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    Exclamation WTF? I'm turning 59 on Monday...help me choose a scent to wear.

    I can't believe I am going to be so damned old...

    I tend to hang around people a lot younger and am a Levi's 501 and flanel shirt kind of gay man. (Most people are a lot younger at this age. LOL.) And I can't decide what fragrance to wear for my birthday.

    Please go through my wardrobe and help me decide. I want something that will project and am thinking about Black Aoud, Black Afghano, New York Oud, MKK, Harrod's Oud, Musc Ravageur or Carnal Flower. I do have quite a few samples of others not listed in my wardrobe so mention something even if you don't see it in my wardrobe. I might just have it!
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    Default Re: WTF? I'm turning 59 on Monday...help me choose a scent to wear.

    Personally I would go with Sycomore, but since you want something strong, Yatagan.

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    Default Re: WTF? I'm turning 59 on Monday...help me choose a scent to wear.

    Aoud Ever by Montale

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    Default Re: WTF? I'm turning 59 on Monday...help me choose a scent to wear.

    I wear Sycomore a lot and I have never heard of Aoud Ever!
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    Default Re: WTF? I'm turning 59 on Monday...help me choose a scent to wear.

    Happy Birthday to you! I'd go with Ambre Sultan. But, really, a better choice would be the answer to this question: What makes you feel happy and young? If I had your collection, that would be Hanae Mori H.M.
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    Default Re: WTF? I'm turning 59 on Monday...help me choose a scent to wear.

    I wore Harrods Oud on my birthday. It was very special.

    But if you're really into performance for your birthday -- and why not, you've been kicking the tires on that body for a while now, might as well show it off -- I would assume Black Afghano would top that list.

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    Default Re: WTF? I'm turning 59 on Monday...help me choose a scent to wear.

    If it were me, I'd go with one of my faves, Santal Noble. Whenever I wear it, I always feel like it's a special day. Happy Birthday, sir!

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    New York Oud.

    Happy birthday!

    We´re as young as our mind and spirit!

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    Happy Birthday!
    I'd go with a special rose scent. From the list I see, I'd choose Black Aoud.
    For some reason I can't see your full wardrobe.
    Enjoy!

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    Happy Birthday!

    For some reason I can't view your wardrobe but I'm sure you'll get plenty of good suggestions.

    Lumiere Noir.

    Don't know if its in your wardrobe b/c I can't see it. But if it is...go for it!

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    Default Re: WTF? I'm turning 59 on Monday...help me choose a scent to wear.

    I just realized I had my wardrobe turned "off" for my posts. I've changed it now. Sorry about that...must be getting old and forgetful.
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    6. Byredo Bullion
    7. Norma Kamali Incense



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    I'd wear a scent that pleases yourself...
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    Default Re: WTF? I'm turning 59 on Monday...help me choose a scent to wear.

    Be wild and crazy, and wear Salvador Dali PH. And happy birthday, brotato.

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    Look for a fragrance that was created/released the same year as you were born. A great tribute and a great way to celebrate your birthday !!!
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    Default Re: WTF? I'm turning 59 on Monday...help me choose a scent to wear.

    Rock that Ravageur on

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    Default Re: WTF? I'm turning 59 on Monday...help me choose a scent to wear.

    Quote Originally Posted by chopwet View Post
    +1 ...

    Happy birthday!

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    Montale ouds sound good. It also depends on the purpose. MKK can be great, even better, Rien (which I don't see in your wardrobe).

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    I'm going designer for this one.

    Fleur du Male.

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    Default Re: WTF? I'm turning 59 on Monday...help me choose a scent to wear.

    New York Oud or MKK. Happy Birthday!!
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    happy birthday!

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    Default Re: WTF? I'm turning 59 on Monday...help me choose a scent to wear.

    What a blessing? 59. An early Happy Birthday to you and wish you all the very best. Young spirited also. That is wonderful. Do yourself a favor, on your birthday wear YSL's La Nuit de L'Homme. It will project the inner you.

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    Happy Birthday, Akahina!
    Your review of Leather Oud says it makes you happy...seems a natural!
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    I'm probably going to misspell this one, but you'll know what I mean. As one gay, young-looking, flannel-wearing man in his 50s to another, I'd say go for Kolnich Junchen. Happy Birthday!

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    Default Re: WTF? I'm turning 59 on Monday...help me choose a scent to wear.

    Musc Ravageur projects very well. Congrats on your 59th. Make it a fragrant one!

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    Default Re: WTF? I'm turning 59 on Monday...help me choose a scent to wear.

