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    Default Fragrances you like that noone's talking about...

    That are not discontinued. Let's put others on to something new.. I continue to see the same frags discussed throughout the web, but there are plenty of new gems out there..

    Eight + Bob very strong opening, projects quite well for the first 4-5 hrs in the cold; pine-y, citrusy opening and smooth vanilla drydown. 8hours, and it hasn't hit 60+ degrees yet so I could only imagine in the warmer months

    Parfums de Marly- Pegasus; smooth throughout, and a nice vanilla from top to bottom
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    3. Aventus
    4. Ambre Nuit
    5. Portrait of A Lady
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    Default Re: Fragrances you like that noone's talking about...

    These three immediately come to mind...

    Coeur de Vetiver Sacre
    by L'Artisan
    Padparadscha by Satellite
    Supercilium by O'driu
    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: Fragrances you like that noone's talking about...

    I'm not sure if it is necessarily never talked about, but I love Sova by Slumberhouse.

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    Nimitz by Paris Bleu

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    Parah Man. Light citrus and cedar. Great for the spring and summer.
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    Currently wearing: Memoir Man by Amouage

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    Amouage Epic Man doesn't get as much hype here as it deserves in my opinion.
    Currently wearing: Green Irish Tweed by Creed

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    The house of J del Pozo needs more love.
    Currently wearing: Cefiro by Floris

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    Givenchy Xeryus Rouge, my timeless ever favorite of all the time!!!!!

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    Opus Oils Mother (EDP version)
    "Smell with your nose, not your ears".

    AC'S FAVORITES - Neil Morris for Takashimaya, Creed Royal Mayfair, Le Labo Rose 31, Xerjoff Nio, Profumum Roma Acqua Viva, Bruno Fazzolari Lampblack, Olympic Orchids Woodcut, Olympic Orchids Blackbird, Acqua di Parma Intensa Oud, Amouage Epic Man, Profumum Del Forte Ambra Mediterranea & Slumberhouse Jeke extrait

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    IMHO, its such a pity that the houses of Maitre Parfumeir et Gantier & Parfumerie Generale are often overlooked by many on BN, particularly the ones looking to expand their wardrobe (fortunately there are a few here who appreciate their frags) and on other forums as well. These 2 houses are prob the most underestimated of the niche houses and both are not too bad on your wallet either.

    Apart from these 2, here are some overlooked / under-discussed frags:

    Or Black - Pascal Morabito
    Nejma Aoud series & their Puro / Puro Intense - grt grt value for your $$$ (order directly from their website)
    Odori's Tabacco & Cuoio
    Hilfiger Athletic (discontinued, but readily available on ebay / amazon) - a grt summer frag
    Chemistry by Clinique
    Mauboussin Homme
    Lapidus PH
    Currently wearing: L'Humaniste by Frapin

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    Most Faconnable scents

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    The other day one of my friends passed by me at work and he smelled wonderful.
    I was 100% sure it was Memoir Man, the smell was something strange, dark but fresh, sweet but dry, so I asked him but he didn't know the name. After two days he brought me a bottle as a gift , guys give this one a try very nice patchouli scent.
    Deher by Sayed Junaid $38 for 100ml
    Notes: amber-oud-patchouli

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    Zara Man Gold....

    Amazing smelling fragrance for $17.

    Top note is lemon; middle notes are cinnamon and praline; base notes are ebony tree and amber, though it isn't listed pineapple plays a prominent role in this fragrance.

    The smell of this stuff is amazing, its almost a pineapple gummy bear vibe. The longevity on the other hand leaves a lot to be desired 5hrs maybe, projection is minimal as you can maybe smell it off yourself and that's it.

    Even still when you are able to smell it on yourself you will enjoy every minute of it. I think this is good for year round.

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    Dune pour Homme, Dior; Xeryus de Givenchy; Miracle Homme de Lancôme.

    These bad boys are rarely mentioned anywhere else than the odd top 10 list.
    They are all still available - but preferable in vintage formulations. Of course!

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    The two houses that get no mention are Cale a fantastic Italian niche house. The other is Cerchi Nell'acqua, again another niche, the second brand from the House of Sigili. They specialize in linear scents (Whiteout and Ambr'ero are my faves)

    A less expensive house is Ortigia-Sicilia, a very inexpensive and the scents are first class.
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    Hammam Bouquet. It is unique, but nobody seems to care.

