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    Default Re: your Holy Grail('s) - from curent collection

    I don't really believe in the idea of a single holy grail. I prefer polygamy. So here are my current favorites in my little "harlem"...

    Parfumerie Generale: Cuir d'Iris, Aomassai, L'ombre Fauve, Felanilla, L'oiseau de Nuit
    Guerlain: Spiritueuse Double Vanille
    Parfum d'Empire: Cuir Ottoman, Ambre Russe
    Serge Lutens: Gris Clair (yes, just one)
    Hermessence: Vetiver Tonka

    Almost there, but not quite:
    Dior Bois d'Argent
    Idole de Lubin
    Hermessence Ambre Narguile

    May make it on other's list, but not mine:
    Tauer LDDM
    By Kilian StH
    Serge Lutens Serge Noire
    Currently wearing: Pohadka by YS Uzac

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebeck View Post
    I can name one because nothing else is in the same league IMO. Homage by Amouage is my Holy Grail of my wardrobe.
    Holy Grail as a beauty, or as a scent for yourself to wear? I found it rather feminine all along, but maybe my nose is wrong.
    Last edited by Sandy; 28th January 2009 at 05:34 PM.

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    Hum,
    at the moment I'm absolutely falling for
    Tauers L'air dd Maroccain and Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan, I somehow have the feeling I need to check out more Ambre frags
    otherwise my grails are the good old favs

    Cool Water
    Opium
    Dior Homme

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    Default Re: your Holy Grail('s) - from curent collection

    It's hard to pick just one, but I will say the one and only fragrance that I immediately fell in love with and bought it right on the spot (which I never do) - Annick Goutal Sables.
    Please feel free to check out my Swap Thread - Patou pour Homme, L'Instant de Guerlain PH Extreme, Dior Homme Intense, Pure Malt, Pure Coffee and many more! Click Here For My Swap Thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy View Post
    Holy Grail as a beauty, or as a scent for yourself to wear? I found it rather feminine all along, but maybe my nose is wrong.
    It doesn't smell feminine to me. My Wife always comments on the ones that she feels are too feminine for me to wear to work. My workplace is all male and my Wife comments that "You may not want to wear that to work, it's a little to feminine" She doesn't think Homage smells too feminine on me.

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    Hugo Boss In Motion. The first I've tried from their line, and after sampling a lot of the rest, this is the only one I've really liked. My first and last blind buy, too.
    My limited 'drobe: Boss In Motion, Armani Code, Concentre d'Orange Verte, Paul Smith Story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebeck View Post
    It doesn't smell feminine to me. My Wife always comments on the ones that she feels are too feminine for me to wear to work. My workplace is all male and my Wife comments that "You may not want to wear that to work, it's a little to feminine" She doesn't think Homage smells too feminine on me.
    Okay, nice to see a Holy Grail Man
    Anyhow, I would like to know then, if you know Lyric Man, do you find it not feminine? I'm on the fence with it. I would name it happily my Holy Grail, but sometimes I find the rose in it too strong.

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    Santal Noble (vintage), Eau des Iles, Eau d'Hermes, Yerbamate, L'Air du Desert Marocain, Iris Silver Mist, Vetiver Extraordinaire, No. 88 (vintage) and Eau Lente for being simply so impressive fragrances.

    Racine, Villoresi's Uomo and Cologne du 68 for combining wearability with substance.

    There are many others for sure. Made the list quite fast.

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    Second Orris by Tauer, it really is amazing. Besides that Hinoki by CdG, Gaiac 10 by Le Labo, Reve en Cuir by Indult, and everything in my wardrobe by Serge Lutens - except for Arabie. I would say something is my "Holy Grail" if I could stand smelling it 24/7 and also brings me into a 'euphoric' mood. Moss Breeches is almost HG and smells fabulous on clothes the day after, but is headache inducing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy View Post
    Okay, nice to see a Holy Grail Man
    Anyhow, I would like to know then, if you know Lyric Man, do you find it not feminine? I'm on the fence with it. I would name it happily my Holy Grail, but sometimes I find the rose in it too strong.
    I enjoy Lyric Man and to my nose is very masculine. Homage is more towards feminine than Lyric. If Lyric is too feminine to your nose, then Homage will be too feminine for you, for sure.

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    Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille.

    It's not it my collection yet, but soon. Just the perfect combination of scents.

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    Frederic Malle - Musc Ravageur, Iris Poudre, L'Eau d' Hiver, Noir Epices
    Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
    Hermessence Vetiver Tonka
    Costume National - Scent Intense

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    I am pretty easy to please. My HG's from my stash are
    Yatagan
    Chergui
    Knize Ten
    Sycomore
    Green Valey

    Then
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Third man

    Must try
    Gris Claire
    1834
    Last edited by richard d; 28th January 2009 at 10:59 PM.

