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    Default First Cologne for a Teenager

    To my surprise, my 15 year old son came to be about cologne. Evidently, he has decided to start wearing some! Up to this point in life he has been satisfied with Old Spice Sport Body Spray. My scent wardrobe is certainly not something appealing to a 15 year old, and so I'm looking for suggestions for him. Basically, nothing too loud, but just a subtle, nice scent that can be worn year-round. Any suggestions, for something a little off the normal path are ok. I'm really not up to speed on any fragrances being worn by this age group today, so more commercial scent suggestions are also welcome.

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    Givenchy Play

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    You didn't mention price range so I'm going to suggest something that will set him apart from all of his peers. Creeds Original Santal. It's worth it just for the bottle and the scent is awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Awakening950 View Post
    You didn't mention price range so I'm going to suggest something that will set him apart from all of his peers. Creeds Original Santal. It's worth it just for the bottle and the scent is awesome.
    This might be a little more than I want to spend on a bottle, but certainly sampling it would be a possibility. The only problem I foresee is my liking it and then wanting a bottle for myself.

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    Rochas Man -- $20 for a 1.7 oz / 50 ml bottle at TJ Maxx/Marshalls/etc (it has a bright red-pinkish box, so you should be able to find it right away if they have it in stock)... I actually bought one for my gf's teenage brother, and he loves it and wears it to school, and he told me that he's gotten a lot of compliments.

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    If Creed's Original Santal sounds interesting but a bit too expensive, then sample Montblanc Individuel. It's almost a dead ringer for OS, it came out first, and many actually prefer it. Also, it was created by well know perfumer Pierre Bourdon. And it can be had for $25-40.

    As far as other suggestions, if he wants to stand out & get compliments, a decant of Creed's Aventus would surely be a hit.
    Also, as far as other mainstream scents that would be appropriate and can be worn year round, ones that come to mind are Versace Pour Homme, Bvlgari Aqua (original), & Chanel Allure Homme Sport

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    +1 for Rochas Man, Givenchy Play, Chanel Allure Homme Sport. He could also try something like Diesel Fuel for life or True Religion for Men

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    CK One comes to mind...lol
    That's what I started with..

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    - Boss Bottled No.6
    - YSL L'Homme
    - Chanel Allure Homme Sport

    Are all perfect starters for a teenager imo.
    My Top '10' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Acqua di Parma: Colonia Leather
    - Mancera: Cedrat Boise
    - Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
    - Revillon: R
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Ferrari: Essence Oud
    - Knize Ten
    - YSL: Kouros (FraÓcheur)
    - Dior: Aqua Fahrenheit

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    Eau Sauvage--start him out right!
    Currently wearing: Habit Rouge by Guerlain

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    Eau Sauvage--start him out right!
    Currently wearing: Habit Rouge by Guerlain

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    YSL L'homme
    Ed Hardy Love and Luck
    Rochas Man
    Givenchy Play Intense
    Versace Pour Homme

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    Welcome!

    I am not very familiar with teen's tastes, but younger people tend to go either for aquatics (eg Light blue) or supergourmands (eg One Million etc.). I am not a fan of either.

    Since you live in Alabama, I'd go for something fresh. +1 Eau Sauvage, a fresh, natural smelling citrus. However, it is not particularly persistent. Vetivers are more persistent, for instance, Tom Ford Grey Vetiver (and of course, $$$$ Chanel Sycomore, but that's beyond the price point. But it might be something you want to consider for yourself. It is indeed one of my favorites in DC's summer heat). Fresh, but a touch sweet, there's Caron Troisieme homme, which is not expensive but is somewhat hard to find.

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    Abercrombie & Fitch, Fierce. This would be my pick for your question. It's young but not childish, can be worn year round and is a crowd pleaser. Also, it'll work with Alabama weather.

    Also, a +1 for these, mentioned above:

    YSL, L'homme. Another excellent pick.

    Rochas Man. Talk about a good winter pick! It's cheap online and probably a good pick for younger tastes which lean toward the sweet stuff.

    Versace Pour Homme. Many compare it to Allure Homme Sport, but I prefer this. AHS is more fruity and sweet. Vph is more floral - but not girlie (he says with a grin). It can be had cheaper on Amazon, and the bottle is GREAT. Also, very workable with your weather.

    Quote Originally Posted by fit&frag'd View Post
    +1 for Rochas Man, Givenchy Play, Chanel Allure Homme Sport. He could also try something like Diesel Fuel for life or True Religion for Men
    +1! Excellent starter picks there. And an enthusiastic +1 for goody2141's picks (above) too.
    "Follow your nose. It always knows." -- Toucan Sam

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Givenchy Play
    It is so nice to hear a young man interested in grooming!

