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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 goste?! Naah, Poison!

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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Aventurier View Post
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    is that a new one?

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    ... intensa

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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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    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...
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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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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    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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    Green Irish Tweed
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    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.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Genghis Khan

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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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    No such thing. Sorry!

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    Genghis Khan
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    Default Re: What is the greatest fragrance ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sugandaraja View Post
    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.
    Sounds fair enough ...

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    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.

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    vintage tabarome, bois du portugal and royal english leather are all up there.

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamid View Post
    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.
    Correction:

    He gave it 5 stars in his book, and included it in his ten best feminines. As well, he has always included it in in own top ten along with Mitsouko, Cuir de Russie (Chanel), etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by pluran View Post
    Correction:

    He gave it 5 stars in his book, and included it in his ten best feminines. As well, he has always included it in in own top ten along with Mitsouko, Cuir de Russie (Chanel), etc
    I searched about Luca Turin. I downloaded a PDF file. google gave me wrong file. Sorry . It written by Tania Sanchez.
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    Just one? This is not Fair!
    The greatest fragrance ever, in my opinion, is M7

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    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)

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    Ok, this question leaves no doubt in my mind. Mitsouko is IMHO The Greatest fragrance ever! ever! ever! For women and for men.

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    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.

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    It's depressing, but I've never found a frag I've considered great. The quest continues.

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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...
    I consider Green Irish Tweed to be in the pantheon of fragrances, a definite 5-Star fragrance, and I hate it.

    My answer, as usual is Serge Lutens Chergui. Utterly sublime.
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    surely Shiseido Basala with its perfect power and glow like a samurai...

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    Quote Originally Posted by N_Tesla View Post
    Ok, this question leaves no doubt in my mind. Mitsouko is IMHO The Greatest fragrance ever! ever! ever! For women and for men.
    +1

    easily the best fragrance ever created.
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    Maybe....today..Dhofar..it will change tomorrow..
    Im the be$t @ thi$

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    No. 5
    Mitsouko
    Joy
    Habit Rouge
    Eau Sauvage
    Sycomore
    Last edited by pluran; 7th June 2010 at 09:37 PM.

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    It would be something old. I am going with Old Spice because it is the best-selling fragrance.

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    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.
    Last edited by granola357; 8th June 2010 at 05:59 AM.

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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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    Bijan Men
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    M-i-t-s-o-u-k-o
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    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.

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    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.

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    for me would be Edmond Routniska's masterpeace:

    EAU SAUVAGE by Christian Dior

    to me best smell and composition ever!
    My signature scents:
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    Default Re: What is the greatest fragrance ever?

    what defines "greatest" in this case? thats what im still pondering

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    Default Re: What is the greatest fragrance ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamid View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hamid View Post
    I searched about Luca Turin. I downloaded a PDF file. google gave me wrong file. Sorry . It written by Tania Sanchez.
    Both of them consider Shalimar one of the ten best fragrances of all time.

    If what you say is correct, Sanchez must be referring to the latest reformulation of Shalimar which is surprisingly lame.

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