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    Default Re: Your 5 Must Experience Colognes?

    Not necessarily my favorite 5, but touching on five different areas:

    1. Knize Ten (for leathers)
    2. Azzaro pour homme (for fougere)
    3. Caron pour un homme (for lavender)
    4. Egoiste (for woods)
    5. Amouage Gold man (for florals)

    cacio

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    Default Re: Your 5 Must Experience Colognes?

    Gendarme
    Tobacco Vanille
    Aventus
    Dior Homme Intense
    Windsor

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    Acqua di Parma Colonia
    Creed Green Irish Tweed
    Guerlain Derby
    Pascal Morabito Or Black
    YSL M7

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    For newcomers to the fragrance world, I would suggest the following must tries:

    Tom Ford Noir de Noir
    Creed Aventus
    Creed Silver Mountain Water
    Creed Millesime Imperial
    Terre d'Hermes Parfum

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    Portrait of a Lady
    La Myrrhe
    Iris Silver Mist
    Mona di Orio Oud
    Vetiver Pour Elle

    is what I'd say today

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    Terre d'Hermès
    Dior Homme
    Creed Green Irish Tweed
    Guerlain Habit Rouge
    Frédéric Malle Portrait of a Lady

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    Eau Sauvage
    Fahrenheit
    Dior Homme
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Guerlain Vetiver

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    Default Re: Your 5 Must Experience Colognes?

    1.Chanel Egoiste.
    2.Creed Green Irish Tweed.
    3.YSL Rive Gauche PH.
    4.Dior Eau Sauvage.
    5.Serge Lutens Chergui.


    Equally worthy -


    Givenchy Insense.
    Giorgio for Men.
    Chanel Sycomore.
    Guerlain Habit Rouge.
    Caron 3rd Man.
    Last edited by JON RODGERS; 11th January 2013 at 06:29 AM.

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    Égoïste (Cologne Concentrée)
    Antaeus
    Fahrenheit
    Dior Homme Intense
    Jaïpur Homme, EdP

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    Default Re: Your 5 Must Experience Colognes?

    These aren't my favorites but definitely should be tried:
    1. GIT
    2. Fahrenheit
    3. Angel Men
    4. Colonia
    5. M7
    My current top ten:
    1. Spice and Wood
    2. Tonka Imperiale
    3. Dior Homme
    4. Pure Malt
    5. Oud Wood
    6. Ambre Nuit
    7. L'air Du Desert Marocain
    8. Noir de Noir
    9. Apple Brandy
    10.Straight to Heaven

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    Default Re: Your 5 Must Experience Colognes?

    Egoïste, Eau d'Orange Verte, Selection Verte, Vintage Tabarome, Pure Havane.
    Currently wearing: Marry Me by Lanvin

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    Default Re: Your 5 Must Experience Colognes?

    Among the best of its type:-

    Ralph Lauren Polo (vintage)
    Armani Aqua di Gio pour Homme
    Dior Fahrenheit
    Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
    Montale Black Aoud

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    Default Re: Your 5 Must Experience Colognes?

    1. Terre d' Hermes (woody)
    2. GIT (fougere)
    3. AdP Colonia (citrus)
    4. Millesime Imperial (acquatic)
    5. Amouage Epic Man (oriental)
    Currently wearing: Eau Duelle by Diptyque

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    Dior - Fahrenheit.
    Chanel - Egoiste.
    Mugler - A*Men.
    YSL - Kouros.
    Hermes - Terre d' Hermes.

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    Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
    Guerlain - Shalimar
    Givenchy - Gentleman
    Guerlain - Derby
    Penhaligons - Hammam Bouquet

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    Default Re: Your 5 Must Experience Colognes?

    Pick any 5 from my signature.

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    These are my "musts"

    Fahrenheit
    Rive Gauche PH
    Terre d' Hermes
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Bulgari Black

    For me these cover all occasions, seasons, moods, weather etc.

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    Aventus
    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
    Dior Homme Intense
    Montale Dark Oud
    Amouage Jub XXV

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    L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme EDT or EDP
    Chanel Egoiste
    Heritage Guerlain
    Acqua di Parma Colonia
    Azzaro Pour Homme

    plus . . . Hermes Rocabar

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    Default Re: Your 5 Must Experience Colognes?

