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    Here is a list of my current fragrances:

    Al Haramain Mystique Homme
    Aramis Havana
    Armani Code
    Armani Code Profumo
    Armani Code Absolu
    Azzaro Azzaro Pour Homme
    Bentley For Men Intense
    Chanel Allure Homme
    Chanel Allure Homme Sport
    Chanel Antaeus
    Chanel Egoiste
    Chanel Platinum Egoiste
    Chanel Pour Monsieur EDP
    Dior Fahrenheit Parfum
    Dior Sauvage EDT
    Dolce & Gabanna The One EDP
    Givenchy Gentleman vintage
    Issey Miyake L'eau d'Issey
    Jacques Bogart Bogart Pour Homme
    Jacques Bogart Signature
    Lalique Pour Homme edp
    Lattafa Al Dur Al Maknoon Silver
    L'Occitane Eau Des Baux
    Ralph Lauren Polo Red
    YSL Jazz

    I have some loyalty points at a high street retailer here in the UK and although their choice of fragrances isn't extensive, and mainly mainstream designer, I could effectively pick up any of the following for 'free' thanks my points and a store wide discount that they are currently running:

    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    Fahrenheit
    Dior Homme 2020 EDT
    Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum (edited. Original post listed incorrectly as EDP)
    Spicebomb Extreme
    Tom Ford Noir, Noir Extreme, Ombre Leather (all 50ml)
    Edit: Acqua di Gio Profumo

    Grateful for your thoughts on which, if any, of the above you think would be best and would compliment the fragrances that I already have without making any of them redundant.

    The downside for me is that it's not possible for me to try before I buy in-store due to covid restrictions at that store so they would pretty much be blind buys .

    If pushed to pick a favourite three from my current fragrances then I'd select Egoiste, Antaeus and Fahrenheit Parfum.

    Thanks
    Last edited by Ruffdiamond; 3rd July 2020 at 10:36 AM. Reason: Added Acqua di Gio Profumo to list of possibles. Also changed Eau Sauvage from EDP to parfum

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    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    Fahrenheit
    Dior Homme 2020 EDT
    Dior Eau Sauvage EDP
    Spicebomb Extreme
    Tom Ford Noir, Noir Extreme, Ombre Leather (all 50ml)
    Out of this list Fahrenheit is hands down the best, but it would be quite similar to Fahrenheit Parfum which you own. By any chance would they have Dior Homme Intense or Dior Homme (not the 2020 version)? These two would be extremely strong suggestions, especially the former. Also, would they have Hermes? If so, I'd strongly suggest Bel Ami Vetiver, Equipage Geranium, Un Jardin Sur Le Nil, and also others including Terre d'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche.

    If no Dior Homme / Intense and Hermes, I'd suggest these -

    Acqua di Gio Profumo
    Prada L'Homme / Prada L'Homme L'eau
    Tom Ford Noir
    Ombre Leather

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    Looking at what you already own, I would go for Noir Extreme

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
    Looking at what you already own, I would go for Noir Extreme
    Do you like the dry-down of this one? I found it to be a bit underwhelming, basically a not-so-elegant sharp vanilla. Unfortunately the top notes are great.

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    From your list of suggestions I'd pick Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum.
    I believe this is what you are referring to, not EdP?
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    Taking your current fragrances into consideration would probably go with Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum.

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    Much appreciated. They have DHI but I tried it before and struggled with the makeup accord that I got from it so I'm a little wary. They don't have the original I'm afraid.

    From the Hermes that you mention they only have Eau Tres Fraiche.

    Acqua di Gio Profumo, Prada L'Homme, Tom Ford Noir and Ombre Leather are also stocked.

    Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    From your list of suggestions I'd pick Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum.
    I believe this is what you are referring to, not EdP?
    Thanks. Yes, it's the Parfum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbouti View Post
    Taking your current fragrances into consideration would probably go with Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum.
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
    Looking at what you already own, I would go for Noir Extreme
    Thanks Kaern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruffdiamond View Post
    Much appreciated. They have DHI but I tried it before and struggled with the makeup accord that I got from it so I'm a little wary. They don't have the original I'm afraid.

    From the Hermes that you mention they only have Eau Tres Fraiche.

    Acqua di Gio Profumo, Prada L'Homme, Tom Ford Noir and
    Ombre Leather are also stocked.

