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    Default Favorite NON-SWEET fragrances

    What are your favorite non-sweet fragrances? *I enjoy the sweetness of some scents, but tire quickly of the vanilla or tonka been drydown of a lot of colognes that start out sharp and spicy. *Do you have any favorites that stay spicy, sharp or woody without getting too sweet on the drydown.

    Mine so far:

    Creed Vintage Tabarome
    Creed Tabarome (new) - completely different than vintage, starts out citrusy and a little sweet, but drys right down
    Chanel Antaeus
    Probably others that don't come to mind right now

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    I agree with Antaeus, I have an urge to buy this fragrance, oh my I did promise to be good!
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    My first two favourites - Baldessarini Eau de Cologne Concentrée and Creed Green Irish Tweed - may be considered lightly seet by some... but the dry-down of Baldi is very manly with patchouli and tobacco and the same goes for GIT, it speaks utter masculinity.

    If you consider my third all-time favourite - Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche pour homme - I guess you can't find any sweetness whatsoever in there... it doesn't get more manly with this early 80's retro power house scent! 8-)

    I don't know if there's anybody who'd consider Bois du Portugal by Creed sweet, but that's another marverlous, manly and highly original non-sweet scent for me.

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    I forgot Creed's Cuir de Rusie & NO.88 by Czech & Speake.
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    Antaeus and Cartier Santos Concentree. I'm expecting to like Bois de Portugal just as well when it gets here.

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    Yatagan by Caron...wood and spice and everything nice.

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    Gucci PH. It's as dry as they come.


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    I find Bois du Portugal spicy at first, then pretty sweet in the end, but a phenomenal scent regardless - as is . *Don't mean to start a Creed fest here, but I think that Epicea is nice and dry, if not too short lived.

    I am getting Envy and Rive Gauche next week. *Hope they work out. *

    How 'bout that Gucci pour Homme? - works good, huh.

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    I second Rive Gauche

    I would say Gucci PH but some vanilla does show up later in the dry down - still a wonderful fragrance though.

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    Un Jardine en Méditerranée comes to mind immediately as a great example of a frag with almost no sweet components to it. L'Artisan's Vetiver is a dry vetiver that I can actually handle. A lot of other dry vetivers are too intellectual for regular use.

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    Default Re: Favorite NON-SWEET fragrances

    Eau des Îles by Maître Parfumeur et Gantier
    L'Eau de Navagateur by L'Artisan Parfumeur
    Spezie by Lorenzo Villoresi
    Jaisalmer by Comme des Garçons
    Original Vetiver by Creed
    Timbuktu by L'Artisan Parfumeur

    None of these are sweet on me though others may find differently from what I have read in the reviews.

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    Can't find ANYTHING drier than Rive Gauche - pure woods....

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    Trussardi Uomo! Not a hint of sweetness.

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    I'd second Antaeus for sure.

    I find No. 88 to be very sweet, actually! Great, though.....

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    Worth to mention Zanzibar - great silllage without any hint of sweetness.

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    Shiseido Basala

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    Consider:
    Bulgari Pour Homme
    Ungaro I
    Crabtree & Evelyn Sandalwood
    Equipage or Monsieur Galimard (I have EDT, I haven't tried EDP)
    L'Occitane Vetyver
    Nautica - Latitude Longitude

    Whitebar's suggestion of Lorenzo Villoresi - Spezie is inspired.

    Knize Ten is kind of sweet but not cloyingly so; a very nice balance of a touch of sweet & a bit of spice.

    You might start looking at some citruses which have some duration, they usually don't remain sweet. Habit Rouge might be up your alley with the combination of citrus and spice.

    You might find Tabac Original a bit too sweet, but consider Tuscany Per Uomo for something sharp... but I think Tabac Original is way better with superior duration, even with the sweetness.
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    Loewe Esencia - great dry chypre

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    Off the top of my head, and considering that the operative word is *"favorite."

    I'd say:

    Guerlian Vetiver
    Vintage Tabarome
    Jacomo de Jacomo
    Joseph Abdoud
    Francesco Smalto
    Salvador Dali PH
    Versace by Versace
    Peau D'Espagne

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    My non-sweet scents are very limited but they are:
    Lanvin L'Homme
    Issey Miyake
    Live Jazz
    Kouros
    Antaeus
    Guerlain Vetiver

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueOcean
    Shiseido Basala
    Basala just happens to be my #1 fragrance. Very dry, leathery and not a hint of sweetness!

    CdG 2Man is another good one.
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    any of the slumberhouse creations!!

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    Niagara by Courreges

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    Lalique Encre Noire
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    Or Black - Pascal Morabito - made for a diabetic

    Others on my list will be - Chanel's Antaeus / Narc Rodriguez for him / Caron's Yatagan / YSL Rive Gauche / Vetiver's from Guerlain & L'Occitane / Bandit by Robert Piguet / French Lover by Malle / Leather Oud from Dior prive (basically many leathers fall here IMHO)

    I think there are many older thread's on the same topic???

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    Bois D`argent Dior

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