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    Default top 5 niche companies?

    sorry if this has been repeated but i would like to ask everyone what are your favorite niche fragrance houses and your favorite fragrance from each one.

    Serge lutens: arabie ( so far)

    Creed: Bois du portugal

    Tom Ford: tobacco vanille

    l artisan: havana vanille

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    Amouage - Dia Woman
    Nicolai - Vie de Chateau
    Histoires de Parfums - Colette 1873
    Divine - L'Infante
    Biehlparfumkustwerke - al01

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    Histoires de Parfums: 1725 Casanova
    Serge Lutens: Serge Noire
    Sonoma Scent Studio: Tabac Aurea
    Frederic Malle: Carnal Flower
    Creed: Windsor
    Currently wearing: Rose Oud by By Kilian

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    Amouage - Homage Attar
    Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle - French Lover (Bois d'Orage)
    Parfums de Nicolai - Nicolai Pour Homme
    Lorenzo Villoresi - Uomo Profumo
    Maitre Parfumeurs et Gantiers - Santal Noble

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    Frederic Malle - Angeliques sous la Pluie
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Lumiere Noire pour Homme
    Tom Ford - Oud Wood
    Le Labo - Rose 31
    MDCI - Invasion Barbare
    Sales thread here

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    Serge Lutens -- Muscs Koublaï Khän
    L'Artisan -- Tea for Two
    Amouage -- Epic Man
    Lubin -- Idole
    By Kilian -- Back to Black
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    Favorite house for me would mean one from which I've found a handful of scents that greatly appeal to me, as opposed to a house from which I've only found 1-2 favorite scents. Take into account I have not tried every scent offered by the houses, yet.

    As of now (I can't pick a single favorite, I love them equally):

    Serge Lutens: Muscs Koublai Khan / Chergui / Ambre Sultan / Cedre / Fille en Aiguilles + many more actually.

    Parfumerie Generale: L'Ombre Fauve / Felanilla / Cuir d'Iris / Iris Taizo

    Montale: Attar / Black, Red, White Aoud / Oud Cuir d'Arabie

    Creed (If we consider it niche): Silver Mountain Water / Virgin Island Water / Erolfa / Green Irish Tweed

    Tom Ford (If we consider it niche): Tobacco Vanille / Japon Noir / Noir de Noir / Amber Absolute / Tuscan leather / Italian Cypress / Black Orchid

    Honorable mentions:

    L'Artisan Parfumeur: Vanilia / Fou d'Absinthe / Tea For Two / L'eau du Navigatuer / Havana Vanille

    Etat Libre d'Orange: Tom Of Finland / Rien / Eloge du Traitre / Vierges & Toreros / Vraie Blonde
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    Serge Lutens
    Tom Ford
    L'artisan Parfumeur
    Amouage
    Parfumerie Generale

    Creed
    Bond No. 9
    By Kilian

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    Creed: GIT
    Tom Ford: Noir de Noir
    Miller Harris: Piment des Baies
    Diptyque: Philosykos

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    It's difficult picking the top 5, but this list will work for today:

    The Different Company - Sel de Vetiver
    Frederic Malle - Bigarade Concentree
    Amouage - Jubilation XXV
    Tauer Perfumes - Une Rose Chypree
    L'Artisan Parfumeur - Fleur de Liane

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    Factoring quality and range of collection, regardless of whether I wear their scents:

    1. Creed - Windsor
    2. Maitre Parfumer et Gantier - Pour Le Jeune Homme
    3. L'Artisan - Fleur Di Liane (on a girl, don't like any of their scents on myself)
    4. Amouage - Jubilation XXV (don't wear xxv...yet)
    5. Serge Lutens - Arabie (worn by female)

    Honorable mentions:
    By Kilian - Prelude to Love
    Tom Ford - Tobacco Vanille

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    Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle
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    Just some random thoughts. They're not all favorite houses by any means:


