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    Smile What are your must have top five Colognes?

    I'm new to the community and would like to see what your opinions are. Please, go right ahead and list them.


    Thanks in advance,

    1979213

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    Default Re: What are your must have top five Colognes?

    Not to sound rude, but try the search function buddy.
    And TBH, first thing I thought when I read this was 'market research'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony87 View Post
    ...try the search function....
    Quite right my friend, the search function is one of the most underutilized features on Basenotes.

    Obviously, we like to discuss a variety of fragrance and non-fragrance topics here.

    What gets me though is the attitude of some, mostly newer, members that we are just a big brainiac machine - you put in your request, we mash it around and mindlessly spit out pertinent answers.

    This question has been asked and answered numerous times.

    Before someone starts a new thread, Basenotes prompts you to see if there have been similar topics in the past. This is an important step that far too many people skip.

    Oh and by the way, 1979213, Welcome to Basenotes.
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    Plus the stats on the right hand side of the directory will give you a good indication of what's hot.

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    Ok.. I will answer

    (designer)

    1.Terre D Hermes
    2.Kouros
    3.D&Gph
    4.Gucci Envy
    5.YSL M7

    Runners up.. Chanel Antaeus, Guerlain L'Instant extreme, YSL Jazz

    (Niche)

    1.Original Vetiver-Creed
    2.Odeur 53 CDG
    3.Dzing L'Artisan
    4.Tea for two L'Artisan
    5.Royal English Leather-Creed
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    or look at the wardrobes of people. You gotta do some work you know

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    Mine would be (from the ones I own)

    1. Baldessarini Classic
    2. Burberry London
    3. John Varvatos
    4. cK Be
    5. Vetiver Hombre


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    1. Fou D'Absinthe by L'Artisan
    2. Bois Du Portugal by Creed
    3. Royal English Leather by Creed
    4. Castile by Penhaligon
    5. Erolfa by Creed
    My Top Six - Guerlain Vetiver, Santal Noble, Bois Du Portugal, Antaeus, GIT, Vetiver Extraordinaire

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    a tough one...but these instantly come to mind...my answer will prob change by the time i hit "post"

    Jean Patou Pour Homme
    Chanel Egoiste
    Guerlain Heritage
    Creed Green Irish Tweed
    Dior Pour Homme
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    Default Re: What are your must have top five Colognes?

    Many questions here on Basenotes may usefully, and appropriately, be answered with the refrain, "Use the search function." I do, however, think that some questions warrant revisiting from time to time. I have seen many "top five lists" in the archive, but I occasionally want to know whether members have reconsidered their lists.
    Last edited by OKJazz; 18th September 2008 at 07:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uli View Post
    Many questions on here on Basenotes may usefully, and appropriately, be answered with the refrain, "Use the search function." I do, however, thinks that some questions warrant revisiting from time to time. I have seen many "top five lists" in the archive, but I occasionally want to know whether members have reconsidered their lists.
    Very true. Especially with new seasons rolling around, I know I will be switching my must haves.
    I have: Davidoff Relax, Dior Homme Sport, Boss Selection, Azzaro Visit, and Creed MI (will provide # on bottle for verification) available.

    Looking for the following: DG The One, Himalaya, YSL L'Homme, John Varvatos (not vintage) Canali For Men or Paypal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoRoads View Post
    Quite right my friend, the search function is one of the most underutilized features on Basenotes.

    Obviously, we like to discuss a variety of fragrance and non-fragrance topics here.

    What gets me though is the attitude of some, mostly newer, members that we are just a big brainiac machine - you put in your request, we mash it around and mindlessly spit out pertinent answers.

    This question has been asked and answered numerous times.

    Before someone starts a new thread, Basenotes prompts you to see if there have been similar topics in the past. This is an important step that far too many people skip.

    Oh and by the way, 1979213, Welcome to Basenotes.
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    YSL M7
    YSL Opium
    YSL Rive Gauche
    Shiseido Basala
    Salvatore Ferragamo PH
    Chanel Antaeus

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    Default Re: What are your must have top five Colognes?

