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What types of cologne do you guys wear?

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I'm having trouble deciding which cologne to get. I'm gonna buy some samples to see which one I like more. Which one do you guys like?

I heard Creed is really good (especially Green Irish Tweed)

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or

Clive Christian

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CLIVE-CHRISTIAN-1872-EAU-D...
Too pretentious?

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Comments (205)

Nov 13, 2012

never heard of clive christian however I definitely don't want to smell like lavender and sage... I just wear the classic D&G... Do you want to know what brand of nail polish I use too? (since you asked -> O.P.I.)

Oct 22, 2017

I like sharp and spicy fragrances, big fan of Kenzo, some Hugo Boss, Gucci has some nice ones too, or classic Calvin Klein cant go wrong

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Dec 21, 2017

Completely agree. I wear Dolce & Gabanna cologne and it works out great.

Nov 13, 2012

none

Did you fly over my helmet?

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Nov 13, 2012

Giorgio Armani Aqua Di Gio. Got the set as a gift nearly 2 years ago from a coworker, and still going strong. From Macys

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Nov 13, 2012

Gucci (Man?) by Gucci. It's in a black bottle, silver cap. Pretty strong, but very good for a night out.

D&G The One. A bit less strong than the Gucci, reminds me of tobacco, leather and prefteej. I usually wear it to more formal occasions.

One Million by Paco Rabanne. Lighter than the rest, some fruity notes. Usually my daily spray-n-go cologne, tends to draw quite a few compliments.

They'll all run you roughly $60-$80 a pop.

I'd recommend you just go to Macy's, Sephora, etc and spend some time at the cologne counter.

Protip: Ask for coffee beans and sniff them often. Otherwise, your nose will be overpowered after 2-3 different scents.

Nov 13, 2012

i wear: mUST by: MeyeKOCK

My drinkin' problem left today, she packed up all her bags and walked away.

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Nov 13, 2012

Sex Panther

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Nov 13, 2012

This.

Nov 13, 2012
SECfinance:

Sex Panther

Mmm... it burns the nostrils.... but in a good way. OMG What is that smell? "It smells like Big Foot's Dick!"

Nov 13, 2012

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Nov 13, 2012

Macy's: Your fragrance destination.

Seriously though, Lacoste is good. Also, The Beach by Calvin Klein.

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Dec 19, 2017

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Nov 14, 2012

Wear something light.

The best thing for you is to keep good hygiene habits. Having no smell is better than having some smell, even if it smells good to some. The thing you've got to understand is that, not all people consider a certain cologne as a good smell. So your best bet is to have no smell at all.

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Nov 14, 2012

Ferragamo, Burberry, and some lighter Versace. I like Burberry...

"That dude is so haole, he don't even have any breath left."

Nov 14, 2012

Green Irish Tweed

Here to learn and hopefully pass on some knowledge as well. SB if I helped.

Nov 14, 2012

What ever you do, don't over do it. Girls can smell d-bags coming...

Dec 12, 2012
Sassy:

What ever you do, don't over do it. Girls can smell d-bags coming...

Good point. This is why I do not use it.

Nov 14, 2012

Good hygiene and deodorant trump cologne. Unless you smell bad, it's unnecessary.

Nov 14, 2012

Hermes baby! Smells like flowery sandalwood and it is not the most common scent so it's a little intriguing. Think it is like $80 a go

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Nov 14, 2012

Honestly, if you have a good girl friend take her with you to Saks. It's really how each cologne mixes with your body. You can't try them all on but find a few you really like and see if they work on you. I know a lot of guys who don't wear any and it works for them. They smell sexy without it.

Nov 14, 2012

Elite from Floris and Bulgari Soir. Dior Higher Energy for more casual days

Nov 14, 2012

After shave bro. Cologne is nothing but downside risk.

Nov 14, 2012

Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit de l'Homme

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Nov 16, 2012

I wear no cologne, just Old Spice high endurance original scent. Girls say I smell great.

