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    Question Company holiday party on Friday... Which fragrance?

    I'm 29, a programmer in a not-too-much-tech company. The company party (a semi-formal dinner and a dance-social) is on Friday, and I'm having a decision paralysis from having too many choices. Can you help me narrowing it down? I have no intention to "get lucky" (or whatever they call it these days) or anything, but just want to have an olfactory fun for once-in-a-year occasion, especially with the ones I don't get to try a lot in office setting (while not ruining the dinner for others).

    My current favorites in my wardrobe that are not in everyday rotation:

    18.21 Sweet Tobacco
    Amouage Memoir
    Amouage Reflection
    Chanel Bleu de Chanel EDP
    Creed GIT
    Dior Homme Intense
    Dior Jules
    Guerlain Derby
    Guerlain Mitsouko EDP
    HdP Ambre 114
    Mancera Aoud Sandroses
    MDCI Invasion Barbare
    MFK Baccarat Rouge EDP
    MFK Baccarat Rough Extrait
    Mugler A*Men
    Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui
    Puredistance M
    Reyane Insurrection Wild
    Tauer L'Air du Desert Marocain

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    Default Re: Company holiday party on Friday... Which fragrance?

    Jules or Derby. On a 29 year old it will be a Wow. You will be the best smelling guy in the place! Enjoy and post pictures!
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    Default Re: Company holiday party on Friday... Which fragrance?

    I would suggest any of these -

    Dior Homme Intense
    Green Irish Tweed
    Derby
    Invasion Barbare

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    I would go with Bleu de Chanel or Derby
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    Default Re: Company holiday party on Friday... Which fragrance?

    I would go with either Derby
    Jules or
    Pour Lui

    These say class all the way and are great to catch whiffs of on yourself all evening.
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    Default Re: Company holiday party on Friday... Which fragrance?

    Derby would be my pick from your list.
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    Default Re: Company holiday party on Friday... Which fragrance?

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    Seems like so far the almost unanimous answer is Derby! It was my SOTN before going to bed, and I was enveloped in the beautiful warm aura of chypre drydown. The party theme seems to be something like Roaring Twenties or something so it befits too. Thank you!

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    Default Re: Company holiday party on Friday... Which fragrance?

    Even though belated, considering Derby indeed very appropriate, or, alternatively, GIT as a second option

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    Default Re: Company holiday party on Friday... Which fragrance?

    Not belated, there’s still time until tomorrow morning

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    Default Re: Company holiday party on Friday... Which fragrance?

    Derby would be a great pick. Puredistance M as well.

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    Lots of great options there, but L'Air du Desert Marocain and Ambre 114 stand out to me for being ones you might not otherwise wear to the office. DHI is also a solid option.

    I think very highly of most of what you listed (especially Derby, Puredistance M, Mitsouko, Jules, Memoir), but they're easy office scents in smaller doses, and seem a little less festive.
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    Derby jumped out to me as well.

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    I would have voted 18.21 as I feel it fits well in the holiday season. DHI would be another top choice. Have fun!
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    Default Re: Company holiday party on Friday... Which fragrance?

    +1 Derby. Be happy you own it!
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    I vote DHI
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    I think very highly of most of what you listed (especially Derby, Puredistance M, Mitsouko, Jules, Memoir), but they're easy office scents in smaller doses, and seem a little less festive.
    Valid point.

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    I’ll test Derby, DHI, and L’Air tonight as serious contenders.

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    I’d go with Ambre 114. It’s warm, inviting and given its gourmand characteristics, has a holiday vibe to it.
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