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    Default What are some good niche fragrances for casual wear?

    When i think niche, most of the time i think sharp dressed man. Maybe a suit or button down shirt. But I'm not that type of person and im trying to find some niche scents that are well fitted for casual wear, like maybe jeans and a polo. What are some good ones that come to mind?

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    Virgin Island Water by Creed for Holiday on the beach
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    Aventus for anytime! Creed needs to cut me a check. A few bottles of Aventus will do!

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    Creed Aventus, Original Vetiver, silver mountain water, millesime imperial
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    Default Re: What are some good niche fragrances for casual wear?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wit_Siamese View Post
    Virgin Island Water by Creed for Holiday on the beach
    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    Aventus for anytime! Creed needs to cut me a check. A few bottles of Aventus will do!
    +1 on these. If we are staying with Creed, I would also suggest Original Vetiver and GIT. Very versatile fragrances.

    Bond No. 9 Chez Bond, Eau de New York, and Bleecker Street would be good for casual wear.
    Current Summer Favorites:

    1. Creed - Original Cologne
    2. Xerjoff - Nio
    3. Creed - Aventus
    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    5. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    6. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
    7. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    8. Dior - Homme Sport 2012
    9. Tom Ford - Rive d'Ambre
    10. Creed - Virgin Island Water

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    so far two from the house of Micallef. Maybe i should check out this house. And i also agree with original vetiver and virgin island water.

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    for casual wear, i usually go for fresh or citrus scents

    Come to mind, there are more but these are the first few that pop up

    Creed- Jardin d'Amalfi, GIT, and Aventus
    MFK - APOM, Absolute pour le Martin, and Aqua Universal forte
    AUSSIES, join our exclusive niche split club.

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    Currently splitting:

    Amouage - Tribute, Homage and OPUS VII
    Andy Tauer - Noontide Petals, Miriam and Loretta
    HdP - Veni, Vidi, Vici and Rosam, Ambrarem, Petroleum
    The Different Company - Oud Shamash, Oud for Love and Aurore Nomade
    Guerlain - Sous Le Vent, Angélique Noire, Bois d'Armenie, Cruel Gardenia, Rose Barbare

    and many more niches up for split...

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    Default Re: What are some good niche fragrances for casual wear?

    Quote Originally Posted by fragnifiscent View Post
    When i think niche, most of the time i think sharp dressed man. Maybe a suit or button down shirt. But I'm not that type of person and im trying to find some niche scents that are well fitted for casual wear, like maybe jeans and a polo. What are some good ones that come to mind?
    Creed Silver Mountain Water. I just received mine from Creed Boutique last week. It's a casual scent for daytime wear. This can also be worn in cooler weather, it's not just a Summer Fragrance. Some say it's too feminine and I absolutely disagree. This is a man's fragrance.
    My Creed lineup is as follows.

    Original Santal
    Royal Oud
    Aventus
    Silver Mountain Water
    Green Irish Tweed
    Erolfa

    This is Winter first and then reverse in warmer months. Original Santal is the sleeper, say what you want about it. Great for cooler weather daily and evening use. Excellent for a night out in the summer chicks dig it when dancing at the club and they get up on you. Go easy on application in the summer, it's a projection beast!

    Good luck choosing!
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    Great post. I believe there are loads of choices in this catagory.

    I'd start with some of Acqua di Parma's offerrings. Any of their Blu Mediterraneo range are good for casual wear and Essenza di Colonia is equally good for formal or casual.

    Creed's Tabarome, Silver Mountain Water, Himalaya and Virgin Island Water are all good casual choices too. Personally I save Aventus for more formal ocassions, but I guess it could work just as easily in a casual setting.

    L'Artisan's Batucada is also a good choice for casual wear (although some may find it a tad too sweet!).

    Although I don't own them, I've tested both of Serge Lutens' original Lea and Leau Froide and in my opinion they would fit the bill. The only qualm I would have about either of these is their lack of originality and affordability, compared to the similar designer 'acqua' style cheaper offerrings available.

    I'd really be interested in hearing what you end up going for. Good luck
    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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    Good suggestions already. In niche, there are actually many brands that have a more casual aesthetic. For instance, CDG, with many of its scents (CDG man, eau de parfum, hinoki, vettiveru, etc). Some Diptyque as well, like Eau de diptyque, Philosykos, Vetiveryo.

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    I feel most Creeds fit the bill

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    No love for Le Labo Bergamote 22?

    I think that is an exceptional casual fragrance, as is the much-mentioned VIW by Creed.

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    It depends on the weather...
    Warm -- Original Vetiver
    Cold -- Bergamote 22

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    Just about any Creed fragrance is good for casual wear. Some that immediately come to mind are:

    Silver Mountain Water
    Himalaya
    Green Irish Tweed
    Virgin Island Water
    Millesime Imperial
    Aventus
    Spice and Wood
    Erolfa

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    Default Re: What are some good niche fragrances for casual wear?

    These I feel comfortable throwing on nearly any time:

    Silver Mountain Water
    Bleecker Street
    Aventus
    Chez Bond

    I'll add Reflection Man as a niche that can be worn on most occasions but can be a little too sweet in warmer weather.

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    Frederic Malle Bigarade Concentree.

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    Murdocks Black Tea fragrance.

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    most vetiver will do the trick (Vetiver Extraordinaire, Vettiveru, Mona Di Orio Vetyver and the likes)....here are a few others that you might want to check...

    Mark Birley For Men
    L'Eau Du Governeur
    L'Eau De Tarocco
    CDG2Man
    CDG Play
    (the original)
    Cologne Bigarade
    Entre Naranjos


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    Many of Creeds do so:
    GIT
    SMW
    MI
    Himalaya...

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    I was going to suggest two Creeds - MI and GIT (especially the latter!). Seems I've been beaten to it!
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    My favourites include Serge Lutens - Un Bois Sepia, Aniick Goutal - Eau du Sud, Knize Forest, L'Artisan's Navegar and the wonderful Fragonard's Cologne Grand Luxe

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
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    +1 Love this one.

    I'm also seconding Aventus and GIT for casual wear.

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