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    hey folks, i recently noticed most of my fragrances are on the sweet side, not all overly sweet but all either fruit or candy shop style scents. i want to try out a spicy woody or musky scent without the candy like scent. any suggestions?

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    Carbone de Balmain

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    Azzaro Acteur

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    Quote Originally Posted by HDDP View Post
    Serge Lutens - Musc Koublai Khan
    We'll that's one way of solving the OP's problem!

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    Mugler Cologne by Thierry Mugler. It's the ultimate "fresh and clean" fragrance without being boring.

    Piper Nigrum by Lorenzo Villoresi; mint and pepper, lots and lots of pepper. Invigorating or suffocating? It's worth trying.

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    Azzaro pour Homme
    YSL Rive Gauche
    Terre d'Hermes
    Cratier Roadster

    may all be worth testing

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    Quorum.
    Kouros.
    Eucris.
    Smelling good on a budget!

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    Welcome!

    Caron Yatagan for dry woods. Also, most vetivers for dry fresh (eg Guerlain Vetiver or Tom Ford Grey Vetiver).

    cacio

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    +1 for rive gauche, also f black by ferragamo, and ysl's m7

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    Le Labo Santal 33

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    I agree with cacio: Yatagan is the man's cure for sweet. Man up, yataganize!
    Kurt smells like Teen Spirit

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    Millesime Imperial, Les Nombres d'Or - Vetyver

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    Creed Royal Oud.
    Current Top Ten:

    1. Creed Millesime Imperial
    2. Serge Lutens Chergui
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Creed Virgin Island Water
    5. Chanel Eau de Cologne
    6. Thierry Mugler Pure Havane
    7. Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme
    8. Bulgari Blu
    9. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    10. YSL Kouros

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    Bvlgari Extreme Pour Homme
    Dior Fahrenheit
    Bvlgari Aqua
    Armani Emoporio Armani Him
    Lancome Hypnose Homme
    Azzaro Silver Black

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    Knize Ten
    Well, it's cheaper than therapy... edit: No it's not...

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    Encre Noire

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    Quote Originally Posted by barclaydetolly View Post
    Creed Royal Oud.
    What he said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedjester View Post
    hey folks, i recently noticed most of my fragrances are on the sweet side, not all overly sweet but all either fruit or candy shop style scents. i want to try out a spicy woody or musky scent without the candy like scent. any suggestions?
    Gucci Pour Homme 1 for spicy woody

    Creed spice and wood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juanderer View Post
    Millesime Imperial, Les Nombres d'Or - Vetyver
    M.I. is pretty sweet to my nose.

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    You need a good musk and patchouli scent like Narciso Rodriguez for him
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demond Wilson View Post
    What he said.
    Perfection in a bottle.. too bad it doesn't project as much as i would prefer.

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    +1 on Gucci Pour Homme I

    Maybe Dirty English, CdG 2 Man, or Divine L'Homme Sage

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    FM's French Lover is what you need.

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    Kenzo Homme Boisee/ Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee. Lovely refreshing woody spring time scents that are absolutely not sweet.

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    Have a look at CdG Man 2 or Wonderwood.

    Alternatively, Histoire de Parfum's Patchouli Noir or perhaps Narciso Rodriguez for him for something a little darker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unifex View Post
    Have a look at CdG Man 2 or Wonderwood.
    Man, I was reading the entire thread thinking no one has mentioned Wonderwood yet until the very end...so I'll add my +1 to Wonderwood, and CDG Man 2, but I don't have as much experience with it so my biggest suggestion goes to Wonderwood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unifex View Post
    Have a look at CdG Man 2 or Wonderwood.
    Man, I was reading the entire thread thinking no one has mentioned Wonderwood yet until the very end...so I'll add my +1 to Wonderwood, and CDG Man 2, but I don't have as much experience with it so my biggest suggestion goes to Wonderwood.

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