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    Default What great designer frag contains the most unique combination of notes you can think of?

    I know Gucci Pour Homme 1 contains 26 notes and smells like a walk in a cedar forest, a bonfire, freshly cut wood, or perhaps a cool autumn day with distant chimney smoke hanging in the cool, crisp, air, however, there is also Hanae Mori's "HM", Dior's "Fahrenheit", Blvgari's "Black", Mugler's "A*Men" and "Cologne" too, with it's certainly unique "S" note! lol However, which designer fragrances truly amaze you with either the sheer volume of different notes employed to create one cohesive, delightful whole, or in your opinion, create an amazing, alluring fragrance, by utilising some of the most creative, inventive, and/or very unique notes or combinations thereof? I love great depth, singularity, and complexity in my fragrances, so long as they smell awesome. I'm sure there are a great many niche ones, but this thread is about designer fragrances only. Thank you, guys.

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    Default Re: What great designer frag contains the most unique combination of notes you can think of?

    Bulgari Black for me. Tea, rubber, smoke and vanilla. Who would've thought it would be so great?
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    V&R Antidote. Still not sure what to make of it, but I do know I like it...


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    I think Dior Fahrenheit is my pick. The fact it's been out so long and no one has tried to ever touch it speaks volumes.

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    For designer only.... I'd say Spicebomb.
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    Xeryus Rouge. Cactus & Kumquat, most peculiar !
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    Is Lush a designer brand? (certainly the prices are). If so, Breath of God, a combo of who knows how many things: burning plastic, vetiver, japanese candies, etc etc

    One that is no more: Feu d'Issey. Tarte au citron - lemon, bread, white flowers, vitamins, fruits, etc etc

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    When I read the thread I was automatically thinking of Hanae Mori HM.

    Citrus and green on top
    Floral in the middle
    Sweet, mossy and ambery at the base

    Definitely HM.

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    Terre D'hermes

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    Default Re: What great designer frag contains the most unique combination of notes you can think of?

    Agree with Baldini - Antidote

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    Kouros : makes me think it was made by accident.

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    I agree on the A*Mens

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    +1 Fahrenheit, M7, Antidote

    Bvlgari Man - an odd pairing of pear, lotus, vetiver, and honey
    Burberry London - the mimosa is the odd note that really takes this scent to the next level
    Narciso Rodriguez For Him - violets + patchouli + cucumber + wet cement.

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    Default Re: What great designer frag contains the most unique combination of notes you can think of?

    Antidote by Viktor & Rolf is, indeed, an amalgamated composition with kaleidoscopic heads.

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    Default Re: What great designer frag contains the most unique combination of notes you can think of?

    Anything by Comme Des Garcons (a designer by definition)


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    Bvlagri Black

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    I have some my brain can´t forget! I just close my eyes and the unique smell memory comes... Some of them:

    M7
    Gucci I ( where is it? discontinued?)
    Grey Flannel
    Body Kouros
    L'Anarchiste and most Caron's ... they are so different from each other.

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    Default Re: What great designer frag contains the most unique combination of notes you can think of?

    I wholeheartedly agree with both Antidote and Breath of God. Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme isn't your every day combination by any means as well. Still in the process of adjusting my nose to the VC&A.
    I don't have a signature fragrance. My signature changes a little bit every day, why shouldn't my fragrance?
    Currently wearing: The Dreamer by Versace

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    Default Re: What great designer frag contains the most unique combination of notes you can think of?

    I would vote for Fahrenheit too.
    Current Top 5:
    1. Frederic Malle L'eau d'Hiver
    2. Tom Ford Noir de Noir
    3. Dior Homme / Dior Homme Intense
    4. Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Havane / Pure Malt
    5. Creed Aventus / Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

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    Tom Ford Extreme.
    Currently wearing: Eau de Santal by Floris

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    Fahrenheit is unique and I still can't get my nose around it. I like the old juice better.
    Womanity has fig, caviar, wood, brown sugar (I think) and some floral notes I can't define. Weird and strangely alluring.
    Bvlgari Black,,,of course!
    Most worn scents according to my haphazard use of the SOTD...so perhaps my favorites...
    1. Epic Man by Amouage (21 wears)
    2. M7 by Eves Saint Laurent (18 wears)
    3. Leather Oud by Christian Dior (18 wears)
    4. Oud Imperial (black) by Perris Monte Carlo (14 wears)
    5. Russian Tea Ritual by Masque (12 wears)
    6. Fate Man by Amouage (11 wears)
    7. Terre d'Hermes by Hermes (11 wears plus - often not recorded go to scent)
    8. Interlude Man by Amouage (11 wears)
    9. Journey Man by Amouage (11 wears)
    10. Plum Japonais by Tom Ford, Bullion by Byredo, Piper Nigrum by a Lorenzo Villorosi, Pulp by Byredo, Santal Royal by Guerlain (9 wears)


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    Default Re: What great designer frag contains the most unique combination of notes you can think of?

    Gucci Envy for Men . . . sandalwood, herbs, spices, flowers, citrus, musk, amber and ginger on top of all that.

    Edit: Hmm, I'm not sure it's the most unique after all. Fahrenheit and Yatagan are probably more unique.
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    Antidote or Individuel (perhaps not as diverse as many, but it contains soooo many notes!)

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    +1 Xeryus Rouge.

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    A*Men (particularly at the time of its release)

    And I agree on Antidote...clusterf*ck of notes that manages to work.

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    Van Cleef&Arpels pour Homme, Esencia Loewe, Fahrenheit Absolue, Ungaro III, Zino Davidoff, Rive Gauche pour Homme and a few others unlikely powerhouse or powerhouse-like scents of a certain non-linear, convoluted up to the point of being almost Baroque, lavishly luxurious and manly at the same time but also strangely enthralling due to their creativity and swagger
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    Gucci Pour Homme (1976)
    Phileas
    Rykiel Homme Grey -I really liked this fragrance

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    All very nice suggestions, but my vote goes to YATAGAN by Caron

    I get wet wild wolf in a huge celery campfire in the middle of a dark forrest with this fragrance.
    I will never learn to appreciate it, but it's very very unique and niche worthy - no doubt !!


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    Caron - The Third Men

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    Default Re: What great designer frag contains the most unique combination of notes you can think of?

    Mitsouko or Womanity are probably the most interesting combinations I can think of at the moment.
    My Top Ten:

    1: Guerlain - Habit Rouge
    2: Guerlain - Jicky
    3: Guerlain - Mouchoir de Monsieur
    4: Guerlain - Shalimar
    5: Knize - Knize Ten
    6: Caron - Yatagan
    7: Caron - Pour Un Homme
    8: Jean Desprez - Bal a Versailles
    9: Yves Saint Laurent - M7
    10: Salvador Dali - Dali Pour Homme

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