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    Default The scent of power....

    the title says it all...

    What scent gives you the feeling of omnipotence?

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    ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by easyfish View Post
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    Vintage Bijan for Men
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)

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    Tom Ford Extreme
    Puredistance M
    Boi Du Portugal

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    Whatever I happen to be wearing at any given time.

    I bend buckets of 6" (60 Penny) nails for fun.

    Strong! Like Bull!

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    Vintage Tabarome.

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    I have this feeling about L'Anarchiste. Also many frags from Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier do the trick (Santal Noble, Parfum d'Habit, Ambre Precieux). I could continue with Grey Flannel and Jubilation XXV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by easyfish View Post
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    I bet that stuff's smashing

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    Santos De Cartier Concentree
    Hard work never killed anyone, but why risk it?

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    Try it and tell me you don't agree. This stuff says "I mean business."

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    Well, none, really
    But i associate the idea of mean businessman to New York PDN. Or Chanel Pour Monsieur!
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    Most Amouage have the Powah

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    Oh god, how could I forget VC&Aph??? As bigsteve pointed it's indeed a power scent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    Tom Ford Extreme
    Puredistance M
    Boi Du Portugal
    I agree completely with these. Also, Ungaro III.
    Current Top Five:
    1. Bois des Iles--Chanel
    2. George Sand--Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
    3. L'Ame Soeur--Divine
    4. Violet Blonde--Tom Ford
    5. Santal Blush--Tom Ford

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    Cartier Declaration
    Pure Havane

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    Nothing gives me anything like that feeling............if I had to answer though it would be Amouage Epic or Xerjoff Gao. Honorable mentions to Zhafar and BdP

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe mcclaine View Post
    Whatever I happen to be wearing at any given time.
    This

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    For me, I feel most "powerful" when wearing:

    1. Van Cleef & Arpel Pour Homme, my go-to business cologne (I love this cologne more and more)
    2. GIT, my go-to everyday work cologne (lately)
    and, surprisingly,
    3. Dior Homme (original). I guess maybe it's an "I smell so pretty, and yet I'm going to crush you, little person" thing.
    Current Top Five:

    1. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    5. Creed Original Vetiver

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    GIT, cool water, polo modern reserve, french lover, chanel PE and Beckam homme are all 'power' scents from my current arsenal.

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    I get that feeling when i wear Mazzolari Lui under a wife beater.
    Are you not entertained??? Is this not why you are here??

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    50-cent-lead.jpg

    Ok but seriously maybe Aventus or Invasion Barbare
    “Perfume is like cocktails without the hangover, like chocolate without the calories, like an affair without tears, like a vacation from which you never have to come back.”

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    Scents along the lines (however, without being strictly limited to): Azzaro pour Homme, Aramis pour Homme, Van Cleef&Arpels pour Homme, Paco Rabanne pour Homme, Chanel Antaeus, Versace l'Homme, Quorum, Zino and Relax by Davidoff, Gucci Nobile, Fendi Uomo, Esencia Loewe and other fragrances comparable to the the aforementioned.

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    Leonard pour Homme (among others...)
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

    #BBOG!

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    Tobacco Vanille
    Vintage PdN New York

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    Big leathers like Bandit, Rien, or Knize Ten.

    cacio

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    Narciso Rodriguez for Him has been created to give a signal of the position of power and authorization. A suitable scent for a fraud investigator, insurance inspector, headmaster, high priest, etc.

    That rainy grey flowery violet opening set of notes is misleading, imo....
    "Le parfum est la musique du corps"
    (Marcel Rochas)

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    Amouage Homage Attar
    amouage tribute attar
    Amouage jubilation xxv
    My Top 10

    1. Amouage Homage Attar
    2. Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan
    3. YSL M7
    4. Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
    5. Chanel Egoiste
    6. 24 Gold by Scentstory
    7. Amouage Epic Man
    8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
    9. Bond No. 9 New York Oud
    10. Serge Lutens - Chergui



    "A beautiful fragrance to the nose is like good jazz music to the ears, great food to the mouth, and Megan Fox and Jessica Alba to the eyes..."

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    For me its Dior Homme and Chanel Antaeus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Scents along the lines (however, without being strictly limited to): Azzaro pour Homme, Aramis pour Homme, Van Cleef&Arpels pour Homme, Paco Rabanne pour Homme, Chanel Antaeus, Versace l'Homme, Quorum, Zino and Relax by Davidoff, Gucci Nobile, Fendi Uomo, Esencia Loewe and other fragrances comparable to the the aforementioned.
    Great powerhouse theme going here. I like the way you think, bro.

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    Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme suffers no fools.

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    Vetiver Extraordinaire(Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle) says "Stand back you lot...I'm going through!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giannino View Post
    GIT, cool water, polo modern reserve, french lover, chanel PE and Beckam homme are all 'power' scents from my current arsenal.
    Seriously? Wait til you try some *real* power scents

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    Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme suffers no fools.
    Definitely

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roper-Hall View Post
    Vetiver Extraordinaire(Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle) says "Stand back you lot...I'm going through!"
    You are absolutely correct about this one. I tried a sample and had to stand back myself. It is potent juice. If you are a vetiver lover, this one is your dream come true.

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    Chanel Egoiste
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    YSL Opium homme EDP, Rive Gauche pour homme, Villoresi Uomo, Dior Homme vintage, Body Kouros, Guerlain homme intense etc.

