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    Question The " best " niche house in your opinion...mention just one (1 )......"the very best "

    we have in the market around 43 niche houses , more or less.
    They seem to grow up...raise..in the next future.
    Everybody wants to be a perfumer...having its own house.
    Regarding to this fact,very human I.M.O., which House is your preferred among the others ???
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    I think it has to be Frederic Malle. Visionary concept and not a dud among the fragrances.

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    Amouage make good fragrances but it's their oil attars where they really shine.

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    Default Re: The " best " niche house in your opinion...mention just one (1 )......"the very best "

    I really enjoy Frederic Malle too. Looking at some of their fragrances
    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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    What's yours?
    Last edited by mr. reasonable; 20th July 2012 at 04:58 PM.

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    Impossible to name one, Frederic Malle for it's originality and concept, Chanel Les Exclusifs (technically not niche) for so many classics. Amouage for it's opulence etc, see it's impossible!

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    Very difficult to single one out, but I'll go with Frederic Malle.

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    Creed
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    Default Re: The " best " niche house in your opinion...mention just one (1 )......"the very best "

    If I'd have to go with just one, I'd probably say Malle but it doesn't make much sense to me as I couldn't live without the majority of the fragrances I own...


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    And another one for Frederic Malle!

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    I don't have many niche scents, but from what I have smelled I would agree and say Fredric Malle.

    But I also have to add that Slumberhouse is so creative that this house is one to watch.
    Most worn scents according to my haphazard use of the SOTD...so perhaps my favorites.
    1. Epic Man by Amouage (24 wears)
    2. Leather Oud by Christian Dior (22 wears)
    3. M7 by Yves Saint Laurent (18 wears)
    4. Oud Imperial (black) by Perris Monte Carlo (15 wears)
    5. Russian Tea Ritual by Masque (14 wears)
    6. Fate Man by Amouage (13 wears)
    7. Interlude Man by Amouage (12 wears plus)
    8. Journey Man by Amouage (12 wears)
    9. Terré d'Hermés by Hermés (12 wears)
    10. Sycomore by Channel (11 wears)


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    Love the love for Malle, would be my choice as well.

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    Amouage...l like something about every fragrance they make

    Great variety, silage, and longevity

    Just got done sampling all 6 Opuses and was totally blown
    away by the quality and variety of smells.

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    Another vote for Frédéric Malle.

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    Another vote for Frédéric Malle.
    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) Polo vintage (Ralph Lauren) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    Amouage

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    Frederic Malle

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    I couldn't pick just one...Malle, Amouage, Creed, Profumum, Maison Francis Kurkdjian, LeLabo and Lorenzo Villoresi are my current faves.

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    Personally, Byredo. People give this house a lot of stick but they have a good balance of fragrances that last well and project well on my skin.

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    Serge Lutens used to be my preferred niche house. Since he took the path of reformulation and ruined most of what was unique I've become promiscuous and u s e everything that is good without developing special feelings of brand loyalty for it.

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    Histories De Parfums! Great scents, cool concepts like the free refillable atomiser with full bottle purchase, generous with samples - and did I mention - great fragrances!

    Honourable mention to Frederick Malle - always a pleasure to deal with and fantastic perfumes!

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    Default Re: The " best " niche house in your opinion...mention just one (1 )......"the very best "

    Montale (IMO one of the top)

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    For sheer uniquness, it has to be Serge Lutens.

    For wearability, either Editions de Parfums or Histoires de Parfum.
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    My heart lies with Serge Lutens.
    Kurt smells like Teen Spirit

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    Creed, specially vintage fragrances

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    Serge Lutens

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    SLutens

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    Oh God, that's hard.

    I'll say AMOUAGE on the basis of hits vs misses within the full portfolio.

    (But Histoires de Parfums and Parfums de Nicolai get big props for upholding the spirit and dignity of the Niche concept while maintaining unbeatable price/quality ratios)
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    Knize, though considering that this house also manufactures toiletries and haute couture, I am sure whether it may qualify as niche.

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