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  1. #1
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    What's everyone's favorite fragrance "Opening"? My personal favorite has to be...CREED Silver Mountain Water. The burst of a fresh Mandarin opening is a amazing," Very fresh and cool" compared to other fragrances with a similar openings. I dunno this has always stuck with me to be a favorite. I just wish the dry down was as good, it's been a Creed that I don't use much :/


    Forgot to add Bond No. 9 Coney Island...Has the opening of a lime and fresh Margarita Mix, with a hint of Sea Salt. Avery unique blend. LOVE IT.
    Last edited by CologneFan85; 24th December 2012 at 02:17 AM.

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    Creed Millesime Imperial and Aventus openings are very good. I can't think of any that are better.

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    A*Men Pure Havane by Thierry Mugler

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    Another vote for Aventus!

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    A*men
    fleur du male

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    Dior Homme Intense (lipstick blast)
    Pure Havane (cherry blast)
    Pure Malt (fruity drunk blast, it's actually the only part of the fragrance I like, after the opening it's downhill)
    Tobacco Vanille (nuclear vanilla-tobacco explosion daaaaaaaaamn)
    La Nuit de L'Homme (sweet spicy reminds of cinnamon, but I know it's the cardamon)
    Aventus (pineapple ethereal piercing smell)
    Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme (sweet, masculine, somewhat spicy, makes me feel Mediterranean if you know what I mean)

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    All pretty good openings!

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    SMW is pretty good. There's lot's I like. The opening blast of Cuir Mauresque is pretty amazing IMO. LK's Revo is also great.

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    Kingdom: rose cumin incense nose-plosion!

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    Monsieur Balmain

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    Creed Jardin d'Almafi
    Creed Aventus
    Dior Homme Sport 2012
    Bond No. 9 Chez Bond
    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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    Llam

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    Serge Lutens - Fille en Aiguilles

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    Granville by Dior or Acqua di Parma Colonia
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady (EdP Frédéric 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'driù) - tie

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

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    Amouage Ciel.

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    Fahrenheit, for me

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    Jardin d Amalfi
    Millesime Imperial
    Acqua Di Parma
    Lumiere Noire Pour Homme

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    Egoiste and Fahrenheit

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    Midnight in Paris, edp,
    La Nuit de L'homme,
    DHI,
    Aventus

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    The blast of juniper in the opening of Divine L'Homme de Coeur is still a thrill every time. Actually the first few minutes of Guerlain Vetiver are great, as well--the citrus and tobacco is most in evidence for the first ten minutes.
    '...And you'll carry me down on your dancing
    To the pools that you lift on your wrist...'

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    Frapin 1270
    Aventus
    Gucci pour homme II
    Concentré d'orange verte

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    To me, it's still LDDM.

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    Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur, Shalimar, Attrape Coueur.
    Santa Maria Novella Nostalgia
    Serge Lutens Tubereuse Criminelle
    Montale Blue Amber
    "Wonderfully wild, eminently civilized" - Derby by Guerlain

    My swap thread

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    Soir. Love that tea note

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    green irish tweed

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    Original Santal, Acqua di Gio Essenza, BN9 - Wall Street

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    Can't choose one...

    GIT
    Fahrenheit
    MI

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    Santa Maria Novella Nostalgia
    Histoires de Parfums 1969
    PdN Sacrebleu

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    Most scents in my test list, apart from what is already there in the fragrance wardrobe. In most or all cases, it was "love at first sniff" and long before I was ever interested, surprised, delighted etc. by the base notes/drydown/sillage/final impression of a scent, there were the openings that caught my attention.

    Best individual example: Armani Eau pour Homme, also my favorite scent, while it does get even better with drydown, the first impression is a treat on its own.

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    Gucci Pour Homme II
    Dior homme

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    The eye-watering mint/pepper blast of Villoresi's Piper Nigrum.
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

    #BBOG!

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    Aventus
    Millisime Imperial
    Bleecker St
    I love NY For Fathers
    Kiton Men
    Pure Malt
    MFK Amyris PH

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    I love the opening of Obsession for Men, truly delightful bergamot, which later turns into soffocating amber!
    SMW got a wonderful opening, and so does Millesime Imperial.
    I adore the top notes of Samsara, Apres L'Ondee (just the opposite of Samsara...) and the wonderful opening of Sunday Cologne Byredo, which unfortunately develops into a very unpleasant incense note. Oh well
    À l'air libre les oiseaux ont eux aussi le vertige (camille)

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    Chanel Eau de Cologne - gorgeous blast of top-quality bergamot and neroli
    Santa Maria Novella Peau d'Espagne - rich leathery tar, woody, aggressive
    Tauer L'Air du Désert Marocain - uniquely fresh and intense ambery incense
    Guerlain Eau de Cologne Impériale - exquisite citrus opening, gone in a flash
    Hermès Brin de Réglisse - lavender licorice, plays games with you, there and not there...

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    Un Jardin sur le Nil. The first time I ever smelled it (waiting to catch a flight at Logan Airport in Boston), I thought it must be a mistake. But within a couple minutes, I loved it. Still do.
    Current Top Five:
    1. Bois des Iles--Chanel
    2. George Sand--Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
    3. L'Ame Soeur--Divine
    4. Violet Blonde--Tom Ford
    5. Santal Blush--Tom Ford

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    It's a toss up for me:

    Fahrenheit, love that mix of berries and gasoline. It's intoxicating!

    Rive Gauche PH, that anise/Barbasol opening gets me every time

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    I like Bleu de Chanel and GPH2 openings.

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    Bois des Iles: jawdropping opening and keeps amazing me till the end of the drydown.
    Still experiencing new aspects even after wearing it a 100+ times.

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    Green Irish Tweed
    Gucci Pour homme II
    Aventus
    LDDM
    Chanel Platinum Egoiste
    Silver Mountain Water's pretty good as well...

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    Aventus
    SMW
    GIT

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    Azzaro PH has a great opening.

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    One of Chanel's Exclusifs really wowed me in the boutique.....I think it was 31 Rue Cambon.

    Interesting question because I realized that with most of the fragrances I love, either they are linear and don't really have an opening, or it's not the opening that I love about them.

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    The opening of Piper Nigrum always puts a smile on my face. The opening of C&S Cuba is extremely fun in its utter chaos.

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    GIT by far.

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    Opus 1870
    Bond 9 Wall street
    Heeley Sel Marin

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    Creed Jardin d'Almafi
    Creed Aventus
    Dior Homme Sport 2012
    Bond No. 9 Chez Bond
    +1 for Chez Bond

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    MKK has a great opening. Not so keen on the drydown

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