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    Default 5 must have fragrances for any mens fragrance enthusiast

    I know we've had this type of topic in the past, but what would you say your top 5 fragrances that you suggest all fragrance enthusiasts own are?

    Ideally, they would be pretty widely liked and versatile. Although, you could break it down by seasons so you have one for each season and then one extra/wild card.

    I'll break it down by season:

    Winter-Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
    Spring- Aventus
    Summer- Millesime Imperial
    Fall-Pure Malt (?)
    Wildcard-GIT

    Updated list now that I have smelled a lot more (I'm using more than 5, with 5 being bolded):

    Winter- Norne/Sova
    Spring- Chypre Palatin/Jardin d'Amalfi/Green Irish Tweed
    Summer- Neroli Portofino/Millesime Imperial
    Fall- Pure Malt/Ambre Precieux/Musc Ravageur/TV
    Last edited by OctaVariuM; 30th March 2013 at 06:38 PM.

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    My current Top 5:

    Dior Homme Intense
    Creed Aventus
    Tom Ford Extreme
    Gucci Pour Homme II
    Terre d'Hermes
    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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    Winter - Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    Spring - Bond No. 9 Hamptons
    Summer - Creed Green Irish Tweed
    Fall - Aramis Havana
    Wild Card - Giorgio Beverly Hills Red for Men
    Last edited by EarNoseThroat; 22nd October 2012 at 01:19 AM.

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    Not necessarily my favorites, but I think these 5 would make a good foundation masculine wardrobe with broad appeal:

    Rive Gauche Pour Homme
    Aramis
    Egoiste
    L'Instant Extreme
    Dior Homme
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    Tobacco Vanille
    Aventus
    Egoiste
    Green Irish Tweed
    Fahrenheit, Fahrenheit Aqua, Fahrenheit Absolute

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    I recommend all fragrance enthusiast's to at least try:

    Green Irish Tweed
    Fahrenheit
    Rive Gauche
    L`Air du Desert Marocain
    Burberry London

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    After trying as many as you can, five that you're so comfortable in that it just feels like second nature, a part of you, and you never question it, no matter what kind of social setting you're in. Equally comfortable with grandma, your boss, your best friend, a smokin' hot, barely attainable love interest, on the subway, with your spouse, your kids, while shopping, while sitting next to someone you don't know on a five hour flight (though for this one you should be polite and not use a lot), and everyone else you can think of. You pick these fragrances yourself.

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    I think a good collection would normally have these 5 in them:

    Aventus
    Terre d'Hermes
    Tobacco Vanille
    GIT / Chez Bond
    Tom Ford Extreme

    Of course, to each his own...
    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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    Egoiste
    Dior Homme
    GIT
    Opium Pour Homme
    Derby

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    GIT
    Terre d'Hermès
    Polo (original)
    Fahrenheit (vintage)
    New York
    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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    Dior Homme Intense
    Habit Rouge Extrait
    Derby
    Pure Distance M
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    Habit Rouge
    Terre D Hermes
    Rive Gauche PH
    Creed Aventus
    Egoiste
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    Diptyque - Philosykos
    Creed - Aventus
    Guerlain - L'instant de Guerlain Extreme
    Guerlain - Spiritueuse Double Vanille
    Bvlgari - Black

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    Starting 5
    1. Dior homme intense
    2. Creed Millesime imperial
    3. Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille (James Bond's cologne)
    4. Dior Bois D'argent
    5. Frapin 1270

    6. Amouage Jubilation xxv
    7. Dolce and Gabana The One
    8. Le Labo Baie Rose 26
    9. Guerlain SDV
    10. Guerlain Tonka Imperial

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    Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Creed Green Irish Tweed
    Yves Saint Laurent Kouros
    Dior Fahrenheit

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    From my personal collection
    1. Pure Malt
    2. Dior Homme Sport
    3. Boss Bottled
    4. Burberry London
    5. AdG/Perry Ellis Red

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    For me, I'd say that you oughta at least give a good chance to get to know:

    Winter - A*Men (or flankers)
    Spring - Green Irish Tweed
    Summer - Mugler Cologne
    Fall - Terre d'Hermes
    Wildcard - Fahrenheit (or flankers)

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    I'm asumming your talking about being a collector.

    As far as I hear off most talk about these

    1. GIT by Creed
    2. Egoist by Chanel
    3. Aventus by Creed
    4. JPG
    5. DHI by Dior (I guess the original)

    Im not saying these are the best as that is based on your taste. Hell I dont own any one of these except DHI but Ihave the reformulation version. These are legendary (well not Aventus but its already reaching hype at alarming rate)classics regardless and a collector should own these.

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    Here goes for now
    Musc ravegour or chanel coromandel
    Mugler Cologne or GIT
    Tom Ford oud wood or Ramon Monegal agar musk
    Dior Homme or Bond no. 9 blecker st.
    Aventus or LDDM Andy Tauer
    My current obsessions for now
    Oud Wood , Noir de Noir , DHI , Mugler Cologne , Bond No.9 Bleeker St. ,
    Ramone Monegal Agar Musk & Umbra , Chanel Coromondel ,

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    And not Aventus then I guess AdG cause of its best seller status but....why choose this over something that's already gonna be a legend in two more years.

