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The best MFK for men

baklavaRuzh

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From the discovery for men set based on amount used is:

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Baccarat rouge 540. By a longshot.


Do you agree?
 

baklavaRuzh

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Love Bacarat Rouge 540m but for me Aqua Universalis Extrait De Parfum.

Masculin Pluriel
Sadly none of those are in the discovery set. The problem with this set for me is that about three to four of them smell like slight variations of the same theme. My other two favorites for everyday use were grand soir and gentle fluidity gold, but I have other fragrances just like them.
 

DoctorM81

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I've only sampled 2 or 3 from the line so am barely qualified to comment, but yes Baccarat Rouge was the stand out.
 

Diddy

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Masculin Pluriel and Baccarat Rouge 540 are standouts from the house for me.
 

freewheelingvagabond

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Anything you liked about it in particular?

This turned out unfortunately to be my least favorite from the set.
Elegant, refined, effortless .... a fresh rose seamlessly blended in with a high quality fresh woody amber that, whilst synthetic, carefully avoids the pitfalls of so many others from Sauvage to Dylan Blue. Definitely mainstream-ish, but very high quality and enjoyable to me. Naturally, won't work if one dislikes rose or fresh woody ambers.
 

baklavaRuzh

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Elegant, refined, effortless .... a fresh rose seamlessly blended in with a high quality fresh woody amber that, whilst synthetic, carefully avoids the pitfalls of so many others from Sauvage to Dylan Blue. Definitely mainstream-ish, but very high quality and enjoyable to me. Naturally, won't work if one dislikes rose or fresh woody ambers.
I love rose and have a bunch of rose fragrances and woody ambers I'm ok with. I honestly didn't think any of the fragrances in the set were bad though, and i agree with you that it is effortless. A lot of the fragrance in the set are actually really easy to wear and hard to truly dislike.

That being said, what put me off with l'homme a la rose, was an extremely sharp note that increasingly comes off screeching and slightly acrid. I wouldn't have minded it so much probably if I didn't already have alternatives like toy boy by Moschino which is similar in what it is trying to achieve, but to me it is smoother and well, more elegant. I haven't tried Dylan blue or sauvage, perhaps I should? 😄
 

UESNYC

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When a perfume house
These are universally horrible for me.
When a perfume house says “unisex” take it with a grain of salt until you see for yourself. Unisex fragrances are generally women’s fragrances that lean a bit to men’s. Men that wear the 540 fragrance look foolish IMO.
 

freewheelingvagabond

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I love rose and have a bunch of rose fragrances and woody ambers I'm ok with. I honestly didn't think any of the fragrances in the set were bad though, and i agree with you that it is effortless. A lot of the fragrance in the set are actually really easy to wear and hard to truly dislike.

That being said, what put me off with l'homme a la rose, was an extremely sharp note that increasingly comes off screeching and slightly acrid. I wouldn't have minded it so much probably if I didn't already have alternatives like toy boy by Moschino which is similar in what it is trying to achieve, but to me it is smoother and well, more elegant.
Yes, a lot of these modern fragrances are sharp because of the aromachemicals they use, and the degree of perceived sharpness is subjective. Toy Boy is an excellent pick.

I haven't tried Dylan blue or sauvage, perhaps I should? 😄
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Grand Soir.

There's something in all the fresh scents that rubs me the wrong way. There's a syntheticness that is piercing to my nose. Tried the aqua vitaes, aqua universalis, gentle fluidities, and masculin pluriel.
 

maxwell_

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Out of those I’d pick Grand Soir, although I find it hard to wear because of how potent/sweet it is.

Overall Masculin Pluriel. That’s a masterpiece and the only one in the line I enjoy enough to own
 

rum

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I also have a few issues with the syrup-overload scents from this brand: BR540 (which is becoming increasingly popular with the ladies in my area), Grand Soir and some from the oud range.

I would say the best smelling for me would be either of the Amyris versions - EdT or Extrait.
 

Hazzle77

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Grand Soir.

There's something in all the fresh scents that rubs me the wrong way. There's a syntheticness that is piercing to my nose. Tried the aqua vitaes, aqua universalis, gentle fluidities, and masculin pluriel.
Definitely agree with all of that. I do like Grand Soir and feel exactly the same as you about all the others you mention, although I didn't mind Masculin Pluriel.

If you REALLY want to try something insanely synthetic and frankly absolutely hideous from the house, get your nose on 724.
 

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