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  • Guerlain Shalimar EDP

    6 16.67%
  • Chanel No. 5 EDP

    5 13.89%
  • Guerlain Mitsouko EDP

    7 19.44%
  • Guerlain L'Heure Bleue EDP

    2 5.56%
  • Guerlain Jicky EDP

    16 44.44%
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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 01:46 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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  2. #2

    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

  3. #3

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

    IMO Shalimar is the best.

  4. #4

    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!

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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 06:26 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

  12. #12

    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.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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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.

  18. #18

    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).

  20. #20

    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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