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    I am looking to expand my horizons and I would like to explore some Italian fragrances.

    What is your favorite Italian house and scent?

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    Acqua Di Parma - Colonia.

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    Acqua Di Parma - Colonia.
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    Anything from Santa Maria Novella

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    AdP colonia and Villoresi Uomo.
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    My two favorite Italian houses are Lorenzo Villoresi and Profumum. My favorite Villoresis include Vetiver, Piper Nigrum, Spezie, and Yerbamate. The three Profumums I own and love are Fumidus, Arso, and Thundra.

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    Hard to say, perhaps la Via del profumo, though they're hard to get (eg Hindukush, Tabac, etc.)

    Classic cheap mainstream would be Pino Silvestre. Niche, and also a bit in the classical style (though often not too persistent) there's Santa Maria Novella (eg Acqua di Cuba, Melograno, Nostalgia). There are now also several niche houses, expensive and sometimes a bit of a hit or miss.

    cacio

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    Armani- Armani Eau pour Homme
    Versace- Versace l'Homme
    ADP- Colonia and Colonia Assoluta

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    Yes -

    +1 to what Ken_Russell says plus:

    Gianfranco Ferre - Gianfranco Ferre for Man (1986)
    Moschino - Moschino Uomo? (1998)
    Krizia - Krizia Moods Uomo (1989)
    & AdP - Colonia Essenza (2010)

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Armani- Armani Eau pour Homme
    Versace- Versace l'Homme
    ADP- Colonia and Colonia Assoluta
    “Some perfumes are as fragrant as an infant’s flesh, sweet as an oboe’s cry, and greener than the spring; While others are triumphant, decadent or rich; Having the expansion of infinite things, like ambergris and musk, benzoin and frankincense, which sing the transports of the mind and every sense.”

    ― Charles Baudelaire, The Flowers of Evil & Paris Spleen

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    Default Re: Your Favorite Italian House and Scent

    Favorite Italian House is O'driù and favorite scent from the house is Lalfeorosa.
    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

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    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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    ...and a last inclusion to the list,

    Dolce & Gabanna Pour Homme (1994) - the original formulation was "Made in Italy"...and is a modern classic!


    Quote Originally Posted by ericrico View Post
    Yes -

    +1 to what Ken_Russell says plus:

    Gianfranco Ferre - Gianfranco Ferre for Man (1986)
    Moschino - Moschino Uomo? (1998)
    Krizia - Krizia Moods Uomo (1989)
    & AdP - Colonia Essenza (2010)
    “Some perfumes are as fragrant as an infant’s flesh, sweet as an oboe’s cry, and greener than the spring; While others are triumphant, decadent or rich; Having the expansion of infinite things, like ambergris and musk, benzoin and frankincense, which sing the transports of the mind and every sense.”

    ― Charles Baudelaire, The Flowers of Evil & Paris Spleen

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    Aqua di Parma-Colonia is wonderful and projects and lasts on my dry skin.

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    Absolutely Versace's Pour Homme!!!
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    Odori Tabacco is probably my top from Italy. Cuoio is excellent as well.

    I also like Bois 1920 Extreme and Sandalo e The

    From ADP - Colonia Essenza

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    Dolce & Gabanna Pour Homme

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    Houses:
    1) Armani
    2) Versace
    3) Acqua di Parma

    Fragrances:
    1. Armani Prive - Bois d'Encens
    2. Versace - Versace Man
    3. Armani Prive - Rose d'Arabie
    4. Versace - Versace Man Eau Fraiche
    5. AdP - Colonia Intensia
    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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    AdP--Colonia, Assoluta and Intensa
    Profumum--Antico Caruso and Ichnusa

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    Bvlgari Extreme and Soir
    Acqua Di Parma Mandorlo, Essenza, and Colonia

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    Poor overlooked Lorenzo Villoresi.

    for swap/sale:





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    Acqua di Parma: Colonia, Profumo
    Lorenzo Villoresi: Acqua di Colonia, Uomo, Uomo Profumo, Yerbamate + others.
    Sant Maria Novella: Fienno, Tabacco Toscana, Melagrano, Potpouri
    La Via del Profumo: Balsamo della Mecca, Santalum Album, Holy Water, Oakmoss
    Profumum: Antico Caruso

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    Love Italian perfumery, and I'll add 2 of my favorites to the already esteemed list:

    Carthusia (Mediterraneo / 1681 / Io Capri EDP)

    and

    Laura Tonatto (Iss / Albi / Sandalo per Teti)
    "Christian Dior / You wasted your life
    On aroma and clothes / Fabric and dyes." Christian Dior - Morrissey

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    I need to get more acquainted with Italian perfumers. Armani gets a little love from me. I must try the Italianos! .

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    Gianfranco Ferrè for men
    Krizia Uomo
    Moods uomo Krizia
    Versace l'Homme

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    Tom Ford - Italian Cypress :P



    Back to topic, Italian style perfumery reminds me a true gentleman. So AdP Colonia Assoluta and Intensa come to my mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellhound View Post
    Tom Ford - Italian Cypress :P



    Back to topic, Italian style perfumery reminds me a true gentleman. So AdP Colonia Assoluta and Intensa come to my mind.
    Tom Ford is an Italian House?

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    Sq, Tom Ford is Italian?

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    Tom ford italian cypress

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    Default Re: Your Favorite Italian House and Scent

    The House of Profumum, its compositions of Arso, Fumidus, and Olibanum are without equal.

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    Here are some of my favorites...

