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    Default Suggestions for a newbie.

    I jumped the fragrance bandwagon a couple months back.. below is a list of the frags I have, along with my comments/thoughts. Most of them were blind buys or gifts.

    L'Eau d'Issey - I like it, but I feel it doesnt last very long on me.
    212 Men - I find it a bit spicy(?), but I like anyway.
    CK One - Gives me flu.
    Curve - Cant understand why it is/was so popular.
    Fahrenheit - LOVE.
    Boss Bottled - LOVE.
    Ferrari Black - I like the vibe it gives away, but it feels cheap.

    I'm a 20 year old college student, playful by nature and not afraid to try something new.

    So keeping all this in mind, please give your opinion as to what I should try. I live in Pakistan, but I'll be buying the frags on my Dubai trip in February.

    Thanks.

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    Welcome!

    For something a little avantgarde, you could check Bulgari Black, which has a nice rubber note. You could also try some of the more classic scents, to see if they click. an example would be a masculine Caron, pehaps Troisieme homme (musky, slightly floral, barbershop vibe).

    cacio

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    1 million / Black XS L'Exces - For a Night out or a Party
    Burberry London - Close encounters
    Acqua Di Gio / Polo Blue / Cool Water - During the summers


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    Default Re: Suggestions for a newbie.

    Welcome!
    Burberry and Bulgari would be good houses to explore.
    Cacio's suggestion of Caron is fantastic!

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    Default Re: Suggestions for a newbie.

    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Welcome!

    For something a little avantgarde, you could check Bulgari Black, which has a nice rubber note. You could also try some of the more classic scents, to see if they click. an example would be a masculine Caron, pehaps Troisieme homme (musky, slightly floral, barbershop vibe).

    cacio
    Thanks, I'll keep that in mind.

    Quote Originally Posted by joydas_1 View Post
    1 million / Black XS L'Exces - For a Night out or a Party
    Burberry London - Close encounters
    Acqua Di Gio / Polo Blue / Cool Water - During the summers

    1 Million - It smells nice in the beginning, but then things go down from there.
    Burberry London - I tested it a few weeks back, but couldnt smell it(?).
    AdG - I think its a great frag. But I remember reading somewhere that it has longevity issues.

    Quote Originally Posted by Renaissance_Man View Post
    Welcome!
    Burberry and Bulgari would be good houses to explore.
    Cacio's suggestion of Caron is fantastic!
    I'd appreciate if you point at some specific frags from the said houses as it would make things a lot easier for me when I go out to test.

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    Default Re: Suggestions for a newbie.

    Burberry London

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    Ah, we have similar taste.
    L'Homme - YSL (Give La Nuit a try too)
    Dunhill Desire Red (A nice cheapie)
    A&F Fierce
    Dior Homme Sport (try this one) 2012 is what I have
    Armani Code
    Possibly Gucci PH II
    Lacoste Pour Homme

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    Default Re: Suggestions for a newbie.

    Ah, we have similar taste.
    L'Homme - YSL (Give La Nuit a try too)
    Dunhill Desire Red (A nice cheapie)
    A&F Fierce
    Dior Homme Sport (try this one) 2012 is what I have
    Armani Code
    Possibly Gucci PH II
    Lacoste Pour Homme

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    Creed Aventus

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    Default Re: Suggestions for a newbie.

    From Burberry: The Beat (discontinued and going cheap), Brit and the original.
    Bulgari: Aqua, Pour Homme and Soir.

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    Default Re: Suggestions for a newbie.

    AdG - I think its a great frag. But I remember reading somewhere that it has longevity issues.

    Yeah....it lasts more than 5 seconds. It shouldn't.

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    Bvlgari Black

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    1 million or Armani Code for night
    Acqua Di Gio else. If you want more expensive you check Aventus but they are expensive in Dubai.

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