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    Smile An Appreciation to this lovely community! Give me scents that have knocked your socks off!

    Hello there friends!

    I'm not exactly a newbie to fragrances, i have smelt some which are considered the all time greats such as the Amouage's, Creed's and Tom fords. However i have never given my appreciation to the people who started it all and that is of course the internet fragrance community, the reviewers on Youtube and of course the lovely people from bassnotes! thanks to you i may be getting a job interview at the creed store in selfridges near where i live as they were very impressed by my knowledge :O

    so just to say hello! thank you! How are you?
    lovely weather we're having?

    i'm still relatively naive and was wondering if any of you could recommend some bottles that personally effected you in a positive way or just knocked your socks off!

    Thank you friends, George
    Current Signature scent: Chanel Allure Home Sport

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    Amouage Homage
    Green Irish Tweed
    L'Instant Extreme Pour Homme
    Millesime Imperial
    Lumiere Noire Pour Homme
    Fahrenheit
    Tom Ford Extreme
    Puredistance M

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    Best whishes for your job interview...here are some fragrances that really wowed me...

    Sous Le Vent
    Ormonde Man/Woman
    Avignon
    Knize Ten
    Sycomore
    Or Black

    Tribute
    Lalfeogrigio
    Insense
    Yatagan
    Vol De Nuit (parfum)
    Tabac Blond (extrait)

    Ambra Mediterranea
    Rien
    Jolie Madame (vintage)
    Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Phileas
    Muscs Koublai Khan


    ...others...


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    My "WOW" moments have been caused by

    Armani Prive Bois d'Encens
    Chanel Exclusifs 31 Rue Cambon
    Chanel Exclusifs Beige
    Chenel Exclusifs Cuir de Russie
    EldO Charogne
    1980s vintage Dior Poison
    SL Ambre Sultan
    SL A La Nuit
    1960s vintage Shalimar EdC
    1970s vintage Miss Dior
    Amouage Ubar

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    Hasu No Hana

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    Hasu No Hana

    for swap/sale:





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    rive gauche by ysl makes me feel all manly and I cant stop smelling my self

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    Default Re: An Appreciation to this lovely community! Give me scents that have knocked your socks off!

    I don't have a large number of fragrances, but out of what I do have the ones that have really WOWed me are...

    Chanel Egoiste
    Floris No. 89
    Czech & Speake No. 88
    Penhaligon's Sartorial
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Alan

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    Default Re: An Appreciation to this lovely community! Give me scents that have knocked your socks off!

    Some of my "wow-at-first-sniff" fragrances (in no particular order)
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    • Egoiste by Chanel
    • A*Men / Angel Men by Thierry Mugler
    • A*Men Pure Havane by Thierry Mugler
    • L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme by Guerlain
    • Eau de Baux by L'Occitane



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    Leather Oud.

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    Default Re: An Appreciation to this lovely community! Give me scents that have knocked your socks off!

    CDG Ourzazate-It doesn't last long, but while it does, I can't get enough of it.

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    Guerlain Vetiver
    Malle's Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Caron Pour Un Homme
    Bvlgari Black
    By Kilian- A Taste Of Heaven

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    Invasion Barbare
    Tobacco Vanille
    Tuscan Leather
    Mona di Orio's Vanille
    Mona di Orio's Oud
    Opus VI
    Aoud 1
    Musc Ravageur
    Carnal Flower
    Reflection Man
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    My peak experiences in perfumery, over the past five-odd years or so, roughly chronologically:

    Frederic Malle: Carnal Flower
    Frederic Malle: En Passant
    Ava Luxe: Midnight Violet
    Parfum d'Empire: Cuir Ottoman
    Serge Lutens: Iris Silver Mist
    Parfumerie Generale: Bois Blond
    Dior: Poison
    Serge Lutens: Tubereuse Criminelle
    Comme des Garcons: Champaca
    Serge Lutens: Fille En Aiguilles
    JAR: Jardenia
    Amouage: Ubar
    Tauer: Orris
    Guerlain: Parure
    Mona di Orio: Oud

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    Default Re: An Appreciation to this lovely community! Give me scents that have knocked your socks off!

