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  1. #31

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    Quote Originally Posted by runstile View Post
    I thought Hermes went there already with the aformentioned Vetiver Tonka?

    I second Dzing! and would like to think of Dior Homme as unique.
    Does Vetiver Tonka have herbs, absinthe also?
    They smell nothing alike even though they are both vetiver gourmand territory, and Absinthe is infinitely more eccentric, independent, and quirky.

    Vetiver Tonka may have went there first, but Absinthe is clearly the Lone Wolf with no peer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vibert View Post
    Yatagan (again)
    Or Black
    Sécrétions Magnifiques (thank god for small favors)
    Bois Farine
    Tubéreuse Criminelle


    Perhaps Idole, Eau d'Hermès, En Passant, and Chêne as well.
    I agree with Eau D'Hermes - but I think if it had Cumin, Blenheim Bouquet would be knocking on that particular door. It has the same kind of icy remoteness to it.
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    Default Re: Lone wolf frags with no peer

    Agree with the aforementioned Yatagan and Versace's Dreamer. Would also add Versace L' Homme.

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    Default Re: Lone wolf frags with no peer

    I have a few, let's see, Basala, Cristobal, Nemo. M7, Yang, Life Essence, Unleaded, Zino, and the older Burberrys for Men are all without close imitation - or at least I've yet to come across things like them. It's not rare but Bulgari Black kind of does what it does without competition or have I missed it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcjra View Post
    Does that smell like it's namesake?

    Where is the Veejaga line from? India? I'm guessing...
    From what I read, its more like a drugstore fragrance out of Italy. Supposedly, Nasomatto Absinthe got its inspiration from it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudassir View Post
    From what I read, its more like a drugstore fragrance out of Italy. Supposedly, Nasomatto Absinthe got its inspiration from it.
    Worst I have ever smelled Mudassir......yet.....silverbullet liked it !!!

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    what about Kouros? what out there smells like Kouros?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudassir View Post
    From what I read, its more like a drugstore fragrance out of Italy. Supposedly, Nasomatto Absinthe got its inspiration from it.
    Damn...Those lucky Italians!! We get stuck with Brut and Stetson and they get one of the best smells there is.

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    Montale Aoud Limes (not a huge fan) and Serge Lutens Arabie (really like) came to mind
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    Havana Aramis
    L'air du Desert Morocain

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    Oddly, I'll disagree with Vibert on Eau D'Hermes - Diptyque's L'Autre is rather similar, to my nose. The rest of his list counts as mine, but I'll add...

    Rasa Extreme ( MKK doesn't come close in the animal factor )
    Incense Noir ( Salty and smoky... then sweet and vanilla! )
    Kretek ( clove bomb like no other )
    Lonestar Memories ( MEAT )
    Velvet Gardenia ( Cheesy nightmare from the grave )

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    Dali PH - closest scent to it is Satan's sweat.
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    Default Re: Lone wolf frags with no peer

    Couldn't you just as easily say "no peer" as in "often imitated but never equalled"?

    In that case, I can add Jicky and Shalimar to the list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HDS1963 View Post
    Yatagan yet again. (lol)

    Doesn't really smell like anything else out there.
    I think Quorum smells a bit similar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jathanas View Post
    Hermessence Vetiver Tonka is unique in how it combines the vetiver and tonka
    Paul Smith Story comes close to VT.
    "I exist for myself, and for those to whom my unquenchable thirst for freedom gives everything, but also for everyone, since insofar as I am able to love - I love everyone. Of noble hearts, I am the noblest - and the most generous of those that yearn to give love in return. - I am a human being, I love death and I love life."

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    Definitely Caron's L'Anarchiste and Yatagan. Nothing compares to the weirdness.

    Steam Aoud by Montale is also really different. I don't particularly smell oud in it. It kind of smells like a high-class bar.

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    Bond No. 9's Andy Warhol Silver Factory.

    also, totally agree on:
    Yatagan
    Absinthe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitney View Post
    Bond No. 9's Andy Warhol Silver Factory...
    For what it's worth, I don't find Silver Factory all that far removed from Avignon, Cardinal, Penhaligon's Elixir, or the new Aedes de Venustas. If you like Silver Factory, you'll probably enjoy most of these, and if you want something a little more daring along similar lines, Dzongkha, Timbuktu, Black Tourmaline, Zagorsk, Dia for Men, and Paestum Rose are all worth sampling. Long live incense!

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    Profumum Thundra.

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    As for what's similar to Kouros: Creed Orange Spice.

    For my Unique Scent Offering: I haven't found anything that comes quite close to Maestrale.

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    I haven't come across another one that smells like Egoiste.
    Theres a niche frag in Aus called Larrikin by Mount Romance... I was amazed how similar it is to Egoiste when I first smelt it.
    As for Versace Dreamer, the dry-down to me smells like a mix of le Male and D&G pour Homme.
    The one I've not been able to find anything remotely similar to is Joop! Nightflight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew View Post
    I haven't come across another one that smells like Egoiste.
    I was just thinking about this yesterday (having managed to get about 6ml worth of samples from Sephora). I've fallen in love with it, but I do find it slightly similar to Gucci Envy, especially for the first hour...


    For me personally, Dior Homme is pretty unique, and I love it

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    Givenchy's Insense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travtex View Post
    As for what's similar to Kouros: Creed Orange Spice.
    you're exactly right. i went to saks today to check out orange spice after reading your post. it's kouros! (or kouros is orange spice).

    is it worth getting a sample of orange spice or is it basically the same as kouros from beginning to end?
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    Default Re: Lone wolf frags with no peer

    Is it just me, or does Lubin's Idole share a bunch of similarities with C&S Cuba?

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    Guerlain's Djedi (last production in 1995-96) falls into this category.

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    I never smelt anything similar to Tom Ford Extreme...
    I love cologne.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vibert View Post
    Yatagan (again)
    Or Black
    Sécrétions Magnifiques (thank god for small favors)
    Bois Farine
    Tubéreuse Criminelle


    Perhaps Idole, Eau d'Hermès, En Passant, and Chêne as well.
    Ohhhhhhh. I was so excited to contribute to this thread by adding Idole, but you beat me to it. But I must agree, I can't think of much that compares.

    Oh and DK Fuel, some may say John Varvatos, but I don't really see that much similarities.

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    Antaeus, Avignon, Fleur du Male, Prada for men--love it or hate it, it is a lone wolf in my wardrobe...Lalique pour homme, Encre Noir smells too much like Gucci pour Homme and Jaisalmer's love child...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pollux View Post
    Givenchy's Insense.
    Hmm, one could argue that Ténéré is at least in the same ballpark. Unfortunately, it's hard to find opportunities for sampling Ténéré these days.

    Is it just me, or does Lubin's Idole share a bunch of similarities with C&S Cuba?
    The rum, yes, but I don't get much tobacco out of Idole, nor any of Idole's black cumin out of Cuba. The drydowns seem worlds apart to me.
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