    Maybe we can do a monthly top 5 thread on the 15th of each month or possibly every 3 months? And have the answers tailored to that particular month? That way the top 5 in December would be different than that of July.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boal View Post
    YSL M7
    YSL Opium
    YSL Rive Gauche
    Shiseido Basala
    Salvatore Ferragamo PH
    Chanel Antaeus
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    Default Re: What are your must have top five Colognes?

    Quote Originally Posted by uli View Post
    Many questions on here on Basenotes may usefully, and appropriately, be answered with the refrain, "Use the search function." I do, however, think that some questions warrant revisiting from time to time. I have seen many "top five lists" in the archive, but I occasionally want to know whether members have reconsidered their lists.
    Agreed. Its a discussion forum first and an archive second. As a newbie here I've used the search function to peruse great moments in Basenotes history, but I have also started "repeat" threads because I wanted up to date opinions--it's fast fashion after all

    The Naive Noob's Current Top 5:

    John Varvatos
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Burberry London
    Kiton Black
    XS
    Last edited by Xephon23; 4th March 2008 at 08:36 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uli View Post
    Many questions on here on Basenotes may usefully, and appropriately, be answered with the refrain, "Use the search function." I do, however, think that some questions warrant revisiting from time to time. I have seen many "top five lists" in the archive, but I occasionally want to know whether members have reconsidered their lists.
    I agree.. Some members need to chill out!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by reneirwold878 View Post
    Maybe we can do a monthly top 5 thread on the 15th of each month or possibly every 3 months? And have the answers tailored to that particular month? That way the top 5 in December would be different than that of July.
    That's an awesome idea man. Maybe start a top 5 list for each month and it would become a big thing!

    Somebody get on that!
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    Guerlain Vetiver
    Burberry London
    Chanel PM
    Bvlgari PH
    Grey Flannel

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    YSL Opium PH Edp
    Chanel Egoiste
    Chanel Antaeus
    Green Irish Tweed
    Terre D`hermes.

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    Acier Aluminium
    Baie de Genievre
    Royal English Leather
    Vetiver
    Vintage Tabarome

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    Default Re: What are your must have top five Colognes?

    Quote Originally Posted by uli View Post
    Many questions on here on Basenotes may usefully, and appropriately, be answered with the refrain, "Use the search function." I do, however, think that some questions warrant revisiting from time to time. I have seen many "top five lists" in the archive, but I occasionally want to know whether members have reconsidered their lists.
    I'd agree - given it is not "market research". A person "five favorite scents" probably will (should) change with time. It's good, however, to be aware of the search function.

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    My top five change as I experience new fragrances, it's very difficult because there's so many I really like. But here it goes:

    Creed's Milliseme Imperiale
    Serge Luten's Ambre Sultan
    Montale's Aoud Damascus
    Penhaligon's Racquets
    Frederick Malle's Noir Epices


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    Bond No.9 Bleecker Street
    Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur
    Montale Black Aoud
    Amouage Arcus
    Creed Millesime Imperial

    Come to think of it, in my top 15 there is only one Non-Niche, and that would be Victoria's Secret Very Sexy For Him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jenson View Post
    man, you scared him off.. it was his first post for Gods sake
    Mea culpa.

    I just PMed him to apologize for my inappropriate comments.

    It was a general comment and I did not mean to direct anything at him personally - but, you are right, that is what I did.

    So, my top five today are:

    Vintage Tabarome
    Heritage
    Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955)
    Kolnisch Juchten
    Czech & Speake No. 88

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    I think periodically having a new/old topic as a new thread isn't a bad thing.

    So my top 5 in no particular order are:
    1. Chanel Egoiste
    2. Mazzolari Lui
    3. Guerlain Heritage
    4. L'Artisan Dzing
    5. Frank No 2
    5. Parfums Delrae Eau Illuminee

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    Default Re: What are your must have top five Colognes?

