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Thread: Niche brands (quality/price)
In terms of quality, originality and... PRICE!! Which 3 niche brands do you think are the best?
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+1 on Serge Lutens, you won't get better niche bang for your buck. I think Goutal and Diptyque are good also, based on your criteria.
Right now, I can only think of:
apart from the obvious Lutens
also Knize and
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Comme Des Garcons
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Parfums de Nicolai comes to mind, particularly because it sells 30ml bottles for about 30-40 euros.
Knize Ten is also a standout for the price (but much less so the other scents of the house).
Then I'd single out Etat Libre d'Orange, which sells interesting, quirky scents for abt $85 for 15 ml (I have seen the new 100ml bottles in Paris, but don't know how much they cost).
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etat libre d'orange
I'll go out on a limb & recommend Luckyscent's Decennial series. Price is decent 75ml/$150; both originality & quality r nonpareil. I'd like to hear from those who received the sample sets offered thru a banner above each Basenoter's page last month.
While on their site, type "coffret" & u'll find many of the niche brands mentioned here offer exclusive holiday discovery sets 4 u 2 try out.
On that note, I must add Andy Tauer to my list, who also did Lys du desert for the Decennial.
The third is a toss-up b/t Parfum de Nicolai & Etat Livbre d'Orange.. I'll let u know after I receive the coffret for Xmas
Last edited by googl.plex1; 4th December 2012 at 08:40 PM.
If someone can smell me at more than an arm's length away, I'm probably wearing too much of whatever I applied; if she can distinctly make out the top notes, then perhaps I left the house a bit too soon..
I tend to compliment people on their frags to make short talks rather than anything more meaningful.
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Etat Libre d'Orange
But I'd point out that quality, price, and originality are secondary - the most important thing is that you like the fragrance(s). And that may have nothing to do with the above criteria.
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Slumberhouse (just, still pricey if not on sale).
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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
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***My favourite from my collection***
-------- Amouage: Tribute Attar, Jubilation XXV, GoldMan
------ Serge Lutens: Chêne, Tubéreuse Criminell, Ambre Sultan
-------- Les Exclusifs de Chanel: Sycamore, Coromandel
------ Tom Ford Private Blend: Noir de Noir, Tobacco Vanille
------- Hermès: Terre D'Hermès Parfum, Ambre Narguilé
------ EDP Frederic Malle: Carnal Flower
-------- Neela Vermire Creations: Trayee
------ Parfum MDCI: Invasion Barbare
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Amouage - Tribute, Homage and OPUS VII
Andy Tauer - Noontide Petals, Miriam and Loretta
HdP - Veni, Vidi, Vici and Rosam, Ambrarem, Petroleum
The Different Company - Oud Shamash, Oud for Love and Aurore Nomade
Guerlain - Sous Le Vent, Angélique Noire, Bois d'Armenie, Cruel Gardenia, Rose Barbare
and many more niches up for split...
Niche/designer are silly, misleading and inaccurate concepts - there are only fragrances.