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    Default Any "5 STAR" Fragrances released within the last 5 years?

    Do you have any "5 Star" Fragrances (mainly based on the scent or blend itself) that have been released within the last 5 years (release date of 2007 or later). I still have many, many frags that I have yet to lay my nose on, but from my experience so far, I have 4:

    1. Tobacco Vanille (2007)
    2. Terre d'Hermes Parfum (2009)
    3. Creed Aventus (2010)
    4. Gucci Pour Homme II (2007)

    What are yours?

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    Default Re: Any "5 STAR" Fragrances released within the last 5 years?

    I agree with the top 3 there, but I'll add in Jubilation XXV which just makes the cutoff since it was released in 2007. Also, I suppose I would give Pure Malt a five star rating, but it's close to being 4 1/2.

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    #Inb4Aventus
    The sense of smell, like a faithful counsellor, foretells its character.

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    Puredistance M.

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    I agree entirely with the OP's list.

    Don't forget Midnight In Paris.

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    YSL La Nuit PH EDT
    Creed Aventus
    Bleu de Chanel

    I say these because they would actually be in my top 10 right now.

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    These are 5 star frags IMO. They represent true artistry, and I personally feel no need to change, or try to improve. Your basic flawless perfume.

    Puredistance M (2010)
    Xerjoff Homme (2007)
    Oud Luban by Aftelier (2011)
    Homage by Amouage (2008)
    Tribute by Amouage (2009)
    Epic Extrait Woman by Amouage (2009)
    Portrait of a Lady by Frederick Malle (2010)
    Anima Dulcis by Arquiste (2011)
    Onda Extrait by Vero Profumo (2007)
    Tawaf by AbdesSalaam Attar Profumo (2012)
    Miriam by Tableau de Parfums (2011)
    Absolue pour le soir by Maison Francis Kurkdjian (2010)

    There's more, these are my favorites.
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    Default Re: Any "5 STAR" Fragrances released within the last 5 years?

    None imo. But Chanel 31 rue Cambon ...in 2007, came pretty close.

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    ...Sycomore...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebeck View Post
    Puredistance M (2010)
    Oud Luban by Aftelier (2011)
    Homage by Amouage (2008)
    Tribute by Amouage (2009)
    Onda Extrait by Vero Profumo (2007)
    Tawaf by AbdesSalaam Attar Profumo (2012)
    Absolue pour le soir by Maison Francis Kurkdjian (2010)

    ^^^ these plus

    Lalfeogrigio
    Lalfeorosa
    Mohur
    Mito
    Jubilation XXV
    Jubilation 25
    Memoir Man
    CDG EDP 2011
    Ambra Mediterranea
    Black Tourmaline


    + 1 also on Sycomore, 31 Rue Cambon and most of the Les Exclusifs.


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    Default Re: Any "5 STAR" Fragrances released within the last 5 years?

    I have lots of 4.5+ star fragrances that make the cut, but true 5 star fragrances I have sniffed would be only these so far:

    Portrait of a Lady by Frederic Malle
    Lalfeorosa by O'driu
    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver by Mona di Orio
    Turtle Vetiver Front by LesNez
    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) 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)
    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

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    Sycomore
    Chypre Palatin
    Oud (Maison Francis Kurkdjian)
    Songe d'un Bois d'Ete

    Memoir Man
    Absolue pour le Soir
    1740
    31 Rue Cambon
    Homage
    Enlevement au Serail (2006)
    Promesse l'Aube (2006)

    Sarrasins
    Insolence edp (2006)
    Jubilation 25






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    Default Re: Any "5 STAR" Fragrances released within the last 5 years?

    Sycomore
    Terre d'Hermes Parfum
    Aventus
    Jubilation XXV
    Andy Warhol's Silver Factory
    Fille en Aiguilles
    ***My favourite from my collection***

    -------- Amouage Tribute Attar
    ------ Serge Lutens: Ambre Sultan
    -------- Les Exclusifs de Chanel: Sycamore
    ------ Amouage: Fate Man
    -------- Amouage: Epic Man
    ------ Tom Ford Private Blend: Noir de Noir
    -------- Terre D'Hermès Pure Parfum
    ------ EDP FM: Carnal Flower
    -------- Neela Vermire Creations: Trayee
    ------ Dior: Leather Oud
    ------- Hermèssence: Ambre Narguilé

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    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    I agree entirely with the OP's list.

