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    Default Suggestions for a standard men's winter fragrance?

    I'm on the market for a winter-ish fragrance that is relatively standard or low-profile, by which I mean something I can wear for "just whenever" that isn't terribly novel or "nose-catching." My favrites are Creed's Windsor, Seleccion Verte, and Royal Oud, but sometimes these can have a bit too much flash, plus I'd hate to overuse them. Dior's Eau Savage works well, too, but I'm not sure it's really doing it for me this winter. Any suggestions for something that might fit the bill for a late-twenties fella?

    Many thanks.

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    Burberry London
    Eau des Baux By L`Occitane

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    Default Re: Suggestions for a standard men's winter fragrance?

    There are several possibilities.

    Seeing as you like Creed, have you tried Green Irish Tweed? For me, it works all year and is great for winter.

    I tend to go for warmer fragrances in the winter, and I'm really considering buying a bottle of Creeds Original Santal as well. It's warm and spicy, but a tad more relaxed and less punchy than Royal Oud (which I both have and love, but agree with you on the flash part).

    Other than that you have Burberry London, or Bond No 9 - New Harlem (loads of coffee, syrup and some vanilla). Others include Dior Homme Intense (warm and smooth), Hermes Tonka Vetiver and Eau Savage Perfume (the new-ish dark green bottle with a sweet vetiver mixed with myrrh.

    My five cents - I assume loads of other people will chime in with great suggestions as well Stay tuned.

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    Default Re: Suggestions for a standard men's winter fragrance?

    JHL by Aramis (preferably the vintage, but the re-release is also excellent).
    Current Top Favorites:
    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

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)

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    Since you seem to like Creed's scents, I'd recommend Baie de Genievre.
    Current Top Five:
    1. Bois des Iles--Chanel
    2. George Sand--Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
    3. L'Ame Soeur--Divine
    4. Violet Blonde--Tom Ford
    5. Santal Blush--Tom Ford

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    Burberry London
    Eau des Baux By L`Occitane
    +1...

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    Default Re: Suggestions for a standard men's winter fragrance?

    ...Héritage...! (the perfect all-weather, all-occasion scent!)

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    Default Re: Suggestions for a standard men's winter fragrance?

    Another vote for Burberry London.

    Plus, maybe also Rive Gauche.

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    Default Re: Suggestions for a standard men's winter fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    Burberry London
    Eau des Baux By L`Occitane
    These two. For something a little less sweet (which you seem to like), try Marc Jacobs Bang! or for true simplicity, Diptyque Tam Dao.
    "It's not what you look like when you're doing what you're doing; it's what you're doing when you're doing what you look like you're doing."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    Burberry London
    This

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    Default Re: Suggestions for a standard men's winter fragrance?

    Guerlain's Habit Rouge.

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    Default Re: Suggestions for a standard men's winter fragrance?

    +2 for Burberry London. If its your requirements to the letter.

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    Since you like Creed, you may want to consider the wonderfully red Original Santal. And I agree with so many others about Burberry London (warm and leathery) and Habit Rouge (warm and spicy) which are two of my all time fave frags.

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    Burberry London is definitely one.
    Code by Armani may also fit the bill

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    Thanks to everyone for the very helpful suggestions. I think I'll try out the Burberry London and see how it goes.

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    Eau des Baux and Boss Bottled

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    While you are checking out London, do yourself a favor and try Azzaro pour Homme. It's worth far more than you will pay for it.

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    Default Re: Suggestions for a standard men's winter fragrance?

    Both Burberry London and Baie de Genievre are perfect winter scents. Van Cleef & Arples pour Homme is excellent as well. If you can't find the vintage, the latest version, in the all black box, is very good.
    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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    I would go with Derby. Great for all seasons, really.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Default Re: Suggestions for a standard men's winter fragrance?

    Since you like Creed, I would give Original Santal a shot.
    My current top ten:
    1. Spice and Wood
    2. Noir De Noir
    3. Musc Ravageur
    4. Bois D'Argent
    5. Aoud 1
    6. Aventus
    7. Ore
    8. Dior Homme Intense
    9. Tobacco Vanille
    10.Ambre 114

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    Default Re: Suggestions for a standard men's winter fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    I would go with Derby. Great for all seasons, really.
    Yeah Derby is amazing

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    +1 for Boss Bottled

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    Default Re: Suggestions for a standard men's winter fragrance?

    Original Santal
    Habit Rouge
    Dior Homme Intense

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    Default Re: Suggestions for a standard men's winter fragrance?

    VC&A Midnight in Paris, edp.
    Vetiver based scents do well also.

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    There's really nothing better than Dior Homme Intense if you don't have it already. It's arguably the #1 based winter fragrance out there.

    Others would be Aventus, Burberry London(typical fall/winter holiday fragrance that you wear with an ugly sweater), La Nuit de l'homme, Midnight in Paris, Tobacco Vanille, Musc Ravageur and so on

    All stupendous fragrances and ones you will most definitely appreciate and receive compliments on.

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    DHI
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    Spicebomb
    will do the job
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    Default Re: Suggestions for a standard men's winter fragrance?

    go for Tuscan leather or Tobacco vanila

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    Default Re: Suggestions for a standard men's winter fragrance?

    Has anybody mentioned Burberry London?

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    Default Re: Suggestions for a standard men's winter fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by silverbullet View Post
    Guerlain's Habit Rouge.
    +1 A truly great fragrance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nosebud View Post
    Has anybody mentioned Burberry London?
    Err no, I don't think so...

    Neither have they mentioned Encre Noire by Lalique.

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    Angel Men Pure Malt/Pure Havane
    Spicebomb
    Tobacco Vanille
    D&G The One
    Chanel Allure Homme
    Creed Aventus
    L'instant de Guerlain/L'instant de Guerlain Extreme
    Dior Homme/Dior Homme Intense
    Midnight In Paris
    Burberry London
    Armani Code
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