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    Hello,

    I've read quite a bit here on basenotes and have found myself become immersed in the world of fragrance. I'm a 17 year old male student just starting to build my wardrobe. I currently own;

    Spring/summer
    - Terre d'Hermes
    - Chanel Platinum Egoiste
    - Issey Miyake pour homme
    - Hermes jardin sur le nil
    - Aqua di Parma colonia club (don't like)

    Fall/winter
    -Spicebomb extreme

    And have owned; Bleu de Chanel, Byredo Sunday cologne, Versace Eros, Dior Savauge EdP (but the first two are empty and the others have been sold)

    I have tried quite a lot of different fragrances in stores, mainly designer but a few niche. As the title states, I need help to build my collection. The first fragrance I need is something for a summer evening. This fall I am planning on buying a Dior Homme. What must haves and what major categories am I missing in my fragrance collection.

    Thanks for the help


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    Quote Originally Posted by poisson View Post


    The first fragrance I need is something for a summer evening.
    Thanks for the help

    Welcome to you poisson! Enjoy your time here at Basenotes! Perhaps Mugler Cologne might work for your summer evening.
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    Amouage Bracken Man would be a great one to pick up!

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    Thank you! Will check it out

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    What activities/locations do you associate with a summer evening? That might help narrow down recommendations.

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    My advice to you is not to worry about what to buy for a collection, but instead spend your time discovering who you are. You're 17 years old, and although it sounds cliche much will change in the coming years. You could spend your hard earned money buying the "essentials" (a grotesque idea of consumerism that is repulsive) but you'll end up selling off most of it. So spend your time just smelling fragrances, find a few that you wear quite often, and then consider why you like the fragrance, and what faucets of the fragrance you do not like. While you do this you are also going to be maturing into a young adult, and pulling back the childhood veil. When you figure out who you are, then you'll know what you like. I advise you do not end up like some of the men here who could not hope to wear all the fragrances they own in even a year; they have no real appreciation. They tell themselves they love the art, but they cannot ever hope to fully appreciate a scent worn frequently. It is like a beautiful woman you see once a new moon and only admire from a distance; you will never know her. But a woman you go to bed with every night and who's flatulence you grow accustom to; that is a woman you know and appreciate everything about.

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    Hi there, i would suggest Mancera Cedrat Boise

    And check this out, might be helpful
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/464...mplete-newbies

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    Welcome! Good starting collection.

    I am also thinking about a vetiver, so said Mugler cologne (clean, soapy), or, if budget is a little higher, CDG 2 man (vetiver and incense, a bit more unusual)

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    If you have any specific ones that one know you want, go after those. Once you have settled down on your absolute must haves, but want to keep going, you could focus on one fragrance house and try out their range, decide on one. Then move on to another house, try their offerings, decide on one, and so on and so on....That's what I'm currently doing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CutSmut View Post
    My advice to you is not to worry about what to buy for a collection, but instead spend your time discovering who you are. You're 17 years old, and although it sounds cliche much will change in the coming years. You could spend your hard earned money buying the "essentials" (a grotesque idea of consumerism that is repulsive) but you'll end up selling off most of it. So spend your time just smelling fragrances, find a few that you wear quite often, and then consider why you like the fragrance, and what faucets of the fragrance you do not like. While you do this you are also going to be maturing into a young adult, and pulling back the childhood veil. When you figure out who you are, then you'll know what you like. I advise you do not end up like some of the men here who could not hope to wear all the fragrances they own in even a year; they have no real appreciation. They tell themselves they love the art, but they cannot ever hope to fully appreciate a scent worn frequently. It is like a beautiful woman you see once a new moon and only admire from a distance; you will never know her. But a woman you go to bed with every night and who's flatulence you grow accustom to; that is a woman you know and appreciate everything about.
    Quote Originally Posted by GioB89 View Post
    Hi there, i would suggest Mancera Cedrat Boise

