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    first post and looking at getting some samples of le labo scents and wanting to know if any of them are more masculine than others, any help would be appreciated. cant get to any stores that have them in my area but want to try some as want a couple of manly niche scents.

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    In order: Santal 33, Vetiver 46, Rose 31, Patchouli 24, and Oud 27. If you like lighter/fresher styles, you might also consider Neroli 36.

    Rose 31 is probably their biggest crowdpleaser masculine. The Patch and the Oud are more challenging; I like the Patch a lot (though it's taken some time to grow on me) and am less a fan of the Oud.

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    Default Re: looking for a masculine le labo

    Santal 33 and Patchouli 24 for me too

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    Vetiver 46 is a good masculine scent.

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    I don't get any of them as particularly feminine. That being said Vetyver 46, Santal 33 and Rose 31 are probably the most appropriate choice...
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    Brian has pretty much covered them all, so I'll second Vetiver 46 (more cedar and frankincense than vetiver), Rose 31 (the rose is very subdued), Patchouli 24 (think Bulgari Black deluxe) and Oud 27 (a tamer version of Montale's Oud Cuir d'Arabie).

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    hmm seems like ill be sampling the Santal 33, Vetiver 46 and Rose 31, will leave the Patchouli 24 for later as not keen on Bulgari Black.

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    Oud 27 and Labo's Iris are my favorites

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    As others have said, they're all suitable for men. I would suggest Iris 39, a green-rooty iris that's perfect for the upcoming spring.

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    Patchouli 24
    Oud 27
    Vetiver 46
    Santal 33
    Iris 39
    Labdanum 18

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    Santal 33

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    Santal 33
    Vetiver 46
    Rose 31
    Patchouli 24
    Oud 27

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    I find only Vetiver 46 to be a "masculine" scent.

    Others like Oud, patchouli and Santal feel unisex to me.

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    Santal 33 is AMAZING!!! Not my idea of totally masculine because of the coconut sweet vibe it gives off but the leather accord is absolutely PERFECT!!! Definitely worth trying out.

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    +1 to what Brian said
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    Santal 33 is my favorite of the Le Labo line, but also easily masculine, given its saddle-leather vibe. Not that women couldn't wear it -- they certainly could.

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    Default Re: looking for a masculine le labo

    I have Patchouli 24 and Bulgari Black. I don't find them all that similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    I have Patchouli 24 and Bulgari Black. I don't find them all that similar.
    +1, not similar apart from being smokey. There's some floral notes under Patch 24 that really push it in a different direction too.


    A the OP, I find this house to be one of the most truly unisex houses. I wouldn't classify any of them as particularly masculine or feminine.

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    Santal 33
    Vetiver 46
    Rose 31
    Patchouli 24

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    I have Patchouli 24 and Bulgari Black. I don't find them all that similar.
    Same here.
    Rather very interesting to compare Patchouli 24/ XIII Heure by Cartier ..

    I find Le Labo unisex scents, maybe a bit more "masculine" Rose 31 and Vetiver 46, more "feminine" Ambrette 9, Labdanum 18. Imo Patchouli 24 opens "masculine" but ends "feminine"

    My best Vanille 44, Santal 33.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    I find only Vetiver 46 to be a "masculine" scent.
    I agree ... I would steer away from Santal 33 - too sweet, and Oud 27 is just plain repulsive ...

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    Thinking of going for Vetiver 46 as quite like the note breakdown and seen it slightly discounted online but will still sample a couple and then advise if I decide to buy one, really glad people have advised which ones they find slightly unisex as these dont really fit the purpose for my work events.

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    Vetiver 46 is very good but you should try Comme des Garcons 2 Man. Almost the same, less expensive.

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    Default Re: looking for a masculine le labo

    I never thought a rose scent could be masculine, but rose 31 is a rose with testicles, no question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by indianwells View Post
    .. is a rose with testicles, ...
    Superb expression!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nileman1 View Post
    Thinking of going for Vetiver 46 as quite like the note breakdown and seen it slightly discounted online but will still sample a couple and then advise if I decide to buy one, really glad people have advised which ones they find slightly unisex as these dont really fit the purpose for my work events.
    I would definitely sample before just pulling the trigger. Vetiver 46 is a complicated composition. I love it, but I think Santal 33 or Rose 31 are better blind-buy candidates.

    I wouldn't get hung up on the unisex bit. Neroli, Iris, Labdanum are where you start crossing the line. I think those are also great scents that I personally would wear; but I would not recommend them to someone who is looking for a masculine scent.

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    Fragrances this expensive you should really sample em first. Try Rose 31 and Vetiver 46. Oud 27 and Patchouli ## are over the top of "masculine" as a description in my opinion. My favorite is Poivre 23 but it can only be had in London, I think.

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    Santal 33 is great. But beware, it is an acquired taste and has nuclear strenght imo. The only fragrance that has garnered me some negative comments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LucasKane View Post
    Santal 33 is great. But beware, it is an acquired taste and has nuclear strenght imo. The only fragrance that has garnered me some negative comments.
    I also received some negative comments when wearing this - the only time this has happened.....

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    Vetiver 46, Rose 31, Patchouli 24
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    I'm not much of a fan of Le Labo, but Poivre 23 is a great fragrance if you can track it down.

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