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    Default best SMELLLING fragrances in your opinion.

    The question is, what are your favorite SMELLLING colognes. the most pleasant smelling. the best smellling. NOT "unique" or watever. not best longevity. not best projection. none of that matters for this question. the question is simple, for however long it lasts or how close u have to get, what smells the best

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    My favorite smell ever originating from a fragrance is the top notes of Parfum DelRae's Amoureuse. It develops in another direction, but that moment, that first spritz, is heaven.

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    For me, Bois Marocain by Tom Ford, but not many people share that opinion!

    Runners up: GiT, M7, L'AdDM

    What's yours?
    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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    hm... for me, its a tossup between pure malt and le male.

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    Amouage Reflection Man

    also, the first hour or two of MPG Bois de Turquie (the rest is really good, too, but those first couple of hours are divine!)

    Of course, I think all in my top 12 (and a number of others) are absolutely amazing smelling throughout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny19 View Post
    hm... for me, its a tossup between pure malt and le male.
    Thought so

    I like Le Male too
    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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    Guerlain Bois de Armenie
    Chanel Coromandel

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    Jonny, since you love Le Male so much, you should really check out a few of the niche scents that have been compared to Le Male but are generally seen as better scents all around (at least in regards to ingredient quality).

    The two that I can think of that fit the bill are Amouage Reflection Man and Invasion Barbare from MCDI. Given your love of Le Male, it'd be worth the few bucks for samples from Luckyscent, imo.
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    why Tobacco Vanille of course!

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    ESCADA Casual Friday:a tiny amount was spilled inside the carton box and I kept bringing this box to my nose for many days...
    It's never too late to mend.

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    Millesime Imperial
    Kenzo Tokyo
    Tom of Finland
    Philosykos
    Minotaure
    L'Instant de Guerlain PH / Extreme
    L'Essence de Declaration
    Spiritueuse Double Vanille
    Last edited by Chasing the Dragon; 28th September 2010 at 01:43 AM.

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    first minute of Encre Noire

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    Chanel Platinum Egoiste
    Creed Millesime Imperial
    Divine l'homme Sage
    Calvin Klein Eternity

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    Pure Malt
    Gendarme
    GIT
    Rochas Man
    Bvlgari Soir
    Geir
    Eternity
    L'instant Guerlain
    Gucci 2

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    Many: Bois du portugal, original vetiver, millesime imperial, virgin island water, vetiver 1948, l'occitane vetiver, pure malt, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    Jonny, since you love Le Male so much, you should really check out a few of the niche scents that have been compared to Le Male but are generally seen as better scents all around (at least in regards to ingredient quality).

    The two that I can think of that fit the bill are Amouage Reflection Man and Invasion Barbare from MCDI. Given your love of Le Male, it'd be worth the few bucks for samples from Luckyscent, imo.
    Jonny, do this at your own risk because "once you smell niche, you'll want to switch!"
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    Dior Homme Intense and Musc Ravageur

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    Savile Row by Richard James

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    Offrez-Lui

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    Millesime Imperial
    Douce Amere
    Bleecker Street
    Vol De Nuit Evasion

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    Creed Silver Mountain Water
    Azzaro Pour Homme
    Gucci Pour Homme
    Gucci Pour Homme II
    Burberry Touch
    Burberry London
    Antaeus
    Michael For Men - Michael Kors
    M7
    Prada d'Infusion Homme
    Diesel Plus Plus (double take - yes you are seeing it correctly
    Last edited by Riley; 29th September 2010 at 06:27 AM. Reason: I forgot Gucci Pour homme, its simply phenomenall!!! Thanks Tom Ford & Michel Almairac

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosehavn View Post
    Jonny, do this at your own risk because "once you smell niche, you'll want to switch!"
    This is truth
    “Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.”
    Karl, age 5

    Swapping
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    1. Versace Man Eau Fraiche
    2. Burberry London
    3. Gucci PH
    4. YSL La Nuit De L'Homme
    5. Lacoste Essential

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    Musc Ravageur
    Jicky
    D'Orange Verte
    Original Tabarome
    Rochas Man
    M7
    Bois Du Portugal

    akdeluxe

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    On me I think it is Chergui and Scandal Lanvin when it settles into a smoky-leathery skin scent

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    I know I mentioned this fragrance already but the top notes of Amouage Reflection are absolutely divine. When I first smelled the scent I was taken aback and literally breathless because of its beauty. I immediately knew I needed this fragrance! It was the most poignant "OMG that is BEAUTIFUL!" type moment I've yet to experience since starting this journey. It was far more beautiful than my pathetic attempt to describe the experience here. This post does it little justice.
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    Armani Eau pour Homme, Creed BDP, Penhaligons Blenheim Bouquet, Mouchoir de Monsieur by Guerlain

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    Too many to name..

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    Windsor, I honestly think it is the greatest thing I've ever smelled in my life lol

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    Ted Baker Endurance
    Paul Smith Extreme
    Riverside Drive

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    new york, polo, grey flannel, lapidus ph, van cleef and arpels ph, kouros, lolita lempicka au masculin, many more.
    Last edited by fountain; 28th September 2010 at 01:31 PM.

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    Default Re: best SMELLLING fragrances in your opinion.

    'best' is not in my fragrance vocab... Many great-smelling ones though. One that still sticks to my mind was Xerjoff Nio - esp. 1st hour.

