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    Default Looking for a new frag thats very masculine but also modern!

    hey guys so im at it again for the perfect man frag. Im a 24 yr old male looking for a frag that smells really masculine and interesting but also something women my age would like. Great longevity and moderate/heavy silage is also good!

    i dont really enjoy fruity citrus/ and i HATE powdery or flowery stuff.

    price point: under 100

    Examples of colognes i find masculine smelling polo green, drakkar noir, rive gauche,aramis, dirty english

    examples i find to smell too feminine: versace dreamer,versace light blue, le male, ck obsession

    thanks for the help guys i know im insanely picky lol

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    Default Re: Looking for a new frag thats very masculine but also modern!

    If you like dirty english and want a modern masculine scent, check out Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford.

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    Santos & Pasha
    Azzaro PH
    Fahrenheit Absolute

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    I don't have much experience with women your age. Still, you could check Yatagan (green vegetables turning into woods), or, in niche perfumery (but they should cost $85), ELdO Rien (bitter, animalic leather) or Tom of Finland (saffrony leather). And a classic of the macho-man genre, Chanel Antaeus.

    cacio

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    Paul Smith Man
    Fahrenheit
    Encre Noire

    Possibly Dior homme or Dior homme Intense -- people say there is a feminine lipstick note, but I don't get it in either.
    My 3 Signature Scents:

    Rive Gauche Light (2004)
    Fahrenheit (1988)
    Paul Smith Man (2009)

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    Havana

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    Carbone de Balmain

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    Terre d'Hermes Parfum, possibly CK Eternity (the initial release, not its flankers).

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    Get a vetiver! Here are some worth checking out

    Tom For Grey Vetiver
    Comme Des Garcons Vettiveru
    Comme Des Garcons 2 Man



    ...alternatively, Aramis Tuscany Per Uomo.

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    +1 Fahrenheit
    +1 Encre Noire
    TOP 4 hot weather:

    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Lalique Encre Noire
    3. Creed Aventus
    4. Creed Millesime Imperial


    TOP 4 cold weather:

    1. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
    2. Chanel Coromandel
    3. Dior Homme Intense
    4. Dior Homme

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    Default Re: Looking for a new frag thats very masculine but also modern!

    You mentioned Polo green - how about Polo Modern Reserve?

    That aside, I second Grey Vetiver.

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    Default Re: Looking for a new frag thats very masculine but also modern!

    Apart from Grey Vetiver (which I rate very highly), you might want to try DSquared Rocky Mountain Wood, Byblos in Black and Quorum Silver. These are all frags that are masculine without being in the least retro (unlike, say, Polo Green...)

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    Default Re: Looking for a new frag thats very masculine but also modern!

    I'm a big fan of Tom Ford for Men (I've heard that Tom Ford for Men Extreme is better, but I haven't had the chance to try it yet...it's also above your budget line). Granted, I haven't tried many of the other ones listed here, but when I put TFFM on, I just FEEL like I exude "man." Now...I'm 34...and I feel that TFFM smells like a classy guy a TAD older than me (35-40). Take that for what you will...just how I see it.
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    Default Re: Looking for a new frag thats very masculine but also modern!

    Farehenheit Absolute,
    A decant of Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford,
    Aramis Havana,
    A decant of Creed Aventus,
    Paco Robanne Pour Homme,
    Givenchy Gentlemen, preferably vintage,
    Narciso Rodriguez for Him,
    L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme.

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    +1 Tom Ford for Men
    +1 Polo Modern Reserve
    Declaration Essence
    CdG 2 Man
    Varvatos Vintage
    Michael for Men
    Cuiron
    Burberry London
    D&G PH (vintage)
    Versace Man

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    Default Re: Looking for a new frag thats very masculine but also modern!

    Try:

    Norne by Slumberhouse - Upon application, one is treated to a stand of black hemlocks. The scent of pine needles, pine sap and pine bark creates a coniferous delight. The smoky and sweetly charred-wood facets of clove waft about creating the illusion of a distant campfire somewhere. Transitioning, a resinous, camphor aura comes into its own reminding of crushed-pine needles. Crestworts supply an aromatic mustiness, while champignon contributes its mouldy, mushroom aspects. Moss and lichen, with their dank and earthy character, complete the forest undergrowth mirage. The foresty pines segue to the base where a colophony incense sprinkles its splendid, aromatic, pine resin and smokiness. while a joyful woodiness from pepper flutters about. A spiritual element is added to the outdoorsy pine. A pleasing drydown ensues. This masculine, nature-loving composition has very good projection and longevity.

