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    Not sure if this is posted, but name your Holy Grail and top five all-time fragrances. For those that can...less is more, but for your connoisseurs this might be difficult to have only five.
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    Honest, I never get tired of this question. Let me think a bit and I will post later on. In the meantime post your goodies!!
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    I'm still looking for my holy grail frag. Here are my top 5, though:

    1. Bvlgari Black - My favorite "night out" frag. I love the aura it gives me. This is the closest thing to a holy grail frag I've found.

    2. CK be/CK one - My favorite fallback frags for when I can't think of anything else I'd rather wear. Plus they both have tons of sentimental value for me.

    3. Clinique Happy - The one that "introduced" me to the idea that men's frags are more my style than womens frags. It's been 2 & a half years since that realization, & I still wear happy at least once a week.

    4. Silver Mountain Water - Probably the most beautiful frag I've encountered. I needed a break from this one for awhile because it had lost its luster in my eyes. Now I'm ready to welcome it back w/ open arms.

    5. Lolita Lempicka au masculin - Makes me feel like a sexy Good N Plenty.
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    This changes so much but here are my top 5 right now in no particular order

    I think Macassar would be my holy grail but it's so hard to find that I don't wear it as much as I like. I wear MI and Kouros the most of all my fragrances.

    Rochas Macassar
    L'Artisan Voleur de Roses
    Kouros
    Creed MI
    MPG Santal Noble
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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoNij
    Not sure if this is posted, but name your Holy Grail and top five all-time fragrances. For those that can...less is more, but for your connoisseurs this might be difficult to have only five.
    Cerruti 1881
    Givenchy Xeryus
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Paco Rabanne Pour Homme
    Geoffrey Beene - Grey Flannel

    I haven't got a top fragrance yet, but Xeryus would be at the top of any of my lists.

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    Piper Nigrum
    Body Kouros
    Bvlgari PH
    Le Dandy
    Ungaro 111

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    Holy Grail - Bois du Portugal. I wear this at any occasion and even if I don't wear it, I'll take a sniff of it at least once a day.

    Top 5 - dunno, it changes all the time, currently perhaps:

    New Burberry London, Chergui, Fumerie Turque, Gucci PH, Tea 42, Acier Aluminium.

    I'm sure my top 5 list will be different next summer.

    Plus there's so many frags I haven't tried yet.

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    WOW...top 5 of all-time....

    L'artisan Voleur De Roses
    CDG Series 3 Kyoto
    Dior Homme

    can't really think of 5 right now...but these above will always be in my top 5 forever.

    Actually...you might put Montale Black Aoud on the list but I'm still a little iffy on that one. It's good but not top 5 of all time IMO. Maybe with further testing.

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    Dior Homme
    Bulgari pour Homme
    Silver Mountain Water
    Millésime Impérial
    M7

    Probably my Top 5, although this is by no means concrete.

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    Current Top 5:

    1) Hermes Eau l'Orange Verte (i keep a splash of this in my briefcase and reapply often. possibly the best smell ever on me)

    2) Gucci PH (dry and woody - and i know lots of folks say it's a cold weather scent, but living in Florida I find it works quite well against the humidity to keep a dry, clean sensation. but just spicy enough to make me keep sniffing my wrist)

    3) Givenchy Pi (Just bought a bottle of this on the strength of a test schpritz from Sephora at the mall and yum - vanilla creme brulee with caramel toffees on top. I like to give myself one spray before going to bed, make me have SWEET dreams)

    4) Must de Cartier pour Homme (This is my grown up scent. Nice clean citrusy opening, done in a way that isn't overdone - though I'm not sure how or why. Dries down to the most amazing scent - with sparkles of anise popping up unexpectedly. Class scent from a class operation.)

    5) Gaultier² (OK I know this is out of step with the rest of my choices, but it's such a fun, delicious, sweet and bubblygumfun scent that I can't help but enjoy it. I wore it HEAVY, HEAVY HEAVY - think CoL with a cold and stuffy nose - on Halloween and had such a fun night that it reaffirmed my belief that this stuff is childlike happiness and carefree good times bottled up in a fun magnetic toy.)

