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    Default What's the most manliest high quality cologne?

    I'm looking for a new cologne, but I want something manly. Any recommendations?

    Currently I owned Creed's SMW, GIT and IM, and Bulgari black.

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    Default Re: What's the most manliest high quality cologne?

    Mazzolari Lui
    Invasion Barbare
    Tiffany for Men
    Please feel free to check out my Swap Thread - Patou pour Homme, L'Instant de Guerlain PH Extreme, Dior Homme Intense, Pure Malt, Pure Coffee and many more! Click Here For My Swap Thread

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    manly men don't wear fragrance.

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    and gender is a social construct. but Gucci pour homme makes me feel manly i suppose

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    Quote Originally Posted by pawful View Post
    manly men don't wear fragrance.
    That's why I'm asking. Also, I don't see how anything from Tiffany could qualify.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pawful View Post
    and gender is a social construct. But gucci pour homme makes me feel manly i suppose
    o rly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vizcol View Post
    That's why I'm asking. Also, I don't see how anything from Tiffany could qualify.
    Maybe you should sample it, then form an opinion.
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    +1 Mazzolari Lui. I tried a sample from this from lucky scent and boy was it "masculine."

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    Quote Originally Posted by vizcol View Post
    o rly?
    I smell a ban in the near future...
    "Smell with your nose, not your ears"

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    Bandit Eau de Toilette.

    What? Did I say something wrong?
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    Aramis New West (preferably old bottle)
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    Dsquared Rocky Mountain Wood is about as manly as you can get as it smells like a Woodsy/Vetiver and it's inexpensive. Back To Black By Killian smells manly in a pipe tobacco/cherry/honey sort of way and pretty damn expensive. Personally I find the higher priced fragrances more subtle and feminine in nature as they tend to try and make a beautiful fragrance.

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    Old Spice
    Brut
    Aqua Velva
    Drakkar Noir

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    In no particular order:

    Azzaro Pour Homme
    Rive Gauche Pour Homme
    Aramis New West for Him
    Aramis Havana
    Dunhill Edition
    Dolce and Gabbana Pour Homme
    Paco Rabanne Pour Homme
    Dirty English

    These are the "manliest" colognes in my collection.
    My two favorites, if I had to pick, when I want to smell
    like a man are Rive Gauche and Dunhill Edition.

    I've tried a sample of Antaeus, and I think it's pretty
    manly too, but some people don't agree.

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    Nasomatto Duro - manliest frag I ever smelled. The bottle had hair on its chest...

    For something a little sweeter (& mainstream), try out Gucci pour Homme I. not the newest one, the brown juice in the square bottle.

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    Guerlain Vetiver
    Polo (green)
    Burberry London
    Chanel Pour Monsieur

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    Yatagan
    Knize Ten
    Knize Sec
    Tuscany
    Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Bel Ami (vintage)
    Tsar
    Mazzolari Lui
    Azzaro Pour Homme
    Esencia Pour Homme

    what about some floral?


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    Van Cleef and Arpels pour Homme
    Guerlain Derby

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    Eucris

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    Tom Ford Tuscan Leather.

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    Dunhill Edition is manly with a sophisticated businessman vibe

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    Default Re: What's the most manliest high quality cologne?

    This is really, REALLY the wrong board for this question in order not to be set straight about what fragrances are about


    FWIW Azzaro.
    Just be done with it
    Smellin good

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    Antaeus de Chanel is quite manly.
    I don't understand, how some think
    of this as borderline unisex?

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    Not wiping after doing number 2
    My Top 10

    1. Amouage Homage Attar
    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



    "A beautiful fragrance to the nose is like good jazz music to the ears, great food to the mouth, and Megan Fox and Jessica Alba to the eyes..."

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    gucci pour home. michael by Michael Kors

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    Default Re: What's the most manliest high quality cologne?

    what's manly? who can tell?

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    Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme. It's like wearing a leather and mahogany arm chair made of guns and fists.
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    One Man Show. It might not be of highest quality but nobody would dare to tell you as your manliness will strike fear in their little hearts.

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    vizcol,
    Welcome to Basenotes.

    Jovan Sex Appeal for men.
    It's high quality, inexpensive and widely available--and manlier than all of the Creeds you listed.

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    Rive Gauche
    M7

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    Default Re: What's the most manliest high quality cologne?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shifty Bat View Post
    Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme. It's like wearing a leather and mahogany arm chair made of guns and fists.
    Which is, by the way, what Chuck Norris sleeps on...

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    Default Re: What's the most manliest high quality cologne?

    Go to the powerhouse group discussion, there's a ton of ideas there.

    SOTD: Davidoff for Men (1984) -- it's in the dictionary under mucho macho manly masculine man (the '84 unabridged oxford edition, of course). Not an easy find, but worth the hunt if you are into such things. Spicey, leather, with some castoreum to anchor. Now... What is easy to find is Vermeil for Men, go to scented monkey and buy some now. Do not think about it, just do it. I stumbled across some on ebay a month or so ago for a ridiculous price -- as a result, I went to the monkey and picked up backups for $11/per 3.4oz bottle on a deal (YMMV, but probably not by much). It is old school to the max, as they say. It shares many of the manly qualities of Davidoff 1984. Do it.

    And there's always Yatagan.

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    For me: Gengis Khan

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    Creed Vintage Tabarome would fill the bill in my opinion.
    Deep in the dark your kiss will thrill me
    Like days of old. Lighting the spark of love that fills me
    with dreams untold..--Twilight Time

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    Encre noir invoked a feeling of manliness in me.

