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    Default What is the greatest fragrance ever?

    We all have opinions on our favorites. But, what is truly the greatest? It's likely to be something more mainstream, with a huge group of supporters. It's gotta be something that projects well, smells nice, lasts long, and is made with quality; no synthetic or metallic odors (unless that appeals to you)

    Whether you like it or you don't what do you think is the greatest fragrance ever? My opinion, Azzaro pH.

    Edit: Not to confuse this with the "your absolute number one favorite frag" thread. Many of you may have the same answer for both, but I don't. I consider greatest and favorite to be worlds apart. ApH definitley isn't my favorite, but it is commendable and worth recognition in every aspect of what a fragrance should be.
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    Old Spice.

    seriously...

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    Christian Diors Poison, simple as that!
    Maybe Égoïste?! Naah, Poison!

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    Default Re: What is the greatest fragrance ever?

    How can you consider something the greatest if you don't like it? I think this is a hard question to answer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smeghead View Post
    How can you consider something the greatest if you don't like it? I think this is a hard question to answer...
    Not really, it's called appreciation. I don't love Grey Flannel, but I still appreciate it and rank it up there as one of the best.

    Grey Flannel set the bar for a lot of fragrances.
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    Hmmm...I'll avoid my inclination to say something vague and dodgey (like "that's an impossible question to answer because..."). So - to be to the point and answer the question directly - I'll say Caron Pour un Homme. There are other fragrances I maybe appreciate more individually in specific circumstances - but if I was personally forced to choose to pick one fragrance with which to spend the rest of my life, CPuH would be it. It's just perfect to me in any and all situations.

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    Kouros
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    Default Re: What is the greatest fragrance ever?

    Men - tie between Kouros and Havana
    Women - tie between Angel and Shalimar

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    Patou PH, or course. THE BEST cologne ever.

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    is that a new one?

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    Patou PH
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    I have never smelled Patou PH (I really do hope to someday), but from all I have read about it here, it must be the greatest masculine.

    I have a hard time accepting the idea of a greatest fragrance, though. There would have to be an agreed upon criteria, which would be a bit of challenge to formulate with precision.
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    Default Re: What is the greatest fragrance ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    We all have opinions on our favorites. But, what is truly the greatest? It's likely to be something more mainstream, with a huge group of supporters. It's gotta be something that projects well, smells nice, lasts long, and is made with quality; no synthetic or metallic odors (unless that appeals to you)
    You'd also want it to be widely recognized, maybe even a cultural icon, wearable just about anytime and anywhere.

    For men: Old Spice
    For women: Shalimar

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    Angel really threw the world a curveball and started the whole gourmand trend

    as for guys? im really thinking ADG, its on a whole other level in terms of sales, popularity, and quite frankly, quality (for an aquatic its damn good). in fact like Angel, it started a trend thats (unfortuantely) still huge today

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    Greatest? I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.

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    For me? Habit Rouge! Or Jicky? Or Mouchoir de Monsieur? Maybe Derby? Shalimar? Perhaps I agree with Pour Un Homme...
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    Of the masculines I wear i would say Patou PH.
    I would be deluded to think that even the best masculine compares to the top level feminines though. I just do not have enough experience with feminines to make an informed recommendation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scentsitivity View Post
    I have a hard time accepting the idea of a greatest fragrance, though. There would have to be an agreed upon criteria, which would be a bit of challenge to formulate with precision.
    I don't, I'm quite alright with stating my opinion in what I think is the greatest ever, and not afraid of any criticism from others.

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    Default Re: What is the greatest fragrance ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sugandaraja View Post
    Greatest? I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.
    Hmm, I was sure Poison would get her second vote from you ...

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    It is hard to denominate one single favorite, but

    Bois du Portugal
    Blenheim Bouquet
    Mouchoir de Monsieur

    are very likely candidates to me

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    Either:
    Grey Flannel, fantastic, long lasting and cheap (also my wife's favourite).
    Kouros - love it or hate it - it is still a best seller
    Polo by Ralph Lauren - very accessible, sophisticated.

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    Default Re: What is the greatest fragrance ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    Hmm, I was sure Poison would get her second vote from you ...
    Oh, I love Poison, and I think it might have my vote for best floriental ever ( haven't tried them all ), but I just can't think of one fragrance that's the best in every genre all at once, which is my trouble in answering this one.

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    A very subjective question. I would have to name a few, each for different reasons so, I can't possibly narrow it to one.
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    Default Re: What is the greatest fragrance ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scentologist View Post
    A very subjective question. I would have to name a few, each for different reasons so, I can't possibly narrow it to one.
    I agree. Too many fragrances, too many genres, too many reasons - I couldn't pick just one.
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