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    Default If you had to pick only 4 perfumes to wear from now on, forever (with a twist!)

    This is inspired by the thread of the same name started by Nukapai on the female's board (thanks for the idea )

    The concept is, for some reason, you are forced to pick ONLY 4 (or less) perfumes to wear for the rest of your life. Listing and/or is not allowed! Only 4, no ifs ands or buts about it.

    Now for the twist that differentiates it from Nukapai's thread; the 4 perfumes must be from the same house. So, what four would you pick? Feel free to list what you would have preferred to pick instead if you had free reign to choose from any house, and why you chose what you chose, instead.

    Me? I've got to think on this a bit..
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    Default Re: If you had to pick only 4 perfumes to wear from now on, forever (with a twist!)

    Four from same house:
    Aramis JHL
    Aramis Bermuda Tonic
    Aramis 900
    Aramis Devin

    Four from any house:

    Aramis JHL
    Creed Acier Aluminum
    Caron Yatagan
    Nina Ricci Signoricci (only to have one from this genre as well. There are plent others that rank higher than this otherwise)
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    I will follow suit...

    Same house..

    YSL Kouros
    YSL Jazz
    YSL Kouros Fraicheur
    YSL M7

    Any house..

    YSL Kouros
    Chanel Antaeus
    Paco Rabanne
    Oscar ph

    Although there are some fragrances I might love more.. These are the ones I feel I could put up with from now on, forever!
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    Default Re: If you had to pick only 4 perfumes to wear from now on, forever (with a twist!)

    MKK
    Chene
    Borneo 1834
    Rahat Loukoum

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    Default Re: If you had to pick only 4 perfumes to wear from now on, forever (with a twist!)

    Same house...

    Aramis Havana
    Aramis 900
    Aramis For Men
    Aramis JHL

    Different houses...

    Aramis Havana
    Chanel Platinum Egoiste
    Creed Original Santal
    Hermes Un Jardin En Mediterranee

    Dang, limiting it to 4 shouldn't be that difficult, and I know there'd be some I'd desperately miss like Antidote and Dirty English.
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    Default Re: If you had to pick only 4 perfumes to wear from now on, forever (with a twist!)

    Tea for Two
    Premier Figuer Extreme
    Saffran Troublant
    La Chasse de Pappilion

    I'd live next door to someone who goes for serge lutens though. In the end I went for L' Artisan because I feel their perfumes are more different from each other than SL.
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    Default Re: If you had to pick only 4 perfumes to wear from now on, forever (with a twist!)

    Guerlain Derby
    Guerlain Heritage
    Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Guerlain Habit Rouge

    or

    New York
    Derby
    Pour Monsieur, Chanel
    Cuir de Russie, Chanel

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    Default Re: If you had to pick only 4 perfumes to wear from now on, forever (with a twist!)

    Guerlain:

    Habit Rouge EDC
    Derby
    Heritage EDT
    Shalimar parfum
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    Patou PH
    Derby
    Chanel Bois des Iles parfum
    Heritage EDT

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    Default Re: If you had to pick only 4 perfumes to wear from now on, forever (with a twist!)

    What a cruel question -- I don't think I can do it IRL! I'll skip on the same house part for now -- houses that come to mind are L'artisan and PG.

    Different Houses:
    Guerlain SdV
    Parfumerie Generale Un Crime Exotique
    L'artisan Tea for Two
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    Default Re: If you had to pick only 4 perfumes to wear from now on, forever (with a twist!)

    Lancome:

    Sagamore
    Balafre
    Programme Lancome
    O Pour Homme

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    Default Re: If you had to pick only 4 perfumes to wear from now on, forever (with a twist!)

    Same house:
    C&S - No. 88
    C&S - Cuba
    C&S - Frankincense & Myrhh
    C&S - Neroli


    Different house:
    Aramis - Havana Reserva
    Domenico Caraceni - 1913
    Tauer - L'Air du Desert Marocain
    AdP - Colonia Assoluta

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    Default Re: If you had to pick only 4 perfumes to wear from now on, forever (with a twist!)

    Same house: Dior

    Dior Homme Intense
    Fahrehneit
    Eau Sauvage
    Bois d'Argent

    Picking these, I notice, gives me a gourmand, a powerhouse, a classic cologne, and a woody fragrance.

    Pick any House (as of today, ask me tomorrow)

    Chanel 31 Rue Cambon
    Dior Homme Intense
    Helmut Lang EdC
    Frederic Malle Iris Poudre

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    GIT
    Erolfa
    Bois Du Portugal
    Millesime Imperial
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    Default Re: If you had to pick only 4 perfumes to wear from now on, forever (with a twist!)

    From Chanel:
    Bois des Iles
    Coco
    Egoiste
    Exclusifs Eau de Cologne
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    I've got to try more Carons, because if I even so much as like pour un homme and The Third Man, I could see this lineup being my choice

    Caron
    3rd Man
    L'Anarchiste
    PuH
    Yatagan

    But, since I haven't tried PuH or the 3rd man, I don't feel comfortable with that despite loving Yatagan and L'Anarchiste. After that, I know that my fave house is MPG, but there are still so many I haven't tried. I think, at this time I'd go with

    MPG
    Iris Bleu Gris (classy, refined, leaning towards elegant)
    Grain de Plaisir (dry and herbal but fresh enough for summer and casual wear)
    Centaure (cold and dark, good for melancholy moods, straddles the line between casual and formal, can work in either I'd think)
    Route du Vetiver (powerhouse earthy frag)

    I'd likely replace RdV and/or GdP with a woody/ambery frag and a fresh/uplifting/summery frag, respectively. I've really got to sample the rest of this line.