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Nov 20, 2012
meekrab:

I wear no cologne, just Old Spice high endurance original scent. Girls say I smell great.

Well said, same and same.

Nov 16, 2012

Eau de Balsac

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Nov 16, 2012

None, let the shower do the talkin (but you should probably wear some deodorant too, just in case, i don't know, you sweat ever)

Nov 16, 2012

Anyone else miss the days when everyone just wore Axe?
No?
Me neither

Nov 18, 2012

The most common mistake people make is buying cologne that is not suitable for the season. There are fragrances that are more suitable for fall/winter weather and others that are more suitable for spring/summer weather. If you work in a warm climate, I recommend wearing the spring/summer fragrances while wearing a fall/winter fragrance every once in a while to mix it up. I also recommend using AMAZON to purchase cologne, it is much, much cheaper.

Recommendations for fall/winter fragrances usually have some sort of deep wood smell, cardamom, or cinnamon in them; Hermes (Terre D'Hermes), Tom Ford (Oud Wood, Arabic Wood), Dupont (Noir), Salvatore Ferragamo (Incanto)

Recommendations for spring/summer fragrances usually have some bright, colorful smell, usually citrus-y and light; Lacoste (the Red one is excellent), Ralph Lauren (the Red color, #2 I think, is excellent), Paco Robanne (1 Million), Montblanc (Individuel is good)

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Nov 20, 2012
konig:

The most common mistake people make is buying cologne that is not suitable for the season. There are fragrances that are more suitable for fall/winter weather and others that are more suitable for spring/summer weather. If you work in a warm climate, I recommend wearing the spring/summer fragrances while wearing a fall/winter fragrance every once in a while to mix it up. I also recommend using AMAZON to purchase cologne, it is much, much cheaper.

Recommendations for fall/winter fragrances usually have some sort of deep wood smell, cardamom, or cinnamon in them; Hermes (Terre D'Hermes), Tom Ford (Oud Wood, Arabic Wood), Dupont (Noir), Salvatore Ferragamo (Incanto)

Recommendations for spring/summer fragrances usually have some bright, colorful smell, usually citrus-y and light; Lacoste (the Red one is excellent), Ralph Lauren (the Red color, #2 I think, is excellent), Paco Robanne (1 Million), Montblanc (Individuel is good)

This. I wear Wall Street by Victor in the Fall & Winter (http://www.basenotes.net/ID26121686.html) its a pretty distinguished retro scent that is definitely more formal than casual.

I actually just stick with A&F Fierce in the Spring & Summer...on the rare occasion something formal comes up I'll reach for the Bleue by Issey Miyake (http://www.basenotes.net/ID26123450.html).
I also second konig's amazon suggestion, I buy all my stuff via ebay and have never paid more than $50 for a bottle. In fact, I have made nearly $2000 selling cologne on that same website.

Nov 21, 2012
Dec 16, 2017

I like this choice, highly underrated and should definitely be considered by anyone in the workforce.

Nov 23, 2012

Tom Ford by Tom Ford in the Fall/Winter. Tom Ford Grey Vetiver in the Spring/Summer.

Nov 25, 2012

Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male

"The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark."

Nov 25, 2012

Yves Saint Laurent L'Homme

Nov 25, 2012

Some of you guys take cologne way too seriously.

I just shower at least once daily and use nice-smelling soap. Don't need cologne and moreover, don't want people to note my "smell", good or bad.

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Dec 3, 2012

I have a ton but it basically goes like this: Winter- Hanae Mori, John Varvatos Spring- Creed Royal Oud, Versace Man Summer- Kiton, Creed Aventus Fall-Hermes, Burberry Brit.... Probably my absolute favorite is Aventus, although it's a tad pricey.

Dec 5, 2012

Creed hands down, the ladies love it. Aventus, Green Irish Tweed, Vevitver (sp?), and Neroli Sauvage are my personal favorites.

Dec 12, 2012

I only started wearing cologne when I got an electric razor and thus stopped using aftershave though. If you shave with a blade just get some nice sandalwood aftershave, soothing and smells good.

