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    Default Obscure fragrances you wear frequently?

    I want to hear about those obscure scents, the ones that are very rarely, if ever, discussed on Basenotes, that are a part of your regular rotation. Not just obscure frags you like to use now and then, but that you use frequently.

    From my own wardrobe:

    D.R. Harris and Co. – His Cologne: I think of this like a combination of Egoiste, Carven Homme, and Goutal Sables. The notes I get are lemon, rosewood, immortelle, and bittersweet spices…very old school and a bit stuffy but with a slightly musky dry-down to keep it attractive. I wear this at least once a week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arlecchino View Post
    I want to hear about those obscure scents, the ones that are very rarely, if ever, discussed on Basenotes, that are a part of your regular rotation. Not just obscure frags you like to use now and then, but that you use frequently.

    From my own wardrobe:

    D.R. Harris and Co. – His Cologne: I think of this like a combination of Egoiste, Carven Homme, and Goutal Sables. The notes I get are lemon, rosewood, immortelle, and bittersweet spices…very old school and a bit stuffy but with a slightly musky dry-down to keep it attractive. I wear this at least once a week.
    Seems nice!

    Drugstore scents:

    American - British Sterling, Royal Copenhagen, Jovan's Musk
    Argentine - Chester, Chester Ice, Alliance, Grandal, McTaylor, Colbert
    Spanish - Agua de Lavanda Puig, Vetiver de Puig, Agua Brava, Heno de Pravia and Agua de Pravia 1905, Ambar, Sándalo and Vetiver by Zara
    Global ones - Old Spice and Canoe

    Direct Marketing:
    Avon's - Legacy, Woody Musk, Musk for Men and Black Touch
    Mary Kay - Tribute and Domain

    I use these before training due to their fleeting character. You apply them and in hours, they are gone, so they won't mix up with sweat, something that can be a nightmare to other members of the team. Or when at home just for the sake of it.

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    AromiErotici needs to respond to this thread because he is a maestro of little known, obscure but very good scents from days gone by. Some that he has turned me on to are:

    MCM Success, Sybaris, Sagamore, Capucci Punjab and Monsieur Carven and Monsieur Rochas - all are excellent in their own way ! But they are kind of hard to find. You have too look between the cracks and crevices in the older pfume shops or on ebay now and again - they show up from time to time.

    Another fragrance that is discontinued but is outstanding if you can find it Gucci Rush. This may have been the first real incense fragrance to hit the mainstream market but it was before its time and got discontinued too fast for people to really discover it. A fantastic incense scent - highly recommended.
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    • Le Jardin Retrouve - Eau de Vetyver
    • Lorenzo Siena - Palio
    • Bogner - Deep Forest

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    Le Dandy by Parfum d'Orsay, if only for the namesake....

    Shiseido Murasaki, to remind me of my girlhood.
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    I used to wear Caswell-Massey Persian Leather exclusively for years, and still wear it occasionally.

    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzlepuff View Post
    ...Another fragrance that is discontinued but is outstanding if you can find it Gucci Rush. This may have been the first real incense fragrance to hit the mainstream market but it was before its time and got discontinued too fast for people to really discover it. A fantastic vanilla/ incense scent - highly recommended.
    Vanilla? No. Cedar - YES.
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    Shiseido Basala
    YSL Jazz Prestige
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    Polo Crest for me.....Gary

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    Hugo Boss Baldessarini Concentrate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snafoo View Post
    I used to wear Caswell-Massey Persian Leather exclusively for years, and still wear it occasionally.


    Vanilla? No. Cedar - YES.
    Awesome scent. Just found a large tester of Gucci Rush for Men at lunch today at a local shop.

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    Most recently - S-Perume: S-ex.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snafoo View Post
    I used to wear Caswell-Massey Persian Leather exclusively for years, and still wear it occasionally.


    Vanilla? No. Cedar - YES.
    I guess that sweeetness in the opening I smell in this is Lavender possibly combining with the Sandalwood. Anyway it has a sweet mellow opening then it dries out into an all wood incense that is one of the nicer incense type fragrances I've tried. Recommended!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzlepuff View Post
    I guess that sweeetness in the opening I smell in this is Lavender possibly combining with the Sandalwood. Anyway it has a sweet mellow opening then it dries out into an all wood incense that is one of the nicer incense type fragrances I've tried. Recommended!
    Buzzlepuff, in my haste, I forgot to agree with you regarding Gucci Rush. I find it eminently wearable, especially for informal occasions and knocking around the house. Very uplifting.
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    Wazamba found a little goes a long way one two sprays and its wearable frequently

