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View Poll Results: Which house makes the best male perfumes? Quantity and quality should factor in to your response.

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  • Bond No.9

    2 1.90%
  • Chanel

    8 7.62%
  • Comme des Garcons

    6 5.71%
  • Creed

    32 30.48%
  • Dior

    17 16.19%
  • Guerlain

    20 19.05%
  • Serge Lutens

    7 6.67%
  • Other

    13 12.38%
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    Default Who makes best male perfumes?

    Which house offers the best selection of "for male" fragrances? Variety and quality should factor in to your response.
    Last edited by Roper-Hall; 10th January 2013 at 12:53 PM.

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    Default Re: Who makes best male perfumes?

    Bond No 9, Creed and YSL in my opinion. But Bond No 9 does have a HUGE selection that are very much different from one another for the most part.

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    Default Re: Who makes best male perfumes?

    If quantity and quality come into factor then I vote for Creed, though there quality may waiver somewhat from what I understand. ie. from batch to batch
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    Default Re: Who makes best male perfumes?

    Very subjective. Perhaps Guerlain

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    Default Re: Who makes best male perfumes?

    Indeed, quite subjective... but Bogart, in my limited experience.

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    It all comes down to whatever you like but Creed is my fav, very versatile.


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    Default Re: Who makes best male perfumes?

    Have to go with Creed. Minus the batch issues.

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    Good grief. Many others - Lorenzo Villoresi, YSL, Azzaro, Aramis, Slumberhouse, MPG, Givenchy, ... I could go on and on.

    Creed will probably win, but it's only by default. Serge Lutens should wind up in second place, given the options, but there are so many other great houses out there for male perfumes!

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    My vote was for Dior, house with a variety of men's fragrances of excellent quality. But I also think that Guerlain and Chanel are on par with the first.

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    Default Re: Who makes best male perfumes?

    Creed. Bond No. 9 and Dior can be seen in Creed's rear-view mirror, but the others are too far back to be seen.

    Chanel would be a consideration, but their men's offerings are too few.
    Current Summer Favorites:

    1. Creed - Original Cologne
    2. Xerjoff - Nio
    3. Creed - Aventus
    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    5. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    6. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
    7. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    8. Dior - Homme Sport 2012
    9. Tom Ford - Rive d'Ambre
    10. Creed - Virgin Island Water

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    Default Re: Who makes best male perfumes?

    Going by the wardrobe, Creed.

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    I voted for other = Givenchy or YSL. If I had to choose from that list (except 'other') I would probably go for Creed first and Dior second.
    My current top 10 (subject to change) in no particular order:

    Rive Gauche Pour Homme, Serge Lutens Cuir Mauresque, Armani Prive' Nuances,
    Armani Prive' Bois d'Encens, Ermenegildo Zegna Indonesian Oud, Essenza de Zegna, Amouage Beloved Man, Fahrenheit Le Parfum, Dior La Collection Couturier Vetiver, and Rasikh Syed Junaid Alam.

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    Strictly male in the sociological way? Chanel.
    Otherwise for mind that are liberty, Serge Lutens.
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    I feel that Bond has the big Variety

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    Impossible to answer. And pointless.

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    Default Re: Who makes best male perfumes?

    I had to go with Creed as well. No question about it.

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    Default Re: Who makes best male perfumes?

    I haven't really tried any Dior yet? I would say that I generally like sweet subtle scents, nothing headache inducing or loud. Which of their fragrances should I try out?

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    Default Re: Who makes best male perfumes?

    Quote Originally Posted by CASUAL View Post
    I haven't really tried any Dior yet? I would say that I generally like sweet subtle scents, nothing headache inducing or loud. Which of their fragrances should I try out?
    I would highly recommend you try Dior Homme Sport (try to sample both the 2008 and 2012 versions - similar, but have slightly different notes).

    Dior Homme Intense may or may not be something you like. Not loud or headache inducing, but some feel it is a little feminine, while others think it is the greatest fragrance ever created.

    You may want to avoid Fahrenheit and Leather Oud.
    Current Summer Favorites:

    1. Creed - Original Cologne
    2. Xerjoff - Nio
    3. Creed - Aventus
    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    5. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    6. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
    7. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    8. Dior - Homme Sport 2012
    9. Tom Ford - Rive d'Ambre
    10. Creed - Virgin Island Water

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    I had to go with DIOR. Fahrenheit; DH & DHI, Dune pour Homme.

