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    Default Givenchy Play vs YSL L'Homme (vs something else?)

    I don't really want to start a comparison thread, and hopefully this won't become one either. The topic is there just to give some kind of direction.

    So. I've been really wanting to like YSL L'Homme for years, without success. The scent is okay, but there's something "feminine" about it that's a deal-breaker for me. That and also the fact I have other fragrances which have played L'Homme's role better.

    The thing is, I don't own any fragrances from Givenchy or YSL, but I'd like to. I'm looking for an all-season, day-and-night fragrance now (unless I'll just restock some of my current favorites), and if L'Homme is out of the question, what suggestions do you have from Givenchy and YSL.

    Givenchy Play is something I've sampled a couple times, but that's always been left to the store shelf because I'm not a fan of the marketing and I've probably seen myself too old to wear a fragrance with Justin Timberlake as it's face.

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    Default Re: Givenchy Play vs YSL L'Homme (vs something else?)

    YSL - Splendid Wood
    Givenchy - Gentleman Only Intense
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    Default Re: Givenchy Play vs YSL L'Homme (vs something else?)

    YSL- pour Homme
    Givenchy- Very Irresistible
    Currently wearing: Zara Man Gold by Zara

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    Default Re: Givenchy Play vs YSL L'Homme (vs something else?)

    GIVENCHY- vintage gentleman or vintage insense'.
    YSL-vintage M7.
    unfortunately all are disconinued but available on ebay .

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    Default Re: Givenchy Play vs YSL L'Homme (vs something else?)

    YSL Oud Absolu since you want something more masculine.

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    Default Re: Givenchy Play vs YSL L'Homme (vs something else?)

    YSL Rive Gauche
    Givenchy Xerius and Monsieur de Givenchy for summer

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    Default Re: Givenchy Play vs YSL L'Homme (vs something else?)

    I bought Givenchy Play yesterday. It's disgusting. Paid full retail for it and then threw it away after using it once.

    Should have tested it on my skin first, now I got a completely different impression from a paper strip.

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    Default Re: Givenchy Play vs YSL L'Homme (vs something else?)

    YSL - Body Kouros or Live Jazz
    Givenchy - Xeryus Rouge or Pour Homme (Red Label)
    Currently wearing: Gigli Man by Romeo Gigli

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    Default Re: Givenchy Play vs YSL L'Homme (vs something else?)

    I find L'Homme quite unisex. La Nuit a bit more masculine, but not enough for you, I guess.

    As for alternatives from YSL's:

    Really Masculines: M7 Oud Absolu, Body Kouros and Rive Gauche.
    Uber Masculine: Kouros.

    Not a big fan of Givenchy, so...

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