    O'Driù: Lalfeogrigio, Linfedele 1003, Londa 1005, Laurhum
    L'O Profumo: Ghigolo (a terrific mossy vetiver with a slight barbershop vibe. Quite expensive)
    Carthusia: Numero Uno, 1681
    I Profumi Del Forte: Ambra Mediterranea, Versilia Platinum, Tirrenico, Versilia Boisè
    Torre Of Tuscany: Berkana
    Volloresi: Sandalo, Piper Nigrum
    Santa Maria Novella: Peau D'Espagne, Nostalgia, Potpourri, Acqua Di Sicilia, Fieno
    Profumum: Arso, Olibanum
    Eau D'Italie: Bois D'Ombrie, Eau D'Italie
    Gli Odori: Cuoio
    Xerjoff: Fiero, Zafar, Al Khatt
    Mazzolari: Lui, Mazzolari
    Sigilli: Athunis
    Il Profumo: Vetiver di Java


    other lines that are well worth checking out: La Via Del Profumo, Nobile 1942, Bois 1920, Hilde Solani, Laboratorio Olfattivo, Maria Candida Gentile


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    Default Re: Your Favorite Italian House and Scent

    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    Here are some of my favorites...

    O'Driù: Lalfeogrigio, Linfedele 1003, Londa 1005, Laurhum
    L'O Profumo: Ghigolo (a terrific mossy vetiver with a slight barbershop vibe. Quite expensive)
    Carthusia: Numero Uno, 1681
    I Profumi Del Forte: Ambra Mediterranea, Versilia Platinum, Tirrenico, Versilia Boisè
    Torre Of Tuscany: Berkana
    Volloresi: Sandalo, Piper Nigrum
    Santa Maria Novella: Peau D'Espagne, Nostalgia, Potpourri, Acqua Di Sicilia, Fieno
    Profumum: Arso, Olibanum
    Eau D'Italie: Bois D'Ombrie, Eau D'Italie
    Gli Odori: Cuoio
    Xerjoff: Fiero, Zafar, Al Khatt
    Mazzolari: Lui, Mazzolari
    Sigilli: Athunis
    Il Profumo: Vetiver di Java
    Wonder if any of these are available in Asia......Bangkok/Singapore/Hong Kong?
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    Quote Originally Posted by farang View Post
    Wonder if any of these are available in Asia......Bangkok/Singapore/Hong Kong?
    most of them are but those which aren't, you can always get from the usual websites (luckyscent, first in fragrance and the likes)....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonyprince View Post
    My two favorite Italian houses are Lorenzo Villoresi and Profumum. My favorite Villoresis include Vetiver, Piper Nigrum, Spezie, and Yerbamate. The three Profumums I own and love are Fumidus, Arso, and Thundra.
    Totally agree - I could have written that! I would add Villoresi's Patchouli and Profumum's Victrix and Patchouly to that list.
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farang View Post
    Wonder if any of these are available in Asia......Bangkok/Singapore/Hong Kong?
    Not in Singapore that's for sure. But that's nothing but a small inconvenience for us true blue BNers.
    My favorite Italian houses:

    La via del Profumo
    - Acqua Santa, Balsamo della Mecca, Gringo, Aalacho, Persona

    Lorenzo Villoresi
    - Uomo, Sandalo, Alamut

    Acqua di Parma
    - Colonia, Iris Nobile, Blu Mediterraneo Toscano di Cipresso

    Armani
    - Cuir Amethyste, Rose d'Arabie, vintage Eau pour Homme

    Xerjoff
    - Fiero, Shingl, 1861, Uden

    Santa Maria Novella
    - Nostalgia, Eve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dane77 View Post
    Another of my favorite Italian houses is Etro - I'm amazed they haven't been mentioned yet.
    +1, love Etro Ambra, Sandalo, Etra, Patchouly, New Tradition. It's a great house.
    "I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain

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    Gucci Envy For Men is my No1 fragrance in general, it just happens to be a product of an Italian designer house

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    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.

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    All the above mentioned + DOMENICO CARACENI 1913, a very nice rose centered smell.

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    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

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    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.

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    Xerjoff - Alexandria, Fars, Gao, Zafar
    Profumum - Arso

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    I like Krizia, Fendi and Trussardi Uomo, etc.

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    Domenico Caraceni 1913
    Profumum Antico Caruso
    Odori Tabacco & Cuoio

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    Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme (made in Italy version)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francolino View Post
    Tom Ford is an Italian House?
    Watch out the smiley after "Cypress"

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    Bulgari Black
    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)
    Vetiver (Etro)
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivory88 View Post
    Love Italian perfumery, and I'll add 2 of my favorites to the already esteemed list:

    Carthusia (Mediterraneo / 1681 / Io Capri EDP)

    and

    Laura Tonatto (Iss / Albi / Sandalo per Teti)
    Carthusia´s "Numero Uno", "Caprissimo", and Laura Tonotto´s "Amir" are great as well (most of the Carthusia-range is also made by Laura Tonatto - she´s really a great perfumer!).

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    Lorenzo Villoresi - Piper Nigrum

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    You guys are amazing! I have plenty of houses and fragrances to sample now. And the obsession continues....

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    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!
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    Today I sampled Ambra Nera by Farmacia SS. Annunziata - best fragrance I've tried in a while, wonderful animalic amber!

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    Acqua di Parma, Essenza

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    Bulgari, Green Tea.

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    Fendi Theorema
    Nasomatto Nuda
    Corso Como 10

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    Sigili - Athunis
    Lorenzo Villoresi - Piper Nigrum
    Il Profumo - G11
    Carthusia - Numero Uno
    Trussardi - Trussardi Uomo
    Nasomatto - Duro
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellhound View Post
    Watch out the smiley after "Cypress"
    sorry, hadn't noticed it!

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    Prada - Infusion d'Homme

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    Etro - Palais Jamais, Etra

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    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.

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