Most Prestigious Cologne?

I am a newly minted associate at a PE MF (very prestigious) and I am eager to start contributing valuable ideas and thoughts to my team that I'm sure they will appreciate. To that end, I wanted to reach out to the users of WSO, and ask them firsthand what is the most prestigious cologne is in banking? I already live in a prestigious neighborhood, have a prestigious job, went to a prestigious school, have a prestigious girlfriend, eat prestigious food, do the most prestigious exercises, read the most prestigious books, watch the most prestigious shows, take the most prestigious shits, sleep in the most prestigious bed, have prestigious parents, have a prestigious dog breed, wear prestigious cloths, do prestigious drugs, drink prestigious alcohol, drive a prestigious car, listen to prestigious music, hang out with prestigious friends, drink prestigious electrolyte drinks so I sweat out prestige, and wank with prestigious lotion. I am in need of a good, prestigious cologne before I start my new job and I am nervous that my colleagues won't know that I am prestigious. Does anyone have information on a cologne prestige list? Thanks

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Apr 2, 2021 - 6:11pm

If you really went to a prestigious school you would know the answer to this. It is one of the first things they teach.

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Apr 2, 2021 - 7:31pm

Grab your nuts and instead of smelling you hand, wipe it on your face. Men recognize the scent and you will get instant respect.

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Apr 2, 2021 - 8:55pm

In terms of prestige, we would have to be talking about Le Goldemen TMT eau de parfum and P(Zhe)T RX eau de toilette. Top groups according to the official smell league tables and have the best exit options into private equity colognes. Although I heard its mainly for people who had target college colognes.

Apr 4, 2021 - 1:32am

Creed (I personally prefer Green Irish Tweed, but Aventus is the Most Popular one). Tom Ford has some pretty solid ones too, such as Tobacco Vanille and Fcking Fabulous (if you're confident).

If you want smell-wise, Spicebomb by Viktor&Rolf is solid for winter, as well as By The Fireplace by Maison Margiela.

Apr 4, 2021 - 11:53am

Since you're into prestige, glamor and illusion (or disillusion in your case) try Halfeti by Penhaligon's or Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford. I won't mention the $1000/bottle ones I like, as prestigious as you deem yourself, those are only fit for royalty (which you're not, sorry!)

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Apr 7, 2021 - 12:39am

Not Creed Aventus. Maybe 5 years ago, but ever since it became famous it has become the BMW of perfumes: more guys wearing it to pretend they are someone that ppl who actually appreciate it for what it is. Besides, don't wear it if you are younger than 40, it smells like an old guy and you'll look like a try hard.

Get something like Prada L'Homme (Amber pour Homme may work if you aren't in Europe), Terre d'Hermes if you prefer stronger scents (most Hermes fragances will work btw) or if you want something less comercial parfums de merly ( I like sedley). Tom Ford is obviously great if you don't mind the splurge (I really like neroli portofino and soleil blanc).

One last thing, NEVER blind buy a perfume. You can't return it and you'll never use it. Buy a sample first if you can't smell it in a store near you.

Apr 7, 2021 - 1:58am

Parfums De Marly and Tom Ford make some of the best fragrances imo. Creed's quality has drastically gone downhill but still charge the highest prices. 

  • Analyst 2 in IB-M&A
Apr 7, 2021 - 2:08am

Agreed. Ever since every 30 yr old self proclaimed "entrepeneurs" started hyping Aventus, Creed has been riding that wave and their quality has tanked. 

As for the other part I personally prefer Tom Ford. Parfums de Marly is great, but I am not a big fan of oriental fragances which is what they excel at. This being said, it is still a magnificent brand everyone should try

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