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  1. #31
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    Guerlain Vetiver

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    Again, thanks to every single person who is giving suggestions. I'm writing it all down to I can revisit most of these again. Hopefully my tastes have developed some more and something jumps out. I smell scents here downtown and think "that smells good and professional" but I never know what it is. So hopefully something connects like TdH did.

    SoS I have scene 7 de Loewe on ebay so I might check it out. Steeler...the more choices the better.

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    Again, thanks to every single person who is giving suggestions. I'm writing it all down to I can revisit most of these again. Hopefully my tastes have developed some more and something jumps out. I smell scents here downtown and think "that smells good and professional" but I never know what it is. So hopefully something connects like TdH did.

    SoS I have scene 7 de Loewe on ebay so I might check it out. Thanks!!Always appreciated. Steeler...the more choices the better.
    Last edited by ToughCool; 11th January 2013 at 01:22 PM.
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    I thought of a few more suggestions:

    Beckham Homme - laugh at the name and pedigree if you want, but I don't think you'll laugh when you smell it. It's like a mix of TdH, Bvlgari Man and Chopard's Noble Vetiver. Citrus/woody/musky and overall an excellent scent. The fact that it's cheap as chips is just icing on the cake.

    Bond #9 Brooklyn - this is TdH after a shave and shower, all suited up and drinking a gin and tonic. Some similarities to TdH although cleaner and more professional. Starts with a brief grapefruit/cardamom, then fades into a heart of juniper berries, and woods (cedar + guaiac) over a nice suede leather.

    Chopard Noble Vetiver - bergamot and cardamom over a clean vetiver/clary sage combo. Professional as they come. Extremely smooth and polished.

    Chopard Noble Cedar - Ok, I've not tried this one, but I imagine it might fit the bill based on what I've read. I know both this and Noble Vetiver are going for cheap on ebay these days. Many have said it maintains that same "noble" (read: refined and professional) character of Noble Vetiver, and that makes it worth investigating, at least.
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    Heres a List for you:

    Zino by Davidoff
    Yatagan by Caron
    Rive Gauche by YSL
    Encre Noire by Lalique
    Grey Flannel by Geoffrey Benne
    Mugler Cologne
    Gentleman by Givenchy(vintage if possible)
    Heritage by Guerlain
    Giorgio Men by Giorgio Beverly Hills
    Michael PH by Michael Kors
    Dirty English by Juicy Couture
    Ungaro III by Emanuel Ungaro
    D&G Pour Homme by D&G
    Pour un Homme by Caron
    Tommy Bahama Original

    All of these are work safe, smell excellent and professional, and are fairly cheap too(much cheaper online than dept. stores). Happy sniffing!

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    Cartier Santos

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    +1 for the new Hanae Mori HiM. Best designer release of 2012, imo. Can be found at Nordstrom.
    Current top 10:

    1. L'Artisan Dzing!
    2. Lorenzo Villoresi Yerbamate
    3. Guerlain Bois d'Armenie
    4. L'Artisan Al Oudh
    5. Bond No. 9 Andy Warhol Silver Factory
    6. Parfumerie Generale Bois Blond
    7. Andy Tauer L'Air du Desert Marocain
    8. Guerlain Derby
    9. Geo F Trumper Eucris
    10. Parfum d'Empire Ambre Russe

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    If you enjoy wearing TdH, I'd say check out Cartier Déclaration.
    You might actually like the Essence version better.
    Last edited by Balthazar; 14th January 2013 at 10:13 AM.

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    I'd second the Encre Noir recommendation, also try Cigar by remy latour very inexpensive 10-15$ I think, with tobacco and spices as it layers pretty nicely with Burberry London (both are my first 2 frags) and quite well with Terre d'Hermes or you could opt for some musk oil or Oud oil from eBay or any specific site they don't cost much and last a lot and if layered properly, they will easily lift up some scents.

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    Try these:
    The latest Brooks Brothers at Nordies
    Encre Noire
    Bang
    Tom Ford for Men
    Bleu de Chanel
    YSL Rive Gauche

    Based upon your tastes, I think each of these would work.

