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    Default most versatile scents

    the criteria
    * projects really well, but not too strong
    * can be worn all seasons, the hottest summers and harshest winters
    * can be worn outdoors, indoors
    * can be worn at any event

    Aventus and Platinum Egoiste, IMO, are the most versatile.

    Gucci Pour Homme II, believe it or not, is as well.

    Any other contenders?

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    how about Eau de Cartier? I always think this can be worn almost anywhere anytime (not for sexy times, though)

    I know its simple and sometimes boring...

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    Default Re: most versatile scents

    There are zillions. I'll name one: Rafting by Galimard

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    Default Re: most versatile scents

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    There are zillions.
    This. The first one that immediately comes to mind though is Terre d'Hermes.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    Default Re: most versatile scents

    Would have to go with Aventus also. A couple of honorable mentions would be GPHII, MI, DHI, D&G the one and Mugler Cologne.
    Currently wearing: Memoir Man by Amouage

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    Default Re: most versatile scents

    terre d hermes isn't the safest cologne, but it is one of the most versatile.

    millesime imperial is versatile, except for the fact that it just doesn't project in the winter at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    There are zillions.
    Yup. I'll note three: one that's dirt cheap, one that's average price, and one spendy niche:

    Curve, which most here would scoff at, but it's amazingly versatile and a compliment catcher. I get far more compliments with Curve than Aventus. That shocked me since I love Aventus, but Curve is a people pleaser.

    Bvlgari Aqva. I don't own it, but I can't help thinking it would work nicely in any season.

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    Default Re: most versatile scents

    Geir ness

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    Default Re: most versatile scents

    Dior Homme Sport
    Chanel Allure Homme Sport
    YSL L'Homme
    Aqua Fahrenheit
    GIT
    SMW
    Himalaya
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    Default Re: most versatile scents

    Bleu de chanel.

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    Chanel Allure Homme Sport
    Blue de Chanel
    Dior Homme Sport

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    GIT. The end.
    Currently wearing: Original Vetiver by Creed

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    GIT
    SMW
    YSL L'Homme
    D&G PH

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    Default Re: most versatile scents

    Can half of those listed above project in the winter?

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    Eau Sauvage, versatility since 1966.
    by the time you can afford good speakers, you can't hear the difference

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    Aventus, Platinum Egoiste, Bleu de Chanel, YSL L'Homme.

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    Default Re: most versatile scents

    Aventus and GIT comes to my mind immediately.

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    Bleu, Boss Bottled.

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    Default Re: most versatile scents

    Rive Gauche Pour Homme would cover all your criteria nicely.
    My current top 10 (subject to change) in no particular order:

    Rive Gauche Pour Homme, Serge Lutens Cuir Mauresque, Armani Prive' Nuances,
    Armani Prive' Bois d'Encens, Ermenegildo Zegna Indonesian Oud, Essenza de Zegna, Amouage Beloved Man, Fahrenheit Le Parfum, Dior La Collection Couturier Vetiver, and Rasikh Syed Junaid Alam.

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    Default Re: most versatile scents

    Tried Silver Mountain Water last week, and it actually was solid in the cold. One of the colognes that came to mind is L'Homme by YSL, but it won't survive windy condition -- at least not on my skin.




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    Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense
    Fahrenheit Absolute
    Tsar by VCA
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    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    Can half of those listed above project in the winter?
    Winter is relative?

    I live in miami, what is this winter you speak of? its 81 and humid out right now

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    Rive Gauche
    TdH
    GIT
    MKK

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    Vintage Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme

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    Default Re: most versatile scents

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHaarlem View Post
    Vintage Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme
    In the heat that is a cloying monster!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiteEmUpGood View Post
    In the heat that is a cloying monster!
    I've worn its 1st reformulated version last winter, and it was already cloying. But, I doubt that the vintage formulation would be, as I've worn it indoors, where it was around 80 degrees and packed with people, and it was never cloying nor offensive.

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    terre and platinum egoiste +
    Seasonal favorites :

    Winter : The Dreamer & Burberry London
    Spring-Autumn : Bvlgari Pour Homme & Prada Man
    Summer : Bvlgari Aqva & Aqua Fahrenheit
    All-Rounders : Terre D'Hermes & Bleu de Chanel

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    GIT
    Egoiste

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    These all work in really cold weather and intense heat.

    Bleu de Chanel
    Eau Sauvage
    Mont Blanc Legend
    Kenzo Pour Homme

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    Rive Gauche

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