Creed Silver Mountain water
I'll give a sketch of my scene. I work as the manager and main salesman in a luxury watches retail store. So there are conversation with customers, and mainly I'am all day inside the store. I like conservatism and thus looking for a fragrance for daily and all season use. I'am a fuzzy guy, i strive for perfection. I would like to receive a recommendation from the house of Amouage, Creed or Guerlain. I prefer a good longevity and projection. It's nice when a fragrance has a natural feel to it. I don't mind florals at all.
I hope I didn't make it to complicated. Thanks in advance friends.
Creed Silver Mountain water
Amouage Jubilation XXV
Creed Bois de Portugal
Sounds like you might be working in a warm country, and indoors so I will say Eau de Guerlain, which may be a little underpowered but better than most in it's category and you won't annoy anybody in close proximity.
Amourage Jubilation XXV
Guerlain L' Instant Intense
Amouage: Memior Man
Creed: Green Irish Tweed or Royal Oud
No, actually the cold Netherlands. I'am in my thirties by the way if that gives a better match.
I fully second Creed GIT as a suitable choice.
Amouage Tribute or Epic Man
Guerlain Habit Rouge
Creeds IMO vary too much from batch to batch.
If you want to send the right signals to your customers, in terms of character and confidence, go for broke - Amouage Opus VI.
+1 for Creed Royal Oud
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Creed - GIT
Amouage - Jubilation
Guerlain - Heritage
I vote for Windsor and MI, both very versatile and well liked by the mass.
I'd be wary with Amouage though. Some of them are very strong so they may offend others.
You probably want something smooth and elegant, but no particularly strage or avantgarde, something pleasing to most people. Most Amouages will do, in small doses. I'd also point out Jub XXV (clean incense). Gold man, though, which is my favorite, might simply be too big and complex for the circumstance.
I have not tried all but what would really work:
sorry I am not familiar with the Guerlain line
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So far i see no recommendation for Amouage reflection (while it seems to be quite popular), no vote for Creed Original Santal or Original Vetiver (the newer releases on classic notes?) or Guerlains vetiver (maybe too bland) or l'instant (maybe too heavy?)? I don't think the scent should be weak either. A quality fragrance shouldn't be directly necessarily offending, quality will shine and may thus be noticed.
Creed - GIT / Royal Oud / Spice & Wood / Himalaya
Amouage - Jubilation XXV / Memior Man
Guerlain - Homme Intense / Derby
Amouage Jubilation XXV...go easy on the trigger, though.
Creed Green Irish Tweed and Millesime Imperial.
Guerlain Habit Rouge and Derby.
Yet another one for Creed Royal Oud.
Why limit yourself to these 3 houses?
Amouage Reflection Man.
Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille.
Guerlain Tonka Imperiale.
Absolutely my favorites, and I think that your customers will like them a lot.
Of the three houses you mentioned, I am most familiar with Guerlain. Almost anything from that house would work for your circumstance. You really can't get any more "classic" and "conservative" than Habit Rouge. L'instant de Guerlain Pour Homme is a more modernized scent from them, but I would still say conservative and with classical sensibilities(the EDT not EDP, which is more gourmand).
However, when you wrote this:
I was going to recommend one of my absolute favorites, Amouage Dia Man, but it is not a great projector. In a similar vein is Arsene Lupin by Guerlain that is.
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
6) 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
Another one from Guerlain worth mentioning IMO: Chamade Pour Homme
Doesn't matter which one you choose from those houses. Find one you like and go with it.
it's best you spend a small amount of monies on samples then decide which suit you
rather than blind-buy based on suggestion, everyone have different tastes
and why limit yourself to only those 3 houses?
if i were in your position, i would go for
Habit Rogue extrait
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Amouage - Tribute, Homage and OPUS VII
Andy Tauer - Noontide Petals, Miriam and Loretta
HdP - Veni, Vidi, Vici and Rosam, Ambrarem, Petroleum
The Different Company - Oud Shamash, Oud for Love and Aurore Nomade
Guerlain - Sous Le Vent, Angélique Noire, Bois d'Armenie, Cruel Gardenia, Rose Barbare
and many more niches up for split...
If you want longevity stay with Amouage:
Jubilation / Memior /Interlude / Reflection
I highly recommend Guerlain Habit Rouge and Heritage.
Good luck - cheers,
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If i may sumarize:
From Creed mostly recommended GIT, however doens't this one stay quite weak and come across as mainstream (i.e. coolwater)? I was tossing between OV and OS (got samples), but maybe JiveHippo is right, that the are casual frags. Also i find Bois du Portugal (smoother) somewhat similar to Guerlain Heritage (harsher).
From Amouage mostly recommend JXXV, i sampled this one, and yes, it's solid. From Amouage i'am tossing between JXXV and Reflection. Reflection sometimes is wow, and sometimes is cloying. I see everyone surpassing Amouage Silver?
From Guerlain, I see lots recommend Habit Rouge. I sampled it, but sometimes it comes across a a frag for men lets say 50+ (don't know why) just like Heritage. This idea has held me back to go for these. Is it just my imagination or would it go well with my age? Guerlain L'instant i don't prefer that much. I tried also the whole range of Guerlain Homme, but they are so light, i sometimes think just to drink it up as a cocktail. By the way, I have never seen Derby in a shop.
Another question. Do you guys think that Amouage uses more natural (essential oils) vs Guerlain?
Last edited by ddadam; 14th March 2013 at 08:19 AM.