    I agree that Givenchy Play is a good start: young, contemporary and easy to find. Save niche scents and the costs for when he explores fragrance a little bit more.
    "No elegance is possible without it...perfume is a part of you." Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel

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    Quote Originally Posted by goody2141 View Post
    YSL L'homme
    Ed Hardy Love and Luck
    Rochas Man
    Givenchy Play Intense
    Versace Pour Homme
    Good ideas and readily available. He would probably like Nautica Voyage also and so would you at 20 bucks.
    Dont go out of your way getting him some hard to find exclusive frag please.
    Want to trade - Chanel Platinum Egoiste for Dior Eau Sauvage...
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/394...82#post3308582

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    Thinking back on my previous comment, and echoing what Hepherd said...

    You might consider coming up with a budget and tackling your list that way.
    -- Rochas Man. Cheap online and very highly regarded.
    -- Nautica Voyage. Cheap at discounters and online. Highly regarded.
    -- Curve. Can't go wrong! CHEAP. I swear by it.
    -- Hanae Mori, H.M. Cheap online. Quite good! Sample it in stores (Macy's, Sephora)
    -- Ed Hardy, Love & Luck. Cheaper online? Get this instead of Hanae Mori if you prefer it.

    You can easily buy all four of those (choosing one of the last two) for under $100, getting some diversity in scents.
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    My 16 year old has Abercrombie Fierce, Nautica Voyage and Acqua di Gio.

    My 11 year old has Polo Blue and Armani Code, and he loves a shot or two of my GIT every now and then.

    Aquatics and citrusy types are good entry points I think.

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    Send him to the mall and let him check out frags and let him find out what he likes by himself.

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    Get him:

    Play by Givenchy - Citrus abounds in the opening, with bergamot, mandarin orange, bitter orange and grapefruit. This wonderful interplay of semi-sweet and semi-bitter flavors, with an undercurrent of woods, is refreshing. The wrestling of the citrus and wood tumbles to its middle. The spicy heart usurps the citrus opening with its pepper, amyris wood and coffee flower, forming a musky, spicy and woody radiance, arousing a sexy aura. The oft-seen patchouli and vetiver base blends with the heart nicely, mellowing the woods and spice, and leads to its alluring drydown. This is a well-balanced composition, and has very good longevity and projection.

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    +1 Boss Bottled
    +1 Rochas Man

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    Lacoste Essential
    CK one
    Chrome Legend
    Cuba Gold (for Parties)
    Fierce (never ending frag)

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    I second Armani Code. This seems to be a fave among the young folk and is readily available should he want bottles in the future.

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    Take him out to sample, and do not be shy to let him test some classics a la Dior Fahrenheit and Chanel …goÔste!

    I can wholeheartedly agree with the suggestions of

    Boss Bottled

    Rochas Man

    Givenchy Play Intense

    Chanel Allure Homme Sport

    and Giorgio Armani AdG.

    Almost forgot... Davidoff Cool Water! Classic, likable, complemented and affordable!
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    Thanks for the input. Sampling is definitely going to be done, but I just wanted to get some quality suggestions before wandering into the local mall. I'm putting together a list of many of the above suggestions so I can either order decants or track them down locally to test out.
    Last edited by alabamalawyer; 9th November 2012 at 02:58 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilz View Post
    CK One comes to mind...lol
    That's what I started with..
    High Five on this. CK One is also my first proper fragrance. If CK One is dated then try the summer offerings, the summer editions of CK One are quite nice and different year by year. The 2008 edition is the best of them IMO

    Aside from that I suggest some fresh scents that easy to wear but do not fall under the aquatic/sport vibe

    Prada Infusion D'homme - Smells like 7up, very youthful
    Mugler Cologne - Green with slight floral undertone
    Guerlain Homme L'eau - Mojito but fresher and cooler
    Escada Magnetism - Coke
    Lacoste Style in Play - Apple & pine that smells like apple juice & 7up
    Lolita Lempicka L`Eau au Masculin - Greener, more refreshing version of the "licorice candy" original
    Ck Truth - Peppery/green

    The options for teenage boys are endless, I also suggest that you thake him to department store to sniff and decide what he likes as well as having a good bonding time with his father

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terryd'Hermes View Post
    I second Armani Code. This seems to be a fave among the young folk and is readily available should he want bottles in the future.
    That and Aqua di Gio.

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    How about Eau Sauvage?

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