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    Default Based on smell alone… what would be your 10/10 fragrance?

    Based on smell alone - forget the price/longevity/projection/silage, what fragrances have you owned and or tried that would get a 10/10 from you just based on smell alone?

    For me I would say –
    D&G The One – I love the smell so much that I spray it on my pillow just so I can smell it as I am going to sleep.

    Baldessarini Ambre – such a yummy fruity vanilla amber scent. I tend to spry this on my shirt while I am messing around on the computer… keeps me in a good mood

    Versace Pour Homme – Such a beautiful clean crisp lite citrus scent. This is the one I spray on myself when I am down in the dumps and need a little pick me up
    Living each day one spray at a time

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    Default Re: Based on smell alone… what would be your 10/10 fragrance?

    I have too many 10s in my collection.

    My rotation varies by what I want to smell: citruses, floral, chypres, leathers, etc.

    I find many of my scents also give me a pick-me-up.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Based on just smell. I think Burberry London. And it is unmatched and untouchable. Nothing like it.
    My Current Top 10:

    Rive Gauche Light (2004)
    Fahrenheit (1988)
    Paul Smith Man (2009)
    Burberry London (2006)
    Prada Amber pour Homme (2006)
    Live Jazz (1998)
    Eau des Baux (2006)
    Midnight in Paris EDP (2010)
    Arpege pour Homme (2005)
    Eau Duelle (2010)

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    Mona di Orio - Oud
    Isabey - Gardenia

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    Default Re: Based on smell alone… what would be your 10/10 fragrance?

    I own a few that would fit that classification. That said, as listed in my signature below my favorite that does is Portrait of a Lady.
    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

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    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

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    Default Re: Based on smell alone… what would be your 10/10 fragrance?

    Miller Harris Vetiver Bourbon. Every time I smell it I'm amazed at how good it is.

    By Kilian Pure Oud. Very close to perfect.

    Chanel Sycomore. Another one that smells close to perfect, even though it's something I never wear.

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    Puredistance M! Perfect scent, perfectly balanced perfect notes with perfect longevity, sillage and projection!

    Oh yeah - perfect smell

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    Default Re: Based on smell alone… what would be your 10/10 fragrance?

    It would be a very undecided combat between Armani Eau pour Homme, Blenheim Bouquet, Knize Ten, Mouchoir de Monseiur and quite a few other scents I cannot immediately think of.

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    Default Re: Based on smell alone… what would be your 10/10 fragrance?

    Amouage Homage.

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    Pure Malt, baby! Hands down.
    My Starting Lineup: MI, Pure Malt, GIT, LIDGE, Clive Christian C, LaNuit, Royal Oud, Aventus, Guerlain Homme Intense, L'Humaniste, VIW, D & G PH, Jardin d' Amalfi, DHI, Clive Christian X,, Bentley Intense, Bois du Portugal. Signature Scent: L'homme

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    Dolce & Gabbana By Man.

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    Default Re: Based on smell alone… what would be your 10/10 fragrance?

    I'll say Burberry London and Dior Fahrenheit (until it gets leathery).

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    Based on just smell. I think Burberry London. And it is unmatched and untouchable. Nothing like it.
    I keep meaning to try... well knowing me BUY Burberry London. A few people I know that have it say it smells out of this world!
    Living each day one spray at a time

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    Default Re: Based on smell alone… what would be your 10/10 fragrance?

    Channel Sycomore, although I recently tried Amber Narguile for the first time and fell in love.

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    Default Re: Based on smell alone… what would be your 10/10 fragrance?

    I agree with D&G The One.

    My other one would be Virgin Island Water. I love the lime + coconut combo, puts me in paradise.

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    D&G Velvet Vetiver and Chanel Antaeus

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    Millesime Imperial

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    Default Re: Based on smell alone… what would be your 10/10 fragrance?

    Pure Distance M followed by Pure Malt
    Current Faves:
    Clive Christian X
    Xerjoff Richwood
    Creed Aventus
    Creed Royal Oud
    Mona di Orio Oud
    Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
    Tom Ford Oud Wood
    Tom Ford Patchouli Absolu
    Tom Ford Plum Japonais
    Aqua di Parma Colonia Leather

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    Noir de Noir is utterly beautiful.

