Eau des Baux By L`Occitane
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?
Eau des Baux By L`Occitane
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.
JHL by Aramis (preferably the vintage, but the re-release is also excellent).
Current Top Favorites:
1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
4) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie
6) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
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
...Héritage...! (the perfect all-weather, all-occasion scent!)
Another vote for Burberry London.
Plus, maybe also Rive Gauche.
"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."
Guerlain's Habit Rouge.
+2 for Burberry London. If its your requirements to the letter.
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.
Burberry London is definitely one.
Code by Armani may also fit the bill
Thanks to everyone for the very helpful suggestions. I think I'll try out the Burberry London and see how it goes.
Eau des Baux and Boss Bottled
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.
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.
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
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.
Since you like Creed, I would give Original Santal a shot.
My current top ten:
1. Spice and Wood
2. Aplle Brandy
3. Tonka Imperiale
4. Pure Malt
5. Bois d'Argent
6. Noir de Noir
7. 5 o'clock au Gingembre
8. Dior Homme Intense
9. Epic Man
+1 for Boss Bottled
Dior Homme Intense
VC&A Midnight in Paris, edp.
Vetiver based scents do well also.
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.
will do the job
“Aren’t you a little short for a stormtrooper?”
go for Tuscan leather or Tobacco vanila
Has anybody mentioned Burberry London?
Angel Men Pure Malt/Pure Havane
D&G The One
Chanel Allure Homme
L'instant de Guerlain/L'instant de Guerlain Extreme
Dior Homme/Dior Homme Intense
Midnight In Paris
The sense of smell, like a faithful counsellor, foretells its character.