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    Gucci Pour Homme

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    Dior Fahrenheit is my recommendation

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    check out A*men and it's flankers.

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    versace man
    Desir de Rochas Homme

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    Default Re: Looking for a new frag thats very masculine but also modern!

    +1 for Gucci Pour Homme, though it has been discontinued and expensive to purchase.

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    Default Re: Looking for a new frag thats very masculine but also modern!

    polo blue
    1. Dior Homme Original
    2. Musc Ravaguer
    3. Portrait of a Lady
    4. Noir de Noir
    5. L Instant Guerlain pour Homme Extreme
    6. New Haarlem
    7. Pure Coffee
    8. Blu Mediterraneo Sicilian Almond
    9. Rose 31
    10. Spiritueuse Double Vanille

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    Fahrenheit!
    Current top 10 (No order):


    1. Pure Havane
    2. Menthe Fraiche
    3. Tobacco Vanille
    4. L'Air Du Desert Marocain
    5. Green Irish Tweed
    6. Fahrenheit
    7. Musc Ravageur
    8. Tonka Imperial
    9. Gucci Pour Homme II
    10. Dior Homme Intense

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teach13 View Post
    I'm a big fan of Tom Ford for Men (I've heard that Tom Ford for Men Extreme is better, but I haven't had the chance to try it yet...it's also above your budget line). Granted, I haven't tried many of the other ones listed here, but when I put TFFM on, I just FEEL like I exude "man." Now...I'm 34...and I feel that TFFM smells like a classy guy a TAD older than me (35-40). Take that for what you will...just how I see it.
    You are past 30 bro ....no matter what way you cut it. In the same boat as the guy 36 and his buddy who turned 37 last week. Don't focus so much on the age thing and just enjoy yourself

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    Default Re: Looking for a new frag thats very masculine but also modern!

    Comme des Garçons Wonderwood.

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    Chanel Platinum Egoiste is an all around winner. Appeals to young women? Check. Masculine? Check. Staying power and projection? Check. Extremely versatile (day/evening, all seasons)? Check. Fits your budget? Check.

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    do not know how no one has mentioned this but Kiton , Kiton black, And try Hugo by Hguo boss I've been told by a lady that its what a man Should smell like. And lastly If you like Rive Gauche then get that I've been told by many woman your age that it smells really good.

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    Default Re: Looking for a new frag thats very masculine but also modern!

    Quote Originally Posted by stanmar View Post
    You are past 30 bro ....no matter what way you cut it. In the same boat as the guy 36 and his buddy who turned 37 last week. Don't focus so much on the age thing and just enjoy yourself

    Not focused on age. I'm just saying that when I smell it, my mind pictures a guy SLIGHTLY older than me. Right now, it's on my Buy list.
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    Default Re: Looking for a new frag thats very masculine but also modern!

    Here are mine:

    Polo Black (not Double Black, though, for me)
    Bvlgari pour homme
    Chic by Carolina Herrera
    Armani Mania
    Armani Code

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    Fahrenheit as mentioned by others is probably the best answer while old it smells timeless and it has the longevity/silage your after. L'Instant de Guerlain extreme is another.

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    Bulgari Black

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    I'd suggest Fahrenheit or Fahrenheit Absolute. That said, Armani Code is extremely popular with the ladies (I just turned 26), and everyone seems to LOVE Encre Noire.

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    My first recommendation is a scent called KINSKI, fits the bill for what you described to a tee!

    Also, I fully endorse the following...

    Comme Des Garcons 2 Man
    Bvlgari Black
    Encre Noire
    Paul SMith Story

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    Gucci Envy for Men
    Miller Harris Feuilles de Tabac
    Zirh Ikon
    Dior Fahrenheit (still smells modern after almost 25 years!)

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    Chanel Platinum Egoiste.
    The sense of smell, like a faithful counsellor, foretells its character.

