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Your favorite colognes

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June 27, 2020
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Hey guys, just wondering what you guys usually wear and if it gets you compliments (because I’m all honesty that’s why we wear cologne—so other people can think we smell good). I’ve invested in 100ml bottles of:

Versace Eros—$41 (for going out with a group of friends/clubbing/date scent)

Armanf Ventana—$32 (Dior Sauvage clone, just for everyday wear)

Dolce & Gabbanna The One EDP—$54 (also for date nights, it’s a more intimate smell that women have to get closer to really appreciate but when they do, it’s wraps)

Nautica Voyage (well known cheap beast, it cost me $10 and is a great fresh summer citrus scent)

Cuba Gold ($7 Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male clone, which is good for winter. Way too spicy and tobacco like for summer.)

The way I see it is cologne doesn’t make or break you but it damn sure gives you a big advantage over a man who doesn’t wear some. Feels good when women can’t stop sniffing you and staying close to you for the scent. Some of these are well known cologne that fragheads are tired of hearing but those are guys who purchase colognes as a hobby. The average person hasn’t smelled these or doesn’t smell them enough to call you basic—where I live only smell old spice and axe on people.


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Title Your favorite colognes
Author ISCOREDwithISCO
Upvotes 67
Comments 99
Date 27 June 2020 12:46 PM UTC (8 months ago)
Subreddit askTRP
Link https://theredarchive.com/post/699560
Original Link https://old.reddit.com/r/asktrp/comments/hgswxb/your_favorite_colognes/
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[–]Guarnerre199539 points40 points  (6 children) | Copy

Eau Sauvage hands down. Read somewhere that it has natural pheromones that turn (women) on.

And it just smells so fucking good

[–]bruiser189 points10 points  (2 children) | Copy

I have Sauvage, fucking love it, never tried eau sauvage

[–]Snowboard181 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy

Been needing a new cologne for a while now, just ordered this one to give it a shot. Versace Eros was my go to for like 2 years

[–]bruiser180 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

I love sauvage, get compliments on it all the time, enjoy 👍🏼👍🏼

[–]spartanblood12 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

A girl im not even dating bought me this wtff

[–]alphaonthecomeup6 points7 points  (1 child) | Copy

Mad heads fuck with this Dior shit. Ima have to cop soon and see what’s good.

[–]alecgood173 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy

It’s great and I can tell you it works.

[–]princetroy13 points14 points  (3 children) | Copy

Bleu De Chanel Parfum

[–]ISCOREDwithISCO[S] 2 points3 points  (1 child) | Copy

There’s a debate between EDT, EDP and Parfum. Parfum is the most expensive one but I’ve heard the Eau de Parfum is the best version, what are your thoughts?

[–]The-ls2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

EDP If you’re trying to save money,perfume if you can afford,the only difference is the longevity that’s all

[–]secureMPC1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Just bought this the other day. Had a date with me and she loved it as well.

[–]YoungWhiteAndEnglish11 points12 points  (11 children) | Copy

I use ‘Armaf club de nuit’ which is a Creed Aventus clone

[–]bruiser182 points3 points  (4 children) | Copy

Hear about this all the time, it’s good?

[–]YoungWhiteAndEnglish3 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy

Had a few compliments on it. However I can’t compare it to the real Aventus as I’m not that rich / stupid ;)

[–]ISCOREDwithISCO[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy

I have heard good things about it, it should be like $30 which is pretty good for 100ml who knows you may even find it cheaper, I would blind buy

[–]ISCOREDwithISCO[S] 1 point2 points  (4 children) | Copy

How close is it to actual Aventus? I have this one on my list as well.

[–]Wheysteve2 points3 points  (2 children) | Copy

Not lying when I say it is nearly 90% same smell

[–]YoungWhiteAndEnglish1 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy

Doesn’t last nearly as long as the real Aventus though I assume

[–]DoubleConversation43 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy

It still lasts quite long and is a nobrainer for its price

[–]YoungWhiteAndEnglish1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Not sure, I’ve never actually smelt real Aventus. I have had a few compliments on it though

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

yup. i've had this for a few years. women love it. always getting compliments and asked what it is.

[–]mr4kino8 points9 points  (0 children) | Copy

Tom Ford Oud Wood Tom Ford Noir de Noir Pure Oud (very animalistic smell) from various brands.

