What’s your favourite men’s cologne?

We’re running out of one of our current favourite men’s colognes right now. I only learned that my husband really likes it too, both on me, and to wear. It was Dsquared2 Wood, and it was discontinued a few years ago. The reviews of its replacement are pretty bad, so it’s time to look for something else.

I decided to ask Facebook for opinions and am surprised at the response: 125 comments and counting. I do love a message string like this. Friends really do want to converse, share their opinions and be seen. I think the info here is a great snapshot and far too interesting to not share.

I’ll leave it to you to judge what kind of friends I have… And I’ll remove the names because that wouldn’t be right to leave them up!

My specific question was: Am looking for inspiration for the next bottle: what’s your favourite men’s cologne?

You can see that some of my friends are … jokers. Also, I was surprised (but shouldn’t be) how many of my women friends weighed in.

πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ Paul Rudd may be able to provide some guidance on this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ccp-lEmoAE

Anchorman - Sex panther


Anchorman – Sex panther

πŸ§”πŸ½ That is awesome.

πŸ’πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Hugo Boss. Issey Miyake.

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πŸ§”πŸ½ I’ve worn this one in the past: I like the light, orange scent of it.

πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ: Czech & Speake: I only wear No. 88, but their others are also good.

πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ: Jo malone of course

πŸ’πŸ½β€β™€οΈ: I don’t know if they still make it but Dolce & Gabanna = lime deliciousness
πŸ’πŸ½β€β™€οΈ:Moi le parfum que je prΓ©fΓ¨re pour les hommes c’est Eau sauvage de Christian Dior. Un classique, mais still incredibly sexy!


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πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ: Oud from Oman

πŸ’πŸ½β€β™€οΈ: Eau d’Eau, as any scents trigger my complex chronic diseases …
Once upon a time I wore Lagerfeld (for men), but that’s out now for a number of reasons. I literally can’t stay in places where a lot of scent is around or a little of what I react to most … your pukin’ and wheezin’ cuz …
πŸ§”πŸ½ Ouch, cousin!

πŸ’πŸ½β€β™€οΈ: This was one of O’s favorites. Not exactly unique, but it was a great scent on him. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terre_d%27HermΓ¨s

Terre d'Hermès - Wikipedia

πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ: ‘Acqua di Gio’ by Armani – people (including a lovely young Frenchman on the Paris Metro!) stop me and ask me what I am wearing…

πŸ§”πŸ½ It’s my fave

πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ: PACO RABANNE.
πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ: Marrakech | Aesop Australia
Marrakech | Aesop Australia
And their other one which is very Smokey is good too, just cannot remember it’s name
πŸ’πŸ½β€β™€οΈ: I will thrill you momentarily
THE AFTERNOON OF A FAUN | Etat Libre d'Orange

THE AFTERNOON OF A FAUN | Etat Libre d’Orange

Thank me later

πŸ§”πŸ½ good to see Justin Vivian Bond getting credit for that perfume again

πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ: Oud Wood

πŸ’πŸ½β€β™€οΈ: Try this fragrance. It is also an ancient disinfectant Ottoman Turkish style.

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πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ: Penhaligon’s Juniper Sling – like wearing a Gin & Tonic !

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πŸ’πŸ½β€β™€οΈ: OMG, if you try all of the above, you will smell good for the rest of your life!

πŸ‘¨πŸ½: Or I’ll smell like Duty Free at the airport.

πŸ’πŸ½β€β™€οΈ: the new fragrance of travellers: Duty Free No 5!

πŸ’πŸ½β€β™€οΈ: Tom Ford Oud Wood, Comme des GarΓ§ons β€œAmazing Green”, Histoires de Parfums 1740: You can’t go wrong with these 😊

πŸ‘¨πŸ½: You and I like the same smells. I was just going to mention Oud (there are a variety but the classic Oud Wood is best). I also like and have Commes des GarΓ§ons Copper. It’s hard to find outside of Japan though. It also smells a bit too metallic and weird for most. The bottle is beautiful. I love bringing it out for inspection at airport security check.

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πŸ’πŸ½β€β™€οΈ: oh wow, thanks for the info. What other Oud smells do you like?

πŸ‘¨πŸ½: I bought Arabian Wood by mistake, which is spicier but I liked that. Tobacco Oud is also nice but a little too much “decay” undertone.

πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ: Hard to find but Jil Sander for Men is amazing!

πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ: None! Men’s body odour 😝
πŸ’πŸ½β€β™€οΈ:Le Labo – many options but I like ThΓ© Noir
πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ: Gin
πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ: Hai Karate
πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ: Chablis is good! Or for strength a good St Emillion or Margaret River Cabernet.
πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ: I always go for KENZO πŸ˜‰πŸ‘
πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ: Old Spice.

πŸ’πŸ½β€β™€οΈ: Aqua di Parma Intensa. It is so good and very discreet. And you like Italy. Just try it. There are also some divine shave products also.



πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ: Happy: I always feel happy when I spray
Served Neat: This Homemade Whiskey Cologne Will Bring Out Your Inner Bond Villain


Served Neat: This Homemade Whiskey Cologne Will Bring Out Your Inner Bond Villain

πŸ‘¨πŸ½: Uh, I smell like alcohol too often already…
πŸ’πŸ½β€β™€οΈ: Scotch.
πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ:Β  Channel Allure Blanche is light citrusy and my current go to.
πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ:Β Baldessarini

πŸ’πŸ½β€β™€οΈ: I don’t know if you have Lush in Australia? I love their scents!

πŸ’πŸ½β€β™€οΈ: I’ve got a soft spot for this, myself…

L'Occitan Eau de Toilette 75ml | L’OCCITANE UK


L’Occitane Eau de Toilette 75ml | L’OCCITANE UK
πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ: Brut 33 splash it over – feel like a 70s porn star
πŸ‘¨πŸ½: I thought you felt like that all the time
πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ: Terre d’Hermes
πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ: Old Spice, Brut, Aqua Velva (although Aqua Vulva, which autocorrect suggested, does sound enticing).
πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ: Dove soap. Screw those headache-inducing poofy stinkystuffs.

πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ: Apparently Carolina Herrera’s new fragrance is nice. It’s called β€œBad Boy” 😜

πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ: Dyptique Philosykos

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πŸ’πŸ½β€β™€οΈ: Terre d’Hermes

πŸ‘¨πŸ½: My husband loves this.

πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ: Track down a sniff of Stercus by Orto Parisi. Armpit in leather bar, with hint of… stercus.

πŸ’πŸ½β€β™€οΈ: I always liked “Right… HE won’t be back. Could you turn the omelet, Love? I brought fair trade beans!”

πŸ’πŸ½β€β™€οΈ: Have you tried Frederic Malle or Creed?

πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ: Rhubarb! Sounds weird but it’s great

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πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ:Β Tommy Hilfiger original
πŸ’πŸ½β€β™€οΈ: Guilty by Gucci. Medicinal.
πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ: Bleu de Chanel
πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ: Eau naturelle

πŸ’πŸ½β€β™€οΈ: Boucheron

πŸ‘¨πŸ½:Β OMG! I love that also! I just ran out and want more!!!

πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ: Anarchiste – from Caron
πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ: Happy
πŸ’πŸ½β€β™€οΈ: A few drops of Chanel No. 5
πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ: I was hoping you were going to say wine.
πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ: TOM (unaf)FORD(able). Oud MinΓ©rale is what I was treated to a while back, and it’s lovely. But it’s at least Β£195 for 100ml. Advantage is a little last a long time, and so it should at that price.
πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ: Bvlgari Black
πŸ’πŸ½β€β™€οΈ: This is my fave!!!
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πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ: I was all set to type Hendrick’s gin, then I read the rest.
πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ: Aqua di Parma – most of them but I particularly like Arancia di Capri, Chinotto di Liguria, Ginepro di Sardenia and the Fico di Amalfi.
πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ: I can never go past the classics – L’eau D’issey Pour Homme by Issey Miyake for summer & Fahrenheit by Dior for winter
πŸ‘¨πŸ½:Β  Exactly the two out of the four I have (the other two are JPG’s Le Male and Chanel’s Egoiste).


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πŸ‘¨πŸ½:Β  You have expensive taste πŸ˜„ I’m going to go smell this one: I think at least three people have mentioned it.

πŸ‘¨πŸ½:Β  She is on to the good stuff there. Le Labo Santal is similar.

πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ: Rick it old school!
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πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ: Rock it that is…
πŸ’πŸ½β€β™€οΈ: Bleu de Chanel … so hot
πŸ’πŸ½β€β™€οΈ: Try Replica: Jazz Club
πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ: Issey Miyake
πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ: D & G Light Blue
πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ: I had a dream once that I drank every bottle of alcohol in the place. And when I ran out I drank every bottle of aftershave. The Island Lime aftershave was delicious.
πŸ’πŸ½β€β™€οΈ: Bacon grease. Your cats will love it!
πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ: Pasha de Cartier, my all time favourite
πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ: Cool Water/ Davidoff. Excellent!
πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ: Dior’s Fahrenheit. It makes me feel like a daddy! (A millennial work colleague told me once that I smelt like her dad while wearing this)
πŸ’πŸ½β€β™€οΈ: So many places have banned perfume that I know very few people who wear it. Most workplaces here are scent free. That being said, a men’s cologne that doesn’t smell like you doused yourself with cheap booze is a nice touch.πŸ™‚
πŸ‘¨πŸ½: I remember hearing about perfume being banned in places in Canada, and perhaps the issue being raised in some parts of the United States. But as far as I know, it’s really not an issue in Australia and most other countries.

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