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    The Gentleman's Fragrance thread

    As we are clearly all men of culture and the finer things (lol m8). I thought it only right that we have a dedicated thread to discuss our manly fragrances.

    No doubt my cheap slap will be overshadowed by £200 a bottle stuff within 10 posts but...

    As I love the heavier spicy fragrances and don't like to spend a fortune on it, I love...

    Bentley Intense @ around £27 a bottle for 100ml EDP it's unbelievably strong and long lasting. Dense and heavy.

    John Varvatos Dark Rebel @ around £40 a bottle is another hidden gem imo. Rum, Tobacco, Woody, Spicy, heavy fragrance.

    So.. do your worst. From Hai Karate to Clive Christian, all are welcome!

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    The Gentleman's Fragrance thread

    https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.p...ght=Aftershave

    There was this thread a while back, I too like a bit of the smelly stuff. One of my favourites is called Gorse by Laboratory Perfumes Ltd. Does exactly as it says on the tin smells herby and heathery but in a blokes way.
    I have more expensive stuff but much prefer this. (It’s still pretty pricey though)

    For every day work from home pong I quite like these


    Both cheap as chips and fresh smelling.
    Last edited by Sinnlover; 22nd June 2021 at 11:30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.p...ght=Aftershave

    There was this thread a while back, I too like a bit of the smelly stuff. One of my favourites is called Gorse by Laboratory Perfumes Ltd. Does exactly as it says on the tin smells herby and heathery but in a blokes way.
    I have more expensive stuff but much prefer this. (It’s still pretty pricey though)

    For every day work from home pong I quite like these


    Both cheap as chips and fresh smelling.
    Interesting.

    You could literally stick those bottles in the drinks cabinet

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    Quote Originally Posted by EchoSevenNine View Post
    Interesting.

    You could literally stick those bottles in the drinks cabinet

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    Nothing like the smell of gin first thing in the morning after a shower

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    Im joining in because all womens scents smell like catpiss on me so I wear mens fragrances and have developed quite a stash

    Creed:
    Aventus
    Santal
    Virgin Island Water (favourite in summer)
    Viking
    Mayfair

    Tom Ford:
    F****** Fabulous
    Neroli Portofino
    Noir
    Oud Wood
    Standard Tom Ford
    Tobacco Vanille

    Penhaligons:
    Sartorial
    Endymiyon Concentre
    Quercius
    Blenheim
    Halfeti

    Acqua Di Parma Colognia

    Ralph Lauren Safari

    The Creeds are my favourite followed by Sartorial and Endymion.

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    Anything that came after this is a load of poncey slop.



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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    Anything that came after this is a load of poncey slop.
    It actually smells pretty nice, it’s unlikely to get a bung hole fizzing though - apparently
    Last edited by Sinnlover; 22nd June 2021 at 12:27.

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    Currently in the cabinet, as follows.

    Penhaligon:-
    Terrible Teddy
    The Duke
    Halfeti
    As Sawira

    Le Labo:-
    Patchouli 24
    Rose 31

    Dior:-
    Oud Rosewood
    Oud Ispahan
    Fahrenheit (well, you’ve got to haven’t you).

    Aramis:-
    Tobacco Reserve
    Modern Leather

    Molton Brown:-
    Oudh Accord & Gold
    Tobacco Absolute

    Tom Ford:
    Tobacco Vanille
    TF Extreme

    Maison Lancôme Oud Bouquet

    Acqua di Parma Ebano

    D.R. Harris Sandalwood Cologne

    Rum Knuckles EDT (cheap as chips from TK Maxx and well worth the 5 quid I paid !!)

    Roberto Cavali Tiger Oud

    Also have a number of Ouds/Oils from places such as Sunnamusk (Sandal Rose in particular is tremendous), and a few random Arabic bottles that you inevitably pick up when on travels.

    I’m not going to bother checking the drawer in the spare room… will leave it at that !
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    Quote Originally Posted by verv View Post
    Im joining in because all womens scents smell like catpiss on me so I wear mens fragrances and have developed quite a stash

    Creed:
    Aventus
    Santal
    Virgin Island Water (favourite in summer)
    Viking
    Mayfair

    Tom Ford:
    F****** Fabulous
    Neroli Portofino
    Noir
    Oud Wood
    Standard Tom Ford
    Tobacco Vanille

    Penhaligons:
    Sartorial
    Endymiyon Concentre
    Quercius
    Blenheim
    Halfeti

    Acqua Di Parma Colognia

    Ralph Lauren Safari

    The Creeds are my favourite followed by Sartorial and Endymion.
    Love Creed and have Aventus and Viking at present. Used the last of my Virgin Island Water and while back. Just run out of Green Irish Tweed which I’d recommend you trying.

    Also have the Colognia which is lovely and a couple more Aqua’s.

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    My cabinet includes

    Creed Aventus
    Channel Allure
    Dior Savage
    Issy Miyake L’EAU D’ISSY

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    Antaeus by Chanel.