[–]jamescastillo768 points9 points  (1 child) | Copy

My natural pheromones

[–]rickle_pickk5 points6 points  (0 children) | Copy

True alpha

[–]bruiser187 points8 points  (0 children) | Copy

Paco Rabanne one million

[–]KTM300EXC_2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

Creed Aventus - This Is my favorite scent. I got so many compliments with this and it can be used all year round. It's expensive but if you're not sure you can get a 1ml tester online.

Dolce Gabbana Light Blue Intense - One of the best summer fragrances. It's a fresh ocean scent with mandarins.

[–]TheFowo3 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy

Personally I use Lacoste White (got shittons of great reactions to it). Important to remember though, perfumes smell differently on different people so don't buy something just because other people reccomend it. Go to store, try it on your hand, wait 10-15 mins and smell / ask store lady for opinion

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[–]ISCOREDwithISCO[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

I have this on my list of ones to eventually purchase as well!

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[–]ISCOREDwithISCO[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

I hear Prada l’homme is a soapy scent—in my experience this can be good or bad. I don’t know what to expect with that one, how would you describe the scent?

And I was debating between JPG Ultra male and zeros, but I’ve seen women saying ultra male is too sweet and bubblegum like, and not a very masculine scent, so I went with the Eros. Plus, Eros is so strong and lasts so long I think this bottle will last me 3 years

[–]Nighthawk_Black_6 points7 points  (4 children) | Copy

I like Davidoff cool water

[–]Human_Extreme5 points6 points  (0 children) | Copy

Second this, it's cheap and smells fresh. Wear it a lot too.

[–]ISCOREDwithISCO[S] 4 points5 points  (1 child) | Copy

Yep this one is one of the best selling fragrances, can’t go wrong with it

[–]MMFOOD_0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

imo i think creed green irish tweed is a much better version of cool water, although prolly not worth the price tag

[–]MontrealStud2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

Compliments left & right with this one

[–]Anabolic_Window141 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

I’ve used sauvage, polo red, and azzaro chrome. Those 3 are solid picks. Always get compliments about it

[–]SeaWolf241 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

The One and Sauvage

[–]Dimenzije902 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

Im a frag head and have bunch of them. My top fragrances which also got me compliments from girls who i literally didnt know.

  1. La nuit de l'homme(spray only when youre gonna have sex or a very close encounter with the girl because its a scent which sits very close to your skin. A lot of tme i got laid with this one i had girls telling me i smell amazing. Best sex scent in my opinion.)
  2. Creed original vetiver (pretty much all of Creeds frags are very good if you have the money go and buy one, this one works the best for me.)
  3. Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille(just buy it trust me)
  4. Versace dylan blue (cheap but works wonders, dumb reach fragrance)
  5. Acqua di qio Profumo (masculine, fresh, sexy at its finest)
  6. Narciso rodriguez bleu noir EDT (very underrated but smells so sexy and ladies fucking love this one. Also a good clos encounter or sex fragrance).
  7. Chanel allure homme sport eau extreme (the best compliment getter,its very mass appealing everybody is gonna love the way you smell.)

And my personal favorite at this moment: CH men prive. (whiskey, leather and sugar)This one i very like and find very masculine. Ladies love it but i havent goten so much compliments as i first thought maybe because it doesnt really last long.

[–]grandorder1232 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

L'Homme Eau De Toilette by Yves Saint Laurent is amazing

[–]listentothenoises3 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy

Sex panther by odion. Sixty percent of the time it works....every time

[–]ay-fuh-q1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

I'm a fan of Cremo colognes.

I've gotten lots of compliments for

  • Blue Cedar & Cypress
  • Silver Water & Birch
  • Spice & Black Vanilla

The spray versions of these run about $23/bottle.

[–]PreEntertain0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Swiss Army

[–]subaruguy140 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Tom Ford Oud Minerale gets me tons of compliments, Creed Aventus Cologne (not OG aventus), and Memo Irish Leather.

[–]slightfootproblem0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Acqua Di Parma blu gets me so many comments. Every plate I've ever had goes nuts for it.

[–]redvelvet_oreo0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Givenchy Play the black bottle use to be the shit. It’s a real shame they discontinued it.

[–]PM_mecolorlasernudes0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Two of my favorites, Jimmy Choo Urban Hero and John Varvatos Vintage. I wear hero for everyday use and Vintage is more for fall/winter time.

