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    Default What fragrances that are highly talked about have you not had a chance to sniff out yet?

    This is especially for the veterans of this hobby. Im sure it takes a long time to smell everything you want to smell. But is there anything that you havent gotten the chance to smell that is otherwise highly praised or talked about? Ive only been in this hobby for a year so i still have some sniffing to do. I buy roughly $150-$200 in samples a month and yet it seems like a still have a lifetime to sample.

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    I don't think I'm a veteran, but I did go on a pretty long sampling spree for the last couple years. I still have yet to try anything from Frederic Malle. I've only tried 3 from Amouage. A few more niche lines to peruse like Heeley and Etat Libre d’Orange (I really like Cardinal and Like This). I guess it depends on how far you want to take it. There's a ton of stuff I'd still like to try.

    But I sort of reached a plateau, and I've realized a couple things.....I'm not going to find much better than my current favorites, and I can't try EVERYTHING (even though I'd like to). I did have to learn how to let things pass on by.

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    The holy grail (for Luca Turin) Iris gris comes to mind, as well as vintage Fougere Royale (as opposed to the current resurrection). Closer in time, the intriguing "eau de lingerie" (masculine lingerie, that is) vintage Rose Poivree. Many of the old classics remain unfortunately virgin territory for me (Diorling, Diorama, &tc)

    Luckily, last year I was able to fill some of the gaps - I smelled, for instance, the also mythical (again for LT) Nombre Noir.

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    wow, you guys have mentioned a lot of scents that i have never even heard of. Looks like i have a long road ahead of me!

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    My goal is to try EVERYTHING. At least everything that is half decent and above. Theres no such thing as running out of fragrances to sample. I will be sampling til the day i die, lol. But thats what makes this hobby so fun to me; the new experiences and first impressions.

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    I sample a lot because I enjoy trying new fragrances (or should I say new to me). I only end up loving a small percentage of what I try, though. It was a fun journey, finding out what I love.

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    We don't have a big range available here in Australia. Probably top of my list to try would be the By Kilian line, in particular Straight to Heaven.

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    Puredistance M, and in fact their whole line.

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    This thread perfectly illustrates why a hobby/addiction to fragrance is such a dangerous and beautiful thing. We are constantly chasing the dragon, sniffing, waiting, trying, hoping that the next one will be that one that rolls our eyes back and sends our senses into utter and complete Ecstasy!

    Still too many to name, but I am hopeful to smell some of the more rare Guerlain's from the past. I know I will probably not like them, but it's fun to see what scents make people go all soft inside!

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    Guerlain Cuir De Russie is the first one that comes to mind...


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    Black Afgano because it's very expensive just for a sample size
    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



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    I totally understand spending a lot of money on samples and decants, I do it too. But don't forget you can walk into most department stores, or places like Ulta or Sephora and easily try testers for free, of some high quality mainstream scents, a lot of them discussed frequently here. Be polite and you can probably get at least a free sample offered to you or even ask for one.

    Sometimes sales associates try to direct what I sample but usually if I'm friendly I can politely let them know that I have a collection, and probably know more than they do about what I'm looking for.

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    Default Re: What fragrances that are highly talked about have you not had a chance to sniff out yet?

    In my case, among others: Encre Noire, Bois d'Argent by Dior and most or all Dior Exclusives, Creed Original Tabarome (not the Millesime), Creed Millesime Imperial, Knize Ten Golden Edition, Hermes Equipage.

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    Default Re: What fragrances that are highly talked about have you not had a chance to sniff out yet?

    Both Amouage Homage and Tribute.

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    Just off the top of my head...