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    Kouros.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Gae View Post
    Which is, by the way, what Chuck Norris sleeps on...
    Speaking of Chuck Norris. I invented the Chuck Norris toilet paper but you guys won't ever get to see it. I submitted the concept to Procter & Gamble. They rejected it due to trial findings that it wouldn't take s&*t from NOBODY.

    Today I wore Michael Jordan's Legend and was really impressed with it even though it is an inexpensive cologne. For a 'high quality' one I'd go with Pour Monsieur too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Maybe you should sample it, then form an opinion.
    No, it's made by a company with a girls name so it's clearly not manly........

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    Default Re: What's the most manliest high quality cologne?

    This has been a fun and entertaining thread! Thanks to all who chimed in. I'm still smiling.
    "Classics aren't classics because they seem old but because they seem always new". Tania Sanchez

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    Bois du Portugal. Can't imagine it on a woman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vizcol View Post
    That's why I'm asking. Also, I don't see how anything from Tiffany could qualify.
    You're going to be a hoot...I've just got a feeling.

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    By the way, I purchased some Mazzolari Lui. It smelled awful, like an unwashed and angry homeless guy who just finished stabbing someone for their wallet. But I give it props for being coherent.

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    Versace l'Homme

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    Bois du Portugal by Creed
    Rive Gauche by YSL
    Obsession by CK
    Fahrenheit by Dior
    Stetson Cologne
    Aramis for Men

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    Quote Originally Posted by vizcol View Post
    By the way, I purchased some Mazzolari Lui. It smelled awful, like an unwashed and angry homeless guy who just finished stabbing someone for their wallet. But I give it props for being coherent.
    Yeah, I haven't been impressed with my sample of this either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Gae View Post
    Nasomatto Duro The bottle had hair on its chest...
    hahaha

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    You specified Cologne, So Douro by Penhaligons.

    Best and highest quality cologne ive smelled.

    Or Cologne by Chanel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    what about some floral?
    Bandit EdP

    Most people only sniff the sprayer or cap, so the floral top notes should be good enough to highlight your hidden sensitive side.

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    Orange Spicy
    Antaeus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Gae View Post
    For something a little sweeter (& mainstream), try out Gucci pour Homme I. not the newest one, the brown juice in the square bottle.
    this is a good starter. smells like pepper and sweaty butt.
    adversity introduces a man to himself -anonymous

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    Quote Originally Posted by vizcol View Post
    I'm looking for a new cologne, but I want something manly. Any recommendations?

    Currently I owned Creed's SMW, GIT and IM, and Bulgari black.

    Manly is subjective to ones age, location, alpha vs beta male. And total sniff-years experience. 5 years ago I had maybe 5 fragrances and would have scoffed at many in my collection.

    But if you're asking which frags come across as having a pair, they've been lined up already. In descending order:

    1. ELd'O Secretions Magnifique. It smells like freshly chopped bulls testicles. Blind buy. Can't go wrong. (jk)

    2. Azzarro Pour Homme - Tea, Florals, Spices, more Tea. But it smells like its 1978 and you've been working out with Arnold.

    3. Dior Farenheit : Gasoline :: Bulgari Black : Rubber

    4a. Kouros - the way your dad smelled when he was a young man, talking up the ladies, smoking cloves, drinking whiskey.
    4b. Aramis - the way your grandfather smelled etc while doing all these things and being much cooler than you

    5. Quorum - it's a 1980's action movie set in forested area. sweat, lots of green, some bugs, some dirt, a splash of mint.

    6. Creed Acier Aluminum - knight's steel armor and trousers have been unearthed somewhere in the UK and youre the curator in charge of cleaning them. after 2 days of cleaning, this is the best u will get them to smell.

    7. Antaeus - old basement furniture

    8. Tom Ford Tuscan Leather - the leather inside a restored Jag E-type Coupe

    9. YSL Rive Gauche - Barbasol original shave cream + Kouros.

    10. Lalique Encre Noir - Bruce Wayne

    11. Creed BdP - what GIT's dad smelled like when he was ... oh nevermind

    12. Montale Woods and Spice - take the classic woods/spice combo and add radioactive polar bear urine. dries down nicely.


    there are many others, but that's it for now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shifty Bat View Post
    Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme. It's like wearing a leather and mahogany arm chair made of guns and fists.
    Yes, fists of carnations! ;')

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    Piper Nigrum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pawful View Post
    and gender is a social construct. but Gucci pour homme makes me feel manly i suppose
    Gender is just a "social construct?" So... that thing between my legs, which women don't have, is just a social construct, right?
    Wow....

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    dior homme and rive gauche

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    Cuir Mareseque

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    Gender is just a "social construct?" So... that thing between my legs, which women don't have, is just a social construct, right?
    Wow....
    Well said Big Steve!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shifty Bat View Post
    Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme. It's like wearing a leather and mahogany arm chair made of guns and fists.
    +1 on this one!

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    As a woman I'd
    say Sycomore, Azzaro, Eau Sauvage

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    Manly man cologne to means stinky stuff older man wear or just stuff I plain hate.

    Musc Ravegaur
    Oscar Pour Lui
    L'Air du desert marocain
    Dior Eau Sauvage

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    Aventus
    GIT
    Rive Gauche

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    Tuscan Leather - Tom Ford Private Blend

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