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    Default What are the best "swiss army knife" fragrances?

    You know, a frag you can wear grocery shopping, clubbing, on a date, work, high class event, or even at the gym. What fragrance is your personal swiss army knife?.... besides GIT

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    Default Re: What are the best "swiss army knife" fragrances?

    Terre D'Hermes might fit the bill, but for me, truly any scent in my collection could just as well.

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    Cereus No. 7•
    Swiss Army Classic•

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    GIT and L'Homme are my swiss army knives, Invasion Barbare would be as well if it wasn't such a pricey devil. As it is, I ration the use of IB. I seem to reach for Dior Homme Sport a lot, so I guess that's worth a mention. I bought Bleu thinking that it'd be a good swiss army knife type frag but it hasn't played out like that; I just don't reach for it. Maybe I need to put it closer to the front, lolz. Gucci Envy strikes me as a good one to mention here as well. I don't own TdH (gasp!), but I recognize it's versatility.
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    Possibly Knize Ten. Possibly...
    My Top Ten:

    1: Guerlain - Habit Rouge
    2: Guerlain - Jicky
    3: Guerlain - Mouchoir de Monsieur
    4: Guerlain - Shalimar
    5: Knize - Knize Ten
    6: Caron - Yatagan
    7: Caron - Pour Un Homme
    8: Jean Desprez - Bal a Versailles
    9: Yves Saint Laurent - M7
    10: Salvador Dali - Dali Pour Homme

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    Default Re: What are the best "swiss army knife" fragrances?

    "Swiss army knife fragrance", to me, is one that can be turned to to wear for a nonspecific happening, a knock around scent, if you will. Hence, good choices would be:

    warmer weather - Infusion d'Homme by Prada
    cooler weather - Prada Amber pour Homme


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    For me Terre d'Hermès Pure Parfum. I also could imagine Azzaro pour Homme in that role.

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    Terre d' Hermes for me too. The EdT is good in all seasons (although some slightly better than others) and is my 'go to' fragrance. I have the Parfum also which is a bit more classy, especially in cooler weather.

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    Default Re: What are the best "swiss army knife" fragrances?

    Quote Originally Posted by fragnifiscent View Post
    You know, a frag you can wear grocery shopping, clubbing, on a date, work, high class event, or even at the gym. What fragrance is your personal swiss army knife?.... besides GIT
    Haha! First name to mind.........!

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    Default Re: What are the best "swiss army knife" fragrances?

    Terre D'Hermes and Green Irish Tweed both come to mind (more the latter though).

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    Gucci PH II

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    I'm with Dollars&Scents on Prada Infusion D'Homme - or possibly Infusion D'Vetiver (dear GOD I love both - and need to pick them up asap. I'm going to use them as beaters - my everyday go-to-perfumes).

    I'd also add Green Irish Tweed or possibly Original Vetiver.

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    Default Re: What are the best "swiss army knife" fragrances?

    I think Terre D'Hermes is pretty versatile.

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    YSL Lhomme
    Green Irish Tweed
    Prada Amber Pour Homme (even wear it in the summer with 1-2 sprays)
    Chanel Allure

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    Green Irish tweed was the first to come to my mind from my wardrobe!

    Not surprised to see a few others share my opinion.

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    For me: Héritage...off course!

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    34 Boulevard Saint Germain - a buffet of florals, woods, herbs and resins.
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    Default Re: What are the best "swiss army knife" fragrances?

    De Bachmakov, Silver Mountain Water, Dior Vetiver are my picks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trauerkraut View Post
    For me: Héritage...off course!
    +1.

    To me Heritage strikes a great balance between inoffensive and interesting, familiar and distinctive, whatever poles you want to name. It works if applied heavy or light, and in all kinds of weather and it isn't popular enough that anyone has any strong associations or preconceptions of what time period it is from or what kind of person wears it.

    Another super versatile fragrance that I think is terribly underrated is Gendarme V. To me, it's fresh and clean, but with a sexy undercurrent that sets it apart.

    A few honorable mentions to:
    Aramis Havana and Devin
    Oscar for Men
    Bulgari PH Extreme
    Helmut Lang Cuiron (although I ration its use since it is discontinued and I only have a limited supply)
    Just because it happened to you doesn't make it interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stew View Post
    Gucci PH II
    +1. Great choice.
    My top 5 changes like the Tennessee weather.

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    Esencia Loewe
    Yatagan

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    Granville & Santal Noble.
    Last edited by mr. reasonable; 5th August 2012 at 06:05 AM.

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    GIT
    Terre d'Hermes

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    Default Re: What are the best "swiss army knife" fragrances?

    Chanel Pour Monsieur is very versatile.

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    Default Re: What are the best "swiss army knife" fragrances?

    L'homme
    Millesime Imperial
    Polo Black
    Aventus
    Cartier Roadster

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    Dior Homme.

    All weather, day, night, work, play

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    Default Re: What are the best "swiss army knife" fragrances?

    GIT for me as well.

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    I cannot imagine a scenario when Original Vetiver would ever be unsuitable.

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    Green Irish Tweed. Nuff said.

    Okay, since GIT is the consensus here . . . if I had to be different, I'd probably say Live Jazz. Or maybe Mugler Cologne.
    Current Top Five:

    1. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    5. Creed Original Vetiver

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