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    Noir de Noir
    Fahrenheit
    Green Irish Tweed
    LIDGE
    Derby

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    I definitely do NOT think there is even ONE "must-have" fragrance that every fragrance enthusiast must own, much less five. Tastes vary too much.

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    On the lower end affordable:

    Faherenheit
    Rive Gauche
    Guerlain Heritage
    AdP Colonia
    Pure Havane

    6) Santal Noble

    High end:

    Tobacco vanille
    Derby
    M
    Xerjoff range, Nio, Uden, Kobe...
    Absolu Pour le Soir

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    Dior Homme Intense
    LIDGE
    Kouros
    Tuscany (Original)
    Rocabar

    And if something happened where one of these were to be discontinued, I would add BVL Soir to my list as well. Awesome scent. At least for me it is
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    Nersh. You have good taste my BN friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by senore01 View Post
    Nersh. You have good taste my BN friend.
    +1 I agree, Nersh has good taste !

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    Default Re: 5 must have fragrances for any mens fragrance enthusiast

    Can't go wrong with these:

    Winter: L'Air du Desert Marocain
    Spring: Aventus
    Summer: Terre d'Hermes
    Fall: Dior Homme
    Wildcard (anyday anytime): Mugler Cologne

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    DHI
    Aventus
    Vetiver Tonka
    Tobacco Vanille or Pure Havane (depends on how much love you have for tobacco)
    Bleu De Chanel

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    I'd say
    ADP Colonia
    Dior Homme
    Guerlain Vetiver

    as a start.
    Possibly Amouage Lyric Men and Habit Rouge if you really insist
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    Habit Rouge Guerlain
    Encre Noir Lalique
    Tsar VC & A
    Eau Savage xtreme Dior
    Tuscany Per Uomo (vintage) by Aramis

    anything by Amouage!
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    Dior Homme
    YSL L'Homme
    Allure Homme Sport
    Armani Code
    Pure Malt
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    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyBars View Post
    I definitely do NOT think there is even ONE "must-have" fragrance that every fragrance enthusiast must own, much less five. Tastes vary too much.
    I agree with that.

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    I agree with that.

    Just a side note to this. I've been a fragrance fan for 1,5-2 years only and BN Threads listing top5's, top 10 winter etc helped me a lot to find the right direction. These helped me to get to know perfumes to test and later to buy and build my collection. IMO this threads are great. Thanks
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    poivre samarcante hermes
    kenzo pour homme
    rive gauche ysl
    kouros ysl
    m7 ysl

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    only 5?

    Or Black
    Knize Ten
    Avignon
    Jicky
    Sycomore


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    Paco Rabanne
    Eternity
    Obsession (or possibly Joop Homme, if Obsession doesn't grab one)
    Chrome
    Kiton Men

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    My personal five, I could have easily named 5 Creeds, but I figured I'd list different houses

    Creed Aventus
    Dior Homme Intense
    L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme
    YSL La Nuit de L'Homme
    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

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    Knize Ten
    Penhaligons Blenheim Bouquet
    YSL Kouros
    Issey Miyake L'eau D'Issey
    Lalique Encre Noire

    That's leather, citrus, modern, vetiver (woods) and spicy covered - all that's missing really is an amber/Oriental so if you'll permit me ...

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    In no particular order:

    Acqua di Parma Colonia
    Aventus
    Millesime Imperial
    Sycomore
    Terre d' Hermes

    That gives you a citrus, woody, aromatic/fruity and smoky. Something for every day of the year

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    Egoiste
    Sycamore
    LDDM
    Amouage Jubilation XXV
    Cuirelle, Ramón Monegal

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    Knize Ten
    Or Black
    Sycomore
    Habit Rouge
    Eau Sauvage

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunguy74 View Post
    Just a side note to this. I've been a fragrance fan for 1,5-2 years only and BN Threads listing top5's, top 10 winter etc helped me a lot to find the right direction. These helped me to get to know perfumes to test and later to buy and build my collection. IMO this threads are great. Thanks
    I agree, I like these types of threads, regardless of how many of them there are. I think it's fun to think about in different terms and they also helped me out a ton early on and still do in regards to expanding my horizons and finding new stuff to try. Personally, I think of something like this as if a friend were maybe asking me for my best recommendation on a very-easy-to-like and wear for most occassions (versatility would be key) cologne for each season (obviously you could still wear them anytime of year, though and interchange them throughout). I'd only be able to recommend what I've yet to lay my nose on, so at this point in time, I'd say:

    Summer: Green Irish Tweed
    Fall: Gucci Pour Homme II
    Winter: Burberry London
    Spring: Aventus
    Wild Card: Rive Gauche Pour Homme
    Bonus Wild Card: Terre d'Hermes Parfum