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    Another +1 on HiM, a different spicy frag. Idole de Lubin + Spicebomb= HiM

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    As a TdH also big fan, I would suggest:
    +1 John Varvatos for Men (smooth leather, complex evolution, very very nice)
    +1 Bvlgari PH Soir (bergamot, papyrus, musk, great for warm weather/offfice)
    +1 Bleu de Chanel (very springy & casual, long lasting)
    +1 Cartier Declaration (restrained, elegant, bitter-fresh-macho, imo)
    Chanel Allure Blanche (lemony & creamy, easy to wear, versatile)
    Burberry the Beat (pepper & vetiver, young spirit...this matters, not age after all)

    I'm pretty sure all these can be found in the stores you mentioned. Good luck !
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    Try also Artek Standard by Comme des Garcons - a woody (pine wood) vetiver

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    +1on Cartier Declaration & Bvlgari Man. Other suggestions for office-friendly conservative scents: Lalique Hommage a L'Homme, Prada Infusion d'Homme and Crabtree & Evelyn Sandalwood.
    Currently wearing: Devin by Aramis

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    Thanks again everyone. Great stuff!!Sorry if I am not responding directly or mentioning every scent here but trying to wade through. The other day I tried some and it wasn't what I was looking for

    Tried again..

    Mont Blanc Legend--Wore this for part of the day and not as impressed as I was first time. It is like wearing Platinum Egoiste for an hour and then Fierce for a few hours. Not bad but a little "too much"

    Gucci PH 2--Put this in a thread the other day but the tea note is way too much for me and I get this weird pickle juice vibe. Always have with this stuff.

    Dior Homme--Tried for the 10th time. No matter what I do the iris is just too pronounced on my skin

    YSL L'Homme.--I keep hearing it should be woody but I get powdery. Even the Libre version seemed like "this has been done 10 times already."

    Kenzo Boisee--The first 20 minutes of this I was enjoying...then...I got a weird air freshener drydown that just made me think "Glade." Disappointed because I was enjoying it

    RL Safari--It was there and wanted to see this again..funny..I still love this stuff. But there is a datedness that I can't escape while wearing it.

    So right now I'm thinking of wearing in or testing in my next round" Bleu de Chanel; Cartier Declaration (I've tried this and Essence in past and the "B.O." vibe really was strong but will try again); Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme; Encre Noir (wore some in past but it is a faded memory); ....and really anything else I will cross

    Also, for this purpose I used to love and wear Brooks Brothers Classic but I think they ditched that version and now have a new cologne that was mentioned above. I'll see if similar.

    I may have to hunt down Bang too...used to love the pepper on me
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    Hit all the TJ Maxx's/Marshall's/Ross' before you buy Bang at retail. You should not pay more than $20. My wife loves this stuff on me.

    Bleu de Chanel is office friendly and very appealing. It's a real people pleaser that my wife also likes. Same can be said of Chanel Allure Homme Sport (but not the Eau Extreme version IT REEKS).

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    Cartier Santos Concentree, for big, dark, sophisticated woody effects.

    Another "big woods" for business, though not a department store scent: a light misting of Serge Lutens Chene. A good value, not a lot more $$ than upper-end department store, and it goes a long way. No more than two sprays and you're good for the day.
    Last edited by mrcologneguy; 14th January 2013 at 06:50 PM.

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    I would second the Tom Ford Grey Vetiver and Tom Ford for Men suggestions.

    I would also suggest you try Bond No. 9 I Love New York for Marriage Equality (but that may be outside the range you are looking, based on your original posting) - but I would recommend you give it a try...
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Xerjoff - Nio
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    5. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Creed - Virgin Island Water
    8. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    9. Creed - Original Cologne
    10. Clive Christian - 1872 for Men

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    +x Declaration
    TOP 3 hot weather:

    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Lalique Encre Noire
    3. Creed Millesime Imperial


    TOP 3 cold weather:

    1. Dior Homme
    2. Eau Des Baux
    3. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme

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    Hi. Can you please help me? I want to order for my boyfrend Habit rouge l´eau, as a blind buy- gift (sadly, can´t find it anywhere to smell it). He likes Encre nore, Terre d´Hermes, Hommage a la Homme. It´s a good idea, or not? Thank you and sorry for my english.

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