Prada Amber on the designer side...
Prada Amber on the designer side...
mine is portrait of a lady people may disagree but i wear that everywere all the time
I've tried many on this list and like a lot of them...can't argue with them. I'll just add a new one: Mont Blanc Legend. It seems like it would be a better "warm" scent, but I've worn it a few times when it's been pretty cool (as low as 50s), and it carries nicely.
"We don't fail because we aim too high and miss, but because we aim too low and hit" - Les Brown
"When you're all alone, when no one is watching, and there's no one around to impress, that is who you are" - Greg Laurie
Dior Homme Intense, can use it any season basically
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Rive Gauche PH
Current Top Favorites:
1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
4) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie
6) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
9) Polo vintage (Ralph Lauren) - tie
9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
Although I disagree that DHI is an all year fragrance. I do use it all year myself and it is my signature.
Although many people may not agree, I use Fahrenheit anytime. If it's 90 degrees, I just use one spray.
Current top 10 (No order):
1. Pure Havane
2. Menthe Fraiche
3. Tobacco Vanille
4. L'Air Du Desert Marocain
5. Green Irish Tweed
7. Musc Ravageur
8. Tonka Imperial
9. Gucci Pour Homme II
10. Dior Homme Intense
Tell him to give this ↓↓↓ a try:
L'Essence de Cerruti by Cerruti - One is initially treated to an invigorating bergamot, with its orangey bittersweetness and peppery facets. The freshness of the bergamot commingles with the compost-like and ever-so-slight barnyard aspects of white pepper. Segueing to the middle, the mintiness of birch encases the fresh opening, and infuses its wintergreen sweetness. A raw and somewhat phenolic leather wafts in the background along with the hay-like character of saffron. Transitioning to the comforting base, a creamy cedar infuses its resinous and camphoraceous woodiness, along with the sweetly vanillic and faintly earthy quality of amber. A sensual, fur/skin-like and warm musk also presents. An alluring drydown ensues. This masculine composition is well blended, and has good longevity, 8+ hours, and average projection, being light enough for an office scent. Given its very reasonable, price point, this versatile and somewhat elegant composition is worthy of purchase.
Took him to the store today and he ended up choosing Bleu de Chanel. I think all your other suggestions may have turned him into a total fraghead though, he was browsing for almost an hour and also loved Dior Homme, D&G The One and YSL L'Homme.
Thanks for the awesome suggestions guys! And, dollars&scents, your description of that Cerruti made me want to try it for myself, it sounds great!
Esencia Loewe. But it's definitely not for beginners...
Edit: Glad to know he found one. Bleu's not a bad choice, very safe and versatile. Maybe he could try Pour Monsieur next...
If he loved it, have him go back and get Dior Homme soon! It stands apart from the crowd (which Bleu does not, so much) while still being very likable and versatile.
I've recently come to the conclusion that if you alter the application of any cologne for different occasions you can get away with wearing anything, anywhere, and that's marketed to any age. If you wanted to you could even wear something like Obsession for men to the beach, but you'd need to tone it down to just one spray (and walk into the fragrance instead of applying it directly). Keeping with CK Obsession as an example, on a date you could wear it a bit more agressively (seeing it's strong, 2 sprays of obsession would be an aggressive application) because it is usually thought of as being more acceptable in a date context.
Tell your friend to have fun, buy what he enjoys, just apply REALLY subtly for occasions where his cologne seems less appropriate, and apply normally for occasions that suit the fragrance.
Tiffany for Men
Dior Homme. It's my go to fragrance for everyday wear.
Probably....... Bvlgari Black
+++ on TDH & Rive Gauche
My personal all-season, all-occasion designer has to be Chanel Allure Homme Sport eau Extreme, however. I literally can't think of a season or situation this wouldn't work in for me.
I was going to suggest Egoiste, but it does NOT last and project very well in the warm seasons.
I was also going to suggest Dior Homme EDT, but its iris note does not develop very well in the warmer seasons.
One of my favorite fragrances that I've worn and actually develop well on both warm and cold seasons is Kenzo Power EDT.
I like a lot of these suggestions, but many aren't safe scents.
I would also recommend that you take your friend down to Macy's and have him spray a little.
If that's not an option, here are some safe scents that many people like (mind you, this is coming from a 20 year old college student, if that makes any difference):
-Boss Bottled - Known here as one of the most versatile fragrance. I own a bottle and can tell you, of the 40 bottles I own, this will be the first that I finish
-YSL - L'Homme: Amazing fragrance. I can see how it can be classified as feminine, so be careful (also, it may not be much of a winter fragrance, as it struggles enough in the summer).
-Lacoste PH - I've said before, and I'll say it again, this is Boss Bottles sophisticated brother. They do not smell the same, but they fall under the same versatile, all around category.
-Dior Homme Sport 2012 - I just got this one and I'm still testing it out. I do think this is one of the few sports that would work well in the winter
-Bleu De Chanel - Working on acquiring a bottle, wonderful fragrance!
-Ed Hardy Love and Luck - Cheap and smells great, if he is not really "into fragrance" he will probably like this one
-I would recommend L'Eau D'Issey, since most guys love this stuff, but I can not. I have tried their summer 2009 and the original, something about it simply doesn't sit right with me.
another vote for Egoiste (not the Platinum)
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