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    Hey guys,

    So I am planning on buying my first niche scent! DDDDD

    However, I don't even know where to start searching and stuff cause they are pretty rare in the stores I go to... and I was curious as to what type of niche scents would fit the bill?

    I am into sweeter scents such as 1 million, black xs, escada magnetism...

    I do not like chocolatey things, florals and sometimes those "fresh scents" just smell so generic...

    Could you give me some recommendations?

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    Maybe PdN New York?

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    Tonka Imperiale or Ambre Narguille.
    My current top ten:
    1. Spice and Wood
    2. Epic Man
    3. Tonka Imperiale
    4. Noir de Noir
    5. Bois d'Argent
    6. Musc Ravageur
    7. Apple Brandy
    8. Dior Homme Intense
    9. Aoud 1
    10.Tobacco Vanille

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    Try Pulp by Byredo, Bahiana by Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier, Chergui by Serge Lutens, Sugar by Fresh or Ananas Fizz by L'Artisan Parfumeur
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    Maybe:
    Coney Island or Brooklyn from Bond no. 9
    Creed Virgin Island Water, Original Santal, or Millesime Imperial.
    +1 Ambre Narguille
    +1 Chergui
    Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille
    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

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    Serge Luten Chergui, Douce Amere
    Ulrich Lang Anvers 2
    Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille, Tonka Imperiale, Cuir Beluga
    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille, Tuscan Leather, Oud Wood
    Frapin 1270
    Lubin Idole
    Hermes Ambre Narguile, Vetiver Tonka
    Le Labo Patchoulli 24
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    1. Puredistance M
    2. Yosh Sombre Negra
    3. Amouage Fate Man
    4. Parfums de Marly Galloway
    5. Naomi Goodsir Bois d'Ascese

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    probably ambre precieux would be a good start. longlasting, well crafted, the amber is sweet within borders. somewhat salty at the beginning... great scent (though i prefer ambre sultan now). mpg is cheaper than most niche houses. can be bought on fragrance net with 15% coupon. 100ml will come to about $77 shipped. the bottle design is slightly pushing on kitch, but no, still very stylistic and luxurious looking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HackerX View Post
    Serge Luten Chergui, Douce Amere
    Ulrich Lang Anvers 2
    Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille, Tonka Imperiale, Cuir Beluga
    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille, Tuscan Leather, Oud Wood
    Frapin 1270
    Lubin Idole
    Hermes Ambre Narguile, Vetiver Tonka
    Le Labo Patchoulli 24
    Great suggestions.

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    i like new haarlem a lot. it might be my favorite sweet scent

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    How about getting samples first. When you aren't exposed to niche, you'll think they all amazing, however, truth is aside from a few masterpieces there are a lot of mediocre at best niches scent that get hyped up a lot.

    My advice is you spend some money on samples and let your noise decide. Do not buy blind!
    Last edited by jasonx; 16th February 2012 at 03:37 AM.

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    Try Reflection Man by Amouage.

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    Full Incense

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    You should try sampling Reflection Man and Jubilation XXV, both by Amouage.

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    By kilian - A taste of Heaven
    Frederic Malle - Portrait of a Lady (Forget about the name the stuff is masculine)
    Amouage - Jubilation XXV
    Creed - Virgin Water Island
    Andy Tauer - Lair du desert Marrocain
    Andy Tauer - Orange Star
    MDCI - Invasion Barbare
    Mona di Orio - Vanille
    Serge Lutens - Santal Blanc
    Bond no 9 - New Haarlem


    that should keep you busy for a while;-) please feedback us with your choice, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince23heat View Post
    i like new haarlem a lot. it might be my favorite sweet scent
    I would sample this first though since you don't like chocolaty scents. I know NH is coffee but for me chocolate (sweet) and coffee (bitter) are brothers-in-arms and I can't stand either of them in fragrances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renard View Post
    I would sample this first though since you don't like chocolaty scents. I know NH is coffee but for me chocolate (sweet) and coffee (bitter) are brothers-in-arms and I can't stand either of them in fragrances.
    Yeah, I would suggest sampling NH as well. I know it gets a lot of love here on basenotes, but I think it's just an okay scent. I don't get any coffee or chocolate out of it. All I get is maple syrup.

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    Another vote for Chergui. A lightly sweet spice with tobacco and leather.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    What is wrong with you people? Post #18 and I am first to recommend Musc Ravageur? It is not chocolatey but still sweet and bit spicy. Cinnamon, vanilla, cloves and bit of musc.

    Also I recommend:

    Intrigant Patchouli
    Maharadjah
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    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Lalique Encre Noire
    3. Creed Aventus
    4. Creed Millesime Imperial
    5. Azzaro Chrome Sport

    TOP 5 cold weather:

    1. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
    2. Chanel Coromandel
    3. Dior Homme Intense
    4. Dior Homme
    5. Byredo 1996

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    Yes, the OP is saying that he likes 'orientals' but not 'gourmands'
    Now that's not too technical is it?

    Because we've had some great suggestions---but perhaps we could clarify as to when they do fit the right category?

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    Are Jaipur Homme and ST Dupont Signature considered niche?

    ( I hope so, though Boucheron makes jewelry and St Dupont pens. )

    If not, well there's always MKK by Serge.

    That's a quite a variety in just 3.

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    Frapin 1270 by Frapin - I relish the beautifully orchestrated gourmand of Frapin 1270 ... initially, one is treated to a whiff of candied orange, lovingly coupled with peppered raisins and varied nuts, and floral hints glimmer as well ... this pleasure-inducing opening yields to a exquisite stew of cognac, sandalwood and amber, which truly anchors the sweetness of the opening and avoids its cloying, so magnificently so, that the spiciness augments the potent, boosy concoction of the heart ... these remarkable, middle notes binding with that promising opening truly transforms the senses to percieve a woodiness that conjures up aging barrels fattened by delightful and fruity cognac ... thence the soothing and warming base, with its honeyed vanilla and woods, beckons to a mellowing drydown ... singularly done ... decent sillage and good longevity ... a lovely and unique gourmand fragrance, wherein the notes complement each other so wonderfully ...

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    tobacco vanille, noir de noir, lddm
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    Tobacco Vanille
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    1. Axe Kilo
    2. Lectric Shave
    3. Vicks Vapor Rub
    4. Febreze Pour Homme
    5. Preferred Stock

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