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    Default 5 Star Male/Unisex scents from Turin's book?

    Anyone have a recollection of what they are? Perfumedcourt should put together some sort of sampler for it
    Looking for Hermessence Ambre Narguile and for TFPB Moss Breches (50ml bottle), willing to pay in cashdollars. PM me!

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    Default Re: 5 Star Male/Unisex scents from Turin's book?

    The ones I remember off the top of my head are Bulgari Black, Azzaro Pour Homme, and Beyond Paradise. I can understand 5 stars for Bulgari Black and Azzaro (even though I dont like it) but not Beyond Paradise.

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    Default Re: 5 Star Male/Unisex scents from Turin's book?

    Download the excel file here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsamadi View Post
    Download the excel file here.
    Thanks man, invaluable!
    Looking for Hermessence Ambre Narguile and for TFPB Moss Breches (50ml bottle), willing to pay in cashdollars. PM me!

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    Default Re: 5 Star Male/Unisex scents from Turin's book?

    Since unisex is a touchy subject here on BN, I listed ALL of the 5 star fragrances from the spreadsheet I have:

    100% Love S-Perfume
    31 Rue Cambon - LT Chanel
    Amouage Gold Amouage
    Angel Thierry Mugler
    Apres l'Ondee Guerlain
    Aromatics Elixir Clinique
    Azuree Estee Lauder
    Azzaro pour Homme Azzaro
    Badgley Mischka Badgley Mischka
    Bandit Robert Piguet
    Beyond Paradise Estee Lauder
    Beyond Paradise Men Estee Lauder
    Black Bulgari
    Bois de Violette Serge Lutens
    Bois des Iles Chanel
    Ca Sent Beau Kenzo
    Calandre Paco Rabanne
    Calyx Prescriptives
    Chamade Guerlain
    Chinatown Bond No. 9
    Cool Water Davidoff
    Cristalle Chanel
    Cuir de Russie Chanel
    Derby Guerlain
    Dior Homme Dior
    Diorella Dior
    Dune Dior
    Dzing! L'Aritsan Parfumeur
    Eau de Guerlain Guerlain
    Eau Savage Dior
    Enlevement au Serail Parfums MDCI
    Envy Gucci
    Fracas Robert Piguet
    Givenchy III Givenchy
    Grey Flannel Geoffrey Beene
    Habit Rouge Guerlain
    Insense Givenchy
    Invasion Barbare Parfums MDCI
    Iris Silver Mist Serge Lutens
    Jicky Guerlain
    Joy parfum Jean Patou
    Knowing Estee Lauder
    Kouros Yves Saint Laurent
    La Myrrhe Serge Lutens
    L'Air du Desert Marocain Tauer Perfumes
    Lavender Caldey Island
    Le Feu d'Issey Issey Miyake
    Le Temps d'une Fete Parfums de Nicolai
    Le Troisieme Homme Caron
    L'Heure Bleue Guerlain
    Lolita Lempicka Lolita Lempicka
    Loulou Cacharel
    Missoni Missoni
    Mitsouko Guerlain
    MoslBuddJewChristHinDao Elternhaus
    Nahema Guerlain
    New York Parfums de Nicolai
    No. 5 eau de toilette Chanel
    No. 5 parfum Chanel
    Odalisque Parfums de Nicolai
    Opium Yves Saint Laurent
    Or Black Pascal Morabito
    Ormonde Man Ormonde Jayne
    Ormonde Woman Ormonde Jayne
    Osmanthe Yunnan Hermes
    Patchouli 24 Le Labo
    Pleasures Estee Lauder
    Poison Dior
    Pour Monsieur Chanel
    Pour un Homme Caron
    Private Collection Estee Lauder
    Promesse de l'Aube Parfums MDCI
    Rive Gauche Yves Saint Laurent
    Rush Gucci
    Sarrasins Serge Lutens
    Scent Theo Fennell
    Secretions Magnifiques Etat Libre d'Orange
    S-eX S-Perfume
    Shalimar Guerlain
    Timbuktu L'Aritsan Parfumeur
    Tocade Rochas
    Tommy Girl Tommy Hilfiger
    Vanilia L'Aritsan Parfumeur
    Vol de Nuit Guerlain
    White Linen Estee Lauder
    Yatagan Caron
    Yohji Homme Yohji Yamamoto
    Boucheron Boucheron
    Homage Amouage
    Insolence EdP Guerlain
    Knize Ten Knize

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    Default Re: 5 Star Male/Unisex scents from Turin's book?

