What are your top 3 from the house of Parfumerie Generale?
and why you like it would be great.
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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
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I got 4 fav's from this house --- Querelle / L'Ombre Fauve / Coze / Aomassai
Felanilla is a big, gourmandish vanilla, but with a smooth, rooty iris note. A very interesting and unique take on a vanilla. It's supposed to have a banana note, but it's not a sweet, overripe banana - its more like a green, vegetal banana.
Those are the only two that have won me over so far, but I have yet to try many of them.
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Iris Oriental iris with warmth and spice
Cuir d'Iris like an old leather book
Louanges Profanes, floral and incense.
Louanges Profanes - quite unique imho, an incense that never goes 'churchy'
Cadjmere - a very modern balanced oriental
Brulure de Rose - a yummy chocolate rose and Djhennè - a musky sunkissed hay and lavender with cocoa to keep it 'grounded'
Cadjmere: warm, sweet, interesting
Corps et Ames: gorgeous chypre
Cuir d'Iris: Just what it says on the tin, and lovely
Unfortunately, I never tried any from this house.
Honorable mention: Felanilla 21
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Oooh, one of my favourite houses. I couldn't name just three favourites, but I would say that three of the ones I enjoy most are:
Querelle: one of the most masculine perfumes I have, it has a fougère vibe although it is more of a chypre.
Louanges Profanes: incense, florals and resins form a masterful blend of something gourmand and really addictive.
Tubereuse Couture: a close relative of Tubereuse Criminelle, this one replaces the root beer with tuberose candy. It is sweet and uplifting, a real pleasure.
I also love L'Ombre Fauve, Cedre Sandaraque, Coprs et Âmes, Cadjmeré, Drama Nuuï, Praliné de Santal, Un Crime Exotique and Intrigant Patchouli.
Kurt smells like Teen Spirit
My favorites from Guilaume are these three:
I know he is known better for his gourmand fragrances, but I prefer when he works on the woody oriental theme
Louanges Profane 19
Yuzu Ab Irato 09
Check his 'Eighth Art' range out also.
Fluffing an old thread - Bloom Perfumery has just moved much closer to my commuting station so I'm planning to explore the PG line.
What do you recommend? I've tried and like Felanilla and Praline de Santal and Papyrus de Ciane are definitely on my test list. Probably Aomassai too.
Cuir d'Iris is similar to Dior Homme with a more prominent iris note. Or somewhat similar to Cuir Ottoman, but more iris-prominent. I find it more compelling than some other 'non-butch' leathers. Had reasonable longevity on my skin (based on 1 ml).
Cozé is a very interesting smoky, dry, ashy, blond tobacco fragrance. It's more unique than Cuir d'Iris, and is a must try. Again good sillage and tenacity (based on 1 ml).
I also remember sampling Cuir Venenum but didn't find it to be that remarkable. Based on my memory it's a sweet leather fragrance, roughly speaking. I much prefer Cuir Mauresque, which is roughly in the same ballpark in terms of scent profile. So you can skip Cuir Venenum and move on to Cuir Mauresque.
Yes, Cuir Venenum smelled exactly like beer to me. I was expecting a little beer note or something after the Guide review but it was overpowering. I must try Cuir d'Iris properly on skin as well. I found the opening off-putting on card but so many people have recommended it and I do enjoy leather and Iris.
Coze Dry, dusty,grassy, woody Patchouli and hey! Let's bake some "Brownies"
Private Collection - L'Ombre Fauve Dog's and Cat's. Soft Music. Let's spend the morning in bed.
Grand Siècle Intense 7.1 Let's lay down in the Herb Garden and eat Lemon-Lime Gumdrops.
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The only one I have come across that I have found FBW is Grand Siecle Intense 7.1. Love it.
Current Summer Favorites:
1. Creed - Pure White Cologne
2. Xerjoff - Nio
3. Dior - Homme Cologne 2013
4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
5. Armani - Code Sport Athlete
6. Ermenegildo Zegna - Sicilian Mandarin
7. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
8. Tom Ford - Rive d’Ambre
9. Montale - Aoud Legacy
10. Creed - Virgin Island Water
Aomassi - dry, warm, excellent in Fall and Winter and Summer.
Coze - I love patchouli - it is very patchouli dominant, with coffee and cloves.
L'Ombre Fauve - one of the best amber animal scents ever.
currently on shelf: • mugler cologne • super cedar • thé noir 29 • lemon in zest • java patchouli • essenza • royal leather • royal oud • "on the road" • oud shamash • gris montagne • millesime imperial • sunday cologne • vetiver moloko •
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L'Hombre Fauve, Intrigant Patchouli, Harmatan Noir,
(I appreciate a lot also Aomassai 10).
Papryus De Ciane.
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