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    Default Top 5 Designer Fragrances

    What are your top 5 designer fragrances? Mine are:

    1. Dior Homme. The best designer I have ever smelled. Period.
    2. Versace The Dreamer. Similar to Dior Homme, powdery floral heaven.
    3. Thierry Mugler Angel Men Pure Malt. The best designer gourmand for men.
    4. Kenzo Power. A beautifully constructed floral for men.
    5. Dior Farenheit. Either you love this or hate this. I love it.
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    Default Re: Top 5 Designer Fragrances

    In no particular order:

    Ungaro II - one of the best citrus-civet.
    Bvlgari Pour Homme - my favorite designer stealth/discreet scent.
    Hermes Hiris - one of the few designer iris soliflores that I really enjoy.
    Capucci Punjab - favorite "powerhouse".
    Yohji Yamamoto Yohji Homme - my favorite coffee-rum scent.

    Honorable mention: Bvlgari Aqva - though aquatics are not a favorite genre now, this (and Erolfa) is one of the best, IMO.

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    in no particular order

    a men pure malt
    rive gauche
    body kouros
    angel men
    opium

    among others.

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    Havana Reserva
    Richard James (Savile Row)
    Givenchy Insense
    A*Men Pure Malt
    Fahrenheit Absolute

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    Aramis Havana
    Dior Fahrenheit
    Cartier L'Essence de Declaration
    Dior Homme
    Paloma Picasso Minotaure

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    Patou pour Homme
    Azzaro pour Homme
    Chanel Sycomore
    Chanel Égoïste
    Dior Jules
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    1. Hermes Bel Ami
    2. CHANEL Egoiste
    3. Michael Kors for Men
    4. CHANEL Pour Monsieur Concentree
    5. Hermes Equipage

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    As usual, no order and no ranking, since all have masterpiece status to me:

    Eau Sauvage
    Chanel pour Monsieur
    Hermes Rocabar
    Versace l'Homme
    Ungaro III

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    1. Narciso Rodriguez for Him
    2. Obsession for Men
    3. M7
    4. Bel Ami
    5. Bvlgari pour Homme /Zino Davidoff /Héritage
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    As of now, in no particular order:


    - Dior Homme (Intense)
    - Fahrenheit
    - Égoïste
    - Kouros
    - Jaïpur Homme

    I reckon that Boucheron makes designer frags?!
    Last edited by Le Grand Duc; 18th August 2010 at 09:47 PM.

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    Eau d'Hermes is number one for me, after that making any kind of list is painfully hard. I like many, but have problems deciding which deserve place in top 5.

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    Encre Noire
    Terre d' Hermès
    Dior Homme ( both issues )
    Cartier Roadster
    Allure Homme
    Have I told you about the scent of jasmine? Have I spoken about the smell of the sea? The earth is scented. And I perfume myself to enhance what I am. That's why I can not wear a perfume that bothers me. Perfuming is an instinctive wisdom. And like all art, it requires some knowledge of yourself..."
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    Zino
    Eau d'Hermès
    Dune
    Sycomore
    Encre Noire
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    YSL Rive gauche PH
    Aramis Havana
    Chanel antaeus
    Hermes Bel ami
    GF FERRE Pontaccio 21

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    M7
    Fahrenheit Absolute
    Encre Noire
    Narciso Rodriguez for him
    Gucci II
    For Sale or Swap: Terre D'Hermes

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    Chanel Platinum Egoiste
    YSL M7
    Versace Dreamer
    Aramis Havana
    Gucci Envy

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    Dolce and Gabbana Pour Homme
    Dior Homme
    Terre D'Hermes
    Kouros
    Polo (Although I don't wear it anymore, it's the all-time best men's designer cologne. Too many people have worn it for too long, hence its ubiquity. Still, it smells phenonemal and takes only two sprays to last all day).

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    In no particular order:

    F Black by Ferragamo
    M7 by YSL
    Burberry Touch for Men
    New York Gentleman by Brooks Brothers
    212 White for Men

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    Pour Monsieur
    Polo
    A*Men
    Kenzo Homme
    M7

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    A*Men Pure Malt
    Hermes Terre (Bel Ami and Rocabar are there)
    YSL La Nuit (rive gauche comes close)
    A*Men
    For Him Musc Edition by Narciso Rodriguez

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    Dior Homme Intense
    Kenzoair
    YSL Opium PH EDP
    Ralph Lauren Purple Label
    Chanel Pour Monsieur

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    ill happily purchase the following...

