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    Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    My Top 10

    1. Amouage Homage Attar
    2. Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan
    3. YSL M7
    4. Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
    5. Chanel Egoiste
    6. 24 Gold by Scentstory
    7. Amouage Epic Man
    8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
    9. Bond No. 9 New York Oud
    10. Serge Lutens - Chergui



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    terre d'hermes
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarıpatates View Post
    recently, profumi del forte's tirrenico
    it's a very unique water type of scent and it's incredibly tenacious.
    I"m glad to see this company here. Roma Imperiale is also a very unique scent from them, with really great drydown.
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    Pure Havane

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    Patou Pour Homme

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    Chergui or GIT

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    Back in the 90's, it was the original Nautica Competition.

    More recently, the heart & base notes of Tommy Bahama and Havana by Aramis.
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    Back to Black was part of my first ever niche sample purchase, and was the first one I wore, and it blew me away. Unfortunately it's too sweet for me to get away with wearing, or it would have been my first niche FB purchase as well.

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    I was flipping through an issue of GQ while researching for what cologne I should buy since I haven't owned one 5-6 years. There was one magazine insert that perked up my nose. It was Jean Paul Gaultier's Le Male. I rubbed that magazine insert on my wrist and I kept going back to it. The next day I went out and bought my 4.2 oz bottle. Unfortunately that love affair only lasted a few months before I decided to sell it and move on. I still wear it from time to time by either borrowing a friend's bottle or decants though. I don't think I've had that same reaction off smelling a scent strip or a magazine insert now that nothing really surprises me anymore. *sigh*

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    I have 2. Actually, 3.

    1, L'homme. This got me into the whole thing. Enough said.
    2, Pure Malt. I smelled this and couldn't believe what I was smelling. It was an instant favorite. Sadly, since then, it's been going down on my list due too...
    3, Pure Havane. I honestly wasn't wow'd like I was Pure Malt, but over time I was. I am far more addicted to this than any other fragrance including Pure Malt since L'homme. Instant favorite that is staying in its place on my list.
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    I havent sure i had this experience, but almost still remember first time i smelled Shiseido Basala.

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    First time I smelled Terre D'Hermes, I was in love with it. To this day, TDH still astonishes me on weekly basis.

    Years ago (beginning of my fragrance journey), the girl I dated introduced me to this one called Hanae Mori HM. She was the most lovely and my first impression of this bottle will forever be associated with memories of her.

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    Givenchy Xeryus Rouge 1st. Dior Homme 2nd.

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    For me, it would have to be Musc Ravageur. I was fortunate enough to be able to buy a sample, as I really had no desire to spend $150 (the price at the time I bought my bottle) on a fragrance without smelling and trying it on my skin. I actually bought a sample of the oil version first. Upon first sniff, I was mesmerized. After giving it a trial wearing, I was on the phone with Barney's, ordering my bottle, then having to eagerly await the arrival of my purchase.

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    I've had a few. Jacomo de Jacomo (original black bottle/blue writing); Calvin by Calvin Klein (navy blue bottle); Iquitos by Alain Delon. Once I joined Basenotes, my heart strings were set abuzz by the likes of Mechant Loup, Vintage Tabarome, and Heritage by Guerlain.

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    So many have left good and lasting impressions with me.

    I have to say Zino. Also Back to Black, Antaeus and Lyric Man.
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    L'Heure Bleue was the first one that made me realise perfume could tell a story.

    Since then, a few highlights:

    Patou Pour Homme
    Amouage Homage
    Insolence EDP (L'Heure Bleue for the new century)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil4Speed View Post
    For me, Green Irish Tweed or Virgin Island Water, both smelled so.. Lush (For lack of a better word)... It was like smelling in 3 Dimensions after being stuck in a side scroller.
    Hahaha. Good call. I wasn't sure what to think of GIT when I first smelled it. I didn't really like it at first but one thing was certain: it was deeper and richer than any other fragrance. Love it now.

    For me, Terre d'Hermes left the best first impression on me. I was new to fragrances and needed a fragrance for office wear. TdH was among those recommended to me and I was blown away. To this day, it's probably my favorite fragrance.

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    The one that started it all for me.....Chanel for Men (aka Pour Monsieur) and my most recent purchase New York from the house of Nicolai.....

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    Amouage Ciel
    Dior Homme

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    last ones are Dirty English By Juicy Couture and Calamity J By Juliette Has A Gun

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    Fou d'Absinthe did it for me.

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    Chanel's Cuir de Russie, which I smelled only a few weeks ago, has by far left the best impression on me. The opening was good, a smoothly cluttered luxuriousness - but the drydown is...sublime. I smelled the card many times over the next few days, each time sure that I had been misremembering that magnificent unison of civet, iris, ylangylang and birchtar. But no, each time it took me off-guard to astonish me anew.

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    Amouage reflection man would have scored high marks until I got the corn chip vibe from it ...surprisingly John Varvatos by JV has left the best first impression of a fragrance ever on me, and it continues to do so. Yes its linear but I love it.

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    SL Arabie for me
    Flowerbomb EdP (on my wife)

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    Le Male and then Black Orchid EDP.

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