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    Default Any clean soapy scents that work well for younger guys?

    Hey everybody I'm very new to scents and I'm looking for a nice fragrance that I can wear to work as a waiter. I want something light and soapy/clean... don't really care about the strength as long as it isn't anemic or I can't even use a full spray without knocking people out... I was thinking YSL Rive gauche or Mugler Cologne but I'm not sure. I'm 21 and i want something that suits my age too. I appreciate help! thanks

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    Prada Amber is a good alternative as well.
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    Try the Blu Mediterraneo range by Acqua di Parma

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    Muglers cologne its not bad; clean and fresh. I would recommend Creed's Green Irish Tweed, it is truly an amazing composition and you can get it online at a discount. Very clean, and you would never offend anyone at work.

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    Gendarme

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    Mugler Cologne

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    Quote Originally Posted by rttoronto View Post
    Mugler Cologne
    +1.

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    Mugler cologne sounds good; Guerlain vetiver also.

    Or you could be more foodie and go for l'occitane immortelle de corse, whose light honey-caramel note will work perfectly with a dessert. (so would Serge Lutens jeux de peau, but it's much more expenisve)

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    Prada Infusion d'homme

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Mugler cologne sounds good; Guerlain vetiver also.

    Or you could be more foodie and go for l'occitane immortelle de corse, whose light honey-caramel note will work perfectly with a dessert. (so would Serge Lutens jeux de peau, but it's much more expenisve)

    cacio
    The first - Mugler - is o/k. The drydown is quite simple and may eventually bother particularly the wearer.

    The Guerlain isn't soapy in that this smell never went into a soap production. I think it's too special for such a deployment.

    The third - I do not know.

    My suggestion: Etat Libre d'Orange "Antiheros" with a French quiet "h": "anit-eros", got it? Don't overapply, its stronger than You first think! To have some kind of comparison think of Yardley Lavender, an archetypical lavender enhanced with white clean musk. But without the tad of sweetness one may expect from a contemporary soap. Antiheros brings this theme up to speed then.

    Anyhow, most people today will associate most any aldehydic perfume (Habit Rouge etc) with "soap".

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    Quote Originally Posted by tintin View Post
    Prada Infusion d'homme
    +1.
    Current favorite: Chanel Bois des Iles

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    Green Irish Tweed is perfect for what you describe!

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    Mugler Cologne.
    Also, Eau d'Italie.

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    Clean for Men

    Original Vetiver

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    +1 Mugler Cologne and Gendarme

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    Gendarme EDP

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    After trying A*men by mugler I'm a little scared to try anything from them but it seems like a lot of people think it fits the bill. I'm a little surprised there are no votes for YSL RG though.. I had the impression it was a clean soapy smell; is it more of an older man's scent? Also GIT is quite expensive, would Cool Water by Davidoff be a worthy substitute? (I'm on a students budget)

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    Mugler cologne is the exact opposite of A*men so dont worry just get it. Don't get cool water it's too generic and far inferior to git.

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    A less expensive alternative is Sung Homme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    ... far inferior to git.
    "git" refers to Green Irish Tweed from the infamous brand CREED which has been accused for fraud several times by quite generic guys. I think they are right, though.

    What I forgot: what exactly is "soapy"? I think the most "soapy" experience I got from a full perfume was

    Etat Libre d'Orange "Tom Of Finland"

    which was like a tar soap. Tar was added to soap as a anti gem in ancient times. ToF would smell sweet and dry the same time, radiate the smell of nuts and fire, roasted proteins, tad of sugar and roses.

    Hm, if myself was after "soap" I would take that. Btw, when visiting the US I wore it a lot, may be 5 spritzes at a time and nobody complained. 'Think people didn't get it as a perfume but as a sort of low level grooming product - perfect.

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    Infusion d'homme or Gendarme

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    Infusion d'Homme

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    Mugler Cologne is more widely liked than A*Men, so don't lump them together because they are from the same company. Mugler Cologne should do the trick.

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    I'd go with Mugler's Cologne also. It's fairly inexpensive, smells shower soapy fresh, won't offend, has good longevity, versatile, and can be worn at any age.

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    CK BE...duh!!..this scent is very soapy clean and fresh with an amazing white musk drydown

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    Prada Infusion d'Homme
    Gendarme
    YSL Rive Gauche
    Mugler Cologne
    ............................... and I will add: Nautica Voyage (a great fragrance by Maurice Roucel)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10dadeo View Post
    Hey everybody I'm very new to scents and I'm looking for a nice fragrance that I can wear to work as a waiter. I want something light and soapy/clean... don't really care about the strength as long as it isn't anemic or I can't even use a full spray without knocking people out... I was thinking YSL Rive gauche or Mugler Cologne but I'm not sure. I'm 21 and i want something that suits my age too. I appreciate help! thanks
    I like the soapy smell of Mugler Cologne. Its sillage is not overwhelming, so even if someone doesn't like it on you, they won't notice.

