Favourite Male Fragrance

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  1. Angela Channing

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    Does anyone have a favourite male fragrance or after shave? I recently bought a bottle of Cool Water and I'm still undecided whether or not I like it because these things never seem the same when you try them in the shop compared to when you are wearing them in everyday life.

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    I've really liked this for ages. It's not what I usually like, which is fresher and crisper normally. This is much more sweet and musky I think, but I love it. Usually at night.
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    I wear this to work a lot as an every day kind of thing. It's not too expensive and lasts a good while. Very fresh with a smoky/tobacco undertone.
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    I also like these and rotate depending on price and mood...
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    Fun thread!!




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    ^ If I had to pick a single favourite - today, at least - it would be this one. It's lovely. Spicy with a just a hint of citrus and wood. I avoided using it regularly for a long time because it can be quite heavy, but I've mastered getting just a hint of it on my skin by spraying it into the air. My current bottle is quite a few years old now and has lost some of the heaviness and actually works better on me. And call me fickle, but I don't like the Fraiche version on me.





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    ^ When I started using this regularly I did a bit of Googling and found it had a reputation as an old fart's fragrance. I'm not sure how it's viewed now, but I've never worried about that. I like what I like, and I happen to love the clean powdery-leathery fragrance of this one.


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    ^ It's unisex and so light I can wear it straight on the skin and it still doesn't telegraph that you're wearing fragrance. It just smells fresh and a little citrussy.
     
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    A little more Smell O'Drama




    The ones I wear when I'm in the mood...


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    ^ This is a strange one. I've been wearing it for around six years and I still haven't decided if I love it or not. It's very fruity and sharp. And I swear sometimes I get a hint of onion with it(!) But it's also so light, different and mysterious that I keep coming back to it.


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    ^ I enjoy how this ticks the contradictory "inviting" and "anonymous" boxes at the same time.


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    ^ The thing that grabs me about this one is there's a hint of a liquorice note hidden away in there. Which sounds nasty but really isn't.


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    ^ It's probably designed for nine year old girls to wear, but when it came out I couldn't resist stocking up. It doesn't smell as good as actual Play Doh of course (which is good as that could be embarrassing), but having been psychologically prepped by the label I can get enough of it to satisfy. And it's a pleasant enough scent. Nondescript, but with a hint that suggests someone who's recently had a bath with fragranced oils.






    Some old favourites that still get an occasional outing...


    Fragrance lasts me a very long time as I'm very light handed with it and tend to rotate. Some of the ones below (and a couple above) are over a decade old now. Which might explain why I've gone off the fragrance. It's part "familiarity breeds contempt" and part spoilage. Nevertheless.



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    ^ Another clean, powdery one. I wore this every day for a long time and eventually fell out of love with it, but sometimes only it will do. The Assoluta version is also lovely.


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    ^ This was my signature fragrance for many years. I instantly loved it and I got frequent compliments when I wore it (it's a toss up between this and Bulgari Aqua for the fragrance that has been most noticed). Though I think that actually contributed to me getting tired of it.


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    ^ Another one that I got tired of eventually. But the occasional spritz gives me instant nostalgia.
     
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    I like the Burberry fragrance too. I bought a bottle of it a few years ago and used it only a couple of times until my house was burgled and clearly the thief liked it too because he stole it! I couldn't buy another bottle now because it would just make me angry as it would be a reminder of being robbed.

    My traditional fragrance, until I bought Cool Water, is Tuscany by Aramis. It's a bit of a vintage after shave and I first started using it 20 years ago but I still like it.

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    This is really intriguing; I had no idea they made a Play-Doh fragrance. It's hard to imagine who their target customer would be for this, maybe men with a nostalgic fondness of playing with Play-Doh.
     
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    When i was younger i used to like ?? Kouros - think thats it name and would buy it for my dad but its money wasted as he never used it and stuck to his old fav.... Old Spice

    So i still have to buy it for fathers day!! (with a bag on my head in Boots!!)

    I like Abercrombie and Fitch Fierce and I like Calvin Klein aftershaves
     
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    Not sure I'd call it my 'favorite', but I just found a bottle of Drakkar Noir that's been in my drawer since 1988. Smells the same.

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    Kouros is nice. When I was a teenager, and couldn't afford expensive fragrances, I used to go into Selfridges and use the Kouros testers before going out with the hope of meeting a young lady.
     
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    WOOD is the only fragrance posted in this thread that I recognize, loved the sample but found it very disappointing in a bottle.
    Of course a real hunky woodcutter would smell like sweat so it's all a lie.
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    A lie!
     
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    Apparently that particular woodcutter had halitosis so it's not just sweat he'd smell of.
     
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    Hugo Boss is my choice every time.

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    It's a bit rude to say that after you've sat on that person's face.
     
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    Jeez! Take it up with Joan.
     
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    He was also in Sons & Daughters, that alone makes him immune from criticism.
     
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    I need to get some Wood.
     
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    Maybe I should wear it more often and see if any of them want to play with me. :eek:



    That's a frequent issue I have. A lot of samples seem to be purer or less diluted (or something). They often smell slightly different and last longer than the fragrance I end up buying.
     
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    It could be that the samples you are trying are eau de perfums which contain a much higher concentration of the fragrant compounds and last longer compared with eau de toilettes and after shaves.
     
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    My favorite male Fragrance at this moment is Paco rabanne 1 million gold

    I only wear this when i go out, or have a Birthday party.

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    But i also love Hugo Boss bottled, this Fragrance i wear only for work or during the weekend

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