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    Default Looking for a 'Signature' Scent

    Having gone through the forums reading so much and having purchased my fair share of colognes, I've noticed that people tend to ask about colognes by occasion or season, whatever best suits the situation, and usually people shop for those same purposes. To suit a specific situation/occasion.

    I'm looking for my 'signature' scent. Something versatile that I can wear any season, in (almost) any temperature, at anytime of the day and for any occasion (with the exception of very formal events). Most colognes I have I associate with a specific occasion or season, and have a hard time wearing it outside of that situation.

    Do you guys have any suggestions for signature scents? Something very versatile that you can wear anytime.

    So far (from what I've properly tested), I'm leaning towards Diesel's Fuel for Life. I just love it, though it has slightly weak longevity. I guess I'll have a better idea once I receive and finish my 20-30 samples coming in..but, I thought I'd ask anyway

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    Default Re: Looking for a 'Signature' Scent

    Try:

    A*Men Le Gout du Parfum/Taste of Fragrance (Pure Chili) - Here is a flanker to the original A*Men, wherein an enhancer, in this case chili or red pepper concentrate, is added to the mix to exalt the original's notes, to wit, the versatility of the patchouli and the richness of the coffee. I might add that it is done superbly.
    Initially, one is treated to a somewhat mellow, yet familiar, cherry-vanillic, medicinal scent from the interplay of bittersweet bergamot, refreshing spearmint, fresh lavender, the nutty woodiness of coriander and magical, creamy tonka bean. A warm and smooth spiciness from the chili/red pepper showers the melange with its facets. Transitioning to the heart, aromatic patchouli releases its sweetish cocoa character, commingling with the tart fruitiness of pink pepper, as well as the creamy and sweet woodiness of Virginia cedar. Resultantly, a lovely, bittersweet chocolate plays with the spiciness of the chili/red pepper. A faint undercurrent of coffee brews and carries the melange to the base. Here, the rich, roasted coffee comes into its own and combines with the mystical, sweetly woody vanilla, capturing an extraordinary, cafe mocha aura, while a faint soapiness of musk flitters about. An alluring drydown ensues. This unique and masculine scent have average projection, 2-hour scent cloud, then becoming a skin scent, and average, 7-8 hours, longevity. A truly distinctive composition that can be enjoyed all year round.

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    Default Re: Looking for a 'Signature' Scent

    There are too many versatile fragrances to mention. You have to narrow the criteria. What do you like - fresh, aquatic, woody, oriental, spicy, sweet, herbal, dry?

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    Chanel Sycamore

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    I might pick up DHS as my signature once I can compare the new formulation to the old

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    Terre D'Hermes EDP

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    Default Re: Looking for a 'Signature' Scent

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Terre D'Hermes EDP
    Yes, this. Another vote for Terre d'Hermès Parfum. It's the only fragrance so far I have worn for a long while consecutively. The only thing that prevented it from becoming my "signature scent" is that this whole scent-world is just too rich for me to be experienced in self-chosen limits.

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    Default Re: Looking for a 'Signature' Scent

    Find something you really like and buy a big bottle of it.
    *BASENOTES SPLITS*
    Tom Ford Oud Fleur, AVENTUS
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/289345-

    *CRYSTAL FLACON SPLITS*
    Tom Ford Plum Japonais, Oud Fleur, AVENTUS
    http://flacon.ambaric.net/viewtopic.php?p=927#927

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    Default Re: Looking for a 'Signature' Scent

    34 Boulevard Saint GermaiN

    Resins, floral, herbs and spice.
    Traum vernichtung


    for swap/sale:





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    Default Re: Looking for a 'Signature' Scent

    CH Men.

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    Default Re: Looking for a 'Signature' Scent

    +1 A*Men Taste of Fragrance
    +1 Terre d'Hermes

    Also I highly recommend:

    Gucci PH II
    Fahrenheit Absolute
    Current TOP 7 from my collection:

    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Chanel Coromandel
    3. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
    4. Encre Noire
    5. Dior Homme Intense
    6. Timbuktu
    7. Dior Homme

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    Default Re: Looking for a 'Signature' Scent

    Diesel Fuel For Life is anything but weak to me. I smell it on guys all the time, and I've started noticing a trend where guys overapply like crazy. Also if you want something that works in any season, FFL might not be it. It's not really a summer scent, gets wicked cloying on hot days.

    I guess you could always get a summer flanker though, they're fairly similar to the original but less overbearing in the summer.

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