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Friday, December 10, 2010

Andy Tauer Annual Advent Calendar: Le Cologne du Maghreb Giveaway.


DETAILS ON THE PRIZE: LE COLOGNE DU MAGHREB, 50 ml, 1.7 FL OZ glass flacon with spray.

From Andy himself,


"This year's highlight for the give-aways: I made an all natural, all botanical Eau de cologne, baptized LE COLOGNE DU MAGHREB, especially for this occasion. I use only natural essential oils, absolutes, and resins in it. It is a classical cologne, with a woody baseline chord, a firework of natural citrus notes, exploding into expensive sparkles, on a background with ambreine and cedarwood from the Moroccan High Atlas.

Like all colognes it is not made to last but it is a fragrant joy, living in the moment, leaving you with the finest veil of woods on your skin.

Ingredients: Citrus essential oils and absolutes (such as lemon, bergamot, clementine, mandarine, grapefruit, orange blossom absolute, neroli oil), rose absolute and oil, cedarwood, ambrein, cistrose and much more.

Initially, I started working on a cologne because I got my hand on a wonderful neroli oil that was so lovely that I could not but create a fragrance around it. And what kind of perfume if not a cologne is the first thing coming to mind when thinking NEROLI….

Thus, the cologne is a little bit an homage to neroli and in a sense, it is a way of looking back to my roots, working all natural. I truly love naturals."

HOW TO ENTER: leave a comment telling us whether you wear colognes, whether it is a seasonal thing or year-round staple for you and what is your favorite representative of a cologne genre. I have yet to smell Cologne Maghreb, so I reserve a right to change my mind, but for now I would say my favorite cologne is Malle's Cologne Bigarade.

The draw will close on Friday, the randomly chosen winner will be announced on Monday.

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197 Comments:

Anonymous Bradamante said...

Am I really the first to arrive? My favourite cologne would be Angeliques sous la Pluie, Ellena/Malle. In summer I used to put it in my freshly washed hair en during the day wafts of the Angeliques would tickle my nose with their sweet call of the moors (were they grow).

1:22 AM EST  
Blogger Datura5750 said...

I use my 40 year old bottle of 4711 all year when I need a lift, it was my grandmother's.

1:31 AM EST  
Blogger pyramus said...

I am not really a cologne person: I like things with more body, usually. But the Comme des Garçons colognes are nice, and I've been wearing the Bulgari green tea since it was launched. I would be interesting to see what Andy does with the idea.

2:14 AM EST  
Blogger Amy said...

My favorite is probably a tie between Dior Cologne Blanche and Clarins Eau Dynamisante. I don't wear cologne often, but sometimes when it's really hot outside nothing else will do. Happy holidays!

2:16 AM EST  
Blogger Liza said...

Good morning, Andy!
I prefer to use colognes when the weather is hot, to feel fresher. Today my favourite is "Cologne" by Tierry Mugler. But I hope to try yours one day! :)

2:18 AM EST  
Blogger Raluca Sidon said...

I don't wear, but I love to smell the sillage of men wearing cologne (a good one)

2:31 AM EST  
Blogger Fragralicious said...

Hi! Sounds wonderful. i am not much of a cologne wearer myself as I tend towards traditional "female' perfumes (but that is changing :p.

I did discover Dior Bois D'Argent, which is lovely though I do have to reapply quite frequently. Which is ok,long as I like it!

2:35 AM EST  
Blogger lexfordrose said...

I don't wear colognes much but I do wear several of Andy's scents and would love to try this cologne!

2:37 AM EST  
Blogger anatole said...

I don't wear Colognes on a regular basis but I like them before going to bed on my sheets. And my favorite one is De Nicolai Cologne relaxante Haute Provence.

2:38 AM EST  
Blogger Tama said...

I primarily wear colognes in warmer weather. My faves are Mugler Cologne and 4711, but I am still exploring.

2:38 AM EST  
Blogger hellsbelle said...

I like so much wearing colognes, It makes me feeling good taking the bottle and splashing several times during the day.
my favourite one is "Cologne pour le Soir", a subtle and refined rose blend by Francis Kurkdijan.

2:39 AM EST  
Blogger Nima S. said...

Cologne Blanche by Dior Homme. When I owned it, I wore it often. Splashed in on.

2:44 AM EST  
Blogger William said...

I typically wear colognes in the spring/summer, but sometimes them in the fall/winter. During the colder months, I'll wear it after a late evening shower. My favorite cologne right now is Eau d'Orange Verte by Hermes.

2:46 AM EST  
OpenID olfactoriastravels.com said...

My favorite Cologne is also Malle's Bigarade Concentree by Ellena. It brightens my mood instantly, every time.

2:51 AM EST  
Blogger Katherine said...

I love cologne, because I find myself wanting to wear a different scent in the evenings; I can enjoy one in the morning and a different layered later. -balutakatherine

2:53 AM EST  
Anonymous fqjcior@gmail.com said...

Hi there!
I wear colognes mostly during summertime. My prefered one is Muglers Cologne. I like also Eau d'Orange Verte by Hermes.

2:53 AM EST  
Blogger Furriner said...

I guess I wear colognes more in the summer... though today I wore Eau d'Orange Verte, which I guess is my favorite. Have been wearing it since the late '90s fairly regularly.

