I was interested in getting a floral cologne, what are some good ones I could check out?
I'm already familiar with what I would consider some of the more popular ones, Green Irish Tweed, Hanae Mori, etc.
Very good and amazingly inexpensive: Roger & Gallet Bouquet Imperiale. Get a gift set that includes the bar soap, too. Very good bang for the buck. And the best part: it's a superb, refined fragrance. I always feel so clever and refined when I indulge in this one. Definitely worth the $35 or so. Jump on it.
Tom Ford Black Orchid
Frederic Malle Iris Poudre
Dior Midnight Poison or even original poison lightly applied
Or anything with Rose or Iris.
Richard James (Savile Row)
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+1 Givenchy Insense and Amouage Gold
Caron Troisieme Homme
If you want to be truly unconventional, Anais Anais
The Third Man (Caron) and Ténéré by Paco Rabanne.
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Lyric Man by Amouage
Gold Man by Amouage
Rose 31 by Le Labo
No 89 by Floris
Black Aoud by Montale
Lumiere Noire Pour Homme by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
West Side by Bond no 9
kenzo ph is not floral at all, if you like to smell like rubber and plastic then kenzo ph is for you
+1 for Kenzo Power
Also like Atelier Oolang Infini.
Outrageous price, but Clive Christian Number One is fairly floral and elegant.
Caron's Third Man very nice too.
I do like Rose 31, but I think it becomes much more of a cedar scent than floral.
Grey Flannel is a nice violet tinged fragrance.
Lapidus Pour Homme has one of the nicest, soapiest roses I've ever smelled. Totally unpretty and raw, but accompanied with honey and all kinds of other beautiful things. Good cheap '80s fun.
Fahrenheit is incredibly floral.
Amouage Lyric Man/Reflection Man/Gold Man/Opus III/Ciel Man
Michael Storer Djin
Fleur du Male
Van Cleef & Arpels PH
Richard James EDT (tuberose spice)
Le Troisieme Homme (jasmine, rose, carnation)
Ralph Lauren Safari (mixed florals, lavender, cylcamen, carnation, jasmine, rose)
Crown Perfumery Sandringham (muguet)
Creed Royal Delight (jasmine with leather and vanilla)
Guerlain Arsene Lupin Le Dandy (violet with leather)
"No elegance is possible without it...perfume is a part of you." Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel
Versace Black Jeans
Aramis 900! (my fave )
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Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree has a very nice and masculine lavender note.
+1 Zino Davidoff
Christian Dior Fahrenheit Absolute
Concur on Insensé, Amouage Gold and Fleur Du Male.
I'd add to the list: Iquitos by Alain Delon
+1 for Kenzo Power and L'Deau I'ssey. Great masculine floral scents
I'll back up:
Lumiere Noire Pour Homme
And I'll add:
Odin 04 Petrana
Keiko Mecheri Iris d'Argent
Black Aoud by Montale
Five that I am enjoying right now
1) Sel de Vetiver by The Different Company
2) Spiritueuse Double Vanille by Guerlain
3) Bois des Iles by Chanel
4) Devin by Aramis
5) Coromandel by Chanel
Diptyque - L'Ombre Dans L'Eau
If you like rose and geranium Hedonist, check out Washington Square by Bond. It's rose + geranium in a more herbal context - with a dark tarragon note, and also some gourmand aspects, all on a nice suede amber base. Fantastic stuff. (I've realized lately that I really love geranium in scents.. I too love JdN and am coming around to No. 88. Love the strong geranium note in Honour Man, too).
Last edited by SculptureOfSoul; 18th October 2011 at 08:40 AM.
I've got to check that one out. Sounds like a nice minimalist scent.
Besides Ungaro II and Zino which I love, I would also recommend these two fragrances that are labeled for women but totally wearable for guys: No. 19 and Stella.
In the niche market, you can also consider Musc Kublai Khan Gris Clair, Rose Poivre
Too many to list. I concur with most of the suggestions above. Richard James EDT, Amouage Lyric, Rose 31, & Insense, are all awesome.
For a fresh unisex aquatic floral try Magnolia Romana by Eau d' Italie, and Paestum Rose by the same company is a great fruit, incense, & rose combo.
Conscience is what hurts when everything else feels so good.
+1 on both Insensè and Le Trosieme Homme and I'll add
Allegro Con Brio
Lauder For Men
Jardin Du Nil
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Frederic Malle's Carnal Flower is a big butch tuberose that you should definitely check out. FM's Une Rose is also a floral that I'd happily wear.
Montale Black Aoud
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