    1861 (2011) - Xerjoff
    34 Boulevard Saint Germain (2011) - Diptyque
    A Taste of Heaven (2007) - By Kilian
    Acqua di Colonia (1996) - Lorenzo Villoresi
    Acqua di Cuba - Santa Maria Novella
    Agar Musk - Ramon Monegal
    Amber Absolute (2007) - Tom Ford
    Ambre 114 (2001) - Histoire de Parfums
    Attar - Montale
    Aziyade (2008) - Parfum d'Empire
    Azure Lime (2010) - Tom Ford
    Black Jeans (1997) - Versace
    Black Tourmaline (2007) - Olivier Durbano
    Blend 30 (1978) - Alfred Dunhill
    Bogart Citytower (2008) - Jacques Bogart
    Bois d'Arménie (2006) - Guerlain
    Bois de Santal - Creed
    Bulgari pour Homme (1995) - Bulgari
    C for Men (2010) - Clive Christian
    Capucci pour Homme (1967) - Roberto Capucci
    Caractère (1989) - Daniel Hechter
    Carbone de Balmain (2010) - Pierre Balmain
    Carlo Corinto Classic (1986) - Carlo Corinto
    Caron Impact Pour un Homme (2005) - Caron
    Chamade (1969) - Guerlain
    Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentrée (1989) - Chanel
    Chypre Palatin (2012) - MDCI
    Cologne Bigarade (2001) - Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle
    Comme des Garçons Parfum (1994) - Comme des Garçons
    Cuba - Santa Maria Novella
    Cuir d'Oranger (2005) - Miller Harris
    Cuirelle (2011) - Ramon Monegal
    Cuirs (2011) - Carner Barcelona
    Cumming (2004) - Alan Cumming
    Daim Blond (2004) - Serge Lutens Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido
    Domenico Caraceni 1913 - Domenico Caraceni
    Dover Street Market (2009) - Comme des Garçons
    Eau de Guerlain (1974) - Guerlain
    Eau de Lierre (2006) - Diptyque
    Eau de Paco Rabanne pour Homme (2002) - Paco Rabanne
    Eau d'Elide (1988) - Diptyque
    Eau du Coq (1894) - Guerlain
    Eau Duelle (2010) - Diptyque
    Epicéa (1965) - Creed
    Extract of Limes (1963) - Penhaligon's
    Extract of West Indian Limes (1880) - Geo F Trumper
    Feuille Verte (2006) - Creed
    Feuilles de Tabac (2000) - Miller Harris
    Force Majeure (1998) - Jacques Bogart
    Frapin 1270 - Frapin
    Garrigue (1988) - Maître Parfumeur et Gantier
    Gendarme V (2000) - Gendarme
    Géranium pour Monsieur (2009) - Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle
    GFT (2001) - Geo F Trumper
    Globe (1990) - Rochas
    Hermèssence Poivre Samarcande (2004) - Hermès
    Hermèssence Vétiver Tonka (2004) - Hermès
    Hiris (1999) - Hermès
    Incensi (1997) - Lorenzo Villoresi
    Indolice - Providence Perfume Co.
    Iris Silver Mist (1994) - Serge Lutens Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido
    Isfarkand (2005) - Ormonde Jayne
    Ivy League - Domenico Caraceni
    Jeux de Peau (2011) - Serge Lutens Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido
    Kingdom (2003) - Alexander McQueen
    L'Autre (1973) - Diptyque
    L'Eau d'Hiver (2003) - Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle
    L'Eau Trois (1975) - Diptyque
    Les Déserts d'Orient - Songe d'un Bois d'Été (2012) - Guerlain
    Lys Méditerranée (2000) - Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle
    Mark Birley for Men (1996) - Mark Birley