3:04 AM EST  
Blogger elzsmelzgud said...

Hi
cologne is a summer thing for me. I've tried many, but keep returning to my chanel eau de cologne & hermes eau de pampelmousse rose. Would love to try Andy's!

3:26 AM EST  
Anonymous Miosava said...

Hi! I wear colognes all year round.I really like Elisabeth Arden Green Tea.It's perfect for the summer.Really want to try Jo Malone's creations...

3:29 AM EST  
Blogger Ignasiowa said...

I like to wear colognes in the spring/summer, when the weather is hot, to refresh my body and mind. My prefered one is Clarins Eau Dynamisante

3:29 AM EST  
Blogger d said...

I wear cologne year round.

A perfect representative of a genre is Chanel Pour Monsieur, of the chypre family.

3:38 AM EST  
Blogger Ines said...

I don't wear colognes year round, mostly late spring and summer, except for Nutmeg and Ginger by Jo Malone which seems to me the perfect got ot scents for some short easy wear.
I would love to try Andy's cologne as I'm sure I cannot even imagine what it must smell like. :)

3:43 AM EST  
Blogger allbertas said...

My favorite cologne probably is Hermes eau d'orange, although it dissapears in 20 minutes...

3:45 AM EST  
Blogger R.P. Dario said...

cologne is a all over the year thing for me, gives me energy in the morning and a good sense during the first hours after waking up.
usually diphtyque eau de neroli.

3:50 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I recently tried Citrus Bigarrade by Creed and put this on my to-buy list for summer. May not really a cologne, but close.
But maybe it can be taken off my to-buy list if I win Andies wonderful cologne;-)

3:51 AM EST  
Anonymous fleur de lys said...

I recently tried Citrus Bigarrade by Creed and put this on my to-buy list for summer. Not really a cologne, but close.
But maybe it can be taken off my to-buy list if I win Andies wonderful cologne;-)

3:53 AM EST  
Anonymous Zazie said...

I like my colognes...with a twist.
I enjoy them after a shower, before going to bed.
In the last few months I've been enjoying ninfeo mio, by Annick Goutal.

4:09 AM EST  
Anonymous Barbara said...

My favourite cologne is Eau de Guerlain. I wear colognes year round, usually as a bedtime scent. I would love to try the Cologne du Maghreb, so thanks for hosting yet another occasion to win a bottle!

4:16 AM EST  
Anonymous zeram1 said...

I wear colognes all year round. It's hard to pick just one, but I tend to like wearing Serge Luten's MKK for those "special" moments ;)

4:18 AM EST  
Blogger framboise said...

I wear cologne year round. My favorite representative of a "watery" scent is not a cologne, but an eau de toilette- Fragonard's Bleu Riviera.

4:20 AM EST  
Blogger hoopie said...

only if i go out in the evening

4:21 AM EST  
Blogger Irina said...

I wear the qua Alegoria series, specially in spring time ( very short, is any, my part of the world) and this is the closest I got to an eau de cologne till now
I would love to get to know Andy's special
thanks

4:23 AM EST  
Blogger rosarita said...

I haven't really explored the world of colognes.....yet. :) Thanks for the opportunity!

4:33 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love colognes on hot summer days, and my favorite is Eau de Lalique, by JC Ellena. It's got some interesting herbal twists, like dill. Then I make my own cologne based on the original from Germany, using all naturals. Very cooling! I'd love to try Andy's- his Vetiver Dance is one of my favorites.
-Marla

4:44 AM EST  
Anonymous Aster said...

I do wear cologne in summer when anything else is really unbearable. This year I fell for Santa Maria Novella Garofano.

4:46 AM EST  
Anonymous AlexP said...

I'm wearing cologne sometimes , during the hot summer days. I like to wear the classical Aqua di Parma and Thierry Mugler's Cologne

4:52 AM EST  
Blogger Blessed and Highly favoured said...

I don't wear colognes but would love to win and try Andy's cologne.

5:03 AM EST  
Blogger damian said...

I aren't in love with colognes in general.... will wear them infrequently during summer. Maybe Thierry Mugler cologne. To beat the heat I prefer vetivers like encre noir, or woody citruses like New York. Interested in what Andy's done with the genre though!

5:10 AM EST  
Blogger janrik said...

While I have not tried so many colognes, I do like wearing Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune Eau de Reglisse. I need to explore....am guessing I'd love Andy's if I'm lucky enough to win!!

5:11 AM EST  
Blogger janrik said...

oops, meant Pamplelune & Reglisse.

5:13 AM EST  
Anonymous Daniele R. said...

Cologne Bigarade, hands down, but I also enjoy Jo Malone's White Jasmine and Mint. I find myself reaching for cologne in general more in the warmer months, but the Bigarade calls to me all year around.

5:16 AM EST  
Blogger marcopietro said...

Hallo, Andy!
I prefer to use colognes in spring or summer. At the moment my favourites are "Cravache" by R. Piguet for evening/night and Green Water by J. Fath during tha day.

5:27 AM EST  
Anonymous Goose said...

I absolutely love cologne-like scents with something to it: Bigarade Concentree, Eau d'Hadrien, Eau d'Orange Verte, the Aqua Allegorias... cannot get enough of those. Most of all in spring/summer but whenever I want to lift my spirits they are great in colder weather too.

