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  • Cuir Beluga

    11 13.41%
  • Dior Homme

    38 46.34%
  • F pour Homme

    0 0%
  • F pour Homme Black

    0 0%
  • Kenzo Power

    7 8.54%
  • Midnight in Paris

    10 12.20%
  • Spicebomb

    11 13.41%
  • other

    5 6.10%
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  1. #1

    Question what's your favorite by Olivier Polge?

    What's your favorite fragrance designed by Olivier Polge?

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    Spicebomb!

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    L'Anonyme ou OP-1475-A


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    MIP so far, but haven't sniffed Cuir Beluga yet...

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    From this list, I like Kenzo Power

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    Dior Homme. But Kenzo Power Cologne is a damn close runner-up.
    Current top 10:

    1. L'Artisan Dzing!
    2. Lorenzo Villoresi Yerbamate
    3. Guerlain Bois d'Armenie
    4. L'Artisan Al Oudh
    5. Bond No. 9 Andy Warhol Silver Factory
    6. Parfumerie Generale Bois Blond
    7. Andy Tauer L'Air du Desert Marocain
    8. Guerlain Derby
    9. Geo F Trumper Eucris
    10. Parfum d'Empire Ambre Russe

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    Kenzo Power

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    Dior Homme

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    There are many treasures by Polge. In the end I went with Cuir Beluga as it was a fragrance that really took my breath away when I first tried it.
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    None.
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    Dior Homme!!
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    None.
    LOL, I was actually about to answer the same then I thought about L'Anonyme which is pretty decent (but still very far from being among my favoirte fragrances).
    Last edited by alfarom; 27th May 2012 at 11:33 AM.


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    Another one for Dior Homme.

  14. #14

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    Dior Homme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    LOL, I was actually about to answer the same then I tought about L'Anonyme which is pretty decent (but still very far from being among my favoirte fragrances).
    I mean, I do like Dior Homme, and I do like Kenzo's Boisee, and L'Homme Libre is ok in an Old Spice deodorant kind of way, but there's just a plasticky note in almost all of his scents that ultimately ruin them for me. His basic style is ok - synthetic, modern, fresh, direct - but there are other perfumers who do it more to my taste; Lucas Sieuzac, Emilie Copperman, and Christopher Laudamiel, namely.

    I take that back, his style is synthetic, modern, and direct - but not always so fresh. In fact, he often seems to have a bit of a Menardo touch to his compositions, but he never fully commits in that direction. For that reason, on any given day I'd much rather wear almost anything by Menardo than anything by Polge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    I mean, I do like Dior Homme, and I do like Kenzo's Boisee, and L'Homme Libre is ok in an Old Spice deodorant kind of way, but there's just a plasticky note in almost all of his scents that ultimately ruin them for me. His basic style is ok - synthetic, modern, fresh, direct - but there are other perfumer's who do it more to my taste; Lucas Sieuzac, Emilie Copperman, and Christopher Laudamiel, namely.

    I take that back, his style is synthetic, modern, and direct - but not always so fresh. In fact, he often seems to have a bit of a Menardo touch to his compositions, but he never fully commits in that direction. For that reason, on any given day I'd much rather wear almost anything by Menardo than anything by Polge.
    I completely get (and share) your view.


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    Fragrances developed by Olivier Polge

