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    Default New/Latest Fragrance/s that Wowed You.

    I would have to say that the following fragrances have been my new 'Wow' Fragrances since January. Everytime I have worn these there is a big smile on my face and the compliments are there. Some of them are not new to you but they are new to me...

    Encre Noir
    Straight to Heaven
    A Taste of Heaven
    Molecule 01
    Bois d'Ombrie
    Une Histoire de Chypre - I had a good sample of this.


    These are now all packed away for their hibernation.

    Can you share what your newest or latest 'Wow' Fragrance is/was? Let me add that these do not have to be your favourite five or anything like that.

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    Hi Otto,

    Good to hear that you've found some real gems. The more experienced I become at this lark the more difficult it becomes!

    The last one for me was Montale's Red Vetyver - an amazingly rich, uplifting and tart vetiver scent with some sandalwood in the drydown. Lovely.

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    Just last weekend I purchased M;Men by Masaki for 50% off. The fragrance is from 2006 but it is new to me.

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    For this year, my biggest "wow" has been Nasomatto Absinth.
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    CdG 8 88, it's not new, but it has been relaunched recently I think. I have to sniff it every night before I go to bed. Have been doing that ever since I got it a couple of weeks ago .

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    Dia for men (sophisticated, fine, elegant, almost perfect), Biehl mb03 (what an elegant incense scent) and Straight to Heaven.

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    Brezza di Mare and Cologne Nature.
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    Got Musc Ravageur for my gf as an anniversary gift, and I am wowed into space when she wears it.

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    One that I originally dismissed quickly and now recently revisited that I'm in love with, is Tom Ford's Noir et Noir. At first I thought it was a generic woods and floral scent, but now with further testings, I get the exquisite high quality notes of saffron, black rose and truffles all blended perfectly. It wears very boozy on my skin and one unique feature of the scent that I have a hard time finding is others is, that is smells very "wet". You can get spicy, dry, woody but wet is hard to come by. I've only experienced this properly pervious with Voleur De Roses.

    I'm still trying to save up money for this one and Moss Breches.
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    Beyond Paradise Men by Estee Lauder - Had to try it since it was on Luca Turins "Top Ten" list of Masculine scents. Affordable outstanding frag.

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    Sadly, no new creations seem to impress me but my most recent "wow"s that ended up as purchases among many others just this year:
    Blenheim Bouquet: Hadn't felt this way about a scent in a loooong time, purchased.
    C&S No. 88: Purchased (preferred over Domenico Caracceni)
    LV Piper Nigrum (purchased this and Sandalo)
    MPG Parfum D'Habit (purchased this, RdV, and IBG)

    Tested and wowed:
    Black Aoud and Lime Aoud: Outstanding but not purchased, wishlisted
    PotL Luctor et Emergo: not purchased, wishlisted
    Guerlain Bois d'Armenie: not purchased, wishlisted
    Also wishlisted many titles from I Profumi di Firenze...

    Now: "Sampled but disappointed in"...that's another thread...

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    I have tried, I think, about a million fragrances this year. My one Wow experience has been...

    Nasomatto's Duro. I should post a bit about the strangely times compliment I got on this the other day...

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    Most of the Nasomatto Line (Absinth, Hindu Grass and particularly Duro) has blown me away.
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    Where have YOU been OTTO??? Long time no see, well, for me at least! Good to "see" you again! My BIG recent wows (because I am an easy audience and tend to get wowed by everything haha) are:

    Cartier Declaration
    Andy Tauer Incense Extreme
    Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan
    and God love it, Terre d'Hermes, the love affair that doesn't seem to lose its intensity (it's been almost a year and every time I wear it I get that same smile)
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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    For this year, my biggest "wow" has been Nasomatto Absinth.
    Good frag, but this is actually almost a 1:1 copy of a once (discontinued now) very cheap Italian drugstore frag, albeit this time done with high quality materials.

    It's called 'Hascish Homme' and the company who made it is called Veejaga. It's somewhat of a cult classic in Italy.

    You can still find the aftershave on eBay sometimes.

