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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.

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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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    ..................
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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.

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    Tonka Imperiale
    My current top ten:
    1. Spice and Wood
    2. Epic Man
    3. Tonka Imperiale
    4. Noir de Noir
    5. Bois d'Argent
    6. Musc Ravageur
    7. Apple Brandy
    8. Dior Homme Intense
    9. Aoud 1
    10.Tobacco Vanille

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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
    Snarky is as snarky does.

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    Haven't smelled Derby in a long, long time, but I do love my vintage Vetiver EdC.
    Current Favorites:
    1. Le 3me Homme - Caron
    2. Yatagan - Caron
    3. Van Cleef & Arples Pour Homme
    4. Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme
    5. Kouros - YSL
    6. L'Anarchiste - Caron
    7. Xeryus - Givenchy
    8. V.I.P. Special Reserve - Giorgio Beverly Hills
    9. The Dreamer - Versace
    10. Nobile - Gucci

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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 Extrme

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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.

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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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    Of Guerlain's fragrances "for men", my favorites are Derby and Heritage; prefer the vintage formulations, but also wear and quite enjoy their current formulations. Those "for women" that I like at least as well are Mitsouko, Vol de Nuit, and Shalimar...all comfortably unisex, although vintage...with others right behind these, too!
    Last edited by demcav; 24th January 2014 at 07:53 PM.

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    Guerlain make some quality fragrances, they are probably one of my favourite houses. If I had to pick one (gender specified) masculine to elevate above the others, it would probably be Heritage... today!
    Current Top Ten:
    1) Polo Crest
    2) Chypre Palatin
    3) 34 Boulevard Saint Germain
    4) One Man Show Gold Edition
    5) Kouros (Vintage)
    6) Mamluk
    7) Tobacco Vanille
    8) Interlude Man
    9) More than Words
    10) Ungaro II (Vintage)

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    Heritage.
    Last edited by david; 1st January 2014 at 09:49 PM.
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    For men?

    All of them!

    But if you must be specific I would say mouchoir de monsieur followed by Habit Rouge.

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    in the men range i love habit rouge and lidge

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    Vetiver
    Heritage

    Both are very, very good.

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    I haven't sniffed hardly any of these sadly.
    "One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want." Proverbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalli View Post
    I haven't sniffed hardly any of these sadly.
    Something to look forward to, I believe

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    Jicky !!'

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    Mitsouko parfum
    Songe d'un Bois d'Ete
    Eau de Guerlain
    Last edited by pluran; 2nd January 2014 at 05:46 PM.

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    Argh. This thread has be itching to pull out my wallet.

    I've recently begun to enjoy this house and have been wearing Mouchoir, Habit Rouge EDP and Shalimar EDP very frequently.

    Next up, I'd like to try: LIDGE, Heritage EDP, Jicky EDP, Mitsouko and eventually, Derby.

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    I'm not the biggest Guerlain fan, but i do love Tonka Imperial!

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    The only Guerlain i like is Heritage.
    "Le parfum est la musique du corps"
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    Default Re: What is according to you the best men's Guerlain fragrance?

    From what I have tried:

    Vetiver (vintage) is my favourite. The current edition is a bit sharp.

    From the unisex/female line, I like:
    - Apres l'Ondee
    - Sous le Vent

    They work perfectly well on a man. Beautiful scents.
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    LIDGE and Tonka imperial

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    I only have tried LIDG, LIDGE, and vetiver. LIDG and LIDGE are probably both in my top-10 perfumes overall. I don't like vetiver that much

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    L'instant de Guerlain for me closely followed by the Extreme version. I prefer LIDG as it just wears easier and I love applying on a mild summer or cold winter day.

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    Derby and LIDGE would be my faves from the men's lineup (in that order), but I have some others from the rest of their line that I like just as much: Mitsouko, Shalimar, SDV, Cuir Beluga and L'Heure Bleu.

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    Am ambivalent about Vetiver - maybe because I wore it all through my 20s and it's nowhere near as great as it used to be
    Am intrigued by Mitsouko - wear it on occasion
    Really Like Derby - but not sure that the 150 I spent on it was worth it - sometimes I suspect I'm wearing it out of duty rather than love
    Love Eau de Guerlain - have worn it for years and will continue to do so
    BUT am currently obsessed by Apres L'Ondee so that gets my top vote - and, yes, it's great as a masculine.
    Possibly tone deaf..

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    I like the following (in this order)...
    LIDGE/LIDG
    Derby
    Habit Rouge

    I also like Vetiver, but my wife said it "smells like vomit," so I guess I won't be getting that one anytime soon!

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    As far as Guerlain fragrances marketed strictly to men, I would have to say without question Derby and the original Habit Rouge in EDT format.

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