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    Default Best Niche Fragrances for Under $100?

    What do you feel are the best niche fragrances for under $100 from sites like Luckyscent? I don't have much experience in niche but I will give you what I have tried.

    These are ones that I didn't care for much from CdG and I tried them from a sample:

    2Man
    Sequoia
    Vettiveru
    Skai
    Soda

    I like:

    Costume National - Scent Intense
    Costume National - 21
    Lubin - Idole

    Well, what do you feel are the best niche fragrances for under $100?
    Last edited by Ronin; 4th March 2010 at 09:54 AM.

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    Parfums de Nicolai, not all, but many are top rate
    Les Nereides, a couple of them are worth checking out
    Parfum d'Empire, the small bottles are ~$100

    I think there was a thread about this recently, so you may want to also do a search.

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    ELDO are all under $100 but nothing's wowed me. Sonoma Scent Studio is amazing (I'm testing a bunch now and will be getting some bottles) and I'm a big Smell Bent fan... more artisanal than niche, but both make great products (smaller sized bottles, but strong concentrated stuff; SSS is either parfum or very concentrated edp, but still alcohol based and SB are oils).
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    Parfums de Nicolai - New York & Patchouli Homme
    CdG - Incense Avignon
    ~Mark~

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    +1 PdN - especially New York (for me). It's an absolute steal for such a beautiful piece of work . . . but please don't tell anyone.

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    +2 Parfums de Nicolai fits this bill just about perfectly. My 100ml New York was only $65 a few years ago from a NYC retailer!

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    Pdn new york
    Pdn Vanille intense
    Pdn Vanille Tonka
    ELDO fat electrician
    ELDO noel au balcon
    Annick goutal musc nomade
    Annick goutal sables
    Annick goutal ambre fetiche
    L'air desert marocain by taeuer
    Cdg2man
    Cdg2

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    A huge big fat second on the tauer

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    Third on Tauer!

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    If you already know you like Idole then that is what you should consider buying.
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    Tauer and PdN New York for sure
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    I've enjoyed Ineke Derring-Do. I got mine as a decant, but full bottles can be had for <$100.

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    For me, it's Messe de Minuit.

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    Reminisence Patchouli
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    Quote Originally Posted by surreality View Post
    If you already know you like Idole then that is what you should consider buying.
    Yes, I will think about buying a bottle probably next fall. Right now I just want to test more niche fragrances before making the leap.

    Guys, give me lists! I want the best niche fragrances, not just fragrance!
    Last edited by Ronin; 4th March 2010 at 09:54 AM.

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    Parfums de Nicolai - New York

    nice thread.

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    Patiently waiting for an authentic 4 ounce bottle of GIT on ebay is the best value in Niche parfumery that can be had, with patience and a keen eye, for under $100 shipped.

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    Les Nereides Imperial Opoponax.

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    Another vote for the 50 ml of Parfums d'Empire. Wonderful blended scents.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thgolfer View Post
    I've enjoyed Ineke Derring-Do. I got mine as a decant, but full bottles can be had for <$100.
    +1. One of my favourites, fresh and clean without being generic or soapy. I know it really sounds ironic with the name and all, but, I really do feel like I can accomplish anything on the mornings I wear it.

    rgc

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    Default Re: Best Niche Fragrances for Under $100?

    Costume National Scent Intense is my favorite 'niche' I've smelt so far, only for nights out though - definitely not an office scent!
    Looking for: Andy Tauer - L'air du Desert Morocain & Incense Extreme

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    Default Re: Best Niche Fragrances for Under $100?

    Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur, if you buy the 3x 10ml refills. LOL. Today, I tried this on my wrist as one of my first niche scents I've worn that's not a Creed. My, oh my, this stuff is some sexy ass vanilla musk.

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    Default Re: Best Niche Fragrances for Under $100?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony87 View Post
    Costume National Scent Intense is my favorite 'niche' I've smelt so far, only for nights out though - definitely not an office scent!
    I also really like this one. I have a large bottle of this.

    I will just look through the best of niche fragrance forums and just check the prices online.
    Last edited by Ronin; 10th March 2010 at 07:05 AM.

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    Default Re: Best Niche Fragrances for Under $100?

    ELDO - Tom of Finland
    Costume National Homme
    Tauer - Lone star memories
    Sonoma Scent Studio - Tabac Aurea
    FRANK No. 2

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    Default Re: Best Niche Fragrances for Under $100?

    Tauer - LDDM
    PdN - New York
    Lubin - Idole
    ELDO - Tom of Finland
    Guerlain - Cologne du 68 (not niche, but not too common either)

    Serge Luten's stuff is a bit above the $100 mark, but I think they have the best value. (Can be found ~$100 if you count eBay) Parfum d'Empire's offerings are also $110 for 100ml. I like Ambre Russe and Eau Gloire the most in the line.

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    Awesome. I will try to revamp my collection within the next year and tighten it up a bit with scents I truly enjoy rather than just having a bunch of average ones taking up space.

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