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    I'm looking for something soft like in the sense of powdery-ness for example DHI, Midnight in Paris or La nuit de l'homme or even that older version of D&G pour homme (if you catch my drift). Still haven't got my LIDGE so I don't know if its along those lines. But the thing is that most of the softish scents don't project well with the exception of DHI and somewhat la nuit (in my current collection that is). So could you guys recommend any ?

    I did try habit rogue edt on a strip of paper and I get a real strong rose after the lemon burst settles down so I didn't lean towards it much (not a big fan of rose I guess after growing up in a region with lots of rose oils and products).

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    Versace Baby Blue Jeans might be worth a try: http://www.basenotes.net/ID26120154.html

    Cheap too. Or . . .

    Boucheron Jaipur Homme EDP
    Guerlain Heritage EDT
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    Coromandel would fit the bill. (Soft patchouli & powdery white chocolate) - delish....

    Otherwise, I really enjoy Habit Rouge EDP (much more than the EDT, worth to try on skin)
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    Jaipur Homme
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    +1 for Coromandel
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    what would you say if i was able to get my hands on Ysl kouros fraicheur ?

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    Try Carnerbarcelona D600, DHI is similar to but D600 seems to me better, pepper, iris, vetiver, vanilla, ..., powder, a little spicy, a little sweet, creamy, good sillage above average and a longevity more than 10 hours, this is just what you are looking for.

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    By Kilian Back to Black is a soft powdered honey and tobacco which is quite strong and long lasting. Les Nez l'Antimatiere is soft grey musc which is subtle but always present and lasts all day, though I personally find it a little too simplistic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wally Swoboda View Post
    Versace Baby Blue Jeans might be worth a try: http://www.basenotes.net/ID26120154.html

    Cheap too. Or . . .

    Boucheron Jaipur Homme EDP
    Guerlain Heritage EDT
    All three of these are great recommendations.

    Also, try the Eau de Parfum version of Habit Rouge.
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    Guerlain Derby is this great dichotomy of being soft yet a powerhouse. I'm trying to wrap my head around how that can be lol
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    Dior Bois d'Argent.
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    You won't get better than Jaipur Homme EdP

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    Undergreen Gold

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    34 Boulevard Saint Germain by Diptyque would fit the bill. I just got it and am still getting to know it, but I love it!

    I would describe it as soft but with a deep, brooding undercurrent, and I'm getting excellent longevity. I am actually finding it similar in feel to Guerlain Heritage EDT, like a similar structure, with a ton of aromatics up front, floral/woody heart, and deep resinous base, but instead of all the Guerlain-esque notes in Heritage, 34 Boulevard Saint Germain is supposed to recall the smell of an actual Diptyque boutique, so it's built on different notes common to Diptyque. I think it's wonderful.

    PS: There are many notes in this one, but yesterday I wore it and I did pick up a dense, iris vibe I thought was similar to Dior Homme. Mainly in the first hour of wearing it.
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    I doubt it can get much better than DHI. Maybe Habanita or Jicky.

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    I'm surprised no one said MiP yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arlecchino View Post
    34 Boulevard Saint Germain by Diptyque would fit the bill. I just got it and am still getting to know it, but I love it!

    I would describe it as soft but with a deep, brooding undercurrent, and I'm getting excellent longevity. I am actually finding it similar in feel to Guerlain Heritage EDT, like a similar structure, with a ton of aromatics up front, floral/woody heart, and deep resinous base, but instead of all the Guerlain-esque notes in Heritage, 34 Boulevard Saint Germain is supposed to recall the smell of an actual Diptyque boutique, so it's built on different notes common to Diptyque. I think it's wonderful.

    PS: There are many notes in this one, but yesterday I wore it and I did pick up a dense, iris vibe I thought was similar to Dior Homme. Mainly in the first hour of wearing it.
    will search for it, but the iris kind of powdery may not exactly be the first choice, searching for more like lightness with good sillage. Why oh why did I make DHI my 3rd purchase of the collection

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    A lot of recommendations for jaipur and coromendal. Now I must hunt them down and try not to go broke while doing that :P. Thanks for the headsup, do throw in some more options

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    Bois d'Argent. Similar to MiP but much better projection/longevity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickS1169 View Post
    I'm surprised no one said MiP yet.
    It's mentioned in the op.
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    You can try this

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    Damn, and I was going to suggest Habit Rouge, too. Try Shalimar.

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    Guerlain Heritage

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    Pure Havane
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    Villoresi Teint de Neige

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    Bois D'argent, quite soft but leaves a decent scent cloud around the wearer.

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    Havana Vanille worth to try and maybe Les Orientalistes Collection from Anick Goutal .

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    This!
    Quote Originally Posted by kotch7 View Post
    bois d'argent, quite soft but leaves a decent scent cloud around the wearer.

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    Tiffany for Men or Chanel pour Monsieur.

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    Hmmmm, some seem difficult to attain, also wanna add that I like coty's wild musk too, anything similar to it would also work

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    Creed Himalaya
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