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    If you could only own 10 frags which which would they be? Only 10. Any 10.
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    Default Re: If You Could Only Own 10 Fragrances

    It gives me palpatations just thinking about it, lol, but I'll try to list just 10, they are not in any particular order.

    1. Chanel Bois des Iles
    2. Ormonde Jayne Frangipani Absolute
    3. Chanel 31 Rue Cambon
    4. Jo Malone Dark Amber & Ginger Lily
    5. By Kilian Back to Black
    6. MFK Lumiere Noire pour Femme
    7. Guerlain Oriental Brulant
    8. Guerlain Apres l'Ondee
    9. Hermes Ambre Narguile
    10. Serge Lutens Feminite du Bois

    These are if I had to pick from what I already own. If you were to pick your ideal 10 then it would be some different, there would be a Malle in there I know that, once I figure out which is my favorite, lol.
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    Default Re: If You Could Only Own 10 Fragrances

    Hmmm ... very tough!

    1. Angel
    2. Ambre Sultan
    3. Bandit
    4. Dior Addict
    5. Chergui
    6. Cuir Mauresque
    7. Eau des Merveilles
    8. Fumerie Turque
    9. L'Air du Desert Marocain
    10. Sweet Redemption

    But oh gosh, these are some heavy hitters! I would also "need" 10 more with a lighter feel.

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    Default Re: If You Could Only Own 10 Fragrances

    Let's see...

    1. Shalimar parfum
    2. Angelique Encens
    3. Chanel #22
    4. Angel
    5. Caron Montaigne
    6. Serge Lutens Datura Noir
    7. Coty Emeraude (vintage)
    8. Estee Lauder Sensuous Nude
    9. Egyptian Goddess
    10. Diorissimo
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    Ooh this is hard. This is really hard. So here goes.

    1) Mona di Orio Vanille
    2) Neela Vermeire Trayee
    3) Ormonde Jayne Tolu
    4) Frederic Malle Le Parfum de Therese
    5) Chanel 31 Rue Cambon
    6) Serge Lutens Sarrasins
    7) Serge Lutens Une Voix Noire
    8) Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque
    9) Maison Francis Kurkdjian Lumiere Noire Pour Femme
    10) Caron Tabac Blond

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    Patou Pour Homme.
    Lagerfeld KL Homme.
    D&G By Man.
    Guerlain Vol de Nuit.
    Creed Millesime Imperial.
    Chanel Egoiste.
    Ulrich Lang Nightscape.
    Hermes Hiris.
    Xerjoff Uden.
    Roja Dove Diaghilev.

    (Subject to change on a regular basis )

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    Gosh...

    Chanel:
    Cuir de Russie
    Bois des Iles
    No.5
    Sycomore

    Caron:
    Tabac Blond

    Guerlain:
    Jicky
    L'Heure Bleue

    Sergle Lutens:
    Fumerie Turque

    Ungaro:
    Ungaro II

    Patou
    :
    Eau de Patou

    I think they more or less cover most bases.

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    Shalimar (vintage EdC), Jicky (Parfum), Habit Rouge (vintage EdC), Mitsouko (any version), Apres l'Ondee, Vol de Nuit, L'Heure Bleue, Vetiver (vintage EdC), Cumming & Serge Noire.
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    Feminite du Bois (Shiseido)

    Apres l'Ondee (Guerlain)
    Mitsouko

    Diorissimo
    Hypnotic Poison


    Le Parfum de Therese (Malle)

    Ivoire (Balmain)

    Bulgari Omnia

    Roma (Laura Biagiotti)

    Cristobal (Balanciaga)
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    Rochas Femme
    Montana Parfum de peau
    Chanel n°19
    Christian Dior Diorella
    Christian Dior Diorissimo
    Bvlgari Eau parfumée au thé vert
    Guerlain Mitsouko
    Jean Patou 1000
    Chanel Bois des îles
    Acqua di Genova Colonia

    Funny how I mostly stick to old-time favourites as time goes by. I hope Jean Patou 1000 will still be in production (otherwise Chanel Coco mademoiselle, not that I think they are equivalent !). First time discontinuations are making my life easier...

