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    Default The Ultimate Men's Niche Fragrance?

    I know that there have been similar threads before, but I'm curious to know what men's niche fragrance you would put above all others that you have ever tried. Call it a holy grail or desert island scent, but I want to know what is THE ultimate niche fragrance to you, regardless of cost or availability. In fact, I'd prefer to hear about the more unknown and/or rare scents that not everybody talks about.

    Looking forward to your responses.

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    2. Lumičre Noire pour Homme by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
    3. New Haarlem by Bond No. 9
    4. Chergui by Serge Lutens Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido
    5. Francois Charles by Rance 1795
    6. Puro Intense by Nejma
    7. Usiku by Jo Wood Organics
    8. New York by Parfums de Nicolai
    9. Dia For Men by Amouage
    10. Silver Mountain Water by Creed

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    In a pinch, I would say Amouage Gold.

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    These three are the best for ME, but everyone has their own favorites...beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

    Montale - Red Vetyver
    CDG - Artek/Standard
    Invasion Barbare - MDCI

    If pushed for one...Red Vetyver. It just pushes all my buttons every time I wear it.

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    For me, it was "Vintage" Tabarome by Creed and Kölnisch Juchten by Parfums Regence.

    If you consider those too common, seek out Kölnisch Juchten (Russian leather) and Kölnisch Wasser (the original eau de cologne). Both fragrances are by Johann Maria Farina gegenuber dem Julichs-Platz.
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    I know it's a bad thing to declare love so quickly, but I'm truly in awe of how amazing Josef Statkus EDP is. I've never seen patchouli, incense, or vanilla presented this way, and I truly love it. If forced to mention a couple more I'd probably say Chergui and another new love Bois d'Armenie are up there along with Angeliques sous la Pluie.
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    The first time I ever wore Vintage Tabarome I was in awe and intimidated by the austere beauty it has.
    Good one for sure. I was stupid to sell my bottle. You hear that petruccijc?
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    Montale Black Oudh
    The Different Company Rose Poivree
    Parfumerie Generale Intrigrant Patchouli & L'Ombre Fuave
    Amouage Jubilation XXV
    Hermessense Poivre Samarcande

    I have mentioned only those scents which makes me feel opulent and keeps me engaged all the way till end. very hard ot choose one...but if forced to, it'd be Amouage Jubilation XXV with Montale Black Oudh coming in second.

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    I enjoyed the opening of the new Tabarome best, in terms of niche I've sampled, but because it didn't last long enough (nor develop into anything that I really liked) I swapped it off.

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    Chergui

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtgprox05 View Post
    I know it's a bad thing to declare love so quickly, but I'm truly in awe of how amazing Josef Statkus EDP is. I've never seen patchouli, incense, or vanilla presented this way, and I truly love it. If forced to mention a couple more I'd probably say Chergui and another new love Bois d'Armenie are up there along with Angeliques sous la Pluie.

    +1 on Josef Statkus & Bois d Armenie!!! it's definitely holy grail stuff! one of these days im gonna get em.... gotta start saving

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenson View Post
    Montale Black Oudh
    The Different Company Rose Poivree
    Parfumerie Generale Intrigrant Patchouli & L'Ombre Fuave
    Amouage Jubilation XXV
    Hermessense Poivre Samarcande

    I have mentioned only those scents which makes me feel opulent and keeps me engaged all the way till end. very hard ot choose one...but if forced to, it'd be Amouage Jubilation XXV with Montale Black Oudh coming in second.
    Second the Jubilation.
    Also to me any Tauer reeks of creativity and the kind of attitude i ascribe artists with.
    Doing what he considers to be good, using ingredient that best fulfill his request, well, to me thats niche.

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    Clearly Dior Eau Noire!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoRoads View Post
    For me, it was "Vintage" Tabarome by Creed and Kölnisch Juchten by Parfums Regence.

    If you consider those too common, seek out Kölnisch Juchten (Russian leather) and Kölnisch Wasser (the original eau de cologne). Both fragrances are by Johann Maria Farina gegenuber dem Julichs-Platz.
    Go,TwoRoads!