    • Azzaro Visit for Women (with Domitille Bertier)
    • Balenciaga Balenciaga Paris (2010)
    • Balenciaga Balenciaga Paris L’Essence (2011)
    • Blumarine Innamorata (2012)
    • Breil Breil for Women (2006)
    • Burberry Burberry Sport for Women (2010, with Beatrice Piquet)
    • Burberry The Beat (2008, with Dominique Ropion & Beatrice Piquet)
    • Burberry The Beat For Men (2008, with Domitille Bertier)
    • Bvlgari Eau Parfumée au Thé Rouge (2005)
    • Bvlgari Mon Jasmin Noir (2011, with Sophie Labbé)
    • Cacharel Liberte (2007, with Domitille Bertier)
    • Cacharel Noa Perle (2006, with Domitille Bertier)
    • Christian Dior Pure Poison (2004, with Dominique Ropion & Carlos Benaïm)
    • Christian Dior Homme (2005)
    • Davidoff Hot Water (2009, with Domitille Bertier)
    • Diesel Only The Brave (2009, with Alienor Massenet & Pierre Wargnye)
    • Dolce & Gabbana The One for Men (2008)
    • Emanuel Ungaro Apparition for men (2005)
    • Emaneul Ungaro Apparition Homme Intense (2007)
    • Gianfranco Ferré In The Mood For Love Man (2011)
    • Giorgio Armani Armani Code for women (2006, with Dominique Ropion & Carlos Benaïm)
    • Guerlain Cuir Beluga (2005)
    • Jil Sander Eve (2011)
    • Jil Sander Jil (2009, with Bruno Jovanovic)
    • Jil Sander Sensual Jil (2010)
    • Jimmy Choo by Jimmy Choo (2010)
    • Kate Moss Vintage (2009)
    • Kenzo Homme Eau de Toilette Boisée (2010)
    • Kenzo Power (2008)
    • Lancôme Miracle Forever (2006, with Dominique Ropion)
    • La Perla Blue
    • Liz Claiborne Bora Bora
    • Longwood Gardens Always in Bloom (2010)
    • Moschino Friends Men (2005)
    • Roberto Verino Gold (2009)
    • Salvatore Ferragamo F by Ferragamo Pour Homme (2007)
    • Salvatore Ferragamo F by Ferragamo Pour Homme Black (2009)
    • Salvatore Ferragamo F by Ferragamo Pour Homme Free Time (2011)
    • Salvatore Ferragamo F for Fascinating (2007)
    • Salvatore Ferragamo F for Fascinating Night (2009)
    • Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight in Paris Pour Homme (2010, with Domitille Bertier)
    • Viktor & Rolf Eau Mega (2009, with Carlos Benaïm)
    • Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb (2005, with Carlos Benaïm and Domitille Bertier)
    • Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb (2012)

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    Dior Homme.

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    My favorite by Olivier Polge is Dior Homme.

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    Cuir Beluga!
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  21. #21

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    1. Dior Homme
    2. Apparition Homme Intense

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    I voted for Kenzo Power, an awesome scent.
    Dior Homme VINTAGE is awesome, though.
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  23. #23

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    Dior Homme

  24. #24

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    Dior Homme is his best creation, and considering it's the prerequisite to my all time fave, very important too

  25. #25

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    From your list, Cuir Beluga.

    Dior Homme is a great contender.

  26. #26

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    MiP...

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    Default Re: what's your favorite by Olivier Polge?

    Dior Homme

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    Cuir Beluga for me, although I love Dior Homme and Midnight in Paris
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    Spicebomb

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    I am torn between the following:

    Cuir Beluga by Guerlain - Upon application, one is treated to an entrancing melange. Sweet, orangey mandarin, along with its lovely, soft, floral hints, commingles with an everlasting flower, which proffers its syrupy, herbaceous, hay-like sweetness. And, magical aldehydes lift the captivating blend, adding an effervescence to the citrus and luster to the floral, as well as a soft, vanillin undercurrent. A burnt-sugar phantom can be sensed. Transitioning to the heart, heliotrope shrouds the opening with its cherry-vanilla and faintly almond aroma and powdery aspect. A luxurious and sensual, Spanish-leather illusion, reminiscent of the spice, citrus and floral components used in its tanning process, serves as a light underpinning for the delicate heliotrope. Segueing to the warm base, a sweet, almost creamy and floury vanilla, an aroma somewhat akin to vanilla custard combining with a pastry delicacy, interplays with a balsamic and warm amber. The sumptuous leather is still in the background. And, an impressive drydown ensues. This select and demurely elegant composition is a cool-weather, unisex scent, with average projection and good longevity, 8-10 hours.

