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    Default Re: What is according to you the best men's Guerlain fragrance?

    Shalimar and Jicky are my favorite unisexes and I have not smelled Derby, but I understand it's pretty great!
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    I *wish* I could say it was Mouchoir de Monsieur. Unfortunately, I can't. In my opinion, the *only* men's fragrance that is truly legendary produced by Guerlain is:

    HABIT ROUGE

    -If only I could wear it....
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    Quote Originally Posted by MysteryBuff40 View Post
    With the disclaimer that I haven't tried Derby, all Guerlain's fragrances that are marketed as masculines strike me as very feminine. Is it possible that Guerlain doesn't know how to make a masculine, at least not a modern masculine?
    Quote Originally Posted by MysteryBuff40 View Post
    Two examples most people on this site would know are Creed's Bois du Portugal and Chanel's Platinum Egoiste.
    Fair enough!

    1987 & 1990, respectively - this is why I asked how you define 'modern', because these two pre-date the whole move to aquatics and then vanilla bomb gourmands that we have seen in the last two decades.

    If you like Bois de Portugal then Derby and Chamade Pour Homme are both probably worth a shot, although they are a little more complex and perhaps not as muscular.

    Egoiste is quite unique, there is no woody spicy + sandalwood accord amongst the Guerlains per se, certainly no Egoiste-alike. In it's current state I find Egoiste a bit sickly sweet, actually, mainly due to the reliance on synthetic sandalwood - you can find a similar vibe with Samsara if sandalwood is your thing - it's still not bad as an approximation of what Mysore can do, but sweet. If it's the more herbal aspects of Egoiste you like then, at a stretch, Arsene Lupin Voyou might be worth a look. New York and Moscow both might be worth trying as they have a gender neutrality and a sweetness that could work for a fan of Egoiste - dunno. In one way Songe d'un Bois d'Ete might qualify as a very modern masculine with a link to the same idea as Egoiste; spice and a (more pronounced cedar) woods note but with a woody oud note replacing the sandalwood. It's not sweet, it smells different but structurally it has some similarities. Habit Rouge in Extrait might also scratch that itch.

    All that said, Heritage and L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme both sit pretty squarely in the middle of 'guy stuff' to me albeit not 'modern' in the same sense that BdP & Egoiste are not 'modern'. I'm not enamoured with Guerlain Homme - which is clearly the 'Guerlain Masculine for a new generation', but I don't find it particularly 'feminine' either - just a bit ordinary.

    Bottomline - if you find Guerlain stuff too 'feminine' then nothing I or anyone else can say will change that, but I think Guerlain has a pretty good track record of masculines - they just might not suit your particular taste.

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    derby

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    so far, with my admittedly limited experience....LIDGE

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    LIDGE

    Heritage

    Derby

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    All the classics are fantastic and unique. I'm utterly in love for Derby and Habit Rouge.
    Currently wearing: Eight & Bob by Eight & Bob

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    For purity - Vintage Vetiver Eau de Cologne
    For balance - Vintage Habit Rouge Eau de Cologne
    For harmony - Vintage Heritage EdT
    For power - Mid-to-Late 90's Vetiver EdT

    For pleasure - all of these and too many more to list...

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    Vetiver and Derby equally.

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    L'Instant Eau Extreme
    Mitsouko
    L'Homme Intense
    all in EdP

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    Lidge!

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    Vetivercoriolanhabitrouge

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    I'm still sampling this house but so far it's easily Habit Rouge EDP.
    Currently wearing: Back to Black by By Kilian

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    Tonka Imperiale
    My current top ten:
    1. Spice and Wood
    2. Tonka Imperiale
    3. Dior Homme
    4. Pure Malt
    5. Oud Wood
    6. Ambre Nuit
    7. L'air Du Desert Marocain
    8. Noir de Noir
    9. Apple Brandy
    10.Straight to Heaven

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    Jicky
    L'instant de Guerlain
    Habit Rouge
    these are my three favorites.
    "Passion I see is catching."

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    Vetiver

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    Eau de Cologne Imperiale
    Habit Rouge edp
    Cologne du Parfumeur

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    Derby
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    Haven't smelled Derby in a long, long time, but I do love my vintage Vetiver EdC.
    I don't have a signature fragrance. My signature changes a little bit every day, why shouldn't my fragrance?
    Currently wearing: H.M. by Hanae Mori

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    Habit Rouge EDP to me is the best of all Guerlains for men...

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    L'instant de Guerlain Extreme
    My Top 3 Scent
    1 Aventus
    2 Dior homme intense (Vintage)
    3 L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme L'Eau Extrême

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    1. Derby
    2. Vetiver
    3. Habit Rouge EdC
    4. Jicky EdP
    5. Vetiver pour Elle

    These. I'm not familiar with L'Instant pH, I do need to smell it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlewis View Post
    I'm not sure if this thread has been started or not but here goes.... What is according to you the best men's Guerlain fragrance?
    You're better off asking for descriptions of the scents rather than asking what's 'Best'. That means nothing.

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    They have such a HUGE range it's almost impossible to choose...

    It really is a range worth taking the time to explore.

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    I tried a sample of Derby and found it revolting. I blind-bought vetiver and it was okay, but smelled like a dentist's office. I have not smelled any others, but I would at this point choose the vetiver.

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    At the moment, probably Mouchoir de Monsieur. Historically, definitely Vetiver and Habit Rouge, but sadly the current versions are nothing like the originals---they hardly qualify as fragrances at all.
    Currently wearing: Patchouli by Réminiscence

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    Habit Rouge

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    Quote Originally Posted by MysteryBuff40 View Post
    Two examples most people on this site would know are Creed's Bois du Portugal and Chanel's Platinum Egoiste.
    I can't claim familiarity with the Creed, but Platinum Egoiste is a something I have and quite like, but at this point I would say its not really a modern fragrance... or at least I would say not the "trending style" . On the contrary, I almost feel like the vanilic bases of a lot of guerlains fall in line with the semi gourmands that are the new big thing in masculines. Also, L'instant is almost the other side of the coin to Dior's Homme, which is about as modern a masculine as I know.

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    Guerlain Vetiver

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