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    Hallo gentlemen,
    after collecting fragrances for around a year now, acquiring 16 full bottles and alot of samples I noticed, that, even so worth it, its a rather expensive hobby for a student. Originally I was planning on buying several bottles of niche parfum soon, that striked me as rather unique during my sample sessions, but I was hesitating. I decided to add some more cheaper fragrances to my collection and realized, that there are alot of cheaper substitutes and often equal rivals among the designer/departmentstore offerings. Fragrances like Dolce&Gabbana pour homme, Egoiste, Terre d'Hermes Parfum, Declaration, Dior Homme, Body Kouros etc. are nothing short of pure beauty in my opinion. The only problem I found is, that there seem to be certain notes of fragrances like rose, oudh, (heavy) spices, incense that are underpresented in non niche fragrances, at least as a dominant note in a fragrance.

    So my intention for this thread is to collect recommendations for the best, most outstanding non-niche, not discontinued fragrance that has a strong presence of the notes/styles of each of these categories:

    Leather
    C&E Sienna
    Tabacco
    Dolce&Gabbana pour homme
    White Flowers
    Fleur de male
    Iris
    DIor homme intense
    Rose
    Dominico Caraceni
    Aoudh
    M7
    Incense
    -
    Sandalwood
    Egoiste
    Dry woods
    -
    Violet
    -
    Spices
    Armani Night
    Patchouli
    -
    Amber
    -
    Musc
    Kiel's Musc
    Chypre
    Numero Uno by Carthusia
    Gourmand
    Rochas Man
    Aquatic
    Kenzo pour homme
    Oriental
    Opium pour homme EdP


    Please fill out and add categories if you please

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    Leather
    Aramis
    Eau d'Hermes

    Green
    Devin

    Spices
    JHL
    Jaïpur Homme EdP

    Vetiver
    Givenchy Vetyver
    Encre Noire

    Violet (Masculine)
    Grey Flannel

    Chypre
    Givenchy III
    Chanel pour Monsieur

    Fougère
    Third Man
    Havana
    Kouros
    Jazz

    Aquatic
    Bulgari Aqua

    Dry Woody Scent
    Déclaration

    Oriental
    Jaïpur Homm (again)
    Habit Rouge

    Gourmand
    Body Kouros

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    From my wardrobe:

    Leather
    --Antaeus/Yatagan/Quorum
    Tabacco
    --Burberry London/Michael Kors/Quorum/Guerlain Vetiver
    White Flowers
    --Third Man/Chanel No. 5
    Iris
    --DIor homme
    Rose
    --Cabaret de Gres
    Aoudh
    --M7
    Sandalwood
    --Egoiste/L'eau d'Issey
    Dry woods
    --Gucci PH/Oscar for Men
    Spices
    --Bijan for Men/L'Anarchiste
    Patchouli
    --Zino Davidoff
    Amber
    --Youth Dew Amber Nude
    Vetiver
    --Encre Noire/Guerlain Vetiver
    Green
    --Polo Modern Reserve/Un Jardin sur le Nil
    Chypre
    --Balmain de Balmain/Cabochard/Mitsouko
    Gourmand
    --D&G The One/Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin/Polo Double Black
    Aquatic
    --Cool Water/Ulysse
    Oriental
    --Egoiste/Gucci EDP/Lagerfeld Classic
    Fougere
    --Azzaro PH/Third Man
    Citrus
    --Concentree d'Orange Vert/Eau Sauvage
    Musc
    --Eau de Cartier/L'Anarchiste

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    Fougere:
    Kouros

    Oriental:
    Habit Rouge

    Vetiver:
    Carven Vetiver

    Acquatic:
    Aqua di Gio

    Gourmand:
    A*Men

    Leather:
    Yatagan

    Patchouli:
    Givenchy Gentleman

    Spices:
    Aramis JHL

    Tobacco:
    Burberry London

    Rose:
    Gres Cabaret

    Iris:
    Dior Homme EDC
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    Citrus
    Aqua di Gio DG Light Blue