    Some find Vintage Tabarome "musty." Good! Please don't wait for the top notes to recede--There'll be more or the rest of us

    I'll add the next to impossible to find:

    L'Occitane Neroli EDP ( NOT the new stuff)
    Patou Pour Homme (of course)

    And the magnificent and readily available:

    Blenheim Bouquet--- Penhaligon's
    Cuba--- Czech and Speake
    Cuir d'Oranger----Miller Harris
    Iskander---Parfum d'Empire


    It's a bit sad that these last four are far easier to find than the "ancient" Nicole Miller for Men or Givenchy Gentleman, both designer frags which have been re-formulated into a fleeting and humdrum copy of the originals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flouris View Post
    Chergui
    THIS. As of now.

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    Santa might be bringing me Chergui...

    My fave niche is Creed GIT.

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    If I am forced to pick one niche, it will be Domenico Caraceni 1913.

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    Amouage Jubilation XXV

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    Clive Christian No 1 Pure Parfum

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    Rare and unknown regardless of cost or availability? Why make it difficult for yourself? Ok,

    Prince Bandzile Diamini (Arabian Oud) - it is way above any other niche I've tried.

    Right now there's one bottle available in one shop only .. good luck.

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    Favorite niche sampled: Tauer's L'Air du Desert Marocain. It's a lot like several other frags but with best notes combined and a wonderful unfolding movement--breathtaking and transporting.

    Arabie and Chergui are definite contenders as are Bois 1920 Extreme, Mazzolari Lui, and Voleur de Roses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jenson View Post
    +1 on Josef Statkus & Bois d Armenie!!! it's definitely holy grail stuff! one of these days im gonna get em.... gotta start saving
    Tell me about Jen. I have the biggest dilemma this Christmas, I want them both desperately, along with Bois d'Iris and Fille en Aguilles.
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    At the moment: Frapin Caravelle Epicee.

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    C&S Dark Rose, Montale Blue Amber, PdN NY and Around Midnight by Buxton
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    Quote Originally Posted by yrk View Post
    C&S Dark Rose, Montale Blue Amber, PdN NY and Around Midnight by Buxton
    Just tried Blue Amber and Around Midnight at ScentBar on a quick trip to LA this weekend. Liked the Blue Amber, LOVED Around Midnight, but maybe that's because I'm a total Buxton groupie.

    I would add:
    The Different Company - Sel de Vetiver
    Penhaligon's - Opus 1870
    Etat Libre d'Orange - Fat Electrician

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    GIT
    AdP Colonia Assoluta
    Chergui
    Musc Ravageur

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    Tribute
    Black Aoud
    Bois Blond
    Jubilation XXV
    Avignon

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    Bois du Portugal .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudassir View Post
    If I am forced to pick one niche, it will be Domenico Caraceni 1913.
    Make it two for this beauty.

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    Tauer's L'Air du Desert Marocain. It's focused on a single, strong, natural-feeling ingredient and it has a joyous, slightly brutal sort of lover's naivete that makes it immediately recognizable as the work of a brilliant amateur. I love the stuff.

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    If I had to choose only one I'd say Musc Ravageur.

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    (Modern) Niche: Tauer's LADDM (though today I'm wearing Lonestar Memories--it's a sample but a couple days ago I won a bottle in Andy's incredibly generous advent calendar giveaway--and it's wonderful, too....as are both the incense frags and the new Rose Chypree)

    Classic Niche (if there is such a thing): Knize 10

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    Amouage Epic Man.

    Though I have a feeling that when I can get my hands on a sample of Gold, it'll probably be that.

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    Amouage Gold
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    Mazzolari Lui

    And Aramis Havana may not be niche, but it damn sure smells like it!
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    + another notch for Black Aoud
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    Almost anything by ADP
    Creed BDP
    Blenheim Bouquet by Penhaligons
    Rance Le Vainqeur
    La Martina Hombre

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    Either Bert Duchaufour's best perfume,



    Or Mark Buxton's.