5:38 AM EST  
Blogger helena said...

I wear vintage Bois des Îles cologne - fleeting but very beautiful.

5:44 AM EST  
Blogger Lisa said...

I wear colognes year round. But I don't really have a favorite.

5:50 AM EST  
Blogger Jo said...

I wear cologne any that siuit and I vary according to occasion. I love BVLGARI GREEN TEA by Bvlgari

6:17 AM EST  
Anonymous sybil said...

I don't normally wear colognes, but if Andy Tauer made it, I'd love to try it!

6:22 AM EST  
Blogger Jaki said...

I love cologne and my husband and I used to share Czech and Speake's 88. I enjoy Cartier eaude orange but don't know if that is classed as a cologne. The initial smell seems to go quite quickly but the base notes last a good deal of the day and I find myself thinking what is that grat smell and it's me !

6:27 AM EST  
Anonymous RM said...

I'm not normally a cologne wearer but that's probably because I haven't found the right one yet!
I do have a bottle of Mugler Cologne though which I wear on the odd occasion - my three year old son tends to wear this one the most to!
Thanks for hosting this draw!

6:28 AM EST  
Anonymous Nancy C. said...

I'm not a generally a cologne person but I do like to use citrus scents in the hot summer months.

6:46 AM EST  
Blogger twinklenic said...

i do wear cologne but not all the time usually in winter

6:49 AM EST  
Blogger A J said...

At the moment my favourite is either Endymion or Hammam Bouquet, both by Penhaligons. Worn in the evenings all year round

6:55 AM EST  
Blogger *jen said...

I don't own any colognes... yet. :)

6:56 AM EST  
Blogger baobab said...

hello! colognes?? i dont wear that, but well....oh ive got Demeter's, Gin+Tonic is my fav, and Wet garden and paperback are sitting in my toilet :)

7:05 AM EST  
Blogger loar said...

I'm not really a cologne person but I like Eau d'Orange Verte by Hermes.

7:14 AM EST  
Anonymous Eszter said...

I did not know much about cologne until recently when I discovered the limited edition cologne versions of the 4 Miller Harris originals. I am a huge MH fan and am in love with these scents as well!

7:26 AM EST  
Blogger Karin said...

I only have one "official" bottle of cologne. Cologne a la Francaise! I wear it in summer...hmmm...maybe I should dig it out now and try it! I also discovered Eau de Sisley 3 this past summer, and LOVE IT!!!

Thanks for the draw!!!

7:49 AM EST  
Blogger stellaglo said...

eau dynamisante and angeliques sous la pluie are my two favorite colognes. ED is the one i can always wear, and fall in love with each time i wear it.

7:50 AM EST  
Anonymous Julie Ellen said...

I love cologne, especially on a hot summer day. I got my first bottle of 4711 more than 40 years ago and still love it. Thanks to you and Andy for the Advent giveaway.

7:55 AM EST  
Blogger Lexi said...

I wear cologne (perfume) to complete an outfit - it's that final step in getting dressed that finishes off the look. Perfume sets the mood of the day. A black top and jeans is a friday staple, but something crisp and modern for day at the office or sweet and clean for friends or spicy sexy for a date. It helps set a mood..an undercurrent.

7:56 AM EST  
Blogger cakemper said...

Lately I've been wearing Bal a Versailles in the cologne form....but I'd love to try Andy's cologne.

8:17 AM EST  
Blogger fragrancescout said...

I dont't wear colognes but I'm very curious about an Andy's cologne

8:19 AM EST  
Blogger Proximity said...

I have recently (last 6 months) realized that when done well, I love Colognes. But as my perfume budget is incredibly small (like maybe 1 bottle a year at the moment) I haven't been able to really find a favorite, or get a big bottle so I could start wearing cologne regularly. I think that I would really enjoy wearing it whenever I don't want to think too much about fragrance .. so it would replace my fragrance-free days, and I would also enjoy it at any time when I was unsure of what would be appropriate for the situation, or when I need a pick-me-up. It would be all year round for me, though I might indulge more frequently in warmer weather.
As for ones that I like ... well I know this was a controversial fragrance, but I fell hard and fast for Serge Lutens L'Eau. For me, it was the difference between something done over and over repetitively, and then smelling it done *right*.

8:35 AM EST  
Blogger AromaX said...

Well, it really depends on the mood. Sometimes just need a fresh citrusy aura. Wearing many of them - cologne by Thierry Mugler, all three by Hermes or some selfmade.

8:36 AM EST  
Blogger CC ... said...

On a hot summer day, for me, nothing else will do. They feel fresh and lift my mood so I stop thinking about the sticky heat. Eau de Guerlain is a favorite as are other cologne-ish type scents, i.e., Eau de Rochas, O de Lancome, etc.

And I loooove when I happen upon someone wearing Guerlain's Eau de Cologne Imperiale as it reminds me of my father.

I would love to try yours, Andy!

8:43 AM EST  
Anonymous Fernando said...

I don't wear cologne too often, as it fades away too fast. Sometimes I use some just before going to bed. And in the summer when it's very hot.

8:44 AM EST  
Blogger queen_cupcake said...