    Among many others:

    Muchoir de Monsieur
    Armani Eau pour Homme
    Blenheim Bouquet
    Creed BDP
    Chanel pour Monsieur Concentree
    Hermes Rocabar
    Esencia Loewe
    Rance Le Vainqueur
    ADP Colonia
    Caron pour un Homme

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    Default Re: An Appreciation to this lovely community! Give me scents that have knocked your socks off!

    Too many to list, but I name two personal favorites:

    Gengis Khan
    Formidable Homme

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    Default Re: An Appreciation to this lovely community! Give me scents that have knocked your socks off!

    M by Puredistance.

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    I feel like I rarely get wowed anymore, but the first time I smelled:

    Spiritueuse Double Vanille
    Burberry London
    Portrait of a Lady
    Ambre Narguile
    Philosykos
    Menthe Fraiche
    Jubilation XXV
    Pear + Olive
    Mona di Orio Vetyver

    I was immediately blown away

    others have become favorites, but they had to grow, while other initial wowers I grew out of love of.

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    Chanel Bois des Iles
    Chanel Sycomore
    Chanel Coromandel
    Slumberhouse Rume
    Slumberhouse Vikt
    Slumberhouse Pearl + Olive
    Diptyque 34 Boulevard Saint Germain
    Sonoma Winter Woods

    All of these really stood out as something different, they really wow'ed me. I've been on a huge Slumberhouse kick lately along with a few of the Chanel Exclusifs.

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    Default Re: An Appreciation to this lovely community! Give me scents that have knocked your socks off!

    There have been so many, but here are a few.
    Chanel Bois des Iles
    Chanel 31 Rue Cambon
    Chanel Beige
    Frederic Malle Carnal Flower
    Frederic Malle Iris Poudre
    Amouage Gold
    Amouage Dia
    Annick Goutal Songes
    Hermes Ambre Narguile
    Guerlain Apres l'Ondee
    Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere
    Jo Malone Dark Amber & Ginger Lily
    Jo Malone Iris & Lady Moore
    I guess that is more than a few, lol, but there are so many!

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    Default Re: An Appreciation to this lovely community! Give me scents that have knocked your socks off!

    Dior Homme Intense
    Dior Fahrenheit
    Bvlgari Black
    YSL M7 (I wouldn't wear it myself, but I was impressed nonetheless)

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    Default Re: An Appreciation to this lovely community! Give me scents that have knocked your socks off!

    Too many to list, so I don't wear socks anymore.





    j/k

    But one that still haunts me is Shingl by Xerjoff..

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    L'Heure Bleue
    Sous le Vent
    Hommage
    Shalimar
    Balsamo della Mecca
    Sandalo Inspiritu
    L'Heure Fougueuse
    Attrape Coeur / Guet Appens
    Une Fleur de Cassie
    Philtre d'Amour
    Patou Pour Homme
    Tiffany for Men
    Vetiver Pour Elle
    Insolence EDP
    Sacrebleu
    Interlude Man
    Opus VI

    There's lots, but just off the top of my head, these have all left a singular impression on me.

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    Default Re: An Appreciation to this lovely community! Give me scents that have knocked your socks off!

    Some favorites that have given me special moments:

    FM Carnal Flower
    FM En Passant
    FM Vetiver Extraordinaire
    MFK Absolue pour le Soir
    MFK Lumiere Noire pour Homme
    PG L'Ombre Fauve
    Gucci pour Homme
    Costume National Scent Intense
    Kilian Back to Black
    Hermes Ambre Narguile
    vintage Givenchy Gentleman
    Guerlain Mitsouko parfum
    Guerlain Vol de Nuit parfum
    MDCI Invasion Barbare
    MDCI Chypre Palatin

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    Millesime Imperial

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    Default Re: An Appreciation to this lovely community! Give me scents that have knocked your socks off!

    Just a couple recently wowed me to the point of buying full-retail bottles;

    Aventus & Tuscan Leather.

