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    the obvious choice would be something with a rose note, but not for me.

    I'm thinking something floral and musky like Burberry Touch or Dior Homme INtense

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    What is a Kentucky Derby party?

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kentucky_Derby

    basically watching the horserace. drinking mint juleps while wearing springy semi-formal wear. a Southern US (and US in general) tradition

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoschhti View Post
    What is a Kentucky Derby party?
    It's the most famous horse race in the world. It's in Louisville, Kentucky and it's the first Saturday in May. (It's today.) Living in Louisville, I'd say something super classic and refined - maybe Eau Sauvage. Today it's rainy and not very warm, so maybe Bois du Portugal would fit the bill. The smells around you would be horses, bourbon, and mint, and maybe roses depending on where you were, so I wouldn't suggest a fragrance that has any of those notes.

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    Sova -- the horses will find you irresistible.

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    Lots of women around you dressed in their fanciest. Dior Homme Intense

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    Ormonde Man

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    Aventus, there is even a horse on the bottle.

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    Clive Christian No. 1 Homme Pure Parfum

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    Something along the lines of Habit Rouge, maybe even (and more extravagantly) Blenheim Bouquet, Floris No. 89 or No.127, Knize Ten.
    Last edited by Ken_Russell; 4th May 2013 at 07:42 PM. Reason: Typo corrected

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    A very barnyard fecal smelling oud oil...
    My Top 10

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    Something redneck.

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    Polo blue or black. Something fresh and upbringing. Also clean shower fresh or chrome legend would do it..

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    Prada Amber Pour Homme

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    Guerlain Derby of course.

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    Well the obvious choice would be Guerlain's Derby! Lalique Equus and Hermes Equipage would also fit the bill.

    Edit: ^ aw Duke beat me to it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinijo View Post
    Something redneck.
    The Kentucky Derby is an event associated with wealth and class. It's a prestigious horse race, not a tractor pull. Nothing redneck about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke Hunt View Post
    Guerlain Derby of course.
    Agreed; my SOTD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    The Kentucky Derby is an event associated with wealth and class. It's a prestigious horse race, not a tractor pull. Nothing redneck about it.
    Wealth and class don't always go together.
    I guess you haven't read "The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent And Depraved"
    " Thousands of raving, stumbling drunks, getting angrier and angrier as they lose more
    and more money. By midafternoon they’ll be guzzling mint juleps with both hands and
    vomitting on each other between races."
    "He had done a few good sketches, but so far we hadn’t seen that special kind of face that I
    felt we would need for a lead drawing. It was a face I’d seen a thousand times at every Derby
    I’d ever been to. I saw it, in my head, as the mask of the whiskey gentry–a pretentious mix
    of booze, failed dreams and a terminal identity crisis; the inevitable result of too much
    inbreeding in a closed and ignorant culture."

    http://mistercrew.com/files/2010/04/...ucky_derby.jpg

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    I'd wear Derby. I thought this was a no-brainer, guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinijo View Post
    Something redneck.
    Ha! There's the race, and then there's the infield.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony T View Post
    Polo blue or black. Something fresh and upbringing. Also clean shower fresh or chrome legend would do it..
    I'm going with Mugler Cologne for the same reason. It's early Spring, I wanted something invigorating.

    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    The Kentucky Derby is an event associated with wealth and class. It's a prestigious horse race, not a tractor pull. Nothing redneck about it.
    Well, as martinijo and I were just discussing, there's the race, and then there's the infield. You got your high and your low at The Derby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinijo View Post
    Wealth and class don't always go together.
    Exactly. Wealth and class (both grotesque concepts) are more represented here as greed and general douche-baggery. So, the tackier the fragrance, the better!

    No matter what you wear, go have some fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcurtiss View Post
    the obvious choice would be something with a rose note, but not for me.
    I'm thinking something floral and musky like Burberry Touch or Dior Homme INtense
    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Something along the lines of Habit Rouge, maybe even (and more extravagantly) Blenheim Bouwuet, Floris No. 89 or No.127, Knize Ten.
    In all seriousness, if you can pull off a masculine floral, this time of year is perfect. I'd even like a sharper/more modern/more synthetic feel, like Bond No. 9 Bleecker Street.

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    lmao at backwards southners traditions. lol

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    I am heading to a Derby party in five minutes, and I figured every guy there would be wearing Derby, so I chose Invasion Barbare. May the odds be ever in your favor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinijo View Post
    Wealth and class don't always go together.
    I guess you haven't read "The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent And Depraved"
    " Thousands of raving, stumbling drunks, getting angrier and angrier as they lose more
    and more money. By midafternoon they’ll be guzzling mint juleps with both hands and
    vomitting on each other between races."
    "He had done a few good sketches, but so far we hadn’t seen that special kind of face that I
    felt we would need for a lead drawing. It was a face I’d seen a thousand times at every Derby
    I’d ever been to. I saw it, in my head, as the mask of the whiskey gentry–a pretentious mix
    of booze, failed dreams and a terminal identity crisis; the inevitable result of too much
    inbreeding in a closed and ignorant culture."

