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    Which cologne best portrays a cold, calculating, and almost menacing demeanor? I could see having some fun with a scent like that.

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    C&s 88

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    Maybe Encre Noire? Or Iris Silver Mist

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    Black Tourmaline

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    Easily Malle's GÉRANIUM POUR MONSIEUR.

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    Clinique Happy initially comes to mind

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    Joop - Night Flight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvrbckgorilla View Post
    Clinique Happy initially comes to mind
    Ha ha ha, I love it!

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    A job for Sung Homme, imo.

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    I second Iris Silver Mist over the top, rooty iris.
    But also Chanel's Cristalle icy queen.

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    Hmm, try the many many different fragrances offered from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab.

    http://www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com/

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    Trumpers Eucris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    I second Iris Silver Mist over the top, rooty iris.
    But also Chanel's Cristalle icy queen.

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    For some reason, I think black aoud. It's dark and enticing, like the rose itself.

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    Bas de Soie

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    I think of Jacomo de Jacomo or the old (1983) Trussardi Uomo as having this kind of vibe.
    Just because it happened to you doesn't make it interesting.

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    Fahrenheit 32 lolllllllllllllllllll

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    Platinum Egoiste.

    Like being run through with a blade of cold steel...

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    Cravache

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    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.

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    How about just a cold, calculating menace?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Chambers View Post
    How about just a cold, calculating menace?

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    Good one, Brian. He will soon be launching his own personal scent, Eau de Ego.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andym72 View Post
    Platinum Egoiste.

    Like being run through with a blade of cold steel...
    This

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    Black Aoud- a scent for dark adventures not to be spoken of in daylight.

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    narciso rodriguez

    AND

    bois du portugal!!!

    haha iv no idea never smelt boid su portugal just thought i should mention a once BN darlink!

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    I cannot believe that I am supplying this answer to a thread, but here goes....

    Aventus.

    It's a little weak in the menacing category, but it has cold and calculating down.

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    Straight to Heaven - by Kilian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Straight to Heaven - by Kilian.
    +1 Yesssss. Good call on that one.

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    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.

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    IMO, no fragrance does "menacing", cold and intimidating as well as

    van-cleef-pour-homme.jpg

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    _

    Or Black

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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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    Serge Noire.

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    Sung Homme.
    Renato

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    excellent recommendations so far. I agree with stephen jones, cristalle, silences, iris silver mist.

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    L'Eau d'Hiver
    Kurt smells like Teen Spirit

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    Quote Originally Posted by primrose View Post
    the guide calls chanel no. 19 "heartless."
    A-B-S-O-L-U-T-E-L-Y! I'll add Bandit!

    Edit: Bandit was already suggested by Spoombung, so I'll second it


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    Quote Originally Posted by slvrbckgorilla View Post
    Clinique Happy initially comes to mind
    Frankly, that frag does scare the hell out of me.

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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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    Women's Opium.

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    White Sea by Micallef

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    ______For Sith Lords____

    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.

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    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 ?

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    Anything my ex girlfriend wore would do. Bath and Body Works, I'm looking at you.

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    Menacing?

    Van Cleef &Arpels pour Homme

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOONB View Post
    Anything my ex girlfriend wore would do. Bath and Body Works, I'm looking at you.
    I laughed.

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    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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