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    Default Your favourite fragrances seldom mentioned on basenotes

    Have you got any favourites that do not get enough screen time here on basenotes, but are so overwhelmingly good that they should receive more praise?

    One of my favourite scents that is not mentioned too often here is Hugo Boss Baldessarini (the original, I find the other two rather uninspiring). It's my favourite all-occasion scent along with GIT and it never fails to get compliments.

    It's such a well-crafted, modern scent. Reeks of sophistication and class while remaining subtle. I can imagine Cary Grant and James Bond wearing it. Just can't get enough of it!

    The tobacco dry-down is heavenly!

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    I have several I wish were more recognized here.
    They are wonderful IMHO

    Maestrale - Profumi di Pantelleria
    L'Occitane - Eau des Baux
    Aqua di Biella - Bursch
    Pomegranate Noir - Jo Malone

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    I get the feeling I'm the only one who ever mentions:

    DSH Sandalo Inspiritu
    Maxim's pour homme (discontinued & rare)
    René Lezard Identité (restricted to German market)
    Berdoues EdC Extra Vieille No. 444 (what the f...?)

    And these lines badly need a hype-cycle :
    d'Orsay
    Laura Tonnato
    Gianni Campagna
    Roger et Gallet
    Royall Lime

    They make great stuff but are somewhat on the margins of attention. I'm sure there are loads more.
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    Des Filles à la Vanille *Rivière de Janvier*
    *Léonard Pour Homme*
    Les Néréides *Oriental Lumpur*
    Molyneux *Captain Molyneux* (least or hardly ever mentioned)
    Nina Ricci *Signoricci 2* (1976 vintage formulation)
    Parfums Zero Six Cent-Trente *Yuzu Rouge*



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    Agatha Brown Imperial Jade Emperor
    Dior Homme Cologne Blanche (You hear a lot about Bois d'Argent and Eau Noire but no CB)
    CDG 3
    Essenza Di Zegna
    Floris No. 89
    Givenchy Pour Homme (Red Bottle)
    Rochas Lui
    Versus Uomo (1991)
    Currently wearing: Sélection Verte by Creed

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    Default Re: Your favourite fragrances seldom mentioned on basenotes

    These fragrances are not mentioned very often, but they are two of my top favorites:
    1. Caron L'Impact de Pour un Homme - the perfume version of Caron's classic Pour un Homme, a long lasting aromatic amber with musk, vanilla, and IMO the absolute perfect lavender
    2. The Different Company Divine Bergamote - contains a very high content of natural bergamot, ginger, green notes, musk, and wood

    Another fragrance which is not mentioned very often, which I have sampled only a few times, and which I continue to crave from my memory of it is:
    - Privé Ambre Soie by Giorgio Armani

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    Aigner Black - very masculine
    Current Top 5

    1. Creed Aventus
    2. A*Men Pure Malt
    3. L'instant Extreme
    4. Nasomatto Duro
    5. CDG - Kyoto

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    guess man

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    Loewe Solo. An extremely interesting, unique scent.

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    Creed Cyprès-Musc
    Gendarme Grabazzi
    D'Orsay Arome 3
    The Different Company Jasmin de Nuit
    Acqua di Biella Baraja
    Christiane Celle Calypso Homme and Marine

    to mention just a few...

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    L'Occitane Verveine
    S.T. Dupont Signature
    Lapidus pour homme
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    Default Re: Your favourite fragrances seldom mentioned on basenotes

    Quote Originally Posted by the_good_life View Post
    I get the feeling I'm the only one who ever mentions ...

    Maxim's pour homme (discontinued & rare)
    Not at all, Moondeva and I sometimes mention this - I wore it for the Ladies 'Chypre Day'. Though that still leaves a small pool of maximophiles.

    Totally agree on d'Orsay and Roger et Gallet (the one that is mentioned, Eau de Thé Vert, is one of the least interesting ones).
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    Maestrale (by Profumi di Pantelleria) and Fine Leather by Heeley (their "Cardinal" as well)--all great frags, never get much airplay!

    Maestrale is amazing and like no other scent that I can think of!
    Currently wearing: Bois du Portugal by Creed

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    Spazio Krizia Uomo
    Romeo Gigli Sud Est
    Roy du Soleil

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    Hugh Parsons Blue
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    Michel Germain Sexual PH
    Joop Nightflight
    Lancome Miracle Homme
    Kenzo PH
    Perry Ellis 360 Black
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    Hugh Parsons Traditional and/or 99 Regent Street

    Herrera Sensual Vetiver (the least talked about vetiver here!)

    Jacques Fath Yang

    The scent grows richer, he knows he must be near
    He finds a long passageway lit by chandelier
    Each step he takes, the perfumes change
    From familiar fragrance to flavours strange
    A magnificent chamber meets his eye

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaeld39 View Post
    Not at all, Moondeva and I sometimes mention this - I wore it for the Ladies 'Chypre Day'. Though that still leaves a small pool of maximophiles.