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    Vierges et Toreros
    Nuit de Noel etrait
    Sous le Vent

    Warning, Changes weekly!

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    there are a handful of scents in my collection which TRULY qualify as holy grail material....

    1. Helmut Lang Cuiron (still the most beautiful leather scent i've ever tried)
    2. Knize Ten (still the most dramatic, theatrical leather scent ever made)
    3. Helmut Lang Eau De Parfum (hands down the finest musk scent i've ever tried)
    4. Kiton Black (possibly the most underrated fragrance...just perfectly balanced and glorious)
    5. Paco Rabanne (70s italian macho glory....unrivalled masculinity, imo)
    6. SMN Nostalgia (amazing twists and turns from top to basenotes. smells like a vintage race car? I AM IN!)
    Last edited by everso; 29th January 2009 at 01:18 AM.

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    Comme des Garcons 2 Man
    Last edited by PJX007; 29th January 2009 at 01:45 AM.

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    I don't really have a holy grail scent, but these are the first 10 I would grab if I was making my get away.

    Rose 31
    Sel d' Vetiver
    Muscs Koublai Khan
    Encens et Lavande
    Borneo 1834
    Black Aoud
    CdG Avignon
    Annick Goutal Ambre Fetische
    Kolnisch Juchten
    New York

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    Holy Grails?

    I had a discussion recently about this and they would have to be:

    Habit Rouge,
    Heritage,
    Vetiver
    Hammam Bouquet
    Castile
    Elixir
    Platinum Egoiste
    Feu D'Orange
    Eau Badian
    Eaux des Baux
    Presence
    Desir
    Riverside Drive


    There's probably more, but it's late and I have too many to choose from...
    In a world where people smell bad, it is the personal responsibility of every Basenoter to improve the world one SotD at a time...

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    Chanel - Pour Monsieur , PM Concentree, Egoiste
    Hermes - Bel Ami, Equipage (both vintage)
    Guerlain - Vetiver, Derby
    Helmut Lang - Cuiron, HL edc
    Tiffany for Men
    Givenchy Vetyver
    Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir

    There's a lot more I like in my collection but these are by far my favorites

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    For the moment,

    Razala - Ayala Moriel
    Sales thread here

  21. #51

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    Trumper Sandalwood Cologne
    Leonard PH
    Homme de Cafe
    Dolce & Gabbana PH
    Opium PH EdT
    Are you not entertained??? Is this not why you are here??

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    As I have said before, I do not have holy grails. I believe many use it as an equivalent for favorite, but that is a rather incorrect interpretation.

    Anywhoo, my favorites:
    Domenico Caraceni.
    Rive Gauche.
    Shameless Plug: Sales thread with Roses Musk, Rose Poivree, and others.
    Looking for lot of samples of female fragrances.

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    [quote=irish;1420086]As I have said before, I do not have holy grails. I believe many use it as an equivalent for favorite, but that is a rather incorrect interpretation.
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    Why..so ..serious! http://www.buffyholt.com/blog/wp-con...he-joker-2.jpg


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    Bvlgari Aqua
    Joop! Nightflight
    Tom Ford - For Men
    Larrikin for Men

    I like most of the rest of what I own, but any of these 4 will almost always do for whatever occasion I want. I just wish the Tom Ford lasted longer
    Looking for: Andy Tauer - L'air du Desert Morocain & Incense Extreme

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    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/249...76#post1801576

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    I don't have much at the moment (newbie in regards to collecting), but out of what I do have, I'd say

    FM Musc Ravageur
    Creed Millesime Imperial
    Guerlain Vetiver

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    By Kilian-Straight to Heaven
    John Varvatos-Vintage
    Narciso Rodriguez for Him
    "The stench / The stench / Of summer sex / And CK Eternity / Oh hell, yes"
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    only one? *ST Barth Homme*

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    Vetiver de Guerlain
    Nightflight by Joop!
    Platinum Egoiste by Chanel... at this moment...tomorrow?? i don't know!

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    Not serious. I am cool with whatever people want to call their favorite scents (I am seriously thinking about calling them my holy molies). But traditionally, Holy Grail is something really hard to get or even unattainable. It represents a hard quest, a finding that ends all crusades. If you live is USA and you have a decent salary, AdG is not a Holy Grail, no matter how much you like it. Heck you can get it at any drugstore. A 1988 bottle of GIT signed by Creed himself? That is a HG!
    Last edited by irish; 29th January 2009 at 10:02 PM.
    Shameless Plug: Sales thread with Roses Musk, Rose Poivree, and others.
    Looking for lot of samples of female fragrances.

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    Mitsouko
    Eau Noire
    Nemo <3
    Dzing!
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