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    Caron Tabac Blond vintage extrait

    MDCI Parfums Peche Cardinal

    Serge Lutens Une Voix Noire

    Frederic Malle Portrait of a Lady

    Van Cleef & Arpels Gardenia Petale

    Bvlgari Black

    Guerlain Iris Ganache

    Robert Piguet Fracas

    Annick Goutal Songes

    Serge Lutens Un Lys
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    Default Re: If You Could Only Own 10 Fragrances

    Yep this is hard, but ok, here goes;

    Samsara
    Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia
    Carnal Flower
    lntense Tiare
    Jasmin Full
    Le Maroc pour Elle
    Ubar
    Amber Absolute
    Chergui
    Fifi Chachnil

    Close runners up;

    Alien
    L'Air de Rien
    Rien
    Habanita
    No.5 Eau Premiere
    Virgin lsland Water
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    Amarige
    Aqua di Parma Iris Nobile
    Balenciaga Michelle
    Calandre
    Estee Lauder Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia
    PDN Number One
    Serge Lutens Fleurs d'Oranger
    Shalimar
    Tabac Blond
    Ysatis

    Wow. That was difficult!

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    1. L'Artisan Fleur d'Oranger
    2. Creed Fleur de Thé Rose Bulgare
    3. C&E Evelyn
    4. AG Eau d'Hadrien (earlier version edp)
    5. YSL In Love Again
    6. Rosine Diabolo Rose
    7. JM White Lilac & Rhubarb
    8. Coty Muguet des Bois (earlier version; sentimental for me)
    9. L'Artisan Jour de Fête
    10. Demeter Gingerale


    I would hate to have to give up L'Artisan Premier Figuier and Provence Santé Tilleul/Linden, but I realize I don't wear them often.


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    In no particular order:

    1000
    Eau de joy
    No 19
    Opus IV
    Chamade
    La rose Jacqueminot
    Iris Poudre
    Iris 39
    Jolie Madam....

    Oh, but there are at least ten contenders for number ten -- it's a cruel game, I can't complete it!

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    Gah!

    I'd have to go buy some on my wish list. Here goes:

    Guerlain SDV
    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
    Frederic Malle Carnal Flower
    Farmacia SS Annunziata Vaniglia del Madagascar
    Bvlgari Black
    Donna Karen Black Cashmere
    Profumum Roma Acqua e Zucchero
    By Kilian Love
    Robert Piguet Visa
    Creed Jardin d'Amalfi

    Phew that was hard!

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    Those that I have and prefer:
    - Chanel N5
    - Fracas
    - Fleurissimo
    - Coco Noir
    - Roberto Cavalli Eau de Parfum
    - Champs Elysèes
    - Hypnotic Poison
    - Coco Mademoiselle
    - Narciso Rodriguez For Her
    - Alien

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    Default Re: If You Could Only Own 10 Fragrances

    I love how our lists are all so different!


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    Quote Originally Posted by 30 Roses View Post
    I love how our lists are all so different!
    Ain't that the truth -- and evidence that the fragrance arts are a field of exploration, because our individual preferences are so varied, even within a connoisseurist crowd.

    As with most things, we can look for patterns, even though we're extrapolating from a tiny sampling:

    4x Caron Tabac Blond
    3x Chanel Bois des Iles
    3x Guerlain Mitsouko
    3x Guerlain Shalimar
    2x Guerlain Jicky
    2x Guerlain L’Heure Bleue
    2x Chanel No. 5

    ... and, big surprise, there are no celebrity fragrances! (insert sarcastic smiley)

    From your list, 30R, I see you prefer a certain sharp or fresh edge to your wardrobe. C Rose loves classy feminine scents. Teardrop appears to like what I think of as "big" fragrances. LadyM is into rich juices. In general, the classics remain popular overall.

    We've done these lists every now and then, and I know my top ten change by at least 50% over the time before. The consistency, though, is that I like my fragrances to sweeten me up and mellow me out, and if they’re green, so much the better.