[–]julius_pepperwood10 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Jean Paul Gaultier Le Beau 💯

[–]dtyler860 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

There D’Hermes. I’ve been stopped by women, men, total strangers and had people complement me on how amazing I smell. It’s pricey, but it’s goddamn worth every scent.

Geir, inexpensive on amazon, it’s a Norwegian cologne that’s super fresh, masculine and also gets tons of complements

[–]tb1510 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Hawthorne for men...You fill out a questionnaire about your body type, lifestyle etc. They supposedly mix up 2 different scents for you. While that may just be a gimmick, I love the 2 they sent me.

[–]roy25670 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Lacoste white, for me I usually get a compliment whenever I use it

[–]thatbadrogue20 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

ralph lauren polo red, versace eros, tom ford tobacco vanilla, but the one that gets the most compliments is spicebomb

[–]TXJohn830 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

Best cheap one:

Perry Ellis 360 Red for Men ( I have gotten more compliments for this one than any other cologne I have ever used)

[–]Transport1270 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

I think you might wanna try blue touch, it’s similar but better and cheap

[–]driticool0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Calvin Klein - Obsession for Men pretty cheap EDT, I love it.
YSL - L'Homme Ultime bit expensive EDP, for dates, girls love it.

[–]WYS88880 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

  1. YSL Kouros
  2. Chanel Egoiste Platimum
  3. Armani Aqua de Gio Profumo

[–]RomulusTurbo0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Anything from Kiton or Bvlgari

[–]ynwa_glastobater0 points1 point  (2 children) | Copy

Paco robanne 1 million is all you’ll ever need

[–]TheFowo10 points11 points  (1 child) | Copy

overused, both woman and man are tired of this smell in most big cities

[–]ISCOREDwithISCO[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Yeah, I’ve heard this one smells good but is far too overused. I’d go for something a bit more unique

[–]leopardinstinct0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Prada lhomme for office Valentino uomo intense for winter office Spice bomb extreme for winter Blue de channel edt for versatility D&G light blue intense for casual summer

[–]Throwawayboss110 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

Haven’t bought any yet but started looking into this topic. I’ve tried out:

A man - Mugler ( People said it would be distinct and it is, great smell but after a while it disappears)

212 vip - Caroline Herrera (Nice woody sea smell after it settles, calming too, can see it being worn casually and not just on nights out)

Man in black - Bvlgari (will definitely buy this one ) scent was long lasting and good, I’ve heard it referred to as a mature spicebomb I would say they’re similar but I prefer this one.

Dior Sauvage, One million, and Versace Eros all smelled great but seem overused. If I were to buy one it would definitely be the mentioned three that I sampled.

[–]ISCOREDwithISCO[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

I’ve heard good things of Man in Black, I hope it fits my persona. Maybe I should try it in the mall first

[–]CSLOBO0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Sauvage and Invictus are awesome

[–]_Icarus_Reborn_0 points1 point  (2 children) | Copy

Viktor Rolf SpiceBomb.

Shits delicious.

But I'd be careful snagging any of the colognes mentioned here without testing it first. Your skin reacts to the chemicals in the fragrance, what smells good on someone might not work for you.

Always try and go get a tester, make sure your fresh and don't have another cologne on. Find one you like, put it on and see how it sits after a couple of hours. Cologne has high, middle and bass notes that come through after a time.

If your still digging it, then purchase.

[–]PM_mecolorlasernudes0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Just read about this one. Need to try it out.

[–]th33unsaltednutt0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Thank god, i thought i was the only one that didnt like smelling like a walking bubblegum stick. Have tried ultra male, eros and you name it. Cant stand smelling so sweet. Feel imma get diabetes fron the cologne.

[–]drevenx130 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

beer stain, doritos and a little bit of sweat on my wife beater. Also, I rock that 70’s moustache.

[–]ev3rynightfireworks1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Smoosh the Doritos on the wife beater

[–]wtfdoiaskfor1-2 points-1 points  (9 children) | Copy

Honestly, fuck brands. Go to one of those shops that do replicas and find something that makes your nose happy. Fuck spending dozens of dollars on something that can be had for cheaper.

[–]bruiser185 points6 points  (6 children) | Copy

Not the same quality. Some things you just shouldn’t cheap out on

[–]Transport1270 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Try Frank Oliver products, you’ll Change your mind

[–]wtfdoiaskfor10 points1 point  (4 children) | Copy

If it smells good... What more do you want from it?

