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  1. #61

    Cool Re: 5 greatest male fragrances of all time

    At this fickle moment:

    OK, I'll list 5 and ONE reviewer who wrote about it with wisdom or panache or--

    1. Vintage Tabarome Reviewer: Diamondflame
    2. Cuba Reviewer: Hillaire
    3. Habit Rouge Reviewer: Scentemental
    4. Dunhill '34: Reviewer: No, I can't choose just one: Off-Scenter, foetidus and the_good_life
    5. Muscs Kublai Khan Reviewer: Me.

    Honorable Mention

    A. Patou PH--Yes, of course it should have been #1! But I refrained from listing frags that are only rumored to be available on eBay, or on a parallel universe for 20+ bars of gold pressed latinum: Reviewer: Griff (prose) or pluran (verse)

    B. Havana--Why bother? They brought it back as good as ever and if you haven't snagged a bottle of this or of Havana Reserva, you're hopeless. Think you'll live forever? Think this will continue to be always available without a reformulation? Listen up! Juggle hand grenades for fun if you must, but don't take unnecessary chances. Buy this NOW!

    C. Antaeus and Egoiste---Once upon a time there was a house called Chanel who fell on hard times and began the evil process of reformulatiion on the side-- Do hurry before they reformulate these masterpieces into junk!
    (Remember what happened with Nicole Miller?)
    Reviewers: lauerent for Antaeus, and Tigs (tigrushka ) and looking glass for Egoiste.

    D. Zino Reviewer: tvlampboy

    E. Blenheim Bouquet Reviewer: Naed_ Nitram with a little help from Winston Churchill.

    Cheers,

    (and thanks to all of our wonderful reviewers)

    Mario
    Last edited by Mario Justiniani; 23rd August 2010 at 04:28 AM.
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  2. #62

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    greatest masculines for me:

    Guerlain - DERBY
    Ralph Lauren - POLO CREST
    Ralph Lauren - SAFARI
    Guy Laroche - DRAKKAR NOIR
    Hermes - EAU D'HERMES



    but;
    Yves Saint Laurent - JAZZ PRESTIGE
    Aramis - JHL
    Guerlain - MOUCHOIR DE MONSIEUR
    Hermes - TERRE D'HERMES
    Dior - FAHRENHEIT

    are superb too.

    To me there is no creed production deserves a title of "greatest of all time". They are overpriced for their quality and overhyped IMO. Some hermes, guerlain and cdg perfumes have much more quality for much cheeper prices than creeds. A superb perfume don't need to be super expensive or niche to be "superb". - I'm no creed hater -
    god bless oakmoss

  3. #63

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    My top list isn't ultra masculine as some scents are unisex/feminine, but here they are:

    1. Nasomatto - Silver Musk
    2. Creed - Green Irish Tweed
    3. Montale - Black Aoud
    4. Guerlain - Spiritueuse Double Vanille
    5. Geoffrey Beene - Grey Flannel

  4. #64

    Default 5 greatest male fragrances of all time

    Quote Originally Posted by irrbloss
    My top list isn't ultra masculine as some scents are unisex/feminine, but here they are:

    1. Nasomatto - Silver Musk
    2. Creed - Green Irish Tweed
    3. Montale - Black Aoud
    4. Guerlain - Spiritueuse Double Vanille
    5. Geoffrey Beene - Grey Flannel
    I saw that Silver Musk is also your SOTD. The description from LuckyScent has made me so curious that I'm going to have to order a sample. Does this resemble any other fragrance to you? I'm just curious to see what is so wonderful about something so vague. haha I'll probably love it.

