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  1. #31

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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.
    Tvlampboy, it was brought to me from the Ukraine when my wife recently visited there.
    I must use it sparingly because there are no stockists within like a TRILLION miles of Denmark
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  2. #32

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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.

    Great post.

    This is how i feel about Trumper's Sandalwood. There's so many others out there that i haven't tried, and will never get the chance to try...but for now i feel very comfortable saying this is my HG.

    And yes, Kouros is a great one.
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  3. #33

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    After careful consideration, I have arrived and the answer for THE ONE. I like the previous defintion given and agree that Holy Grail can mean only one. Sorta like a monotheism ideology. The answer for me is none other than:


    Kiton Men


    I am madly in love with this fragrance. I will do a formal review of it at some point but the awesome green smell as if it were wafted from a cold, wet stone is unmatchable! It is perfect for anytime, anywhere, with rhyme or reason, without rhyme or reason, you name it and it fits!

  4. #34

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    Ah, no contest here:

    Spiritueuse Double Vanille

  5. #35

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    Hallelujah by Jesu de Lacroix

  6. #36

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    Adding Jicky. What can I say? As my boyfriend put it, it's squirrelly and voluptuous.
    Some may argue the squirrelly point, but the voluptuousness is undeniable.
    The lemony notes keep it elevated at the same time.
    Just a marvelous easy to wear comforting frag, that I catch whiffs of throughout the day and can snuggle into....great longevity, not loud, but with a definite presence.
    It makes me happy.
    Plus it has a neat history. How good can it get?
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    "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

  7. #37

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    My current Holy Grails are not niche fragrances. They just happen to be the ones I love and reach for the most....and there's a huge price range. My current ones include:

    Halston Unbound, Cafe Cafe by Cofinluxe, Preferred Stock & Aspen (Nice fragrances because they're subtle enough for office wear and offend very few if not overapplied).

    Perry Ellis 360 Degrees White (a better version of Le Male for CHEAP)

    Cuba Gold (not as good, but even cheaper than 360 White)

    Gaultier2 (So very sweet and romantic)

    Tabac Original (Lovely, inoffensive, clean without being generic)

    Ungaro III (Beautiful, dark, romantic fragrance--count Dracula bottled)

    Quorum (Balls out slap in the face. Not a wimp like so many newer fragrances)

    Ralph Lauren Chaps (Same reason as Quorum)

    Polo Green (Love it or hate it--still an original and still a classic)
    Discount and drug store fragrance trollop. http://www.basenotes.net/group.php?groupid=74

  8. #38

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    I've been puzzled by perfumers trying to create juices / notes smelling like human skin. What's the need? Everyone has a skin - just smell yourself and off you go... ; - )

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    SMN's Potpourri is my fav and best. Others might not like it, but it's timeless, old, and dynamic. It truly changes throughout the day. And not everyone knows what it is nor likes it (but I do!).

  11. #41

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    Lately I've added two more frags to my pantheon of "Holy Grails":
    Dzongkha by L'Artisan Parfumeur and West Side by Bond #9.

    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."
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  12. #42

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    I have to admit that every scent in my current wardrobe is very much a holy grail scent, but for different reasons. I've reached the point where they all have to equally appeal to me. That's probably why my wardrobe is as small as it is - anything else that seemed inferior to these babies were shortly disposed of.

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    Im thinking Tauer's L'Air du Desert Moracain.

    Find me a great deal on it, please?

    Sam

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    Default Re: Your Current Holy Grails and Why?

    Gris Clair is mine, for now. That only elevates it like a very little amount higher than the rest of my wardrobe though

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    Without a doubt---------Green Irish Tweed..

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    Interesting! Fragrances are conveniently sized to be grails/idols, aren't they?

    Can't say there's anything I'm really dying to get. I'm trying to let the 6 new frags I've bought in the past 2 weeks settle in.

  17. #47

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    1st Obsession for men - the deep warm spices draw you in while the sweet golden amber relaxes.

    2nd Pheromone for men by Marilyn Miglin - no this scent contains no pheromones what so ever. Instead its based on ancient oils of the egyptians - the scent really grows on your senses.

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    Man, this is a tough one.There is that one, that I alway's pick up,and sniff when I'm looking at my fragrance's, and trying to decide what I'm in the mood for, and that would be JHL. I'm alway's sniffing this, even when I'm not going to wear it.
    Damn good Fragrance!

  19. #49

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    The beauty part of having Patou PH as your HG is never having to explain "why."

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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 get murdered before you leave the building, and I imagine you'll be fed to the pigs.

  21. #51

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    Once you've found it, it's not a holy grail anymore.

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    Dior Homme- My top holy grail
    Cartier- My fresh spicy grail
    Terre d'hermes- My heavy luxury grail
    Gucci Pour homme- My masculine grail
    Vetiver by Guerlain- My exotic grail
    Shalimar- My mysterious grail

  23. #53

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    Le Labo's Tubereuse40 Neroli Perfected. great winter scent
    Bond no.9 Silver Factory WOW! fantastic Iris, and incense. Bottle is gorgeous.
    Outrageous! by Frederic Malle Lime, mint, green apple, hot tub cedar. Great non-scent frag. simple and clean. perfect for work or gym.

  24. #54

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    Shiseido Basala
    YSL Opium, M7, Rive Gauche and Kouros
    Salvatore Ferragamo
    Chanel Antaeus
    Burberry London
    Bvlgari Black
    because I feel damn comfortable and fun wearing them

  25. #55

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boal View Post
    because I feel damn comfortable and fun wearing them

    That's enough of a reason to wear a fragrance, if you ask me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Killer_Vavoom View Post
    Once you've found it, it's not a holy grail anymore.

    Easy there, killjoy .
    Last edited by knightowl; 18th November 2007 at 07:47 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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    Cuir Mauresque
    Versailles
    Havana
    Carthusia Uomo
    Baie de Genièvre
    No. 88

    If I had found these gems sooner my collection would be much smaller...

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    Bois du Portugal - I have worn this for many years, and I have not yet come to find one fragrance that matches it for me. Longevity and sillage are perfecet, and the drydown is tremendous on my skin. I just love this one, and connot be without a bottle. I just do not have enough nice things to say about this fragrance.

    A close second for me would be Acqua di Parma Colonia. I love the development of this fragrance as well.
    Last edited by The Duke; 18th November 2007 at 02:51 PM.

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    I currently have no HG, isn't that sad, given the amount of stuff i have, a lot of them which i love deeply, but nop no HG. Tomorrow will be another day...

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    Pick me up/casual frags:
    Guerlain Imperiale
    ck be
    Burberry Touch
    These just make me feel comfortable.

    Go-to/Power frags:
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Bvlgari Black
    Polo Green
    These are good anytime I want to make an impression and be confident.

    Romantic scents:
    Bvlgari PH
    Grey Flannel
    Chanel PM
    I go to these when I want to play up my gentlemanly side.

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    As of this moment:

    Kiton Men

    Black Aoud

    Possibly Un Jardin en Mediterranee?

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