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    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?
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    For me, Chamade Pour Homme followed by Derby.

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    If you're up for a strictly masculine targeted fragrance, I would say Derby but most Guerlains are perfectly unisex.
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    For me it's LIDGE.

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    Guerlain Vetiver, for me anyway.
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    Isn't this topic far too subjective?

    Why not: "What is according to you the best men's Guerlain fragrance"?


    I'd say Guerlain Vetiver (never smelled Derby)
    My Top '10' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme/Solo/7
    - Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
    - Dior: Eau Sauvage Parfum
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Guerlain: Vetiver
    - Van Cleef & Arpels: Pour Homme
    - Hermes: Terre d'Hermes
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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    Habit Rouge!
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    Arsene Lupin (Dandy) for me.
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    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)
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    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    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) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slayerized View Post
    Isn't this topic far too subjective?

    Why not: "What is according to you the best men's Guerlain fragrance"?


    I'd say Guerlain Vetiver (never smelled Derby)
    +1 on above, having never smelled derby either. i might add that the vintage vetiver is far superior to the current, watered down formulation.

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    ...both EDT & EDP...!
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    I agree, for me they are actually tied with Guerlain Vetiver.
    I own both in vintage formula and the edp lasts 24+ hrs! Amazing stuff!


    Quote Originally Posted by Trauerkraut View Post
    ...both EDT & EDP...!
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    My Top '10' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme/Solo/7
    - Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
    - Dior: Eau Sauvage Parfum
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Guerlain: Vetiver
    - Van Cleef & Arpels: Pour Homme
    - Hermes: Terre d'Hermes
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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    It entirely depends on your tastes.

    Myself, I love civetous perfumes, so Mouchoir de Monsieur is my favourite.

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    Unisex / Feminine: GSDV
    Masculine: Guerlain Homme Intense
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Spice & Wood
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Dior - Vetiver
    4. by Kilian - Incense Oud
    5. Puredistance - Black
    6. by Kilian - Cruel Intentions
    7. Armani Privé - Oud Royal
    8. Brückner - Aoud 1
    9. Creed - Royal English Leather
    10. House of Matriarch - Blackbird

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    -heritage...
    -vetiver....
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    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    Arsene Lupin (Dandy) for me.
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    Songe d'un Bois d'Ete
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    Mitsouko is pretty good. Waiting to try Derby though.

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    Coriolan

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    Default Re: What is the best mens Guerlain fragrance?

    This totic is extremely subjective.

    By the way, it is Heritage, so timeless.
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    ------ Serge Lutens: Ambre Sultan
    -------- Les Exclusifs de Chanel: Sycamore
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    -------- Amouage: Epic Man
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    Habit rouge eau de cologne
    Vetiver (vintage)
    Derby (all versions)
    Mouchoir de Monsieur (vintage)
    L'instant de Guerlain EDP

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    I have not had the pleasure of smelling Derby,so, I would have to choose Habit Rouge EDC vintage or Jicky for it's fantastic drydown.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    If you're up for a strictly masculine targeted fragrance, I would say Derby but most Guerlains are perfectly unisex.
    I concur with Alfarom on this: Derby.
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    L' Instant. Nothing fancy, but effective!!!

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    I have only tried LIDG , LIDGE , Vetiver and Homme Intense .
    It's a tie between LIDGE and Vetiver ( current formulation ) .

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    Mouchoir de Monsieur

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    Derby
    Habit Rouge Beau Cavalier (same as red leather edp, so I hear)
    Simplex Sigillum Veri

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    Honestly, the one I enjoy the most is Guerlain Homme.

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    Mouchoir De Monsieur might just have the edge in terms of scent but I will go for Heritage for also having magnificent staying power and drydown. ( I haven't tried Derby though..)

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    Heritage EdP & Habit Rouge EdC
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    L.i.d.g.e.

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    Vetiver.

    Derby also growing on me.

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    Derby

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    Im really digging vol de Nuit these days.

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    Tough one, but.... HERITAGE!

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    Haven't tried as many Guerlain frags as I would like. That said, Vetiver Eau Glacee/Frozen takes the cake for me in terms of smell alone. Excellent vetiver/mint fragrance, I have smelled it once, and have not seen it since. But since this one is limited edition and so hard to find. I'll have to go with Shalimar.
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    Count me in the Derby camp (as evidenced by my wish list!). Personally it's not even close among Guerlain
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    Heritage EdP, but there are many right up there with it.

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    Want to add one of the most classic eau de cologne of all time: Eau de Guerlain

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    Vetiver Eau Glacee/Vetiver Frozen by Guerlain

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    Eau de Guerlain is certainly not a bad place to start.

    There is no best for me, I wear several and a couple of my 'best' during summer are marketed as women's - Sous le Vent & Vetiver Pour Elle.

    Derby is great, I would recommend it to any guy who wants to experience a restrained, versatile, classically styled masculine. In a similar vein, although 'warmer', I think Heritage is good stuff, and relatively easy to get hold of, as is L'Instant - both are far more interesting than a lot of mens releases in the same price range.

    L'Ame d'un Heros is one that has grabbed me over the last couple of years - muted, almost melancholic.