    And check this out, might be helpful
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/464...mplete-newbies
    Cutsmut gives sage. That said, if pressed, Gio said Cedrat Boisee. Thats a good suggestion. Also, please read that link. It is invaluable.
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    I think you need to add a good leather scent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CutSmut View Post
    My advice to you is not to worry about what to buy for a collection, but instead spend your time discovering who you are. You're 17 years old, and although it sounds cliche much will change in the coming years. You could spend your hard earned money buying the "essentials" (a grotesque idea of consumerism that is repulsive) but you'll end up selling off most of it. So spend your time just smelling fragrances, find a few that you wear quite often, and then consider why you like the fragrance, and what faucets of the fragrance you do not like. While you do this you are also going to be maturing into a young adult, and pulling back the childhood veil. When you figure out who you are, then you'll know what you like. I advise you do not end up like some of the men here who could not hope to wear all the fragrances they own in even a year; they have no real appreciation. They tell themselves they love the art, but they cannot ever hope to fully appreciate a scent worn frequently. It is like a beautiful woman you see once a new moon and only admire from a distance; you will never know her. But a woman you go to bed with every night and who's flatulence you grow accustom to; that is a woman you know and appreciate everything about.
    Quote Originally Posted by notspendingamillion View Post
    Cutsmut gives sage. That said, if pressed, Gio said Cedrat Boisee. Thats a good suggestion. Also, please read that link. It is invaluable.
    I concur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Perhaps Mugler Cologne might work for your summer evening.
    Mugler Cologne is perfect for hot summer day, but not for the evening.
    I enjoy a lot Hermes Voyage Parfum on summer evenings, Ahlens has them in stock if you want to test it.

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    L'Humaniste is a nice summer fragrance.
    <div class="bnsotd"><b>Currently wearing:</b> <a href="ID26148387.html"><img src="http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/33/26148387-7393.jpg"> Carven L'Eau Intense by Carven</a></div>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooks Otterlake View Post
    What activities/locations do you associate with a summer evening? That might help narrow down recommendations.
    Well, summers I usually spend in the south of Sweden by the seaside. I'd say dinner parties and parties, all very outdoorsy and always close to the beach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    I think you need to add a good leather scent.

    I am open to all suggestions, what should I try?

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    I agree that since you are so young you should be careful about starting to collect. It can become quite addictive and when I was 17 I had no way to support this kind of habbit. Even now at 21 I spend way too much of my money on fragrances.

    Considering your age I would suggest you get mostly younger, mass appealing fragrances that will smell good to most people and get you a few compliments from guys and girls (and hopefully without spending all of your parents money!). Also, you shouldn't look at it in terms of ''must have'' fragrances. For me there are probably 50-100+ I would define as must have, for some basenoters it would be hundreds. The truth is none are ''must haves'' as you don't need cologne to live and the vast majority of men do not even wear a fragrance at all. Try to go to the mall (preferably with a girl) and try out a bunch of different ones. I used to do this and spend like an hour and get free samples, without even buying anything.

    You already have a decent collection for your age. Buy one or 2 cheapies (mugler cologne, Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisee) and 2 or 3 winter fragrances (alexandria dark knight, perhaps a cheaper leather one, and CK One Shock). And then stop buying fragrances and save yourself from becoming addicted to spending money
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    Quote Originally Posted by poisson View Post
    Well, summers I usually spend in the south of Sweden by the seaside. I'd say dinner parties and parties, all very outdoorsy and always close to the beach.
    Then Cedrat Boise would seem to be a good recommendation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poisson View Post
    I am open to all suggestions, what should I try?
    Give Gucci Guilty Absolute a try. It's as good of a good leather scent you will ever find.
    Currently wearing: Polo by Ralph Lauren

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    Give Gucci Guilty Absolute a try. It's as good of a good leather scent you will ever find.
    Is it though? It is much more woody than leather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CutSmut View Post
    Is it though? It is much more woody than leather.
    You could be right. But me, I get more leather from it than wood.

    For a super affordable bottle, poisson, you could also give John Varvatos Dark Rebel a try.
    Currently wearing: Polo by Ralph Lauren

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    I've recently been looking into 'most popular ' frag stats. Have a look at the scent of the day section , this year or all time. You'll find a great selection of must haves that meet every occasion! Some are acclaimed, some are acquired tastes, some are pop, some are must haves, but all worth a look!!
    Currently wearing: Yatagan by Caron

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    Also adding, in addition to the many great suggestions already mentioned, Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme, Dior Homme Intense, Mugler Cologne, TDH Eau Tres Fraiche and/or Parfum, ADG Essenza to a (re) testing list
    Currently wearing: Ambré Noble by Zara

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    You already have a great collection, especially at your age! Congrats! I will suggest Amouage Dia Man for you, classy, sophisticated and understated.
    Currently wearing: Viking by Creed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    I think you need to add a good leather scent.
    Yep.

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    Already nice collection. Like your spring/summer lineup.

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    I would get rid of terredhermes
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    Quote Originally Posted by debussychopin View Post
    I would get rid of terredhermes
    I think it's an amazing vetiver fragrance.
    Can you provide any arguments to support your statement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by debussychopin View Post
    I would get rid of terredhermes
    Why? It's one of the best!




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