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    Hi Gentleman:

    I would like to get a list of everyone's favorite oriental fragrances and then I will create a poll after the list is complied.

    I will start YSL's, Opium EDP and Serge Luten's, Oriental Vetiver.
    Last edited by TheAttorney; 17th September 2008 at 08:24 PM.

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    Heritage
    Egoiste.
    M7

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    To name a few...
    New York..PdN
    Habit Rouge..Guerlain
    Incensi..LV
    Heritage..Guerlain
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    L'Air du Desert Marocain

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    Jo Malone - Pomegranate Noir
    Gucci Pour Homme (not II)
    Penhaligons Hammam Bouquet
    Fendi Uomo
    Cartier Declaration

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    M7- :d

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    If I adhere to the Oriental category as Michael Edwards classifies it (and not consider his Woody Oriental and Soft Oriental categories), my favorites are:

    Habit Rouge
    Musc Ravageur
    C&S Frankincense & Myrrh,
    Avignon
    Black Tourmaline
    Juozas Statkevicius
    Romeo Gigli
    Ava Luxe Oude Wood
    Muscs Kublai Khan
    KL Homme
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    best designer oriental - opium edp
    best niche oriental - musc ravageur
    best celebrity oriental - carlos santana
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    I guess we should ask, what is, in fact, the proper definition of an oriental fragrance? I should have included this in the initial post, apologies. So the definition would include all types of orientals, i.e, floral, woody, and soft. The following is from Wikipedia:

    Oriental (Oriental Notes). Main notes include oriental resins and vanilla.
    Floral Oriental (Floral + Oriental Notes). Main notes include orange blossom and sweet spices.
    Soft Oriental (Oriental + Floral Notes). Main notes include incense and amber.
    Woody Oriental (Oriental + Woody Notes). Main notes include sandalwood and patchouli.
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    Patou pour homme
    Versailles pour homme
    Chanel Egoiste
    Aramis JHL
    Habit Rouge
    Equipage
    SL Ambre Sultan
    SL Arabie
    Villoresi Sandalo
    Villoresi Incensi
    C&S Frankincense & Myrrh
    Creed Royal Delight
    Malle Musc Ravageur
    Malle Noir Epices
    Montale Royal Aoud
    Tauer L'Air du Desert...
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    Strip by Agent Provocateur. A heavenly amber, that works well on this man. I am an oriental fanatic! Give me amber, vanilla and patchouli.
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    Opium PH
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    I see many of my favorites have already been mentioned, so I'll just add

    Boucheron Jaipur Homme
    Gucci Envy for Men
    Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Ambre Precieux
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    Opium EdT, 1977 (Yves Saint Laurent)

    !THE ORIGINAL, not the men's crap!

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    Ambre Russe
    Chaos
    Musc Ravageur
    Black Aoud
    Chergui
    JubilationXXV
    Muscs Kublai Khan
    L'Air du Desert Marocain
    Patou Pour Homme
    Ambre Sultan
    Rose 31
    Andy Warhol Silver Factory
    Avignon
    Fumeri Turque
    Blue Amber
    Black Cashmere
    and the skankalious Parfum Onda

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    I think Guerlain's Derby (original) can be categorized as an oriental, maybe... if so, that gets my sole vote.

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    Opium homme eau de parfum..........ah, yes.
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    I am going to wrap this up by the end of tomorrw by midnight (US pacific time), so if you have a choice get in as it may not make it onto the poll.
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    Old Spice
    Obsession
    Witness
    Halston Catalyst
    Opium pour Homme
    M7
    Burberry Brit

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    Opium Edp
    Aramis

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    Perfumerie Generale L'Ombre Fauve
    SL Muscs Koublai Khan
    SL Ambre Sultan
    SL Vetiver Oriental
    Frapin Caravelle Epices
    Histoire de Parfums Ambre 114
    Amouage Jubilation XXV
    Montale Blue Amber
    Gucci Envy
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    Quote Originally Posted by DesGrieux View Post
    Opium EdT, 1977 (Yves Saint Laurent)