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    34 Boulevard Saint Germain - Diptyque
    Ambre Fetiche - Annick Goutal
    Kinski
    Hasu No Hana - Grossmith
    Chamen's Party - Honore des Pres
    Cravache - Robert Piguet
    Cuir Ottoman - Parfum d'Empire
    Eau des Iles - Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
    En Sens de Bois - Miller Harris
    Jardin du Nil - Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
    L'Anonyme ou OP-1475-A - A Lab on Fire
    Paestum Rose - Eau d'Italie
    Peau d'Espagne - Santa Maria Novella





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    Quote Originally Posted by badarun View Post
    IMHO, its such a pity that the houses of Maitre Parfumeir et Gantier & Parfumerie Generale are often overlooked by many on BN,
    Apart from these 2, here are some overlooked / under-discussed frags:

    Or Black - Pascal Morabito
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    Ermenegildo Zegna - ZegnaIntenso

    Comme Des Garcons Incense Series - Jaisalmer

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    Default Re: Fragrances you like that noone's talking about...

    Knize Forest, Anvers 2 just to name a few.
    Current top 5:
    1. MDCI Chypre Palatin
    2. Guerlain Arsene Lupin (Dandy)

    3. Roja Dove Enigma Parfum Pour Homme
    4. Roja Dove Vetiver Extrait
    5. Puredistance Black


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    Aventus




    LOL.

    Of all the Malles I don't see Bois d' Orage or Geranium pour monsuier get much mention.

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    Default Re: Fragrances you like that noone's talking about...

    +1 Eight & Bob

    Some others that don't get a lot of mention:
    Penhaligon's - Blenheim Bouquet
    Armani - Cedre Olympe
    Annick Goutal - Les Nuits d'Hadrien
    Brueckner Aoud 1
    Armani Prive Oud Royal
    Micallef - Gaiac
    Profumum Roma - Olibanum
    Dior - Mitzah

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    Guerlain Habit Rouge Sport - never hear anything about it, but I think it's a very nice scent. I think it suffers badly from the "sport moniker" (as do many others) and that it was a flanker of a long-time classic. Should've been named differently, but still think it's another quality frag from Guerlain.

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    Default Re: Fragrances you like that noone's talking about...

    if you had asked me a year ago, i would have said midnight in paris.

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    I agree wholeheartedly with drseid and hedonist222 about Coeur de Vetiver Sacre and 34 Boulevard St. Germain - I've noticed in the past you two have been quite evangelical about these two fragrances that I happen to like a lot as well. Both are complex, well-constructed, and quite unique.

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    Default Re: Fragrances you like that noone's talking about...

    Cerruti Pour Homme, L'essence de Cerruti PH, 1881 and 1881 Black
    Hugo Boss Dark Blue,
    Boss in motion black,
    The One Gentleman,
    Lancome Hypnose Homme
    Givenchy Xeryus Rouge, Very Irresistible for men and Pour Homme
    Chopard Noble Cedar
    Carolina Herrera Chic for men

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    Krigler ESTABLISHED COGNAC 66

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    Default Re: Fragrances you like that noone's talking about...

    Eddie bauer pure, geir ness, aramis bermuda tonic and the odin line and the six scent line..

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    Knize Sec.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zgb View Post
    ...1881 Black...
    ...Chopard Noble Cedar....
    I've been intrigued by 1881 Black for the longest time. There is no place that stocks it so it would have to be a blind buy but the marzipan note that is listed is the thing I really want to experience, what is it like?

    Noble Cedar too, is it properly woody?

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    Default Re: Fragrances you like that noone's talking about...

    Top of my list in this category would be Ted Lapidus's Black Soul. Yes, it shares some similarities with 1 Million, but I prefer this one by a mile. It's got a great mint/cinnamon/saffron, spicy combo on top of a sweet resinous/woody base of tolu balsam, raisins, and cedar. It's probably my favorite woody spicy/oriental fragrance in my collection, and I love this one. If you like scents like 1 Million, Spicebomb, Eau de Baux, or Tobacco Vanille, then I highly recommend giving Black Soul a try (and it can be had for $20-30 online).

    Another that is overlooked, that I've enjoyed sampling recently is Perry Ellis 360 Black. (kind of like La Nuit with a tangy tamarind top note & a nice tobacco in the base). Also, dirt cheap online.

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