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    Default Can you recommend a frag that meets these criteria?

    This is a recommendation for a friend, he's noticed I'm using a variety of frags lately, I explained that I'm in the process of investigating frags via BN and he's asked for a good frag for himself. He's 30, straight and single. The criteria are:

    1. Masculine (no unisex frags please)
    2. Reasonably priced (not niche prices, up to circa £50)
    3. Versatile (he's a one frag only kind of guy)
    4. Good sillage (it doesn't have to choke the room but must be noticable)
    5. Good longevity (he wants value for money)
    6. Not too common (he doesn't want to smell like every other guy in the bars)
    7. Liked by women (I realise this is subjective but he is single after all)
    8. Readily available on the high street.

    With my very limited experience I suggested Rive Gauche Pour Homme.

    Any other suggestions from more experienced members welcomed.

    Thanks

    Rich
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    Default Re: Can you recommend a frag that meets these criteria?

    Carbone de Balmain

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    Default Re: Can you recommend a frag that meets these criteria?

    Terre d'Hermes
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    Givenchy Vetiver
    Caron Pour Un Homme


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    Rive Gauche PH is already a great recommendation

    Other solutions which meet all requirements (though trending towards the upper limit of the suggested price):

    Chanel pour Monsieur and Dior Homme
    Currently wearing: Eau des Baux by L'Occitane

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    Default Re: Can you recommend a frag that meets these criteria?

    IMO Terre D'Hermes could fit the bill except for point 6. He will end up by smelling like 70% of the people in the bar (at least in italy where Terre is extremely popular).


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    Terre d'Hermes would be a good choice.
    He should also give Fahrenheit a try.
    Last edited by Nexus6; 30th May 2011 at 04:08 PM.

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    Additional recommendations which fit all requirements, though I don't know how complimented they are, but fitting the bill admirably in all the other respects:

    Eau de Rochas
    Cartier Declaration
    Currently wearing: Eau des Baux by L'Occitane

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    Versace The Dreamer
    Guerlain - Habit Rouge

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    +1 Terre D'Hermes
    TOP 3 hot weather:

    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Creed Millesime Imperial
    3. Lalique Encre Noire


    TOP 3 cold weather:

    1. Dior Homme
    2. Eau Des Baux
    3. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
    Currently wearing: Philosykos by Diptyque

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    What's the 'high street'?

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    Chanel Egoiste

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    Quote Originally Posted by morrison74 View Post
    +1 Terre d'Hermes
    + 1

    Fits the bill. Tom Ford Grey Vetiver possibly.

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    Gucci Pour Homme I

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    Quote Originally Posted by pk116 View Post
    What's the 'high street'?
    hahahahah - that's what you people are able to buy in shopping malls

    I don't think TdH is as easily likeable as people say here. It took me a few years before it got to me - now I love it. Your mate wants something that is not demanding, can be worn day and night and women like it. Hmm - La Nuit by YSL. Simple, synthetic easy to like for someone who is not into frags.

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    +1 for Caron's Pour Un Homme.

    Easy to find, cheap to buy.

    Pleasant to smell on oneself and others.

    Sillage and longevity are good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_B View Post
    This is a recommendation for a friend, ...
    The British ebay has by now several Givenchy Insense (not ultramarine!) listed for a good price. Genuine, well, quite distinctive but all in all a little marvel. I own the juice in that bottle style too, good juice. Same formulation as sold in the original style flacons. Your pal will enjoy it a lot.

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    Default Re: Can you recommend a frag that meets these criteria?

    Cordovan by Banana Republic and 101 Men would be my choices, but this is assuming "generic heterosexual 30 yr old guy" friend, which is hard to picture, except as a caricature.

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    Default Re: Can you recommend a frag that meets these criteria?

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Terre d'Hermes
    This

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    Quote Originally Posted by fragranceman88 View Post
    This

    This.

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    Default Re: Can you recommend a frag that meets these criteria?

    Rive Gauche or Fahrenheit (although Fahrenheit might be over budget)

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    So basically we are looking for the best fragrance ever?
    Damn, should have asked this question before I got loads of fragrances.

    Rive Gauche is a good recommendation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fragranceman88 View Post
    This
    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    This.
    These.

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    Default Re: Can you recommend a frag that meets these criteria?

    Tiffany for Men, if it gets in under the price point. If not, you give it to him for his b-day or Christmas!

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    No love for M7?

    Opium EDP could fit the bill too

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    Annick Goutal "Sables"

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    Quote Originally Posted by pk116 View Post
    What's the 'high street'?
    High Street, or the High Street, is the generic name (and frequently the official name) of the primary business street of towns or cities, in the United Kingdom. It is usually where most of the retailers are in city centres. In the US you probably call it "Main Street" - but "high street" doesn't mean small town.

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    Default Re: Can you recommend a frag that meets these criteria?

    I find Caron PuH to be too love it or hate it (I love it) and its very different to anything out there. I dont know how great a pick that would be.

    TdH as everyone has pointed out is a good safe pick.

    Something not yet mentioned... D & G Pour Homme

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    Default Re: Can you recommend a frag that meets these criteria?

    Kind of hard to fit every criteria listed, however cast my vote for YSL La Nuit, Terre D Hermes (although it wasn't for me really, most people seem to like it), or Pure Malt if you can still find it.

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