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    Default What are the best "swiss army knife" fragrances?

    You know, a frag you can wear grocery shopping, clubbing, on a date, work, high class event, or even at the gym. What fragrance is your personal swiss army knife?.... besides GIT

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    Default Re: What are the best "swiss army knife" fragrances?

    Terre D'Hermes might fit the bill, but for me, truly any scent in my collection could just as well.

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    Cereus No. 7•
    Swiss Army Classic•

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    GIT and L'Homme are my swiss army knives, Invasion Barbare would be as well if it wasn't such a pricey devil. As it is, I ration the use of IB. I seem to reach for Dior Homme Sport a lot, so I guess that's worth a mention. I bought Bleu thinking that it'd be a good swiss army knife type frag but it hasn't played out like that; I just don't reach for it. Maybe I need to put it closer to the front, lolz. Gucci Envy strikes me as a good one to mention here as well. I don't own TdH (gasp!), but I recognize it's versatility.
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    Possibly Knize Ten. Possibly...
    My Top Ten:

    1: Guerlain - Habit Rouge
    2: Guerlain - Jicky
    3: Guerlain - Mouchoir de Monsieur
    4: Guerlain - Shalimar
    5: Knize - Knize Ten
    6: Caron - Yatagan
    7: Caron - Pour Un Homme
    8: Jean Desprez - Bal a Versailles
    9: Yves Saint Laurent - M7
    10: Salvador Dali - Dali Pour Homme

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    Default Re: What are the best "swiss army knife" fragrances?

    "Swiss army knife fragrance", to me, is one that can be turned to to wear for a nonspecific happening, a knock around scent, if you will. Hence, good choices would be:

    warmer weather - Infusion d'Homme by Prada
    cooler weather - Prada Amber pour Homme


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    Default Re: What are the best "swiss army knife" fragrances?

    For me Terre d'Hermès Pure Parfum. I also could imagine Azzaro pour Homme in that role.

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    Terre d' Hermes for me too. The EdT is good in all seasons (although some slightly better than others) and is my 'go to' fragrance. I have the Parfum also which is a bit more classy, especially in cooler weather.

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    Default Re: What are the best "swiss army knife" fragrances?

    Quote Originally Posted by fragnifiscent View Post
    You know, a frag you can wear grocery shopping, clubbing, on a date, work, high class event, or even at the gym. What fragrance is your personal swiss army knife?.... besides GIT
    Haha! First name to mind.........!

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    Terre D'Hermes and Green Irish Tweed both come to mind (more the latter though).

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    Gucci PH II

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    I'm with Dollars&Scents on Prada Infusion D'Homme - or possibly Infusion D'Vetiver (dear GOD I love both - and need to pick them up asap. I'm going to use them as beaters - my everyday go-to-perfumes).

    I'd also add Green Irish Tweed or possibly Original Vetiver.

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    I think Terre D'Hermes is pretty versatile.

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    YSL Lhomme
    Green Irish Tweed
    Prada Amber Pour Homme (even wear it in the summer with 1-2 sprays)
    Chanel Allure

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    Green Irish tweed was the first to come to my mind from my wardrobe!

    Not surprised to see a few others share my opinion.

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    For me: Héritage...off course!

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    34 Boulevard Saint Germain - a buffet of florals, woods, herbs and resins.

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    De Bachmakov, Silver Mountain Water, Dior Vetiver are my picks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trauerkraut View Post
    For me: Héritage...off course!
    +1.

    To me Heritage strikes a great balance between inoffensive and interesting, familiar and distinctive, whatever poles you want to name. It works if applied heavy or light, and in all kinds of weather and it isn't popular enough that anyone has any strong associations or preconceptions of what time period it is from or what kind of person wears it.

    Another super versatile fragrance that I think is terribly underrated is Gendarme V. To me, it's fresh and clean, but with a sexy undercurrent that sets it apart.

    A few honorable mentions to:
    Aramis Havana and Devin
    Oscar for Men
    Bulgari PH Extreme
    Helmut Lang Cuiron (although I ration its use since it is discontinued and I only have a limited supply)
    Just because it happened to you doesn't make it interesting.

    In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stew View Post
    Gucci PH II
    +1. Great choice.
    My top 5 changes like the Tennessee weather.

