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    Default Top Complimented Niche?

    I noticed on the "most complimented" frags list there are not many Niche scents other than Creed's towards the top. So what say you what are your most complimented Niche frags by the general public? Looking to try some samples that also double as people pleasers for work place/date?
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    Milleisime Imperial
    Black Tea by Murdock
    Opus 1870.

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    Endymion by Penhaligons

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    Sorry to be boring, but Aventus.

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    Invasion Barbare
    Wazamba

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    Invasion Barbare

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    Green Irish Tweed.
    Current top 10 (No order):


    1. Pure Havane
    2. Menthe Fraiche
    3. Tobacco Vanille
    4. L'Air Du Desert Marocain
    5. Green Irish Tweed
    6. Fahrenheit
    7. Musc Ravageur
    8. Tonka Imperial
    9. Gucci Pour Homme II
    10. Dior Homme Intense

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    Quote Originally Posted by QWERTYOP View Post
    Sorry to be boring, but Aventus.
    +1.

    Also, Heeley Agarwoud, Bond No. 9 Bleecker Street, Tauer L'Air du Desert Marocain are big compliment getters.
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Spice & Wood
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Brückner - Aoud 1
    4. Armani Privé - Oud Royal
    5. by Kilian - Incense Oud
    6. Dior - Vetiver
    7. Les Nez - Turtle Vetiver Back
    8. Neela Vermeire - Trayee
    9. Amouage - Jubilation XXV
    10. Creed - Royal English Leather

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    Les Nuits d'Hadrien
    Chergui

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    Aventus by Creed.

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    Aventus is supposed to get compliments (though I never get any, nor do I care really)
    Tobacco Vanille is pretty popular with both men and women
    Last edited by OctaVariuM; 14th October 2012 at 03:22 PM.

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    Tobacco Vanilla , Sweet Oriental Dream, Blue Amber, Fleurs d'Oranger, Absolu pour le Soir
    ... And do me a favor - don't disturb my friend. He's dead tired.

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    Aventus

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    Hard to day. Maybe Montale Oud Pur Oriental

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    Epic Man, by Amouage. Ironically, it's my least favorite niche, but people love it!
    My Top 5!!!
    1. 1740: Marquis de Sade, Histoires de Parfums
    2. Sweet Redemption, by Kilian
    3. Tirrenico, Profumi del Forte
    4. Je Suis un Homme, Etat Libre d'Orange
    5. Derby, Guerlain

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    Aventus

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    Lumiere noire

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    Green Irish Tweed & Black Aoud

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    Green Irish Tweed and M.

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    In no particular order:

    Acqua di Parma Colonia / Essenza
    Millesime Imperial
    Aventus

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    Original Vetiver, Windsor, Rose 31, Opus 1870, Endymion, SDV, Noir de Noir, Ambre Narguille
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    I keep repping Creed because to my nose and to those around me it satisfies every single time. Aventus and MI are definite compliment getters.

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    probably Tobacco Vanille...that's about it. Niche ain't good at getting compliments.

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    I rarely get compliments, but the last time I remember getting one was when I wore Green Irish Tweed.

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    would add New Haarlem to the ones mentioned.

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    Just last week I had a woman at the hotel where I was staying heap praise on my Green Irish Tweed. However, I would have to say Aventus is the top attention getter that I own. I look forward to seeing if Musc Ravageur is as popular once I get off my lazy butt and purchase a bottle.

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    I don't get too many compliments with Niche fragrances. Then again, I only own decants of MI, OS, and NY Oud. I believe OS was the only one that turned heads.

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    Not exactly compliments, but Creed's Aventus and Silver Mountain Water get noticed when I wear them.

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    Aventus. I should wear Windsor more often

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    New York by PdN
    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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    Creed windsor
    Right now I think that I have all the fragrances that I want.

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    Royal Oud
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    "I am a robot and I like cheese"

    Top 5:
    1. Axe Kilo
    2. Lectric Shave
    3. Vicks Vapor Rub
    4. Febreze Pour Homme
    5. Preferred Stock

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    Hasu No Hana and Paestum Rose
    Traum vernichtung


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    Frapin 1270.
    The sense of smell, like a faithful counsellor, foretells its character.

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    Aventus
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    To my surprise, Original Vetiver. I assume it's a hit with women who like clean frags.

