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    Default Your top 10 classic feminines to wear!

    So I was at the Estee Lauder counter today (while wearing Shalimar!) thinking about how gorgeous some of their fragrances today, and I was wondering what other people's favorite classic feminine fragrances to wear are.

    So, what are your top 10?

    Mine are:

    1. Guerlain Shalimar
    2. Guerlain L'Heure Bleue
    3. Guerlain Mitsouko
    4. Gres Cabochard
    5. Estee Lauder Private Collection (such an underrated masterpiece)
    6. Prada Infusion d'Iris
    7. Estee Lauder Knowing
    8. Estee Lauder Azuree (sort of cheating since it's exactly Aramis with a little Jasmine)
    9. Hermes Kelly Caleche (hilariously pink purse themed)
    10.Paco Rabanne La Nuit (incredibly dark and wonderful)

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    Default Re: Your top 10 classic feminines to wear!

    I like Alien.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Picard View Post
    I like Alien.

    I like Alien, too. I'm a jasmine fan and it smells to me like a sweet jasmine tea. I don't own it, but if my girlfriend were to buy it for herself I would probably wear it occasionally.

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    Shalimar
    Opium
    Diva
    Knowing
    Alien
    Fendi
    Habanita
    Lolita Lempicka
    Jil Sander Woman III
    Moschino
    Imperial Opoponax
    Y
    no. 19
    Last edited by easyfish; 18th February 2012 at 04:48 AM.

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    Default Re: Your top 10 classic feminines to wear!

    i guess whatever 10 tom fords that can be considered feminine.

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    Top ten classic feminines that are great for more gender-conscious fellas to wear?

    Eau du Soir
    YSL Nu
    Fendi Original
    Jil Sander Woman III (Hallelujah!)
    Parfum Sacre
    Elixir des Merveilles
    Memoir Woman
    Chanel 19 edp (original)
    Private Collection
    Cabochard (in all its incarnations)



    Top 10 classic feminines for the adventurous man:

    Jil Sander 4
    Soir de Lune
    Ivoire
    Diva edt
    La Perla
    Knowing
    Ubar
    Gold Woman
    First (vintage)
    Y

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    Default Re: Your top 10 classic feminines to wear!

    Top ten feminines for men (you can also find a list in the latest edition of The Guide for some recommendations):

    IMO, in no particular order:

    1. Bandit
    2. Azuree
    3. Jolie Madame
    4. Miss Dior
    5. Shalimar
    6. Cabochard
    7. Vol de Nuit
    8. Tabac Blond
    9. Mitsouko
    10. Chanel No. 19
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Shalimar is slowly working its magic on me. Paco Rabanne's La Nuit is also fab. Une Fleur de Cassie is probably my favourite but probably doesn't qualify as a classic.

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    Fragrances marketed to women which I wear:

    Cuir de Russie
    Coromandel

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    Default Re: Your top 10 classic feminines to wear!

    Only 2 for me as well.

    Coromandel
    Sycomore

    Although I really don't understand how they can be classed as feminine.

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    Fleurs de Bulgarie by Creed - an exceptional rose fragrance ...

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    In no particular order...

    Classic Carons: Tabac Blond and En Avion
    Classic Guerlains: Vol de Nuit, L'Heure Bleue, Sous le Vent and Shalimar (Jicky does not count as classic feminine )
    Patou Moment Supreme
    Amouage Lyric Woman
    Molinard Habanita (Extrait)
    Chanel Cuir de Russie (Parfum)

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    In no particular order...

    Bandit
    Sous Le Vent
    Bal A Versailles
    Cabochard
    No.22
    31 Rue Cambon
    Vol De Nuit
    Une Fleur De Cassie
    Mitsouko
    Le Temps d'une Fête


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    Default Re: Your top 10 classic feminines to wear!

    Quote Originally Posted by indianwells View Post
    Only 2 for me as well.

    Coromandel
    Sycomore

    Although I really don't understand how they can be classed as feminine.
    I'll add Sycomore too. I didn't mention that one, since I have no idea how this one can be marketed to a woman. This one is distinctively masculine to my nose.

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    Default Re: Your top 10 classic feminines to wear!

    I have not tried wearing many feminines yet, but Sous le Vent is definitely one I have and would wear.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)

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    Default Re: Your top 10 classic feminines to wear!

    Every time this topic comes up, these get mentioned:

    Midnight Poison
    Eau du Soir
    Baiser du Dragon
    Aromatics Elixir

    All of which my Wife owns

    (and I steal. Sometimes)

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    Default Re: Your top 10 classic feminines to wear!

    Sycomore
    Chanel no. 19
    Jicky
    Opium
    Mitsuoko
    L'Heure Bleue
    Shalimar
    Cuir de Russie
    Coromandel
    Alien

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    Bal a Versailles
    Balmain De Balmain
    Shalimar
    Jungle L'Elephant
    Arpege
    Rochas Femme & Mitsouko (both a bit peachy tbh)
    Cabochard
    Metal
    Jicky
    Black Orchid
    Aromatics Elixir
    Jolie Madame
    Habanita
    Le Baiser Du Dragon
    Magie Noire
    Dior Homme
    Must de Cartier
    Cuir de Lancome
    Molinard Vanille
    L'Heure Bleue
    Miss Balmain
    Youth Dew Amber Nude
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    Silences

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    Dior Homme
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    Ah yes Le Temps d'une Fête. Why do I keep forgetting this one? It's fab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    dior homme
    lol


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    I wear almost only female scents, but,
    my 10 fave classics as of now are ...
    ... in no particular order:

    Poison
    Dioressence
    Chanel N°5
    Chanel N°22
    L'Heure Bleue
    Shalimar
    Opium
    Le Dix
    Madame Rochas
    (vtg)
    Obsession

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    Default Re: Your top 10 classic feminines to wear!

