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    What are your 5 colognes that you think most guys should try or at least have a decant of? As a newcomer, I've been poring through lists, but most seem to make seasonal lists then split them into designer or niche. What's your top 5 must experience colognes regardless of house or season?

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    Fahrenheit
    Norne
    Burberry London
    Dior Homme & Dior Homme Intense
    Encre Noire
    My Ultimate Top 5:

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

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    Memoir
    Jubilation
    L`Air du Desert Marocain
    Ambre Narguile
    Fou d`Absinthe

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    Aventus
    DHI
    GiT
    MI
    MIP

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    Incredibly hard to bring it down to 5. I'll be leaving countless classics out, but, off the top of my head...

    Creed Green Irish Tweed
    Chanel Egoiste
    L'Instant de Guerlain (EDT or EDP)
    Dior Homme (EDT or EDP)
    Gucci Pour Homme II

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    M7
    Black Oud
    Oud Wood
    Green Irish Tweed
    Fahrenheit
    Eau Savuage PARFUM
    Terre d'Hermes
    Dior Vetiver
    Montale Red Vetiver
    Rive Gauche

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    GIT
    Egoiste
    Black Aoud
    Habit Rouge
    Dior Homme

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    Black Aoud
    Back to Black
    Aventus
    Mugler Cologne
    Fahrenheit

    Honourable mention: A*Men

    Enjoy and welcome to Basenotes. Good luck on your fragrance journey
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    Knize Ten
    Guerlain Habit Rouge
    Chanel pour Monsieur (not the Concentree!)
    Idole de Lubin
    Le 3e Homme de Caron
    Pascal Morabito Or Black

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    Aventus
    Jubilation XXV
    Acqua di Gio
    Terre d'Hermes
    Straight to Heaven
    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. Creed - Virgin Island Water
    10. Kenneth Cole - Black

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    Chanel Egoiste (not Platinum)
    Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme (vintage made in Italy with silver sticker label)
    Dior Homme EDT
    Creed Original Vetiver
    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

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    Eau Sauvage
    Aramis
    Kouros
    Acqua di Gio
    A*Men

    That will give you a pretty good idea of the evolution of men's fragrances over the years, and all of them were ground breakers in the industry.

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    Please see sig!!
    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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    Default Re: Your 5 Must Experience Colognes?

    Quote Originally Posted by totaldominasian View Post
    What are your 5 colognes that you think most guys should try or at least have a decant of? As a newcomer, I've been poring through lists, but most seem to make seasonal lists then split them into designer or niche. What's your top 5 must experience colognes regardless of house or season?

    Fahrenheit
    Green Irish Tweed
    Pure Malt
    Rive Gauche
    Terre D'Hermes


    These are not necessarily my favorites, but ones I think every guy should at least try.

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    See my signature below
    My Top 10

    1. Amouage Homage Attar
    2. Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan
    3. YSL M7
    4. Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
    5. Chanel Egoiste
    6. 24 Gold by Scentstory
    7. Amouage Epic Man
    8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
    9. Bond No. 9 New York Oud
    10. Serge Lutens - Chergui



    "A beautiful fragrance to the nose is like good jazz music to the ears, great food to the mouth, and Megan Fox and Jessica Alba to the eyes..."

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    Green Irish Tweed
    Aventus
    Straight to Heaven
    A*Men
    Fahrenheit

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    aramis bermuda tonic gucci pour homme 360 red by perry ellis pure havane and pure malt

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    every man must experience aventus at least once in his life

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    Depending on your budget & tastes

    Designer:

    Guerlain Habit Rouge
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Dior Fahrenheit
    Dior Homme/Intense
    Hermes Terre D'Hermes

    Niche

    Puredistance M
    Guerlain Derby
    Guerlain Habit Rouge extrait
    Chanel Sycamore
    A.Tauer L'AdDM
    AUSSIES, join our exclusive niche split club.

    https://groups.google.com/forum/?fro...s-niche-splits

    Currently splitting:

    Amouage - Tribute, Homage and OPUS VII
    Andy Tauer - Noontide Petals, Miriam and Loretta
    HdP - Veni, Vidi, Vici and Rosam, Ambrarem, Petroleum
    The Different Company - Oud Shamash, Oud for Love and Aurore Nomade
    Guerlain - Sous Le Vent, Angélique Noire, Bois d'Armenie, Cruel Gardenia, Rose Barbare

    and many more niches up for split...

