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    Samples this a few times, in different situations and loved it so I decided to get myself a bottle. It came yesterday and although I do like it myself, I've had three people already tell me that I smell like an old man. I'm not particularly bothered but was just wondering if others have found this? I'm 19 by the way.

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    Who cares what others say. If you enjoy it, that's all that matters.

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg.l View Post
    Samples this a few times, in different situations and loved it so I decided to get myself a bottle. It came yesterday and although I do like it myself, I've had three people already tell me that I smell like an old man. I'm not particularly bothered but was just wondering if others have found this? I'm 19 by the way.

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    Greg, I work in a bank with a bunch of 20-somethin tellers and Account Managers. I am 33 and an old man inside the branch I work. Every time (not kidding) I wear TDH I get complimented by my co-workers. I have worn Aventus 15-20 times and not one word was said except by a 40 year old man who asked me if I was wearing the new Old Spice.... If you like it, go for it and wear it proud.... Confindence comes from within and you can project that far better than any scent you wear.

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    I do agree that it smells a bit older than 19, but if you feel it reflects who you are, wear it. Your friends can wear Aqua Di Gio all they want.

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    I second the comments already stated here. If you like it, wear it. period.
    And FWIW, TdH smells at least to me, the opposite of old man. Stetson, Old Spice, English Leather are what I would call "old Man" scents. Not that there is anything wrong with that.
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    Don't worry what other say about this scent. You like it so wear it.

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    I agree with all the previous posts, and to me it's never smelling like an old man!
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    If you like it wear it.
    My current top twenty five
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    This ones not for me,
    I just end up smelling like an over-ripe orange.

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    Great fragrance. Don't worry about what others say. If you like it, rock on bro.
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    It smells nice enough, and if you like it, wear it For what it's worth, the girls I know from law school (20-25 yo) like or love it
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    They are just jealous.
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    Wear it. I love this stuff and my wife (we are both mid-20s) have never, ever begun to think this is an old man scent. It's a ridiculous statement! She mentions liking it every time i wear it.

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    Great fragrance. Did you get EDT or PP?

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    It smells great. Who cares what those folks think anyway?
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    Interesting, yeah I can see why people might think it smells too mature for me but I'm not too bothered, got in on a kron split for aventus so will be rotating them and YSL l'homme. It's the EDT

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    It is not old smelling at all. Different but not old. People who don't know anything about fragrances tend to say silly things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rynegne View Post
    Who cares what others say. If you enjoy it, that's all that matters.
    Not realistic.

    The main purpose of wearing colognes is to get compliments and to attract members of the opposite sex. I dont believe people who say "who cares what others think" etc.. It is very cliche and not sincere at the same time. no offense to you. just my personal opinion.

    back to the OP, if you dont feel comfortable wearing it anymore, than dont wear it. find something else that people will compliment you on. Just becuase I like the smell of cat pee, doesnt mean I can wear it when ever I want to. If you are getting negative comments from people, put it away. It probaby isnt working with your body chemistry. I am not a fan of TdH either and it is extremely overrated

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    Quote Originally Posted by Attila View Post
    Not realistic.

    The main purpose of wearing colognes is to get compliments and to attract members of the opposite sex. I dont believe people who say "who cares what others think" etc.. It is very cliche and not sincere at the same time. no offense to you. just my personal opinion.

    back to the OP, ...find something else that people will compliment you on. If you are getting negative comments from people, put it away.
    It sounds like that is the main purpose to *you*. Speaking for myself I am *quite* sincere, as I wear fragrances for *me*. I certainly don't mind a compliment or two when and if I receive them, but it is never a factor in my fragrance choice daily, and it never was.
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    honestly terre de hermes is a bit mature. and it's better suited for people who are in their 30's and above than someone under 25. most in basenotes will say anyone can wear it excellently. the same crowd that would say its cool to wear kouros on a hot summer bus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    It sounds like that is the main purpose to *you*. Speaking for myself I am *quite* sincere, as I wear fragrances for *me*. I certainly don't mind a compliment or two when and if I receive them, but it is never a factor in my fragrance choice daily, and it never was.
    Of course it shoudlnt be a factor when choosing your fragrance. But to choose a fragrance firstly "you" will like and enjoy and secondly for "others" to compliment you is the key. The OP says he gets negative comments from people and from the sound of it, he seems to be getting them quite often. For anyone to tell him "yea go ahead and keep wearing it. who cares if people dont like it" is not only selfish but to me very cliche and not sincere. Would you wear a cologne that gets you three negative comments from people on a daily basis? if yes, then you are a very brave man. But dont you think putting that fragrance (which I assume goes really bad with your body chemistry) on the side and finding another one you will like and gets you lots of compliments is a better idea?