    Always been curious about the TF because I love the smell of new shoes and most of mine come from the area's namesake (Milan/Florence) I had never actually tried it. Off the flask it smells much to strong but on the skin its just magic. I was actually at Neiman Marcus to try out Tobacco Vanille, but spilled some of the Tuscan Leather on my hand. Magic. Delicious leather is how I'd describe it. I like how one spray works literally all day and into the night.

    Aventus is just awesome. Delicious pineapples all day. More manly than the Tom Ford.

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    Molinard Habanita EDT.....oh. my. good. gracious!!! My skin chews up and just spits out ALL EDTs and most EDPs, but this one lasts and lasts and I just want to get all that perfumed skin into a really undignified position either on top of or inside my nose.....

    And the same goes for vintage Caron Pour un Homme EDT!!!

    Then there are the Caron Extraits Poivre and Tabac Blonde.....oh Lordy.....

    Tauers are in a class by themselves, especially Orange Star and L'Air, doncha think? I could easily rave on and on here, but I shall stop (for now).
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    Default Re: An Appreciation to this lovely community! Give me scents that have knocked your socks off!

    These are all scents that gave me a very strong initial reaction:

    Chanel no. 5 Eau Première!

    Hermèssence Vétiver Tonka

    Caron Yatagan

    Tauer Incense Rose

    Guerlain Shalimar Parfum Initial

    Creed Aventus

    Creed Windsor

    Comme des Garçons 2MAN

    Ramon Monegal L'Eau de Rose
    * * * *

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    Default Re: An Appreciation to this lovely community! Give me scents that have knocked your socks off!

    I would say:

    Guerlain - Vetiver
    Guerlain - Rose Nacree du Desert
    Serge L - Fille en Aiguilles
    Comme dG - Guerrilla1

    But....then I haven't tried so many fragrances yet....
    * Current Favourites *
    Amouage: Lyric Man & Essenza di Colonia Acqua di Parma
    Serge Lutens: Fille en Aiguilles & Gris Clair & Fleurs d'Oranger & Tubereuse Criminelle & Sarrasins & Fumerie Turque & A la Nuit

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    Default Re: An Appreciation to this lovely community! Give me scents that have knocked your socks off!

    did you get the job!!

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    These are just a few ... but are too many to name.

    Amouage, Jubilation XXV
    Antoni Visconti, La Divina Tubereuse
    Boadicea the Victorious, Nemer
    Commes de Garcon, 2 Man
    Commes de Garcon, Daphne
    Estée Lauder, Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia
    Kerosene, R'oud Elements
    Lalique, Encre Noir (pour homme)
    M. Micallef, Vanille Aoud
    Robert Piguet, Fracas
    Serge Lutens., Encens et Lavande
    Serge Lutens., Fille en Aiguilles
    The Goth Rosary, Gothic Rose

    Good luck ... hope you get the job.
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    Philosykos Diptyque
    Bandit Robert Piguet
    Fracas Robert Piguet
    Noir de Noir Tom Ford
    Encens Flamboyant Annick Goutal

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    Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
    Thierry Mugler Angel

    In terms of fragrances they were both something new and different to my nose the first time I smelled them, along with the various ouds and attars I smelled in Dubai. Wow those were really challenging at first, now I love them.

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    Let see:

    Malle-Musc Ravageur
    Odin 4-Petrana
    Annick Goutal-Nuit Etoilee, Eau de Sud
    Lubin-Idole
    SL-Ambre Sultan
    By Killian-Straight to Heaven
    SMN-Peau d'Espagne
    Creed-Bois de Portugal


    Thats a good start.

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    Default Re: An Appreciation to this lovely community! Give me scents that have knocked your socks off!

    Too many to list, but my top 10 from my signature below would certainly fit the bill, especially Portrait of a Lady as it completely took me by surprise....
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage (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)

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    For someone who's in the 20-40 year-old range, these really wowed me:

    CDG 2MAN
    Aventus
    Dior Homme
    Lumiere Noire
    Mugler Cologne

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    Aventus.
    Fahrenheit.
    Bvlgari Black.
    Gucci Pour Homme II.
    Gucci Pour Homme I (2003)

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