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    Default Looking for a good cologne for both court and out on the town

    I'm pretty new to the world of colognes, but am looking for something that might work as a signature scent. I have Perry Ellis Reserve (which is kind of my default cologne and I do get compliments on it), but am looking for something better or more unique than what you would normally find at a Macys. The only restriction is that I'm an attorney, so I want something that I can wear when I'm in court. I've ordered a sample of Aventus and would appreciate recommendations on other samples that I could order.

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    Burberry London

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    tom ford grey vetiver
    gucci pour homme ii

    both have mild/moderate projection and would not be offensive to wear at work.

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    AMen Pure Leather

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    Welcome!

    It depends on what impression you want to convey. If you want something fresh, but still elegant and classic, I second the idea of vetivers. My favorite is Chanel Sycomore: fresh vetiver, but also a touch of smoky woods. I find it perfect for work in DC's hot summer weather. Tom Ford Grey Vetiver is excellent too.

    If you need to convey a stronger and more adversarial stance, then I'd go for a leather. Leathers are elegant and classic, but very assertive. The most classic is perhaps Knize Ten. The butchest of them all are Bandit (curiously marketed to women - likely the ones who must carry leather whips in their job) and Etat Libre d'Orange Rien. Smoother, but still assertive, Etat Libre d'Orange Tom of Finland.

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    Designers:

    Kiton Men
    Bleu de Chanel
    Dior Eau Sauvage

    Niche:

    Creed Original Vetiver
    MDCI Invasion Barbare
    Amouage Reflection Man

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    The following are either "safe-scents" or have moderate projection:
    Gucci PH II (moderate projection, fairly safe)
    Boss Bottled (Safe, my personal favorite fragrance)
    Acqua Di Gio (Safe, of course)

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    Puredistance M. Confidence and class in a bottle. This one easily lasts 12 hours (more than triple that if sprayed on a shirt.)

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    Dior Homme, Terre d'Hermes, Guerlain Homme Intense, Midnight in Paris, Givenchy Pi Neo, Boss Bottled, Solo Loewe, Mandarin Black , Abercrombie Fierce&Fich , Carolina Chic, Kenzo Power.

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    Creed Original Santal, TF Gray Vetiver, Diptique Bulevard Saint Germain, Edymion, Lumiere Noir,

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    in court: Terre d'Hermes
    out on the town: burberry london

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    Cartier Roadster is your guy. Classy and grown up, but smooth and sexy

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    Are you a prosecuting attourney? If so Gucci Guilty :P

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    I used to be a prosecutor- now I'd need Gucci Not Guilty, lol. Thanks for the suggestions- I'm definitely going to try a Vetiver, burberry london, Boss bottled and many of the recs.

    So far, I love Aventus and have been wearing it non-stop since it arrived.

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    If you like Aventus I think you will also like Invasion Barbare, albeit at a much higher price

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    @suds- thanks for the tip. will try that one. So far, I think Aventus is my favorite scent- though this whole thing with different batches has me concerned. I ordered a 2nd 5ml from my original batch, but will be beyond annoyed if my bottle (once I order it) smells very different!

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    Chu...Unsure how duty/taxes work where you are but worth looking at official site below- Buy the sample set and then receive full reimbursement against FB purchase = 60ml samples free! I assume they will ship to wherever you are? Reports are that they are a very friendly and efficient company. I suspect IB will surpass even Aventus- It's a definite FB for me on my next purchase.
    TBH I think all batches of Aventus are worthy and apparently the variations have been 'ironed-out' somewhat- however my 2012 bottle is different to and not as 'good' as the tester I tried instore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chulavistan View Post
    I used to be a prosecutor- now I'd need Gucci Not Guilty, lol.
    Well, in that case Thierry Mugler Innocent.

    And there's Innocent Illusion if you know your client is really guilty

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    Ulrich Lang Dayscape

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    Just curious, why wear a fragrance in a courtroom? Got eyes for the steno huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miket View Post
    Are you a prosecuting attourney? If so Gucci Guilty :P
    LOL

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    Wear what Johnny Cochran wears, Unforgivable

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    All kidding aside: Chanel Anteaus.

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    It's not specifically for the courtroom- I just put on cologne every morning and most mornings I'm in court... Since I'm married, I'll take the 5th on the cute steno's!

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