanel Antaeus.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jazznpool View Post
    Creed Bois du Portugal
    These.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Antaeus works very well.
    I think this is a good suggestion but I also feel that power is all about the person rather than their fragrance.
    At the end of the day I think you should wear whatever gets you into the mindset you're after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Knize Ten, a butch but elegant ambery leather. (But I also second Antaeus).
    What he says....I'll add Lauder For Men but go easy on the trigger with this one...


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    Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui
    YSL Pour homme Haute Concentration
    Boucheron Pour homme EDP

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    VC&A PH
    Kouros
    Azzaro PH
    Antaeus
    Polo

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    Hmmm I'll give this a shot, umm perhaps Amouage Tribute? That stuff is powerfull!

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    Givenchy Gentleman. Although personally I don't like it.

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    Many 'power' scents walk a fine line between projecting a powerful aura and an obnoxious stench. That said, I second judicious applications of Santos Concentree, Derby, and Bois du Portugal.

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    Depends on your power watch, power pen and power shoes... POWER! I agree with Kouros, 6 or sprays of this stuff will leave nobody in doubt of who's wearing the power. However, if you have a boss with the power to fire you, this might not work out so well.

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    +1 Havana by Aramis
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)

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    Old School - Creed Bois Du Portugal
    Modern - Tom Ford Extreme.

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    This! bit expensive though US$ 400,-


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    Lauder for Men... rich, powerful, compelling. An American equivalent to Antaeus. It's still in production, but I guess they aren't exporting it to Europe because it's completely infused with oakmoss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by indianwells View Post
    Givenchy Gentleman. Although personally I don't like it.

    I think this could work, though maybe Heritage (Guerlain) might be better. Also Kouros (YSL), though it does seem to be a bit of a love or hate scent, Rive Gauche (YSL) and for me the most perfect scent, Chanel Pour Monsieur, except that it is not really a power scent...

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    Puredistance M

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    Trussardi Uomo
    Aramis pour Homme
    Versace l'Homme
    Francesco Smalto pour Homme
    Eau Sauvage
    Esencia Loewe
    Gucci Nobile

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reza View Post
    One more for Antaeus
    Antaeus would be my recommendation too
    Current Top 5:
    1. Frederic Malle L'eau d'Hiver
    2. Tom Ford Noir de Noir
    3. Dior Homme / Dior Homme Intense
    4. Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Havane / Pure Malt
    5. Creed Aventus / Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

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    Oscar De La Renta Pour Lui

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    Guys, your generosity always makes me smile.
    I'll take your advice and sample a few of these.
    Thanks for your input.

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    Chanel Antaeus. I'm wearing it now and it never ceases to amaze and captivate me.. it's just a beauty of a scent... Just wow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Antaeus works very well.

    The reformulation is rather timid. Think Leona Helmsley versus a Donald Trump.

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    I agree. If you can find a vintage bottle of Antaeus you would be much better off. The newer is too powdery and tame while the older one roars.

    Rive Gauche is another classic if you have not tried. Azzaro ph and Rochas Lui are brilliant too.

    Good luck!
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    +1 Azzaro Pour Homme

    Escensia Loewe
    Terre d'Hermes

    -1 Grey Vetiver

    It's a very pleasant scent, but no powerhouse.

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