I don't wear cologne too often, but when I do I wear 4711 or Clarins Eau Dynamisante. I would love to try Andy's cologne!

8:47 AM EST  
Blogger thescentmuse said...

Wow...I don't typically wear colognes, but have been tempted by Liz Zorn's. Andy's sounds simple and appealing. Would love to try this!!

8:51 AM EST  
Blogger Kaarel said...

I wear cologne mostly with warmer weather as lot of other people do.

My favourite is AdP Colonia, followed by Eau de Gentiane Blanche by Hermes.

8:52 AM EST  
Blogger Yazzselena said...

I am too in love eau de parfums to wear a cologne but i love to smell them on men, especially Dior scents like Fahrenheit

8:59 AM EST  
Blogger Tom said...

i'm not much of a cologne person but i appreciate everything i have tried from Tauer until this point, would love to sample cologne du maghreb.

9:00 AM EST  
Blogger Romaayden said...

Can't imagine life without fragrance. I change up several times a day, usually in the winter an incense scent summer, florals and citrus. Seasons Greetings to All!

9:09 AM EST  
Blogger Mansur said...

Like many people on here I use perfume more often than cologne, however in summer I do like Trumper's Ajaccio Violets or Alt Innsbruck which has a really nice spicy tabacco'y sillage. Would live to try Andy's new creation...

9:24 AM EST  
Blogger niina said...

I am not generally a cologne person, but I wore Demeter's Dirt last summer when it was too much to put on anything heavier. I would love to try Andy's, since he's kind of a genius.

9:27 AM EST  
Blogger cbstarker said...

In general, I don't wear Colognes, but instead prefer perfumes that center on incense, leather, sandalwood and/or vetiver. However, I do on occasion wear Eau Sauvage, which is really the only Cologne I do wear, and of all things strange, I prefer to wear it in the summer while cutting the grass. Beats me why, but I do. I am really excited about Andy's creation and would love to experience his interpretation!

9:27 AM EST  
Blogger Elisa Gabbert said...

I rarely wear cologne myself, but I enjoy Thierry Mugler Cologne, Eau Sauvage, and Clarins Eau Dynamisante. Would love to try this, I like Andy's way with citrus.

9:29 AM EST  
Blogger Vintage Lady said...

I like very much eau de cologne. 4711 is one of them. Then eau de toilette very fresh would be Azur by Puig. I like discovering these light scents that i enjoy using after a short shower or in summer. 1916 by Myrurgia is one of my favourites too!

9:33 AM EST  
Blogger Kirsten said...

My favourite cologne is Chanel's Eau de Cologne. Lasts a little while on me, thankfully.

9:40 AM EST  
Blogger Gator Grad said...

I wear them (mostly in the winter, strangely). I love Escale a Portofino and the Hermes many colognes (Pamplemousse Rose is great). I'd love to try the Tauer version of a winter cologne!!

9:41 AM EST  
Anonymous d3m0lici0n said...

My favorite cologne is the Comme des Garcons Vettiveru. I'd love to try Andy's cologne. It has to be awesome for sure.

9:43 AM EST  
Blogger Line Skywalker Karlström said...

I'm not so familiar with Cologne as a genre, but sometimes wear Knize 10, which is of course a classic. I would be thrilled to get a chance to sniff what Andy makes of it, it does sound gorgeous. Have a nice weekend!

9:44 AM EST  
Anonymous CynthiaL said...

I love cologne in summer. No need to thing, just spray; I love Diptyque l'eau de l'eau, and also am partial to the old Mor Jasmine Tea.

9:50 AM EST  
Anonymous Cynthia L said...

I love cologne in summer. No need to thing, just spray; I love Diptyque l'eau de l'eau, and also am partial to the old Mor Jasmine Tea.

9:50 AM EST  
Blogger DT Chase said...

colognes can most certainly be used year-'round, I daresay. It all depends on the scent and the occasion.

Is there ever a time that Acqua di Parma would be unsuitable? Not likely!

9:52 AM EST  
Anonymous Stephan said...

I use colognes only before going to bed. For day wear I prefer longer lasting fragrances.

10:05 AM EST  
Anonymous Jiyin said...

I do like cologne, mostly in summer. The ones I tend to wear most often are L'ea de l'eau, by Diptyque, and Acqua di Colonia by SMN.

Thanks for hosting this contest!

10:16 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All year round, for me. I especially like Guerlain Imperiale, and Eau de Guerlian!

Merry Christmas,

Carole

10:24 AM EST  
Blogger Stacey said...

Cologne is usually reserved for spring or summer days with the occasional wear in the colder months. Some favorites so far are Guerlain Cologne du 68 and Dior Cologne Blanche. And I'm still hoping to win Andy's of course to add it to the list!

10:29 AM EST  
Blogger Christof said...

I wear occasionally cologne in the summer. Mostly Guerlains Du Coq and Imperiale. I wish they would last longer... but they are what they are.

10:30 AM EST  
Blogger Dixie said...

I love Guerlain's Imperial-preferably vintage.

10:34 AM EST  
Anonymous Olivia A said...

Amazingly, I have not really tried any colognes! (Except maybe the tiny kid-friendly splash bottles I had a small child...) I must remedy this somehow, and hope to try Andy's version! And whatever cologne I try (especially if it's Andy's) I must share with my boyfriend, as well! :-)

10:35 AM EST  
Blogger Dink said...