    Sweet
    Angel Coco Madmoiselle

    Sandalwood
    Gucci pour Homme

    Tuberrose

    JPG Classique (a strange twist on it)
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    Citrus
    Armani PH

    Leather
    I second Antaeus

    Gourmand
    Rochas Man

    EdC
    Mugler Cologne

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    Aquatic/Marine: Aqva (Bvlgari)

    Chypre: Eau Sauvage (Dior)

    Fougere: Kouros (YSL)

    Oriental: Envy For Men (Gucci)

    Amber: Obsession For Men (Calvin Klein)

    Green/Mossy: Paco Rabanne Pour Homme

    Leather: 1776 Russian Leather (Elsha)

    Iris: Hiris (Hermes)

    Mint: Aqua Allegoria Herba-Fresca (Guerlain)

    Oud
    : M7 (YSL)

    Patchouli: Gentleman (Givenchy)

    Rose: 900 (Aramis)

    Sandalwood: Samsara (Guerlain)

    Tea: Pour Homme II (Gucci)

    Tobacco: Havana (Aramis)

    Vetiver: Vetiver (Guerlain) / Encre Noire (Lalique)

    Violet Leaf: Fahrenheit (Dior)

    Aromatic Woods
    : Lui (Rochas)

    Fresh/Citrus-Aquatic: White Pour Homme (Lalique) / L'eau D'Issey Pour Homme (Issey Miyake)

    Spicy: No.6 aka Boss Bottled (Hugo Boss) / Contradiction For Men (Calvin Klein)

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    For Amber, test out Ed Hardy Man if you haven't already done so.

    It's the most niche-like ambery scent I've come across in a designer scent.
    Renato

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    Leather: Cuir de Russie (Chanel), Eau d´Hermès

    Oriental Leather
    : Yatagan

    Leather Chypre: Azurée, Aramis, Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme

    Tabacco: Havana

    Flowers: Insensé

    Iris: No 19

    Rose: Aramis 900

    Carnation: Equipage

    Aoudh: M7

    Incense: Comme des Garçons 2

    Sandalwood: Egoïste, Bois des Iles

    Dry woods: Sycomore

    Violet: Grey Flannel

    Spices: Declaration, JHL

    Patchouli: Givenchy Gentleman

    Ambregris: Azzaro pour Homme

    Chypre: Pour Monsieur, Givenchy III, Mitsouko EdT

    Green Chypre: Devin

    Citrus Chypre: Eau Sauvage, Ô de Lancôme

    Oriental Chypre
    : JHL, Dioressence

    Fougère: Jicky, Mouchoir de Monsieur

    Aromatic Fougère: Azzaro pour Homme

    Animalic Fougère: Jules, Lauder for men, Kouros

    Gourmand: L´Instant pour Homme, Yohji Homme

    Aquatic: Cool Water

    Oriental: Habit Rouge, Heritage EdP

    Vetiver: Givenchy Vetyver, Sycomore

    Lavender: Pour un Homme de Caron

    Citrus: Monsieur Balmain
    Last edited by sables; 21st October 2009 at 12:01 PM.

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    double post. Sorry.
    Last edited by Alphalifestyle; 21st October 2009 at 02:50 PM.

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    Thank you all very much. That was very helpful so far. Some things I was going to test/buy anyway and some more good recommandation.

    I would love to get more recommendations on a few notes, that havent gotten many recommandations yet and are kind of hard to find beneath non-niche fragrances:
    A distinguished and masculine, at least really unisex:
    AMBER fragrance like Ambre Précieux, Blue Amber
    INCENSE fragrance like LV Incensi, CdG Incense series, etc.
    PATCHOULI fragrance like Patchouly by Profumum or Mazzolari, Borneo 1834
    WHITE FLOWERS like Carnal Flowers, C&S Neroli
    Oudh - something different than M7?

    to give you some examples of what I liked of the niche fragrances I tested.

    Looking forward to more on the point advice!

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