    and

    Spicebomb by Viktor & Rolf - Upon application, one is treated to a somewhat refreshing, fruity and citric blend from the commingling of an orangey and peppery bergamot, the tangy bittersweetness of grapefruit and the mildly spicy fruitiness of pink pepper. And, an intriguing elemi showers the blend with its resinous and balsamic spiciness. Resultantly, an all-too-familiar, sweet, spicy, bubble-gum smell wafts to the waiting middle. Here, in the heart, the Bazooka-like opening is immersed in an enveloping stew of sweetly warm and earthy cinnamon, a pepperish paprika and a healthy dose of hay-like floral from saffron. A sweet, pipe tobacco undercurrent carries this inviting melange to the base. Here, the luxurious, cherry-almond, pipe tabacco comes into it own and interplays with the rich, green and smoky earthiness of vetiver. A faint background of a vanillic musk and leather present. A suave drydown ensues. This versatile and high-quality scent has good projection, with a 3-hour, scent cloud, and good longevity, 7-8- hours. However, this composition appears to have purloined its varied, scent paths from other, existing scents. And, although I give the fragrance a "Thumbs Up," it is given unenthusiastically because of the flagrant lack of originality.

    However, given my caution as to originality, I must come down on the side of Cuir Beluga by Guerlain

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    I am not a fan of any of his scents.
    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)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6)
    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    Dior homme VINTAGE

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    Dior Homme
    1. Dior Homme Original
    2. Musc Ravaguer
    3. Portrait of a Lady
    4. Noir de Noir
    5. L Instant Guerlain pour Homme Extreme
    6. New Haarlem
    7. Pure Coffee
    8. Blu Mediterraneo Sicilian Almond
    9. Rose 31
    10. Spiritueuse Double Vanille

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    I'm a fan of Olivier works... Dior Homme is a masterpiece, but Kenzo Power to me is closer. Spicebomb is the one disappointment out of his creations.

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    And you forget to include D&G The one into poll, I think it deserves to have its own line.

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    Cuir Beluga. Followed by F by Ferragamo Black.
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Spice & Wood
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Dior - Vetiver
    4. by Kilian - Incense Oud
    5. Puredistance - Black
    6. by Kilian - Cruel Intentions
    7. Armani Privé - Oud Royal
    8. Brückner - Aoud 1
    9. Creed - Royal English Leather
    10. House of Matriarch - Blackbird

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    mip

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    I voted Dior Homme in the past, but Midnight in Paris is a 10/10 imo as well. This dude has two top 10 fragrance imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desert View Post
    Dior homme VINTAGE
    +1 on vintage

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    I am a fan of spicebomb myself.
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    Midnight in Paris

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    I could be wrong, but Polge didn't reformulated Dior Homme. That tall order was handed to Demachy, correct?

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    Dior Homme, then Midnight in Paris, then SpiceBomb. Kenzo Power is also very nice.

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    ...Dior Homme is my favorite, and Emanuel Ungaro Apparition Homme Intense is his worst...!

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    Dior Homme > MiP
    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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    Dior Homme is has the structure of an alien. It isn't my favorite thing to wear, it gets a little sweet and can put out more radiance than I want, but the design of the thing is second only to very few vintage classics, if that. It leaves the most surprising and sublime scent of soft suede on my sheets. Surely one of the best things I've ever smelled. I'd like to see him make that into a fragrance. The thing can be looked at from so many angles. It's as kaleidoscopic as most of the greatest fragrances in their vintage formulations.

    Bertrand Duchaufour was asked which perfume he wished he had made. He said there was only one: Dior Homme.

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    Dior Homme

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    Many great frags here.....My fave is Spicebomb!!! I also like Dior Homme, F Black and Midnight In Paris!!! Great Poll.....
    Gary

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    Dior Homme and MIP are my #1 and #2 right now.

    Love O Polge's work. Would really like to sample Cuir Beluga but find it hard to find among the decant providers (unlike SDV for example). Also very hard to find Kenzo Power Cologne.

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