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    Hey guys,

    What are some non-sweet fragrances that you enjoy and that are also compliment getters from ladies?

    I know Guerlain Vetiver and Terre d'Hermes are 2 popular ones here that might fit the bill, but I actually dont enjoy either. I was hoping you can refer me to some other dry masculine fragrances.

    Thanks!

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    Lalique: Encre Noire for a dry woody vetiver
    Roger & Gallet: Open for a dry woody

    Both are excellent designer scents!
    My Top 10 : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Loewe: Solo (Absoluto)
    - Chanel: Antaeus
    - Chanel: Ego´ste
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Guerlain: Vetiver
    - Amouage: Jubilation XXV
    - Dior: Homme Intense
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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    I also second Encre Noire, but if it's vetiver what you don't like in the Guerlain, then you won't like this either. Fresh dry, I'd say Rive Gauche for men.

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    Formidable Homme

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    Platinum Egoiste, or Bleu de Chanel if you'd consider that one dry.

    Check out Burberry London, too.

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    My go to dry frag is Guerlains Vetiver Extreme. Starts with a lovely citrusy accord that quickly moves into a woody vetiver. The longevity and sillage are above average as well.
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    Could Aventus be considered here? I don't really think it's sweet, though others feel the opening is. I do agree with TDH though, as that's a pretty dry fragrance with the flint and iso-e-super...lovely though.

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    With the pineapple/apple/vanilla, there is a slight sweetness, if only imagined, when smelling it just due to the association of those items.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OctaVariuM View Post
    Could Aventus be considered here? I don't really think it's sweet, though others feel the opening is. I do agree with TDH though, as that's a pretty dry fragrance with the flint and iso-e-super...lovely though.
    Don't really think you could get away with Aventus. It's sweet to my nose too...

    Quote Originally Posted by rainmaker View Post
    What are some non-sweet fragrances that you enjoy and that are also compliment getters from ladies?

    I know Guerlain Vetiver and Terre d'Hermes are 2 popular ones here that might fit the bill, but I actually dont enjoy either. I was hoping you can refer me to some other dry masculine fragrances.
    To answer the OP question, I would suggest Chanel Sycomore. It's very close to TdH, but more woody and the luscious drydown is indeed very dry. No sweetness at all, yet no bitterness either. Can't recommend it highly enough.

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    My 2 favourites are Tam Dao and CdG 2Man. I have had some compliments on them, but not many. Then again I tend to only spray under my shirt, so you normally have to get really close to get a good smell.

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    YSL L'Homme is a great one for what you're looking for. No sweetness yet it's sexy and will garner compliments.

    Longevity is lacking in this one tho.

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    Original Polo.

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    French Lover/Bois D'orage and Epic Man have to be my favourite dry fragrances

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    Annick Goutal Duel, Parfumerie Generale Harmatan Noir.

    You could also try leather scents, there are many dry ones among them (though they can be a challange).

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    Givenchy pour homme, crisp and dry woody vetiver.

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    Zagorsk by CdG. Dry, woody, snowy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darjeeling View Post
    My 2 favourites are Tam Dao and CdG 2Man. I have had some compliments on them, but not many. Then again I tend to only spray under my shirt, so you normally have to get really close to get a good smell.
    Tam Dao and 2Man are awesome.

    Also I really like Dover Street Marke and the dry down of Molecule 03 is vetiver amazingness

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    Want to smell like a real man? Look no further than VanCleef & Arpels pour homme

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    I'll add a third vote for Tam Dao by Diptyque. And add vintage Demon by Raphael.

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    Another vote for Rive Gauche. One of the best recent dry scents in ages.

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    Azzaro PH (you already have it)
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee
    MPG Baime
    FM Vetiver Extraordinaire

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    Fahrenheit - dry and extremely non sweet
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