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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Christian Diors Poison, simple as that!
Maybe Égoïste?! Naah, Poison!
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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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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Men - tie between Kouros and Havana
Women - tie between Angel and Shalimar
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Patou PH, or course. THE BEST cologne ever.
Sales thread here
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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.
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
Greatest? I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.
For me? Habit Rouge! Or Jicky? Or Mouchoir de Monsieur? Maybe Derby? Shalimar? Perhaps I agree with Pour Un Homme...
"No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.
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.
It is hard to denominate one single favorite, but
Bois du Portugal
Mouchoir de Monsieur
are very likely candidates to me
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.
Green Irish Tweed
Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.
A very subjective question. I would have to name a few, each for different reasons so, I can't possibly narrow it to one.
Is the juice worth the squeeze?
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No such thing. Sorry!
I could not pick just one too. It's interesting, most of you choosed Shalimar for women. I saw Luca Turin Rating for it. He gave it just ONE star.
I like to know his logic.
vintage tabarome, bois du portugal and royal english leather are all up there.
What started it all for me? Which frag did i know exclusively for years as a child, fortunately with positive memories till today? Old Spice
But i have to mention Dunhill Blend 30 and Patou pour Homme as well.
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
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Just one? This is not Fair!
The greatest fragrance ever, in my opinion, is M7
However if i want to choose one>>>>>>>>> D&G
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Guys and gals that is a tough one isnt it? For women I am leaning toward Adrianna Vittadini, its been a long time since I have seen it in stores but look for it. Of course, you would have to include something from Chanel and Guerlain. For men, its Eau Sauvage or Canali (the original scent)
Ok, this question leaves no doubt in my mind. Mitsouko is IMHO The Greatest fragrance ever! ever! ever! For women and for men.
There is no such thing as the greatest fragrance ever because every person has a different taste in fragrance. Every person is unique in there own way. I personally do not thing any fragrance in my collection is the greatest fragrance ever.
It's depressing, but I've never found a frag I've considered great. The quest continues.
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
surely Shiseido Basala with its perfect power and glow like a samurai...
Maybe....today..Dhofar..it will change tomorrow..
Im the be$t @ thi$
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It would be something old. I am going with Old Spice because it is the best-selling fragrance.
I'd have to agree on MITSOUKO with N-Tesla. It's distinctive and synonymous with quality. It's equally wearable by men and women. It (along with Chypre) changed the world of perfumery. It still sells well and is justly well known. From every possible angle, it's one of the most influential fragrances of all time.
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I think my perfume Oscar would go to Dominique Ropion's Une Fleur de Cassie... a perfume in the truest sense, so wonderfully old-fashioned. But THEN, Oscar time is every year
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Magic in a bottle.
no question about it: chypre de coty.
the most fertile idea in modern perfumery. maybe as much as half of the perfumes i like the best are part of it's legacy. try to beat that!
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I'm putting my vote with Shalimar. It has everything that I think makes a great fragrance. It is complex and every stage of its development is just utterly beautiful. I haven't found another fragrance that like it.
Hm... It would have to be one of the Chanels. And even if it's as boring as it is predictable, I think it'd have to be No. 5. It's simply the perfect fusion of clean and floral, and though I personally like the darker Cuir de Russie and the whiter No. 22 slightly better, for me No. 5 is the most perfect expression of timeless sophistication and class; it simply smells expensive and luxurious. The classic Guerlains just don't work their magic on me; as beautifully and expertly composed as they are, they seem heavy and dowdy where the classic Chanels like CdR, Bois des Iles and No. 5 stand there fresh and modern and gleaming.
for me would be Edmond Routniska's masterpeace:
EAU SAUVAGE by Christian Dior
to me best smell and composition ever!
My signature scents:
Current: GREEN IRISH TWEED (since June 2010)
Past: BOIS DU PORTUGAL (Oct. 09 - May 10)
Past Past: EAU SAUVAGE (good 15 years !!!)
Past Past Past: LANVIN L'HOMME (2 years)
Past Past Past Past: EAU SAUVAGE again (3 years or so)
what defines "greatest" in this case? thats what im still pondering