Dec 13, 2012

Kouros...

Dec 15, 2012

I know Aqua Di Gio is amazing but nearly EVERYONE has it now a days...

Dec 16, 2012

Aqua di gio is great - I've gotten a lot of compliments wearing it. But a lot of people definitely wear this... anything Salvatore Ferragamo is good

Dec 16, 2012

Paco Rabanne 1 Million.

Dec 16, 2012

success donald trump

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Dec 18, 2012

Armani Mania, bishes love it.

Dec 26, 2012

Right now I have ADG and some crappy Nautica stuff, and of couse old spice and some aftershave.

Looking to buy something else, but not looking to spend a lot money. So many options.

May 21, 2014

gucci

May 22, 2014

Fierce by Abercrombie (cliche, I know).

"The illegal we do immediately; the unconstitutional takes a little longer."

May 22, 2014

Winter: Burberry London, Boss Bottled
Summer: Lacoste Essential, Dior Homme Sport
Spring/Fall: Versace (The Dreamer), Armani Code

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Nov 14, 2012
Mr.Mathie:

Winter: Burberry London, Boss Bottled

Summer: Lacoste Essential, Dior Homme Sport

Spring/Fall: Versace (The Dreamer), Armani Code

Yo shout out for The Dreamer. Girls LOVE The Dreamer

"That dude is so haole, he don't even have any breath left."

May 23, 2014

Tiffany Sport

May 23, 2014

Polo Double Black + old spice deodorant, lethal combination.

May 24, 2014

Eau Sauvage, Dior... it was the best, it is the best and it will always be the best. A timeless jewel!

May 24, 2014

Get vulva cologne. You don't even need ladies and already smell like a vagina.

May 27, 2014

Terre d'hermes, A subtle smell without stinking up the entire room, and when people smell you they are surprised in all the best ways.

May 28, 2014

do you guys wear cologne as a summer analyst?

May 28, 2014

No.

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May 29, 2014

Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
Creed Original Santal
Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit de l'Homme
Ralph Lauren Black
Acqua di Gio
Tom Ford For Men
Brooks Brothers New York

plus a few others. Top 2 are my staples

May 31, 2014

Aqua Velva or GTFO!

May 31, 2016

Noticed when I stopped wearing cologne I was actually getting more girls and about the same number of compliments on how i smell. If you don't have BO don't buy any.

Jun 6, 2016

I wear Axe Chocolate ;)

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Oct 18, 2017

I bought my boyfriend this cologne for his birthday and it smells exactly like Creed-Aventus! Jordan Belfort fragrance is half the price of Creed Aventus, long lasting and smells truly amazing! I would 100% recommend this cologne to anyone.

Oct 22, 2017

Thank God someone brought this thread back from the dead. If any of you are interested in starting to wear perfumes, check out the Basenote forums. They have pretty much anything perfume related. Not an advertisement, but just mentioning for the few users who are looking to learn more about the perfume/fragrance industry.

I like Creed's Aventus, but runner ups would probably be Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille, Oud Wood, Neroli portofino. YSL's la nuit de l'homme is okay, but I find myself reaching for Aventus more often. It has gotten very popular in the past few years. Did you know Aventus was created for Napoleon?

Nov 2, 2017

Ralph Lauren Black

Nov 3, 2017

A couple of drops of cheap Talisker... or Aqua di parma

Mar 29, 2018
Oct 22, 2017

Hugo Boss Calvin Klein and Kenzo are my favourite

Dec 22, 2017

Mambo #5

Mar 29, 2018

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Mar 29, 2018

No one cares about your cologne, do a good job & don't draw attention to your self, besides the work you produce.

Mar 29, 2018

I personally find it too strong and thus obnoxious. It's like high school boys spraying Axe in the locker room.

Mar 29, 2018
tbid:

I personally find it too strong and thus obnoxious. It's like high school boys spraying Axe in the locker room.

This. Just use deodorant, and maybe some subtle aftershave. You want them recognizing you for your performance not your smell.

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