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    Smile Buying Advice: Best Men's Colognes?

    Hi,

    I own Acqua Di Gio, and have owned Cool Water. I like both those fragrances.

    I'm going to buy some samplers of various colognes, from reputable eBay sellers.

    I would like recommendations, please? Just the favorites and must-have's.

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    Default Re: Buying Advice: Best Men's Colognes?

    Terre D'Hermes

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    Some basenotes faves for starters:

    Terre d'Hermes
    La Nuit de L'homme
    L'homme
    Dior Homme/DH Intense
    Egoiste
    Rive Gauche
    M7
    Kouros
    Gucci Pour Homme 2
    A*Men
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
    Antaeus
    Sycomore

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    Default Re: Buying Advice: Best Men's Colognes?

    Popular favorites for designer are:

    YSL L'homme,
    YSL La Nuit De L'homme,
    Dior Homme line,
    Chanel Allure line, among others.

    Good Luck.

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    Default Re: Buying Advice: Best Men's Colognes?

    Noble Vetiver and Noble Cedre by Chopard.
    Very functional and pleasing perfumes.

    for swap/sale:





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    Default Re: Buying Advice: Best Men's Colognes?

    Quote Originally Posted by icanzapyou View Post
    Some basenotes faves for starters:

    Terre d'Hermes
    La Nuit de L'homme
    L'homme
    Dior Homme/DH Intense
    Egoiste
    Rive Gauche
    M7
    Kouros
    Gucci Pour Homme 2
    A*Men
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
    Antaeus
    Sycomore
    +1 A decent list of frags to sample.

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    +1 Terre d'Hermes. Also, since you seem to like aquatics, here is one that is distinctively different, IMO... New West for Him by Aramis.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)

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    definitely try Eau Sauvage.

    I also think Halston Z-14 is worth a try. Some people love it, some hate it. Its cheap enough to toss in the bin if its not for you.

    Second the Terre d'Hermes and M7 recommendations

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    You should try these

    Terre D'Hermés
    Lalique Encre Noir
    Creed Millesime Imperial
    Creed Green Irish Tweed
    Creed Aventus
    Bond no. 9 Silver Factory
    Bond no. 9 Chez Bond
    Bond no. 9 Wall Street
    Frapin 1270
    Frapin L'Humaniste
    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
    Tom Ford Noir de Noir
    Serge Lutens Chergui
    Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan
    Andy Tauer L'Air du desert Marocain
    Amouage Jubilation 25
    Amouage Epic Man
    Killian a Taste of Heaven
    Killian Back to Black
    Le Labo Rose 31
    Le Labo Santal 33
    YSL Rive Gauche
    YSL L'Homme
    YSL Opium
    YSL La Nuit de l'Homme
    YSL Kouros
    YSL Body Kouros
    Lolita Lempicka au Masculine
    Chanel Platinum Egoiste
    Chanel Egoiste
    Chanel Antaeus
    Chanel Allure Homme
    Chanel Allure Edition Blanche
    Chanel Bleu de
    Azzaro pour Homme
    Dolce & Gabbana The One
    Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme
    Aramis Havana
    Quorum by Puig
    Aqua Quorum
    Bogart pour Homme
    Versace Man
    Versace Man Eau Fraiche
    Paco Rabanne XS
    Paco Rabanne Pour Homme
    Pasha de Cartier
    Roadster de Cartier
    Eau de Cartier Concentrée
    Must de Cartier
    Santos de Cartier
    Dior Fahrenheit
    Dior Fahrenheit Absolute
    Dior Homme Intense (GF present, hate it, but niche quality juice)
    Dior Eau Sauvage Extreme
    Dior Homme Sport
    Zino Davidoff
    Guerlain Heritage
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Armani Code
    Bvlgari Man
    Bvlgari Avqa Marine
    Bvlgari Black
    Carolina Herrera Man
    Carolina Herrera 212 Man
    Burberry Touch
    Burberry The Beat
    Burberry London
    Uomo? by Moschini
    Boss Bottled
    Baldessarini Ambre
    Van Cleef & Arpel pour Homme
    Van Cleef & Arpel Midnight in Paris
    JPG Le Male
    Givenchy Xeryus
    Givenchy Xeryus Rouge
    Givenchy Monsieur de
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Givenchy Vetyver
    Polo Double Black
    Polo Modern Reserve
    Polo Blue
    Polo Explorer
    Polo Safari
    Caron Pour un Homme
    Caron Le Troisiemme Homme
    Boucheron Jaipur Homme
    Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui
    Mont Blanc Individuel
    L'esu D'Issey Miaki Intense
    Prada Amber pour Homme
    Prada Amber pour Homme Intense
    Prada Infusion d'Homme
    Mugler Cologne
    Lomani Pour Homme

    I copy pasted a list from my spreadsheet
    These are among my favs from my ever growing little collection, all high quality frags at both cheap and expensive prices.

