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    Default Just almost a niche fragrance?

    What fragrances do you guys think that are not labeled as "niche" could be considered being well done as a niche, in composition and in complexity?

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    Most frags made 20 or more years ago (and reformulations don't count) !
    Last edited by Bigsly; 22nd December 2011 at 09:17 AM.

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    Dior Homme
    L'Instant Guerlain
    Fahrenheit
    Current TOP 7 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
    6. Timbuktu
    7. Dior Homme

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    Kouros

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    Bulgari Black
    Ysl M7

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    Caron's Third Man.

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    Every Guerlain.

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    I have to agree with L'Instant Guerlain, its amazingly elegant. And for the price you just can't pass it up. I've been meaning to try Caron though.

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    L'Instant Guerlain Extreme

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    Habit Rouge

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    Default Re: Just almost a niche fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    Most frags made 20 or more years ago (and reformulations don't count) !
    This.

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    I thought niche meant they just made perfume/cologne vs. clothes and such?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    Most frags made 20 or more years ago (and reformulations don't count) !
    This one. Niche has made some explorations that are new, but the for the most part, niche isn't added quality in excess of what we had before, so much as it being the branch of perfumery that hasn't totally run to seed these past twenty years.

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    Encre Noire by Lalique

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    allure line and marc jacobs for men

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer81 View Post
    Dior Homme
    L'Instant Guerlain
    Fahrenheit
    Any of the ones above

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    I dont know anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    I dont know anymore.
    I concur. My nose has disowned me and now is in a state of splendid olfactory autonomy.

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    Encre Noire
    Fahrenheit

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer81 View Post
    Dior Homme
    L'Instant Guerlain
    Fahrenheit
    Agree 100%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stanmar View Post
    I concur. My nose has disowned me and now is in a state of splendid olfactory autonomy.
    I said that because before I'd say Encre Noire was almost niche. A competent replacement to Sycomore. Now I'm not sure anymore. Perhaps because of the excessive ISO Super E?

    I just don't know anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viciousaroma View Post
    What fragrances do you guys think that are not labeled as "niche" could be considered being well done as a niche, in composition and in complexity?
    Pshhh.....if you think that being categorized as niche makes a fragrance well done in composition and complexity, you are in for some serious dissapointments. Either that, or you will just lie to yourself like I did for a while.

    There are many great designer scents and calling them niche would be an insult to them
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    basenotes guys have got to start using the word "niche" correctly. Used in this context it's meaningless as "niche" does not equal high quality or artistry.

    Moving past that gripe and answering the intended question, Gucci Pour Homme.

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    Got it. I'll remember to use it correctly next timee.

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    Versace l'Homme
    Esencia Loewe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    Every Guerlain.
    up to Hèritage, IMO.

    +1 to M7 and Dior Homme

    I would add Egoïste
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    Quote Originally Posted by pawful View Post
    basenotes guys have got to start using the word "niche" correctly. Used in this context it's meaningless as "niche" does not equal high quality or artistry.

    Moving past that gripe and answering the intended question, Gucci Pour Homme.
    Good or bad, I think of a niche fragrance as one that would not make it through a committee, something unusual with limited appeal. Many designer fragrances are "safe" compositions with broad appeal - many of these are excellent. Like a great burger. Tom Ford seems to have had a talent for getting innovative comps out in the designer environment.

    I agree on GPH I, btw.
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    Dirty English
    Geir
    Bvlgari Aqva
    "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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    What about YSL Rive Gauche? I think it sits up pretty high.

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