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    Hi everyone, I'm looking for a men's cologne that I can wear mainly to work. I'm a young professional so I meet with different people in different settings, indoors and outdoors in formal/semi-formal and informal places. I want something that can work for all environments through out the work day-- from my office to a customer's house to casual evening activities. I'm not looking for anything particularly romantic, necessarily (single at the moment) but I would definitely like something that might hint toward a sensitive side.. I'm 25 so I'd like something that is age appropriate also. Your help is greatly appreciated, I've been checking out the forums for a while looks like people know what they're talking about. Thanks!

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    I would look at Rive Gauche and Eau Sauvage

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    Eau Suavage

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    For work I recommend:

    Bleu de Chanel

    Terre D'Hermes

    Gucci Pour Homme II

    Caron Pour Un Homme

    Guerlain Homme L'Eau

    +1 Rive Gauche

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    Acqua di Gio

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    +1 Gucci Pour Homme II

    Versatile, modern and smells great!

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    Welcome:

    My all purpose work scent is Chanel Sycomore. It's a vetiver (that is, natural, fresh and slightly green), so it's good for day wear; but it has a touch of woods that make it also elegant and appropriate for evening occasions.

    The only drawback is the cost ($115 for 75ml, $215 for 200ml)-plus it's available only at Chanel boutiques, not in regular stores.

    cacio

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Welcome:

    My all purpose work scent is Chanel Sycomore. It's a vetiver (that is, natural, fresh and slightly green), so it's good for day wear; but it has a touch of woods that make it also elegant and appropriate for evening occasions.

    The only drawback is the cost ($115 for 75ml, $215 for 200ml)-plus it's available only at Chanel boutiques, not in regular stores.

    cacio

    Good call Cacio. Beautiful fragrance. As are the other suggestions.

    Check out some of the Prada line as well.
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    Default Re: First Post: Looking for a Men's Cologne for work

    Great suggestions above. I'd also for pleasant, fresh, clean scents that are appropriate for your age like:

    * L'Homme by YSL
    * Bleu de Chanel by Chanel
    * Cerruti Image by Cerruti


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    Prada Amber
    Bulgari PH
    Rive Gauche
    Canali

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    Default Re: First Post: Looking for a Men's Cologne for work

    What working really great as office scents are
    - Sycamore
    - Coromandel
    - Terre d'Hermes
    - Gris Clair by Serge Lutens, it is smoky lavender
    - GIT
    - Bleecker Street, creamy green grasses
    - Timbuktu, smoke soft and somewhat incensy
    - Kyoto by CDG, Holding incenses while walking in pine forest
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    -------- Amouage Tribute Attar
    ------ Serge Lutens: Ambre Sultan
    -------- Les Exclusifs de Chanel: Sycamore
    ------ Amouage: Fate Man
    -------- Amouage: Epic Man
    ------ Tom Ford Private Blend: Noir de Noir
    -------- Terre D'Hermès Pure Parfum
    ------ EDP FM: Carnal Flower
    -------- Neela Vermire Creations: Trayee
    ------ Dior: Leather Oud
    ------- Hermèssence: Ambre Narguilé

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    Burberry London

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    Terre d Hermes
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    I really appreciate the range of suggestions guys. I'm trying to narrow these down by ones that are wearable pretty much all year round, aren't notably sweet while maintaining that hint of sensitivity, and are preferably under $100 for 3.4oz though I may make exceptions.

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    My favorite scent of all time is Prada Amber Pour Homme. It's soapy and very elegant and professional, you'll smell like a million bucks. I got the 1.7 oz. bottle for $40. Highly suggested.



    Also, I wear it all year, including summer. It would be great for the office.

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    Default Re: First Post: Looking for a Men's Cologne for work

    Even though I don't own it I would also suggest Terre d'Hermes...great scent, earthy and citrus...very inoffensive and versatile. Seems like it would fit what you're looking for...within your price range also.

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    Noble Vetiver or Noble Cedre.

    for swap/sale:





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    Gucci PH II, you wont regret it. Very nice black tea fragrance, calming and relaxing. Perfect for ALL seasons, especially spring and fall, projects perfectly for what youre looking for as it is not a strong, cloying scent. And this one definitely hints toward a sensitive side as it has a nice touch of cinnamon as well. This is a perfect work fragrance. And also perfect for any age, especially around 20+.
    I own around 40 bottles right now and this one is probably the nicest scent to my nose.

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    L'Homme by YSL
    Prada Amber pour Homme Intense
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    bleu by chanel

    Green irish tweed ($120 for 120mL if you buy from fragrancenet, a reliable source)

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    + 1 to YSL L'Homme
    + 7 or 8 to TdH
    + 1 for Bleecker St.
    + 2 or 3 Prada Amber Pour Homme

    I also may add:

    Brooklyn Bond no.9 (a blast of a grapefruit, juniper berries, woods and leather...love this fragrance)
    Chez Bond Bond no.9 (very nice citrus, woods and slight tea...smells like GIT and Cool Water)
    Boss Bottled (LOVE this fragrance. Apples and cinnamon. Great for fall and winter)
    D&G The One (Creamy tropical vibe very very nice)
    Mugler Cologne (Clean, fresh, soapy inoffensive fragrance love it. Perfect fragrance if you don't want to smell like cologne!!!)

