Rive Gauche Intense
(but I wish it could be stronger)
Rive Gauche Intense
Holy grails of the current moment - which I guess is a really woody one - not to say of my current collection as that'd be a long pointless list trotting out all my warhorses
and let me give a shout out to good old Palisander which smells as good as ever!
I've been wearing Musc Ravageur quite a bit recently as well...
(Aren't these all just too delicious?)
But have to say Chęne has me quite fixated lately, what a fragrance and part of the magic of it is, I think, that in a way... it smells very human, as if it were the fragrance of an imaginary person who oozes way too much sex appeal.
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Forgot to add Montale Attar. Smells great and got three complements on it today .
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Are you not entertained??? Is this not why you are here??
Fath Iris Gris
Ombre de la Nuit (Ungaro)
I'm not sure I've found mine yet, despite having many, many bottles...oh wait. See below.
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My collection is tiny so I will just list the top three:
B*Men by Thierry Mugler
Definitely Bond No 9 Bleecker St
I forgot to add my other holy grail: Two bottles of Bois Noir (precursor to Egoiste).
Channel Platinum Egoiste
Is the juice worth the squeeze?
The One, The Only, The Infamous, The Magnificent.....
Patou Pour Homme
Red For Men with this now back in stock and a supply on hand - I have been pondering the thought of why continuing on with men's fragrances that I now have the spirited elegance of Beverly Hills.
My Holy Molies:
- Dior Homme EdT
- Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955)
Those are the three that I'll always have in my wardrobe. Everything else is merely a pleasant diversion.
I'd add Patou to the list if only I owned a bottle. Now it's beyond my reach, alas.
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Everyone is entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts. Daniel Moynihan
Sorted by year of launch:
1989-Montana Parfum D' Homme,
1990-Relax by Davidoff,
1993-Elements by Hugo Boss (the first scent I ever considered thar deserves five stars ),
1994-Havana by Aramis,
1994-Heaven by Chopard,
1999-Casual Friday by Escada (my best blind buy,ever),
2000-Body Kouros by YSL.
It's never too late to mend.
- Dior Homme EDP version (no, not DH Intense)
If I could turn my Prada IdI into something that actually projects itself a little bit more with longer staying power... that'd turn it into a Floriental, then I have a second perfume that I'd only wear on special nights out.
These ten came first to mind:
CdG CdG EdP
Etro Messe de Minuit
Guerlain L'Heure Bleue
SL Encens et Lavande
"Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
I Am King
Let me play the Lion - LesNez
Hot Leather - Marc Buxton
Straight to Heaven - by Kilian
Patou pour Homme Privé
I am a bit different than most of my basenotes brethren. I have a signature scent that I wear most of the time, and have been doing so for a couple of years. Now that doesn't mean that I do not still buy and seek out fragrances, I do. In fact this was the one that inspired my interest in collecting, and sniffing others. I have purchased many since, but none have spoken to me as deeply as Bois du Portugal.
The reason I enjoy it as much as I do, is that it has all of the fragrance attributes that I love. Lavender, incense, amber, and wood. All of my other fragrances have at least one of these notes, but none other combines them like BdP.
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JHL, Aramis. There's nothing I have ever worn that could replace it. This is the one fragrance that if my house were on fire, I would send Luca Turin in to retrieve for me!
Rive Gauche PH. The only scent in my wardrobe of that I've purchased a backup bottle.
Santal Noble and GIT
[CODE]Black Auod[/CODE] [CODE]Linstant Guerlain[/CODE]
A Holy Grail is that which is virtually unobtainable and that consumes one with longing. Given that I doubt anyone has a "holy grail" in their wardrobe.
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Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testimony of few; and number not voices, but weigh them. - Immanuel Kant
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'Il mondo dei profumi č un universo senza limiti: una fraganza puo rievocare sensazioni, luoghi, persone o ancora condurre in uno spazio di nuove dimensioni emozionali' L. V.
But I agree, for me the Holy Grail is something that I want but not yet have. Currently sniffing my Blenheim Bouquet sample, I think thats my HG citrus scent right about now.
From my current collection I love dearly:
Dior Homme Intense and Mugler B*Men (tie for the gourmand holy grail)
Bulgari Aqua (aquatic holy grail)
YSL Kouros (no words needed)