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    Default Your successes with layering male fragrances

    Bond No 9 Bryant Park overwhelmed me when I tried it on. Seemed VERY feminine. I decided to tame it with Polo Green. WOW. I felt like a millionaire in an exclusive 80s night club.

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    Default Re: Your successes with layering male fragrances

    I layered Meharees with Pure Havane and it was fantastic.

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    Default Re: Your successes with layering male fragrances

    Have only layered different concentrations of the same scent. Otherwise, no layering for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DEMON View Post
    Bond No 9 Bryant Park overwhelmed me when I tried it on. Seemed VERY feminine. I decided to tame it with Polo Green. WOW. I felt like a millionaire in an exclusive 80s night club.
    You TAMED something with Polo Green.
    Far out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinijo View Post
    You TAMED something with Polo Green.
    Far out.
    hahahahaha Yeah....ironic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinijo View Post
    You TAMED something with Polo Green.
    Far out.
    hahahahaha Yeah....ironic.

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    Default Re: Your successes with layering male fragrances

    Polo Green is a very nice scent (to my nose) so that makes sense.

    Two that I've heard of,

    Angel Men + Either Pure Malt or Pure Havane.

    YSL L'Homme & D&G The One.
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    CREED Aventus
    Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur
    DIOR Homme Intense
    Guerlain L'IDGExtreme
    Chanel Platinum Egoiste
    Chanel Allure Edition Blanche
    Jean-Paul Gaultier Le Male
    Thierry Mugler Pure Malt

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    Default Re: Your successes with layering male fragrances

    A recent favourite of mine is one shot of Fleur Du Male with one shot of Cerruti 1881.
    Rich ultra floral with citrus streak.

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    Default Re: Your successes with layering male fragrances

    I love layering fragrances and that seems to make me a bloody carcass in shark-infested waters on these boards. I find it fun to find something enjoyable and different.

    I enjoy layering "simple" or "one note" fragrances with other more complicated fragrances to produce the more complicated fragrance with one added characteristic. For example, yesterday I layered I Profumi di Firenze's "Tabacco" with Smell Bent's "One" (dusty paperback atop vanilla-soaked woods) to reproduce "One" with a tobacco note. I was very pleased with the result - a heavier, earthier, tobacco-y "One."

    I've also layered Demeter's "Cannabis Flower" or "Dirt" underneath woodsy (Dsquared2's He Wood Rocky Mountain Wood), vetiver-based (Lalique's Encre Noir), and/or orientals (Etro's Shaal Nur) with great success.

    Have fun!

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    Himalaya + Platinum Egoiste is a combo i've been using the past few months, works really well.

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    Default Re: Your successes with layering male fragrances

    I don't layer normally, but one I did by accident turned out very nice:

    1 million + Acqua di Parma Colonia (very easy on the 1 million tho)
    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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    Has anyone tried a tobacco+leather?

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    Default Re: Your successes with layering male fragrances

    That would be good.

    Bond No 9 Andy Warhol smells(to me), like tobacco, vanilla, and leather. That is an amazing frag.

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    Chinatown Animale animale

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    I've had great luck and many compliments by layering Unforgiveable with Polo Black. 2 sprays of Polo Black to 1 spray of Unforgiveable. Women love it.

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    Chinatown Animale animale
    I'd have never considered this one. I'll have to try it.

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    I have layered Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille and Oud Wood. As well Tuscan Leather with Tobacco Vanille or Oud Wood. Those all work pretty well.
    Top notes of... sweat, gasoline, motor oil; a heart of deer musk and gunpowder, resting on a base of sex and testosterone... Mandom.

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    Joop PH + Jubilation XXV. The rich and slightly spicy fruitiness of Jubilation smooths and tones down the potent spiciness and sweetness of Joop and makes it smoother, while inversely, the Joop adds to the sweetness and spiciness of Jubilation, giving the fairly understated Jubilation a bit of an edge.
    I call the two "Joopilation".

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    Tobacco Vanille layers really well with Tuscan Leather.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian M View Post
    Polo Green is a very nice scent (to my nose) so that makes sense.

    Two that I've heard of,

    Angel Men + Either Pure Malt or Pure Havane.

    YSL L'Homme & D&G The One.
    I've done the A*men with Pure Malt before, but this one makes sense because they are related. It works quit well. I'll have to try the A*men and Pure Havane some time.

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    Serge Noir plus Rousse plus Tuberose Criminelle...big hit!
    Interlude plus Epic Man... scored yesterday!
    ...Sailing the Oceans of Boredom....

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    I've had great fun with this.

    He Wood Silver Wind Wood + L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme (2:1)
    Wonderful evening scent, adds a bit of woodsy powder to the Guerlain's enveloping cacao drydown. Elicits a stronger response from women than anything else I've worn before or since.

