Heeley - Cuir Pleine Fleur
I find myself wanting a good work scent for fall and winter. I got serious about fragrance last Spring so my wardrobe leans spring/ summer right now. I have purchased alot of my desired powerhouse scentsfor winter already such as Tuscan Leather, TV, a few from Thierry Mugler. I am however looking for something else for the office. Based upon what I own already what might you recommend. I thought perhaps Derby as I work in a fairly formal office, slacks and button ups etc., but also very interested in new Houses like Tauer, Le Labo, etc.
Last edited by Ulsterman; 10th August 2012 at 04:55 PM.
Heeley - Cuir Pleine Fleur
I see your wardrobe had TdH parfum. I wear TdH EDT at work all year. I crave its woody qualities that stand out in the Fall and can wear it for its orange/citrus and wood for summers.
"As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round."
I love Hugo Boss Bottled for fall office wear. It's warm, slightly spicy yet sweet with great wood undertones. Since it's rather inexpensive I keep this in my lineup for daily work wear.
Antidote by Viktor & Rolf is a good one.
Bois Du Portugal
Guerlain L'Instant EDT, TF Italian Cypress (great on me today).
Be a trendsetter, try the new Eau Sauvage Parfum.
Fall in SF is likely like summer elsewhere,but thinking about a regular fall...
Derby is certainly a great choice. Chanel Egoiste (sandalwoody) and Antaeus (spicy) would be others (note: the regular Egoiste, not the platinum). In niche, Tauer l'air du desert marocain would certainly fit the season and the semi-desert location. Of my favorite Le labos, Oud and Patchouli are probably warmer than you're looking for, and Iris is more summery. Among other niche, ELdO Je suis un homme is in the general style of Derby, and Tom of Finland is a smooth saffrony leather. In l'Artisan Parfumeur, Timbutku's radiant incense and Safran Troublant creamy saffron.
Get Derby, you won't regret it.
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Don't hesitate. Buy L'Air Du Desert Marocain. While your at it click the buy button on Vetiver Dance also
Egoiste is my favourite Autumn scent, with it's warm cinnamon and sandalwood. I also like Eau des Beaux in the Autumn and Winter.
I've only worn it a few times, having gotten it in the summer and it being too hot. But Donna Karan's Cashmere is beautiful, very warm and cozy while staying sophisticated and un-offensive to others, sort of sweet, can be a little gourmand, but it's by no means foodie. My grandma [the one I actually usually like] wears it on Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve around us. Overall warm, sophisticated, cozy and a little sweet.
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Totally agree with Hednic. Warm, unequivocally masculine scent: Creed's Bois du Portugal.
Bois du Portugal or Derby would be great choices.
Michael Kors, Zhir Ikon are a few good and inexpensive ones to try.
Habit Rouge EDT
Bois du Portugal by Creed = Clean, spicy with power and authority.
1903 by J. Peterman = Green freshness with leather and tobacco.
Five O'Clock au Gingembre by Serge Lutens = Warm ginger and autumn leaves with hints of gourmand.
I would also add Creed Royal Oud to the list.
Certainly your initial thought of Derby would be an excellent choice, IMO. Other options that you may want to consider for a more formal office atmosphere are Amouage Dia Man and Tiffany for Men.
Current Top Favorites:
1) Portrait of a Lady (EdP Frédéric Malle)
2) Giorgio for Men vintage (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie
6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
L'Instant PH, Santal 33.