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    of all time - would have to give it far more thought.
    will maybe do that and post back later. sorry for misreading the thread title

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    I found one so far:

    Jicky (I absolutely love the lazy, bright and carefree moments I spend with this quiet but always smiling, slightly frail beauty)

    Aspirants:

    Bois du Portugal
    New York
    L´homme de coeur

    Christian
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    I don't know if it's HG but I've been wearing it lot lately because I get nothing but compliments each time I wear it. Here goes: Norma Kamali Perfume LAYERED with Norma Kamali Incense. I balance the floral of the NK Perfume with the linear smoky Incense. The result an outstanding floral/ oriental blend. I'd like to add that it lasts for hours! My top all - time favorites are: 1.) Carnal Flower 2.) Garofano 3.) Cuir Mauresque 4.) Black Aoud 5.) Vetiver Extraordinaire.

    Tastes change and they do vary, but the above mentioned are my flavors of the moment.
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    Top Five....

    1. Clive Christian X
    2. Bleecker St.
    3. Chergui
    4. Escentric 01
    5. Creed MI

    ....Bvlgari Au The Rouge about to crack the top five

    ....and closest to holy grail has to be Bvlgari Black

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    My answers are likely to change with time, but as of now:

    L'Homme Sage (Divine)
    Santos de Cartier
    HM (Hanae Mori)
    JHL (Aramis)
    Envy (Gucci)

    no HG, not expecting one anymore (closest is probably the discontinued version of Santos de Cartier concentree.. I still have about 2 mL of this left)

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    No HG, but here's my top 5:

    Geir
    L'Air du Desert Morocain
    Chergui
    Santal de Mysore
    A*Men

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    At the moment, and without much thought

    Hermes Equipage
    Geo F. Trumpers Sandalwood Cologne
    Nicole Miller for Men
    Le 3e Homme de Caron (Third Man)
    Caron L'Anarchiste

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    No "Holy Grail" yet, but am still seeking it out.

    (no order)

    Bois de Portugal by Creed
    Musc Ravageur by Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle
    Léonard pour Homme by Léonard
    Havana Reserva by Aramis
    JHL by Aramis
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    Czech&Speak : No.88. - as perfect as any fragrance could ever come.

    L`Artisan : Voleur de Roses. - fairytale in a bottle.

    Mugler : A*Men. - simply irresistible.

    Gai Mattiolo : Mans. - my intimate secret, and pure pleasure. Unreal.

    Miller et Bertaux : Spiritus / land. - most anti-depression scent ever made.

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    I have found only two Grail scents so far:

    New York (de Nicolai)
    Chene (Serge Lutens)

    Three others that I like and wear a lot:

    Mouchoir de Monsieur (Guerlain)
    L'Homme Sage (Parfums Divine)
    Gucci pH

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    Bvlgari Black
    CDG Avignon
    Armani Prive Bois d Encens
    Creed Vintage Tabarome
    Gucci PH

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    This may come as a shocker, but Habit Rouge might be my HG at this time.
    Others i cherish:

    M7
    Moschino PH
    Issey Miyake PH
    Egoiste
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    For me:

    Ungaro I

    Polo Crest

    R de Capucci

    Ungaro II

    Jean Patou pour Homme


    All discontinued — every one of 'em!! All lost, like the Grail itself.

    Eluard

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    Tabarome Milliseme
    Tricorn
    Greenbriar
    Jean Patou Pour Homme
    Jicky
    L'eau d Ambre

    Rick
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    "All-time" is a tall order. There's ten million fragrances out there I do not even know yet and more coming daily. Plus I refuse to limit my olfactory lust to five favorite fragrant concubines. Variation is the thing. That said:

    Villoresi - Piper Nigrum
    Villoresi - Sandalo
    Creed - Bois du Portugal
    Lutens - Ambre Sultan
    Crown Perfumery - Sandringham
    D'Orsay - Etiquette Bleue
    Cacharel pour homme
    Musc Ravageur
    Adolfo Dominguez - Vetiver Hombre

    are my favorite 5star fragrances.