    CHANEL is a close follow up with especially Égoïste and Antaeus.
    Chanel has a small male offering, but let's face it; they're all good!

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    Creed is really far ahead to me.
    Nearly each of their scent is applealing to me, even after years...

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    Default Re: Who makes best male perfumes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spoombung View Post
    Impossible to answer. And pointless.
    I have a theory, and am conducting research to support or defeat my theory. I will make my point after the poll closes. I believe that polls on basenotes are carried out for many reasons: discussion of a point, self-education, market research, etc. However, besides having a discussion of the issue being polled, I think it is important to see the results before drawing conclusions.

    I really do think the poll can be answered by anyone who wishes to respond, especially since there is a choice of "other".
    Thanks for looking.

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    I voted for Guerlain's "masculines," although I believe that all scent is genderless. On the whole, I think Serge Lutens makes the most unisex scents in you list.
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    Default Re: Who makes best male perfumes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spoombung View Post
    Impossible to answer. And pointless.
    Agree.
    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)
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    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    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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    Creed; but if you take value for money into account, it would go to Dior.

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    Default Re: Who makes best male perfumes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    I voted for Guerlain's "masculines," although I believe that all scent is genderless. On the whole, I think Serge Lutens makes the most unisex scents in you list.
    You make an interesting point when you write "all scent is genderless". I wonder if this is the goal of modern perfumers in general: to make perfumes that are genderless? Have perfumes become scents that appeal to most of the people most of the time? Looking back at the truly unique and inspiring perfumes of the last 100 years, I ask myself if the perfumer was indeed striving to make unisex juices, or did the overwhelming quality of a perfume appeal across gender lines?

    Thanks for looking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    Agree.
    The question maybe difficult to consider objectively, but is not impossible to answer. See my reply to Spoombung's post above.

    Thanks for looking.

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    Default Re: Who makes best male perfumes?

    Creed Aventus and GIT is god sent formula for men who love attention.

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    The Creed house has something for every possible situation. They cover all the bases very well IMO.
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    Default Re: Who makes best male perfumes?

    I have not yet found a fragrance with chromosomes, so in a purely literal sense, none.

    The only perfumes I've come across that have the hint of a penis are made by Gaulthier, so this might be the best answer.

    My guess is that you mean those marketed for men and boys, and as some companies market almost all their fragrances to a specific sex and some make many fragrances which are marketed to everyone, there may be a bias inherent in the question asked.

    I voted as if you meant the latter, which I believe was your actual intent.

    It's also unclear if you mean, the greatest number of good perfumes, or the average quality of all the fragrances marketed to men by that company, or comparing say people's top 1, 2, 5, or x fragrances by a certain company marketed to men. Different answers could result from people interpreting this differently.
    Last edited by docluv45; 10th January 2013 at 10:43 PM.

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    Other = YSL
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    Fahrenheit (1988)
    Paul Smith Man (2009)
    Burberry London (2006)
    Prada Amber pour Homme (2006)
    Arpege pour Homme (2005)

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    Default Re: Who makes best male perfumes?

    Quote Originally Posted by docluv45 View Post
    I have not yet found a fragrance with chromosomes, so in a purely literal sense, none.

    The only perfumes I've come across that have the hint of a penis are made by Gaulthier, so this might be the best answer.

    My guess is that you mean those marketed for men and boys, and as some companies market almost all their fragrances to a specific sex and some make many fragrances which are marketed to everyone, there may be a bias inherent in the question asked.

    I voted as if you meant the latter, which I believe was your actual intent.

    It's also unclear if you mean, the greatest number of good perfumes, or the average quality of all the fragrances marketed to men by that company, or comparing say people's top 1, 2, 5, or x fragrances by a certain company marketed to men. Different answers could result from people interpreting this differently.
    You raise very good points docluv. Firstly, when I look at the fragrances listed in most databases, including the directory here at Basenotes, they all seem to reference a gender to which the perfume is directed,e.g feminine, masculine, unisex. So although I agree that gender is not inherent to a fragrance, there seems to be some basis for assigning a target gender.

    My intent is to elicit your opinion on which of the houses that I listed makes the greatest number of excellent perfumes, that are directed specifically to the male user. The subjectivity of determining what is an "excellent" perfume is part of the question, but we all express this opinion frequently here on the forums. So if you feel that of the, let's say, 12 masculines that Creed offers only 6 are truly excellent, and then consider that, let's say, of the 8 masculines that Lutens makes, all are excellent, then you would undoubtedly vote for Lutens.

    Thanks for looking.

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