[–]bruiser183 points4 points  (3 children) | Copy

Knock off brands are cheap materials, ware off quickly, they’re not the same

[–]DucardthaDon0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

They use cheaper to less ingredients. You'd be better making your own, it's not that hard.

[–]wtfdoiaskfor1-3 points-2 points  (1 child) | Copy

What cheap materials? Be specific

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Water. The knock offs you buy at that weird mall kiosk are all watered down fakes that wear off too soon. If you used the real stuff you would know.

[–]ISCOREDwithISCO[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy

I agree with this, I’m all for replicas as long as performance doesn’t take a hit. At that point I’d just go ahead and get the actual original product. The reason I bought Ventana was because of the great reviews I saw online saying it was 90-95% like Sauvage, and it lasted a long time on my skin and it was $20-$30 cheaper so I went ahead and bought it.

[–]wtfdoiaskfor11 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Yeah, for sure. Nice to see common sense around here lol

[–]VipKyle-1 points0 points  (0 children) | Copy

Shanel blue

[–]wattahit-1 points0 points  (0 children) | Copy

Armani sport code 👌

[–]Vouch33r-1 points0 points  (0 children) | Copy

Acqua di Gio essenza. The most beautiful scent I've ever worn, got complimented every time I wore it. It is no longer produced but you can still grab it from the internet.

[–]Target_Fun-1 points0 points  (0 children) | Copy

E oh

[–]Martian53684-1 points0 points  (0 children) | Copy

Club de nuit

[–]operationveritas-1 points0 points  (0 children) | Copy

I stand by Valentino Uomo Intenso (black version). Strong, masculine Italian scent which cuts right through anything I’ve ever tried. And the bottle is pretty cool.

[–][deleted] -1 points0 points  (0 children) | Copy

Versace pour homme. It almost always gets a compliment when meeting a first date.

[–]TxnyMontana-1 points0 points  (0 children) | Copy

"Iced" by hugo boss or "one million" by paco rabanne

[–]hawaiianboomerang-1 points0 points  (0 children) | Copy

frankly huge John Varvatos fan. Everything else smells like I'm trying to flex my testosterone muscle.

[–]DucardthaDon-1 points0 points  (0 children) | Copy

Le labo Santal - Yeah it's played out but a classic scent, never tire of it despite smelling it everywhere

Byredo Slowdance

I also got a bunch of perfume oils

Budget - Zara does very good copies of Le Labo, Aventus, etc....

Love fragrance, smelling good and women telling me I smell good.

[–]MrAnderzon-1 points0 points  (0 children) | Copy

Men's L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme Eau de Toilette Spray

&

Men’s PRADA Amber Pour Homme Intense Eau de Parfum Spray

[–]Transport127-1 points0 points  (0 children) | Copy

Blue Touch

I have tried Versace Eros, Dior sauvage, Blue touch. My favorite is Blue touch. It smells so natural and fresh. The other two (Versace Eros and Dior sauvage) don’t smell good.

[–]ngyuhnang-1 points0 points  (5 children) | Copy

I got Versace pour homme and D&G the one from Costco for good prices. Both are pretty good but I use the Versace one for work and D&G for dates.

I used to go to Sephora and Nordstrom every week to grab free cologne samples (it's their policies) and I stopped buying cologne because I found out this. I'd say try out a lot of samples before buying and figure out what you like and what girls like.

[–]Valyarian0 points1 point  (4 children) | Copy

samples as in the small vials?

[–]ngyuhnang0 points1 point  (3 children) | Copy

That’s correct

[–]Valyarian0 points1 point  (2 children) | Copy

Oh nice, you just go in asking what their sample of the week is? and you think they might still be doing this after Quarantine is over?

[–]ngyuhnang1 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy

For Sephora, you can choose any three colognes you like and ask for samples, they will do it right away for you.

But I would always politely ask “do you guys by chance give out free samples” first although I know their policies.

[–]MMFOOD_0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

use scentsplit online for great prices on samples of nearly anything. i always go through there before ever buying a full bottle

[–]eggheadedidiot-1 points0 points  (0 children) | Copy

Acqua di gio absolu is a banger

[–]089-083-1 points0 points  (0 children) | Copy

Aqua Di Gio, got it as a birthday present a few years ago. Works well with my natural musk



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