    New York is in the process of joining them. And I'm only just starting to explore LV Spezie, C&S No.88 and a host of other candidates.
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    1. Tea for Two
    2. Mechant Loup
    3. Geir
    4. Santal Imperial
    5. Dior Homme

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    Angel is the closest that comes to HG status. If I could only wear one more frag for the rest of my life, Angel would probably be it. And she is my all time favorite, that never changes. The rest of my list is sort of a revolving door. So for today, my top five are:

    Angel
    Ambre Sultan
    Fumerie Turque
    Dior Addict
    Chergui
    I've trademarked the color bleu

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    Ungaro I
    Ungaro II
    Santos (Original)
    Antaeus
    PdN New York

    I could never be without any of these.

    edit: Throw Zino in there somewhere as well.
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    M7 fresh
    Eau sauvage
    Obsession

    Antaeus
    Platinum Egoïste

    Top 5: Obsession | Eau sauvage | Antaeus | Bel Ami | Platinum Égoïste
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    My Holy Grail
    Kouros

    Top 5 after Kouros (in no order)
    * Antaeus
    * KL Homme
    * Havana
    * Fahrenheit
    * Versace L'Homme

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    Dior Homme
    Eau Sauvage
    Platinum Egoiste
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Allure Homme Sport

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    Cuiron

    I am plagued by this statue of simplistic beauty....drowned in the pool of this intoxicating potion......this holy water, with an intangible quality that defies tranquality...
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    1. Puredistance M
    2. Kilian Apple Brandy
    3. Amouage Fate Man
    4. Andrea Maack Coven
    5. Naomi Goodsir Bois d'Ascese

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    Kouros
    Jicky PDT
    Ferrè for man (1986)
    Knize Ten
    Armani pour Homme

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    These five came to mind first...

    A*Men
    Caron Pour un Homme
    Égoïste
    Rose d'Homme
    Vintage Tabaróme
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    This is a tough one - I will just type in the first 5 (with the limit that a house cant have more than two representations in the list), along with honorable mentions

    Creed Green Irish Tweed
    Serge Lutens Chergui
    Creed Vintage Tabarome
    Czech & Speake No. 88
    L'Artisan Dzing!

    Honorable mentions: Creed Bois De Santal, Caron 3rd Man, YSL Kouros, Van Cleef pour homme, Creed Millesime Imperial, MPG Ambre Precieux
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    Ambre Sultan
    Bois du Portugal
    DK Men
    Oliban
    Tiffany for Men

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    I opened this by error, and can't delete it ...grrr
    What the heck, lets make the best of wasted space:
    the wallet friendly alternatives

    Knize Ten
    Caron Yatagan
    Givenchy Monsieur
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Guerlain Heritage
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    Voleur de Roses
    Black Aoud
    Bois Du Portugal
    Tabac Blond
    Villoresi PN
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    At the moment:

    D&G By Man
    Chanel Egoiste
    Lorenso Villoresi Piper Nigrum
    Boucheron Jaipur EDP
    Aramis Havana

    Phew, that wasn't easy.

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    A Holy grail is a thing of myth - the real world has too many variables.

    Oud Lime
    R de Capucci
    Acqua di Parma
    Royal Scottish Lavender
    Tabarome Millesime

    I WANT MORE ..........

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    My Holy Grail right now:
    Osmanthus by The Different Company
    followed by:

    Lonestar Memories
    Une Fleur de Cassie
    Rose poivrée
    Pour un Homme de Caron
    and Jicky!

    alternative five:

    Poivre Samarcande
    Noir Epices
    Bois d´Iris
    Angelique Encens
    and Incensi!

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    - Relax by Davidoff
    - Givenchy Gentleman
    - Andron for Men by Jovan
    - Royal English Leather by Creed
    - Cumming by Alan Cumming

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    My top five all-time are:
    - Chanel Égoïste
    - Caron L'Impact de Pour un Homme
    - Serge Lutens Chergui
    - Czech & Speake Neroli
    - Boucheron Jaïpur Homme EDP

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    Shalimar parfum
    Rochas Femme
    Caron Tabac Blond
    Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque
    Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan

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    Eau Sauvage
    Green Irish Tweed
    Silver Mountain Water
    Rive Gauche pour Homme
    Egoiste
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