Lutens all the way...
Comme des Garçons
Bond No. 9
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Probably in the minority here, given the usual Creed posts, but whilst the other houses all have their virtues (although I am unfamiliar with Goutal's frags) it's Creed for me.
As long as I have GIT, Bois du Portugal and Green Valley in my wardrobe, I'm a happy man.
Though not yet reflected quantitatively in my wardrobe, i have to go with Amouage.
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
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None of the Above.
Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle
Have I told you about the scent of jasmine? Have I spoken about the smell of the sea? The earth is scented. And I perfume myself to enhance what I am. That's why I can not wear a perfume that bothers me. Perfuming is an instinctive wisdom. And like all art, it requires some knowledge of yourself..."
Clarice Lispector ( 1920-1977) - Perfumes da Terra / Earth Perfumes
MPG..Did, or does? Fulfills all my fragrance wants, and or needs!
Parfums de Nicolai
Andy Tauer Fragrances
May I play too, gentlemen? I'll have to go off the list, though. My favorites are Juliette has a Gun, Ava Luxe, and Sonoma Scent Studio (although would the latter two be considered artisanal instead of niche?).
If I must stick to the list, I guess Lutens.
The niche world is so large, I can't even pretend to say I've sampled it to completion. Of what I've tried so far, Serge Lutens followed narrowly by Frederic Malle followed narrowly by Parfumerie Generale.
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Annick Goutal, no question. However, I'm not crazy about their Les Orientalistes trio.
Creed would be second on my list, but is it really a niche firm? I've never really thought of them as such because their products are so accessible.
And Mona di Orio, probably a very strong second contender for me too.
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I voted for Serge Lutens, but if 2 choices were available I would have cast the other for L'Artisan (from your list). Agree with props for Malle and Nicolai, and have also enjoyed quite a few Miller Harris creations.
Serge Lutens. A trip around the world, a journey through time, something for any time of the year or day or any mood.
I voted L'Artisan, although I would have picked The Different Company or Malle over L'Artisan.
It's Malle all the way for me, followed by maybe Diptyque. I got to sample the whole line the other day, but my stupid conference prevented me from returning to the shop and making a purchase as I intended.
Sticking to the list, I'd probably go with Creed or CdG.
That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.
None of the above. I would vote for MPG or Parfums d'Empire.
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I voted for Serge Lutens. Next would be Parfumerie Generale, Frederic Malle, then Amoauge, then Penhaligons, then Creed, then The Different Company. In that order.
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Right now my favorite niche house is Amouage
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Strictly from this list: Creed- although overrated and over-hyped, still, always a source of some hidden gems
Not on this poll: Knize, Penhaligons, Hugh Parsons, Rance 1795, ADP
Serge Lutens is by far the best. Parfum d`Empire is second and Montale comes third.
And is CdG a niche house?? If so, then it is definitely worth to mention.
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From this list, Lutens.
However, tauer and Parfum d'empire are a notch above that IMO.
I voted L'Artisan here. There seem to be more that just fit me well. I find Serge Lutens interesting, but there are only a few I would buy.
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creed, but i like and serge lutens