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    Default Re: Looking for a new frag thats very masculine but also modern!

    +1 Fahrenheit or Even Absolute
    +1 Encre Noir
    +1 Paul Smith Man
    Michael by Michael Kors
    Gucci pH II
    He Wood Rocky Mountain
    Lalique pH
    TdH

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    Unfortunately women your age tend to like the clean, transparent or freshly-scrubbed stuff on their boys. Scents like AdG, Cool Water, Chanel Bleu or Herrera Aqua will score well with this group.

    But for a dose of intrigue to keep them guessing, try Chanel Sycamore.

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    i'm 27 and i feel like i've def moved into the late 20's bracket, but when i was 24 and even now i think i always gravitated towards what you've initially described. when i think of "very masculine" in terms of fragrances i think:

    - variations on wood, whether they be spicy or dry or airy aromatic
    - variations on leather, again, whether they be spicy or dry or airy aromatic
    - 70's/80's powerhouse - which is basically throwing in the kitchen sink or every variation of "oriental" you can think of

    that being said, you said you don't enjoy citrus or powder. someone mentioned Dior Homme - don't do it. you'll hate it. it works on some guys' chemistry, i've witnessed it (smelled?) for myself, but on most that powdery iris ends up like smelling like old lady hair spray. same for a lot of the male Prada offerings.

    i like the nostalgia factor of a lot of the early 90's mentions like Eternity and the powerhouse Azzaro Pour Homme - but i feel like they are def dated. i own both, but when i wear them, it's purely for my own enjoyment - Eternity has illicited comments like "you smell like middle school" and APH has gotten "you smell like a used car salesman in the 70's."

    on a more positive note, Platinum Egoiste has garnered many compliments and with a light application smells fantastic and doesn't have that same dated feeling as Eternity, Carolina Herrera, etc. i don't know what it is, but Chanel nails that aromatic, fresh, wood thing perfectly. it's an anytime scent too. i can see it worn with a tux or t-shirt and jeans. it's the right lightness but also the right heaviness. i literally only have to spray it once and its enough.

    that being said, you said u want the ladies to enjoy this scent as much as you do, so my recc is CDG Kyoto. it's a super clean (which hits the modern thing) with dry wood and smokey incense (the masc you're looking for) combo. i've received nothing but compliments on this scent. there aren't a lot of mainstream/mall scents out there with this composition currently since the masses are demanding more of a Chanel Bleu feel, so you'll stand out too. it's different but is still understandable.

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    Loewe Esencia
    Narciso Rodriguez for Him

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    Caron Yatagan
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
    Hermes Terre D'Hermes
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    Mark Birley Charles Street is a lighter version of Tuscan Leather. The words "masculine" and "modern" are relative here.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    The only one I can suggest (which I am not fond of myself) would be Michael Kors. Dirty English may fit the bill as well, however it is not as masculine as one would assume

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    Quote Originally Posted by comfortablynumbbg View Post
    Dior Fahrenheit is my recommendation
    This!

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    Quote Originally Posted by inc0gnito View Post
    Chanel Platinum Egoiste.
    + 1
    Seasonal favorites :

    Winter : The Dreamer & Burberry London & La Nuit de L'Homme
    Spring-Autumn : Aqua Fahrenheit & Bvlgari Pour Homme
    Summer : Bvlgari Extreme & Bvlgari Aqva & Bvlgari Aqva Marine
    All-Rounders : Terre D'Hermes & Bleu de Chanel

    Indispensible : The Dreamer & Bvlgari Extreme & Bvlgari Pour Homme & Bvlgari Aqva

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    Nice suggestions! I wonder no one mentioned CH 212?!

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    Sounds like you want big scent with woods, tobacco, leather, moss etc. but no: powder, florals or citrus, and for under $100 (*some are a bit over a hundred). Try these.

    Morabito Or Black
    Regence Kolnisch Juchten
    Caron Yatagan
    *Divine L'Homme Sage
    Comme des Garcons Avignon
    Gucci Pour Homme
    *Aramis Perfume Calligraphy

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    Caron Yatagan. Sample before you buy though, it's like Marmite. You either love it or hate it. Very masculine nonetheless, puts hair on your chest.
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