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    Default looking for help selecting a new winter mens cologne

    Hey guys,

    I'm pretty new as far as understanding subtle differences in cologne goes, and would appreciate
    some help selecting a cologne that fits my personality and such.

    I'm 19 years old, I consider myself a pretty relaxed guy (tshirts and hoodies, jeans, etc)
    and am looking for something to fit that lifestyle. I like woodsy scents, something masculine
    but definitely not a powerhouse. I'd prefer people need to come talk to me to smell the cologne,
    rather than people noticing me when I walk in the door. As far as skin type goes, I have relatively oily
    skin (not sure if that matters but I've seen people talking about skin type online so I figured I'd mention
    it here just in case).

    I'd really appreciate it if you guys had any advice on what you think would work well. Any information is
    great I'm looking to learn! Also, it would be great if you guys could tell me how much to apply on average,
    because I've heard all kinds of answers regarding application.

    Thanks!

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    Nemo by Cacharel
    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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    Welcome!

    I like a lot Chanel Egoiste (the regular Egoiste, not the Platinum Egoiste version). Warm, sandalwoody, with just a touch of sweetness.

    As for how much to apply, it really depends on you, 2 to 4 sprays. It also depends on where you apply (exposed skin versus covered by clothes - if it's a covered part of your body, you project less). Oily skin usually keeps a scent for longer than dry skin, so you can use a little less than people with dry skin.

    cacio

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    Carbone de Balmain

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    +1 to Egoiste. (Again, not Platinum Egoiste, but regular Egoiste.)
    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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    + 1 Egoiste
    Givenchy Play
    The Collectors Sale is coming soon to the Basenotes Marketplace!
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    L'Occitane Eau des Baux

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    thanks guys, the info helps a lot!

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    I know a lot of people like Burberry London in the winter, but I'm finding that Burberry Brit performs well in these cooler days.
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