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View Poll Results: Which one should I get as Spring/Summer Masterpiece?

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  • Hermès - Orange Verte

    18 62.07%
  • Chanel - Edition Blanche

    5 17.24%
  • Guerlain - Boisée

    6 20.69%
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    Default Need A Modern Masterpiece Designer

    Heys Guys,

    I need suggestions for a new spring/summer fragrance!
    I'm looking for a Modern Designer, you see as a masterpiece!

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    Just a good one - Leather Oud by Dior

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Just a good one - Leather Oud by Dior
    Yes, I agree but not easy to buy. The only one I can think of that I would call a masterpiece is Terre de Hermes. Unless you step into the womans section and try Black Orchid.
    Some Favorites
    1. Amouage Epic man
    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Byredo Bullion
    7. Masque Milano Russian Tea


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    Chanel Allure Homme
    Currently wearing: Memoir Man by Amouage

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    +1 Terre d'Hermès
    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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    GphII! More on the spring side than summer though.
    Hanae Mori H.M. ...talk about a compliment catcher.
    Aqua Fahrenheit. I'm looking forward to rediscovering this one next summer.

    Or, how about something really cheap online that may surprise you: Corduroy, by Zirh. I saw a fellow basenoter recommend it here and I'm glad he did.
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    Currently wearing: Sycomore (new) by Chanel

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    Not sure if it fits the "Masterpiece" label, but it deserves to be on the list: Chanel Allure Edition Blanche.
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    Masterpieces from modern designers:

    Commes des Garcons- Avignon
    Le labo- Patchouli 24
    Serge Lutins- Gris Clair


    Modern masterpieces from classic designers:

    Chanel-Coromandel
    Guerlain- Tonka Imperiale
    Hermes- Voyage d'Hermes
    Lubin- Idole de Lubin
    Penhaligons- Sartorial

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    ^ Some of those are not designer. Le Labo, Penhaligons?

    +1 TdH.

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    Allure Homme (original)
    Mugler Cologne -- if you find it a little too synthetic, try Creed's Original Vetiver.

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    Guerlain Homme L' Eau Boise'e
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    Currently wearing: Tiffany by Tiffany

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    Eau Sauvage Extreme

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    As some have already mentioned, I would agree with these for summer:
    Chanel - Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    Hermes - Terre d'Hermes
    Gucci - Pour Homme II (more for fall, but could work on cooler days)
    Mugler - Mugler Cologne


    I would also add:
    Tom Ford - Neroli Portofino
    Dior Homme Sport (both 2012 and 2008)
    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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    Here's two I always recommend for Spring and Summer:

    L'eau D'Issey Eau d'Eté Summer Edition 2009

    and

    Guerlain Homme Leau

    I can't say enough about them. They're great in the warm weather.

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    Concentre d orange Verte. Hermes.

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    Aqua Fahrenheit +1
    Seasonal favorites :

    Winter : The Dreamer & Burberry London
    Spring-Autumn : Bvlgari Pour Homme & Prada Man
    Summer : Bvlgari Aqva & Aqua Fahrenheit
    All-Rounders : Terre D'Hermes & Bleu de Chanel

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    Costum National Homme.

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    Default Re: Need A Modern Masterpiece Designer

    Quote Originally Posted by Space Invader View Post
    Heys Guys,

    I need suggestions for a new spring/summer fragrance!
    I'm looking for a Modern Designer, you see as a masterpiece!

    I think Dior Homme may qualify as a modern designer masterpiece.
    Not quite so sure about it being a summer frag but that doesn't matter too much to me.
    Your going to be pretty limited for choices that's for sure.

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    Sycomore

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    Sel de Vetiver
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    Hanae Mori
    Chanel Bleu

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    TdH or Dior Homme

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    HM by Hanae Mori is a great modern fragrance. Buy the EdP if possible, I find it to be a richer, more complete fragrance than the EdT.
    I don't have a signature fragrance. My signature changes a little bit every day, why shouldn't my fragrance?
    Currently wearing: H.M. by Hanae Mori

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    If you want something really masterful and very Niche, try Norne by Slumberhouse. It's magical!

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    Default Re: Need A Modern Masterpiece Designer

    I think OP means designer as in designer vs. niche, i.e. Burberry vs. Le Labo. Not designer as in "producer of fragrances."

    That being said, the modern bit kind of throws me for a loop. I'm going to go ahead and say Égoïste by Chanel. I cannot, for the life of me, think of anything near a masterpiece that has been produced recently by a designer firm. There are a few women's scents that spring to mind... I guess that speaks to a larger truth about my tastes in general: I think almost all modern "men's" fragrances (1990s-2013) are just terrible.

    Edit: Saw Dior Homme listed above. There you are!

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    Quote Originally Posted by espinado View Post
    Costum National Homme.
    Cn Homme for spring/summer ? You must be kidding.


    Chanel Edition Blanche and Dior Homme Sport are really good for spring. I suggest Bvlgari Aqva for the summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinijo View Post
    I think Dior Homme may qualify as a modern designer masterpiece.
    Not quite so sure about it being a summer frag but that doesn't matter too much to me.
    Your going to be pretty limited for choices that's for sure.
    I think so long as you aren't outdoors in warmth for most of your day, this one is indeed a modern designer masterpiece. For all-purpose, though, I'd go with Terre d'Hermes.

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    Default Re: Need A Modern Masterpiece Designer

    I only own one name that I'd think of as a modern masterpiece, but I think it's kind of iffy for Summer use. Nevertheless, it's the only name I know of that I'd put in the MOMA, if that kind of thing were up to me.

    Prada Infusion d'Homme.
    Currently wearing: Eau de Cologne by Chanel

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    Terre d'Hermes. I prefer the Parfum over the EDT, but both are good IMO.

    I also really like L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme.

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