    Totally agree on d'Orsay and Roger et Gallet (the one that is mentioned, Eau de Thé Vert, is one of the least interesting ones).
    Maximophiles of the world unite and take over
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    wish we would discuss more the Gobin Daude fragrances like Seve Exquise, Biche dans l 'Absinthe, Nuit au Desert for their stunning botanical olfactory formulations and unique poetic sensibility and character.

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    Salvador Dali Pour Homme and anything by Cofinluxe.

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    Bond No. 9 Gramercy Park gets my vote... IMO, one of the most underrated scents in the line.
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    I agree on Arome 3, which is absolutely fabulous, and should be one of the greats here, yet gets little notice. Is that because it's hard to find?

    Hugh Parsons is still under appreciated, but I think it's getting more play. I get PMs on it from basenoters, and I think a mini-mo is starting.

    I like Castle Forbes's Forbes by Forbes, which is a great oakmossy/amber combo that is terrific. There is little or nothing about the Lord Malcolm here, and his wife makes great fragrances at the castle perfumery. Andrew French, CF's UK manager/distributor is a very nice man. Small is good.

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    Rochas Macassar - This is my #1 fragrance right now

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    Bogart Pour Homme
    Saville Row by Richard James
    Sequoia by CDG

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    1) Montana Parfum d'Homme (original) Edt--a steal at about $30/4.2oz

    Dried Fruit, Spices, Musk. Very intense opening that ends up in a wonderful drydown.

    Discontinued in 2001, this is still available at many online perfume outlets that are reputable. Has a wonderful drydown you will be hard pressed to keep your own nose out of! At 6 years old for the newest of the leftovers, my two bottles acquired in the past month are crisp and enticing scentwise. I don't think they are faded one bit.


    2) Ralph Lauren Safari for Men Edt --can be had for $35-$40/4.2oz

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    Cedar Leaf, Basil, Cinnamon, Thyme, Lavender, Geranium.,

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    Oakmoss, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Leather, Vetiver,


    Just an amazing fragrance that is also available online from reputable outlets. I find it damn near irresistible and keep sniffing at it when I wear it.
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    Oh, and it's so annonymous, I almost forgot: no one ever mentions D.R. Harris, especially when compared to Trumper or even Taylor of Old Bond St. D.R. Harris makes some very nice products including Arlington, Pink Aftershave, a very distinctive Sandalwood, and HIS cologne. No one is going to have shivers over this stuff, but it is as good as T & H, and the others I mentioned, and are unabashedly masculine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_good_life View Post
    Royall Lime
    Yes! However when dealing with Royall yoeu muest mispel everythinge. Eat woodn't bee prahper otherewise.

    Hence, I agree that Royall Lyme is rarely mentioned. I also like Spyce quite a bit & Muske. Spyce is kind of like an EDC of JHL, I find. Mandarin comes off like an EDP of Happy for Men, but it can be a little too much if unjudiciously splashed. The jury is out on Vetiver. Lyme has that fantastic lime note which wisps through the day on my skin, along with a hint of barbershop notes.

    Some other ones for me:
    Eau des 4 Voleurs

    Lacoste Original - My opinion of it improves every time I wear it.

    Aura of Patchouli - Caswell Massey [I am kind of amazed how much I enjoy Aura of Patchouli, but don't really care about Givenchy Gentleman. They are similar in a lot of ways, but the AoP does it for me while with GG I'm non-plussed.]

    Green Valley [Who would have thought a Creed would be on the list, and I wouldn't think I'd put it on here being a designer snob but there you go... Definitely has the honeysuckle/Fahrenheit note which will put a lot of people off. I think Creed glomed Chevrefeuille + GIt + a little SMW]
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbe View Post
    Ralph Lauren Safari for Men Edt
    I agree. Safari is amazing.

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    D.R. Harris also makes what is possibly the best Bay Rum on the market. They also have an amazing Witch Hazel that works well as an aftershave--smells faintly of burnt sugar and marries nicely with most of their (and others') colognes. D.R. Harris makes the famous "Pick-Me-Up" elixir (read hangover cure) so beloved of the late Queen Mother and you can have a glass of it right in the shop (ask for Joyce to make it for you) and sit in the same chair that Byron sat in when he went a roving so late into the night (of course he also drank Hock and soda water as a hangover cure). Not sure what cologne he wore.... THAT might make an interesting thread. Passage d'Enfer came too late for old George Gordon--would have been just his cup of tea.

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe_Frances View Post
    Oh, and it's so annonymous, I almost forgot: no one ever mentions D.R. Harris, especially when compared to Trumper or even Taylor of Old Bond St. D.R. Harris makes some very nice products including Arlington, Pink Aftershave, a very distinctive Sandalwood, and HIS cologne. No one is going to have shivers over this stuff, but it is as good as T & H, and the others I mentioned, and are unabashedly masculine.
    Currently wearing: Bois du Portugal by Creed

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    Apologies for hijacking this thread.

    I've been contemplating on buying one of these two but can't decide which one. To my nose, they have similar qualities. Which one do you think is more versatile and can be worn in any season?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jock_With_Scents
    Maestrale - Profumi di Pantelleria
    Aqua di Biella - Bursch

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