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    which designer frags (non vintage) smell the most natural to your nose?

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    Classical by Anat Fritz is the first currently available one that comes to mind with its natural smelling aromatic lavender and sharp realistic cedar.
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    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
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    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    Italian Cypress
    Seasonal rotation:

    Original Santal
    Apple Brandy
    Tuscan Leather
    Silver Mountain Water
    Lyric Man

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    I should add non-exclusive range as well as non vintage.

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    Eau Sauvage
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    Allure Homme Edition Blanche. Like the lemon pie effect.

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    One that surprised me is Kenneth Cole Signature. The woodsy and floral notes are really nice in this one and very natural smelling. I recently got a sample after trying it years ago and forgetting what it smelled like and enjoyed it so much that I just pulled the trigger on a 100 ml bottle which you can get for around $30 online, definite bargain!

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    Eau Fugace by Astier de Vittale - a wonderful natural smelling Eau...

    Another 3 I'd recommend are Furyo by Bogart, French Line by Revillon & Balenciaga Pour Homme...

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    Guerlain Homme Eau Boisee, Woods of Windsor Bergamot&Neroli, TF Grey Vetiver, YSL PH, Elizabeth Arden Green Tea.

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    Not technically a designer, but in that price range and availability:

    Comptoir Sud Pacifique: Amour de Cacao
    Smells like a cold, creamy, chocolate pie with orange zest on top.
    This is the new forumulation, glass bottle, apparently there is a significant difference between the old tin can and the new glass.



    Again, not designer, but in that price range:

    Legendary Fragrances - Barista
    Breakfast at a diner.
    Strong sense of coffee, weak sense of breakfast sweetness similar to pancakes
    I've never smelled New Haarlem, but from what I've read Barista is the mirror of that.
    More coffee, less syrup.



    I think thats all I've got for realistic, natural scents in my lineup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Eau Sauvage
    If we're not including exclusive lines, I'll second this
    Seasonal rotation:

    Original Santal
    Apple Brandy
    Tuscan Leather
    Silver Mountain Water
    Lyric Man

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    It really depends upon your sensitivities. For example, if you know what hedione is and it is really bothering you, Eau Sauvage might smell terribly synthetic/chemical.

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    + 1 for Eau Sauvage, I would also add Hermès Eau d'Orange Verte. I was blown away by how natural smelling that was. So fresh.

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    Here are a few designers from my collection that smell very natural:

    Jacomo Paradox Green (smells like a rain forest, not that I have ever smelled a rain forest, but this is how I would imagine one to smell)
    Banana Republic Classic (natural floral/citrus smell)
    Bvlgari pH Extreme (natural grapefruit/tea notes)
    Burberry Sport (not the entire fragrance, but the ginger here smells very realisitc)
    Cigar (authentic hand rolled cigar aroma)
    Declaration (natural smelling spice/woods - a JCE creation, so this is common)
    Dunhill Pure (this has an amazing lotus flower note that smells very much like the real thing, with this watery feel.. it feels like I am there on the lily pond, with all of the natural smells around me - when I wear this)
    Live Jazz (one of the best natural spearmint notes around, accompanied by fresh grapefruit zest)
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    Fahrenheit (1988)
    Paul Smith Man (2009)
    Burberry London (2006)
    Prada Amber pour Homme (2006)
    Arpege pour Homme (2005)

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    Piment Brulant by L'Artisan smells completely natural to me.
    Just because a fragrance is expensive, doesn’t necessarily make it smell better than a cheaper one.

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    Terre d'Hermes Tres Fraiche has a nice natural smell orange. Almost like a orange rind.
    Cartier Roadster has a great mint note. I like it because it's just a tad sweet, but still retains the herbal smell of the mint itself.
    +1 on Paradox Green. I'm glad The Cologneist mentioned this one. Lol..This was one of the first fragrances I bought on his recommendation and it's freaking awesome.

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    Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    Eau de Rochas Homme
    My all time favorite:

    Dior Fahrenheit

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    Hermes Mandarine Ambree
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    Kilian imperial tea. Not designer but if you purchase a refill bottles it's the same price as designer

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    Quote Originally Posted by rollzst View Post
    Kilian imperial tea. Not designer but if you purchase a refill bottles it's the same price as designer
    What company sells 100 ml refills for $80-90 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    What company sells 100 ml refills for $80-90 ?
    I would like to know too, the cheapest I can find it is £160 for 50mls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    What company sells 100 ml refills for $80-90 ?
    The 50ml refill bottles are £70 and come with an atomiser. I would still class £70 as a designer priced scent as other designers such as Hermes, Tom Ford (non private blend) prices their fragrances at similar prices, if not more.

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    Loewe Esencia
    My Top '10' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Annick Goutal: Ambre Fetiche
    - Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme/Solo
    - Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
    - Revillon R
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Acqua di Parma: Colonia Intensa Oud
    - Histoires de Parfums: 1740 Marquis de Sade
    - Pal Zileri: Cuoio
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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