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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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    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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    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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    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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    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, Xerjoff 1861, Profumum Roma Acqua Viva, Neil Morris for Takashimaya, Creed Green Irish Tweed, Carolina Herrera Chic for Men, Sonoma Scent Studio Champagne de Bois, Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight in Paris EDP, YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme, YSL Opium Pour Homme EDP, Acqua di Parma Intensa Oud, Slumberhouse Jeke extrait, Xerjoff Fars and Xerjoff Gao

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    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
    Simplex Sigillum Veri

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    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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    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
    Cristelle


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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.
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    I am surprised that I am the first to mention Aldehyde 44 from Le Labo.
    My current top ten:
    1. Spice and Wood
    2. Epic Man
    3. Noir de Noir
    4. Tonka Imperiale
    5. Musc Ravageur
    6. Bois d'argent
    7. Apple Brandy
    8. Dior Homme Intense
    9. Tobacco Vanille
    10.Oud 1

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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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    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

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    XS.

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    +1 Kenzo Power
    +1 Armani Eau PH

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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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    Without a doubt Pontaccio 21 from Gianfranco Ferré. This fragrance is a champagne and leather cocktail that really sparkles.
    Worth tracking down !!
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    Platinum egoiste chanel

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    +1 L'Humaniste
    Micallef Red Sea
    Parfum d'Empire Aziyadé
    Kurt smells like Teen Spirit

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    Nobody mentioned Eau de Guerlain: the most 'sparkling' men's fragrance I could think of...??

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    Try:

    Eau Illuminee by Delrae - One is initially treated to a gust of freshness from the invigorating melange of bittersweet bergamot and basil, with its lemony and slightly spicy greenness. Percolating a bit, this clean blend transitions to the waiting middle. Here, the minty clean aroma of lavender commingles with various herbs, and infuses the opening brew. Green and camphoraceous rosemary, earthy and verdant geranium as well as sharp lemon verbena work their wiles with this spic and span heart, while a tad of vanilla bobs about. Transitioning to the awaiting base, tonka bean encases the herbal concoction, and imparts its vanillic, freshly-mown lawn character and interplays with enabling, violet-like orris. A delicately laundered drydown ensues. This somewhat elegant composition leans heavily to the masculine side; and, although it can be considered an all-season scent, it will bloom in the spring and summer. A well-crafted fragrance with quality ingredients, it has good projection and longevity.

    And, by the way, with regard to L'Humaniste by Frapin, its commonness just makes it another scent in its genre, in essence, pedestrian. And, as to Granville by Christian Dior, albeit there is no doubt that quality ingredients were used, this composition is nonetheless stale.

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    "Prickles the nose upon smelling", eh? To me, that would be Aldehydes, or Pepper, or Both!

    For something with both, I'd say Allure Homme Sport Cologne Sport.

    For Aldehydes without Pepper, others have mentioned White Linen and Givenchy III, I'd add Aramis Devin, Aramis 900 and Aromatics Elixir to that (Bernard Chant seems to have been addicted to the stuff).

    Pepper on its own I try to avoid, but there is always Marc Jacobs Bang or Burberry the Beat for Men I suppose.

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