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    So, I'm not exactly "new," but I'm not as experienced as most of you when it comes to fragrances. I've heard of a lot, but tried few. Based on my collection, what would you recommend I try next ($200 or less ideally)? I check Facebook groups and Basenotes constantly, and I have some I'd like to sample, but I'm curious to see what crops up based on holes in my collection.

    Thanks!

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    Les Jeux Sont Faits by Jovoy Parfums
    Charriol Royal Leather by Charriol

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    Histoires de Parfums - Noir Patchouli


    Seems to not get too much attention, but a quality frag. Smokey/minty/Patchouli/Soft Leather with floral notes entering during drydown.

    Was really impressed with my sample and FB now on wish list. Definitely worth checking out, and would compliment your wardrobe.
    Well, it's cheaper than therapy... edit: No it's not...

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    virgin island water and gucci pour homme ii , both delicious

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    Various ideas for possible directions:

    Serious leathers: Bandit, Knize Ten, Rien.
    Florals: Paco Rabanne Metal (one of my quirks), Amouage Gold man, tubereuse criminelle
    Avant garde: CDG 2 man, Lush Breath of God

    cacio

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    +1 GPHII. Also, if you haven't tried much of the HDP line, I'd highly recommend it. Not sure I noticed many Vetiver based frags either. Perhaps you could explore those more. Good luck!

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    commes des garcons incense series

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    Default Re: Recommend me a fragrance (please)

    Thanks for the advice everyone. Yeah, vetiver is a direction I've been wanting to explore. I really like Original Vetiver, and obvious TDH, but I've been keen to try Sycomore and VE sometime soon.

    As for the other options, I'll give them a look over. I definitely appreciate the input.

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    You're missing a leather and something more strictly floral (I don't count Neroli Portofino and definitely not Windsor). Also, no oud.

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    GPHII
    Rive Gauche Pour Homme
    Dior Homme

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    CDG 2 Man is very good. I would definitely give Sycomore a try. If you find Sycomore to your liking, there's a cheaper version with a little more "dirtier" vetier note that still comes out smelling very nice...that' Encre Noir. For mainstreams that I don't find in your wardrobe, I'd say you should try YSL La Nuit de L'homme. It's very accessible, you should be able to find it at most local department stores.

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    Maybe check out the Dior 'Exclusives'-- I rate them highly

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    Hey there OctaV! I agree with Tony T

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    commes des garcons incense series
    I just went through an incense sampling binge:

    CdG's Avignon, Zagorsk, Kyoto / Tauer Incense Extreme / Montale Full Incense / L'Artisan Dzongkha / Heeley Cardinal / plus I already own CdG 2Man

    Quite interesting stuff! Worth looking at, if incense sounds appealing.

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    Default Re: Recommend me a fragrance (please)

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveStPaul View Post
    Hey there OctaV! I agree with Tony T



    I just went through an incense sampling binge:

    CdG's Avignon, Zagorsk, Kyoto / Tauer Incense Extreme / Montale Full Incense / L'Artisan Dzongkha / Heeley Cardinal / plus I already own CdG 2Man

    Quite interesting stuff! Worth looking at, if incense sounds appealing.
    It is. I have tried both Kyoto and Avignon from the line, but decided to go with Memoir Man for my incense fix. I also have 10mL of Jubilation XXV, so I feel like I have that base covered at least for now. I can see myself owning Kyoto at some point though. It has that nice green woodiness that I tend to like in things like Norne.

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    GPH II, Chanel Allure Edition Blanche, Prada Amber Pour Homme.

    Acqua di Gio lol. Everyone has it but girls love it!

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    Black Afgano

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
    Maybe check out the Dior 'Exclusives'-- I rate them highly
    Agree.

    Delve into the Serge Lutens line, there is some great gems to be discovered I suggest trying Chergui as a gateway and then move to others such as Feminine du Bois and Douce Amere

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    Make sure to sample leather perfume before committing though for bottle. Spray it and walk around to make sure you are into it. I have TF and don't wear it too often

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