    (in alphabetical order)

    Bandit
    Femme
    Jicky
    Jolie Madame
    L'Heure Bleue
    Mitsouko
    N'Aimez Que Moi
    Poivre
    Shalimar
    Tabac Blond
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    Default Re: Your top 10 classic feminines to wear!

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Dior Homme
    LOL, JC!


    This is your usual sense of humour? LOL!
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    Default Re: Your top 10 classic feminines to wear!

    I am confused about this thread. This is for men only? These are the top ten I wear;
    (I am limiting this to scents available now, not vintage)
    1.Ormonde Jayne-Woman
    2.Cartier- Panthere-parfum
    3.Caron- French Can Can
    4.Caron- Tabac Blond
    5.Caron- En Avion
    6.Serge Lutens- Iris Mist
    7.Serge Lutens- Bois Oriental
    8.Bond- New York
    9.Creed- Jasmal
    10.Profumum- Neroli

    There are a jillion more I would like to add but I think these are in the top ten. Gosh, this is hard!!!

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    Default Re: Your top 10 classic feminines to wear!

    OK, here are some I like to wear that men would also enjoy, I think.
    1. Chanel- Bois des Iles
    2.Herbas des Ibizia
    3.Annick Goutal- L'eau D'Hadrian
    4.Guerlain- Sous Les Vent
    5.Mazzolari- Vetiver
    6.Mazzolari- Fleurs D'Oranger
    7.Frederic Malle- Vetiver Extraordinaire
    8.Montale- Black Aoud
    9.Acqua di Parma Profumo
    10.'O' de Lancome
    Last edited by kumquat; 20th February 2012 at 03:42 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    Poison
    Dioressence
    Chanel N°5
    Chanel N°22
    L'Heure Bleue
    Shalimar
    Opium
    Le Dix
    Madame Rochas
    (vtg)
    Obsession
    Oops! I forgot Ysatis de Givenchy!

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    Default Re: Your top 10 classic feminines to wear!

    I made a mistake- it should be Eau d'Hadrian. And also, when you try that one, be sure it is EDP, the EDT is very disappointing in its sillage. So it comes in the girl's bottle with the fabulous gold bag bottle cover. Not available in men's!

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    Default Re: Your top 10 classic feminines to wear!

    Shalimar
    Arpege
    Y
    Le Dix
    My Sin
    Panthere
    Diorissimo
    Obsession
    Rive Gauche

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    Default Re: Your top 10 classic feminines to wear!

    Mine are:

    Cuir de Russie
    Lancome Cuir
    Le Dix
    Arpege
    Bandit
    Cabochard
    Mitsouko
    Bal a Versailles
    Habanita
    Jasmin et Cigarette

    in no particular order.
    Possibly tone deaf..

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    Default Re: Your top 10 classic feminines to wear!

    Mine are

    Chanel Coco
    Chanel coromandel
    Fracas
    White Linen
    Hypnotic Poison

    That's it. I'm not hugely into the classics. I need to look into them further.

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    Default Re: Your top 10 classic feminines to wear!

    ln no particular order;

    Alien
    Carnal Flower
    Fracas
    Habanita
    L'Heure Bleue
    Magie Noire
    Narcisse Noir
    Samsara
    Shalimar
    Ubar
    "What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.

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    Hmmm, in no particular order:

    Givenchy III
    original D&G red
    Laura Biagiotti Roma
    Balmain de Balmain
    Miss Balmain
    Miss Dior
    Caleche
    Angel
    Prada Eau D'Ambree
    Mitsouko

    and probably about 20 I haven't thought of yet.

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    Shalimar
    Jicky
    Nahema
    Vol de Nuit
    Farnesiana
    Muguet du Bonheur
    Aimez-Moi
    No. 5
    No.19
    L'Air du Temps (Couture Edition)

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    L'Heure Bleue -vintage extrait
    No.5 -current extrait
    First -vintage extrait
    Femme - vintage extrait
    Opardu - I know it's new but I consider it classic in style
    The Party in Manhattan - ditto above
    Ubar - ditto above
    Bal a Versailles
    No. 22 - current extrait
    Shalimar - vintage extrait

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    I wear Diorissimo in the spring and summer, usually with a white linen shirt. It’s such a persuasive lily of the valley, it’s as if you’d plucked a sprig and stuck it in your pocket.

    Bellodgia any time.

    Tabu in cool weather when I’m in the mood.

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    Eau de Hadrien
    Shalimar
    Mitsouko
    Vol de Nuit
    Opium
    L'air du temps
    Joy de Patou

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    Shalimar
    Mitsouko
    No 5
    No 19
    Habanita
    Baghari
    Tocade
    Joy
    Chergui
    Un Bois Vanille

    I would include Chypres if they were not discontinued.

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