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    Hello.

    First, I wanna apologize because English isn't my mother tongue.

    Ok. At this time I'm with Clinique Happy and I would like to try something different. I'm 30.

    I'm looking for a pleasant, relaxed, light, with low projection (for the office), not very classy, something natural. The target is pleasant. I can't wear powerful fragrances.
    I can't spend a lot of money on it. I live in a small city in Spain, so I couldn't find a strange one.

    Could you help me?

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    rochas man

    starts off pretty sweet but quickly dies down to a close to the skin, smooth moca and vanilla type scent with chocolate peeking at the base. very lovely, i wear it as my casual scent, ladies love it.

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    Perhaps Cool Water fits your bill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AHS View Post
    rochas man

    starts off pretty sweet but quickly dies down to a close to the skin, smooth moca and vanilla type scent with chocolate peeking at the base. very lovely, i wear it as my casual scent, ladies love it.
    Some time ago I wear it for a time. Maybe too sweet for me, but I'm gonna try it again. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juanderer View Post
    Perhaps Cool Water fits your bill.
    Too marine. I'm very complicated.

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    Hmm. My other thought was Givenchy Play Intense.

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    Default Re: Looking for a pleasant and relaxed fragrance

    Boss bottled might be an idea? or if you dont mind the extreme popularity, aqua di gio might be another good one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AHS View Post
    Boss bottled might be an idea? or if you dont mind the extreme popularity, aqua di gio might be another good one?
    I have wear both years ago. I've wear Boss bottled for years. Now I hate Aqua di Gio, too strong an synthetic.

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    I have wear Issey Miyake and I hate it too.

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    hmm well then what i would recommend is watching this. u might get a idea from this as it helped me abit when i needed another fragrance in your specifics.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOP_aTF7xQM

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    I would recommend:
    Dior Eau Sauvage
    Pour un Homme de Caron
    Aramis Devin
    Bulgari Man
    Burberry Brit

    I would think these would be easy to obtain even in smaller cities.
    I'm thinking you might find something by Loewe there too. 7 is nice but I'm afraid may have too much sillage due the high Iso E Super content.

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    I would say Mugler Cologne would be perfect. Super fresh, bright and with aura of freshly washed human, with light musky drydown, and great value too. Definitely check it out.

    Also Pour un Homme de Caron +1, beautiful lavender/vanilla, also great value.
    Well, it's cheaper than therapy... edit: No it's not...

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    A relatively inexpensive scent is New York-PdN I find it to be perfect for office-wear.

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    Marc Jacobs by Marc Jacobs

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    Burberry for Men

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    Gucci Pour Homme II

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    Bergamotto Marino by Ferre'

    See reviews here: http://www.basenotes.net/ID26129827.html

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    Carbone de Balmain

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    YSL L'homme

    Nice and simple, very casual and versatile.

    I wear this when I just want to smell good, but not exactly sure what vibe to project.

    Also pretty low-key, so I tend to spray a bit more.

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    Default Re: Looking for a pleasant and relaxed fragrance

    YSL Lhomme and Locoste Style and Play(red) are nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wally Swoboda View Post
    Bergamotto Marino by Ferre'

    See reviews here: http://www.basenotes.net/ID26129827.html
    I've never tried it but the reviews sounds fine. I don't know if I can find it in my city.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wally Swoboda View Post
    Bergamotto Marino by Ferre'

    See reviews here: http://www.basenotes.net/ID26129827.html
    Reading reviews I think it's similar to Clinique Happy with more lasting power. Isn't it? Have you tried both?

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    I own Bergamotto Marino, but, do not own Clinique Happy and have only tested it in the store. I did not buy Happy and think Bergamotto Marino is different because the marine notes are more evident.

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    Rive Gauche pour Homme- affordable-check, relaxing- almost beyond any doubt, not too classy- still suitable for office wear and even with a mature vibe, yet nothing too complicated and formal in its notes either, just a fresh, soapy, almost barbershop-like dominating note, pleasant- yes, even complimented, light and low projection- rather strong and lasting, yet with very few sprays applied, it can definitely be perceived as light and it won't overpower.