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    Masaki Matsushima M;0°C
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    Le Parfum by Barbara Bui, Vietnamese fashion designer from Paris had this perfume made for her by Fermeniche. A contract problem caused it to go into discontinued status but, it is absolutely wonderful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzlepuff View Post
    AromiErotici needs to respond to this thread because he is a maestro of little known, obscure but very good scents from days gone by. Some that he has turned me on to are:

    MCM Success, Sybaris, Sagamore, Capucci Punjab and Monsieur Carven and Monsieur Rochas - all are excellent in their own way ! But they are kind of hard to find. You have too look between the cracks and crevices in the older pfume shops or on ebay now and again - they show up from time to time.

    Another fragrance that is discontinued but is outstanding if you can find it Gucci Rush. This may have been the first real incense fragrance to hit the mainstream market but it was before its time and got discontinued too fast for people to really discover it. A fantastic vanilla/ incense scent - highly recommended.
    Aromi sent me Success, Sagamore, and Punjab, in addition to a few others. Of the 7 or so he sent me, the Success and Fresh Cannabis are my favs. Cannabis is kinda like a slightly ligher Amen or BMen. I am almost certain I would trade my Amen for the Fresh. The Success is a very classy fragrance. I feel sophisticated in it. I may purchase this one shortly.

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    I've been wearing these three a bit regularly in the last month or so:

    Malbec

    Pancaldi

    Furyo

    Also, since finding a few more bottles, I have been more liberal with the Fougere Royale this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N_Tesla View Post
    Le Parfum by Barbara Bui, Vietnamese fashion designer from Paris had this perfume made for her by Fermeniche. A contract problem caused it to go into discontinued status but, it is absolutely wonderful.

    Barbara Bui? Doesn't she work on the Howard Stern Show?

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    These are bomb frags

    Pancaldi ( green so smooth it's like glass)
    Aigner Superfragrance for Men ( best herbaceous scent I've ever come across)
    Antaeus Sport ( I find it deeper and more versatile)
    Ted Lapidus PH circa 1978 ( perfect smoke Leonard PH tried and failed to copy)
    Balenciaga PH ( a smooth and civilized Kouros that's downright beautiful smelling)
    MCM Twenty four Evening ( dark civet-fest with a volume control)
    Moschino PH ( spicy and outstanding use of mace)
    Sagamore ( (no words necessary)
    Sybaris ( substantial herbal scent with class)
    Lauder for Men ( borderline dirty fresh fougere that fits anywhere,anytime....)
    Success ( Tobacco with leather out the wazoo)
    Versailles PH ( eclectic and sophisticated oriental bomb with pimento)
    Aigner #1 ( leather so smooth it may slide clean off of you)
    Gucci PH circa 1976 ( after this, you'd look at the modern versions and go "WTF"?)
    Monsieur Carven ( sexy in a bottle. Best implementation of civet you can find)
    Punjab ( The most badass leather I have found yet )
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    thanks Aromi ...
    about 4 of that list of yours : )
    & for the past few years i been working my way thru some extinct & scarce bottles of A/S - Colognes .
    > Paros by Avon , works beautifully as a body splash then a few hits of Kouros
    Huon Pine , a frag made in Tasmania that i been using mostly on its own for a while now .
    Cobb & Co , AS /Cologne , another Aussie only release that goes well with many of my musky frags

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    I wore Basala the other day and got a compliment from a young lady at a coffee shop.

    I like to wear Eau d'Hermès fairly often, and Eau de Givenchy, which is my SotD for December 10.

    I pull out Cacharel Nemo once in a while, as well as Pour l'Homme by the same house.

    Homme de Grès
    is another one I like to wear from time to time.
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    Lolita Lempicka, Intense Euphoria, Animale Animale

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    John Players special Classic Green
    (somewhat obscure) On El by J del Pozo
    Marbert Homme

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    There are three fragrances that I wear quite often that I know no one else at my workplace wears:

    Tactics by Shiseido
    Tabac Original Extreme
    Otto Kern Man


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    I wear Agua Lavanda at least about 5 times a month, I love this scent

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    GFT Royal Cologne
    GFT Fougena
    GFT Sylvester
    D R Harris 'His' Cologne (mentioned in the first post)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Inselaffe View Post
    • Le Jardin Retrouve - Eau de Vetyver
    • Lorenzo Siena - Palio
    • Bogner - Deep Forest
    Le Jardin Retrouve - Eau de Vetyver too!
    And Cuir de Russie by the same House also.
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    Genghis Khan by Marc de la Morandiere
    Niagara by Courreges
    Gatsby by Pacoma Parfums

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inselaffe View Post
    • Bogner - Deep Forest
    I always thought that scent sounded so intriguing

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    Monsieur 2 Givenchy

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    I bought a bottle of Ted Baker Endurance off e-bay based on a few positive
    posts and now enjoy it as part of my cologne rotation. It has a ginger
    note that is lacking in my other fragrances.

