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    Hey guys, my dad's birthday is on Monday and overheard him saying that he really wanted to get cologne. He normally doesn't wear fragrance, so I'm trying not to get him something too strong. He's turning 53, so I'm trying to find him something suitable for his age and lifestyle. He works at the harbor and lives on the beach. I gave him my sample of Bond no. 9's Wall Street and he really liked that. Perhaps I'll get him that one, but if you guys have any other suggestions please let me know!

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    Chrome is a classic.for dads and so is chrome legend...he may like the name Legend anyway haha my dad is 58 and he digs both and like.your dad doesn't wear much at all

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    From your description of where he lives and works, Heeley Sel Marin should be right Up his alley.

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    Allure Homme (original)

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    Is it bad that I want to say Aventus? For less, perhaps TdH or something like Mugler Cologne or OV.

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    Something fresh and open-air. But not marine - he's probably smelling rotten fish already. In addition to what already suggested, YSL Rive Gauche will work too.

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    Rive Gauche is an excellent suggestion, but I would also very strongly recommend, Creed Bois du Portugal. It is a masculine scent with a wonderful woodsy dry down and it is well liked by men 40 and over. Classy, woodsy, undeniably masculine. It is one of my signature scents.
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    +3 for the Rive Gauche PH
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    Frank No. 2 by Frank Los Angeles
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    Terre d'Hermes Parfum
    Creed Bois du Portugal

    Got the Creed for my father-in-law and he loved it. Finished the bottle in 6 months.

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    Terre d'Hermes edt. Wall Street is awfully expensive. I'm 45, and I think TDH is a hip scent for that age.

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    Wall Street is a great scent, but make sure that he likes the much different drydown of it too, because it's a damn long one.

    Also, Rive Gauche is a nice one.

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    Maybe think about New York by Nicolai. Great stuff!

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    Here are some birthday gift ideas from buzzlepuff Santa for your dad:

    Voyage d' Hermes. It refers to the ocean in its composition and has a sea voyage worthy bottle.

    Creed Royal Oud - spice, oud, masculine and has the aura of the Creed name with its commissions from royalty etc.

    Declaration L' Essence - just smells great, woody, with a slight oceanic feel.

    Heely Sel Marin - smells very much like a harbor, ocean air and all.


    Whatever you get him, make sure it's something you would like to have, just in case he gives it to you. He doesn't, like fragrances, so it could be regifted back to you.
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    Creed GIT

    Acqua di Sale

    Aqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta

    French Lover

    New York Nicolai

    Dior Sauvage Extreme

    Neroli Portofino

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    Yet another vote for Rive Gauche

    Maybe also Voyage d'Hermes (I guess, both concentrations are to be tested).

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    Quote Originally Posted by PalmBeach View Post
    From your description of where he lives and works, Heeley Sel Marin should be right Up his alley.
    This is what I was thinking. Your in good hands with all the suggestions that have been listed here. I think your dad will like whatever you choose.

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    +1 Mugler Cologne
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Bvlgari Man

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    Quorom - Anthony Puig

    Masculine, tobacco and woods.

    Tom Ford Private Blend Tobacco Vanille

    Hugo - Hugo Man

    Givenchy - Gentleman

    D&G - The one Gentleman.

    Gucci - PH II

    -EXPENSIVE-

    Frederic Malle - Musc Ravageur

    Bond no.9 New Haarlem

    TF PB Tobacco Vanille

    Creed - Original Santal/Bois du Portugal

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    Chanel Pour Monsieur is wonderful as well.

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    Bulgari ph
    14 sprays of DRAKKAR NOIR should do it

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