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    Default Most 'sparkling' mens fragrance...

    I'm a huge fan of 'sparkling' frags but I can't honestly say I own any 'sparkling' scents, perhaps with the exception of Grey Vetiver (opening at least), but I'm looking for a 'sparkling' frag that's slightly mysterious and not too mainstream.

    Could I be any more vague - I know!

    To narrow it down, I would class a 'sparkling' scent as one which prickles the nose upon smelling and comes across, elegant and sophisticated. Certainly would not be an aquatic and would be sweet only in the slightest, but would definitely be more of a mature, bright frag.

    Does that narrow it down? Doubt it, but I thought I'd throw the question anyway, as I know you fragrance heads out there will think of something!

    Appreciate any suggestions...

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    Amber & Lavender
    Eau de Rochas Homme
    Chevrefeuille Original
    Esencia Loewe
    Grain de Plaisir
    Bombay Sapphire Infusion
    Laura Tonatto Iss
    Monsieur Leonard
    L'Aromarine Mousse de Chene
    Programme Homme
    Sycomore
    Trefle Pur
    Vendetta pH
    Zirh Ikon

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    Default Re: Most 'sparkling' mens fragrance...

    Giannino, an interesting question. My first associations would be Bvlgari pour Homme, Kouros Cologne Sport, Acqua di Parma Colonia (1916), Mugler Cologne and Un Jardin sur le Nil.

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    Default Re: Most 'sparkling' mens fragrance...

    Royal Oud by Creed. The opening to me is effervescent. It's dry and very slightly sweet... and it is definitely refined, elegant, and sophisticated. The oud is very subtle but gives it that slightly mysterious, don't know why I can't stop sniffing it, aspect.

    Also, maybe M7 Fresh by YSL. It has a sweeter opening but has a sparkling champagne like opening.

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    Your are looking for New York by Nicolai.

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    Guerlain Philtre d'Amour
    Creed Citrus Bigarrade
    Creed Pure White Cologne

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    Default Re: Most 'sparkling' mens fragrance...

    Quote Originally Posted by El_Guapo View Post
    Royal Oud by Creed. The opening to me is effervescent. It's dry and very slightly sweet... and it is definitely refined, elegant, and sophisticated. The oud is very subtle but gives it that slightly mysterious, don't know why I can't stop sniffing it, aspect.

    Also, maybe M7 Fresh by YSL. It has a sweeter opening but has a sparkling champagne like opening.
    How strange, I'll actually be heading out into central London tomorrow and was thinking of stopping by at the Creed counter in Harrods to try out Royal Oud.
    Cheers for the suggestions.

    Also, thanks to all the recommendations so far fellow basenoters - much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candide View Post
    Giannino, an interesting question. My first associations would be Bvlgari pour Homme, Kouros Cologne Sport, Acqua di Parma Colonia (1916), Mugler Cologne and Un Jardin sur le Nil.
    Candide, many thanks for the suggestions.
    I actually own Mugler Cologne and while I truly like the scent, it's longevity is poor on my skin. I still use it from time-to-time, but I need something which can hold for a solid day at work. Cheers once again.

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    Default Re: Most 'sparkling' mens fragrance...

    Sparkling, elegant, sophisticated, mature, bright: sounds like Habit Rouge to me!

    It is sweet though...Knize Sec might be worth a shot.

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    Malle's Noir Epices - aldehydes galore.

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    CDG Soda and Neil Morris Takashimaya
    "Smell with your nose, not your ears".

    AC'S FAVORITES - Xerjoff Nio, Creed Green Irish Tweed, Gandini 1896 Teak Wood, Byredo Oud Immortel, Le Labo Rose 31, Dolce & Gabbana By Man, Rasasi La Yuqawam Pour Homme, Brooklyn Perfume Company Oud, Montale Black Aoud, Montale Aoud Musk, Tiziana Terenzi Laudano Nero and Amouage Interlude Man

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    Default Re: Most 'sparkling' mens fragrance...

    Totally agree on Royal Oud, and a great scent!

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    Eau de Fier by Annick Goutal

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    Armani eau pour homme edt - Reformulated
    For those about to stink, I salute you!

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    perhaps Villoresi Uomo
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    Default Re: Most 'sparkling' mens fragrance...

    Wow "sparkling" can really go in a lot of directions. Pretty common feature of the top notes of a lot of masculines.

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    Default Re: Most 'sparkling' mens fragrance...

    Quote Originally Posted by acjigga View Post
    CDG Soda
    ^^^This plus,

    Givenchy III
    Santa Maria Novella Acqua Di Sicilia
    Tom Of Finland
    Xerjoff 1861
    Nobile 1942 Estroverso
    Granville
    L'Humaniste
    Azuree
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    Default Re: Most 'sparkling' mens fragrance...

    IMO there are feminine fragrances that sparkle more than masculines, so if you are okay with that then try the aldehyde / sparkling bomb White Linen by Estee Lauder. Also, the soapy/sparkle of Puro Lino is wonderful, but a bit hard to find. Also, the Comme des Garcons/Stephen Jones scent is very aldehydic/violet prominent.
    Selling some used fragrances here

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    I am surprised that I am the first to mention Aldehyde 44 from Le Labo.
    My current top ten:
    1. Oud Wood
    2. Spice and Wood
    3. Herod
    4. Pure Malt
    5. Tonka Imperial
    6. Dior Homme
    7. Epic Man
    8. L'air Du Desert Marocain
    9. Noir de Noir
    10. Terre D'Hermes
    Currently wearing: Epic Man by Amouage

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    Yvress was made with this in mind! It's unisex enough for me but I can't speak for your tastes.

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    Kenzo Power EDT

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    Oud Wood and R'Oud Elements both sparkle to me, as well as many Duchaufour creations.
    Wild at Heart and Weird on Top

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    Default Re: Most 'sparkling' mens fragrance...

    Quote Originally Posted by acjigga View Post
    CDG Soda and Neil Morris Takashimaya
    Total agreement on NM Takashimaya - that stuff is like champagne in a bottle.
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    Cravache sort of sparkles. The same goes for Tuscan Leather and amad a mio.
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    Default Re: Most 'sparkling' mens fragrance...

    Le Labo Aldehyde 44; it's so sparkling it's fizzy!

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    Creed Royal Water - sparkling grapefruit notes, very refreshing. It's my SotD.

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    Voyage d'Hermes
    Currently wearing: 9.0 by Zara

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    XS.
    Currently wearing: Messe de Minuit by Etro

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    +1 Kenzo Power
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    I recommend the following:

    Tiffany for men
    Chanel pour homme concentree
    Creed original vetiver
    Let your nose be your pilot

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrcologneguy View Post
    Creed Royal Water - sparkling grapefruit notes, very refreshing. It's my SotD.
    This is true, plus Cristobal by Balenciaga.

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