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    Default Favorite fragrance names

    Some fragrance names strike me as particularly clever, or roll off the tongue just right. What are your favorites?

    off the top of my head...

    Invasion Barbare
    Musc Ravageur
    Fou d'Absinthe
    Tubereuse Criminelle

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    Aventus, probably gonna put that on my License Plate when I get a black BMW/Mercedes lol.

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    Zizanie

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    The Afternoon of a Faun
    The Dreamer
    Love Potion No. 9
    A Moment of Pleasure (Grain de Plaisir)

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    L'ombre dans l'eau

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    I like 'Mouchoir de Monsieur' and 'Midnight in Paris'.

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    Love 'Afternoon of a Faun" (makes me think of Pan's Labyrinth) and "Midnight In Paris" (makes me think of the Devil Wears Prada). I love them both.

    If I had to narrow it down to five favorites, I'd probably go with Sartorial, China White, L'anarchiste, Encre Noir and Virgin Island Water.

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    Meow

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    Black Afgano

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    Quorum, Kouros, Yatagan, Grey Flannel, Moustache.

    +1 Invasion Barbare.

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    Je Suise un Homme
    Cuir Mauresque

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    Wazamba

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    Luxe Champaca.

    Great name, okay perfume.

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    Agarwoud
    Cruel Intentions

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    Hai Karate

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    Among others:

    Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Habit Rouge
    Je Reviens
    Arpege
    Silences
    Un Jardin sur le Nil
    Bal a Versailles
    Le Roy Soleil
    Blenheim Bouquet
    Endymion

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    Live Jazz
    Antaeus
    Egoiste
    Shalimar
    Mitsouko
    Muscs Koublai Khan
    Fracas

    and

    Sex Panther

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    dirty english

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    Green Irish Tweed is the most evocative name I can think of for a comaratively recent scent (and, conversely, "Cool Water" doesn't fit that scent at all).

    But I think Guerlain's names are generally fantastic, especially the classics, and take the cake for evocativeness and creativity. Mitsouko. Jicky. Shalimar. Samsara. Those are great names for scents.

    More recently, I love the name Arsene Lupin Dandy. I wanted to buy a bottle just for the name. And the fact that it's purple.
    Current Top Five:

    1. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    5. Creed Original Vetiver

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    What We Do in Paris is Secret.
    Memoirs of a Trespasser.

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    Secretions Magnifique

    I have a running juvenile joke going on with that one with a friend.

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    Aramis bermuda tonic,back to black

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    Chergui has to be my all-time favourite along with Narciso Rodriguez for him.

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    Green Irish Tweed just sounds sophisticated and manly man's fragrance.

    I actually have the opposite reaction with MiP... "Midnight in Paris" sounds cheap lol.

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    I have a fair few:

    Chypre Palatin
    Invasion Barbare
    Orange Sanguine
    All of the Slumberhouse names since they are so obscure (especially Ore)
    Chergui
    Moon Aoud
    etc. etc.

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    Équipage
    Formerly known as Inselaffe

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    Invasion Barbare
    Green Irish Tweed
    Acier Aluminium

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    Black Afgano
    Muscs Koublai Khan
    Invasion Barbare

    not cool: telling the guys that you are wearing Tea for Two (although smells great) LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Zizanie
    Agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Among others:

    Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Habit Rouge
    Je Reviens
    Arpege

    Bal a Versailles
    I agree with all of these. I'd add:

    The Baron
    Deauville
    Jade East
    Preferred Stock
    Rive Gauche
    Derby

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    Iris Silver Mist
    Silver Mountain Water
    L'Homme de Coeur
    L'Eau d'Hiver (Winter Water)
    Stardust (for men)
    L'Heure Bleue (Blue Hour)
    Bel Ami
    Jardin du Nil
    L'Ombre dans L'Eau (The Shadow on the Water)
    Voleur de Roses
    Iris Bleu Gris
    Gris Clair (Clear Grey)
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    Fat Electrician always bring on a chuckle.

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    Fat Electrician always bring on a chuckle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barclaydetolly View Post

    But I think Guerlain's names are generally fantastic, especially the classics, and take the cake for evocativeness and creativity. Mitsouko. Jicky. Shalimar. Samsara. Those are great names for scents.
    I agree totally. All such incredible names. JICKY! How great is that.

    I love telling people I'm wearing Amouage Homage even when they're not interested in what I'm wearing and even when I'm not even wearing anything. What a poser.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Among others:

    Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Habit Rouge
    Je Reviens
    Arpege
    Silences
    Un Jardin sur le Nil
    Bal a Versailles
    Le Roy Soleil
    Blenheim Bouquet
    Endymion
    Mouchoir de Monsieur, Je Reviens, Bal a Versailles, Blenheim Bouquet-----yes big yes to all.

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    DZING! A wonderful name and a perfect name for what's in the bottle.
    Last edited by Dernier_Cri; 12th March 2013 at 05:54 AM.

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    Epic from Amouage - a real epic with rgds to longevity, silage, projection & compliments recvd...

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    Lonestar Memories.
    Also like Dirty English, Musc Ravageur and Black Afgano.
    Oh, and anything Americans can't pronounce and remember so that when they ask I know they will never be able to buy my scent.
    My Favorites
    1a. Slumberhouse Zahd
    1. Amouage Epic man
    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Amouage Tribute Attar
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Bond No.9 New York Oud
    7. Norma Kamali Incense


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    Quote Originally Posted by ajmc View Post
    Iris Silver Mist
    Siver Mountain Water
    L'Homme de Coeur
    L'Eau d'Hiver (Winter Water)
    Stardust (for men)
    L'Heure Bleue (Blue Hour)
    Bel Ami
    Jardin du Nil
    L'Ombre dans L'Eau (The Shadow on the Water)
    Voleur de Roses
    Iris Bleu Gris
    Gris Clair (Clear Grey)
    *swoon* These are all gorgeous! They have a kind of dreamy theme.

    How about;
    Psychotrope
    Silences
    Ambra di Luna
    Vis Et Honor (very theatrical)
    and lest we forget....Poison.

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    L' enfant terrible

    Portrait of a Lady but much better POaL

    Green Irish Tweed

    Fracas

    Indian Hicks Island Living

    Fat Electrician

    No. 5
    Last edited by Papi Le Bon; 13th March 2013 at 01:54 AM. Reason: Tabac Blond, Vent Vert & Paco Rabanne are good but not great names

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    Wonderwood

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    Fat Electrician always bring on a chuckle.
    Etat Libre d'Orange have got to win the trophy for best names. Some sound really classy, like Afternoon of a Faun or Bijou Romantique, some are just oddly amusing like Fat Electrician, and Malaise of the 1970s and some are just going for "what did you say?" batsh*t crazy shocking. Only the creators of Sécrétions Magnifiques and Delicious Closet Queen would really go for it and outdo themselves with Don't Get Me Wrong Baby, I Don't Swallow.

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    As for rolling off the tongue just right, Equipage wins that one hands down. Eh-Kwi-Par-Zjeh. Lovely.
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    Sublime Balkiss
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    L'Air du Desert Marocain
    &
    Green Irish Tweed

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    The Voice of Reason
    Eau Sauvage
    Dirty English
    Habit Rouge
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    Nice thread.
    From my wardrobe:

    34 Boulevard Saint Germain
    Anima Dulcis
    Azemour les Orangers
    Bois des Iles
    Fumerie Turque
    L'Ombre Fauve
    Mechant Loup
    Noir de Reminiscence
    Oud Ispahan
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