L'Artisan is my number one by far. Serge Lutens is up there too.
Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle
Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
Santa Maria Novella
The Different Company
Comme des Garcons
Acqua di Parma
Czech & Speake
Other [POST THEM!]
Poll: Your Favourite Niche Houses
Let's hear your thoughts! Let's see if the outcome is the same as what many predict.
L'Artisan is my number one by far. Serge Lutens is up there too.
EnvYuS My Wardrobe
Extremely hard to choose.
Voted for Comme des Garcons and Le Labo.
Well, There IS only one correct answer: CREED
Acqua di Parma & Penhaligons
Also (unlisted) - Carthusia
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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Your nostrils, which will dilate immesurably in unspeakable contentment, in motionless ecstasy, will ask nothing better for space, for they will be full of fragrance, as if perfumes and incense; for they will be glutted with complete happiness, like angels who dwell in the peace and magnificence of pleasent heaven.
(From Maldoror by Comte de Lautreamont)
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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'Il mondo dei profumi è un universo senza limiti: una fraganza puo rievocare sensazioni, luoghi, persone o ancora condurre in uno spazio di nuove dimensioni emozionali' L. V.
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.
That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.
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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"Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
Diptyque, L'Artisan, Serge Lutens and Annick Goutal keep me very happy.
Voted for Le Labo, Serge Lutens, and L'Artisan. These three have some of my most favorite scents
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.
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.
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could to where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, ...... I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost
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.
Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....
Comme Des Garcons, Frederic Malle, serge Lutens, Liptique and L'Artisan for me.
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.
Creed, Montale, and L'Artisan for me.
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You are not your perfume.
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.
Christian Dior VetiverPatou Pour HommeChristian Dior Leather OudOrmonde Jayne Ormonde ManSerge Lutens Chene
"We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force." Ayn Rand...
"The essence of fascism is to make laws forbidding everything and then enforce them selectively against your enemies."
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
L'Artisan, Amouage & The Different Company.
Creed, Comme des Garcons, Acqua di Parma, L'Artisan. I will add Giorgio Armani Prive, Comptoir Sud Pacifique, Bond No.9.....
Voted for L' Artisan and "OTHER", which is Andy Tauer.
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.
"Until you practice surrender, the spiritual dimension is something you read about, talk about, get excited about, write books about, think about, believe in — or don’t, as the case may be. It makes no difference. Not until you surrender does it become a living reality in your life."
-- Eckhart Tolle
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.
I voted for:
but would have really wanted to vote for:
Yes, pretty much just what Sloan said
Autumn treasures: Magnetism, Midnight Orchid, Tea for Two,
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
Bending backwards is like falling in love, come bend with me
The mind is like a drunken monkey, it constantly jumps here and there.
"Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think."