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    Default Need a Scent For Someone Who Does Not Typically Wear Cologne

    I am looking for a some suggestions for someone who typically does not wear cologne. So anything cloying, overpowering or to sweet is not a good choice.

    Maybe a light yet unique scent that is versatile that you will not smell on everyone

    There has to be better choices other than the mainstream stuff...Issey, Polo, Calvin Klein, Burberry, Hugo Boss, etc....but at the same time not the high end scents.

    This is for a close family friend who has been out of work for sometime now and has been kind of bummed out lately and we want to get him back out in circulation and have fun.

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    Carbone de Balmain

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    gendarme, mugler cologne

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    Voyage D`Hermès.

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    Mugler cologne for cheap easy to get stuff and Original Vetiver for high end niche options

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    Molecule 01 - it doesn't smell of anything

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    Gucci Pour Homme II.

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    Platinum Egoiste Chanel!

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    Molecule 01 is what you are looking for. Trust me. It's exactly what you are explaining.

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    Any Nautilus perfume, they smell like nothing at all. Well, maybe for the first 5 minutes or so and then POOOOOF, they are gone.
    Perfume lovers of the world UNITE!!!!!

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    Co-sign Mugler Cologne suggestion that was my first thought!

    Also Prada Amber Pour Homme is another great one.

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    +1 Mugler Cologne was my first thought and I think it is a good choice. Yves Saint Laurent L'Homme would also be good, but is a sweeter. It's still light though.
    Current favorites_____Black Tourmaline_____Gucci Pour Homme II_____Armani Prive Oud Royale_____Memoir Man_____Tuscan Leather______Montale Aoud Musk______Montale Aoud and Pine_____Sel Marin_____Invasion Barbare_____Tonka Imperial____Dior Homme Intense_____L'Humaniste____Santal 33_____Bois d'Argent_____Nio_____MFK Oud_____Lumiere Noire

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    +1 for Gucci Pour Homme II.
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    In addition to Mugler cologne, you could also consider some light Eau de Colognes, such as Eau Universelle by L'Occitane (link). Another very simple but cheerful cologne is Jacques Fath Green Water. Even to a non-perfume-wearer, it would be within their comfort zone (due to the classical style) without being too cliched or overplayed. And, speaking from my own experience, spritzing it on in the morning is an instant mood enhancer!

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    It doesn't exactly fit all of your requirements, and I know others on this board aren't big fans of it, but when I wear Tom Ford for Men, I FEEL confident. I can't really explain it. It's not the "boldest" scent I've worn...or the classiest...but something about it just makes me feel taller, stronger, and more important.
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    Another vote for Mugler Cologne
    The Prada offerings namely Aber & Infusion D'homme are also nice, inoffensive and soap-like

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    Platinum Egoiste, Bleu de Chanel or Ysl L'homme. Althought these may be considered as mainstream.

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    Monsieur de Givenchy
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    1) Portrait of a Lady (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    Costume National Homme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    Gucci Pour Homme II.
    This is actually a really good suggestion, not just because it smells great. GphII doesn't have a typical "cologne" smell, and that may be a real winner with someone who doesn't care for that sort of smell.

    Also: perhaps a light gourmand?
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    Gucci Pour Homme II
    D & G The One

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    You could try a few of the scents from L' Occitane. They have stores everywhere. A lot of their scents are not too heavy, and a few of them are more like body sprays which is good. Check out their website.

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    The first ones that came to my mind were Gendarme, Mugler Cologne, and Prada Infusion d'homme. Maybe even a light application of Versace's The Dreamer if tobacco isn't a turnoff. All of these are nice clean scents that are easy to wear. (although it's best to let Dreamer drydown a bit as the opening can be a bit much).

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    You could try a few of the scents from L' Occitane. They have stores everywhere. A lot of their scents are not too heavy, and a few of them are more like body sprays which is good. Check out their website.
    Yes they have a lot of inoffensive sort of scents, of all kinds of types.
    Stores all over the world.
    Very friendly staff as far as I've heard. http://www.loccitane.com/boutique-fi...756,106329.htm
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    Maybe one of the men's sampler sets from the Perfumed Court would be fun and open his eyes to what is out there other than the blue/aqua/sports genre crap that you smell everywhere.

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    A few that come to mind and of course already mentioned:

    Infusion d'Homme
    Mugler Cologne
    Platinum Egoiste
    YSL L'Homme
    Gucci PH II
    Chanel Edition Blanche
    GIT
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    1. Dior Homme Intense
    2. Creed Aventus
    3. Tom Ford Extreme
    4. Gucci Pour Homme II
    5. Terre d'Hermes

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    Default Re: Need a Scent For Someone Who Does Not Typically Wear Cologne

    I tried Mugler cologne and there is something to overly floral and synthetic, It gave me a headache.

    Gucci PH II, Monsieur de Givenchy, might be a worth a try and Molecule 01 but pricey. Thanks for the suggestions.

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    Dior Dune is a light happy clean scent.

    Gucci Pour Homme II is a subtle fresh and spicy fragrance.

    Mugler Cologne if he wants to smell like soap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akenep View Post
    I tried Mugler cologne and there is something to overly floral and synthetic, It gave me a headache.

    Gucci PH II, Monsieur de Givenchy, might be a worth a try and Molecule 01 but pricey. Thanks for the suggestions.
    Don't forget Gendarme. D&G The One is also quite nice, and won't offend anyone. But it's pretty popular, so if you live in a big city chances are it's not all that unique.
    Current Top Five:

    1. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    5. Creed Original Vetiver

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    Voyage is definitely one
    GPH II also meets your criteria (try it first though, the tea note is a real turn off for some)
    L'Homme may work as well (try first, it may be strong by your standards)
    D&G The One

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    Default Re: Need a Scent For Someone Who Does Not Typically Wear Cologne

    Thanks for the suggestions. Tried Voyage, did not really care for the synthetic smell. Liked Terre d'Hermès but very pungent.

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    Whatever you buy, please don't make it Mugler Cologne...this stuff is fresh, yes, but it's a nuclear blast of howling, blinding freshness. It seems like about 50% of Basenoters think it's light and short lived, and half, like me, realize that it's Creed Original Vetiver with 'riod rage.

    I'll agree on Gucci PH II, Gendarme, and I'll add L'Eau par Kenzo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akenep View Post
    Thanks for the suggestions. Tried Voyage, did not really care for the synthetic smell. Liked Terre d'Hermès but very pungent.
    Def. try Rocky Mountain Wood by Dsquared. Probably won't come off as synthetic etc, very natural in the way the name of it suggests (thank god for good honest marketing for once), yet sorta intriguing and a bit peppery etc.
    Haven't tried the regular one "(He) Wood"

    EDIT: (confused threads here, but above one def. fits in here I think)
    Last edited by Heawns; 16th November 2012 at 05:15 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    ... it's Creed Original Vetiver with 'riod rage.
    Well said. My sentiments too.

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    Molecule 01
    Creed Millesime imperial
    Dior's bois d'Argent

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    Go for a Chanel. All the recent ones are crowd pleasers.

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