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    Default What's a no brainer, reach for cold weather scent

    In summer, it is easy. I reach for Tom Ford Grey Vetiver. Office, running to get oil changed, dinner date night. I also have Montale Red Vetiver and though I dont reach for it often, Mancera Cedrat Boise. Used to get Drakkar Noir, and maybe if I order from Fragrencenet, I will get another bottle

    But when it gets 60ish and below, harder for me.I have Coromandel, a patchouli overload that is my want-to-feel-special or dress clothing scent, or date night, or when I am around women. Not a scent to run errands on Saturday morning, or run to Buffalo Wild Wings to watch a game with the guys. I have CdG 2 man, but that for me is 70 degrees down to say 55 or so. A fall scent, but it can be too strong at first. Last one, is Antaeus.what I am wearing today. May be the closest reach for me, used up at least 2/3rd of a 3.4 ounce botlte last year. And if it has to be my reach for scent, okay, I am good.

    I have started threads about honey/tobacco, and fall/winter. My post suggested Montale HOney Aoud and Phaedon Tabac Rouge (pricey) as the top two. I wanted to like Dior Homme and flankers but can't. I wanted to like Terre d'Hermes but have written that one off. Bel Ami, was not an easy reach. Mancera Red Tobacco, I don't think would be an easy reach. 18.21 Man Made Sweet Tobacco, don't know. Phaedon Tabac Rouge, too pricey because if I go that high, then I might have to look at MfK Satin Oud (love this but it is pricey and won't be a reach but would move up to Coromandel status) and Absolue pour le Soir (love the ride, Wife does not)

    So I am reading up, again, on Guerlain Habit Rouge (leather, rose? I don't know. I am not a leather guy and rose, I think that time has passed me by) and Heritage and then I come back to Chanel. Designer scents, but a step up, and not quite full on niche pricing. Reading up on Egoiste. Dont think Pour Monsieur is for me (lavendar, that barbershop quality?) Allure Homme, kinda up my alley, but maybe I need to get over the provjection/longevity issue? Allure Homme Edition Blanch is a tad more money, better rated as far as smell, may not be so much cold weather scent, and yes, its projection and longevity are questioned.

    Cherry tobacco, don't think I would like that. The Back to Black and Straight to Heaven were nice enough, but even if they were $100 for 3.4 ounces, don't know that I would have bought them.

    I am not feeling oud at the moment. Some sweetness, sure. Floral, is that not covered by my Antaeus. Black Orchid EdP was way too much. Wife loves TF Noir Extreme but that is not something I would reach for. I mean, starting in late October, I just default to Antaeus unless I want to impress, or feel I am dressing up, or being social with women, and then it is Coromandel. In summer, it would be Grey Vetiver unless I want to impress, then Cedrat Boise. Throw in Red Vetiver for a change (and it used to be Drakkar Noir, but more so that for running errands, spritzing up for summer dinner or backyard BBQ)

    I know I am just throwing things out there, and dithering, but I want a new fragrance, I want something now, nothing in Sephora or Macys or Dillards is hitting me. $100 price range for 3.4 ounces. It may be that I have this thing for Chanel, which may not be a bad thing.

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    Default Re: What's a no brainer, reach for cold weather scent

    Mainstream - Bottega Veneta Pour Homme

    Designer - Prada Amber Intense

    Niche - Intoxicated by Kilian

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    To me there is no finer tobacco and honey scent than the crown jewel from Xerjoff.

    Sample Naxos.

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    Default Re: What's a no brainer, reach for cold weather scent

    Possibly Lalique Homme EDP, Hermes Voyage Parfum, Eau Sauvage Parfum, Heritage EDP (these also quite suitable as all weather, all year scents) and/or Jaipur Homme EDP-tobacco and/or honey may be present just in a few scents among these and even there minimally, but their price and versatility might fit both weather and versatility requirements quite well
    Currently wearing: Baobab by Tesori d'Oriente

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    Last edited by Trauerkraut; 15th November 2019 at 04:40 AM.
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    Default Re: What's a no brainer, reach for cold weather scent

    Interlude or Tobacco Oud
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    Heritage and Royal Oud are my current dumb reaches...
    Currently wearing: Royal Oud by Creed

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    Default Re: What's a no brainer, reach for cold weather scent

    I used a great one yesterday.

