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    Default Meeting an ex for coffee what should I wear

    It’s someone I haven’t seen for 10 years. This is a lunch coffeee meetup. Before anyone gets wrong idea it’s not a date it’s someone that wants to reconnect after all these years so I obliged. Public place. Prob meet for 30-60 min max.

    I was leaning toward eau de narcisse bleu Hermès

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    Quote Originally Posted by cameron View Post
    It’s someone I haven’t seen for 10 years. This is a lunch coffeee meetup. Before anyone gets wrong idea it’s not a date it’s someone that wants to reconnect after all these years so I obliged. Public place. Prob meet for 30-60 min max.

    I was leaning toward eau de narcisse bleu Hermès
    Vintage kouros.

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    Green Irish Tweed
    Millesime Imperial
    Spice and Wood...

    Something like that. Smells good. Unlikely to offend. Won't be too strong.

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    Fragrance One - Meeting an ex for coffee for men

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    What is your goal? Do you want them to go away, or do YOU want to reconnect?
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    Whatever it was you used to wear 10 years ago...
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    If it’s been that long since your last connection then perhaps you owe it to yourself to proffer a sense of mystery - after all, so much has transpired in your life and a 30-60-minute meeting will never serve to convey it. Also, a sense of growth and maturation (no, not mature as in older but, rather, as in personal evolution) are also something to consider.

    Mystery + maturity would be broadcast by something with oud.

    (But be mindful of the sprays!)
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    ...nothing...but your Stetson...?
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    If in a similar situation, either unscented or something very discreet, even bordering on neutral, would most likely already do.

    Unless the situation, context, interaction but also her scent preferences along with yours plus the level of trust and acceptance regarding these very tastes and preferences remains that permissive to even allow for something overpowering (yes, even the aforementioned vintage Kouros as an extreme but still feasible example), which makes the fragrance selection on one hand more inclusive and varied, on the other however also more difficult to decide on.

    Otherwise, the Hermes choice in the thread starting post is already some of the safest, most inoffensive ways to go, as would most of the Hermes unisex or male fragrances be, perhaps excepting the most leathery variations of vintage Bel Ami, the highest performance renditions of TDH Parfum and similar, but even in this latter case, fewer sprays would render the fragrance choice acceptable for this particular occasion.

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    I would wear whatever i would normally. I do tailor my scents to situations for sure, but if this is completely neutral, no emotions, then its not much different than talking to the checkout lady at the store. If you wish to make them feel like they made a mistake, or reminiscent, or rekindle, or repulse, any of those would be something. As is, without such motivations, id consider this a nonevent, and get ready for my day as normal.
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    You're a Creed loyalist, obviously, as you frequently refer to them as the good guys. Why not Silver Mountain Water? That works, imo, for any occasion.
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    Fragrance One - Meeting an ex for coffee for men
    lol..

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    Aramis Havana of course!
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    She likes Aventus.
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    Something that will comfort you after seeing her/him 10 years older.

    Facebook might be a good way to prepare for it.

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    Office by Jeremy Williams for keeping things formal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cameron View Post
    I was leaning toward eau de narcisse bleu Hermès
    Go with your instinct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Go with your instinct.
    Instinct is by David Beckham if I’m not mistaken.
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    Secretion magnifique

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beck View Post
    Instinct is by David Beckham if I’m not mistaken.
    No I meant his first instinct, what he stated: "I was leaning toward eau de narcisse bleu Hermès."
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    No I meant his first instinct, what he stated: "I was leaning toward eau de narcisse bleu Hermès."
    I know! I was just messing around with you!
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    Office by Jeremy Williams for keeping things formal.
    Formal, but with the game changing DNA of the latest formulation ( plus a cap ) it will be a festive win for the good guys.

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    You cannot go wrong with Royal Oud
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabidsenses View Post
    If it’s been that long since your last connection then perhaps you owe it to yourself to proffer a sense of mystery - after all, so much has transpired in your life and a 30-60-minute meeting will never serve to convey it. Also, a sense of growth and maturation (no, not mature as in older but, rather, as in personal evolution) are also something to consider.
    I was coming here to say exactly this, though I would have added confidence and charm.

    1725 by Histoires De Parfums would be the answer for me, without a doubt.

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    You cannot go wrong with Royal Oud
    This would be my 2nd choice.

    Reflection Man might be my third.

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Krycek View Post
    You're a Creed loyalist, obviously, as you frequently refer to them as the good guys. Why not Silver Mountain Water? That works, imo, for any occasion.
    That's another really good option. I need to revisit Silver Mountain Water!
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    Fedora, leopard jacket, sweatpants, and Aventus.

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    Emporio Armani he

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    No I meant his first instinct, what he stated: "I was leaning toward eau de narcisse bleu Hermès."
    First Instinct would be by Abercrombie & Fitch. Again, just messin’...
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