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    Question coffrets

    I am in the mood to buy a coffret. Seems to me like a good way to sample and wear some fragrances from one house that I might not be too familiar with. So I need the expertice of basenoters on what may be available (and where) and suggestions on which collections might be most worthy of a purchase. I'm most interested in niche fragrances.

    Thanks in advance!
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    Xerjoff Discovery sets

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    Amouage, Malle, and Xerjoff would get my votes.

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    +1 Malle and I also recommend Mona di Orio.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6)
    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    Default Re: coffrets

    I made a thread about this a few days ago and got the same responses. There is also the MDCI one that you get a voucher back if you want to get one of their fragrances for. It's 5x12mL bottles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OctaVariuM View Post
    I made a thread about this a few days ago and got the same responses. There is also the MDCI one that you get a voucher back if you want to get one of their fragrances for. It's 5x12mL bottles.
    I am sorry... :-( I missed your thread.
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    3. Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Byredo Bullion
    7. Norma Kamali Incense


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    Quote Originally Posted by starshipvelcro View Post
    Amouage, Malle, and Xerjoff would get my votes.
    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    +1 Malle and I also recommend Mona di Orio.
    Quote Originally Posted by OctaVariuM View Post
    I made a thread about this a few days ago and got the same responses. There is also the MDCI one that you get a voucher back if you want to get one of their fragrances for. It's 5x12mL bottles.
    This. All these would be my choices!

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    Where can I get an Amouage men's coffret? I keep getting whiffs of their stuff that smells plain great.

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    Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier "Les Masculins" Discovery Set

    15 Frags in 13 ml atomizers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyBars View Post
    Where can I get an Amouage men's coffret? I keep getting whiffs of their stuff that smells plain great.
    http://www.theperfumeshoppe.com/Samp...mouage13lm.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyBars View Post
    Where can I get an Amouage men's coffret? I keep getting whiffs of their stuff that smells plain great.
    Try Epic Man

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    Quote Originally Posted by OctaVariuM View Post
    I made a thread about this a few days ago and got the same responses. There is also the MDCI one that you get a voucher back if you want to get one of their fragrances for. It's 5x12mL bottles.
    This is a great service from this house. I developed the set I wanted and he completely agreed and made a suggestion or two.
    This is how I "discovered" Le Rivages des Syrtes-from PdN You can decide how much of each you want. I chose Amber, Chypre Palatin, IB and he suggested RdS.

    I am planning to do it again quite soon.


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    Frederic Malle has the whole collection in 18 5ml vials. http://www.aedes.com/Frederic-Malle-...n-_p_1473.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamma View Post
    Frederic Malle has the whole collection in 18 5ml vials. http://www.aedes.com/Frederic-Malle-...n-_p_1473.html
    This

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    John Varvatos set

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    The PG L'Orgue set is a dream. Hard to come by, though...
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    Don't forget that Atelier Cologne also has one: http://www.ateliercologne.com/store/...-products.html
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    This is an awesome thread. Thanks BNers. I was wondering what to do with that extra $1500 or so that's just been lying around in my wallet. Amazing suggestions here.

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    In the end I decided to order Mona di Orio. I have been wanting to try some from her and never had the chance. Amouage tempted me too and that one may be next. I have two of the Malle fragrances and sampled a few more do decided against that. Thanks for the ideas. (The PG L'Orgue set is a possibility but Secretions Magnifique is the worst thing I have ever smelled so I am scared of the house.) ;-)
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    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Byredo Bullion
    7. Norma Kamali Incense


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    Quote Originally Posted by Akahina View Post
    In the end I decided to order Mona di Orio. I have been wanting to try some from her and never had the chance. Amouage tempted me too and that one may be next. I have two of the Malle fragrances and sampled a few more do decided against that. Thanks for the ideas. (The PG L'Orgue set is a possibility but Secretions Magnifique is the worst thing I have ever smelled so I am scared of the house.) ;-)
    You're confusing Parfumerie Generale with Etat Libre d'Orange. PG has no shockers like Secretions Magnifiques, they have mostly pleasant and natural scents.
    Kurt smells like Teen Spirit

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    Quote Originally Posted by LloydLlewellyn View Post
    You're confusing Parfumerie Generale with Etat Libre d'Orange. PG has no shockers like Secretions Magnifiques, they have mostly pleasant and natural scents.
    You are correct and I stand corrected! I knew what I wanted to say but typed the wrong thing. ***Note to self: NEVER post before your first cup of morning coffee.***
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    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Byredo Bullion
    7. Norma Kamali Incense


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    Quote Originally Posted by Akahina View Post
    In the end I decided to order Mona di Orio.
    Good choice. Her Les Nombres d'Or line has many truly exceptional scents in it.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6)
    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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