Parfums de Marly
I have a couple expensive "masculine" smelling frags (TF Tuscan Leather, Creed Royal Water, Dior Leather Oud) that I've been wearing more and more over time, not only are they different from a lot of the fairly unisex men's frags out there but they really seem to last all day which to makes them worth the extra money over something I put on in the morning and have to reapply at lunch!
Are there any other high end lines of men's frags besides TF PC, Dior PC and Creed that I should take a look at? Especially ones with somewhat masculine scents? Advice appreciated, thanks!
Parfums de Marly
Far too many to mention. Maybe a good place to start is EdP Frédéric Malle.
Current Top Favorites:
1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
4) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie
6) 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 Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
There are a lot. I encourage you to have an open mind and to not throw around words like "high-end", because frankly you'll miss out on a lot of great fragrances. Sorry if this sounds preachy.
I would say the first place for you to start is with Knize Ten. IMO no collection could ever be complete without a bottle. After Knize, you could go in almost any direction:
Caron Pour un Homme
Check out the Bond No. 9 line.
Another vote for Knize Ten
On the rare I think Worth pour Homme
An old Panto joke for you.
Lord:I hear that eggs are going up again.
Dame:That'll surprise a few chickens.
Frederic Malle, Amouage and Le Labo are my personal favorite lines
Frederic Malle, Puredistance, Serge Lutens and Amouage worth it
Creeds & Bond No 9 - toilet waters in bottle selling for $200 bucks
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Amouage - Tribute, Homage and OPUS VII
Andy Tauer - Noontide Petals, Miriam and Loretta
HdP - Veni, Vidi, Vici and Rosam, Ambrarem, Petroleum
The Different Company - Oud Shamash, Oud for Love and Aurore Nomade
Guerlain - Sous Le Vent, Angélique Noire, Bois d'Armenie, Cruel Gardenia, Rose Barbare
and many more niches up for split...
You could look at houses like Xerjoff and Clive Christian for the so-called "high ends".
Great recos, I decided to start with Frederic Malle Bois d'Orage which has a wicked green opening and settles down nicely afterward. As a bonus my wife loves it, thinks it smells masculine but not offensively so, and yet isn't so feminine that she wants to borrow it for herself, basically the perfect sweet spot.
Looking forward to trying others!
MPG Santal Noble
MDCI Invasion Barbare
The Perfums de Marly look like they're right up my alley - high quality, hard to find, and very masculine. I'm having trouble finding a place to get samples in North America, does anyone have any recommendations?