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    Default Your Current Holy Grails and Why?

    I have a vast number of fragrances but I only list my Holy Grails or close to it in my wardrobe. Here are my current thoughts about my collection and please share yours!

    -Black Aoud: The intensive, deeply satisfying fragrance I own. Great for a mood or romantic use.

    -Encens et Lavende: The best lavender and inscense available. Great for meditation, thought, and comfort.

    -GIT, Kiton Men, and Aspen: These smell wonderful and get you through the day at the office.

    -Mugler Colonge: Great for a pick-me-up and is very suitable for which it was designed; to wear to the gym.

    -Paul Smith Story: This is also great for office and gym.

    -Terre D'Hermes: This satisfies my need for that peppery fresh fragrance and to my nose, is more like a modern version of polo green. This is one that needs to be in every collection.

    -Jazz: ahhh, good ole jazz. This is for when you want to be professional in a mysterious kinda way. This is an old school classic worthy of modern times.

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    Lorenzo Villoresi Vetiver - woodsy, fall manliness in a bottle.
    Dzing! - comforting smell of animals.
    Passage d'Enfer - my favorite incense.
    Yerbamate - my favorite green as well as my favorite tea scent.

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    Bois de Portugal (and its kissing cousin, New York): boardroom confidence bottled

    Musc Ravageur, Kouros and Chergui: Sex bottled. Raw, inspired, hot and heavy sex.

    JHL, Fou d'Absinthe, Heritage and Bois d'Ombrie: Autumnal comfort and masculinity bottled

    Bogart pour Homme: Not really a Holy Grail, but damn close, if only in the bargain department. One of the few chocolate-y frags I've ever liked, and VERY sexy, to boot, with tons of patchouli.
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    Creed - Vanisia - My "Ivory Soap" clean scent.
    Lutens - Chergui - My "down and dirty" scent.
    Miller Harris - Tangerine Vert - My "everyday is a summer day" scent.
    I wonder what would happen if a sprayed them all on together?
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    Bel Ami - Great for romantic evenings. I use this one a lot when I'm out with women and have had some awesome times with it. I don't particuarly attribute it to the frag, but it's one of the reasons I like it.

    Yatagan - Casual masculinity. No feminine notes, no nonsense, just a balls to the wall, hairy chested alpha male. Smells unlike most frags you find worn today, definitely stands out.

    Cumming - Drinking single malt in a cigar bar. Weirdest frag I own, but I love it for that.

    Gentleman, Andron - Magnetism and sex appeal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggles View Post
    Creed - Vanisia - My "Ivory Soap" clean scent.
    Lutens - Chergui - My "down and dirty" scent.
    Miller Harris - Tangerine Vert - My "everyday is a summer day" scent.
    I wonder what would happen if a sprayed them all on together?
    You'd smell like a French whore eating tangerines in the tub.
    Last edited by tvlampboy; 22nd October 2007 at 09:26 PM.

    Peggy: "Right now, we have to get to the mental institution. Something terrible has happened."
    Latrelle: "What?"
    Peggy: "Brother Boy has tried to kill himself. He jumped out of his bedroom window."
    Latrelle: "Isn't he only on the second floor?"
    Peggy: "Yes, but he hit his head on a lawn gnome."
    Fr. Sordid Lives: The Series
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    "Live, live, live! Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death."
    Auntie Mame
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    Default Re: Your Current Holy Grails and Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggles View Post
    Creed - Vanisia - My "Ivory Soap" clean scent.
    Lutens - Chergui - My "down and dirty" scent.
    Miller Harris - Tangerine Vert - My "everyday is a summer day" scent.
    I wonder what would happen if a sprayed them all on together?
    LOL. 3 holy grail's at once? You might explode!
    "All problems are illusions of the mind."

    -- Eckhart Tolle

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    JHL....I love the cinnamon in this...Makes me feel like the holidays, my favourite time of the year.

    Havana...Oh..it took me a while to finally get this classic...so Yummy..Oh yes...It just magnifies Class. I love the notes from beginning to end. On the lookout for Reserva now.

