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    Hi.

    I always learn lots of helpful information here. I thank you for that.

    I want to buy a fragrance, but nevertheless, I struggle all the time what to buy, because I don´t know much about any fragrances. Too many brands are completely unknown to me.

    If you could help me, it would be really fantastic.

    I want to buy a fragrance, which should be:

    1. for a gentle man

    2. for dates with women

    3. discreet, mature, gentle, elegant, absolute masculine, complex and not commercial (unusual) scent.

    I own Amouage Memoir and Habit Rouge.

    I have been definetely impressed by Amouage Memoir and Epic, but the problem is the price.

    Your help/suggestion would make my test and decision easier.

    Thanks.

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    Guerlain Derby is Ideal for you. If price is an issue try Guerlain L'Instant EXTREME. Classy scent and interesting. More modern idea would be Dior Homme Intense. Test first !

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    Sycomore by Chanel (les Exclusifs)

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    Burberry London

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    Chanel Égoïste, L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme Extreme, Dior Homme (some would argue this isn't "absolutely masculine," but I disagree; I think it fits perfectly with the gentlemanly side of masculine). Oh, also Nicolai's New York.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Massiveattack1987 View Post

    I want to buy a fragrance, which should be:

    1. for a gentle man

    2. for dates with women

    3. discreet, mature, gentle, elegant, absolute masculine, complex and not commercial (unusual) scent.
    Its called Essenza di Zegna and very affordable.

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    Mouchoir de Monsieur!

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    Thank you for your helps.

    What do you think about L'Air du Désert Marocain?

    Would this fragrance be something for my personality and me?

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    When I sampled it, L'Air du Desert Marocain came across as grandfatherly and very loud. I know it has many fans here, but for me it didn't match my age (34) at all. It projects like crazy, too.

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    Chanel Egoiste
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    I love l'ADDM, it is spicy, incensy, dry, certainly masculine, elegant, complex and good for dates, though it is not exactly gentle, as others were saying. Nor is it cheap.

    I second Egoiste (the regular one, not the platinum), smooth, sweet sandalwoody with a touch of candied fruits, elegant and gentle.

    Saffron could also be considered both elegant and gentle. For instance, Tom of Finland by Etat Libre d'Orange, or Safran Troublant by l'Artisan Parfumeur.

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    Yes. Always consider Égoïste!

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    Musc ravageur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Massiveattack1987 View Post
    What do you think about L'Air du Désert Marocain?

    Would this fragrance be something for my personality and me?
    I wouldn't call LADM gentle or discreet, it's quite strong and projects well, also not on the cheap side

    Try Gucci PH, smokey incense and leather. Totally masculine but not overbearing.

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    Egoiste
    Sycomore

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    Thank you..

    I could test Chanel Égoiste and Sycomore. I prefer Sycomore over Égoiste, but it was my hard decision.

    I couldn´t find Guerlain Derby.. It doesn´t seem to be available in Holland, so I tried to find out where to get Derby.
    I only could find out the price. The price is astonishing. It is more expensive than Amouage.

    L'Air du Désert Marocain also seems to be unique, because I couldn´t find it anywhere.

    What do you think about Tiffany For Men?..It is available, but unfortunately, there was none of them for free test.

    One User also recommanded this Tiffany For Men..I am just curious.

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    Some great suggestions, I would also add Guerlain Heritage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    Chanel Egoiste
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    Also, as additional recs: Cartier Declaration, Penhaligons Endymion, Opus 1870 also by Penhaligons and Caron pour un Homme

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    Egoiste is probably the best suggestion so far. LDDM is great too, but is a bit polarizing, and might not be what you're looking for. Get some samples and wear it around a bit to see what you think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Massiveattack1987 View Post
    discreet, mature, gentle, elegant, absolute masculine, complex and not commercial (unusual) scent.
    Nico Uytterhaegen NONONSENSE#5. He's a belgian avant-gard designer, not so easy to find but considering you live in holland he's probably sold somewhere over there. Nononsense#5 is a musky fougere, that's very unusual yet easy to wear and discreet. Surely not commercial!

    Other fragrances that fit your bill are:

    Invasion Barbare ($$$$$, sophisticated, versatile, classy)
    Geranium Pour Monsieur ($$$ Minty geranium on a clean musky base)
    Mark Birley For Men (reasonably priced, easy to wear, not very popular)
    Carthusia 1681 (charismatic yet discreet iris/incense)
    Sartorial (masculine-modern)

    there's a lot more but I don't wnat to overwhelm you...LADDM is a great fragrance though is neither discreet nor gentle IMO.
    Last edited by alfarom; 29th January 2012 at 04:10 PM.


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    Yes, Tiffany for men would meet your criteria. If you can sample Chanel pour Monsieur Concentree, that is pretty close.

