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    Default Invasion Barbare, M, Windsor, Fougere Royalle . . . What Else?

    Hi All-

    So out of my rapidly growing wardrobe, I have four scents that are standouts among the standouts to me . . . ones that I wear for special occasions or important work events. I am at work for most of my day meeting with clients (finance), so most of what I wear isn't too animalic or skanky:

    MDCI Invasion Barbare
    Houbigant Fougere Royalle
    Creed Windsor
    Pure Distance M

    Help me out fellow Basenoters- what would you add to this list (price being no object- preferably you can still buy the recommendation)? What do you feel is a standout among standouts?

    Thanks!!!

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    Default Re: Invasion Barbare, M, Windsor, Fougere Royalle . . . What Else?

    Very nice indeed. Have you given Chypre Palatin by MDCI a try ?

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    Thank you for the suggestion Nersh. You know I have tried a sampling of a 5ml decant of Chypre Palatin that MDCI sent me as an apology (I had one of the lucky leaky IB bottles), but I had a REALLY tough time with it. I'm not sure what it was . . . there was a lot going on in that scent for me and it kind of gave me a headache.

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    Sorry to hear that. Ive really enjoyed this one thanks to Brian. Have you tried any of the Penhaligons or MpG's ? Look for Sartorial, or Endymion. for MpG try Santal Noble. All staples for my work days !

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    Let me take my hat off to you for excellent taste as that is a expensive but great list. I would add Creeds Jardin d' Amalfi to that list as it is stunning in it's own right and worthy to be in the company of those fragrances.

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    Default Re: Invasion Barbare, M, Windsor, Fougere Royalle . . . What Else?

    You may want to check out some of the Guerlain Exclusives if they are carried at NM or Saks out there, MFK Lumiere Noire Pour Homme, Histories de Parfumes has some very good ones. Mona Di Orio. M. Micallef, just to name a few.

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    Default Re: Invasion Barbare, M, Windsor, Fougere Royalle . . . What Else?

    The only qualm I haev with Chypre Palatin is that its a tad smoky, but doesnt bother me much.

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    Default Re: Invasion Barbare, M, Windsor, Fougere Royalle . . . What Else?

    Sartorial by Penhaligon's
    Derby by Guerlain
    Lumiere Noir pour Homme by MFK
    Monsieur de Givenchy by Givenchy

    These above may appeal to you based on the ones you listed that you love currently...
    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: Invasion Barbare, M, Windsor, Fougere Royalle . . . What Else?

    Some Villoresis should make good additions: Piper Nigrum, Uomo and Sandalo come to mind.
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

    #BBOG!

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    Default Re: Invasion Barbare, M, Windsor, Fougere Royalle . . . What Else?

    Jack Hunter- I applaud your Jardin D'Amalfi suggestion- it is one of my favorites- I ended up going full flacon on it, I thought it was so nice!

    PalmBeach, drseid, Nersh- all great suggestions!

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    Jack Hunter- I applaud your Jardin D'Amalfi suggestion- it is one of my favorites- I ended up going full flacon on it, I thought it was so nice!

    PalmBeach, drseid, Nersh- all great suggestions!

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    Default Re: Invasion Barbare, M, Windsor, Fougere Royalle . . . What Else?

    If price is really not an issue, then Diaghilev by Roja Dove.

    http://www.rojaparfums.com/#Roja_Parfums_Diaghilev.php
    Last edited by alfarom; 30th October 2012 at 04:59 PM.


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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    If price is really not an issue, the Diaghilev by Roja Dove.

    http://www.rojaparfums.com/#Roja_Parfums_Diaghilev.php
    Ha, Haaa! That is a pricey one. Has anyone ever gotten a sniff of this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScentAddicted View Post
    Ha, Haaa! That is a pricey one. Has anyone ever gotten a sniff of this?

    here's my review http://neroprofumo.blogspot.it/search/label/Roja%20Dove


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    Default Re: Invasion Barbare, M, Windsor, Fougere Royalle . . . What Else?