    Marlborough (1877) - Geo F Trumper
    MCM Success (1986) - MCM
    Miel de Bois (2005) - Serge Lutens Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido
    Mon Cuir (2011) - Ramon Monegal
    Monk (2005) - Michael Storer
    Monsieur Carven (1978) - Carven
    Moschino pour Homme (1990) - Moschino
    MoslBuddJewChristHinDao (Unifaith) (2005) - Elternhaus
    Mugler Cologne (2001) - Thierry Mugler
    Musk to Musk - Montale
    Narciso Rodriguez for Him (2007) - Narciso Rodriguez
    Nasomatto Duro (2007) - Nasomatto
    Nasomatto Hindu Grass - Nasomatto
    Neroli Portofino (2007) - Tom Ford
    New West for Him (1988) - Aramis
    Nicolaï pour Homme (2003) -Parfums de Nicolaï
    Nobile (1988) - Gucci
    Obsession for Men (1986) - Calvin Klein
    Ocean Rain for Men (1990) - Mario Valentino
    Ormonde Man (2004) - Ormonde Jayne
    Oscar for Men (2000) - Oscar de la Renta
    Palais Jamais (1989) - Etro
    Parfum Sacré (1990) - Caron
    parfums*PARFUMS Series 2 Red: Palisander (2001) - Comme des Garçons
    Patchouli (1993) - Molinard
    Patchouly (1989) - Etro
    Persian Leather - Caswell-Massey
    Portos (1980) - Balenciaga
    Pour le Jeune Homme (1990) - Maître Parfumeur et Gantier
    Rahät Loukoum (1998) - Serge Lutens Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido
    Rectoverso Man Absolute Musk (2001) - Ulric de Varens
    Rectoverso Man Tea Tobacco (2001) - Ulric de Varens
    Romeo Gigli (1991) - Romeo Gigli
    Royal English Leather (1781) - Creed
    Royal Scottish Lavender (1856) - Creed
    Royall Mandarin (2002) - Royall Lyme of Bermuda
    Saffron / Amber / Agar Wood / Cardamom (2011) - Korres
    Salvatore Ferragamo pour Homme (1999) - Salvatore Ferragamo
    Sandalo (1989) - Etro
    Sandalo (1995) - Lorenzo Villoresi
    Sandalo e The (2005) - Bois 1920
    Sandalwood - Caswell-Massey
    Sandalwood Cologne (2002) - Geo F Trumper
    Sélection Verte (1970) - Creed
    Shaal Nur (1997) - Etro
    Shams (2011) - Memo
    Soir d'Orient - Maître Parfumeur et Gantier
    Sous Le Vent (1933) - Guerlain
    Sova (2012) - Slumberhouse
    Spezie (1994) - Lorenzo Villoresi
    Spice and Wood (2010) - Creed
    Spicebomb (2012) - Viktor & Rolf
    Story (2006) - Paul Smith
    Sud Est (1995) - Romeo Gigli
    Sultan - Swiss Arabian Perfumery
    Tabac - AbdesSalaam Attar Profumo
    Tabacco (2008) - Odori
    Tonka Imperiale (2010) - Guerlain
    Trussardi Inside Man (2006) - Trussardi
    Vanille 44 (2007) - Le Labo
    Vanille Mokha / Vanille Café (1987) - Comptoir Sud Pacifique
    Versace l'Homme (1984) - Versace
    Versailles pour Homme (1980) - Jean Desprez
    Vetiver (1994) - Lorenzo Villoresi
    Vetiver Hombre (1998) - Adolfo Dominguez
    Vetiver Oriental (2002) - Serge Lutens Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido
    Vétiver Vert (2011) - Czech & Speake
    Vol de Nuit (1933) - Guerlain
    Wazamba (2009) - Parfum d'Empire
    Wild Fern (1877) - Geo F Trumper
    Wild Tobacco (2010) - Illuminum
    Windsor (2009) - Creed
    Yerbamate (2001) - Lorenzo Villoresi
    Yohji Homme (1999) - Yohji Yamamoto
    YSL pour Homme Haute Concentration (1983) - YSL