    1) CdG Jaisalmer
    2) Bond No. 9 Mothers
    3) Guerlain With Love
    4) Jo Malone with Mint
    5) Sabi
    6) Parfums de Nicolai Cologne Sologne
    7) Trish McEvoy Sexy 9 Blackberry & Vanilla Musk
    8) Boucheron
    9) Nanadebary Green
    10) Jo Malone Black Vetyver Cafe

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    Default Re: If You Could Only Own 10 Fragrances

    Quote Originally Posted by Quarry View Post
    ...From your list, 30R, I see you prefer a certain sharp or fresh edge to your wardrobe....
    Yes, with just a few exceptions.


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    I've come back to this thread a few times now - I'm finding it quite impossible to list only ten. I think I could do ten for summer and ten for winter, and there would be some overlap of course, but I just can't seem to narrow down my favorite categories - I adore too many chypres, orientals and roses to exclude any of them, but I need some fresh greens and florals in there too. Hmm...

    Okay - here goes.

    Chanel Coco
    Chanel Coromandel
    Dior Dune
    Guerlain Iris Ganache
    Guerlain L'Instant or Dior Addict
    Guerlain Chamade
    Gucci L'Arte di Gucci
    Hermès Rouge
    Balmain's original (Germaine Cellier) Vent Vert
    and since I'm always happy to buck a trend, Catherine Deneuve's Deneuve. Here's that celebuscent you were lookin' for Q.


    There - done!


    ...but now I must take a page from teardrop's book and include a few runners-up because I just don't know what I'd do without them: K de Krizia, Molyneux Quartz, Malle Portrait of a Lady, Guerlain Shalimar Parfum Initial, Tom Ford Noir de Noir, By Kilian Rose Oud, La Perla, Yves Rocher 8e Jour and Gucci No3. And the original Calvin Klein for women. And No5, of course.

    That's better.


    Sigh ...I know I'm not fooling anyone, lol. I don't even know why I try ...I like a challenge I guess, and to participate (I just can't resist making a list!) but I knew I couldn't do this one. I suppose I'm just too indecisive when there's absolutely nothing at stake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quarry View Post
    .

    As with most things, we can look for patterns, even though we're extrapolating from a tiny sampling:

    4x Caron Tabac Blond
    3x Chanel Bois des Iles
    3x Guerlain Mitsouko
    3x Guerlain Shalimar
    2x Guerlain Jicky
    2x Guerlain L’Heure Bleue
    2x Chanel No. 5
    Thanks for doing the maths, Q.
    My kind of list !

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    Currently it looks like this:

    Deneuve
    Libertine-V.Westwood
    Doblis-Hermes
    Chanel No 19,vintage
    Secret de Venus oil-Weil
    Niki de St Phalle
    Mito-Profumo Vero(a new favorite)
    Sikkim-Lancome,vintage
    Bottega Veneta
    Amouage Homage Attar(this the only one that I don't own,but hope to sometime...)

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    Greetings and a hardy welcome, Mimili.

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    I actually cannot decide, but I know these would be in there:

    Chanel Bois des Iles
    Chanel 31 re Cambon
    Chanel Coromandel
    Malle Iris Poudre
    Dior Homme

    Those are my only cannot do without loves to date. I feel incredibly comfortable and myself in all of them, even though they are somewhat different. The rest of the list would probably consist of some easy summer scents and a gourmand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quarry View Post
    Teardrop appears to like what I think of as "big" fragrances.
    Yep! That's why l had to put Eau Prem in the runners-up, because l feel l should really have something "quieter" for work.

    Thanks for an interesting analysis, Q!

    Quote Originally Posted by Evangeline View Post
    Sigh ...I know I'm not fooling anyone, lol. I don't even know why I try ...I like a challenge I guess, and to participate (I just can't resist making a list!) but I knew I couldn't do this one. I'm suppose I'm just too indecisive when there's absolutely nothing at stake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evangeline View Post
    Sigh ...I know I'm not fooling anyone, lol. I don't even know why I try ...I like a challenge I guess, and to participate (I just can't resist making a list!) but I knew I couldn't do this one. I'm suppose I'm just too indecisive when there's absolutely nothing at stake.
    THIS!!!

    What the heck -- I'll take a whack at it. I already know my list won't include any of the favorites Quarry compiled. I'm contrary that way.

