Originally Posted by the_good_life
The only one of these I really enjoy wearng is Terre d'Hermes. I like the idea behind dior homme but it just isn't me. Can't stand M7 and prefer Barbier des Isles to Rive Gauche. L'Instant is blah compared to the earlier Heritage (IMO, of course).
Edit: forgot about Pi - I smell vanilla excess just thinking of it. Gucci ph is very good, but I prefer Envy. Also, I find this list to francocentric. Where's Richard James EdT, Burberry Brit, Floris Santal, Helmut Lang Cuiron, Trumper GFT? Classic, IMO, but not enough visibility, perhaps.
Thank you for your comment on list. When we talk about CLASSICAL perfumery, french designer come to my mind quickly. Therefore I admit that any list I wrote about classical perfumes would be something "francocentric"!
About your list, I should say, they are niche fragrances except brit and Cuiron, and as far as the list is about main stream luxe masculine fragrances, only these two exceptions can be added here. So I think it would be good to add them in the next round of the poll. Perhaps in november we can recreat the list with other members recommendations.
Also IMHO it's unlikely that these two(Brit and Cuiron) can survive in this contest!
Originally Posted by Vibert
Sorry - I didn't get that.
Now by "successful" do you mean mass market impact/designer fragrance, or what scent lovers are going to remember/crave after 20 years or so?
When I creat the list, the BEST mass market designer fragrances were in my mind. Which one is the best reinterpretation of the classical perfumery concepts? Who did it better?
Also it could be a good subject to establish another poll based on your second alternate...