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    Default Your favorite "underrated/ under the radar" house?

    There will be no shortage of redundant Creed, Guerlain, Tom Ford, Amourage and what not posts.

    So, let's take a look into the lesser known houses.

    What is your favorite underrated house? The house you feel is under the radar.

    For me, it is Divine (http://www.fragrantica.com/designers/Divine.html)

    The L'Homme Sage is one of my favorite scents ever!

    How about for you?

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    Default Re: Your favorite "underrated/ under the radar" house?

    Divine is a good call. A lot of great fragrances (both the maculines and the feminines). I'll add Parfums De Nicolai. With the exception of New York which is still pretty popular, most of the offering from this house seem to have fallen into oblivion. Such a pity.

    There are are a lot more "underrated" brands hiding true gems within their ranges.


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    Default Re: Your favorite "underrated/ under the radar" house?

    Parfumerie Générale
    Miller Harris
    Ormonde Jayne

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    Default Re: Your favorite "underrated/ under the radar" house?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hellhound View Post
    Parfumerie Générale
    Ormonde Jayne
    Two more to add to the list of the overlooked stuff...


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    Default Re: Your favorite "underrated/ under the radar" house?

    Galimard,of course.
    #TOP 5#: Antico Caruso, Penhaligons Racquets,Creed BayRhum Vetiver,Domenico Caraceni,Castle Forbes 1445

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    Capucci, Maurer&Wirtz, Ungaro, Rocco Barocco, Jaguar, Caron

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    Miller Harris
    Diptyque - other than the popular 3 or 4.
    Etro
    Traum vernichtung


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    Default Re: Your favorite "underrated/ under the radar" house?

    Slumberhouse, the past 3 I've bought have been some of my best purchases so far.

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    Default Re: Your favorite "underrated/ under the radar" house?

    Quote Originally Posted by starshipvelcro View Post
    Slumberhouse.
    This ^^^^^^^^^.

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    Default Re: Your favorite "underrated/ under the radar" house?

    Quote Originally Posted by starshipvelcro View Post
    Slumberhouse, the past 3 I've bought have been some of my best purchases so far.
    Absolutely agree. I've bought four this year: Jeke, Norne, Baque, and Sova. Great stuff.

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    Aftelier without a doubt - hardly spoke about - some of the most beautiful fragrances created

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    Default Re: Your favorite "underrated/ under the radar" house?

    Satellite, Micallef and Aftelier are a few of my favorites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forfreddie View Post
    Aftelier without a doubt - hardly spoke about - some of the most beautiful fragrances created
    Beat me to it by a minute. :-)
    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'driů) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)

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    Default Re: Your favorite "underrated/ under the radar" house?

    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    Satellite, Micallef and Aftelier are a few of my favorites.

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    Beat me to it by a minute. :-)
    I'm always desperate to talk about the Aftelier line with people but no one is interested! Haha. Thrilled to see some more appreciation.

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    LM Parfums

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    I made this post because I love these kind of posts. I always discover something new.

    I am going to write some of these houses and see if I can get a few samples!

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    Lush I never here talked about , but I used to own breath of God and I enjoyed it

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    Default Re: Your favorite "underrated/ under the radar" house?

    I'm with the OP on Divine - haven't met one I didn't like, even the women's. Another I would mention would be Ineke
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    Divine eau Divine (refillable)

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    +1 on Ormonde Jayne & Divine


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    Default Re: Your favorite "underrated/ under the radar" house?

    Roger & Gallet. Nice fragrances, wonderful soaps. As usual, vintage is better.

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    Default Re: Your favorite "underrated/ under the radar" house?

    Agree with Divine

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    Default Re: Your favorite "underrated/ under the radar" house?

    I would say:

    Atelier (Vetiver Fatal and Rose Anonyme are some of their best offerings, but there are other very nice ones as well)
    The Different Company
    Tauer (LDDM gets plenty of love, but don't really hear much about the others)
    Byredo
    Lubin
    Salvatore Ferragamo
    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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    Default Re: Your favorite "underrated/ under the radar" house?

    Divine. The feminines from this line are fantastic; I prefer them to the masculines by quite a bit. Divine and L'Ame Soeur are especially good, IMO, but L'Inspiratrice is also very nice.
    Current Top Five:
    1. Bois des Iles--Chanel
    2. George Sand--Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
    3. L'Ame Soeur--Divine
    4. Violet Blonde--Tom Ford
    5. Santal Blush--Tom Ford

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    YOSH, just based on their groundbreaking "Sombre Negra" - others in this line are pretty average!.

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    Sardinian Scent Lab!
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