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    I know, I know... Gun to your head pick only ONE scent forevermore, many folk would entertain the idea of saying, "Okay, then, go ahead and shoot".

    BUT... here's mine, and it's not even a scent I wear VERY often, anymore. I've gone through an extended oceanic phase, and I'm often entranced by my Happy Sea Trio of Erolfa, Bulgari Aqua, and Mare... However, my own Gold Standard if not for style than by its lasting power in my Frag Happy Zone is:

    Guerlain Vetiver.

    (Which actually gave me second thoughts about the blind buy on first wearing.)

    Okay, no waffling -- If you had room for one scent, pick it.

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    This is obviously subject to change over time, but from a purely synchronistic, snapshot perspective, I'll go with GUCCI ENVY!
    BNIB: Pure Malt, Floris Vetiver, LIDGE, Bentley Intense, DH, Vintage Rive Gauche pH, M7 gel, Roma (women's), Obsession, etc.:
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    Ambre Sultan by Serge Lutens

    Strange, I rarely wear it also...but if I had to pick one, this is it.

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    I'm starting to get the feeling that questions like these are being posed by bloggers or bloggers to be.

    So I'll second Envy.

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    Without question - 212 Men


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    Quote Originally Posted by Travtex View Post
    Guerlain Vetiver
    I'm going with this one as well.

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    Dzing!
    Top faves: Aramis Devin,Balenciage PH,Zino Davidoff,Trussardi Uomo,BlackXS,Sybaris,Furyo,HoHangClub,Santos Sport,KriziaSpazio,CarverVetiverDry,GIT,AmberSulta n,TeaForTwo,Dzing.
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    I would have to go with Kouros.

    Honestly, when I wear this one I feel that if all of my other fragrances were to disappear, I wouldn't even mind.
    You are not your perfume.

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    If I *had* to choose a single signature fragrance... hmm

    Creed Néroli Sauvage

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    As of today, it would have to be Musc Ravageur still.
    (But Chergui, Noir Epices, JHL, Patou pour Homme and Versailles pour Homme are very, very close behind in the running.)
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    Right off the top of my head, here are my top hoices:

    Philtre d' Amour - Guerlain
    Corps et ames - Parfumerie Generale
    Vetiver Tonka - Hermes
    Alpona - Caron
    Irisia - Creed

    I'd probably choose Alpona for the one scent I'd wear for the rest of my life - it is multifaceted enough for most occasions and moods, IMO.

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    I would choose Dunhill Edition, period!
    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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    God, If I had to wear Geurlain Vetiver I would put the gun to my head myself........lol (just kidding).

    Mine would have to be Boucheron PH, it just has it all for me.
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    "I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best." - Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

    Current Rotation: Terre D'Hermes, Boucheron PH, Villoresi Uomo, Green Irish Tweed, Chanel PMC, Gucci PH, Floris Santal, Carven Homme, Dunhill '34, PI by Givenchy, Parfums de Nicolai New York

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travtex View Post

    Guerlain Vetiver.
    Old formulation or new, though? THAT is the question.

    (Please say "Old.")
    Last edited by tvlampboy; 28th September 2007 at 04:54 PM.

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    Rive Gauche
    "I exist for myself, and for those to whom my unquenchable thirst for freedom gives everything, but also for everyone, since insofar as I am able to love - I love everyone. Of noble hearts, I am the noblest - and the most generous of those that yearn to give love in return. - I am a human being, I love death and I love life."

    Egon Schiele - Self-Potrait


    My classics: Dior Homme EdT, YSL Rive Gauche PH, Helmut Lang Cuiron, L'Occitane Neroli (vintage), Davidoff Zino, L'Occitane Eau des Baux

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    inner-directedly: Villoresi Sandalo (my holy grail, I suppose)
    outer-directedly: Acqua di Parma (it works anywhere, anytime)

    Ultimately, I'm inner-directed.

    Geez, two Italian fragrances, who'da thunk it?
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    Tough call...as of today it would be Terre d'Hermes. All time...Creed GIT

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    Lorenzo Villoresi's magnificent Uomo, I guess.

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    It changes from day to day but most often it would likely be Santos Concentrée
    In all matters of opinion, our adversaries are insane - Oscar Wilde

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    I feel like Meryl Streep in Sophie's Choice: I'll.....take......Shalimar! Ohhhhhhh!
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    Aramis Havana

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    My new favorite.....Ungaro III.
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    Only # 1 by a squeaker, but I'd say:
    Agatha Brown - Conquest

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    Givenchy Gentleman

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    *GNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!*

    Don't make me choose!!!

    OK, in this point in the space-time continuum...

