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

    Dior Homme
    YSL L'Homme
    Allure Homme Sport
    Armani Code
    Pure Malt
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    Default Re: 5 must have fragrances for any mens fragrance enthusiast

    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.
    Currently wearing: Grey Vetiver by Tom Ford

  3. #33

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avecesar View Post
    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
    “Aren’t you a little short for a stormtrooper?”

  4. #34

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    poivre samarcante hermes
    kenzo pour homme
    rive gauche ysl
    kouros ysl
    m7 ysl

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

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

    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

  8. #38

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

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

    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. Tonka Imperiale
    3. Dior Homme
    4. Pure Malt
    5. Oud Wood
    6. Ambre Nuit
    7. L'air Du Desert Marocain
    8. Noir de Noir
    9. Apple Brandy
    10.Straight to Heaven

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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! ;-)

  20. #50

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    Aventus
    Rive Gauche
    Green Irish Tweed
    Boss Number 1
    A*Men
    Signature Rotation: A* Men, Pure Havane, Dunhill Pursuit, Varvatos Artisian, Guerlain Vetiver

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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
    Currently wearing: Zara Man Gold by Zara

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

    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.

  23. #53

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

    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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    At least newbies should try these five:

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francolino View Post
    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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