    My goal is to make sure I have at least one fragrance that satisfies each of the very definite seasonal olfactory urges I experience. I would have preferred a list of 15, but I think I've largely got it:

    Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan
    Serge Lutens Daim Blond
    ELdO Divin'Enfant
    Givenchy Organza Indecence
    LMdlV Vanille Givree des Antilles
    Frederic Malle Carnal Flower
    Diptyque Tam Dao
    Mazzolari Lei
    Sonoma Scent Studio Voile de Violette
    Serge Lutens Gris Clair

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    Default Re: If You Could Only Own 10 Fragrances

    OK, I'm doing this quickly, no backsies (;
    •Mollie Parnis, of course!
    •Miss Balmain
    •Weil Antilope (vintage)
    •EL Private collection vintage extrait
    •Shalimar
    •Oscar de la Renta Volupté
    •Nocturnes de Caron
    •SL Sarrasins
    •Rive Gauche
    •Guerlain Chamade

    I think about 7 of those would be consistently listed, three less so (not necessarily in the order I posted them)
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    Could I just say "about anything Guerlain" ? Okay, here is a list subject to change.

    Shalimar
    Mitsouko
    Chamade
    Nahema
    Jicky
    L'Heure Bleue
    L'Instant ph
    Vol de Nuit
    Tocade (not Guerlain, but wonderful!)
    Yvresse

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    I am a bit late to the party, but I will give it a whirl

    1. L'Artisan Iris Pallida
    2. Heeley Iris de Nuit
    3. Chanel No 19
    4. The Different Company Jasmin de Nuit
    5. Le Labo Rose 31
    6. Montale White Aoud
    7. Halston EdC
    8. Lancome Cuir
    9. Chanel Cuir de Russie
    10. L'Artisan Coeur de Vetiver Sacre

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quarry View Post
    ... and, big surprise, there are no celebrity fragrances! (insert sarcastic smiley)
    Well, mine has one celebrity fragrance, although it's a very non-celebrity fragrance sort of celebrity fragrance: Cumming. And I hope to always have a bottle in my wardrobe. I think I wear it at least once a week. I must say I get loads of compliments when I wear it too. I've been told it smells like 'your skin, only better.'
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Well, mine has one celebrity fragrance, although it's a very non-celebrity fragrance sort of celebrity fragrance: Cumming. And I hope to always have a bottle in my wardrobe. I think I wear it at least once a week. I must say I get loads of compliments when I wear it too. I've been told it smells like 'your skin, only better.'
    Mike I haven't heard of that frag before. Who is that by?
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    1. Eau Duelle, Diptyque
    2. Chergui, Serge Lutens
    3. Anne Klein
    4. A Quiet Morning, Miller et Bertaux
    5. Vanille Tonka, Parfums de Nicolai
    6. Safran Troublant, L'Artisan
    7. Blue Carnation, Roger & Gallet
    8. Tolu, Ormonde Jayne
    9. Peche Cardinal, MDCI
    10. Bois de Santal, Keiko Mecheri

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    From my wardrobe:
    Green Irish Tweed
    Amber Absolute
    Aventus
    Memoir Man
    Rose 31
    Mona di Orio Vetyver
    Windsor
    Fahrenheit
    LIDGE
    Millesime Imperial

    (wish I could pick more...)

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    Guerlain Mitsouko
    Esencia Loewe
    MDCI Invasion Barbare
    Chanel 31 rue Cambon
    Creed Cuir de Russie
    Serge Lutens Serge Noire
    Histoires de Parfums Tubereuse Capricieuse
    Cartier L'Heure IV Fougueuse
    Holy Water by La Via del Profumo
    Amouage Ubar

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    Wow, what a hard question to answer! A year ago I didn't even own 10 scents & my taste just keeps evolving. For now I would have to say:

    Lyric Woman
    Ubar
    Hypnotic Poison
    Apree L'Ondee
    Bois des Iles
    Cuir de Lancome
    Ambre 114
    Ambre Narguile
    L'Eau d'Hiver
    Eau de Guerlain

    No particular order here. Wonder what our lists will look like next year!!

