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    Default What was your favourite personal fragrance 'find' of 2009?

    I realise it may be a little late for this, but I thought it might be a fun discussion.

    What was the best 'new to you' fragrance you discovered in 2009? Perhaps it was something that really was brand new on the market or something that's been around since the beginning of the 20th century. But if it was new to YOU and you absolutely fell in love with it, perhaps you'd like to share it here.

    To get the ball rolling, I'll say my favourite was Guerlain's Nahema. I sprayed it on a strip at a local branch of John Lewis and - as Luca Turin puts it in his guide - was immediately sucked into a perfume vortex that left me quite breathless. Sheer magic!
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    Default Re: What was your favourite personal fragrance 'find' of 2009?

    My personal fragrance 'find' of 2009 where the fragrances created by the great Bernard Chant, especially Aramis´JHL. Kudos to Aramis/Estee Lauder for re-releasing this wonderful scent! But Devin, Aramis 900, Aramis (original), Azurée and Lauder for men are great scents too. Sadly underrated, they definitely deserve more attention and a better reputation, IMO!
    Last edited by sables; 8th January 2010 at 09:32 AM.

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    Default Re: What was your favourite personal fragrance 'find' of 2009?

    Mine was Guerlain's Vol de Nuit vintage Extrait. It was an epiphany for me.

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    Default Re: What was your favourite personal fragrance 'find' of 2009?

    It might sound commercial, but it was TF Black Orchid... Wow...

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    Default Re: What was your favourite personal fragrance 'find' of 2009?

    Mine was Creed's Windsor. I've never been interested in wearing a rose scent before, but that one really changed my mind.

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    Creed's Baie de Genièvre tops the list.
    It's been around since 1982 but it took me until 2009 to find it.
    Amazing that such a great scent could be made simply from Juniper Berry, Cinnamon leaves, and Vettiver. The reviews are spot on.

    There are Holy Grails to be discovered, are they not?

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    Default Re: What was your favourite personal fragrance 'find' of 2009?

    For me it was Mauboussin Homme EDP. A very elegant and warm fragrance.
    Currently wearing: Tiberius by Star Trek

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    Default Re: What was your favourite personal fragrance 'find' of 2009?

    Given that my entire awakening to perfume is encompassed by 2009 I should probably credit every scent, I shall restrict myself to three, vintage Vent Vert, vintage Cabochard and Fumerie Turque. Many thanks to all Basenoters, I couldn't wear Obsession for men forever.

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    Parfumerie Generale Aomassai

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    Divine l'homme sage was my best find for the year.
    Trying to make the world a better place, one sniff at a time

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    Default Re: What was your favourite personal fragrance 'find' of 2009?

    To me, it was- although a bit commercial too- Burberry London for Men (2006). Even if I don't own it yet, it was in 2009 I finally decided that I got to have it asap.
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    Default Re: What was your favourite personal fragrance 'find' of 2009?

    Solo Loewe would be my pick. The sillage and longevity may not be that good but to me Solo smells perfect.
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    Eaux des Baux
    I smelled it before, but not until 2009 and after severals tries I "found" it to be a true gem.

    Another find was my discovery that every Shiseido counter would have a counter for Serge Lutens perfumes. :P (SL is the only 'niche' sold in country).
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    Default Re: What was your favourite personal fragrance 'find' of 2009?

    I fell and I mean fell in love with the house of Lutens and that is definitely my find of the year 2009. I never thought my homie(), Creed would've have been so easily displaced, er yeah I've been wrong before.

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    How do I choose just one? I found my top three fragrances of all time in 2009.

    It started early when I finally got around to sampling MPG's newest Bois de Turquie. I was instantly smitten.

    Then, a bit later in the year I discovered Amouage. Say hello to a (much!) lighter wallet. I instantly fell for Reflection Man and Lyric Man and picked up a bottle of each within a few months (these were basically my only purchases this year).
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    Default Re: What was your favourite personal fragrance 'find' of 2009?

    Mouchoir de Monsieur. I had smelled it before, but last year it clicked. I've been away from basenotes for a long time now, maybe two months, and have worn MdM alot. Now I'm making a comeback, though .

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    Default Re: What was your favourite personal fragrance 'find' of 2009?

    Amouage Gold (ladies), hands down.

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    Default Re: What was your favourite personal fragrance 'find' of 2009?

    Reading my posts you'd think i was a veteran user of both Tom Ford Private Collection and Amouage frags. I actually came across both houses and their frags in 2009, thanks to BaseNotes! But what an experience it has been!
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    Default Re: What was your favourite personal fragrance 'find' of 2009?

    I'm pretty new to all this. There was a lot I tried and really liked last year. Some, based on reputation, I hoped I would like, and then did. But for me, totally out of left field, just because I never thought I would like it, and ended up loving it: L'Artisan's Tea for Two.

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    I discovered tabac blond in 09. There are so many that I haven't tried yet.... what will 2010 bring I wonder?
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    Default Re: What was your favourite personal fragrance 'find' of 2009?

    Quote Originally Posted by 30 Roses View Post
    Amouage Gold (ladies), hands down.
    Oh, I just tried that on new Years Day and I've been lily crazed lately, I appreciate it too! It's so lovely. I am on the look out for a bottle. Glad to know someone else loves it too.
    Eliza
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    2009 was the year I got into fragrance (as a hobby). Two of my favorite finds were AdP Colonia Assoluta and GIT. Followed by Chergui, Musc Ravageur, and Bois du Portugal.

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    Fantastic Man from Byredo

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    Default Re: What was your favourite personal fragrance 'find' of 2009?

    I just got into frags in '09 so it's all still very new. But with the limited experience I've had the stand-outs have been..
    • Creed - Green Irish Tweed
    • Czech & Speake - No.88
    • Czech & Speake - Cuba
    • Domenico Caraceni - Domenico Caraceni 1913
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    Default Re: What was your favourite personal fragrance 'find' of 2009?

    Probably my favorite purchase in 2009 was Spiritueuse double Vanille by Guerlain

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    Domenico Caraceni 1913

    First one I researched thoroughly and found through Basenotes.

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    Default Re: What was your favourite personal fragrance 'find' of 2009?

    Two houses that I got acquainted with in 2009: Sonoma Scent Studio and Smell Bent. Both have a great range of scents that I'm still exploring and enjoying more and more.
    Currently wearing: Miu Miu by Miu Miu

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    Default Re: What was your favourite personal fragrance 'find' of 2009?

    My favorite is New West ....I know I can still get it at Macys however they dont make the nectar anymore ..I use to spray on the the spray and put a dab of the nectar on with it and it created a gr8 smell ...I wish the nectar was still inproduction ...Im sure alot of women think that ...everyone that I know says the same thing...I did call Este' Lauter and they told me that its discontinued ...

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