    Thanks again.
    In my view there isn't much difference between these four in terms objectively (as much as possible) speaking, it kind of reduces to which one you'd think to be most interesting. You could lump in Eau Sauvage Parfum as well (my personal preference out of these five would be Acqua di Gio Profumo, but that's just a personal preference).

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    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    In my view there isn't much difference between these four in terms objectively (as much as possible) speaking, it kind of reduces to which one you'd think to be most interesting. You could lump in Eau Sauvage Parfum as well (my personal preference out of these five would be Acqua di Gio Profumo, but that's just a personal preference).
    Thanks I'll definitely add ADG Profumo into consideration. Original post edited with it included.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
    Looking at what you already own, I would go for Noir Extreme
    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    Do you like the dry-down of this one? I found it to be a bit underwhelming, basically a not-so-elegant sharp vanilla. Unfortunately the top notes are great.
    It's in the Spicebomb / Varvatos camp. I'm a sucker for spicy vanillas and I get a good performance from it. Also, OP doesn't seem to have this genre covered.

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    Given that you've listed Egoiste, Antaeus and Fahrenheit Parfum as favorites, you tend to like some of the classic style scents.

    I have not had the pleasure of trying it myself, but I'd suggest Eau Sauvage Parfum. The Eau Sauvage EdT is a solid classic right there with Egoiste and Antaeus, and by all accounts the perfume version is excellent.
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    Bois du Portugal
    Invasion Barbare
    Le 3e Homme
    Ormande Jayne Man
    New York Intense
    Patchouli Intense
    Naxos
    Ombre Leather
    Clubman/Canoe/Wild Country/Azzaro Pour Homme
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    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    Given that you've listed Egoiste, Antaeus and Fahrenheit Parfum as favorites, you tend to like some of the classic style scents.

    I have not had the pleasure of trying it myself, but I'd suggest Eau Sauvage Parfum. The Eau Sauvage EdT is a solid classic right there with Egoiste and Antaeus, and by all accounts the perfume version is excellent.
    Thanks. I was a little wary of the EDT as seem to recall reading on here that it's longevity wasn't that great.

    Have you had that experience with the EDT?

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    Fahrenheit
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    Costume National Homme if you can find it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Fahrenheit
    Thanks Hednic. I take it that you think that there's enough of a difference between the EDT and parfum, which I have, to make it worthwhile?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zgb View Post
    Costume National Homme if you can find it.
    Unfortunately not stocked by this retailer. Thanks for the suggestion though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbouti View Post
    Taking your current fragrances into consideration would probably go with Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum.
    I agree.
    Lots of good choices there, but you really should pick this up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    I agree.
    Lots of good choices there, but you really should pick this up.
    Thanks Danny

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    Hate to choose between Edition Blanche and Fahrenheit. I've been wearing Edition Blanche more recently, and I like the current edp version, so that would be my pick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bavard View Post
    Hate to choose between Edition Blanche and Fahrenheit. I've been wearing Edition Blanche more recently, and I like the current edp version, so that would be my pick.
    Thanks Bavard

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    A H E B is simply great1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Francolino View Post
    A H E B is simply great1
    Thanks Francolino.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruffdiamond View Post
    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    Fahrenheit
    Dior Homme 2020 EDT
    Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum (edited. Original post listed incorrectly as EDP)
    Spicebomb Extreme
    Tom Ford Noir, Noir Extreme, Ombre Leather (all 50ml)
    Edit: Acqua di Gio Profumo
    You really can't go wrong whatever direction you go. At some point you ought to pick up most of these, but like I said, start with Eau Sauvage Parfum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruffdiamond View Post
    Thanks Hednic. I take it that you think that there's enough of a difference between the EDT and parfum, which I have, to make it worthwhile?
    I do, but again that's just me.
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    Fahrenheit. After a while Fahrenheit Parfum is more a vanilla scent than something having the smell of the original Fahrenheit to me. It’s worth having both or just the EDT imo.
    Second choice: Eau Sauvage Parfum (don’t expect a great performance)
    Third: Noir Extreme.
    Last edited by Beck; 4th July 2020 at 03:41 AM.
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    Torn between AdG Profumo and Eau Sauvage Parfum. I own both but I own backups of Profumo, so I guess that would be my choice.
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    Fahrenheit 32 if you can get it




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