The most used, complimented this year:
Midnight In Paris
La Nuit De L'Homme
Thread: Fragrance of the year
What was your most important fragrance of this year??? Whether by the scent, compliments, or any other reason in particular. The fragrance that marked your year. Worn in a very important situation or a date.
Mine is 1 million!
The most used, complimented this year:
Midnight In Paris
La Nuit De L'Homme
Not the most used, neither the most complimented, nor the most expensive, the most exclusive etc. either, also not a 2012c release, yet nevertheless an underrated gem, with a surprisingly pleasant and stylish development once applied: L'Erbolario Neroli.
1. Grossmith Golden Chypre - Absolutely stunning, my fragrance of the year without hesitation.
2. Eau de Patou. Finding another bottle and becoming reacquainted has been marvellous.
3. Rive Gauche PH. The Epiphany - finally "getting it" after many failed attempts.
I'm limiting myself to fragrances presented to the public in 2012, but unfortunately there are quite a few that I think may be great, which I have not yet experienced.
So far it's Eau Sauvage Parfum.
Mine would be (only full bottle listed):
Aventus by Creed (worn in work-related social functions)
L'Instant de Guerlain by Guerlain (worn to work)
Michael for Men by Michael Kors (for dates with wife; I like it so much I had to hunt for the vintage)
Hon. Mention: Silver Mountain Water by Creed - The scent is really nice and unique, and my wife really likes this.
I purchased them in the first quarter of 2012, and worn them with regularity throughout the year.
Gengis Khan - but difficult to be sure.
Murdocks Black Tea for me.
I found straight to heaven this year.
This was the first full year after my interest in fragrances exploded, so I've had quite a few in my collection to choose from. But the one I probably wore most, and felt the most me this year, is Dior Homme.
CARTIER - Pasha (vintage) .
hardly a surprise...Dior Homme Intense.
I only started having an interest in frags from the beginning of this year, so all of my discoveries have been in 2012, and I'm going to give it to Gucci pour homme II; my favourite frag I've tried so far.
Honourable mention to DHI
Polo Double Black, It has been my most complimented fragrance for the year.
Dior Ambre Nuit for me
It's a really difficult call, as I discovered so many great fragrances this year. If I had to pick one that stands out the most, however, I'd have to go with LIDGE. Not for compliments, most worn, or any other "external" reason, but simply because I finally "discovered" it and found it to be one of my absolute, all-time favorites. I have a feeling it will be getting plenty of wear early in 2013!
L'essence De Cerruti for me.............
"I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best." - Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
Current Rotation: Terre D'Hermes, Boucheron PH, Villoresi Uomo, Green Irish Tweed, Chanel PMC, Gucci PH, Floris Santal, Carven Homme, Dunhill '34, PI by Givenchy, Parfums de Nicolai New York
Most significant overall find/sniff this year was Portrait of a Lady by EdP Frédéric Malle in February that absolutely wowed me from the very first sniff in Las Vegas and quickly became my favorite scent seemingly out of nowhere.
Most significant 2012 new release was the late year release Tzora by Anat Fritz, sniffed earlier this month from a sample sent completely on an impulse request from LuckyScent with no knowledge or expectations whatsoever that knocked the great Terre d'Hermčs out of my Top 10 list, something I would have sworn would never be possible.
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'driů) - tie
6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
Living in hot and humid Miami, FL i have used and enjoyed this one the most out of my collection.
After reading Alfarom's review (what a great reviewer I have to say)......OR BLACK (new refill bottle)
Eau Sauvage Parfum
Is the juice worth the squeeze?
Versace man eau fraiche
Rive Gauche PH
I would have to say Aventus - my most worn, favorite, and most complimented.
1. Creed - Spice & Wood
2. Creed - Aventus
3. Brückner - Aoud 1
4. Armani Privé - Oud Royal
5. by Kilian - Incense Oud
6. Dior - Vetiver
7. Les Nez - Turtle Vetiver Back
8. Neela Vermeire - Trayee
9. Amouage - Jubilation XXV
10. Creed - Royal English Leather
Compliments from women:
Compliments from guys (co-workers):
After watching a youtube broadcast of Katy Puckrik's, I decided to pick up a small bottle of Creed Original Vetiver, and I have no regrets.
My scent of the year is Millesime Imperial.
Honorable mention to Habit Rouge, DHI, and GIT.
The incredible Chypre Palatin-MDCI Nothing else really comes close.
My mom's great. I appreciate her sense of humor, patience and fondness for daytime drinking. :0)
La nuite ysl
Dior Bois D'argent - Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ambra Di Luna Ramon Monegal for me, GIT and Aventus for hubs..lol..wish there was less pineapple in AV though! Smoky pineapple, not appealing much, lol..literally thought of a smoker, someone get some ham to go with that, lol. One my hubs got complimented on, Chene by SL. Not a huge fan myself but don't entirely dislike it either!
"Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom." "It is honorable for a man to stop striving, Since any fool can start a quarrel." Proverbs.
Mont Blanc Legend mainly because it's what started me on this crazy journey!!
"We don't fail because we aim too high and miss, but because we aim too low and hit" - Les Brown
"Sometimes we need to suffer just so we can look at our lives and know we're for real" - Francis Chan
I would go with Aventus - I started collecting fragrance only this year and what got me into this is Aventus. this is my most worn and complimented. Obvious choice for me
Vetyverio by Diptyque
Cafe Rose. I know the Jardin Noir series wasn't received especially well, but I really loved this one.
Of course Chypre Palatin is wonderful too.
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
New to me this year and most worn was Eau de Guerlain
I would choose Mitsouko as it started my adventure in unisex/feminine fragrances and was the first one I wore in public.
The Collectors Sale is coming soon to the Basenotes Marketplace!
Guy Roberts' 1983-84 intro, "AMOUAGE" parfum/ FAB 3 box presentation/MINT!!!-Vintage.possibly Antique-Guerlain Eau De Hegemonienne EDC/60%full/ purchased at estate auction of a NY dept. store magnet(Mays)/authenticity guaranteed-Box sets of Belle d Opium & Dior's Dune pour femme-Eau de Gucci, Elegantly boxed drawer liners w/Gucci No3 scent + a partial bottle of Gucci No.3 as an added value combo, Tom Ford's 'White Musk'.......
Encens Mythique d'Orient would be the standout 2012 release for me, although Songe d'un Bois d'Ete and Mito are equally intriguing and original creations.
Other notables IMHO - Myrrhe et Delires, Interlude Man, Opus VI & Seville a l'Aube.
Of those launched in 2012:
Songe d'un Bois d'Ete
Oud (Maison Francis Kurkdjian)
Hard to limit it to one....so here is two from me:
Oud - Maison Francis Kurkdjian
Sunday Cologne - Byredo
Alexandria ~ Xerjoff.... instantly went into my top 3
Mancera Sand Aoud
For Sale or Swap: Terre D'Hermes