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    Default Beauty in a bottle (what do you consider?)

    I hear terms thrown around a lot, but one of them that I hear used in only certain situations is the world "beauty." For me, I reserve this sort of title to fragrances that, in my mind, represent pure beauty. Now, that doesn't mean it has to be a female scent. I would say that, for me at least, very few fragrances qualify as beautiful. Plenty are amazing fragrances, and some I like more than the ones I consider beautiful, but the ones I do consider beautiful have that special something that make it unlike anything else. Maybe it is the balance of the composition, maybe it's the quality of the ingredients, and maybe it's the uniqueness of a given fragrance.

    This all may sound a little confusing, so in short, in your minds, what are "beautiful" fragrances, and which do you consider as such?

    So far, I've only encountered a few: Millesime Imperial, Reflection Man, Invasion Barbare (after only one wearing, I can still safely say), and Silver Mountain Water on my mother specifically.

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    Default Re: Beauty in a bottle (what do you consider?)

    Anything I apply on my skin from my collection is "beauty in a bottle" to me.

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    Default Re: Beauty in a bottle (what do you consider?)

    I would say Dior Homme Intense.
    Currently wearing: Memoir Man by Amouage

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    Default Re: Beauty in a bottle (what do you consider?)

    Amouage Homage Attar
    Creeds Jardin d Amalfi
    Millesime Imperial

    To name a few.
    Currently wearing: Patchouli by Murdock

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    Default Re: Beauty in a bottle (what do you consider?)

    In my opinion, especially one of my favorites: Armani Eau pour Homme
    Currently wearing: Eau des Baux by L'Occitane

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    Default Re: Beauty in a bottle (what do you consider?)

    Reflection Man, Aventus, Black Afgano

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    Default Re: Beauty in a bottle (what do you consider?)

    Amouage Dia Man
    Millesime Imperial
    Declaration L'Essence
    L'Air du Desert Marocain
    Parfumerie Generale Bois Blond
    Current top 10:

    1. L'Artisan Dzing!
    2. Lorenzo Villoresi Yerbamate
    3. Guerlain Bois d'Armenie
    4. L'Artisan Al Oudh
    5. Bond No. 9 Andy Warhol Silver Factory
    6. Parfumerie Generale Bois Blond
    7. Andy Tauer L'Air du Desert Marocain
    8. Guerlain Derby
    9. Geo F Trumper Eucris
    10. Parfum d'Empire Ambre Russe
    Currently wearing: Xeryus Rouge by Givenchy

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    Default Re: Beauty in a bottle (what do you consider?)

    Macassar (vintage)
    Eau de Rochas pour Homme (old formulation with word "pour")
    Paco Rabanne pour homme vintage (don't have this yet, but will buy)
    Amouage Memoir Man
    "Le parfum est la musique du corps"
    (Marcel Rochas)

    Signature: Rochas Macassar (Nicolas Mamounas / Roger Pellegrino, 1980)

    Current Top 7:

    Chanel Antaeus (vtg) (Jaques Polge, 1981)
    Terre d' Hermes EDT (2006-2009) (Jean-Claude Ellena, 2006)
    Green Irish Tweed (Probably Oliver Creed / Pierre Bourdon, 1985)
    Eau de Rochas Pour Homme (Gilles Romey, 1993)
    Bleu de Chanel EDP (Jaques Polge, 2014)
    Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme (vtg) (Max Gavary, 1994)
    Chanel Allure Homme (vtg) (Jaques Polge, 1999)
    Currently wearing: Terre d'Herms by Herms

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    Northern VA/DC Area

    Default Re: Beauty in a bottle (what do you consider?)

    Hasu-no-Hana by Grossmith
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frdric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'dri) - tie

    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 Sacr (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Priv (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    Default Re: Beauty in a bottle (what do you consider?)

    The only one I can safely say I've tried that I would call beautiful with absolutely no reservations would be Amouge's Homage attar. That's currently my "beautiful" standard.

    Malle's Une Rose would probably land somewhere behind that as well.

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    Default Re: Beauty in a bottle (what do you consider?)

    Everything I own is beautiful to me in some way. I wouldn't wear it otherwise.

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    Default Re: Beauty in a bottle (what do you consider?)

    Millesime Imperial
    Dior Homme Intense
    Givenchy Xeryus Rouge
    Currently wearing: 7 de Loewe by Loewe

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