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    What would be a good young scent for an old man to wear, without him appearing to be wearing a scent that is too young for him?

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    Chanel bleu
    Terre d hermes
    Ysl lomme

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    Aspen by Coty.
    Green Irish Tweed by Creed
    Allure Homme by Chanel
    Antaeus by Chanel
    Halston 1-12
    Grey Flannel
    Last edited by socalwoman; 22nd November 2011 at 07:58 PM.

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    Cartier Roadster

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    Vetiver Extraordinaire - Frederic Malle
    or maybe:
    Musc Ravageur - Frederic Malle
    French Lover - Frederic Malle
    Rocky Mountain Wood - Dsquared2

    But if I may ask how old is he and such..??

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    Hmmm, Dior Homme

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    Dior Homme
    Green Irish Tweed
    Egoiste by Chanel
    Terre d'Hermes (Pure Parfum)

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    Sample everything you have an interest in, then get what you enjoy...don't spend a lot of time on what is marketed as a scent for a particular age group.

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    TdH
    Gucci PH 1
    Fahrenheit Absolute
    Cartier Roadster

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    I would go with Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford. It's the kind of scent that smells youthful / playful as well as mature / established at the same time.
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    1. L'Artisan Dzing!
    2. Lorenzo Villoresi Yerbamate
    3. Guerlain Bois d'Armenie
    4. L'Artisan Al Oudh
    5. Bond No. 9 Andy Warhol Silver Factory
    6. Parfumerie Generale Bois Blond
    7. Andy Tauer L'Air du Desert Marocain
    8. Guerlain Derby
    9. Geo F Trumper Eucris
    10. Parfum d'Empire Ambre Russe

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    All of these are great suggestions, although it was definitely Terre d'Hermes that popped into my head. The only 'odd' one out I could pick was Antaeus by Chanel, which smells more mature (however as a man, young or old, I would wear it in a heartbeat - as long as it's vintage. The current formula smells rubbish).

    However, I absolutely do not think any fragrance would make a man smell like he is trying too hard. If you smell good, you smell good. And if you're a man who hates the smell of 'older' fragrances, why not wear something younger? Not everyone wants to do as they're told and smell or act or dress his age


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    For me, only some of the super sweet gourmands get a bit dicey if you're a mature guy ( eg A*Men, One Million, Dior Homme Intense).

    Then again, I'm waiting for a decant of Dior Homme Intense.

    Screw it. Wear what you like.
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    Green Irish Tweed

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    Terre D'Hermes

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    The fact that most young people wear hospital cleaners sold for the price of a perfume should make him reconsider the "young" part.

    Nonetheless, fresh and pleasant makes me think about some vetivers: +1 Vetiver extraordinaire by Malle, and Sycomore by Chanel too.

    Or, perhaps more perversely, something 15 year old women were supposed to smell like in the 1980s (and don't anymore, enveloped as they now are in pink syrupy clouds): Anais Anais. Contemporary young people will not recognize it and will think it pleasant, fresh and (lacking syrups) masculine.

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    I agree that you should try Terre d'Hermes, especially the pure parfum but both versions are great. I am an old guy but I can dance the a$$ off most men half my age, so age is not just a chronological thing. There are few scents I won't wear because they smell too young or fresh, but there are some I simply hate and wont wear (i.e. 1 million, Le Male, ADG). But there are some that younger guys wont wear which is a blessing because I really like some of the darker things that seem "old" to some. Let them smell me! LOL! I would suggest that you trust your nose and wear what makes you happy and feel comfortable. Just like the male/female scent debate, the young/old debate is not as important and how one carries off a scent.
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    I would say Green Irish Tweed..

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    well, there are the modern-classics. GIT, Terre d'Hermes, Guerlain Derby, SMW, etc..

    My dad wears quite a few interesting fragrances himself and he received more compliments than I Do for some reason. Some of his favorites are Dior Homme intense, Encre Noire, Roadster, M7, Costume National Cologne.

