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    Default Your favorite new fragrance issued during 2012

    I know this is old ground but I am personally sooooo out of the loop on fragrances issued during 2012 ( I think I smelled Lady GaGa something or other that somebody had at work), so........

    If possible try to pick only one favorite. I know this is impossible for a lot of basenoters.

    Try to pick something issued this past year only, 2012.

    Please say why you think your pick is special in some way.

    If you feel no fragrance you tried issued last year made the cut please say so.


    I welcome your expertise.

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    Vol d'Hirondelle by LM Parfums

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    Chypre Palatin-MDCI
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    Slumberhouse Norne. It's perhaps the best coniferous fragrance in existence. That makes my choice for 2012 an easy one.

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    Default Re: Your favorite new fragrance issued during 2012

    There's an article I wrote together with other Basenotes writers. You can find here...

    http://www.basenotes.net/content/152...rances-of-2012

    If I'd have to pick one (let's say two) they would be Songe D'Un Bois D'Etè and Mito.


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    Turtle Vetiver Front by LesNez for me. A tremendous reference quality Vetiver. Runner-up is Tzora by Anat Fritz.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)

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    Default Re: Your favorite new fragrance issued during 2012

    A BN search for frags released in 2012 comes back with 1388; assuming a fair number did not make the list, I'll guess the number is closer to 1,600. I might have smelled all of 30 from that universe (Lubin, Decenniel, Imaginary Authors, Naomi Goodsir, Xerjoff Oud Stars, Slumberhouse to name clumps from houses sampled... I did not smell any O'Driu, and given the reviews I will perhaps have to remedy that).

    Norne, Baque, Bois d'Acese, Zafar, Najaf, and Bull's Blood were standouts, but Decenniel (for Luckyscent) Bois Bourbon was my favorite and the only one I purchased so far. Its boozy dark rose hits my sweet spot and is unique to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    Turtle Vetiver Front by LesNez for me. A tremendous reference quality Vetiver. Runner-up is Tzora by Anat Fritz.
    + 1

    I would also add Heeley Agarwoud, Bond No. 9 I Love New York For Marriage Equality, Dior Homme Sport (2012), Cafe Rose, and Armani Prive Cuir Noir.

    If I had to just pick one... Dior Homme Sport 2012 I guess. Maybe because I want summer to get here!
    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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    Seville a'Laube no doubt.
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    Default Re: Your favorite new fragrance issued during 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    If I'd have to pick one (let's say two) they would be Songe D'Un Bois D'Etè and Mito.
    I happen to like all three of the Les Déserts d'Orient. Songe D'Un Bois D'Etè is my absolute favorite of the three.

    Rose Nacree, although Oud and Rose has been done many times, there is just something about this one that sets it apart from others.

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    Ck one shock street - trust me (and much to my surprise) this stuff is great. Really warm and spicy.
    Current Top 10:

    Dior Homme
    Gucci Pour Homme II
    Rive Gauche
    Fahrenheit
    New Haarlem
    Jubilation XXV
    Neroli Portofino
    Virgin Island Water
    Green Irish Tweed
    Straight to Heaven

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    Default Re: Your favorite new fragrance issued during 2012

    Deeply MariaLux
    Mito Vero Profumo
    Agarwood Heeley
    Laurhum O'Driu'
    Unfortunately i haven't tested the Les Deserts d'Orient Guerlain line yet but i suppose the fragrances are stunning.

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    Default Re: Your favorite new fragrance issued during 2012

    Not much hesitation here - Grossmith Golden Chypre stood head and shoulders above everything else for me.
    Last edited by JON RODGERS; 21st January 2013 at 10:40 PM.

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    Default Re: Your favorite new fragrance issued during 2012

    It was a very good year.

    Trayee
    Mohur
    Encens Mythique
    Turtle Vetivet Front
    Pear + Olive

    I'd give each of those 5 stars.

    Honorable mention to the Naomi Goodsir fragrances.

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    Spicebomb

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    Eight & Bob

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    Chypre Palatin
    Songe d'un Bois d'Ete
    Oud (Maison Francis Kurkdjian)

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    Default Re: Your favorite new fragrance issued during 2012

    There was a thread about this before but I'm too lazy to search. Anyway, I've only tried designer fragrances, and I honestly do not know most fragrances posted above.

    From the ones I've tried, I like (in order):


    • Spicebomb by Viktor & Rolf
    • Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme by Chanel
    • Vince Camuto for Men by Vince Camuto
    • A*Men Pure Leather by Thierry Mugler





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    Polo Double Black. Such a unique Mango opening and awesome longevity. One of the biggest "Go to"bottles of last year

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    Spicebomb

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    Default Re: Your favorite new fragrance issued during 2012

    Thanks to everyone for the wonderful response. Such a nicely varied group of recommendations. I hope I can do you all the honor of trying as many as I can.
    For what it's worth some of the recs reminded me that I'd tested more 2012 fragrances than I remembered. Apparently I actually wrote reviews on the Xerjoff Oud Stars, MFK Oud, Kilian Amber Oud and Turtle Vetiver Front all launched in 2012. Seems like ages ago.


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    Default Re: Your favorite new fragrance issued during 2012

    Cartier Declaration D'Un Soir

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    Top 5:
    1. Axe Kilo
    2. Lectric Shave
    3. Vicks Vapor Rub
    4. Febreze Pour Homme
    5. Preferred Stock

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    I will say A*Men Pure Leather for 2012

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    Default Re: Your favorite new fragrance issued during 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by starshipvelcro View Post
    It was a very good year.

    Trayee
    Mohur
    Encens Mythique
    Turtle Vetivet Front
    Pear + Olive

    I'd give each of those 5 stars.

    Honorable mention to the Naomi Goodsir fragrances.
    ^^^ Cuir Velours, thanks Starship!
    My current top ten:
    1. Spice and Wood
    2. Noir De Noir
    3. Musc Ravageur
    4. Bois D'Argent
    5. Aoud 1
    6. Aventus
    7. Ore
    8. Dior Homme Intense
    9. Tobacco Vanille
    10.Ambre 114

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    Eau Sauvage Parfum

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    Default Re: Your favorite new fragrance issued during 2012

    Maison Francis Kurkdjian Amyris Homme is my favourite from what I've tried so far. It is understated but is a very addictive comforting scent, buttery smooth iris and light woods with a hint of milk chocolate. Nothing ground-breaking but I find I reach for it quite often and I am glad to have it in my collection.

    MDCI Chypre Palatin is also a very good release but not something I personally would wear often enough to warrant a purchase.

    I've got a sample of Tzora on the way, and I'll have to get my hands on Trayee, it sounds amazing and I'm a big fan of Bertrand Duchaufour.

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    Eau Savage Perfume
    Amouage Interlude
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    Creed Original Cologne. Surprises me too.
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    Default Re: Your favorite new fragrance issued during 2012

    Another echo for Songe, Mito & Seville.

    I will add Encens Mythique & Myrrhe et Delires.

    Opus VI & Interlude Man are also cool.

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    Default Re: Your favorite new fragrance issued during 2012

    Another echo for Songe, Mito & Seville.

    I will add Encens Mythique & Myrrhe et Delires.

    Opus VI & Interlude Man are also cool.

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    Azzaro Pour Homme Night Time

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