    Gendarme is also a wonderful smelling soapy cologne, and it's so light, *you* might not even notice you're wearing it. It's also hella expensive, I'm told. And if you're going to be waiting tables, it's probably not a good investment cost-wise, unless you make a TON of tips. And work overtime.

    I just bought a bottle of a soapy fragrance today. Anucci for men. It's kind of like Rive Gauche (another VERY soapy scent). Sort of. The sales guy gave me the tester for free, because I bought his last bottle of Anucci.

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    Infusion d'Homme by Prada - an enchanting soapy and clean vibe ... the refreshing citrus opening, wherein the neroli and mandarin notes interplay wonderfully, yields to an intriguing heart, with its vetiver, iris, galbanum and cedar cocktail, majestically carrying to the squeaky-clean base of benzoin and frankincense .... decent longevity and projection ...

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    I am a restaurant owner and a chef. I have several people on my wait staff that use fragrances given that they know I have a penchant for it! However, I would caution never to wear something that can conflict with the food you are serving. I think even Mugler Cologne is perhaps too much, and definitely RG by YSL would be way out. However, it my opinion, if you are looking for clean, then light application of the Prada is a good idea. One of my youngest waitresses wears the woman's version, and I like it on her, in fact she is wearing it this evening. One of the guys wears Bulgari pour homme. It appears to come off fresh and doesn't overwhelm anything. Don't use the Extreme though. In fact Guerlain's L'instant lightly applied would be nice too.
    Hey, if you worked for me, we could discuss it more! :-)

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    English Fern

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    I wear Infusion D'homme when I do waitering

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    Although the few reviews here are very mixed, Azzaro Now for Men might well fit the bill. To my nose it's definitely a soapy/clean (green) modern scent with a somewhat unique vibe that's easy on the wallet. I just saw an e-bay offering of two sample vials for under 5 bucks if you wanna try it and can't find a local tester bottle.

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    PRADA's male scents

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    my vote's for Prada Amber, for day use, or/and try the extreme for evening use. I think it fits the bill exactly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scent_of_life View Post
    and definitely RG by YSL would be way out
    I second that.

    In fact, Anucci might be too strong for work as well. 'Not sure. If you don't like it, feel free to pass it on to someone who may enjoy it!

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    Dune pour homme
    my current top five (always in transition)

    Dior Eau Noire
    HdP 1725 Casanova
    eau de gloire parfum d'empire
    Dia man Amouage
    comme des garçons man 2

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    + 1 for Nautica Voyage

    Also: lightly applied Azzaro Chrome fits the bill.
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    Default Re: Any clean soapy scents that work well for younger guys?

    Clean for Men, or Clean Shower Fresh for Men.

    But you can also use Axe if you want. =X

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    Great Jones - New York Bond No 9

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    Bvlgari Man - it's like a better Prada Infusion d'Iris, and the honey and pear notes in it work well in a setting with food.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10dadeo View Post
    I was thinking YSL Rive gauche or Mugler Cologne but I'm not sure.
    Be careful with the Rive Gauche [pour Homme]. I can't remember who it was (maybe DustB?), but I remember someone got bitten while he was wearing it.
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    MFK Aqua Universalis Forte, a very VERY light citrus soapy scent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aiona View Post
    Be careful with the Rive Gauche [pour Homme]. I can't remember who it was (maybe DustB?), but I remember someone got bitten while he was wearing it.
    Ah, no no! It was Indie_Guy.

    Wore Rive Gauche to work and got BITTEN!
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    Mugler Cologne & Infusion d´Homme by Prada

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackened View Post
    Dune pour homme
    +1 on that!
    Gorgeous, fresh & young... And original!
    A joy from top till the long lasting drydown.

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    Check out Penhaligon's Castile

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil4Speed View Post
    Prada Amber is a good alternative as well.
    This.

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    i've tried all these by now and infusion homme whas a standout, amazing scent to me! bit strong i think if i bought it i might even dilute it lol. mugler didn't leave an impression at all, i think i need to try it again next time i'm at nordstroms.

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    Bvlgari BLV IIRC also has quite a fresh soapy vibe.
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    Mugler Cologne, Grey Vetiver, Original Vetiver

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    Prada Amber comes to mind, but it's a little boring. Baldessarini is better and classier.

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