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  • Creed

    76 39.18%
  • L'Artisan Parfumeur

    67 34.54%
  • Le Labo

    20 10.31%
  • Montale

    45 23.20%
  • Bond No.9

    12 6.19%
  • Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle

    43 22.16%
  • Serge Lutens

    70 36.08%
  • Lorenzo Villoresi

    26 13.40%
  • Amouage

    9 4.64%
  • Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier

    29 14.95%
  • Santa Maria Novella

    8 4.12%
  • The Different Company

    17 8.76%
  • Comme des Garcons

    39 20.10%
  • Diptyque

    22 11.34%
  • Ava Luxe

    6 3.09%
  • Acqua di Parma

    14 7.22%
  • Annick Goutal

    18 9.28%
  • Penhaligon's

    21 10.82%
  • Czech & Speake

    18 9.28%
  • Other [POST THEM!]

    17 8.76%
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    Question Poll: Your Favourite Niche Houses

    Poll: Your Favourite Niche Houses

    Let's hear your thoughts! Let's see if the outcome is the same as what many predict.

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    L'Artisan is my number one by far. Serge Lutens is up there too.

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    Default Re: Poll: Your Favourite Niche Houses

    Extremely hard to choose.

    Voted for Comme des Garcons and Le Labo.

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    Well, There IS only one correct answer: CREED

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    Acqua di Parma & Penhaligons

    Also (unlisted) - Carthusia

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    The ones I'm becoming more familiar with and love what I've tried:
    Lutens, L'Artisan, and CdG.

    Hell--I'm a newby frag ho'---gimme-m-all!!!
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    Default Re: Poll: Your Favourite Niche Houses

    Never mind this comment, I am just curious:

    Why would Acqua di Parma, a resurrected perfume and cosmetics company, affiliate of the L. Vuitton Empire, and therefore sold at every place you can get Chanel, Dior, and Guerlain be called a niche company?

    "Other": in my case that's ETRO
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    Diptyque, MPG, L'Artisan, and Creed for me. Not to say there aren't great products from the other houses listed, but those were the ones wild enough in general for me to click.
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    Default Re: Poll: Your Favourite Niche Houses

    Voted for L'Artisan, Frédéric Malle, Serge Lutens, Lorenzo Villoresi, Santa Maria Novella, The Different Company, Comme des Garçons and Annick Goutal.

    Would have voted for Etro , Gobin Daudé and Ormonde Jayne if they had been included.

    Could have voted for Creed, Diptyque and Maître Parfumeur et Gantier, but there aren't as many scents from these houses I love as those I don't like at all, so no vote.
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    Diptyque, L'Artisan, Serge Lutens and Annick Goutal keep me very happy.

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    Default Re: Poll: Your Favourite Niche Houses

    Voted for Le Labo, Serge Lutens, and L'Artisan. These three have some of my most favorite scents

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    Default Re: Poll: Your Favourite Niche Houses

    Funny that Creed is atop both the most favorite and most overrated niche house polls. A very polarizing house indeed, as is the case with most institutions that consciously posit themselves as exclusive.

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    In the Other category, I crammed Tauer, Ormonde Jayne and Olivier Durbano into one vote.

    I also voted for Creed, L'Artisan, Montale, Lutens and Czech & Speake.
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    WOW! How does one vote for just one? I took into consideration a House that could possibly meet all my need's, and not just one does. I guess the one that comes closest would be MPG, with SL right on it's heels.
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    Comme Des Garcons, Frederic Malle, serge Lutens, Liptique and L'Artisan for me.

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    Frédéric Malle

    duh
    wishlist:
    Chanel - Cuire de Ruissie and Eau de Cologne
    Penhaligons - Quercus, Castille, and Raquets
    Dior -Eau Noire, Dior Homme Cologne, Dior Homme Intense, and Dior Sweet Sun
    Frédéric Malle - Angelique sous la pluie and Eau d'Hiver
    L'Artisan - l'eau de l'artisan and bois farine
    Hermès - Elixir des Merveilles, Jardin sur Nil, and Hermessence Confret.


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    Default Re: Poll: Your Favourite Niche Houses

    Creed, Montale, and L'Artisan for me.
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    Default Re: Poll: Your Favourite Niche Houses

    Serge Lutens and The Different Company
    Behemoth cut a slice of pineapple, salted it, peppered it, ate it, and then tossed off a second glass of alcohol so dashingly that everyone applauded.

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    Mazzolari
    Christian Dior VetiverPatou Pour HommeChristian Dior Leather OudOrmonde Jayne Ormonde ManSerge Lutens Chene

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Extremely hard to choose.

    Voted for Comme des Garcons and Le Labo.
    Same for me plus Montale!
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    Default Re: Poll: Your Favourite Niche Houses

    This is one of the polls where you may vote for more than one. But you're locked out now that you've voted...

    I voted today for Mitt Romney... Er, I mean Creed, Bond No 9, LAP, SL, and Le Labo.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron199 View Post
    WOW! How does one vote for just one? I took into consideration a House that could possibly meet all my need's, and not just one does. I guess the one that comes closest would be MPG, with SL right on it's heels.
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    Default Re: Poll: Your Favourite Niche Houses

    Creed, Annick Goutal, and 'other' for Neil Morris, and Parfums de Nicolai; lest we forget Gandhara and Sacre Bleu, respectively.
    Quand on boit l'eau, il faut penser à sa source

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    L'Artisan, Amouage & The Different Company.

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    Creed, Comme des Garcons, Acqua di Parma, L'Artisan. I will add Giorgio Armani Prive, Comptoir Sud Pacifique, Bond No.9.....
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    Default Re: Poll: Your Favourite Niche Houses

    Voted for L' Artisan and "OTHER", which is Andy Tauer.

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    I find it interesting that people are more willing to state which houses they hate, than which they love. I will post later on comparing the results of the two polls.

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    Default Re: Poll: Your Favourite Niche Houses

    Quote Originally Posted by somethinpositiv View Post
    I find it interesting that people are more willing to state which houses they hate, than which they love. I will post later on comparing the results of the two polls.
    Interesting indeed. Kind of sad, don't you think. Oh well...it is, what it is. Thanks for taking the time to do a 'favourite' poll, to balance out some of the bad energy generated by the 'least favourite' poll.
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    Creed, Villoresi, Montale.

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    Default Re: Poll: Your Favourite Niche Houses

    I voted for several, too numerous to mention. I would also add Profumum, Parfumerie Generale, Parfums DelRae, Keiko Mecheri, Les Néréides, Jalaine, and Parfum d'Empire.

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    I voted for:
    L'Artisan Parfumeur
    Montale
    Serge Lutens


    but would have really wanted to vote for:
    Parfumerie Generale
    Ormonde Jayne
    Parfums DelRae
    Keiko Mecheri
    Les Néréides
    Jalaine
    Parfum d'Empire


    Yes, pretty much just what Sloan said
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    Aimez-Moi, Chinatown, Dzongkha, Five O'Clock Au Gingembre,
    Cittá di Kyoto, Jasmin de Nuit, Jasmin Full, Kelly Calèche, Venezia,
    Douce Amère, Eau de Charlotte, Falling In Love, Chergui, Prada,
    Rose Alexandrie, Hypnôse, Omnia, Flowerbomb, Poivre Piquant,
    Cuir Beluga, 7:15am in Bali, Lolita Lempicka, Fumerie Turque,
    Datura Noir, Songes, Gaultier², L'Ombre Fauve, Kors, My Couture,
    Ligea "La Sirena", Red Aoud, Rose Absolu, Cèdre, Milk, No. 23

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