Thread: Cold, calculating and menacing
Which cologne best portrays a cold, calculating, and almost menacing demeanor? I could see having some fun with a scent like that.
Maybe Encre Noire? Or Iris Silver Mist
Easily Malle's GÉRANIUM POUR MONSIEUR.
Clinique Happy initially comes to mind
Joop - Night Flight.
A job for Sung Homme, imo.
I second Iris Silver Mist over the top, rooty iris.
But also Chanel's Cristalle icy queen.
Hmm, try the many many different fragrances offered from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab.
For some reason, I think black aoud. It's dark and enticing, like the rose itself.
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I think of Jacomo de Jacomo or the old (1983) Trussardi Uomo as having this kind of vibe.
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Like being run through with a blade of cold steel...
Rive Gauche, especially if the weather is cool/not-swelteringly-hot
An alternate could be Eau de Gentiane Blanche, but it's on the lighter side.
How about just a cold, calculating menace?
Black Aoud- a scent for dark adventures not to be spoken of in daylight.
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It's a little weak in the menacing category, but it has cold and calculating down.
The Guide calls Chanel No. 19 "heartless."
"No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.
IMO, no fragrance does "menacing", cold and intimidating as well as
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS POUR HOMME
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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.
excellent recommendations so far. I agree with stephen jones, cristalle, silences, iris silver mist.
Kurt smells like Teen Spirit
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So many of my favorites have been mentioned----which is also a bit scary.
Eucris? Yes, esp if sprayed on very lightly.
Or Black? Yes, and it adds a certain cerebral quality as well.
Jacomo de Jacomo? My favorite sinus rocket, great for a predator in a forest. (Sniper? Vampire? Axe wielding psychopath? Insane Lord of the Castle?)
(Come to think of it, along similar forest-pine frags there's Pino Sylvestre, which I can't stand, but I can see how it could have been the favorite of a mad monk during The Spanish Inquisition while working in a dungeon and meticulously writing down the accused answers to his questions. Again, rather cerebral )
CS 88?--The 'female' version--(which is just as masculine as 88, imho ) is even more gothic, evil and devastating: Dark Rose!
Far more decadent would be Acier Aluminium--great for a mad Roman Emperor, or Anucci for a poker player gunslinger (See Naed_Nitram's review of the latter.)
Platinum Egoiste " Like being run through with a blade of cold steel." Hm . . .Interesting! Yes, perhaps in small quantities; though generally it's more like throwing battery acid at someone's face in a crowded nightclub. Yikes!
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS POUR HOMME?--Well, you could well afford to hire several hit men . . .
Enough cold calculation. I have a split vote:
Inspired by andym 72 reference to cold steel, my choice would be MACASSAR.
Honestly, if you carry a concealed blade, garrote, or any other weapon which you can use as expertly as a suave James Bond villain and you're sporting any other scent-- you're making a big mistake!
MACASSAR, hands down!
However, inspired by mad Roman Emperors, Professor Moriarty, Fu-Manchu, Shakespeare's King Richard The Third-- Or anyone else powerful and despotic enough to casually say " Off with his head. "
Then neither Van Cleef and Arpels Pour Homme nor ANY other powerhouse scent holds a candle to the one and only absolute power of
VERSAILLES POUR HOMME by Jean Desprez
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Bois d'Encens (Armani Prive)
You know that Emperor guy from Star Wars? I imagine he wear this stuff. It's crisp black pepper and a touch of calculating diabolical incense. "ABSOLUTE POWER!!!"
Darth Vader occasionally sneaks a spray before going out to use the Force to choke a bunch of people.
Cold black menacing lips that are just waiting to be open... scary indeed.
The Dreamer from Versace: what does this scent have that is so alluring and enticing towards the opposite sex ?
Anything my ex girlfriend wore would do. Bath and Body Works, I'm looking at you.
Van Cleef &Arpels pour Homme
Byredo M/Mink - it is just so odd with that cold patchouli adoxyl note that has a metallic scent of ink or worse (blood).
Serge Lutens L' Eau Froide (translate "cold water") - this one is fresh but coldly unemotional.
Prada Infusion d' Homme - don't know why but I thought of this one but it is kind of cold to me.
Soivohle Domino Violet - a dark devious violet scent with edges of dark green, mint, chocolate, leather, violet . . . a "steampunk" Grey Flannel inspiration - but it fits this cold controlling idea.
MFK Absolute pour L' Matin - the citric aromatic notes colored with iris and violet give a kind of cold calculated freshness. Nit is not menacing though.
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