    From the suggestions above, especially Mugler Cologne and Bergamotto Marino sound appropriate, besides these, I'd also suggest testing two other male fragrances also from YSL like Rive Gauche- Jazz and Live Jazz, hardly any other male scents still affordably sold today can get that fresh, pleasant, relaxed and discreet.

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    Gucci Pour Homme II
    +1....

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    Caron 3rd Man is a great masculine floral. Very inexpensive as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Rive Gauche pour Homme- affordable-check, relaxing- almost beyond any doubt, not too classy- still suitable for office wear and even with a mature vibe, yet nothing too complicated and formal in its notes either, just a fresh, soapy, almost barbershop-like dominating note, pleasant- yes, even complimented, light and low projection- rather strong and lasting, yet with very few sprays applied, it can definitely be perceived as light and it won't overpower.

    From the suggestions above, especially Mugler Cologne and Bergamotto Marino sound appropriate, besides these, I'd also suggest testing two other male fragrances also from YSL like Rive Gauche- Jazz and Live Jazz, hardly any other male scents still affordably sold today can get that fresh, pleasant, relaxed and discreet.
    Thanks Ken. I'm gonna check it.

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    ˇbienvenido!

    i believe you'll love l'eau par kenzo if you like clinique happy. and you may also try agua de loewe el.
    Seasonal favorites :

    Winter : The Dreamer & Burberry London & La Nuit de L'Homme
    Spring-Autumn : Aqua Fahrenheit & Bvlgari Pour Homme
    Summer : Bvlgari Extreme & Bvlgari Aqva & Bvlgari Aqva Marine
    All-Rounders : Terre D'Hermes & Bleu de Chanel

    Indispensible : The Dreamer & Bvlgari Extreme & Bvlgari Pour Homme & Bvlgari Aqva

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    Quote Originally Posted by el_payo View Post
    ˇbienvenido!

    i believe you'll love l'eau par kenzo if you like clinique happy. and you may also try agua de loewe el.
    Gracias.
    Do you know what El payo means in Spanish?

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    yes of course. but i don't mean the castillano word "payo", what i mean is the "payo" word used by gypsies.
    Seasonal favorites :

    Winter : The Dreamer & Burberry London & La Nuit de L'Homme
    Spring-Autumn : Aqua Fahrenheit & Bvlgari Pour Homme
    Summer : Bvlgari Extreme & Bvlgari Aqva & Bvlgari Aqva Marine
    All-Rounders : Terre D'Hermes & Bleu de Chanel

    Indispensible : The Dreamer & Bvlgari Extreme & Bvlgari Pour Homme & Bvlgari Aqva

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    Quote Originally Posted by el_payo View Post
    yes of course. but i don't mean the castillano word "payo", what i mean is the "payo" word used by gypsies.
    Yes, it is. I didn't know that gipsies use this word out of Spain.

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    And what do you think about Eau de Cartier?

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    Natural for me is lemony and +1 eau sauvage. It is very light and doesn't project strongly

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    I can recommend Prada´s Infusion D´Homme. My man likes to wear it and I love it, it is very relaxed and adorable.

    Yesterday I brought the female version for myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FragranceAddicted View Post
    I can recommend Prada´s Infusion D´Homme. My man likes to wear it and I love it, it is very relaxed and adorable.

    Yesterday I brought the female version for myself.
    Thanks but its not my cup of tea.

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    Relaxed?...Pleasant?...

    Beyond Paradise Men!

    Bonus: great for warmer weather, cool flask, five stars from Luca Turin, and a lot of reviews in con!

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    You can buy Hammam Bouquet online at fragrancenet . It is a very languid, pleasant and relaxed fragrance. It is very old, a classic. Send me a private message and I will send you a sample of it. It is my favorite perfume.

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    Lacoste essential, quite cheap and smells decent

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    Ed Hardy Love and Luck for Men or Nautica
    Also, since you've worn Happy, why not Luscious Pink by Mariah Carey? It smells like Bond 9 Scent of Peace

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