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    Talking Pick one Bottle from Barneys. Just one!

    I will be visiting SF in a few weeks and want to buy just one bottle, probably from Barneys (but will visit Jacoline, Neiman Marcus, Sacs). I don't like aquatics and tend toward ouds (have many) and orientals but appreciate all good perfumes, especially "challenging" ones. Don't limit your selection to my tastes though. And don't choose the most expensive just because it is expensive, I am looking for quality and uniqueness. It will be interesting to see what you guys and gals think are the standouts. Oh, and I suggest Barneys because I have a favorite salesperson there, but if your choice comes from one of the other stores that's ok.

    http://www.barneys.com/Fragrances/wo...efault,sc.html
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    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Byredo Bullion
    7. Norma Kamali Incense


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    Default Re: Pick one Bottle from Barneys. Just one!

    http://www.barneys.com/on/demandware...00457903000178

    I Profumi di Firenze - Costa Mediteraneo ​is reasonably priced and overlooked. It is a juicy lemon and tangy cologne perfect for warm days and close quarters.

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    L'Incendiaire.

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    Liquides Imaginaires Sancti or Tom Ford Sahara Noir! Maybe Yosh Sombre Negra since you're in SF...Enjoy. I love that city - was just there in May...wish I was able to go for the meet-up.

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    Default Re: Pick one Bottle from Barneys. Just one!

    Meet up? What meet up?
    Some Favorites
    1. Amouage Epic man
    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Byredo Bullion
    7. Norma Kamali Incense


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    Default Re: Pick one Bottle from Barneys. Just one!

    Or Tom Ford- Grey Vetiver

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    Considering your taste, its relative exclusivity, and your penchant for challenging fragrances, I recommend:

    Fumerie Turque by Serge Lutens.


    I also recommend you at least sample:


    Anima Dulcis by Arquiste (this is what I'd buy for myself).

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    Default Re: Pick one Bottle from Barneys. Just one!

    Quote Originally Posted by Akahina View Post
    Meet up? What meet up?
    September 19-20 there is a BN meet-up in SF. I need to start a thread in Men Forum. When will you be here?

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    Default Re: Pick one Bottle from Barneys. Just one!

    From Neiman Marcus, Roja Dove Musk Aoud - http://www.neimanmarcus.com/Roja-Par...&cmCat=product

    I have this myself, and like it a lot.

    While you did say one bottle, a close second would be Roja Dove Vetiver Extrait - http://www.neimanmarcus.com/Roja-Par...&cmCat=product

    This will be my next purchase.




    Quote Originally Posted by Akahina View Post
    I will be visiting SF in a few weeks and want to buy just one bottle, probably from Barneys (but will visit Jacoline, Neiman Marcus, Sacs). I don't like aquatics and tend toward ouds (have many) and orientals but appreciate all good perfumes, especially "challenging" ones. Don't limit your selection to my tastes though. And don't choose the most expensive just because it is expensive, I am looking for quality and uniqueness. It will be interesting to see what you guys and gals think are the standouts. Oh, and I suggest Barneys because I have a favorite salesperson there, but if your choice comes from one of the other stores that's ok.

    http://www.barneys.com/Fragrances/wo...efault,sc.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by kswer View Post
    September 19-20 there is a BN meet-up in SF. I need to start a thread in Men Forum. When will you be here?
    I will arrive in SF early on the 19th.
    Some Favorites
    1. Amouage Epic man
    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Byredo Bullion
    7. Norma Kamali Incense


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    Anything from the Acqua Di parma range.

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    Liquides Imaginaires - Fortis
    Remember that while it is perfectly acceptable to criticize the content of a post - criticizing the poster is not.
    Mean spirited, nasty, snide, sarcastic, hateful, and rude individuals don't warrant or deserve other individuals' acknowledgement or respect.

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    Default Re: Pick one Bottle from Barneys. Just one!

    I'd go for a "cloche" of Lutens' Iris Silver Mist, DeProfundis, El Attarine or Tub. Criminelle
    Or a bottle of Frederic Malle's Le Parfum de Therese or Dries Van Noten

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    Default Re: Pick one Bottle from Barneys. Just one!

    Quote Originally Posted by Akahina View Post
    I will be visiting SF in a few weeks and want to buy just one bottle, probably from Barneys (but will visit Jacoline, Neiman Marcus, Sacs). I don't like aquatics and tend toward ouds (have many) and orientals but appreciate all good perfumes, especially "challenging" ones. Don't limit your selection to my tastes though. And don't choose the most expensive just because it is expensive, I am looking for quality and uniqueness. It will be interesting to see what you guys and gals think are the standouts. Oh, and I suggest Barneys because I have a favorite salesperson there, but if your choice comes from one of the other stores that's ok.

    http://www.barneys.com/Fragrances/wo...efault,sc.html
    Seems an easy call . . . . Une Rose.

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    The ones that are currently on my to buy list and hope will eventually come around buying are Lutens Jeux de peau and Le Labo Ylang. Not sure the ylang is your thing, though it could be a change from orientals; JdP is a big fat Lutens oriental. My last perfume purchase there happened to have been CDG EDP 2011 (though my latest actual purchase were Diptyque Jonquil and Narcisse candles).

    cacio

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    Quote Originally Posted by PalmBeach View Post
    Seems an easy call . . . . Une Rose.
    LOL...you think?
    Some Favorites
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    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Byredo Bullion
    7. Norma Kamali Incense


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    Default Re: Pick one Bottle from Barneys. Just one!

    Being that you like oud, Atkinsons Oud Save The King. At least sample.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Liquides Imaginaires - Fortis
    Got sidetracked with the meet up question but this is what I was going to say!

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    Default Re: Pick one Bottle from Barneys. Just one!

    Quote Originally Posted by Akahina View Post
    LOL...you think?
    Ummm, yes.

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    Default Re: Pick one Bottle from Barneys. Just one!

    Serge Lutens La Myrrhe

    Second choice would be Frederic Malle Lipstick Rose

    Third, because I have a smaller amount would be Aedes de Venustas Iris Nazrena
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    I'm at Barney's in Chicago at least once every couple weeks.
    I have to warn against Atkinsons Oud Save the King. It's like a less interesting version of 24 Gold.

    Fortis by Les LI is also just a lighter, less complex version of Black Afgano. And it's got terrible longevity and projection. From the line Dom Rosa is the most appealing to my nose. It's really beautiful, champagne rose!


    Pardon by Nasomatto is a masterpiece, cocoa-oud.

    Byredo - Oud Immortel

    Portrait of a Lady by F. Malle


    But since you'll be there in September, they'll have all the Le Labo city exclusives. And it's a perfect time to pick up some amazing scents!

    Dubai - cuir
    London - poivre
    Los Angeles - Musc
    Chicago - Rose

    All amazing!

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    Make sure you take a sniff of the hylnds range.

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    Agreed about the Hylnds! They are really interesting.
    I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

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