Guerlain - too many to mention. Caron also has some very evocative titles.
Amouage approach is also great - there is a theme going on there for sure.
Coup de Fouet!
I like the word Insense, by Givenchy! Although not a fan of Rance, I like the name "Le Vainqueur."
And the perfume house name Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier...just *hearing* a man say this gives me chair de poule (goose bumps)! And the scent names and inspirations are wonderful: Jardin du Nil, Parfum d'Habit, Iris Bleu Gris...and the line called "Caprices du Dandy."
Originally Posted by Midiguru
Etat libre d'orange
Samples, just to name but a few:
Don't Get Me Wrong Baby, I Don't Swallow
Delicious Closet Queen
LOL! All of the ELdO offerings are tongue-in-cheek. And now they are relaunching (for Christmas) "Noel au balcon." Il y a du monde au balcon, indeed... LOL!
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"No elegance is possible without it...perfume is a part of you." Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel
+1 for the Robert Piguet names (Fracas, Bandit, Futur, Visa, etc...) These are exceptionally well-crafted. Classy and yet completely unpretentious and a little bit fun. Almost language-neutral, francophonic without edging into perfume French-comme-il-faut.
I like the Amouage product names, too, but "Amouage" kills it for me. It seems to neatly encapsulate everything that's wrong with perfumery: pretentiousness, pseudo-Frenchiosity, strident insistence that fragrance is all about l'amour. Not to mention the long list of fragrance brands that sound practically identical in that three-syllable-ish a-to-zh-ish sort of way: Alliage, Amarige, Azuree, Aramis, Armani, Arpege, Azzaro... Terrible.