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    Default Need some suggestions, "new" to the little world of fragrances.

    I've always been interested in colognes.the Calvin kleins in high school and so forth.i just have never been able to afford much until now I'm out of college and have a decent income. I just need some suggestions. I like powdery/vanilla type smells. Some examples of my favorites are le male, Armani code, Burberry touch. anything similar to these would be great, thanks!also I've even buying testers from eBay as I've heard if their going to make fake bottles they won't put the in tester boxes to make 60% of the value. An input? The ones I revived I'm 95% sure are authentic.

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    Default Re: Need some suggestions, "new" to the little world of fragrances.

    Welcome!

    For a smooth, clean vanilla, I'd recommend Caron pour un homme: lavender and vanilla, as classic as it gets.

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    Default Re: Need some suggestions, "new" to the little world of fragrances.

    Dior Homme to start i'd say.
    Current top 5:
    1. MDCI Chypre Palatin
    2. Guerlain Arsene Lupin (Dandy)

    3. Roja Dove Enigma Parfum Pour Homme
    4. Roja Dove Vetiver Extrait
    5. Guerlain Heritage (any formulation)

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    With your taste- Dior Homme Intense before all else
    Current favorites_____Black Tourmaline_____Gucci Pour Homme II_____Memoir Man_____Tuscan Leather______Montale Aoud and Pine_____Sel Marin_____Invasion Barbare_____Tonka Imperial____Dior Homme Intense_____L'Humaniste____Santal 33_____Bois d'Argent_____Nio_____MFK Oud_____Lumiere Noire_____Bois d'Encens_____Cuir Ottoman
    Currently wearing: Bergamote 22 by Le Labo

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    Default Re: Need some suggestions, "new" to the little world of fragrances.

    A nice cheapie would be Michael Jordan Legend. Don't let the name fool ya.

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    Dior Homme as state and Guerlain Habit Rouge EDT.

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    Default Re: Need some suggestions, "new" to the little world of fragrances.

    +1 Dior Homme

    Burberry Brit - a light powdery scent, mixed with some hints of rose to give it a classy feel to it. People often compare this to Armani Code.

    Givenchy Pi - vanilla mixed with some nuts / woods to give it a more masculine vibe to it.

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    Van Cleef & Arpels - Midnight in Paris

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    Default Re: Need some suggestions, "new" to the little world of fragrances.

    Since you're new to fragrances, I highly recommend the beginner's forum.

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    Default Re: Need some suggestions, "new" to the little world of fragrances.

    You might want to check out some of the fragrances from La Maison de La Vanille

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    Default Re: Need some suggestions, "new" to the little world of fragrances.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sol invictus View Post
    Van Cleef & Arpels - Midnight in Paris
    Yeah, this one. And always on discount somewhere, it seems.

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    Default Re: Need some suggestions, "new" to the little world of fragrances.

    I would suggest you try these:

    by Kilian - Back to Black
    Tom Ford - Tobacco Vanille

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    +1 Guerlain Habit Rouge

    Guerlain has a long history of using vanilla in their fragrances...try Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    And now that you've found BN, I think you'll soon realize the world of fragrances is anything but little. Welcome, and enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SevenDays View Post
    Givenchy Pi - vanilla mixed with some nuts / woods to give it a more masculine vibe to it.
    Pi is nice for the price, but Jaipur Homme EDP is a much nicer fragrance - spicy, sweet, powdery, and very sexy.

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    Ja´pur Homme de Boucheron, EdP, is, to me, the best vanilla scent on the market.
    And it'll give you well above average sillage and longevity. What's not to love?

    PI de Givenchy. Legendary vanilla frag. Very synthetic, though ... yet quite good.

    Dior Homme & Dior Homme Intense ... powdery vanilla galore!

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    Oh ... and welcome!

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    +1 Dior Homme
    Currently wearing: Coal by Andrea Maack

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    Default Re: Need some suggestions, "new" to the little world of fragrances.

    Good suggestions I think so far (apart from the Tom Ford and Killian ones, there is no need for any expensive niche frags when you have the Dior Hommes and the classic Chanels and Guerlains to choose from.)
    Enjoy!

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    I would actually try Habanita. This is sold as a women's scent, but it has vanilla, vetiver, leather, tobacco and patchouli. Very powdery.

    For the EDP: Top: Lentisk, Geranium, Petitgrain and Ylang-Ylang
    Heart: Vetiver, Jasmine, Nutmeg, Heliotrope, Mimosa, Rose and Cedar
    Base: Vanilla, Tonkin Musk, Patchouli, Amber, Moss and Sandalwood

    The EDT is also wonderful.
    "No elegance is possible without it...perfume is a part of you." Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel
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    Default Re: Need some suggestions, "new" to the little world of fragrances.

    1 Million by Paco Rabanne turns extremely vanilla on my skin after drying down. I love it!

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    Default Re: Need some suggestions, "new" to the little world of fragrances.

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    Ja´pur Homme de Boucheron, EdP, is, to me, the best vanilla scent on the market.
    And it'll give you well above average sillage and longevity. What's not to love?

    PI de Givenchy. Legendary vanilla frag. Very synthetic, though ... yet quite good.

    Dior Homme & Dior Homme Intense ... powdery vanilla galore!

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    Oh ... and welcome!
    It is an incredible fragrance. very elegant.

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    I went with !
    Midnight in Paris, burberry Brit, MJ legend(great review and cheap). And cool water just becuse it's cheap and lastly Pi, Ill let you know how I like them, all blind buys.

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    All nice suggestions in previous posts.
    I should add:
    Jacomo de Jacomo Rouge
    Dior Homme Intense
    Versace The Dreamer
    Habit Rouge EDP
    YSL Body Kouros
    YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme
    My all time favorite:

    Dior Fahrenheit
    Currently wearing: Tsar by Van Cleef & Arpels

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    Just bought a 1oz of the dreamer too. I'm just going mad ordering fragrances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falco4758 View Post
    Just bought a 1oz of the dreamer too. I'm just going mad ordering fragrances.
    it's too soon to get mad!!! it's just the start of this LOOOONG road...!
    My all time favorite:

    Dior Fahrenheit
    Currently wearing: Tsar by Van Cleef & Arpels

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    Haha this is true. I have a feeling from reviews I will like dreamer the best

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    Habit rouge has a nice vanila in the base but depending on your taste you might not like the leather combo that comes with it. Not really for summer in my opinion since I almost gaged once, but I guess its just me. The smell of leather tends to upset my stomach during hot day. But its still worth a sample.
    Any opinions I post here about frags only reflect MY PERSONAL TASTE and only my personal preference which could change at any moment.

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    Default Re: Need some suggestions, "new" to the little world of fragrances.

    20 bucks or less would be michael jordan legend, body shop'swhite musk and perry ellis 360 white. Up to 50 bucks would be lolita lempicka, hanae mori, roma and burberry brit.50 and over would be dior homme and minotaure. Oh yeah i forgot ignition by lomani and also cadillac, both under 20. I would blid buy both of those first and get samples of the higher end frag's..

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    Default Re: Need some suggestions, "new" to the little world of fragrances.

    The "little" world of fragrances.

    If only.

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    Ha. Now I love the powdery scents. I have realized all of you say their too "coy" for spring/summer. What's some summer juice I may like, I like dreamer, touch,le male, MIP,ect.. Thanks!

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    Default Re: Need some suggestions, "new" to the little world of fragrances.

    Give Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche a try... its a nice clean spring and summer scent with good projection and longevity. It has a creamy lemon smell to it.

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