    Don't forget Midnight In Paris.
    haven't been able to check out MIP, yet. Look forward to doing so, however...

    Quote Originally Posted by thebeck View Post
    These are 5 star frags IMO. They represent true artistry, and I personally feel no need to change, or try to improve. Your basic flawless perfume.

    Puredistance M (2010)
    Xerjoff Homme (2007)
    Oud Luban by Aftelier (2011)
    Homage by Amouage (2008)
    Tribute by Amouage (2009)
    Epic Extrait Woman by Amouage (2009)
    Portrait of a Lady by Frederick Malle (2010)
    Anima Dulcis by Arquiste (2011)
    Onda Extrait by Vero Profumo (2007)
    Tawaf by AbdesSalaam Attar Profumo (2012)
    Miriam by Tableau de Parfums (2011)
    Absolue pour le soir by Maison Francis Kurkdjian (2010)

    There's more, these are my favorites.
    Fantastic list...thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    ^^^ these plus

    Lalfeogrigio
    Lalfeorosa
    Mohur
    Mito
    Jubilation XXV
    Jubilation 25
    Memoir Man
    CDG EDP 2011
    Ambra Mediterranea
    Black Tourmaline


    + 1 also on Sycomore, 31 Rue Cambon and most of the Les Exclusifs.
    More great ones! I always appreciate the great ideas you guys throw my way (directly or indirectly).

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    Aventus and Spicebomb would probably be the two that immediately come to my mind as recent standout fragrances.

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    Homage (Amouage)
    Onda Extrait (Vero Kern)
    L'Heure Fougueuse IV (Cartier)
    Encens Mythique d'Orient (Guerlain) may be a contender, too early to tell.
    Mito (Vero Kern) is another possible but need to spend quality time with it (and try the Extrait)

    Granville (Dior) is a 5 for me but it's not conceptually ground-breaking, just a great 'familiar' idea done really well.

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    Aventus
    Pure Malt
    DHI
    Memoir Man
    Tobacco Vanille

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    MDCI - Chypre Palatin
    Paco Rabanne - 1 million
    Nasomatto- Black Afgano
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    Geranium Pour Monsieur

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    Aventus and Neuroli Portifino.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebeck View Post
    These are 5 star frags IMO. They represent true artistry, and I personally feel no need to change, or try to improve. Your basic flawless perfume.

    Puredistance M (2010)
    Xerjoff Homme (2007)
    Oud Luban by Aftelier (2011)
    Homage by Amouage (2008)
    Tribute by Amouage (2009)
    Epic Extrait Woman by Amouage (2009)
    Portrait of a Lady by Frederick Malle (2010)
    Anima Dulcis by Arquiste (2011)
    Onda Extrait by Vero Profumo (2007)
    Tawaf by AbdesSalaam Attar Profumo (2012)
    Miriam by Tableau de Parfums (2011)
    Absolue pour le soir by Maison Francis Kurkdjian (2010)

    There's more, these are my favorites.
    This is really a good list. Havent tried a few of them.

    I also believe MDCI to have 2, 5 star fragrances. Invasion Barbare and Chypre Palatin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nersh View Post
    ..............Chypre Palatin.
    Haven't figured out what I really think of it, but for this day and age it's surprisingly good. It feels worthy of five stars.
    Last edited by pluran; 24th October 2012 at 08:26 PM.

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    Default Re: Any "5 STAR" Fragrances released within the last 5 years?

    Aventus

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianH1016 View Post
    Aventus and Spicebomb would probably be the two that immediately come to my mind as recent standout fragrances.
    Spicebomb is a great modern release, however, I have difficulty giving it a full 5/5 rating due to the inconsistent projection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebeck View Post
    Oud Luban by Aftelier (2011)
    Onda Extrait by Vero Profumo (2007)
    Miriam by Tableau de Parfums (2011)
    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    Turtle Vetiver Front by LesNez
    I'll also +1 on CDG EDP 2011

    and add

    Secret Garden and Sepia by Aftelier Perfumes
    Rubj EDP and the extrait by Vero Profumo

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    Default Re: Any "5 STAR" Fragrances released within the last 5 years?