    Quote Originally Posted by nsamadi View Post
    Download the excel file here.
    Hi friend!! woderful contribution.
    What´s the meanig of LT and TS and the one of G col??
    thanxs a lot

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    Default Re: 5 Star Male/Unisex scents from Turin's book?

    Along with 450 new reviews, the lists were updated in the paperback edition.

    Best masculines:

    Azzaro pour Homme
    Derby
    Eau de Guerlain
    Habit Rouge
    Knize Ten
    New York
    Ormonde Man
    Pour Monsieur
    Sycomore
    Timbuktu

    Best Feminines:

    Angel
    Après l'Ondée
    Black
    Bois de Violette
    Boucheron
    L'Heure Bleue
    Homage
    Mitsouko
    Rive Gauche
    Shalimar

    -- There are ten or eleven new lists as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackened View Post
    Hi friend!! woderful contribution.
    What´s the meanig of LT and TS and the one of G col??
    thanxs a lot
    LT - Luca Turins oppinion, TS - Tania Sanchez' review
    Smellin good

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackened View Post
    Hi friend!! woderful contribution.
    What´s the meanig of LT and TS and the one of G col??
    thanxs a lot
    TS is Tania Sanchez,

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    Default Re: 5 Star Male/Unisex scents from Turin's book?

    WoWowowowo...
    Opium Pour Homme and Safari and Santos de Cartier 2?
    Polo Sport 4?
    Pasha De Cartier 1?
    ...

    What are you donig Mr.Turin?!

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    Default Re: 5 Star Male/Unisex scents from Turin's book?

    I just don't understand how Estee Lauder's Beyond Paradise works into this list? That just boggles my mind -

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeepSilence View Post
    WoWowowowo...
    Opium Pour Homme and Safari and Santos de Cartier 2?
    Polo Sport 4?
    Pasha De Cartier 1?
    ...

    What are you donig Mr.Turin?!
    and gentleman givenchy only 2 stars

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    Quote Originally Posted by scentimus View Post
    I just don't understand how Estee Lauder's Beyond Paradise works into this list? That just boggles my mind -
    Turin seems to love it. If you watch the TED video Turin Hosts on scent, he uses Beyond Paradise as his example, and divides it into each of its constituent components.
    Looking for Hermessence Ambre Narguile and for TFPB Moss Breches (50ml bottle), willing to pay in cashdollars. PM me!

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    I know I'm in the minority, but I really enjoy Beyond Paradise for Men. I'm not sure I would call it a masterpiece. It does have one of the best melon notes I have smelled in a "masculine" fragrance.
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    How perfume smells to someone is individual matter. You shouldn't buy perfume just because some dude sad that he like's it, that's stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scentimus View Post
    I just don't understand how Estee Lauder's Beyond Paradise works into this list? That just boggles my mind -
    Ditto.
    I've tested it every six months or so since reading his thoughts, and I still don't understand why he rates it so highly. It's okay enough, but there's nothing outstanding about it I can detect.
    Renato

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Since unisex is a touchy subject here on BN, I listed ALL of the 5 star fragrances from the spreadsheet I have:

    100% Love S-Perfume
    31 Rue Cambon - LT Chanel
    Amouage Gold Amouage
    Angel Thierry Mugler
    Apres l'Ondee Guerlain
    Aromatics Elixir Clinique
    Azuree Estee Lauder
    Azzaro pour Homme Azzaro
    Badgley Mischka Badgley Mischka
    Bandit Robert Piguet
    Beyond Paradise Estee Lauder
    Beyond Paradise Men Estee Lauder
    Black Bulgari
    Bois de Violette Serge Lutens
    Bois des Iles Chanel
    Ca Sent Beau Kenzo
    Calandre Paco Rabanne
    Calyx Prescriptives
    Chamade Guerlain
    Chinatown Bond No. 9
    Cool Water Davidoff
    Cristalle Chanel
    Cuir de Russie Chanel
    Derby Guerlain
    Dior Homme Dior
    Diorella Dior
    Dune Dior
    Dzing! L'Aritsan Parfumeur
    Eau de Guerlain Guerlain
    Eau Savage Dior
    Enlevement au Serail Parfums MDCI
    Envy Gucci
    Fracas Robert Piguet
    Givenchy III Givenchy
    Grey Flannel Geoffrey Beene
    Habit Rouge Guerlain
    Insense Givenchy
    Invasion Barbare Parfums MDCI
    Iris Silver Mist Serge Lutens
    Jicky Guerlain
    Joy parfum Jean Patou
    Knowing Estee Lauder
    Kouros Yves Saint Laurent
    La Myrrhe Serge Lutens
    L'Air du Desert Marocain Tauer Perfumes
    Lavender Caldey Island
    Le Feu d'Issey Issey Miyake
    Le Temps d'une Fete Parfums de Nicolai
    Le Troisieme Homme Caron
    L'Heure Bleue Guerlain
    Lolita Lempicka Lolita Lempicka
    Loulou Cacharel
    Missoni Missoni
    Mitsouko Guerlain
    MoslBuddJewChristHinDao Elternhaus
    Nahema Guerlain
    New York Parfums de Nicolai
    No. 5 eau de toilette Chanel
    No. 5 parfum Chanel
    Odalisque Parfums de Nicolai
    Opium Yves Saint Laurent
    Or Black Pascal Morabito
    Ormonde Man Ormonde Jayne
    Ormonde Woman Ormonde Jayne
    Osmanthe Yunnan Hermes
    Patchouli 24 Le Labo
    Pleasures Estee Lauder
    Poison Dior
    Pour Monsieur Chanel
    Pour un Homme Caron
    Private Collection Estee Lauder
    Promesse de l'Aube Parfums MDCI
    Rive Gauche Yves Saint Laurent
    Rush Gucci
    Sarrasins Serge Lutens
    Scent Theo Fennell
    Secretions Magnifiques Etat Libre d'Orange
    S-eX S-Perfume
    Shalimar Guerlain
    Timbuktu L'Aritsan Parfumeur
    Tocade Rochas
    Tommy Girl Tommy Hilfiger
    Vanilia L'Aritsan Parfumeur
    Vol de Nuit Guerlain
    White Linen Estee Lauder
    Yatagan Caron
    Yohji Homme Yohji Yamamoto
    Boucheron Boucheron
    Homage Amouage
    Insolence EdP Guerlain
    Knize Ten Knize
    Hey Mike - pretty sure 1740 from HdP received 5* as well. (I think)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renato View Post
    Ditto.
    I've tested it every six months or so since reading his thoughts, and I still don't understand why he rates it so highly. It's okay enough, but there's nothing outstanding about it I can detect.
    Renato
    Very simple, he has different taste in perfumes than you, he likes it, you don't, very simple

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    Brooks Brothers Classic got a 1. I love that stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by funraiser18 View Post
    Hey Mike - pretty sure 1740 from HdP received 5* as well. (I think)
    Yep! It did!

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    Based on the lists, I give the book two stars. Doah!
    The Bark Bites Back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bark View Post
    Based on the lists, I give the book two stars. Doah!
    You are being very generous.

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    I ve always been impressed on how big an influence this book has here on BN. Sometimes (actually most of the time I think) totally incousiously for that matter and I m definitely not speaking about this particular thread but in general, the fragrances most discussed etc.

    I find his ratings to be biased and random at best. Of course fragrances are purely subjective so it's all right, except for the quality of ingredients, but he does not really care about this quality , seeing the 1 star rating given to pretty much all the Profumum. He also has his biased favorites, namely Chanel Guerlain and Caron, probably in this order, the first 2 being close though. I own and love Caron pour un Homme, bought a second bottle already a few years ago after having finished my 1st, but giving it 5 stars and only 3 to C&S Oxford and Cambridge is a total non sense imo. And I just mentioned the first I was thinking about but I found his ratings to include many such non senses.
    Current top 10 in no particular order : Malle - Carnal Flower (pre 2008) ; Montale - Black Aoud ; Bond #9 - Silver Factory ; Tauer - L'air du désert marocain ; C&Z - No 88 ; Francis K. - APOM ; Creed - Aventus ; Amouage - Epic ; Profumum - Dulcis In Fundo ; Amouage - Opus V

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    Quote Originally Posted by scentimus View Post
    I just don't understand how Estee Lauder's Beyond Paradise works into this list? That just boggles my mind -
    i do. it's only flaw is that it doesn't hold. otherwise it is paradise in a bottle. intricately mysterious stuff, imo.
    opium ph, on the other hand, is a big headache-inducing mess.

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