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    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.

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    Vintage Macassar by Rochas.
    Some bottles for sale (Worldwide)


    "Le parfum est la musique du corps"
    (Marcel Rochas)

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    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

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    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

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    Givenchy Xeryus Rouge
    Dior Homme Intense

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    Balafre

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    Guerlain L'Heure Bleue.

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    DHI
    Ambre 114

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    Millesime Imperial

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    Bois des Iles

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    That's what I'm talking about!
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    Robe D'Un soir (original) by Carven -women
    Tsar by Van Cleef & Arpels (original)-men

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

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    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 sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    FURYO by Jacques Bogart

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

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

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

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    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?

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    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.

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    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.

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    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

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

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    Creed Aventus
    Creed BdP

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    Homage
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    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..."

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    Jubilation XXV


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

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    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

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

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    Creed Windsor

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    Beautiful?

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

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    Vol de Nuit vintage pure parfum.

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    My nose senses copious amounts of beauty on scents like Caron pour un Homme, Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme or Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur

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    Mecca Balsam by La Via del Profumo and Bois d'Hiver by Ayala Moriel. Attar Asrar from Amouage is also great.
    TOP 5:

    1. Dia Man
    2. Tawaf
    3. Skin Graft
    4. Norne
    5. Incense Extreme

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    to me, Noir de Noir. its like perfection
    Current Top 5:
    1. Frederic Malle L'eau d'Hiver
    2. Tom Ford Noir de Noir
    3. Dior Homme / Dior Homme Intense
    4. Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Havane / Pure Malt
    5. Creed Aventus / Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

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    I find florals to be the most beautiful, and no flower is more beautiful than the rose.
    Rose Nacre du Desert - Guerlain
    * Current Favourites *
    Amouage: Lyric Man & Essenza di Colonia Acqua di Parma
    Serge Lutens: Fille en Aiguilles & Gris Clair & Fleurs d'Oranger & Tubereuse Criminelle & Sarrasins & Fumerie Turque & A la Nuit

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    FM's Carnal Flower, still.

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    Hundreds of samples later and it's still Habit Rouge!

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    I love vintage Van Cleef & Arples pour Homme. Also Halston 1-12 and Creed Jasmal are quite beautiful.
    Current Favorites:
    1. Le 3me Homme - Caron
    2. Yatagan - Caron
    3. Van Cleef & Arples Pour Homme
    4. Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme
    5. Kouros - YSL
    6. L'Anarchiste - Caron
    7. Xeryus - Givenchy
    8. V.I.P. Special Reserve - Giorgio Beverly Hills
    9. The Dreamer - Versace
    10. Nobile - Gucci

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    Hilde Soliani Vagobondo
    Keiko Macheri Cuir Fauve
    All Soivohle
    All SoOud

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    +1 no doubt!

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    From the first smell, this is my favorite. Guerlain-Heritage

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    I still end up giving this award to D&G The One...something about it makes it smell almost perfect.

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    Baldessarini Strictly Private
    Beyond Paradise for Men
    Breath of God
    Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boise
    Timbuktu

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    For me, based on what I've spent real time with: Chanel Coromandel and Frederic Malle Carnal Flower.

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    Vintage Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme

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    Midnight in Paris EdT and EdP and Dior Homme (Original Formulation)

    These are two fragrances that upon receiving samples or testing in store, I immediately purchased.

    Also

    Hamptons by Bond no.9 is amazing as well. I need to get my nose on SMW as I've read they smell similar, and SMW can be had for cheaper.

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    Etro Shaal Nur

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    Cologne Noire by Van Cleef & Arpels...Back to Black...GIT...Dior Homme
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    Amouage Epic Man is another that comes to my mind.
    The sense of smell, like a faithful counsellor, foretells its character.

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    Tom Ford Black Orchid . . .

    +1 for Creed Millesime Imperial and Guerlain Heritage.

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    Clive Christian X for Men

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    Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit De l'homme

    Not on my skin though, unfortunately

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    So difficult. First ones that come to mind would probably be...
    Amber Absolute
    Sycomore
    Green Irish Tweed

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    Amouage Reflectiom
    Rose 31

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    Amouage Gold for women and L'Air du Desert Marocain are up there.

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    I discovered a new beauty today. Tea Rose by The Perfumer's Workshop is an absolutely beautiful, true rose from beginning to end.
    Current Favorites:
    1. Le 3me Homme - Caron
    2. Yatagan - Caron
    3. Van Cleef & Arples Pour Homme
    4. Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme
    5. Kouros - YSL
    6. L'Anarchiste - Caron
    7. Xeryus - Givenchy
    8. V.I.P. Special Reserve - Giorgio Beverly Hills
    9. The Dreamer - Versace
    10. Nobile - Gucci

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    Guerlain's Apres L'Onde

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    Aventus
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    Dior Homme Intense...it's my favorite fragrance smell, absolutely made me crazy when I smelled it. First time I sprayed it, I sprayed it on my left arm...let's just say I wanted to do bad things to my arm , that's how intoxicated I was. That damn lipstick

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