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    YSL L'Homme
    Terre D'Hermes Parfum
    D&G The One
    Bvlgari Soir

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    Creed Green Irish Tweed
    Creed Aventus
    Amouage - Jubilation XXV
    Amouage - Epic
    Chanel Egoiste
    MDCI Invasion Barbare
    Guerlain - L'instant Extreme

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    Yet another vote for Terre d'Hermes! I think Noir de Noir also fits the bill.

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    Original Vetiver. Old Scent with Young Appeal.
    Right now I think that I have all the fragrances that I want.

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    That a fragrance has a particular age range is all in the mind. Wear whatever you want.

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    I like the idea of Millesime Imperial for what you are looking for. It is a chameleon fragrance of sorts. It seems like a very dressy fragrance when paired with dressy clothes, but, it can also be a relaxed fragrance. It can be worn by young and old alike, but, I think that it portrays a youthful demeanor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    That a fragrance has a particular age range is all in the mind. Wear whatever you want.
    +1. As a matter of fact, probably about 90% of the people around you don't give a penny about how you smell unless you stink, which you obviousy don't. Wear what you like mate
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    Any scent as long as he enjoys the smell of it.

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    Terre d'Hermes is still relatively "young" at 5 years old for the edt... It is also quite good. If he needs "younger," then the TdH pure parfum is 3 years old and just as good.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
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    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    Designer- Mugler Cologne, Rive Gauche pour Homme, Cartier Roadster, the Baldessarini range, YSL M7, Dior Homme Intense, L'Instant de Guerlain, Very Valentino for Men, Voyage d'Hermes, Versace the Dreamer, Burberry London for Men

    Niche- OV, GIT and Royal Water by Creed, Endymion by Penhaligons, the Blu Mediterraneo range by Acqua di Parma

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    That a fragrance has a particular age range is all in the mind. Wear whatever you want.
    +1 spot on!

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    I'd say most anything, except for some of the sickly sweet gourmands and such.

    I admit, Terre d'Hermes popped into my mind, it is a very modern dirty vetiver, one of my favorites.

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    Ok, this is from personal experience. I work beside a gentleman who is 57 years old.

    He wears one fragrance. It's Fahrenheit. This has always impressed me. The first time I smelled it on him, I knew right away it was Fahrenheit. My impression was that I thought it was so cool he chose a fragrance like that.

    So there you go, one possibility maybe the timeless classic, Fahrenheit
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaveLL View Post
    Any scent as long as he enjoys the smell of it.
    Agree 100%.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    That a fragrance has a particular age range is all in the mind. Wear whatever you want.
    Exactly!

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    Nonsense! Wear what I command lest my legions of terror--
    Um--sorry, I'm in the prime of my senility.

    This question has merit if the old geezer is wearing Vintage Tabarome while applying for food stamps or some other form of government relief.

    Otherwise?

    Well, if he's already heavy into fragrances but has been getting negative feedback that his juice is outdated or too stuffy, then how will he react when the babes start drooling over him with any of the recommendations already given?

    Joy?

    I doubt it. Imagine the horror of realizing that he could have scored big time with relative cheapos like Tommy Bahama or Mont Blanc Individuel while all this time he's been buying and hoarding bottles Macassar or Jean Patou PH!

    (If he does have those in his stash, PM me. I'll gladly trade my laydykiller John Varvatos for either.)

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    As an old guy (56) who is getting older but refuses to grow up - I've gotten compliments wearing Terre d'Hermes and A-Men, plus few others that would be considered more "Age appropriate". I dress my age and for comfort, realize how old I am, but enjoy all fragrances. I've received compliments from women and men, in situations that you wouldn't expect, wearing what I enjoy. I agree with the posters that say wear what you want and like. I believe your attitude makes more difference than anything. I don't act like I'm 25, but I don't act 56 either, not going through a mid life crisis, but enjoying life, whatever it hands me. And the fragrances I wear help me enjoy it. Wear what you like. Don't worry about what is appropriate for age.
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