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    Default Lets Hear Some More Under the Radar Gems!

    Just like the title says! What are your favorite frags that get little or no play here on BN? They can be niche or designer, 5 dollars or 1000 dollars, who cares, if they are great and not getting the respect they deserve, tell us about them. Heres a few to get things started:

    1. Fat Electrician-ELDO
    One of my new favorite Vetivers

    2. Cuir et Champignon-Dawn Spencer Hurwitz
    A great spicy, leather joined with the earthiness of mushrooms

    3. Nejma One-Pascal Morabito
    A fantastic tobacco with a nice hint of Oud and spices

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    Cuir pleine fleur is a masterpiece which gets little attention

    Ambra nobile 1942 is a masterpiece which gets no attention

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    Been championing it a lot lately (since its worth it), but Metro Black by Rue 21 is great. The price ($10 for what I think is a 1.7oz bottle) makes it even greater. Is pretty much linear, as most cheapies are, but its very similar to the drydown of Dior Homme Intense to my nose. Projection is a little above average, longevity is 6-8 hours or so, and i've gotten a lot of compliments from it.

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    Herod by Parfums de Marly

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    Sombre Negra, by Yosh: a manly smokey scent with Frankincense, patchouli, tobacco and a very nice dose of clove. If that sounds even remotely interesting, I highly recommend seeking out a sample. It's excccccelllllllllennnnnnnt.
    "Follow your nose. It always knows." -- Toucan Sam

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    Hasu No Hana - Grossmith
    A hidden hydrocarbon.

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    Spazio Krizia- some of the smoothest, classiest citrus scents, if not discontinued and if better marketed, may have even been on par with ADP, Eau Sauvage, Eau Imperiale, Original EDC (1709), Chanel pour Monsieur etc.

    Joint by Roccobarocoo- alas discontinued too, a very quirky, creative, pleasantly bewildering, non-linear chypre

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    Murdocks Black Tea fragrance is imo a really good scent with spices and leather with a really nice refreshing black tea note, I think I'm the only one on basenotes that has this little gem of a fragrance.

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    Les Nombres d'Or Ambre by Mona di Orio. A stunningly good less sweet amber that is the best I have smelled to date. It seems to always be the one from the Les Nombres d'Or collection that gets no press anywhere... Too bad really, as it is a masterpiece.
    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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    Cerruti L'essence de Cerruti Pour Homme
    Cerruti Pour Homme
    Cerruti 1881 Black
    Hugo Boss Boss in motion black
    Baldessarini Ambre
    Burberry Brit for men New Year Edition 2010.
    Azzaro Silver Black
    Lancome Hypnose Homme
    Kenzo Pour Homme Boisée
    Bruno Banani Magic Man (en par with Diesel Only The Brave)
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    Cerchi Nell'acqua-Ambr'ero(no pyramid effect, everything released off the top)
    Ortigia-Ambre Nera(an excellent and inexpensive amber from Lorenzo Villoresi)
    Lubin-Vetiver
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    I could probably think of quite a few that are underappreciated on BN, but 2 that come to mind at the moment are:

    Keiko Mecheri Oliban
    Keiko Mecheri Les Zazous

    Both are quite well done IMO, but I never see any mention of these. Certainly worth trying out for sure.
    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 Privé - Oud Royal
    8. Brückner - Aoud 1
    9. Neela Vermeire - Trayee
    10. Creed - Royal Oud

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    I don't think TDC De Bachmakov or Slumberhouse Jeke get enough attention.

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    I don't think TDC De Bachmakov or Slumberhouse Jeke get enough attention.

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    Bulletproof by Tokyo Milk Dark

    I hated it at first but I've grown to appreciate it a lot.

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    Have always loved Grain de Plaisir by MPG -- not reciprocated here much though

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    Molinard Homme 1...refreshing mint with powdery woods. Love it.
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    Default Re: Lets Hear Some More Under the Radar Gems!

    Great suggestions guys! +1 on Sombre Negra and Cuir Pleine Fleur. Havent tried any of the others but I definitely will be soon. Keep 'em coming!

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    Baghari by Robert Piguet

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    Default Re: Lets Hear Some More Under the Radar Gems!

    Molinard II
    & Carbone
    both are inexpensive & very nice frags .

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    Default Re: Lets Hear Some More Under the Radar Gems!

    Though I've never tested their stuff, from what I read around here and on other sites, it seems the entire Slumberhouse line could use more love. Apparently Norne is lovely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    Les Nombres d'Or Ambre by Mona di Orio. A stunningly good less sweet amber that is the best I have smelled to date. It seems to always be the one from the Les Nombres d'Or collection that gets no press anywhere... Too bad really, as it is a masterpiece.
    I agree. About the only amber I like - that is love.

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    Axis Caviar Wood-Oudh

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    1876 - Histoires de Parfums

    I have just been sampling this one and it's very nice indeed. On the opening I can smell the lychee fruity note mixing in with the iris and rose. It's a little sweet and floral and quite complex.

    As time has moved on I am picking up violet with cinnamon and some woods all in this beautiful mix.

    This is a really nice fragrance which has a really good balance of fruit, florals and a bit of woods. I'm impressed.

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    ST Barth Homme by Ligne ST Barth

    Le Seducteur Micallef
    #TOP 5#: Polo Crest, Romeo Gigli,Jockey Club C&M, Jean Pascal Homme,Floris N 89

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    +1 Cuir Pleine Fleur

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Herod by Parfums de Marly
    Have you tried it yet? My friend has just begun selling this one, after all the others from Marly. I'm really curious. They write -and I haven't read from them similar- that this is the most 'heart-breaking' scent of the last years.

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    Agreed, the entire Slumberhouse line is pretty solid and is a unique take. Norne is a masterpiece in my opinion. I'm also a fan of the Imaginary Authors line. As for more mainstream designer under-the-radar, Tokyo Milk Dead Sexy is pretty nice.

    Quote Originally Posted by OctaVariuM View Post
    Though I've never tested their stuff, from what I read around here and on other sites, it seems the entire Slumberhouse line could use more love. Apparently Norne is lovely.
    Summer 2013 Top 10 :

    1. Creed Aventus
    2. Dior Homme Sport (2012)
    3. L'Eau Bleue D'Issey
    4. Bleu de Chanel
    5. Acqua dio Gio Essenza
    6. Strange Invisible Perfumes - Peloponnesian
    7. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    8. Diesel Green Masculine
    9. Terre d'Hermes
    10. Guerlain Homme

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    An inexpensive and low priced (under $30 on Amazon) Jacques Fath by Jacques Fath.Suave, not overpowering, but a definite presence. Goes to a skin scent after about four or five hours. The oriental character of this seems not to reference vanilla very much. The drydown is more amber and musk, retaining a hint of the spice notes as well. Perfect for wearing in public, at work, casual social occasions, and so forth. It's urbane, sophisticated, and not in the least modern or trendy. Unassuming, but definitely not self-effacing.
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