    Navegar - L'Artisan Parfumeur
    French Lover - Editions de Parfums
    34 Boulevard Saint Germain and Volutes (in EDT not EDP) - Diptyque
    Oud and Bergamot - Jo Malone

    All these are very office friendly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    Thanks for the review alfarom.

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    Default Re: Invasion Barbare, M, Windsor, Fougere Royalle . . . What Else?

    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Volutes - Diptyque
    I recently tested both the EDT and EDP, and they are both excellent fragrances. Definitely worth checking out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Navegar - L'Artisan Parfumeur
    French Lover - Editions de Parfums
    34 Boulevard Saint Germain and Volutes (in EDT not EDP) - Diptyque
    Oud and Bergamot - Jo Malone

    All these are very office friendly.

    Thanks for your suggestions hedonist222. I was curious why you suggested the "EDT not the EDP" for the Diptyques? I seem to always default to EDP's under the possible misconception that the EDP will last longer. I still have a lot to learn, so I appreciate the rationale.

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    Tiffany for Men

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    Default Re: Invasion Barbare, M, Windsor, Fougere Royalle . . . What Else?

    Clive Christian No 1 Pure Parfum

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    Clive Christian X
    Amouage Dia

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    Default Re: Invasion Barbare, M, Windsor, Fougere Royalle . . . What Else?

    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post

    Where can one find a sample of this Alaform ?

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    Another vote for each of these:

    MPG Santal Noble

    Tiffany for Men

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    Default Re: Invasion Barbare, M, Windsor, Fougere Royalle . . . What Else?

    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    Tiffany for Men
    Great fragrance, especially for work and office environment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nersh View Post
    Where can one find a sample of this Alaform ?
    Try to contact them via their website.


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    Default Re: Invasion Barbare, M, Windsor, Fougere Royalle . . . What Else?

    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Navegar - L'Artisan Parfumeur
    French Lover - Editions de Parfums
    34 Boulevard Saint Germain and Volutes (in EDT not EDP) - Diptyque
    Oud and Bergamot - Jo Malone

    All these are very office friendly.
    perfect suggestions.

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    Default Re: Invasion Barbare, M, Windsor, Fougere Royalle . . . What Else?

    Your four-mentioned scents are impressive, to say the least.

    Do try:

    Arso by Profumum - Upon application, one is treated to a rush of balsam fir, with its faintly fruity and terpenic woodiness. This Christmas tree aroma is, at once, sappy and resinous, with a somewhat bracing and clean quality. Waves of birch tar infuse its burnt-forest and campfire smokiness, as well as hints of bald leather, while a clove bud presents its charred-wood character. An entrancing and lively, colophony incense wafts about. And, an undercurrent of thuja, from cedar leaf, can be sensed with its woody, camphor scent, akin to menthol-like notes. A buttery, cedar chest aura from Virginia cedar couples with an anisaldehyde with its soft and sweet, licorice aroma, akin to Shoelace Sweets, and vies with the singed-conifer/leather/incense cocktail. A Peru balsam presents with its sweetly vanillic woodiness, with a urine phantom, while fir moss supplies its earthy and mouldy character, reminiscent of bark, needles and decaying wood on the forest floor. An intriguing drydown ensues. This manly and somewhat exotically unique fragrance has very good projection and longevity, 10 hours or more.

    &

    A Taste of Heaven by By Kilian - Upon application, one is treated to an invigorating and herbal, lavender accord. The fresh and clean lavender commingles with the pungent, medicinal bitterness of wormwood. An aldehyde-like effervescence can be sensed as the accord percolates and drifts to the heart. Here, in the middle, florals infuse and transform the lavender. Orange blossom, with its fruity sweetness, a sweet rose, as well as bourbon geranium, with its flowery and sweetly green facets, usurp the lavender. The lavender takes on a more floral slant. A hint of saltiness flutters about. Segueing to the mellow base, the woody resins of amber interplay with the vanillic, nutty and somehwat spicy aspects of tonka bean. A more camphoraceous and slightly smoky lavender develops. A touch of powderiness presents. Plumes of foresty oakmoss as well as earthy patchouli appear here and there. A shower of bourbon vanilla imparts its woody and aromatic facets. The fascinating blending of the foregoing leads to a resplendent drydown. This all-season, well-blended, and masculine composition can prove to be very versatile. Wonderfully, this somewhat classy scent has very good projection, a 2-foot scent cloud, and longevity, about 10 hours.