    Currently my top 5 are:

    Creed Bois du Portugal
    Tom Ford Black Orchid
    Narciso Rodriguez for Men
    YSL Korous
    JPG Fleur du Male

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    Santal Noble
    Gucci Envy
    Original Vetiver
    M7
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    Right now?
    No order:

    Héritage
    JHL
    Bois de Portugal
    Musc Ravageur
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    Current favorites (no particular order):

    L'Air du Désert Marocain
    Acier Aluminium
    L'Homme Sage
    Original Vetiver
    Amerigo Vespucci

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoRoads View Post
    Mea culpa.

    I just PMed him to apologize for my inappropriate comments.

    It was a general comment and I did not mean to direct anything at him personally - but, you are right, that is what I did.

    ....

    You are a thoughtful poster. Read in context, your comment was not entirely out of place.

    My current Top Five are as follows:

    Heritage
    Domenico Caraceni
    C & S 88
    BdP
    Rose 31

    (As you can see, I'm currently drawn to fragrances with a prominent rose note, perhaps owing to recent discussions about roses.)

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    I guess it can't hurt. I remember posting in a thread similar to this only a few weeks ago, and guess what? It changed. As of today:

    Guerlain Mitsouko
    Maxim's Pour Homme
    Annick Goutal Sables
    Boucheron Jaipur
    Geir

    The only "survivors" are Sables and Geir.

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    bulgari pour homme
    alyssa ashley musk
    musc kublai khan
    Eau Sauvage
    ysl l'homme

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    Cool Re: What are your must have top five Colognes?

    For today, this is surprisingly easy to answer:

    Jean Patou PH by Jean Patou
    Cuir d'Oranger by Miller Harris
    Blenheim Bouquet by Penhaligon
    Cuba by Czech and Speke
    Himalaya by Creed.

    Why these? Because I've run out of them, damn it!!

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    I've got my current top five listed in my sig, in order. This may change at any time though, as there are a lot of frags I have yet to smell!
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    Havana
    Rose Poivree
    No. 88
    Erolfa
    Xeryus

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    Bound to change anytime:

    Bulgari Eau Parfumee au The Vert
    Creed Feuille Verte
    Creed Amalfi Flowers
    Frederic Malle Carnal Flower
    Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire
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    Bearing in mind I have no access to any niche scents (due to economic reasons, ok I'm just a college kid, dammit!):

    1. Lolita Lempicka au Masculin
    2. Paris Hilton for men
    3. Eau d'Orange Verte
    4. Black XS Paco Rabanne
    5. Burberry Brit for Men

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    Tea for Two
    Geir
    Gucci pour Homme
    Chergui
    Dior Homme

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    Default Re: What are your must have top five Colognes?

    For now:
    1. Creed GIT
    2. Divine L'homme Sage
    3. Musc Ravageur
    4. Bvlgari pour homme
    5. Mugler Cologne

    This could totally change a year from now.

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    Guerlain Habit Rouge
    Guerlain Jicky extrait
    Hermes Terre d'Hermes
    Hermes Parfum des Merveilles
    Caron Tabac Blond extrait

    Teddius

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    My current 5 "wouldn't want to be without":

    Tauer: L'Air du Desert Marocain
    Le Labo: Rose 31
    Serge Lutens: Chergui
    Frederic Malle: Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Hermes: Terre d'Hermes

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    Current Top 5

    1.Musc Ravageur
    2.Ambre Sultan
    3.Jubilation XXV
    4.Vero Kern Parfum Onda
    5.Black Aoud

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boal View Post
    YSL M7
    YSL Opium
    YSL Rive Gauche
    Shiseido Basala
    Salvatore Ferragamo PH
    Chanel Antaeus
    That's only "five" if you use the metric system...
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    I like looking back on my previous top 5 and seeing how it changed.

    Now: Domenico Carraceni
    Black Aoud
    Rose 31
    L'Air du Desert Morocain
    Jicky EdP
    Arome 3 and yes, I'm using the metric system.... :-)
    Last edited by evogel; 6th March 2008 at 09:41 PM.

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    It is hard enough just to list five which is near impossible so these will not be in order as ranking them would be impossible for me.