    http://mistercrew.com/files/2010/04/...ucky_derby.jpg
    Ridiculous. There is a big difference between the infield and the stands, as has been suggested, but the Derby is one of the classiest sporting events in the world. Also, suggestions of "inbreeding" are insulting. Believe it or not, Louisville is an actual city with beautiful 19th century architecture, and world-class art, especially theatre. We even wear shoes, believe it or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonyprince View Post
    Ridiculous. There is a big difference between the infield and the stands, as has been suggested, but the Derby is one of the classiest sporting events in the world. Also, suggestions of "inbreeding" are insulting. Believe it or not, Louisville is an actual city with beautiful 19th century architecture, and world-class art, especially theatre. We even wear shoes, believe it or not.
    Well I guess Hunter Thompson was called worse things than insulting or ridiculous.
    He was one of the stand out writers of his age.
    Just trying to inject a little culture...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonyprince View Post
    Ridiculous. There is a big difference between the infield and the stands, as has been suggested, but the Derby is one of the classiest sporting events in the world. Also, suggestions of "inbreeding" are insulting. Believe it or not, Louisville is an actual city with beautiful 19th century architecture, and world-class art, especially theatre. We even wear shoes, believe it or not.
    Tonyprince, just in case any of my comments caused offense, nothing in what I've mentioned is based on any feelings and/or observations of Louisville itself. My wife and I have had great getaways there, staying in the 21c hotel, eating at Jack Fry's, and visiting the (weirdly empty, because it was new) Ali Center. It's no stretch -- nor is it hate or prejudice -- to notice that some crazy folks turn out for big all-day events, whether it's a horserace or NASCAR or an outdoor musical festival. I apologize if I made it sound like anti-Louisville bias; I can only assure you it is not.

    And in any event, if there's a horse race overrun with rednecks, it's the Preakness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinijo View Post
    Well I guess Hunter Thompson was called worse things than insulting or ridiculous.
    He was one of the stand out writers of his age.
    Just trying to inject a little culture...
    Well, Hunter S. Thompson is from here. Calling him "one of the stand out writers of his age" seems a stretch IMHO, but I'm glad you have at least found something you value about our city. Now, I'm off to have a mint julep!

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinijo View Post
    Well I guess Hunter Thompson was called worse things than insulting or ridiculous.
    He was one of the stand out writers of his age.
    Just trying to inject a little culture...
    Well, Hunter S. Thompson is from here. Calling him "one of the stand out writers of his age" seems a stretch IMHO, but I'm glad you have at least found something you value about our city. Now, I'm off to have a mint julep!

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    Egoiste

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveStPaul View Post
    Tonyprince, just in case any of my comments caused offense, nothing in what I've mentioned is based on any feelings and/or observations of Louisville itself. My wife and I have had great getaways there, staying in the 21c hotel, eating at Jack Fry's, and visiting the (weirdly empty, because it was new) Ali Center. It's no stretch -- nor is it hate or prejudice -- to notice that some crazy folks turn out for big all-day events, whether it's a horserace or NASCAR or an outdoor musical festival. I apologize if I made it sound like anti-Louisville bias; I can only assure you it is not.

    And in any event, if there's a horse race overrun with rednecks, it's the Preakness.
    No worries!

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinijo View Post
    Well I guess Hunter Thompson was called worse things than insulting or ridiculous.
    He was one of the stand out writers of his age.
    Just trying to inject a little culture...
    I find it comical that Thompson's description is equated with "redneck". Perhaps as comical as equating Thompson with "cultured". But then this thread was probably intended to be comical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonyprince View Post
    Well, Hunter S. Thompson is from here. Calling him "one of the stand out writers of his age" seems a stretch IMHO, but I'm glad you have at least found something you value about our city. Now, I'm off to have a mint julep!

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    Well, Hunter S. Thompson is from here. Calling him "one of the stand out writers of his age" seems a stretch IMHO, but I'm glad you have at least found something you value about our city. Now, I'm off to have a mint julep!

    Enjoy!

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    Let's all enjoy the race and root for the winner to get the Triple Crown. It's been decades since that last happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dukecity View Post
    I find it comical that Thompson's description is equated with "redneck". Perhaps as comical as equating Thompson with "cultured". But then this thread was probably intended to be comical.
    We could probably have an interesting discussion about whether he was "cultured" ( he would probably have denied it furiously) or about the meaning of the term "redneck", though you are probably right.
    What I was implying was rather that his writing constituted culture (leaving aside most of the product of his later years).

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    Dior Leather Oud.... so you can smell like the horses' asses. Very appropriate for the occasion, I think.

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    I'd wear something in-tune with the horse's name(s) I'd be betting on.

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    LOL - what would you wear if you were betting on:

    Black Onyx
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    Continuing with horse inspired fragrances, how about Parfum d'Empire's Equistrius.
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    First choice. Eqipage.
    Second choice would be 10 sprays of Black Aoud just so I could project beyond the milange of female fragrances omnipresent on all those women with distasteful enormous hats and sickening perfume...
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    Hmmmmm, nobody took me up on Leather Oud.

    In that case I'm casting one more vote for Hermes Equipage. Smells like old money, so if you are in the infield, that would be the scent to wear.

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    I wore Creed Royal Delight. It performed beautifully.

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    And no one mentioned the obvious.. Demeter's Mint Julep. I actually own this one and it's not too bad. Kind of reminds me of mint, sugar syrup and cloves. No idea if that's what a real mint julep tastes like.

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