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    This is a very hard question....
    OK, here is mine list of top 10 that I must have to survive (in alphbatical order):
    Chanel No. 19
    Guerlain Nahema
    Guerlain Vol de Nuit
    Kai Kai
    L'Artisan La Chasse aux Papillons
    Les Parfums de Rosine Ecume de Rose
    Ormande Jayne Champaca
    Ormande Jayne Ta'if
    Parfums MDCI Enlevement au Serail
    Serge Lutens Bois de Viollete

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    Not easy, but the practical pure 'wearability' list would probably look like this (if they were all still available):



    New York (Nicolai), Granville (Dior), L'Heure Fougueuse (Cartier), Sous le Vent (Guerlain), Eau de Cologne Imperiale (Guerlain), Tiffany for Men, Santal Noble (MPG), Derby (Guerlain), Extrait de Santal Mysore EDT (Crabtree & Evelyn), Patou Pour Homme.

    Ubar or Attrape Coeur might well nudge Derby out of the frame

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    Quote Originally Posted by southerngardens View Post
    Mike I haven't heard of that frag before. Who is that by?
    I'm probably just responding to a "who's buried in Grant's tomb?" type joke, but here is the directory listing:

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26123662.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by 30 Roses View Post
    I'm probably just responding to a "who's buried in Grant's tomb?" type joke ...
    You have a wonderful way of putting things.

    You're right, Mike, I missed Cumming, and we've had the addition of Deneuve. Let's just say, there are celebrities and there are celebrities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    Not easy, but the practical pure 'wearability' list would probably look like this (if they were all still available):



    New York (Nicolai), Granville (Dior), L'Heure Fougueuse (Cartier), Sous le Vent (Guerlain), Eau de Cologne Imperiale (Guerlain), Tiffany for Men, Santal Noble (MPG), Derby (Guerlain), Extrait de Santal Mysore EDT (Crabtree & Evelyn), Patou Pour Homme.

    Ubar or Attrape Coeur might well nudge Derby out of the frame
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    I'm probably just responding to a "who's buried in Grant's tomb?" type joke, but here is the directory listing:

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26123662.html
    Thank You Roses! I thought that was it, though the limited edition threw me.
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    I'm not sure and I have been thinkingf or a few days, but I think these would likely make the list, I am torn on the last two - lots of good options:

    Fendi Theorema
    Caron Parfum Sacre
    Mauboussin
    Givenchy Organza Indecence
    Calvin Klein Obsession
    Adrienne Vittadini
    Caron Eau de Reglisse
    Molinard Nirmala
    Yves Rocher Rose Absolue
    Etro Shaal Nur

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    Default Re: If You Could Only Own 10 Fragrances

    Yatagan (vintage)
    Balenciaga pour Homme
    Egoiste (vintage)
    Songe d'un Bois d'Ete
    Azzaro pour Homme (vintage)
    Bel Ami (vintage)
    Kouros (vintage)
    Habit Rouge edc (vintage)
    Sagamore
    Shalimar edp (vintage)


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    Default Re: If You Could Only Own 10 Fragrances

    Let me see..

    Habit Rouge EdT
    Jicky EdP
    Derby
    New York (Parfums de Nicolai)
    Bal a Versailles PdT
    Mitsouko PdT
    Egoiste
    Ambre Sultan
    Iris Silver Mist
    Gucci Nobile

    The last two are a little wobbly. Could have just as easily been Dior Homme and Rive Gauche PH, or Jubilations 25 and XXV ...
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    Default Re: If You Could Only Own 10 Fragrances

    I'd be happy with these seven:

    Guerlain – Bois D'Armenie
    Prada – Cuir & Styrax
    L'Artisan Parfumeur – Premier Figuier
    Chanel N°19 vintage
    Diptyque – Philosykos
    Profumum Roma – Dambrosia
    Guerlain – Cruel Gardenia

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    Default Re: If You Could Only Own 10 Fragrances

    I posted this on the boys' side with the same question:

    Davidoff Zino
    L'Artisan Parfumeur Dzongkha
    L'Artisan Parfumeur Dzing!
    Hermès Eau d'Orange Verte
    Serge Lutens Muscs Koublaï Khän
    Lubin Idole de Lubin
    Amouage Epic Man
    Annick Goutal Encens Flamboyant
    By Kilian Back to Black
    Frédéric Malle Portrait of a Lady
    I don't know much about medicine, but I know what I like. -- S.J. Perelman

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    *whispers* Only ten? Oooooh, that's too hard...

