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    Default Getting dad cologne for christmas

    So im looking to get my dad a new bottle of cologne for christmas, currently all he wears is dolce and gabbana light bluee, which is a good fragrance but he needs something new.
    Hes 55 years old, a school teachers and is a very basic man!

    gonna stick with designer because im not going to spend a ton of a fragrance he wont love as much as i will


    What do you guys Think i should get him?!?!?

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    Rive gauche pour homme

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    Acqua Di Gio
    360 Red
    Bergamotto Marino
    Cool Water
    Chanel De Bleu
    Guerlain Veviter

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    Terre Hermes
    Zino Davidoff
    Cartier Pasha
    Mugler Pure Shot
    Caron Third Man
    Hanae Morie HM

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    Terre d'Hermes.

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    Gendarme
    Dior eau Sauvage
    YSL L'Homme or la Nuit
    Chanel Platinum Egoiste



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    Gendarme
    YSL L'Homme or La Nuit
    Dior Eau Sauvage
    Chanel Platinum Egoiste


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    I'd pick one of these six. All are readily available at most department stores:
    • Bleu de Chanel
    • Mugler Cologne
    • Acqua di Gio (original or Essenza)
    • Polo Blue
    • Bvlgari Aqva Marine
    • YSL L'Homme
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    4) L'Humaniste - Frapin
    5) Millesime Imperial - Creed

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    Dolce & Gabanna The One
    Well enjoying what you're wearing is crucial, it is of the utmost importance to wear something that others like as well.

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    Get Bleu, bro
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    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver

    +1 Terre d'Hermes
    +1 Bleu de Chanel
    +1 Acqua di Gio Essenza

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtsb View Post
    Rive gauche pour homme
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    Terre d'Hermes

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    Many great suggestions above. Another one to try is

    Hommage a l'homme by Lalique - a versatile modern violet, vanilla, and a sprinkle of oud but basically smells like a fresh unlit cigarette and gather quite many unsolicited compliments. A plus is also quite affordable.

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    Chanel Pour Homme.

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    Bleu de Chanel or Terre D'hermes.

    Can't go wrong with either.
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    If I were you, I'd see if I could find Creed's Green Irish Tweed on the cheap online. Make sure you can get it delivered in time, of course. The smell is a modern classic, and the bottle alone makes it gift-worthy.

    A cheaper suggestion: Dior Homme Sport.
    Last edited by L'Homme Blanc Individuel; 20th December 2013 at 05:18 AM.
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    Personally, I would say don't get him a fragrance, unless you know what he likes.

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    I donno if he will like Givenchy Gentelman?

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    Tsar by VC&A

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    Another +1 for Terre d'Hermes (EDT over PP).

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    My dad is 65-i got him the MJ Legend set a few months ago and he loves it..

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    Terre D'Hermes as suggested by others above won't break the bank either.

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    1-"Fahrenheit" by Dior....✔️
    2-Bleu de channel
    3.TDH EDP pure parfum
    "Thank GOD for the nose, for without it we would not be enjoying these beautiful created Scents" also Remember "Balance is everything and the key to appreciating "

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    Fully seconding especially Bleu de Chanel, YSL Rive Gauche, TDH

    Other possible suggestions: YSL pour Homme, Givenchy pour Homme Blue Label, Chanel pour Monsieur, Eau de Rochas
    Last edited by Ken_Russell; 21st December 2013 at 04:47 PM.

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    I don't consider Terre D'hermes a safe scent. It has a rotten orange note which put me off.

    I haven't tried Bleu but Chanel are usually safe and mostly inoffensive.

    The trouble with buying fragrances as gifts is that you can't be daring. Bvlgari Black? Not a good idea... but it's the slightly unusual ones that leave a lasting impression.

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    Terre d'Hermes Parfum

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    L'Eau d'Issey Homme

    +1 for Lalique Hommage A L'Homme

    Chanel Allure Homme Sport
    Last edited by Primrose; 22nd December 2013 at 02:32 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
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    +1 I am getting the gift set and the 100 ml deodorant spray) for myself as a self Xmas present.

    I would recommend this for you dad.

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    Cartier declaration d'un soir
    Gucci pour homme II
    Bulgari Aqua pour homme
    Bulgari pour homme soir
    YSL La nuit de l'homme

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    From me:


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    Maby something "safe" :

    CHANEL Allure homme
    CHANEL Allure Edition Blanche
    CHANEL Bleu de Chanel

    You can't go wrong with either of these..

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    Drakkar Noir (this one is a "dad" smell)
    Versace Pour homme (very versatile and a good bang for the buck)
    Gucci pour homme II (tea smell, cant go wrong with this one)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oslo-Fjord View Post
    Maby something "safe" :

    CHANEL Allure homme
    CHANEL Allure Edition Blanche
    CHANEL Bleu de Chanel

    You can't go wrong with either of these..
    Good selections- that's what I have from chanel!

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    +1 Terre
    +1 GPH Deux

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    Default Re: Getting dad cologne for christmas

    If I were you I would look into getting him either Paco Rabanne XS or Chanel Allure Homme. Both are great smelling, classic scents and would suit an older man quite well I think.

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    Why all these safe scents? I got mine A*Men with the shower gel.

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    Terre D'Hermes
    Bleu de Chanel
    YSL L'Homme

    Any of the three would fit the bill

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    Be careful. I bought Aventus for my dad last year. A few weeks later, he left my mom and moved in with 2 supermodels. Poor mom.

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    Chanel Bleu

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    Some safe but high-quality: Caron Third Man, Dior Eau Sauvage, or YSL Rive Gauche.

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    Bleu or Terry Hermies are winners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDreamer View Post
    Why all these safe scents? I got mine A*Men with the shower gel.
    Exactly! Light Blue already is safe and boring, he doesn't need another one.

    Tobacco is a "Dad" kind of note for me, so I'd be looking at:

    Guerlain Vetiver
    GPH II
    Versace Man
    Tom Ford For Men
    Zegna Forte
    Varvatos Vintage
    Aramis Havana
    Michael Kors
    Lanvin Avant Garde
    Versace The Dreamer
    Thierry Mugler Pure Havane

    They are roughly in order from light to heavy.


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    Another one for Terre d'Hermes

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    The Third Man

    Egoiste

    Grey Vetiver

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    Default Re: Getting dad cologne for christmas

    Here's a thread that may be of interest-
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/372...fume-as-a-gift

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