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    Hey guys,

    So I am kind of new to picking good colognes (normally I just pick a random one that I find "smells good" and it later turns out to be crap. For example: Black XS, Only the brave, Ferrari Black etc etc).

    Can anyone recommend a sort of youthful, strong and long-lasting cologne for fall/winter? Price is not a concern as I usually only use colognes for going out (which happens 1-2 times a week)

    Thanks so much for your help.

    Serjery

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    Some you can try that imo work well for going out in winter: JPG Le Male, Rochas Man, YSL Body Kouros, Thierry Mugler A*Men, Givenchy Play Intense, Armani Code
    Acqua di Giņ is my guilty pleasure. What's yours?

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    ^^ Those ones...plus Amen Pure Malt by Thierry Mugler

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    La Nuit l`homme. YSL.

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    +1 on A*Men Pure Malt, you can't go wrong with that one. Some others I would add are:

    Gucci Envy
    YSL La Nuit De L'Homme
    Must de Cartier PH
    Marc Jacobs Bang
    Bulgari Man
    Chanel Allure

    All of these are long-lasting (on me anyway) frags well-suited for the winter months and work well on a young guy. They're all fairly easy to find and won't break the bank.

    JPG Le Male, A*Men and Armani Code also fit the bill, but they're very popular which may or may not be what you're looking for.

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    1+ Must De Cartier
    1+ A*Men
    1+ Gucci Envy
    Opium
    Drakkar Noir

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    Burberry London
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    Second the Burberry London although I can't form an opinion on longevity since nearly anything doesn't last on me.

    Consider Fitch's Fierce as well.

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    Thanks so much for the help guys. I tried out Burberry London and Gucci Envy the other day and both are fantastic. I'm not going to make a purchase until I try the others mentioned.

    Does anyone like Fuel for Life by Diesel?

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    Hi,
    Gucci Envy has already been suggested by a few members before me, and I would definitely recommend it; dark-hued but clean, and very sexy. Go for it. Even sexier and warmer: Gucci pour Homme, which is a mix of vanilla, incense, and fresh sweat; really hot.
    But if you're living in Europe, please do not buy Le Māle; it shouldn't have been suggested here anyway, since it's a light summer scent. And even worse, everyone over here in Europe is still wearing it; very, very tired. And if you're living in North America, wear Drakkar Noir or Fierce only if you want to smell like everyone else in every shopping mall. (Drakkar Noir in Europe, however, would be OK; very few people even know about it, and it's got kind of simple-sexy muskiness that made it so popular in America.
    CU.

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    Le Male a light summer scent?? I don't wanna be rude but maybe your nose is off
    Acqua di Giņ is my guilty pleasure. What's yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desmond Hume View Post
    Le Male a light summer scent?? I don't wanna be rude but maybe your nose is off
    actually there is a summer version a light version of le male

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    Pure Malt

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    angel men pure malt
    and le male,la nuit de l`omme
    davidoff hotwater(really underated fragrance and ladies love it)
    dior homme

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    Sergery,

    winter scents are my favorite. Well, at least something good comes out of winter ( besides hockey and multicolored sweaters).

    If you want youthful, there are quite a few :

    Jacomo Rouge
    YSL Body Kouros
    Terre d'Hermes ( yes, I consider this a cold weather scent)
    Roberto Cavalli Black
    Givenchy Play Intense
    Gucci Envy
    Fahrenheit Absolute
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    +1 Gucci Envy
    +1 Burberry London
    +1 Cartier Declaration
    +1 Body Kouros

    If you want to try some slightly more mature-smelling scents, go for Tom Ford's Bois Marocain, YSL M7, Creed BdP.
    Top 10:
    1. Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta
    2. YSL M7
    3. Tom Ford Bois Marocain
    4. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    5. Dior Homme/Intense
    6. YSL Opium
    7. Azzaro Pour Homme
    8. Frederic Malle's Musc Ravageur
    9. YSL Live Jazz
    10. Burberry London

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    Burberry London

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    A*men
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    Azzaro Elixir

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    I agree with many stated

    Gucci Envy
    Rochas Man
    YSL M7
    Catrier Must
    JPG Le Male
    YSL Body Kouros

    If I was going to splurge on just one though, I would go with Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur

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    Pure Malt (definitely)
    Rochas Man
    Gucci Envy
    Gucci Pour Homme II
    Burberry Brit
    Burberry London

    These are all good places to start, friend.
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    Burberry London is a favorite of mine.

    I also enjoy Opium and Rochas Man.

    Gucci pour Homme is also an excellent suggestion.

    I recommend trying these out before buying, some of them may be too sweet or spicy to your tastes.

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    +1 Givenchy Play Intense
    Hugo Boss Bottled is my fall/winter go to (warm, spicy, sweet, woody)

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    you could try ted lapidus pour lui, dior homme intense, mauboussin m generation, paul smith man, carbone de balmain, angel schlesser oriental addition, fahrenheit asolute, pure malt, pure havane, amen, thalium black, l'instant de gerlain au extreme, body kouros, potion by d2quared, silver shadow and rochas man to mention a few lol.

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    Designer : L'Nuit, SpiceBomb, PureHavane, DHI, Body Kouros, Play Intense

    Niche : New Harlem, APOM, Ambre Nuit, Frapin 1270

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    While Burberry London is a fantastic fragrance and perfect for the winter, its longevity is not great. Which is fine if you have a collection of perfumes and use London every so often but if you want a signature fragrance for the winter I'm not sure if London is the best suited. I sometimes only get around 3 - 5 hours from London.

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    I would like to make an appeal to Serjery.

    Some of these wonderful scents are highly potent. You can easily get a reputation as "The Cologne Guy" with some of there.

    The "Premier League" of this would be A*Men, Joop Homme, and Le Male.

    Division 2 would be the A*Men flankers like Pure Malt, Pure Havane, Rochas Man, 1 Million and the scents "inspired" by 1 Million like 212 VIP, Black Soul and Spice Bomb.

    They are all good, just go easy with them... less is more.

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    On another note, this year has been, in my opinion, quite poor of new fragrances. But I do like Armani Code Ultimate, when I hated the original. And one from last year that has not been mentioned is CK One Shock.

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