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    “If you don’t love me at my worst, then you don’t deserve me at my best”

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    Sauvage
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    Default Re: Which cologne best epitomizes the phrase....

    If this question were posed in the female section, then, logically, Chanel No 5, which figures in a related quote.

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    Secrétions Magnifiques
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darjeeling View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by schnozz View Post
    If this question were posed in the female section, then, logically, Chanel No 5, which figures in a related quote.
    What quote would that be?

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    Are you actually asking which bad scent somebody should have to put up with thanks to the other times when you might not smell bad? ...because that's what that "if you don't love me at my worst" nonsense means.

    Phrases like that are such mindless greeting card pop psychology junk. Most people use it as an excuse for why somebody else should have to put up with them. It's a relationship red flag.

    There's nothing in my wardrobe that somebody should have to love if they don't enjoy it. That's the beauty of having an entire wardrobe. If a date doesn't enjoy something I own, I'll wear something else next time I'm with her. Getting to know a woman's tastes is part of the fun.
    Current Favorites (in no particular order)
    Castile
    Royal Oud
    CK One
    Fahrenheit
    Curve
    1725 Casanova
    Aqua Universalis
    Prada L'Homme
    Tom Ford Extreme
    Green Irish Tweed
    Les Exclusifs Eau de Cologne
    Terre d'Hermes Parfum
    Pomelo Paradis
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    Hanae Mori H.M. EDT
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    Default Re: Which cologne best epitomizes the phrase....

    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    Are you actually asking which bad scent somebody should have to put up with thanks to the other times when you might not smell bad? ...because that's what that "if you don't love me at my worst" nonsense means.

    Phrases like that are such mindless greeting card pop psychology junk. Most people use it as an excuse for why somebody else should have to put up with them. It's a relationship red flag.

    There's nothing in my wardrobe that somebody should have to love if they don't enjoy it. That's the beauty of having an entire wardrobe. If a date doesn't enjoy something I own, I'll wear something else next time I'm with her. Getting to know a woman's tastes is part of the fun.
    Hence why I picked Sauvage as the cynical choice to fit the bill. *wink*
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    Dior Fahrenheit
    Currently wearing: Aqua pour Homme by Bulgari

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    2. Guerlain Homme l'Eau Boisee
    3. Guerlain Vetiver
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    The phrase doesn't mean anything in relation to fragrances. It's a load of crap. The answers will be way way beyond even being subjective. Next we'll be saying things like I am a scorpio, what fragrances are good for scorpio in summer.

    I suppose when we've had decades of dumb meaningless advertising tag lines for fragrances then this is what you get to, but none of them encompass a fragrance, they are simply part of marketing machine and are supposed to add an aura of intrigue, curiosity and desirability around a product but are complete crap in truth.

    It is the same with cars, think of a car you think is crap and you'd never buy, then think of its tag line. Are these tag lines rubbish. You bet they are.

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    I am not sure which fragrance this would best apply, but I can say that it is nothing that would be in my collection.
    Current Summer Favorites:

    1. Xerjoff - Nio
    2. Tom Ford - Rive d’Ambre
    3. Dior - Homme Cologne 2013
    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    5. Armani - Code Sport Athlete
    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    8. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    9. Ermenegildo Zegna - Sicilian Mandarin
    10. Creed - Pure White Cologne

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    Aventus for sure!

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    Default Re: Which cologne best epitomizes the phrase....

    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    What quote would that be?
    Marylyn Monroe:

    1. “If you don’t love me at my worst, then you don’t deserve me at my best”
    2. “What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course [and nothing else].”

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    Musc Ravageur

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    Seconding especially Kouros and Fahrenheit among the ones mentioned, while also adding Lapidus pour Homme, Salvador Dali pour Homme, G Man by Gainsboro, several Marbert, Hammam Bouquet by Penhaligon's, Drakkar Noir and One Man Show Gold Edition among others- so bold, so statement making that they demand and command full attention, even certain forms of borderline adulation, trend setting and constant limelight, while not taking no for an answer

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    Maybe Tuscan Leather. Yeah, it can be more than "a bit much" after 18 hours of linear assault, but there are other times when the first burst of that rich beautiful leather is untouchable and unmatched.

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