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    Creed's Royal English Leather

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    Just one???? Crap. With a gun to my head I'd probably blurt out Musc Ravageur...but after just a week I'd be missing Bvlgari Black, Lolita Lempicka au masculin, Clinique happy, & Kenneth Cole Reaction, & Mugler Cologne like crazy!!!
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    If I had to answer right now, which I guess I do, since I am, I don't know how I could go without the Jalaine Patchouli that is holding me in its warm embrace as we speak.

    if I get two more, I would pick Chanel no 19 as my old stand by staple, and
    Tabac Blond, because she is my first passionate love in the realm of perfume.
    "Like a lobster with a pearl in its claw, the beet held the jasmine firmly without crushing or obscuring it. Beet lifted jasmine, the way a bullnecked partner lifts a ballerina, and the pair came on stage on citron's fluty cue. As if jasmine were a collection of beautiful paintings, beet hung it in the galleries of the nose, insured it against fire or theft, threw a party to celebrate it. Citron mailed the invitations." Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins p. 189

    What I am loving right now: Shalimar vintage extrait, Chanel Bois des Iles, Chanel no. 22, Le Labo Iris 39, Guerlain Iris Ganache

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    L'Artisan - Tea for Two is it. There is nothing I would rather smell like for the rest of my life. If it weren't so expensive then I would...

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    well, set aside a bottle of Tiffany for men for me then...
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    Rive Gauche or M7. Probably Rive Gauche.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggles View Post
    I feel like Meryl Streep in Sophie's Choice: I'll.....take......Shalimar! Ohhhhhhh!
    A second Meryl Streeper here...! Though only in vintage extrait.

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    only one sportissimo galimard
    #TOP 5#: Antico Caruso, Penhaligons Racquets,Creed BayRhum Vetiver,Domenico Caraceni,Castle Forbes 1445

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    I would pick Angel. I wore it almost exclusively for years and I could do it again ... if I had to
    I've trademarked the color bleu

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    Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublaï Khän
    Every time I wear it, I wonder how in the world I managed all these years without it. Its as if it were created just for me.
    MKK is like someone tightly embracing you from behind... their arms surround you... their fingers locked into yours moving up to your heart.. while slowly kissing the back of your neck.. and gently nibbling and wispering sweet nothings in your ear..

    MKK is its own weapon. I could turn the tables on this one and hold the other person hostage.

    [thinks dirty thoughts.../]

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    oops, now I choose Bandit.
    "Like a lobster with a pearl in its claw, the beet held the jasmine firmly without crushing or obscuring it. Beet lifted jasmine, the way a bullnecked partner lifts a ballerina, and the pair came on stage on citron's fluty cue. As if jasmine were a collection of beautiful paintings, beet hung it in the galleries of the nose, insured it against fire or theft, threw a party to celebrate it. Citron mailed the invitations." Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins p. 189

    What I am loving right now: Shalimar vintage extrait, Chanel Bois des Iles, Chanel no. 22, Le Labo Iris 39, Guerlain Iris Ganache

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    Antaeus, though I could only wear it at night or in fall/winter as it gets too hot here in S. California. Why, it's the perfect climate for Creed's Himalaya, Guerlian's Vetiver, Aramis Havana and---er . . .Oh, allright, just one.


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    I would probably choose an essential oil (to wear diluted). Coin toss between lavender and patchouli, lavender having a slight edge thanks to all the 90s neohippies that nearly put me off patchouli in college.

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    patou pour homme
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    That is a tough question, but I would have to go with Green Irsh Tweed. Can't get enough of it.

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    Easy 212.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quixotiq View Post
    Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublaï Khän
    Every time I wear it, I wonder how in the world I managed all these years without it.....
    This has to be post of the month (9 / 07)
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    Probably Hermes Bel Ami, I've had so many fond memories with it, even though I prefer other frags over it, I'd probably chose this one.

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    Comme des Garcons White (which is becoming harder and harder to find online)

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    Caron 3rd Man.

    Not my absolute favorite, but versatile as all get out.

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    I'll say Bois du Portugal with Ambre Sultan nipping at its heels.

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    D&G ph

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    Comme des Garcons Sequoia or Creed Silver Mountain Water...

    SMW is a better all-rounder, so I'll pick that.
    Current favourites: Silver Mountain Water - Terre d'Hermes - Erolfa - Fou d'Absinthe - Sequoia

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    Mazzolari Lui
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    Well the only ONE I would knock it down to would be Van Cleef and Arpels. Now of course it is a bit too much for the summer heat but during cooler months...Yup...it's the one.

    Of course during the summer months I would have to rely on my own natural, intoxicating scent sometimes including sweat...Ahahahahahhahahaah.

    Fragrance On,

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    One, huh?

    Musc Ravageur.

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    For me - Chanel Egoiste. Don't know why, but for some reason it makes me feel so much more confident (I know, I know confidence comes from inside...) Had it not been for a very "confident" swap, I wouldn't have gotten to know the beauty of this fragrance.

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    YSL - Opium pour Homme

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    Just for the sake of the conversation, I'll pick.....

    Millesime Imperial
    Lately I've been wearing:
    Windsor, Bois de Santal, Original Santal, Elixir, Douro, Endymion, Reflection, Arcus, Marwah

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    Kouros for sure!

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    Easy... Gucci ENVY!

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