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    Default Re: Which is your favourite Frederic Malle & why?

    Tried them all: Vetiver Extraordinaire is king in my book

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    Musc Ravageur for me, original and unique

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMA View Post
    I also explained that im not a fan of very sweet, brash or loud scents.
    Neither do I, and my favourite Malle is Angéliques sous la pluie, which is quite the opposite of that. L'eau d'hiver would be my next choice.
    Currently wearing: MAAI by Bogue Profumo

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    Geranium pour monsieur

    it could be my signature perfume
    "PLAIN LIVING, HIGH THINKING" O.W., De Profundis
    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

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    Geranium pour monsieur

    it could be my signature perfume
    "PLAIN LIVING, HIGH THINKING" O.W., De Profundis
    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

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    Default Re: Which is your favourite Frederic Malle & why?

    Well, im back.

    Geranium Pour Monsieur was probally my least favourite if im honest, and the Vetvier suits me the best imo, so im having a think about it, but if im going to go for one it will be the Vetvier.

    Id also like to say the SA there was exceptional today, hats off to him, very helpful, friendly, no pressure, allowing me to try what i liked and having a friendly chat, just how it should be.

    Needless to say his product knowledge went beyond the realms of normality.

    I was very impressed.

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    Default Re: Which is your favourite Frederic Malle & why?

    DMA, thanks for the update. Good to hear you enjoyed the visit to the Malle boutique. By chance did you sample Angeliques Sous la Pluie? I failed to mention it in my previous post and wish I had. If longevity is not important to you, this fragrance might be to your liking.

    The Malle SAs I have talked with have all been top notch. If all SAs were as excellent, I might never buy online.

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    I think you are discovering that this is a great house - there is so much to explore. Even the ones that didn't suit me still struck me as very high quality. My faves at the moment are Musc Ravageur, Portrait of a Lady, Vetiver Extraordinaire and Brigarade Concentree.

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    Default Re: Which is your favourite Frederic Malle & why?

    Portrait of a Lady is a drop dead gorgeous fragrance. It's dark, earthy, spicy, and that rose is the icing on the cake.

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    Default Re: Which is your favourite Frederic Malle & why?

    Good choice. Although I respect the idea of having a house of master perfumers, VE is the only Malle fragrance that I like. None of the other fragrances have ever really hit the spot for me.

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    Default Re: Which is your favourite Frederic Malle & why?

    This is one of my favorite houses.

    My favorites are Carnal Flower, Musc Ravageur, Vetiver Extraordinaire, Portrait of a Lady, and Bigarade Concentree. En Passant is beautiful, but short lasting. Une Rose is a beautiful earthy rose. Lots to love here.

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    Default Re: Which is your favourite Frederic Malle & why?

    The sales associate suggests that the main reccomendation for me based on my answers would be Musc Ravageur, with Portrait of a Lady and Extraordinaire as 2nd alternatives.

    I have not try any of them yet, but for my Paris visit this March, I am going to try Portrait of a Lady and Carnal Flowers first, they are interest me the most.

    I am going to buy two 100ml bottles if I find ones that are full-bottle-worthy.
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    Sorry, this is a little bit of topic but I didn't want to create a new thread. Can anyone sell me a sample of Portrait of a Lady?

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    Default Re: Which is your favourite Frederic Malle & why?

    Musc Ravageur is by far my favorite. Sweet and smooth, even after the somewhat raucous opening.

    Noir Epices is next, likely going on the "to buy" list later in the year.

    Dries I am disappointed with. I'll give it another chance but I expect that my opinion will remain the same. I can see where a lot of people might like it.

    Vetiver I don't like.

    Geranium I don't like.

    Carnal Flower is too feminine for me, so it's not in the game.
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    Bigarade Concentree I guess, this house really doesn't do it at all for me, most of their stuff is unwearable

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    Default Re: Which is your favourite Frederic Malle & why?