  5. #65

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcrisp View Post
    I saw that Silver Musk is also your SOTD. The description from LuckyScent has made me so curious that I'm going to have to order a sample. Does this resemble any other fragrance to you? I'm just curious to see what is so wonderful about something so vague. haha I'll probably love it.
    People have compared it to Bvlgari Pour Homme - so I actually bought it thinking I would save a lot of money. I can see the similarities but they do not compare. Bvlgari Pour Homme has a lot more wood and is very harsh/bitter compared to Silver Musk. I really can't describe Silver Musk with words. It's the most beautiful scent I've ever encountered. It's a very clean out of the shower scent, but it's a lot more than that. When I close my eyes and inhale (yes!) it's like travelling to another world. I get tons of things going on in my brain. A wave of nostalgy and hard to describe feelings just overload my brain. In the drydown I get a wonderful clean musk, mixed with some cotton candy, a flower field, soap, an air of vanilla, a very faint menthol vibe and something reminding me of faint burning pipe tobacco. I know, the official note is just musk. I think there's something in it that tricks the brain to make up smells that you like but isn't physically there. It's a masterpiece!

    I had a relative who was a pipe smoker, and somehow it reminds me of him. To me Silver Musk is like he just got out of the shower, dressed in a freshly laundered suit. Just finished a smoke session on his pipe, and put a menthol pastille in his mouth.

  6. #66

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    Ralph Lauren Polo
    YSL Kouros
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Green Irish Tweed
    Chanel Antaeus

    IMO, these represent the best of each respective House above.
    Last edited by Hamp; 28th August 2010 at 11:13 PM.

  7. #67

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    In no particular order:

    Azzaro Pour Homme
    Habit Rouge
    Eau Sauvage
    Kouros
    Parfum de Nicolai New York


    And these come very close:

    Ralph Lauren Polo
    Chanel Egoiste (original - not Platinum)
    L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme
    Aramis
    Chanel Pour Monsieur

  8. #68

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    OK, before this thread gets out of control I thought I'd start a tally. Since I'm a n00b, I have been on the lookout for a definitive must try list and while I have found a lot of individual opinions, I haven't seen a list made by a vote or consensus of all the fantastic noses here, other than the famous sticky, of course. This thread is light on the sweet gourmands, which might garner female compliments, but are perhaps not high on a man's favorite list.

    I counted people's top 5s only. Apologies to those who posted more, but I am but a man, and if there is no limit what is to stop people from posting top 20s and 50s?

    Yves Saint Laurent - Kouros 16
    Creed - Green Irish Tweed 14
    Ralph Lauren - Polo 12
    Chanel - Chanel pour Monsieur 9
    Christian Dior - Eau Sauvage 9
    Guerlain - Habit Rouge 9
    Procter & Gamble - Old Spice 8
    Christian Dior - Fahrenheit 7
    Giorgio Armani - Acqua di Giò pour Homme 6
    Aramis - Aramis 6
    Guerlain - Derby 5
    Jean Patou - Patou pour Homme 5
    Guerlain - Vetiver 5
    Davidoff - Cool Water 4
    Chanel - Égoïste 4
    Knize - Knize Ten 4
    Azzaro - Azzaro pour Homme 3
    Hermès - Bel Ami 3
    Alfred Dunhill - Dunhill for Men (1934) 3
    Hermès - Eau d'Hermès 3
    Geoffrey Beene - Grey Flannel 3
    Jean Paul Gaultier - Le Mâle 3
    Guerlain - Mouchoir de Monsieur 3
    Davidoff - Zino Davidoff 3
    Thierry Mugler - A*Men / Angel Men 2
    Amouage - Amouage Gold Men 2
    Chanel - Antaeus 2
    Montale - Black Aoud 2
    Chanel - Bois des Îles 2
    Creed - Bois du Portugal 2
    Fabergé - Brut 2
    Bulgari - Bulgari pour Homme 2
    Caron - Caron Pour un Homme 2
    Christian Dior - Dior Homme 2
    Guy Laroche - Drakkar Noir 2
    Giorgio Beverly Hills - Giorgio for Men 2
    Givenchy - Givenchy Gentleman 2
    Boucheron - Jaïpur Homme 2
    Amouage - Lyric Man 2
    Creed - Millésime Impérial 2
    Parfums de Nicolaï - New York 2
    Yves Saint Laurent - Opium pour Homme 2
    Jean Patou - Patou pour Homme Privé 2
    Rochas - Rochas Man 2
    Creed - Silver Mountain Water 2
    Hermès - Terre d'Hermès 2
    Creed - Vintage Tabarome 2
    Caron - Yatagan 2
    Yohji Yamamoto - Yohji Homme 2

    I pasted only ones with votes of 2 or more, but here is a link to a google spreadsheet that anyone can edit to keep the tally going.
    Last edited by Nanook; 29th August 2010 at 03:04 AM.

