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    Default Woody smelling cologne for high schooler?

    Hi, I am new to these threads but I have read a few. So far I have kenneth cole reaction and gucci guilty cologne. They are both alright but I have always wanted a woody smelling cologne. I like polo green but that is out of my age class I believe. If there is anything with a strong woody smell with some patchouli in it, that would be great. I have heard of givenchy gentleman but I have not smelled it. Please recommend a few different woody smelling colognes that wont stick out too much. I do like strong smelling colognes that last long like polo green, but again, I think thats too old for me. Thanks

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    Default Re: Woody smelling cologne for high schooler?

    What kind of budget do you have? A woody patchouli that instantly springs to mind is Dior's Patchouli Imperial.

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    Welcome to you! Perhaps try Carbone de Balmain.
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    Default Re: Woody smelling cologne for high schooler?

    Thanks guys. Under 200 is my budget. Any more suggestions. How would givenchy gentleman work?

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    Gentleman is quite a mature, old-school-esque fragrance to my nose. Not a million miles apart from Polo Green.

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    Polo Green to me is more of a mossy - spicy -leather - and I like it

    But perhaps something more like Terre De Hermes ? Encre Noire?

    To me $200 is a lot of money and there are many good choices well below that

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    Ok. What is another option like polo green but I guess less mature? Polo green I think is an older man cologne or old school like you said above. Any other colognes like polo green for teenagers?

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    Also like a dark, cool woody cologne. Not really warm if thats possible.

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    Maybe also Dsquared Potion
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    Burberry London instantly came to mind. Not because it's a youthful scent (it's way more youthful than Polo Green) but because it's a rather good scent that qualifies for the woodsy smell requirement.
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    Thanks guys, ill try them out and get back to you.

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    ...try Guerlain Homme l'Eau Boise...it's my son's favorite...!
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    Green Irish Tweed

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    Ill look into those

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    Lets try and get some patchouli in there too

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    Default Re: Woody smelling cologne for high schooler?

    One other thing, these colognes, from what I have read are mostly warm. Can someone suggest a dark and cool patchouli/wood cologne?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aetain View Post
    One other thing, these colognes, from what I have read are mostly warm. Can someone suggest a dark and cool patchouli/wood cologne?
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    Terre d'Hermes

    Or for a cooler take, HeWood Rocky Mountain Wood

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    Amen Pure Malt !

    Not sure if it fits your description - but baby what a scent!

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    I got burberry london. Thank you guys. Very nice woody smell. Didnt smell tobacco. I waited for like 45 minutes to let the smell go into the mids.

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    Creed Royal Oud

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    From what I have read, burberry london has poor sillage. Is there any way to improve this?

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    Or for a cooler take, HeWood Rocky Mountain Wood
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    Quote Originally Posted by aetain View Post
    From what I have read, burberry london has poor sillage. Is there any way to improve this?
    An extra spray on the outside of your clothes will always improve sillage a little bit.

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    Ok thanks. I ususally do one spray on my wrist and pat them together, one spray on my front neck, one spray on the back of my neck and two on the chest? What do you guys usually do?

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    Have you smelled Marc Jacobs' Bang?
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    Default Re: Woody smelling cologne for high schooler?

    I'm a notorious under-sprayer - 1-2 sprays to the chest, then place your shirt on. I tend to spray my upper forearms or near the folds of my arms...

    Lower forearms and wrists are bad because you'll end up washing your hands and removing a portion of the fragrance. I'm personally not a fan of spray/rub, some say it accelerates the transition from top notes to mid-notes. And near the neck, let's hope your significant other doesn't kiss you there or risk getting a mouth full of fragrance.

    There's plenty of advice on how to spray. I'm way less liberal than most here.
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    Beat me to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aetain View Post
    One other thing, these colognes, from what I have read are mostly warm. Can someone suggest a dark and cool patchouli/wood cologne?
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    Default Re: Woody smelling cologne for high schooler?

    Abercrombie & Fitch Woods, Armani Mania, Terre d'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche (I think the original TDH is a bit much for a high schooler), YSL L'Homme Sport (the original is a ginger bomb that I'm not a fan of but this one I find to be nice) IMO are all solid woody fragrances and would fit someone in your age range quite nicely IMO. Big Sur Backpacker’s Cologne and some of the other offerings by Juniper Ridge are pretty interesting. They don't have great longevity from the one's I sampled but they smell really nice and are definitely woody! Marc Jacob's Bang is a good suggestion, too, but there is a lot of pepper in the opening. For your budget of ~$200 I would try to find at least 2 or 3 that you like as opposed to just one. Best of luck in your search!

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