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    Gucci pour homme II
    Creed green irish tweed
    Hdp Ambre 114
    Guerlain L'Instant Extreme
    Montale Red vetiver

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    Creed Aventus
    Pure Malt/ Pure Havane
    Creed GIT
    Gucci PH II
    Amouage Jubilation XXV

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    Caron Pour Un Homme
    Caron 3rd Man/Guerlain Heritage/Givenchy Insense
    Dior Homme/LIDG
    RiVe Gauche/Paco Rabanne PH/Azzarro
    Habit Rouge/New York

    I think that gives some great works in most of the different styles.... maybe also a more classic cologne style (Eau Sauvage/Chanel PM etc)

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    I apologize if I sound like I'm on a horse or anything, but I think the notion of "must-have" is a bit childish. I'll say no more, since I understand that people like making lists. Maybe it's just the semantics I have a problem with.

    5 fragrances I would recommend to someone who's a budding fragrance lover?

    Something simple that they'll probably like- GIT
    Something complicated but still pleasant- Jubilation XXV
    Something artistic, to prove that fragrance is an art form- L'air du Desert Marocain
    Something gourmand and relatable, because they can identify with food notes- Ambre Narguile
    Something they may not like right away, but they'll probably appreciate after a while- Egoiste

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    Even though these are not my favorites. I feel any mens fragrance enthusiast should get there nose on:
    1. Tobacco Vanille
    2. Aventus
    3. Green Irish Tweed
    4. Derby
    5. M7
    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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    Aventus
    Dior Homme Intense
    Fahrenheit
    Rive Gauche
    L' Instant d Guerlain Extreme

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    Puredistance M - Pure luxury - leather without being overwhelming. A timeless classic - and yet modern!
    HdP 1725 Casanova - Fantastic modern fougere - fresh and powdery in all the right ways
    Frederick Malle - Musc Ravageur - Close to a gourmand - but with enough skank that you really wouldn't want to eat it..
    Cartier Sycomore - Every man needs a vetiver scent!
    Armani Privé Bois d'Encens - Beautifully covers the incense genre - and you get a little pepper thrown in too.

    I think that covers the main food groups ;-)

    And look Mum - no Creeds! ;-)

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    Aventus
    Rive Gauche
    Green Irish Tweed
    Boss Number 1
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    I'd suggest, not necessarily personal favorites (though most of these 5 incidentally are), but because they have just the right balance, in my opinion, between artistic creativity and sheer technical skills, both a certain recognizable value and popularity, combined with a certain underground appeal, plus all being fragrant masterpieces just for the sake of the complexity and unmistakable beauty (at least, in my opinion again) of their notes:

    Rive Gauche pour Homme
    Ungaro II
    Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Caron pour un Homme
    Aramis Tuscany

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    Aventus
    Tobacco Vanille
    Bleecker street
    Chergui
    GIT

    Honorable mentions: Pure Malt, Original Santal, New Haarlem, Burberry London, Musc Ravageur, Millesime Imperiale, and Silver Mountain Water.

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    Aventus
    Tobacco Vanille
    Bleecker street
    Chergui
    GIT

    Honorable mentions: Pure Malt, Original Santal, New Haarlem, Burberry London, Musc Ravageur, Millesime Imperiale, and Silver Mountain Water.

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    Egoiste
    Terre Hermes
    Rive Gauche
    L'Instant Extreme
    Dior Homme Intense

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    Agree its not likely to have a must have because taste varies too much; so my list is kind of a must sample at least (if they are available)
    And I cannot believe there isn't a John Varvatos in there. LOL.

    Terre d'Hermes
    Dunhill Special Edition (evening and formal)
    L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme
    YSL Jazz (i like this for cool to cold weather)
    Drakkar Noir
    Wild Card: John Varvatos Vintage

    and instead of using AXE, one should really try Mark and Spencers' Wood Spice body spray.

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    if we would focus on the aspect you mentioned, pretty widely liked and versatile, then my choices would be:

    platinum egoiste
    git
    aventus
    lidge
    invasion barbare

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    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
    GIT
    Virgin Island Water
    Pure Havane
    Rive Gauche

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    Dior Homme
    Aventus
    Gucci Pour Homme II
    Mugler Cologne
    A*Men

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    Angel
    31 Rue Cambon
    L'Air du Desert Marocain
    Cuir de Russie
    Mitsouko

    Plus many, many more.

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    Default Re: 5 must have fragrances for any mens fragrance enthusiast

    At least newbies should try these five:

    Aventus
    Dior Homme
    Dior Homme Intense
    Bleu de Chanel
    YSL L'Homme

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    Default Re: 5 must have fragrances for any mens fragrance enthusiast

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    Habit Rouge Guerlain
    Encre Noir Lalique
    Tsar VC & A
    Eau Savage xtreme Dior
    Tuscany Per Uomo (vintage) by Aramis

    anything by Amouage!
    Like your selection!

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