    Black Aoud

    Kiton Men

    Un Jardin en Mediterranee

    Tam Dao

    Tie (Jazz, Kouros, equipage, et al)

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    I have a tough time naming a top 5 and the list is certainly susceptable (sp?) to change but here it goes. Note: of the ones listed they are in no particular order with the exception of my number one.

    Creed - Vintage Tabarome
    Montale - Black Aoud
    Creed - Royal English Leather
    Hermes - Eau D'Orange Verte
    Serge Lutens - Fumerie Turque

    And two others that don't clear the top five but are certinly within top 10 are Creed - Acier Aluminium and L'artisan - Dzongkha

    As you can see I am a big fan of the heavy stuff, with the exception of the hermes

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    My favorites are as follows:

    Narciso Rodriguez For Him
    2Man
    Fumerie Turque
    Creed Virgin Island Water
    Chez Bond
    Last edited by PJX007; 23rd September 2008 at 11:10 AM.

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    Top 5 at the moment (although it kills me to leave out all of my MPGs):

    L'Artisan - Passage d'Enfer
    LV - Piper Nigrum
    LV - Vetiver
    PdE - Eau de Gloire
    SL - Gris Clair

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    Everyone seems to have warmed up to this thread after the initial indifference!
    My Top 5
    Opium ph
    Shalimar
    Rochas Man
    M7
    Body Kouros

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    My favorites are as follows:

    Monsieur Rochas Concentree (1969 - Old Vintage - Honey Coloured Juice) - Hard to find.
    Terre d'Hermès
    LUI by Rochas
    Oscar Per LUI by Oscar de La Renta
    Desir de Rochas Man (New One)

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    Habit Rouge, M7, Kouros, Sybaris, Antaeus
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    1. Polo Double Black
    2. Angel pour Femme
    3. Antaeus pour Homme
    4. Dune pour Homme
    5. Dior pour Homme

    Good Luck and Good Night ;-)

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    Jean Pascal Homme
    Floris 89
    Villoresi Uomo
    Kouros cologne sport
    Romeo Gigli
    #TOP 5#: Antico Caruso, Penhaligons Racquets,Creed BayRhum Vetiver,Domenico Caraceni,Castle Forbes 1445

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    My aunt keeps asking me which one is my #1, and I always reply that it would be like trying to figure out "which one of your children is your favourite". So in no particular order (the short list):

    Tauer's L'Air du Desert Marocain
    Montale's Black Aoud
    Malle's Musc Ravageur
    PG's Bois de Copaiba
    Tauer's Orris
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    Default Re: What are your must have top five Colognes?

    I realize that this thread is four months old (and was not well received at the time, clearly), but b/c I'm a newb on BN I'll go for it. Plus, it's helping me actually think of the 5:

    Dior Homme
    Helmut Lang Curion
    Prada pour Homme
    Chanel Platinum Egoiste/Allure Sport (tie)
    Polo (yes, that's right - the original green monster)

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    Yohji PH
    Royal English Leather
    Hermes Ambre Narguille
    Tom Ford Japon Noir
    Vintage Tabarome
    * Stardust

    In 10 seconds these will of course change.

    Cheers,
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    Patchouli 24
    Hinoki
    Red Aoud
    Red Vetvyer
    No.88

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    At the moment my top five are

    SL Muscs Koublai Khan
    Amouage Jubilation XXV
    CdG Harrisa
    Nasomatto Absinth
    Divine L'Homme Sage

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    Default Re: What are your must have top five Colognes?

    I'm still collecting and testing, so the list keeps changing:

    Acqva di Sale by Profumum (I wouldn't need it on a deserted island, of course, since the ocean itself would be there.)
    Z Zegna Extreme by Ermenegildo Zegna
    Oud Wood by Tom Ford
    Les Nuits d'Hadrien by Annick Goutal
    Blu Mediterraneo Fico di Amalfi by Acqua di Parma (might lose out to another fig fragrance soon, we'll see ...)
    Last edited by Astaroth; 7th July 2008 at 06:08 AM.

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