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    Default Funeral Fragrances: Royal Oud

    Wore this to a funeral yesterday and it seemed perfect for the occassion.

    Very dry, woody, creamy tobacco like fragrance that doesn't project much and isn't really going to annoy anyone.

    I feel like I have to wear fragrance everywhere I go (except to the gym of course, never understood that) but I didn't want my fragrance to stand out at such an occassion.

    I also wore Blvgari Man in Black (3 sprays of each in different places) to sweeten it up just a little. It's essentially Royal Oud with a rum note.

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    Default Re: Funeral Fragrances: Royal Oud

    One of my friends died a few years ago and my fragrance choice was also Royal Oud. It just seemed the right scent to wear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaFrank75 View Post
    One of my friends died a few years ago and my fragrance choice was also Royal Oud. It just seemed the right scent to wear.
    Same here.

    My wifes uncle died and I'm sure the last thing people wanted to deal with is "the cologne guy".

    Something about the smell and performance is very fitting. It smells great, but it blends in to an atmosphere vs. standing out.

    I'd also go with Prada Iris Cedre. Clean, slightly spicy fragrance that isn't bright with citrus.

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    Default Re: Funeral Fragrances: Royal Oud

    I love Royal Oud, but personally I don't think I would wear it to any funeral I would need to attend. Just me.
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    Default Re: Funeral Fragrances: Royal Oud

    I avoid wearing fragrances to funerals. Mainly out of concern for the family of the departed who might be reminded of their loss if they happen to encounter the same ‘trigger’ /scent some time down the road.
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    Default Re: Funeral Fragrances: Royal Oud

    The most funeral in my humble opinion: C&S N.88, Durbano Black Tourmaline, Geo F Trumper Eucris, Montale Black Musk (moody and saturnine), Aramis, Mazzolari Lui (Bold, depressive and sadly floral), Cerruti 1881, V&A Pour Homme, Unum Lavs, By Kilian Pure Oud, By Kilian Black Phantom, L'Artisan Voleur de Roses, Vintage Trussardi Uomo, Santa Maria Novella Nostalgia, John Varvados Vintage, Areej Le Dorè Flux de Fleur, Azzaro Acteur, Hashish Homme Veejaga, il Nero, Knize Ten, Profumum Arso, Complex by Boadicea the Victorius, Tauer Lonestar Memories, Mona di Orio Cuir etc (I'm quite sure to forget many).
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    Default Re: Funeral Fragrances: Royal Oud

    Anubis if I were attending a funeral

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    Default Re: Funeral Fragrances: Royal Oud

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheetah1919 View Post
    Anubis if I were attending a funeral
    Yes, agree, Anubis is perfect for the mournful occasion, great fragrance in general.
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    Default Re: Funeral Fragrances: Royal Oud

    I think a lot about fragrances.

    Heck, Im in health care and I wear at the hospital. Big no-no.

    Fragrance would be the last thing on my mind at a funeral and would at least for myself, feel it's poor form.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    I but personally I don't think I would wear it to any funeral I would need to attend. Just me.
    I wouldn't wear Royal Oud to a funeral either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FCM415 View Post
    I think a lot about fragrances.

    Heck, Im in health care and I wear at the hospital. Big no-no.

    Fragrance would be the last thing on my mind at a funeral and would at least for myself, feel it's poor form.
    Personally I'm just referring to moody, assertive or gothic fragrances, with all the awareness about what a funeral meens (effectively a fragrance is the last thing a person tend to bè focused on in that mournful occasion)
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    Default Re: Funeral Fragrances: Royal Oud

    Personally, I wouldn't want to wear such a nice fragrance to a funeral. Would rather not wear a fragrance to a funeral.
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    Just points to the versatility of Royal Oud IMO. You'd feel comfortable wearing it to a funeral, but you'd also feel comfortable wearing it to a wedding. The stuff is amazing.

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    Default Re: Funeral Fragrances: Royal Oud

    The last funeral I attended I wore two sprays of Royal Water. I can certainly understand not wanting to wear fragrance on such an occasion. I personally wouldn't want to over spray or wear something that fills the room.

