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    Default Top 3 Maître Parfumeur et Gantier Frags?

    I've noticed that some of you have the odd fragrance by Maître Parfumeur et Gantier in your wardrobes. In order to save me some time trawling through all the reviews, could you tell me what your top 3 are (if possible).

    If you have any recommendations, I'm very much into orientals and woody orientals (but I'm also partial to citrus and floral scents too).

    Cheers.


    Trebor

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    I go for the weird ones, Trebor, so take that into account as you sniff them and consider my favorites as "recommendations."

    My three favorite MPGs are, with no doubt whatsoever:

    1) Route du Vetiver
    2) Iris Bleu Gris
    3) Parfum d'Habit

    Of those the most tame and least out there is probably Iris Bleu Gris. After I smelled each of these the first time they left a searing impression in my mind. Can't be forgotten. Other stuff is good too, but these are my three most favorite of the house.
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    Default Re: Top 3 Maître Parfumeur et Gantier Frags?

    I also go for some of the offbeat ones. My favorites are (in reverse order)

    Eau des Iles
    Route du Vetiver
    Santal Noble

    Jeff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor
    If you have any recommendations, I'm very much into orientals and woody orientals (but I'm also partial to citrus and floral scents too).
    I would suggest

    Santal Noble
    Ambre Precieux
    Jardin du Nil


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    Hi all,

    Well, Chris and Jeff, I sure like your choices of MPG! I would have to FOR SURE agree with ROUTE DU VETIVER! If I am to buy only ONE new (expensive) fragrance for FALL, it's going to be RdV! I also have to go with my FAVORITE SPECIAL fragrance MPG "EAU DES ILES". The third choice MPG is up for grabs!
    I also happen to really like PERFUME D'HABIT! However, I really need to again sample SANTAL NOBLE. Trebor, I think I have tried JARDIN DU NIL and I seem to recall it being quite good!

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    In addition to those mentioned, Garrigue has wood and citrus, and I liked it right away; Baime has wood(s) with the basil, and it took a little more getting used to, but my appreciation was proportionately greater once I got there; and Grain de Plaisir, with citrus (the main theme being celery seeds) took still longer, and I like it too, now, though not as much as the others. Racine has citrus with the vetiver, and I would probably like it more than I do were it not that I find that other juices use vetiver more dramatically.

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    Ambre Precieux
    Santal Noble
    Centaure
    Garrigue
    (sorry, had to do four!)

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    My three favorites are:

    Santal Noble
    Ambre Precieux
    Eau des Iles


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    Ambre Precieux
    Santal Noble
    Iris Blu Gris

    Racine I liked, but doesn't last long enough on me.
    Parfum D'Habit didn't grab me, but seemed to have good staying power.
    Garrigue was good, but was similar in style to Halston Z-14, and I didn't need two like that
    Centaure was okay.
    Secret Melange - Medicinal to my nose. Didn't grab me.
    Renato

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    at the moment i favor:

    Route du Vétiver (pleasantly surprised to see so many fans of this one)
    Iris Bleu Gris
    Centaure


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    MPG Santal Noble
    MPG Amber Precieux
    MPG Rose Muskissime

    they often work well together (near each other on the skin, but in different places).


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    Ambre Précieux
    Santal Noble
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    my fav is Centaure and i enjoy wearing that ...difficult for me to describe but i just love it...its the only one i have a bottle of ...santal noble and garrique i have samples of and they are also my kinda frags...i'll definetly be looking to get some of th others when visiting in paris this july...

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    MPG CENTAURE
    #TOP 5#: Polo Crest, Romeo Gigli,Jockey Club C&M, Jean Pascal Homme,Floris N 89

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    Default Re: Top 3 Maître Parfumeur et Gantier Frags?

    Santal Noble
    Parfum d'Habit
    Route du Vétiver
    or possibly Eau des Îles (if you don't mind the burnt-wood note).
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    Eau de Iles.
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    Eau des Iles
    Secret Melange
    Racine

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    Santal Noble
    Ambre Precieux
    Parfum d'Habit


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    From what I've sampled so far:

    Route du Vetiver - a great take on vetiver that is close to the real thing but embellished enough to make it far more enjoyable than just putting on a drop or two of haitian vetiver.

    Iris Bleu Gris - a wonderful iris that is earthy and rooty. I always feel extremely refined and elegant while wearing this.

    Centaure - a wonderfully cold fragrance that starts with a bittersweet lavender accord (I believe it is lavender and wormwood), and becomes slightly more woody, and even a tinge smoky, in the drydown.

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    I've tried most of the MPG line, like many of them, and own bottles of more than a few. (Do not count me as an indiscriminate "fan," though - they've done some real yuckies, too.) The first three I'd recommend trying are:

    Santal Noble
    Parfum d'Habit
    Iris Bleu Gris

    followed by Route du Vetiver, Jardin du Nil and Bahiana.

    I suggest giving each a long wearing, as a few of them can be quite challenging in their opening moments.

