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    Default Out of these frags what should i buy?

    im 17, living in ireland and i want to buy some frags off fragrancenet and i have narrowed it down to these few but im open to suggestions.

    lolita lempicka au masculin
    pure malt
    love and luck
    la nuit
    le male
    encre noire
    dior sport/allure sport
    lacoste essential
    blvgari black
    d + g the one

    I could buy 3 or 4

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    I would probably go with Pure Malt, Blvgari Black, and D&G The One, mainly because they are popular and you could probably sell them if you didn't like them. You could probably get 1.5 ml spray samples of all 10 on your list for the cost of one bottle. That would be the safest bet, and those would last you a while.

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    Encre Noire

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    My preferences for:
    Bulgari Black (interesting, compelling rubber note)
    Encre Noire (fresh, with a note of deep inkiness)
    Lolita Lempicka au masculin (aromatic)

    cacio

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    My votes go to Bvlgari Black, Le Male, and Encre Noire/La Nuit

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    I'd say Love and Luck, D&G The One, and Lacoste Essential.

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    pure malt
    encre noire
    blvgari black
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    I'd say:

    Allure Sport
    Lacoste Essential
    LeMale
    Lolita Limpicka

    in that order.

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    Actually, Le Male, The Dreamer, Angel Men(Amen)/Bvlgari Black would be cooler.

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    Since you're 17...I suggest Le Male...if you're in your 30's...i say Encre Noire...
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    2. Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan
    3. YSL M7
    4. Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
    5. Chanel Egoiste
    6. 24 Gold by Scentstory
    7. Amouage Epic Man
    8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
    9. Bond No. 9 New York Oud
    10. Serge Lutens - Chergui



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    Encre Noire is my fave from your list but might not be teenager friendly. You might appreciate it but your friends might not.

    Pure Malt is popular with young women as is Le Male and Love & Luck.

    If you're buying 3-4, I'd recommend choosing fragrances that differ from each other as much as possible. Maybe one fresh, one woody, one spicy. You'll get a lot more mileage out of them.

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    La Nuit
    Bvlgari Black
    Opium Pour Homme by YvesSaintLaurent
    Kouros by YvesSaintLaurent

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    From your list, for a 17-year old, I'd recommend:
    pure malt
    allure sport
    la nuit
    blvgari black

    B. Black's great, but a little weird. Be ready for that...

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    Default Re: Out of these frags what should i buy?

    Any of the ones below:


    lolita lempicka au masculin
    pure malt
    la nuit
    le male
    encre noire
    dior sport/allure sport
    lacoste essential

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    la nuit de l'homme
    encre noire
    blvgari black
    lolita lempicka au masculin

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    Pure Malt, La Nuit and Encre Noir and Bvlgari Black.

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    olita lempicka au masculin
    pure malt
    encre noire
    Lacoste Essential
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    La Nuit
    Pure Malt
    Le Male
    Gary

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    bvlgari black
    encre noire
    pure malt

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    Pure Malt - I'd go with Pure Havane for your age group.
    Dior Homme Sport - Excellent summer frag that shouldn't have the name sport in it.
    Bulgari Black - rubber and vanilla. Sounds weird, but the smell is addictive.

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    I'd go with the Allure first and foremost, and eliminate the "sport" part.

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    Since your 17, id go for...

    La nuit
    Love and luck
    Le male

    The teenage crowd will dig these scents.

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    Dior Sport
    The One
    Encre Noir
    Lacoste Essential

    Any one or more of these, with shipping considerations grab as many full bottles as you can. I would think these to be readily available where you live and should be comparatively priced too.

    Best!

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    pure malt
    encre noire
    blvgari black
    These would be my pics too.
    I'd also check out Doir Homme rather than Dior Sport/Allure Sport (not that they are similar).

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    La Nuit de L'homme
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    Quote Originally Posted by btnyhan View Post
    im 17, living in ireland and i want to buy some frags off fragrancenet and i have narrowed it down to these few but im open to suggestions.

    lolita lempicka au masculin
    pure malt
    love and luck
    la nuit
    le male
    encre noire
    dior sport/allure sport
    lacoste essential
    blvgari black
    d + g the one

    I could buy 3 or 4
    First and foremost, Welcome to Basenotes!

    Second, after some time on Basenotes, you will see that these polls invariably solicit various members favorite fragrance suggestions from what you mentioned. It is imperative that you sample and determine which fragrance(s) best suit your preferences. The great thing is that the fragrance universe is not necessarily limited to the ones on your list. Are there reliable stockists in Ireland where you can take your time and sample prior to purchasing? If so, please do so first.

