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
1740 is perhaps the most classic masculine, with immortelle, tobacco, some leather. Very deep and long lasting. As mentioned above 1725 is a classic aromatic lavender. 1876 is a woody rose that's good for men too. And if you like aquatics, you can try the striking Petroleum (though I prefer Rosam, a classic oud-rose combo with a strange mineral note).
Agreed. Definitely do try Noir Patchouli, was really surprised how good this was, a sort of patchouli/minty/smokey/soft leather combo with a soft floral being introduced for drydown. I'd have a bottle of this before 1740 (though probably a bottle of 1740 not long after also )
Well, it's cheaper than therapy... edit: No it's not...
Try to get a sample each `(even 1-2 ml would be great) from the whole line and test in leisure, one a day; clumping all their frags on a day will lead your nose into olfactory fatigue quite easily & lead to misjudged decisions.
1740 & Ambre 114 get my vote to try out ahead of all others, do try their newly released trio as well...
1740 - warm, resins, immortelle , cardamom if I recall correctly.
Petroleum If you can still find it
Patchouli Noir - I don't know why I still don't own this. Patchouli for the mild patchouli aficionado.
Congratulations on your decision.
It's a pretty solid line with the standouts being 1725, 1740, Ambre 114, 1969, and the superlative Noir Patchouli. 1828 doesn't do anything for me but you might enjoy it. The house style comes across as classical but never old fashioned, a difficult trick to pull imo. But of late their forays seem a little edgier & more adventurous. I don't care for their Scent of Departure series but do try the Rares and the Tuberose Trilogy.
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
I also liked Tubereuse 3 (its mentioned to be unisex but I think its more feminine than masculine).
I haven't got the chance to test the edition rare ones but you should do it if you'll find them there.
The store was Roullier White and they had a limited line.
No ambre or patch noir. I had to have 1740 though. Great leather note and the immortelle is easier than Eau noir.
I also got a sample of fougere Royale and I like it a lot.