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    Default Lone wolf frags with no peer

    I'm referring to juice that nothing else smells remotely similar. Most frags have relatives with accords in common in their repective genres.

    I have only come across 2 fragrances that have absolutley no peer that I know of.

    Success by MCM is one like. A weird fragrance with prominent honey and is unique.

    Hascish Homme by Veejaga. I find this horrendous with a touch of hideousness and I thank God that it's peerless.

    Anyone else come across solitary colognes like this?

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    OK
    Im in no position to answer this question but Im going to anyways from what Ive smelled/own
    versace dreamer is pretty darn unique
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    The most unique I have come across yet is definitely L'Anarchiste.

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    Knize Ten, I guess.

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    Hermessence Vetiver Tonka is unique in how it combines the vetiver and tonka

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    Yatagan yet again. (lol)

    Doesn't really smell like anything else out there.
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    I'll second Yatagan and probably second Knize Ten too.

    I know there are frags which some say are "like" K10 but nothing, absolutely NOTHING can compare to its dry down.

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    Narciso Rodriguez - for Him?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Wüst View Post
    Narciso Rodriguez - for Him?
    Good call

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    L Anarchiste
    Acier Aluminium
    Lonestar Memories
    Knize Ten
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    Narciso and Grey Frannel share some common DNA
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    I haven´t smelled anything like Bandit yet, it´s either too much leather or too much chypre in other perfumes. Bandit strikes the perfect balance. I´ll continue to go on sniffing though
    But once you get locked into a serious perfume collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

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    Czech & Speake No. 88
    Editions de Parfums Malle Noir Epices
    Etat Libre d'Orange: Sécrétions Magnifiques
    Parfums Delrae Bois de Paradis
    Jean Desprez Versailles pour Homme

    ...to name a few.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sloan_8013 View Post
    Czech & Speake No. 88
    Editions de Parfums Malle Noir Epices
    Etat Libre d'Orange: Sécrétions Magnifiques
    Parfums Delrae Bois de Paradis
    Jean Desprez Versailles pour Homme

    ...to name a few.
    Versailles is definitely unique. I love that juice.

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    Encre Noir has a unique openning, especially for a non-niche fragrance, that unfortunately settles into a vetiver base.
    Nostalgia is a unique leather. Actually it is a leather car interior!
    Aoud Cuir d' Arabie stands on the opposite side of the leather scale. A leather at the early stages of treatment, very animalic. The Montale aoud base brings it closer to the other scents of the house though.
    Route du Vetiver (vintage only) is the most unique vetiver and a unique scent. The closest thing to the smell of the roots of a plant being pulled off the damp earth.

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    Nostalgia by Santa Maria Novella
    Many from the CdG line: Harissa, Tea, Odeur 53...

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    Etat Libre d'Orange: Sécrétions Magnifiques
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    I haven't come across another one that smells like Egoiste.

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    I think Absinth - Nasomatto is extremely unique and teeters in the vetiver gourmand territory. Vetiver gourmand? See, that is unique.

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    Escada Sentiment for Men
    Hanae Mori for Men

    Just a couple I could think of that are lone wolves.. or at least were in my wardrobe at the time of purchase.

    Quote Originally Posted by AromiErotici View Post
    I'm referring to juice that nothing else smells remotely similar. Most frags have relatives with accords in common in their repective genres.

    I have only come across 2 fragrances that have absolutley no peer that I know of.

    Success by MCM is one like. A weird fragrance with prominent honey and is unique.

    Hascish Homme by Veejaga. I find this horrendous with a touch of hideousness and I thank God that it's peerless.

    Anyone else come across solitary colognes like this?

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    Yatagan and L'Anarchiste, I think, Voleur de Roses too, Bandit is a good call, and Diptyque's Ofresia. Those are the ones that come to me right now. Good question.
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    I agree with many already mentioned. Especially L'Anarchiste and Odeur 53.

    Some others:

    CdG ~ Odeur 71
    SL ~ Miel de Bois
    SL ~ Vetiver Oriental
    SL ~ Cedre
    L'Artisan ~ Bois Farine
    L'Artisan ~ Dzing!
    Tauer ~ Incense Rose
    Profumum ~ Thundra
    LV ~ Yerbamate
    PG ~ Aomassai
    SMN ~ Peau d'Espagne
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    Well, I guess there are degrees on uniqueness (paradoxical, I know) because Rose PH by Rosine is somewhat similar to 88 (far from having the same quality, but similar). Months ago, I smelled a lot of similarities between mitsouko EDP and aceir aluminum.
    Egoiste has Opium and Third Man caron and... there was another cinammon, woods vanilla fragrance.
    They are not identical, But I do not think they are that alone either.

    Now, say what you want, but I have never smelled anything similar to Old Spice. There are bay rums out there, but nothing that comes close. Havana, and Montana Vintage are remotely related, but not enough.
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    In the non-niche world, Ferrari Passion seems pretty unique: pine and honey.

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    So.. I've been watching this thread this day. Niche are definently more original and unique I noticed. They do what their niche name titles them, didn't think it was actually that way.
    unico grande amore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AromiErotici View Post
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    Hascish Homme by Veejaga. I find this horrendous with a touch of hideousness and I thank God that it's peerless.
    Does that smell like it's namesake?

    Where is the Veejaga line from? India? I'm guessing...

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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...
    Not sure about India. This fragrance ( if you can call it that ) smells like industrial varnish.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jock_With_Scents View Post
    I think Absinth - Nasomatto is extremely unique and teeters in the vetiver gourmand territory. Vetiver gourmand? See, that is unique.
    I thought Hermes went there already with the aformentioned Vetiver Tonka?

    I second Dzing! and would like to think of Dior Homme as unique.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AromiErotici View Post
    Not sure about India. This fragrance ( if you can call it that ) smells like industrial varnish.
    I was hoping it would smell like hash... eh well.

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

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    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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    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.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew View Post
    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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    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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