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    Default Best light, close to skin perfumes for men

    Hi everyone,

    can you suggest what you think are the best light (close to skin) perfumes for men?

    Something that could be considered a private scent, mostly for your own enjoyment and people “very close” to you.

    Previously I have enjoyed Chanel Platinum Egoiste, Creed's GIT, OV, but they are not exactly light....trying to tone it down a little.

    Like Creed's Silver Mountain Water and understand its light, but for some reason, on my skin it starts to smell like a mix of milk and tea with a hint of red wine.

    Thanks.

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    Parah Man. Very light citrus but you will get noticed with this one.

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    Almost anything used in shower gel form.

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    Was going to suggest SMW. Others to try:

    Molecule 01
    Frapin L'humaniste

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    Lanvin L'Homme

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    Temperament

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    Mark Birley for Men

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    In expensive territory, Chanel Cuir de Russie in parfum form is pretty much a skin scent, warm, enveloping, but not projecting too much.

    Incidentally, I have found that when wearing suits, if one puts a scented paper strip inside the breast pocket, one can get whiffs of the perfume as one moves, but the perfume itself is not going to project much.

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    Almost any Atelier Cologne fragrance.

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    That's weird, i just posted a thread about the Tokyo Milk perfumes.
    They are really really close to the skin and they smell really nice and light!

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    Dior Bois d'Argent...very light, impossible to over apply but still get compliments

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    I normally spray under my shirt - that keeps the advertising to a minimum. Don't wear something that you don't love just because it fits your projection requirement.

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    For men:

    Divine - L'Homme de Coeur

    Unisex:

    Ferré - Bergamotto Marino
    Hermès - Un Jardin Sur Le Nil
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    Daim Blonde by serge lutens. Unusually soft and close to the skin for this brand.

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    It's a good question for sure, but for me at least, I think it's more of a personal thing. Like, SMW for me projects like a beast for the first few hours, to the point of choking people out. Same with my mom and others I know who've tried it in my family.

    As far as fragrances that don't project too much on me, but that I still love, a few come to mind: Orange Sanguine and Neroli Portofino.
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    palladio- very nice light citrus vibe

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    Millesime Imperial sits close to skin for me and it's elegantly light.

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    I'm surprised no one has mentioned Bulgari Pour Homme. I would call it maybe the most polite scent I've ever smelled. It's got a sort of tea scent haze over a delicate floral scent. Really a whisper of a fragrance but I really like it!

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    I would say Yohji Homme, its amazing for such a faint/airy scent. Its discontinued ,but worth the bother of tracking down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gilesjp View Post
    I would say Yohji Homme, its amazing for such a faint/airy scent. Its discontinued ,but worth the bother of tracking down.
    It is an amazing scent for sure, but somehow I can't see that as "light"... I guess "light" is a relative term. My recommendation is Cologne du Parfumeur by Guerlain.
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    Armani Prive Bois d'Encens fits the bill - very close to skin, even from first application. Too expensive, though!

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    Lanvin Oxygene Homme
    Boss Elements Aqua
    Small quantities applied of: Mugler Cologne

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    Monsieur De Givenchy and Bulgari Pour Homme are two of my favourites.


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    D&G the one

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    +1 on Divine L'Homme de Coeur

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    Thanks for the advice.

    Someone mentioned Mark Birley for Men which I find hilarious, because I have that one (gift) and it's anything but light or pleasant..to me.

    Smelling like that and leaving your scent everywhere you go is basically what I'm trying to avoid here.

    I think, when you go, your scent should leave with you (no matter how good you think it is LOL). Not to say anything about, when people rub-up on you and their perfume from clothing clings to yours.. I have actually gone home to shower and change just because of that.

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    I recommend Roger & Gallet Cedrat . . . light, wears close and is reasonably priced.

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    Crabtree & Evelyn West Indian Lime.

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    Try the Penhaligon House...they have many light frags like Blenheim Bouquet, Opus 1870, Hammom Bouquet, Juniper Sling, English Fern, and Quercus

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    Tom ford for men

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    Creed Millesime Imperial
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    360 white and palladio. also ck one..

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    I recently discovered Creed Pure White Cologne and think it's great. I prefer low projecting skin scents. Pure White seems light to me. I use Blenheim Bouquet sometimes too but it's pretty sharp.

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    I find GIT very close to skin after one hour

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