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    Default Your most used or most recently discovered fragrance in 2012

    Given that we are coming towards the end of 2012, I thought it would be fun to tell the world what our most popular fragrances in 2012 were.

    I'll leave it up to you to define 'popular' but for me I'm going to mention those that I either discovered in 2012 or used the most throughout the year.

    Definitely two worth mentioning for me that I had sampled in the past but never actually owned are:

    Creed Millesime Imperial
    and
    Acqua di Parma Colonia Essenza

    Both very good scents that I will be buying again. One for summer; the other for colder months.

    I have also used Creed Aventus quite a bit this year since getting a 2011 batch (bought on 2nd January, so definitely a 2012 fragrance!!)

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    Default Re: Your most used or most recently discovered fragrance in 2012

    For me not one that stands out as being more used than any other. They all seem to more or less share equal time in wear.

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    Most recently discovered: Une Voix Noire.
    Most worn so far in 2012:
    6x: Mona di Orio Ambre, Equistrius, No. 5 Eau Premiere, Mona di Orio Vanille, La Chasse aux Papillons
    5x: Idole, 1740, Sampaquita

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    Encre Noire, far out!
    "Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?" John Lydon

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    - Most worn: I think Revillon R! (an excellent 'fresh fougere' created by Maurice Roucel) Used almost 50ml of it this summer.
    - Recently discovered: Cartier Declaration (a superb fresh-spicy fragrance!)
    My Top '10' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme/Solo/7
    - Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
    - Dior: Eau Sauvage Parfum
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Guerlain: Vetiver
    - Van Cleef & Arpels: Pour Homme
    - Hermes: Terre d'Hermes
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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    I'll go with the 2012 release of Allure Homme Sport eau Extreme. While I definitely have a few others that I appreciate more, I really like this one and it was a great discovery for me. It's my go-to "utility" player and my "when in doubt" fragrance. I'm very happy I found it and was able to add it to my collection.

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    Some really good suggestions from all respondents so far!

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    Most used is Giorgio for Men. Most recently discovered is probably what I try daily since I am always sampling but my greatest discovery this year so far is my favorite scent, Portrait of a Lady by Frederic Malle (even though it was released in 2010).
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frdric 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'dri) - 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 Sacr (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Priv (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    I made 2 major purchases this year, and they're both pretty stellar: Invasion Barbare and Kobe.

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    Default Re: Your most used or most recently discovered fragrance in 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Al Gae View Post
    I made 2 major purchases this year, and they're both pretty stellar: Invasion Barbare and Kobe.
    I know which BNer's house I'm breaking into in 2012

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    Guess Seductive Blue! Underated Frag!

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    I'm getting fonder and fonder of two fragrances I used to consider minor releases in the HdP's range: 1876 and 1825. That said, my most worn scents, are always Knize Ten, Sous Le Vent and a bunch of CDG's.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyBars View Post
    I know which BNer's house I'm breaking into in 2012
    Well...you're both in LA!

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    My most used was, and almost always is, Chanel Bois d'Iles followed by Coromandel.
    My favorite discovery this year, but a 2008 release, was Heeley Cuir Pleine Fleur. A wonderful soft leather which I am considering a bottle of.

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    Jardin d'Amalfi- smelled it when it came out and wasnt impressed re-sampled a few months ago and was awe struck...

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    Most used in 2012 is probably Kouros.
    Most recently discovered : L'Occitane Eau des Baux , good frag , very natural smelling , great quality .

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcusman View Post
    Jardin d'Amalfi- smelled it when it came out and wasnt impressed re-sampled a few months ago and was awe struck...
    I have recently discovered this fragrance and It gave me that big wow factor, holy grail material for sure. Kron is doing new splits of this right now on the splits board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyBars View Post
    I know which BNer's house I'm breaking into in 2012
    You'll have to make it past the cholos first amigo! East LA is like a fortress!

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    There have been 3 fragrances I have tried for the first time this year that have made me go Wow.

    Vie de Chateau Intense
    Eau de Guerlain
    Boucheron Pour Homme EDP

    Hmm... all Chypres!

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    Random:
    Caraceni 1913
    Habit Rouge
    Mazzolari Lui
    Shiseido Basala
    Black Tourmaline Durbano
    Scent Intense Costume National
    Cuoio Odori

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    Default Re: Your most used or most recently discovered fragrance in 2012

    Recently discovered Costume National Homme, via a sample, and I'm glad I did. Very interesting one. Will be purchasing it for sure.