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    first of all, Creed Aventus. heard lot of appraisal and really wanna try, even I doubt if its that good
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    Default Re: What fragrances that are highly talked about have you not had a chance to sniff out yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by DuNezDeBuzier View Post
    Just off the top of my head...

    1861 (2011) - Xerjoff
    34 Boulevard Saint Germain (2011) - Diptyque
    A Taste of Heaven (2007) - By Kilian
    Acqua di Colonia (1996) - Lorenzo Villoresi
    Acqua di Cuba - Santa Maria Novella
    Agar Musk - Ramon Monegal
    Amber Absolute (2007) - Tom Ford
    Ambre 114 (2001) - Histoire de Parfums
    Attar - Montale
    Aziyade (2008) - Parfum d'Empire
    Azure Lime (2010) - Tom Ford
    Black Jeans (1997) - Versace
    Black Tourmaline (2007) - Olivier Durbano
    Blend 30 (1978) - Alfred Dunhill
    Bogart Citytower (2008) - Jacques Bogart
    Bois d'Arménie (2006) - Guerlain
    Bois de Santal - Creed
    Bulgari pour Homme (1995) - Bulgari
    C for Men (2010) - Clive Christian
    Capucci pour Homme (1967) - Roberto Capucci
    Caractère (1989) - Daniel Hechter
    Carbone de Balmain (2010) - Pierre Balmain
    Carlo Corinto Classic (1986) - Carlo Corinto
    Caron Impact Pour un Homme (2005) - Caron
    Chamade (1969) - Guerlain
    Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentrée (1989) - Chanel
    Chypre Palatin (2012) - MDCI
    Cologne Bigarade (2001) - Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle
    Comme des Garçons Parfum (1994) - Comme des Garçons
    Cuba - Santa Maria Novella
    Cuir d'Oranger (2005) - Miller Harris
    Cuirelle (2011) - Ramon Monegal
    Cuirs (2011) - Carner Barcelona
    Cumming (2004) - Alan Cumming
    Daim Blond (2004) - Serge Lutens Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido
    Domenico Caraceni 1913 - Domenico Caraceni
    Dover Street Market (2009) - Comme des Garçons
    Eau de Guerlain (1974) - Guerlain
    Eau de Lierre (2006) - Diptyque
    Eau de Paco Rabanne pour Homme (2002) - Paco Rabanne
    Eau d'Elide (1988) - Diptyque
    Eau du Coq (1894) - Guerlain
    Eau Duelle (2010) - Diptyque
    Epicéa (1965) - Creed
    Extract of Limes (1963) - Penhaligon's
    Extract of West Indian Limes (1880) - Geo F Trumper
    Feuille Verte (2006) - Creed
    Feuilles de Tabac (2000) - Miller Harris
    Force Majeure (1998) - Jacques Bogart
    Frapin 1270 - Frapin
    Garrigue (1988) - Maître Parfumeur et Gantier
    Gendarme V (2000) - Gendarme
    Géranium pour Monsieur (2009) - Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle
    GFT (2001) - Geo F Trumper
    Globe (1990) - Rochas
    Hermèssence Poivre Samarcande (2004) - Hermès
    Hermèssence Vétiver Tonka (2004) - Hermès
    Hiris (1999) - Hermès
    Incensi (1997) - Lorenzo Villoresi
    Indolice - Providence Perfume Co.
    Iris Silver Mist (1994) - Serge Lutens Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido
    Isfarkand (2005) - Ormonde Jayne
    Ivy League - Domenico Caraceni
    Jeux de Peau (2011) - Serge Lutens Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido
    Kingdom (2003) - Alexander McQueen
    L'Autre (1973) - Diptyque
    L'Eau d'Hiver (2003) - Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle
    L'Eau Trois (1975) - Diptyque
