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    Question What types are those fragrances? (Chype, Fougere...)?

    I'm trying to determine the difference between the types of fragrances and would like to identify some of the ones that I already own in order to help me.

    Burberry London for Men
    Chanel Egoiste Platinum
    Bulgrai Pour Homme Aqua
    Drakkar Noir
    Dvidoff Cool Water
    Armani Aqua Di Gio
    Versache Blue Jeans

    What about these also:

    Aramis Havana
    YVS l'Homme
    Chanel Allure Homme Sport - citrus, right?
    Hermes Terre D'Hermes

    Apart from identifying those frags for me. Can you explain in SIMPLE TERMS the difference between Chypre, Fougere and Oriental. I've read the notes on these types onlnie, but that hasn't helped me too much thus far.

    Thank you, sincerely

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    Default Re: What types are those fragrances? (Chype, Fougere...)?

    I am not able to describe you difference myself but if you haven't checked it yet you may find this link useful.
    TOP 3 hot weather:

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

    TOP 3 cold weather:

    1. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
    2. Chanel Coromandel
    3. Dior Homme

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    Default Re: What types are those fragrances? (Chype, Fougere...)?

    Quote Originally Posted by nikitary View Post
    Chanel Egoiste Platinum
    Drakkar Noir
    Davidoff Cool Water
    are all variations of the fougere category.

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    Default Re: What types are those fragrances? (Chype, Fougere...)?

    Have you seen The H&R Geneology for masculine fragrances? I found it quite interesting. I searched it, found my favorites and along with researching the opinions here in the reviews area and in the directory area I was able to get better feel for the fougere / chypre / oriental categorizations.

    At the bottom: "Published by Haarmann & Reimer - A Development of the Model by Grayson Associated, Inc." A link can be found by search the site or go to this thread, locate the 5th post down (thank you mr. foetitus) for the link.

    Oh, Bullocks! that link and others does not seem to work. PM me if you're interested in the chart.
    Last edited by DuNezDeBuzier; 8th July 2011 at 11:55 AM. Reason: oh bullocks! that link (and others) no longer works. PM me if interested in the chart.

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    Default Re: What types are those fragrances? (Chype, Fougere...)?

    Nik - either you're a lazy typist or you've been buying copy perfumes - please exercise care.

    Oriental: Refreshed by aromatic or citrus facets, oriental compositions draw their richness and sophistication from precious substances such as amber, resin, tobacco, spices, exotic woods and animal notes.

    Chypre: Chypre by Coty enjoyed such success in 1917 that "chypre" is now a generic name for a whole category of timeless, classic perfumes. The compositions are based on oak moss, ciste-labdanum, patchouli and bergamot accords. The richness of chypre notes mixes wonderfully with fruity or floral notes. This family is made up of distinguished, instantly recognizable fragrances.

    Fougeres are typically a sub-group of either Orientals or Aromatics, and in each case follow that note, with an accord characterised by lavender, woody, coumarin, geranium and oak moss notes.

    Burberry London for Men - Oriental Spicy
    Chanel Egoiste Platinum - Woody Floral musk
    Bulgrai Pour Homme Aqua - Aromatic Aquatic Woody
    Drakkar Noir - Aromatic Fougere
    Dvidoff Cool Water - Aromatic Fresh
    Armani Aqua Di Gio - Aromatic Aquatic
    Versache Blue Jeans - Oriental Woody
    Aramis Havana - Oriental Spicy
    YVS l'Homme - Woody Floral musk
    Chanel Allure Homme Sport - Woody Spicy - don't be fooled by how it smells at first - all mandarin and orange
    Hermes Terre D'Hermes - Woody Spicy / Woody Chypre

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    Default Re: What types are those fragrances? (Chype, Fougere...)?

    Dr. Rudi's list is accurate, but let me group them at a higher level using the terms you wondered about:

    Burberry London for Men - oriental
    Chanel Egoiste Platinum - aromatic fougere
    Bulgrai Pour Homme Aqua - aquatic fougere
    Drakkar Noir - aromatic fougere
    Dvidoff Cool Water - aquatic fougere
    Armani Aqua Di Gio - aquatic
    Versache Blue Jeans - ??? baby powder...

    What about these also:

    Aramis Havana - spicy fougere
    YVS l'Homme - sweet fougere
    Chanel Allure Homme Sport - sweet aquatic
    Hermes Terre D'Hermes - citrus mineral spicy woody cyphre...sorry, this one is a little hard to pin down!

    If you want to check out the cyphre category in more detail, try Dior Eau Sauvage, Chanel Pour Monsieur, or Midnight in Paris for something newer and sweeter.
    Last edited by LiveJazz; 8th July 2011 at 05:07 PM.
    "It's not what you look like when you're doing what you're doing; it's what you're doing when you're doing what you look like you're doing."

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    Default Re: What types are those fragrances? (Chype, Fougere...)?

    Quote Originally Posted by noggs View Post
    Thank you noggs

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    Default Re: What types are those fragrances? (Chype, Fougere...)?

    Thank you sir!

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