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    Default Re: Based on smell alone… what would be your 10/10 fragrance?

    Dior Homme Intense

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gooner3029 View Post
    I agree with D&G The One.
    one of my favorite smells. top to bottom non-stop.

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    Default Re: Based on smell alone… what would be your 10/10 fragrance?

    It's great to see the diversity of smell preference in here
    Current Faves:
    Clive Christian X
    Xerjoff Richwood
    Creed Aventus
    Creed Royal Oud
    Mona di Orio Oud
    Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
    Tom Ford Oud Wood
    Tom Ford Patchouli Absolu
    Tom Ford Plum Japonais
    Aqua di Parma Colonia Leather

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    Mancera Roses Vanille
    D&G The One
    By Kilian Amber Oud
    For Sale or Swap: Terre D'Hermes

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    Creed Cuir de Russie and Selection Verte.

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    Green Irish Tweed, perhaps Dior Homme Intense
    Current favourite: Spiritueuse Double Vanille

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    Default Re: Based on smell alone… what would be your 10/10 fragrance?

    Such a difficult question, it's like having to give your favourite fragrance. I can't narrow it down to one but if pushed a 10/10 would have to be Patou Pour Homme.
    Hard work never killed anyone, but why risk it?

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    Portrait of a lady, Pure Oud by killian and Coromandel by Chanel

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    Default Re: Based on smell alone… what would be your 10/10 fragrance?

    Really too many. Maybe Gengis Khan.

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    Amouage Reflection

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    Default Re: Based on smell alone… what would be your 10/10 fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    I have too many 10s in my collection.
    Same with me...

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    Default Re: Based on smell alone… what would be your 10/10 fragrance?

    Tom Ford's Tuscan Leather was absolutely beautiful. But I can never see myself wearing it.

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    Default Re: Based on smell alone… what would be your 10/10 fragrance?

    TF Tobacco Vanille; although for me I can only wear this at night
    Andy Tauer's LDDM: this may just be the thrill of the new - I have a sample and wore it two days ago. I kept the empty vial just to keep smelling it. Intoxicating.


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    Default Re: Based on smell alone… what would be your 10/10 fragrance?

    Quite a few for me also... I would say these for sure:

    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    D&G The One
    Brueckner Aoud 1
    Armani Prive Oud Royal
    Armani Prive Vetiver Babylone
    Creed Aventus
    Creed Jardin d'Amalfi
    Creed Royal English Leather
    by Kilian Straight to Heaven
    by Kilian Incense Oud

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    Default Re: Based on smell alone… what would be your 10/10 fragrance?

    There are a fair few I would rate 10 out of 10, but if I were to narrow it down a bit:

    Millesime Imperial (going to see a LOT of play this summer)

    Ambre Precieux (amazing amber with vanilla, not cloying, not overly powdery)

    Chypre Palatin (also going to see play this spring and summer. Just absolutely awesome)

    Sova (woods, maple, super dry tobacco...yes please)

    Memoir Man (best incense based fragrance I've smelled, and I've smelled a decent amount)

    Invasion Barbare (it may take some time to love this one for some, but I sure do. Again, going to be heavy for me in spring)

    As for those I am starting to think qualify: Musc Ravageur comes to mind, same with tobacco vanille.
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    Too many......but if you want only one......Portrait of a Lady.
    When we come to the other world and meet the millions of Jews who died in the camps and they ask *what have you done for us*.......I will say * I did not forget you*. Simon Wiesenthal

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    Based on just smell. I think Burberry London. And it is unmatched and untouchable. Nothing like it.
    This. It was my wedding/honeymoon scent in the Fall of 2006, right after it came out so it is a scent I love and it has great memories associated with it.
    "As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round."
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    Dior Homme Intense....

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    Aventus, without a doubt, no contest.

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    I've really been wanting to smell that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dudelove View Post
    Tom Ford's Tuscan Leather was absolutely beautiful. But I can never see myself wearing it.
    I've really been wanting to smell that.

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    Creed Jardin d'Amalfi all the way

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    Default Re: Based on smell alone… what would be your 10/10 fragrance?

    None really, but let's say Mitsouko, L'Heure Bleue and Kouros.

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    Hammam Bouquet, Shalimar and Habit Rouge.