    Chanel Coco EDT
    Caron Tabac Blond
    Kiehl's Musk EDT
    Frederic Malle Carnal Flower
    Krizia K de Krizia
    Lorenzo Villoresi Dilmun
    Annick Goutal Eau de Sud
    Annick Goutal Mandragore
    Atelier Ambre Nue
    Atelier Rose Anonyme

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    This is always hard, applied "one scent per house" rule, which made it slightly easier (but only slightly...)

    1.Yohji Yamamoto Yohji
    2.Serge Lutens Encens et Lavande
    3.Ormonde Jayne Ormonde Woman
    4.Guerlain L'Heure Bleue
    5.Annick Goutal Vétiver
    6.Robert Piguet Bandit
    7.Etro Messe de Minuit
    8.Comme des Garçons Comme des Garçons (the original EdP)
    9.L'Artisan DZING!
    10.Hermès Hiris
    "Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."

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    Fracas
    Mitsouko
    Angel
    Shalimar
    NR For Her EdT
    SL Bois de Violette
    O de Lancome
    FM Iris Poudre
    Opium
    White Linen
    Everything passes. Everything changes. Just do what you think you should do.
    --Bob Dylan

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    My list looks like no one's, but everyone's... i.e., different.

    I like these lists - they sharpen my awareness of where I am, as opposed to where I've been, fragrance-wise. But that doesn't mean the narrowing down process isn't excruciating:

    In no order:

    Chanel - No. 19 (vintage is best, but I'm not broken-hearted over the re-formulation)
    Nasomatto - Narcotic Venus
    Serge Lutens - De Profundis
    Serge Lutens - Rose de Nuit
    Diptyque - Opone (I'm still mourning its demise - I ran out of my bottle, and am now haunting ebay for a replacement )
    Guerlain - Jicky
    Susanne Lange - Vanilla Coconut
    Thierry Mugler - Cologne
    Penhaligon - Amaranthine (It's not green to anyone else, but it's my new green)
    Dolce & Gabanna - Light Blue (I almost feel guilt over this one - it's so light, powdery and airy I feel the need to dismiss it, but I keep coming back to it. It just smells so nice on me)

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    I look at everyone else's lists and think "I'm not worthy!!", but here goes:

    Estee Lauder - Knowing
    Stendhal - Noir Divin
    Chanel - Coco
    Chanel - No 19 Poudre
    Bond No 9 - Chinatown
    Bal a Versailles
    Balmain - Ambergris
    Guerlain - Nahema
    Hypnotic Poison
    Fendi

    I might add, I didn't know half of these when I started with Basenotes. Wonder what the list will look like next year.

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    (EDIT: oops female fragrance section, sorry! I'll leave it up anyway for bf/husband gift ideas )


    Resurrecting this thread..

    MDCI Invasion Barbare
    CdG Incense Avignon
    Amouage Jubilation XXV (so close with Memoir Man!)
    Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    Dior Homme Intense
    Dior Bois d'Argent
    TF Tuscan Leather
    Musc Ravageur
    Heeley Menthe Fraiche
    Creed Millesime Imperial
    Last edited by Jridgen; 14th December 2013 at 07:24 PM.
    Current favorites_____Black Tourmaline_____Gucci Pour Homme II_____Memoir Man_____Tuscan Leather______Montale Aoud and Pine_____Sel Marin_____Invasion Barbare_____Tonka Imperial____Dior Homme Intense_____L'Humaniste____Santal 33_____Bois d'Argent_____Nio_____MFK Oud_____Lumiere Noire_____Bois d'Encens_____Cuir Ottoman

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    Annick Goutal Un Matin d'Orage
    Annick Goutal Le Jasmin
    Frederic Malle Carnal Flower
    Tom Ford Jasmin Rouge
    Creed Virgin Island Water
    Frederic Malle Une Rose
    Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    Annick Goutal Ambre Fetiche
    Serge Lutens La Fille de Berlin
    Amouage Memoir Man (I can't find a No10. So fill this one for my husband)

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