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    What is your favorite fragrance house and why?

    For me, its Hermes, and the reason is Jean Claude Ellena. Seriously, Hermes has some great frags but what really impresses me is their ability as EDT's to have the kind of longevity on the skin that is only seen in EDP's. Terre D'Hermes and Eau De Gentiane Blanche are still detectable on my skin after 2 showers. Not only that, their tones haven't changed.

    The tones are a consistent bouquet that change very little from top to mid to base. It's consistently the same recognizable scent hours after spraying them on. People sneer at this as 'linearity' but I think it's a great sign of a very well done scent especially when I want the same bouquet from start to finish. Results of a master at work.

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    If I could only choose one, it will be:

    Guerlain

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    Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Montale and...Jean Paul Gaultier.
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    Eau de Gentiane Blanche detectable after two showers? That's a surprise... i wished it were detectable after two hours...

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    Cant really choose one because Serge Lutens fills my deep needs, while Guerlain fills the airy ones and Annick Goutal fills the quality ones...

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    Chanel

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    Men's: Caron. Everything they put out is both excellent and easily affordable.

    Women's: Guerlain. No contest.

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    Etienne Aigner, Mazzolari and Profumum. I can't choose just one......

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    My two favorite Houses are Guerlain and Parfumerie Generale.

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    Right now I'm loving Profumum... it's not my all-time favorite though

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    Chanel and YSL are my favorite designer houses
    As of right now Tom Ford (private blend line), and Bond no. 9 are my favorite Niche houses.

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    Honestly can't pick one either...different houses have their distinguishing characteristics and charms, but speaking of perfumer, Monsieur Jean Claude Ellena...oh dear he had me at hola, or in this case he had me at bonjour.

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    It's a tie for me between

    Guerlain and Parfum d'Empire.

    All frags by these two and I'l be saturated for good.
    Smellin good

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    Amouage

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    Guerlain, Mona di Orio and Olivier Durbano.
    Um, and Comme des Garcons! lol!

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    Default Re: Your favorite fragrance house

    Comme des Garcons and Serge Lutens - they are just "me"
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    Designer: YSL
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    Go on then, I'll say it, and open myself up to the usual comments.

    Creed.

    The reason? Well, I'm fairly staid in my fragrance choices and Creed therefore appeal to me as I find their fragrances to be quite "safe".

    I've sampled many other major players and haven't been able to find a house that consistently meets my needs. Penhaligons come close though. I find Lutens offerings to be too sweet and/or medicinal. I find PG to have a "fuzzy" note that makes me queasy (same for Tauer's LdDM). L'Artisan remind me of old ladies and Montale are just a mystery to me. Amouage and Xerjoff are just too opulent for my tastes. The list goes on.

    Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the quality involved in these frags but they're just not "me". Creed offers me a feeling of comfort and confidence that others don't. Plus, whilst I wear frags for my own enjoyment, I get more compliments from my Creeds and hey, I'm honest enough to admit to having an ego that likes being massaged now and then.

    And lastly, I admire the long history of Creed, a company that started when Imhotep Creed began as perfumier to King Tutankhamun, and the fact that Olivier personally milks Taipans of their venom as a constituent of his fine creations.
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    Tom Ford
    Hermes

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    Default Re: Your favorite fragrance house

    A few months ago I'd be going off about how Mugler is the best, amazing gourmands, good other options, etc....but now i'd have to say


    Serge Lutens! Why do I love it? Well done orientals are a rarity these days. When designer houses are, to rip off a popular expression, going "green" (fresh, green, clean), you can always turn to Mr. Lutens for some great orientals. Chergui is near flawless, Ambre Sultan is really nice, Muscs Kublai Khan is the best musk i've smelled, Un Bois Vanille is an amazing feminine woody, floral, vanilla, Daim Blonde is a leather done right, and Borneo is such a good patchouli and bittersweet chocolate...and that's about 1/10th of the offerings!

    Tom Ford is a close second though. If they had more sweet fragrances, they'd probably be number one. Tobacco Vanille is perfect though and deserves a tip of the hat

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    Lutens and Dior.

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    Chanel - I love virtually everything they've made (except for Bleu de Chanel) and a few of their fragrances are in my top 10.
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    Montale

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    I would like to add Lorenzo Villoresi. He has a certain method of expressing himself in perfumes and if you like it then you will most probably like his whole line. I like the majority of what he has to offer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic
    Montale
    Same here.
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    I liked Creed and Geo F Trumper, and also have a thing for the old Dunhill scents.

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    Hermès!

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    Guerlain

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    Histoires de Parfums
    Chanel
    Serge Lutens
    Sonoma Scent Studio


    Sorry, I just can't stick to one.

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    Actually: Serge Lutens
    Historically: Caron and Guerlain

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcrich View Post
    And lastly, I admire the long history of Creed, a company that started when Imhotep Creed began as perfumier to King Tutankhamun, and the fact that Olivier personally milks Taipans of their venom as a constituent of his fine creations.
    Haha! An example of the joy of reading this forum.

