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    Hey Guys what are some of the Infamous timeless frags, that are the little known gems and wonders of the fragrance world (that most folks outside of our rings never try) that everyone who wants a good or unique fragrance should have or at least try once........

    Some that come to mind here

    La Nuit by Paco
    Black XS by Paco
    Ungaro III
    Kouros
    Kubla Kahn (serge lutens)



    These are all frags that everyone raves about either positive or negatively but everyone who is has a good collection needs to at least try these because they are soo unique and different.......

    I am looking for some others that fall into this catagory who have achieved underground popularity and are unfamour in rings like Basenotes..

    What others are there?

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    Chergui.
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    balenciaga pour homme
    Quasar!
    kiehls musc oil
    coor blimey mary poppins, is that Aqua Motu or the penguins?

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    Default Re: the timeless fragrances every person should have...

    How is Black XS timeless? Didnt it come out late last year ? :S

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    Subjective topic, IMHO one must have at least sampled an offering from the Guerlain House, if not have a bottle in one's possession.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zztopp
    How is Black XS timeless? Didnt it come out late last year ? :S
    But does a fragrance need to have been around for a certain period of time to be called "timeless"?

    I find Black XS rather like strawberry jam myself, but I can imagine it might well be an instant classic to some people!
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    Quote Originally Posted by magnnum
    Subjective topic, IMHO one must have at least sampled an offering from the Guerlain House, if not have a bottle in one's possession.
    Totally agree with that.
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    Zizanie

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    Yatagan
    Kiehl's Musk Oil
    Opium pour Homme EDP

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    Relax by Davidoff

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    Another one that everyone ought to experience is Tabac Blond.
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    Jazz
    Live Jazz
    M7
    Opium
    Relax
    Guerlein - Habit Rouge, Heritage, Vetiver, etc
    Bvlgari PH
    Tea For Two
    Roma
    D&G PH
    Floris Santal
    Insense
    Tuscany
    Angel/Angel PH

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    C&S No 88
    Givenchy Gentlemen

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    Davidoff's Relax
    Bulgari Black
    Angel Men
    Envy
    Jaipur

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    Quote Originally Posted by c-men
    C&S No 88......
    It's disgraceful, but I still have yet to sample the audaciously notorious No. 88. I have a feeling I will like it. Requested a sample from them, and they said they are currently out of samples, but will keep me on their list and send them when available.

    In the meantime, I may have to go (out of my way) to one of their shops....
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    Everyone should have some great classic for every kind of note or for every olfactive family he likes... Some examples are

    Guerlain Jicky for lavender or for powdery semi-oriental
    Creed Royal English Leather for leather or for chypre
    Kouros for clove or for woody-fougères
    etc...

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    Insensé, herrera for men, egoïste, emporio armani night he, monsieur de givenchy, minotaure. and many others!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugsley_f5
    that are the little known gems and wonders of the fragrance world (that most folks outside of our rings never try) [...]

    Kouros

    [...] achieved underground popularity and are unfamour in rings like Basenotes..
    ????

    Well, you've gotten plenty of answers, but I'm still not sure what your question was. Do you mean underground classics (Kouros would hardly qualify) or are you thinking along the lines of fragrances that have defined the evolution of perfumery.

    Anyway, while its fun to argue about "the canon" of great perfumes, there's evidently as many answers to this as there are individuals. While there will be broad areas of consensus, there will never be agreement.

    I find Magnifiscent's approach the most useful: make yourself acquainted with the different fragrance families and choose your favorites from each. In the end, it simply takes a good deal of time and experimentation to develop a distinct and informed taste of your own. That's one of the most valuable things one can have these days (besides someone to love, good health, and a decent job)
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    Gurelain Vetiver
    Creed Bois de Portugal
    Aramis Havana
    Boucheron Jaipur

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    Christian Dior's EAU SAUVAGE

    It's timeless, classic citrus scent created by a master, Edmond Roudnitska.
    "A great perfume is a work of art, it can lift our days, haunt our nights and create the milestones of our memories. Fragrance is liquid emotion. And that never goes out of fashion. " MICHAEL EDWARDS

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    Acqua di Gio and Le Male!...sorry, somebody had to say it!

    Seriously though, I would have to say D&G because while it has been very popular throughout the Americas and Europe, I consider it a modern classic because it sells well without consumers being faced with constant advertising bombardments influencing their opinion of it. I consider a fragrance timeless when it can stand on its own and generate sales consistently without the use of marketing, and D&G has that self-sustaining quality to it.

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    Habit Rouge
    Eau Sauvage
    Monsieur de Givenchy
    Dunhill '34
    Tabac Original
    Blenheim Bouquet
    In rotation: Greenbriar (new), Silver Mountain Water, Dunhill for Men (1934), Acqua di Parma Colonia, Habit Rouge EDC, Ho Hang, B*Men, Agua Brava

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    The fragrances that people ought to try (whether or not they like and buy them) on the way to acquiring their personal taste might include:

    M7
    Kouros
    Rive Gauche, Drakkar Noir, Halston Z-14, Antaeus, and Onyx in rapid succession in order to note the differences among them.
    Bandit, Knize Ten, Cuiron, etc in order to identify the leather note.
    Jaipur, for the fun of it and because it smells so different from what's on the market these days
    Basala, just because it smells so... I don't know... luxurious?
    Dzing!, Bois Farine, Tea for Two, Mechant Loup, and all the quirky offerings from L'Artisan. They make for good conversation starters, and they're unique.
    Envy, because it contains several discernable notes that aren't as discernable in other perfumes
    Geir, just because
    Several women's perfumes: not because you want to wear them, but at least get a sense of how they are put together. They are also good for identifying many floral notes that get buried in men's colognes


    And I am still faily new at this, so my list here is hardly complete. I suggest getting samples of anything and everything you can.

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    Michael Kors says that when you make fragrances, you are "playing with people's memories, with a romantic memory, a childhood memory, a memory of a place you visited and loved. Fragrance is an instant association." A fragrance does not float in space, it is anchored by memories. As such, a "timeless" fragrance should be a tabula rasa or empty slate from which we may draw our experiences on and not specifically linked to any particular era of perfumery. It moves easily from one era to the next and survives the whims of mass culture yet appeals to the connoisseurs. Definitely a must have on my list for those reasons:

    GEIR - a scent for all seasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GenuineImitationLife
    But does a fragrance need to have been around for a certain period of time to be called "timeless"?

    I find Black XS rather like strawberry jam myself, but I can imagine it might well be an instant classic to some people!
    IMO, a certain period of time has to have passed before it can be seen whether a fragrance has stood the test of time. For example, some might say that Chanel no.5 smells dated, which Creeds REL doesnt smell dated at all even though it was created 150 years ago.

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    Caron Pour un Homme, was created in 1934, and it is a true classic with notes of lavender, vanilla, musk, and amber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeFromManhattan
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    Now there's one I haven't heard of in a long time... It's a real beaut!
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    Well, I would just be mentioning more scents that others have already mentioned, but still:

    M7
    Michael Kors
    Kouros

    Just some of my favorites.

    Oh and even though I don't have this one I really liek Caron PUH.
    GREAT idea for a thread by the way.

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    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Acqua di Parma Colonia
    Creed Vintage Tabarome
    Creed Bois du Portugal
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Caron Pour un Homme

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