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    As a youngster I liked Monsieur Rochas eau de toilette (probably as a consequence of spending too much time in France).
    When I used to shave I applied Dior Eau Sauvage after-shave balm (stopped shaving years ago and now just do a close trim).
    Wright's coal tar soap is my fragrance of choice these days.

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    £16 a bottle and proper old school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hilly10 View Post
    Issy Miyake L’EAU D’ISSY
    Many moons ago I used to workout in a fairly rough gym in North Dublin which was run by a former Mr Ireland and someone called Smokie who claimed to be an ex-professional rodeo rider. It was frequented by an interesting cast of characters. One day I overheard this conversation between two tough looking gentlemen wearing Lacoste tracksuits.

    "Jayzus, you smell nice, what's that?"
    "It the Mister Miyagi."

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    Quote Originally Posted by EchoSevenNine View Post


    Bentley Intense @ around £27 a bottle for 100ml EDP it's unbelievably strong and long lasting. Dense and heavy.
    Thats a good Un, and cheap too !

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    I've got over 40 full size bottles of fragrance. one of my interests, along with watches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by verv View Post
    Im joining in because all womens scents smell like catpiss on me so I wear mens fragrances and have developed quite a stash

    Creed:
    Aventus
    Santal
    Virgin Island Water (favourite in summer)
    Viking
    Mayfair

    Tom Ford:
    F****** Fabulous
    Neroli Portofino
    Noir
    Oud Wood
    Standard Tom Ford
    Tobacco Vanille

    Penhaligons:
    Sartorial
    Endymiyon Concentre
    Quercius
    Blenheim
    Halfeti

    Acqua Di Parma Colognia

    Ralph Lauren Safari

    The Creeds are my favourite followed by Sartorial and Endymion.
    Apart from Penhaligons, you must smell like me, great choices there. I don’t have them all available at once though, jealous of being able to pick & choose between all those.

    TF Tobacco Vanille and Viking have to be my all time favourites. VIW is next on my list, having bought a decant a couple of months ago.

    Don’t wear anything these days, I rarely leave the house.


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    I am from Florence, and use the OSMN Peau d’Espagne cologne.

    The Officina di Santa Maria Novella is a pharmacy/officine/parfumerie created in 1221 from the Benedictine Monks of the SMN Church.

    It has been continuously opened since, except during the Charles V invasion in 1503, and during WWII.

    It’s still a great place to visit and I particularly like this cologne because of its tobacco an leather tones.

    https://ibb.co/NZTw7Mn
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    The Gentleman's Fragrance thread

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    Chanel Allure Homme Sport

    All you’ll ever need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mj2k View Post
    Apart from Penhaligons, you must smell like me, great choices there. I don’t have them all available at once though, jealous of being able to pick & choose between all those.

    TF Tobacco Vanille and Viking have to be my all time favourites. VIW is next on my list, having bought a decant a couple of months ago.

    Don’t wear anything these days, I rarely leave the house.


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    I started buying with the money saved from quitting smoking. Every time my smoke free app told me I'd saved on fags enough for a bottle, I bought one.
    It is/was my way of celebrating not smelling like an ashtray and keeping motivated.

    Before quitting I only had Aventus Sartorial and Safari :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by verv View Post
    I started buying with the money saved from quitting smoking. Every time my smoke free app told me I'd saved on fags enough for a bottle, I bought one.
    It is/was my way of celebrating not smelling like an ashtray and keeping motivated.

    Before quitting I only had Aventus Sartorial and Safari :)
    I cringe at how much money I wasted on that habit over the years.

    Never realised how bad I smelled until people come back from a fag break, truly awful.

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    Currently available in my drawer

    L'Eau D'issey
    Aqua di Parma Colognia
    Creed Aventus
    Creed Irish Moss
    Tom Ford Neroli Portofino

    and a couple of Arabic Scents from working in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Oman


    Does anyone have recommendations of where to get Arabic Oil based Scents in the UK ?

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    ^^^
    Sunnamusk they’ve got a few outlets dotted around England (eg Manchester Arndale Centre), but also have a website.

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    I haven't had a bottle of smelly stuff in at least 4 years (last 2 don't count as there hasn't been many occasions to wear same) but in true TZ spirirt I've ordered a bottle of Tom Ford Oud Wood and a sample of the F Fabulous

    This forum costs me more than my kids (almost)

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    Quote Originally Posted by demonloop View Post
    I haven't had a bottle of smelly stuff in at least 4 years (last 2 don't count as there hasn't been many occasions to wear same) but in true TZ spirirt I've ordered a bottle of Tom Ford Oud Wood and a sample of the F Fabulous

    This forum costs me more than my kids (almost)
    Its a dangerous 'hobby' to get into. I used to be a 1 bottle at a time then look for something new, now ive got over 40 full size bottles !