    Tuscan Leather has garnered compliments also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QWERTYOP View Post
    Sorry to be boring, but Aventus.
    im adding to the boredom AVENTUS +1

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    Mine at the moment is Nuit Etoilee from Annick Goutal and/or Amber Sultan
    My mom's great. I appreciate her sense of humor, patience and fondness for daytime drinking. :0)

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    This category isn't that difficult. At least in my experience you can usually tell by the notes (not the note listing, but the notes you pick up with your own nose when sampling/testing) whether a niche fragrance is likely to get compliments. The key factor is to make sure it's not too abstruse or demanding. For example Montale fragrances probably don't have much of a reputation for drawing compliments, but much of this is perhaps down to the Montale scents which are popular. Namely the Aouds and exotic scents with a lot of depth.

    Something like Sandflowers though is more than apt at drawing compliments.

    Generally I find fresh-spicey, aquatic, citrus and green fragrances, vanillas, and the right sort of gourmands which still boast decent projection and longevity, assuming they work with your skin, draw the most compliments particularly when they're using headspace notes as these are very easy to appreciate. Darker fragrances are often less approachable, and many notes that appeal to fragrance lovers are polarizing in the extreme. Authentic notes of Oud, Tuberose, Rose, Immortelle, and Darker Vetivers for example will normally receive mixed responses. Animalics can have the same effect.

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    +100 on Aventus.

    It has brought on more compliments than probably all my frags combined. No joke!!
    CURRENT TOP 5

    1. Dior Homme Intense
    2. Creed Aventus
    3. Tom Ford Extreme
    4. Gucci Pour Homme II
    5. Terre d'Hermes

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    Just check the "Most Complimented" sticky thread. There was an awesome Basenoter who was nice enough to compile all the fragrances into a spreadsheet of most complimented. If you look through the list, you can pick the niche ones from the designer ones.

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    Santal Noble (Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier)

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    Actually, here you go, I think this was it:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/212...=1#post2654620

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    musc ravaguer
    1. Dior Homme Original
    2. Musc Ravaguer
    3. Portrait of a Lady
    4. Noir de Noir
    5. L Instant Guerlain pour Homme Extreme
    6. New Haarlem
    7. Pure Coffee
    8. Blu Mediterraneo Sicilian Almond
    9. Rose 31
    10. Spiritueuse Double Vanille

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    Aventus!

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    I get so many compliments wearing Straight to Heaven and Musc Ravageur

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    For me it's Aventus and Tobacco Vanille

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    Aventus
    My current top ten:
    1. Spice and Wood
    2. Noir De Noir
    3. Musc Ravageur
    4. Bois D'Argent
    5. Aoud 1
    6. Aventus
    7. Ore
    8. Dior Homme Intense
    9. Tobacco Vanille
    10.Ambre 114

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    Shams by Memo, Interlude man Amouage
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    Original Santal.

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    Parfum D'Habit by MPG

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    Strangely it is my Red Aoud by Montale

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    MFK Lumiere Noir by a long way, next nearest would be ELDO Noel au Balcon (if ELDO counts as niche)
    Tom Ford Black Orchid
    Acqua di Parma Colonia
    Creed Baie de Genievre
    Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan
    Serge Lutens Rahat Loukoum
    Serge Lutens Douce Amere
    Parfum d'Empire Aziyade
    MFK Lumiere Noire
    Etat Libre d'Orange Noel au Balcon
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    Aventus and Bleecker Street. Bleecker Street is the only time I was complimented on the street by a total stranger. I've never had THAT happen before - or since. But I own scents that only cost a fraction of those which get much more enthusiastic compliments. Especially from a date.
    "Follow your nose. It always knows." -- Toucan Sam

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    My most-complimented niche is also my most-complimented scent, period: Straight to Heaven. One of my coworkers in the art department at our ad agency absolutely loves it. In fact, I came into work wearing Encre Noire today and she told me to go back to Straight to Heaven next time I come in.

    Interestingly enough, I also own and love PdN New York, but I have only gotten one compliment on it ever since I bought it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Possum-Pie View Post
    Strangely it is my Red Aoud by Montale
    @ Possum-Pie - Not strange at all, the delectable, chocolate drydown is singular, indeed, for this sexy and potent composition.

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    Another vote for Chergui.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    New Haarlem for me.

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    Guerlain Heritage if that's considered a niche frag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QWERTYOP View Post
    Sorry to be boring, but Aventus.
    Not boring at all! I'll add Green Irish Tweed, Invasion Barbare, and...New Harlem

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