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    Default Coolest Looking Cologne Bottle.

    Ok so I love collections frags and this is gona sound stupid but one of the most important things to me about blind buying a new frag is how the bottle looks. Im such a sucker for cool bottles. So my question is. whats the coolest and most unique bottle you own or ever seen? please give a little description and post a picture!
    When it comes to frags sometimes less is more!

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    Idole de Lubin.

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    It may not be the bottle entirely, but the packaging for Kilian fragrances is pretty awesome.

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    In my limited experience so far with fragrances, Midnight in Paris is one of my favorites.

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    Idole de Lubin.
    This is my favorite as well.


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    I don't know if is the coolest but it's somewhat unique in design - Nemo by Cacherel



    Also C'est Magique Homme is unique - by Kesling



    The bottles by Stephane Humbert Lucas 777 are also beautiful IMO



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    Ultraviolet Man

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    Welcome to basenotes! Just an FYI: these things you think of as "colognes" are actually perfumes. Maybe you're thinking "But I'm talking about men's stuff!" They're perfumes. Cologne is actually the weakest kind of perfume (EdC, or Eau de Cologne). 99% of what you think of as cologne is actually Eau de Toilette (EdT) or Eau de Parfum (EdP). EdC, EdT and EdP: they're all perfume

    The coolest looking bottle I own is this: Interlude Man. It looks like a million bucks and smells twice as good as it looks!

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    Oh, and my 2nd coolest looking bottle: L'Air du Desert Marocain by Andy Tauer.



    I guess I'm a sucker for the cobalt blue glass! That's what these are, right? I love the look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    Welcome to basenotes! Just an FYI: these things you think of as "colognes" are actually perfumes. Maybe you're thinking "But I'm talking about men's stuff!" They're perfumes. Cologne is actually the weakest kind of perfume (EdC, or Eau de Cologne). 99% of what you think of as cologne is actually Eau de Toilette (EdT) or Eau de Parfum (EdP). EdC, EdT and EdP: they're all perfume

    The coolest looking bottle I own is this: Interlude Man. It looks like a million bucks and smells twice as good as it looks!

    see you learn something everyday. so like issey miyake for example is a perfume? lol so confused. can you give me a few examples of colognes and perfumes?
    When it comes to frags sometimes less is more!

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    Yet another vote for Idole EDT. Hard to do better.

    Here in the US, "cologne" was just a way to say perfume for men. (In Europe, man are perfectly happy to wear perfumes). Idole is for men, btw, so it can certainly be called cologne, if one so likes.

    cacio

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    Yup. L'eau d'Issey is a perfume (a perfume for men). I dont know when slang took the word Cologne and applied it to all men's scents, but at least in the U.S., that's what most people call men's perfume, but it's wrong. People refer to all women's scents as perfume, and that's correct, but all men's scents are also actually perfume.

    Think of it this way: Cologne is actually a kind of perfume. Perfume is all of it. Eau de Cologne is weak perfume (lowest concentration, actually) and there are Eau de Colognes for both men and women. Cologne doesn't mean "for men."

    Interestingly, I've also noticed that some people call men's perfume After Shave. That's wrong too.
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    I liked that one that looks like a penis. Can't remember the name though...

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    I believe cologne can be a style, a strength, or generic description for fragrances. It depends on the context.

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    I like the Dior Homme series bottles. Sprayers are unbeatable as well.

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    By Killian Back to Black bottle in a box.

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    Amouage bottles are stunning. The caps are so heavy. Another brand with such heavy caps is Clive Christian. But Amouage's bottles are much prettier than Clive Christian's.

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    My favorites I've encountered are Encre Noir and Bleu d'Issey
    Sorry no pics but I'm sure you have seen them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlsweeney View Post
    This is my favorite as well.

    That is a fantastic bottle!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlsweeney View Post
    This is my favorite as well.

    i love this bottle! how does this smell?
    When it comes to frags sometimes less is more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    Yup. L'eau d'Issey is a perfume (a perfume for men). I dont know when slang took the word Cologne and applied it to all men's scents, but at least in the U.S., that's what most people call men's perfume, but it's wrong. People refer to all women's scents as perfume, and that's correct, but all men's scents are also actually perfume.

    Think of it this way: Cologne is actually a kind of perfume. Perfume is all of it. Eau de Cologne is weak perfume (lowest concentration, actually) and there are Eau de Colognes for both men and women. Cologne doesn't mean "for men."

    Interestingly, I've also noticed that some people call men's perfume After Shave. That's wrong too.
    so i most likely dont even own a cologne? so edt and edp are all perfumes right? can you give me a modern example of cologne. thank you for all this btw
    When it comes to frags sometimes less is more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony T View Post
    Ultraviolet Man
    I really like the concept of Ultraviolet & Ultrared men too. The staplegun is a pretty clever idea. And they work pretty well too.

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    Salvador Dali Pour Hommeo.2250.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captainsunster View Post
    i love this bottle! how does this smell?
    It smells fantastic! It's very boozy, has a prominent rum note but still gives you a nice woodsy scent. You should definitely sample or blind buy this.

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    I think that Idole de Lubin bottle has been discontinued.