    !THE ORIGINAL, not the men's crap!
    I love the men's crap (EdT, EdP).
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    Someone's already mentioned Boucheron Jaïpur Homme. Very high on my list. I also like Hermès Rocabar very much, which I would consider a woody or woody-floral oriental. Vanilla and benzoin resin in the base; orris root, violet, and carnation in the heart.
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    I need to pick up some Jaipur, JamieB, how big of a difference is there between the EDP and EDT? I know with Opium EDT vs. EDP, there is, in fact, a big difference, in a good way.
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    I'm going to put my vote in for V&R Antidote
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheAttorney View Post
    I need to pick up some Jaipur, JamieB, how big of a difference is there between the EDP and EDT? I know with Opium EDT vs. EDP, there is, in fact, a big difference, in a good way.
    I have and prefer the EdP. To me, the EdT doesn't have the projection and longevity of the EdP.
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    Chanel Egoiste
    JPG Le Male
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    Another vote for Boucheron - Jaipur Homme and YSL - Opium PH EdP. Also Calvin Klein - Obsession for men.

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    And no one's yet mentioned

    Chanel-------------------Antaeus
    St. Dupont-------------Signature PH
    MpG----------------------Santal Noble
    Bulgari-------------------Bulgari Black
    Salvador Dali----------Salvador
    Acier Aluminium-----Creed
    Cacharel PH-----------Cacharel
    Anucci Man------------Anucci
    Zino-----------------------Davidoff
    Roma Uomo-----------Laura Biagotti
    Eau d'Hermes---------Hermes

    Or Givenchy Gentleman

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    Patou Pour Homme sits up there on the toppest mountain as the highest priest of orientals.
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    The rest - Heritage, JubilationXXV, BdP, L'Air, Musc Ravageur, Chergui...- sits in awe before the master content with being merely excellent.

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    I am going to take the ones with the most votes and then use them to compile the poll.

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    Guerlain Shalimar
    L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme
    Serge Lutens Mandarine Mandarin
    Opium Pour Homme
    Gucci Pour Homme

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheAttorney View Post
    I am going to take the ones with the most votes and then use them to compile the poll.
    I know that that is the only logical way to do it, but the problem with this is it's sort of a self perpetuating cycle. Only the most known/available frags get the most votes, so only they end up on the poll, and so the next batch of newbies only investigates those frags, and the cycle begins over again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    I know that that is the only logical way to do it, but the problem with this is it's sort of a self perpetuating cycle. Only the most known/available frags get the most votes, so only they end up on the poll, and so the next batch of newbies only investigates those frags, and the cycle begins over again.
    Maybe, no other way to do this dude. On the other hand, I propose you look at it this way: it is woth compiling the list, especially since some niches will make it on there causing the curious newbie(s) to try 1, 2 or maybe even 3-4 scents he would have never known about. Maybe that newbie(s) loves orientals and wants to try something new or likes what he hears about a niche like Oriental Vetiver and reads the reviews and decides to branch out. You have to approach these things from a positive standpoint, this is very important. I think you are looking at this from a darker light. As a newbie, compiling this list will allow me to inquire aout scents that I would never have thought of otherwise, in fact, part of my reasoning for compiling this list and poll is my own self-interest in orientals so I can find new fragrances. Additonally, I expect I am not alone here. I think this, in and of itself, contradicts your point. Importantly, I am looking at this from a positive perspective so please do not my disagreement as offensive.
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    Well, it's just very clear that this happens here - look at Terre D'Hermes, Mugler cologne, and Creed.

    I'm not saying don't go ahead with your poll or anything like that - just be sure to have an "other" option .
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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    Well, it's just very clear that this happens here - look at Terre D'Hermes, Mugler cologne, and Creed.

    I'm not saying don't go ahead with your poll or anything like that - just be sure to have an "other" option .
    Yes, you have that right, especially with the Creed saga.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheAttorney View Post
    Maybe, no other way to do this dude.
    That's a defeatist attitude... there is always another way to do something.

