Dior, no doubt.
Dior, no doubt.
Yves Saint Laurent.
M7 Oud Absolu
Kouros Eau D'Ete
La Nuit de L'Homme
Followed by Dior:
Eau Sauvage Parfum
Then probably Chanel:
Allure Cologne Sport
Chanel Eau De Cologne
And even though the plasticy nature of his fragrances is high, I gotta give Thierry Mugler some due:
A*Men Pure Havane
A*Men Taste of Fragrance
Angel Bitter Cocoa powder
It's a close one between Chanel and Dior.
Dior without doubt:
Homme Intense (sexy everyday)
Fahrenheit Absolute (everyday)
Fahrenheit (macho everyday)
Homme Sport (summer)
Overall, probably YSL for Kouros and Opium Pour Homme.
The YSL range also has some good flankers.
Comme Des Garcons, hands down.
Based on wardrobe numbers: Chanel and Comme des Garcons.
Dior for me to for quality and innovation.
YSL- Although some of their current offerings are rather tame they offer some scents that make you think.
Chanel- A given.
Wouldn't CdG be niche?
Yeah I'd have to say Dior is my fave house. Really like some of the stuff from Tom Ford and Thierry Mugler, but Dior is king!
It's between Chanel and Dior... Chanel wins by a hair.
chanel would be categorically my 1st choice (sycomore, cuir de russie, eau de cologne, coromandel, antaeus, etc, etc)
followed closely by cdg (too numerous to mention, they would be the only ones that i'd be tempted to swap places with chanel, completely concur with alfarom, their perfumes are considered niche but the house is designer)
then dior (eau sauvage, the entire la collection privee line, homme, fahrenheit, jules, dune, etc)
and hermes (bel ami, equipage, almost the entire hermessence line, terre d'hermes, rocabar, eau d'orange verte, voyage, etc).
Hermes for me, with honorable mentions to Aramis and Givenchy (for their vintage releases).
If I'm going with 1 designer house to cover all my bases - I'm probably picking Dior. My favorite designer house is probably still Mugler by a hair though, but way less diverse, so if I'm only picking one, it's Dior for sure.
Hermes and Chanel + Guerlain
This is tough because my favorites are from several designer houses.
My top two favorites are Dior and Chanel.
Hermes and Guerlain make up some of my favorites.
I think ill go with YSL
YSL by a mile
For me it's Chanel without a doubt followed by YSL and then Dior.
Hermes and chanel by far has the most fragrances I think are actually great scents.....even scents I wont buy but are good in their own right
YSL and Caron
I would say Guerlain or Azzaro - both are about equal in my collection. Azzaro stuff is more casual, Guerlain stuff is more professional/evening type stuff.
Another +1 for CdG.... Yes, it's a designer, not niche in my book too.
YSL for Kouros with Chanel a close second for Cuir De Russie, Sycomore and Antaeus.
I own only 1 or 2 from each of these houses, so I'd say I don't have a favorite house based on my collection. If I had to PICK only one designer house it would probably be YSL for the sheer variety of smells.
My favorite house overall is Creed, followed by Bond. There. I said it. I own several from each of them.
As of now:
3.) Thierry Mugler
My current favorites:
- Yves Saint Laurent
- Thierry Mugler
Interesting question. I'm really a newcomer, and I haven't tried any designer extensively enough to be sure, but current top three (not in any order)...
* Chanel (Egoiste, Antaeus)
* YSL (Rive Gauche, M7)
* Guerlain (Vetiver, Habit Rouge)
To choose just one, it would have to produce a lavender-heavy fougere, something animalic, a nice rose-based floral, and something woody and spicy.
Chanel by a significant margin.
Second is Tommy Bahama - not a clinker in their small but delightful lineup.
When I was in the designer world, I loved some D&G and Versace. Nautica also had a good couple of fragrances. I just can't wear it now after spoiling myself with such awesome niche fragrances...
I think I would go with ysl i love rg and nuit is good for night and winter plus other great choices hugo would finish second,
I am head over heels in love with the house of Dior.
But Chanel is a very close runner up.
I guess Dior for their female frags:
- Les Poisons
- Miss Dior Chérie - original formulation
- Dolce Vita
... to name but a few.
Chanel for their male ones:
- Égoïste (Cologne Concentree)
- Pour Monsieur
- -ll- Concentree
... again, to name but a few!
But, the male Diors and female Chanels are also TDF.
I also adore Givenchy, though.
It's either YSL or Thierry Mugler.
Hoping to try a few Chanel's soon.
Its a close one between YSL and Creed. Creed with the advantage by a nose.
has to be. based on price, uniqueness of scents and their longevity.
Guerlain, followed by YSL.
Mugler no question.
YSL even though it doesn't show in my wardrobe.
Tough choice between Chanel & Dior now that Dior have their Privé Collection happening.
BTW - I don't consider Guerlain as 'designer' as their primary business has always been fragrance and related products. I could quite happily live with only Guerlain stuff.
using my own wardrobe statistics Dior, Hermes, Chanel, VC&A
I would like to see a clear definition of "Designer house", since it would greatly alter my list, but based on what I consider Designer houses, this would be by tops:
Kenneth Cole (no joke)
Hermes by far for me...
Chanel - Based on Exclusifs although I do love Blue de Chanel as well. Good to see it's getting some love here with some mixed reviews.
Bois Des Iles
Easily Aramis. I have Aramis, Aramis 900, Tuscany, Tuscany Forte, Havana, Devin, and JHL (am on the hunt for New West; PM me if you're selling it), and all are superb.