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    Default An Elegant, Cold, and Modern male fragrance. Help please

    I am interested in exactly what the title says. I want a male fragrance that seems rather inorganic, but I don't mean a synthetic smell. Maybe metallic mixed with wet mixed with a spy. I guess maybe what I imagine is a refined charming man in a sterile office on the top floor of a skyscraper would smell like (not that I am those things, just painting a picture). I can't be certain of notes I mean, but I just have the character in my mind. What would you suggest if that made sense? If that didn't make sense, perhaps someone could help me out. I have been rather casual about my fragrance discussions until now, so I am not up to snuff on terminology.

    Thanks
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    Default Re: An Elegant, Cold, and Modern male fragrance. Help please

    Narciso Rodriguez for Him-- EDT and/or EDP.

    Comme des Garçons--Odeur 53

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    Comme des Garcons' Artek Standard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dane77 View Post
    Comme des Garcons' Artek Standard
    Definitely +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannon View Post
    I guess maybe what I imagine a refined charming man in a sterile office on the top floor of a skyscraper would smell like
    Thanks
    Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme

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    Micallef Le Professional

    also try to sniff Ralph Lauren's Romance Silver
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    Iris Pallida 50ml

    Ungaro I 75ml

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    Pretty much anything Kenzo. L'eau par Kenzo pour homme or Kenzo homme seem to fit the bill at a very good price range
    À l'air libre les oiseaux ont eux aussi le vertige (camille)

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    Cold, Modern and Metallic?

    Platinum Egoiste

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    Silver Mountain Water by Creed
    Right now I think that I have all the fragrances that I want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d4N13L View Post
    Cold, Modern and Metallic?

    Platinum Egoiste
    +1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiberije View Post
    Silver Mountain Water by Creed
    this

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    Narciso Rodriguez for Him-- EDT and/or EDP.
    + many votes.. I hope and assume. Fits it all.
    unico grande amore.

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    ELO - Rien?

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    +1 on both Odeur 53 and Standard and I'll add...

    CDG Odeur 71
    CDG for Stephen Jones
    CDG SKAI
    CDG Dry Clean
    Blood AB
    Biehl Parfumkunstwerke GS02


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    Le Seducteur

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    Default Re: An Elegant, Cold, and Modern male fragrance. Help please

    Your description instantly conjures up a feminine fragrance from Donna Karan called DKNY Women with it's freshly laundered t-shirt accord mixed with cobblestones, vodka and florals. But you asked for a masculine, so I would suggest Blenheim Bouquet by Penhaligon's or the very unisex Sienne L'Hiver by Eau de Italie.
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    good suggestions already.
    violet leaf scents should all be checked out imo.

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    Un Jardin Sur Le Nil by Hermes

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    Dior's Dune pour Homme. Wet and metallic, as requested.
    Frédérick Malle's Geranium pour Monsieur. Astringent, minty; no nonsense, here.
    Guerlain's Coriolan, re-named L'Ame d'un Héros, but still available. Cool herbs and juniper berries. Think gin martini; shaken, not stirred.

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    Kenzo pour Homme
    Terre d'Hermes

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    Terre d'Hermes +1 (oranges, steel, and flint dust)
    Narciso Rodriguez +1 (wet cement and wilted flowers)
    Platinum Egoiste +1 (cold and spicy, with a soft, yet sharp metallic tang)

    Also try
    Azzaro Chrome (smells like metal)
    My top 5: Sea Mist; Minnow; Crab, tiger, and almonds; Semprini; Rancid Polecat N° 2

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    Some of these seem pretty spot on to what I was thinking of. Might seem odd, but what about a wetter version of the same type of thing? Like a wet stone / river rocks / rain type notes? The Odeur 53 seems to give people a thunderstorm vibe and I thought that sounded interesting. Anything else go for that wet or clean water mix? Maybe picture exactly what I said in the first post, but it is raining on the balcony of the skyscraper / or it is near the ocean/ or there is a modern indoor river in his office that is cut right into the floor and just circulates around river rocks. Do I sound ridiculous yet?

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    Cold, wet, modern, and bright - Silver Mountain Water

    Cold, wet, modern, and dark - Encre Noire

    Cold, wet, modern, and clean - Derring-Do

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    Encre Noire by Lalique
    Vétiver Extraordinaire by Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle

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