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Gents, I'm attending a black tie event tonight. Should I wear GIT or Aventus? Thoughts are greatly appreciated.
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Either one would work, but when I think black tie, I'd sooner reach for GIT than Aventus personally (although I'd probably pick something different like IB or Windsor).
Green Irish Tweed.
Any other options? Not that either one is wrong but I think you could do much better (conservative).
I don't like aventus so I will go with git. If i have to pick one in my collection encre noire for sure
I don't think either are quite right for black tie, but Aventus is much less likely to offend people.
If it really must be one of those two, I'd say GIT. But neither are preferable.
I do have others in my collection--Rive Gauche, Bleu de Chanel and Himalaya. As of now, I'm leaning towards GIT. Thanks everyone for the input.
In my opinion, GIT has that understated elegance perfectly suited for this event.
Black tie implies evening (but you never know nowadays) so if I had the option I would choose something like BdP or La Nuit de l'Homme, but between GIT and Aventus, I'd choose GIT. Aventus is a bit too fruity for evening.
Aventus for absolutely any occasion, except perhaps a walk in the forest (then I'd pick Green Irish Tweed). One actually pulls compliments and smells uniquely, the other one is nature encapsulated in a bottle, and it's more nature, green smelling than perfume smelling. I don't want to smell like nature when wearing a perfume....obviously you can tell I haven't exactly gotten the best reception when wearing Green Irish Tweed hahaha
If you want to be discreet - GIT...someone else will also likely be wearing it.
"All of my 2012 batches of Aventus smell EXACTLY the same...even the grey market one with an Arabic lot sticker on the bottom of the bottle." - BT260
GIT ticks all the required boxes for such an occasion.
GIT or Aventus would be very good in that situation. You say you also have Bleu de Chanel and Himalaya - I think either of those would work very well also. Aventus is perfect in virtually every situation, but GIT may be slightly better for a formal event.
When I think Black Tie / formal event, I first think of Ormonde Man.
GIT. Always and forever: GIT.
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2. Serge Lutens Chergui
3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
4. Creed Virgin Island Water
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6. Thierry Mugler Pure Havane
7. Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme
8. Bulgari Blu
9. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
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Well, it's cheaper than therapy... edit: No it's not...
Aventus. It just smells more unique, luxurious, and sophisticated.
GIT over Aventus anywhere, black tie event or no.
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3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie
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7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
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Divine eau Divine (refillable)
Neither. Sorry, but Bois du Portugal would be a better choice.
Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme. But only a little.
So I ended up wearing GIT, which was an excellent choice. Thanks guys for the recommendations. I sprayed some on my pocket square and two shots to the neck--lasted all night with plenty of longevity. The more I wear GIT, the more I'm convinced, in my opinion, it's the best cologne out there.