Code of Conduct
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 84
  1. #1

    Default Fragrance with the most beautiful smell

    Which fragrance do you believe, and these are personal opinions of course, has the most beautiful smell?

    Please don't factor in a frags longevity, sillage, or originality in your decisions, this is purely about smell.

  2. #2

    Default Re: Fragrance with the most beautiful smell

    Vintage Macassar by Rochas.
    "Le parfum est la musique du corps"
    (Marcel Rochas)

    Signature: Rochas Macassar (Nicolas Mamounas / Roger Pellegrino, 1980)

    Current Top 7:

    Chanel Antaeus (vtg) (Jaques Polge, 1981)
    Terre d' Hermes EDT (2006-2009) (Jean-Claude Ellena, 2006)
    Green Irish Tweed (Probably Oliver Creed / Pierre Bourdon, 1985)
    Eau de Rochas Pour Homme (Gilles Romey, 1993)
    Bleu de Chanel EDP (Jaques Polge, 2014)
    Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme (vtg) (Max Gavary, 1994)
    Chanel Allure Homme (vtg) (Jaques Polge, 1999)

  3. #3

    Default Re: Fragrance with the most beautiful smell

    There are two fragrances that totally WOWED me in been for me especially beautiful and to contain that magic when you just smell them and go "ahhhhhh now that is good" and they are:

    Vintage Amouage Homage
    Creed Jardin d' Amalfi
    Currently wearing: Royal Mayfair by Creed

  4. #4

    Default Re: Fragrance with the most beautiful smell

    Dior Homme Intense
    CURRENT TOP 5

    1. Dior Homme Intense
    2. Creed Aventus
    3. Tom Ford Extreme
    4. Gucci Pour Homme II
    5. Terre d'Hermes

  5. #5

    Default Re: Fragrance with the most beautiful smell

    Givenchy Xeryus Rouge
    Dior Homme Intense

  6. #6
    hednic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    McLean, NYC, & Bzios
    Posts
    111,367

    Default Re: Fragrance with the most beautiful smell

    Balafre

  7. #7
    Basenotes Plus
    JON RODGERS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Hertfordshire
    Posts
    13,309

    Default Re: Fragrance with the most beautiful smell

    Guerlain L'Heure Bleue.

  8. #8

    Default Re: Fragrance with the most beautiful smell

    DHI
    Ambre 114

  9. #9
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    1,377

    Default Re: Fragrance with the most beautiful smell

    Millesime Imperial

  10. #10

    Default Re: Fragrance with the most beautiful smell

    Bois des Iles

  11. #11
    Basenotes Plus
    senore01's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    NEW YORK CITY
    Posts
    3,866
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Fragrance with the most beautiful smell


  12. #12
    Basenotes Institution sjg3839's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    16,461

    Default Re: Fragrance with the most beautiful smell

    That's what I'm talking about!
    Quote Originally Posted by senore01 View Post

  13. #13

    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Northeast
    Posts
    28
    Blog Entries
    1

    Cool Re: Fragrance with the most beautiful smell

    Robe D'Un soir (original) by Carven -women
    Tsar by Van Cleef & Arpels (original)-men

    ...and as always, don't overdo it

  14. #14

    Default Re: Fragrance with the most beautiful smell

    I could never choose just one.

    I would start with Chanel Cuir de Russie parfum, Vol de Nuit and Cuir de Lancome.

    Then I would add others.
    "No elegance is possible without it...perfume is a part of you." Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel

  15. #15
    Super Member Avecesar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Paris
    Posts
    330

    Default Re: Fragrance with the most beautiful smell

    FURYO by Jacques Bogart

  16. #16
    Dependent
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Utah
    Posts
    1,084

    Default Re: Fragrance with the most beautiful smell

    I love FM's Bigarade Concentree...every time I smell it I think I love it a little more.

    - - - Updated - - -

    I love FM's Bigarade Concentree...every time I smell it I think I love it a little more.

  17. #17

    Default Re: Fragrance with the most beautiful smell

    I find that the new Jour d'Hermes to be a beautiful perfume.
    Vol de Nuit is another one.

