Eau Savuage - Summer
Noble Vetiver - winter
Everyone knows these people. They buy one designer frag that they usually hear about through word of mouth or often recommended by a woman. They will wear it every occasion often over-applying. Put yourself in their shoes if your the average joe and had to restrict yourself to one summer and one winter fragrance what would they be?
Keep in mind being the average joe price will be a factor and you know nothing of niche frags. Ideally these won't necessarily be your favourite frags nor will they be rare but two that are universally pleasing. For me those would be...
Dior Fahrenheit. Winter
Chanel Edition Blanche. Summer
I probably would have picked the some two, alexwagner. If I were the 'average joe' that is... I really like both of the fragrances though..
- Vivienne Westwood
- Alexander McQueen
Chanel pour Monsieur - summer
Azzaro pour Homme - winter
Givenchy Gentleman and Eau Sauvage (Any time really)
Eau Sauvage and Guerlain Vétiver
Eau Sauvage - summer
Dior Homme - winter
Live Jazz - Summer
Fahrenheit - Winter
Summer: Polo Blue by Ralph Lauren
Winter: Fahrenheit by Christian Dior
If thats the case, i will take dior homme and bleu de chanel
Current Top 5:
1. Frederic Malle L'eau d'Hiver
2. Tom Ford Noir de Noir
3. Dior Homme / Dior Homme Intense
4. Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Havane / Pure Malt
5. Creed Aventus / Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
Eau Sauvage is a good call for summer.
For winter I'd take Polo Modern Reserve.
Summer - Creed Millesime Imperial
Winter - Mugler Pure Havane
Hard work never killed anyone, but why risk it?
Are we talking strictly designer fragrances?
Original Polo by Ralph Lauren and Giorgio for Men by Giorgio Beverly Hills
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
I don't quite get this.
If you are by definition uninformed then surely you will choose the ones that are advertised and recommended to you. Are you really asking "What is the most commercial crowd pleasing scent? " or even "What is the biggest selling scent? "
If so a quick google search should answer it.
This just came up in no particular order from the perfume shop's best sellers:
"From top left: Chanel Allure, Armani Code, Terre D’Hermes, Joop!, Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue, Boss Bottled, Dolce & Gabbana The One, Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male, L’eau d’Issey Pour Homme, Davidoff Cool Water, Paco Rabanne 1 Million."
Strangely no mention of ADG..
Perhaps this is more useful:
Chanel Platinum Egoiste. Every season, every occasion.
No, I don't know "these people". And what makes you think that they don't know any so called niche fragrances? Creed's, for example, are readily available in department stores. They might not be geeky enough to know that they are niche though, that's true.
Dior Homme Intense
Gengis Khan & Balafre
Chanel Egoiste and Hermes Eau d'Orange Verte (summer)
YSL Pour Homme Haute Concentration
Pierre Balmain - Carbone de Balmain
cool water, forever. people on bn keep hating, but it's an all-time great classic to me.
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If that counts
Creed Aventus EDIT: Chanel Bleu (Average Joe has no idea what Creed is)
La Nuit de l'homme
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The hunt for a Signature Fragrance is not an easy one! I see the light at the end of the tunnel! Edit: 2015... I've given up and given in
http://www.basenotes.net/threads/414...-Discontinued) (My swap thread)
Looking for swap: Dior Sauvage, Prada Luna Rossa Sport, Lolita Lempicka Minuit, Aqua Di Gio Essenza,
Boss Bottled Intense, Bond No 9 I love NY for all, Bvlgari man extreme, Calvin Klein Reveal, Decants of D&G The One EDP
When I was an "average joe", the only place I went to was Macy's, and some known local fragrance shops around here. I did not even enter Sephora because I thought it's only for women's.
My friends here thought the same way about Sephora, until I sort of "introduced" it to them. One friend even said "They have men's cologne here?", and another friend never heard of Terre D'Hermes until I brought him the bottle to sample.
If I were the same person I was before, I would have no distinction between Summer and Winter fragrances; and I'd probably pick Bleu de Chanel as my cologne.
The answer holds no mystery:
1. The most popular (sales).
2. The 2nd most popular.
Regardless of wearing appropriateness / suitability... as I believe the 'average' gives it little, if any, attention. Decades back, it was Grey Flannel year 'round. Fast forward... AdG, same. Fast forward... A*men, same. The cologne du jour is always in the air.
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