Mitsouko, no contest.
Thread: What is your favorite Chypre?
Mitsouko, no contest.
I'm not sure if this one is a chypre or a fougere, imo it falls dead in between. That would be Esencia by Loewe. If not that, then I would go with Polo.
My Ultimate Top 5:
Paul Smith Man (2009)
Burberry London (2006)
Prada Amber pour Homme (2006)
Arpege pour Homme (2005)
many of the above...
31 Rue Cambon
Sous Le Vent
Jubilation 25 (the feminine)
Vie De Chateau
...and many others...
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Sous le Vent
Pour Monsieur, Chanel
Vie de Chateau
Afternoon of a Faun
I only included what I wear with any regularity. I wear Bandit every once in awhile, so I'll include it. One of the best ever. I don't really wear them, but the same goes for Enlevement au Serail, Aromatics Elixir, Futur, vintage No. 19 edt, etc. Jubilation 25 is also surprisingly excellent. And smelling the Knize Ten in the great Chinatown is always a trip.
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Sisley Eau du Soir. Austere and green.
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One can not prove the beauty, but show it. You see it or you don't.
Real beauty: 1) Frederic Malle 1-20 2) Chanel Egoiste 3) YSL Opium pour Homme edp 4) Guerlain Habit Rouge 5) TF Noir de Noir \\ Noses: 1) Jacques Cavallier 2) Maurice Roucel
great list. i concur with - and own - every one of these, except the coty and rochas (never come across them). i would definitely add derby, vie de chateau & sous le vent.
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If discussing recent fragrances, I think Chanel 31 rue Cambon does an excellent job in the face of restrictions. I actually prefer it to many of the oakmoss laden classics.
Dyptique 34 Boulevard Saint Germain
Vintage Chanel pour Monsieur is peerless.
Among recent releases, I must say I'm impressed by Iskander (Parfums d'Empire) each time I wear it. A very nice take on the chypre genre!
Puredistance M and Guerlain Derby
Eh...Mitsouko? Diorella (vintage parfum)? Cristalle or Mito maybe? I dunno....
the Bernard Chant twins deserve a mention!
Aromatic Elixir/Aramis 900
Sorry Bernard but MITSOUKO is still the greatest Chypre.
*Amouage Jubilation 25 For Women. A real unisex winner. Way better than Mitsouko EDP NOT as great as Mitsouko PARFUM.