    Makes perfect sense, since the founder of Nasomatto is also Italian. Guy used to live and work here in Amsterdam, btw.
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    CDG Hinoki. Perfect in every way.

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    Serge Lutens 'Chergui' -- just ordered from Barney's in NYC. Amazing - like bottled sunshine in the summer!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nthny View Post
    Where have YOU been OTTO??? Long time no see, well, for me at least! Good to "see" you again! My BIG recent wows (because I am an easy audience and tend to get wowed by everything haha) are:

    Cartier Declaration
    Andy Tauer Incense Extreme
    Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan
    and God love it, Terre d'Hermes, the love affair that doesn't seem to lose its intensity (it's been almost a year and every time I wear it I get that same smile)

    Hey Man...Thanks for the words man...Have you tried the Terre d'Hermes Summer one yet?

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    I have been vowed by Narciso Rodriguez for Him, Tom Ford for him (loved the drydown on this one) and the Bvlgari Eau de Verte (cologne) Tea series.


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    Incense Rose

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    Terre d'Hermes actually has been wowing me lately. I'm surprised at the fondness I've come to develop for it. Also tried Guerlain AA Pamplelune last weekend, and was very impressed. Delicious citrus that doesn't devolve into something medicinal and horrible after half an hour. I might have to get a bottle - which I can even afford to do!

    Otto - I haven't heard anything about a TdH summer version. More info please?

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    I smelled Habit Rouge by Guerlain (the EdC) for the first time a couple of weeks ago and I was extremely impressed. I plan on testing the Legere and EdT, so I can decide which formulation to buy.

    A bottle will be mine very soon.
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    ^^ While my thoughts for the thread may come later, I must say, the EdP is the winner of the Habit Rouge family. I don't even particularly think it was a close fight. Though, it is perhaps less "wearable" (i.e. perhaps too heavy for warmer weather...) it is much better (imo.) Hard to get and expensive,but worth it.

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    I'd hate to turn this fun thread into a "Terre d'Hermes" thread, but Otto, did you just want to toy with my fragile emotions? or did you just want to see how long stupid Anthony would search -- no, scour -- the internet looking for a summer version of Terre d'Hermes? were you kidding? and if not, you should start a new thread with the info...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebeck View Post
    Beyond Paradise Men by Estee Lauder - Had to try it since it was on Luca Turins "Top Ten" list of Masculine scents. Affordable outstanding frag.
    I tested BPM at Ulta recently and it was a very pleasant surprise...thinking of adding it to my collection soon.

    Frags i own that consistently "WOW" my jaded nose are Trumper Sandalwood and L' Instant de Guerlain Extreme EdP.
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    My latest wows were devoted to
    Li Altarelli - S de Saint-Aignan
    Escale a Portofino - Christian Dior
    Tom of Finland - ELDO
    Sycomore - Chanel

    And I need to find that bottle of Dior
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    These are those that wow me this year-

    Sycomore, Chanel Les Exclusifs - a perfectly blended vetiver, smoke and wood incense fragrance.

    Jubilation XXV by Amouge is a great incense fragrance that is complex but really works well.

    En Sens d' Bois by Miller Harris is a fantastic smokey incense that is subtle but very much alive and radiant.

    Duro by Nasomatto. Masculine, leathery sublime and warming.

    Vetiver pour Elle by Guerlain. Vetiver, jasmine and a light civet musk note at the end. Light, green and very compelling. It's a unisex fragrance.
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    mine has to be ...

    ST Dupont - Noir
    CK Euphoria
    Lalique - Encre Noir
    NR for him
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    YSL homme

    sorry, no access to niches...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nthny View Post
    I'd hate to turn this fun thread into a "Terre d'Hermes" thread, but Otto, did you just want to toy with my fragile emotions? or did you just want to see how long stupid Anthony would search -- no, scour -- the internet looking for a summer version of Terre d'Hermes? were you kidding? and if not, you should start a new thread with the info...
    No I actually saw the Summer version as I quickly went through the Fragrance Store here-I looked online and could not find it as well. That's like the new Mont Blanc fragrance I saw recently-can not find that online either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I smelled Habit Rouge by Guerlain (the EdC) for the first time a couple of weeks ago and I was extremely impressed. I plan on testing the Legere and EdT, so I can decide which formulation to buy.

