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Another of my favorite Italian houses is Etro - I'm amazed they haven't been mentioned yet. I especially enjoy Vetiver, Palais Jamais, Patchouly and Gomma.
My favorite Italian houses:
La via del Profumo
- Acqua Santa, Balsamo della Mecca, Gringo, Aalacho, Persona
- Uomo, Sandalo, Alamut
Acqua di Parma
- Colonia, Iris Nobile, Blu Mediterraneo Toscano di Cipresso
- Cuir Amethyste, Rose d'Arabie, vintage Eau pour Homme
- Fiero, Shingl, 1861, Uden
Santa Maria Novella
- Nostalgia, Eve
"I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
Gucci Envy For Men is my No1 fragrance in general, it just happens to be a product of an Italian designer house
Acqua di Parma by miles for me. Anything from the range really, but my favourites (that I also own) are Colonia (original) and Essenza.
Santa Maria Novella is also worth an honourable mention, although I have huge longevity issues with them. It's a classy brand though.
All the above mentioned + DOMENICO CARACENI 1913, a very nice rose centered smell.
Villoresi had a home scent called "Legni" in the late 90's early 2000's
thats my favourite
no one said it had to be a personal scent
One of my favorite scents in my collection is Bell' Antonio from the house of Hilde Soliani. If I was to select a favorite house it would have to be Santa Maria Novella for consistency and tradition.
Xerjoff - Alexandria, Fars, Gao, Zafar
Profumum - Arso
I like Krizia, Fendi and Trussardi Uomo, etc.
Domenico Caraceni 1913
Profumum Antico Caruso
Odori Tabacco & Cuoio
Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme (made in Italy version)
Theorema (1998, Fendi)
Nino Cerruti Pour Homme (1979)
Signoricci 2 (vintage, Nina Ricci)
Bois d’Encens (Armani)
Profumo (Acqua di Parma)
Versace L’Homme (original formulation)
Gucci pour Homme (2003)
Patchouli (Santa Maria Novella)
I like the older stuff. Xerjoff and a few others haven't impressed me, but I'm working on it.
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Lorenzo Villoresi - Piper Nigrum
You guys are amazing! I have plenty of houses and fragrances to sample now. And the obsession continues....
Canali Black Diamond, Prestige, and Man - All have poor Longevity though.
The hunt for a Signature Fragrance is not an easy one! I see the light at the end of the tunnel! Edit: 2015... I've given up and given in
Want to buy or swap: A*men Ultra Zest, Bentley Intense, Mont Blanc Legend Intense, Paco Rabanne Invictus,
Acqua di Parma, Essenza
Bulgari, Green Tea.
Corso Como 10
Sigili - Athunis
Lorenzo Villoresi - Piper Nigrum
Il Profumo - G11
Carthusia - Numero Uno
Trussardi - Trussardi Uomo
Nasomatto - Duro
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
Acqua di Parma - Colonia, Colonia Intensa, Colonia Assoluta, Iris Nobile.
Etro - Palais Jamais, Vétiver, Gomma.
Santa Maria Novella, Tabacco Toscano, Peau d'Espagne, Colonia Russa, Melograno, Potpourri.
Il Profumo - Vétiver de Java, Touaregh, G-11.
Prada - Amber pour Homme, Infusion d'Homme.
Prada - Infusion d'Homme
Etro - Palais Jamais, Etra
Etro - Vetiver
Enrico Coveri - Pour Homme
Ortigia - Florio, Ambra Nera, Fico D'India & Lime Di Sicilia. In fact, anything by this house, except Corallo, which makes me ill.