During the hot sticky summer months, I really like Clarins Eau Dynamisante. It's quite refreshing. I keep entering all of Andy's give-aways on various blogs, but so far no luck. Keeping fingers crossed!

10:37 AM EST  
Anonymous RobertoC. said...

The Chanel Cologne is pretty good, probably my favorite. It is pricy but is great.

10:42 AM EST  
Anonymous solocha said...

I don't wear cologne. If I had to, my first choice would probably be 4711 by Muelhens.

10:48 AM EST  
Anonymous Lauren said...

I wear colognes only in warm weather. My favorite is Monsoon Season.

10:52 AM EST  
Anonymous Tilly said...

Hi, I'm a lurking perfume newbie who really loves this blog! I usually only break out of my comment shyness when there is a giveaway like this involved (I'm still in the "must smell everything" stage) :) The only cologne I own (and love) at this point is Bulgari Red Tea - so nice in the summer!

10:53 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love cologne's and do wear them year round. My favorite - AG Eau d'Hadrien.

Dagney @ MUA

10:54 AM EST  
Blogger renee said...

I do wear colognes, mostly in the summertime. My current favorite is Comme des Garcons Series 8 Energy C in Lime, it is sooo refreshing :)

10:55 AM EST  
Anonymous You Smell!! said...

I really love Hierbas de Ibiza, it is amazingly refreshing but is a cologne and it dissapears really quick, but it is an awesome cologne.

11:05 AM EST  
Blogger Marianevans said...

I do wear colognes, but usually in the summer. Sometimes I dab a little on just before a plane ride (very close to my face and very sparingly so that it doesn't affect others). It's nice to have a little freshness during those long hours.

11:08 AM EST  
Blogger Helen said...

I do love cologne on a hot Texas summer day! My favorite Cologne is Guerlain 68 :)

11:08 AM EST  
Blogger Kathy said...

I do wear cologne, and it is a year round thing for me. My current favorite is Chanel Eau de Cologne - love it!

11:12 AM EST  
Blogger Anne said...

I do wear colognes year round. It's hard to choose a favorite, but my trusted standby is Bulgari Black. I find the tea note very comforting.

11:22 AM EST  
Blogger ~elise said...

I wear cologne mostly in warmer weather and Guerlain Col. 68 is a big fav!

11:23 AM EST  
Anonymous Kat said...

Guerlain's Cologne du 68 is sublime and works in any weather, love it. And would love to try Andy's!

11:30 AM EST  
Anonymous Magnus said...

I very much like Eau de Cologne from Les Exclusifs de Chanel. In the summer of course.

11:33 AM EST  
Blogger Helenlt said...

I don't wear a lot of cologne - I prefer something that lasts a bit longer. Maybe I'll try one in the summer when I need a 'lighter' scent

11:39 AM EST  
Blogger wildchild said...

4711 is a staple of my aunt and whenever I smell it, I think of her

11:41 AM EST  
Blogger Spike said...

I generally go for heavier, more potent fragrances but in the heat of summer a light, crisp cologne really hits the spot. I love Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune, Jo Malone Lime, Basil & Mandarin, and Mugler's Cologne.

11:43 AM EST  
Blogger Cerise said...

In Summer I often wear Jean Naté eau de cologne. While my taste runs to darker perfumes in Winter, how pleasurable it is then also to accompany the shorter days with the option of enjoying one sparkling eau de cologne in the morning, followed by another later in the day. When I use eau de cologne I am reminded of the ladies and gentlemen who precede us by centuries, whose variety of scents excited themselves as well as those around them. There is magic in finding new aspects of ourselves in a new scent.

11:44 AM EST  
Blogger odonata9 said...

I wear them mainly in warm weather - 4711, Thierry Mugler Cologne and L'ARtisan L'eau de L'Artisan are my favorites.

11:47 AM EST  
Blogger a.k.a. Warum said...

I only wore colognes when I was a little girl, sneaking it away from the dressing tables. So, I think Le Cologne du Maghreb would be a good start for adult life!

Thanks!

11:50 AM EST  
Blogger wench said...

I do wear cologne year-round, but change the style by season. My favorite one is L'air Marocain by Tauer - it smells really good on me.

11:55 AM EST  
Anonymous BenA said...

Eau d'Hermes is probably my favorite scent in the cologne genre.

11:57 AM EST  
Anonymous rosiegreen said...

I use cologne all year when I need a
pick me up. Guerlain imperial and 4711 are the best.

12:03 PM EST  
Blogger trhoades said...

I wear them to refresh myself, whenever that may be. Eau Sauvage is reached for the most often.

12:13 PM EST  
Anonymous Sonia Garcia said...

I don't like colognes that much, I prefer something more long lasting, but if I have to pick a favorite I'll go with the Chanel Cologne.

12:13 PM EST  
Blogger tsetse said...

I really enjoy colognes year-round, though I definitely wear them more in warmer weather, and in the warmest weather, often only colognes will do. My favorite for year-round wearability is Parfums de Nicolai Balle de Match. Chanel Eau de Cologne might be the overall winner, though.

12:19 PM EST  
Anonymous Lilybug said...

