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Old 09-27-2013, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Somewhere gray and damp, close to the West Coast
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Chanel Egoiste (NOT Platinum) Don't know if it's even still available, but my ex used to wear it and it's the height of masculine fragrance for me.
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Old 09-27-2013, 02:03 PM
 
Location: In the Zombie Room
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Whoever mentioned Armani Code and you're right a little goes a very long way with that scent.

I also like Aqua di Gio (apparently I'm a big fan of all things Armani)

Oh and someone mentioned Drakkar ... that smell still has a very special place in my heart and I find myself following that scent like a bloodhound. But for a young guy I don't think he wants a bunch of women "of a certain age" following him around like that. Stick to current scents - LOL
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Old 09-27-2013, 02:04 PM
 
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English Leather
Brut 33
Canoe
Matchabelli
British Sterling
Stetson

there are those that are less than memorable
Hai Karate
Aqua Velva
Skin Bracer

all of the above were at one time on the market and were heavily marketed...

Those old enough to remember the tv commercials for some of these will realize the AXE commercials have nothing on those old tv commercials.........."....wears English leather or nothing at all.." Go see a few, v=tkTNX6VU71A , v=jtwh3nQP5Uo , v=kQILMcXC5a0 , v=-gBWGIkZvD0 , are just a few that might bring back memories from long ago.
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Old 09-27-2013, 02:32 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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English Leather
Brut 33
Canoe
Matchabelli
British Sterling ("So fine a gift it's only sold in Jewelry Stores!")
Stetson

there are those that are less than memorable
Hai Karate
Aqua Velva
Skin Bracer
Your forgot the most dreadful of those horrible scents: Jade East. When I was 8 years old I thought the Buddha bottle was so cool.

If you want a not too expensive masculine scent for night time, I like one called "Cigar" by Remy Latour that has notes of amber, leather, tobacco ... put that on and hair will grow on your chest (or if you have some, you'll grow more.)

There is a fresh - almost herbal - fragrance I can recommend: "Green" by Perry Ellis. I put a little of that on after going to the gym and showering. The ladies always compliment that one.

The key is to be immaculately clean. Cologne is put on - very sparingly - just after you showered. Never ever put the stuff on after you've been perspiring or to "mask" body odor. It doesn't work like that.
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Old 09-27-2013, 02:53 PM
 
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Lalique Pour Homme - Lalique
Green Irish Tweed - Creed
32 N - Lili Bermuda

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Old 09-27-2013, 03:45 PM
 
Location: John & Ken-ville
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Terre d'Hermes - by Hermes
Oud Wood - by Tom Ford
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Old 09-28-2013, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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I don't like perfumes or colognes. My husband wears Old Spice deodorant and that's enough for me. It reminds me of my dad because my dad wore Old Spice after shave. I have a soft spot for Old Spice.
Me, too. It's a nice, comforting scent. For a more modern type, I really like the patchouli based ones.
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Old 09-28-2013, 10:01 AM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Terre d'Hermes - by Hermes

Hermes makes some of the best men's colognes on the planet. They are not cheap. The scents are always soft, sophisticated, and long lasting. An evening fragrance is Bel Ami that is warm, leathery, and masculine. Another great one is Un Jardin En Mediterranee - it is beautiful and elegant: complex, subtle, with notes of herbs, spices, and florals.

Some others have mentioned Creed, they are great too but really, really expensive.
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Old 09-28-2013, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Eh, I don't really believe that, especially when it comes to dating. Women like a guy who looks nice, smells nice, talks nice and makes them laugh. I don't think that whole natural body odor thing comes into play until after a relationship has been formed and things like familiarity are established.
Not exactly. There are subconscious clues about compatibility that come from smell. Men can definitely have the wrong smell for you and be right for someone else. Kinda like how we can all think of someone who has all the trademarks of a good match but you just aren't attracted!


Back to the colognes? Hard to say. One cologne can smell amazing on one person and awful on another. I did really like the Le Labo fragrances. Very sophisticated and interesting.


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Old 09-28-2013, 12:47 PM
 
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Decades ago a coworker wore it and I stopped him in his tracks to ask what DO YOU HAVE ON!? Damn it was compelling and seductively attracting. I've recommended it to everyone whenever perfumes or colognes comes up in discussion.
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