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    Default Rough, Manly Fragrances?

    Word on the street is that things like Parfums D'Habit, Polo Green, etc... Have largely all been reformulated, and their modern rereleases have taken off a lot of the brutish "edge" that the original scents had and replaced it with a smoother synthetic sheen...
    Is this true? Are there some notable exceptions?

    If I want to smell like what Indiana Jones probably smells like, what would be some good fragrances to look at?
    I have a rudimentary list compiled so far in my wardrobe wish/test list...

    Dirty English seems to be a rare modern embodiment of what I had in mind, but it's now discontinued, and most reviews say it has no longevity or silage.

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    Default Re: Rough, Manly Fragrances?

    Quote Originally Posted by fan.of.devin View Post
    If I want to smell like what Indiana Jones probably smells like, what would be some good fragrances to look at?
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    Default Re: Rough, Manly Fragrances?

    Real men don't need to spray anything on.

    The smell alone of sweat, a leather jacket and wool clothes will do the trick.

    If you want rough, try Le Labo Patchouli 24. It's all smoke and leather.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Jeke!

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    +1 to Slumberhouse Jeke or try Duro from Nasomatto's.. .

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    Knize Ten still does the business...
    Well, it's cheaper than therapy... edit: No it's not...

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    +1 Slumberhouse Jeke for bourbon, smoke, and leather

    Sonoma Scent Studio Fireside Intense for smoky, birch-tar, autumn bonfire awesomeness

    Also, for a Polo Green replacement, either Slumberhouse Norne or Sonoma Scent Studio Forest Walk. My bf has worn both, and we prefer Forest Walk to Norne. It's deeper and doesn't have the "thin" phase that Norne does.

    SSS fragrances are all extrait concentrations, as are Slumberhouse's.
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    One can still track down the old 90 ml bottles of Parfum d'Habit.

    I recall this one as a "hairy-chested" scent. LOL!
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Default Re: Rough, Manly Fragrances?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mick_Trick View Post
    Knize Ten still does the business...
    +1. This is what i would expect indy to be wearing.

    Rick

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    Default Re: Rough, Manly Fragrances?

    I can think of Montale dark oud or incensy perfume, Tom Ford sahara noir or interlude

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    Default Re: Rough, Manly Fragrances?

    All great ideas. Also:

    Yatagan
    Tauer's Incense Extreme

    I was actually beaten up by Yatagan. It wasn't pretty.

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    Knize ten
    Michael Kors
    Dirty English

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    Gucci By Gucci "The One with the little loop cap" STRONG stuff

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    Default Re: Rough, Manly Fragrances?

    Knize Ten should be first on your list.

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    Knize Ten vintage or the new one?

    *edit* It is apparently a point of contention as to whether this stuff has been reformulated or not?
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    Default Re: Rough, Manly Fragrances?

    I agree on the Slumberhouse offerings, although I found Vikt to be the most manly. It's now discontinued though.
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    Knize Ten is the one - it doesn't matter whether it's the reform or not - still pretty male. Yatagan has been mentioned, I'd also consider Mazzolari Lui or vintage Givenchy Gentleman.

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    Mazzolari Lui is so manly, sometimes it's a tad too much for me. And i'm a **cking stud.
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    Polo Green, of course. It will make your chest hair grow.

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    Dirty English is definitely a macho man fragrance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knightowl View Post
    Mazzolari Lui is so manly, sometimes it's a tad too much for me. And i'm a **cking stud.
    I spilt my coffee laughing. But, I do agree studman.
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    Indiana Jones, would be wearing John Varvatos Vintage for sure!

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    G Man by Gainsboro smells, to me at least, like a strongly rough (but also mature and ruggedly classy) mix of notes reminding of leather, flint smoke, some animalic sweat, some incense,even some herbal/mossy notes and some unburnt/unsmoked tobacco, but, almost more importantly than all this, with no traces of mellowing, attenuating, smoothening reformulation.

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    Indiana Jones probably would just wear some lemon cologne in the jungle.

    Not sure which. I feel he's probably not sexy enough to rock Moustache or YSL pour Homme.

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