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
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?
balenciaga pour homme
kiehls musc oil
coor blimey mary poppins, is that Aqua Motu or the penguins?
How is Black XS timeless? Didnt it come out late last year ? :S
Subjective topic, IMHO one must have at least sampled an offering from the Guerlain House, if not have a bottle in one's possession.
But does a fragrance need to have been around for a certain period of time to be called "timeless"?Originally Posted by zztopp
I find Black XS rather like strawberry jam myself, but I can imagine it might well be an instant classic to some people!
Caron Pour un Homme
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Kiehl's Musk Oil
Opium pour Homme EDP
Relax by Davidoff
Guerlein - Habit Rouge, Heritage, Vetiver, etc
Tea For Two
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.Originally Posted by c-men
In the meantime, I may have to go (out of my way) to one of their shops....
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
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Insensé, herrera for men, egoïste, emporio armani night he, monsieur de givenchy, minotaure. and many others!
????Originally Posted by Pugsley_f5
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)
Creed Bois de Portugal
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
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.
Monsieur de Givenchy
In rotation: Greenbriar (new), Silver Mountain Water, Dunhill for Men (1934), Acqua di Parma Colonia, Habit Rouge EDC, Ho Hang, B*Men, Agua Brava
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:
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.
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.
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.Originally Posted by GenuineImitationLife
Caron Pour un Homme, was created in 1934, and it is a true classic with notes of lavender, vanilla, musk, and amber.
Now there's one I haven't heard of in a long time... It's a real beaut!Originally Posted by MikeFromManhattan
Yr good bud,
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Qui nihil potest sperare, desperet nihil.
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Well, I would just be mentioning more scents that others have already mentioned, but still:
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.
Chanel Pour Monsieur
Acqua di Parma Colonia
Creed Vintage Tabarome
Creed Bois du Portugal
Caron Pour un Homme