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    Today I went to my side shelf for my SOTD, I went with something called Rykiel Man. This is, hands down the most unique fresh fragrance I've ever smelled. EVER. I cannot break this fragrance down. The closest I can say is that it smells like limes, soda, laundry detergent, and a little tea. It's not soapy, there's no spices, it's not oriental, but it is very green and fresh. I don't really care for it, but it is very very intriguing, in fact, I've never been so intrigued with any fragrance, ever. This must be smelled.

    Usually a fresh scent is the typical, shower fresh, "so fresh & so clean" vibe. There are few fresh scents that really wow you, whether in a good way or bad. What is the most unique fresh fragrance you've ever come across, whether you loved it or hated it?

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    I'm testing one today that clearly fits THIS bill - Amouage Harrods Limited Edition Man EDP.
    One of the stragest deep green, clean & yes fresh frags I've sampled in a while.
    It's like an odd combination of Saville Row @ the top then dropping into the freshest GIT like quality you can imagine.

    It doesn't sound that unique but good lord it haunt's the ish outta ME. Can't keep from going back to it.

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    L'eau D'issey to me is extremely unique. The smell is unique and entoxicating at times and it projects and lasts longer then any other fresh scent.

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    Fresh is a tough nut. It's difficult to classify. I like Claiborne Sport and find its freshness invigorating and unique. I know you are not a fan of Claiborne fragrances, but this one might surprise you. Give it a try if you have the chance.

    Other than that, I find Bond No. 9 Central Park to be uniquely fresh in a greenery-type way.

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    Odeur 53? Smells to me like linen drying outside on a clothesline with a hint of ozone though it is something different to everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buzzley View Post
    Fresh is a tough nut. It's difficult to classify. I like Claiborne Sport and find its freshness invigorating and unique. I know you are not a fan of Claiborne fragrances, but this one might surprise you. Give it a try if you have the chance.

    Other than that, I find Bond No. 9 Central Park to be uniquely fresh in a greenery-type way.
    I used to own a smaller bottle of Claiborne Sport, but vaguely remember it. Smelled pretty common though from what I do recall. I actually liked it too. Might have to check it out again soon to see if it's collection worthy.

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    Give Eau de Lierre (diptyque) a shot. Pure, natural, outdoor ivy. It's quite linear but distinct and layers very well with other scents due to it's one note direction.

    kim

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    Virgilio, Ocean Rain, and Celadon come to mind.

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    Ulysses by Vicky Tiel

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    Bvlgari Blv has a very pleasant synthetic freshness to it, imo.

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    Most of the Acqua di Parma lineup, Eau d'Orange Verte by Hermes, Agua de Loewe, (meanwhile discontinued) Spazio Krizia

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    Angeliques Sous la Plui (Frederic Malle) is a unique fresh scent in my book.

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    I think Un Jardin Sur Le Nil has to be up there.

    I would also give a shout out to GFT, which while not unique per se is one of the best of its genre.
    In a world where people smell bad, it is the personal responsibility of every Basenoter to improve the world one SotD at a time...

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    Sample the CdG Odeur frags.

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    La Voile Rouge

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    I'm gonna say Antidote by Viktor & Rolf.

    I've never smelled anything like it before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Off-Scenter View Post
    .......Ocean Rain.......
    I instantly thought of this beauty. A slightly dissonant mix of herbs, flowers, amber and oceanic notes. Edmond Roudnitska's final creation, well worth seeking out.

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    When I bought Bulgari AQVA, I thought it just wasn't my style of fragrance, but I kept trying and the more I wore it, the more I was intrigued by its piercing freshness. I don't wear it often because I prefer it for hot weather and I live in a cold country, but I definitely like it now and choose it when I want something not sweet or soapy-clean.

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    Lacoste Booster

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    +1 for Rykiel MAN. I agree with The_Cologneist. It's fresh, it's unique, it's long lasting. For me it is a winner in this category. Hands down.

