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    Default Which of these stronger, "old man" cheaper scents would be alright in 90 degree humidity?

    Old Spice EDC
    Azzaro PH
    Rive Gauche PH
    Brut Classic EDC

    It's 89 degrees F now, around 3pm. With a RealFeel of 103 F.

    Some days, actual noontime temps go up to 96+ F. Imagine the RealFeel of that.

    I'm 32, but I look and act younger than my age. I'm trying out these guys to help give me a more mature aura.

    I have a handful of younger stuff (Fierce, Curve, etc.) some nice local scents, and also the default citrus-aquatic stuff for tropical heat, but I wanna try the more mature stuff, without the smell being offensive or cloying.

    I project scents well, so my regular application is 1-2 sprays. Maximum 3, sometimes, at night.

    I'd like to ask for recommendations for other scents, but I don't think I really want it right now, I just bought Rive Gauche and I don't wanna add any more, right now.


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    Default Re: Which of these stronger, "old man" cheaper scents would be alright in 90 degree humidity?

    I don't think that you could wrong with Rive Gauche pour Homme.

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    Default Re: Which of these stronger, "old man" cheaper scents would be alright in 90 degree humidity?

    I'd go for something like 1881, Coriolan, or Lauder for Men.

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    Default Re: Which of these stronger, "old man" cheaper scents would be alright in 90 degree humidity?

    Sorry, I don't know of any "old man" scents...
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)

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    Default Re: Which of these stronger, "old man" cheaper scents would be alright in 90 degree humidity?

    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    Sorry, I don't know of any "old man" scents...
    You know what I mean.

    These scents have a rep of being from another time.

    Not insulting people who are wearing them, I'm planning on wearing them myself.

    I just want a more mature vibe. But not too mature.
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    Default Re: Which of these stronger, "old man" cheaper scents would be alright in 90 degree humidity?

    Quote Originally Posted by dollars&scents View Post
    I don't think that you could wrong with Rive Gauche pour Homme.
    +1 Agree.

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    Default Re: Which of these stronger, "old man" cheaper scents would be alright in 90 degree humidity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bulakenyo View Post
    You know what I mean.

    These scents have a rep of being from another time.

    Not insulting people who are wearing them, I'm planning on wearing them myself.

    I just want a more mature vibe. But not too mature.
    Well, if you phrase it *that* way, then I recommend Azzaro pour Homme.
    Last edited by drseid; 9th June 2012 at 02:05 PM. Reason: Now choosing from your list...
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    1) Portrait of a Lady (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)

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    Default Re: Which of these stronger, "old man" cheaper scents would be alright in 90 degree humidity?

    Halston Z-14

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    Default Re: Which of these stronger, "old man" cheaper scents would be alright in 90 degree humidity?

    Another vote for Rive Gauche

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    Default Re: Which of these stronger, "old man" cheaper scents would be alright in 90 degree humidity?

    While Azzaro and Rive Gauche are great perfumes, for that kind of environment I'd go into more citric or green territory, where you will find plenty of fragrances that convey a certain maturity and quality:

    Cheaper:
    Monsieur Balmain
    Adolfo Dominguez, Vetiver hombre


    Pricier:
    Acqua di Parma Colonia
    Chanel pour Monsieur
    Annick Goutal, Eau du Sud
    Givenchy Vetyver
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    Default Re: Which of these stronger, "old man" cheaper scents would be alright in 90 degree humidity?

    Azzaro would do OK, but Rochas Moustache would be better.

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    Default Re: Which of these stronger, "old man" cheaper scents would be alright in 90 degree humidity?

    Azzaro PH or Rive Gauche PH IMO

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    Default Re: Which of these stronger, "old man" cheaper scents would be alright in 90 degree humidity?

    I have the four you listed (except Brut, which I'm picking up soon) Of the ones you listed, I think Rive Gauche is your best bet for hot weather, followed by Azzaro and then Brut. I find Old Spice way too heavy for high temperatures, and it is something I usually only wear in winter.

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    Default Re: Which of these stronger, "old man" cheaper scents would be alright in 90 degree humidity?

    Rive Gauche!

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    Default Re: Which of these stronger, "old man" cheaper scents would be alright in 90 degree humidity?

    Rive Gauche. I wear it in similar weather.
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    Default Re: Which of these stronger, "old man" cheaper scents would be alright in 90 degree humidity?

    Rive Gauche

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    Default Re: Which of these stronger, "old man" cheaper scents would be alright in 90 degree humidity?

    For me, Rive Gauche pour Homme for sure.

    (And I wouldn't consider it "cheaper" or "old man" like. It radiates quality and fits me like a glove...and I'm only 23! )
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    Default Re: Which of these stronger, "old man" cheaper scents would be alright in 90 degree humidity?

    Halston Z-14

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    Default Re: Which of these stronger, "old man" cheaper scents would be alright in 90 degree humidity?

    Many thanks, everyone.

    I have been wearing RG, consecutive days now, including today.

    Just 1 spray to the chest. Wide spray.

    I was planning on making RG my "night only" mature scent, but maybe I'll have this on the daytime rotation too, from time to time.
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    Default Re: Which of these stronger, "old man" cheaper scents would be alright in 90 degree humidity?

    It's quite hot and humid where I live, and I find that Azzaro PH stands up very well to it.

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    Default Re: Which of these stronger, "old man" cheaper scents would be alright in 90 degree humidity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bulakenyo View Post
    Many thanks, everyone.

    I have been wearing RG, consecutive days now, including today.

    Just 1 spray to the chest. Wide spray.

    I was planning on making RG my "night only" mature scent, but maybe I'll have this on the daytime rotation too, from time to time.
    So how is it doing? How do you like it?
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    Default Re: Which of these stronger, "old man" cheaper scents would be alright in 90 degree humidity?

    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    So how is it doing? How do you like it?
    I like it, especially inside an airconditioned room.

    I feel like acting less goofy and getting more serious.
    It's solid and steady. Not flashy or an attention whore.

    Outside in the heat, not so much. Citrus-Aquatic stuff still, for these types of climates.
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    Default Re: Which of these stronger, "old man" cheaper scents would be alright in 90 degree humidity?

    I think it really blooms in the sweaty heat. Kouros is the same way, you should give it a try also.
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    Default Re: Which of these stronger, "old man" cheaper scents would be alright in 90 degree humidity?

    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    I think it really blooms in the sweaty heat. Kouros is the same way, you should give it a try also.
    It really does. It's good in that way. It's kinda too dominating in the heat, for me.
    Breezy day, it's alright. Airconditioned room, great. Hot, cramped, crowded room, not so great.

    You're right. I was thinking Rive gauche might be like like Dr.Jekyll is to Kouros' Mr.Hyde.
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    Default Re: Which of these stronger, "old man" cheaper scents would be alright in 90 degree humidity?

    1 more week, straight, of testing RG, but initial results seem to be positive.

    30 something ladies seem to be intrigued by it, even 10 hours after initial application (just 1 spray to the chest)

    Maybe I'm just overthinking it. I dunno. I'll test it some more.
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