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  • Dior Homme Intense

    6 13.64%
  • L'Instant de Guerlaine EXTREME

    11 25.00%
  • Egoiste

    13 29.55%
  • Kouros

    5 11.36%
  • YSL M7

    9 20.45%
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  1. #1
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    Default Want to add to my collection.. just starting out

    I'm just starting out in the fragrance world. Here's what I has so far:


    Le Male
    Set Sail St. Barts
    Hanae Mori (Christmas)
    Rochas Man (Christmas)
    Creed Millisime Imperial (10 oz decant)
    Allure Homme
    Antidote (.50 ounces)
    Menthe Fraiche (9 oz decant)


    Have any other suggestions on what to get? I'm not a huge fan of coffee notes, but do like sweeter smells, and some citruses. I just don't want to get anything that would be similar to what I currently have. I'm thinking of trying one of the following next:

    1. Platinum Egoiste
    2. L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme (when I can find one)
    3. Dior Homme Intense
    4. Kouros
    5. YSL M7

    What do you think?

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    I would plan on getting them all. My favorite from the lost is L'Instant extreme then DHI/M7 then Kouros. Not a fan of Egoiste Platinum really. There is also Egoiste and Egoiste concentree.

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    Default Re: Want to add to my collection.. just starting out

    Egoiste, like your poll says. Not Platinum Egoiste, that is in your post. They are not the same fragrance.
    Last edited by petruccijc; 9th December 2011 at 12:56 AM.
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    I voted for Egoiste but if you can find a vintage bottle of M7, get that first or get them both.
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    6. Bond No.9 New York Oud
    7. Norma Kamali Incense


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    I have none of what you own, except a few samples of allure. Of what you are thinking about, I acquired bottles in the following order: Kouros, M7, Egoiste, DHI, L'Instant edp. At the end of the day, the order doesn't really matter.

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    Everyone in your list is fine. My choice for you: L'Instant de Guerlaine EXTREME

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Everyone in your list is fine. My choice for you: L'Instant de Guerlaine EXTREME
    +1 ...

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    Default Re: Want to add to my collection.. just starting out

    Egoiste
    L'Instant Extreme
    M7

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    They are all good, and if you stay here, you'll have them all.

    Meanwhile, start with Egoiste. It's pretty easy to find, reasonably priced and a fantastic scent.
    As of my post here, I see it's leading amongst a lot of great scents. That says something.

    (you own nose is ultimate judge, but as petruccij said, nix the "platinum" Egoiste. Different scent.)

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    M7 should be different from anything you have yet.
    Current TOP 5 from my collection:

    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Chanel Coromandel
    3. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
    4. Encre Noire
    5. Dior Homme Intense

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    Kouros or Egoiste


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    Default Re: Want to add to my collection.. just starting out

    No collection should be without a few legendary fragrances like:

    Creeds Green Irish Tweed
    Chanel's Egoiste

    From there:

    Rive Gauche Pour Homme
    L'Instant Extreme Pour Homme

    The most important thing above all when starting out is to sample a wide range of fragrances before committing yourself to full bottles. It is important to calibrate your taste in what you like and dislike. Good luck.

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    From this list, I'd suggest anything but Kouros

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    Orginal Egoiste or L'Instant Eau Extreme

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    Default Re: Want to add to my collection.. just starting out

    You really have choosen beauty and the Beast with your options here. Honestly, if you can't sample these first, and based on your wardrobe, you should start with what shares simular accord with your wardrobe, chosing what is the easiest to appreciate, and use it as a springboard to branch out to the next scent that requires a more evolution of understanding. I think I would leave Kouros out for now and go DHI> LIDGE> Original Egoiste> M7. This is not a best to worse (or vise versa) sequence. It is more of a development on the ability to understand and appreciate each fragrance from where you are comming from. It's at least the order I wish I could have experienced them. I say this because I personally was not ready for Egoiste when I first got it which lead to me sending it back, which was a mistake. My level of apprciation and experience was not developed enough. Not saying yours is not by any means, you may be ready to buy em' all and love em' all. Just sharing my own experience thus far with all the ones you mentioned.
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    LīInstan pour Homme Extreme EDP

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    Noting that Egoiste is winning your poll, Egoiste is NOT the same as Platinum Egoiste, which is a more inferior product. I'd say buy up some Vintage M7. Beautifully alien, and perfect for Winter. Also, it's a bit on the sweet side, but in a clever, totally unique way. It will take some getting used to, though.

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    All 5 of your poll list are incredible.

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    they are all divine
    Smellin good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    From this list, I'd suggest anything but Kouros
    +1.
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    Egoiste is the only one i'd buy from the list, M7 aint too bad though but nothing to write home about.

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