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    Default very masculine, but very modern at the same time.

    what is a fragrance that a guy 18-mid 20's would have absolutely NO objections to wearing, but it also doesnt fall into the category that usual people in that age group wear that are gourmand or aquatic, but just masculine, manly, and smells attractive.

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    gucci ph II
    It's not that masculine IMO, but it's good stuff, would suit younger guys better, and is safe as can be.

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    Comme des Garcons 2 Man

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    Aventus

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    Chanel Platinum Egoiste

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    Chanel Allure Homme
    Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree
    La Nuit de L'Homme Le Parfum

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    Tom Ford for Men
    Bang (although may be too popular, not sure)

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    Jacomo for Men was first introduced in 2007 as an oriental woody fragrance. Creator, Mathilde Bijaoui, offered top notes of flauntingly fresh and sweet pineapple and citruses, featuring sharp notes of black pepper. The heart is also spiced and sharp, wrapped in accords of pimento, coffee, plum and nutmeg. The base consists of Tonka bean, amber and vetiver. This powerful masculine and, above all, highly exotic and spiced scent is available as 50 and 100 ml edt.

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    Default Re: very masculine, but very modern at the same time.

    Quote Originally Posted by FSM View Post
    Comme des Garcons 2 Man
    I agree - smells modern but very different, and oozes masculinity. Tom Ford Extreme, too, for a bit more modern and just a tad less masculine.
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    Dior Leather Oud

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonnyLeMale View Post
    what is a fragrance that a guy 18-mid 20's would have absolutely NO objections to wearing, but it also doesnt fall into the category that usual people in that age group wear that are gourmand or aquatic, but just masculine, manly, and smells attractive.

    thanks basenoters
    It may help if you define "masculine" or "manly". These definitions have an immense amount of variation.

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    if mentioned frags are considered appropriate for young people, I would also like to add
    Cartier Declaration, Essence and Bois Bleu

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    I would say Polo Double Black is all of those things.

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    Magnetism is modern with that metallic/cola at the start and then the dry down is masculine and quite sexy. Great for going out.
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    +1 on 2Man. Fits the bill. Johnny, based on your professed admiration of Gucci PH I, I think you'd dig this. I find them to have a similar vibe, but 2Man certainly feels more modern, more unique.

    On the mainstream side of things, I think Givenchy Play fits the bill. Starts of sweet and citric, then dries down to a slightly sweet woody smell. A little generic, perhaps, but fits the 18-20 anyone can wear it, not particularly gourmand, not aquatic. Less weird than 2Man...

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    yeah 2Man, and many other fragrances of CdG in general. It's really hard though to find a modern young generally pleasant modern fragrance that is not fresh or gourmand.

    Would you wear something like Frederic Malle Iris Poudre?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Force of One View Post
    Chanel Platinum Egoiste
    +1.

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    Kenzo pour Homme Once Upon a Time
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

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    Quote Originally Posted by A. Homme View Post
    Tom Ford for Men
    Bang (although may be too popular, not sure)
    Lady at Nordstroms told me Bang was a top seller and she also gave it to every guy she knows as a Christmas Present.

    Though I've personally never noticed before when I've been out.
    Expect the unexpected.

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    French Lover by Frederic Malle

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    +1 CdG 2 Man

    Another one that is overlooked but is sexy, suave, modern and yet (unlike most modern scents) distinctly masculine is Michael Storer's Djin. It's smooth and dark and yet has hints of that 'fresh sweat' smell that women typically love. I mostly get grapefruit, cardamom, and a deep rose note bolstered with some natural galbanum, all over a very smooth and sexy human-like musk.

    Not only is it a great scent, but it's at a great price. It's only like $75 for a bottle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Gae View Post
    +1 on 2Man. Fits the bill. Johnny, based on your professed admiration of Gucci PH I, I think you'd dig this. I find them to have a similar vibe, but 2Man certainly feels more modern, more unique....
    Having owned the two above, i find Dirty English the most interesting take on the theme.
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

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    Terre d'hermes

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    fahrenheit. incredibly masculine, still modern 20+ years later, definitely not aquatic or gourmand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desmond Hume View Post
    Terre d'hermes
    im sampling this on my arm right now. its AWESOME in my opinion. id love to have a bottle

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    Cabaret by Gress
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    Default Re: very masculine, but very modern at the same time.

