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    What do you think is a must-have for every man's collection.

    That's affordable, versatile, masculine (but modern), projects, lasts, is original, works well in all seasons and is overall well made.

    My pick goes to L'Homme by Yves Saint Laurent.

    What about you?

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    Chanel Egoiste is my pick.
    Smelling Good on a Budget!

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    Terre d'Hermes.

    It's popular for a reason, and as usual getting a lot of hate because of it.

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    Gucci Pour Homme II

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    Old Spice. Modern formulations are pretty good. Cost certainly isn't an objection. A genuine crowd-pleaser. Go ahead, spring for the $7 or so. You'll end up loving it. Not exactly modern, but classic in the way Levis 501s are classic. Always works. So classic it's modern again.

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    Burberry London

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    AdG

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    Green Irish Tweed, from a discounter to assist with that affordable requirement. Cool water if the discount GIT price is still a bit of a stretch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChristianHT View Post
    Chanel Egoiste is my pick.
    Egoiste is very nice, but it's not very versatile. It's too strong for hot days and generally not suited for younger people.

    Quote Originally Posted by NYCBoomBoom View Post
    Gucci Pour Homme II
    Great choice, I agree.

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Burberry London
    You're so predictable, Hednic. XD

    But London is a very good one.

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    Eau Sauvage
    Interesting pick.

    Quote Originally Posted by tonghpafu View Post
    AdG
    Yeah, it's too common, but aside from that , it fits all my criteria.

    Quote Originally Posted by paradigm View Post
    Green Irish Tweed, from a discounter to assist with that affordable requirement. Cool water if the discount GIT price is still a bit of a stretch.
    Couldn't agree more. Even as I've tried hundreds of designers and dozen of niche, Cool Water is still a mainstay for me.


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    Great picks guys!

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    Hard to beat L'Homme.
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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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    I feel as though Fahrenheit, dior homme, and LIDG/LIDGE are a few you "must try". I can see why you picked L'homme as a "must have" because it's safe and versatile. It's hard to pick "must haves" because there will always be someone who doesn't like what you say or think something else is better at what it does.

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    Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme (vintage)
    CURRENT TOP 5

    1. Dior Homme Intense
    2. Creed Aventus
    3. Tom Ford Extreme
    4. Gucci Pour Homme II
    5. Terre d'Hermes

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    Aventus

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    +9,001 for YSL l'Homme, also Chanel Allure Homme Sport or Versace Pour Homme
    1) Chergui (Serge Lutens)
    2) Dior Homme Intense
    3) Aventus (Creed)
    4) Allure Homme Sport (Chanel)
    5) La Nuit De l'Homme (YSL)

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    For Men?

    Kouros. Vintage. It is unlike anything else I have smelled.
    Vintage Kouros rocks

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    Bulgari pour Homme. Understated. Uncommon. Urbane.

    Unfortunately unappreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    Bulgari pour Homme. Understated. Uncommon. Urbane.

    Unfortunately unappreciated.
    +1, i love it so do 2 other ladies whom i asked. Guys should really check it out.

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    +1 Terre d'Hermes

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    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    Egoiste is very nice, but it's not very versatile. It's too strong for hot days and generally not suited for younger people.
    What is the minimum age allowed?
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    Unfortunately, it's discontinued.

    But if it would still be in production, it would be Spazio Krizia.
    Elegant yet fresh, quite versatile indeed, vastly underrated, also decent projection and longevity, its price was (excluding the overpriced few bottles probably still left) the average designer fragrance price, while still in production and readily available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    Egoiste is very nice, but it's not very versatile. It's too strong for hot days and generally not suited for younger people.
    I see your point, but it's a scent that is wearable and artistic at the same time. It probably won't blow away someone who doesn't like fragrances. As I learn more and more about fragrances, I steer away from ones made to impress the general public. I look for things that are well-crafted and that make use of notes well. Frankly, Egoiste is more interesting than most of the fragrances in your top 10. Sorry if this is preachy, but it blows the shit out of L'Homme.

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    Oh yeah, I'd say either Egoiste or Terre d'Hermes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post

    What is the minimum age allowed? [for Egoiste]
    I suspect this is a rhetorical question, but I'll bite.

    Yes, this kind of thing is arbitrary and cultural rather than inherently truthful, but I'd say 30 and up (as an opinion, not a fact). Some people in their 20's can pull it off, but many non-basenoters will find this too sweet, too old school and too strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    I suspect this is a rhetorical question.
    You were correct in your suspicion. ;-)
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Incontinent View Post
    I see your point, but it's a scent that is wearable and artistic at the same time. It probably won't blow away someone who doesn't like fragrances. As I learn more and more about fragrances, I steer away from ones made to impress the general public. I look for things that are well-crafted and that make use of notes well. Frankly, Egoiste is more interesting than most of the fragrances in your top 10. Sorry if this is preachy, but it blows the shit out of L'Homme.
    No doubt about that. I agree Egoiste (and we can add Desert Marocain as well) are both great works of art. But scents like L'Homme and my others have more utility and versatility. It's not about pleasing people for me, but I have to be in the mood to appreciate scents like Egoiste and Marocain, but this is just me. To me, scents are for wearing rather than keeping just for display, but what I liek to wear and what you like to wear are different.