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    Derby
    Arsene Lupin (Dandy)
    Sycomore
    1740 & 1725 HdP
    Chypre Palatin
    Oud Shamash
    New York
    Or Black

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    Default Re: Invasion Barbare, M, Windsor, Fougere Royalle . . . What Else?

    Quote Originally Posted by ScentAddicted View Post
    Hi All-

    So out of my rapidly growing wardrobe, I have four scents that are standouts among the standouts to me . . . ones that I wear for special occasions or important work events. I am at work for most of my day meeting with clients (finance), so most of what I wear isn't too animalic or skanky:

    MDCI Invasion Barbare
    Houbigant Fougere Royalle
    Creed Windsor
    Pure Distance M

    Help me out fellow Basenoters- what would you add to this list (price being no object- preferably you can still buy the recommendation)? What do you feel is a standout among standouts?

    Thanks!!!
    Very nice short list. I must say my two all time favorites for myself are "M" and Invasion Barbare.

    I would like to add:

    Bois d’Ascese by Naomi Goodsir -

    Perfumes today just don't seem to have the next morning on your clothes effect, the way perfumes did thirty years ago. Bois d’Ascese brings back that wonderfull smell on your clothes, and makes you want to put back on the shirt you wore last night. It's the kind of a scent that would make a great signature scent for those so inclined to have one. Impeccably balanced, and very at home with "M" and Invasion Barbare.

    Absolue pour le soir -


    Belongs here too. The more I wear it, the more I enjoy it. Some Basenoters feel it's skanky, but everytime I wear it to work I get compliments. The skank is only detected when you smell your own wrist up close. The sillage is as sweet as can be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oslo-Fjord View Post
    Clive Christian X
    Amouage Dia
    those two but wait for the dry down on both!

    also try Idole by Lubin and maybe By Kilian's Cruel Intentions and Incense Oud.
    Finally, you have to try Josef Statkus Eau de Parfum!!!


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    Default Re: Invasion Barbare, M, Windsor, Fougere Royalle . . . What Else?

    This really isn't like what you mentioned, but I'm wearing it for the first time today and I have to say it's quite luxurious:

    Black Amber by Agonist (if you want to impress your friends, you could get the super expensive crafted glass bottle).
    Last edited by OctaVariuM; 31st October 2012 at 05:38 PM.

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    Mona Di Orio- Vetyver
    Le Labo - Baie Rose 26

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebeck View Post
    Very nice short list. I must say my two all time favorites for myself are "M" and Invasion Barbare.

    I would like to add:

    Bois d’Ascese by Naomi Goodsir -

    Perfumes today just don't seem to have the next morning on your clothes effect, the way perfumes did thirty years ago. Bois d’Ascese brings back that wonderfull smell on your clothes, and makes you want to put back on the shirt you wore last night. It's the kind of a scent that would make a great signature scent for those so inclined to have one. Impeccably balanced, and very at home with "M" and Invasion Barbare.

    Absolue pour le soir -


    Belongs here too. The more I wear it, the more I enjoy it. Some Basenoters feel it's skanky, but everytime I wear it to work I get compliments. The skank is only detected when you smell your own wrist up close. The sillage is as sweet as can be.
    Hi Gents- I ended up pulling the trigger on a bottle of the new Naomi Goodsir Bois d'Ascese. LuckyScent has it backordered, so I'll have to wait- but, it sounds very promising. Thanks for all the great suggestions! With all of this help, I am sure another bottle will be in my near future! My wife made the remark that I am turning into some sort "perfume survivalist" . . . like I'm stockpiling for some sort of stinky Armegeddon . . .

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    If you can find Asrar buy that, absolutely unbelievable stuff...

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    You have good taste.

    I'll second Derby, Idole de Lubin, X for Men and A Taste of Heaven. Distinctive.

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