    He Wood Rocky Mountain Wood + L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme (2:1)
    Great for a brisk yet sunny spring day. The Miyake's sweetness is tempered by a smooth vetiver bite that stands out but still melds well with the yuzu due to its creaminess. Just be careful to be sparing with the Miyake; it can take over before you know it.

    Animale Animale + Michael Jordan Legend (2:2)
    The concentration here might seem high, but I find that both these fragrances' bottles have subpar sprayers so two sprays of each are needed to get any decent amount of liquid out. If your bottles are better, consider it a 1:1 instead. There's something in Animale's top that sits uneasily with the full-on sweetness of Legend, but about twenty minutes in, everything blends together into an incredibly singular accord. This is a sweet and funky date night scent, really quite remarkably unique. Would not wear this casually.

    Live Jazz + Terre d'Hermes (2:1)
    Sweet, dirty, sunny, fresh. The perfect thing for an outdoors party on a summer evening.

    Edit: Almost forgot this flat-out amazing combination:

    Eau des Baux + Aventus (1:1)
    The incensey woods of EdB and the pineapple sweetness of Aventus are truly a match made in heaven, and later on they switch places gracefully as Aventus transitions into musk and woods while EdB turns up the vanilla. This combination is absolutely incredible, and it elicited an amazing number of positive reactions. Just be careful to not overdo it, since these are both relatively powerful scents. One spray of each is plenty.
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    Default Re: Your successes with layering male fragrances

    Tv + tl

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    Default Re: Your successes with layering male fragrances

    I enjoy layering Lush perfume with Dirty perfume to get a fresh, minty, jasmine note especially in the summer. The effect is like having icy, cold, honey, jasmine tea with a touch of mint on a sizzling hot day.
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    Adding a touch of Amouage Sandalwood Attar to Santal Noble works quite nicely.

    In fact adding it to pretty much any supposed sandalwood scent will probably help.

    Bois des Iles Extrait can be used the same way - both of these provide a real mysore base.

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    Never layered, find it a waste for both parfums that are involved.

    Also never felt the need to - i test 2-3 times before buying a FB, not into decants, so all that I buy are for what they already are, not what they might be if I layer them.

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    Default Re: Your successes with layering male fragrances

    Found a very interesting combo by accident the other day - Dior Homme Sport with Dsquared Silver Wind. Wow..

    However, when I say "layering" I have to specify that the actual application should be separate so that each fragrance "breathes" independently. Like spraying Dior on the left wrist and Silver Wind on the right. Same with neck, two different scents each side..

    Is that how layering is generally done? Cause it seems like a logical way to do it...
    Current Favorites (most worn in last month):

    Cologne Indelebile - FM
    YSL L'homme
    Terre D'Hermes (EDT)
    L'Humaniste - Frapin
    Original Vetiver - Creed
    Currently wearing: L'Humaniste by Frapin

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyP View Post
    Found a very interesting combo by accident the other day - Dior Homme Sport with Dsquared Silver Wind. Wow..

    However, when I say "layering" I have to specify that the actual application should be separate so that each fragrance "breathes" independently. Like spraying Dior on the left wrist and Silver Wind on the right. Same with neck, two different scents each side..

    Is that how layering is generally done? Cause it seems like a logical way to do it...
    Thats how i layer personally, but some people actually mix two separate scents into an atomizer and then spray and it also works well. I layer quite a bit and most times more than i wear individual scents. I dont find it as waste at all since some scents tend to miss a note that i like in another scent. Also, with the size of the frags i own, this is a way to go through and actually enjoy more of them.

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    Never layered - as much as I don't "layer" food and don't watch 2 movies at the same time. But I do envy people who take the time to try layering and have succes in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Maillard View Post
    Never layered - as much as I don't "layer" food and don't watch 2 movies at the same time. But I do envy people who take the time to try layering and have succes in it.

    You never eat Ice Cream with Pie, Or Salad and Dressing, or Surf and Turf?, what about Picture in Picture?

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    Xxx
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    Default Re: Your successes with layering male fragrances

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyP View Post
    However, when I say "layering" I have to specify that the actual application should be separate so that each fragrance "breathes" independently. Like spraying Dior on the left wrist and Silver Wind on the right. Same with neck, two different scents each side..

    Is that how layering is generally done? Cause it seems like a logical way to do it...
    I layer by applying one fragrance on top of another but that's just me.

    Found another wickedly good combination - Annick Goutal's Sables with I Profumi Di Firenze's Tabacco. Tabacco also layers exceptionally well with Jo Malone's Black Vetyver Cafe and Parfum di Nicolai's Baladin.

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