  9. #69

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    Quote Originally Posted by irrbloss View Post
    People have compared it to Bvlgari Pour Homme - so I actually bought it thinking I would save a lot of money. I can see the similarities but they do not compare. Bvlgari Pour Homme has a lot more wood and is very harsh/bitter compared to Silver Musk. I really can't describe Silver Musk with words. It's the most beautiful scent I've ever encountered. It's a very clean out of the shower scent, but it's a lot more than that. When I close my eyes and inhale (yes!) it's like travelling to another world. I get tons of things going on in my brain. A wave of nostalgy and hard to describe feelings just overload my brain. In the drydown I get a wonderful clean musk, mixed with some cotton candy, a flower field, soap, an air of vanilla, a very faint menthol vibe and something reminding me of faint burning pipe tobacco. I know, the official note is just musk. I think there's something in it that tricks the brain to make up smells that you like but isn't physically there. It's a masterpiece!

    I had a relative who was a pipe smoker, and somehow it reminds me of him. To me Silver Musk is like he just got out of the shower, dressed in a freshly laundered suit. Just finished a smoke session on his pipe, and put a menthol pastille in his mouth.
    I like it as well but I rarely wear it. Very long lasting and clean. While it's expensive, you can easily get away with one spray to the chest in the AM and smell it until late evening - even longer. I think it's the tobacco ash note that makes it difficult for me to wear. But yes, it has a magical quality to it and is very much worth trying.
    Last edited by adonis; 30th August 2010 at 08:14 AM.

  10. #70

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    Bvlgari PH extreme
    Christian Dior Eau Noire
    Creed GIT
    Acqua Di Parma Colonia
    Bond no.9 Coney Island - more like Unisex than man.

    Most people have YSL Kouros on the list so I must try that.

  11. #71

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    Kouros
    Yatagan
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Guerlain Vetiver
    M7

  12. #72

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    Knize Ten
    Habit Rouge
    Caron Pour Un Homme
    C&S 88 (vintage)
    Eau Sauvage

  13. #73

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nanook View Post
    OK, before this thread gets out of control I thought I'd start a tally. Since I'm a n00b, I have been on the lookout for a definitive must try list and while I have found a lot of individual opinions, I haven't seen a list made by a vote or consensus of all the fantastic noses here, other than the famous sticky, of course. This thread is light on the sweet gourmands, which might garner female compliments, but are perhaps not high on a man's favorite list.

    I counted people's top 5s only. Apologies to those who posted more, but I am but a man, and if there is no limit what is to stop people from posting top 20s and 50s?

