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    Question Top 10 rarest discontinued fragrances

    This is a chance for everyone to list what they believe to be the world´s rarest/hardest to find/most expensive discontinued fragrances. Please list ONLY discontinued fragrances. Here is my attempt:
    1. Djedi - Guerlain
    2. Nombre Noir - Shiseido
    3. Jean Patou Pour Homme
    4. Derby (original formula) - Guerlain
    5. Secret De Venus - Weil
    6. Scandal - Lanvin
    7. Egoiste (version concentree)
    8. Jean Patou pour homme Privé
    9. Sikkim - Lancome
    10. Vintage Tobarome
    Please note: My list is based upon supply and demand rather than true rarity.
    Last edited by david; 19th May 2015 at 03:41 PM.

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    Vintage C&S 88
    Apres L'Ondee Parfum

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    Gucci Nobile...from what I heard after my find
    "As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round."
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    Crepe de Chine
    Uninhibited
    Relax
    Metallica
    Patou ph
    Patou Prive
    Globe
    Macassar

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    Not in any order

    Patou pour homme
    Patou Prive pour homme
    Lancome Balafre

    Guerlain Djedi
    Rochas Macassar
    Versailles pour homme
    Rochas Macassar

    Shiseido Nombre Noir
    C&S No. 88 *vintage formulation*
    Helmut Lang Cuiron

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    Default Re: Top 10 rarest discontinued fragrances

    To add to all those

    Vintage Tabarome (not a chance in hell finding this here in germany and so far even on the net).
    By Man - DG (still popping up on ebay at times but reaching truly ridiculous prices and, my guess, soon to be gone for good)
    Smellin good

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    Shiseido Basala edt
    I don't know much about medicine, but I know what I like. -- S.J. Perelman

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    The only discontinued frag I have is Gucci Rush. Got it on eBay, but it's not TOO hard to find.
    Top 10:
    1. Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta
    2. YSL M7
    3. Tom Ford Bois Marocain
    4. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    5. Dior Homme/Intense
    6. YSL Opium
    7. Azzaro Pour Homme
    8. Frederic Malle's Musc Ravageur
    9. YSL Live Jazz
    10. Burberry London

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    how about 40 Love by Jean Desprez?

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    Doesnt vintage Iris Gris from Jacques Fath go for crazy money too

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    Les Larmes Sacrees de Thebes by Baccarat
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/370...o-Profumo-Onda
    For sale. Carnal Flower and Vero Profumo Onda.

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    Aramis Portos
    Venezia Uomo

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    Yohji Homme
    Capucci Punjab
    Lancome Sagamore
    Bogart Furyo
    AD Iquitos
    Lui Rochas
    Gucci No. 3
    Gucci Nobile
    Gucci Rush
    Alain Delon AD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Furriner View Post
    Shiseido Basala edt
    I have found it in an ordinary fragrance store about year ago or so. I have even tried it few times to reassure myself and decided to buy... and returned there after just few days and this piece was sold.

    Then I tried to find it in some other fragrance stores, but I found only after shaves, emulsions, deodorants... and I got suspicious.

    OMG, how I was stunned when I have realised that some wise guy decided to discontinue this frag...

    This Zen is so boring...

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    +
    Dunhill Blend 30
    Boss Spirit - Hugo Boss
    Halston 101
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

    #BBOG!
    Currently wearing: Sauvage by Christian Dior

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    Default Re: Top 10 rarest discontinued fragrances

    Quote Originally Posted by david View Post
    This is a chance for everyone to list what they believe to be the world´s rarest/hardest to find/most expensive discontinued fragrances. Please list ONLY discontinued fragrances. Here is my attempt:
    1. Djedi - Guerlain
    2. Nombre Noir - Shiseido
    3. Jean Patou Pour Homme
    4. Derby (original formula) - Guerlain
    5. Secret De Venus - Weil
    6. Scandal - Lanvin
    7. Armani for Women (the first release)
    8. Jean Patou pour homme Privé
    9. Furyo - Jacques Bogart
    10. Vetiver (original formula) Guerlain
    Please note: My list is based upon supply and demand rather than true rarity.
    From your list, I was lucky to get in an auction Nombre Noire for 60 dollars i think. And I`ve a seller that has a stock of derby and original vetiver for fair prices...