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    Pasha De Cartier
    Drakkar Noir
    Armani Eau Pour Homme
    Creed Silver Mountain Water
    Aramis Devin
    A*Men
    Paco Rabanne XS
    Escada Homme
    Eau Sauvage
    Last edited by DeepSilence; 28th September 2010 at 11:40 AM.

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    Vintage Bandit. Just opening the bottle and getting miniscule amounts on my fingertips has me sniffing my hand obsessively for the next hour or so, it's ridiculous. Also Fumerie Turque, Comme des Garcons Parfum and Eau Noire, although in the last case it smells by far the best on a specific person.

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    I like the smell of the following: (thats what i have in my mind for now)
    Allure pour homme
    D&G the one
    D&G Masculine
    Herrera chic
    Baldessarini Ambre
    Silver shadow altitude
    Lolita Au Masculine
    Molecule 01

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    the dreamer by versace
    man eau fraiche by versace
    the one by d&g
    l'eau par kenzo
    clinique happy
    bvlgari ph

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    Piper Nigrum by LV
    Coeur de Vétiver Sacré by L'Artisan Parfumeur
    Tea for Two
    Encre Noire
    Bleu de Chanel

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    That would be Mitsouko by Guerlain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    'best' is not in my fragrance vocab... Many great-smelling ones though. One that still sticks to my mind was Xerjoff Nio - esp. 1st hour.
    +1 here. Nio is amazing, my favourite from Xerjoff to date and what I consider as top quality when it comes to smelling. My other favourites are Hesperides by Essenze di Mezzanotte (my favourite coconut/citrus based fragrance) and all of the fragrances I've tried from Antimateria are top quality for me.

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    lanvin sport

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    Eau Sauvage.

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    Michael Kors for Men
    Hermes Bel Ami
    Creed Bois du Portugal
    Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree
    Amouage Dia

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    top notes of Voleur de Roses - georgeous
    Patchouli Patch
    Aramis
    Yatagan
    and many, many more!

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    Patou pour Homme
    Guerlain Shalimar (vintage)
    Guerlain Mitsouko (vintage)
    Chanel No. 19 (vintage)
    Patou pour Homme Prive
    Ungaro pour L’Homme 1
    Chanel Sycomore (new)
    Chanel Antaeus
    Ungaro pour L'Homme 1
    Guerlain Derby
    Guerlain Habit Rouge (vintage edc)
    MPG Parfum d'Habit
    Yohji Yamamoto Yohji Homme
    Balenciaga pour Homme
    Chanel Égoïste
    Last edited by pluran; 9th October 2010 at 09:50 AM. Reason: blackout

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    In unison with Luca Turin, I'll have to nominate Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955)

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    Definitely some worthy candidates in Pluran's list.

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    Pure Malt...The One...this is a tough one. I'm going to go with Pure Malt. Love that stuff

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    Houbigant Fougère Royale (the original, not the reissue)
    Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Guerlain Après l'Ondée
    Knize Ten
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Pinaud Clubman
    Proraso Dopobarba
    Any good Eau de Cologne

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    Allure Homme Sport
    Rochas Man
    Spicebomb
    Pure malt
    Givenchy Play
    Le Male
    Polo Double Black

    my gosh, tooo many
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    Many but for me one would have to be Vince Camuto
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Chanel Egoiste (especially the drydown)
    Tauer L'air du Desert Marocain
    Acqua di Parma Colonia

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    Antico Caruso
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    I'd like to add Guerlain's georgeous Heritage.

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    Egoiste Cologne Concentree
    Ormonde Man
    Gucci Envy

    I (like most of us, I suspect) go through fits and starts with all types of fragrances, sometimes certain notes, sometimes certain houses, but these three are all I actually require. If my house were on fire, I'd grab these and then see if it were safe enough to go back for my girlfriend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunguy74 View Post
    Allure Homme Sport
    Rochas Man
    Spicebomb
    Pure malt
    Givenchy Play
    Le Male
    Polo Double Black

    my gosh, tooo many
    Nice, I don't see Polo Double Black get much love at all, but I like it as well. For me, GIT rules this one...it just smells amazing start to finish. I'll also +1 for Rochas Man and I'll throw in one complete oddball - Ralph Lauren Big Pony #1. Yes, it has absolutely no sillage or longevity (may as well be a body spray), but I can't lie, as simple & linear as it is, it truly has a great, refreshing citrus & woods smell to it.

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    Dior Homme Intense

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonnyLeMale View Post
    hm... for me, its a tossup between pure malt and le male.
    Don't actually believe it exists, but for me, if I could find something that smells like Pure Malt, minus the monstrous sugar hit, I would be buying up a lifetime supply. When it gets cold enough, I like to wear Pure Malt and imagine what could have been.

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    Pure Oud & Agar Musk are positively remarkable, smells like a beautiful Dry Erase Marker... expensive though!

    Molecule 01 is breathtaking when you are able to smell it. (ie. on a t-shirt the following day! Mmmmm!)

    CK BE is one of my all-time, LONG TIME favorite scents. Inexpensive too. Just unbeatable in all ways!

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    - Santal Noble
    - M7
    - Escada pour homme
    - Gucci pour homme
    - Zino
    - Heritage
    My Top 10 : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme
    - Guerlain: Homme L'Eau Boisee
    - Pal Zileri: Cuoio
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Guerlain: Vetiver
    - Amouage: Jubilation XXV
    - Dior: Homme Intense
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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