  18. #18
    Dependent Wheatstraw2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Palm Springs
    Posts
    1,150

    Default Re: Fragrance with the most beautiful smell

    Beautiful? I seek beauty, I seek to be surrounded by it. I wonder how you're using the word. If I stand in front of Water Lillies at the MOMA, I see beauty. Intense beauty. I love most Picassos, but I find them to be less "beautiful" than the water lillies. So maybe my feelings about beauty have kind of this Japanese lilt to them where I think about stuff like harmony, peace, balance, proportion and nuanced pleasure. I can appreciate and respect some the more hard-edged male fragrances out there, the ones that seem to extend from the Guinness Stout/horseshit cohiba/rotten whiskey model of demonstrating one's virility, but for me "beauty" has a somewhat softer, milder, more comforting feeling to it than that. So, with that disclaimer in mind, I think that the most beautiful fragrances are -

    Bulgari Eau Parfumee Au The Vert
    Cartier L'Essence de Must Pour Homme
    Cartier Must Pour Homme
    Gaultier 2
    Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille
    Gucci Pour Homme 2003
    Jo Malone Red Roses (imo dudes cannot wear this, but can park bars of the soap in strategic locations in the bathroom).

    Maybe Halston Z-14, which in some ways is the magnum opus of male perfumery, is beautiful. The old, original, long-gone Quorum was kind of beautiful.

    I could probably be convinced that an old skool test-fest powerhouse like Santos is beautiful - I wear it a lot - but my definition of beauty is probably narrower than yours. Anyway, that's my best thinking on the subject. It's all terribly subjective, isn't it?
    Currently wearing: Agar Attar by Agar Aura

  19. #19
    Super Member Miket's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    447

    Default Re: Fragrance with the most beautiful smell

    Is beautiful here being used as a synonym for good? Some fragrances I find very good arn't really beautiful.

    I'll pick five: Nina Ricci's Fille d'Eve (vintage parfum), Worth's Je Reviens (vintage parfum) Opulent Shaik no.33 (EDP), Love Chloe (EDP) and Annick Goutal's Rose Absolu (EDP)

    Note that I don't add certain things I'm apt to rave wildly about such as Annick Goutal's vanilla because I find it more delicously sensual than beautiful, and say Tabac Blonde which is more femme fatale sexy than beautiful, and I don't add any of my favourite masculines because except for The Third Man (vintage, which still doesn't quite make the cut) I wouldn't call most of them beautiful.

  20. #20

    Default Re: Fragrance with the most beautiful smell

    For some strange reason YSL L'homme was the first thing that popped up in my head when I think "beautiful"
    The sense of smell, like a faithful counsellor, foretells its character.

  21. #21

    Default Re: Fragrance with the most beautiful smell

    Quote Originally Posted by inc0gnito View Post
    For some strange reason YSL L'homme was the first thing that popped up in my head when I think "beautiful"
    That's because it is! I also thought of Gucci Pour Homme II ....the violet top note always smells beautiful to me

  22. #22

    Default Re: Fragrance with the most beautiful smell

    Gucci Pour Homme II
    Creed Silver Mountain Water
    Creed Green Irish Tweed
    Ambre 114
    LIDGE
    Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    Prada Amber pour Homme

  23. #23
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    America's Dairyland
    Posts
    117

    Default Re: Fragrance with the most beautiful smell

    Creed Aventus
    Creed BdP

  24. #24

    Default Re: Fragrance with the most beautiful smell

    Homage
    Egoiste
    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..."

  25. #25
    Basenotes Member hlatif33's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Morgantown, WV
    Posts
    73

    Default Re: Fragrance with the most beautiful smell

    Jubilation XXV


    Favorite notes at this point: Sandal wood, Oud, Frankincense, Rose

  26. #26
    Frag Bomb Squadron XIII
    Diamondflame's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    7,818

    Default Re: Fragrance with the most beautiful smell

    Can only think of 2 right now that qualify. There's a purity or innocence about them that I find truly beautiful.

    Sonoma Scent Studio's Jour Ensoleille
    Cartier Les Heures Fougueuse

  27. #27

    Default Re: Fragrance with the most beautiful smell

    Black Aoud for its lush, fresh, wet, red roses

  28. #28

    Default Re: Fragrance with the most beautiful smell

    Creed Windsor

  29. #29

    Default Re: Fragrance with the most beautiful smell

    Beautiful?

    Chanel Cuir De Russie is probably the most 'beautiful' one I own.

  30. #30

    Default Re: Fragrance with the most beautiful smell

    Vol de Nuit vintage pure parfum.

Similar Threads

  1. Most Beautiful Fragrance for Men Revisited
    By Irish_Eyes in forum Female Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 2nd August 2015, 09:18 AM
  2. The most BEAUTIFUL fragrance you have tried/own
    By Red_Rose in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 294
    Last Post: 24th December 2011, 05:29 AM
  3. Replies: 78
    Last Post: 4th August 2011, 04:27 PM
  4. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 7th June 2011, 12:02 AM
  5. What is the most beautiful fragrance that you ever smell...
    By change1 in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: 4th May 2011, 04:08 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  



Loving perfume on the Internet since 2000