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    So guys, the department stores around here only carry Calvin Klein and other mainstream brands like that. I'm looking to stray away from the norm a little bit and explore some fragrances that are really classy and unique.

    So then, my question to you is, what is the most invigorating and stimulating scent that you've ever experienced?

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    Yatagan

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    Black Orchid by Tom Ford is pretty friggin unique.

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    I wore Czech & Speake Cuba today -- it's one of the most unique fragrances I own. It's also unique in that few people seem to own it.
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    In terms of uniqueness, I'd say LV Piper Nigrum, L'Artisan Dzing!, and Serge Lutens Gris Clair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Black Orchid by Tom Ford is pretty friggin unique.
    I was going to say that one!

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    I'll second Black Orchid, Yatagan, and i'll also add Fleur Du Male and Egoiste.
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    I'll second Dzing! but with a warning that it's quite sweet. My list, from your requirements:

    Avignon by Comme des Garçons

    This is a frankincense fragrance that captures the real thing extremely well, but isn't heavy at all; it fades to a smooth, herbal finish rather than a dense oriental one. The most "stimulating" of the ones I've listed.

    Lonestar Memories by Tauer

    This is ostensibly a leather fragrance, but there are many unusual notes in here. The scent is smoky, earthy, herbal, and slightly meaty at the same time. The effect is very unique, and I doubt you'll run across many wearing this.

    Cuir d'Iris by Parfumerie Generale

    This fragrance can be hard to find, but is worth looking for. Fresh, rooty, green iris root - not a floral scent - with a realistic leather note that manages to be fresh while being rich and warm at the same time. This is beginning to turn into my "confidence cologne", and I've yet to smell anything remotely similar.

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    It's not classy, it's downright evil.

    Salvador Dali Pour Homme

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    You won't smell these (or anything much like them) on every Tom, Dick, and Harry. That also means it takes some guts to wear them.

    Muscs Koublai Khan, Tubereuse Criminelle, and Chene by Serge Lutens
    Eau d'Hermes
    Idole de Lubin
    Parfum d'Habit and Jardin du Nil by Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
    Black Aoud and Aoud Cuir d'Arabie by Montale
    Nuit Noire by Mona di Orio
    Pomegranate Noir by Jo Malone
    Charogne by Etat Libre d'Orange
    Carnal Flower and Musc Ravageur from Frederic Malle
    Knize Ten
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    Classy + Unique=No. 88

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    Bois Farine
    Iris Silver Mist
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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    It's not classy, it's downright evil.

    Salvador Dali Pour Homme
    Damn, you nailed that one.

    I've always called SDPH "Evil in a Bottle!"

    Seriously. Ugly, nasty, vulgar, loud, perverted, devlilish, evil, and yes, just plain magnificent. Wear at your own risk!

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    For me, I think it's Eau des Merveilles.

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    Shiseido Basala and Feminite du Bois
    YSL Rive Gauche, M7, Opium and Kouros
    CDG 2, Avignon

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    Black Aoud and C&S No. 88 are both very unique and bewildering.

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    Another vote for Knize Ten and Yatagan
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    Bvlgari PH
    Burberry London

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    Kouros
    Habit Rouge
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    Cumming, never smelled anything quite like it. It is not for everyone but if it is right for you, it is a great fragrance.
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    Yatagan and Nicole Farhi Homme

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    Bois du Portugal. Besides PdN New York and Guerlain Heritage, BdP is totally unique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leifer View Post
    So then, my question to you is, what is the most invigorating and stimulating scent that you've ever experienced?
    This is an unexpectedly difficult question for me to answer! I'm trying to keep my answer strictly in the context of your question, with its emphasis on "invigorating and stimulating..." My first thought is that essential oils of eucalyptus, red cedar, and wild peppermint are the most invigorating and stimulating notes that I've experienced.

    However, sticking to composed fragrances, I would have to say that Guerlain's fabulous Eau de Cologne Impériale is the single most invigorating and stimulating scent that I've experienced. Sadly, it is also one of the most short-lived fragrances. An intense version of this scent would be simply awesome.

    Honorable mention for vigor and stimulation go to

    my wife
    Signoricci
    Route du Vetiver
    Geo. F. Trumpers Sandalwood Cologne
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Carlo Corinto Vetyver
    Terre D'Hermes
    Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune
    Caron's Poivre extrait parfum
    Last edited by wicozani; 30th November 2007 at 04:32 PM.

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    MPG's Parfum d' Habit---- It's certainly unique

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    Surely I haven't smelled everything in the wide world, but for me Royal English Leather is a real unique scent.
    By the way, the best one I've ever come across. Thanks to Hirch_Duckfinder's 18 sample I've began my Creed journey So far the only one I have had and tried was GIT, and I've been extremely curious. Well, REL is a real germ.
    Last edited by Sandy; 30th November 2007 at 08:07 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wicozani View Post
    My first thought is that essential oils of eucalyptus, red cedar, and wild peppermint are the most invigorating and stimulating notes that I've experienced.
    That's what comes to mind for me too; a really textured and rich blend of sweet (grapefruit?) fruity notes with a hint of eucalyptus, amber/soft cedar, and a dash of mint. The heart notes need to be a little bit drier and more woodsy to counter the sweetness, though, because it can't run wild with the sweet top notes. It would ruin the fragrance, and turn it into another Le Male or A*Men. Have you experienced anything like that?

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    Really classy and unique? Hmm.... perhaps:
    New York, Nicolai
    Knize Ten
    Xpec Original
    No 88
    Black Aoud
    Boisé Vanillé
    Cuir de Russie, Chanel
    Derby
    Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Coup de Fouet
    Querelle
    Acier Aluminium
    Sandringham

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    I've not smelled it, but Tea For Two looks to be unique.

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    Bvlgari Black
    Havana
    Nicole Miller
    Basala

    All quite unique...

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