    Les Déserts d'Orient - Songe d'un Bois d'Été (2012) - Guerlain
    Lys Méditerranée (2000) - Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle
    Mark Birley for Men (1996) - Mark Birley
    Marlborough (1877) - Geo F Trumper
    MCM Success (1986) - MCM
    Miel de Bois (2005) - Serge Lutens Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido
    Mon Cuir (2011) - Ramon Monegal
    Monk (2005) - Michael Storer
    Monsieur Carven (1978) - Carven
    Moschino pour Homme (1990) - Moschino
    MoslBuddJewChristHinDao (Unifaith) (2005) - Elternhaus
    Mugler Cologne (2001) - Thierry Mugler
    Musk to Musk - Montale
    Narciso Rodriguez for Him (2007) - Narciso Rodriguez
    Nasomatto Duro (2007) - Nasomatto
    Nasomatto Hindu Grass - Nasomatto
    Neroli Portofino (2007) - Tom Ford
    New West for Him (1988) - Aramis
    Nicolaï pour Homme (2003) -Parfums de Nicolaï
    Nobile (1988) - Gucci
    Obsession for Men (1986) - Calvin Klein
    Ocean Rain for Men (1990) - Mario Valentino
    Ormonde Man (2004) - Ormonde Jayne
    Oscar for Men (2000) - Oscar de la Renta
    Palais Jamais (1989) - Etro
    Parfum Sacré (1990) - Caron
    parfums*PARFUMS Series 2 Red: Palisander (2001) - Comme des Garçons
    Patchouli (1993) - Molinard
    Patchouly (1989) - Etro
    Persian Leather - Caswell-Massey
    Portos (1980) - Balenciaga
    Pour le Jeune Homme (1990) - Maître Parfumeur et Gantier
    Rahät Loukoum (1998) - Serge Lutens Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido
    Rectoverso Man Absolute Musk (2001) - Ulric de Varens
    Rectoverso Man Tea Tobacco (2001) - Ulric de Varens
    Romeo Gigli (1991) - Romeo Gigli
    Royal English Leather (1781) - Creed
    Royal Scottish Lavender (1856) - Creed
    Royall Mandarin (2002) - Royall Lyme of Bermuda
    Saffron / Amber / Agar Wood / Cardamom (2011) - Korres
    Salvatore Ferragamo pour Homme (1999) - Salvatore Ferragamo
    Sandalo (1989) - Etro
    Sandalo (1995) - Lorenzo Villoresi
    Sandalo e The (2005) - Bois 1920
    Sandalwood - Caswell-Massey
    Sandalwood Cologne (2002) - Geo F Trumper
    Sélection Verte (1970) - Creed
    Shaal Nur (1997) - Etro
    Shams (2011) - Memo
    Soir d'Orient - Maître Parfumeur et Gantier
    Sous Le Vent (1933) - Guerlain
    Sova (2012) - Slumberhouse
    Spezie (1994) - Lorenzo Villoresi
    Spice and Wood (2010) - Creed
    Spicebomb (2012) - Viktor & Rolf
    Story (2006) - Paul Smith
    Sud Est (1995) - Romeo Gigli
    Sultan - Swiss Arabian Perfumery
    Tabac - AbdesSalaam Attar Profumo
    Tabacco (2008) - Odori
    Tonka Imperiale (2010) - Guerlain
    Trussardi Inside Man (2006) - Trussardi
    Vanille 44 (2007) - Le Labo
    Vanille Mokha / Vanille Café (1987) - Comptoir Sud Pacifique
    Versace l'Homme (1984) - Versace
    Versailles pour Homme (1980) - Jean Desprez
    Vetiver (1994) - Lorenzo Villoresi
    Vetiver Hombre (1998) - Adolfo Dominguez
    Vetiver Oriental (2002) - Serge Lutens Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido
    Vétiver Vert (2011) - Czech & Speake
    Vol de Nuit (1933) - Guerlain
    Wazamba (2009) - Parfum d'Empire
    Wild Fern (1877) - Geo F Trumper
    Wild Tobacco (2010) - Illuminum
    Windsor (2009) - Creed
    Yerbamate (2001) - Lorenzo Villoresi
    Yohji Homme (1999) - Yohji Yamamoto
    YSL pour Homme Haute Concentration (1983) - YSL