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    I just got into the fragrance game six months ago but my favorites are:

    Bois D'Argent
    Black Afgano
    Pohadka
    Chypre Palatin
    "If you enjoy the fragrance of a rose, you must accept the thorns which it bears."
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    It's amazing what conclusions you can draw by spending some time to think about your scents like this. I'm already using this to decide on some of my purchases early in 2013.

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    Surprisingly enough...Michael Jordan Legend
    Pure Malt and A*Men as well
    Boss Bottled and Fierce

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    Used: Live Jazz. Finished a whole 100ml
    Discovered: L'Instant pour Homme. For me, like opening a window into the grand old age. Must, must, must pursue.

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    Most used this year: Paul Smith Man
    Best discovery this year: Bvlgari pH Extreme.. However, I have Ferragamo F pH Black on the way, and with its reviews, it seems like it will take the win for me.
    My Current Top 10:

    Rive Gauche Light (2004)
    Fahrenheit (1988)
    Paul Smith Man (2009)
    Burberry London (2006)
    Prada Amber pour Homme (2006)
    Live Jazz (1998)
    Eau des Baux (2006)
    Midnight in Paris EDP (2010)
    Arpege pour Homme (2005)
    Eau Duelle (2010)

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    Most used this year: Rive Gauche
    Discovered: Invasion Barbare
    WANTED (full or partial bottles)
    Divine eau Divine (refillable)

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    Best discovery this year: Bvlgari pH Extreme..
    This warms my heart... Glad you enjoy it!

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    Default Re: Your most used or most recently discovered fragrance in 2012

    I have recently re-discovered Gucci Pour Homme. I have missed this so. It takes me back to the 'Man' fragrances of the 80's and 90's. So well blended. I adore it. So unfortunate that Gucci decided to discontinue this one.

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    Most worn of 2012: Creed Aventus

    Favorite Releases of 2012:
    Heeley - Agarwoud
    Tom Ford - Cafe Rose
    by Kilian - Amber Oud
    Bond No.9 - ILNYFME
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Amyris Homme
    Keiko Mecheri - Bespoke Cuir Fauve
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Spice & Wood
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Dior - Vetiver
    4. by Kilian - Incense Oud
    5. Puredistance - Black
    6. by Kilian - Cruel Intentions
    7. Armani Priv - Oud Royal
    8. Brckner - Aoud 1
    9. Creed - Royal English Leather
    10. House of Matriarch - Blackbird

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    My most recent pick ups that I was previously unfamiliar with were Kinski and Divine L'Homme Sage. I'm thinking both are going to see some action in the upcoming seasons. Also, I should throw Wonderwood in there and I'm trying to decide Terre EDT & EDP and thinking about Voyage and Rien. All of a sudden I have a to-buy list.

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    I discovered Greyland a couple months ago, and I want to wear it all the time.

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    Default Re: Your most used or most recently discovered fragrance in 2012

    Most used: Dior Homme and Bleu de Chanel
    Most recently discovered : NR For Him Musc Collection

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    Midnight in Paris
    Fall/Winter Signature: Midnight in Paris EDP by Van Cleef & Arpels
    Spring/Summer Signature: Green Irish Tweed by Creed
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    Most used: Aventus
    Discovered: Bond 9 Bleecker Street
    Currently sampling (possible buy): Lumiere Noire PH

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    My most worn for the whole year is probably Cartier Roadster. In august I bought Bleu de Chanel, and since then it has been my most worn scent. My best discovery was Prada Amber pour homme Intense edp. I bought a new unused tester on craigslist for $20. This is the type of scent I have been looking for. It is exceptionally masculine, strong, long lasting, and is perfect for the cold weather that is looming.

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    ...most surprising discovery this year: Guerlain Homme l'Eau Boise...!

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    Most popular for me of late Creed Vetiver '48. Always feel centered with this one.

    Recent discovery Idole de Lubin. Wears lightly and that may be a good thing for me at this point. Fearing with so many heavy hitters in my wardrobe, I'm becoming "cologne guy" at work.

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    Most used: Gucci Pour Homme (2003). Love it! GphII is a close 2nd place.
    (Re)Discovered: Blvgari Black. I'd mistakenly written it off a long time ago.
    Currently sampling (possible buy): Bond No. 9: Andy Warhol. I wish it was a tiny bit more masculine.
    "Follow your nose. It always knows." -- Toucan Sam

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    Default Re: Your most used or most recently discovered fragrance in 2012

    Most usedCoromandel
    Latest discovery, (with FB in the mail, arriving imminently) Oud Ispahan i am besotted with it

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    Black xs l'exces

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    All discovered (or rediscovered) this year...

