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It's almost cruel to ask any Bner to name, One! it's simply impossible! (another definition of Holy grail could be that one would purchase these scents again or already have and still rejoicing )
mine would be the following...
Serge Lutens: Ambre Sultan & Cedre
Different Company: Rose Poivree & Bois d'Iris
Profumum: Fumidus, Thundra & Olibanum
Parfumerie Generale: Querelle
Patricia de Nicolai: New York
Creed: Silver Mountain Water
Lorenzo Villoresi: Uomo & Incensi
Aramis: Havana reserva
one other that i foresee in near future is, Tauer's masterpiece, L'Air desert morocain (i recently tried it again, this time, a spray. It's just amazing...)
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For me all my perfumes are Holy Grail ('s)
Have I told you about the scent of jasmine? Have I spoken about the smell of the sea? The earth is scented. And I perfume myself to enhance what I am. That's why I can not wear a perfume that bothers me. Perfuming is an instinctive wisdom. And like all art, it requires some knowledge of yourself..."
Clarice Lispector ( 1920-1977) - Perfumes da Terra / Earth Perfumes
Hermes d'Orange Verte Concentre
Got me hooked on orangeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee (and citrus!)
Creed Green Irish Tweed
Acqua di Parma Colonia
Kiehl's Original Musk Oil
Dior Homme cologne
Dior Homme edt
Dior Homme Intense eau de parfum
Opium Homme eau de parfum
Santa Maria Novella Marescialla
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Choose to believe, choose joy.
Scelga di credere, scelga la gioia.
My Best of the Best:
Neil Morris October
Mitsouko EdP (I own a large sample and it trumps the EdT big time--still haven't gotten the pure perfume )
Frederic Male Noir Epices
POTL Luctor et Emergo (and who knew? I used to HATE this!)
Hermessence Ambre Narguile and Osmanthe Yunnan
Bulgari Green Tea-Extreme
And of course this list will grow and change the longer I ponder the question, but that's a pretty decent collection of fragrances that I would really prefer not to live without.
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I can name one because nothing else is in the same league IMO. Homage by Amouage is my Holy Grail of my wardrobe.
Chamade (Guerlain) - EDT, EDP, and parfum
Pretty much everything in my signature...
Orris by Tauer
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I'm really fascinated with L'Etre Aime Homme right now.
A new bottle of Sous le Vent, Guerlain
A new bottle of Derby, Guerlain
A vintage bottle of Derby in perfect condition (Habit-Rouge bottle)
Jicky parfum 30ml, Guerlain
Onda, extrait de parfum 15ml, Vero Kern
Tabac Blond Parfum 50ml, Caron
Orris, Andy Tauer
Cuir de Russie and Sycomore, Chanel, in those huge bottles - I love them!!
Mitsouko by Guerlain; La Grande Dame of fragrances on the planet.
Still looking :-(...
but right now, i'm really enjoying MPG Route du Vetiver
I have a few from my bottles, and a few more from my decant collection.
PG Cuir d'Iris
Guerlain Cologne du 68 and Quand Vien La Pluie
Chanel Coromandel and Pour Monsieur (original)
Dior Homme and Dior Diorama (the ultimate fresh floral chypre)
Prada No.3 Cuir Ambre
A few more from my decants:
Guerlain Cuir Beluga, Spirituesse Double Vanille (the ultimate vanilla, IMO)
Auguste Esprit de Cuir (the ultimate leather, IMO)
Profumum Dulcis et Fundo
Chanel Bois des Iles
There's probably a few more....
I think ,right now, if there is a fire in the house and I have to jump into the flames to rescue only one fragrance it will be..... BdP .
.... and while I am trying to scape the flames, smoke and chaos I will try to quickly grab GIT risking my life.
After the fire is over I will look through the ashes for Guerlain Vetiver, Yatagan, Havana, XS and Knize Ten.
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
Anything in my 5 star signature
"There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which can not fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance-that principle is contempt prior to investigation." HERBERT SPENCER
Thank a lot to everyone for contributing! this has to be the best scents basenotes could recommend.
That is really inspiring. i knw jrd4t too digs homage...must be some heaven ..
Orris is one of my favorite notes. now you have me intrigued Mike.
I've been pretty addicted to Parfum d'Habit lately.
By Killian A Taste of Heaven
Creed MI and Himalaya
Bond 9 Silver Factory
...and soon to be added Amouage Gold.
Serge Lutens Borneo 1834
My first love, and still the only scent that evokes a: "Wow, this is ME." when I spritz it on.
Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir
I got it for free in one of my first swaps here. It was with Thrax. All I thought was "Holy crap what's this stuff?" and sought it out and took me FOREVER to find some. I will never part with it
Parfumerie Generale : L'Ombre Fauve and Cadjmere
Profumum : Fiori d'Ambra and Olibanum
Lorenzo Villoresi : Piper Nigrum and Incensi
Serge Lutens : Chergui and Gris Clair
PVC and Leather. A Chain and a feather
the one and only..
Patou Pour Homme
"You smell kinda pretty! Wanna Smell me ?"
- Johnny Bravo
I agree about Orris. It has a very round, human sort of presence--not very helpful if you haven't smelled it--that I haven't encountered in anything else that I can think of. A full bottle went on the sale page here within the last few months and I was really tempted.