    Van Cleef and Arpels... Yeah I know many put this in the 'mature/old' men catagory but I love this for wearing on special occasions. I feel wealthy when I wear it.

    Narciso Rodriguez...My new Fav smellie. I wore this to a posh function the other night and it summoned praise and accolades. The Violet, Patchouli, Amber and Musk work well for me on my skin.

    Tom Ford For Men Extreme......HA HA HA...I don't even own this yet but I KNOW this will be a Holy Grail....:bounce: :bounce::bounce:

    There are others but that's what comes to mind right now.

    Fragrance On,

    Otto
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    Quote Originally Posted by tvlampboy View Post
    You'd smell like a French whore eating tangerines in the tub.
    this would go well with my reading Collette kick!
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    Last edited by rtamara41; 22nd October 2007 at 09:33 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by rtamara41 View Post
    this would go well with my reading Collette kick!
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    I hope you've got Le Pur and l'impur on your Colette list - along with Chéri, the best of her books, and the one most relevant to French whores, tangerines, and bathtubs.
    "Oh, my Lolita, I have only words to play with!"
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    used to be varvatos
    now its chanel egoiste...i have a small decant i have been nursing, but its my new holy grail...hopefully santa claus is a basenoter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdnba View Post
    used to be varvatos
    now its chanel egoiste...i have a small decant i have been nursing, but its my new holy grail...hopefully santa claus is a basenoter.
    You never know.....LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

    Hey everybody update your wishlist...........

    Fragrance On,

    Otto
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    Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin

    Its Clean Fresh Sweet Dirty Strong All In One.
    Creed- Windsor (All-time favorite)
    Creed- GIT (signature)
    Lolita Lempica Au Masculin (fav gourmand)
    Creed-Aventus (biggest compliment getter)
    Serge Lutens- Arabie,Fumerie Turque, Chergui
    MFK-Lumiere Noire (fav mysterious scent)
    Santos de Cartier-Fav 80's
    Creed Spice & Wood

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    My present Holy Grail is a perfumer. I love what Jean Claude Ellena does with citrus. He makes it salty and makes it smell reminiscent of clean and sweaty human skin. That to me is amazing...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sshak13 View Post
    Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin

    Its Clean Fresh Sweet Dirty Strong All In One.
    I have a sample of au masculine. I have wanted to love it for so long even though vanilla is totally not my thing. I can't help but think au masculine is nothing but le male with anise in the top note. Am I wrong? What am I missing? I do like it. However, if I had to buy a fragrance with vanilla in it, it would be santal noble.

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    let's just say my October Holy Grail has been Chanel no. 5...all three of them!
    It has been such a neat experience to discover a fragrance in a new way that totally broke my concepts about it.
    My eyes were opened and I experienced no 5 as a round perfect thing, floral and animalic at the same time, a delicate balance between elegant and earthy. just loved that...how it covers all that area in a single blended seamless manner.
    Luca Turin referred to the creation of no 5 as a historical move in fragrance from realism to abstract. and it's neat that I can see that. Like Modern Art. pretty cool experience.
    my other Holy Grails have been more emotional, sensual or even sexual.
    This one is more cerebral.
    Last edited by rtamara41; 23rd October 2007 at 02:41 AM.
    "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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    I'm not into "holy grails"
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    Czech&Speake no.88-I feel like I am passing by a semetary on a dark,cold and rainy late fall night(I like the feeling)
    Arabie-I feel like watching a favourite movie with my family in a cosy surrounding
    Fumerie Turque-I feel like smoking nargile with my friends and eating a dessert at the same time
    Ungaro I-Makes me feel like the sexiest guy in the world
    L'air du desert Marocain-no reason,just love it

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    Quote Originally Posted by fragrancalmeditation View Post
    Fumerie Turque-I feel like smoking nargile with my friends and eating a dessert at the same time
    I was in Turkey the summer before last for a month with my parents sightseeing. Loved it and smoked A LOT of narguile of course!

