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    30 ml New York and 16ml of this one below - you get a modern classic + something really unique (from the sound of it - certainly on my wish list!) and change from $ 100?

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/245...oup-Discussion

    PS Looking thru there are some great suggestions here - one more vote for Lubin Idole . . . quite special.
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    Default Re: Perfect Gift For The Man Who "Has Everything": A Challenge

    How about a Montale? 50ml direct from Montale is about $75 (shipping is free if you order two - not sure how much for just one). Black Aoud, Oud Cuir d'Arabie, Aoud Lime and Blue Amber seem to be real crowd pleasers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillaire View Post

    I had a thought to also get Idole. Or PdE Ambre Russe.
    I would fully back these 2.

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    Amouage Epic! The perfect scent for any man who already has everything!

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    In no particular order

    Pdn New York
    Annick Goutal Sables
    Annick Goutal Ambre Fetiche
    Idole by Lubin
    L'air du desert marocain by Tauer
    Aramis Havana
    M7 (yes M7)
    Winter woods by Sonoma scent studio
    Encre Noire by lalique
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    My suggestion would also be the PdE line.
    Ambre russe, Cuir Ottoman, Aziyade (especially since you are considering MKK).
    I think the 50ml bottles can be obtained for less than 100 $, cant they?

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    Thank you. Thank you!

    I love so many of these!

    I am indeed so lucky to have such a great best friend, Two Roads; we never bore each other!

    I LOVE the Goutal idea and I am looking at them now. Sables is so cool.

    Tiffany for Men is one of my FAVORITES! Can I find this affordably? I shall check!

    The Montale is another I had not considered!

    He actually has all the Guerlains, all the Chanels, the Czech and Speakes he wants, and all the Creeds (I forgive him the Creeds.), and the Aziyade and Cuir Ottoman.
    But I know he does not have Mazamba and Ambre Russe, which are great.

    I am so attracted to Nicolai because he actually does not know them and loves her work for MDCI. What about New York AND Baladin or New York AND Nicolai Pour Homme?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillaire View Post
    Tiffany for Men is one of my FAVORITES! Can I find this affordably? I shall check!
    You can get it at a Tiffany Boutique, there seems to be one in every mall, or from their web-site. www.tiffany.com/ $55 for 1.7 oz. or $85 for 3.4 oz.

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    I third or fourth Tiffany. It's right in your price range, too.
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    I might be alittle late to this party but because Jubilation is one of his favorites the other Duchaufour incense fragrances might be worth checking out.
    Those are CdG Kyoto and Avignon, L'artisan Timbuktu, Dzongkha, Aedes de Venustas, and Eau D'Italie Paestum Rose.
    Another incense fragrnce worth considering is Costes 1.
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    Since you seem drawn to the PdNs, why don't you check out some of mrclmind's thread SOTD reviews on YouTube? After all PdN is one of his favorite houses.

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    Maybe not quite what you are after but these dawn spencer hurwitz sampler packs look so nice and come in lovely packaging ,
    its something I would love to receive myself anyways and come in at $50 each

    https://www.dshperfumes.com/formen_pdba.asp?page=9

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    I don't think you can go wrong with PdN. I have New York, Nicolai pour Homme, Patchouli Homme, Maharadjah, and Vanilla Tonka - they are all winners IMO.
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    any of buxton's release
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    If he likes Vetiver Dance he might like Micaleff Red Sea, there is a common note in those two and I love the latter.
    Nobile 1942 Patchouli is a very dry, earthy masculine patchouli
    Nobile 1942 Colonia Maxima is a stunning, very distinctive colonia with nothing citrusy or common. In fact it seems to have a cigarette smoke note that is worth having in any collection. He might also appreciate the fact that the bottles have the name of the owner hand written on the back and they are supposed to be mixed manually and left to mature in specially made vats.
    I would also suggest Idole but also Le Vetiver, on of my favourite vetivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pour_Monsieur View Post
    Maybe not quite what you are after but these dawn spencer hurwitz sampler packs look so nice and come in lovely packaging ,
    its something I would love to receive myself anyways and come in at $50 each

    https://www.dshperfumes.com/formen_pdba.asp?page=9
    I have been interested in this line for a long time but haven't dared exploring it yet. And yes, a set of samples is an idea any fragrance collector would appreciate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    Since you seem drawn to the PdNs, why don't you check out some of mrclmind's thread SOTD reviews on YouTube? After all PdN is one of his favorite houses.
    I have watched them all (plus I love his reviews and I love PdNs women's scents and own five); he is most of why I am excited about PdN.

    The Dawn Spencer Hurwitz pack is incredible; I love this idea, too. It is a great idea for a collector. Mandy Aftel and Ormonde Jane and MDCI offer similar enticements. SIGH!

    BTW; he likes Duchafour and has all the EdI scents already, but I cannot STAND his scents, so won't gift them. Is Costes an incense? I just smelled PVC pipes, trash bags, vinegar and cinnamon. (SORRY! ~cringe~)

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    While I second Ambre Russe, have a look at Fougere Bengale, the problem that I have is finding them in 50ml bottles to keep the price down. PdN with 30ml bottles is great but if he likes a bit of drama Vanille Intense and Maharadja are better choices than New York.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillaire View Post
    Is Costes an incense? I just smelled PVC pipes, trash bags, vinegar and cinnamon. (SORRY! ~cringe~)
    It's supposed to be I think but you've pretty well summed it up yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillaire View Post
    Malle, and just a whole lot of miscellaneous niche.

    My most successful gift to him was a bottle of Cuiron.

    MKK, which he does not have, but at a loss otherwise.

    I look forward to your suggestions!
    Well. . .http://www.basenotes.net/wardrobe/30&t=wishlist&p=1&s=n
    Does he have Cuir d'Oranger by Malle? To me it's a kind of "super cuiron"
    I'd go with MKK over New York.

    You've gotten some great suggestions already. Yes, Tiffany for Men is great but then again, so is Richard James.
    Have you smelled it?

    Good luck Hillaire!

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    Oh, I could not afford a Malle, sadly!

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    No one has mentioned the classic English fragrances: Trumper's Eucris or Curzon, or the houses of D. R. Harris or Truefitt & Hill.

    ??

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    Rose 31 is a pretty safe blind buy and can be worn year round. Think spicy carrot soup sprinkled with sandalwood seasoning, served in a freshly sanded cedar bowl. The dry down is fantastic.

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