Dolce and Gabbana PH
Chanel Allure/Allure Sport.
Hey all! Need some cologne suggestions for my younger brother. I myself like chypres and aren't afraid to buy women's perfumes from the early 20th century, my brother however he is a bit more contrary. He's sporty, but not a total meat-head and appreciates dressing well. He likes "clean" scents a lot, like sterile cleaning supply scents and for the holidays I'm looking for a scent for him.
I'm pretty earthy and like landscape design and dirt and flowers and japanese incense so a lot of those Polo esque scents smell really synthetic and cheap to me in a bad way, same with other regular 'sporty' male frags so I need some help trying to find something nice.
Any suggestions that aren't too pricey that are very 'clean' and yet just a touch better than the aquatic and beachy stuff everyone else is wearing. I want him to stand out in a good way but not feel weird wearing it. Something a bit more niche than everyone else.
Last edited by Maximiliani; 8th December 2011 at 09:35 AM.
Rive Gauche pour Homme
Atelier Cologne - Bois Blonds
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Cologne du Parfumeur by Guerlain. Fresh, subtle, a bit citric with woody highlights... Clean, but distinctive without being over-the-top. Reasonably priced eau de cologne at $98 retail for 100ml.
At a lower retail you could look at something like HeWood Rocky Mountain Wood by DSquared2. That one is a nice fresh woody scent. Synthetic to be sure, but quite pleasant smelling and uncommon. RMW can be found online at eBay for under $50 for a 100 ml bottle.
Current Top Favorites:
1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
4) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie
6) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
Aramis New West for Him
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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 ...
allure sport, versace pour homme,
Kenzo Power Cologne
Kenzo pour homme: clean, comfortable and nice.
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
Another for Rive Gauche.
Mugler Cologne or Chanel Allure Homme Sport Cologne are both nice, clean and refreshing.
+1 Chanel Platinum Egoiste. It is such a versitile fragrance that you can wear just about anywhere. Definitely falls into the "clean" and fresh catagory that you are looking for and isn't terribly expensive and it suits pretty much any age.
Cartier Roadster is a safe, quality scent suitable for the frag-nervous.
mugler cologne or dior homme sport?
Neroli Portofino - Tom Ford
Original Vetiver - Creed
Bond no9 - High Lane
Humiecki & Graef - Eau Radieuse