    I agree with CDG Man 2 and Terre d'Hermes.
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    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver and Odin Nomad. Two different takes of masculanity, both are very manly and they have a really modern vibe.

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    LeMale

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    Terre d'Hermes Parfum

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    Terre d'Hermes Parfum
    and
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
    yeah, I'd go with these.....

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    +1 fahrenheit
    my current top five (always in transition)

    Dior Eau Noire
    HdP 1725 Casanova
    eau de gloire parfum d'empire
    Dia man Amouage
    comme des garçons man 2

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    Modern, Masculine, & Unique - Your friends won't be wearing this one.

    Sartorial
    Eau de Toilette
    by Penhaligons




    The Scoop
    After offering the masterfully sensuous Amaranthine last year to the ladies, Penhaligon’s, as befits a traditional English house, has turned its attention to gentlemen. As an inspiration for Sartorial, Bertrand Duchaufour launched into an olfactory exploration of the Savile Row bespoke tailor Norton & Son’s workshop. The odorant threads he’s teased out compose a radically new vision of the most traditional masculine fragrance family, the fougère. Lavender acts as a reference both to the fougère and to a typically English scent. Boosted by aldehydes and ozonic materials, it conjures the steam rising from hot irons on tweeds – fear not, there isn’t the least hint of the aquatic in the blend --, the scissors and sewing machines. The dusty leather of club chairs and mounted hunting trophies springs from the combination of black pepper, gurjum wood, oakmoss and a leather accord. Patchouli and cedar rubbed in beeswax and honey soften the hard edges of the leather and metallic effects and smoothly wrap the blend, just as the waxed floors and cupboards bathe the tailor’s shop in a warm, fatty-animalic glow. Duchaufour aficionados may recognize a trace of that signature green pepper note he’s dropped into many of his compositions.

    As the quintessential English dandy and couturier to the Queen Hardy Amies once said: “A man should look as if he bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care, then forgot about them.” That’s Sartorial: tough and smooth, playful and elegant, impeccably tailored and as easy to wear as a bespoke suit.



    Sartorial Notes
    Aldehydes, ozonic effect, metallic effect, violet leaf, neroli, cardamom, black pepper, fresh ginger, beeswax, cyclamen, linden blossom, lavender, leather, gurjum wood, patchouli, myrrh, cedar wood, tonka bean, oakmoss, white musk, honey effect, old wood effect, vanilla, amber

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desmond Hume View Post
    Terre d'hermes
    That was my first thought as well.

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    Sorry Jonny my bad, Iris Poudre is not masculine.

    Terre d'Hermes and grey vetiver are fantastic suggestions. Though Grey Vetiver is unisex imo.

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    the scents made under tom ford like m7, envy, gucci ph 1

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    I think recent fragrances with Tobacco notes would be modern+masculine

    Pure Havane
    The One for Men
    GPH II (previously mentioned)
    Baldessarini
    The Dreamer
    Michael for Men
    A few of the Varvatos scents

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    the one has terrible longevity, theres tobacco in gph 2? and the dreamer is very unisex, though still very good.

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    Cuir de Russie by Creed. I'm not kidding, bro...

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    Rive Gauche pour Homme

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonnyLeMale View Post
    im sampling this on my arm right now. its AWESOME in my opinion.
    +1, Not sure if the Parfum or EDT fits the bill for masculine/modern more though... the formulations are quite different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fitch256 View Post
    theres tobacco in gph 2?
    Tobacco Leaf, apparently.

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    J. Peterman 1903-- don't let the name fool you. This is masculine and modern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    I agree with CDG Man 2 and Terre d'Hermes.
    Me too
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    +1

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    Fahrenheit (and Aqua Fahrenheit)
    Bang
    Encre Noire
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