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Need some fragrance advice

Postby SRD » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:24 pm

It's been a while since I've been on the forum and have lost touch with what's going on in the fragrance world. I am looking for a good signature fragrance that I can use year round and is appropriate for my big fine( :^o ) 66 year old body. I have been using Creed's Bois du Portugal but I find it a bit heavy for year round wear. I like English Fern very much in the summer time. I am trying to find something that is classy and elegant without it being in your face. I would like for it to have some staying power. I will do the research on recommended scents but I had rather have you guys opinions over folks I do not know over on Basenotes. Overload me with suggestions. I will enjoy doing the research. Thanks in advance guys.
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Re: Need some fragrance advice

Postby Tom Slick » Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:49 am

You might like Caron's Third Man (Le 3` Homme de Caron) or Roget et Gallet L'Homme. Both classics, the latter is more masculine.
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Re: Need some fragrance advice

Postby Rufus » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:29 am

Harris Arlington is my go to. At the other end of the spectrum is Alt Innsbruck and in the middle is Trumper Wellington.
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Re: Need some fragrance advice

Postby blantyre » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:25 pm

Amouage XXV might be worth a sampling - can be heavy but not overpowering. Creed Selection Verte is light but it tends to peter out after 4-5 h on me.
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Re: Need some fragrance advice

Postby worthy_sam » Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:12 pm

You could try Hermes Equipage, Guerlain Vetiver and Dunhill Cologne.
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Re: Need some fragrance advice

Postby Ouchmychin » Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:17 pm

You might try Gurelains Habit Rouge, but if you thought the previous scent was too much then this might also be. if you get to a Macy's counter or the equivalent you could give it a try. I like English Fern too, by the way. All the lighter scents I can think of are probably too sweet.
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Re: Need some fragrance advice

Postby SRD » Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:42 pm

Well I ordered a few. Chanel Pour Monsieur, Caron The Third Man, Gucci Homme II, Guerlain Homme and Tom Ford Grey Vetiver. The first two arrived and I like both a lot. Thanks to you guys for your recommendations.
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Re: Need some fragrance advice

Postby Ouchmychin » Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:14 pm

I have the third man too. If you like those and Homme you might go to basenotes and check out Habit Rouge too. I looked at the reviews there and I believe one reviewer liked it better than Homme.
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