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    LV Uomo
    Creed Cypres Musc
    Creed Cuir de Russie
    SL MKK
    Badger & Blade cologne(custom made sandalwood,awesome)
    Profumum Antico Caruso
    Profumum Thundra
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgan Creek View Post
    I hope you've got Le Pur and l'impur on your Colette list - along with Chéri, the best of her books, and the one most relevant to French whores, tangerines, and bathtubs.
    I have the first, but can't find the latter ... yet. Our local bookstores and libraries are Collette poor!
    Prolly have to go into the city for it.
    It sounds like I need to get my hands on that one, too. Thanks for the recommendation.
    Last edited by rtamara41; 23rd October 2007 at 12:24 PM.
    "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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    Givenchy Pi

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    Even the notion of the term "Holy Grail" when speaking of fragrance is somewhat sacred! What could possibly be good enough to attain such acclaim?!?

    Well those that rank close are those scents I can never imagine being without:

    Pick-me-ups:
    Eau d'Orange Verte - Hermés
    Mugler Cologne

    Serious business:
    Narciso Rodriguez for Him
    Penhaligons Love Potion No.9

    Contender (that Im still getting to know):
    Le Vainqueur - Rancé 1795
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    I like a lot of fragrances tremendously, but the only one I'd consider a Holy Grail is Parfums de Nicolai New York. I can't put my finger on it exactly, but it really moves me. It smells like old Hollywood jazz music. Santa Maria Novella "Muschio" comes very close to an HG as well.

    As much as I love commercial perfumes, the one fragrance I'd choose above all others is premium quality Indian sandalwood oil, the kind that you can barely get in the West anymore. A little of that dabbed on the chest is practically euphoric to me. It works with my chemistry better than anything.

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    Default Re: Your Current Holy Grails and Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri View Post
    Vainqueur - Rancé 1795[/COLOR][/B]
    Where do you buy this one, Dimitri?
    Rancé frags are, it seems, almost impossible to find here in the U.S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tvlampboy View Post
    Where do you buy this one, Dimitri?
    Rancé frags are, it seems, almost impossible to find here in the U.S.
    www.theperfumehouse.com

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    From my understanding of a holy grail, it is meant to be THE one.

    Its something that should take years of searching to discover. And only one should exist.
    A scent that when you find it you dont really need to buy another perfume ever again.
    You may discover and change many faves along the way.

    I think I have my HG.

    KOUROS

    When I wear it I know there are thousands of undiscovered frags for me out there, but I cant imagine any coming anywhere near this. Im currently dabbling with niches but for all their quality and artistry, they absolutely pale in comparison to Kouros.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rompip View Post
    From my understanding of a holy grail, it is meant to be THE one.

    Its something that should take years of searching to discover. And only one should exist.
    A scent that when you find it you dont really need to buy another perfume ever again.
    You may discover and change many faves along the way.

    I think I have my HG.

    KOUROS

    When I wear it I know there are thousands of undiscovered frags for me out there, but I cant imagine any coming anywhere near this. Im currently dabbling with niches but for all their quality and artistry, they absolutely pale in comparison to Kouros.

    i think that you have a very valid point here....however, i think i will always enjoy smelling a couple others every now and then...but im with you...this is how i feel with egoiste, i cant wait to get a bottle because i love it more than anything so far that i have smelled out there, but a little variance never hurt anyone!

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    Pi by Givenchy

    Perry Ellis 360 White

    212 Men


    Minotaure & Roma ( Thanks Mario Justiniani)

    I've yet to decide but I have an attachment to Claibourne Sport.
    I'm so fo sho' it's no facade/ Stay out of trouble momma said as momma sighed/ For her fear her youngest son be a victim of homicide/ But I gotta get you out of here momma.. Or I'm gonna die..Inside...So either eay you lose me momma/ So let loose of me!

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    Ralph by Ralph Lauren and Acqua di Parma's Blu Mediterraneo Arancia di Capri just makes the day better for me..

    Armani Code & Joop Go! for evening/night...

    In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds it's morning, and is refreshed. -Kahlil Gibran

    Current Favourites: Mandarine by Il Profvmo, Sculpture Homme by Nikos

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