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    Talking Fragrances with an URBAN vibe?

    Hello Basenoters,
    I'm not sure if this question makes any sense to you, but here it goes:

    Name one or more fragrances(men's fragrances or at least unisex, please) that give you the impression of being in a clean and contemporary or modern/futuristic city! :P

    Something that screams "modernity/contemporaneity" or even "future"!

    Or at least a fragrance that gives you a great URBAN vibe!

    I confess that I haven't smelled a lot of fragrances until now, but for me, these fit the bill:
    *212 Men
    *Hugo Element(2009)

    Don't try to stick to what my idea of modernity is though, I want to see YOUR ideas on this scenario ;]

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    String Strong Homme by Kesling

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    Bleu de Chanel ... definitely very modern.

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    showgoeson, I have yet to try Bleu de Chanel...but I heard some good things about this one.

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    It's amazing, go try it, you will like it

    Another one I think could be classified as 'modern' is Dior Homme.

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    Bulgari Black
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    Colt 45

    Cocoa butter

    See what I did there?

    anyway...

    Black Vetyver Café is my final answer. In fact, in my review I called it post-modern, and said, "I can't shake the feeling that this would be what people might be wearing on Coruscant, The Citadel, Deep Space Nine, and in Apple Stores."

    GRAPE DRINK!!!!

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    Magnetism by Escada always gives me this feel. That cola/metallic vibe at the start screams young, vibrant city life.
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    That's interesting, it seems like everyone has a different idea of what that scenario should smell like.
    Keep it coming, guys!

    I'll sample bvlgari black someday too. By the way sunsetspawn, how would you describe this Black Vetyver Café?

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    L'Eau Serge Lutens
    have been wearing this emotionless one for a straight whole week and this is my kind of urban scent.

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    Often the most urban of scents is the one that puts you out-of-step with where you are. But when I want to feel in-step with where I am:

    Commes des Garçons 2 Man, gs02, 2nd Cumming, Lonestar Memories, Kinski, Bond No. 9 Harrods Oud, Escentric 01, Encre Noire, Santal 33
    Last edited by Beranium Chotato; 31st March 2012 at 02:17 AM.

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    Many Comme's like 2, 2MAN, the Synth series even 8 88. I'm sure there are many others in the line that fit the bill too.

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    Stephen Jones by Comme des Garcons is a somewhat cold and metallic scent, which augurs an astringent and detached, futuristic vibe, reminiscent of isolated indifference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkStar View Post
    Bulgari Black
    This is exactly what I was thinking. Love it.
    Wild at Heart and Weird on Top

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    I've read somewhere that Stephen Jones is really feminine, is it? I never tried it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod View Post
    I've read somewhere that Stephen Jones is really feminine, is it? I never tried it though.
    It's a violet floral, but unisex.

    What about Azzaro Chrome?
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Neil Morris did a scent he called City Rain, and I got a nice city vibe, although not futuristic. Worth a sample. It reminded me of fresh and sufficiently drenching rain on streets - enough to clean them off - and then after the sun comes out.

    Because I tend to see the city for business-type reasons, as something of an outsider, clean, dressy fresh masculines give me an urban vibe. Tom Ford Grey Vetiver, Bleu de Chanel, Creed Aventus. Similarly for feminines - Chanel no. 5 Eau Première, Neil Morris Takashimaya, the Prada Infusion scents. I think they play to my personal stereotypes of the city, actually.
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    The above posters didn't understand what you were asking for or they wouldn't recommend Bleh de Chanel.