    A bottle will be mine very soon.
    Habit Rouge is a wonderful fragrance - it is really nonlinear, giving you 3-4 different faces as it goes from initial application to final dry down. Right in the middle is a slug of oily patchouli that appears suddenly and then fades away. There is a common sweet-dusty note that stays the whole time, once the initial blast is done.

    Its a real treat!
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    Tauer's Incense Rose
    top ten: L'Air du Desert Marocain, Black Aoud, Le Labo Rose 31, Bois du Portugal, Incense Rose, Millesime Imperial, Czech & Speake no.88, Terre de Hermes, Musc Ravageur, Nasomatto Duro

    Best layers: GIT and TdH, GIT and BA

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    My Wow's of the last month are:

    Neil Morris Gandhara
    Neil Morris Gotham
    CDG/Monocle Hinoki
    L'Artisan Timbuktu

    I am looking forward to, hopefully, being wowed by: (as all were impressive as wrist tests)

    Beyond Paradise Men
    Carthusia Uomo
    i Profumi di Firenze Brezza di Mare
    Serge Lutens Gris Clair
    Serge Lutens Daim Blond
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    Not new: Bulgari Pour Homme. Perhaps it's the weather which is getting warmer, but now it's simply wonderful. I put it aside for months, but it should be used regularly.

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    From my latest lot of samples, it has to be Encre Noir. Too bad I dropped the vial and spilled what was left in it after I used it only once. No matter, I will get myself a full bottle in any case.

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    Hinoki
    (the "wower" numero uno!)
    Nasomatto Duro
    Ormonde Man
    L'Air du Desert Marocain
    Incense Extreme
    Incense Rose
    Moss Breches
    Lonestar Memories
    Derby
    Shalimar (Light)
    Habit Rouge
    Timbuktu


    Was my list too long???

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    Latest wow-- YSL homme. I was pleasantly surprised when I smelt it on a friend

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    Don't have many WOWS. I'm too spoiled and jaded. LOL

    The ones that have: Bond Central Park, Bond New Haarlem and Terre d'Hermes. Opium EDT isn't bad.

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    I agree with Buzzlepuff above: Jubilation XXV by Amouge is very good, but I was more impressed with Silver (which is much less expensive!)
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    Intense Euphoria men. I feel that once this hits state side it will over shadow the original until the original is phased out.

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    Agent Provocateur Strip. Unprotected, amber sex.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggles View Post
    Agent Provocateur Strip. Unprotected, amber sex.
    I knew i couldn't trust Amber...
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    CDG MSO: Hinoki has wowed me not only lately but has wowed me like nothing else has!

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    Here a few so far:

    1) L'Air du Desert Marocain - magnificent in every respect
    Tabac Vanille - OK, so it's linear, but I simply adore this. For me, the undoubted star of the entire Tom 2) Ford range
    3) Avignon - This never fails to evoke a massive reaction when I use it. I love it.
    4) Fracas for Men - What a surprise, and what a wow this one was. Inexpensive, but rich and smokey and simply fabulous. Now one of my very favourites.

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    The one of today: La Cologne Fleur du Male, the new one. They've put something in it which I found extremely interesting and beautiful. I'm eager to read others' views about it.

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    I have had a lot of wows, the latest are:

    Andy Warhol Silver Factory
    Jean Pascal
    Tabacco Toscano
    Caravelle Epicee
    Juozas Statkevicius
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    Bought a bottle of Fendi Uomo at an estate sale in the original box, price tag still attached. It was originally purchased sometimes in 1990 and the first shot to my chest made my nose bleed. Holy hell, words fail me but I like it.
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    I just got my blind buy bottle of Petit Guerlain and to my surprise, it's a musk, oris, light leather scent. So far, a wow! But, you'd have to be pretty weird to put this on your child.
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