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    Default JPG Fleur de Male vs Issey Miyake L'eau D'issey vs Chrome Legend Azzaro

    I'm a 17 year old guy, just looking for a good summer cologne that is strong and will draw some compliments, my budget is about $50 which is what I could get one of the above for, which one is the nicest smelling/strongest/compliment drawing etc.

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    Default Re: JPG Fleur de Male vs Issey Miyake L'eau D'issey vs Chrome Legend Azzaro

    Listen very carefully, my friend! Fleur du Male can be your best friend, or your worst enemy. If you use too many sprays, it can be a terribly offensive fragrance. BUT, if you apply just one spray on your chest under your shirt, it can be a magical experience. Le Male's milky, floral cousin. I would definitely choose Fleur du Male from the options listed.
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    Default Re: JPG Fleur de Male vs Issey Miyake L'eau D'issey vs Chrome Legend Azzaro

    Thanks for the reply, have you tried the other fragrances? What did you think of them?

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    Default Re: JPG Fleur de Male vs Issey Miyake L'eau D'issey vs Chrome Legend Azzaro

    I own all three and they're all nice IMO but of the three I'd choose L'Eau D'Issey.
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    Fleur du male was not near as disgusting as the original to me. I hate almost everything jpg and have tried almost all of it to give it a fair shake. Filthy girly cripe! FDM is the only I found I could stand to be near for more than 5 minutes. It's okay, too sweet for me.

    Chrome Legend is good, very good.

    But nothing, and I mean nothing, touches LEdIPH! Ever! So yeah, I'm a fan!

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    I haven't tried Chrome Legend. I own L'eau D'Issey. It is a masterpiece as well.

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    Default Re: JPG Fleur de Male vs Issey Miyake L'eau D'issey vs Chrome Legend Azzaro

    Of these three L'eau D'Issey is the longest lasting and the biggest compliment getter IMO. Although Chrome Legend is quite nice too. Personally I couldn't stand FdM, it smelt like a old lady perfume on me....WAY TOO floral for my tastes.

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    Default Re: JPG Fleur de Male vs Issey Miyake L'eau D'issey vs Chrome Legend Azzaro

    I think I've narrowed it down to L'eau d'Issey and Chrome Legend... but i don't know how to choose, which one has a nicer scent to smell? (considering both have good longevity and sillage)

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    Default Re: JPG Fleur de Male vs Issey Miyake L'eau D'issey vs Chrome Legend Azzaro

    Fleur Du Male is amazing but a 17 year old would NEVER appreciate it. That's not an insult to your age because when I was 17, there would have been no way I would have worn it. Fast forward to me being 34... I'll take Fleur Du Male every time.
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    Default Re: JPG Fleur de Male vs Issey Miyake L'eau D'issey vs Chrome Legend Azzaro

    Issey Miyake for best scent, longevity and projection.

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    Either L'Eau d'Issey or Chrome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbz View Post
    Personally I couldn't stand FdM, it smelt like a old lady perfume on me....WAY TOO floral for my tastes.
    This as well, reminded me of my reaction to lapidus ph. Old woman floral and sweet.

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    Default Re: JPG Fleur de Male vs Issey Miyake L'eau D'issey vs Chrome Legend Azzaro

    Issey Miyake

    One of the few fragrances i have that LASTS in the heat.

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    Default Re: JPG Fleur de Male vs Issey Miyake L'eau D'issey vs Chrome Legend Azzaro

    Thanks for all the replies, i'v gotten good feedback on Issey Miyake and Fleur de Male but nothing on Chrome Legend by Azzaro yet, anybody own this? Is it strong? Whats the scent like?

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    A little irrelevant to the post now that OP has eliminated Fleur du Male but I am wearing it out right now and just received a nice compliment. A love this fragrance

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    Default Re: JPG Fleur de Male vs Issey Miyake L'eau D'issey vs Chrome Legend Azzaro

    Do you think its "like a old lady perfume on me....WAY TOO floral for my tastes." like somebody mentioned earlier?

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    Default Re: JPG Fleur de Male vs Issey Miyake L'eau D'issey vs Chrome Legend Azzaro

    The opening can be a little up there on the white flowers. And like I said, this is a 1 spray fragrance for sure. Have you smelled Le Male?

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    Default Re: JPG Fleur de Male vs Issey Miyake L'eau D'issey vs Chrome Legend Azzaro

    Fleur de Male, own it - couldn't wear it,

    like the scent though, there is something about orange flower and the warm base
    but couldn't stand the horse-piss facet of it.

    Legend I don't think I tried it
    You live in UK and sweeter scents seem to be popular there like invictus, one million etc, I'd try versace dreamer as well, if sweet scent is what you are looking for the summer.

    Issey Miyake is another classic a bit played out imo but holds the heat very well with its refreshing watermelon notes.
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    Default Re: JPG Fleur de Male vs Issey Miyake L'eau D'issey vs Chrome Legend Azzaro

    Iv never owned it, tested if a few times in a store but it was with a few different colognes so never got a proper smell of it, hoping to test it on myself again soon..

