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    What would you consider been your favorite fragrance house where you could easily buy at least three or more of their products. And name those products.

    For me it would be:

    1. Creed - GIT, Boi Du Portugal, Original Vetiver, Himalaya

    2. Fredrick Malle - Musc Ravageur, French Lover, Vetiver Extraordinaire

    3. Tom Ford - Tobacco Vanille, Tuscan Leather, Amber Absolute

    4. Serge Lutens - Chergui, Ambre Sultan, Santal blanc

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    By fragrance house do you mean non-designer niche?

    Here's my list, incl designers:-

    Histoires de Parfums - 1725 Casanova, Ambre 114, 1969 Revolte de Paris, 1828 Jules Verne

    Serge Lutens - Fille en Aguilles, Chergui, Ambre Sultan, Daim Blond, Serge Noire, Sa Majeste da Rose, A La Nuit

    Frederick Malle - Vetiver Extraordinaire, Carnal Flower, Musc Ravageur

    Chanel - Cuir de Russie, No.19, No.5, Coco, Egoiste

    Guerlain - Shalimar, Heritage, Samsara, Mitsouko

    Dior - Dior Homme, Fahrenheit, Pure Poison, Diorissimo

    Gucci - original Gucci pour homme, Rush, Envy

    Kenzo - Power, FlowerByKenzo, Tokyo, Jungle Elephant

    Ralph Lauren - Polo, Safari, Polo Sport
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    Serge Lutens: Borneo 1834, Five O'Clock Au Gingembre, Chergui, Fille en Aguilles, Bois Oriental, Un Bois de Sepia, Vetiver Oriental

    Guerlain: SDV, L'Instant de Guerlain Eau Extreme, Vetiver Pour Elle

    The Different Company: Un Parfum de sens et Bois, Sel de Vetiver, Bois d'Iris

    Frederic Malle: Angeliques sous la Pluie, En Passant, Musc Ravegeur,

    Parfumerie Generale: Cadjmere, Aomassai, Iris Taizo
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    Guerlain, Chanel, Creed, Penhaligons, ADP, Aramis, YSL, Hugh Parsons, Floris, Dior

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    Knize: Ten, Forest, Two

    Comme des Garcons: Hinoki, Artek, Zagorsk, 2 Man, Jaisalmer

    Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab: Deep in Earth, Aelopile, Mad Hatter, Leipreachan

    Caron: l'Anarchiste, Yatagan, En Avion, Alpona, N'Aimez Que Moi

    -oops-

    Penhaligon's: Racquets, Hammam Bouquet, Bluebell, Quercus
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    Clive Christian: No 1 Pure Perfume
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    Guerlain
    Lorenzo Villoresi
    Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
    Czech & Speake

    Close behind:

    Frederic Malle
    Hermes
    Santa Maria Novella

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    Penhaligons- Castile, Douro, Racquets, Endymion
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    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    Penhaligons- Castile, Douro, Racquets, Endymion
    Ooo I forgot Penhaligons.

    Endymion, Castile, and Racquets would suit me just fine.
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    Lorenzo Villoresi
    Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
    L'Artisan
    Creed
    YSL

    Coming Close:
    Parfum d'Empire
    Caron
    Serge Lutens

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    Niche(y):
    Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
    Amouage
    Caron
    The Different Company (especially Celine Ellena's scents! I like her style much better than her father's)
    LesNez

    from the designer world:
    Prada

    Random aside:
    Olivier Durbano is an interesting house too. Quite unique but I don't actually love any of their scents (i'm back and forth on Turquoise..). I think more people should check this house out though.