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    Portrait of a Lady
    vintage Giorgio for Men
    Terre d'Hermes
    Patou pour Homme Prive
    vintage Polo (green)
    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
    Currently wearing: Quadrille by Balenciaga

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    Mugler Cologne
    YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme
    Serge Lutens' Chergui
    YSL Kouros
    Givenchy Insense

    - - - Updated - - -

    Mugler Cologne
    YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme
    Serge Lutens' Chergui
    YSL Kouros
    Givenchy Insense
    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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    Dzing! --really wierd
    Ambre Narguile --apple pie with pipe tobacco
    Peau d'espagne by SMN --rawest leather ever
    Jubilation XXV --really majestic, I fell like royalty wearing it
    Dark Aoud --darkest, driest perfume I ever tried
    ***My favourite from my collection***

    -------- Amouage Tribute Attar
    ------ Serge Lutens: Ambre Sultan
    -------- Les Exclusifs de Chanel: Sycamore
    ------ Amouage: Fate Man
    -------- Amouage: Epic Man
    ------ Tom Ford Private Blend: Noir de Noir
    -------- Terre D'Hermès Pure Parfum
    ------ EDP FM: Carnal Flower
    -------- Neela Vermire Creations: Trayee
    ------ Dior: Leather Oud
    ------- Hermèssence: Ambre Narguilé
    Currently wearing: Incense Oud by By Kilian

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    YSL De Nuit
    A men original
    Burburry London
    Polo double Black
    Aventus

    These are so basic lol but its the popular fragrances that are out there.

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    Default Re: Your 5 Must Experience Colognes?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    GIT
    Egoiste
    Black Aoud
    Habit Rouge
    Dior Homme
    Ok, something must be wrong with hednic. He's actually listing fumes we know.
    For those about to stink, I salute you!

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    Pascal Morabito Or Black
    Aramis JHL
    Aramis 900
    Frederic Malle Portrait of a Lady
    Guerlain Jicky EDT
    Currently wearing: New York by Nicolaï

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    Aventus
    Git
    Chanel edition Blanche
    La nuite
    Bleu

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    M7
    Rive Gauche
    Opium
    Envy
    Fahrenheit

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    Zino
    Memoir Man
    Il Profumo Patchouli Noir
    Amber Absolute/ Amber Sultan
    Tobacco Vanille

    No order
    Epic Man
    Memoir Man
    Zino
    Heritage
    Ambre Sultan
    Tobacco Vanille
    Bois Du Portugal
    Patchouly Noir

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    Fahrenheit
    Gucci pH I & II
    A*Men (& flankers..)
    Narciso Rodriguez for Him
    Bang
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    Currently on my Rotation:
    1. Cartier D'un Soir
    2. Loewe Essencia
    3. Bergamotto Marino
    4. Herb Alpert Listen
    5. Artisan
    6. Bang
    7. GIT
    8. Pal Zileri No 18
    9. TdH
    0. Kenzo Homme

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    Default Re: Your 5 Must Experience Colognes?

    1. Chanel Egoiste Cologne Concentree
    2. Knize Ten
    3. Route du Vetiver
    4. Vintage Bel Ami
    5. Vintage Givenchy Gentleman

    Honorable Mentions:

    1. Caron Pour un Homme
    2. Halston Man Amber
    3. Nejma Aoud 1
    4. Yatagan
    5. Santal Noble

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