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    Would either go unscented during a funeral or, if not, at least choose a fragrance which smells very neutral and creates the sensation of not wearing perfume.

    If really having to and/or wanting to wear any fragrance during that day would choose something along the lines of Best of Chevignon, Mugler Cologne, Kenzo PH or even lighter, with even lower projection and longevity, neither or barely detectable by anyone else present nor myself either.
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    Default Re: Funeral Fragrances: Royal Oud

    Some fragrances smell like the funeral themselves.
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    Default Re: Funeral Fragrances: Royal Oud

    Of the funerals I've been to, I'm sure I wore something. It was somewhat of an afterthought and I don't even remember what I wore.
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    Default Re: Funeral Fragrances: Royal Oud

    Quote Originally Posted by Beck View Post
    Some fragrances smell like the funeral themselves.
    Examples?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thrilledchilled View Post
    Examples?
    From the top of my mind: Opium (not sure if the EDT or EDP, female one). Some people tell any of the incense series from Comme des Garçons smells like Japanese funerals. There’s a floral fragrance I can’t remember that reminds me the smell of flowers of funerals.
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    Default Re: Funeral Fragrances: Royal Oud

    I would wear perfume as long as it's a skin scent! Other than that, perfume is no different to me than putting on a ring or bracelet
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    Default Re: Funeral Fragrances: Royal Oud

    I don't even know why I clicked on the thread title...I wouldn't wear anything to a funeral. It's just a too sad moment and I wouldn't want to have a certain smell connection to such an event.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    Of the funerals I've been to, I'm sure I wore something. It was somewhat of an afterthought and I don't even remember what I wore.
    well worth posting

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    Default Re: Funeral Fragrances: Royal Oud

    Quote Originally Posted by Beck View Post
    From the top of my mind: Opium (not sure if the EDT or EDP, female one). Some people tell any of the incense series from Comme des Garçons smells like Japanese funerals. There’s a floral fragrance I can’t remember that reminds me the smell of flowers of funerals.
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    Default Re: Funeral Fragrances: Royal Oud

    Don't think I'd wear a perfume outside maybe an aftershave as I'd shave before going.
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    Default Re: Funeral Fragrances: Royal Oud

    Quote Originally Posted by psebi101 View Post
    I don't even know why I clicked on the thread title...I wouldn't wear anything to a funeral. It's just a too sad moment and I wouldn't want to have a certain smell connection to such an event.
    That's precisely my issue. Whatever you may wear at so-and-so's funeral will always stay with you forever as that 'funeral scent'. I know I would just end up selling whatever I had that reminded of anything negative; let alone a funeral.

    With that in mind I can see why RO suits most in this scenario - low projection, inoffensive generally.
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    Default Re: Funeral Fragrances: Royal Oud

    Not all funerals have to be negative, though. My grandmother passed last year and of course it was super sad. My dad was pretty upset. But it was a good gathering. Lots of stories shared and memories and laughter. We even shared a story about how my grandma always had to have her hair perfect, with makeup on and a nice fragrance. So there was always a fragrance association with her. Smelling something that reminds me of her doesn't make me sad, just brings back good memories. My grandfather's funeral 7 years earlier was kind of the same way. He always smelled like Aqua Velva and Vitalis.

    But YES, if someone died young or by accident, and you wore something to the funeral, I can definitely see that as a bad idea. You probably don't want to associate a scent with that for the rest of your life.
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    It is one occasion where I don't wear a fragrance -- I sort of don't want to draw attention to myself

    I have been to one and then gone on to work, so took a fragrance in my shoulder bag for after

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    most funerals i go to seem to be catholic which in turn means elderly women doused in perfume and the priest always burns some incense, so i have tended to avoid wearing anything besides antiperspirant (catholic churches around here are either dreadfully cold or insanely warm it seems like)

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    I never wore a scent on a funeral. First, not that ethical. Second, after that the fragrance will create sad associations.
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    It was my wife's uncles funeral. I wasn't very close to him at all. So it's not like it was some traumatic event that'll stick with me forever.

    I wear Royal Oud to work all the time. It's one of the safest scents I own. It's very mild, a skin scent very quickly (an hour, half an hour).

    Great choice IMO




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