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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.
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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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