If I could only choose one, it will be:
Thread: Your favorite fragrance house
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.
If I could only choose one, it will be:
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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...
Cant really choose one because Serge Lutens fills my deep needs, while Guerlain fills the airy ones and Annick Goutal fills the quality ones...
Men's: Caron. Everything they put out is both excellent and easily affordable.
Women's: Guerlain. No contest.
Etienne Aigner, Mazzolari and Profumum. I can't choose just one......
My two favorite Houses are Guerlain and Parfumerie Generale.
Right now I'm loving Profumum... it's not my all-time favorite though
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.
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.
It's a tie for me between
Guerlain and Parfum d'Empire.
All frags by these two and I'l be saturated for good.
Guerlain, Mona di Orio and Olivier Durbano.
Um, and Comme des Garcons! lol!
Comme des Garcons and Serge Lutens - they are just "me"
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Niche: Tom Ford Private
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Go on then, I'll say it, and open myself up to the usual comments.
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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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
Lutens and Dior.
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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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.
Same here.Originally Posted by hednic
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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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Sorry, I just can't stick to one.
Actually: Serge Lutens
Historically: Caron and Guerlain