    Wow, didn't mean to consume so much of your time with that lol.

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    ^ nah, just visited/filtered my 'to test' list in the ole wardrobe. Don't know if I'll ever get to many of these as the hobby doldrums have set in... not to mention 2 in college.

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    Here are the ones I've yet to try:

    Amouage Epic man
    Amouage Interlude Man
    Amouage Memoir Man
    Andy Taur L'Air Du Desert Marocain
    Creed Feuille Verte
    Creed Selection Verte
    MFK Absolue Pour Le Soir
    MFK Lumiere Pour Homme
    Mona di Orio Oud
    Naomi Goodsir Bois d'Ascese
    Naomi Goodsir Cuir Velours
    Nasomatto Black Afgano
    Nasomatto Duro
    Nasomatto Hindu Grass
    Nasomatto Pardon
    Nasomatto Silver Musk
    Odori Tabacco
    Puredistance M
    Tom Ford Extreme
    Last edited by CaliDude; 20th January 2013 at 10:52 PM.

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    Default Re: What fragrances that are highly talked about have you not had a chance to sniff out yet?

    Hmmm.....Or Black by Pascal Morabito. Every time this pops up for sale I never have the money to snag it. BUMMER cuz I see some bottles available right now.

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    Black Afgano. God, I'm dying to try that one! Then again, it's pricey, so, if I'd love it, maybe I'm better off not knowing.
    In my swap list: Gucci Pour Homme (2003) BNIB.
    I'm looking for Reflection Man or Andy Warhol (silver bottle w/Andy's face)

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    Default Re: What fragrances that are highly talked about have you not had a chance to sniff out yet?

    These are on my list of ones to sample in the near future:

    Strange Invisible Perfumes - Atlantic
    Profumum Roma - Thundra
    Dior - Granville
    Floris - Mahon Leather
    Coach - Leatherware
    Loewe - 7 Natural
    Tom Ford - White Suede
    Michel Germain - Sexual Noir
    Pierre Balmain - Carbone de Balmain
    Pierre Balmain - Monsieur Balmain
    Czech & Speake - Oxford & Cambridge
    Czech & Speake - Frankensence & Myrrh
    Patou Pour Homme

    some of these are just not very easy to come by.
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Pure White Cologne
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
    4.
    by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    5. Clive Christian - 1872
    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Xerjoff - Nio
    8. Neela Vermeire - Bombay Bling
    9. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    10. Chanel - Allure Homme Edition Blanche

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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    Black Afgano. God, I'm dying to try that one! Then again, it's pricey, so, if I'd love it, maybe I'm better off not knowing.
    But it could be the one. THE ONE.

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    Guerlain Derby..come to think of it, most older Guerlains for that matter.

    Edit: Recently tried Derby and Corolian, both great fragrances.
    Last edited by JiveHippo; 16th April 2013 at 05:11 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fragnifiscent View Post
    But it could be the one. THE ONE.
    That's what I tell every bottle when I bring it home. I say "I think you could be the one!" But then, when I put the new bottle on the shelf with all of the others, it knows it's been lied to. What can I say? I'm polyscentorous.

    I should note that I do not own D&G The One, but I've smelled it. It's not the one. Rose 31 might be the one, but I haven't smelled it yet.
    In my swap list: Gucci Pour Homme (2003) BNIB.
    I'm looking for Reflection Man or Andy Warhol (silver bottle w/Andy's face)

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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    That's what I tell every bottle when I bring it home. I say "I think you could be the one!" But then, when I put the new bottle on the shelf with all of the others, it knows it's been lied to. What can I say? I'm polyscentorous.

    I should note that I do not own D&G The One, but I've smelled it. It's not the one. Rose 31 might be the one, but I haven't smelled it yet.
    yeah, D&G the one is obviously an imposter. D&G The Imposter. Does smell nice but definitely not "the one"

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    Quote Originally Posted by My_pep_pep View Post
    I totally understand spending a lot of money on samples and decants, I do it too. But don't forget you can walk into most department stores, or places like Ulta or Sephora and easily try testers for free, of some high quality mainstream scents, a lot of them discussed frequently here. Be polite and you can probably get at least a free sample offered to you or even ask for one.

    Sometimes sales associates try to direct what I sample but usually if I'm friendly I can politely let them know that I have a collection, and probably know more than they do about what I'm looking for.
    Yes, except most people don't live near a place that sells the Dior exclusives, By Kilians, ELDO, Nasomatto, or other niche. Very true about the department store fragrances, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    I'm polyscentorous.
    You hussy! Shaking those nostrils all over town!

    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    Rose 31 might be the one, but I haven't smelled it yet.
    It's not :S Sorry, it might be, for you, but I'm a huge rose fan and Le Labo's effort really disappointed me.

    Gentle ribbing aside, I definitely want to try Knize 10, Bond No 9 NY Oud, and Egoiste Concentree.

    I also second JiveHippo and say that I want to try Derby....also I wanna try Jicky EDP.