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    Bleu de Chanel is my favourite.....
    I have the Eau De Parfum and The Parfum versions of this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonnyv View Post
    Its a dangerous 'hobby' to get into. I used to be a 1 bottle at a time then look for something new, now ive got over 40 full size bottles !
    I had a rule that I was only allowed 1 bed side table drawer of smells. I now have 2 of them, and another in my office of decants.


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    My 'main' ones

    Creed Aventus -
    Issey Miyake (day) L'eau D'Issey
    Acqua di Parma Colonia (ok .. not my favourite though)

    Aftershave/ Day

    Extro Cosmesi - Rivoluzione
    Extro Cosmesi - Bergamotto di - Calabria
    Last edited by zippy; 29th June 2021 at 15:45.

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    Issy Miyake L’EAU D’ISSY
    Davidoff - Adventure
    Ralph Lauren -Safari
    A&F - Fierce

    I’d like to try Creed Aventus but way over budget

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    I stumbled across a perfumery today in Stockbridge, Edinburgh.
    https://www.jorumstudio.com/about
    They only have about 8 different scents, but Chloe was really helpful. The wife and I had a good sniff of them all, and I tried out the ‘Phloem’ on my skin before heading for some lunch. Couldn’t finish my scran quick enough, had to go back and pick up a bottle.

    If you are in the area, we’ll worth popping in for 10mins to have a niff.

    Andy.

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    Tom Ford Noir

    JPG le male

    Polo green, the original one.

    Burberry Brit ( I think Its called )

    Not very exciting I know but my OH doesn't like me wearing any fragrance.

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    Day to day Penhaligons Blenheim
    Evenings and after work Bleu Chanel
    And for special occasions or just because I want to, Creed Himalya, although I’m almost out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewie View Post

    I’d like to try Creed Aventus but way over budget
    Maybe i never mentioned in our conversations about seiko watches that another interest of mine is fragrances.

    Aventus is nice. was really good many years ago. its not exclusive anymore and everyone has heard of it or owns it or a clone of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mj2k View Post
    I had a rule that I was only allowed 1 bed side table drawer of smells. I now have 2 of them, and another in my office of decants.
    Thats a tell tale sign of a possible addiction! If your hiding them in different places in the house and office !

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    I don't have many:

    L'air du désert marocain -Andy Tauer

    Oud de Robert Piguet

    African Leather -Memo Paris

    Bois Mystique -Houbigant

    Fougère Royale -Houbigant

    Cologne Intense -Houbigant

    Patchouli 1969 -Maître Parfumeur et Gantier

    Patchouli -Molinard

    1001 Ouds -annick Goutal

    Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisée

    Incident Diplomatique -Jovoy

    Bois Mystérieux -Guerlain

    Timbuktu -L'artisan Parfumeur

    Eau de Gentiane Blanche -Hermes

    Eau d'orange verte -Hermes

    Le 3éme homme -Caron Paris

    Givenchy Gentleman

    And a few more cheaper ones...

    my wish list:

    Viking -Creed

    Fleur Narcotique -Ex Nihilo

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    Quote Originally Posted by zippy View Post
    My 'main' ones

    Creed Aventus -
    Issey Miyake (day)
    Acqua di Parma Colonia (ok .. not my favourite though)

    Aftershave/ Day

    Extro Cosmesi - Rivoluzione
    Extro Cosmesi - Bergamotto di - Calabria
    The Extro Cosmesi Bergamotto di Calabria is a lovely Lemony /Citrus scent and be brought for £12.50 ! on the Shaving time site
    https://shavingtime.co.uk/products/e...ave-bergamotto

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    After years of buying and trying, I’ve finally settled on Terre d’Hermes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonnyv View Post
    Maybe i never mentioned in our conversations about seiko watches that another interest of mine is fragrances.

    Aventus is nice. was really good many years ago. its not exclusive anymore and everyone has heard of it or owns it or a clone of it.
    Not hiding, she knows but doesn’t comment!


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    Quote Originally Posted by lewie View Post
    Issy Miyake L’EAU D’ISSY
    Davidoff - Adventure
    Ralph Lauren -Safari
    A&F - Fierce

    I’d like to try Creed Aventus but way over budget
    Drop me your address and will send you a few squirts to try

    Matt


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    All I know is that the frags I like are hated by my wife and daughter - tough, don't worry I tell them, I'll try something different when the bottles are empty.
    My other problem is that 'niche' frags tend to be inconsistent from one batch to the next - Creed Avenue is a perfect example
    Last edited by Suds; 24th June 2021 at 19:19.

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    I've just realised after all the Old Spice jibes that I actually have a bottle of Blue Stratos, Old Spice and Hai Karate in the cupboard.

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    I’m wearing a Sarah Jessica Parker EDP today…. But, Im highly in touch with my feminine side…. I do like a nice whiff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfie View Post
    I’m wearing a Sarah Jessica Parker EDP today…. But, Im highly in touch with my feminine side…. I do like a nice whiff
    nothing wrong with that ! these days alot of fragrances are branded as unisex

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