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    Default A birthday gift for my nephew

    Next week my newphew is turning 17 and I want him to buy a fragrance. Up until now he has been using Axe Africa as his signature scent. He once claimed that he gets many compliments, even from strangers. What would be a superior fragrance that is like Axe Africa, a woody vanilla?

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    A very good woody vanilla would be Lacoste pour homme. I think a 17 year old could wear it. If that's not right other suggestion for 17 year old would be imo:
    joop jump
    joop go
    lacoste play
    boss bottled
    boss hugo
    lacoste essential (sport)
    aqcua di gio
    allure homme sport
    dior homme sport
    dior higher energy

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    some people say that axe africa smells like a cheap version of le male.
    I like axe africa but havent tried le male(Ill try it soon)

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    Woody Vanilla = Chanel Egoiste. Might as well get him started on the good stuff early, rather than the cookie cutters (i.e. Le Male/AdG etc)

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    Aqcua di Gio

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    I have been in the business a LONG time. I agree with Duke. Chanel Egoiste. It was my first bottle when I was a young man. The Platinum Egoiste is very synthetic. You can buy the original Egoiste at Bloomingdales in the store or online. Very distinct for a young man and good for evening wear. Regarding day wear I recommend Tom Ford's Grey Vetiver, how ever it is has a high price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke Hunt View Post
    Woody Vanilla = Chanel Egoiste. Might as well get him started on the good stuff early, rather than the cookie cutters (i.e. Le Male/AdG etc)
    Don't start him off with anything synthetic. Great idea Duke!
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    I'll have a look at the Chanel. Hopefully he doesn't find it to oldfashined as he is a bit of a hipster.

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    Joop! Jump so he can upgrade one day to the real deal.
    My top 16:

    1. Joop! - Homme 2. Puredistance - M
    3. Tom Ford - Tobacco vanille 4. Tom Ford - Neroli portofino
    5. Tauer - L'air de desert marocaine 6. Armani Privé - Ambre orient
    7. Bond - Harrod's oud 8. Amouage - Jubilation XXV
    9. Parf. Brückner - Aoud 1 10. Clive Christian - X
    11.Xerjoff - Regio 12. Lush - Breath of God
    13. M.Micaleff - Art collec. 102 14. Armani Privé - Figuier eden
    15. Nasomatto - Pardon 16. Heeley - Oranges and lemons ...

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    I am a total hipster. Tight black jeans and all. I live in the mission of san francisco. it doesnt get anymore hipster then that in the US except NYC. The original Egoiste is perfect. Bloomies or any of the Chanel store. Don't do Egoiste platinum. Egoiste is from the 90s and I rock it out.
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    I think a 17 years old boy will much appreciate more trendy stuff like
    Black XS
    1 Million
    Guerlain Homme
    Burberry Brit
    Kenzo Power the Eau de Cologne version
    Lolita Lempicka au Masculine Fraicheur

    I do not think a 17 years old will appreciate things with "mature notes" such as vetiver, patchouli or too woody
    I also don't think anything from Chanel will attract a guy at that age range except for their "eau de generic" - Allure homme sport/edition blanc/Blue

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    Allure Homme Sport would be good but I don't agree jason sorry. 1 million is synthetic and prestigous. I got it from the rep. Guerlain Homme is not for a hipster. Brit is synthetic. Kenzo the reps I know don't even like it. Lolita is not prestigous for a hipster. For a gift I think someone should buy a prestigous fragrance. Again, I am in the biz and I can smell a synthetic a mile a way. I do agree about Allure homme Sport but not the blanc edition. In my opinion Chanel...hipster = Chanel. Sorry Jason dont mean to sound harsh. I know where this guy is coming from.
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    His friends will also know the name "Tom Ford" and even though it is a EDP the Tom Ford Extreme is fun!
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    Bleu de Chanel. Good start for a young man. (He'll get a kick of the magnet in the cap!)
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    I was up for anything at 17, any fragrance or any anything.

    Just buy him some Kouros, and if he's actually hip then he'll like it.

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    Another vote for Chanel Egoiste (not Platinum).

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    Cartier Roadster

    Starts out with an excellent mint and moves into a woodsy vanilla.

    It's a modern fragrance and should appeal to a young guy.

    Also great in the summer.

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    I would suggest Le Male if he likes vanilla. Also, I would say it's perfect for his age & would also definitely garner many compliments from females.

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    Yet another for Chanel Egoiste

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    don't know that axe africa, good woody/vanilla are zino, yohji homme, body kouros.
    a*men is nice too one a young man/boy.
    or some habanita, heh.. just don't tell him it's marketed to women. ;)

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