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  1. #61

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    the Pure Malt opening I consider to be the best sweet opening there is...unfortunately, all goes downhill from there, still a great fragrance but once it gets really moist and stuff not the most impressive...the opening though with the berries whoa that's good stuff

  2. #62

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    Gucci Pour Homme II.
    In my swap list: Gucci Pour Homme (2003) BNIB.
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    Amouage Hommage, then 10 places empty, Sacrebleu, Le au Chic, No 18 chanel

  4. #64

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    For me, it's Le Male (sweet anise candy), Helmut Lang EDC (musky butter and baby powder) and Lumiere Noire (indescribable - just really, really good).

    I also love the openings of Mugler Cologne, CdG 2MAN and Invasion Barbare

  5. #65

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    By Man
    Kouros
    A*Men
    Bulgari Black
    Dior Homme
    M7
    Kenzo Pour Homme
    Egoiste

  6. #66

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    Dreamer. Just kidding

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    Amouage Memoir Man is definitely up there for me.

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    Menthe Fraiche
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    Too many candidates, really. Perhaps I'll vote in those that evoke a place or time. For me at least.

    SMN Nostalgia - motor oil, petrol fumes, hot rubber, baking tarmac. A day at the races/pit stop.

    PdN Sacrebleu - fuzzy, ozonic, carpet deodoriser - Undergrad days all over again, lol, circa 1993.

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    Bulgari Black
    L'air du Desert Morocain
    Gris Clair

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubegon View Post
    Habit Rouge vintage Eau de Cologne has a pretty spectacular opening.
    Sadly, I've never had the chance to smell this classic. And despite the EDT and EDP versions having a drydown that make me want to scrub until I'm raw (they are my Kryptonite...), the opening slightly sweet, slightly spiced, rich, thick Lemon scent has got to go down as the best opening ever.

    #sigh#

    Anyone know of anything with the same opening as HR that then goes off in a different direction?

  12. #72

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    M7. I wish the scent didn't develop at all, and that amazing opening would just stick around the whole time.

  13. #73

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    I agree with many already mentioned.
    I'll add vintage C&S No.88 and LV Piper Nigrum to the list.
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  14. #74

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    I really love the opening of vintage Third Man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CreedKing View Post
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  16. #76

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    Ah man, I totally forgot about Virgin Island Water.

    That's seriously THE BEST opening ever - sweet, green, tart lime and coconut.

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    Definitely G.I.T. and Midnight in Paris.

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    I take back what I said, The One definitely has a much nicer opening than Gentleman

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    Creed does it for me. There's always one note that stands front and center that makes you instantly take notice.

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    My favorite openings are:

    Roadster

    Lumiere Noir

    Aventus

    Rive Gauche (I love that anise note)

    Menthe Fraiche

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    I love the opening of Portrait of a Lady, with it's rose and juicy berries, but it also indicates what is to come in the drydown.

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    Gucci pH II
    Pure Malt
    Bvlgari Man
    Narciso Rodriguez him
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  23. #83

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    Cacharel Pour Homme, Givenchy Gentleman vintage, ADP Colonia

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    Grey Vetiver.

    The opening is absolutely stunning. I never get enough of it. Unfortunately they ruined the mid with a rubber glove note. I don't know what it is but it smells like rubber glove.

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    Spicebomb such an amazing fruity sweet yummy opening mmmm i love it
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    My astonishing Top 10 fragrances :

    1. Hombre by Victorio & Lucchino
    2. Antidote Viktor&Rolf
    3. Pure Havane Thierry Mugler
    4. Ambre Baldessarini
    5. Pure Malt Thierry Mugler
    6. Ultrared Men Paco Rabanne
    7. Jacques Fath pour L`Homme
    8. Silver Scent Jacques Bogart
    9. Chastity Men Rasasi
    10. Blue Sugar Aquolina

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    I love the opening of Menthe Fraiche also, but the dry down is too short lived and has too much yerba mate in if for my taste.

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    Santos/Chanel PM

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    Le Male
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    Agar Musk, Monegal

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