    Jicky & Mouchoir de Monsieur are great but would have most youngsters running for the hills, and Mitsouko & Vol de Nuit both have a gravitas that a lot of 'noir' stuff for guys currently being pumped out can only dream about it. Habit Rouge is another classic that comes in different iterations . . . that one's a whole other story (search out Scentemental's detailed overview if you can be bothered).

    And it doesn't stop, either - Arsene Lupin is a very sophisticated take on leather from just a couple of years ago and this year's Songe d'un Bois d'Ete is very cool, it uses the same accord as Leather Oud in the base enhanced with a decent cedar all offset by a spiced opening that flies in the face of all the wannabe 'western' shots at oud that have become such a cliche. It actually smells masculine, exotic, modern, original and eminently wearable.

    I would recommend any of the above (and others) as 'best' based on who was asking. I wear them all and I don't play favourites with the kids, kinda thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    Eau de Guerlain is certainly not a bad place to start.

    There is no best for me, I wear several and a couple of my 'best' during summer are marketed as women's - Sous le Vent & Vetiver Pour Elle.

    Derby is great, I would recommend it to any guy who wants to experience a restrained, versatile, classically styled masculine. In a similar vein, although 'warmer', I think Heritage is good stuff, and relatively easy to get hold of, as is L'Instant - both are far more interesting than a lot of mens releases in the same price range.

    L'Ame d'un Heros is one that has grabbed me over the last couple of years - muted, almost melancholic.

    Jicky & Mouchoir de Monsieur are great but would have most youngsters running for the hills, and Mitsouko & Vol de Nuit both have a gravitas that a lot of 'noir' stuff for guys currently being pumped out can only dream about it. Habit Rouge is another classic that comes in different iterations . . . that one's a whole other story (search out Scentemental's detailed overview if you can be bothered).

    And it doesn't stop, either - Arsene Lupin is a very sophisticated take on leather from just a couple of years ago and this year's Songe d'un Bois d'Ete is very cool, it uses the same accord as Leather Oud in the base enhanced with a decent cedar all offset by a spiced opening that flies in the face of all the wannabe 'western' shots at oud that have become such a cliche. It actually smells masculine, exotic, modern, original and eminently wearable.

    I would recommend any of the above (and others) as 'best' based on who was asking. I wear them all and I don't play favourites with the kids, kinda thing
    great commentary mr. reasonable! jicky, mouchoir de monsieur, habit rouge, mitsouko, all of the aforementioned for one reason or another do not agree with my nose or skin (personal preference) but nevertheless one has to admire them for their structure, versatility, elegance, etc, classic fragrances that have endured the test of time and have been way ahead of their era (and i love shalimar on my wife, but i guess that's another story/thread). have never had the pleasure of smelling derby and vetiver pour elle but an ex-basenoter had generously sent me a couple of samples of both which i am waiting for with bated breath.

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    Habit Rouge. Maybe LIDGE will surpass it once I get to know it better, I have only worn it twice. Almost wore it this morning and I wish I had.

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    For men: Heritage EDP & Habit Rouge EDT Legere.

    Overall favourite: Spiriteuese Double Vanille.
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    Habit Rouge (EDC and EDT pre-2007)
    Derby (the current version is great, but the one in the Habit Rouge-bottle - see above - is pure heaven)
    Heritage EDP (vintage)
    Vetiver (vintage, but the newest version is great, too)
    Eau de Guerlain
    Arsène Lupin (Dandy)

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    Tough! So I'll pick three: Mitsouko [EdP] / L'Instant Extreme [EdP] / L'Homme Extreme [EdP]

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    To me, the close combat is being so far between: Mouchoir de Monsieur, Vetiver and Habit Rouge, all being quite likely to qualify for the number one spot.

    L'Instan, L'Homme, Heritage being honorable mentions.

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    After my hasty response about Derby, I want to add others (including unisex):

    Derby
    Habit Rouge (EDP and parfum)
    Vetiver
    Jicky
    Mouchoir de Monsieur

    Shalimar
    L'Heure Bleue
    Apres L'Ondee
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    Derby!!!! then LIDGE

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    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?

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    LIDGE and Philtre d'Amour

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    For me right now, Habit Rouge EDP and Parfum....... sounds like I'd better try me some Derby!

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    Vintage Vetiver

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    Haven't smelled Derby in a long time but I do love the vintage Vetiver.
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    I avail myself of Guerlain for eaux and civet. Eaux aren't really fragrances, and you specified 'men's' - so, Mouchoir de Monsieur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedRaider430 View Post
    Philtre d'Amour
    Good call - stretches the citrus and verbena of Eau de Guerlain with some civet into something special. It's unfortunate they had to discontinue it, we can thank the IFRA for another death in the family.

    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?
    Interesting. What's a good example, or a couple of examples, of a modern masculine to you? Genuinely interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    Interesting. What's a good example, or a couple of examples, of a modern masculine to you? Genuinely interested.
    Two examples most people on this site would know are Creed's Bois du Portugal and Chanel's Platinum Egoiste.

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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.
    Very true; two marvelous fragrances.

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    Derby
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