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    Default Strangest fragrance house?

    What fragrance house to you think has the strangest ones. E.g. most acquired tastes.

    IMO, L'Artisan takes the cake. They use some of the strangest spices, musks, and animallic notes. Few of their fragrances are enjoyable to me, and even less are wearable.

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    I don't think L'Artisan is that strange at all.
    I think Etat Libre d'Orange and Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab are the strangest houses. BPAL has hundreds of fragrances,limited editions, and their own forum with a cult-like following. I've tried a few and wasn't impressed.
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    Default Re: Strangest fragrance house?

    Another for Etat Libre d'Orange

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    L’Artisan to me is not strange at all, in fact I would consider most of what they have “ safe “ .

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    Etat libre d'orange are a buncha' weirdos

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    Comme des Garcons for me

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    L'Artisan for me too, but I have not smelled much from niche so...
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    Humiecki & Graef.
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    Another +1 for Etat Libre d'Orange
    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)
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    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: Strangest fragrance house?

    I'm a sucker for strange fragrances but personally I find ELDO's compositions to be anything but weird (with the exception of SM, Charogne and Rien). The strangest/weirdest houses are, IMO, Humiecki & Graef, Nico Uytterhaegen, Neil Morris, O'Driù and Comme Des Garcons.


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    CB I Hate Perfume. They have some unusual compositions that I think take their scents into more art territory than fragrances, and they use water as a carrier instead of alcohol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by furrypine View Post
    CB I Hate Perfume. They use water as a carrier instead of alcohol.
    I think they use oil - the bottles say "water perfume", but the liquid itself is much oilier and more thick-flowing than that. I'm pretty sure it's not water. CB does have an interesting and pretty "strange" lineup, I agree - and I like some of their scents a lot.
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    ELDO has fragrance that smells like sperm right? Ok... Isn't that strange??? ELDO won the strangest fragrance award of all-time....
    My Top 10

    1. Amouage Homage Attar
    2. Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan
    3. YSL M7
    4. Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
    5. Chanel Egoiste
    6. 24 Gold by Scentstory
    7. Amouage Epic Man
    8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
    9. Bond No. 9 New York Oud
    10. Serge Lutens - Chergui



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    L'Artisan by far. Serge Lutens may be 2nd. Their fragrances I know are well liked but 90% of them I do not like. Chergui and Gris Clair are the only ones the I have liked but not loved.

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    Subjective Thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    I'm a sucker for strange fragrances but personally I find ELDO's compositions to be anything but weird (with the exception of SM, Charogne and Rien). The strangest/weirdest houses are, IMO, Humiecki & Graef, Nico Uytterhaegen, Neil Morris, O'Driù and Comme Des Garcons.
    I agree regarding ELDO, the imagery and a couple of scents play with the extreme but the majority are pretty normal arrangements with a twist.

    So far I say CdG. I can't think of another house with this sort of variety of unusual fragrances.

    Of course there are so many houses I'm yet to try that there could well be far more fantastic oddities out there.

    Thanks for the other houses you've mentioned alfarom, I'm going to see if I can hunt these down.

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    Comme Des Garcons!!!
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    Comme Des Garcons.

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    Another vote for CDG- this being said, it's not bad fragrance house, just uncommon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Another vote for CDG- this being said, it's not bad fragrance house
    that's for sure


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    Default Re: Strangest fragrance house?

    Diptyque is "strange" because its lexicon of smells seems borrowed more from room scents than from traditional skin perfumery. Great smells, not always wearable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonoanimoes View Post
    Subjective Thread.
    Aren't all threads?

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    Default Re: Strangest fragrance house?

    As far as the designer realm goes, I'd probably say Mugler. Most of their scents are daring and different from most popular designers and often require more than one wearing to appreciate them. (A*Men and all of its flankers, Womanity, Angel, Alien, etc.)
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    Lush has some really odd smelling stuff.

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    Default Re: Strangest fragrance house?

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    What fragrance house to you think has the strangest ones. E.g. most acquired tastes.

    IMO, L'Artisan takes the cake. They use some of the strangest spices, musks, and animallic notes. Few of their fragrances are enjoyable to me, and even less are wearable.
    Agreed!. For me the much vaunted L'artisan Timbuktu would surely exemplify the peculiarity of this brand.

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    Eldo

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    I think Montale is strange... At least Black Aoud was...

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    I'm surprised to see CdG considered strange. Do these opinions come from people who dislike incense? Is this a BN fault line?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melvournis View Post
    I'm surprised to see CdG considered strange. Do these opinions come from people who dislike incense? Is this a BN fault line?
    I tend to give the word "strange" a positive meaning


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    Default Re: Strangest fragrance house?

    Chanel - It's very strange how they can go from making two of the greatest fragrances, Antaeus and Egoiste, to complete crap after that.
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