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    What are yours? I think Hanae Mori is one based on its uniqueness.

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    Prada infusion d'homme, the father of all scent

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    DHI
    LIDGE
    Fahrenheit
    Rochas Man
    Gucci Pour Homme II
    Azzaro Pour Homme

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    As much as I hate to suggest something by Chanel I am forced to point out that there really is something incomperable about Egoiste (none of this platinum nonsense)

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    Dior Homme

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    Dior Homme (Vintage)
    Fahrenheit (Vintage)
    M7 (Vintage)
    Tom Ford Extreme
    D&G pour homme (Vintage)
    Paul Smith London

    had to add this >> Rive Gauche
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    Top notes of... sweat, gasoline, motor oil; a heart of deer musk and gunpowder, resting on a base of sex and testosterone... Mandom.

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    Fahrenheit
    Chanel P.E

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    Fahrenheit, D&G PH, Santos.

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    I agree with most of those mentioned above. I am also a fan of Chanel Coromandel, Sycomore, Bois des Iles, etc.

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    M7
    Rive Gauche
    Egoiste
    LIDGE
    Bel Ami

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    what is LIDGE?

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    L'instant de Guerlain Extreme

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitechandoo View Post
    what is LIDGE?
    L'instant de Guerlain Extreme

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    Just sticking to good ones for cold weather...

    Equipage
    Caron PuH
    Body Kouros
    Pure Havane
    B*Men
    LIDGE
    M7
    Rochas Man
    Envy for Men
    Brit for Men
    Eau des Baux
    Baldessarini Ambre
    Giorgio for Men

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    Habit Rouge EDT or EDP
    Dior Homme Intense
    Antaeus

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    Default Re: Must own DESIGNER scents

    Quote Originally Posted by juanderer View Post
    L'instant de Guerlain Extreme
    Quote Originally Posted by tonghpafu View Post
    L'instant de Guerlain Extreme
    Not to pick nits, but its actually "L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Eau Extreme", or "... Extreme Fragrance".

    L'IDGPHEE/L'IDGPHEF

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    10 Must-Own Designers:
    One Million
    Le Male
    Cool Water
    Burberry London
    Acqua Di Gio
    Midnight In Paris
    YSL L'Homme
    La Nuit D'Lhomme
    Bleu de Chanel
    Platinum Egoiste


    M7 and Egoiste too if you have more daring tastes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubegon View Post
    Not to pick nits, but its actually "L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Eau Extreme", or "... Extreme Fragrance".

    L'IDGPHEE/L'IDGPHEF

    Didn't know there was a female version lol. That's why i think LIDGE is commonly accepted as the acronymn. My picks from my limited collection and of course subjective to whether they work on your skin and not going into the debate 'oh no, that's rubbish, cause i think so' blah blah blah stuff lol

    Kourous
    YSL: L'homme
    YSL: La Nuit
    Rive Gauche
    Body Korous
    DHI
    Armani Code
    A* Men
    1 million
    Ble De Chanel
    Dafidoff Cool Water
    Boss Bottled

    Personally, i have very few scents in my collection that i wouldn't own but those rank among the top tier in the 'limited' collection i have. Limited in the amount compared to some members here and not to 'normal' people who don't really buy much fragrances.

    Again, i know some of them might get slated, for 'lack of class' etc, but they all have a time and a place or occassion they can be used on, and for me, they've become must owns. Boss Bottled would be my all day work scent if i was a standard office worked, while L'homme and La Nuit would be the trusted intimate, formal style date scents. 1 Million and A* Men for more informal dates

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    Unfortunately, these are a little bit hard to find:

    Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme (vintage, made in Italy, silver label on bottle and box)

    Egoiste Cologne Concentree

    Dior Homme Cologne

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    Chanel Egoiste

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    M7
    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..."

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    Chanel Egoiste
    Davidoff Cool Water
    Rochas Man
    Prada Amber Pour Homme
    YSL Rive Gauche
    Boss Bottled (#6) by Hugo Boss
    Burberry London
    LIDGE (although for some reason I've never thought of Guerlain as a true "designer" because they only do fragrance and cosmetics & not clothing or fashion accessories.)

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    I'm mostly done trying designer, I've explored pretty much anything that's out now, owned a lot, then sold a lot of them. These are the few that have still made the cut for me...

    Pure Malt
    Black Orchid
    Burberry London
    Dior Homme Intense
    Gucci Envy
    Gucci PH2
    Fahrenheit
    M7
    Rive Gauche
    Spicebomb
    Terre d'Hermes Parfum

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    La Nuit De L'Homme Yves Saint Laurent
    Polo double black
    D&G Any of them

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    For me they would be:
    1. Taste of Fragrance/Pure Malt
    2. A*Men
    3. Gucci pH II (or I if you can find it)
    4. LIDGE
    5. Narciso Rodriguez for Him
    6. Fahrenheit
    7. Burberry London
    8. Paul Smith Man
    9. Bang/Lalique White
    10. M7

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    +1 on the Terre d'Hermes, in either the Parfum or the Eau De Toilette.

    I really don't think of either Guerlain or Caron as "designer" scents.

    My necessities off the top of my head:

    Terre d'Hermes
    Voyage d'Hermes

    Chanel Pour Monsieur or Pour Monsieur Concentree
    Chanel Sycomore
    Carolina Herrera for Men - I'm surprised this one doesn't get much love around here
    Commes des Garcons Odeur 71 - this is a stretch, but a guy needs to own at least one CdG scent and this one is a masterpiece in my opinion
    Dior Eau Sauvage

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    The ones I wouldn't want to be without are

    Chanel Egoiste
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Dior Homme
    Gucci Nobile
    Gucci Envy
    Thierry Mugler A*Men
    YSL Rive Gauche
    YSL M7

    I'm not getting into the Guerlains because Guerlain is not a designer. Let's just say the list would get a lot longer if it were.
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    ...see my wardrobe...!