I wear them in summer. If I find one I like enough that may change. Caron's eau de reglisse is interesting because it's like nothing else in my collection, so it gets quite a bit of wear. But 4711 is very refreshing.

12:28 PM EST  
Blogger deeHowe said...

I do wear colognes, in the summer time! I have a mini of Eau de Guerlain, and a vintage bee bottle of Eau Imperiale---the bright citrus juxtaposed with the civit in the base is a strangely wonderful combo.

12:38 PM EST  
Blogger becca b said...

I love sheer colognes with warm undertones like Malle's L'Eau d'Hiver. Also, surprisingly, Pacifica's Indian Coconut Nectar has a real cologne-like quality, what with all the vetiver they've thrown in!

And, as an ode to the 90s (and innovative perfumery) I do wear cK One in the summer!

12:41 PM EST  
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12:44 PM EST  
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12:45 PM EST  
Blogger jason said...

I love Chanel Pour Monsieur. Always in summer, never in winter.
Also I like the difference between that and the Eau de Cologne in the Exclusifs

1:02 PM EST  
Blogger jshum said...

I'm not a cologne person either, but on a hot summer day nothing is better than Bvlgari Au the Vert

1:05 PM EST  
Blogger Kathryn said...

My summer standby is a bottle of 4711, kept in the refrigerator. But for a year round cologne, I'm considering a bottle of Atelier Orange Sanguine.

1:36 PM EST  
Blogger ghretta said...

I do wear cologne, and it is more of a summer thing. I have loved Clarins Eau Dynamisante, but the combination of ingredients in Maghreb sound amazing, every ingredient being my "favorite"! Thanks!

1:45 PM EST  
Blogger john said...

my summer/fall vetiver fest, heavily featuring andy's dance and some vintage guerlain, is over and i'm back in incense-and-resin land. today i smelled serge noire for the first time. perfect for a cold december day.

1:48 PM EST  
Anonymous David W Kent said...

I live in California, so enjoy colognes year round. Favorites are Bvlgari Black and Thierry Mugler.
-- david

1:59 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My favorite is Sere Lutens MKK followed by Detchema by Revillion.
I rarely wear a fragrance for more than 1 day. I love the variety of changing scents daily.

dremybluz@aol.com

2:04 PM EST  
Blogger Midastouch said...

Jo Malone - very floral and spicy :)

2:08 PM EST  
Blogger Kit said...

The only cologne that I own is Pomegranate Noir by Jo Malone... I like its astringent freshness.

2:29 PM EST  
Blogger Amir said...

Heeley's Sel Marin...all year round.

2:29 PM EST  
Blogger Mikael said...

I've been on eau de cologne -hunt since last summer, and have mostly come across discontinued gems like the Institut Tres Bien -trio and L'Artisan Fleur d'Oranger 2007 (although it's not a proper "eau de cologne"). I do prefer them in the warmer months, but for example Cologne a la Francaise works beautifully year round.

2:37 PM EST  
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2:41 PM EST  
Blogger Jessica said...

I mostly wear cologne in spring and summer. One of my favs is Eau de Gloire by Parfum d'Empire.

2:43 PM EST  
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2:53 PM EST  
Blogger nancy said...

whoops! I forgot to say whether I wear colognes, whether it is a seasonal thing or year-round staple for me and what is my favorite representative of a cologne genre.

I do wear colognes all year round and I love Amouge.

2:56 PM EST  
Anonymous Aparatchick said...

The Eaux from Parfum de Nicolai (Eau Exotique, Eau d'Ete) are probably the closest I come to a cologne staple. Great for summer, but not a year-round thing for me.

3:02 PM EST  
Anonymous Abi said...

I wear cologne nearly every day year 'round! Guerlain Imperiale is my go to scent although Chanel Cologne and Frapin L'Humaniste are quite lovely.(and for some reason I'm having trouble logging in to my account. Arr!)

3:05 PM EST  
Blogger presch1 said...

I have never been able to find a cologne that was interesting enough to wear. They're too light become lifeless after no time. The closest thing I have found is Mandragore Pourpre by AG. If anyone can do a cologne I can live with, it's Andy! Please enter me.

3:11 PM EST  
Anonymous Ian Campbell said...

It's a perfume especially reserved for special occasions, when one wishes to impress. Le Cologne du Maghreb is very important to me!

3:15 PM EST  
Blogger Xenia said...

At the moment I don't wear colognes, but would like to try.
Have a nice evening!

3:32 PM EST  
Blogger cornlily said...

I forgot to mention two great favorites: L'Artisan Fleur de Carrotte and Czech & Speake Neroli. The Carrotte should be splashed liberally, but I hoard it.

3:40 PM EST  
Blogger Allan said...

I don't really know much about colognes, but would like to try one.

3:43 PM EST  
Blogger Matt said...

I don't have many colognes, but I have to say that I really enjoy the powdery patchouli of Eau de Rochas. It's a refreshing start to just about any day, and the patchouli blends so well with many of my masculines. I would love to give Maghreb a try though!

3:48 PM EST  
Blogger Keith said...

My traditional one is Eau D'Orange Verte, but I am wearing Chanel Sycamore these days . . .