    I want to put Maison Francis Kurkdjian in best houses despite not even having sniffed any of the MFK creations. The man is just a genius though, and I've no doubt he deserves to be listed amongst the other top houses.
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    YSL: Opium pour homme, Opium pour homme Eau d' Orient, M7, Kouros, Kourous Fraicheur, YSL pour homme, and Rive Gauche

    Guerlain: Coriolan, Habit Rouge EDT, Habit Rouge EDC, Heritage EDT, Shalimar EDC, Shalimar EDT, Guerlain homme, Samsara EDT, L'Instant de Guerlain EDT, Vetiver and L'Ame d'Un Heros

    Armand Basi: Armand Basi homme, Basi homme, Armand Basi in Blue

    Loewe: Solo Loewe, Loewe para hombre, Esencia de Loewe

    Chanel: Pour Monsieur Concentree, Egoiste, Antaeus, Allure homme, Allure homme Sport

    Bulgari: Blue, Blue Notte, Soir, Extreme, Red Tea, Green Tea, Black, Aqua, Aqua Marine, and pour homme

    Davidoff: Zino Davidoff, Good Life, Echo, Silver Shadow, Adventure

    Givenchy: Xeryus Rouge, Blue Label, Very Irresistible

    Puig: Quorum, Aqua Quorum, Quorum Silver, Sybaris

    Salvador Dali: pour homme, Black Sun, Le Roy Soleil

    Herrera: for Men, 212 Men, Chic, Aqua

    Cerruti: 1881, 1881 Black, Cerruti pour homme, Image, Nino Cerruti (1979)

    Acqua di Parma: Colonia Assoluta, Colonia Intensa, Blu Med. Mirto di Panarea, Blu Med. Cipresso di Toscana

    Escada: pour homme, Sunset Heat, Moon Sparkle, Magnetism

    Versace: Versace Man, Versace Man Eau Fraiche, Versace l'homme, Versace pour homme, Mediterraneum and Versus

    Ungaro: I, II & III, Apparition pour homme Intense

    Gucci: pour homme, pour homme II, Envy

    Hermes: Bel Ami, Equipage, Terre d'Hermes

    All owned and (almost) equally loved.
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    Fredrick Malle - Musc Ravageur, French Lover, Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier - Amber Precieux, Santal Noble, Parfum d'Habit
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    Guerlain - Vetiver, Vetiver eau Glacee, Vetiver Pour Elle, L'Instant Pour Homme, Cologne du 68
    Hermes - Practically anything, really. Does anyone want to find me some Eau de Ginza?
    Gaultier - Le Male, Fleur du Male, Fleur du Male la Cologne, Gaultier2
    The Different Company - Sel de Vetiver (would like to own Bois d'Iris, Rose Poivree, Osmanthus)
    Frederic Malle - (would like to own Bigarade Concentree, Vetiver Extraordinaire, Iris Poudre, L'Eau d'Hiver)

    Honorable mention:
    L'Artisan Parfumeur - could probably own quite a few of their fragrances, but I haven't started buying them yet.
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    If I were to base this solely on number of bottles owned per house...

    Chanel
    Guerlain
    Miller Harris
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    There can only be ONE.....Guerlain.

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    Most of the time, I can only find one or two from a house that I'm into enough to own or want to own, but there are a few that make it:

    SL - Borneo 1834, Chergui, Fille en Aiguilles
    Comme des Garcons - Zagorsk, Vettiveru, Hinoki
    "I don't know what the different scents is. I just know what I like." -- Sephora SA

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    Chanel: No 5, Cuir de Russie, Pour Monsieur
    Etat Libre d'Orange: Vierges et Toreros, Vraie Blonde, Je Suis un Homme
    Guerlain: Shalimar, L'Heure Bleue, Plus Que Jamais
    Serge Lutens: Arabie, La Myrrhe, Borneo 1834
    Amouage: Gold, Silver, Ubar
    Commes des Garcons: 2 Man, Stephen Jones, Vettiveru

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    Givenchy: Very Irresistible Fresh Attitude, Insense Ultramarine, Xeryus Rogue, Pi, Gentlemen, Pour Homme

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    The houses that seem to have the highest percentage of stuff that 'clicks' with me:

    L'Artisan
    Guerlain

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    In terms of my personal collection, by number of bottles owned:

    #1. Comme des Garcons
    Ouarzazate
    Harissa
    Jaisalmer
    Energy: Lime
    CdG2
    Soda
    Citrico
    Lily
    (I could easily add 2 Man, Sequoia, Zagorsk, Avignon, and Kyoto, as well)

    #2. Jo Malone
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    Vetyver
    Nutmeg & Ginger
    Blue Agave & Cacao
    Pomegranate Noir
    (I could easily add Black Vetyver Cafe, also)