    Quote Originally Posted by david View Post
    Look for a fragrance that was created/released the same year as you were born. A great tribute and a great way to celebrate your birthday !!!
    This is a great idea!!! However the only one I can find listed that is still produced is... Poivré (Extrait de Parfum) by Caron (1954). Not sure where I could find this. Better still would be to find a vintage bottle. I think I shall search for a vintage bottle for my next birthday...no wait. I am not having any more of these. Like somebody said once, "the currency of being gay is youth and beauty and I'm bankrupt."
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    Black Afgano

    Happy Birthday!

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    Default Re: WTF? I'm turning 59 on Monday...help me choose a scent to wear.

    Maybe Coup de Fouet is another option - not too far off from Poivré.

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    Default Re: WTF? I'm turning 59 on Monday...help me choose a scent to wear.

    ...Grey Flannel, just for that long forgotten moment of contemplation...?
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    Happy Birthday! I'd treat myself and wear TdH parfum layered with the EdT.

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    Default Re: WTF? I'm turning 59 on Monday...help me choose a scent to wear.

    Happy Birthday, A! I'm craving some tubereuse...so I'd say Carnal Flower and you won't need to let your neighbours know it's your birthday...


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    Default Re: WTF? I'm turning 59 on Monday...help me choose a scent to wear.

    Black Aoud.

    You can order some of the Poivre from the boutique in NYC.

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    Black Aoud or MR.
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    Default Re: WTF? I'm turning 59 on Monday...help me choose a scent to wear.

    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    Happy Birthday, A! I'm craving some tubereuse...so I'd say Carnal Flower and you won't need to let your neighbours know it's your birthday...
    I think I shall wear this today. Sunny and cool here now so perfect I think. Love the stuff.

    So far Musc Ravageur is winning out for the birthday...tomorrow. should have made this a poll...
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    Default Re: WTF? I'm turning 59 on Monday...help me choose a scent to wear.

    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    Happy Birthday, A! I'm craving some tubereuse...so I'd say Carnal Flower and you won't need to let your neighbours know it's your birthday...
    I think I shall wear this today. Sunny and cool here now so perfect I think. Love the stuff.

    So far Musc Ravageur is winning out for the birthday...tomorrow. should have made this a poll...
    My Favorites

    1. Amouage Epic man
    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Byredo Bullion
    7. Norma Kamali Incense



    Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.


    The IFRA can bite me!

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    Default Re: WTF? I'm turning 59 on Monday...help me choose a scent to wear.

    Dark Aoud - Very rich and opulent smelling, perfect for a self indulgent birthday!
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    Default Re: WTF? I'm turning 59 on Monday...help me choose a scent to wear.

    Happy B-day !

    A nice trip to the PH is in order ?


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    My first reaction was Terre d'Hermes. It is a very nice scent.

    But now that I think about it, if you want something more playful, I would go with Musk Ravangeur. Since it is your day, I would put on extra sprays.

    Happy Birthday!

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    Default Re: WTF? I'm turning 59 on Monday...help me choose a scent to wear.

    If you think you're getting old, try something more youthful and sweeter such as l'homme, or even 1 million. People always hate on 1 million but in a youthful crowd it turns heads and gets you plenty of complements.

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    Default Re: WTF? I'm turning 59 on Monday...help me choose a scent to wear.

    At the last minute today I used Black Aoud. I am smelling really fragrant...I used two sprays of my haute concentration. Only one person backed away. LOL. I'm projecting like a beast but I love it.

    I am thinking I will wear Musc Ravageur in the morning to work and then shower after and wear Black Afghano in the evening. Might change my mind but Musc Ravageur in the morning for sure. I have a big bottle and rarely use the lovely stuff. It's time. Musc Afghano if it does not wash off. ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    Happy Birthday, A! I'm craving some tubereuse...so I'd say Carnal Flower and you won't need to let your neighbours know it's your birthday...

    Took the words right out of my mouth

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    Definitely Carnal Flower! Happy birthday!
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    Happy Birthday!!!
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    Default Re: WTF? I'm turning 59 on Monday...help me choose a scent to wear.

    Happy birthday!

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    Default Re: WTF? I'm turning 59 on Monday...help me choose a scent to wear.

    Happy, Happy Birthday!!!

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    Default Re: WTF? I'm turning 59 on Monday...help me choose a scent to wear.

    Thanks everyone. Musc Ravageur it is today. Perfect...
    My Favorites

    1. Amouage Epic man
    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Byredo Bullion
    7. Norma Kamali Incense



    Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.


    The IFRA can bite me!

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    Default Re: WTF? I'm turning 59 on Monday...help me choose a scent to wear.

    Quote Originally Posted by Akahina View Post
    Thanks everyone. Musc Ravageur it is today. Perfect...
    Happy Birthday

    Great choice

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    Default Re: WTF? I'm turning 59 on Monday...help me choose a scent to wear.

    Happy Birthday!


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