Code of Conduct
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 60
  1. #1
    Dependent lovingthealien's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Melbourne, FL
    Posts
    1,341

    Default What is the best Chypre of all time marketed for men?

    I have a serious infatuation with Chypre fragrances these days. I've got quite a few and the list keeps growing! Amongst my favorite are Mitsouko, Ma Griffe, Cabochard, Diorella, Aliage, and Aromatics Elixir.

    But what about Chypre for men? What's the best one to you? Pour Monsieur, Escada Pour Homme, Z14, Terre d'Hermes, Aramis, Yatagan?

    Yatagan is my favorite for now, but I'd really like to hear what your favorite is. Thanks!
    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

  2. #2
    Dependent
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    3,700

    Default Re: What is the best Chypre of all time marketed for men?

    Terre is a chypre?

    I don't really feel chypres are being produced anymore. The amount of oakmoss you can use has gotten too small to create the proper balance in the chypre accord.

    Yatagan is terrific, but the reformulation is more an aromatic-woody-animalic than a chypre anymore.

  3. #3
    Dependent lovingthealien's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Melbourne, FL
    Posts
    1,341

    Default Re: What is the best Chypre of all time marketed for men?

    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyBars View Post
    Terre is a chypre?

    I don't really feel chypres are being produced anymore. The amount of oakmoss you can use has gotten too small to create the proper balance in the chypre accord.

    Yatagan is terrific, but the reformulation is more an aromatic-woody-animalic than a chypre anymore.
    My old bottle of Terre d'Hermes is pretty heavy on the oakmoss, but perhaps isn't a chypre as much as a woody citrus with moss. Its deep-drydown does remind of a chypre a bit, but I think the strength of ISO-E Super really cancels out the "chypre" element.

    As far as chypre not being produced anymore, the rest of the world just needs to figure out what the hell it is that Guerlain is putting in their current Mitsouko EDP. That stuff smells strongly of real oakmoss, with which I am very familiar.

    I'd agree with Yatagan being an aromatic-woody-animalic! It still has the characteristic deep chypre drydown.
    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

  4. #4

    Default Re: What is the best Chypre of all time marketed for men?

    Hasu No Hana - hidden gem
    for swap/sale:



  5. #5

    Default Re: What is the best Chypre of all time marketed for men?

    +1 Pour monsieur (1955) - citrus chypre
    New York PdN - oriental chypre
    Aramis 900 - floral chypre

  6. #6
    hednic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    McLean, NYC, & Búzios
    Posts
    111,428

    Default Re: What is the best Chypre of all time marketed for men?

    One of my personal favorites is Aigues Vives by Galimard

  7. #7
    Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    South Florida
    Posts
    7,186

    Default Re: What is the best Chypre of all time marketed for men?

    Devin by Aramis is one of the better chypres offered for men.

  8. #8
    volley2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Shanghai, China
    Posts
    5,355

    Default Re: What is the best Chypre of all time marketed for men?

    Derby
    New York
    Chypre Palatin

  9. #9
    Super Member teerose's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Buitenzorg
    Posts
    157

    Default Re: What is the best Chypre of all time marketed for men?

    -Gucci Pour Homme (1976) by Guy Robert
    -Guerlain Derby
    -Chanel Pour Monsieur
    smells are surer than sights or sounds to make your heartstrings crack.

    -Vladimir Nabokov

  10. #10
    Power Where You Need It
    alfarom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    10,521

    Default Re: What is the best Chypre of all time marketed for men?

    Quote Originally Posted by volley2 View Post
    Derby
    New York
    ^^^these plus Knize Ten and Puredistance M. I'll also add Roja Dove Diaghilev but it's definitely more "unisex".


    Discover my Guest Reviewer Of The Day here

  11. #11

    Default Re: What is the best Chypre of all time marketed for men?

    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Nicolai New York
    Guerlain Mitsouko
    Guerlain Arsène Lupin

  12. #12

    Default Re: What is the best Chypre of all time marketed for men?

    Along the ones already mentioned, also Armani Eau pour Homme, Versace l'Homme, Dior Eau Sauvage, YSL pour Homme
    Currently wearing: Halston 1-12 by Halston

  13. #13

    Default Re: What is the best Chypre of all time marketed for men?

    +1

    MCDI Chypre Palatin
    Guerlain Derby
    Puredistance M

  14. #14

    Default Re: What is the best Chypre of all time marketed for men?

    My personal favorite:

    "I am a robot and I like cheese"

    Top 5:
    1. Axe Kilo
    2. Lectric Shave
    3. Vicks Vapor Rub
    4. Febreze Pour Homme
    5. Preferred Stock

  15. #15

    Default Re: What is the best Chypre of all time marketed for men?

    ...off course...!!

  16. #16

    Default Re: What is the best Chypre of all time marketed for men?

    Quote Originally Posted by djbozz View Post
    +1 Pour monsieur (1955) - citrus chypre
    New York PdN - oriental chypre
    Aramis 900 - floral chypre
    Great list! These are my three favorite masculine chypres of all time, my all-time favorite being Aramis 900.
    “I wanna say something. I’m gonna put it out there. If you like it, you can take it, if you don’t, send it right back…."