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    The O'Driu line
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    Default Re: What fragrances that are highly talked about have you not had a chance to sniff out yet?

    Many many of them

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    Chanel Egoiste
    Creed Line
    Mugler Havane & Malt
    TF Tobacco Vanille
    Rotation

    CREED Aventus
    Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur
    DIOR Homme Intense
    Guerlain L'IDGExtreme
    Chanel Platinum Egoiste
    Chanel Allure Edition Blanche
    Jean-Paul Gaultier Le Male
    Thierry Mugler Pure Malt

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    Quote Originally Posted by reinhard5490 View Post
    first of all, Creed Aventus. heard lot of appraisal and really wanna try, even I doubt if its that good
    Reinhard.....would you please do me one tiny little favor? If you really really like Aventus would you promise to not start a thread saying how great it is?




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    There are an awful lot for me, but I've been very lucky with my collection at such a young age (21), as I feel I have a great one brewing here.

    Definitely interesting in trying:

    LDDM
    A lot of the Montale line
    Fou D'Absinthe (if this was cheaper, I would blind buy it)
    Ciel Man
    Bergamote 22 (too expensive for what it is, but I wouldn't mind at least smelling it)
    Jardin d'Amalfi (been close to blind buying a split for a while, but don't want to put that kind of money on the line)
    And as I said, many, many more.

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    Far too many...however a few stand out for me:
    Dior Homme & Dior Homme Intense (decant of homme on the way)
    Creed Windsor & Selection Verte
    Pure Malt & Pure Havane
    Chanel Sycomore (although have a decant of this on the way)
    ...& a ton of other niche fragrances...

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    Too many, mostly the ones that are not easily available in department stores.... to name a few:

    M by Puredistance

    By Man by Dolce & Gabbana

    Costume National Homme by Costume National

    Tonka Imperiale by Guerlain

    Cereus Pour Homme No. 7 by Cereus


    .... and many more.




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    tobacco vanille - it's expensive.

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    Mito and Windsor.

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    Probably the ones that are either unavailable in the U.S. market, have limited distribution, or have been discontinued. I'm sure some of this is due to the whole scarcity principle----if something is harder to get, it becomes more desirable. The Thierry Mugler company employs this, smartly, it seems as their chief sales strategy.

    Other companies like Chanel, have been just as wisely pulling all their products from re-sellers, making them only available through Chanel boutiques. Scarcity in branding makes a name more desirable, guaranteed.

    Stuff like LIDGE, for instance. But honestly, I can't really be bothered with trying to source $150 bottles on the after market, when they likely once sold regular retail for a third of that.

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    Default Re: What fragrances that are highly talked about have you not had a chance to sniff out yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    Both Amouage Homage and Tribute.
    Same here.

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    I'm looking forward to some Slumberhouse samples in the mail. Never heard of them till this week.

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    Headed to Paris this weekend.. Hopefully, everything I have in the back of my head will be sniffed/sampled, making lists as i type this. I feel sorry for my sense of smell over that 2 day span.

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    Default Re: What fragrances that are highly talked about have you not had a chance to sniff out yet?

    So happy to see i have tried many you guys desperately want to try:-)

    Black Afgano is such a simple scent, its smoky , radiating some peppers and patchouly, it reminded me of those frags i dont like Kokoricio...this is masculine patchoulii that opens up raw, strong, later it becomes nicer warmer...but its smoking! Radiating and i find it ggressive:-) so apply sparingly, its dense, quality but composition and idea did not impress, its just one patchouli, marketing is what does the trick i think:-)

    31 Rose, pale rose scent with peppery note:-) nothing to die for:-) ....its not bad but too ordinary

    Homage, puts things into perspective as someone said! I thought after buying it i will never buy another scent cause it must be better:-) i was wrong hehehe, the search and impulse for buying not even diamonds can stop:-)

    Tribute i plan to order a sample!

    But i have not tried as of yet Jicky:-) , Or Black, Knize 10, Musc Ravageur, Envy, MDCI none!, Slumberhouse, Missoni etc and many more:-)

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    Derby too:-)
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    Just about most things...