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    Lynn Harris´ Fleur de Sel
    Annick Goutal´s Sables
    Patricia de Nicolai´s New York and Vetyver
    Pierre Bourdon´s French Lover
    J.C. Ellena´s Bois d´Iris
    B. Duchaufour´s Timbuktu
    Andy Tauer´s L´air du desert Marocain
    Sylvie Jourdet´s 1740 Histoires de Parfums
    Vero Kern´s Onda
    D.Ropion´s Vetiver Extraordinaire

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    Eau Noire

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    Vintage Tabarome

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    MPG Ambre Precieux takes my breath away every time, so deep and romantic

    FM Vetiver Extraordinaire is simply perfect, this kind of perfume can not be done better

    LeLabo Rose31 is more romantic and scary than anything else

    FM Musc Ravageur is sexy and provocative, but still extremely elegant

    LeLabo Musc25 does not get much Love around here and is hardcore expensive, but definetly in my top 3. Wearing it gives the most comfortable and sexy feeling, maybe only to compare with NR's Musc oil

    Narciso Rodriguez Musc Oil for Him: Wow... is it niche, btw? Who cares, it's perfect

    and
    MPG Parfum d'Habit is so unique, straight forward and beautiful, it has to be mentioned here, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YourSound View Post
    FM Vetiver Extraordinaire is simply perfect, this kind of perfume can not be done better
    +1

    This one came to my mind immediately.

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    It would probably be Mazzolari Lui for me--I get my patchouli and leather in one go

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    thank you guys, those are great ideas for a sample purchase!

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    I'm really feeling Tam Dao this morning, but I fluctuate between that, Ambre Topkapi, Anvers 2, Musc Ravageur and Tobacco Vanille. Oh, and Original Santal (I know, I know, shoot me).

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    Quote Originally Posted by TricsMan View Post
    Bois du Portugal .
    I have to agree with this one as its macho and a unmistakable mans niche fragrance. No unisex confusion here.

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    Vintage Tabarome
    No. 88
    Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Timbuktu
    Philosykos
    Annick Goutal Vetiver
    L'Air du Desert Marocain
    Fumerie Turque
    Chergui
    Bois du Portugal
    Black Aoud
    Oud Cuir d'Arabie
    Knize Ten
    Jubilation XXV
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    Quote Originally Posted by derekp View Post
    I'm really feeling Tam Dao this morning,
    *sigh* I made the mistake yesterday of a wrist test of Tam Dao while wearing l'Occitane Vetyver, and ended up seriously underwhelmed.


    I know that there have been similar threads before, but I'm curious to know what men's niche fragrance you would put above all others that you have ever tried. Call it a holy grail or desert island scent, but I want to know what is THE ultimate niche fragrance to you, regardless of cost or availability. In fact, I'd prefer to hear about the more unknown and/or rare scents that not everybody talks about.
    The one at the top of my list isn't all that expensive compared to many of the others, and it gets plenty of mention: Knize Ten. Some of the runner-sup:

    MPG Centaure
    Knize Forest
    Profumi del Forte,Tirrenico

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    Creed Millesime Imperial

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    FM Musc Ravageur and C&S No.88.

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    (3) Creed Silver Mountain Water (4) Creed Aventus
    (5) Creed Green Irish Tweed (6) Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Malt
    (7) Amouage Reflection Man

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    Knize Ten. the essence of man.

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    Liz Soivhole's Underworld. Gets no love around here, but it's breathtaking.

    Also, glad to hear the mentions of MPG's Parfum d'Habit. I blind bought a bottle last week and should be getting it soon. Little nervous about it (given it's disparate reviews) so hearing it mentioned in this thread gives me some peace of mind.

    I'll also attest to the profound beauty of Black Aoud, Chergui, and Jubilation XXV. Little disappointed, though, that I haven't seen Penhaligon's LP No 9 for Men mentioned. Shame on y'all!

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    Bois du Portugal, intense and very manly scent.

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    Eh, in terms of ones that are explicitly labeled "for men", none, really; they can all go by the wayside. I can't think of a niche scent I truly love that isn't marketed as unisex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genvy5 View Post
    Amouage Epic Man.

    Though I have a feeling that when I can get my hands on a sample of Gold, it'll probably be that.
    Yeah, it's Gold now

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    C&S No.88 and Montale Black Aoud are both great and classy. Black Aoud is more sensual though C&S No.88 is a tad more classier.

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    Clive Christian No. 1

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