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    Default Re: Based on smell alone… what would be your 10/10 fragrance?

    Carnal Flower: the best floral perfume I have ever smell
    Sycamore: Classiness in the bottle
    Noir de Noir: Take me to sensual trip everytime I wear it
    Ambre Sultan: Really exotic & spicy
    ***My favourite from my collection***

    -------- Amouage Tribute Attar
    ------ Serge Lutens: Ambre Sultan
    -------- Les Exclusifs de Chanel: Sycamore
    ------ Amouage: Fate Man
    -------- Amouage: Epic Man
    ------ Tom Ford Private Blend: Noir de Noir
    -------- Terre D'Hermès Pure Parfum
    ------ EDP FM: Carnal Flower
    -------- Neela Vermire Creations: Trayee
    ------ Dior: Leather Oud
    ------- Hermèssence: Ambre Narguilé

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    To my, I agree with POAL. To add a couple, GIT and Harrods Oud by Bond no 9.

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    Pretty happy to see people adding Burberry London to the list, I agree!! For me, it's either that or Acqua Di Parma Colonia.. tough choice

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    Lumiere Noire ..............

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    Histoires de Parfums Veni for me.

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    Default Re: Based on smell alone… what would be your 10/10 fragrance?

    Kurkdjian's APOM Homme.

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    Default Re: Based on smell alone… what would be your 10/10 fragrance?

    Vintage Givenchy Gentleman.

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    Amouage Jubilation
    Dior Patchouli Imperial
    Malle Musc Ravageur

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    Default Re: Based on smell alone… what would be your 10/10 fragrance?

    hate to be cliche but aventus

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    Tobacco Vanille
    Spicebomb
    Ambre Narguile
    MI

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    Default Re: Based on smell alone… what would be your 10/10 fragrance?

    La Myrrhe, Portrait of a Lady for me.

    Narciso Rodriguez for Her for the girlfriend.

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    Aventus
    GPH II
    Midnight in Paris

    Zara Man Gold....I'm telling you this stuff is absolutely amazing the smell is great. Longevity is only about 5 hours though which sucks from reading reviews its similar to Black XS, I don't think so but I have only smelled Black XS once.

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    Default Re: Based on smell alone… what would be your 10/10 fragrance?

    Gaultier 2, Bulgari green tea, Gucci Pour Homme, but to be honest I don't think that anything smells better than ketchup.

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    Gucci PH
    Aventus
    Rive Gauche
    Signature Rotation: A* Men, Pure Havane, Dunhill Pursuit, Varvatos Artisian, Guerlain Vetiver

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    Creed Windsor Batch 1
    Creed Vintage Tabarome in green flacon
    Arabian Oud King Fahed
    Bekkali I have a dream
    Sonoma scent studio Tabac Aurea
    Last edited by litworth; 5th April 2013 at 05:00 AM.

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    Dior Homme Intense

    Perfection!!
    CURRENT TOP 5

    1. Dior Homme Intense
    2. Creed Aventus
    3. Tom Ford Extreme
    4. Gucci Pour Homme II
    5. Terre d'Hermes

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    Default Re: Based on smell alone… what would be your 10/10 fragrance?

    I gotta add Hugo by Hugo Boss, from 1995, this scent is amazing based on smell alone. Very synthetic smelling though. Pineapple, cypress, musky type scent. Nothing smells quite like it, even after all these years. Longevity and projection are a bit weak sometimes though; and the mid notes start to get really synthetic. But the opening notes are awesome.
    My Current Top 10:

    Rive Gauche Light (2004)
    Fahrenheit (1988)
    Paul Smith Man (2009)
    Burberry London (2006)
    Prada Amber pour Homme (2006)
    Live Jazz (1998)
    Eau des Baux (2006)
    Midnight in Paris EDP (2010)
    Arpege pour Homme (2005)
    Eau Duelle (2010)

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    Creed Windsor
    Dior Homme vintage

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    Davidoff Zino
    Memoir Man
    Ambre Sultan
    Il Profumo Patchouli Noir
    Epic Man
    Memoir Man
    Zino
    Heritage
    Ambre Sultan
    Tobacco Vanille
    Bois Du Portugal
    Patchouly Noir

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