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  • Guerlain Shalimar EDP

    8 20.51%
  • Chanel No. 5 EDP

    5 12.82%
  • Guerlain Mitsouko EDP

    7 17.95%
  • Guerlain L'Heure Bleue EDP

    3 7.69%
  • Guerlain Jicky EDP

    16 41.03%
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  1. #1

    Default Battle of the legendary perfumes... No. 5, Shalimar, Mitsouko, Jicky, Bleue

    What do you think is the best of these legendary fragrance? Vintage formulation
    Last edited by change1; 15th December 2012 at 12:46 AM.
    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



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    Default Re: Battle of the legendary perfumes... No. 5, Shalimar, Mitsouko, Jicky, Bleue

    This question should have a specification of vintage, since all of them have changed over time. In the current state, I voted for Jicky. But HB vintage is glorious - as is of course Mitsouko.

    cacio

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    Default Re: Battle of the legendary perfumes... No. 5, Shalimar, Mitsouko, Jicky, Bleue

    IMO Shalimar is the best.

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    Default Re: Battle of the legendary perfumes... No. 5, Shalimar, Mitsouko, Jicky, Bleue

    For me, Jicky--by far.
    Snarky is as snarky does.

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    Default Re: Battle of the legendary perfumes... No. 5, Shalimar, Mitsouko, Jicky, Bleue

    My wife would say Shalimar.

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    Default Re: Battle of the legendary perfumes... No. 5, Shalimar, Mitsouko, Jicky, Bleue

    I voted for Shalimar under the guise that the others were not vintage, though I love them all.
    I'm not OLD...I'm VINTAGE!
    Currently wearing: No. 5 by Chanel

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    Default Re: Battle of the legendary perfumes... No. 5, Shalimar, Mitsouko, Jicky, Bleue

    Wore Jicky EdP again yesterday. It's just as edgy and beguiling as it was the first time I tried it, hell since 1889 probably.

    (Voted with PdT in my mind, since I've never come across vintage EdP. Amazing stuff!)

    In other news, I just so do not get L'Heure Bleue.
    Last edited by MonkeyBars; 15th December 2012 at 05:26 PM.

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    Default Re: Battle of the legendary perfumes... No. 5, Shalimar, Mitsouko, Jicky, Bleue

    no Vol de Nuit?

    either Shalimar or Mitsouko have my vote
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    Default Re: Battle of the legendary perfumes... No. 5, Shalimar, Mitsouko, Jicky, Bleue

    Vintage:

    1 Mitsouko / Shalimar / L'Heure Bleue
    2 Jicky / No. 5

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    Default Re: Battle of the legendary perfumes... No. 5, Shalimar, Mitsouko, Jicky, Bleue

    I meant to say all vintage juice
    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



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    Default Re: Battle of the legendary perfumes... No. 5, Shalimar, Mitsouko, Jicky, Bleue

    although I vastly prefer No 5 in parfum to all those above mentioned Guerlains

    Mitsouko EDP would be my preferred choice since No 5 EDP is a disaster.

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    But if it was a parfum battle with VdN

    it would go

    1. Vol de Nuit

    2. No 5
    3. Mitsouko
    4. L'Heure Bleue
    5. Shalimar
    6. Jicky

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    Default Re: Battle of the legendary perfumes... No. 5, Shalimar, Mitsouko, Jicky, Bleue

    A second Paris, I unhesitatingly give the golden apple to the goddess Jicky. She is sublime.

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    Default Re: Battle of the legendary perfumes... No. 5, Shalimar, Mitsouko, Jicky, Bleue

    From the list, I'd say No. 5 - 80s EdP.
    The newer Guerlain EdPs listed are ok, but the PdTs are sublime.
    Now, if you wanna talk vintage extrait, well...

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    Default Re: Battle of the legendary perfumes... No. 5, Shalimar, Mitsouko, Jicky, Bleue

    Quote Originally Posted by southerngardens View Post
    I voted for Shalimar under the guise that the others were not vintage, though I love them all.
    Gardens, I also love them all. I can't choose. That is like saying you want to eat Chinese food every night. Sometimes you want French food, and sometimes Mexicain, and sometimes a hamburger.

    I can't decide which one of these classics is the best.

    +1 on asking where is Vol de Nuit. I was my SOTD twice this week.
    "The sunset is deeper and longer. The scent of the jasmine is stronger." Miracles. Pet Shop Boys

    "Thick dome of jasmine
    (Under the dense canopy where the white jasmine),
    Blends with the rose,
    (That blends with the rose),"
    "The Flower Duet," Lakme by Leo Delibes, 1881

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    Default Re: Battle of the legendary perfumes... No. 5, Shalimar, Mitsouko, Jicky, Bleue

    I love these fragrances but vintage Shalimar EDP just does it for me.

    No Vol de Nut? Vintage Vol de Nuit pure parfum is heavenly.

    I have spent the most on vintage Guerlains.

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    Default Re: Battle of the legendary perfumes... No. 5, Shalimar, Mitsouko, Jicky, Bleue

    I said Jicky, because that is the one that is closest to its potential in EdP (I.e. relatively recent vintages).

    if we're talking about the vintage Guerlain Parfum de Toilettes, that's a tougher call. I have Jicky, Shalimar, and Mitsouko in this version and they are all fantastic.

    If you include the vintage parfums, I only have Shalimar, and its hard to imagine anything better than that.

    No. 5 is alright.
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    Default Re: Battle of the legendary perfumes... No. 5, Shalimar, Mitsouko, Jicky, Bleue

    On the basis vintage at its time... I voted for L'Heure Bleue EdP. It's FORMIDABLE! Today's is crap in comparison. Shalimar? Only vintage ( really old) extrait for me please? Jicky I LOVE big time in today's extrait and EdP formulation, the PdT was outstanding, extreme, but also extremely good . Mitsouko is the least of the great Guerlain classics to me. Vol de Nuit vintage extrait is the quintessential classic Guerlain to me.

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    Default Re: Battle of the legendary perfumes... No. 5, Shalimar, Mitsouko, Jicky, Bleue

    Vintage:

    Jicky / Shalimar / Mitsouko


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    Default Re: Battle of the legendary perfumes... No. 5, Shalimar, Mitsouko, Jicky, Bleue

    Why must there be a winner? They are all so very different from each other, and all so very very good (I'm talking about the vintage fragrances here).

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    Default Re: Battle of the legendary perfumes... No. 5, Shalimar, Mitsouko, Jicky, Bleue

    Judging the non-vintage, mostly EDT formulations I have smelled it's

    L'Heure Bleue & Mitsouko > Jicky > Shalimar > No 5

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