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    Asking this on the behalf of my dad. He's soon to enter his mid-50's. He has never really worn any type of cologne as 1) When he was growing up it wasn't that common here. Even then, unless it was something like an aftershave, it was even more uncommon for men to wear. And, 2) In the past few years he's tried to wear them, he'd breakout. The most he could wear without it happening is bodyspray.

    The latter has recently stopped, so now he's interested in possibly getting a few juices. He's a chef by occupation, and happens to frequent the gym quite a lot/leads an active life. The bodysprays he has liked in the past have been Old Spice Swagger and Axe Gold Temptation, if that's anything to go off of. The first cologne he's taken an interest to has been Givenchy Pi.

    Another thing is that he doesn't quite see how spending a lot on fragrance can be justified. For that reason, I would suggest keeping most of the suggestions out of niche territory and under $100 (still, a few of these couldn't be too bad as I'll break this rule for him anyway). But the general consensus should be things that are inexpensive.

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    Whilst not being similar to what he has liked before, I'll suggest Dior Sauvage Very Cool Spray. I think it would be a good fragrance before or after working out / being active, and bridges the gap between fragrance and body spray rather nicely since the fragrance is in a pressurised container.

    Judging by Givenchi Pi and Gold Temptation (I don't think I've ever tried Old Spice Swagger), it seems to me that he likes warm, slightly sweet scents. Dolce and Gabbana's The One should be a good starting point. Hugo Boss Orange and Vera Wang for Men are also rather similar and may be had at a lower cost. A lot of people also praise the Bentley for Men range for being very well done at an approachable price point.

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    I’d look into the L’Occitane line. If you have a store front in a mall nearby, it may be worth the trip. I personally enjoy Eau de Baux as well as L’Occitane Homme. They’re always introducing new fragrances into their lineup, so it’s hard to keep up They also use a number of natural ingredients in their fragrances, so given your dad’s sensitivities, this may be worth investigating.

    Another to consider is Lalique White. You can buy it inexpensively on Fragrancenet and it smells like you spent much more than the asking price.
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    One suggestion could be Caron pour un homme. Simple and classic, lavender and vanilla. It should work well for a chef or when conducting active life as well. Very easy to find in Europe. Less so in the US, but still, not impossible to find.

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    +1 for D&G The One (EDP)
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    Mugler Cologne
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    Possibly also Rochas Man, Penhaligon's Endymion, various Xeryus and Insense flankers as well as Givenchy pour Homme by the same house
    Currently wearing: 1881 pour Homme by Cerruti

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    One suggestion could be Caron pour un homme.
    Another good option.
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    Dior Homme Cologne
    Chanel Allure Homme Sport

    Or if he wants something more classic
    Dior Eau Sauvage
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    Armani Eau Pour Homme

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    Quote Originally Posted by selcouth View Post
    Asking this on the behalf of my dad. He's soon to enter his mid-50's. He has never really worn any type of cologne as 1) When he was growing up it wasn't that common here. Even then, unless it was something like an aftershave, it was even more uncommon for men to wear. And, 2) In the past few years he's tried to wear them, he'd breakout. The most he could wear without it happening is bodyspray.

    The latter has recently stopped, so now he's interested in possibly getting a few juices. He's a chef by occupation, and happens to frequent the gym quite a lot/leads an active life. The bodysprays he has liked in the past have been Old Spice Swagger and Axe Gold Temptation, if that's anything to go off of. The first cologne he's taken an interest to has been Givenchy Pi.

    Another thing is that he doesn't quite see how spending a lot on fragrance can be justified. For that reason, I would suggest keeping most of the suggestions out of niche territory and under $100 (still, a few of these couldn't be too bad as I'll break this rule for him anyway). But the general consensus should be things that are inexpensive.
    I would suggest Guerlain Vetiver.

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    Rive Gauche
    Terre d'Hermes Parum
    Narciso for Him Bleu
    Grey Vetiver Parfum
    Or Black

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    TDH

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    Dior Homme Intense
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    Any Dad over 50 will appreciate Creed Bois du Portugal.

    or Guerlain Heritage
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    Acqua Di Parma Colonia, Colonia Assoluta or Essenza. Light, non-offensive traditional Italian style colognes that are high quality- they smell natural, clean, sophisticated & fantastic. Can almost guarantee he'd like one of these. Can find them under $100.

    Guerlain Vetiver is another excellent choice(and can be found for around $30).

    Penhaligons Sartoral might be a good choice too. Smells like a really high quality Old Spice type of aftershave.
    Last edited by Opiate; 15th January 2018 at 01:10 AM.

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    Tuscany or Havana by Aramis
    Currently wearing: Lui by Mazzolari

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    Un Bois Vanille, Santos, Declaration.
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