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    Smile Gift ideas for man who only wears Givenchy Play?!

    Hi all,
    I'd like to get my boyfriend a fragrance for his birthday but he currently only wears Givenchy Play which is fairly inoffensive. He's keen to explore new fragrances and I'd like to get him something that's similar-ish but a bit more adventurous/interesting. He doesn't really know what he likes beyond saying he prefers 'boyish' scents to very traditional masculine ones.

    Any and all suggestions would be very welcome so I can get him something he will actually enjoy and wear as opposed to something I just think he should like!

    Thanks,
    Vic

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    Perhaps one of the Thierry Mugler fragrances. A*men and Taste of Fragrance are probably the closest to Play, but Pure Malt/Havane are very good as well.

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    Maybe Very Irresistible by Givenchy.

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    Givenchy Play Intense

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny Beast View Post
    Givenchy Play Intense
    +1

    He may also like:
    Givenchy Pi
    Tom Ford for Men
    Spicebomb
    Potion
    Terre d'Hermes
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    Default Re: Gift ideas for man who only wears Givenchy Play?!

    +2 Givenchy Play Intense

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    These are all very helpful, thank you!!! I really like Spicebomb and want to buy it for myself, is it really selfish if I save that one for me?! I wouldn't have thought of Terre D'Hermes, that's interesting. I need to smell it again to see as I hadn't put it in this type of bracket..

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    Default Re: Gift ideas for man who only wears Givenchy Play?!

    Terre D'Hermes would be a great choice.

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    Seriously, why don't you get him "Perfumes (the Guide)" by Turin/Sanchez?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny Beast View Post
    Givenchy Play Intense
    +2
    This is one wonderful scent.

    Very Irresistible is another good scent in my opinion, how ever this one you may want to try first as it tends to have a synthetic chocolate scent... I find it rather enjoyable though.

    If he likes clean/fresh/citrus/very versatile and easy on the nose then I would highly recommend Versace Pour Homme!
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    the dreamer

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    I have that myself but in all honesty i doubt he'd pour over it so it may be wasted on him!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Terre D'Hermes would be a great choice.
    + 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    Seriously, why don't you get him "Perfumes (the Guide)" by Turin/Sanchez?

    A nice idea, but if his collection consists of one fragrance, he probably doesn't care enough to read about them...
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Pure White Cologne
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
    4.
    by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    5. Clive Christian - 1872
    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Xerjoff - Nio
    8. Neela Vermeire - Bombay Bling
    9. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    10. Chanel - Allure Homme Edition Blanche

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    Cartier Roadster or Azzaro Pour Homme Nighttime

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    A nice idea, but if his collection consists of one fragrance, he probably doesn't care enough to read about them...
    That's how it started for many....


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    Rochas Man and Felanilla.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    That's how it started for many....
    Probably true...

    Is that book filled with scratch & sniffs? If so, I may have to get it myself...
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Pure White Cologne
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
    4.
    by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    5. Clive Christian - 1872
    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Xerjoff - Nio
    8. Neela Vermeire - Bombay Bling
    9. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    10. Chanel - Allure Homme Edition Blanche

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    Seems like he may like sweet scents, or maybe aquatics.

    +3...4...5, whatever we are on, for Play Intense

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    Thank you so much for all this advice! I'm heading down to Libertys on Friday night to try a few out

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    Probably true...

    Is that book filled with scratch & sniffs? If so, I may have to get it myself...
    No, it directly comes with samples of all the fragrances reviewed (more than 1800)


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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    No, it directly comes with samples of all the fragrances reviewed (more than 1800)
    awww! I wish I had known that a little sooner - I just downloaded the Kindle version, and now my iPad is ruined...
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Pure White Cologne
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
    4.
    by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    5. Clive Christian - 1872
    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Xerjoff - Nio
    8. Neela Vermeire - Bombay Bling
    9. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    10. Chanel - Allure Homme Edition Blanche

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    Default Re: Gift ideas for man who only wears Givenchy Play?!

    The most interesting "boy-ish" fragrance out there is probably Guerlain Homme Intense.

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