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    Default Lesser known frags from great houses

    Let's talk about some lesser known fragrances from great houses. I'm sure I don't need to give examples, but I'd love to know what you all wear when from some of the well-known houses that is a little less popular for whatever reason.

    I've mentioned it many times on here, but I think Himalaya is a black sheep.

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    I love Metal (and Calandre) by Paco Rabanne, but I think they have even been discontinued.

    cacio

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    Which do you consider the "great houses"?
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    YSL La Nuit Frozen is actually better La Nuit, but very few people take notice of them
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    Lalique Pour Homme

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    L'Eau Du Caporal from L'Artisan Parfumeur

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    I really like I love NY For Marriage Equality by Bond no 9, it gets almost no play on Basenotes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roper-Hall View Post
    Which do you consider the "great houses"?
    It's subjective, hence the question. However if you want direction, consider the major designer and niche houses.

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    Altamir from Ted Lapidus. Great scent.

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    Dunhill by Alfred Dunhill
    Intuition by Estee Lauder
    Signature by Kenneth Cole

    All great to my nose and deserve a sniff!!
    CURRENT TOP 5

    1. Dior Homme Intense
    2. Creed Aventus
    3. Tom Ford Extreme
    4. Gucci Pour Homme II
    5. Terre d'Hermes

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    Serge Noire -Serge Lutens
    Bois de Cedrat - Creed
    Spezie - Lorenzo Villoresi
    Eau de Gloire - Parfum d'Empire
    Querelle - Parfumerie Generale
    Jeke - Slumberhouse
    Devin - Aramis
    Vetyver - Givenchy

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    Attrape Coeur - Guerlain, Asrar - Amouage but 1st one is as I know discontinued :|

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    Santos Eau de Sport by Cartier, Bel Ami by Hermes, Bayrhum Vetiver by Creed.

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    There doesn't seem to be too much hype or noise about Bvlgari's Eau Parfumée au Thé Vert Extreme. I love it.
    My current top 10 (subject to change) in no particular order:

    Rive Gauche Pour Homme
    Serge Lutens Cuir mauresque
    Carbone de Balmain
    L'Essence de Cerruti
    Zino Davidoff
    Essenza de Zegna
    Mugler Cologne
    Kouros Tattoo
    Insense' Givenchy
    L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme Eau Extreme

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    Ralph Lauren Romance Silver for Men.

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    "Coriolan" by Guerlain , launched and almost immediately discontinued. What a great fragrance.

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    green valley by creed

    not saying i've tried it, but i havent heard of this one for the longest time

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    Givenchy Xeryus Rouge and Costume National Scent Intense are really underrated to me...
    Few people talk about them, and rarely there's a thread about them...

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    Rochas Desir
    Guerlain Chamade
    Jil Sander Background
    Boss Spirit
    Fendi Life Essence
    Trussardi L'Uomo
    Musc Ravageur... no, wait...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    I really like I love NY For Marriage Equality by Bond no 9, it gets almost no play on Basenotes.
    +1. One of the best fragrances from one of the best houses. This is one of my very favorites for sure.
    Seasonal favorites:

    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonyprince View Post
    Serge Noire -Serge Lutens
    Devin - Aramis
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    L'Ame d'un Heros & Chamade Pour Homme are the two 'successors' to Coriolan - depite Derby getting all the attention, I think they are both well worth a shot.

    Myrrhe et Delires is also below the radar (it's new) but a cool addition to the line - I'm surprised more fans of Bois d'Armenie haven't recognised it as a kind of summer flanker.

    Tiffany for Men is arguably one of the best 'Chanel' masculines and still seems to be mercifully untainted by IFRA restrictions . . . Polge created it the same year he made Pour Monsieur Concentree.

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    I really enjoy Givenchy Insense Ultramarine.
    Current top 5:
    1. Puredistance M
    2. Naomi Goodsir Bois d'Ascese
    3. Amouage Fate Man
    4. Creed Spice & Wood
    5. Bond 9 Harrods Oud

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    Loewe para Hombre by Loewe

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    Dune pour Homme by Christian Dior comes to mind.
    A grotesquely underrated gem from a classic house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrè Moreau View Post
    "Coriolan" by Guerlain , launched and almost immediately discontinued. What a great fragrance.
    Agreed, amazing bottle too. I still have a bottle of it, three quarters full
    Fine fragrance is alive; it breathes, unfolds and unravels with each passing hour....

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    Rousse from Serge Luten's. Awesome cinnamon/holiday scent that gets very little mention.

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    Creed Baie de Genievre. Well-balanced spicy juniper / cinnamon combo on a vetiver base. Relatively simple formula that works brillliantly and comes across as sophisticated and refined without being stuffy. Criminally ignored and underrated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    L'Ame d'un Heros & Chamade Pour Homme are the two 'successors' to Coriolan - depite Derby getting all the attention, I think they are both well worth a shot.

    Myrrhe et Delires is also below the radar (it's new) but a cool addition to the line - I'm surprised more fans of Bois d'Armenie haven't recognised it as a kind of summer flanker.

    Tiffany for Men is arguably one of the best 'Chanel' masculines and still seems to be mercifully untainted by IFRA restrictions . . . Polge created it the same year he made Pour Monsieur Concentree.
    The first time I tried Myrrhe et Delires I was enrapt. But then, when giving it several other tries, I felt exposed to an olfactory confusion that is slightly nauseating to me.
    But I don't mind wearing Bois D'Armenie in summer as well as in winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nfn1983 View Post
    Givenchy Xeryus Rouge and Costume National Scent Intense are really underrated to me...
    Few people talk about them, and rarely there's a thread about them...
    Cn scent intense is a good one. It has good projection and sillage also. It is really "intense" of the original scent.

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    La Chasse aux Papillons from L'Artisan is delightful, but quite under rated; Sake from Fresh is sublime, but relatively unknown; and Iris Ukiyoe from the Hermessence line is remarkable, but rarely mentioned.
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    I know this is a bit of a cheat but I'm suggesting Monsieur De Givenchy as despite it's classic status I never see it anywhere, never smell it and never hear it mentioned outside of Basenotes.

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    I sampled Heritage and Cologne du 68 from Guerlain today and absolutely adored them both. They seem to get far less attention than Jicky and LIDGE for example, but I'd rate them both just as highly, if not higher!

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    douce amere from SL

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    Kenzo Power Cologne

    It's pretty good, and I like to wear it.

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    Wait, I don't know if I'd consider Kenzo a "great" house.

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    estee lauder brasil dream for him

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