    Enjoy!

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    I've still got to get my hands on Santal Noble, Parfum d'Habit, Jardin du Nil, Bahiana and Ambre Precieux.

    MPG is a weird house in that I *like* almost every scent of theirs; even the ones I would never wear. They are intellectually stimulating and offer an interesting take on what is and can be perfume. Truly niche, I'd say. That being said, I haven't felt compelled to buy a bottle of any.. yet! Centaure may be my first though. Once it gets to the heartnotes it reminds me a bit of Yatagan, although without the overdose of castoreum that can leave me feeling a bit queasy at times. If Yatagan is a stroll through woods surrounded by pines and their resin, Centaure is a stroll through the same wood in the middle of winter, a cool air nipping at your flesh while the smoke of a distant fire tickles your nostrils.
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    I LOVE this house, but if forced to pick only three, mine are:

    Ambre Precieux
    Eau de Iles
    Route du Vetiver
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    One of my favorite houses..
    Santal Noble....Heavenly drydown,On par with the best I've experienced.
    Ambre Précieux....Great Amber, soft woods on end
    Parfum d'Habit....Potent blend-- Woods, Leather,Vetiver, Patchouli ( Best sampled first)
    Jardin du Nil....Bold Floral

    Could go on, and on with this house, outstanding scents!
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    Santal Noble
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    Ambre Precieux
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    Default Re: Top 3 Maître Parfumeur et Gantier Frags?

    Quote Originally Posted by DustB View Post
    I go for the weird ones, Trebor, so take that into account as you sniff them and consider my favorites as "recommendations."

    My three favorite MPGs are, with no doubt whatsoever:

    1) Route du Vetiver
    2) Iris Bleu Gris
    3) Parfum d'Habit

    Of those the most tame and least out there is probably Iris Bleu Gris. After I smelled each of these the first time they left a searing impression in my mind. Can't be forgotten. Other stuff is good too, but these are my three most favorite of the house.
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    So far..

    Parfum d'Habit
    Fraicheur Muskissime
    Route du Vetiver

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    I love this niche,

    However, i have been disappointed by Eaux des iles (a bit) , Iris bleu gris (quite a lot) and Jardin du Nil ( a lot).

    Also some of the very fruity ones are quite similar. For example Baimé (that i love) and Fraiche passiflore have a lot of similar notes, and smell quite similar.

    Looking forward to trying Bahiana and Fraiche Badiane. I hope they are not again very similar to the aforementionned two fruity frags. Samples are arriving next week.

    My favs are

    Santal Noble (amazing)
    Parfum d'Habit
    Baimé

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    Everythign by that house is great but for my top 3, just listen to what exactly DustB said (he's responsible for a lot of trouble I got in with MPG and LV!)

    1) Route du Vetiver
    2) Iris Bleu Gris
    3) Parfum d'Habit

    For me a good #4 would also be Santal Noble (possible future purchase).

    I could forgo Garrigue even thought it's wonderful but it's too similar to some other things out there. Eau Pour Le Jeune Homme (sp?), the same. Some others mentioned just didn't work for me although they are of superb quality.

    You say you like woody, floral, etc. etc. Well, you're in for a treat with this house no matter which way you go! Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eric View Post
    Santal Noble
    Ambre Precieux
    Parfum d'Habit
    I wholeheartedly agree with the magnificent above three.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eric View Post
    Santal Noble
    Ambre Precieux
    Parfum d'Habit
    I'm on this bandwagon as well

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    im so glad to see so many votes for Santal Noble!! i recently got it Blind...(parcel still in US)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roc_Xel View Post
    I love this niche,

    However, i have been disappointed by Eaux des iles (a bit) , Iris bleu gris (quite a lot) and Jardin du Nil ( a lot).

    Also some of the very fruity ones are quite similar. For example Baimé (that i love) and Fraiche passiflore have a lot of similar notes, and smell quite similar.

    Looking forward to trying Bahiana and Fraiche Badiane. I hope they are not again very similar to the aforementionned two fruity frags. Samples are arriving next week.

    My favs are

    Santal Noble (amazing)
    Parfum d'Habit
    Baimé
    Baime = Fraiche Passiflore? I stand dumbfounded. We're talking vinaigrette salad dressing versus Jolly Ranchers candy here. Oh well, perceptions vary!

    Eau d'Iles is one of my least favorites in the line too - right next to Fraiche Passiflore! All I can think of when I wear Eau d'Iles is "ashtray." And I like smoky scents. It took me a long time to appreciate Iris Bleu Gris - partly because I was slow to come around to iris, and Iris Bleu Gris is about as blunt and forthright an iris that I've found. The bitter, occasionally dissonant tope notes take some getting used to as well. Now I love it.

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    Default Re: Top 3 Maître Parfumeur et Gantier Frags?

    1) Route du Vetiver
    2) Iris Bleu Gris
    3) centaure

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    Santal Noble
    Iris Bleu Gris
    Secret Melange

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