    Yves Saint Laurent - Kouros 16
    Creed - Green Irish Tweed 14
    Ralph Lauren - Polo 12
    Chanel - Chanel pour Monsieur 9
    Christian Dior - Eau Sauvage 9
    Guerlain - Habit Rouge 9
    Procter & Gamble - Old Spice 8
    Christian Dior - Fahrenheit 7
    Giorgio Armani - Acqua di Giò pour Homme 6
    Aramis - Aramis 6
    Guerlain - Derby 5
    Jean Patou - Patou pour Homme 5
    Guerlain - Vetiver 5
    Davidoff - Cool Water 4
    Chanel - Égoïste 4
    Knize - Knize Ten 4
    Azzaro - Azzaro pour Homme 3
    Hermès - Bel Ami 3
    Alfred Dunhill - Dunhill for Men (1934) 3
    Hermès - Eau d'Hermès 3
    Geoffrey Beene - Grey Flannel 3
    Jean Paul Gaultier - Le Mâle 3
    Guerlain - Mouchoir de Monsieur 3
    Davidoff - Zino Davidoff 3
    Thierry Mugler - A*Men / Angel Men 2
    Amouage - Amouage Gold Men 2
    Chanel - Antaeus 2
    Montale - Black Aoud 2
    Chanel - Bois des Îles 2
    Creed - Bois du Portugal 2
    Fabergé - Brut 2
    Bulgari - Bulgari pour Homme 2
    Caron - Caron Pour un Homme 2
    Christian Dior - Dior Homme 2
    Guy Laroche - Drakkar Noir 2
    Giorgio Beverly Hills - Giorgio for Men 2
    Givenchy - Givenchy Gentleman 2
    Boucheron - Jaïpur Homme 2
    Amouage - Lyric Man 2
    Creed - Millésime Impérial 2
    Parfums de Nicolaï - New York 2
    Yves Saint Laurent - Opium pour Homme 2
    Jean Patou - Patou pour Homme Privé 2
    Rochas - Rochas Man 2
    Creed - Silver Mountain Water 2
    Hermès - Terre d'Hermès 2
    Creed - Vintage Tabarome 2
    Caron - Yatagan 2
    Yohji Yamamoto - Yohji Homme 2

    I pasted only ones with votes of 2 or more, but here is a link to a google spreadsheet that anyone can edit to keep the tally going.
    Great work!!!!!! Thanks a lot

  14. #74

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    1. Vintage tabarome
    2.Bois du Portugal
    3. green irish tweed
    4. millesime imperial
    5.vetiver 1948

  15. #75

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    Sycomore by Chanel
    Timbuktu by L' Artisan
    Gold by Amouage
    Ormonde Jayne man
    Derby by Guerlain

  16. #76

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    Creed Vintage Tabarome
    Hermes Terre D'Hermes
    Mazzolari Lui
    Creed Bois du Portugal
    Amouage Memoir
    Current top 5
    1. Creed Vintage Tabaróme
    2. Maison Francis Kurkdjian Absolue pour le Soir
    3. Comme des Garçons 8 88
    4. Montale Black Musk
    5. Profumum Antico Caruso

  17. #77

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    Armani Eau Pour Homme
    Eau Sauvage (Dior)
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Aramis
    Terre d'Hermes

  18. #78

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    Knize Ten
    Sycomore
    Ungaro II
    Yatagan
    Insensè
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    Default Re: 5 greatest male fragrances of all time

    Quote Originally Posted by kxe003 View Post
    Kouros
    Yatagan
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Guerlain Vetiver
    M7
    I like your chosen five.

  20. #80

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    Hermes Sur Le Nil
    Hermes Terre D'Hermes Parfum
    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
    Chanel Homme Sport
    Armani Acqua Di Gio

  21. #81

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    Knize Ten
    Bel Ami (vintage) by Hermes
    Anteaus by Chanel
    Eau Sauvage by Dior
    Muscs Kublai Khan by SL
    Five that I am enjoying right now

    1) Sel de Vetiver by The Different Company
    2) Spiritueuse Double Vanille by Guerlain
    3) Bois des Iles by Chanel
    4) Devin by Aramis
    5) Coromandel by Chanel

  22. #82

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    Kouros
    Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme
    Caron Pour Un Homme
    Lapidus Pour Homme
    Yatagan

  23. #83

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    "Patou Pour Homme
    Patou PH Prive
    AO King Fahed
    Chanel Bois Des Iles
    Chanel Pour Monsieur"

    Wow, very close to my own top 5:

    Patou Pour Homme
    Patou PH Prive
    Vintage Bois des Iles
    Derby
    Vintage Habit Rouge
    Dunhill Blend 30 (okay, thats six)

  24. #84

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    Bois du Portugal

    My take on the other four may depend on any given day.

  25. #85

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    This list has to include favorites over a long period that will stand the test of time. I'm only including frags that I havet owned for a long time.

    Fahrenheit Dior
    Paco Rabanne pour Homme
    Rose 31 Le Labo
    Terre d'Hermes Hermes
    Le Male Gaultier
    Conscience is what hurts when everything else feels so good.

