Maybe PdN New York?
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?
Maybe PdN New York?
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
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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Coney Island or Brooklyn from Bond no. 9
Creed Virgin Island Water, Original Santal, or Millesime Imperial.
+1 Ambre Narguille
Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille
Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
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
Hermes Ambre Narguile, Vetiver Tonka
Le Labo Patchoulli 24
Current top 5:
1. Puredistance M
2. Kilian Apple Brandy
3. Amouage Fate Man
4. Parfums de Marly Galloway
5. Naomi Goodsir Bois d'Ascese
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.
i like new haarlem a lot. it might be my favorite sweet scent
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.
Try Reflection Man by Amouage.
You should try sampling Reflection Man and Jubilation XXV, both by Amouage.
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!
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.
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:
TOP 5 hot weather:
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
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?
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.
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 ...
tobacco vanille, noir de noir, lddm
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