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  1. #61

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    Dior, no doubt.

  2. #62

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    Yves Saint Laurent.

    M7
    M7 Fresh
    M7 Oud Absolu
    Body Kouros

    Cinema
    Parisienne
    Kouros Eau D'Ete
    La Nuit de L'Homme



    Followed by Dior:
    Fahrenheit
    Cologne Royale
    Homme Intense
    Homme Cologne
    Eau Sauvage
    Eau Sauvage Parfum
    Hypnotic Poison


    Then probably Chanel:
    Egoiste
    Coco Mademoiselle
    Platinum Egoiste
    Allure Cologne Sport
    Chanel Eau De Cologne


    And even though the plasticy nature of his fragrances is high, I gotta give Thierry Mugler some due:

    A*Men Pure Havane
    Mugler Cologne
    A*Men Taste of Fragrance
    Angel Bitter Cocoa powder
    B*Men

  3. #63

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    It's a close one between Chanel and Dior.

  4. #64

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    Dior without doubt:

    Homme (formal)
    Homme Intense (sexy everyday)
    Fahrenheit Absolute (everyday)
    Fahrenheit (macho everyday)
    Homme Sport (summer)
    TOP 3 hot weather:

    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Lalique Encre Noire
    3. Creed Aventus


    TOP 3 cold weather:

    1. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
    2. Chanel Coromandel
    3. Dior Homme

  5. #65

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    Overall, probably YSL for Kouros and Opium Pour Homme.

    The YSL range also has some good flankers.
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  6. #66

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    Comme Des Garcons, hands down.


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  7. #67

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    Based on wardrobe numbers: Chanel and Comme des Garcons.

  8. #68

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    Dior for me to for quality and innovation.

  9. #69

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    YSL- Although some of their current offerings are rather tame they offer some scents that make you think.
    Chanel- A given.

  10. #70

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    Wouldn't CdG be niche?

  11. #71

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    Yeah I'd have to say Dior is my fave house. Really like some of the stuff from Tom Ford and Thierry Mugler, but Dior is king!

  12. #72

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    Wouldn't CdG be niche?

    CDG is designer by definition...most of their fragrances have a niche distribution/smell but the brand is unquestionably a designer brand.


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  13. #73

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    It's between Chanel and Dior... Chanel wins by a hair.

  14. #74

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    chanel would be categorically my 1st choice (sycomore, cuir de russie, eau de cologne, coromandel, antaeus, etc, etc)
    followed closely by cdg (too numerous to mention, they would be the only ones that i'd be tempted to swap places with chanel, completely concur with alfarom, their perfumes are considered niche but the house is designer)
    then dior (eau sauvage, the entire la collection privee line, homme, fahrenheit, jules, dune, etc)
    and hermes (bel ami, equipage, almost the entire hermessence line, terre d'hermes, rocabar, eau d'orange verte, voyage, etc).

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    Hermes for me, with honorable mentions to Aramis and Givenchy (for their vintage releases).
    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

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    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

  16. #76

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    Bvlgari
    Cartier
    Chanel
    YSL
    Hermes

  17. #77

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    If I'm going with 1 designer house to cover all my bases - I'm probably picking Dior. My favorite designer house is probably still Mugler by a hair though, but way less diverse, so if I'm only picking one, it's Dior for sure.

  18. #78

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    Hermes.

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    Hermes and Chanel + Guerlain
    * Serge Lutens rules *
    Fille en Aiguilles & Gris Clair & Fleurs d'Oranger & Tubereuse Criminelle & Sarrasins & Fumerie Turque & A la Nuit & Santal Majuscule & Sa Majeste la Rose & Five O'Clock Au Gingembre

  20. #80

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    It should be illegal to smell this good!

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    Default Re: Have you discovered your favorite designer house?

    This is tough because my favorites are from several designer houses.

    My top two favorites are Dior and Chanel.

  22. #82

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    Hermes and Guerlain make up some of my favorites.

  23. #83

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    I think ill go with YSL

  24. #84

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    YSL by a mile

  25. #85

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    Guerlain
    Dior

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    Default Re: Have you discovered your favorite designer house?

    No.

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    For me it's Chanel without a doubt followed by YSL and then Dior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    Wouldn't CdG be niche?
    Nah, they make clothing and other accessories and they did a stint at H&M as the guest designer. They just keep their frags in limited distribution.

  29. #89

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    Hermes and chanel by far has the most fragrances I think are actually great scents.....even scents I wont buy but are good in their own right

  30. #90

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    YSL and Caron

  31. #91

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    I would say Guerlain or Azzaro - both are about equal in my collection. Azzaro stuff is more casual, Guerlain stuff is more professional/evening type stuff.

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    Default Re: Have you discovered your favorite designer house?

    Another +1 for CdG.... Yes, it's a designer, not niche in my book too.

