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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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    Reside in McLean, Va., Manhattan NYC, Manuel Antonio Costa Rica & Bzios Brasil

    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: Incense Ros by Tauer

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    Amouage Homage Attar
    Creeds Jardin d Amalfi
    Millesime Imperial

    To name a few.
    Currently wearing: Bel Ami by Herms

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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

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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

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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: Chanel Egoiste Platinum (Jacques Polge,Francois Demachy, 1993)

    Dior Sauvage (Francois Demachy,2015)
    Dior Fahrenheit (vintage) (Jean-Louis Sieuzac, Marcel Roger, 1988)
    Rochas Macassar (Nicolas Mamounas/Roger Pellegrino,1980)
    YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme (Jaques Cavallier, 2003)
    Aventus by Creed (Olivier Creed/Erwin Creed,2010)
    Armani Code/Black Code (Antoine Maisondieu/Antoine Lie,2004)
    Gucci Nobile (Kathy Gurevich, 1988)

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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) Polo vintage (Ralph Lauren) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Priv (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
    Currently wearing: Rose Cut by Ann Gerard

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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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    Everything I own is beautiful to me in some way. I wouldn't wear it otherwise.
    Currently wearing: Chypre Palatin by MDCI

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

    Millesime Imperial
    Dior Homme Intense
    Givenchy Xeryus Rouge

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