If I had to choose one it would probably be Tubereuse Criminelle.
being on a trip with Serge Lutens stuff, was just asking this to myself!
If I had to choose one it would probably be Tubereuse Criminelle.
Musc Koublai Khan, without a doubt.
vetiver oriental or borneo 1834
Chergui is probably my favorite.
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
Of the ones I've tried, Ambre Sultan.
The ones I've tried so far are often a bit too sweet for me, but I've only really tried a small cross section.
So far, a very tight competition for me between Ambre Sultan and Chypre Rouge
Between Borneo and Fille en Aiguilles for me... beautiful use of Patchouli in the former and a brilliant Frankincense in the latter; they'll both be seeing some action over the next couple of months.
We're all in the same game; just different levels. Dealing with the same hell; just different devils.
Between Fille en Aiguilles and Ambre Sultan.
Ambre Sultan = Amber+Spice >>Remind me of hot desert
File en Aiguiles = Frankincense >>Remind me of lush pine forrest
***My favourite from my collection***
-------- Amouage Tribute Attar
------ Serge Lutens: Ambre Sultan
-------- Les Exclusifs de Chanel: Sycamore
------ Amouage: Fate Man
-------- Amouage: Epic Man
------ Tom Ford Private Blend: Noir de Noir
-------- Terre D'Hermès Pure Parfum
------ EDP FM: Carnal Flower
-------- Neela Vermire Creations: Trayee
------ Dior: Leather Oud
------- Hermèssence: Ambre Narguilé
MKK and Feminite du Bois
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
Between Fille en Aiguilles and Chene.
Chene is my favorite but I also love Fille en Aiguilles, Chergui, Feminite du Bois, Five O'clock Au Gingembre, Muscs Koublai Kahn....this has become my #1 perfume house. And I still have yet to try El Attarine, and Tubereuse Criminelle.
Musc Koublai Khan, Chergui and Cuir Mauresque
Chergui and Gris Clair. Gris smells like ash and clean laundry mixed together. Very cool
is one of them.
I hate them all, totally overrated crap, but that's only my opinion!
MKK and Tubereuse Criminelle.
Honorable mention to both Sarrasins and Iris Silver Mist.
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Well, if we're having 'honourable mentions' then please add:
Filles en Aiguilles
Sheldrake is a great perfumer, but I rarely wear anything from this house anymore.
I usually prefer most of these on other people:
Rose de Nuit
Bois de Violette
Muscs Koublai Khan
Lately I love to wear Chergui, though. Goes great with the cold, crisp outdoors and good cigars. Same with Cuir Mauresque.
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"Wonderfully wild, eminently civilized" - Derby by Guerlain
My swap thread
At the moment, Iris Silver Mist is at the top of my list. Then Chene, Muscs Koublai Khan, De Profundis, and La Myrrhe.
My Top 10
1. Amouage Homage Attar
2. Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan
3. YSL M7
4. Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
5. Chanel Egoiste
6. 24 Gold by Scentstory
7. Amouage Epic Man
8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
9. Bond No. 9 New York Oud
10. Serge Lutens - Chergui
"A beautiful fragrance to the nose is like good jazz music to the ears, great food to the mouth, and Megan Fox and Jessica Alba to the eyes..."
Douce Amere and I also like Rahat Loukoum though I can imagine many would find that too sweet...
Tom Ford Black Orchid
Acqua di Parma Colonia
Creed Baie de Genievre
Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan
Serge Lutens Rahat Loukoum
Serge Lutens Douce Amere
Parfum d'Empire Aziyade
MFK Lumiere Noire
Etat Libre d'Orange Noel au Balcon
Etat Libre d'Orange Delicious Closet Queen
Guerlain Habit Rouge
There ain't no devil - that's just god when he's drunk
Fille en Aiguilles
Bornéo 1834, MKK, Ambre Sultan - in that order...
Muscs Kublaï Khän and Arabie.
I don't know much about medicine, but I know what I like. -- S.J. Perelman
I'm still searching for one I like enough to purchase. Thus far my favorite is Tubereuse Criminelle.
Oh man...so many real well made flavors but Im a patch guy so I really have to give it to Borneo...man thats good shit!
I was born to shoot guns and smell good doin it!
Shane "The Bopper" Stagg
Too many to count, but Cuir Mauresque, Fumerie Turque and Chergui are up there.
Second to these are Bois de Violette and Vitriol d'Oiellet.
"No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.
I've only ever tried Ambre Sultan, Fleurs d'Oranger and Un Bois Vanille, but AS is definitely one of my all-time favourite scents, so it wins by a long shot.
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Fille en Aiguilles and Borneo 1834 depending on the day.
Fille en Aiguilles and Fumerie Turque here, but there are many fine scents from this house.
Tubereuse Criminelle... Followed by Fille En Aiguilles, Rose de Nuit, and Arabie... Then followed by a dozen or so other favorites.
I'm quite in love with the line, despite its frequent facelifts.
1. Amouage Epic man
2. Dior Leather Oud
3. Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black
4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
5. Amouage Opus VII
6. Byredo Bullion
7. Norma Kamali Incense
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
Very tough question. At the moment I'm loving Cuir Mauresque & Fille en aiguilles.
It's a toss up between Five O'Clock au Gingembre and Gris Clair, depending on the season.
Ambre Sultan is my favorite.
Fille en Aiguilles for me. Have Ambre Sultan as well, but still haven't learned to love the bay leaf and other dry bitter herbs. Maybe someday.
Bois et Fruits, La Myrrhe, Chergui, Louve, MKK
Santal de Mysore deep
Live it simple and easy
Two would be Tubereuse Criminelle and Douce Amere.
I've tried a bunch, and none were worth getting the wallet out for. many were nice in a generic sort of way,
Fumerie Turque Nice tobacco fragrance, but I wouldn't buy it.
Cuir Mauresque a SCRUBBER, smelled like a public lavatory.
Arabie Too sweet
Ambre Sultan generic smelling
Chergui I had High hopes from all the hype Too much powder, Smelled like a teenage girl powder.
Datura Noir Tuberose and floral, smelled nice, just too feminine for me to wear
This is my favourite house. The variety and quality is amazing. They don't smell like 'any other' fragrance.
I like the florals most. They are perfectly unisex and do excellent in the tropics.
Fleurs d'Orange - orange blossoms
Tubereuse Criminelle - tuberose
Gris Clair - lavender
There are many I haven't tried yet....but I think I will also like jasmine, rose...
Fille en Aiguilles is another excellent fragrance. Not floral, but pine based.
* Serge Lutens rules *
Fille en Aiguilles & Gris Clair & Fleurs d'Oranger & Tubereuse Criminelle & Sarrasins & Fumerie Turque & A la Nuit & Santal Majuscule & Sa Majeste la Rose & Five O'Clock Au Gingembre
Probably Gris Clair. Not a big fan of this house.
MKK & Serge Noire are my two current SL favorites...