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    Default Scent for a Funeral Service

    I'm not sure if any scent would be appropriate. If any, my instinct would be something low profile with minimal projection, so as to not call attention to yourself. Your thoughts?

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    I would have to agree, anything that's close to the skin. I would wear Gucci PH II, that's just me though.

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    A skin scent or something already mentioned like Gucci Pour Homme II would be appropriate.

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    This is one of a few occasions I think it's best to wear nothing.

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    I went to a memorial service a couple of weeks ago. I think I wore Guerlain Vetiver with a black suit. It was appropriate for the person and family, which is why I chose it.

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    Thanks, gentlemen.

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    i recently used Mark Birley for Men.

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    IMO something classic. I recently chose to wear Pour Monsieur by Chanel.To me it's very respectful.
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    Thanks as always, men...I'm thinking of a light dose of Santal Noble.

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    Domenico Caraceni 1913.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cologne connoisseur View Post
    Thanks as always, men...I'm thinking of a light dose of Santal Noble.
    Sounds nice CC.

    Best wishes and go easy,

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    From your wardrobe, a demure scent, such as Fougere Royale, Monsieur de Givenchy, Original Vetiver or Sycomore ...

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    I hate to go to funerals (though it's a way to achieve closure and/or support friends and family), and I find wearing a familiar scent somewhat offsets the sad mood often prevalent.

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    I have found Polo Double Black to be the fragrance best suited for such occasions.
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    1. L'Artisan Dzing!
    2. Lorenzo Villoresi Yerbamate
    3. Guerlain Bois d'Armenie
    4. L'Artisan Al Oudh
    5. Bond No. 9 Andy Warhol Silver Factory
    6. Parfumerie Generale Bois Blond
    7. Andy Tauer L'Air du Desert Marocain
    8. Guerlain Derby
    9. Geo F Trumper Eucris
    10. Parfum d'Empire Ambre Russe

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    If it's a man's funeral, perhaps the scent he wore. He's want it around, wouldn't he?

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    Prada Amber Pour Homme. Very clean, soapy, and floral. Perfect for a formal occasion when you are dressed up. It's pleasant and not intrusive.
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    4. Febreze Pour Homme
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    Quote Originally Posted by cologne connoisseur View Post
    I hate to go to funerals (though it's a way to achieve closure and/or support friends and family), and I find wearing a familiar scent somewhat offsets the sad mood often prevalent.
    I know exactly what you mean CC. It's never easy. I'm glad you've at least found a fragrance that will, like you say, offset the sad mood.

    Thoughts and best wishes going to you,

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    Quote Originally Posted by cologne connoisseur View Post
    I hate to go to funerals (though it's a way to achieve closure and/or support friends and family), and I find wearing a familiar scent somewhat offsets the sad mood often prevalent.
    I know exactly what you mean CC. It's never easy. I'm glad you've at least found a fragrance that will, like you say, offset the sad mood.

    Thoughts and best wishes going to you,

    Koala.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cologne connoisseur View Post
    I hate to go to funerals (though it's a way to achieve closure and/or support friends and family), and I find wearing a familiar scent somewhat offsets the sad mood often prevalent.
    I know exactly what you mean CC. It's never easy. I'm glad you've at least found a fragrance that will, like you say, offset the sad mood.

    Thoughts and best wishes going to you,

    Koala.
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    I know exactly what you mean CC. It's never easy. I'm glad you've at least found a fragrance that will, like you say, offset the sad mood.

    Thoughts and best wishes going to you,

    Koala.
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    The best thing to do is keep it simple as many have mentioned!!!
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    Haven't gone to a funeral since I took up this hobby, but I would maybe reach for Dior Vetiver, and then just a couple of sprays.

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    Zino Davidoff. My minds eye pictures black roses, women with veils, and decaying vegetation. With that being said it's a lovely fragrance. Lol.
    Currently wearing: Accord Oud by Byredo

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    I know exactly what you mean CC. It's never easy. I'm glad you've at least found a fragrance that will, like you say, offset the sad mood.

    Thoughts and best wishes going to you,

    Koala.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flouris View Post
    This is one of a few occasions I think it's best to wear nothing.
    Agree

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    Funerals are my favorite! I'd go with Givenchy Gentleman, Avignon, or Van Cleef & Arpel's Pour Homme.
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    1: Guerlain - Habit Rouge
    2: Guerlain - Jicky
    3: Guerlain - Mouchoir de Monsieur
    4: Guerlain - Shalimar
    5: Knize - Knize Ten
    6: Caron - Yatagan
    7: Caron - Pour Un Homme
    8: Jean Desprez - Bal a Versailles
    9: Yves Saint Laurent - M7
    10: Salvador Dali - Dali Pour Homme

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    Default Re: Scent for a Funeral Service

    I usually always use six sprays of D&G Homme with matching aftershave balm (since I always gets lots of cheek kisses).

    I also always get dressed up for funerals. Given that, I don't see why I should be dressing down scent-wise for funerals. Just don't wear a party scent.
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    This is very subjective and not even on a national level. This goes down to particular social-circle subjectiveness.
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    Lalique Encre Noire

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    Something classic, discreet, close to the skin, light, something like Armani Eau Pour Homme (1984) or Dior - Eau Sauvage or just wear nothing.

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