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    Default Top 10 Most Widely Owned Niche Scents?

    What do you think may be the most widely held, or popular if you will, niche scents that men have around here? I am thinking Creed GIT and MI are two of them

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    Default Re: Top 10 Most Widely Owned Niche Scents?

    Personally, I don't count Creed as niche, if I did, i'd agree with you. I'm thinking Rose 31 and Spirituese Double Vanille. Both are very popular!

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    Default Re: Top 10 Most Widely Owned Niche Scents?

    People have different interpretations of what makes a fragrance "niche".

    I would say Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan would be on the list.
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    Default Re: Top 10 Most Widely Owned Niche Scents?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Personally, I don't count Creed as niche, if I did, i'd agree with you. I'm thinking Rose 31 and Spirituese Double Vanille. Both are very popular!
    A case can be made that Creed is the most niche fragrance house there is. That's all they do is fragrance and with annual sales of only £10 million they certainly are not in the same league as the $2 billion cosmetic/fragrance house Guerlain, who makes Spirituese Double Vanille. I am having a problem figuring out who is niche and who is not? And, does it really matter?

    If Guerlain is considered a niche house then the most popular niche fragrance must be Guerlain's Vetiver. The rest of the top ten is probably, A Men, Cool Water, Green Irish Tweed, Aqua Di Parma Colonia, Mugler Cologne, Knize 10, . . .?

    When you leave out Gucci, Chanel, Commes de Garcons, Dior, Givenchy, YSL, Burberry, Armani, Ralph Lauren, Aramis, etc because they are designer or cosmetic giants, you leave out most of the top ten owned fragrances for people. Why leave them out?

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    What about Penhaligon's fragrances? They're definitely niche - or L'Artisan Parfumeur?

    I think it's almost a nonsense question really because a lot of the so called mainstream housed dip into the niche market with specialised product not found on the High Street.

    The first argument is what you define as niche.

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    Default Re: Top 10 Most Widely Owned Niche Scents?

    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzlepuff View Post
    A case can be made that Creed is the most niche fragrance house there is. That's all they do is fragrance and with annual sales of only £10 million they certainly are not in the same league as the $2 billion cosmetic/fragrance house Guerlain, who makes Spirituese Double Vanille. I am having a problem figuring out who is niche and who is not? And, does it really matter?

    If Guerlain is considered a niche house then the most popular niche fragrance must be Guerlain's Vetiver. The rest of the top ten is probably, A Men, Cool Water, Green Irish Tweed, Aqua Di Parma Colonia, Mugler Cologne, Knize 10, . . .?

    When you leave out Gucci, Chanel, Commes de Garcons, Dior, Givenchy, YSL, Burberry, Armani, Ralph Lauren, Aramis, etc because they are designer or cosmetic giants, you leave out most of the top ten owned fragrances for people. Why leave them out?
    Agree with you completely, once again i'm at fault for not explaining myself clearley. I don't consider Guerlain to be a niche house, unless you're talking about their L'Art et Le Matiere, Les Parisiennes and other exclusive ranges that are only available at two or three points in the whole world.

    I consider Comme des Garcons to be niche, along with the Armani Prive line and the Tom Ford Private Blends, even though I don't count normal Armani/Tom Ford to be niche. With me counting something as niche, it's more about the availability, popularity and the scents themselves, rather than financial facts.

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    Default Re: Top 10 Most Widely Owned Niche Scents?

    IMO:

    Parfums de Nicolaï New York
    Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan & Chergui
    Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Ambre Precieux
    Montale Black Aoud
    Czech & Speake #88
    Creed Green Irish Tweed
    Frederick Malle Noir Epices & Musc Ravager
    Domenico Caraceni 1913
    Richard James Saville Row
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    When most people think of niche, aren't they thinking of houses that primarily produce fragrance, perhaps along with a couple of fragrance related accessories? That's what I usually consider niche, though I have a couple of exceptions, like I'd include Hermes. For me, basically anything that doesn't end off smelling like cheap chemicals is niche!

    I think this should be a separate thread actually...
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    CDG 2 and Insence series

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