    Tauer - L'Air du Desert Marocain
    Parfums MDCI - Invasion Barbare
    Different Co. - Rose Poivree (preferably original formulation)
    L'Artisan Parfumeur - Timbuktu
    Serge Lutens - Cuir Mauresque
    Ormonde Jayne - Ormonde Man
    Annick Goutal - Vetiver
    Montale - Black Aoud
    Amouage - Jubilation XXV
    Pascal Morabito - Or Black
    Frederic Malle - Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Le Labo - Patchouli 24
    S-Perfume - S-eX
    Parfums de Nicolai - New York
    Diptyque - Philosykos
    Etro - Vetiver
    Divine - L'Homme de Coeur
    Bond No. 9 - Great Jones
    Miller Harris - L'Air de Rien
    Comme des Garcons - 2 Man
    Vera Profumo - Onda
    Heeley - Sel Marin
    MPG - Parfum d'Habit
    Parfumerie Generale - Intrigant Patchouli
    Histoire de Parfums - Noir Patchouli
    Creed - Vintage Tabarome (pre-2006 formulation)
    Etat Libre d'Orange - Jasmin et Cigarette
    By Kilian - Taste
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    Montale
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    Amouage: Jubilation xxv, Dia, and Epic
    Creed: Himalaya, Tabarome Millesime, and Original Vetiver
    Frapin: Caravelle Epicè, and Passion Boisè

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    Different Company – Sublime Balkiss (also Bois d’Iris and Sel de Vetiver)
    Histoires de Parfums – Noir Patchouli
    L’Artisan Parfumeur – Nuit de Tubereuse (also Al Oudh and Bois Farine)
    Parfum d’Empire – Cuir Ottoman
    Parfumerie Generale – Corps et Ames (also L'Ombre Fauve)
    Serge Lutens – Cèdre (also Arabie)
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    My favorite niche houses are:

    Serge Lutens
    Diptyque
    Etro
    Santa Maria Novella
    Lorenzo Villoresi

    No way I can pick favorites.

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    Amouage - Opus I
    Frederic Malle - Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Montale - Black Aoud / Blue Amber
    Profumum - Vanitas
    Serge Lutens – Arabie


    Honorable mention:

    Tauer - L'Air du Desert Marocain

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    Comme des Garcons - Artek/Standard
    Montale - Red Vetyver
    Atelier Cologne - Trefle Pur
    L'Artisan - Navegar
    Alexa Lixfeld - 002

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    Edition de Parfums Frederic Malle - Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan, Gris Clair, & Vetiver Oriental
    Creed - Millesime Imperial
    Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier - Santal Noble (preferably vintage, but both are wonderful)
    Les Nereides - Imperial Opoponax

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    Serge Lutens - Borneo 1834.
    Comme des Garcons - Ouarzazate.
    Etro - Messe de Minuit (or Shaal Nur, which I wear a lot more but think about a lot less).
    Parfums de Nicolaï - Le Temps d'Une Fête.
    Robert Piguet - Bandit.

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    Malle- Veviter Extraordinaire
    Comme des Garcons- Hinoki
    Serge Lutens- Daim Blond
    Hermessence- Paprika Brasil...(Today)...
    Amouage- Lyric
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    MDCI
    Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle
    Creed
    Diptyque
    Parfums de Nicolai

    Honourable mentions to Tom Ford's Private Blend line, Serge Lutens and Biehl Parfumkunstwerke.
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    Frederic Malle- Angeliques Sous la Pluie
    CDG - Kyoto
    The Different Company - Sel de Vetiver
    Le Labo- Bergamotte 22
    Serge Lutens- Chergui
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    Frederic Malle (Musc Ravageur)


    Amouage (Lyric Man)


    Montale (BA)


    Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier (PdHabit)


    Serge Lutens (MKK)
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    what does that koublai khan smell like? i am getting a sample of it in soon.

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    MKK smells like itself. Very high quality, subtle musk , with dirty undertones. Pretty floral as well, dark but light ? Try it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ohhmygod View Post
    MKK smells like itself. Very high quality, subtle musk , with dirty undertones. Pretty floral as well, dark but light ? Try it.
    sounds like a plan, i cannot wait to try it.

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    Serge Lutens: Chypre Rouge
    Montale: Red Aoud
    M. Micallef: hard to choose, but I`ll stick with Note Vanille, an adult boozy vanilla frag
    L`Artisan: Mechant Loup
    Lubin: Idole
    Amouage: Jubilation XXV

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