I'm looking to pick up my stepfather a bottle for Christmas, and I was looking for some advice. I only own two colognes, so my knowledge is almost non existent.
Basically, I'm looking for a nice, casual cologne that an older male can wear. Something that can be worn at any time, but mostly aiming towards the colder months, fall and winter. Obviously since he works in an office setting, it needs to be non offensive.
He currently wears Joop, if that makes any difference. I don't believe he has any other cologne, it was just a gift he received.
I have Givenchy Play, and he likes the smell of that, but I'm not sure it is an "office" fragrance. I was possibly thinking something like Burberry London would be a decent choice.
Any advice or reccomendations would be greatly appreciated.
+1 Egoiste (the regular Egoiste, not the Platinum Egoiste). Warm, slightly woody, sandalwoody, with a touch of sweetness, good for all occasions. If you prefer something on the fresh side, then one suggestion is Lalique Encre Noire, a vetiver with a touch of woods, or Tom Ford Grey Vetiver.
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+1 Tom Ford Grey Vetiver. Gorgeous and very attractive.
burberry london is a good choice. i also recommend mugler cologne or terre d'hermes.
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2. George Sand--Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
3. L'Ame Soeur--Divine
4. Violet Blonde--Tom Ford
5. Santal Blush--Tom Ford
Dior's Fahrenheit is a masculine, clean scented designer fragrance that's not offensive IMO.
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Yes, Burberry London is a fine choice. +1 more.
Another one you may consider is Salvatore Ferragamo Pour Homme. Relatively very inexpensive and a very nice scent with nice wood, integrated florals, vetiver and musk. A great bottle that can actually be worn year-round as well.
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Tommy Bahama won't set you back much, and I think it fits the bill
Terre d'Hermes, IMO.
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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) 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)
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
Careful, Sonny!! Who are you calling "older"!!
I'm 50 years young and on the conservative side of the spectrum. For office wear, I'd consider the following:
$100...Acqua di Parma Colonia
$150...Creed Green Irish Tweed or Original Vetiver
I own & wear all. They are each classic, clean, professional scents that coworkers will admire.
As an aside-and I'm probably committing perfumistic heresy- I wear what I like at the office, If a frag is strong then I can wear less and save money, so it's win win situation for me personally!
Burberry London is fine. Also try the original Burberry for Men.
How about some samples - packaged nicely- he will have the opportunity to find his own preference!
How about Guerlain Vetiver? Imo a good all year round scent for an older male.