4:06 PM EST  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

I like cologne in the summer, when it's hot and sticky. My favorites these days are Mugler and Bulgari Thé Vert...but I love everything Andy makes, so I have high hopes for Maghreb!!

4:17 PM EST  
Blogger stromqui said...

I liked Institut Tres Bien, while it lasted. Now, Eau de Guerlain.

4:25 PM EST  
Blogger Joe said...

Hi Marina,

Thanks for the draw. I love colognes and yes, I mostly wear them in warmer weather.

I have a LONG list of loves, but I especially enjoy Diptyque L'Eau de Tarocco and L'Eau de l'Artisan.

4:36 PM EST  
Blogger Katrei said...

I wear cologne mostly in the summer; I generally use an old bottle of 4711 when I do.

4:39 PM EST  
Blogger olenska said...

I use colognes year-round-- I find a fresh citrus-floral works equally well to break up the doldrums of winter as it does to bring relief in the heat of summer. My most-used cologne is Murray & Lanman's Florida Water (Agua de Florida). This fragrance (the oldest continuously produced cologne in North America, dating from the early 1800's) adds a spicy dose of cinnamon, clove, and bay to the basic eau de cologne. I love it.

4:40 PM EST  
Anonymous Rapunzel said...

I wear colognes all year long, on the days when I'm undecided what perfume to wear. I love Eau de Fleurs de Cédrat, Guerlain, I also used La Prairie Cellular Energizing Spray, which is sort of cologne as well.

4:56 PM EST  
Blogger Suzy said...

I do love 4711 and Clubman Cologne.

5:40 PM EST  
Anonymous laim said...

Eau de Guerlain and 4711 - love these two.

5:49 PM EST  
Anonymous Natalie said...

The Bigarade is lovely, although I prefer the Concentree myself... And if I could afford it, I'd spring for a big honking bottle of Chanel Cologne for those sticky summer days (they seem so far away this chilly day!).

6:18 PM EST  
Blogger Isa said...

I love to wear colognes, especially in summer, but the East of Spain, where I live, is a zone which has many warm months and colognes are enjoyable even in some winter days.
My favourite one is the Spanish classic Álvarez Gómez Colonia Concentrada, which now is starting to be known in the rest of the world.

6:22 PM EST  
Blogger Carole N. said...

I have a pretty little glass parfum bottle given to me by my mother and I am not sure what the parfume is but I think it is chanel. My favorite parfume is a floral oriental.
My special parfum I will never forget is Flambeau that was done by Faberge in the 60s. They do not make this any longer. :(

6:51 PM EST  
Anonymous hotlanta linda said...

Cologne is whenever one needs a pick-me-up or a cool-down !! Eau de Guerlain or Hadrien, please. But we know Andy`s will give all others a royal run for the roses - and he will win!! :-)

7:07 PM EST  
Anonymous LindaB said...

I have yet to use a real cologne but all the ones I've read about sound so interesting! Definitely sounds like a summer choice for me though - probably cooled in the fridge first. :-)

Oh, if I win, lindalee at hotmail dot com

7:13 PM EST  
Blogger Mono said...

Year round, love florientals on women!

7:21 PM EST  
Blogger Trebor said...

I really love Acqua di Genova, especially on warm days. Other than that, bring on the heavy duty EDPs!

7:54 PM EST  
Blogger thea said...

I actually don't use cologne's as of yet. I figure that when I do, it'll be in the hot humid heat of summer. My Jardin sur le nil reminds me of a cologne though, on me it's very light and refreshing. I hope to gather some more like this for summertime.

7:58 PM EST  
Anonymous rictor07 said...

I enjoy Acqua Di Parma Colonia. The spinoffs are pretty decent also, but not as good as the original.

8:05 PM EST  
Anonymous NaturalSelektion said...

I wear fragrance everyday. I wont even leave my house without some type of fragrance, and I keep samples in my purse. My favorite type of fragrance will have to be floral...I love FM Carnal Flower. That is a good representative of my favorite smell. Chypre's are nice too!

8:19 PM EST  
Blogger Kelley said...

I wear cologne all the time because I live in a very warm climate. Too many to list...

8:34 PM EST  
Anonymous Millicent said...

I'm not much of a cologne-wearer, but among the lighter scents, I enjoy Angeliques Sous La Pluie. Philosykos is my other standard when I want something cooling.

8:51 PM EST  
Anonymous Valentine said...

Citrus and woods? Yummy! I generally prefer longer-lasting, low-sillage scents, so I haven't gotten much experience with colognes.

9:06 PM EST  
Anonymous Denise said...

Count me among those who generally prefer cologne in warmer weather. However, a new favorite that works for me year-round is Francis Kurkdjian's cuddly "Cologne pour le Soir." I know cologne usually means citrus, though, and I would love to try Andy's " Le Cologne du Maghreb." It sounds wonderful!

9:15 PM EST  
Blogger Eric said...

I don't usually wear cologne but I'd love to try Andy's.

9:49 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've tried so many and haven't found one i love,but, i do like 4711, and Goutal's Duel sometimes. Otherwise, I go without perfume mostly in summer...but, it's great to read what other's like - I have to make a list! But, hopefully, it will be du Maghreb that I will have next summer!!! Thank you! Rachel h.

9:54 PM EST  
Blogger Robin E. said...

