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    Default Sample Hunt: If you could choose ONE fragrance from each house...

    I'd like to pick up a few samples and since I can't do them myself I'll be asking a favour from a friend. I don't want to burden her with too much so it would be awesome if you guys could recommend a must sample frag from each of these houses.

    By Kilian
    Penhaligon's
    Parfums de Nicolai
    Amouage
    Frederick Malle
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian
    L'Artisan Perfumeur
    Diptyque
    Serge Lutens
    Bond No. 9

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    Default Re: Sample Hunt: If you could choose ONE fragrance from each house...

    By Kilian - Back to Black
    Penhaligon's
    Parfums de Nicolai - new York
    Amouage - Jubilation XXV
    Frederick Malle - Musc Ravageur or Noir Epices
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian -
    L'Artisan Perfumeur - Dzing! or Timbuktu
    Diptyque - L'ombre Dans L'eau or Tamdao
    Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan or Chergui
    Bond No. 9 - Silver Factory or West Side
    Last edited by volley2; 12th October 2010 at 05:09 PM.

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    Penhaligon's: Racquets Formula
    Serge Lutens: Muscs Kublai Khan
    L'Artisan Perfumeur: Timbuktu
    Diptyque: L'ombre Dans L'eau

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    By Kilian - Back to Black
    Penhaligons - Opus 1870
    PdN - New York
    Amouage - Jubilation XXV
    Malle - Musc Ravageur
    Kurkdjian - Sorry, can't help you there
    L'Artisan - Mmm Granny, that smells, er, nice. (No, that's not a new fragrance from ELdO)
    Diptyque - Tam Dao
    Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
    Bond No 9 - Wall Street
    Last edited by jcrich; 12th October 2010 at 06:13 PM.
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    Default Re: Sample Hunt: If you could choose ONE fragrance from each house...

    Quote Originally Posted by Sub Zero View Post
    By Kilian - Prelude to Love
    Penhaligon's - Eau De Cologne anthology
    Parfums de Nicolai - Cologne Sologne
    Amouage - Jubilation XXV
    Frederick Malle - Bois D'Orage
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Cologne Pour Le Matin
    L'Artisan Perfumeur - Navegar
    Diptyque - Tam Dao
    Serge Lutens - Chergui
    Bond No. 9 - Riverside Drive
    Those would be my picks, but I'm a citrus/green nut.

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    Default Re: Sample Hunt: If you could choose ONE fragrance from each house...

    By Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    Penhaligons - Raquets Formula
    Parfums de Nicolai - New York
    Amouage - Jubilation XXV
    Frederic Malle - French Lover/Bois D'Orage
    MFK - Cologne Pour Le Matin
    L'Artisan - Tea for Two
    Diptyque - Philosykos
    Serge Lutens - Chergui
    Bond no 9 - Silver Factory

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    By Kilian Taste of Heaven
    Parfums de Nicolai New York
    Amouage Homage (if possible) or Reflection Man
    Frederick Malle French Lover (Bois d'Orage)
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian Cologne Pour Le Soir
    L'Artisan Perfumeur Fou d'Absinthe
    Diptyque Eau Lente
    Serge Lutens Chergui

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    Default Re: Sample Hunt: If you could choose ONE fragrance from each house...

    By Kilian - Taste of Heaven
    Penhaligon's - English Fern
    Parfums de Nicolai - New York
    Amouage - Jubilation XXV
    Frederick Malle - VE or Carnal Flower
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian - not familiar
    L'Artisan Perfumeur - Tea for Two
    Diptyque - Philosykos
    Serge Lutens - you need two, a "dry" Serge and a "wet" Serge, since the house is so divided. Let's say Gris Clair (dry) and Chergui (wet)
    Bond No. 9 - I like Bleecker Street, but it may or may not be the best representation of the house.
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    Default Re: Sample Hunt: If you could choose ONE fragrance from each house...

