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    Lightbulb Most serious men's fragrance.

    What is the most serious and severe scent that can be worn by a man.
    It should not be a drink scent.
    Neither should it be young, fresh, sporty, hipster, cool, gangster, goth nor is it too sweet, too floral, too avant garde, too single note wonder, too fruity and so on.
    Imagine a scent with black suit, at business meetings, but more strict and serious.
    It's ok if it is old school, but probably not so dracula associated! That won't be so serious.
    I'm thinking blanheim bouquet, but I want other suggestions.
    Nothing too dirty , no Yatagan, no MKK.
    Can you come up with suggestions?

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    - Guerlain Heritage
    - Creed Bois de Portugal
    - Korloff No Ordinary Man
    - Armani Eau pour homme
    - Richard James Savile Row
    - Chanel Pour Monsieur
    - Chanel Antaeus
    - Knize Ten
    - Cartier Santos Concentree
    - Hermes Equipage
    - Amouage Epic
    - TF Grey Vetiver
    - Aramis
    - Rive Gauche
    - Guerlain Vetiver
    - Tuscan/Ombre Leather

    Are all imo quite formal/serious fragrances
    My Top '11':

    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Antaeus (vtg)
    - Azzaro: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Armani: AdG Profumo
    - Jacques Bogart: Furyo
    - Guerlain: Héritage (vtg)
    - Thierry Mugler: A*men
    - SA: Al Basel
    - D&G: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - YSL: Kouros (vtg)
    - VC&A: Pour Homme

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    Amouage Epic Man, definitely. Smells both formal and serious.
    Currently wearing: Myths Man by Amouage

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    +1 Antaeus. Also TF Anthracite.

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    Rocabar

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    Great suggestions already mentioned, also adding:

    Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme
    Bogart Signature
    Boucheron pour Homme EDP
    Eau Sauvage EDT and/or Parfum
    Open by Roger&Gallet

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    Declaration
    Lauder For Men
    Opus 1870

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    Polo
    RL Safari (vintage)
    "Ducks eat for free at Subway."

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    Default Re: Most serious men's fragrance.

    Rive Gauche comes to mind. Also Bulgari PH Extreme.

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    Rive Gauche

    Royal Oud

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    Quote Originally Posted by Funwithfrags View Post
    Also Bulgari PH Extreme.
    Good call.

    Me when wearing BPHE on the right. Kid on the left probably wore 12 sprays of Mugler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rüssel View Post
    Good call.

    Me when wearing BPHE on the right. Kid on the left probably wore 12 sprays of Mugler.
    Ha Ha -- is that Whacko!

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    Default Re: Most serious men's fragrance.

    +1 on Antaeus, Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme and Noir Anthracite.

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    I would say

    Puredistance Black
    SHL777 Black Gemstone
    DK Fuel for Men
    Tom Ford Bois Marocain
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    1. Xerjoff - Nio
    2. Tom Ford - Rive d’Ambre
    3. Dior - Homme Cologne 2013
    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    5. Armani - Code Sport Athlete
    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    8. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    9. Ermenegildo Zegna - Sicilian Mandarin
    10. Creed - Pure White Cologne

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    Default Re: Most serious men's fragrance.

    Quote Originally Posted by mugler View Post
    Can you come up with suggestions?
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    Amouage Memoir Man- think of 'After Eight Mints' and you will have an idea how this smells.
    Currently wearing: Haxan by Parfum Prissana

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    Im gonna go with Puredistance M

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    Ralph Lauren Polo
    Azzaro Azzaro Pour Homme
    Guerlain Heritage
    Chanel Antaeus
    Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum
    Caron Yatagan
    Paco Rabanne Pour Homme
    Givenchy Gentleman EDT Original
    Guerlain Derby
    Hermes Bel Ami
    Creed Bois Du Portugal
    Gucci Guilty Absolute
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme
    Bogart Signature
    Boucheron Pour Homme
    Dior Fahrenheit

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    Bois du Portugal, hands down. Smells like the daddy everyone wishes they had had.

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    Of the ones I know, in no particular order

    New York Intense
    Polo
    Etienne Aigner
    Or Black
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    Currently wearing: Polo by Ralph Lauren

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    Perhaps something from Beaufort, like Vi et Armis and/or Tonerre. I found these to be 'very serious' to much so for me lol
    Currently wearing: Gigli Man by Romeo Gigli

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    New York Intense. Derby. Habit Rouge.
    Bears, beets, Battlestar Galactica

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    Default Re: Most serious men's fragrance.

    Bois du portugal, Equipage, Eucris.

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    Prada Amber Pour Homme - smells literally like old school soap, and nothing else.

    Guerlain Vetiver - same sort of thing, clean, clear, nothing but serious.

    Any fougere - when, not any, but most; particularly the older ones, they veer in to 'serious', clean, possibly dated and boring territory as well.
    “If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.”
    Currently wearing: Aventus by Creed

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    Default Re: Most serious men's fragrance.

    Quote Originally Posted by avo1811 View Post
    Im gonna go with Puredistance M
    Solid pick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mugler View Post
    It's ok if it is old school, but probably not so dracula associated!
    Um, what is a dracula fragrance?

    Is there a fragrance that sends the message, "I vant to suck your blood..."?

    If so, please suggest. That will be fun at times.
    Currently wearing: Benjoin 19 by Le Labo

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    jovoy - incident diplomatique
    When the night takes on its own life, the tempo changes. Take along, languorous breath. Linger till dawn, keep your head in the stars. You're suspended in time.

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    Azzaro Pour Homme for me...
    "No one wants advice - only corroboration." - John Steinbeck
    Currently wearing: Green Irish Tweed by Creed

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    Rochas Macassar

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    Bogart (1975)




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