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    Default Favourite House/line?

    YSL somehow ends up being my favourite. Like I said in another thread, I went to Wal Mart and was disappointed in their selection. I saw Rive Gauche however, and thought, might as well try it, Kouros was pretty good, and I found myself trusting YSL more and more.

    Was not disappointed! I think I'll probably check out M7 and Body Kouros as well!

    YSL seems to do everything different from other companies, and not go the typical route, and I enjoy that.

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    I'm a novice, only tried maybe <10 fragrances but so far, Chanel Allure has to be my favourite line. Homme> Edition Blanche > Sport imo

    Close second is the Dior Homme line

    Intense > EDT > Cologne

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    I'm a novice as well .


    PS: Anybody ever search up what Thierry Mugler actually looks like? O_O when I first saw him he freaked me out...

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    Serge Lutens, easily. They've made many fragrances I either dislike or am indifferent to, but if I had to choose a library of scents from only one house, this would be it. So many favorites.

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    Hard to choose. Can't deny I love Montale. But there are so many others.

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    Default Re: Favourite House/line?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sugandaraja View Post
    Serge Lutens, easily.

    Ditto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Ditto.
    I'll third. Motion carried.

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    Amouage
    Serge Lutens

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    YSL, Creed, and Serge Lutens are my favorites. I tend to like most from Heeley and L'artisan Parfumers as well

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    Default Re: Favourite House/line?

    Quote Originally Posted by Delicious Scent View Post
    I'm a novice as well .


    PS: Anybody ever search up what Thierry Mugler actually looks like? O_O when I first saw him he freaked me out...
    Same here, considering one of the first pictures I saw of him when I googled his name was the "flexing by the mirror picture". Blaghhhh.
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    Default Re: Favourite House/line?

    Speaking of Serge Lutens, what would be some good recommendations for getting started with this house. I already have a decant of MKK on it's way (though I've yet to smell it), and I've heard good things about Chergui, and have been also been trying to locate Tubéreuse Criminelle (which I can't seem to find anywhere), but really don't know where to even begin. The other bummer is that the SL website said they don't ship outside of Europe, so I can't even request samples or try and buy them from the site.

    What would some of you who are more familiar with the house recommend to try out?

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    @Partario: Ambre Sultan, Chergui, Fille en Aiguilles, Cuir Mauresque, Douce Amere, Daim Blond, Borneo 1834, Five O'clock au Gingembre

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    Chanel and Serge Lutens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by volley2 View Post
    @Partario: Ambre Sultan, Chergui, Fille en Aiguilles, Cuir Mauresque, Douce Amere, Daim Blond, Borneo 1834, Five O'clock au Gingembre
    Any reputable decanters (including BN members) or places I can request samples from that you know of?

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    Sorry mate...i don't know. I never bought decants. But from what I know you can buy samples from luckyscent

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    Quote Originally Posted by volley2 View Post
    Sorry mate...i don't know. I never bought decants. But from what I know you can buy samples from luckyscent
    I have ordered successfully from luckyscent and the perfumed court. They are very reputable.
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    Aramis is definitely one of my favorites.

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    Serge Lutens w/CREED closely behind it

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    It would have to be YSL. Their classic stuff is such high quality juice at shockingly low prices.

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    Overall I own a greater percentage of scents from the Creed portfolio compared to any other house so presumably that rubber stamps them as my favourite. Lutens and Penhaligons also rank highly.
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    Unabashedly Guerlain.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Guerlain by a mile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Partario View Post
    Speaking of Serge Lutens, what would be some good recommendations for getting started with this house. I already have a decant of MKK on it's way (though I've yet to smell it), and I've heard good things about Chergui, and have been also been trying to locate Tubéreuse Criminelle (which I can't seem to find anywhere), but really don't know where to even begin. The other bummer is that the SL website said they don't ship outside of Europe, so I can't even request samples or try and buy them from the site.

    What would some of you who are more familiar with the house recommend to try out?
    If you write them they will send you a book of wax samples for free. These aren't identical to the fragrances themselves, as the medium is different ( wax vs. alcohol ), but they will give you an idea about each scent before you pay for samples or decants to explore further.

    The line is split in two: an exclusive line only sold in Paris, and an international line sold in many niche retailers. Every year one of the Paris exclusives are released as limited editions. This winter is supposed to bring Tubereuse Criminelle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugandaraja View Post
    Every year one of the Paris exclusives are released as limited editions. This winter is supposed to bring Tubereuse Criminelle.
    I wish they would release encens et lavande. It is one of my favorites

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    Guerlain for me.

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    If I'd have to choose just one I'd probably go for Chanel.


