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    Default New more mature man.

    Hey basenoters!

    Long story short. I'm not new to fragrances but looking for some ideas. I used to have great deal of frags and my favorites were the likes of L'Artisan Bois Farine and tea for two; Chanels Egoiste; YSL Live Jazz; Thierry's A & B men; LV Piper Nigrum and Givenchy's Xeryus Rouge to name a few.

    But, I have changed and aged as a person. Not saying these aren't all great, but, new ways, new more mature me. I think all, almost all of those I mentioned are sort of fantasy realm like. Tim Burtonish. Playful. I'm still that but not, if you know what I mean..

    At the moment I have 3 frags, need few more for variety

    Jovan Sex Appael: It reminds me of Piper Nigrum. Or the memory of it. Comforting is the key. Reminds me of something, maybe my uncle. Love it

    Cuba Prestige: A cheaper A*Menish frag. Brown and dry.

    L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme: OK citrus, getting bored with it to be honest. Too synthetic.

    So, looking for a new fresh one/s and other suggestion for variety. Maybe something green but not synthetic, rosey but not powdery etc.

    ps. The ones I really dislike are for example: Monsieur Eau du Matin by JPG; Kölnisch wasser 4711 and Gendarme.

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    One important aspect. I like frags that stay close to the skin. A major silage is not something I'm looking for

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    Perfume Calligraphy Rose is a nice one.

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    Green but not synthetic- Knize Forest, Acca Kappa Cedro

    Rose-y but not powdery- Ungaro II

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    I would explore the Ulrich Lang range. I also recommend trying some vetiver scents like Carven and Chopard.
    These have freshness, aren't loud and are more mature and sophisticated IMO.
    Currently wearing: Zen for Men by Shiseido

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    I'm thinking Guerlain Vetiver. Vetiver is fresh, but not in a teenage sporty way. It's very classic. (and in general, vetiver is a good material for something fresh but elegant).


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    Default Re: New more mature man.

    Welcome to you Aiki! Perhaps Greeen, green, and green by Miller & Bertaux
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    +1 on a Vetiver.

    Guerlain is an excellent choice, fresh and timeless. If that doesn't work for you, I'll suggest Tom Ford Grey Vetiver or Sel de Vetiver. Both very different and modern vetivers without a synthetic vibe.

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    Thank you all for the suggestions! I will start the hunt

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    Rossisimo -- Parfums Rosine

    Vibrant, citrusy rose for a man

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    Here are few that I have been thinking about. These are all that I cant test, so looking for feedback.

    Monsieur Balmain: The reviews have been just great but I don't know how it compares to L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme? Are they similar in anyway, meaning, should I get it even if I have a citrus one?

    Guerlain Vetiver vs. Chopard - Noble Vetiver: Some reviews say that Chopard is better than Guerlain. Thoughts?

    Esprit de Gingembre Pour Homme by Angel Schlesser: Not a lot of talk about this, but the bottle and box seems, I don't know, welcoming. Anyone try this?

    Bennetton Blue: Anyone?

    Bourjois Paris, all of them : Whats the word on these?

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    Welcome to Basenotes Aiki... It's Great to have You here!!!

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    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver.
    Less fragrance is more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slyflow View Post
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver.
    This is a good one. Doesn't project a lot and lasts a long time.
    Currently wearing: Bogart by Jacques Bogart

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