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    Default Fragrance recommendation for a serious person?

    What perfume suits for serious, mysterious-type of a men?

    I'm a 21 yr old guy and quite nerdy. I work as a programmer/web developer. I'm a discrete type of a person but I'm very friendly.

    My favorite scent at the moment is Bulgari Pour Homme Extreme. I like its classy, soft scent and I had lots of compliments with it.

    I was looking for kinda-similar scent to that which is aimed for serious, mysterious, silent men.

    I wanna match it with semi-corporate attire and sometimes casual attire.

    What can you suggest? Thanks!
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    Default Re: Fragrance recommendation for a serious person?

    How about Black Tourmaline, it's fairly conservative, but not something everyone else will be wearing. How about Mona d'Orio Vetyver, soft, dry, not really a vetiver based scent, conservative yet very wearable. Both will have people wondering about the mysterious fragrance...

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    How about Black Tourmaline, it's fairly conservative, but not something everyone else will be wearing. How about Mona d'Orio Vetyver, soft, dry, not really a vetiver based scent, conservative yet very wearable. Both will have people wondering about the mysterious fragrance...
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    Burberry London

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    Default Re: Fragrance recommendation for a serious person?

    I also smoke a lot. I realized the scent of my fragrance easily perish while I'm smoking. Any advise for this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by groomdedz View Post
    I also smoke a lot. I realized the scent of my fragrance easily perish while I'm smoking. Any advise for this?
    Stop smoking?....

    Sarcasm aside, I'd say give Encre Noire a shot.

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    Smoke usually goes well with older masculines of the 70s and 80s. Given your requirements, I'd suggest Caron Yatagan. It opens very green vegetable like, then turns into a dark woody masculine.

    For a more avant-garde bent, there's the brand Comme des Garcons. For instance, CDG2 man is lemony-incensy, with a definite churchy vibe. Another would be Hinoki, dry woody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonghpafu View Post
    Stop smoking?....

    Sarcasm aside, I'd say give Encre Noire a shot.
    My thoughts exactly. EN might be a good fit.

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    Tom Ford Extreme - A serious fragrance for a serious person!

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    Polo Double Black

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    Monsieur de Givenchy
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    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
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    4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    Polo Green. The Original. Very masculine, created during an era when smoking was quite in fashion, easily purchased. You may want to try this one.

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    Aventus, tobacco vanille, portrait of a lady, invasion barbare will all survive smoke

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    Zino Davidoff -- made by a cigar company so you know it goes great with tobacco smoke.

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    Default Re: Fragrance recommendation for a serious person?

    A serious frag, as in not sweet, not unisex, and definitely masculine? Try VanCleef & Arpels pour homme, as I just suggested to another guy here. This is an unsmiling yet classy scent that says "I mean business."

    Quote Originally Posted by docluv45 View Post
    Polo Double Black
    Seriously??

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    Quote Originally Posted by senore01 View Post
    Polo Green. The Original. Very masculine, created during an era when smoking was quite in fashion, easily purchased. You may want to try this one.
    Only if you can pick up the vintage. This has been reformulated (not sure when) and some I bought recently is quite unacceptable, both in scent and longevity (compared to the old). I believe it is mostly due to the reduction or removal of the oakmoss.
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    Chanel Sycomore

    Gray Vetiver

    Rive Gauche

    Tom Ford Extreme

    Encre Noir

    Guerlain L'Instant ( EDT )

    Creed BdP


    Or some vintage like

    One Men Show

    New York

    Heritage

    Zino

    Chanel PMC !!!!

    All from Aramis line ( 900, Divine )

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    Black Afgano. Doesn't get any more serious than that. Great frag!

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    I would suggest you to try Cartier Santos (old formulation one ) .

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    Let me answer your question with another...

    Why? So? Serious?

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    Another vote for Rive Gauche - understated and mature yet still contemporaneously stylish

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    Narciso Rodriguez Musc

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    Also...DK Unleaded for men, smells like tobacco and gasoline in a good way...very mysterious and you will smell like no one else.

    This was discontinued and then re-released and available only at Nordstroms I believe.

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    I'm playing around with Armani Privé Bois d'Encens. Very serene, not exactly liturgical, but evocative of contented solemnity and peace.

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    M7 by Yves Saint Laurent

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    Quote Originally Posted by senore01 View Post
    Polo Green. The Original. Very masculine, created during an era when smoking was quite in fashion, easily purchased. You may want to try this one.
    ^Excellent recommendation above. And Also as Bigsteve mentioned, I feel the vintage is certainly a little better, but if you can't find vintage, Modern Reserve may be an option. Polo would cut through the smoke and possibly blend a bit haha

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    D&G Pour Homme (vintage)
    Michael Kors (vintage)

    Hell try out Creed's Aventus....
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    Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur
    DIOR Homme Intense
    Guerlain L'IDGExtreme
    Chanel Platinum Egoiste
    Chanel Allure Edition Blanche
    Jean-Paul Gaultier Le Male
    Thierry Mugler Pure Malt

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    Tom Ford Extreme was a great suggestion.

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    Default Re: Fragrance recommendation for a serious person?

    Has to be something Dark.

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    Dark, silent, mysterious, smokes and possibly spells danger?

    Drakkar Noir. a night scent though.

    Else, Kenneth Cole BLACK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Incontinent View Post
    Let me answer your question with another...

    Why? So? Serious?
    His father.... Was a fiend....

    Another recommendation for Encre Noire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by senore01 View Post
    Polo Green. The Original. Very masculine, created during an era when smoking was quite in fashion, easily purchased. You may want to try this one.
    This would cut through smoke.
    Vintage Kouros rocks

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    Quote Originally Posted by smellgood4u View Post
    This would cut through smoke.
    It would make smoke grow hair on its chest.

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    Encre Noir. The bottle, the smell, the feeling just captures a man sitting at a type writer, cigarette hanging from his lip, writing short stories. I imagine someone like Jack Kerouac wearing it while writing "On the Road".

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    Default Re: Fragrance recommendation for a serious person?

    [QUOTE=bigsteve;2794611]A serious frag, as in not sweet, not unisex, and definitely masculine? Try VanCleef & Arpels pour homme, as I just suggested to another guy here. This is an unsmiling yet classy scent that says "I mean business."



    Seriously??

    Whtas wrong with polo double black? Its a awesome scent

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    You know, I hate to see it, but I'm pretty sure most people who think they come across as "mysterious" are sort of losers. No offense or anything, haha.

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    Narciso Rodriguez for Him

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    Quote Originally Posted by VintagePoison View Post
    Narciso Rodriguez for Him
    careful with this one, I sold mine after being told it was offensive by men and women

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmmm View Post
    careful with this one, I sold mine after being told it was offensive by men and women
    Offensive? Hahaha, I find it a serious, kind of gloomy fragrance. Some people say melancholic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VintagePoison View Post
    Offensive? Hahaha, I find it a serious, kind of gloomy fragrance. Some people say melancholic.
    Yeah that's why I bought it, it kinda fits my style, I wear alot of dark, leather, drive a nasy black z28 and a Harley when the sun shines, and I still found it to be just....too much lol. Oddly enough I like thoes little preppy-ish girls, who have all made negative or neutral comments on it. And yes I know, they would probably drink ADG and curve right out the bottle, so maybe a more mature crowd would go for it. I'm 22, I shop around the age of 20 so this might explain why it's not for me and might win the race for someone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VintagePoison View Post
    Narciso Rodriguez for Him
    Ive only heard negative comments when I've worn this. I received this from a fellow member, worn it till the vials ran out regardless what people had said. Someone told me I smelt like "damp mold"

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