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    Default An example of "perfectly built" perfume?

    I'd like to know the opinion of BNoters:

    Please name a perfume (male and female) in your opinion "perfectly built" (meaning notes, evolution and "shifting" between each note) .

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    Default Re: An example of "perfectly built" perfume?

    I'll say well built - Derby by Guerlain

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    Dior Homme

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    Givenchy Xeryus Rouge
    Dior Homme Intense
    TDH
    My current top 10 (with no particular order):
    Givenchy Xeryus Rouge
    Dior Homme Intense
    Dior Fahrenheit
    Costume National Scent Intense
    Terre d'Hermes EDT
    CK Eternity for Men
    Creed Aventus
    YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme (Old Tin Can)
    Thierry Mugler Pure Malt
    Costume National Homme

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    L' Instant Extreme

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    l'heure bleue (vintage extrait).

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    Default Re: An example of "perfectly built" perfume?

    Lolita Lempicka, Mitsouko, Emeraude, Beyond Paradise, Habit Rouge, Timbuktu, Shalimar, and the Avon deodorant Cool Confidence.

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    Bvlgari pour homme
    Ce message provient du Québec!

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    Habit Rouge edt
    Coromandel
    Shalimar vintage (90's) edt

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    Frederic Malle's Une Fleur de Cassie

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    Vetiver Tonka

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    Davidoff by Davidoff 1984 and balafre Brun by Lancome (RIP)

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    Default Re: An example of "perfectly built" perfume?

    Seville a'Laube comes to mind.

    It transitions between phases, notes and accords like a champ.

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    Patou Pour Homme
    Tabarome (Private Collection)
    Invasion Barbare
    Gucci Nobile
    Kouros Fraicheur
    Bogart Pour Homme aka Signature (vintage)

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    Default Re: An example of "perfectly built" perfume?

    A few of them. Primarily just a random list.

    Vintage formulations in almost all of them
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    Mitsouko
    Shalimar
    L’Heure Bleue
    Apres l’Ondee
    No. 19
    No. 5
    Cuir de Russie (Chanel)
    Joy
    Opium (womens)
    Patou pour Homme
    Patou pour Homme Prive
    Rive Gauche (women’s)
    Chamade
    Knize Ten
    Diorella
    Habit Rouge
    31 Rue Cambon
    Azzaro pour Homme
    Bandit
    New York
    Angel (women's)
    Black
    Vanilia
    Aromatics Elixir
    Chypre Palatin
    Sycomore
    Enlevement au Serail
    Promesse de l’Aube
    Onda Extrait
    La Myrrhe
    Timbuktu
    Kouros
    Yatagan
    Le Troisieme Homme
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    Armani by Armani (In the black box)
    Diorling by Dior (vintage)
    Chypre by Coty (vintage)
    Mystere by Rochas (vintage)
    Cabochard by Gres (vintage)
    Caleche by Hermes (vintage)

    and lots more I cannot think of for now.

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    Default Re: An example of "perfectly built" perfume?

    Dior Homme also.

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    A few off the top o' my head;

    Dior Eau Suavage, as it was....
    Histoires de Parfums 1828
    Onda by Vero Profumo
    Gres Cabochard
    Caron Tabac Blond
    Ramon Monegal Entre Naranjos
    MDCI Chypre Palatin
    Dominique Ropion's Portrait of a Lady for Frederic Malle

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    Chypre Palatin.

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    I think that one can mention their favorites or anything they perceive as "perfectly built" but somehow, I have always felt that there is some compromise in everything. To me, vintages have less compromise which makes sense from multiple standpoints.

    There are more aroma chemicals available today for a wider array of oddities but ultimately, I have always felt that there is something missing or compromised in every fragrance.

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    That I've tried recently, Cuir Ottoman. The transitions from the opening, with its sweet iris and smooth soft leather, to the heart, where the leather practically melts into the vanilla tolu balsam base, and finally the iris returns with a touch of the "lipstick" note was such an enjoyable and seamless journey. Everything at just the right volume, with just the right balance and separation between the notes. Very well built.

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