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    Default Looking for a warm, dry, bitter chypre...

    With the advent of cooler weather, I feel inclined to add a classic, warm chypre to my wardrobe. I tried Sous Les Vent and Derby and liked both enough to consider full bottles but I thought I'd ask what other good, intelligent, dry and bitter chypres are worth hunting down? Anything else from Guerlain I should try?

    I should mention that I am not a huge fan of iris and aldehydes and can only take so much vanilla. Cumin also is a difficult note for me, as is civet. Ideally, I'd want my fragrance not to envoke an image of a hairy-chested uber-macho circa 1981 - that wouldn't work well with my geeky boyish looks Perhaps I am wrong to limit myself like that, but I just don't see myself sporting Patou Pour Homme or Creed Vintage Tabarome for example, I think something sublter would suit me better.

    Any recommendations will be appreciated!

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    Tom Ford Arabian Wood

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    Mitsouko EDP or the Extrait

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    Default Re: Looking for a warm, dry, bitter chypre...

    Aigues-Vives

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    Default Re: Looking for a warm, dry, bitter chypre...

    Apart from the already mentioned Mitsouko, Bandit. Hard to think about a chypre that's more bitter.

    cacio

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    Default Re: Looking for a warm, dry, bitter chypre...

    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Bandit
    This! And I'll add vintage Cabochard.


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    Default Re: Looking for a warm, dry, bitter chypre...

    Capucci - R de Capucci
    Carthusia - Numero Uno

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    Default Re: Looking for a warm, dry, bitter chypre...

    M de Morabito

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    Default Re: Looking for a warm, dry, bitter chypre...

    Bandit extrait

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    Default Re: Looking for a warm, dry, bitter chypre...

    Versace l'Homme

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    Default Re: Looking for a warm, dry, bitter chypre...

    Me.
    Desert Island.
    Sous le Vent.
    No problem.

    It seems the choices in this genre are dwindling somewhat, which is a real shame.

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    Default Re: Looking for a warm, dry, bitter chypre...

    Tabac Blond (preferably extrait) by Caron or Numero Uno by Carthusia
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    Default Re: Looking for a warm, dry, bitter chypre...

    Devin or Aramis (original) by Aramis
    SEEKING BOTTLES OF:

    Aramis New West (preferably old bottle)
    Patrick by Fragrances of Ireland
    Azzaro Aqua
    Gloria by Cacharel

    PM me if you have bottles that you're willing to sell or trade!

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    Default Re: Looking for a warm, dry, bitter chypre...

    Quote Originally Posted by jenson View Post
    Capucci - R de Capucci
    +1

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    Default Re: Looking for a warm, dry, bitter chypre...

    +2 for R de Capucci
    +1 for Aramis
    Yatagan-King of the drys!

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    Default Re: Looking for a warm, dry, bitter chypre...

    Another nod each to Sous le Vent, Bandit, Yatagan, and Aramis. I'd also add Aramis 900, Mystère (if you can find it), Magie Noire, and Or Black (maybe more leathery fougère than chypre, but it sure does the "dry, bitter" thing). Oh, and I'll throw in Mazzolari Mazzolari while I'm at it...

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    Miss Dior by Christian Dior


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    Default Re: Looking for a warm, dry, bitter chypre...

    Or Black (Pascal Morabito)

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