  26. #86

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    Great work nanook thank you!
    Top Five For Now: Kenzo Power Cologne, Mugler Cologne, Lalique Encre Noire, Dior Homme EDT, Yohji Homme

  27. #87

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    Not greatest as in 'landmarks', greatest as in 'stuff I really like that smells masculine'

    Colonia Intensa
    Caron Pour Un Homme
    Tuscany
    Bigarade Concentree
    New Haarlem (balls to the rules, this is plenty 'male' to me)

  28. #88

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    Gucci Pour Homme
    L' Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme
    Dior Homme
    Terre d Hermes
    Guerlain Heritage
    Egoiste

  29. #89

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    Right now, out of the ones I have tried:

    Tiffany for Men
    MPG Santal Noble
    Guerlain Heritage
    Egoiste
    Rive Gauche Pour Homme

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    Green Irish Tweed
    Egoiste
    Jubilation
    Creed M.I.
    Aqua Di Parma Colonia
    Sounds like someones having a case of the Mondays

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    Default Re: 5 greatest male fragrances of all time

    How about 10, as 5 is just too few out of so many great choices...

    Giorgio for Men by Giorgio Beverly Hills (vintage)
    Terre d'Hermès by Hermès
    Patou pour Homme Privé by Jean Patou
    JHL by Aramis (vintage)
    Polo (original) by Ralph Lauren
    Dia Man edt by Amouage (vintage)
    X for Men by Clive Christian
    Monsieur de Givenchy by Givenchy (vintage)
    Cacharel pour L'Homme by Cacharel (vintage)
    Fahrenheit by Dior (vintage)
    Last edited by drseid; 21st October 2012 at 10:41 AM. Reason: Expanded and changed list
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6)
    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

  32. #92

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    I want to play along!
    In my limited knowledge so far:

    Creed Green Irish Tweed
    Caron Yatagan (I can't understand why it doesn't appear on more lists, a friend of mine says "it smells like a real man", and I agree)
    Lalique Encre Noire
    Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan
    Montale Aoud Lime
    Honorable mention to Amouage Memoir Man

    ... And by 'greatest male fragrances' I mean the greatest fragrances that smell really manly IMO

  33. #93

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    OK, I'm ready to play. It's absurd in some sense--sort of like choosing the five greatest anthropoids to walk the earth, but what the hell, it's good fun.
    Antaeus
    Jicky
    Guerlain Vetiver
    L'Air du Desert Marocain
    New York
    '...And you'll carry me down on your dancing
    To the pools that you lift on your wrist...'

  34. #94

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    - Vintage Quorum
    - Vintage Drakkar
    - Z-14
    - Havana by Aramis
    - Le Male
    "You do not merely want to be considered just the best of the best. You want to be considered the only ones who do what you do." J.G.

  35. #95

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    Of the generally acknowledged 'greats' these are five that I consider great and wear in their current incarnations.

    Derby (Guerlain)
    Granville (Dior)
    Santal Noble (MPG) (nervous about this one, hope they don't go cheap on the woods)
    Tiffany for Men (too good to be true, buy some now just in case)
    New York (altho hear IFRA have officially screwed this one up now)

    Discontinued but will wear them for as long I can:

    Patou pour Homme
    Yohji Homme
    Crabtree & Evelyn Original Sandalwood
    Maxims pour Homme

    Great but hobbled beyond repair by IFRA

    Eau Sauvage
    Chanel pour Monsieur
    Most chypres and various fougeres that we read about - the current versions inhabit a world of shadows and memory.

  36. #96

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonnyLeMale View Post
    In sports, .. common sense about how the top 5 players ...
    ... , what are the 5 greatest male fragrances of all time?
    You are referring to team sports. Frags don't come in teams. And that is a sad thing. Because once You rode the bus to work or school You knew. All that frags and deodorants interfere to an olfactory mess, there is no team-play. Particularly do perfumes dedicated to a certain gender neglect those from the other side.

