String Strong Homme by Kesling
Thread: Fragrances with an URBAN vibe?
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:
Don't try to stick to what my idea of modernity is though, I want to see YOUR ideas on this scenario ;]
String Strong Homme by Kesling
Bleu de Chanel ... definitely very modern.
showgoeson, I have yet to try Bleu de Chanel...but I heard some good things about this one.
It's amazing, go try it, you will like it
Another one I think could be classified as 'modern' is Dior Homme.
See what I did there?
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."
Magnetism by Escada always gives me this feel. That cola/metallic vibe at the start screams young, vibrant city life.
La vita è breve, la morte vien.
Wanted!!! Rectoverso Tea Tobacco by Ulric de Varens. PM Me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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?
L'Eau Serge Lutens
have been wearing this emotionless one for a straight whole week and this is my kind of urban scent.
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
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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.
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.
I've read somewhere that Stephen Jones is really feminine, is it? I never tried it though.
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.
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:
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 ...
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
L'Instant De Guerlain (EDT) - classic, contemporary, modern and futuristic at the same time.
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-Perfume Jet Scent Remix 2.0
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Comme Des Garcons for sure.
Lanvin L'Homme for blending in with antiseptic robots in a city where everybody wears white robes.
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.
Versace Pour Homme
Hugo Dark Blue
Hugo by Hugo Boss
Emporio Armani Lui
Burberry Beat for men
Givenchy Pi Neo
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
Standard by Comme des Garcons
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
Prada Infusion d' Homme
Guerlain Homme & Porsche Design Essence
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YSL Opium homme EDP, Rive Gauche pour homme, Villoresi Uomo, Dior Homme vintage, Body Kouros, Guerlain homme intense etc.
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.
Uomo? by Moschino robotic, futuristic androgyny ? lol
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The Dreamer from Versace: what does this scent have that is so alluring and enticing towards the opposite sex ?