Hi, don't exactly understand what to mean by go for 'broke'
I suppose what I'm saying is that you might as well go all out and get the most upscale fragrance you can afford. As has been pointed out, the Creeds are fairly workaday, and IMO, not particularly 'unique'. Opus VI is in the higher echelons of niche fragrance, in terms of price and I suspect, consumer numbers.
Try Guerlain Arsene Lupin (Dandy) and the city series if you can - Shanghai would suit the environment / clientele nicely, altho Moscow or New York might work for you.
Dandy opens with a smooth violet and slips into leather, Shanghai opens with a subtle Mimosa / Almond Guerlainade then slips into woods - both quite sophisticated, they don't yell, and unless you are required to yell at your clients they should do the trick. You might even find Arsene Lupin Voyou workable - it treads the same quite conservative masculine path as some of the Creeds but has a more complex structure.
Of the Amouages I would be careful because for a 'work signature' you might find several of the popular ones are a bit much day in and day out - Honour Man could be worth a shot, nice natural pepper to get you started and then a smooth, creamy woods to see you thru. Come to think of it, I just did a quick review of Opus IV over on the Sample of the Day Thread and this one could sustain daily wear if it agrees with you - again, I'm thinking of the environment you're in . . . might do the trick.
Whatever - really you should just try some and buy the one you like, nothing I or anybody else says will mean a thing if you find you like or dislike whatever is being mentioned
Amouage - Lyric Man
Creed - Aventus
Guerlain - L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Eau Extreme
Songe d'un Bois d'Ete (Guerlain)
Yohji Homme (Yohji Yamamoto)
Invasion Barbare (MDCI)
Ormonde Man (Ormonde Jayne)
Rive Gauche pour Homme (vintage)
New York (Parfums de Nicolai)
Habit Rouge edt (Guerlain
Heritage edp (Guerlain)
Geranium Pour Monsieur (Frederic Malle)
Bois d'Orage (Frederic Malle)
Oud (Maison Francis Kurkdjian)
Dia Man (Amouage)
Memoir Man (Amouage)
Bois du Portugal (Creed)
Sous le Vent (Guerlain)
Jubilation XXV (Amouage)
Arsene Lupin Dandy (Guerlain)
Edit: Added a couple -
Chypre Palatin (MDCI)
La Treizieme Heure (Cartier)
Oud Shamash (The Different Company)
Fat Electrician (Etat Libre d'Orange)
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Lyric (Man and Woman)
Green Irish Tweed
My recommendations are Green Irish Tweed by Creed as it is inoffensive to just about anyone. I am wearing it now, despite the fact I have a nasty cold/flu and yet it's the only thing I can just about tolerate.
Aventus is also a good option, but don't over do it with this one.
I would also suggest Amouage Epic Man though. A fantastic scent, bound to open conversations up and definitely a different one to the rest. Again, go easy on the trigger though!
Amouage - Lyric Man or Memoir
Guerlain - Cuir Beluga
As for the Guerlain comments: I think the scents are classical. My old man wears old spice so I experienced them for the first time and never got those impressions. I am in my twenties, I am a musician... in other words, you dont get much immature than me, and I wear Heritage regularly, with tshirt and jeans if i like.
Gold & Dia
Haven't tested any Amouage
Not a big fan of Creed, if I had to have any I'd go with GIT. I found MI and Aventus very disappointing. Which is good for my bank balance.
I'm a fan of Guerlain. I love L'Instant de Guerlain EDT. Beautiful Autumn Winter scent. I also really like Homme L'Eau and Homme Intense.
@ sroreilly - that seems to have been the case with the original 'Gold', but I think that Amouage are as affected by IFRA regulations as anyone else these days.
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Guerlain l'instant de Guerlain pour homme extreme
Creed original santal
Thanks for the many recommendations guys. I'll probably dig into Amouage, although Creed Original Santal has been haunting me. Creed GIT I will have to sample.
For now I think my candidates will be:
-Creed Original Santal
Amouage opus vi
You deserve the pleasures of Habit Rouge Eau de Cologne by Guerlain (it has to be the EDC), and Bois de Portugal by Creed. These are perfect for you.
amouage : lyric man sophisticated, non offensive, classy i think jubby might be a little much
creed : royal oud, original santal is quite sweet and more for cassual wear imo
guerlain : Habit rouge edp
I recommend Amouage jubilation, epic and interlude. You might want to also try Amouage Beloved Man. It is their newest but more expensive.
Last edited by socalwoman; 26th March 2013 at 10:08 AM.
From Amouage by miles the most elegant, ethereal, luxury scent which would do in your profession is Honour Man. For selling luxury watches I think these are about the most important features.
From Guerlain I'm more hesitating, but in after all Chamade Pour Homme would do I guess.
From Creed I'm with the majority: GIT is the only -albeit obvious- selection.
Amouage jubilation xxv
Creed Millesime imperial/ Bois di Portugal/ original vetiver/ original santal
Another for Royal Oud. Great fragrance in the cold. Very deep and luxurious so it would match your luxury store nicely.
Is the juice worth the squeeze?
For salesman work I recommend
Creed: GIT, Aventus
Amouage: Dia, Reflection, Memoir
Guerlain: Only smelled Tonka Imperiale and although I do love it, would recommend above fragrances over this one for your situation.
Forget the ubiquitous Creed stuff.
These five are all awesome and project discernment and taste. I would go further though - Just get Puredistance M! It is expensive, but you can pick up a sample or two from luckyscent at same price per ml as a bottle, and one or two 1ml samples will last you a while - and make the world a better place for you and those who interact with you!