    Welcome aboard !
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    Default Re: Buying Advice: Best Men's Colognes?

    Okay. I bought: .17 oz Terre d'Hermes mini, and .25 oz Aramis New West mini; Vial samplers: YSL La Nuit de L'homme, YSL L'homme, and Gucci Homme 2. I like the YSL M7 reviews at fragrancenet.com, but no vial samplers are available at eBay or Amazon - the cheapest: $47 mini + $28 shipping lol.

    Thanks all of you for your recommendations!

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    Default Re: Buying Advice: Best Men's Colognes?

    M7 you say? How about a 1.5 ml glass spray vial for $5.25.

    http://theperfumedcourt.com/Products...M7__YSLM7.aspx

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    Default Re: Buying Advice: Best Men's Colognes?

    Quote Originally Posted by icanzapyou View Post
    Some basenotes faves for starters:

    Terre d'Hermes
    La Nuit de L'homme
    L'homme
    Dior Homme/DH Intense
    Egoiste
    Rive Gauche
    M7
    Kouros
    Gucci Pour Homme 2
    A*Men
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
    Antaeus
    Sycomore
    Very good recommendations to start with

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHSeifert View Post
    You should try these

    Terre D'Hermés
    Lalique Encre Noir
    Creed Millesime Imperial
    Creed Green Irish Tweed
    Creed Aventus
    Bond no. 9 Silver Factory
    Bond no. 9 Chez Bond
    Bond no. 9 Wall Street
    Frapin 1270
    Frapin L'Humaniste
    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
    Tom Ford Noir de Noir
    Serge Lutens Chergui
    Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan
    Andy Tauer L'Air du desert Marocain
    Amouage Jubilation 25
    Amouage Epic Man
    Killian a Taste of Heaven
    Killian Back to Black
    Le Labo Rose 31
    Le Labo Santal 33
    YSL Rive Gauche
    YSL L'Homme
    YSL Opium
    YSL La Nuit de l'Homme
    YSL Kouros
    YSL Body Kouros
    Lolita Lempicka au Masculine
    Chanel Platinum Egoiste
    Chanel Egoiste
    Chanel Antaeus
    Chanel Allure Homme
    Chanel Allure Edition Blanche
    Chanel Bleu de
    Azzaro pour Homme
    Dolce & Gabbana The One
    Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme
    Aramis Havana
    Quorum by Puig
    Aqua Quorum
    Bogart pour Homme
    Versace Man
    Versace Man Eau Fraiche
    Paco Rabanne XS
    Paco Rabanne Pour Homme
    Pasha de Cartier
    Roadster de Cartier
    Eau de Cartier Concentrée
    Must de Cartier
    Santos de Cartier
    Dior Fahrenheit
    Dior Fahrenheit Absolute
    Dior Homme Intense (GF present, hate it, but niche quality juice)
    Dior Eau Sauvage Extreme
    Dior Homme Sport
    Zino Davidoff
    Guerlain Heritage
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Armani Code
    Bvlgari Man
    Bvlgari Avqa Marine
    Bvlgari Black
    Carolina Herrera Man
    Carolina Herrera 212 Man
    Burberry Touch
    Burberry The Beat
    Burberry London
    Uomo? by Moschini
    Boss Bottled
    Baldessarini Ambre
    Van Cleef & Arpel pour Homme
    Van Cleef & Arpel Midnight in Paris
    JPG Le Male
    Givenchy Xeryus
    Givenchy Xeryus Rouge
    Givenchy Monsieur de
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Givenchy Vetyver
    Polo Double Black
    Polo Modern Reserve
    Polo Blue
    Polo Explorer
    Polo Safari
    Caron Pour un Homme
    Caron Le Troisiemme Homme
    Boucheron Jaipur Homme
    Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui
    Mont Blanc Individuel
    L'esu D'Issey Miaki Intense
    Prada Amber pour Homme
    Prada Amber pour Homme Intense
    Prada Infusion d'Homme
    Mugler Cologne
    Lomani Pour Homme

    I copy pasted a list from my spreadsheet
    These are among my favs from my ever growing little collection, all high quality frags at both cheap and expensive prices.

    Welcome aboard !
    Very thorough list

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    Default Re: Buying Advice: Best Men's Colognes?

    hy, I was looking for a gift for my boyfriend, we have our first anniversary soon, and I had no idea what would I buy him and then I found this page Best Men's Cologne. I just adore Acqua di Gio and Noir and now I can't decide which one is better. What do you think?

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    Aye if you're located near a Sephora go in there and get free samples, they will make samples of whatever you want. Don't spend your money if you don't have to.

    I agree pretty much with suggestions made by others.

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    Encre Noire is great and different. The best part is you can buy all you want for about thirty five bucks for 3.5oz on Amazon.

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    I would not go through ebay for these kind of brands,
    Hugely faked and since your new into this, you would finish the
    whole bottle not even realizing it.
    I sugest either fragrancenet.com after signing up through ebates
    or Strawberrynet

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