I love colognes in general, but my favorite is Creed Windsor. I wore it a lot last holiday season, and am craving it nearly every day since Thanksgiving. It is one of the only colognes I know that is more appropriate, imo, for winter than summer.

9:59 PM EST  
Anonymous Musette said...

I'm pretty much a cologne-in-summer kinda gal; tons of 4711 and gasp! Jean Nate in the dog days of summer - also, Marc Jacobs Lemon is a great refresher! Somehow the need just isn't there in freezing temps!

xo

10:24 PM EST  
Blogger Justin said...

My favorite cologne would probably be Bigarade Concentree although I also love Eau de Lalique.

11:08 PM EST  
Anonymous Celine said...

I wear them all year round as they are fresh and uplifting! My current favourites are Blossom Eau de Cologne by Roxana of Illuminated Perfume and Zagara by S Maria Novella.

11:40 PM EST  
Blogger Hali said...

I quite like Atelier Gran Neroli, though I feel its a little more masculine than I would like.

11:58 PM EST  
Anonymous Claudia0219 said...

I wear colognes year around...i must say, my current favorites are FM Angeliques and many of the Dior. I wear what i am in the mood for and if that means wearing a cologne in the winter...so'll be it.

12:06 AM EST  
Blogger Julie said...

I am not usually a cologne person, but I think Andy's version might convert me!

12:19 AM EST  
Anonymous ElizabethN said...

I don't wear cologne at all, but I am open to becoming a cologne convert. Thanks!

12:19 AM EST  
Blogger grwt said...

I wear colognes mostly during the summer. Like the traditional citrus over a woodsy base kind of scents.

12:29 AM EST  
Blogger pklagrange said...

I wear the JMs all year around!

12:32 AM EST  
Blogger pklagrange said...

I wear the JMs all year around!

12:32 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please enter me in the drawing.. thanks

12:57 AM EST  
Blogger The Gastronomic Goddess said...

I've never worn cologne before, but I've ready a lot of entries lately on perfume blogs about some classics and it's caused quite an itch to try some - and I'd love Andy's to be one of my firsts! :) I would think cologne would be good any time of the year. Definitely in Spring/Summer, but year-round works too, any time you want a lighter burst of scent (especially of the citrus variety!).

12:59 AM EST  
Blogger The Gastronomic Goddess said...

I've never worn cologne before, but I've ready a lot of entries lately on perfume blogs about some classics and it's caused quite an itch to try some - and I'd love Andy's to be one of my firsts! :) I would think cologne would be good any time of the year. Definitely in Spring/Summer, but year-round works too, any time you want a lighter burst of scent (especially of the citrus variety!).

12:59 AM EST  
Blogger Ashraf Osman said...

My favorite colognes are: Thierry Mugler 's Cologne, Dior's (now sadly discontinued) Cologne Blanche, Diptyque's L'Eau de Tarocco, and Gaultier's Monsieur Eau du Matin. And I'd love to try Tauer's!

1:12 AM EST  
Anonymous eleven european mystics said...

the beauty of cologne.....acqua di parma, eau de cartier, chanel les exclusifs eau de c., patricia de nicolai's, and (far from being a simple creature) Eau d'Hermes. Mugler's cologne in the real heat.I almost forgot to mention L'eau d'hiver, that ,abeit not a cologne, gives an echo of the genre.
But Andy's rendition puzzles me. I'm ready to wear it, unsniffe, as anything done and 'performed' by him.

4:49 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, please enter me for the draw. Many thanks.

robert ashton 69 [all one word] at yahoo dot co dot uk

6:29 AM EST  
Blogger Kimberley said...

I wear 4711 and Clarins Eau Dynamisante in the summer (usually the only time I wear cologne) - Unfortunately colognes tend to fade so quickly on me (though Andy's may have more staying power)

8:41 AM EST  
Anonymous eleven european mystics said...

how could i forget also Eau d'Hadrien? And that old Eau Sauvage?

8:53 AM EST  
Blogger womo531 said...

I love colognes usually in the summer but sometimes will also do it in the winter when I need a lift. Cologne means neroli to me and some of the best would be Eau Savage and 4711 =)

9:59 AM EST  
Blogger moss1310 said...

I like to wear cologne all year round as it is is completely suitable for southern Califonia. My favorite is either Guerlain's Cologne du Parfumeur or Atelier Cologne's Trefle Pur.

11:18 AM EST  
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11:32 AM EST  
Blogger Janet said...

4711 from the fridge in the summer. Ahhh...

3:27 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eau de Guerlain all the way! More of a hot summer thing for me.
Congratulations on the new scent, Andy.
Sue

4:35 PM EST  
Anonymous SturdyBirdie said...

My favorite cologne is L'Eau D'Duo. It's a minimalist, all weather blend of pettigrain, rose and oud. Although I generally think of colognes as being inappropriate for women, the heavy dose of rose makes me feel comfortable spritzing this scent whenever I need a lift.
No need to enter me in the giveaway, but I look forward to hearing more about Le Cologne du Maghreb.

8:03 PM EST  
Blogger Ducks said...

I generally wear colognes only in spring and summertime... and my favorite is Eau d'Orange Vert, at the moment. :)

5:07 PM EST  

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