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    Hello,

    I'm newly registered to the forum, but I've been using it for quite a while and I've only recently been getting into buying more fragrances. I'm looking to add a more winter (warmer) fragrance to my office fragrance rotation. It's mainly meetings, some deskwork. but not too formal. Currently I'm wearing Terre d'Hermes, TF Grey Vetiver & Versace Oud Noir. Other ones I own to get an idea are PdM Layton Exclusif, Guerlain Homme, Armani Code & ADG.

    Here's some possibilites I've compiled for myself with thoughts:
    - Spicebomb Extreme (clearly top of the list, but is it too much/too sweet for a work fragrance?)
    - Chanel Egoiste (I think I have enough citrus in my rotation for now, might not be warm enough)
    - Valentino Uomo Intense
    - Dior Fahrenheit (too animalistic?)

    Personally I feel that Spicebomb Extreme with a bit less sweetness would be perfect, as I tend to love tobacco fragrance and I've been looking to add one to my collection (I would prefer PdM Herod, but that's a bit more pricey than what I'm looking for now). Probably going to add that one to my collection anyway, even if it doesn't work well in the office setting.

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    Welcome to you gewoonBB! Enjoy your time here at Basenotes! What about Burberry London? Have you tried it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Welcome to you gewoonBB! Enjoy your time here at Basenotes! What about Burberry London? Have you tried it?
    I heard about it on other winter/office lists, but never had the chance to smell it. Notes sound good, but it's pretty cheap and EDT, so performance might not be the best?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gewoonBB View Post
    I heard about it on other winter/office lists, but never had the chance to smell it. Notes sound good, but it's pretty cheap and EDT, so performance might not be the best?
    You would have to judge for yourself how it performs. It performs very well on my skin but everyone of course is different.
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    Welcome!

    I find that Egoiste (the regular Egoiste, not Platinum Egoiste) is perfect for the winter, very warm and not citrusy. It's really about warm woods and vanilla. it is however a touch sweet because of the vanilla.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Welcome!

    I find that Egoiste (the regular Egoiste, not Platinum Egoiste) is perfect for the winter, very warm and not citrusy. It's really about warm woods and vanilla. it is however a touch sweet because of the vanilla.
    been on my list for a while, smelled it once, but too long ago. Definitely going to have to test it soon, if it's not too citrusy that would be great

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    If you like vetiver, maybe you would like Lalique Encre Noire.

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    Welcome aboard

    I would suggest adding Chanel Antaeus, Guerlain Heritage and Givenchy Gentleman (original) to the rotation for the cooler weather office scents.
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    Also adding Lalique Homme EDP, Boucheron pour Homme EDP, l'Occitan to further winter choices, most of these doubling also well for all year office wear, while from your list would go with and second especially Egoiste by Chanel-indeed very appropriate and classy as a winter office scent

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    Default Re: Adding a winter fragrance to the office rotation

    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    I find that Egoiste (the regular Egoiste, not Platinum Egoiste) is perfect for the winter, very warm and not citrusy. It's really about warm woods and vanilla. it is however a touch sweet because of the vanilla.
    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    I would suggest adding Chanel Antaeus, [...] Givenchy Gentleman (original) to the rotation for the cooler weather office scents.
    Adding my welcome as well! You have definitely come to the right place.

    I second Chanel Egoiste, Givenchy Gentleman original and Chanel Antaeus. The latter can also be worn in warmer weather as well due to the bergamot/fresh opening.

    Another designer scent which gives that warm and sweet uplifting sense is YSL's Opium Pour Homme. Go for the EdP if you want something much stronger than the EdT. Dirt cheap and very easy to find.

    You only listed designer scents and didn't mention any preference for niche but I can totally recommend things like Musc Ravageur by Malle, New York Intense by Nicolai and Tauer's L'Air du Desert or his newest Au Coeur du Desert scents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gewoonBB View Post
    Hello,

    I'm newly registered to the forum, but I've been using it for quite a while and I've only recently been getting into buying more fragrances. I'm looking to add a more winter (warmer) fragrance to my office fragrance rotation. It's mainly meetings, some deskwork. but not too formal. Currently I'm wearing Terre d'Hermes, TF Grey Vetiver & Versace Oud Noir. Other ones I own to get an idea are PdM Layton Exclusif, Guerlain Homme, Armani Code & ADG.

