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    Default Recommendations to wear to a Great Gatsby themed party?

    I'm attending a modern Great Gatsby soiree, and am looking for the right scent for it. What would you guys wear?

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    Gatsby by Pacoma, of course...
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    Haha, makes sense. I'll read the reviews now!

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    Funny, we're having one of those in my neck of the woods also. Don't own too many uber manily/old school type frags, but I'd probably rock YSL Rive Gauche for this!
    Currently wearing: CH Men by Carolina Herrera

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    Knize Ten I believe is more or less from the same year as the novel, and it has survived in excellent state. It is probably a bit too elegant for Gatsby, though, but the era is right. (I have some ideas on what current overpriced, nouveau riche, and slightly vulgar brands would ... but let's leave it at that).

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    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    Gatsby by Pacoma, of course...
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    Knize Ten since it is from that era.

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    Knize Ten is one of the more recommended ones in regards to leathery vanilla, so I may give that a shot. I'm headed to Barney's today to sample Portrait of a Lady, so I'll see if they have Bel Ami and Knize 10.

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    Jicky

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    Douse yourself in GIT or Prada Amber.
    My updated top ten, in no particular order:
    Bentley Intense
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    Green Irish Tweed
    Calvin(original blue)
    L'Occitane Eau Des Baux
    Spicebomb/Lomani Body and Soul(tie)
    Hanae Mori HiM EDP
    Pure Havane
    Dunhill Icon
    Halston Man Amber

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    Bay rum was very popular in that era

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    Yes I would have thought the more vulgar / pretentious type scents would be called for! Paco Rabanne 1 Million would seem a good fit (which I do actually quite like)
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    (I have some ideas on what current overpriced, nouveau riche, and slightly vulgar brands would ... but let's leave it at that).
    would like to hear.

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    Guerlain- Sous les Vent

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    Speakeasy by Frapin
    Currently wearing: Umbra by Ramon Monegal

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    Or look to the sound track for inspiration:
    Back to Black
    Bang Bang!

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    +1 Jicky
    Currently wearing: Bois du Portugal by Creed

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    Tiffany for Men would fit the bill, as would Creed Windsor; I've always thought Edward VIII, for whom it was created, to be the epitome of Gatsby.
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    Flamboyant: DHI, Spicebomb, Midnight in Paris

    Refined: Dior Homme, The One, Terre d'Hermes

    Something bold: Egoiste
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    Well, ten years later, but how about Caron Pour Un Homme (1934)

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    My first impression was Jicky or Mouchoir de Monsieur. I think I like the Knize Ten suggestions better, though.
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    Hammam Bouquet or Habit Rouge.

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    Bois du Portugal or Vintage Tabarome.

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    Mugler Cologne. Because . . . wait for it! . . . it's green and it's light.

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    For a woman, Marc Jacobs Daisy!

    For a man, I would say Mouchoir de Monsieur.
    "...her fragrance all in my keeping; softly she comes in the night." Lyrics, Gordon Lightfoot, "Softly."

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    Fahrenheit should do.

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    "Trafalgar" by Truefitt & Hill or other similar classic colognes.

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    Perhaps also Floris No. 127, Penhaligons Blenheim Bouquet or (reportedly Fitzgerald's signature fragrance) Lieber Gustav by Krigler

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    I too am going to a Gatsby themed party so this thread helped. I think I will go with spicebomb.

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