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    Default Spec me a fragrance for my dad!

    OK, so I'm looking at getting a fragrance for my dad for Xmas, but I'm not sure what so I'm looking for inspiration.

    He's not a frag head so it doesn't need to be anything niche or too expensive. He's in his 70's now and I'd like to find something a bit gentlemanly that would suit him.

    I know back in the day he liked stuff like Givinchy Gentleman, the old one not the new one.

    Would love some ideas as I'm a bit stuck!

    Thanks.

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    Guerlain Heritage for sure

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    Possibly also Lalique Homme EDP, Boucheron pour Homme EDP, Paco Rabanne pour Homme

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    Default Re: Spec me a fragrance for my dad!

    Santal Noble by MPG as it has (like the old Givenchy Gentleman) a bit of 'dirtyness' to it but still is very sophisticated imo with a wonderful incensy amber-sandalwood-patchouli drydown!
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    - TF: Ombré Leather
    - Cartier: Santos edt (vtg)
    - Guerlain: Héritage (vtg)
    - Thierry Mugler: A*men
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    Default Re: Spec me a fragrance for my dad!

    Perhaps Burberry London
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    dior eau sauvage parfum

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    Quote Originally Posted by skism View Post
    dior eau sauvage parfum
    Ah,that's a good shout actually!

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    Lalique Pour Homme (the eau de Parfum) would be great for him. Classic, long lasting and a big bottle of it is very affordable. You also can't go wrong with Polo Green or, if you want to give him something a little more modern but still classy and affordable, Polo Black.
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    *Mancera Black Gold
    *Imaginary Authors Telegrama
    *Imaginary Authors Cape Heartache
    *Neandertal Black
    *Chanel Bleu de Chanel

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    A lasting freshy: Cologne Grand Luxe by Fragonard (200ml / €35,=)
    https://www.fragonard.com/en/catalog...20grand%20luxe
    Last edited by Trauerkraut; 11th December 2019 at 04:43 PM.
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    2nd Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum
    or Creed Bois du Portugal
    Currently wearing: Royal Oud by Creed

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    Default Re: Spec me a fragrance for my dad!

    Guerlain Heritage EDT
    Ralph Lauren Polo
    Boucheron Pour Homme
    Azzaro Azzaro Pour Homme
    Christian Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum
    Nicolai New York Intense
    Chanel Pour Monsieur EDP
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    Armani Eau, Rocabar, Paco Rabanne XS, Herrera for Men.
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    Default Re: Spec me a fragrance for my dad!

    Guerlain heritage is a nice choice and not too expensive.
    Dior eau sauvage is nice too.
    Acqua di Parma colonia (is that the original one?)

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    Default Re: Spec me a fragrance for my dad!

    Quote Originally Posted by gewoonBB View Post
    Guerlain Heritage for sure
    Definitely this one in vintage formulation. Original Derby is also good but a bit pricey.
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    Default Re: Spec me a fragrance for my dad!

    By the sound of things I'm convinced that he would love Guerlain Heritage. Go for the EDT.
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    Default Re: Spec me a fragrance for my dad!

    L'Occitan by L'Occitane is a nice, gently spicy, lavender/black pepper fragrance that could be suitable.

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    Default Re: Spec me a fragrance for my dad!

    Quote Originally Posted by skism View Post
    dior eau sauvage parfum
    The original Eau Sauvage could be an excellent choice too.

    I was going to recommend Green Irish Tweed or Bois Du Portugal, but Eau Sauvage is an excellent option too. Or Egoiste by Chanel - not Platinum Egoiste. I mean the original.
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    Default Re: Spec me a fragrance for my dad!

    Cheers for all the suggestions chaps, as I said he's not a frag head and I'm not going to go overboard.

    I was only aiming for around the £30 mark if I'm honest.

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    Default Re: Spec me a fragrance for my dad!

    Quote Originally Posted by dr.astrov View Post
    L'Occitan by L'Occitane is a nice, gently spicy, lavender/black pepper fragrance that could be suitable.
    I like this idea. Plus, Terre d'Hermes, Grey Vetiver and Narciso Bleu Noir.

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    Default Re: Spec me a fragrance for my dad!

    Britney Spears
    Midnight Fantasy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foamywax View Post
    Britney Spears
    Midnight Fantasy
    Are you trying to be funny?

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    Default Re: Spec me a fragrance for my dad!

    Eau Des Baux
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProtoCulture View Post
    Cheers for all the suggestions chaps, as I said he's not a frag head and I'm not going to go overboard.

    I was only aiming for around the £30 mark if I'm honest.

    Most masculine Lalique and Boucheron classic fragrances do not surpass this mark, even more so if by other not just affordable but luckily also good value fragrance brands like Chevignon, Lapidus, Bogart, Dunhill, Yardley and/or Cerruti- most, if not all the offerings from either of these smelling much pricier than their actual going rate.

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    Any of the many fine classic Aramis releases would most likely be a fit. Montana Black Edition would be another.
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    Default Re: Spec me a fragrance for my dad!

    I'll add:

    Armani Eau pour Homme
    Azzara pour Homme
    Cacharel pour L'Homme
    Dunhill Edition
    Fahrenheit
    L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme
    Mauboussin pour Homme
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