    Dior Homme
    Calvin Klien Be
    Adolfo Dominiguez Vetiver Hombre
    Hugo Boss Baldessarini concentrate
    Jacomo de Jacomo Rouge

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    Aramis-Aramis
    Yatagan-Caron
    Versace l' Homme
    Habit Rouge-Guerlain
    Moustache/Eau de Rochas pour Homme-Rochas

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    YSL Pour Homme
    YSL Rive Gauche
    Marc Jacobs Bang
    Tom Ford Neroli

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    Le No. 3 Homme/Caron
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Zino Davidoff
    Santos de Cartier Concentrée
    Déclaration de Cartier

    Heck, I dunno. It'll all change tomorrow.
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    YSL M7
    Gucci pour Homme
    Christian Dior Fahrenheit
    Thierry Mugler Mugler Cologne
    Cartier Declaration
    Seeking: Bottles/decants : of Feeling Man, Gucci pour Homme, Essence of John Galliano, Lalique pour Homme EDP, Opium pour Homme, Oxford & Cambridge, Fahrenheit Absolute, Concentré D'Orange Verte...etc.

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    Verace L'Homme
    Santos de Cartier Concentre
    YSL Kouros
    YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme
    VC&A Pour Homme

    (I would have listed Habit Rouge and/or L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme, but I'm kind of unclear if Guerlain is truly "designer," "niche" or some sort of hybrid.

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    How about top 5 of the ones I've worn this summer?

    In no particular order:

    Gucci pour homme II
    YSL Rive Gauche
    Terre d'Hermès
    Canali for Men
    Tommy Bahama for Men

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    a*men
    a*men pure malt
    dior fahrenheit
    chanel allure homme sport
    by gucci sport

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    A*Men
    1 Million
    Pure Malt
    Le Male
    Fahrenheit

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    Must De Cartier
    Fahrenheit
    Bvlgari Black
    Opium
    A*Man

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    R de Capucci
    Aramis Devin
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Polo (green)
    Dior Ambre Nuit

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    1. M7
    2. Dior Homme Intense
    3. YSL Rive Gauche
    4. Thierry Mugler A*men
    5. Dior Homme Sport

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    1. Dior Homme Intense
    2. Dior Homme Sport
    3. D&G The One
    4. GPH 2
    5. Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche

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    Default Re: Top 5 Designer Fragrances

    In no particular order

    Dior Homme
    Jaipur Homme EDP
    Carven Homme
    Jacques Fath Yang
    Gucci Envy for Men
    Helmut Lang Cuiron
    Current top 5:
    1. Guerlain Coriolan
    2. Puredistance M
    3. Roja Dove Vetiver Extrait
    4. Naomi Goodsir Bois d'Ascese
    5. BPC Oud

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    Egoiste
    Dior Homme Intense
    Rive Gauche
    Fahrenheit
    Terre D'Hermes
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    Antaeus vintage
    Bel Ami vintage
    Sycomore
    Or Black
    Gucci Pour Homme I
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    My favorites in no particular order:

    Vintage Antaeus, Vintage Bel Ami, Puredistance M, Vetiver Extraordinaire, Tauer L'Air du Desert Marocain, MDCI Invasion Barbare, Amouage Jubilation XXV, Morabito Or Black, Sycomore, Gucci Pour Homme I, Jovoy Private Label, Geranium Pour Monsieur

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    Guerlain Homme
    Bvlgari Man Extreme
    Chanel Allure Homme
    Bleu de Chanel
    Encre Noire or Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisee
    Don't Smell the Flowers,
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    Dior Homme Intense
    Midnight in Paris EDP
    Jaipur Homme EDP
    Costume National 21
    L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme Eau Extreme

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    I actually like it when people dig old threads up as it allows new members to get opinions from people who are no longer here and it also allows older member to see if their tastes have changed or evolved.

    Mine ("Designers" based on low price AND the fact that they don't mainly or only live off fragrances. So no Guerlain even if I love them.And I don't go into discontinued ones If not vintage M7 and D&G By would be up there.)

    - Lalique Encre Noire (But most of their fragrances are awesome!!)
    - Terre d'Hermes EDT
    - Tom Ford Grey Vetiver EDP (or Men Extreme)


    Those are my 3 undisputed (still available) ones. The other 2 spots would be disputed between fragrances such as: Mugler A*Men, Carolina Herrera CH for Men, Valentino Uomo, Prada Amber And Narciso Rodriguez for Him.
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    Default Re: Top 5 Designer Fragrances

    I was going to pick what I thought were my best 5 designers in my wardrobe, but decided that the Top 5 should really be the ones I wear the most.

    I work in an office environment and only occasionally go out and put on a "hey baby" kindof scent. So these are the designer frags that I wear the most day to day

    CK Eternity
    Lanvin L'Homme
    Hermes Equipage
    Boss Baldessarini Concentree
    Dior Eau Sauvage

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    Quote Originally Posted by radix023 View Post
    I was going to pick what I thought were my best 5 designers in my wardrobe, but decided that the Top 5 should really be the ones I wear the most.

