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    I love barbershop scents but my wife hates them. So far the only thing that wows her is green Irish tweed. I need suggestions on unique masculine scents that aren't powdery or sweet. I don't want stuff like green Irish tweed since I'll probably buy a bottle soon.
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    How are you and her with the general categories of spicy, woody, and citrus? Old-fashioned or modern?
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    I would think at least one opposite of powdery would be citrus. Eau Sauvage EDT for instance is not powdery or sweet.

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    I think those would be fine as long as its not sweet or powdery she says they smell feminine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fdnorthern View Post
    I need suggestions on unique masculine scents that aren't powdery or sweet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fdnorthern View Post
    I think those would be fine as long as its not sweet or powdery she says they smell feminine.
    I agree with her about sweet,it is feminine.Actually even most women in my opinion should also avoid an overly sweet perfume. And I don't understand the modern trend of overly sweet colognes for men or women.Note I can't stand sweet colognes so I may be a little extreme.
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    Terre d'Hermes is a classic. One of the best woody fragrances ever, in my opinion. There is no powder, no sweetness to speak of.


    I'd also recommend Acqua di Gio Profumo and Bleu de Chanel Parfum or the regular Bleu de Chanel EDT.
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    Maybe something like Acqua di Parma Colonia will fit the bill.
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    I tend to think of dry/sharp perfumes as being the opposite of powdery. I would suggest you these -

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    Spicy citrus classic/modern....

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    Citrus and woods definitely go in another direction, as do your green notes, herbal, mossy, grassy and vegetal, as does tobacco if it's kept on the dry and papery side.

    If she digs Green Irish Tweed, I'd recommend Kiton Men and Bowling Green by Geoffrey Beene. As many have said, Terre d'Hermes is basically a modern classic and ultra masculine. Guerlain Vetiver is also interesting, but may not be to her liking - it doesn't go powdery, but it gets a touch soapy during the dry down.

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    Thanks for all the suggestions I wish she liked terre d'hermes also one of my all time favorites.

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    I'm thinking vetivers-especially if they are green and zingy. My favorites include Malle Vetiver extraordinaire and Chanel sycomore.

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    Terre d'Hermes is a good contrast to powdery.
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    Opposite of powdery = Concrete by Comme des Garçons.
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    I think maybe something anise like. Sharp. Azzaro comes to mind, and Brut. Just buy manly things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reventon View Post
    Citrus and woods definitely go in another direction, as do your green notes, herbal, mossy, grassy and vegetal, as does tobacco if it's kept on the dry and papery side.

    If she digs Green Irish Tweed, I'd recommend Kiton Men and Bowling Green by Geoffrey Beene. As many have said, Terre d'Hermes is basically a modern classic and ultra masculine. Guerlain Vetiver is also interesting, but may not be to her liking - it doesn't go powdery, but it gets a touch soapy during the dry down.
    Guerlain Vetiver is VERY powdery to me and was quite feminine (or at least very unisex) on my skin. It is very beautiful, yes, but I would not recommend that in this particular case. It seemed almost as powdery as L'Heure Bleue to me.

    I agree with Terre d'Hermes, I think it's very fitting here. I'd add Ginepro Nero by L'Erbolario as a darker and less expensive variation of the theme.

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    I really enjoy Histories De Parfum 1899 Hemingway

    It’s an excellent vintage style fragrance with a modern twist. It has some very green bergamot up top with spicy vanillic/woodsy dry down




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