    Of the very recent fragrances, I would include in that category:
    Midnight in Paris, edp,
    Aventus,
    Allure Homme Edition Blanche.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pluran View Post
    Haven't figured out what I really think of it, but for this day and age it's surprisingly good. It feels worthy of five stars.
    Absolutely a 5 star fragrance. One of the best releases in the past decade. Should be a good contender for frag of the year.

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    Default Re: Any "5 STAR" Fragrances released within the last 5 years?

    Costume National Homme
    Bleu de Chanel
    P.R. 1 Million

    Just my opinion

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    Of those I own, I put 5 stars to these:
    Idole edp 2011
    Al Oudh 2009
    Oud 27 2009
    Puredistance M 2010
    Simplex Sigillum Veri

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    Sycomore + 1

    I'll add:
    Dior Leather Oud (2010)
    Chanel Eau de Cologne (2007)
    CdG Luxe Patchouli (2007)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nersh View Post
    This is really a good list. Havent tried a few of them.

    I also believe MDCI to have 2, 5 star fragrances. Invasion Barbare and Chypre Palatin.
    +1 on these two.

    Dior Leather Oud
    Slumberhouse Norne
    Christian Dior VetiverPatou Pour HommeChristian Dior Leather OudOrmonde Jayne Ormonde ManSerge Lutens Chene

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    Mine would be:
    Coromandel
    Nasomatto Nuda
    Mona di Orio Oud
    Ormonde Jayne Tiare
    Tom Ford Violet Blonde

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    Narciso Rodriguez for Him. A superstar

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    I agree with many already listed, so I will not repeat them.

    I would also add these:
    Bond No. 9 New York Oud
    Bond No. 9 New York Amber
    Creed Royal Oud
    Creed Windsor
    Creed Spice & Wood
    Creed Jardin d'Amalfi
    Creed Original Cologne
    Armani Prive Ambre Orient
    Armani Prive Oud Royal
    Armani Prive Cuir Noir
    Armani Prive Rose d'Arabie
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
    Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    Tom Ford Bois Marocain
    Tom Ford Noir de Noir
    Tom Ford for Men Extreme
    by kilian Back to Black
    by Kilian Straight to Heaven
    by Kilian Amber Oud
    by Kilian Incense Oud
    Heeley Agarwoud
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Spice & Wood
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Dior - Vetiver
    4.
    by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    5. by Kilian - Cruel Intentions
    6. Puredistance - Black
    7. Tom Ford - Plum Japonais
    8. Neela Vermeire - Trayee
    9. Creed - Royal Oud
    10. Chanel - Egoiste

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebeck View Post
    These are 5 star frags IMO. They represent true artistry, and I personally feel no need to change, or try to improve. Your basic flawless perfume.

    Puredistance M (2010)
    Xerjoff Homme (2007)
    Oud Luban by Aftelier (2011)
    Homage by Amouage (2008)
    Tribute by Amouage (2009)
    Epic Extrait Woman by Amouage (2009)
    Portrait of a Lady by Frederick Malle (2010)
    Anima Dulcis by Arquiste (2011)
    Onda Extrait by Vero Profumo (2007)
    Tawaf by AbdesSalaam Attar Profumo (2012)
    Miriam by Tableau de Parfums (2011)
    Absolue pour le soir by Maison Francis Kurkdjian (2010)

    There's more, these are my favorites.
    impressive list

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    ^^^ these plus

    Lalfeogrigio
    Lalfeorosa
    Mohur
    Mito
    Jubilation XXV
    Jubilation 25
    Memoir Man
    CDG EDP 2011
    Ambra Mediterranea
    Black Tourmaline


    + 1 also on Sycomore, 31 Rue Cambon and most of the Les Exclusifs.
    Great list, gotta try some of the one on the list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nersh View Post
    This is really a good list. Havent tried a few of them.

