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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
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    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!!)
    Currently wearing: Green Irish Tweed by Creed

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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!
    sailing the Oceans of Boredom...

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

    - 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)
    - Acqua di Parma: Colonia Leather
    - Loewe: Esencia
    - Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
    - Revillon: R
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Ferrari: Essence Oud
    - Knize Ten
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraîcheur)
    - Dior: Aqua Fahrenheit

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

    Some really good suggestions from all respondents so far!
    Currently wearing: Green Irish Tweed by Creed

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

    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 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

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

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

    Guess Seductive Blue! Underated Frag!
    Currently wearing: Memoir Man by Amouage

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

    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.
    Currently wearing: Bois des Îles by Chanel

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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.
    Currently wearing: Chypre Palatin by MDCI

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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!
    Currently wearing: Eau Dynamisante by Clarins

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    Random:
    Caraceni 1913
    Habit Rouge
    Mazzolari Lui
    Shiseido Basala
    Black Tourmaline Durbano
    Scent Intense Costume National
    Cuoio Odori
    Currently wearing: Eight & Bob by Eight & Bob

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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."
    -Isaac Hayes

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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.
    Currently wearing: Green Irish Tweed by Creed

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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 Ultimate Top 5:

    Fahrenheit (1988)
    Paul Smith Man (2009)
    Burberry London (2006)
    Prada Amber pour Homme (2006)
    Arpege pour Homme (2005)

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

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

    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
    Current Summer Favorites:

    1. Creed - Original Cologne
    2. Xerjoff - Nio
    3. Creed - Aventus
    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    5. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    6. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
    7. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    8. Dior - Homme Sport 2012
    9. Creed - Virgin Island Water
    10. Kenneth Cole - Black

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