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    Tried santal royal and a couple others at a boutique, and really liked what I smelled.

    Have a sample of lhomme ideal EDP on the way

    what other ones should i try?

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    Default Re: best guerlains for men?

    These are good starting points:

    Habit Rouge

    Heritage

    Vetiver

    Derby

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    Arsène Lupin Dandy (2010)
    Chamade pour Homme (1999)
    Cologne du 68 (2006)
    Coriolan (1998)
    Derby (1985)
    Habit Rouge (1965)
    Héritage (1992)
    L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme [Extrème] (2004)
    Mouchoir de Monsieur (1904)
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    Depends on taste. Santal royale is a completely different beast being of that orient line along with oud essential, ambre eternal, and i believe cuir intense. That being said, anyone asks guerlain masculines the staples have to be habit rouge and vetiver.
    It’s tragic to think that heroic man’s great destiny is to become economic man, that men will be reduced to craven creatures who crawl across the globe competing for money, who spend their nights dreaming up new ways to swindle each other.

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    Im attracted to Derby, but it is filthy expensive.
    It’s tragic to think that heroic man’s great destiny is to become economic man, that men will be reduced to craven creatures who crawl across the globe competing for money, who spend their nights dreaming up new ways to swindle each other.

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    Many worth trying. singling out Mouchoir de Monsieur (classic citrusy fougere) and Derby (classic citrus woody. expensive, as said)

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    Default Re: best guerlains for men?

    These -

    Habit Rouge EdT vintage
    Heritage EdT vintage
    Derby vintage
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    Heritage
    Habit Rouge
    Vetiver
    Vetiver Extreme
    Homme L’Eau Boisee
    L’Instant De Guerlain Pour Homme EDP

    These are the ones I’ve tried and still have, quality and staples that are versatile. Can all be had for cheap and each wear you will be amazed at the quality that each possess.

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    Default Re: best guerlains for men?

    Quote Originally Posted by succio View Post
    Tried santal royal and a couple others at a boutique, and really liked what I smelled.

    Have a sample of lhomme ideal EDP on the way

    what other ones should i try?
    L'Homme Ideal edp is probably the one you want. I think it's easily the best of the Ideal line. For something more subtle, Lui. I like these more than the line with Santal Royal.

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    - Heritage
    - Vetiver
    - Habit Rouge (L'eau)
    - Ideal Cologne
    - Homme L'Eau Boisee
    - Homme edp
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    - Guerlain: Héritage (vtg)
    - Mancera: Red Tobacco
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraîcheur)
    - Armani: Acqua di Gio Profumo
    - MPG: Santal Noble
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    From a personal viewpoint alone, otherwise in no particular order: Mouchoir de Monsieur, Habit Rouge, Guerlain Homme Intense EDP (including the Pininfarina limited edition of this), l'Homme Ideal Cologne, while among the unisex and/or exclusive line ones, quite likely Songe d'un Bois d'Ete

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    +1 l'Homme Ideal Cologne - Excellent value and compliment bait.


    I have quite a few that I like from Guerlain but my #1 that I haven't see listed yet is Cologne du Parfumeur. Classic cologne style scent with a modern touch.

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    Guerlain Heritage EDT is the best of the "classic" Guerlain masculines as far as my tastes are concerned and is a contender for my favorite fragrance of all time. The current version wears beautifully, warm and spicy and masculine.

    Guerlain L'Instant is getting a lot of mentions here and it's quite nice and I wear it often (EDT is more sophisticated and well-made than the EDP, though EDP wears "younger"). That said, L'Instant doesn't have much relationship to Guerlain past or present beyond feeling kinda "French," so it's less of an essential release for the house than it is a lovely detour in its history.

    Vetiver is nice, though I think I slightly prefer Vetiver Extreme. Habit Rouge is essential to try, though I prefer Shalimar, to which it has some similarities.
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    Default Re: best guerlains for men?

    Some of my favorites from the house in no particular order include:

    - Heritage EDT and EDP
    - Vetiver
    - L'homme Ideal Cologne
    - Chamade Pour Homme

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    Quote Originally Posted by succio View Post
    Tried santal royal and a couple others at a boutique, and really liked what I smelled.

    Have a sample of lhomme ideal EDP on the way

    what other ones should i try?
    Cool!
    Yea +1 for essential trys:
    Vetiver
    Habite Rouge
    L'Instant de Guerlain
    And one I must try again Heritage!

    My fave of the lineup so far is Vetiver.

    Of the unisex/oriental line I found Oud Essential really nice and a good replication of the 'after' smell of used up agarwood chips.

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    My personal favourites are:

    Guerlain Homme EDP
    Ideal L'Homme Cool and Cologne flankers
    L'Instant de Guerlain EDP
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    I would go for Habit Rouge edt, Heritage edt and Jicky edp


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    They have lots of great scents, but for me, Vetiver is a must-have.

    Classic and affordable, to boot.
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    Guerlain Homme Intense, L'Eau Boisee, and regular Homme

    L'Homme Ideal Cool, L'Homme Ideal Cologne, and L'Homme Ideal Intense

    Habit Rouge, Habit Rouge L'Eau, and Habit Rouge Dress Code

    Vetiver

    L'Instant de Guerlain and L'Instant Extreme

    Heritage EDT and EDP

    Cologne Imperiale

    Herba Fresca


    If I were to choose five from this group they would be L'Homme Ideal Cool, Heritage EDT, Guerlain Homme Intense, L'Instant de Guerlain, and Vetiver.


    If you can find a vintage bottle of Derby it may be worth pursuing (quality vintage Derby is fantastic), but I'm not impressed by the current stuff. It feels very thin to me.

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    Derby
    Heritage edt
    Habit Rouge edt

    My three
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    I enjoy

    Coriolan EDT

    Heritage EDT

    Habit Rouge EDT

    Mouchoir de Monsieur

    Jicky

    Cologne du 68

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    Generally hard to go wrong with Guerlain. Try the unisex and female-marketed ones, too. An extensive collection, try visiting a Guerlain boutique, or at least a well-stocked department store, so you can sample a lot, all in one place. Jicky EdP is one of my favorites lately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistersurgery View Post
    They have lots of great scents, but for me, Vetiver is a must-have.

    Classic and affordable, to boot.
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    For me I would have to say Heritage edt & L'Instant edt. Both are pure and utter class!!
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    Trying lhomme ideal edp

    Not impressed. Too powdery and designer smelling

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    Yeah, I'm not a huge fan of L'Homme Ideal, either.
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    Default Re: best guerlains for men?

    For men I’d recommend these Guerlains

    Derby
    Jicky EdP
    Heritage
    Arsene Lupin Dandy
    Vetiver
    Cuir Intense
    Mitsouko
    Sous Le Vent
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