  33. #93

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    Dior for me to for quality and innovation.
    + 1.

    Second spot goes to Thierry Mugler

  34. #94

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    YSL for Kouros with Chanel a close second for Cuir De Russie, Sycomore and Antaeus.

  35. #95

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    I own only 1 or 2 from each of these houses, so I'd say I don't have a favorite house based on my collection. If I had to PICK only one designer house it would probably be YSL for the sheer variety of smells.

    My favorite house overall is Creed, followed by Bond. There. I said it. I own several from each of them.

  36. #96

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    Last edited by Balthazar; 19th July 2012 at 08:24 PM.

  37. #97

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    As of now:

    1.) YSL
    2.) Chanel
    3.) Thierry Mugler

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    Default Re: Have you discovered your favorite designer house?

    My current favorites:
    • Chanel
    • Yves Saint Laurent
    • Thierry Mugler

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    Interesting question. I'm really a newcomer, and I haven't tried any designer extensively enough to be sure, but current top three (not in any order)...

    * Chanel (Egoiste, Antaeus)
    * YSL (Rive Gauche, M7)
    * Guerlain (Vetiver, Habit Rouge)

    To choose just one, it would have to produce a lavender-heavy fougere, something animalic, a nice rose-based floral, and something woody and spicy.
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  40. #100

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    Chanel by a significant margin.

    Second is Tommy Bahama - not a clinker in their small but delightful lineup.

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    Default Re: Have you discovered your favorite designer house?

    When I was in the designer world, I loved some D&G and Versace. Nautica also had a good couple of fragrances. I just can't wear it now after spoiling myself with such awesome niche fragrances...

  42. #102

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    I think I would go with ysl i love rg and nuit is good for night and winter plus other great choices hugo would finish second,

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    I am head over heels in love with the house of Dior.
    But Chanel is a very close runner up.

    I guess Dior for their female frags:

    - Les Poisons
    - Miss Dior Chérie - original formulation
    - Dolce Vita
    - Dioressence
    - Diorella
    ... to name but a few.

    Chanel for their male ones:

    - Égoïste (Cologne Concentree)
    - Antaeus
    - AHÉB
    - AHSEE
    - Pour Monsieur
    - -ll- Concentree
    ... again, to name but a few!

    But, the male Diors and female Chanels are also TDF.

    I also adore Givenchy, though.

  44. #104

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    It's either YSL or Thierry Mugler.
    Hoping to try a few Chanel's soon.

  45. #105

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    Its a close one between YSL and Creed. Creed with the advantage by a nose.
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  46. #106

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    Thierry Mugler

    has to be. based on price, uniqueness of scents and their longevity.

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    Chanel
    CdG
    Hermes

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    Default Re: Have you discovered your favorite designer house?

    Guerlain, followed by YSL.
    Top 5 (random order):
    1. Creed Aventus
    2. L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme
    3. Le Labo Rose 31
    4. Terre D'Hermes EdT
    5. YSL Rive Gauche

  49. #109

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    Mugler no question.

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    Default Re: Have you discovered your favorite designer house?

    YSL even though it doesn't show in my wardrobe.

  51. #111

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    Chanel
    Tom Ford

  52. #112

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balthazar View Post
    With just one fragrance, the venerable, Vintage M7.

  53. #113

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    Tough choice between Chanel & Dior now that Dior have their Privé Collection happening.

    BTW - I don't consider Guerlain as 'designer' as their primary business has always been fragrance and related products. I could quite happily live with only Guerlain stuff.

  54. #114

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    using my own wardrobe statistics Dior, Hermes, Chanel, VC&A
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    Quote Originally Posted by Balthazar View Post
    I mean come on. How do you compete with M7, Kouros, Rive Gauche....
    Chanel is a very close second.
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  56. #116

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    I would like to see a clear definition of "Designer house", since it would greatly alter my list, but based on what I consider Designer houses, this would be by tops:

    Tom Ford
    Chanel
    Thierry Mugler
    Hermes
    Kenneth Cole (no joke)
    Bvlgari
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Spice & Wood
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Dior - Vetiver
    4. by Kilian - Incense Oud
    5. Puredistance - Black
    6. by Kilian - Cruel Intentions
    7. Armani Privé - Oud Royal
    8. Brückner - Aoud 1
    9. Creed - Royal English Leather
    10. House of Matriarch - Blackbird

  57. #117

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    Hermes by far for me...

  58. #118

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    Chanel - Based on Exclusifs although I do love Blue de Chanel as well. Good to see it's getting some love here with some mixed reviews.

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    Default Re: Have you discovered your favorite designer house?

    Easily Aramis. I have Aramis, Aramis 900, Tuscany, Tuscany Forte, Havana, Devin, and JHL (am on the hunt for New West; PM me if you're selling it), and all are superb.

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