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    Default Classic Skin Scents for Men ?

    What are some classic skin scents for men
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    Tam Dao is one. Gucci Guilty Absolute is another. I don't know if they can be considered classics....
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    Can you elaborate, what classic skin scent means?

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    A Skin Scent that "judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind"
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    Quote Originally Posted by EdeC View Post
    A Skin Scent that "judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind"
    Hmmm. Perhaps we vary somewhat on definition. Usually when a Basenoter says "skin scent," I take it to mean a fragrance that wears very closely and doesn't project much or have much sillage, though it may have excellent longevity. The wearer can smell it but those around them may not.

    There is no true black and white consensus on which are skin scents. There are more than a few scents that people generally think wear closely, but it's not uniform.
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    What I'm asking is for a skin scent as you define it , that is classic ; classic meaning ,judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind .
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    Going on the idea of something classic that wears close to the skin I say Chanel Pour Monsieur EdT (current). It never really gets past 2nd gear but just hums along nicely while it lasts.
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    Perhaps Cologne Sologne
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    Habit Rouge (1965) by Guerlain
    Azzaro pour Homme (1978) by Azzaro
    Eau de Campagne (1974) by Sisley
    Eau de Guerlain (1974) by Guerlain
    Or Black (1982) by Pascal Morabito
    Parfum d'Habit (1988) by Maître Parfumeur et Gantier
    Racine (1988) by Maître Parfumeur et Gantier
    Versace l'Homme (1984) by Versace
    Zino Davidoff (1986) by Davidoff
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    Dior Eau Sauvage of course. Caron Pour un Homme

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    Eau de Cartier
    Eau de Campagne +1
    Paco Rabanne XS
    Comme des Garçons Avignon
    Dior Higher
    Gucci Pour Homme
    Bvlgari Pour Homme, Pour Homme Extreme, Pour Homme Soir
    Hermès Eau D'Orange Verte, Eau de Gentiane Blanchè, Eau de Mandarine Ambrée
    Annick Goutal Eau D'Hadrien
    Aramis 900
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    Ok, then my top recommendation would be Cacharel Pour l'Homme

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    Chanel Pour Monsieur EDT Pre-1989 bottles
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    Monsieur de Givenchy (vintage)
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    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Jasmin Antique (Rogue Perfumery)
    3) Giorgio for Men vintage (Giorgio Beverly Hills) - tie
    3) Giorgio V.I.P. Special Reserve (Giorgio Beverly Hills) - tie

    5) Dia pour Homme vintage edt (Amouage)

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    Anat Fritz and its reissue, called Classical (Anat Fritz)
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    8) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    8) Polo vintage (Ralph Lauren) - tie


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    Apart from so many good suggestions already mentioned:

    also Sir Irisch Moos, Horizon by Guy Laroche, Sander (2000) for Men, Eau de Vetyver by l'Occitane, Monsieur Eau de Matin by JPG, Comme une Evidence Green by Yves Rocher, Cerruti Image and/or Image Harmony, ADP Colonia (lighter with few sprays, quite stronger if applying more)
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    Default Re: Classic Skin Scents for Men ?

    The first thing that came to mind was Eau Sauvage.

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    Monsieur de Givenchy (vintage)
    This, too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbouti View Post
    Going on the idea of something classic that wears close to the skin I say Chanel Pour Monsieur EdT (current). It never really gets past 2nd gear but just hums along nicely while it lasts.
    I was thinking of that one as well but it used to smell fabulous way back when but doesn't smell that great now. Too much like floor wax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Battle of Evermore View Post
    I was thinking of that one as well but it used to smell fabulous way back when but doesn't smell that great now. Too much like floor wax.
    Your floors must smell heavenly!
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    Armani Eau Pour Homme.
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    Acqua di Parma Colonia. Fleeting it may be but... it’s is for me a classic mans scent (only Eau Sauvage is comparable)


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