  17. #17

    Default Re: What is the best Chypre of all time marketed for men?

    Chanel Pour Monsieur, but there are others I prefer which are marketed to women.

  18. #18
    Basenotes Institution
    mikeperez23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Miami, FL
    Posts
    28,201

    Default Re: What is the best Chypre of all time marketed for men?

    Numero Uno by Carthusia closely followed by Pour Monsieur by Chanel.

    Still...Mitsouko kicks all of their as*es.
    "Realize deeply that the present moment is all you will ever have."

    -- Eckhart Tolle

  19. #19
    Basenotes Junkie Grungevig's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    Posts
    631

    Default Re: What is the best Chypre of all time marketed for men?

    Quote Originally Posted by gandhajala View Post
    Chanel Pour Monsieur, but there are others I prefer which are marketed to women.
    Please share which others you prefer.

  20. #20

    Default Re: What is the best Chypre of all time marketed for men?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grungevig View Post
    Please share which others you prefer.
    Mitsouko, (obviously). Honourable mentions also to:
    Sous le Vent
    Diaghilev
    31 Rue Cambon

  21. #21
    Power Where You Need It
    alfarom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    10,521

    Default Re: What is the best Chypre of all time marketed for men?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Numero Uno by Carthusia.
    I will, sooner or later, have to revisit this one...


    Discover my Guest Reviewer Of The Day here

  22. #22
    Basenotes Junkie Grungevig's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    Posts
    631

    Default Re: What is the best Chypre of all time marketed for men?

    Quote Originally Posted by gandhajala View Post
    Mitsouko, (obviously). Honourable mentions also to:
    Sous le Vent
    Diaghilev
    31 Rue Cambon
    Many thanks!

  23. #23
    Power Where You Need It
    alfarom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    10,521

    Default Re: What is the best Chypre of all time marketed for men?

    Quote Originally Posted by gandhajala View Post
    Mitsouko, (obviously). Honourable mentions also to:
    Sous le Vent
    Diaghilev
    31 Rue Cambon
    well, if we open the doors to unisex and feminines the list is huge...


    Discover my Guest Reviewer Of The Day here

  24. #24

    Default Re: What is the best Chypre of all time marketed for men?

    I love Z-14
    Currently wearing: Journey Man by Amouage

  25. #25
    DuNezDeBuzier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    CITY by THE LAKE
    Posts
    2,050

    Default Re: What is the best Chypre of all time marketed for men?

    BelAmi followed closely by Davidoff'84
    Simplex Sigillum Veri

  26. #26

    Default Re: What is the best Chypre of all time marketed for men?

    Quote Originally Posted by lovingthealien View Post
    As far as chypre not being produced anymore, the rest of the world just needs to figure out what the hell it is that Guerlain is putting in their current Mitsouko EDP. That stuff smells strongly of real oakmoss, with which I am very familiar.
    The impression Thierry Wasser has given in interviews is that his supplier of Oakmoss Extract has worked out a way of removing the Atranol without affecting the other chemical components. So its the real thing, just with the stuff the IFRA dont like removed.

    Could it be this?

    http://www.biolandes.com/production-...hp?id=62&lg=en

  27. #27
    Sound Scents
    drseid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    Location
    Northern VA/DC Area
    Posts
    7,822

    Default Re: What is the best Chypre of all time marketed for men?

    Vintage Monsieur de Givenchy.
    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
    Currently wearing: As Sawira by Penhaligon's

  28. #28

    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Washington, DC
    Posts
    11,629

    Default Re: What is the best Chypre of all time marketed for men?

    Aramis 900 is excellent, and very close to Aromatics Elixir (so much for the male/female distinction).

    cacio

  29. #29

    Default Re: What is the best Chypre of all time marketed for men?

    I'm really confused about the "chypre" class. For example, consider l'essence de cerruti: http://www.osmoz.com/Find-a-fragranc...nce-de-Cerruti. Osmoz catgorizes this as a chypre, and one of the basenotes reviews refers to this as a chypre as well. Can't be a coincidental errors, yet there's no oakmoss in this? So what exactly would make this a chypre??

  30. #30
    Dependent lovingthealien's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Melbourne, FL
    Posts
    1,341

    Default Re: What is the best Chypre of all time marketed for men?

    The only ones mentioned that I'm not familiar with so far are Hasu no Hana, Aigues Vives, Diaghilev, and Numero Uno. Damn, Chypre fragrances for men are pretty limited in quantity.
    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

Similar Threads

  1. Top 3 celebrity marketed frags ?
    By Nersh in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 25th February 2011, 07:05 PM
  2. Men, which fragrances marketed to women do you wear
    By memechose in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 60
    Last Post: 9th May 2009, 05:38 PM
  3. the first gay-marketed fragrance?
    By itsthepens in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 56
    Last Post: 21st November 2008, 06:42 PM
  4. Best (designer) fragrances marketed as unisex
    By tinfoiled in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 1st August 2008, 05:59 AM
  5. New chypre vs. Classic chypre
    By sherrie11 in forum Female Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 4th March 2007, 11:27 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  



Loving perfume on the Internet since 2000