    I will be in London on Friday and i will be headhunting these particular scents.

    Frederic Malle - Vetvier Extroidaneree
    Frederic Malle - Bigarade Concentree

    Tom Ford PB - Neroli Portofini

    Byredo - Sunday Cologne

    And if i manage to find a stockist, then id also like to sample...

    Christian Dior - Royale Cologne
    Christian Dior - Vetvier

    These have all caught my attention recentley and im looking for some grown up/casual/relaxed/sophisticated scents to build a little collection for the year.

    I shant be buying anything immediatley though, far to expensive, but sampling will be fun im sure...

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    Invasion Barbare and Black Afgano for starters.

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    New Haarlem, Musc Rav, Pure Havane, Original Santal, LIDGE, probably many more. And this is only regarding the most popular in fragcomm.

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    I've been wanting to sniff Invasion Barbare but haven't. I have yet to smell anything from Amouage, only sniffed Chergui and Ambre Sultan from Serge Lutens, only sniffed Musc Ravageur from the Malle line, 2 or 3 Bonds, only Tea for Two from L'Artisan, nothing from Comme de Garcons line...and many many more that I haven't mentioned.

    I HAVE ALOT OF EXPERIMENTING TO DO!!
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    1. Dior Homme Intense
    2. Creed Aventus
    3. Tom Ford Extreme
    4. Gucci Pour Homme II
    5. Terre d'Hermes

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    Anything Ramon Monegal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iivanita View Post
    So happy to see i have tried many you guys desperately want to try:-)

    Black Afgano is such a simple scent, its smoky , radiating some peppers and patchouly, it reminded me of those frags i dont like Kokoricio...this is masculine patchoulii that opens up raw, strong, later it becomes nicer warmer...but its smoking! Radiating and i find it ggressive:-) so apply sparingly, its dense, quality but composition and idea did not impress, its just one patchouli, marketing is what does the trick i think:-)
    When I sampled Black Afgano, it reminded me of sticking my head out the window while riding shot gun, staring into a pink purple and orange sunset, you know, the kind of sunset that only chemicals can paint. It was beauty humming like an engine, fleeting like the sunset, and very very intense. I did not see any marketing for this, it was offered to me by a friend.

    I would like to try Tobacco Vanille, especially to see if it really is a higher quality version of Eau de Baux.
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    Only those unobtainable in the UK:

    Lutens Borneo 1834
    All Montale fragrances
    Guerlain Derby

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    The one thing I'd really like to sample which I might possibly actually like is the O'Driu line. Good luck with that though, and even if I did like it, how would I get myself any.

    Tons of highly chatted-about scents I haven't tried yet, but let's be honest, most of the Classic Faves are likely to smell like hot soapy death on me, like every other classic scent I have tried.

    ETA: right, I forgot about CB I Hate Perfume. That, I've got to check out just for the name, although I have such high hopes of it I'm almost sure to be disappointed. There's supposed to be a place in Toronto that stocks some of those, though. I'm planning a trip in to spray some stuff around in another couple months, when wandering round Queen West won't be such a miserable experience.

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    Default Re: What fragrances that are highly talked about have you not had a chance to sniff out yet?

    I'm usually more interested in the ones that aren't highly talked about.

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    Anything from:
    Frederic Malle
    By Kilian
    Surge Lutens
    My most favorite scents that I can't be without:
    Givenchy Xeryus Rouge
    Dior Homme Intense
    Fahrenheit

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    Dior Homme Intense

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    Guerlain Derby

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    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    The O'Driu line
    Came on here to say this.
    Also JAR

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    Invasion Barbare
    Portrait of a Lady

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    Too many.

    But the ones I'm really interested to..

    LIDGE
    Jardin d’Amalfi
    Pure Malt/Havane
    L'Air du Desert Marocain
    Tobacco Vanille
    New Haarlem
    Current favourite: Spiritueuse Double Vanille

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    Wayyyyy too many to name
    My 3 Signature Scents:

    Rive Gauche Light (2004)
    Fahrenheit (1988)
    Paul Smith Man (2009)

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    Anything Nasomatto
    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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