    And a huge tie for 3rd:

    L'Artisan Parfumeur
    Mure et Musc Extreme
    Fou d'Absinthe
    Piment Brulant
    (and I could easily add Aedes de Venustas and possibly Timbuktu)

    Creed
    Original Vetiver
    Original Santal
    Vanisia
    (and I could easily add Irisia)

    Acqua di Parma
    Colonia Intensa
    Fico di Amalfi
    Cipresso di Toscana

    Le Labo
    Vetiver 46
    Rose 31
    Bergamote 22


    There are also houses that I think should be on any greatest houses list, like Guerlain, though I only own one full bottle (because the Geurlains I like are so &$# - ing expensive)

    And houses where I don't care much for most of their scents, but I respect them and feel they should be on any greatest houses list, like Lutens and Malle.
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    Houses with personal favourites - most worn or most admired:

    Malle: Carnal Flower, French Lover, L'Eau d'Hiver
    Amouage: Homage, Lyric Woman, Lyric Man
    Guerlain: L'Heure Bleu Parfum, Apres l'Ondee, Cologne du 68
    Villoresi: Uomo EDT & Profumo, Acqua di Colonia, Yerbamate
    TDC: Bergamote, Osmanthus, Sel de Vetiver
    Hermes: Terre d'Hermes, Vetiver Tonka, Osmanthe Yunnan
    Lutens: Daim Blond, Arabie, Chergui
    Creed: GIT, Tabarome Millesime, Original Vetiver
    Caron: Yatagan, 3me Homme
    Parfums de Nicolai: New York, Odalisque
    L'Artisan: Fou d'Absinthe, Dzongkha
    MPG: Eau des Iles, Santal Noble
    Chanel: Coromandel
    Goutal: Madragore
    Tauer: L'Air
    Mazzolari: Lui
    AdP: Colonia
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    For me - out of respect and their history

    Guerlain
    Creed
    Patou
    Caron
    Hermes
    Chanel

    Out of respect for wonderful fragrances

    Serge Lutens
    Frederic Malle
    Andy Tauer
    Vero Profumo
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    Tie b/w Annick Goutal and YSL. YSL for their strong, powerful, bold scents (Kouros, Rive Gauche), Goutal for pure, outright elegance.

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    It's Creed for me. GIT, BDP, Green Valley, Neroli Sauvage and VIW. Mmm.

    Despite the dodgy marketing claims!

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    L'Artisan -- Tea for Two, Dzing!, Fou d'Absinthe, Iris Pallida, Mure et Musc, Saffran Troublant
    Annick Goutal -- Eau du Fier, L'Eau du Sud, Encens Flamboyant

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    YSL is the frag house for me.

    Opium PH, Body Kouros, Rive Gauche, M7.

    Thats wassup

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    AMOUAGE:

    Gold
    Homage
    Gold ladies


    MONTALE:

    attar
    white oud
    golden oud

    SERGE LUTENS

    arabie
    amber sultan
    cuir mauresque

    GUERLAIN

    shalmar
    mitsouko
    L'huere bleue

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    Geo F Trumper's samples got me into all this.

    I have since found I like all the YSL frags I have tried: Opium PH, YSL Pour Homme, Rive Gauche,and Jazz.

    Generally I am of the opinion that most perfumers really know what they are doing, and I respect their work. Looking at my 'drobe you'd think I like anything, but I did return a bottle of Dunhill Fresh; I learned from that one that I cannot stand the least amount "ocean" or "aqua" notes at all, including Bulgari's Aqua which I tested months ago when I bought Armani PH. (I had thought I would like all of Armani's fragrances based on the quality of Armani PH, but I have not found another Armani fragrance that I care for at all..)

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    CARON Yatagan Pour un Homme Le Troisieme Homme L'Anarchiste

    SERGE LUTENS La Myrrhe Muscs Koublai Khan Cuir Mauresque

    ANDY TAUER Lonestar Memories L'Air du Desert Marocain Orris Vetiver Dance

    CREED Tabarome (Private Collection) Royal English Leather Green Irish Tweed
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    Guerlain
    Jean Paul Gaultier
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian
    Sales thread here

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