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    I'll go with 10.

    Dior Homme
    M7
    Rive Gauche
    Gucci Pour Homme II
    Gucci Pour Homme I
    Chanel Egoiste
    Fahrenheit
    LIDGE
    DHI
    One of the fragrances out of the A*men line

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    Good to see some other folks supporting Egoiste. This is the best Chanel masculine and one of the best non-niche masculines you can currently buy in my estimation. Better than anything currently being made by Guerlain for half the price.

    I have something of a dislike for Chanel as a brand. This has a lot to do with the fantacism of some of its adherants (apparently the 'click' a closing Chanel lipstick makes is more sophisticated than any other click, true story) in particular a few I know IRL, and the silly amount of praise that gets heaped on what seem to be some fairly tedius fragrances. Bleu for example. Oh it's nice but at the price it'd want to be, and it's twenty years too late for me to care that someone else is jumping on the blue/aquatic bandwagon. Anyway obsessive hype and tunnel vision is enough to turn me off anything.

    Even so I would be a fool if I didn't give Egoiste its props. Just a quick look at the notes is enough, and you can see that this really is something special.

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    Put plus-es on the following:

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    Vintage M7 by YSL

    Egoiste by Chanel

    L'Instant de Guerlain
    (either EDT or EDP) by Guerlain

    Either A*Men or Pure Havane by Thierry Mugler

    Envy for Men
    by Gucci

    Terre d'Hermes
    (EDT or Parfum) by Hermes

    Eau des Baux
    by L'Occitane

    L'Homme by YSL

    Bleu de Chanel by Chanel

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    what you like that you got to have!

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    V&R Antidote
    Burberry London
    M7
    Bvlgari Man (perfect office scent)
    Givenchy Play & Play Intense
    NR For Him
    Zino By Davidoff
    Encounter (yeah, I love this one. Will be doing a thorough write up of it soon)
    Bleu de Chanel
    ***For sale:

    Iris Pallida 50ml

    Ungaro I 75ml

    and more!
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    Tiffany for Men - anyone mentioned this yet? Good stuff.

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    GPH II
    Boss Bottled
    YSL - L'Homme and La Nuit
    Pure Malt
    A*Men

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    There is nothing like must own but there are some fragrances that every fragrance fan should sample to understand reference and comparisions.

    Azzaro - PH, Chrome
    Chanel - Egoiste, Platinum Egoiste, Allure and its flankers
    Dior - Fahrenheit, Fahrenheit Absolute, Homme, Homme Intense
    YSL - M7, Rive Gauche PH, Kouros, Opium PH
    Armani - Acqua Di Gio, Black Code
    Davidoff - Cool Water, Zino
    Paco Rabanne - 1 million
    Caron - Yatagan
    Lalique - Encre Noire
    Gucci - PH I, II, Envy for Men
    Thierry Mugler - A*Men and its flankers
    Gaultier - Le Male, Fleur Du Male
    Issey Miyake - L Eau D Issey
    Versace - Dreamer, Eau Fraiche, PH
    Hermes fragrances
    Guerlain fragrances
    TOP 5 hot weather:

    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Lalique Encre Noire
    3. Creed Aventus
    4. Creed Millesime Imperial
    5. Azzaro Chrome Sport

    TOP 5 cold weather:

    1. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
    2. Chanel Coromandel
    3. Dior Homme Intense
    4. Dior Homme
    5. Byredo 1996

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    Chanel …goÔste (not platinum!)
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    I don't know if these are "must own" for everyone, but I sure would be really sad if I were missing any of these...

    Giorgio for Men (vintage)
    VIP for Men
    Tzora
    Monsieur de Givenchy (vintage)
    Patou pour Homme Prive
    Terre d'Hermes
    JHL (vintage)
    Cuiron
    Havana by Aramis
    Givenchy Gentleman (vintage)
    Patou pour Homme
    Fahrenheit (vintage)
    Azzaro pour Homme
    Costume National Homme
    Polo Original (vintage)
    Tiffany for Men (vintage)
    ... The list goes on and on... Just too many to mention really.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady (EdP Frťdťric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driý) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)

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    Lolita Lempicka au Masculin
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    Here are some of the "Designer" fragrances I would replace ASAP if they were suddenly lost from my collection:

    Chanel - Egoiste
    Chanel - Sycomore
    Chanel - Allure Homme Sport
    Chanel - Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    Tom Ford - Tom Ford for Men
    Tom Ford - Extreme
    Tom Ford - Tobacco Vanille
    Tom Ford - Neroli Portofino
    Tom Ford - Noir de Noir
    Hermes - Terre d'Hermes
    Gucci - Pour Homme II
    Kenneth Cole - Black
    Nautica - Voyage
    Vescace - Versace Man Eau Fraiche
    CdG - Avignon
    Dior Homme Sport
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Pure White Cologne
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
    4.
    by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    5. Clive Christian - 1872
    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Xerjoff - Nio
    8. Neela Vermeire - Bombay Bling
    9. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    10. Chanel - Allure Homme Edition Blanche

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    Oh, I would add Mugler Cologne as well.
    Top notes of... sweat, gasoline, motor oil; a heart of deer musk and gunpowder, resting on a base of sex and testosterone... Mandom.

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