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    Default Re: JPG Fleur de Male vs Issey Miyake L'eau D'issey vs Chrome Legend Azzaro

    Chrome Legend is ok. I've gotten a couple of compliments on it but it's a bit forgettable. Slightly spicy but clean and very safe. It stays in the back of my large collection.
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    Default Re: JPG Fleur de Male vs Issey Miyake L'eau D'issey vs Chrome Legend Azzaro

    Go easy on the trigger - but of the ones mentioned I would go with the Chrome Legend

    ( or for me the better Chrome Sport)

    I have yet to try L'eau D'issey - but it sounds interesting


    But Fleur du male ??? - It smelled simply ghastly to me - and it would not go away ! But I do need to admit that perhaps it not the best scent for a 50 year old to be wearing anyway - So if it works for you go for it!!
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    Default Re: JPG Fleur de Male vs Issey Miyake L'eau D'issey vs Chrome Legend Azzaro

    Perhaps if you are trying to be safe, go with the Issey Miyake.

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    Default Re: JPG Fleur de Male vs Issey Miyake L'eau D'issey vs Chrome Legend Azzaro

    I agree!
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    Issey Miyake for best scent, longevity and projection.

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    L'eau D'issey

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    Issey

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    Default Re: JPG Fleur de Male vs Issey Miyake L'eau D'issey vs Chrome Legend Azzaro

    Im glad I found this thread. Ive been curious about Issey and the Fleur. I know Issey is almost a classic but ive been curious about the Fleur. From what Ive read its very floral which can be great for summer. If I were you niall_odonnell, I would try to find a store that has both and spray one on each arm and see which one I liked best. Speaking of doing that.....I need to do the same.

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    FdM cologne
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    Default Re: JPG Fleur de Male vs Issey Miyake L'eau D'issey vs Chrome Legend Azzaro

    Fleur du Male - My wife banned me from ever wearing it, "Why would you want to smell like a woman?" she asked. Though I must admit there is something about it I like.

    L'Eau D'Issey - very good, long lasting summer scent. It feels light when you first apply it, and you wouldn't think it would last more than three or four hours, but it does.

    Chrome Legend - I've never liked it much, though I own it - something in its opening I don't like, though it does get better later. "Perfumes: The Guide" describes it as jasmine woody, which strikes me as a fair enough description. That said, when one looks up notes at Fragrantica, there is no mention of jasmine.

    Whenever 17 year olds here ask for advice, I feel derelict if I don't mention my then 17 year old nephew's experience (he's now 19). Basically, he owned about 70 scents courtesy of his generous uncle. But the one that got him noticed time after time by 17 year old girls was Paris Hilton For Men (a fresh fruity summery scent) which can be found fairly inexpensively nowadays. Whether it would work as well among young females in England, I don't know.
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    Default Re: JPG Fleur de Male vs Issey Miyake L'eau D'issey vs Chrome Legend Azzaro

    L'Eau D'Issey for a seventeen year old in the summer I think.

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    For you age, FdM is probably gonna be a bit hard to pull off, that's more for the 25+ crowd imho. L'eau D'Issey would be ideal if you actually like it; to me, it smells like salty chlorinated water or something, it just doesn't work. Haven't tried Chrome Legend, but based on the notes, it looks decent. You probably shouldn't limit yourself though, with a budget of <50, there is a world of Summer fragrances that are far more unique, with exceptional longevity and projection, just sample them first.
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    Default Re: JPG Fleur de Male vs Issey Miyake L'eau D'issey vs Chrome Legend Azzaro

    I would either go with issey or chrome legend. I prefer the original chrome over the ones mentioned tho.

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    Default Re: JPG Fleur de Male vs Issey Miyake L'eau D'issey vs Chrome Legend Azzaro

    Quote Originally Posted by SmellingGoodMexican View Post
    I would either go with issey or chrome legend. I prefer the original chrome over the ones mentioned tho.
    The thread was started in March.... anyways, I'd maybe go for the JPG (for myself, but I'm in my 20's).
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    Default Re: JPG Fleur de Male vs Issey Miyake L'eau D'issey vs Chrome Legend Azzaro

    chrome legend

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    Default Re: JPG Fleur de Male vs Issey Miyake L'eau D'issey vs Chrome Legend Azzaro

    From among the list, perhaps Chrome Legend.

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    Default Re: JPG Fleur de Male vs Issey Miyake L'eau D'issey vs Chrome Legend Azzaro

    OK, for the Summer and for a 17 yo guy? Legend.

    Issey is to stuffy and Fleur du Māle too barroque - unless you want to be noticed at the risk of being signaled as the cologne guy. Don't get me wrong, I like it but it is not an easy one to wear.

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    Default Re: JPG Fleur de Male vs Issey Miyake L'eau D'issey vs Chrome Legend Azzaro

    OK, for the Summer and for a 17 yo guy? Legend.

    Issey is to stuffy and Fleur du Māle too barroque - unless you want to be noticed at the risk of being signaled as the cologne guy. Don't get me wrong, I like it but it is not an easy one to wear.

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    Fleur du Male by faaaaaR

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