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    Default Which frags signal "he is a nice guy but refuses to be that to me"?

    Dear gents in this forum,
    I love to collect cold, aloof, distant frags.
    Which frags signal "he is easy to deal with, but refuse to be that for me"?
    Any forthcoming advice is highly appreciated.
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    Default Re: Which frags signal "he is a nice guy but refuses to be that to me"?

    Fahrenheit. Easily Fahrenheit IMO.

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    Default Re: Which frags signal "he is a nice guy but refuses to be that to me"?

    While I don’t completely understand your exact question in the post, I think a cold distant fragrance and a good one is
    Unum Lavs

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    Default Re: Which frags signal "he is a nice guy but refuses to be that to me"?

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    Default Re: Which frags signal "he is a nice guy but refuses to be that to me"?

    I dont get it. Basic cold distant is where ill go, Narciso Rodriguez for him.
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    Default Re: Which frags signal "he is a nice guy but refuses to be that to me"?

    Many Chanel feminines did that-cold elegance (less so Chanel masculines). But the idea was green-cold (galbanum, iris, what not).
    Leathers can do that too, as long as they're not too ambery.

    Fahrenheit is a good idea, hissy violet leaf. Knize Ten as well.

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    Any Bruno Banani?

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    Default Re: Which frags signal "he is a nice guy but refuses to be that to me"?

    Definitely Vetiver Extraordinaries . A dry, aloof, modern vetiver.
    The French have a phrase for it. The bastards have a phrase for everything.

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    Default Re: Which frags signal "he is a nice guy but refuses to be that to me"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheetah1919 View Post
    While I don’t completely understand your exact question in the post, I think a cold distant fragrance and a good one is
    Unum Lavs
    This.

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    Default Re: Which frags signal "he is a nice guy but refuses to be that to me"?

    Quote Originally Posted by notspendingamillion View Post
    I dont get it. Basic cold distant is where ill go, Narciso Rodriguez for him.
    +1 Narciso Rodriguez for him

    or Amouage Memoir Man
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    Default Re: Which frags signal "he is a nice guy but refuses to be that to me"?

    Zegna Haitian Vetiver

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    Default Re: Which frags signal "he is a nice guy but refuses to be that to me"?

    Quote Originally Posted by VincentChou View Post
    "he is easy to deal with, but refuse to be that for me"?
    Could someone please clarify for me what this means?

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    Default Re: Which frags signal "he is a nice guy but refuses to be that to me"?

    Quote Originally Posted by speckmann0706 View Post
    +1 Narciso Rodriguez for him

    or Amouage Memoir Man
    Another +1 for both of these.

    Also, for me MFK Masculin Pluriel smells incredibly nice, well groomed, but cold.

    EDIT: I fetched my sample of Pluriel, and now I'm starting to doubt my previous statement. I always found Pluriel to be kind of cold, but I'm smelling it tonight, and... I'm not sure.

    EDITED EDIT: I stand by my original assessment. Pluriel is colder than my double-ex girlfriend.
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    Default Re: Which frags signal "he is a nice guy but refuses to be that to me"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Prince View Post
    Could someone please clarify for me what this means?
    Have you ever been on a date with a woman and you get the feeling she's just not into you? I assume the OP is asking something like that, but in reverse, where the guy is the one not into who he's on a date with. Something along those lines. I assume he's asking for scents that smell nice but smells a bit off-putting instead of being welcoming.
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    Default Re: Which frags signal "he is a nice guy but refuses to be that to me"?

    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    Have you ever been on a date with a woman and you get the feeling she's just not into you? I assume the OP is asking something like that, but in reverse, where the guy is the one not into who he's on a date with. Something along those lines. I assume he's asking for scents that smell nice but smells a bit off-putting instead of being welcoming.
    OK, but why on earth would anyone old enough to vote want to signal that with a fragrance?

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    Default Re: Which frags signal "he is a nice guy but refuses to be that to me"?

    Quote Originally Posted by PStoller View Post
    OK, but why on earth would anyone old enough to vote want to signal that with a fragrance?
    I... don't know.
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    Default Re: Which frags signal "he is a nice guy but refuses to be that to me"?