    Franck Boclet's Tobacco. Great projection and longevity.
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    Default Re: What's a no brainer, reach for cold weather scent

    Bois Du Portugal
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    Default Re: What's a no brainer, reach for cold weather scent

    For when it's really cold, I like Chanel Egoiste, warm and sandalwoody. Like Antaeus, it is however not stocked at Macys or Sephora types of stores.

    cacio

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    Default Re: What's a no brainer, reach for cold weather scent

    My "no-fret" winter frags are both Guerlains: Héritage EDT and L'Instant de Guerlain EDT (I find the EDP versions of both to be inferior to the EDT versions). I haven't found peers for these from Chanel or Dior that I enjoy as much, at least among their mainstream releases.

    Other "easy reach" options in my wardrobe that are suited well to winter: Aramis Special Reserve, Bvlgari Man Black Orient, L'Erborlario Méharées, and Michael Kors Extreme Speed.

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    Default Re: What's a no brainer, reach for cold weather scent

    I will suggest Bulgari Black.
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    Default Re: What's a no brainer, reach for cold weather scent

    Been reading up on Guerlain Heritage. Also Bulgari Black and the Orient versions.

    Royal Oud, tried it, liked the spice, but did not last. Amouage, probably too pricey for me.

    Reading up on Egoiste, that is a contender, but it has some rose, no? I think I read it lasts and projects more than Allure Homme, which would be a plus. I'd order it straight from Chanel, not a lot of discounters and with fakes prevalant with Chanel, not trusting of ebay

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    Default Re: What's a no brainer, reach for cold weather scent

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
    Designer - Prada Amber Intense
    Quote Originally Posted by RedRaider430 View Post
    Franck Boclet's Tobacco. Great projection and longevity.


    Good options here.


    I would say:

    Versace Man
    John Varvatos - John Varvatos
    John Varvatos - Vintage
    Spicebomb Extreme
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    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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    TF Oud Wood, Montale Greyland

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    For me Rive Gauche Pour Homme is the most versatile fragrance going - any occasion, any weather. I use fewer sprays for office use than going out in the evening, but otherwise, it's the epitome of a dumb grab.

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    Default Re: What's a no brainer, reach for cold weather scent

    Hmm,

    For me, I got my various Bay Rums, Old Spice, Royal Oud, Bvlgari Man in Black, Replica Jazz Club, Lalique 1900, Obsession for Men, D&G The One. Those are off the top of my head. I'm heavily considering adding Replica By the Fireplace. I think Costume National Homme can work well in the cold and I've found Royal Mayfair is nearly a different scent in cold weather. External temperature seems to have an effect on the way it smells off my skin.

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    Default Re: What's a no brainer, reach for cold weather scent

    How's Fahrenheit EDT in cold weather?
    FYI: I spray all fragrances on clothing, never on skin.

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    Default Re: What's a no brainer, reach for cold weather scent

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    Bois Du Portugal

    This one is great in every season for me. Outside of Old Spice it's possibly my most worn scent. IMO only Spice & Wood can beat it. But I feel like wearing BdP more than I do S&W. When I think of winter I think of dark woody and tobacco and deep spicy scents with cinnamon/nutmeg that cut through the cold and give a sense of warmth.

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    Default Re: What's a no brainer, reach for cold weather scent

    Spicebombs, have smelled locally, did not work
    Bois du Portugal, pricey, nice enough, and could default to that easily, but so far, not ringing any bells
    Rive Gauche, maybe, might have smelled it back in the day, harder to find
    Farenheit, gonna try to find some locally. Dont know if Sephora has it, and do not recall seeing it in Dillards

    Versace, and any Dolce and Gabbana, have never really warmed to those. Did try Eros in Sephora and could not warm up to that

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    Default Re: What's a no brainer, reach for cold weather scent

    I don't get much rose in Egoiste. It definitely lasts a lot, and projects well.