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    I'd pick Hermes. I like the consistency of their recent releases, love the Hermenessence line, I think Ellena is brilliant. Plus, Hermes can be proud of few timeless scents (I'd say Eau d'Hermes and Bel Ami) which can easily be considered classics.
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    My fave house is Dior - surprice!
    -- Chanel and Guerlain followes --

    My fave line is Les Poisons:

    Poison > Hypnotic > Tendre > Pure > Midnight

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    1) Montale (by a country mile)
    2) Amouage
    3) CREED

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    So far Dior is only house that has more than 2 fragrances that I absolutely love.

    Dior Homme
    Dior Homme Intense
    Fahrenheit
    Hypnotic Poison

    Addict 2 and other Poisons are cool too.


    Second would be Mugler with their feminine Angel, Alien and A*Men + flankers.

    YSL is OK but I have yet to try some stuff like Rive Gauche.
    Current TOP 7 from my collection:

    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Chanel Coromandel
    3. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
    4. Encre Noire
    5. Dior Homme Intense
    6. Timbuktu
    7. Dior Homme

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    Creed
    YSL
    Dior

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer81 View Post
    So far Dior is only house that has more than 2 fragrances that I absolutely love.
    That's my boy!

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    Serge for me to (so far)

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    Ysl

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    Easy: Chanel for me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugandaraja View Post
    If you write them they will send you a book of wax samples for free. These aren't identical to the fragrances themselves, as the medium is different ( wax vs. alcohol ), but they will give you an idea about each scent before you pay for samples or decants to explore further.
    Will they ship these outside of Europe though?

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    They will ship the wax samples anywhere. I received mine back in Canada.

    In terms of bottles, they ship Paris exclusives and exports within Europe; and just exports in the US. However, there are a number of stores that ship Lutens' exports internationally.

    The only tricky part is getting a full bottle of a Paris Exclusive, but there are a number of middlemen and grey market methods to obtaining them outside Europe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calero View Post
    Chanel and Serge Lutens.
    This, for me also. As for line in Chanel - Exclusifs.
    I also would like to give a nod to Parfumerie Generale. I only own one, but each that I sample, I like. They have a certain oddness or twist to them all that I find facinating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cello View Post
    This, for me also. As for line in Chanel - Exclusifs.
    Of course! I'd totally forgotten about the Exclusifs.
    That's my second fave line - only millimeters behind
    Les Poisons.

    N°22
    Sycomore
    Coromandel
    Cuir de Russie
    Bois des Îles
    N°18
    31 rue Cambon
    28 la Pausa
    Beige
    Gardénia


    I've never sniffed Eau de Cologne.

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    Too many to think of right now, but YSL, Dior, Guerlain, Chanel, Armani are among my favorites

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    YSL, Dior, Amouage

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    YSL by a long shot.
    My top 5: Sea Mist; Minnow; Crab, tiger, and almonds; Semprini; Rancid Polecat N° 2

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    Creed

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    1. Guerlain.
    2. Serge Lutens.

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    Montale then creed
    Favorites:
    Montale - Taj, Red Aoud, Red Vetiver, Fougeres Marines + Creed - Aventus, GIT, SMW + Chanel -Sycomore + Kiton - Black + Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver + CdG - WonderWood

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    For me it's a toss-up between Lauder/Aramis and Givenchy.

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    Creed for me.

    At the moment I also have a soft spot for Givenchy (Gentleman, Monsieur de Givenchy, Incensé, Vetyver, Xeryus.)

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    Yves Saint Laurent & Christian Dior

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    I love CHANEL house fragrance,
    - Chanel Allure Homme
    - Chanel Allure Homme Sport
    - Chanel Platinum Egoiste
    - Bleu De Chanel
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    Yves St. Laurent

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    YSL
    Serge Lutens
    Dior
    Givenchy
    Villoresi

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    Too difficult but Serge, Amouage, Ysl would all suit me for life.
    Smellin good

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    It seems I'm quite easy to please. My favorite houses:

    Chanel
    Serge Lutens
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian
    Histoires de Parfums
    Sonoma Scent Studio
    Diptyque

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    Dropping another marble in the 'Chanel: Exclusifs' pot.

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    Guerlain

    Hermes, Caron, MPG, SL

    Annick Goutal, Aramis, Chanel, Dior, YSL, Bogart

    Creed, RL, Montale, L'Artisan, Gucci, Givenchy, Czech & Speake, CdG,
    Balenciaga, Azzaro, Dunhill, Davidoff, Puig, Bulgari, Burberry, Armani, Lancome

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    annick goutal

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    Guerlain and Serge Lutens - just in alphabetical order, I love a lot of their scents about equally.

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    Azzaro,Ysl,Chanel,Givenchy,paco rabanne

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    Hmmm, hard to choose.

    Gaultier
    YSL
    Chanel
    Creed
    Bogart


    The lines is easy:

    Montale Aoud Series
    Poison Line

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    Serge Lutens here!

    All his line!

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