Frederic Malle and Montale
in other words; after all these years in basenotes and 10-500+ bottles in your collection...which is the fragrance house that caters/represents your taste...
Frederic Malle and Montale
I only have 3 Serge Lutens fragrances in my collection, but I truly love the transgressive, goth-ness of Count Serge and his company's trip aboard the Marrakech Express. It reeks of hash and reads like purple prose.
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Either YSL or Chanel. Even though I only own one of each right now, they offer something for everyone, every situation, and every budget or tastes, both very well-rounded houses IMO.
What a tough one.. I would have to say Creed, though some folks tend to, in my opinion, lower it to a substandard "midstream" house that sells its products at Costco. Creed has produced a few of the most versatile, high quality fragrances that I feel I can't be without:
Bois du Portugal
Green Irish Tweed
But again, such a tough choice.. I have a lot of love for Serge Lutens, Guerlain and Lorenzo Villoresi - of which I have several that are gorgeous.
Czech & Speake.
I seem to"get" their fragrances more and more as time goes by. No matter what the mood or occasion, I can tap into that rich creative seam and find something that just fits.For me, discovering and enjoying this fragrance house has been a revelation.
Bond 9 for everyday AND Montale for my taste of being unique.
Easy question for me. I don't like fresh and clean fragrances and prefer those that complement my natural woody-spicy-earthy-with-a-touch-of-honey scent. Orientals are my preference and Serge Lutens makes my favorites.
I think I am a Yves Saint-Laurent kinda guy.
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Second place: Hermès
The following houses have really wowed me....
Bond No. 9
Annick Goutal. I like just about every fragrance AG I've sampled (exceptions are the Orientalistes series), and they tend to smell both austere and exotic at the same time, which I thought was not possible. Eau de Monsieur is a long time favorite of mine.
Parfum e’Empire (would gladly own most of their women’s/unisex fragrances)
Runner up: Chanel Les Exclusifs (don’t care for the gallon sized bottles though)
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For me, it would be Hermes. So far, I have:
24, Faubourg EDP
24, Faubourg EDT
24, Faubourg Eau Delicate
Kelly Caleche (several bottles so far)
Caleche Eau Delicate
"No elegance is possible without it...perfume is a part of you." Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel
Bond No 9 definately!
Runners-up: MPG (sniff, sniff), L'Artisan, Yves Saint-Laurant.
Ultimately Creed: when they're good, they're easy-to-wear, well-made, high-quality fragrances and the variety is unmatched. From Vintage Tabarome to Virgin Island Water there's a scent for every occasion. Villoresi is probaly second and La Via del Profumo is moving up the ladder quickly.
II est de forts parfums pour qui toute matière/Est poreuse. On dirait qu'ils pénètrent le verre.
Creed for me as well, with Hermes second.
Guerlain and Penhaligon's.
"If a perfume stinks, it's a disaster when she turns off the light." - Jean-Paul Guerlain
Creed and Montale
It's hard to pick only one.
Montale, Creed, Guerlain probably tie.
Etat Libre d'Orange, Freddy Malle & Serge for me. Although I wouldn't cry if all I could wear was Chanel.