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    Default A good niche dating scent

    I love ChuckW's idea for a niche year-round scent, and the ideas are so great, I'd like to ask the same, except for a first date, or out at a hip neighborhood bar carousing, scent.

    It should NOT be the niche equivalent of: a giant clubbing, pimp-daddy scent like Le Male, 1 Million, OS, etc.

    It should NOT be the niche equivalent of mostly fresh/clean: I know women love fresh & clean scents like AdG or Aqva, but not looking for that. It should not be so safe that it pops immediately into your mind as a very safe work scent.

    It SHOULD be the niche equivalent of somewhat safe, crowd-pleasing but clearly romantic scents like La Nuit de L'Homme, The One for Men, LIDG etc. Although I'm not a fan, Aventus is another example here.

    I really jumped into niches in a big way just a month or two ago, with a batch of awesome citrus-based scents suggested here. Looking to see now if I can expand my first date scents. Like Chuck, my initial thought is to ask for no Bond or Creed... on the other hand, if you have an exclusive niche-quality designer that just fits this perfectly (like the Karan mentioned on that thread, for example), go for it. A foolish consistency, and all that. Thanks!
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    Default Re: A good niche dating scent

    -Montale's Pine & Aoud
    -Carner Barcelona D600
    -Roja Dove Vetiver Extrait
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    Liquid Night


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    Default Re: A good niche dating scent

    Perhaps also Endymion by Penhaligons

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    -New MFK Masculin Pluriel, MFK Amyris Homme
    -Divine L'Homme de Coeur
    -Parfums de Marly Herod
    -Amouage Beloved Man
    -Ulrich Lang Anvers 2
    -Dior Ambre Nuit

    ..........just to name a few

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    Dior Homme, forever the winner..

    Oh, niche?

    Reflection Man, Ambre Narguile, Idole de Lubin, and can't forget Aventus (my new girlfriend goes nuts for it)

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    Mancera Blue Aoud
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    Cedrat Boise by Mancera
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    Thanks folks. Might have expected some perfumes to be mentioned more than once, but not so far, that's interesting! Even in the niche citrus thread, Nio, Bergamote 22, Acqua Viva, Cedrat Envirant, and others came up again and again. So far, the only pattern is that different Manceras have come up a few times. Thanks again, keep 'em coming!

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    Pontevecchio Nobile 1942
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    Depends of the kind of lady you era dating...
    Try Roja Dove Diaghilev or Danger Pour Homme (go easy on the trigger)
    Chamade pour Homme by Guerlain
    La Belle Helene by MDCI
    Vaara by Penhaligon's
    Fleurs de Sel by Miller Harris

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    Bond's Scent Of Peace for men

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    Xerjoff uden

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    My niche and designer decant thread (Tom Ford, Xerjoff, Frapin, Creed, Christian Lacroix, Amouage etc):

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    Amouage Reflection Man.

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    Well okay, I was hoping there would be lots of overlapping recommendations to make my initial choices easier, but I see that won't be happening Thanks again guys, I'm just going to see which ones I can find samples of, or sample live, and go from there.

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    Bond No 9 New Haarlem

    HdP 1899 Hemingway

    MFK Lumiere Noire PH

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    +1 on Lumiere Noire pour Homme by MFK and Penhaligon's Endymion.
    Both are attractive yet subtle - you could only smell it within cuddling distance, which IMO qualify them as excellent date scents. By extension this means almost any fragrance can be a date scent as long as it's worn lightly. But not all date scents are created equal.The better ones have drydowns that are absolute turn ons, only accessible to the date beyond first base.

    A few other fragrances to consider:

    Chanel Bois des Iles
    Chanel Cuir de Russie parfum
    By Kilian Rose Oud
    Cartier L'Heure Fougueuse
    Amouage Lyric Man
    Serge Lutens Sarassins
    Histoires de Parfums Tubereuse 3 Animale

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    Default Re: A good niche dating scent

    As a followup to this, thank you all for the suggestions. I ordered the following samples for my first round, kind of a mashup of niches from the best citrus, year-round, and this thread (dating scents):

    MFK Lumiere Noir
    MDCI Invasion Barbare
    Donna Karan Fuel
    Xerjoff Kobe
    Divine L'Homme Sage
    CdG Green
    By Killian Vodka on the Rocks

    Next round I'll continue getting some of the great suggestions here...

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