    This said I would consider "male" frags as candidates which avoid conflicting sensations when the sexes come together. By cultural agreement women are encouraged to use more verbose scents than men. To the latter we may suggest:

    Givenchy - Insense (not the ultramarine flanker)
    Sisley - Eau de Campagne
    Etat Libre d'Orange - Je Sui Une Homme (is said to smell much like Guerlain - Derby)

    and of course
    Caron - 3rd Man / Pour Homme

    I like the idea of fragrances that "talk" to each other e/g in the lift / bus / disco / bar. Comme De Garcons missed that when they brought out these series like "fruit", "synthetic" etc ... . To much perfume not related to anything else than itself.
    Last edited by WildThingy; 7th January 2012 at 09:00 AM. Reason: tons of typos an grammar

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    I don't want to play.

  38. #98

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    Of the generally acknowledged 'greats' these are five that I consider great and wear in their current incarnations.

    New York (altho hear IFRA have officially screwed this one up now)
    What!? Elaborate please...

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    Eau Sauvage
    Dunhill '34
    Polo
    Chanel Pour Monsiour
    Gucci Pour Homme 1976

  40. #100

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    Are some people trying to be funny about naming Old Spice? This is the ultimate 'old man' fragrance. Nothing classic about it, nothing good about it. It was my very first cologne ever, I was like 8 years old, it was given to me, and I still hated it.

    Top 5 that I can speak for:

    Green Irish Tweed
    Imperial Millesime
    Cool Water
    Tommy by Tommy Hilfiger
    Acqua di Gio

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    Look at the ones still in production...from way back when..

    Dior Eau Sauvage (Entrepreneur)
    Aramis
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Guerlain Habit Rouge
    Green Irish Tweed

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigrushka View Post
    Chanel Égoïste
    Caron Pour un Homme
    Boucheron Jaïpur Homme
    YSL M7
    Thierry Mugler A*Men
    Really like your style

  42. #102

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    Kouros
    Bel Ami
    Fahrenheit
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Egoiste

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    Default Re: 5 greatest male fragrances of all time

    Fahrenheit
    Acqua di Gio
    Green Irish Tweed (or Cool Water)
    Old Spice
    Le Male

  44. #104

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    It's probably hopeless to try, but here's my list, limited by the fact that there are thousands I have never smelled:

    Patou Pour Homme
    Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955)
    Caron Pour Un Homme
    Guerlain Vetiver (perhaps in a pre-2000 vintage)
    [don't know what to do for the 5th one: maybe something unisex like Acqua di Parma Colonia, or something newer and fabulous like Nicolai New York, or something unabashedly bold, like Creed Vintage Tabarome or
    Gucci Pour Homme, or something obscure but fabulous like Stardust for Men. ]

    There are so many good ones to choose from.

    Tim

  45. #105

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    My Top 5 today: Creed Cuir de Russie, Chanel Egoiste (non-platinum), Creed Selection Verte, Artisan's Timbuktu, Penhaligon's Douro.

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    Vintage tabarome
    Millesime imperial
    Aqua di gio
    Old spice

  47. #107

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    These are not my favorite but I just think of some fragrances that still will be talked about 25 years from now and these come to mind.
    Ralph Lauren Polo
    Aqua De Gio
    Creed Green Irish Tweed
    Old Spice
    Dior Fahrenheit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suppressor View Post
    Le Male
    Acqua di Gio
    Fahrenheit
    Kouros
    Cool Water

    This is not based on personal taste but on sales.
    agree

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    Aramis Havana
    Aramis Tuscany Forte
    Jil Sander Background
    Amouage Jubilation XXV
    Dior Ambre Nuit

    Honorable mention to: Givenchy Xeryus Rouge and Serge Lutens Chene

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    Ysl kouros
    Ysl m7
    Egoiste
    Git
    Le male
    My Top 10

    1. Amouage Homage Attar
    2. Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan
    3. YSL M7
    4. Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
    5. Chanel Egoiste
    6. 24 Gold by Scentstory
    7. Amouage Epic Man
    8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
    9. Bond No. 9 New York Oud
    10. Serge Lutens - Chergui



