Grey Flannel. Edges Kouros out by a hair.
Le Labo Poirve 23 by far is best fragerance I have ever smelled thus far. From the initial application to the dry down nothing in my collection competes. My second place would be L'instant Exteme.
Grey Flannel. Edges Kouros out by a hair.
frankincense dipped in Old Spice. Old School.
To this day, its still Jean Paul Gaultier's Le Male. Do I know objectively that there are better fragrances? Maybe. But to me, Le Male is love. Its like a man that is madly in love with his wife. He sees Adrianna Lima, and he knows that objectively she might be more attractive than his wife, but to him, his wife is still the most beautiful woman on the planet. Its the only fragrance that evokes an emotion for me.
For me, the best of all time.
Whatever it is, it didn't come from a bottle or vial.
3. Platinum Egoiste/Egoiste
4. Terre D'Hermés Pure Perfume/EDT
5. Green Irish Tweed/Cool Water
Can't tell which of these I prefer - they are all magic to me
Claus The Danish Viking
GR8 Hitz: Kouros, Egoiste & Fahrenheit
There's also something a little magical about Millesime Imperial for me. It's very uplifting and bubbly.
Timbuktu by L'Artisan Parfumeur .
Habit Rouge, or maybe Mitsouko.
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Invasion Barbare . It took a while for my senses to regroup after the first whiff which was pure pleasure.
***My favourite from my collection***
-------- Amouage Tribute Attar
------ Serge Lutens: Ambre Sultan
-------- Les Exclusifs de Chanel: Sycamore
------ Amouage: Fate Man
-------- Amouage: Epic Man
------ Tom Ford Private Blend: Noir de Noir
-------- Terre D'Hermès Pure Parfum
------ EDP FM: Carnal Flower
-------- Neela Vermire Creations: Trayee
------ Dior: Leather Oud
------- Hermèssence: Ambre Narguilé
Can't name just one, impossible
VIP for Men, or by its proper name, Giorgio Beverly Hills V.I.P Special Reserve. Spent years looking for anything that smelled even remotely like it. Fortunately I found a few "new" bottles reasonably priced a few years ago on ebay.
Gucci Nobile ranks a very close second and I had similar luck on ebay finding some bottles still factory wrapped for a decent price. Prices for both are outrageous these days.
1. Le 3me Homme - Caron
2. Yatagan - Caron
3. Van Cleef & Arples Pour Homme
4. Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme
5. Kouros - YSL
6. L'Anarchiste - Caron
7. Xeryus - Givenchy
8. V.I.P. Special Reserve - Giorgio Beverly Hills
9. The Dreamer - Versace
10. Nobile - Gucci
Too many to name.
Vintage Chanel No.5
too many to mention but the first time I smelled Sous Le Vent I was definitely stunned! Or Black was another one.
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Tobacco Vanille is my personal favourite.
Amouage Homage Attar.
+1 for L'Heure Bleue
My absolute favorites:
Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme (1978)
Yves Saint Laurent - Kouros (1981)
Chanel - Égoïste / L'Égoïste (1990)
Mona di Orio's Oud. No scent had such a strong effect on me as this one. It is simply alive.
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both are amazing!!!
Etro's ... Messe de Minuit , EDC
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Of my own: Tobacco Vanille
Of all time: Miss Dior (Original) - my mother wears this and it reminds me of being a child, in the best way.
Portrait of a Lady by Frederic Malle. I really did not expect to like it when I initially asked to try it at Barney's, but it just absolutely wowed me beyond belief. Any scent that makes me literally make a u-turn when exiting the store in order to climb a few flights of stairs to smell it again definitely has made a strong impression.
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)
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)
JHL. Stands shoulder to shoulder with some of the finest fragrances I've ever worn. I would include in this group the likes of Heritage EDP, Tiffany for Men, Patou pour Homme, vintage Derby to name a few I would consider heavyweights.
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Amouage Lyric Man stunned me, overwhelmingly, and unexpectedly, on a visceral level. I experienced a gestalt moment that whisked me to my childhood. More recently, I was rocked by Voyage d'Hermes and literally gasped with pleasure when I smelled it. Strangely, I am very reticent to wear Lyric, despite the effect it has on me, whereas I love to spritz Voyage as if I had an endless supply. Go figger.
Of my collection Spiritueuse Double Vanille. I really enjoyed my sample of Jubilation XXV though.
I know it'll change over time but I recently sampled Vis et Honor from O'Driu and was thrilled by it. Completely outside the box notewise.
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Dark Rose, by Czech & Speake. This is breathtaking on a woman.
Vintage Mitsouko parfum
Coco by Chanel
Not necessarily my favorite scent, but hands-down the most stunning I've ever smelled. There's lightning on the bottle for a reason.
Le Labo Rose 31
I've started dabbling in blending for myself... the first time I made something that actually smelled good, I was pretty stunned.
Puredistance M of course, with Homage close behind.
A couple decades ago, when I was in high school, I was mowing my parents' lawn. Some predator had killed a squirrel and left it in the summer sun for a couple days before I came along with the lawnmower and pulped it.
The fragrance was quite literally stunning.
My top 5: Sea Mist; Minnow; Crab, tiger, and almonds; Semprini; Rancid Polecat N° 2
Clive Christian C
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To many to name tbh.
Patchouli 24, Chinatown and Geranium pour monsieur all stunned me at first sniff.
Bois des Iles parfum
But really, some of the ones I love didn't 'stun' me at first sniff. Chene, Dior Homme, and Egoiste all fall in this category. I grew to love them only after wearing a few times.
Clive Christian C
Five that I am enjoying right now
1) Sel de Vetiver by The Different Company
2) Spiritueuse Double Vanille by Guerlain
3) Bois des Iles by Chanel
4) Devin by Aramis
5) Coromandel by Chanel
Idole by Lubin -- stunning bottle to compliment
For women -- Visa by Piguet
Back to Black. Was already planning purchase of a second bottle immediately after sniffing it for the first time.
The most stunningly good one is Creed Vintage Tabarome.
The fragrance of the hops vats at Anheuser Busch.