    Quote Originally Posted by PStoller View Post
    OK, but why on earth would anyone old enough to vote want to signal that with a fragrance?
    I'm sure asking the OP directly might get you the correct answer but if he's after "cold, aloof, distant" (in his words) then surely there are plenty of fragrances like this that people of voting age wear. As Cacio notes above, Chanel's feminine range has a number that would fit the bill.

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    Default Re: Which frags signal "he is a nice guy but refuses to be that to me"?

    Either vintage Chanel Egoiste or Antaeus for me.
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    Default Re: Which frags signal "he is a nice guy but refuses to be that to me"?

    Dior Sauvage EDT. It's a good guy at heart, but with a cold, metallic, slightly aggressive edge... kind of like me (just kidding).

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    Platinum Egoiste has that vibe.


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    Default Re: Which frags signal "he is a nice guy but refuses to be that to me"?

    Generally, I find that the vast majority of Comme des Garcons fragrances are cold and aloof

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    Agree re CdG - Monocle Sugi has this vibe, as do all of the Blue range. 2 EdP would be another possibility, if you’re willing to wear florals. Some others: French Lover, Angelique Sous La Pluie, and +1 Narciso Rodriguez EDT

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    Quote Originally Posted by notspendingamillion View Post
    I dont get it. Basic cold distant is where ill go, Narciso Rodriguez for him.
    This is the scent that came to mind when I saw the thread

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    Default Re: Which frags signal "he is a nice guy but refuses to be that to me"?

    For some reason, I looked at this and read,

    "He is a nice guy but refuses to go down on me"


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    Default Re: Which frags signal "he is a nice guy but refuses to be that to me"?

    Don't know if there is a fragrance that expresses what you're asking for. I think that's related to an individual's disposition.
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    Default Re: Which frags signal "he is a nice guy but refuses to be that to me"?

    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    Don't know if there is a fragrance that expresses what you're asking for. I think that's related to an individual's disposition.
    I was thinking something along those same lines. It's an interesting question being asked. For sure. But, can we consciously transmit an idea this complicated with fragrance choice? I don't know the answer to that, but my starting point is on the skeptical side.
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    Default Re: Which frags signal "he is a nice guy but refuses to be that to me"?

    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    Have you ever been on a date with a woman and you get the feeling she's just not into you? I assume the OP is asking something like that, but in reverse, where the guy is the one not into who he's on a date with. Something along those lines. I assume he's asking for scents that smell nice but smells a bit off-putting instead of being welcoming.
    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Which frags signal "he is a nice guy but refuses to be that to me"?

    Quote Originally Posted by PStoller View Post
    OK, but why on earth would anyone old enough to vote want to signal that with a fragrance?
    Quote Originally Posted by Bavard View Post
    A deft move in the mating dance, playing hard to get. Good thinking, OP.
    My not inconsiderable experience in that dance says that move is rarely so deft or effective as its reputation suggests. It’s better than desperate, but it’s not as if those are the only choices. Besides, “he’s a nice guy but refuses to be that to me” goes beyond “hard to get” to the point of actual disdain for your companion.

    By all means, wear a fragrance that isn’t trying too hard to get you laid. This seems like something else.

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    Default Re: Which frags signal "he is a nice guy but refuses to be that to me"?

    Quote Originally Posted by PStoller View Post
    OK, but why on earth would anyone old enough to vote want to signal that with a fragrance?
    +1 hahahahahahaha
    The French have a phrase for it. The bastards have a phrase for everything.

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    Default Re: Which frags signal "he is a nice guy but refuses to be that to me"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bavard View Post
    I thought we were still in the pre-companion phase, where some icy Platinum Egoiste might provide a nice, unattainable vibe.
    You could be right. I just don't see how a fragrance is going to effectively flag a guy as desirably unattainable. But, if it is, then it's probably not one tons of other guys are wearing. If I were trying to project an image of being desirable because I'm hard to get, I'd pick a fragrance that was hard to get.

    Aside from that, purely as a scent, I find Platinum Égoïste unremarkable. Aloofness alone is a limited draw.




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