    I cannot resist:

    Given your age group, Chanel Allure Home Sport is great for warmer weather. IMO, it is a much better constructed alternative to the typical aquatics such as Fierce.

    You have also mentioned some popular gourmands. You will find lovers and haters of most fragrances discussed on Basenotes. Considering you outlay for three or four fragrances, again I would take some time to sample first.

    Good Luck!

    TJ

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    Default Re: Out of these frags what should i buy?

    Out of your list i would say Pure Malt

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    Encre noire for almost niche vetiver goodness
    Bvlgari black
    D&G The One (not the one gentleman).

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    Bvlgari Black
    Pure Malt (wish I could get this one)

    And just to add some versatility.... Allure Homme sport

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    I Would say among the ones you have pointed out:

    Lolita lempicka au masculin (For evening wear)



    La nuit by Yves Saint Laurent (Funny and Uncompromised)



    Dior sport/allure sportv(Fresh and clean ideal for Summer's wear)







    I could buy 3 or 4

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    For a good variety: Allure sport, Pure malt, Bvlgari Black.

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    I agree with the comments that you are probably looking for stuff that appeals to other 17 year olds, and I would bet they like sweet stuff. But you don't want to smell like every other 17 year old guy, so that discounts Le Male right away

    So no matter what other consideration, I'd choose Lolita Lempicka au Masculin and Pure Malt.

    Now, we don't know if you got any bottles of anything else already. If you do, I'd bet they were light, fresh, summery kind of stuff. In that case, you should get more sort of sweet ones for your last 2 choices, I'd go with Bulgari Black and D&G The One.

    If you haven't got any bottles already, then you last 2 choices need to be light and fresh to give you some variety, I'd go with Dior Homme Sport and Lacoste Essential.

    Good hunting and welcome to Basenotes!

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    Bvlgari Black

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    Go for:

    Pure Malt
    Love and Luck
    La Nuit
    Le Male or Bulgari Black

    I don't think you'd be disappointed in these.

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    I would suggest you buy none of those. Not because I know them - because I don't - but just because if you are looking to get a set of things which smell nice then the list you've compiled looks more like it describes instead a set of high-concept, brand name frags which have been heavily marketed. Sure, people are impressed by names, young people as well as old, but if it's interesting scents you're after then there's no great need to spend all your spare cash. With this in mind I'd suggest things like:

    Jovan Sex Appeal for Men. Don't laugh, just read what Luca Turin has to say about it in his & Tania Sanchez's guide and then look up the price for 100ml on the net. You don't need to tell people what you're wearing! You could say, 'oh, a classic scent that Luca Turin recommends' - and then look all mysterious.

    Tommy Girl: Bright, memorable, beautiful, interesting on a bloke, great in summer & isn't Acqua Di bloody Gio.

    Kouros: because Ebay is full of 95% unused bottles that Acqua Di Gio junkies have bought and then listed at once in fright - they sell pretty cheap. Kouros is the mutt's nuts: nothing else comes close and you will make an impression when you wear it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by btnyhan View Post
    im 17, living in ireland and i want to buy some frags off fragrancenet and i have narrowed it down to these few but im open to suggestions.

    lolita lempicka au masculin
    pure malt
    love and luck
    la nuit
    le male
    encre noire
    dior sport/allure sport
    lacoste essential
    blvgari black
    d + g the one

    I could buy 3 or 4
    Besides all that blind suggestions above I would rather recommend to test a few first. All the fragrances You listed are quite generic, if not archetypically generic. I personally wouldn't by any of them, to be honest. I do not call for "niche", but try for instance G Beene "Grey Flanel" as a fresh scent, or L'Artisan "Patchouly Patch" for a herbal take on fragrance. A cool fresh all day out scent could be Comme Des Garcons Odeur 71. Just o name some alternatives that are worth to be mentioned on fragrance dedicated basenotes ...

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    I'd go with:
    Pure Malt
    La Nuit
    Allure Homme Sport

    3 excellent frags in my opinion and great for your age group.

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    Oh yeah, I forgot: try Halston Z-14 and Sung Homme - dirt cheap from Cheap smells dot com: tenner a bottle.

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    woah guys really wasn't expecting this many replies, thanks everyone really appreciate it is the normal thing that i click the thanks button for everybody's comments that i liked/found helpful?

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    Encre Noire.
    Bulgari Black.

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    I second what Tiger Juice said - sample them first if possible.
    But from your list, my pick for a 17 yr old guy:-

    lolita lempicka au masculin
    allure homme sport
    bvlgari black
    D&G The One

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    Love and Luck
    Lacoste Essential (I prefer Lacoste Essential Sport though)
    Allure Homme Sport
    (also give Burberry Sport a try. It's similar to Dior Homme Sport, but I like it better because of the stronger and more tart grapefruit/ginger accord).

