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    Default First date: Which fragrance to go for?

    Hi all, I will be taking a lady out for a drink one night this week and just wanted a bit of advice on which scent to go for. I want to stay away from the mainstream ones like 1 million and Le Male as I don't want to smell like everyone else or remind her of someone! I have a few nice ones already:

    YSL La Nuit
    Terre D'Hermes
    Versace PH

    I also love D&G The One and will be buying a new bottle of that soon. Which frag would you go for on a first date? I'm 29 and she's a few years older than me so don't want something too 'young' smelling, just a nice fresh scent that's a little seductive too.

    Thanks
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    From your 3 choices, Terre d'Hermes is the clear winner.

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    Default Re: First date: Which fragrance to go for?

    From your list I'd say it's close between La Nuit & Terre d'Hermes.

    However, I'd say the Hermes is the slightly less 'mainstream' of the two.

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    Personally not a fan of those, but for your purposes I'd say the YSL would be the best fit. It's always difficult to generalize, but a good number of women seem to like sweet fragrances. The Versace is a bit sharp, and TDH has a particular note that tends to bother some people, regardless of all the hype here in BN. Note, my comments relate to EDT versions of La Nuit and TDH.

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    TDH or La Nuit

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    Hurry and go get that bottle of D&G The One.
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    From your choices, I would go with TDH.

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    If she is a BNer- TDH

    If she is not a BNer- La Nuit

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    La Nuit would be my choice.
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    Default Re: First date: Which fragrance to go for?

    All of the ones you mentioned are great fragrances, but I would personally go with either Nuit or The One for your date. I love and own all of the fragrances you mentioned, but The One is very sensual and it's low projection is great for moments when she leans in a little closer. It's one of my favorite fragrances!

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    The one, if you get the new bottle


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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    From your 3 choices, Terre d'Hermes is the clear winner.
    Agreed.

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    I'd go with La Nuit.

    I prefer TdH and Versace, but for a date I think La Nuit is the best choice and it also seems to have the most favorable reaction from women.

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    La Nuit. Good date scent, but TDH has an "oldish" vibe to me, but I know I'm in the minority.
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    From your choices La Nuit, but go light 2 sprays or so.
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    It doesn't matter, the only smell she's interested in is the smell of your money to help her raise her kids. If she doesn't have any then she's only interested in masking the smell of her own desperation to find a man to help her make kids. You could show up after not showering for three days and she probably wouldn't mention it. A 29 year old single man with no kids is a dream come true for a 30 plus year old. It's like she hit the jackpot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Awakening950 View Post
    It doesn't matter, the only smell she's interested in is the smell of your money to help her raise her kids. If she doesn't have any then she's only interested in masking the smell of her own desperation to find a man to help her make kids. You could show up after not showering for three days and she probably wouldn't mention it. A 29 year old single man with no kids is a dream come true for a 30 plus year old. It's like she hit the jackpot.
    Hmmm... it may be time to find your protective cup and brace for impact.

    Anyway... back on topic... IMO, the best first date fragrance is something very clean and even soapy.
    Get yourself a bottle of Infusion d'Homme by Prada or Gendarme.
    Very, very hard to go wrong with these and they would be a good addition to your collection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    From your 3 choices, Terre d'Hermes is the clear winner.
    This.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Awakening950 View Post
    It doesn't matter, the only smell she's interested in is the smell of your money to help her raise her kids. If she doesn't have any then she's only interested in masking the smell of her own desperation to find a man to help her make kids. You could show up after not showering for three days and she probably wouldn't mention it. A 29 year old single man with no kids is a dream come true for a 30 plus year old. It's like she hit the jackpot.
    I've gone ahead and summoned a bellhop for you as you're clearly carrying too much baggage.

    Back to the OP, it's Terre d'Hermes by a mile. La Nuit is the most mainstream frag on your list and the Versace is just unappealing, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Awakening950 View Post
    It doesn't matter, the only smell she's interested in is the smell of your money to help her raise her kids. If she doesn't have any then she's only interested in masking the smell of her own desperation to find a man to help her make kids. You could show up after not showering for three days and she probably wouldn't mention it. A 29 year old single man with no kids is a dream come true for a 30 plus year old. It's like she hit the jackpot.
    I feel this is enough of a reason to start a thread on colognes that smell like money.
    But on a serious note ive sampled both terre de hermes and la nuit, and I would go with la nuit

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    Ysl La nuit
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    La Nuit! The One would be excellent also. Good luck on your date this evening dude!

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    My 1st choice would be Terre d'Hermes Pure Parfum.

    2nd choice: The One for Men by D&G


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    Quote Originally Posted by Awakening950 View Post
    It doesn't matter, the only smell she's interested in is the smell of your money to help her raise her kids. If she doesn't have any then she's only interested in masking the smell of her own desperation to find a man to help her make kids. You could show up after not showering for three days and she probably wouldn't mention it. A 29 year old single man with no kids is a dream come true for a 30 plus year old. It's like she hit the jackpot.
    And to think i got crap for using the word mi&f!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Awakening950 View Post
    It doesn't matter, the only smell she's interested in is the smell of your money to help her raise her kids. If she doesn't have any then she's only interested in masking the smell of her own desperation to find a man to help her make kids. You could show up after not showering for three days and she probably wouldn't mention it. A 29 year old single man with no kids is a dream come true for a 30 plus year old. It's like she hit the jackpot.
    That's not always the case.. older women are awesome. They're more financially stable so they don't need a man to support them & most are over the whole badboy,clubbing/bar hopping phase and just want a nice guy to settle down with. And if she does have any kids they're probably already close to 18 & getting ready to move out or go to college. The younger ones are the ones you gotta worry about. Oh and go with la nuit ;-)
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    La Nuit by far, for me. Not only do I like it better personally, but it is a serious compliment getter from women. D&G The One is on the same level, but not TdH or VpH... not that they're bad, but La Nuit & The One are simply top-of-the-foodchain, apex predators for first dates. They smell amazing, just romantic enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRM85282 View Post
    The One is very sensual and it's low projection is great for moments when she leans in a little closer. It's one of my favorite fragrances!
    plus it's a mature scent.

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    I'd go with La nuit - women love it. In my honest opinion TdH is too serious for a intimate meeting and VPH is too "bright" and summery.

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    well if you want your girl to think anything about you except something romantic take TdH
    summery evening VPH is great, otherwise La Nuit ofcourse

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    About 15 sprays of D&G The One. I did that once with the wife and it was perfect projection and longevity, not too much not too little. Make sure to get a few spritz on the clothes.

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    Definitely YSL La Nuit EDT, it does magic!!!
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    Dior Fahrenheit

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    Terre d'Hermes

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    I'm not sure how TDH is getting all this love, EVERY woman I know dislikes it. My vote is La Nuit.

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    Thanks guys some mixed opinions but I can definitely take Versace PH out of the equation. I do agree that d'Hermes might come across as quite 'serious' for an evening drink, almost as if I'm trying to appear more mature being that she's older than me. At the moment I'm torn between La Nuit and The One... :S

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    D&G the one, no offense, is fantastic to smell but longevity is literally within minutes....Save your money on that one and pick up Bentley Intense or perhaps Frank no.2 Los Angeles....Much better longevity, sillage and quality....You will thank me later...

    Terre D'hermes is by far the better choice for first date...She will love you long time....
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    Terre d'Hermes.

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