    From any house:
    L'Anarchiste
    Antidote
    Grey Flannel
    Prada Amber
    (wow, I'm surprised to find no niche in there.)
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    Default Re: If you had to pick only 4 perfumes to wear from now on, forever (with a twist!)

    I will ignore the twist... Here's the list:

    -Acqua di Parma colonia OR Extra Vieille Jean Marie Farina
    -Hammam Bouquet
    -Eau D'Hadrien
    -Bois du Portugal (was Chanel PMC, but I changed my mind)


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    Default Re: If you had to pick only 4 perfumes to wear from now on, forever (with a twist!)

    AdP:
    Colonia
    Assoluta
    Intensa

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    Default Re: If you had to pick only 4 perfumes to wear from now on, forever (with a twist!)

    Same House:
    LV Piper Nigrum
    LV Vetiver
    LV Spezie
    LV Yerbamate

    If I had to choose just four from different houses, I think I'd lose my mind! I might be able to narrow it down to 10, but that's as far as I could go.

    OK, I'm giving this a shot now:
    LV Piper Nigrum
    MPG Eau des Iles
    Parfum d'Empire Eau de Gloire
    L'Artisan Passage d'Enfer
    ( ... but I can't believe I had to leave out Yatagan, Dzing!, Gris Clair ... the list could go on and on ...)
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    Default Re: If you had to pick only 4 perfumes to wear from now on, forever (with a twist!)

    Two for eternity:

    Kouros
    Opium (1977)

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    Creed:
    -Baie de Genievre*
    -Bois du Portugal
    -Cypres Musc
    -Orange Spice (Never smelled it, but if it's like Kouros, which reviews state it is, then I'd be up for it)
    -Vetiver/Original Vetiver

    *I still haven't sampled Vintage Tabarome, if I like(d) it a lot I'd swap BdG out for it.

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    Default Re: If you had to pick only 4 perfumes to wear from now on, forever (with a twist!)

    Same house :

    Serge Lutens :

    Chergui
    Ambre sultan
    Gris Clair
    Daim blond

    or maybe Caron with

    3e homme
    PuH
    Yatagan
    Anarchiste.

    Misc:

    Silver Factory
    Carnal Flower
    Santal Noble
    No 88
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    Santal Noble
    Ambre Précieux
    Iris Bleu Gris
    Eau Pour le Jeune Homme
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    Default Re: If you had to pick only 4 perfumes to wear from now on, forever (with a twist!)

    Giorgio
    Kouros
    Davidoff Relax
    Versace original

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    Default Re: If you had to pick only 4 perfumes to wear from now on, forever (with a twist!)

    I couldn't pick four from one house, so the following is my overall four:

    Vetiver- Guerlain
    Eau Sauvage- Dior
    Rive Gauche- YSL
    Bvlgari Black

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    Default Re: If you had to pick only 4 perfumes to wear from now on, forever (with a twist!)


    Santal de Mysore
    Bois de Violette
    Cuir Mauresque
    Ambre Sultan

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    Default Re: If you had to pick only 4 perfumes to wear from now on, forever (with a twist!)

    Same:

    Esencia de Loewe
    Loewe para hombre
    Solo Loewe
    Agua de Loewe

    Mixed:

    Kouros/YSL
    Habit Rouge/Guerlain
    Sybaris/Puig
    Antaeus/Chanel

    Plus, I'd sneak a handful of samples & minis...
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    This is way harder than it had any right to be. It's a toss-up between Guerlain, YSL and Cartier for me since I have to pick houses that I love but will get me through any situation with just 4.

    Guerlain:
    Vetiver (Second formulation)
    Coriolan
    Heritage EDP
    L'Instant

    YSL
    L'Homme
    Live Jazz
    M7
    Opium

    Cartier
    Santos
    Pascha
    Eau de Cartier
    Must De Cartier

    With four from any house...
    MPG Eau Des Iles Old Forumla
    Terre D'Hermes
    Bulgari Pour Homme Extreme
    Havana

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    Difficult... for me there are many houses that two fragrances are easily great... but three... and then four... oooff.

    So, for at least 3, then I would take
    Labo Rose 31
    Labo Vetiver 46
    Labo Vanille 44

    Nasomatto Absinth
    Nasomatto Hindu Grass
    Nasomatto Duro

    Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Malle Musc Ravageur
    Malle Noir Epices
    Malle Bois d'Orage

    Oops... I guess that's four!

    YSL Rive Gauche
    YSL Kouros
    YSL M7

    I guess I could find more (easily) but that's the list for now!
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    Default Re: If you had to pick only 4 perfumes to wear from now on, forever (with a twist!)

    Chanel

    Cologne
    Cuir de Russie
    No. 5 Eau Premiere
    Chanel No. 19
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    Default Re: If you had to pick only 4 perfumes to wear from now on, forever (with a twist!)

    Muscs Koublai Khan
    Vetiver Oriental
    Ambre Sultan
    Bois et Muscs


    from any house

    Muscs Koublai Khan
    L'Ombre Fauve
    Red Vetiver
    Duro
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