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    Default Best designer fragrance of the last decade or so

    Most of my favorite fragrances to wear lately are designer frags -- Patou Pour Homme, Azzaro Pour Homme, Eau Sauvage, Caron Third Man, Hermes Bel Ami -- but they are almost all old, like decades old.

    In the last dozen years or so, YSL has made some solid additions to the male fragrance canon -- I'm thinking M7 Fresh and Rive Gauche Pour Homme. But when I think about new classics generated by designers, the list is short. I like Polo Modern Reserve, but calling it a new classic is a stretch.

    I was wondering what other people thought. What designer fragrances are coming out today that rank with the best of the best?
    Christian Dior VetiverPatou Pour HommeChristian Dior Leather OudOrmonde Jayne Ormonde ManSerge Lutens Chene

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    Default Re: Best designer fragrance of the last decade or so

    Terre d'Hermes
    Current Top Favorites:
    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)
    4)
    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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    Default Re: Best designer fragrance of the last decade or so

    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
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    +1 for TdH
    Currently wearing: Green Irish Tweed by Creed

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    Default Re: Best designer fragrance of the last decade or so

    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentrich View Post
    +1 for TdH
    +2 It's one of the few. I totally agree with UngerWoo. The new classics are not exactly in abundance. Even the truly imaginative designer entries (Bulgari Black, f'rinstance) aren't exactly becoming classics.
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    Default Re: Best designer fragrance of the last decade or so

    Some candidates from off the top of my head. Some of these are '98 and '99; hope that's close enough.

    Bulgari Black
    Le Feu d'Issey
    Rochas Man
    TdH

    If I had to pick one, it would be Le Feu d'Issey.
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    Default Re: Best designer fragrance of the last decade or so

    Bulgari Black, Gucci Pour Homme I

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    Dior Homme

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    Aqua Di Gio
    Right now I think that I have all the fragrances that I want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noggs View Post
    Dior Homme
    +1 [but vintage, so sad that we already have to say that about a perfume of the last decade!]

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    Default Re: Best designer fragrance of the last decade or so

    Quote Originally Posted by gtsb View Post
    +1 [but vintage, so sad that we already have to say that about a perfume of the last decade!]
    Yeah - wow. That's almost a sign of a classic - reformulated, to the pain of many.
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    Allure Homme? A little over a decade but close enough. ^^

    Under heavy heavy bias, La Nuit. :P

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    Lalique Encre Noire
    Hermes TdH
    Bulgari Black
    TF Grey Vetiver

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    Default Re: Best designer fragrance of the last decade or so

    Dior Homme
    M7
    Shalimar Parfum Initial
    Tdh (Pure Parfum)
    Last edited by volley2; 7th October 2011 at 07:45 AM.

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    Default Re: Best designer fragrance of the last decade or so

    Dior Homme
    Pure Malt
    What I've been wearing far too much of lately:

    -Amouage Lyric Man
    -Guerlain Gourmand Coquin
    -Creed Jardin d'Amalfi


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    Default Re: Best designer fragrance of the last decade or so

    For the last decade, I'd go with:

    Burberry London (Come on, this stuff smells amazing and classy!)
    Pure Havane (An excellent gourmand with the slightest touch of tobacco)
    Rive Gauche (Smells like an old school classic, which is always good in my book)
    Juicy Couture Dirty English (Too bad they discontinued this one b/c it was a unique anti-unisex cologne)
    Bvlgari Aqva (A very unique take on the aquatic family that can be worn any season)
    "I am a robot and I like cheese"

    Top 5:
    1. Axe Kilo
    2. Lectric Shave
    3. Vicks Vapor Rub
    4. Febreze Pour Homme
    5. Preferred Stock

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    Rive Gauche, Dior Homme Intense, Mugler Cologne, Pure Havane
    Currently wearing: Halston 1-12 by Halston

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    Yeah, for top gun amongst what I've smelled, I'm gonna have to go with TdH, with runner up to M7.
    Currently wearing: Vetiver by Guerlain

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    Agreed Terre d`Hermès

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    Default Re: Best designer fragrance of the last decade or so

    Quite difficult to say but I would

    - Terre d'Hermès
    - A*Men flankers, specially Pure Malt
    - M7
    - Dior Homme

    if only one probably Terre d'Hermès

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    M7...no question about it.

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    In no particular order:

    encre noire
    TdH (pure parfum)
    dior homme intense
    for swap/sale:



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    Default Re: Best designer fragrance of the last decade or so

    Easy: Dior Homme
    TOP 3 hot weather:

    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Creed Millesime Imperial
    3. Lalique Encre Noire


    TOP 3 cold weather:

    1. Dior Homme
    2. Eau Des Baux
    3. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme

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    It´s fair to add Comme des Garçons, isn´t it ? Ill put Kyoto.

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    Default Re: Best designer fragrance of the last decade or so

    Halston Man Amber recently pushed Terre d'Hermes Pure Perfume off that shelf for me
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

    #BBOG!
    Currently wearing: Royal Water by Creed

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    Terre d'Hermes

    Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa

    Duel by Annick Goutal

    Encre Noire by Lalique

    La Nuit De L'Homme by Yves Saint Laurent

    Infusion de Vétiver by Prada

    M7 by YSL

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    Default Re: Best designer fragrance of the last decade or so

    Terre D'Hermes

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    L'instant de Guerlain extreme EDP
    Dior Homme intense ( vintage)
    Terre d'Hermes
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    Default Re: Best designer fragrance of the last decade or so

    Terre d'Hermes
    M7
    Some Favorites
    1. Amouage Epic man
    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Byredo Bullion
    7. Masque Milano Russian Tea


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    I am going to give a bit of love to

    Roadster - Cartier

    Replaces Lavender with Mint and Ozone to present a crisp modern fougere that still has enough classic feel to have a wide range of appeal.....but you have to love mint.

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    +++ on Dior Homme
    +++ on YSL M7

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