    That is all I am saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by axmaster45 View Post
    Wear it. I love this stuff and my wife (we are both mid-20s) have never, ever begun to think this is an old man scent. It's a ridiculous statement! She mentions liking it every time i wear it.
    +1, same with me.

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    Answer back that you are an old and wise man to be wearing TdH...Who cares what others say?
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    Anything woody will smell old for guys in early early twenties. Partly because no one this age will wear something like that. Most guys this will wear fresh aquatics and that's what most girls smell, and occasionally some people will wear sweeter stuff like le male or 1 million.

    That said, there isn't anything necessarily wrong with smelling mature. It just needs to fit your persona.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Case View Post
    I do agree that it smells a bit older than 19, but if you feel it reflects who you are, wear it. Your friends can wear Aqua Di Gio all they want.
    Agreed, and when they do the OP should tell them they smell like sheep.

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    I agree with the other posters that you should wear what you like and wear it with confidence. TdH is not a "fad" cologne. It is classic. I feel confident that people will still be loving it in 20 years, as opposed to a lot of what is popular at this moment. The irony is, that the colognes loved by younger men today will "smell like old man" to the next generation. It will be a rude awakening...kind of like the first time I heard a song that was popular when I was 19 being played on an "oldies" radio station. Have fun rockin' that TdH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Attila View Post
    The main purpose of wearing colognes is to get compliments and to attract members of the opposite sex.
    WHAT?!?!?!??? I've been doing it all wrong all these years...

    While I am conscious of trying not to smell like deer musk in public, I really couldn't care less for compliments when I spray something on. The scent is for me, myself and I. If I like it, and the mood strikes, I will wear it. And as for attracting opposite (or same) sex - if you base your relationships and opinions of other people on superficial smell alone, something that can change from day to day, from fragrance to fragrance, then, sir, I think *you* are doing it wrong... You can always change a fragrance if your SO doesn't like it, but you can't change your SO so easily. I've been in a happy relationship for over 15 years now and wear fragrances every day - most definitely NOT with the intention of finding a new mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary F View Post
    The irony is, that the colognes loved by younger men today will "smell like old man" to the next generation.
    I'm waiting for the day when 1 Million smells "like an old man"... ;-)

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    It does project older imo. Try to buy Fierce next or the classic Adg.

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    I think Attila brings up a salient point. While being a complete conformist with a "follow the status quo" mindset is extreme, being a complete individualist with a "do what you like and the hell with the world" mindset is just another extreme. There needs to be a healthy balance between the two. We are, after all, social creatures who need each other to survive.

    That said, the OP's question pertains specifically to TdH, which, while it may not be the perfect fit on a youngster, is not really all that objectionable. I'm sure he'll find others who will compliment him on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by remik View Post
    WHAT?!?!?!??? I've been doing it all wrong all these years...

    While I am conscious of trying not to smell like deer musk in public, I really couldn't care less for compliments when I spray something on. The scent is for me, myself and I. If I like it, and the mood strikes, I will wear it. And as for attracting opposite (or same) sex - if you base your relationships and opinions of other people on superficial smell alone, something that can change from day to day, from fragrance to fragrance, then, sir, I think *you* are doing it wrong... You can always change a fragrance if your SO doesn't like it, but you can't change your SO so easily. I've been in a happy relationship for over 15 years now and wear fragrances every day - most definitely NOT with the intention of finding a new mate.
    Lets read again what I said;
    "The main purpose of wearing colognes is to get compliments and to attract members of the opposite sex."

    Where do you read anything about Remik specifically?
    If you dont share the same thought, then good for you. I am not speaking about you personally as I have not the slightest idea about who you are.

    What I am talking about is people in general. If you dont think people wear colognes to get compliments, then I invite you to take a look at this "sticky" thread which is probably the thread with the most posts or at least one of them in this site.
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/212...le-compliments..

    You say "I've been in a happy relationship for over 15 years now and wear fragrances every day - most definitely NOT with the intention of finding a new mate.". Again, good for you.
    But if you actually read what I wrote, I did not say a single word about "finding another mate". Looking to get compliments from the opposite sex does not necessarily mean you want to start a new relationship with them.




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