    I work in an office environment and only occasionally go out and put on a "hey baby" kindof scent. So these are the designer frags that I wear the most day to day

    CK Eternity
    Lanvin L'Homme
    Hermes Equipage
    Boss Baldessarini Concentree
    Dior Eau Sauvage
    SO underrated!! Great choice! One of the very few fragrances with a green vibe that I can enjoy!
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    Dior Jules (it was nice to see it above)
    Jaipur Homme EdT
    Aigner Black Homme
    Versace Dreamer
    Knize Forest

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    My favourites at the moment and in no particular order:

    Eau Savage EDP
    Antaeus
    Rive Gauche
    Sahara Noir
    Colonia Intensa

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    So far, in no particular order:

    - Dior Homme Intense
    - A*Men Pure Malt Creation 2013
    - Tom Ford Black Orchid (I think it counts as a designer scent)
    - Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    - YSL M7 Oud Absolu
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    1. Kouros
    2. Fahrenheit
    3. Givenchy Gentleman
    4. GBH for Men
    5. Toss up between at least a dozen things.. but for the sake of completion.. right now I'll say Dior Leather Oud

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    1.) Terre d'hermes
    2.) Eau Sauvage Parfum
    3.) Guerlain L'Homme L'Eau Boisee
    4.) L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Eau Extreme
    5.) Tom Ford Grey Vetiver

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    No particular order:

    Dior Homme (or Intense)
    Gucci Pour Homme II
    Pure Havane
    Dolce and Gabbana The One
    YSL La Nuit

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    Lomani Intense Black
    Versace Blue Jeans
    Chrome Legend by Azzaro
    Nautica Voyage
    Polo Green by Ralph Lauren

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    1. Platinum Egoiste
    2. Dior Homme Intense
    3. La Nuit de L'Homme
    4. Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme
    5. Fahrenheit
    (6. Allure Homme Edition Blanche)
    Favorites
    1. Chanel Platinum Egoiste
    2. Dior Homme Intense
    3. Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit de L'Homme
    4. Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme
    5. Dior Fahrenheit

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    Fahrenheit
    Fleur du Male
    Z-14
    Sycomore
    VC&A PH

    What the hell, of course it changes

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Egoiste
    Dior Homme Intense
    Rive Gauche
    Fahrenheit
    Terre D'Hermes
    I like this updated list with two or three in common with mine. An older one read more exclusive: Balafre, Sagamore, and Derby.


    Quote Originally Posted by DanHD View Post
    What the hell, of course it changes
    Favorites
    1. Chanel Platinum Egoiste
    2. Dior Homme Intense
    3. Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit de L'Homme
    4. Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme
    5. Dior Fahrenheit

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    Burberry London
    La Nuit
    Chanel allure sport eau extreme
    Dior Homme Sport
    Chanel Edition Blanche

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    For example:

    Eau d'Hermes (vintage)
    Equipage (vintage)
    Yohji Homme (vintage)
    Tiffany for Men (vintage)
    Gucci Nobile (discontinued)

    Next five would also be vintage or discontinued. Oh well.

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    Today, the top is:
    1. Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver
    2. Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
    3. Dior Homme Intense
    4. Chanel Allure Edition Blanche
    5. Dior Homme Cologne 2013

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    DHI
    YSL Homme
    A*men
    The one
    Boss Botled

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    Dior Eau Savage Parfum
    Chanel Bleu EDP
    Hermes Terre D'Hermes
    Paco Rabanne Pour Homme
    Versace Pour Homme

    All 5 are manly and avoid sweetness.

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    ....rive gauche......opium...
    Great women's fragrances

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    Quote Originally Posted by calzim View Post
    .........GBH for Men........
    Switch the h and the b and it's date rape drug.

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    .......VC&A PH.......
    Like the ones above, he doesn't think enough of it to write out the name.

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    Since it’s the individual fragrances and not the categories that matter (niche, designer, Chinese, Mexican, etc). Here are 20. Usually better in vintage formulations.

    Caron Pour un Homme
    Yohji Homme
    Caron Yatagan
    Chanel Cuir de Russie edt
    Knize Ten
    Patou pour Homme
    Hermes Bel Ami
    Pascal Morabito Or Black
    Dior Leather Oud
    Guerlain Songe d’un Bois d’Ete
    Patou pour Homme Prive
    Guerlain Habit Rouge edc/edt
    Aramis 900
    Chanel Sycomore
    Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Chanel Egoiste
    Zino Davidoff
    Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme
    Rive Gauche pour Homme

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    - Rive Gauche Pour Homme by Yves Saint Laurent
    -Bois D´Encens by Giorgio Armani
    -Fahrenheit by Dior
    -Dior Homme Intense by Dior
    -Black by Bvlgari

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