    [QUOTE=Sub Zero;1957833
    By Kilian - A Taste of Heaven
    Penhaligon's (I don't care)
    Parfums de Nicolai - New York
    Amouage - Lyric Woman
    Frederick Malle - Musc Ravageur
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Absolue pour le Soir
    L'Artisan Perfumeur - Dzing!
    Diptyque (I don't care)
    Serge Lutens - Chergui
    Bond No. 9 (I don't care)[/QUOTE]

    Enjoy!

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    Default Re: Sample Hunt: If you could choose ONE fragrance from each house...

    I don't have a favourite from By Kilian or Bond No. 9. I'm not familiar with Maison Francis Kurkdjian. With Malle I'm torn between atleast 4 scents.

    Penhaligon's Hammam Bouquet
    Parfums de Nicolai New York
    Amouage Homage
    L'Artisan Perfumeur L'eau du Navigateur (it's so much more substantial than the new L'Artisans)
    Diptyque Eau Lente
    Serge Lutens Iris Silver Mist

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    Default Re: Sample Hunt: If you could choose ONE fragrance from each house...

    I dunno much about these fragrance houses. I've really only tried from Diptyque. With that said, Philosykos is a MUST try; and if you like sandalwood, I highly recommend Tam Dao as well.

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    Default Re: Sample Hunt: If you could choose ONE fragrance from each house...

    By Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    Penhaligon's - LP No 9 for Men
    Parfums de Nicolai - Patchouli Homme
    Amouage - Jubilation XXV
    Frederick Malle - Carnal Flower
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Absolue pour le Soir
    L'Artisan Perfumeur - Coeur de Vetiver Sacre
    Diptyque - L'Ombre dans L'Eau
    Serge Lutens - Gris Clair
    Bond No. 9 - New Haarlem
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    Default Re: Sample Hunt: If you could choose ONE fragrance from each house...

    Parfums de Nicolai - Baladin
    Diptyque - Tam Dao
    Frederick Malle - Musc Ravageur

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    Default Re: Sample Hunt: If you could choose ONE fragrance from each house...

    I don't know your friends tastes, so this one is risky.

    By Kilian - Back To Black
    Penhaligon's - Elixir
    Parfums de Nicolai - Odalisque
    Amouage - Ubar
    Frederick Malle - Carnal Flower
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Apom pour Femme
    L'Artisan Perfumeur - Dzing!
    Diptyque - Eau Duelle
    Serge Lutens - Fille En Aiguilles
    Bond No. 9 - New Harlem

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    Default Re: Sample Hunt: If you could choose ONE fragrance from each house...

    I can only speak on a couple:

    Frederick Malle - Musc Ravageur
    L'Artisan Perfumeur - Fou d' Absinthe
    Diptyque - Philosykos
    Serge Lutens - MKK
    Bond No. 9 - Chez Bond

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    Default Re: Sample Hunt: If you could choose ONE fragrance from each house...

    By Kilian - Back to Black
    Penalhigon -
    Parfums de Nicolai - New York
    Amouage - Dia (not the most distinct, but it has a little of everything, and the easiest one to like)
    Frederic Malle - Musc Ravageur, Carnal Flower, Iris Poudre (sorry it's tough with this house)
    Maison -
    L'Artisan Parfumeur - Tea for Two
    Diptyque - Taracco
    Serge Lutens - Chergui, no question
    Bond no.9 - New Haarlem

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    By Kilian -- A Taste of Heaven
    Penhaligon's -- Amaranthine
    Parfums de Nicolai -- New York
    Amouage -- Epic Man
    Frederick Malle -- French Lover
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian -- Absolue pour le Soir
    L'Artisan Perfumeur -- Dzing!
    Diptyque -- Tam Dao
    Serge Lutens -- Muscs Koublaï Khän
    Bond No. 9
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    Default Re: Sample Hunt: If you could choose ONE fragrance from each house...

