So I'm looking for a fragrance that leaves a fresh...strong....manly....aftershave-like trail that people will notice when I pass them by. all suggestions are welcome. Thank you all.
I think Caron Trioisieme Man fits the bill
Don't know if I can get any of the two mentioned above here in Ghana. Most shops here sell the quite popular or well known brands. But thank you anyway.
Terre D'Hermes leaves a beautiful trail. I have followed guys in the supermarket for that very reason.
Eau Savage Dior
Another vote for Rive Gauche
The Dior in the aftershave form is very good for moisturising the skin after a shave. I used to use this a few years back. The scent is manly enough and very cologne-like.
Azzaro Pour Homme
Dunhill for man
There's always good ol' Brut. Polo aftershave or several squirts of Green Irish Tweed maybe? I need to sniff some of these recs so far. I've sniffed Tdh, a classic smelling scent a bit. Really fresh. Worth seeking out a sample. It's pretty orange-y though...almost to the point where it takes away from that classic, 'manly-ness' of it, imo. It's still pretty masculine though. The orange isn't too sweet, it wants to be but it's not...it's tangy, fresh, a bit soapy. It's a pretty good balance.
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I'd say stuff like:
Ralph Lauren Safari For Men
Pasha by Cartier
++ Azzaro pour Homme, and Havana.
Any vetiver based fragrance should do it. Try Creed-Original Vetiver or Dior Vetiver from Privee Collection.
"If you enjoy the fragrance of a rose, you must accept the thorns which it bears."
Simplex Sigillum Veri
I have to try Rive Gauche but what about CK Eternity?
English Fern, Floris No. 89, Aramis.
Another vote for Azzaro PH, but also the new Sartorial by Penhaligon's.
"No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.
Try out some Gillette Cool Wave aftershave...very very nice smelling stuff, and very long-lasting! It will get noticed.
“I wanna say something. I’m gonna put it out there. If you like it, you can take it, if you don’t, send it right back…."
My first reaction as i tried first time Davidoff Original from the 80's : this is like the classic aftershave type, very masculine fragrance. Surely leaves a trail.
"Le parfum est la musique du corps"
Eau de Paco Rabanne pour Homme
Good recs so far, adding: PdN New York
Profumum Antico Caruso and another vote for Rive Gauche.
Aqua Velva -- a reasonably strong application of it. But only if you actually want "aftershave." Alfred Sung Hei is an impressively improved rendition of AV - well priced, too. Both are definitely worth a try.
Rive Gauche or Platinum Egoiste
CURRENT TOP 5
1. Dior Homme Intense
2. Creed Aventus
3. Tom Ford Extreme
4. Gucci Pour Homme II
5. Terre d'Hermes
Truefitt & Hill Grafton
Prada Amber Pour Homme
Safari, Polo Sport, Ungaro III comes to mind
Rive Gauche pour Homme by Yves Saint Laurent, but only the tin/aluminum can ↓↓↓:
Very hard to go wrong with:
- Paco Rabanne Pour Homme
- YSL Rive Gauche
- Azzaro Pour Homme
Brooks Brothers 1818 Cologne. Old school barbershop style.
A Taste of Heaven "absinthe verte" by Kilian
Rive Gauche Pour Homme +9
Azzaro Pour Homme +7
Also I would add:
Ralph Lauren Safari
I am trying out some Cartier Pasha today. Seems to feel like an aftershavey scent ( I like it, of course !)
Seeking: Bottles/decants : of Feeling Man, Gucci pour Homme, Essence of John Galliano, Nicole Miller (vintage), Opium pour Homme, Oxford & Cambridge, Fahrenheit Absolute, Concentré D'Orange Verte...etc.
Seeking decant/sample of Jil Sander Feeling Man, Bijan for Men EDC, Lanvin for Men, Giorgio VIP, Il Lancetti and other old school frags ....etc. I have samples to swap.
Please PM me !
Alt-Innsbruck, licorice and tobacco. Doesn't get any better then this
Azzaro pour Homme
Banana Republic Classic
David Beckham Homme (similar to TdH, without the strong orange note)
My Current Top 10:
Rive Gauche Light (2004)
Paul Smith Man (2009)
Burberry London (2006)
Prada Amber pour Homme (2006)
Live Jazz (1998)
Eau des Baux (2006)
Midnight in Paris EDP (2010)
Arpege pour Homme (2005)
Eau Duelle (2010)
You should really check out
Histoires de Parfums - 1828
It's an edp but it has, altough beautiful, rough and very manly aspects like a real refined aftershave.
Certainly get a sample!
Rive Gauche is a classic barbershop feel. I also like Santos Cartier Concentree, it has a more manly sandalwood vibe.
Romeo Gigli Uomo
#TOP 5#: Polo Crest, Romeo Gigli,Jockey Club C&M, Jean Pascal Homme,Floris N 89
Paco Rabanne PH, Azzaro PH, Platinum Egoiste, Michae Kors.