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Friday, April 28, 2006

Perfume List: 5 Types of Fragrances for 5 Types of Men

Here is a digest of a posh list of masculine scents as compiled by French journalist Claire Mabrut for the Figaro, September 28, 2004:

- The Man with the British Touch: he is chic but he is also an eccentric, seemingly conservative and classic in his appearance, but revealing a bit of a nutty personality.

What should he wear? Falsely classic scents which are a bit skewed:

•London for Men, by Paul Smith (his clothes are also by Paul Smith)
•Brit for Men by Burberry, inspired by 70's icons Keith Richards and Mike Jagger
•Original Vetiver by Creed (when in the City)
•Penhaligon Racquet's Formula (when in the City)
•Sonia Rykiel Grey when he goes back to France (where he is allowed to be more sensual apparently)

-The Business man: on the go, organized, busy. He favors a discrete type of elegance.

•L'Essenza di Zegna (his clothes are by Zegna)
•Ferre Lui de GF
•Jil Sander Pure for Men
•Carolina Herrera Chic

-The Bourgeois-Dandy: he just doesn't know how to behave ordinarily. His perfumes as well as his clothes and art objects are meticulously researched. Each ingredient in his perfumes must correspond to his personality.

•Cologne Blanche by Hedi Slimane for Dior (based on an 18th century recipe)
•Colognes à La Russe, à L'Italienne et à La Française by Institut Très Bien
•Guerlain L'instant for Men
•Hugo Boss Baldessarini (when on a romantic date)

-The Luxury Sportsman and Traveller: he drives luxury cars, goes yachting and travels to exotic destinations

•L'Artisan Parfumeur Timbuktu (brought it back from Africa)
•Issey Miyake L'Eau Bleue
•Roger & Gallet Cologne (reminds him of Sicily)
•Salvatore Ferragamo Incanto for Men

-The Mountain Type: he likes to be seen at hip ski resorts. Likes refinement and follows fashion. He is also a seducer.

•Armani Black Code
•Escada Magnetism for Men
•Gucci for Men
•Yves Saint Laurent M7Fresh (when he skis)


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