    Encre Noire
    HdP 1740
    Knize Sec
    Nuit Etoilee
    Sartorial
    Voleur de Roses

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    Default Re: Your most used or most recently discovered fragrance in 2012

    Most used:
    vintage, Givenchy Gentleman by Givenchy

    Recently discovered:
    Sienne L'Hiver by Eau d'Italie

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    Most used:

    Sous le Vent (Guerlain)
    Granville (Dior)
    Tiffany for Men

    Recent discoveries:

    Opus VI (Amouage) 2012
    Myrrhe et Delirs (Guerlain) 2012
    Encens Mythique d'Orient (Guerlain) 2012

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    Chypre Palatin-MDCI breathtaking
    Kinski
    Nuit Etoilee-Annick Goutal a wonderful interpretation of forest scents
    What do you call people that are afraid of Santa Claus?

    Claustrophobic

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    Most worn - Kouros.

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    Best scents I discovered in 2012:
    Cartier Declaration
    L'Essence de Cartier Declaration
    Jubilation XXV
    Pure Havane

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    Best perfume of 2012: Seville a'laube

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    Devil in disguise Mark Buxton

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    discovered and used: Spicebomb
    used: Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    could finally smell and planning to buy: Aventus
    Arent you a little short for a stormtrooper?

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    most used:
    Rochas Man
    Chanel Platinum Egoiste
    Issey Miyake
    YSL La Nuit
    Discovered:
    Givenchy Play Intense
    Planning to Buy:
    Chanel Allure Edition Blanche
    Hanae Mori HM
    Creed Aventus or GIT

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    Most used:
    New York by Parfums de Nicolai

    Discovered:
    Petroleum by HdP
    Omen by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
    Baladin by Parfums de Nicolai

    Awaiting:
    Black Tourmaline
    Hindu Kush
    Mecca Balsam

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    Most recent purchased:

    La Nuit De L'Homme
    Diesel ++
    D&G PH
    Bleu de Channel

    Most used:

    La Nuit De L'Homme & BdC

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    Most used: L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme (EDT)

    Recent discovery: Encre Noire

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    Default Re: Your most used or most recently discovered fragrance in 2012

    Recently discovered:

    Aventus
    Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin

    Most used: Spicebomb or Aventus

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    Most used: Aventus
    Recently discovered: Oud Wood

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    My discovery of 2012 was Bulgari's Omnia Crystalline. Here in Texas, one has to be careful with their fragrance choices when it's 100F. For example, I wear the original Miss Dior almost daily in the cooler months, but rarely in the summer. But Omnia Crystalline - suggested to me by a Sephora associate who had asked me what other fragrances I like - holds up to hot weather without getting rank. At work, it practically has its own fan club. My female colleagues seem especially keen on it.

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    Most used in 2012 - Acqua di Parma Colonia, Le 3me Homme, and Giorgio Beverly Hills V.I.P. Special Reserve.

    Discovered in 2012 - Finally got a hold of Uomo? Moschino and vintage Van Cleef & Arples pour Homme. Love both.
    Current Favorites:
    1. Le 3me Homme - Caron
    2. Yatagan - Caron
    3. Van Cleef & Arples Pour Homme
    4. Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme
    5. Kouros - YSL
    6. L'Anarchiste - Caron
    7. Xeryus - Givenchy
    8. V.I.P. Special Reserve - Giorgio Beverly Hills
    9. The Dreamer - Versace
    10. Nobile - Gucci

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    Most recently discovered: Ungaro I -> love at first sniff
    Most worn in 2012: Macassar
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    Most used: Mugler Cologne. The hot summer here lent itself very well to the fragrance (and I depleted a bottle of Mugler Cologne shower gel in the process). The runner-ups go to 1 Million (yes, I know this gets panned on here, but I find it incredibly versatile) and Straight to Heaven (I've made this my reference work fragrance thanks to compliments from one of my coworkers.)

    Most recently discovered: Encre Noire. How the heck did this one slip past my nose for so long? And at the price I paid ($33.30 for 1.7 ounces), it was an absolute steal. Before that, it was Aramis (I was surprised that I didn't like this with my love of leather chypres like Giorgio Red, John Varvatos Vintage, and PdN New York) and Fahrenheit (I was truly amazed at how much I loved this enduring yet polarizing classic).
    Top 5 for Winter:
    1) Straight to Heaven - By Kilian
    2) Back to Black - By Kilian
    3) Musk Oud - By Kilian
    4) Encre Noire - Lalique
    5)
    M7 (vintage or Oud Absolu) - YSL
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