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    Default Casual fragrance gift for older male.

    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.

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    Chanel Egoiste

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    +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.

    cacio

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    Comme des Garçons 2 MAN is 2nd to none.
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    +1 Tom Ford Grey Vetiver. Gorgeous and very attractive.

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    Burberry London

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    burberry london is a good choice. i also recommend mugler cologne or terre d'hermes.

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    Hermes Rocabar.
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    3. L'Ame Soeur--Divine
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    Dior's Fahrenheit is a masculine, clean scented designer fragrance that's not offensive IMO.
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    Dior Eau Sauvage

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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

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    Terre d'Hermes, IMO.
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    Careful, Sonny!! Who are you calling "older"!!

    ...,just kidding...

    I'm 50 years young and on the conservative side of the spectrum. For office wear, I'd consider the following:

    $50.....Guerlain Vetiver.
    $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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ogbrien View Post

    He currently wears Joop, if that makes any difference.

    I have Givenchy Play, and he likes the smell of that, but I'm not sure it is an "office" fragrance.
    If Joop! is considered safe for the office, he will have no problem wearing Play (or pretty much anything else for that matter).

    +1 Terre de Hermes.

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    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!

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    guerlain homme intense ..

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    Burberry London is fine. Also try the original Burberry for Men.

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    How about some samples - packaged nicely- he will have the opportunity to find his own preference!

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    How about Guerlain Vetiver? Imo a good all year round scent for an older male.

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