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

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

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

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

    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. Xerjoff - Nio
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    5. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Creed - Virgin Island Water
    8. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    9. Creed - Original Cologne
    10. Clive Christian - 1872 for Men

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

    Egoiste
    Dior Homme
    GIT
    Opium Pour Homme
    Derby

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

    GIT
    Terre d'Hermès
    Polo (original)
    Fahrenheit (vintage)
    New York
    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)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6)
    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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    Dior Homme Intense
    Habit Rouge Extrait
    Derby
    Pure Distance M
    Terre D'Hermes
    AUSSIES, join our exclusive niche split club.

    https://groups.google.com/forum/?fro...s-niche-splits

    Currently splitting:

    Amouage - Tribute, Homage and OPUS VII
    Andy Tauer - Noontide Petals, Miriam and Loretta
    HdP - Veni, Vidi, Vici and Rosam, Ambrarem, Petroleum
    The Different Company - Oud Shamash, Oud for Love and Aurore Nomade
    Guerlain - Sous Le Vent, Angélique Noire, Bois d'Armenie, Cruel Gardenia, Rose Barbare

    and many more niches up for split...

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

    Habit Rouge
    Terre D Hermes
    Rive Gauche PH
    Creed Aventus
    Egoiste
    I'm not OLD...I'm VINTAGE!

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

    Diptyque - Philosykos
    Creed - Aventus
    Guerlain - L'instant de Guerlain Extreme
    Guerlain - Spiritueuse Double Vanille
    Bvlgari - Black

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

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

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

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

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

    Noir de Noir
    Fahrenheit
    Green Irish Tweed
    LIDGE
    Derby

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

    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
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    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
    Last edited by djm; 22nd October 2012 at 02:19 AM.

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

    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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    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
    Sales thread here

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

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

    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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