    For range between them and depth within them:

    Dior Fahrenheit
    Azzaro pour Homme
    Cartier Declaration
    Dior Eau Sauvage
    YSL M7

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    Aventus
    GIT
    Terre d'Hermès
    Sycomore
    Allure Homme Sport Cologne Sport

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    Eau de Guerlain
    Azzaro Pour Homme
    Givenchy Vetiver
    M7
    Rochas Man

    5 is too few, too restrictive. Here a list of descriptive phrases for fragrance that I've come up with in a couple of minutes. If you want to know your stuff, you've got to know what each of these, and more, smell like:

    Citrus, Aquatic, Bitter/Botanical Green, Floral, Chypre, Leather, Mossy, Fougere, Soapy, Vetiver, Woody, Musky/Animalic, Resinous Oriental, Powdery Oriental, Fruity, Gourmand.
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    Tom Ford Extreme for Men
    YSL Rive Gauche PH
    Acqua di Parma Colonia
    Creed Green Irish Tweed
    Guerlain Derby

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    Default Re: Your 5 Must Experience Colognes?

    1. Dior Homme Intense - for a "certain" type of crowd, this hits the holy grail spot. If they like smoldering, sexy, yet metrosexual scents this one might be the one. It certainly was the holy grail when I smelled it back in the day, and lots of wasted money later, it's still at the top spot for me. Untouchable.
    2. Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille - the king of vanilla, as far as I am concerned, and this may end the search for the perfect vanilla fragrance (to me this renders things like Spirituese Double Vanille absolutely obsolete, no need to waste money on that). It's also one that shatters the standard longevity barriers....potent! Versatile too...Did I mention it performs excellently and cuts through cold, and also smells divine????
    3. Creed Aventus - might be perfect if you are looking for a head turner that is not your typical Bleu de Chanel. Unique, stoic, intriguing, versatile. Smells incredible. Basically, this is one BOSS of a fragrance.
    4. Dior Fahrenheit - looking for a unique, masculine, a bit weird yet absolutely relevant to this day and loved by most fragrance? Look no further. I'm a sweet tooth kind of guy, but tickles the right spot. Gasoline opening, leather and flowers....springtime vibe? Are you kidding? This has it all. Smells masculine, brooding, mysterious. I'm 22, ain't nobody in my age group rocking this. Wuthering Heights allusion....Heathcliff=Fahrenheit.
    5. Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme - extremely versatile, strikes both the sexy and sophisticated, yet professional vibes perfectly. This can be a perfect signature scent, and it's also an all-seasoner. Mediterranean class and sex appeal in a bottle.

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    Default Re: Your 5 Must Experience Colognes?

    I decided to go with one example from each family under the "masculine" umbrella. The choices below are, arguably, the best of their respective families and in many cases helped to define the family to which they belong.

    A SURVEY OF MASCULINE FRAGRANCES
    1. Pour Monsieur* Chanel (reference masculine chypre)
    2. Jicky Guerlain (reference fougère)
    3. Habit Rouge Guerlain (reference masculine oriental)
    4. Knize Ten Knize (reference masculine leather)
    5. Eau de Guerlain Guerlain (reference citrus)

    * Make sure you grab the original (not available in the United States) and not the eau de toilette concentrée. The concentrée is nothing like the original.

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    Default Re: Your 5 Must Experience Colognes?

    In no particular order:

    1. Green Irish Tweed by Creed- An obvious choice, but this one offers freshness, green tones, and endless versatility. Very good longevity and decent projection.

    2. Aventus by Creed- Smoky pineapple and woods. Just lovely. Good longevity and projection.

    3. Sova by Slumberhouse- Like gods gift to gourmand lovers. Hay, honey, tobacco, vanilla, maple, woods, etc. A truly great fragrance that lasts 18+ hours with one spray easily.

    4. Memoir Man by Amouage- Incense, pepper, wormwood. This one is amazingly good, and in my mind better than some of the CdG's and others. Monster longevity (12+ hours) and good projection as well.

    5. Millesime Imperial by Creed (yes another one)- This one is summer in a bottle. Watermelon, sea salt, musk, majesty. One of the best fragrances ever conceived.

    It's a Creed dominated list, but it shows my preferences. GIT would be good for anytime, same with Aventus, and Sova is the lone gourmand (though I love gourmands), Memoir Man is the night out/incense/dark fragrance, and MI is my summer fragrance.

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    Default Re: Your 5 Must Experience Colognes?

    Old Spice
    Jicky
    Aramis
    Chanel No.5 EdP.
    Chanel Pour Monsieur

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    Aventus
    Himalaya
    Encre Noire
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Czech & Speake 88
    Signature Rotation: A* Men, Pure Havane, Dunhill Pursuit, Varvatos Artisian, Guerlain Vetiver

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    Dior Homme Intense
    Givenchy Xeryus Rouge
    Terre d'Hermes
    Pure Havane
    Azzaro Pour Homme/YSL L'Homme ! cheating here, 6 frags!!!

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    Default Re: Your 5 Must Experience Colognes?

    Amouage Jubilation XXV
    By Kilian Straight to Heaven
    Hermes Terre d'Hermes
    Creed Millesime Imperial
    Guerlain Jicky Parfum

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