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    Default A gift for my father

    Hello guys!
    My father's birthday is this sunday and I want to buy him a cologne. But as I never tried their fav's I don't know what he may like.

    His favorite fragrance (as he told me) is Safari for Men - Ralph Lauren.
    He didn't liked Fahrenheit.
    He used Tommy for a while, but it's not among his fav's.
    He likes woody fragrances.
    He likes fragrances that gives a barbershop vibe.

    I was thinking of Pasha by Cartier, but that would be a totally blind buy.
    Anything else? (=

    Thank you!
    Last edited by arthurmoraes; 4th May 2012 at 03:47 AM.

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    Reside in McLean, Va., Manhattan NYC, Manuel Antonio Costa Rica & Búzios Brasil

    Default Re: A gift for my father

    Frapin Passion Boisee is a good one.

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    Default Re: A gift for my father

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Frapin Passion Boisee is a good one.
    Thank you for your answer!
    But I'm looking for an easy-to-find scent as I don't have much time 'til his birthday.

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    Rive Gauche is the epitome of barbershop
    Currently wearing: Terre d'Hermès by Hermès

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    Default Re: A gift for my father

    Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta or Floris No. 89 should fit the bill nicely.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) Polo vintage (Ralph Lauren) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
    Currently wearing: Rose Cut by Ann Gerard

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    Default Re: A gift for my father

    +1 YSL Rive Gauche & AdP Colonia Assoluta. Also perhaps Guerlain Vetiver.
    Currently wearing: Uomo by Lorenzo Villoresi

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    Rive Gauche pour Homme by Yves Saint Laurent - Initially, one is treated to a brisk melange of bergamot, with its tart, citric dimension, rosemary, with its cooling, camphoraceous slant, and star anise, with its smoky licorice. This burst of freshness is fleeting, and the refreshing opening transitions rather quickly to the waiting middle. Here, in the herbal heart, a mixture of clean lavender imparts its soapiness, invigorating clove provides a slight smokiness, and crisp, geranium leaf bestows its lemony greeness. This barbershoppy concoction meanders to the awaiting base. A robust medley of earthy and musty patchouli, lemongrass-like greeness and clumped dirt from vetiver, as well as waxy and faintly smoky guiacwood commingle to present a sensual and somewhat dark drydown. This masculine composition has average projection, basically a skin-scent, and good longevity, 7-10 hours. Conjuring an illusion of shaving cream, this wonderfully original and unique scent should be had!

    But, only get the aluminum/tin can.

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    Paco Rabbane Pour Homme (green bottle), Kenzo Pour Homme, Santos.

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