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    'Affordable' is subjective, but I guess you mean cheap(ish). In that case, definitely one of the AdP range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    No doubt about that. I agree Egoiste (and we can add Desert Marocain as well) are both great works of art. But scents like L'Homme and my others have more utility and versatility. It's not about pleasing people for me, but I have to be in the mood to appreciate scents like Egoiste and Marocain, but this is just me. To me, scents are for wearing rather than keeping just for display, but what I liek to wear and what you like to wear are different.
    Fair enough

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    Green Irish Tweed -------------------------Sycomore

    Depending on which end of the genre spectrum appeals to you.

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    I agree with L'Homme it's very versatile.

    Mugler Cologne is my top choice, just can't go wrong with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    many non-basenoters will find this too sweet
    Egoiste too sweet? Then what will they think of YSL L'homme?

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    Smelling good on a budget!

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    Versace Pour Homme, definitely.

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    Agree with L'Homme. I also want to add another vote for Egoiste.





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    It smells nice but the powderiness may turn people off because it smells fem...

    So I think if you don't like slightly fem and powder smelling scents, l'homme is not for you.

    Personally, a must have in my collection is probably d&g the one.

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    I agree with L'Homme, I'll also add Boss Bottled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtheory8 View Post
    It smells nice but the powderiness may turn people off because it smells fem...

    So I think if you don't like slightly fem and powder smelling scents, l'homme is not for you.

    Personally, a must have in my collection is probably d&g the one.
    well, l'homme is a bit powdery. but not powdery like Midnight In Paris or The Dreamer

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    I still think everyone should at least try Himalaya. It's not too expensive on the grey market, and it's a nice, classic men's fragrance.

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    Rive Gauche
    Dior Homme (though might not be "masculine" enough for some)
    Terre De Hermes
    Green Irish Tweed

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben850 View Post
    +9,001 for YSL l'Homme, also Chanel Allure Homme Sport or Versace Pour Homme
    Great picks! I was going to say YSL l'Homme and Versace Pour Homme!

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    Egoiste Platinum
    Signature Rotation: A* Men, Pure Havane, Dunhill Pursuit, Varvatos Artisian, Guerlain Vetiver

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    I had to think long and hard about this one, as I'm not a fan of modern designer scents.

    I'd say New York by Parfum de Nicolai.

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    AdG

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    L'Homme and ADG. There, you're covered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OctaVariuM View Post
    I still think everyone should at least try Himalaya. It's not too expensive on the grey market, and it's a nice, classic men's fragrance.
    Hmmm...there are better Creeds if you must recommend a Creed...Himalaya is the most generic bargin-basement smelling fragrance I know. Old lady soap, oh and a hint of sharp pepper. Had this been a Chanel or YSL product, everyone would be screaming about how unoriginal it was. Not to mention the OP said "affordable"

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    Default Re: a must-have for every man's collection

    yeah, himalaya is a great versatile scent that could be in every collection. but it's the price that keeps it from being part of the average man's collection (as most men arent willing to pay $100+ for a fragrance). that, and the longevity/projection issues on top of the price. as well as the fact that creed has better offerings.

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    Versace Man Eau Fraiche, a great summer time scent that can be picked up at a fairly good price

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    Every collection should have a bottle of Habit Rouge EDC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Note View Post
    Versace Man Eau Fraiche, a great summer time scent that can be picked up at a fairly good price
    yea eau fraiche is one of my favorite summertime picks

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    A v e n t u s

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    Pasha by Cartier
    Opium pour Homme by YSL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    Bulgari pour Homme. Understated. Uncommon. Urbane.

    Unfortunately unappreciated.
    + 2
    Seasonal favorites :

    Winter : The Dreamer & Burberry London
    Spring-Autumn : Bvlgari Pour Homme & Prada Man
    Summer : Bvlgari Aqva & Aqua Fahrenheit
    All-Rounders : Terre D'Hermes & Bleu de Chanel

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    Sycamore & ADG

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    Real men wear DHI

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    Givenchy Gentlemen
    Guerlain Derby
    Guerlain Jicky or Monchoir de Monsieur
    Guerlain Habit Rouge
    I'm not OLD...I'm VINTAGE!

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    Chanel allure homme

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    Dior Homme. It's well made, high quality, not generic. It has good performance but isn't a powerhouse. It's modern yet classic.

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    Green Irish Tweed
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    Knize Ten, if you ask me.


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    Knize Ten for sure but i would pay a lot of money to find out some bottle of my favorite Cuiron. I would add Macassar, Patou Pour Homme, Habit Rouge and Derby.

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    One stipulation was A f f o r d a b l e ...How about Polo Green? it has stood the test of time.

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    How about YSL L'Homme?

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