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    Esencia Loewe
    Yatagan

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    Granville & Santal Noble.
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    GIT
    Terre d'Hermes

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    Chanel Pour Monsieur is very versatile.

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    Default Re: What are the best "swiss army knife" fragrances?

    L'homme
    Millesime Imperial
    Polo Black
    Aventus
    Cartier Roadster

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    Dior Homme.

    All weather, day, night, work, play

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    GIT for me as well.

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    I cannot imagine a scenario when Original Vetiver would ever be unsuitable.

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    Green Irish Tweed. Nuff said.

    Okay, since GIT is the consensus here . . . if I had to be different, I'd probably say Live Jazz. Or maybe Mugler Cologne.
    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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    Cereus 7

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    Bvlgari PH Soir. Its subtle but detectable, sweet but not cloying, and suitable for all seasons day or night. It may not be for everyone, but it is very versatile.

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    Default Re: What are the best "swiss army knife" fragrances?

    From my collection, I'd pick L'Homme by YSL and Terre D'Hermes by Hermes.

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    Folks the original post says "besides GIT" so please don't say GIT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cameron View Post
    Folks the original post says "besides GIT" so please don't say GIT!
    lol, how did i know i would still get a lot of GIT responses!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by del View Post
    From my collection, I'd pick L'Homme by YSL and Terre D'Hermes by Hermes.
    +1 to the Terre D'Hermes but I might go with La Nuit DE L'Homme by YSL instead of L'Homme by YSL.

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    L'Essence de Cerruti
    YSL L'Homme

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    Allure Homme Sport
    MI
    l'homme

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    Doesn't get a lot of mentions but Burberry touch is quite versatile IMO and is also my most complimented fragrance although not my favourite.

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    Default Re: What are the best "swiss army knife" fragrances?

    Antidote by Viktor & Rolf is quite versatile
    ... and of course L'Homme by YSL

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    i actually started a similar thread to this a few days ago
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/304...-day-and-night
    i scoured fragrantica for versatile qualities and came up with this list of affordable versatile
    and reliable (like a swiss knife) scents

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    Quote Originally Posted by firz84 View Post
    Allure Homme Sport
    MI
    l'homme
    i definitely agree with allure homme sport, as its my personal SAK right now. I feel i could wear this no matter what the occasion is. Lhomme is another good one i own that many have mentioned.

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    Terre for me too. Probably the parfum over the edt.

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    TdH pafum & L'Homme
    Current Top 5:
    1. Frederic Malle L'eau d'Hiver
    2. Tom Ford Noir de Noir
    3. Dior Homme / Dior Homme Intense
    4. Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Havane / Pure Malt
    5. Creed Aventus / Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

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    Hugo by hugo boss for me

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    Prada Amber.

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    I can't add anything new but I'll agree with Cartier Roadster, TdH and Prada Amber.

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    +1 for MI, Allure Homme Sport.

    Also I find Bleu de Chanel quite versatile.

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    L homme, prada amber, platinum egoiste, Gucci 2

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    Frederick Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire or Penhaligons's Racquets

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    La Nuit

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    Burberry - London For Men
    Bulgari - Black

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    D&G Pour Homme
    Aventus (If it wasn't so damn expensive)

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    Tom Ford Extreme takes some beating in this category. I do agree though that Aventus can also be used in most circumstances; it will be your dress and attitude that define how formal or informal it is. Thinking about it, the same could be said for any scent.
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    Speaking of dress. I very much like wearing Aventus while dressed in a t shirt and shorts/cargo shorts and possibly a cap. It really throws people off, but you still seem serious if needed.

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    Default Re: What are the best "swiss army knife" fragrances?

    Since someone has gone and dug this old thread back up, I want to change my answer. Dior Homme has now become my everyday swiss army knife fragrance. I haven't found a situation yet where it didn't work.

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    Default Re: What are the best "swiss army knife" fragrances?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stew View Post
    Gucci PH II
    ^

    and Silver Mountain Water

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    Default Re: What are the best "swiss army knife" fragrances?

    For me that's Trish McEvoy 9 (very similar to Philosophy Falling In Love but with much better longevity)

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    TdH and Rive Gauche

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    silver mountain water

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