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    Mitsouko always smelled sort of grande dame bitchy to me.
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    Amouage. Money, money, money coming out of your ears.

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    Agree with Amouage, Dia and Gold

    Hermes Fabourg 24

    Balenciaga Cristobal

    And chypres.
    Currently wearing: Ambrette 9 by Le Labo

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    Quote Originally Posted by jujy54 View Post
    Duck. Duck fat. Potatoes cooked in duck fat. Eat while wearing the Lutens/Sheldrake of your choice.
    Hilarious!
    Currently wearing: Kiss me Tender by Nicolaï

  5. #35

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    Tuscan leather

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    Amouage Gold
    Chanel Cuir de Russie
    Hermes 24 Faubourg
    Jean Patou Joy
    Chanel 31 Rue Cambon

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    chanel n5 - chanel
    fracas - piguet
    parfum sacré - caron
    carnal flower - ropion
    coco noir - chanel
    arpege - lanvin
    1000 - patou
    joy - patou
    fleurissimo - creed
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  8. #38

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    Tom Ford Black Orchid always smells like big bucks to me.
    Currently wearing: Jicky by Guerlain

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    Quote Originally Posted by DieNase View Post
    Tuscan leather
    I have to ad cuir de russie, no 5 eau premiere and bois des iles. Somehow aldehyes seem to smell expensive to me. Best with some skank. rich lady with aldehydic perfume and a fur coat smell).

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    For women:

    Boucheron EDP
    +1 for 24, Faubourg

    For men:

    Guerlain Derby, vintage version
    "...put on clothes that are well-scented with incense. Even if you’re somewhere where no one special will see you, you still feel a heady sense of pleasure inside." Things that make your heart beat fast (translated by Meredith McKinney), Sei Shonagon. The Pillow Book.

  11. #41

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    Anything from Amouage, Xerjoff and Creed
    Currently wearing: Homage Attar by Amouage

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    Thought I'd resurrect this thread as this gives me some good Christmas present ideas

    My thoughts:

    Creed Royal Oud
    Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
    Gucci Pour Homme 1
    Bond New York Oud
    By Killian Incense Oud

    ...and I REALLY want to get my hands on a sample of Epic Man; I read only wonderful things. I guess my "expensive" picks are woody and woody oriental winter frags...
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    Duc De Verins
    Ambre Precieux

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    My "expensive" smells would include "Y" by YSL, Cristobal (Balenciaga),
    Mauboussin, Le Parfum de Therese and Nohiba (E. Coudray.)
    A woman without perfume is like a flower without a scent.
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    For me, it's mainly those scents that are classic in style such as Chanel No 5, Amouage Gold, Shalimar, Antonia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DieNase View Post
    I have to ad cuir de russie, no 5 eau premiere and bois des iles. Somehow aldehyes seem to smell expensive to me. Best with some skank. rich lady with aldehydic perfume and a fur coat smell).
    +1 on this for me

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    For me personally, almost irrespective of the notes (and their actual cost, scarcity, organic/fair trade etc. status), the house and/or the perfumer behind it, the gender, the price etc. almost any female or male fragrance with a balanced and not overpowering touch of powerhouse, leathery, chypre, tobacco, spices, wood, resins and/or not overly sweet gourmand notes smell expensive and exude undertones, associations and ideations of luxury, class, even a touch of Old School/Old World formality.

    A specific recommendations along these lines would be one of my absolutely favorite female fragrances, mentioned and highlighted by me on various other threads: Le Dix by Balanciaga. Often compared to Chanel No. 5 and, to a lesser extent, possibly No. 19, it successfully combines heavier, more persistent classic florals with rich undertones of almost powerhouse like citrus and leather. Very mature and very classy fragrance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scentologist View Post
    Rich mahogany but don't know of any fragrance with that note
    Have you tried Lutens-Bois Orientale?


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    Portrait of a Lady

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    Ubar smells of diamonds & furs to me.
    "What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.
    Currently wearing: Tihota by Indult

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    Jean Patou 1000
    Hermes 24 Faubourg
    In a strange way, Paloma Picasso Mon Parfum

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    Cuir de Russie - Chanel
    Currently wearing: 31 rue Cambon by Chanel

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    Out of mine, Jubilation 25 (Woman), original extrait, or the original Homage.
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    New York Intense by Parfums de Nicolai

    This is an elegant and very classy masculine cologne. It is full and rich, and makes a statement, but always in a refined way. It definitely smells expensive. This is something The Donald would wear to a suit or tux event with no hesitation. Pure upscale manly class in a bottle. =)

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    Ho Hang Club by Balenciaga
    Jean Marc Sinan VO
    Calligraphy Saffron by Aramis
    Fille en Aguilles by Lutens
    Sahara Noir by Tom Ford
    Vintage Gucci PH
    Vintage Armani PH
    Vintage Green Water by Fath
    Sartorial by Penhaligon's
    Vintage Rive Gauche by YSL
    Tobacco by Franck Boclet
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    Tricky question. Inspired by some previous answers - Malle Iris Poudre, perhaps, and Balenciaga Ho Hang Club, fragrances with some heft where it smells like good money was spent on the ingredients. Also, the opening of 31 Rue Cambon smells chic.

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    The short answer: Je.

    The longer answer.....

    Smells expensive and are relatively expensive: Chanel No. 22; 24 Faubourg; L'Heure Bleue; Coco; Ysatis; and, L'air du Temps, to name a few.

    Smells expensive but are not expensive: Red Pearl; Bijan Bijan; and, Black Amethyst, to name a few.
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    Vintage Patou Pour Homme
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    I really think that "Y" by YSL reeks of old bills. Chanel No 19 also. Of the newbies Narciso Black, the EDT of the white cube smells expensive to me, but I can't think why.
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    Tom Ford Noir.

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