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    in no order:
    Bulgari extreme
    Guy Laroche Horizon
    YSL Rive Gauche ph
    Bulgari Aqua
    Mugler Cologne

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    Amouage Ciel man.

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    mugler cologne

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    Gai Mattiolo Uomo

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    Quote Originally Posted by HDS1963 View Post
    I think Un Jardin Sur Le Nil has to be up there.
    I agree completely. This scent by Hermes is a unique work of art.

    Also, the limited edition Aramis Cool Blend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supperman View Post
    I'm gonna say Antidote by Viktor & Rolf.

    I've never smelled anything like it before.
    I agree =+1

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    Has anyone tried Tuscan Soul by Salvatore Ferragamo ?? --absolutely the freshest scent I have.Very much a summer scent though,unlike AdP which I use all year round.

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    virgin island water and aventus

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    Infusion d'Homme by Prada
    L'Eau Bleue d'Issey pour Homme by Issey Miyake
    Aqua Allegoria Herba Fresca by Guerlain

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    Quote Originally Posted by supperman View Post
    I'm gonna say Antidote by Viktor & Rolf.

    I've never smelled anything like it before.
    word

    +1

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    I find M. Micallef's Red Sea strangely fresh, strange because it has musk in its basenotes, but it has the weirdest prickling freshness throughout...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Most of the Acqua di Parma lineup, Eau d'Orange Verte by Hermes, Agua de Loewe, (meanwhile discontinued) Spazio Krizia
    Yes: Aqua Di Parma, specially the Blu Mediterraneo line: I got Fico Di Amalfi and it's incredible: fresh-green-crispy

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    I have smelled a lot of frags, but think humble Old Spice White Water is still the best smelling fresh scent i know. Packaged as niche, there would be much raving about this.
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

    #BBOG!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    What is the most unique fresh fragrance you've ever come across, whether you loved it or hated it?
    Creed - Original Vetiver

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    I still find Laguna to be rather unique. Fresh aquatic gourmand... it's all that rolled up in one. I'm also still clinging to my Del Pozo On El; synthetic, yes, but fresh with about 1,000 notes listed. Jil Sander Man is rather unique, too. Minty, cedar, and incense.
    The Bark Bites Back.

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    Gendarme EDP is my favorite fresh scent

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    Another vote for Antidote. It's clean, fresh, sharp, with incense that makes it interesting.
    Summer 2014 favorites

    1. Terre d'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche (orange)
    2. Dueto Citiver (Vetiver)
    3. Dior Homme Sport 2012 (Citron)
    4. Lalique Encre Noire Sport (Woody)
    5. Dior Homme Eau (Iris)
    6.Chanel Allure Edition Blanche

    7. Cartier Roadster (Mint)
    8. Joop Splash (Fruity)
    9. Lanvin L'homme Sport (Petitgrain))
    10. Jesus Del Pozo Adventure Quasar (Gin)

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    I don┤t know most unique but very special indeed: QUASAR by Jesus del Pozo
    my current top five (always in transition)

    Dior Eau Noire
    HdP 1725 Casanova
    eau de gloire parfum d'empire
    Dia man Amouage
    comme des garšons man 2

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    Tirrenico and Calamus


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonoanimoes View Post
    Creed - Original Vetiver
    agreed

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    Terre d'Hermes
    My top 5: Sea Mist; Minnow; Crab, tiger, and almonds; Semprini; Rancid Polecat N░ 2

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    Bvlgari Eau De Vert - Magical! Extremely clean smelling
    Billy Jealosy Illicit - Best out-of-the-shower smell ever

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    I can't recognize much of a freshness in Antidote, but uniqueness is #1.

    My overall favorite in this category is Lacoste Original.

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    Silver Mountain Water

    Petitgrain + Blackcurrant + Galbanum + Green Tea = Game Over

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    Virgin Island Water and Eau de New York
    Right now I think that I have all the fragrances that I want.