    Here's some possibilites I've compiled for myself with thoughts:
    - Spicebomb Extreme (clearly top of the list, but is it too much/too sweet for a work fragrance?)
    - Chanel Egoiste (I think I have enough citrus in my rotation for now, might not be warm enough)
    - Valentino Uomo Intense
    - Dior Fahrenheit (too animalistic?)

    Personally I feel that Spicebomb Extreme with a bit less sweetness would be perfect, as I tend to love tobacco fragrance and I've been looking to add one to my collection (I would prefer PdM Herod, but that's a bit more pricey than what I'm looking for now). Probably going to add that one to my collection anyway, even if it doesn't work well in the office setting.
    All the ones you listed should work great in the office. Fahrenheit is a favorite of mine and I wear it to the office quite a bit. Just don't overspray.

    And based on your current wears, I think I might enjoy Eau Sauvage in either the EDT or Parfum edition. I'm more partial to the Parfum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    Welcome aboard

    I would suggest adding Chanel Antaeus, Guerlain Heritage and Givenchy Gentleman (original) to the rotation for the cooler weather office scents.
    definitely getting more into the Guerlain options soon, Ive liked everything I've smelled by Guerlain so far

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    Welcome!

    I would say Egoiste or Fahrenheit would be great choices.
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    Thanks for all the suggestions, seems like Egoiste is a must-have at some point.

    Also just ordered a bottle of La Yuqawam

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    Egoiste and Fahrenheit are two good ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gewoonBB View Post
    Thanks for all the suggestions, seems like Egoiste is a must-have at some point.

    Also just ordered a bottle of La Yuqawam
    Good choice on the La Yuqawam!
    <div class="bnsotd"><b>Currently wearing:</b> <a href="ID26148387.html"><img src="http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/33/26148387-7393.jpg"> Carven L'Eau Intense by Carven</a></div>

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    Quote Originally Posted by gewoonBB View Post
    definitely getting more into the Guerlain options soon, Ive liked everything I've smelled by Guerlain so far
    You should also try another of Guerlain's finest: Derby.

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    Guerlain L’Instant De Guerlain Pour Homme EDP

    Chanel Egoiste - nothing quite like it wouldn’t be redundant either excellent winter fragrance!

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    On the lines of Spicebomb, but more subdued, would be Gucci Pour Homme II.

    In my honest opinion, some great all-arounder office fragrances are Dior Homme Eau, Prada L'Homme, and YSL L'Homme.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JakeStiebs View Post
    On the lines of Spicebomb, but more subdued, would be Gucci Pour Homme II.

    In my honest opinion, some great all-arounder office fragrances are Dior Homme Eau, Prada L'Homme, and YSL L'Homme.
    Had my eyes on Prada L'Homme before. How do you compare it to Prada Ambre pour Homme (seeing how that's in your signature)?

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    I second this.

    Quote Originally Posted by speckmann0706 View Post
    Guerlain L’Instant De Guerlain Pour Homme EDP

    Chanel Egoiste - nothing quite like it wouldn’t be redundant either excellent winter fragrance!
    Very clearly a case for corn flakes and classics

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    Quote Originally Posted by gewoonBB View Post
    Had my eyes on Prada L'Homme before. How do you compare it to Prada Ambre pour Homme (seeing how that's in your signature)?
    Prada Amber is clean and soapy with amber hanging around.

    Prada L'Homme is clean and powdery with a decent presence of iris.

    Both are inoffensive and would be good for the office.
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    I often wear Prada L'Homme to work. It is less soapy than Prada Amber. But I think it's more suitable for other seasons. So I might buy something new for winter.

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    I second N.CAL’s suggestion of Guerlain Heritage. It has finally turned cold in my locale so I busted out Heritage and will probably wear it regularly throughout winter.
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    got the Spicebomb extreme + sample in & I like it a lot more than I imagined, definitely keeping that one as well

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    Welcome to Basenotes! I adore Egoiste. I think the rose note cancels out much of the sweetness and makes it more astringent. I think you can’t go wrong with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kotori View Post
    Welcome to Basenotes! I adore Egoiste. I think the rose note cancels out much of the sweetness and makes it more astringent. I think you can’t go wrong with it.
    probably the first fragrance im buying next

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    Egoiste and Fahrenheit are two good ones.
    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
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    I would say Egoiste or Fahrenheit would be great choices.
    Fahrenheit in a work environment? Rly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay-Lux'eau View Post
    Fahrenheit in a work environment? Rly?
    Who does it all the time? This guy.
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    thanks for the suggestions guys!

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