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    Default Recommend some niche fragrances to look at!

    I'm a 19 year old male, 20 in a month, and I'm very much into different fragrances. All of my collection is designer, besides Creeds Aventus. You guys can check my wardrobe to see what I already have, but I'd really like some direction as far as what niche to look at. Any suggestions are appreciated

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    Gaiac by Micallef
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)

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    Based on your age group/setting:

    New Haarlem
    Reflection man (not a fan, but you may like it)
    Rose 31
    Green Irish Tweed
    Tobacco Vanille
    Ambre 114

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    Let's see, 19 years old:

    - Xerjoff - Mefisto
    - Humiecki Graef - Eau Radieuse
    - Yosh - Ginger Ciao

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    If you want to stay within your comfort zone, I'd say try Acqua di Parma's (don't know how niche they are) Colonia Assoluta, a summertime classic which has great longevity.
    If wild ragged roses are your thing give Czech and Speake's No 88 and Montale's Black Aoud a spin. Both are strong perfumes, that announce you are on your way.
    Amouage 'masculines' have a high strike rate - for your age group try Silver (cool, the ultimate in cologne perfection), Memoir (an edgy poisonous green with woody depths), Jubilation XXV (the easiest introduction to frankincense there is).
    If you're after even more personality sample a few Tauers; they're not everyone's cuppa. I'd suggest Orange Star, the most maximalist take on orange there is, and yet a serious perfume not a fruit juice. Also Pentachords Verdant, a strange but compelling mix of wet earth, green leaves and sweet tobacco.
    After that, forget how old you are, forget gender and try everything....

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    Thanks guys!

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    Shanaan by M Micallef

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    L'Humaniste by Frapin is in my crosshairs at the moment. A fantastic citrusy gin fizz kind of vibe that's deceptively unique and deep.

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    I would order some inexpensive samples from here:

    http://www.histoiresdeparfums.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by gimmegreen View Post
    If you want to stay within your comfort zone, I'd say try Acqua di Parma's (don't know how niche they are) Colonia Assoluta, a summertime classic which has great longevity.
    If wild ragged roses are your thing give Czech and Speake's No 88 and Montale's Black Aoud a spin. Both are strong perfumes, that announce you are on your way.
    Amouage 'masculines' have a high strike rate - for your age group try Silver (cool, the ultimate in cologne perfection), Memoir (an edgy poisonous green with woody depths), Jubilation XXV (the easiest introduction to frankincense there is).
    If you're after even more personality sample a few Tauers; they're not everyone's cuppa. I'd suggest Orange Star, the most maximalist take on orange there is, and yet a serious perfume not a fruit juice. Also Pentachords Verdant, a strange but compelling mix of wet earth, green leaves and sweet tobacco.
    After that, forget how old you are, forget gender and try everything....


    Best advice! Basically said everything I would have said. I would also recommend you check out Comme de Garcon for some interesting and edgy fragrances which will set you apart from the crowd, and Miller & Bertaux have some great fresh but intelligent scents you may enjoy.

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    Default Re: Recommend some niche fragrances to look at!

    I could not see your wardrobe. However, at the age of 20 Candide would have been glad to know some easy-going niche like APOM pour Homme (EdT) by Maison Francis Kurkdjian. Something utterly gentle, likeable, full of quality for an open-minded young person.
    Last edited by Candide; 19th June 2012 at 04:56 PM.

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    Default Re: Recommend some niche fragrances to look at!

    Quote Originally Posted by Marais View Post
    I would order some inexpensive samples from here:

    http://www.histoiresdeparfums.com/
    unhesitatingly this ^^^ In my opinion, the $10 you spend for 12 ml of Eau de Parfum samples from Histoires de Parfums represents tremendous, tremendous value. 1725 is among my favorite fragrances, and 1740 and Noir Patchouli are also very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke Hunt View Post
    Based on your age group/setting:

    New Haarlem
    Reflection man (not a fan, but you may like it)
    Rose 31
    Green Irish Tweed
    Tobacco Vanille
    Ambre 114
    Duke has made some great suggestions; I'll add:
    Ambrarem
    Back to Black
    Musc Ravageur
    APOM Pour Homme
    Menthe Fraiche
    Sel Marin

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    Thanks guys, I just ordered 6 samples from Histoires de Parfums, and in a week I'm going to San Fransisco so I can check out some of the fragrances mentioned in here.

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    When you visit SF, go to the Neiman Marcus store there and try the Creed, Tom Ford and Francis Kurkdjian lines. They're all well worth your time in testing and sampling. I also recommend your checking out Amouage's offerings, particularly Jubilation XXV. Good luck and enjoy!
    Last edited by cologne connoisseur; 15th June 2012 at 08:50 PM.

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    Default Re: Recommend some niche fragrances to look at!

    Endymion by Penhaligons, Creed GIT, Acqua di Parma scents from the Blu Meditarreno lineup.

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    Invasion Barbare, Aventus and New Haarlem.

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    If u r just 20-21 and not yet employed full time - my suggestion as a few other BN'ers already did - get samples of all the listed one's - it'll cost u 75-100 or a bit more, but should last u a yr or so at the least. Gives u a chance to sample and pick a few from them based on your likes / dislikes.
    Buying parfums / collecting is a costly affair, so be cautious and wise b4 buying a full bottle, DO NOT base it on suggestions alone...

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