Tiffany for Men
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.
Tiffany for Men
manly men don't wear fragrance.
and gender is a social construct. but Gucci pour homme makes me feel manly i suppose
+1 Mazzolari Lui. I tried a sample from this from lucky scent and boy was it "masculine."
"Smell with your nose, not your ears"
Neil Morris Takashimaya, Xerjoff Nio & 1861, Creed Green Irish Tweed & Aventus, Calvin Klein Eternity for Men (vintage), Tommy Hilfiger Athletics, Terre d'Hermes parfum, Sonoma Scent Studio Champagne de Bois parfum, Opus Oils Mother EDP, YSL Opium Pour Homme EDP, Comme des Garcons Kyoto, Slumberhouse Jeke, Acqua di Parma Intensa Oud & Xerjoff Gao
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.
In no particular order:
Azzaro Pour Homme
Rive Gauche Pour Homme
Aramis New West for Him
Dolce and Gabbana Pour Homme
Paco Rabanne Pour Homme
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.
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.
Chanel Pour Monsieur
Bel Ami (vintage)
Azzaro Pour Homme
Esencia Pour Homme
what about some floral?
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Van Cleef and Arpels pour Homme
Tom Ford Tuscan Leather.
Dunhill Edition is manly with a sophisticated businessman vibe
This is really, REALLY the wrong board for this question in order not to be set straight about what fragrances are about
Just be done with it
Antaeus de Chanel is quite manly.
I don't understand, how some think
of this as borderline unisex?
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..."
what's manly? who can tell?
Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme. It's like wearing a leather and mahogany arm chair made of guns and fists.
"Strange things are afoot. I am one of them and I am up to another." -*^-'._.'-^*- - S.B.
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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Jovan Sex Appeal for men.
It's high quality, inexpensive and widely available--and manlier than all of the Creeds you listed.
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.
For me: Gengis Khan
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
Encre noir invoked a feeling of manliness in me.
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.
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
Bois du Portugal. Can't imagine it on a woman.
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.
Bois du Portugal by Creed
Rive Gauche by YSL
Obsession by CK
Fahrenheit by Dior
Aramis for Men
You specified Cologne, So Douro by Penhaligons.
Best and highest quality cologne ive smelled.
Or Cologne by Chanel.
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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dior homme and rive gauche
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Guy Roberts' 1983-84 intro, "AMOUAGE" parfum/ FAB 3 box presentation/MINT!!!-Vintage.possibly Antique-Guerlain Eau De Hegemonienne EDC/60%full/ purchased at estate auction of a NY dept. store magnet(Mays)/authenticity guaranteed-Box sets of Belle d Opium & Dior's Dune pour femme-Eau de Gucci, Elegantly boxed drawer liners w/Gucci No3 scent + a partial bottle of Gucci No.3 as an added value combo, Tom Ford's 'White Musk'.......
As a woman I'd
say Sycomore, Azzaro, Eau Sauvage
Manly man cologne to means stinky stuff older man wear or just stuff I plain hate.
Oscar Pour Lui
L'Air du desert marocain
Dior Eau Sauvage
Tuscan Leather - Tom Ford Private Blend