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    One Man Show by Jacques Bogart (1980)

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    Vintage Michael for Men by Michael Kors

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    GIT, royal oud, Aventus
    Jazz
    Hinoki
    Molecule 01
    Kyoto
    Anything amouage
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigsteve View Post


    Try it and tell me you don't agree. This stuff says "I mean business."
    This is what immediately came to mind when I read the title. Vintage if you can get it, but the latest version is exceptional as well.
    Current Favorites:
    1. Le 3me Homme - Caron
    2. Yatagan - Caron
    3. Van Cleef & Arples Pour Homme
    4. Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme
    5. Kouros - YSL
    6. L'Anarchiste - Caron
    7. Xeryus - Givenchy
    8. V.I.P. Special Reserve - Giorgio Beverly Hills
    9. The Dreamer - Versace
    10. Nobile - Gucci

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    If you have to explain to people that you are in charge, then you aren't. And that includes having your fragrance do the talking for you.

    I would much prefer to gain power with a great idea and walk into a room smelling of "Gendarme" or "Molecule 01" than try to roar into a room on the fragrance equivalent of a souped up muscle car and try to convince the room that I am in charge because I smell bossy.

    Overcompensation is always a danger with such things because it can signal weakness rather than strength.

    Power is quiet because it can afford to be. Weakness is loud because it has to be. Babies cry for a reason.

    If you've really got the goods to grab the power, go in quietly, politely, confidently, and that includes an elegant but subdued fragrance. Let everyone else talk first.

    They'll never see it coming and they won't know what hit them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LA2000 View Post
    If you have to explain to people that you are in charge, then you aren't. And that includes having your fragrance do the talking for you.

    I would much prefer to gain power with a great idea and walk into a room smelling of "Gendarme" or "Molecule 01" than try to roar into a room on the fragrance equivalent of a souped up muscle car and try to convince the room that I am in charge because I smell bossy.

    Overcompensation is always a danger with such things because it can signal weakness rather than strength.

    Power is quiet because it can afford to be. Weakness is loud because it has to be. Babies cry for a reason.

    If you've really got the goods to grab the power, go in quietly, politely, confidently, and that includes an elegant but subdued fragrance. Let everyone else talk first.

    They'll never see it coming and they won't know what hit them.
    Nicely articulated; total agreement here.

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    ^^
    I believe most of us know this already, but still choose to play along with the theme.

    One Man Show Gold Edition must be added to the list.
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

    #BBOG!

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    Quote Originally Posted by perfaddict View Post
    ^^
    I believe most of us know this already, but still choose to play along with the theme.
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    +1. Don't you just love it when some of these guys, instead of having fun with the thread, have to get all preachy and philosophical?

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    Glad to see VanCleef & Arpels PH getting some commentary here. This is one of the best masculine scents ever conceived, IMO.
    I would buy it even if it were 2 or 3 times the price it currently goes for.

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    Santos de Cartier Concentree +1
    Ungaro III +1

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    Esencia Loewe

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    Tuscan Leather. Look no further.

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    There are a lot of big leathers showing up in this thread. And those big leathers don't make me think "leader" or "knows what he's doing". They make me think of Burt Reynolds before he went grey, with a black shirt unbuttoned to just above his navel, and a chunky gold chain showing.

    Nope, the Scent of Power for me would be a "Big Tobacco". Not some confection like Tobacco Vanille, which frankly is more Vanille that it is Tobacco. No, I mean a scent that smells like I've been squatting in a tobacconists for the last month. The only sweetness being the natural sweetness you get from some pouches of pipe tobacco. I've not found what one out there would give this effect, but I'm sure many of you have.

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    Azzaro Pour Homme and Polo ralph lauren Polo

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    Kouros but you need to use at least 15 spritzs on upper body and 7-10 spritzs on your legs and butt. (Do it just after taking a shower)
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    Odin No.7 Tanoke, if only it lasted longer it would be my signature scent, but alas it is too short lived for its price.
    Summer 2013 Top 10 :

    1. Creed Aventus
    2. Dior Homme Sport (2012)
    3. L'Eau Bleue D'Issey
    4. Bleu de Chanel
    5. Acqua dio Gio Essenza
    6. Strange Invisible Perfumes - Peloponnesian
    7. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    8. Diesel Green Masculine
    9. Terre d'Hermes
    10. Guerlain Homme

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    Andy:

    for an enormous, powerful tobacco, there's the current formulation of Amouage Tribute.

    cacio

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    Tuscan Leather

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    The scent of the clueless man that wants power, Joop! Homme Joop!
    The scent of the man at peace with his power, either Antico Caruso or Santal Noble.
    The scent of the man a little unsure of his power, GIT.
    The scent of the obscenely powerful, any thing they damn well please. Amouage Gold, Clive Christian, Old Spice.

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    Default Re: The scent of power....

    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Paradise View Post
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    One Man Show by Jacques Bogart (1980)
    +1. Yes, this is one of those powerhouse scents that isn't joking around.

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    For tobacco powerhouses try Vermiel, or Davidoff if you can find it. Also Bogart Pour Homme is a super powered cherry tobacco, Cigar, Cigar Commander, Cuba Red, Tobacco Latino, Quorum, and of course Aramis Havana.

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    For tobacco powerhouses try Vermiel, or Davidoff if you can find it. Also Bogart Pour Homme is a super powered cherry tobacco, Cigar, Cigar Commander, Cuba Red, Tobacco Latino, Quorum, and of course Aramis Havana.

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