Lutens all the way...
Comme des Garçons
Bond No. 9
Thread: Poll: Your favorite niche house
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Last edited by trapper; 5th March 2010 at 10:12 AM.
Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.
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!
Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....
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.
lol, nobody like Bond
Tom Ford Splits!!!! - Tobacco Vanille, Tuscan Leather, Oud Wood, Noir de Noir,
Plum Japonais, Italian Cypress, Neroli Portofino, Costa Azzura
HARD TO FIND - Lavender Palm, Arabian Wood, Champacca Absolute and AMBER ABSOLUTE, etc...
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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.
"No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.
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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Obsessions of the Moment- Kristiansand EDC, Green Irish Tweed, Zizan
Granted, we've known each other for some time. It don't take a whole day to recognize sunshine. ~ Common Sense
Right now my favorite niche house is Amouage
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Comme des Garçons
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.
Last edited by PigeonMurderer; 6th March 2010 at 12:02 PM.
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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