Tom Ford Arabian Wood
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!
Mitsouko EDP or the Extrait
Apart from the already mentioned Mitsouko, Bandit. Hard to think about a chypre that's more bitter.
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M de Morabito
Sous le Vent.
It seems the choices in this genre are dwindling somewhat, which is a real shame.
Tabac Blond (preferably extrait) by Caron or Numero Uno by Carthusia
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Devin or Aramis (original) by Aramis
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Aramis New West (preferably old bottle)
Patrick by Fragrances of Ireland
Gloria by Cacharel
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+2 for R de Capucci
+1 for Aramis
Yatagan-King of the drys!
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...
Miss Dior by Christian Dior
Or Black (Pascal Morabito)