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    Default Re: First Post: Looking for a Men's Cologne for work

    Quote Originally Posted by Wit_Siamese View Post
    What working really great as office scents are
    - Sycamore
    - Coromandel
    - Terre d'Hermes
    - Gris Clair by Serge Lutens, it is smoky lavender
    - GIT

    - Bleecker Street, creamy green grasses
    - Timbuktu, smoke soft and somewhat incensy
    - Kyoto by CDG, Holding incenses while walking in pine forest
    I've tried those in bold and I think they are good recommendations
    Current Top 5:
    1. Frederic Malle L'eau d'Hiver
    2. Tom Ford Noir de Noir
    3. Dior Homme / Dior Homme Intense
    4. Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Havane / Pure Malt
    5. Creed Aventus / Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

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    Grey Vetiver
    Gucci Pour Homme II
    Opus 1870

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    Allure or Egoiste by Chanel.
    YSL Jazz

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    Default Re: First Post: Looking for a Men's Cologne for work

    +1s to Terre d'Hermes and Green Irish Tweed. Grey Vetiver also would work well, even though I personally find it too bland. I'll add Bursch by Acqua di Biella if you want a nice subtle, but natural smelling cedar and rhubarb combo.
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    Bleu de Chanel
    Terre d'Hermes

    Both very flexible, reliable, and less than $100

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    Default Re: First Post: Looking for a Men's Cologne for work

    Another vote for YSL's L'Homme. I too work in a sales role and I find this to be perfect for me. Versatile, inoffensive, fresh and sophisticated. Lacks a little longevity but I carry a decant in my work bag when I wear this so it isn't a problem. I also get 10+ hours from this if I spray on my clothes. Definitely recommend trying this one!

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    Here's what you need:

    Antidote by Viktor & Rolf - One is immediately treated to a fresh and cooling, citrus opening, furnished by the zesty grapefruit, nectarous mandarin and tart bergamot, with a twist of sharp mint. Tumbling to the flush middle, the sweet florals of fruity freesia, green geranium, earthy violet, light lavender and citrusy orange bloosom are nicely encased by the warm and pleasant spices of nutmeg and cinnamon. This lovely, strong heart meanders to the robust base. Here, a pastiche of evocative leather, lively incense, creamy amber, sweet vanilla, murky vetiver, resinous labdanum, clean treemoss, smoky guaiacwood, carroty iris, dry white cedar, bright sandalwood, powdery tonka beans, herbaceous patchouli and soapy white musk bombard you with scents you have experienced a thousand times before. Remarkably, this motley assault leads to an entertaining and intriguing drydown. This high-quality enterprise is very versatile in light of its kaleidoscopic heads, and can be worn any time and any season. A one-stop wonder, this amalgamated composition has excellent longevity and good projection.

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    I think this really depends on your own sense of what is appropriate. Some of the scents mentioned here, while amazing stuff, to me are just WAY too over the top for an office. While I love heavy, dense, opulent scents... there are people in office environments who are against even scented laundry detergent.

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    A further vote for Rive Gauche

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    thanks for the welcome dollars&scents good suggestions
    i'm liking rive gauche and gucci ph ii at this point, and might try the latter just from what i've read about it. I remember Gucci PH I reacting very badly to my skin though-- it smelled like urinals or urinal cakes. Does GPHII have any of that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mel_Don View Post
    thanks for the welcome dollars&scents good suggestions
    i'm liking rive gauche and gucci ph ii at this point, and might try the latter just from what i've read about it. I remember Gucci PH I reacting very badly to my skin though-- it smelled like urinals or urinal cakes. Does GPHII have any of that?
    Nothing about Gucci ph I and II are similar except the name and bottle shape. Ph II is very pleasant. I would try rive gauche and Gucci ph II both on your skin and buy whichever one you like best

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    Sartorial by Penhaligon's is hands-down my favorite work scent, although I'm not quite as young a professional as you (32)... I feel the classical fougere structure says to the world, "I'm mature, experienced, and I'm not here for any bullshit", while the warmth of the added beeswax and honey notes hint that there's some sensitivity behind the alpha male exterior. At $120 for 3.4oz, it's a little more than you're looking to spend, but well worth it.

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    I think that there are a few great scents out there for a man in your age group that you should definitely check out.
    Guerlain Homme
    Varvatos Vintage
    Cartier Roadster
    Kenzo Power
    Those are 4 scents that will be noticed as unique, and can be worn all seasons for all occasions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Gae View Post
    Sartorial by Penhaligon's is hands-down my favorite work scent, although I'm not quite as young a professional as you (32)... I feel the classical fougere structure says to the world, "I'm mature, experienced, and I'm not here for any bullshit", while the warmth of the added beeswax and honey notes hint that there's some sensitivity behind the alpha male exterior. At $120 for 3.4oz, it's a little more than you're looking to spend, but well worth it.
    That's what I like about Antaeus. It says "I'm here, I'm bigger then you and you do not want to cross me". And whilst saying that it still remains classy. Sort of Gordon Gekko in a perfume bottle.

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    Polo black

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