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    Default Re: Top 10 rarest discontinued fragrances

    Quote Originally Posted by matthewfoo View Post
    Yohji Homme
    Capucci Punjab
    Lancome Sagamore
    Bogart Furyo
    AD Iquitos
    Lui Rochas
    Gucci No. 3
    Gucci Nobile
    Gucci Rush
    Alain Delon AD
    There was a store here in Brazil with 10 or more Yohji Hommes. Because fragrances are sold here with expiration date, the owner of the shop was selling the 100ml for 55 dollars and the 50ml for 45 dollars

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    Quote Originally Posted by gupts View Post
    Not in any order

    Patou pour homme
    Patou Prive pour homme
    Lancome Balafre

    Guerlain Djedi
    Rochas Macassar
    Versailles pour homme
    Rochas Macassar

    Shiseido Nombre Noir
    C&S No. 88 *vintage formulation*
    Helmut Lang Cuiron
    Rochas macassar keeps popping from times to times on french ebay. I bough one, didn`t like and ended selling it...

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    It`s not the most expensive, but one of the hardest fragrances to find for me is Must de Cartier Pour Homme Vert Anis. I can even find it for an expensive price =/

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickbr View Post
    It`s not the most expensive, but one of the hardest fragrances to find for me is Must de Cartier Pour Homme Vert Anis. I can even find it for an expensive price =/
    What's the difference between this and original?
    Last edited by DeepSilence; 24th September 2010 at 07:05 PM.

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    Default Re: Top 10 rarest discontinued fragrances

    I´ve got the vert anis version and it is quite different to the usual version. It has a powerful sweet green anis, which is very dominant, but not offensive. It´s very long lasting. I would advise you to try it first. It´s not everyone´s cup of tea.

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    Comme des Garcons for H&M
    Top 10:
    1. Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta
    2. YSL M7
    3. Tom Ford Bois Marocain
    4. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    5. Dior Homme/Intense
    6. YSL Opium
    7. Azzaro Pour Homme
    8. Frederic Malle's Musc Ravageur
    9. YSL Live Jazz
    10. Burberry London

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    For me my beloved BY Man by Dolce & Gabbana! I have had my bottle for some years now, & dont go to that often because im going to cry when it runs out.... Nautica Competition The Original is another 1, but thats not 1 many people talk bout or wear these days which is good because who wants to smell there scent on everyone else all the time? it is a nice scent for jogging, walking, working out etc... Especially in the fall/spring weather.
    To be successful, you must smell successful! THATSMR2USIR

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    Paul Smith London is almost impossible to find now, it's especially mind boggling because it wasn't discontinued too long ago, I actually got my hands on one and paid near retail, totally worth it, this stuff is fantastic. I can't even imagine how hard this will be to find in another couple years.. Fahrenheit in its original formula is also quite hard to find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeepSilence View Post
    Aramis Portos
    Venezia Uomo
    Venezia Uomo is fairly easy to find (at least as minis) on some auction sites.

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    Jean Patou pour Homme Privé is damn hard to find! But almost half of the fragrances mentioned are not that rare - you just have to look harder than normal (and in unusual places). I've either owned or had the opportunity to own many of them within the last 2-3 years.

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    Default Re: Top 10 rarest discontinued fragrances

    i think there isn't any sensible answer to this question. there are thousands of near-impossible to find perfumes. and the most expensive does not match hard to find, not at all (for instance, tabac blond vintage perfume sells regularly on ebay, often for over 1000$ and i've found some really tough-to-find ones for very little money).
    but i guess at the end of the day, the hardest to find at all are the ancient ones. the stuff only sold to the very rich, the personal fragrances for emperors, queens, pharaohs, etc. the kind of thing even the people at the osmotheque can only dream of.

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    No mention of BOIS NOIR yet?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gido View Post
    i think there isn't any sensible answer to this question. there are thousands of near-impossible to find perfumes. and the most expensive does not match hard to find, not at all (for instance, tabac blond vintage perfume sells regularly on ebay, often for over 1000$ and i've found some really tough-to-find ones for very little money).
    but i guess at the end of the day, the hardest to find at all are the ancient ones. the stuff only sold to the very rich, the personal fragrances for emperors, queens, pharaohs, etc. the kind of thing even the people at the osmotheque can only dream of.
    Good points made there.

    Btw, I was speaking with the owner of one pharmacy, in London, and when I asked her about Jean Patou pour Homme Privé (which she didn't have) she claimed that she was once approached by Jean Patou's son looking for exactly the same thing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor View Post
    Good points made there.

    Btw, I was speaking with the owner of one pharmacy, in London, and when I asked her about Jean Patou pour Homme Privé (which she didn't have) she claimed that she was once approached by Jean Patou's son looking for exactly the same thing!
    Awwww.....Ironical.....

    Well if he wanted some Patou Pour Homme, I could hook him up with some.....Prive, is a different story though.....sigh......

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