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    Silver Mountain Water. Fresh - check. Unique - check.

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    +1 Mugler Cologne EDT

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    I find Hugh Parsons Blue to be very unique (in a good way).

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    Wicken 3000 - pure ozone and the olfactory equivalent of the scent of space.

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    Eau de Campagne by Sisley. It's a very wonderful scent; very fresh very green and very vegetal. This one is , IMO, the most uplifting scent. One of the best by J.C. Ellena.
    Last edited by jss; 14th May 2012 at 01:39 PM.

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    Czech & Speake Cuba - Fresh and dirty at the same time.

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    gris clair is pretty fresh-ish i guess not in the citric way tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by jss View Post
    Eau de Campagne by Sisley. It's a very wonderful scent; very fresh very green and very vegetal. This one is , IMO, the most uplifting scent. One of the best by J.C. Ellena.
    I've never tried Sisley fragrances. Green and vegetal sounds great! I will definitely look it up! Thanks!

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    Coney Island by Bond No. 9--Fresh with a gourmand twist!
    Outrageous! by Frederic Malle--Fresh fruity laundry clean!

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    Another:

    H&G Askew: One of the most beautiful green tinted citrus openings ever, with shades of orange, ruby red (grapefruit!), and yellows (the mimosa). This fades into a spiced heart where I pick up pine sap, cardamom, ginger, wet grass, asphalt/tar and hints of violet and jasmine, and leather, which eventually segues into a smokier base of vetiver, light birch tar, and a beautiful leather note. Occasionally you can still pick up a hint of mimosa, too, which always strikes the nose as a pleasant treat.

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    ELdO - Tom of Finland

    Heeley - Sel Marin

    ToF is a suede leather and vanille scent with a fresh feeling.
    Sel Marin has a salty, oceanic vibe. Not even close to a typical men's aquatic...

    They're both unique fresh scents in my book but i don't like either

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    most unique fresh scent?

    Molecule 01 - pure freshness. Its so pure that when you try to smell it you can not, and when not trying at all it is all around you. 100% iso E super.

    Byredo Mister Marvelous - freshness with an unexpected angular green wood note that I've never smelled before mixed into an otherwise mild mannered fresh scent. This fragrances is sneaky in its appeal. A casual sniff or test and you can easily miss its marvelousness.

    Soivohle Leather Krem - notes: Well Worn Leather, Scorched Caramel, Light Woods, Whipped Cream, and a touch of Citrus in the opening. An extremely fresh gourmand leather scent. Its fresh like a burnt marshmallow is fresh.

    Trumpers Extract of Limes Cologne - natural, crisp, sharp pure lime that you just can't believe it is this fresh. Lasts pretty well too.

    Kenzo Air - This Maurice Roucel creation for Kenzo is half iso E super (48%), but with a jolt of anise built upon a foundation of vetiver. Bitter, green, fresh, dry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    Another:

    H&G Askew: One of the most beautiful green tinted citrus openings ever, with shades of orange, ruby red (grapefruit!), and yellows (the mimosa). This fades into a spiced heart where I pick up pine sap, cardamom, ginger, wet grass, asphalt/tar and hints of violet and jasmine, and leather, which eventually segues into a smokier base of vetiver, light birch tar, and a beautiful leather note. Occasionally you can still pick up a hint of mimosa, too, which always strikes the nose as a pleasant treat.
    I've put off sampling this house for far too long. Eau Radieuse and Askew are now must test status. Can anyone tell me the best source for sampling them via the Web ? Or perhaps someone in Chicago actually carries the line and I never noticed ?


    edit: I have samples of Eau Radieuse and Askew in my cart @ AusLiebeZumDuft, can anyone tell me a domestic or better yet Chicago source for these two ??
    Last edited by DULLAH; 15th May 2012 at 12:47 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supperman View Post
    I'm gonna say Antidote by Viktor & Rolf.

    I've never smelled anything like it before.


    Antidote is special.

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