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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

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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
    Kouros
    S-eX
    ...on different days

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    All vintage Caron extraits I have tried are TO DIE FOR.
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    Default Re: Fragrance with the best drydown??

    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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    Never thought I'd say this but .. Ho Hang Club.

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    Opium pour Femme. I realize it comes out of the bottle close to its dry-down state, but when the aldehydes evaporate completely, it's time to curl up in a fetal position and draw the black-out curtains.

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    Zino Davidoff was the most evolving frag I've tried! It had a fruity yet vanilla-like dry drown! Amazing!

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    Habit Rouge!!
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    Versailles pour Homme
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    Caron - Le troisime homme

    the smokey vanilla drydown is absolutly stunning
    Knize Ten !

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    Quote Originally Posted by pelle View Post
    Versailles pour Homme
    Fabulous.

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    M7
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Live Jazz

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    Creed - Bois du Portugal
    YSL - Rive Gauche
    Creed - Windsor

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    I love the drydown of the following :
    M7
    3rd Man
    Aspen
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    Egoisté
    L'air du Desert Marocain
    Musc Ravageur
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    One I recently enjoy - Sable Marocain by Phaedon

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    Amen or Pure leather

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    Among many others (of my own collection):

    - Loewe Esencia
    - Amen (vintage)
    - Heritage edp
    - Kouros
    - Knize Ten
    - Azzaro pour homme intense
    - Paco Rabanne (vintage)
    - Many amber and patchouli fragrances imo
    My Top 10 : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Loewe: Solo (Absoluto)
    - Chanel: Antaeus
    - Chanel: Egoïste
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Guerlain: Vetiver
    - Amouage: Jubilation XXV
    - Dior: Homme Intense
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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    You must try Le Labo Rose 31. Just wait for that dry down where regular superlatives become redundant. This one is out of this world.
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    Millesime imperial

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    My favourite :
    LDDM
    Jubilation XXV
    Straight to Heaven
    Vanille 44
    Almost Transparent Blue

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    Zino
    Carven ph
    Both have amazing drydowns.

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    I like:
    Jubilation XXV
    Ameer al Oudh (Lattafa)
    Duro

    They're the ones that come to mind straight off - at the moment that is

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    Tried Sartorial yesterday, and while I was ho hum about the first 8 hrs, after that an incredible fizzy drydown cranked up. Too bad the front end is so redundant (to me).


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    I agree with Loewe's Esencia, definitley one of the best dry downs ever. Also, L'Eau Bleue D'Issey pour Homme, CK Be, Burberry London, Spicebomb, Eau des Baux, Eau Duelle, Gucci pour Homme II, Rive Gauche pour Homme Light, Azzaro pour Homme, Dior Homme Intense, and Norne, are personal favorites.
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    Millesime Imperial
    Straight to Heaven

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    Amber Absolut once the harshness mellows.
    Invasion Barbare is just so smooth.

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    A random list:

    Egoiste (vintage)
    Balenciaga pour Homme
    Third Man (vintage)
    Zino Davidoff (vintage)
    Patou pour Homme (vintage)
    Patou pour Homme Prive
    New York (vintage)
    Knize Ten (vintage)
    Yohji Homme (vintage)
    Songe d’un Bois d’Ete
    No. 88 (vintage)
    Chypre Palatin
    Givenchy Gentleman (vintage)
    Bel Ami (vintage)
    Ungaro 1
    Heritage (vintage)
    Habit Rouge edt (vintage)
    Tiffany for Men (vintage)
    Yatagan (vintage)
    JHL (vintage)
    Rive Gauche pour Homme (vintage)
    Or Black (vintage)
    Memoir Man
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    Quote Originally Posted by pluran View Post
    A random list:

    Egoiste (vintage)
    Balenciaga pour Homme
    Bel Ami (vintage)
    Third Man (vintage)
    Zino Davidoff (vintage)
    Patou pour Homme (vintage)
    Patou pour Homme Prive
    New York (vintage)
    Knize Ten (vintage)
    Yohji Homme (vintage)
    Songe d’un Bois d’Ete
    No. 88 (vintage)
    Givenchy Gentleman (vintage)
    Ungaro 1
    Heritage (vintage)
    Habit Rouge edt (vintage)
    Tiffany for Men (vintage)
    Yatagan (vintage)
    JHL (vintage)
    Rive Gauche pour Homme (vintage)
    Or Black (vintage)
    Memoir Man
    That's a grt list!!!

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    Hmmm, of stuff I have, The Dreamer, Endymion, Dirty English (use a base of Axe Music, I am NOT kidding on this, it's divine) Cadillac, CK Shock, McGraw Southern Blend, and Michael Jordan Legend are prolly my favorite drydowns.

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    Millesime Imperial...hands down, although the wife loves Le Male dry down. Joop! is another great dry down often overlooked
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    Mugler's B*Men dry down is heavenly

    I love the tobacco/caramel combo of Herrera For Men

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    Creed Aventus
    Creed Royal English Leather
    Guerlain Derby
    Brueckner Aoud 1
    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    Annick Goutal Les Nuits d'Hadrien
    Creed Jardin d'Amalfi
    Andy Tauer LDDM

    Probably my favorite: by KIlian Incense Oud

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    Burberry Brit has a disarmingly great drydown, especially in hot weather.

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