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    Default First House Recommendations

    Many a times on this board, we see new comers asking for recommendations on the first fragrance they should purchase when trying out a fragrance house for the first time. I believe that the first fragrance should be chosen as such which gives a favorable impression of the house and makes the newbie want to further venture into the offerings of the house...that first recommendation should be a good mix of unique and wearable. For example, in the case of Creed, I would recommend Imperial rather than GIT...GIT is great, but I believe Imperial is a bit more "Wow!" and equally wearable.

    What would your "First" recommendations would be for the following houses?
    (we can have both male/female recommendations)

    Creed
    Guerlain
    Hermes
    Bond no.9
    F. Malle
    YSL
    Chanel
    Serge Lutens
    L'Artisan
    MPG
    Gucci
    Versace

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    Default Re: First House Recommendations

    Creed - Imperial

    Guerlain - Vetiver

    Hermes - Terre D'Hermès

    YSL - M7 Fresh

    Chanel - Chanel Pour Monsieur

    Serge Lutens - Chergui
    My Current Top 5: Terre d'Hermès | Terre de Bois by Miller Harris | Isfarkand by Ormonde Jayne | Brit for Men by Burberry | Grapefruit by Jo Malone

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    Creed - Silver Mountain Water
    Guerlain - Heritage
    Hermes - Eau de Hermes
    YSL - Body Kouros
    Chanel - Antaeus
    L'Artisan - Mure et Musc Extreme
    Gucci - Nobile if you can find it otherwise Gucci PH
    Versace - Versace L'Homme
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    Default Re: First House Recommendations

    Creed- GIT

    Chanel- No. I will not pick just one! OK, how about Platinum Egoiste.

    YSL- Live Jazz or Rive Gauche

    L'Artisan- Tea for Two

    Gucci- Envy

    CdG- Avignon or 2 Man

    Azzaro- Chrome

    Ralph Lauren- Polo Blue
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    Default Re: First House Recommendations

    Creed - Santal Imperial
    Guerlain - Habbit Rouge
    Hermes - Terre d'Hermes
    Bond no.9 - Wall Street
    F. Malle - Musc Ravageur
    YSL - M7
    Chanel - No. 5
    Serge Lutens - Fumerie Turque
    L'Artisan - Tea for Two
    MPG - Santal Noble
    Gucci - Envy
    Versace - The Dreamer


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    Default Re: First House Recommendations

    Creed Silver Mountain Water
    Guerlain Habit Rouge
    Hermes Un Jardin en Méditerranée
    Bond no.9 New Haarlem
    F. Malle Musc Ravageur
    YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme
    Chanel Egoiste
    Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan
    L'Artisan Voleur de Roses
    MPG Santal Noble
    Gucci Pour Homme
    Versace The Dreamer

    Also:
    Diptyque Philosykos
    Caron Pour un Homme
    Dior Homme
    Mugler Cologne

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    Default Re: First House Recommendations

    Creed--(ive only ever tried Silver Mountain Water so I cant really say)
    Guerlain--L'instant
    Hermes-- Terre D'Hermes
    F. Malle - Vetiver Extraordinaire
    YSL-- Kouros eau D'ete
    Chanel - Antaeus
    L'Artisan - Timbiktu
    Gucci - Nobile--if can be found--or Envy
    Versace-- Black Jeans or the Dreamer

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    Default Re: First House Recommendations

    My "First" recommendations (two per house...) would be:
    Creed - Angélique Encens or Tabarome
    Guerlain - Jicky or Shalimar
    Hermes - Hiris or Eau des Merveilles
    F. Malle - Musc Ravageur or En Passant
    Chanel - Égoïste or Coco
    Serge Lutens - Chergui or Fumerie Turque
    L'Artisan - Dzing! or Bois Farine
    MPG - Santal Noble or Ambre Précieux
    "Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."

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    Default Re: First House Recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by zztopp
    What would your "First" recommendations would be for the following houses?
    (we can have both male/female recommendations)
    Creed: Bois du Portugal
    Guerlain: Vetiver
    Hermes: Bel Ami (unless they want a bit more modern scent,
    in which case I'd say Rocabar)
    Bond no.9: Wall Street (but no strong feelings about this house)
    F. Malle: Musc Ravageur or Vetiver Extraordinaire -- it's a toss-up
    YSL: Rive Gauche Pour Homme
    Chanel: Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Serge Lutens: Chergui? (not much experience with this house)
    L'Artisan: Voleur de Roses
    MPG: Santal Noble (but Eau des Isle and Racine are great too)
    Gucci: Gucci Pour Homme
    Versace: Versace Man? (I don't care for this house much)

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    Default Re: First House Recommendations

    Creed: BdP

    Hermes: Terre d'Hermes

    Malle: Musc Ravageur

    L'Artisan: Tea For Two

    YSL: M7

    Gucci: Envy

    Versace: Versace Man

    Mugler: A*Men

    Dyptique: Philosykos

    Bvlgari: Bvlgari Black or Bvlgari PH

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    Default Re: First House Recommendations

    Creed - Millesime Imperial
    Guerlain - Vetiver
    Hermes -
    Bond no.9 - New Haarlem
    F. Malle - Noir Epices
    YSL - Opium Pour Homme EDP
    Chanel - Allure or Egoiste
    Serge Lutens - Fumerie Turque
    L'Artisan - Mure Et Musc Extreme
    MPG
    Gucci - Envy
    Versace - The Dreamer

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