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    Does this one qualify?
    Odeur 71 by Comme des Garçons

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    I'm not sure if Rose de Nuit and Tubereuse Criminelle are obscure, but it seems for the most part I'm one of the few people actually wearing them on a regular basis.

    Balmain's Ebene may become a regular-wear in the warmer months. I just wear it occasionally now.

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    Every time I visit my local perfumerie I spray on the Santa Maria Novella scents. Iris and Tuberose are my favorites, and I've heard good things about the musks, and of course the much discussed Nostalgia. I would buy them, but the longevity is a deal-breaker. Wish the EDC changed to EDP!
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    Animale Animale
    Very often 'coz it's gorgeous

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    The closest thing I have in my rotation that would qualify is Les Nereides Imperial Opoponax. Not sure if it's really "obscure" per se, but I never hear it discussed around here. Beautiful resin-ey fragrance. Creates the most gorgeous aura around me. Love it.

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    Some may find it obscure that I use so many female scents period.
    But the most obscure one I often wear is Bal à Versailles.

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    Cumming. In fact, I need a new bottle, mine is getting ready to run out soon.

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    Marbert Pure Man
    Angel Schlesser pour Homme Oriental Edition
    Givenchy Greenergy
    Prince Noir - Princesse Marina de Bourbon
    Altamir - Ted Lapidus
    Celine pour Homme EDP
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    +1 for Cumming, along with Globe, Ocean Rain, L'Eau de Ryokuei (pace mtgprox05 ), and Or Black.

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    +1 for On El. As a decent priced, synthetically overdose of a fragrance - this stuff is one of the few I've found to wear really well in the extreme desert heat.
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    Cumming and Dzing
    Im the be$t @ thi$

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    My 'obscure' frag lately has become Minotaur. GREAT citrus launch then drops into what I suppose to be their interpretation of leather (?)

    Don't really get the leather all that much and for some reason this frag makes me a little antsy - but god I love it for summer.

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    Knize Sec.
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    Bogart Pour Homme has been getting some mention lately, but I'm content with having Bogart (a slightly dark aromatic leather) in my "slow" rotation.

    Other than that, most of what I own gets discussed now and then.

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    Aomassai, Timbuktu, Mitsouko, Vent Vert, Ambre Gris.

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    The obscure one that's most in my rotation is Patyka Fougere I think. I think it's that one at least.
    That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.

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    I'll add Neil Morris Gandhara, and Caron's Tubereuse, and Acaciosa to my list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Off-Scenter View Post
    +1 for Cumming, along with Globe, Ocean Rain, L'Eau de Ryokuei (pace mtgprox05 ), and Or Black.
    That made me chuckle.
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    Adolfo Dominguez Alegria Hombre
    Angel Schlesser Homme
    Mediterraneum - ok, a little embarassed by this one, but the deep citrus I get from it just clicks with me

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    Everything I own is in regular rotation. Relatively obscure ones include Mark Buxton Around Midnight, Romeo Gigli (Uomo), Six Scents Illicit Sex, and several DSH scents (Fire Opal, Hinoki, Menthe Moderne, Prana, Sandalo Inspiritu, Violetta di Murano).
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    Speick eau de cologne - Speick
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    Butch - Nancy Boy
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    Diamant - Fragonard
    French Line - Révillon
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    Jaguar Mark II - Jaguar
    Mare - Beth Terry
    Mila Schön Homme - Mila Schön
    Préparation Parfumée - Andrée Putman
    Sybaris - Antonio Puig
    Verino pour Homme - Roberto Verino
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    Montblanc Homme Exceptionnel
    L'eau Bleue D'Issey

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    Obscure enough, & relatively frequent enough:

    1969 Revolte by Histoires de Parfums
    Le Roy Soleil Homme by Salvador Dali
    Signature pour Homme by ST Dupont
    Jacomo de Jacomo Rouge by Jacomo

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    Kenzo Ufo and Hermes George V

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    Smiley Edp is one that I wear.....Very nice scent!!!
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    Whoops!
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    Lolita Lempicka, M Men, Jaques Bogart Witness and Minotaur..

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    Maitre's room sprays.

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