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    Default If you could only wear one house...

    I was inspired by the thread by phi, planning to build his entire wardrobe from Bond no.9 frags. Made me wonder, if you could only wear fragrances from one house, designer or niche, which one would you chose and why?

    Keep in mind that in this scenario, all your fragrances have to be from this house, so you might want to look for versatility and range of fragrances as well as quality.

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    It would be hard to decide, but it would most likely be a close combat between the following: Chanel, Dior, Caron, YSL, Guerlain, Hermes and Givenchy. All of them are, in my opinion, outstanding in terms of versatility, creativity and quality.

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    Easy for me - Chanel. Between the Exclusifs and their main line, all my needs would be met.

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    My 2 favourite Frags of all time are Fahrenheit and Dior Homme Intense, so I'd have to go for Dior.

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    Supertough choice. Perhaps Etat Libre d'Orange for me, the quirky line has a pretty broad spectrum of scents, from traditional fresh (Eloge), or masculine (Je suis), to leathers (Rien, Tom of Finland), florals (Jasmin et cigarette, rossy, etc.) and more. But Chanel would also do, with its exclusives.

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    Hard for me to say since I'm relatively new to fragrances. I like a lot of different things, but I'd want a house that has a LOT of choices, most of which would be fairly different from one another.

    I guess if I had to choose, it'd be Creed since I like a good amount of their stuff, but not enough to buy it. So, I assume that I'd like them more if I could only wear stuff from Creed. Plus, Aventus is my comfort scent, so I would have a hard time being without that.

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    Dior

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    Guerlain
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    During my limited time/experience, I've found that I like most of the scents I've tried from Chanel and Tom Ford....with the edge going to Chanel.
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    Chanel for me.
    Currently wearing: Allure Homme by Chanel

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    Default Re: If you could only wear one house...

    Only one? Oh well, sweat, sweat. It would have to be Dior.

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    Creed as I like them.
    Currently wearing: Eau de Santal by Floris

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    Tauer for me.
    Considering it'd include the Pentachord line and Zeta - there's my fresh translucent fragrances. Then you got your heavy winter stuff - the classic line - throwing Tableau in there too and that'd be gravy
    This choice would CLOSELY be followed by Aftelier

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    Tough call... It would have to be either Malle, Micallef or Mona di Orio. If I had to choose, then I guess 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)
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    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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    Creed or Guerlain here.

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    Default Re: If you could only wear one house...

    Between Dior, Amouage, and Creed. Thing is Creed has the deepest bench, but I still don't know.

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    Chanel. I like all their frags.

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    For mainstream, I'd say Chanel. Niche would be L'Artisan.
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    Default Re: If you could only wear one house...

    I would have chosen Caron, but that much strength all the time would be too much, so Dior, mostly vintage formulae, as I like the range within the house best: all Poisons, Diorella, Diorama, Miss Dior, Miss Dior Cherie, Fahrenheit, Dioressence, Dune, Diorling, Diorissimo, Eau Sauvage, La Collection. Set for most every occasion.

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    Designer: Chanel Niche: Creed

    Don't know how to decide between the 2....

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    frederic malle........ but man i would be sad
    1. Dior Homme Original
    2. Musc Ravaguer
    3. Portrait of a Lady
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    5. L Instant Guerlain pour Homme Extreme
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    Default Re: If you could only wear one house...

    It would have to be Creed - I am usually in love with most of their fragrances.

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    Editions de Parfums - I like the fragrances and the line has enough versatility for my preferences.

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    One house only? YSL.

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    At this point, Hermes. I like the most number of scents so far from this house out of any other house. Runners up: Guerlain, Chanel, YSL. I have yet to try many Dior, but I would like to work on that.

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    Escentric Molecules (especially so if it includes Kinski and Beautiful Mind)

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    Default Re: If you could only wear one house...

    I wear either Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense about 80% of the time these days and I'm also a big fan of Farenheit, so it would have to be Dior for me. Creed or Guerlain would be close seconds. I think between those 3 houses I could be completely satisfied fragrancewise for the rest of my life.

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    Default Re: If you could only wear one house...

    Quote Originally Posted by cello View Post
    Easy for me - Chanel. Between the Exclusifs and their main line, all my needs would be met.
    +1!!!

    or

    even now maybe more Patricia Nicolai

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    Guerlain

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    Default Re: If you could only wear one house...

    I own the most Penhaligon's, and I'd have a hard time living without Sartorial, so I guess it's an easy choice for me. They've also got a nice, large range, so I wouldn't be too limited in style.

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