Monsieur de Givenchy
Rive Gauche pour Homme
Thread: Best Citrus and Woody Cologne?
Something under 70 preferably, but if you definitely insist on one that costs more, then please do tell!
Monsieur de Givenchy
Rive Gauche pour Homme
Just in case you hit the lotto, you should know the best in this category.
Eau de Parfum
In Kobe, Xerjoff created something unusual, yet somehow inevitable: a dry citrus, warm woody fragrance for men. Kobe smells like a finely crafted wooden box full of vividly scented citrus rinds. The wood of the box is of the best quality and from a mix of exotic trees, and the citrus peels inside are remarkably potent, but play more as spice than fruit. This marriage of tart and spicy with sweet and warm is what makes Kobe such a singular fragrance.
Kobe opens with a bracing grapefruit rind note rounded out with petitgrain (an oil extracted from the green twigs of the bitter orange) and bright neroli. It feels fresh and alive, like opening a window on a crisp morning to an orange grove in early spring just as tight blossoms begin to push from the orange trees. After a few minutes, green wood begins to join the sharp citrus. The wood seems to age and sweeten over time to become more resinous and balsamic, transforming Kobe into an extraordinary, deep woody scent. It isn't just any wood, though. A vein of oud, an unusual, intimate aroma, runs through the fragrance of shaved rose wood. Fresh and warm, sweet and tart, Kobe is a fragrance for any time and anywhere.
Calabrese bergamot, Florida orange, Southern Italian neroli, Paraguayan petitgrain, rose wood, resins, oud wood, palisander, tonka, amber
John Varvatos -- Artisan
A great reasonably priced woody citrus that's criminally underrated, IMO.
Armani Eau Pour Homme
Want to trade - Chanel Platinum Egoiste for Dior Eau Sauvage...
1747 by Galimard fits the bill IMO.
Christian Dior Eau Sauvage Extrême EDT
Fierce or allure homme. also versace pour homme
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) Polo vintage (Ralph Lauren) - tie
9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
Play by Givenchy - Citrus abounds in the opening, with bergamot, mandarin orange, bitter orange and grapefruit. This wonderful interplay of semi-sweet and semi-bitter flavors, with an undercurrent of woods, is refreshing. The wrestling of the citrus and wood tumbles to its middle. The spicy heart usurps the citrus opening with its pepper, amyris wood and coffee flower, forming a musky, spicy and woody radiance, arousing a sexy aura. The oft-seen patchouli and vetiver base blends with the heart nicely, mellowing the woods and spice, and leads to its alluring drydown. This is a well balanced composition, and has very good longevity and projection.
Affordable: + 1 to Terre d'Hermes
Prestige: Kobe or Nio by Xerjoff.
Conscience is what hurts when everything else feels so good.
Long lasting favourites include Versace Green Jeans (if you can find it), Rochas Lui, Cerruti 1881 and Tonino Lamborghini (the original, not the later cheaper ones).
If not Terre De Hermes then consider, Chanel's Edition Blanche, a natural lemon scent over woods.
Think lemon cream pie
The first two I thought of were Terre d'Hermès and John Varvatos Artisan.
Since these are both pretty readily available, I'd try before you buy.
....also New York.
ETA......I don't know if Egoiste even has any kind of citrus note but when I wear it I think of sweet and tart orange or lemon, with spices, rose, and woods.
These all sound great! But how about Lalique pour homme?
Neroli Sauvage (probably around $100)
Not very popular hereabouts but Guerlain Homme is pretty good at the price.
Citrus and Woody made me immediately think of Terre D'Hermes. Great fragrance.
Yardley Citrus and Wood is another good option!