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    Default New categories of scent

    We have all heard about the categories of scents: fougeres, chypres, orientals, hesperidics.

    How about some new categories and suggestions, just for fun? (These are my personal ideas.)

    Dandy scents: Derby, Mouchoir de Monsieur, Jicky, Habit Rouge, Cuir Pleine Fleur, Aleksandr, Boutonniere, Richard James EDT.

    Seduction scents: Back to Black, Black Orchid, Tobacco Vanille, Kingdom, Tuscan Leather, Vol de Nuit, Shalimar.

    Outdoor scents: Acqua di Gio, Le Troisieme Homme, Les Lus Belles Lanvande de Caron.

    Office/work scents: Pour Un Homme, Dior Homme, Azzaro Chrome.

    Any ideas for category additions?
    "...put on clothes that are well-scented with incense. Even if you’re somewhere where no one special will see you, you still feel a heady sense of pleasure inside." Things that make your heart beat fast (translated by Meredith McKinney), Sei Shonagon. The Pillow Book.

    "The sunset is deeper and longer. The scent of the jasmine is stronger." Miracles. Pet Shop Boys

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    Christmas scents! - Fille en Aiguilles, Tobacco Vanille, Burberry London

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    "I'm not seeing anyone important today so i'll just throw this fragrance" category - Versace Man Eau Fraiche

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    "I'm spending the day alone so not afraid to offend anyone:"

    - Black Orchid
    - Nuit Noire
    - Velvet Gardenia
    - Paco Rabanne La Nuit
    Currently wearing: Shalimar by Guerlain

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    The wife is gone for the day

    Kouros
    Dark Aoud
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    Oh and the lets please the masses

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    Chrome
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    Gourmands
    Sports

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    Very good choice!
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    "I'm not seeing anyone important today so i'll just throw this fragrance" category - Versace Man Eau Fraiche
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    Tobacco Vanille is a good one!2792404]Christmas scents! - Fille en Aiguilles, Tobacco Vanille, Burberry London [/QUOTE]

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    Got a lot of compliments of Verssace Man Eau Fraiche.
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    "I'm not seeing anyone important today so i'll just throw this fragrance" category - Versace Man Eau Fraiche

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    Maybe, and this is a mere suggestion, formal wear scents (often partially similar to dandy scents and office wear scents), the ones coming to my mind being: Mouchoir de Monsieur, Boucheron PH EDP, with a bit of fragrance daringness, even Knize Ten or Creed BDP.

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    The 'occidental'. The opposite of the 'oriental', the occidental is cold instead of expansive, and suggests a Cold War era British civil servant lost in a forest in far Northern Europe. He must seem to beat at the withered undergrowth with his umbrella, and to survey the coniferous thicket with a scowl. Examples: Blenheim Bouquet, Bois du Portugal, Wellington, Azzaro PH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sol invictus View Post
    Gourmands
    Sports
    I really love those!

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    Perhaps Travel/Vacation scents

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    Syrups: most of the female counters in dept stores. Subcategories: floral syrups (aka slutty pink)

    Hospital cleaners: half of the male counters. Subcategory: coastal hospital cleaners.

    Functionals (as separated from cleaners): all modern muguets, lindens, many white florals, the Clean line, etc

    Bilges: several, mostly niche examples.

    cacio

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    Haha cacio - always with the "bilge" you poor bugger

    I like the one Kaelee came up with - holographic fragrances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Syrups: most of the female counters in dept stores. Subcategories: floral syrups (aka slutty pink)
    Bwahaha! Victoria Secret is probably copyrighting this as we speak.
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