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    Get hold of Pure Malt while you can. The others should be widely available for a long time to come.

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    au masculin by lempicka
    bulgari black

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    au masculin by lempicka
    bulgari black
    le male

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    I would go with
    The One
    Encre Noir
    Pure Malt &
    Le Male
    those four are really the best on that list and cover almost all occasions that you may need a fragrance for

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    ............
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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    pure malt
    encre noire
    blvgari black
    These !!! This Bassnoter knows his stuff.

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    Pure Malt
    La Nuit
    Le Male

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    Quote Originally Posted by Igorbg View Post
    Pure Malt
    La Nuit
    Le Male
    Quote Originally Posted by G.303 View Post
    La Nuit
    Pure Malt
    Le Male
    Gary
    These guys know there stuff. This is what you should buy based on YOUR AGE GROUP.

    In order of my preference:
    1) La Nuit - Versatile, great for a date with a girl... can't see anybody being offended by this if worn sparingly. It's one of those fragrances that if you hug a girl, only than she should be able to smell you... and she'll be hooked!
    2) Le Male - Clubbing fragrance.. for those days when you need to get your game on, it has that feel to it!
    3) Pure Malt - Solid fragrance all around. I put this as number 3 because you might appreciate it more in a few years... but it's a limited edition fragrance so you should grab it while you can.
    Top 5:
    1) La Nuit De L'Homme by Yves Saint Laurent
    2) Lumière Noire pour Homme by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
    3) Royal Oud by Creed
    4) One Million by Paco Rabanne
    5) Allure Homme Sport by Chanel

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    Out of your selection I would go for:
    love and luck
    la nuit
    le male
    dior sport/allure sport
    d + g the one

    I would steer clear from Encre Noir - it's a great fragrance but on a young man such as yourself it would come across as misjudged. In other words, people would be more inclined to believe you were wearing an overpowering deodorant as opposed to a fine fragrance. In regard to Bulgari Black, although finely blended, it is a heavily over-rated fragrance that smells little more than a slightly smokey vanilla fragrance reminiscent of a nappy changing kit bag!

    You should also check out the following:
    Chanel Allure Edition Blanche
    Eau de Rochas Homme
    Le Male Terrible
    Hugo Boss XY
    Guerlain Homme
    Dior Homme Sport

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    Quote Originally Posted by btnyhan View Post
    im 17, living in ireland and i want to buy some frags off fragrancenet and i have narrowed it down to these few but im open to suggestions.

    lolita lempicka au masculin
    pure malt
    love and luck
    la nuit
    le male
    encre noire
    dior sport/allure sport
    lacoste essential
    blvgari black
    d + g the one

    I could buy 3 or 4
    The four I would personally choose from those are:

    La Nuit (for designer this has great longevity/sillage, compliment getter, etc.)
    Encre Noire. This might be a bit mature for your age, though. Sample first.
    Allure Homme Sport (make sure it's not the cologne...)
    Pure Malt

    I would recommend D+G the one based on scent alone, it is actually really good, but longevity/sillage are TERRIBLE.

    In general, I agree with those saying to buy 4 very different scents so you have some variety for different occasions/seasons.
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    Out of the bunch, I'm not 100% sure what I WOULD recommend, but I know what I WOULDN'T: Encre Noire (too woody), Le Male (too popular, though nice), Dior Sport (unimpressed with it), and bvlgari Black (YUCK!). Love and Luck, I believe I have smelled, and is decent. D&G The One is nice too. La Nuit is nice, though overrated. Pure Malt, I wouldn't get, only because I think Pure Havane is better. Lacoste Essential and Lolita Lempicka, I haven't tried, so I can't weigh in on those. But good luck with your purchase(s), and let us know what you decide on...

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    This is going to be one tough decision


    As to the people that said sample them first, the only way i can sample things such as encre noire and lolita lempicka is to buy them off fragrancenet, but its costs the same amount to ship them here as full bottles do, about 7 euro i think and since im still in school i dont have the money to be sampling things like that and then buying the bottles :/

    What i have smelled so far is, la nuit - found it nice, sweet, would consider it but i already have l'homme

    Le male - i like it, minty and powdery

    dior sport - i put this one on and found the ginger in it lasted throughout the day and would occasionally get whiffs of lemon, it was ok, i plan on trying allure sport soon

    lacoste essential - my first ever fragrance buy about 2 years ago when i knew nothing, i liked it at the time and thinking about it now it was simple but worked for the summer

    anyway guys thanks for the advice you're all giving me, i'm basically looking for great compliment getters, ill keep ye posted on what i buy, should be in the next week

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