    For me it's Diptyque. Lots of other favorites too, but this house makes scents I revere.
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    Designer: Chanel

    Niche: Creed

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    Yves Saint Laurent, and then Jean Paul Gaultier. I know they dont have a big lineup, but they have my favorite fragrance of all time, and im really enjoying Fleur du Male, and i know that i will adore Gaultier^2. I hope for more male offerings from them

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    It`s impossible for me to pick just one house, but if I had to, I think I would go for Creed. I own fragrances from different companies that are great. Dia from Amouage, Musc Ravageur from Malle, L`homme sage from Divine, Querelle from P-G, Caravelle epicee from Frapin, Opus1870 from Penhaligons etc. Most companies has at least one or two masterpieces. Some of them are much better than most of the Creeds, but all the Creeds I own (7) are very wearable, and they make fragrances for absolutely all occasions and seasons. Some of them are very easy and uncomplicated to wear, and some are very complex and challenging. Of all the creed fragrances I have tried so far I have yet not find a single one that I really dislike! I do not love all of them, and some of them I wouldn`t wear ( at least not in public), but I think all of them are very well done. In my collection I own most fragrances from Creed (7),then comes P-G (3), Frederic Malle, Hermes, Frapin, (2 from each) and 1 of the others, so I think I will pick Creed If I had to choose only one. (but I can`t live without my Dia, Musc Ravageur, Caravelle Epicee, etc etc etc.. ;-)

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    Serge Lutens. For its diversity (yes, don't laugh). They are not just orientals. Sarassins, Tubereuse Criminelle, Gris Claire, Chene, Iris Silver Mist and from the new ones Bas de Soie, which many here think is a commercial iris, but I believe is an avant garde scent that can only be compared to Secretions Magnifiques and Montale Sandflowers.
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    Creed.

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    Kenneth Cole.

    haha j/k

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    I know that I'll be all by myself so here it goes.....Bond No.9.....I also Love Armani, Comme des Garcons, Creed, Hermes, Penhaligon's, YSL, Ralph Lauren and Acqua di Parma.....Gary

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    Serge Lutens, despite Borneo 1834. Close contenders would be Hermes (despite Voyage, which I can't persuade myself to like), Chanel (despite Bleu and Allure Homme Sport, which I can't persuade other people not to wear) and Amouage (despite the prices, which no-one will ever persuade them to lower).

    Not yet found a line where I like all the perfumes. Still early days though, I suppose.

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    Hmm, I don't have a lot experience but I would say Amouage or Thierry Mugler.

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    I like Hermes as well
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    Only one bloody vote for DIOR in 40 posts?!
    You guys are unbelievable! I'm shocked, horrified!

    DIOR rules the world of fragrances ... all hail!

    Mommy is not mad - mommy is disappointed!

    SHAME ON Y'ALL!!!


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    Tom Ford Private Blends
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    Histoires de Parfums
    Amouage

    EDIT: Adding Maison Francois Kurkdjan
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    Niche: Serge Lutens or Guerlain

    Designer: Dior

    But overall I would have to say guerlain....

    Or maybe Serge Lutens..

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    No current favorite so far, but houses as differing among each other like YSL, Guerlain, Dior, Knize, even (comparatively) less known Loewe are quite close to the top spot. Reason? All of them, through highly different approaches, tend to show a very steady and very undeniable commitment to sheer quality, plus they all have tons and tons of class and elegance and are not afraid to show it

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    Cartier
    3+ Christian Dior
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    Niche: Serge Lutens or Guerlain
    Guerlain niche ?
    And Serge Lutens could be considerated as a designer too (see his photos)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mon-Petit View Post
    Guerlain niche ?
    And Serge Lutens could be considerated as a designer too (see his photos)
    I'm.. not sure about that.

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    Guerlain. FWIW, I don't consider Guerlain to be a niche house.

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    Default Re: Your favorite fragrance house

    Ditto on Guerlain, and while their prices on some products approach the niche level, I too consider it to be a designer house.

    Occasionally, I get enthusiastic about other houses, but I keep coming back to Guerlain as the ne plus ultra of perfume houses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcrich View Post
    a company that started when Imhotep Creed began as perfumier to King Tutankhamun, and the fact that Olivier personally milks Taipans of their venom as a constituent of his fine creations.
    You are SOOOOOOOOOOOO wrong, Creed started in prehistory making perfumes to cavemen when they went "clubbing"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    Only one bloody vote for DIOR in 40 posts?!
    You guys are unbelievable!
    Unbelievable, did you say unbelievable?
    With you avatar I would expect you to say: You guys are despicable (pronounced desthpicable)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post

    Mommy is not mad - mommy is disappointed!

    Looks like mommy needs a new bra too....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mon-Petit View Post
    Guerlain niche ?
    And Serge Lutens could be considerated as a designer too (see his photos)
    Well, guerlain is a specialized perfume house. It is not a designer house that makes perfumes. And most of their current production line is in their exclusive collection. Also serge lutens, he does perfumes mainly.

    I don't see how you'd consider either designer. Unless you have a really weird definition of the word.

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    I think if I had to rely on one house to cover all my needs / press all the right buttons it would have to be Guerlain, and of the more contemporary collections it would be Editions de Parfum Frederic Malle.

    But I would probably still miss stuff from Histoires de Parfums, Parfum de Nicolai and . . . and . . . .

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    Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle
    Heeley
    Humiecki & Graef
    Christian Dior (for the new La Collection)

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    Probably Hermes; but my favorite inexpensive house is Antonio Banderas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrclmind View Post
    Guerlain. FWIW, I don't consider Guerlain to be a niche house.
    Guerlain's weird like that. I don't even know what they'd be. But I definitely think of Serge Lutens as niche.

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