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    Albeit the fact that such threads are quite fun, you'll hardly get the same top five out of everyone/anyone as things are quite subjective

    M7
    Body Kouros
    Gucci Envy for Men
    Gucci PH I
    Boss Bottled

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    I cannot speak to the best of all time, but in my soon to be 46 years I'd say the top five released in my lifetime are, in no specific order:
    Bijan for Men (vintage)
    Le 3me Homme (vintage)
    Giorgio Beverly Hills V.I.P. Special Reserve
    Kouros
    Xeryus (vintage)
    Last edited by Profumo Saggio; 3rd September 2012 at 09:16 AM.
    Current Favorites:
    1. Le 3me Homme - Caron
    2. Yatagan - Caron
    3. Van Cleef & Arples Pour Homme
    4. Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme
    5. Kouros - YSL
    6. L'Anarchiste - Caron
    7. Xeryus - Givenchy
    8. V.I.P. Special Reserve - Giorgio Beverly Hills
    9. The Dreamer - Versace
    10. Nobile - Gucci

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    Egoiste
    Invasion Barbare
    Tobacco Vanille
    Tom Ford Extreme
    APOM pour Homme
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    - Paco Rabanne pour homme (vintage)
    - Azzaro pour homme (vintage)
    - Kouros
    - Fahrenheit
    - Guerlain Vetiver

    Not necessary my favs
    My Top '10' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme/Solo/7
    - Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
    - Dior: Eau Sauvage Parfum
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Guerlain: Vetiver
    - Van Cleef & Arpels: Pour Homme
    - Hermes: Terre d'Hermes
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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    1.yohji homme
    2.millesime imperiale
    3.fahrenheit
    4.a*men
    5.gucci pour homme ii

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    - Pour Monsieur, Chanel
    - Knize Ten
    - Habit Rouge
    - Eau Sauvage
    - Vetiver, Guerlain
    ..... and:
    - Patou pour Homme
    - Derby
    - New York
    - Aramis
    - Sycomore

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    Aramis by Aramis (Estee Lauder) - Timeless Authority
    Armani Eau Pour Homme - Timeless Elegance
    Hermes Rocabar - Timeless Chic
    Guerlain Derby - Timeless Class
    Green Irish Tweed - Timeless Style

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    I don't know enough men's scents to really make a list but here it goes:

    Chanel P.M. Concentree
    Polo(original)
    Pierre Cardin
    Brut
    Can't choose a #5..need to smell more scents.

  59. #119

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    My list ( after long time ) :

    Musc Ravageur
    GIT
    French Lover
    Amouage Reflection
    Dior Homme ( old version )

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    Quote Originally Posted by irrbloss View Post
    People have compared it to Bvlgari Pour Homme - so I actually bought it thinking I would save a lot of money. I can see the similarities but they do not compare. Bvlgari Pour Homme has a lot more wood and is very harsh/bitter compared to Silver Musk. I really can't describe Silver Musk with words. It's the most beautiful scent I've ever encountered. It's a very clean out of the shower scent, but it's a lot more than that. When I close my eyes and inhale (yes!) it's like travelling to another world. I get tons of things going on in my brain. A wave of nostalgy and hard to describe feelings just overload my brain. In the drydown I get a wonderful clean musk, mixed with some cotton candy, a flower field, soap, an air of vanilla, a very faint menthol vibe and something reminding me of faint burning pipe tobacco. I know, the official note is just musk. I think there's something in it that tricks the brain to make up smells that you like but isn't physically there. It's a masterpiece!

    I had a relative who was a pipe smoker, and somehow it reminds me of him. To me Silver Musk is like he just got out of the shower, dressed in a freshly laundered suit. Just finished a smoke session on his pipe, and put a menthol pastille in his mouth.
    I have Bulgari PH, and had a Silver Musk sample. The great similarity is inevitable, but I find Bulgari more interesting with it's ethereal nature. To my nose Silver Musk is simple, one dimensional.

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