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    Idole de Lubin.

    for swap/sale:





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    Eau Sauvage / Eau Sauvage Parfum are the coolest bottles, IMO.
    Current top 10:

    1. L'Artisan Dzing!
    2. Lorenzo Villoresi Yerbamate
    3. Guerlain Bois d'Armenie
    4. L'Artisan Al Oudh
    5. Bond No. 9 Andy Warhol Silver Factory
    6. Parfumerie Generale Bois Blond
    7. Andy Tauer L'Air du Desert Marocain
    8. Guerlain Derby
    9. Geo F Trumper Eucris
    10. Parfum d'Empire Ambre Russe

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonghpafu View Post
    I liked that one that looks like a penis. Can't remember the name though...
    That would be Full Choke by Francesco Smalto

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    My vote goes to Aladin Gardens.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyalDuder View Post
    In my limited experience so far with fragrances, Midnight in Paris is one of my favorites.
    It's very nice. I also think Spicebomb's is unique (not particularly beautiful).
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    To be honest the bottles I like the most are 50 ml Lutens' ones. Sleek and really simple. I really do not like complicated designs, or actually any kind of specific shape/decoration that could somehow identify the scent. I prefer plain bottles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captainsunster View Post
    so i most likely dont even own a cologne? so edt and edp are all perfumes right? can you give me a modern example of cologne. thank you for all this btw
    You probably don't. I don't. It's just a word being mis-used. It's sort of like how people in some parts of the south (in the U.S.) call any soft drink a Coke. Order a Coke and they'll ask you what kind. A Sprite? Dr. Pepper? Ginger Ale? Pepsi? To them, they're all Cokes. For whatever reason, in the U.S., Cologne became slang for "perfume for men" even though the word actually refers to one specific weaker variation of perfume. I suppose part of it may have something to do with dudes being insecure, not wanting to admit they wear perfume. It's silly.

    In general, Eau de Cologne basically means it is a lower strength fragrance, meaning that around 90% of what's actually in the bottle is just alcohol. Eau de Toilette is stronger, and Eau de Parfum is the strongest. Terre D'Hermes is an example of perfume that come in both Eau de Toilette and Eau de Parfum strengths.

    If you look at the bottle or the box of whatever you own, you'll probably find the words "Eau de Toilette" on there somewhere, meaning it's an EdT. Or maybe even Eau de Parfum. Creeds and Bonds are generally EdP.

    The ultimate example of a modern cologne is Mugler Cologne. I believe that Gianfranco Ferre Bergamotto Marino is also an EdC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Maillard View Post
    To be honest the bottles I like the most are 50 ml Lutens' ones. Sleek and really simple. I really do not like complicated designs, or actually any kind of specific shape/decoration that could somehow identify the scent. I prefer plain bottles.
    I agree! I enjoy those very much as well. I'm also a fan of the bottles for D&G The One and Terre D'Hermes. Such handsome yet simple bottles. That being said, I'm a sucker for a very heavy cap.
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    I always thought the bottles for DK MEN were pretty damn awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Maillard View Post
    To be honest the bottles I like the most are 50 ml Lutens' ones. Sleek and really simple. I really do not like complicated designs, or actually any kind of specific shape/decoration that could somehow identify the scent. I prefer plain bottles.
    I agree. I prefer something like this, simple, but with substance and Gucci certainly do the substance thing!
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    Dior Homme
    Midnight in Paris for sho

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    Quote Originally Posted by rynegne View Post
    I like the Dior Homme series bottles. Sprayers are unbeatable as well.
    +1

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    1M

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    Spicebomb

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    Bleu de Chanel...genious marketing. Simple blue square bottle with a magnetic top that aligns perfectly. Flat out manly.



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    Another cool one is Swiss Army Classic by Victorinox in the limited edition 100ml bottle that looks like a Swiss Army Knife. Sorry I have no pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Navyy8 View Post
    Bleu de Chanel...genious marketing. Simple blue square bottle with a magnetic top that aligns perfectly. Flat out manly.



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    +1

    The Allure Homme line has a similar simple clean design.

    Theses are examples, along with Lutens, where Less is More, per the Bauhaus School of Design philosophy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aphexacid View Post
    I always thought the bottles for DK MEN were pretty damn awesome.
    My vote as well. Owned a vintage bottle back in the 90s. Bought it just for the bottle. The fact that it was really good was a bonus.

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    Two I like:




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    Simple utilitarian such as Burberry London, Gucci PH I and II, Gucci Envy for men, Dirty English - ornamented a bit, nice touch. Carolina Herrera Chic for men etc.

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    Guerlain bottles, both the Bee and the newer Desert series are grt.

    So are many mentioned already.

    Top 5 for me will be Amouage, Guerlain, Tauer, Mona di Orio and Idole de Lubin bottles...

    The worst, if I may add, are Comme des Garçons edp and 2 Man, both of which can't bloody stand...

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    Quote Originally Posted by "Scentapede" View Post
    Yes.

    This.

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    I like the design of the dark brown Tom Ford bottles in the 50 ml and 100 ml sizes.

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    Invasion Barbare, aptly capped with an invader. Great scent, btw.

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    Something minimalistic, modern yet unassumingly elegant would be my preference: most likely, similar to the bottles of YSL M7 and Rive Gauche, most male fragrances by Jil Sander, especially the ones in rectangular bottles, Santos de Cartier, Jeans by Roccobarocco etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by indianwells View Post
    I agree. I prefer something like this, simple, but with substance and Gucci certainly do the substance thing!
    Another all time best, in my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    Eau de Parfum is the strongest.
    No, Pure Parfum Extract is

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlsweeney View Post
    No, Pure Parfum Extract is
    You're RIGHT! I forgot about that. I was mostly just talking about EdC vs EdT and EdP, but Pure Parfum Extract is indeed perfume as well. Cheers!
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