    I also believe MDCI to have 2, 5 star fragrances. Invasion Barbare and Chypre Palatin.
    The only reason I didn't list Invasion Barbare is because it was released in 2006 making it 6 years old. I own a bottle of Chypre Palatin and I give it 4 stars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nersh View Post
    Absolutely a 5 star fragrance. One of the best releases in the past decade. Should be a good contender for frag of the year.
    Re: Chypre Palatin -

    Feels amazingly retro, sort of a more oriental, more masculine Chamade. Has the same relationship with time in that it doesn't reveal its effect for a couple of hours. Almost wish it was going the other way. Among other things, the use of animalics (costus and castoreum) give it some real leverage without heaviness. Yeah, could easily be the frag of the year, or last few years.

    Invasion Barbare is competent but always ends up feeling a little feeble as an actual smell. Maybe monotonous is a better word. Thing irritates the hell out of me. Can't stand to actually wear it and I can only keep it on the back of my hand for a couple hours max. Looking for more from Stephanie Bakouche, though. She seems to be a good perfumer.
    Last edited by pluran; 25th October 2012 at 01:58 PM.

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    Pure Havane & Aventus

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    Certainly Creed Windsor
    Puredistance M

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    There are too many! Really, when I actually started looking in the directory I was surprised to see so many great fragrances that are so young. If I had to pick my favorites among those, however:

    Serge Lutens: Sarrasins ( 2007 )
    Amouage: Ubar ( 2009 formulation )
    Serge Lutens: Fille En Aiguilles ( 2009 )
    Tauer: Miriam ( 2011 )

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    From what I've tried, I give the following fragrances 5 stars:

    Amouage Jubilation XXV
    Mona di Orio Oud
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian Absolue Pour Le Soir
    Terre d'Hermes Parfum
    By Killian Straight to Heaven

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    Creed Royal Oud
    Creed Aventus
    1 Million
    YSL La Nuit PH EDT
    by Kilian Incense Oud
    Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille
    Lalique L'Hommage à L'Homme
    Amouage Memoir Woman
    Dior Homme Intense
    Last edited by yuyu15; 25th October 2012 at 07:54 AM.

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    Fahrenheit Absolute, Dior Leather Oud.

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    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille (2007)
    Puredistance M (2010)
    Amouage Jubilation XXV (2007)
    Amouage Reflection Man (2007)
    Amouage Epic Man (2009)
    Nasomatto Black Afgano (2009)
    Dior Homme Intense (2007)
    Dior Leather Oud (2010)
    Chanel Coromandel (2007)
    Mona di Orio Oud (2011)
    Bond No. 9 New York Amber (2011)
    Creed Spice & Wood (2010)
    Creed Virgin Island Water (2007)
    Kilian Back to Black (2009)
    Kilian Straight to Heaven (2007)
    Kilian Cruel Intentions (2007)
    Kilian Incense Oud (2011)

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    Default Re: Any "5 STAR" Fragrances released within the last 5 years?

    To name a few:

    M by Puredistance
    Aventus by Creed
    Cuir Pleine Fleur by Heeley
    Stephen Jones by Comme des Garcons
    Carillon Pour Un Ange by Tauer

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    La Nuit de L'Homme
    1 Million
    Sycomore
    Eau Duelle
    Seduction in Black
    Tobacco Vanille
    Tuscan Leather
    A*Men: Taste of Fragrance
    A*Men: Pure Havane
    Paul Smith Man
    Voyage d'Hermes
    McGraw Southern Blend
    My 3 Signature Scents:

    Rive Gauche Light (2004)
    Fahrenheit (1988)
    Paul Smith Man (2009)

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    Dior Homme Intense
    Pure Malt
    Pure Havane
    Jubilation XXV
    La Nuit de L'Homme
    TDH Pure Parfum

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    Midnight in Paris
    Pure Havane

    I can't wait until I receive my 50mL split of Aventus....never smelled it but by this list it is easily the most repeated.

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    1740 Marquis de Sade
    Sycomore
    Chypre Palatin
    Oud, Maison Françis Kurkdjian
    L'Heure Fougueuse
    31, Rue Cambon
    Puredistance M

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    Dior homme
    aventus
    terrre
    loewe 7
    hermessence vetiver tonka
    french lover
    memoir man
    bvlgari man
    ysl l nuit
    cartier declaration

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    Pure Havane
    YSL La Nuit de L'Homme EDP
    CK One Shock

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