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    Default Fragrance with the best drydown??

    I have only encountered a few fragrances with great drydowns, the dreamer being one of them. Can anyone else list fragrances with the best drydown.

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    Maybe Joop pour Homme but until the drydown you must face a purgatory

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    It depends upon what you're looking for, but the major elements of a great drydown, for me, are dynamism, balance, and "naturalness." If I don't like the notes, though, I don't care how good the drydown is.

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    ^ +1. "Best" is fuzzy. There is no objective "best" in perfumery, as we all prefer different things.

    Even if you try to rate drydowns on the basis of some specifics traits (as Bigsly suggests, "dynamism, balance and naturalness"), there will still be a range of opinions on what drydowns are the most dynamic, balanced and natural, and what those terms even mean.
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    YSL PH
    It goes from lemon to green, always clean.

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    Chanel Allure Edition Blanche
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    My favorite is Tiffany for Men.
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    Blue Amber by Montale comes to mind. Creamy vanilla laden amber...mmm ahh!
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    Real pure agarwood/oud oil....takes you on a ride theres no coming back from~!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaveLL View Post
    Maybe Joop pour Homme but until the drydown you must face a purgatory
    Yeah, amen! That is so true... I don't know your experience, but I get the same feeling over all o the sweet ones like Jacomo Red.

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    Possibly Le Male... when it's TOTALLY dried down and there's no more Le Male smell

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    Terre d'Hermes, one of my favorites..i can detect some benzoin in there

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    Kouros ....
    & of my more recent frags
    Bogarts CityTower & Cadillac

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    YSL Rive Gauche
    Versace l'Homme
    Esencia Loewe
    Currently wearing: Citrus & Wood by Yardley

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    Old Guerlains often have incredible drydowns.

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    Of course, 'the best' of anything is usually highly subjective. That said, I have been bewitched/enchanted during the drydown phase of each of these:

    MPG Santal Noble (90ml original)
    Geo. F. Trumper Sandalwood Cologne
    Caron Tabac Blond & Poivre extrait parfum
    SL Santal de Mysore
    Carlo Corinto Vetyver
    Jalaine Patchouli perfume oil

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    Everything in my wardrobe have magnificent drydowns. I don't own scents that I don't love from start to finish, and that finish better be hours and hours after I apply it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    My favorite is Tiffany for Men.
    I just received this yesterday from an auction on ebay. I got a 3.4oz bottle, shipped, for $48.99 - sprayed perhaps once. I did send a note to Tiffany & Co. to see if they could confirm whether they newer bottles lack the "cologne" written on the face of the bottle, as I noticed this wasn't present, and the cap was solid in color (the pics I've seen look like there's a bronze band that the cap rests on).

    Nonetheless, from what I've read of the fragrance, I believe it's authentic - I can clearly detect the notes and it does smell regal and a close cousin to Chanel's Pour Monsieur Concentree.
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    MKK
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    All vintage Caron extraits I have tried are TO DIE FOR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thebark View Post
    I just received this yesterday from an auction on ebay. I got a 3.4oz bottle, shipped, for $48.99 - sprayed perhaps once. I did send a note to Tiffany & Co. to see if they could confirm whether they newer bottles lack the "cologne" written on the face of the bottle, as I noticed this wasn't present, and the cap was solid in color (the pics I've seen look like there's a bronze band that the cap rests on).

    Nonetheless, from what I've read of the fragrance, I believe it's authentic - I can clearly detect the notes and it does smell regal and a close cousin to Chanel's Pour Monsieur Concentree.
    That's a great buy for it. To me, it is class in a bottle. I hope you enjoy it!
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    Havana Reserva

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    To me, it's 212 Men. The topnotes are a bit harsh but the drydown is very beautiful.

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    There are so many good ones. If I had to pick just one it would be SL Arabie. Especially on a hot day and you are active enough to sweat. It is absolutely wonderful

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    Many good ones. But have to say Azzaro Pour Homme

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    Quote Originally Posted by tott View Post
    Old Guerlains often have incredible drydowns.
    I agree. Its all about the Guerlinade.
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    Declaration!

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    Hugh Parson's Blue phenomenal.
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    chergui

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    A number of creed scents for their (synthetic) ambergris base.

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