Favourite Colognes and Aftershaves

nsavage

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I have developed a real thing for Cologne recently after having only primarily worn deodorant for years (and cologne on special occasions). Now it seems that I feel naked if I leave the house without an extra spray or splach of something nice.

Just thought I would start a thread to share our favourites. Both current and all time. I will be the first to admit that I have probably had much less experience and range than many others on the forum. There are many scents that I absolutely love but do not own so for the sake of keeping it simple I am going to keep it to the favourites from my current collection. Please feel free to go about this however you like though :)

Paco Rabanne One Million
Victor and Rolf Spice Bomb
Hugo Boss Bottled
(I just picked up a bottle of Hugo Boss Bottled Night and this is also very good)
Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio
Tommy Hilfiger True Star
- This is possibly my all time favourite and I have a very small amount left in a bottle and am loath to use it. Although it is still available from overseas you cannot purchase it in Australia to my knowledge.

Look forward to hearing everyone else share their favourites :)
 
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4711 Echt Kölnisch Wasser (1792) 4711

4711 Ice Green 4711

Acqua di Giò pour Homme (1996) Giorgio Armani

Alt-Innsbruck Eau de Cologne (1953) Alt-Innsbruck

Aqua Velva Ice Blue (1935) Williams

Chypre Alpa

Clubman Virgin Island Bay Rum Pinaud

Cool Water (1988) Davidoff

Desire Blue (2002) Dunhill

Desire for a Man (2000) Dunhill

Drakkar Noir (1982) Guy Laroche

Eau de Cologne Fougère Alpa

Farao Alpa

Flatterie Houbigant

Fougère Royale (1882) Houbigant

Fujiyama Homme (1996) Succès de Paris

James Bronnley Gentlemen's Eau de Toilette Bronnley

Jermyn Street Collection Taylor of Old Bond Street

L'Eau d'Issey pour Homme (1994) Issey Miyake

Le Mâle (1995) Jean Paul Gaultier

Nevermore (2014) Frapin

Of a Man Body Shop

Old Spice Herbal (1977) Shulton

Roadster (2008) Cartier

Roadster Sport (2009) Cartier

Sir Irisch Moos (1969) Sir

Speakeasy (2012) Frapin

Terre d'Hermès (2006) Hermès

Terre de Sarment (2007) Frapin

Windsor Alpa

Brut (1964) Fabergé

Bulgari pour Homme (1995) Bulgari

Fleur du Mâle (2007) Jean Paul Gaultier

Old Spice (1937) Procter & Gamble

What I currently have or have previously owned that I can remember.

Out of them all, the breakthrough scent was Gucci Nobile, an aquatic Fougere, that introduced me to the virtues of a decent scent and still to this date, is my favourite!
 

nsavage

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Terre d'Hermes
Penhaligons Sartorial
Penhaligons English Fern
DR Harris Arlington
DR Harris Sandalwood
Burberry, cant remember which one though.
Aqua Di Parma, the original one, collonia something. Bought some last year when i was in England, very nice.
Acqua do Parma Colonia is one of my "one day I will get some" fragrances for sure.
 

nsavage

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Chrome by Azarro
Terre d'Hermes
Cool Water Davidoff
Boss Bottled Intense
Boss Elements Aqua
Club de Nuit intense man (Creed Aventus clone)
Hugo Boss Bottled Intense is a really nice scent also. I would have to say that most of the Hugo Boss scents are really nice Hugo Boss "The Scent" is on my want list as well as the Intense.

Interesting that we have seen Cool Water a couple of times as well. It can be picked up for a really good price these days as well.
 

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I try to avoid alcohol and fragrance oils on my face - especially after the shave...

As with scents, I only use them when going out, and they go more in my neck/wrist/clothes - and I'm pretty difficult with them, if I don't love them, they are not happening...so ATM I have only 2

Hugo (original)
Armani Code (original)

I keep forgetting to get some Jil Sander Sun when in Europe

I quite like Fahrenheit, but as it predates my wife, it is not well regarded in the house :D
 
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I try to avoid alcohol and fragrance oils on my face - especially after the shave...

As with scents, I only use them when going out, and they go more in my neck/wrist/clothes - and I'm pretty difficult with them, if I don't love them, they are not happening...so ATM I have only 2

Hugo (original)
Armani Code (original)

I keep forgetting to get some Jil Sander Sun when in Europe

I quite like Fahrenheit, but as it predates my wife, it is not well regarded in the house :D
Really want to try Fahrenheit 32. Apparently it's a lavender base.
 

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Hugo Boss Bottled Intense is a really nice scent also. I would have to say that most of the Hugo Boss scents are really nice Hugo Boss "The Scent" is on my want list as well as the Intense.
I had quite a lot Hugo Boss colognes over 20+ years and it's my favourite brand. With only one exception Chrome by Azarro is my signature scent. :)

Interesting that we have seen Cool Water a couple of times as well. It can be picked up for a really good price these days as well.
Well... Counting it's kinda "clone" of Creed GIT it's explainable. :) Technically it's not a clone as GIT and Cool Water were created almost together by two friends, but still considered as a non-expensive clone.
 
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Acqua do Parma Colonia is one of my "one day I will get some" fragrances for sure.
Its quite expensive, however, it is a must have, like Penhaligons is to me, not as expensive as Terre d hermes, that is dear, but oh so nice. I actually forgot to add creed to the list as well. English versions of Myer and David Jones sell the best collections of fragrances.
 
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4711 Echt Kölnisch Wasser (1792) 4711

4711 Ice Green 4711

Acqua di Giò pour Homme (1996) Giorgio Armani

Alt-Innsbruck Eau de Cologne (1953) Alt-Innsbruck

Aqua Velva Ice Blue (1935) Williams

Chypre Alpa

Clubman Virgin Island Bay Rum Pinaud

Cool Water (1988) Davidoff

Desire Blue (2002) Dunhill

Desire for a Man (2000) Dunhill

Drakkar Noir (1982) Guy Laroche

Eau de Cologne Fougère Alpa

Farao Alpa

Flatterie Houbigant

Fougère Royale (1882) Houbigant

Fujiyama Homme (1996) Succès de Paris

James Bronnley Gentlemen's Eau de Toilette Bronnley

Jermyn Street Collection Taylor of Old Bond Street

L'Eau d'Issey pour Homme (1994) Issey Miyake

Le Mâle (1995) Jean Paul Gaultier

Nevermore (2014) Frapin

Of a Man Body Shop

Old Spice Herbal (1977) Shulton

Roadster (2008) Cartier

Roadster Sport (2009) Cartier

Sir Irisch Moos (1969) Sir

Speakeasy (2012) Frapin

Terre d'Hermès (2006) Hermès

Terre de Sarment (2007) Frapin

Windsor Alpa

Brut (1964) Fabergé

Bulgari pour Homme (1995) Bulgari

Fleur du Mâle (2007) Jean Paul Gaultier

Old Spice (1937) Procter & Gamble

What I currently have or have previously owned that I can remember.

Out of them all, the breakthrough scent was Gucci Nobile, an aquatic Fougere, that introduced me to the virtues of a decent scent and still to this date, is my favourite!
What a great post. Many thanks to @borked
 

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Dr Jon's does solid splash/colognes that have always interested me too.
What's up with doctors and lawyers making perfume?


I want me an engineer Jim and tradie jack shave product dammit

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