    Here is the most futuristic scent: I can see Keanu Reeves in Constantine wearing it:

    http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Z...Him-14492.html
    My top 16:

    1. Joop! - Homme 2. Puredistance - M
    3. Tom Ford - Tobacco vanille 4. Tom Ford - Neroli portofino
    5. Tauer - L'air de desert marocaine 6. Armani Privé - Ambre orient
    7. Bond - Harrod's oud 8. Amouage - Jubilation XXV
    9. Parf. Brückner - Aoud 1 10. Clive Christian - X
    11.Xerjoff - Regio 12. Lush - Breath of God
    13. M.Micaleff - Art collec. 102 14. Armani Privé - Figuier eden
    15. Nasomatto - Pardon 16. Heeley - Oranges and lemons ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkStar View Post
    Bulgari Black
    This
    Current Favorites:
    1. Le 3me Homme - Caron
    2. Yatagan - Caron
    3. Van Cleef & Arples Pour Homme
    4. Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme
    5. Kouros - YSL
    6. L'Anarchiste - Caron
    7. Xeryus - Givenchy
    8. V.I.P. Special Reserve - Giorgio Beverly Hills
    9. The Dreamer - Versace
    10. Nobile - Gucci

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    L'Instant De Guerlain (EDT) - classic, contemporary, modern and futuristic at the same time.

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    Clean + Futuristic...

    Sissel Tolaas Hsideews
    Sissel Tolaas Made In Norway
    Comme Des Garcons Dry Clean
    Comme Des Garcons SKAI
    Comme Des Garcons Soda
    Comme Des Garcons Odeur 53
    Comme Des Garcons 3
    Nico Uytterhaegen Nononsense #2
    S-ex
    S-Perfume Jet Scent Remix 2.0
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    Comme Des Garcons for sure.

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    1 Million

    Lanvin L'Homme for blending in with antiseptic robots in a city where everybody wears white robes.

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    let me add Comme des Garcons "a new perfume". Smells like a flowery laundry detergent mixed with some industrial products. Very urban very modern but to my nose also very unisex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    Neil Morris did a scent he called City Rain, and I got a nice city vibe, although not futuristic. Worth a sample. It reminded me of fresh and sufficiently drenching rain on streets - enough to clean them off - and then after the sun comes out.

    Because I tend to see the city for business-type reasons, as something of an outsider, clean, dressy fresh masculines give me an urban vibe. Tom Ford Grey Vetiver, Bleu de Chanel, Creed Aventus. Similarly for feminines - Chanel no. 5 Eau Première, Neil Morris Takashimaya, the Prada Infusion scents. I think they play to my personal stereotypes of the city, actually.
    And when you find yourself some Neil Morris Takashimaya, by all means tell me where!!!

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    Versace Pour Homme
    Hugo Dark Blue
    Hugo by Hugo Boss
    Emporio Armani Lui
    Burberry Beat for men
    Givenchy Pi Neo
    Givenchy Play
    Sander for men Jil Sander
    Feragammo F and F Black
    Boss in motion
    Boss in motion black
    Carolina Herrera Chic for me
    Carolina Herrera 212
    CK Shock
    CK Man

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    Standard by Comme des Garcons

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    Name one or more fragrances. . . clean and contemporary . . .modern futuristic city . . . URBAN vibe!


    Ulrich Lang Nightscape
    L' Eau Froide, Serge Lutens
    Molecule 01, Escentric Molecules
    Mister Marvelous, Byredo
    Kenzo Air
    Prada Infusion d' Homme

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunsetspawn View Post
    GRAPE DRINK!!!!
    Sugar, water and of course........ purple.

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    CDG Odeur 71
    Penhaligon's Sartorial

    for swap/sale:





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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkStar View Post
    Bulgari Black
    +1......

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    Guerlain Homme & Porsche Design Essence
    Please check out my selling list:

    YSL Opium homme EDP, Rive Gauche pour homme, Villoresi Uomo, Dior Homme vintage, Body Kouros, Guerlain homme intense etc.

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    Narciso Rodriguez for him smells like walking down a concrete sidewalk in a futuristic city. Very earthy, industrial, modern, and dark. The movie I'm thinking of is Dark City.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentrich View Post
    Narciso Rodriguez for him smells like walking down a concrete sidewalk in a futuristic city. Very earthy, industrial, modern, and dark. The movie I'm thinking of is Dark City.
    +1, you got there before me.

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    Uomo? by Moschino robotic, futuristic androgyny ? lol
    Last edited by _Enigma_; 1st April 2012 at 09:37 AM.
    The Dreamer from Versace: what does this scent have that is so alluring and enticing towards the opposite sex ?

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