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    I'd like to try more from this line, as Fou d'Absinthe is now one of my favorite fragrances. What should I try?

    Note: I don't like overly sweet fragrances. I love citrus chypres/bright citrus fragrances.

    Which fragrance from them is the most masculine?
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    Mechant Loup is I think their only "masculine only" designated frag. Kind of dark as I recall. Tested briefly once.

    Their scents to me are all pretty down the middle.

    edit: as DustB and mrcologneguy say, Timbuktu seems like a must try. A Turin "top 10" for men, and has very good rep here.
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    Check out Voleur de Roses, Tea for Two, and Timbuktu. Great stuff Grottola.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DustB View Post
    Tea for Two, and Timbuktu.
    Yep.

    Instant poetry there, too.

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    Another Masculine : Leau du Navigateur ( Coffe - Spices and Leather )

    also interesting : Dzongkha & Passage D Enfer

    Citrus and Bright L Eau de LArtisan !
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    My favorite from them is still Dzing! if for nothing else than the pure out of left field factor.

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    Tea for Two
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    Dzongkha

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    None of my favorites is particularly citrusy/fresh (+1 Timbuktu and Dzing, also Safran Troublant and Patchouli patch), though they are all very masculine.

    I think they also have a superexpensive fleur d'oranger, but I've never smelled it.

    cacio

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    I smelled a couple from them but something about Dzongkha reaches my soul and my decant wont last long. Good sillage an great longevity. In a way is similar to Timbuktu, but amped up to the max without loosing it's freshness.

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    My favorites L Artisan is

    Fleur de Narcissus
    Dzing !
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    Timbuktu. It is by far a true masterpiece!

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    Default Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur

    Timbuktu
    Dzing
    Voleur de Roses
    L'eau de L'artisan if you like cirtus

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    None of my favorites is particularly citrusy/fresh (+1 Timbuktu and Dzing, also Safran Troublant and Patchouli patch), though they are all very masculine.

    I think they also have a superexpensive fleur d'oranger, but I've never smelled it.

    cacio
    About Fleur d Oranger is nice ,
    another similar ( natural interpretation of Neroli - Orange Flower ) is Annick Goutal Neroli .
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    Default Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur

    L'Eau de L'Artisan for what you are looking for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    L'Eau de L'Artisan for what you are looking for.
    +1.

    I'm with Mr Verbosity L'Eau de L'Artisan is one of the most natural green / citrus frags out there.

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    Default Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur

    Quote Originally Posted by Grottola View Post
    Which fragrance from them is the most masculine?
    Mechant Loup

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    Unfortunately, my favourites are discontinued:

    Santal - a creamy, long-lasting sandalwood.
    L'Eau du Caporal - minty fougere. One of the best fougeres i have ever come across and my HG mint frag.
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

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    Timbuktu
    Dzongkha
    Voleur de Roses
    Patchouli Patch
    Passage d'Enfer
    Fou d'Absinthe
    Dzing!

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    Timbuktu is the best L'Artisan fragrance

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    I find Dzongkha to be the most masculine... but a lot of women seem to wear it.

    Tea For Two, Dzing!, and Al Oudh I would also strongly recommend. I also really like L'Eau de Jatamansi in the summer, but some find it too light.
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    Tea for Two and Timbuktu are really good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DustB View Post
    Check out Voleur de Roses, Tea for Two, and Timbuktu. Great stuff Grottola.
    TfT for a guy who doesn't like overly sweet scents?

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    Default Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy View Post
    TfT for a guy who doesn't like overly sweet scents?
    I think I can tolerate tea scents.... Gucci Pour Homme II used to be my favorite fragrance.

    Anyway, thanks for the suggestions, everyone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy View Post
    TfT for a guy who doesn't like overly sweet scents?
    For Grottola, who devours scents and scent experiences, yes. Also, I don't find either of the three overly sweet scents--VdR certainly not, Tea for Two maybe because of the honey hidden in the smoke and dense tea leaf smell, and Timbuktu no, not overly sweet.
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    My principal recommendations to Grottola from this house would be Dzongkha and Dzing!. I happen to enjoy Méchant Loup and Tea for Two as well, but both are quite sweet.
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    Totally forgot, but L'Eau du Navagateur is pretty nice, and it seems to be the forgotten Jean-Claude Ellena fragrance (it is from 1982). Slightly boozy coffee, incense, cedar, leather, and galbanum notes. I think it's Lucky Scent that describes it as a fragrance for pirates. . .

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    I tried about 10 or 12 samples from them and didn't care for a lot. Many were overly musky, or smelled like poo.. (Dzing) The opening of Mechant Loup has a toned down musky Dzing vibe, only it transform into a honey/incense/woods and tobacco if I recall, it turns out to dry down differently. The reason I can't specifically remember, is because a lot of L'artisan frags are very similar. They seem to use the honey and incense notes along with a lot of spices.

    The only ones that were really epic to me were Tea for Two.. a must try for any tobacco lover; and Timbuktu was pretty nice. The opening of Timbuktu gave me dry dark fruits, but the middle is where it really shined with the spicy incense. There were a couple other good ones from that house, but several that didn't sit well with me. I really wanna try the fig one that's marketed for women.

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    Default Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy View Post
    TfT for a guy who doesn't like overly sweet scents?
    Quote Originally Posted by Off-Scenter View Post
    My principal recommendations to Grottola from this house would be Dzongkha and Dzing!. I happen to enjoy Méchant Loup and Tea for Two as well, but both are quite sweet.
    I concede to Sandy and Off-Scenter. Perhaps Tea for Two will seem too sweet, but yikes, I just don't find it that way and I think it's unusualness and stunning beauty override any problem with "sweet."
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    Forgot, another thing I looooove about Tea for Two.. once you find the tea note.. you can follow it with your nose.. it's really cool. It's just a really nice dark black tea.. similar to something commercial like Lipton or Luzianne.

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