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    +1 Guerlain L'Instant
    TOP 3 hot weather:

    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Thierry Mugler Pure Energy
    3. Lalique Encre Noire


    TOP 3 cold weather:

    1. Eau des Baux
    2. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
    3. Dior Homme

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    Nico Uytterhaegen NONONSENSE#5. He's a belgian avant-gard designer, not so easy to find but considering you live in holland he's probably sold somewhere over there. Nononsense#5 is a musky fougere, that's very unusual yet easy to wear and discreet. Surely not commercial!

    Other fragrances that fit your bill are:

    Invasion Barbare ($$$$$, sophisticated, versatile, classy)
    Geranium Pour Monsieur ($$$ Minty geranium on a clean musky base)
    Mark Birley For Men (reasonably priced, easy to wear, not very popular)
    Carthusia 1681 (charismatic yet discreet iris/incense)
    Sartorial (masculine-modern)

    there's a lot more but I don't wnat to overwhelm you...LADDM is a great fragrance though is neither discreet nor gentle IMO.
    I like all of these recommendations by Alfarom. I think that a good fragrance to fit a MassiveAttack kind of person might be something with transparent layers of subtlety and therefore softness, but also with some prickly definite sparkling notes. Something that evokes the mood from the song Teardrop or even Tracy Thorn's "Protection". I hope I'm not interpreting your screen name too literally as being interested in Trip Hop beats like the group Massive Attack.

    Trying to stay in a lower price bracket, I think of these:
    D Squared He Wood - any of their versions.
    Declaration or L' Essence Declaration by Cartier.
    Kyoto by CdG
    Navegar by L' Artisan
    Divine L' Homme Sage
    Joseph Statkus
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    Ah yes -- Kyoto is a fine suggestion too! Maybe not definitively masculine (it's truly unisex in character), but beautiful, distinct, and with a feeling of loftiness (as in ascending).

    I find Timbuktu to be quite similar in smell and effect. Same perfumer of course.

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    My most mature, sophisticated scent is Knize Ten.

    Having said that, I think Chanel Égoïste is going to be easier to sample. I'm also a huge fan of Gucci Pour Homme, which I regard as a perfect office scent - no-one is going to object to it, but at the same time it does have some character.

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    Guerlain L'Instant EXTREME

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    Invasion Barbare is just fantastic, but it is really expensive.
    It is as expensive as Amouage or Guerlain Derby.

    Is Chanel Égoiste unusual?
    I heard that so many people wear Égoiste.
    I think that it is the next "Le Male".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Massiveattack1987 View Post
    I heard that so many people wear Égoiste.
    I think that it is the next "Le Male".
    I think it depends on your location. In the U.S., Egoiste is much less common and nowhere near Le Male's level of popularity.

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    Boucheron pH and Jaipur pH may also fit the bill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Massiveattack1987 View Post
    Is Chanel Égoiste unusual?
    I heard that so many people wear Égoiste.
    I think that it is the next "Le Male".
    Are you sure it is not Platinum Égoïste that you hear about? A lot of people wear that and most average Joes(no offence Joe) think of that one when you say Chanel Égoïste, either because they do not know about the real Égoïste or are just tasteless, mindless husks...
    - Mark

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    I will decide between Égoíste and Tiffany for men.

    Égoíste: It is really mature and gentle. This fragrance is classic.

    Tiffany for men: I haven´t tried this fragrance yet, but I have been interested in this since yesterday.
    It seems to be its own class like Égoíste.
    I am really curious and it is really attractiv, because people cannot get this fragrance everywhere.

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    Tiffany for Men is excellent. You might contact one of their stores or their website to see if you can sample it. It's very hard to find from other sources.

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    I picked up Hermes Terre d´Hermes the parfum. Just completely another fragrance, but I really loved it.

    I tried to test Tiffany, but when I wanted to enter in Tiffany, a security didn´t let me in.

    Chanel Égoíste is also nice. I would really buy this fragrance, but Hermes was as good as Égoíste.

    I could get TdH the parfum and shower gel for 60€.

    I couldn´t ignore this sale!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DNT View Post
    Musc ravageur.
    Massiveattack, you really owe it to yourself to seek out a sample of this to try.

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    If you like vetiver, Sycomore is gorgeous! Unfortunately, I am not a big fan of vetiver. This thing lasts and lasts and the projection is good.
    My current top ten:
    1. Spice and Wood
    2. Dior Homme Parfum
    3. Tonka Imperiale
    4. Pure Malt
    5. Bois d'Argent
    6. Noir de Noir
    7. Apple Brandy
    8. Tobacco Vanille
    9. Epic Man
    10.Straight to Heaven

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