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    Default Which is the best out of these?

    Especially if I love Dior Homme Intense / M7 on the warm side and Acqua di Gio Profumo on the fresh side -


    Armani Code Profumo
    Armani Code Eau de Parfum
    Ultra Male
    L'Homme Ultime
    La Nuit Bleu Electrique
    Light Blue Forever pour Homme
    Rochas L'Homme
    Bentley Azure
    Bentley Silverlake

    I haven't tried any of these. Or any other suggestions?

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: Which is the best out of these?

    Profumo smells like root beer
    Code edp smells like code i think
    Ultra male smells like sweet pear juice
    Ultime is clean ginger bomb over rose with ambrox musk base
    Light blue forevor smells like bugspray grapefruit peel
    Thats all i got
    I smell.
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    Default Re: Which is the best out of these?

    La Nuit Bleu Electrique
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    Default Re: Which is the best out of these?

    Quote Originally Posted by notspendingamillion View Post
    Profumo smells like root beer
    Code edp smells like code i think
    Ultra male smells like sweet pear juice
    Ultime is clean ginger bomb over rose with ambrox musk base
    Light blue forevor smells like bugspray grapefruit peel
    Thats all i got

    Love it.

    Very succinct and entertaining.
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    Default Re: Which is the best out of these?

    L’homme Ultime is the standout on this list.
    Rose, ginger, cedar, musk. Very clean and wearable, maybe not as interesting as the others but a lot more practical in my experience.

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    From this list happening to enjoy and thus likeliest to recommend Code Profumo, Ultra Male, l'Homme Ultime in no particular order
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    Default Re: Which is the best out of these?

    Thanks for the thoughts!

    FWIW, today I got to 'try' Light Blue pour Homme Forever based on a test strip. It's very synthetic, maybe it's different on skin. Also tried Bleu Electrique, unfortunately it got lost on the paper for some reason, but based on the faint whiffs I'd like to test more.
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    Default Re: Which is the best out of these?

    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    Especially if I love Dior Homme Intense / M7 on the warm side and Acqua di Gio Profumo on the fresh side -


    Armani Code Profumo
    Armani Code Eau de Parfum
    Ultra Male
    L'Homme Ultime
    La Nuit Bleu Electrique
    Light Blue Forever pour Homme
    Rochas L'Homme
    Bentley Azure
    Bentley Silverlake

    I haven't tried any of these. Or any other suggestions?

    Thanks!
    I have only tried a few from your list, but the only one I like is YSL L'Homme Ultime: a simple gingery rose for warm season, and, imho, the only fragrance of the YSL L'Homme line worth of attention - together with L'Intense.
    If you like the style of Cartier Declaration d'Un Soir, you might love this one (although they are not really similar, just the vibe). Note that it has been discontinued, and if interested, I'd suggest you rush to get a pop!

    The Code and Male lines are ultra sweet and generic to my nose. L'Homme by Rochas is just an umpteenth frag playing on the fresh/fruity top vs sweet base theme.. doesn't hurt, but nothing memorable here. Might do the job as a one-size-fits-all utility frag/dumb reach for young crowds, but wouldn't consider it unless you score it for under $30.
    Haven;t tried the other ones.

    That said, in view of your large and interesting fragrance collection, I'm not sure why you would even pay attention to any of these (except possibly the YSL...)

    Quote Originally Posted by maxwell_ View Post
    L’homme Ultime is the standout on this list.
    Rose, ginger, cedar, musk. Very clean and wearable, maybe not as interesting as the others but a lot more practical in my experience.
    I agree.

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    Only know Bentley Azure. Would describe it as a non-standard or slightly uncommon blue aquatic. I generally don't like aquatics, something in the nasty wood drydown or a rotten type of note that takes over in most of them. This one is a lot smoother and doesn't have that. It comes across pretty well blended more a whole than one or two individual notes that stand out. (I got it as an extra in a lot and figured it would go in the "dump" box and was surprised to keep it.)

    It's nothing great or original imo, but a solid blue scent that you might like or might find a touch boring......

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    Default Re: Which is the best out of these?

    L'Homme Ultime is the only one I own. Ultra Male is adjacent to Versace Eros in style so I don't see you digging that one based on what you tend to wear. Light Blue Forever is closest to AdG Profumo of the bunch. Nothing there is like Dior Homme or M7.
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    Default Re: Which is the best out of these?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy the frenchy View Post
    I have only tried a few from your list, but the only one I like is YSL L'Homme Ultime: a simple gingery rose for warm season, and, imho, the only fragrance of the YSL L'Homme line worth of attention - together with L'Intense.
    If you like the style of Cartier Declaration d'Un Soir, you might love this one (although they are not really similar, just the vibe). Note that it has been discontinued, and if interested, I'd suggest you rush to get a pop!

    The Code and Male lines are ultra sweet and generic to my nose. L'Homme by Rochas is just an umpteenth frag playing on the fresh/fruity top vs sweet base theme.. doesn't hurt, but nothing memorable here. Might do the job as a one-size-fits-all utility frag/dumb reach for young crowds, but wouldn't consider it unless you score it for under $30.
    Haven;t tried the other ones.

    That said, in view of your large and interesting fragrance collection, I'm not sure why you would even pay attention to any of these (except possibly the YSL...)
    Thanks for the tip.
    Good question (why I would pay attention to these), but I guess I'm trying to discover designer fragrances (to be interpreted as avoiding artisanal/indie) that are great. There were many in the 2000s, from Dior Homme / Intense, Terre d'Hermes, Gucci pour Homme I, M7, Rive Gauche pour Homme ..... to many others. This seems to have dried up circa 2015 and later, at least to me. Well, there was Gucci Guilty Absolute pour Homme and Noir Anthracite even though I personally didn't fall in love with them though I like both a lot. Maybe I should look more into Tom Ford's Signature Line releases, but I think of late they haven't been up to the mark.

    I was curious about the Bentleys as I really like Bentley for Men Intense, and these two seem to get good reviews.

    But you are right, maybe I should just stick to my wardrobe.
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