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    I know it gets recommended ad nauseum around here but Burberry London? I usually only wear it around Christmas but for some reason, I felt like bringing it out yesterday. So glad I did, as it was every bit as good as I remembered it from last year! Smooth tobacco, a bit of spice, and some port wine. Very easy to wear and like, yet also quite unusual.

    Endymion is another personal favourite for the cold months. Smells like shaving foam, a dab of cloves, new leather, and a hint of coffee. Very pleasant and inoffensive. In some ways, it smells like an upscale La Nuit de l’Homme, if that sounds like something you would fancy.

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    Default Re: What's a no brainer, reach for cold weather scent

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    Default Re: What's a no brainer, reach for cold weather scent

    Quote Originally Posted by finsfan View Post
    Been reading up on Guerlain Heritage. Also Bulgari Black and the Orient versions.

    Royal Oud, tried it, liked the spice, but did not last. Amouage, probably too pricey for me.

    Reading up on Egoiste, that is a contender, but it has some rose, no? I think I read it lasts and projects more than Allure Homme, which would be a plus. I'd order it straight from Chanel, not a lot of discounters and with fakes prevalant with Chanel, not trusting of ebay
    Worth noting that Bulgari Black and Man in Black are completely different fragrances. Black had no flankers and is a smoky, rubbery scent with some floral touches and a woody drydown. Man in Black and the various flankers are more conventional scents and probably more crowd pleasing.
    Personally Black is genius while the few Man in Black fragrances I’ve tried are a bit boring and sweet.

    Some of my cold weather go to scents are
    Oud Wood
    Black by CdG
    LIDGE
    M7 Oud Absolu
    Epic Man
    Wonderwood
    Burberry London
    Tobacco Absolute by Molton Brown
    Sequoia
    Tam Dao
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    Default Re: What's a no brainer, reach for cold weather scent

    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    I don't get much rose in Egoiste. It definitely lasts a lot, and projects well.
    This is certainly short up to the top of my list as a contender


    Sprayed some Platinum Egoiste on back of one hand and Allure Homme on the other. After 20 minutes PE projects more. Has a celery or metallic like note. Wife liked PE over the Allure. I don’t Neither wow me
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    Default Re: What's a no brainer, reach for cold weather scent

    Quote Originally Posted by Darjeeling View Post
    Worth noting that Bulgari Black and Man in Black are completely different fragrances. Black had no flankers and is a smoky, rubbery scent with some floral touches and a woody drydown. Man in Black and the various flankers are more conventional scents and probably more crowd pleasing.
    Personally Black is genius while the few Man in Black fragrances I’ve tried are a bit boring and sweet.

    Some of my cold weather go to scents are
    Oud Wood
    Black by CdG
    LIDGE
    M7 Oud Absolu
    Epic Man
    Wonderwood
    Burberry London
    Tobacco Absolute by Molton Brown
    Sequoia
    Tam Dao
    This list is a really good guide to look into!

    Also Endymion and Shihan

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    Default Re: What's a no brainer, reach for cold weather scent

    Chanel Egoiste
    Guerlain L’Instant De Guerlain Pour Homme EDP
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    Azzaro Azzaro Pour Homme
    Guerlain L’Instant De Guerlain Pour Homme EDP
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    Guerlain Heritage EDT
    Guerlain Habit Rouge EDT
    Christian Dior Dior Homme EDT
    Ralph Lauren Polo

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    My faves for stated criteria:

    Guerlain Heritage
    Chergui
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    Default Re: What's a no brainer, reach for cold weather scent

    Tom Ford Extreme.

    It's easy to wear it dressed up for a night out, but it's equally appropriate for something as casual as shooting pool with the guys, and anything in-between. You can wear it to work, because it doesn't project too much, and it's long lasting enough for an after work date. It's excellent.
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    Prada L'Homme
    Les Exclusifs Eau de Cologne
    Terre d'Hermes Parfum
    Aqua Universalis
    Pomelo Paradis
    Hanae Mori H.M. EDT

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    Default Re: What's a no brainer, reach for cold weather scent

    Quote Originally Posted by thrilledchilled View Post
    How's Fahrenheit EDT in cold weather?
    I wore it yesterday in chilly San Francisco and really enjoyed it. It was a bit more muted than I’m used to but it lasted practically all day.




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