    By Kilian: A Taste of Heaven
    Penhaligon's: Blenheim Bouquet
    Parfums de Nicolai: Vie de Chateau
    Amouage: Dia
    Malle: French Lover
    L'Artisan: Mechant Loup
    Diptyque: Eau Lente
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    Default Re: Sample Hunt: If you could choose ONE fragrance from each house...

    By Kilian - N.A
    Penhaligon's - Lily of the valley
    Parfums de Nicolai - New York
    Amouage - Gold Men
    Frederick Malle - Musc Ravageur
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian - N/A
    L'Artisan Perfumeur - NONE (But u can try Havana Vanille)
    Diptyque - N/A
    Serge Lutens - Musk Koublai Khan
    Bond No. 9 - NONE
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    Default Re: Sample Hunt: If you could choose ONE fragrance from each house...

    L'Artisan - Timbuktu
    Serge Lutens - Muscs Khoublai Khan
    Diptypque - Eau de Lierre

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    L'Artisan: Coeur de Vetiver Sacre
    Amouage: Jubilation XXV or Epic Man if you want something truly middle eastern smelling. Reflection Man for clean opulence. Memoir Man if you like very dark and masculine scents. Definitely NOT Dia Man, imo.
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Lumiere Noire PH if you want something dark/rosy. APOM Homme if you like orange blossom.
    Serge Lutens: Serge Noire
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    Default Re: Sample Hunt: If you could choose ONE fragrance from each house...

    Are you totalling these reccomendations up to come up with a masterlist?

    By Kilian - Back To Black
    Penhaligon's - Opus 1870 or Hammam Bouquet
    Parfums de Nicolai - New york
    Amouage - Jubilation XXV
    Frederick Malle - Musc Ravageur
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian - (I haven't liked any yet)
    L'Artisan Perfumeur - Fou d'Absinthe
    Diptyque - Tam Dao
    Serge Lutens - Chergui
    Bond No. 9 - New Haarlem
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    Default Re: Sample Hunt: If you could choose ONE fragrance from each house...

    Thank you each and every one of you for your responses. Much appreciated. I actually went through all the suggestions and looked at notes, reviews, etc. and have made up my mind. Here's my list of samples that I'll be asking my friend to snap up. Since there wasn't a great amount of love for Bond No. 9, I've decided to go ahead with, you've guessed it, GIT by Creed. Yeah I know, unbelievable, I still have no clue what it smells like.

    1. Green Irish Tweed by Creed (Overhyped, over played, etc. but I still like to try it to see what the fuss is about)
    2. Jubilation XXV by Amouage (Winner by a clear margin)
    3. New York by Parfums de Nicolai (interested in an alternative to BdP with no compromise in quality)
    4. Back To Black by Kilian (A Taste of Heaven was close but I hate Absinthe, so decided to go with this)
    5. Sartorial by Penhaligon's (Again, no clear winner, someone posted a super review that has got me curious)
    6. Tam Dao by Diptyque (Love sandalwood, so went with this one)
    7. Absolue Pour Le Soir by Francis Kurkdjian (Notes on this swayed me, plus it's a more concentrated version)
    8. Musc Ravageur by Frederick Malle (Gets lots of attention on this forum and interesting notes)
    9. Tea For Two by L'Artisan Parfumeur (Good reviews, liked the notes better than the other suggestions)
    10. Muscs Koublai Khan by Serge Lutens (The sheer Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hide reviews have got me curious, no harm in trying it out)

    Again, thank you for all your suggestions, I will update this thread with my thoughts once I get my hands on these samples. Please don't expect a detailed expert review or anything, my nose doesn't have that sort of expertise It'll just be a basic what I think about it sort of thing and how much I enjoy them.

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    Default Re: Sample Hunt: If you could choose ONE fragrance from each house...

    Nooo, not musc ravageur, it's so over-rated. Oh well, it's still fantastic, but over-hyped.

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