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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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    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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    Jicky
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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
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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.

    -ben

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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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    Le Dandy
    D'Orsay (1923)

    Etiquette Bleue (Blue Label)
    D'Orsay (1908)

    Habanita
    Molinard (1921)

    Bandit
    Robert Piguet (1944)

    Peau d'Espagne (Skin of Spain)
    Santa Maria Novella (1901)

    Old Spice
    Shulton (1937)

    Vintage Tabaróme
    Creed (1875)
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    like mr.K said :

    Tabac Original :-) ... it that isn't timeless, well...

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    Chanel Pour Monsieur

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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.
    I concur. I have Habit Rouge and Vetiver and thy're phenomenal. I have sampled Heritage and its incredible! Im getting Heritage and Derby next month, CAN NOT WAIT!

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    And to support a number of posters on this, every men's wardrobe should have a bottle of Caron Pour Un Homme! Im loving it more with each wearing. Will soon have to revise my 3 star rating on it!

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    I would like to suggest:
    - Bois des Îles by Chanel (1926)
    - Tabac Blond by Caron (1919)

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    Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955)
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    Updated post...

    Timless frags:

    Kouros
    Zino
    M7
    Miglin Pheromone
    Anateus
    KL Homme
    Lancetti Via Condotti

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    Chanel Egoiste
    Zino Davidoff
    Cacharel pour l'homme
    Kouros

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    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Chanel Anteaus


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    I have to start with some Guerlains...

    Heritage - it is a fragrance of such majesty it is worthy of a royal crest. Longer lasting and more imperial than BdP it is a true meisterstuck of the parfumer's art.

    Mitsouko - a perfume of such art and beauty it is almost heart-breaking in its poetry. No man or woman with a soul should be unfeeling to its song.

    Vetiver - The best out there. There are others that seek its crown, such as Creed, but none that come close. L'Occitane's Vetiver is nice though...

    Jicky - Do you really need to ask?

    To be continued...

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    Well, Mouchoir de Monsieur would be one.
    Derby
    would be another Guerlain that qualifies.
    Gucci Nobile.
    Givenchy Gentleman.
    Geoffrey Beene Grey Flannel.
    Chanel Antaeus, Égoïste, and Pour Monsieur.
    Dior Jules.
    Ulrich Lang, Anvers 2.
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    Hmmm ... for me to consider a fragrance to be timeless it has to satisfy a couple of things:

    1. It has to have some "time testing" - for me, at least 10 years, preferably 20!
    2. It cannot have become "dated" during that time - meaning it is as relevant today as ever! (and of course, this is highly subjective!)

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    So ... in no particular order, my short list:

    Chanel Egoiste and Pour Monsieur
    Guerlain Jicky, Habit Rouge and Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Hermes Eau d'Orange Vert
    YSL Kouros
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    In no particular order:

    Guerlain Heritage
    Guerlain Habit Rouge
    YSL Kouros
    Patou Pour Homme (a sad addition to any list)
    Mitsouko

    I second that a timeless fragrance should have seen some time before being considered timeless. (huh?)
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    "Chanel - Pour Monsieur"

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    Kouros

    Encens et Lavende

    Jicky

    Yatagan

    Mitsuoko

    Tuscany

    Nautica Blue (laugh it up )

    Black Aoud

    Bleeker Street

    ETC.

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    Eau Sauvage
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Guerlain Vetiver

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    Kiehl's musk Oil - pheromones in a bottle
    Musc Ravageur - sensuality personified
    Costume National Scent Intense - amber and sexuality
    killians straight to heaven - best unilateral scent out there
    GIT- casual sweetness and depth
    MI- citrus defined
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    il y a des parfums et....... EGOISTE

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    Old Spice
    CD's Eau Sauvage, Eau de Concentree
    Tabac original
    Santos de Cartier
    Chanel Pour Monsieur, Antaeus, Egoiste
    Guerlain's Vetiver, Heritage
    CK Obsession
    KL's Classic
    Lauder for Men
    Allure pour homme
    YSL's Kouros, Opium, Rive Gauche
    Paco Rabanne's Tenere, Pour Homme
    Miracle Homme

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    kiehls
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    Nicole Miller man
    egoiste
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    Tabac, Cardinal, Brookes Brothers, Musc Kublai Khan, Andron

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