    Those you mentioned in your original post are all great options IMO. I own both GpM and Vetiver Extraordinaire but I'f I'd have to choose between the two I'd probably go for the latter because I find it more versatile and, overall, better quality-wise.

    Other favorites of mine being Une Fleur De Cassie (quite challenging floral) and Carnal Flower (a bombastic tuberose) but I guess they won't fit your bill...


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  17. #47

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    Portrait of a lady and Musc Ravaguer

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    DMA, did you make your choice?.... one of the most artistic houses in modern perfumery. however, i wonder how often does everybody wear their scents.... i have a bunch but seldomly reach for them. when i wear them sometimes i like them a lot, other times i barely do.
    my favorite is noir epices. rich, spicy oriental, i like it every time.
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    favourite categories: oriental semi-gourmands, ouds, vetivers

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    MR is the best for a night scent
    For a work scent, there may be no better than Geranium Pour Monsieur.

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    Sorry, but, according to a recent thread, since FM carries some "feminine" fragrances in his line, men cannot reply to this topic. Moderator! Moderator! Move this treasonous thread to the General Fragance forum ASAP!

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    Vetiver Extraordinaire & Carnal Flower, because it's unique and masterfully made
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    Portrait Of A Lady, En Passant and Bigarade Concentre are my favorites from the line.

    Portrait Of A Lady- Rose, patchouli, incense and raspberry with other spices. Long lasting, very balanced and the best of his line in my opinion.
    En Passant- Rainy lilacs with a hint of a bread and cucumber note. The most realistic and natural interpretation of wet lilacs in the rain.
    Bigarade Concentre - Bitter orange, grapefruit with rose and hay. Long lasting for a strong citrus and still more elegant than casual while remaining complex.

    Some others worth sampling depending on your taste are...
    Geranium Pour Monsieur- Earthy geranium with mint and light incense.
    Vetiver Extraordinaire- Dark unwavering vetiver. Have to be a big fan of vetiver to like this one.
    Musc Ravageur- Musky cloves, vanilla and cinnamon.
    Carnal Flower- Heavy tuberose, coconut and white flowers.

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    Bigarade Concentree I guess, this house really doesn't do it at all for me, most of their stuff is unwearable
    Another one for Bigarade Concentree, because it is similar to Declaration, which is one of my favourites.

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    Default Re: Which is your favourite Frederic Malle & why?

    Vetiver Extraordinaire is easily my favorite (and the one I own so far from the line). It's stunning.

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    Default Re: Which is your favourite Frederic Malle & why?

    Musc Ravageur

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    Default Re: Which is your favourite Frederic Malle & why?

    Well, so far I've only tested two, and I have a third to try. I tried VE and it was okay, but I LOVED Musc Ravageur (hype aside). I love the opening (something others don't, apparently), and the dry down is one of the best I've smelled. I can see myself wearing this all 4 seasons long, mostly at night.

    Seriously considering a bottle of MR. I took the quiz and they told me I'd love it, and they were not wrong.
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    Default Re: Which is your favourite Frederic Malle & why?

    I've sAmpled Bigarade, Carnal Flower, Musc Ravageur, and I just got in a sample of VE yesterday.

    VE is my favorite. A very green, fresh and earthy Vetyver that is also extremely smooth.

    I hate carnal flower for the tuberose. Bigarade concentrate has too much Cumin in it a la Declaration, and Musc Ravageur just did not impress me very much.

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    Default Re: Which is your favourite Frederic Malle & why?

    Musc Ravegeur, love the muscy spicy top note

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    Default Re: Which is your favourite Frederic Malle & why?

    Portrait of a Lady, Geranium pour Monsieur, and Noir Epices are my favorites.

    I really like Carnal Flower except for the first microsecond of the opening.

    I don't get the hype of Musc Ravageur over the rest of the line. Its opening is spectacular but the drydown leaves much to be desired.

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    Musc Ravageur and Vetiver Extraordinaire

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