    You could always leave the ten most popular orientals off the poll because it is highly likely that they will get the majority of votes. Those that have the most recommendations on this thread most likely don't really need the exposure on basenotes. That would leave those others that are perhaps less well known but deserving of some respect. You wouldn't have to leave the top ten off the list entirely, just mention them in the opening post of the thread while excluding them from the poll. Or you could create two polls one for the wel known perfumes and one for the lesser known recommendations; or two polls one designer and one niche.
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    Quote Originally Posted by surreality View Post
    You could always leave the ten most popular orientals off the poll because it is highly likely that they will get the majority of votes. Those that have the most recommendations on this thread most likely don't really need the exposure on basenotes. That would leave those others that are perhaps less well known but deserving of some respect. You wouldn't have to leave the top ten off the list entirely, just mention them in the opening post of the thread while excluding them from the poll. Or you could create two polls one for the wel known perfumes and one for the lesser known recommendations; or two polls one designer and one niche.



    TheAttorney, in my opinion it would be a messy poll and there are just too many choices in Orientals , more than the 20 the polls allow. Again in my humble opinion if you break them down to say niche/mainstream and even gourmand/spicy/woody etc you might get a better response. In any case as you know polls are a minefield and some members think they are counter productive and some find them educational, another problem mentioned by one of the guys is that as for niches, very few people have tried the lesser known ones and the results will be skewed in favor of the famous one whether 'better" or not.

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    Cartier Baiser du Dragon
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    Iceberg Twice
    Hanoi Mori
    Habit Rouge
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Zino Davidoff
    Chanel Allure Homme
    Annick Goutal Sables
    Dunhill Desire for a Man

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    Aramis JHL
    Aramis JHL
    Aramis JHL

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat View Post
    Cartier Baiser du Dragon
    Nice to see this great unisex oriental getting a mention, made by the nose behind Givenchy Pi and quite similar.

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    In addition to those mentioned, I like Tiffany for Men.

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    Man, that Opium EDP is strong stuff I sprayed some on last night and it is still very much with me, I guess in some EDTs vs. EDPs it really makes quite a difference. As JamieB mentioned, this seems to be the case re: Jaipur.
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    Quote Originally Posted by surreality View Post
    That's a defeatist attitude... there is always another way to do something.

    You could always leave the ten most popular orientals off the poll because it is highly likely that they will get the majority of votes. Those that have the most recommendations on this thread most likely don't really need the exposure on basenotes. That would leave those others that are perhaps less well known but deserving of some respect. You wouldn't have to leave the top ten off the list entirely, just mention them in the opening post of the thread while excluding them from the poll. Or you could create two polls one for the wel known perfumes and one for the lesser known recommendations; or two polls one designer and one niche.
    Your point is well taken, however, unfortunately, this is not a thread about how to make the “perfect thread,” so I will leave it at that for fear of veering off topic here. We can go back and forth all day re: how to create the “perfect thread” and I suspect if I respond with my feelings on this issue then this thread very well may turn into that. With that said, if you would like to discuss further or add anything I would be more than happy to discuss via PM.
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    Tiffany for men. Sensual and intoxicating.

    Zino Davidoff. Seductive.
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    Opium pour Homme - YSL
    Noir Epics - Frederic Malle
    Egoiste - Chanel
    Ambre Sultan - Serge Lutens
    Jaipur Homme - Boucheron

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    Chanel Egoiste
    Chanel Bois des Isles (although not sure if it is strictly an oriental)
    Chanel Coromandel
    MPG Amber Precieux
    Parfum d'Empire Ambre Russe
    Montale Blue Amber
    Bois 1920 Real Patchouli
    Guerlain Shalimar
    Miller Harris L'Air de Rien

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    News:

    CK Euphoria Intense

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheAttorney View Post
    Your point is well taken, however, unfortunately, this is not a thread about how to make the “perfect thread,” so I will leave it at that for fear of veering off topic here. We can go back and forth all day re: how to create the “perfect thread” and I suspect if I respond with my feelings on this issue then this thread very well may turn into that. With that said, if you would like to discuss further or add anything I would be more than happy to discuss via PM.
    Spoken like a true Attorney(!)

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    Serge Lutens, Fumerie Turque
    D'Orsay, Le Dandy
    Guerlain, Habit Rouge

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