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    Default Niche help here, I am on the hunt

    Ok guys help me here.
    I would like to get up to 10 niche fragrances.
    I bought Idole and Itaska last week and I like them both, however I am not too keen to unisex fragrances.
    If you could get only 10 niche fragrances which ones would be? (no Creeds no Serge Lutens)
    Thank you
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    Default Re: Niche help here, I am on the hunt

    Okay - I own all these but they would not be my Top Ten since you want to steer clear of Unisex, these are more masculine:

    Or Black (Pascal Morabito) Very dry, bitter fougere
    Memoir Man (Amouage) Absinthe narcotic green with ash, frankincense
    Opus II (Amouage) Spiced fougere, if you like Idole you'll probably like this
    French Lover (Editions de Parfum Frederic Malle) Dark green / galbanum
    Uomo (Lorenzo Villoresi) Fougere / touch of vetiver
    Tam Dao EDP (Diptyque) Good new take on original Mysore Sandalwood
    Songe d'un Bois d'Ete (Guerlain) Dry woods with burnt oud wood (not oil)
    Chypre Palatin (Parfums MDCI) Excellent 'nu-chypre' with a touch of Egoiste
    Invasion Barbare (Parfums MDCI) Terrific old school barber-shop fougere
    1740 (Histoires de Parfum) Immortelle, rum, bit of leather - dark boozy number

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    ^ excellent suggestions. I'll add Interlude Man as well.

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    MPG - Parfum D´Habit
    Knize Ten
    Penhaligon´s - Racquets Formula
    Last edited by easyfish; 1st November 2013 at 08:25 AM.

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    Default Re: Niche help here, I am on the hunt

    I'm not one for designating gender in scent, but theses are some pretty butch, snarly kind of scents:

    Naomi Goodsir -- Bois d'Ascese (campfire)
    Slumberhouse -- Norne (forest floor)
    Frank LA -- Frank No. 2 (modern classical)
    Slumberhouse -- Jeke (tobacco / tea)
    Knize -- Ten (leather)
    Mazzolari -- Lui (skanky patch)
    Amouage -- Memoir Man (absinthe)
    Amouage -- Fate Man (immortelle)
    Bogue Profumo -- Cologne Reloaded (modern chypre)
    Puredistance -- M (pristine leather)

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    Clive Christian X
    Frederc Malle Bigarade Concentree
    Aqcua di Parma Colonia
    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
    Tom Ford Italian Cypress
    Amouage Fate
    Amouage Silver
    MDCI Invasion Barbare
    Penhaligons Elixir
    Amouage Dia

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    This Thread is on fire

    Great suggestions . . .

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    Default Re: Niche help here, I am on the hunt

    These 10 niche past and present (or limited distribution designer denoted by an asterisk) if it were *me*

    Portrait of a Lady by EdP Frederic Malle
    Dia Man by Amouage
    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver by Mona di Orio
    Lalfeorosa byO'driu
    *Classical
    (or Original Formula) by Anat Fritz
    Supercilium by O'driu
    Turtle Vetiver Front by LesNez
    X for Men by Clive Christian
    Linfedele Haiku by O'driu
    *Tzora by Anat Fritz

    Though based on what you are looking for (and eliminating the discontinued ones), maybe these 10 might be a better fit...

    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver
    by Mona di Orio (a gorgeous virginia cedar and vetiver concoction with hints of ginger)
    *Classical by Anat Fritz (a hardcore aromatic lavender, natural cedar and vetiver fragrance over a dry sandalwood base)
    X for Men by Clive Christian (similar to the excellent spicy Costume National Homme but slightly better smelling, adding jasmine to the mix)
    *Tzora by Anat Fritz (a very fine Peruvian pepper and bergamot focused composition over a Terre d'Hermes-like cedar base)
    Oud Shamash by The Different Company (primarily a superb complex spicy composition utilizing real oud in perfect harmony with the spice)
    Padparadscha by Satellite (simply the best hot pepper focused spicy composition on the market over a fine sandalwood base)
    Oud Luban
    (solid version) by Aftelier (an all natural frankincense and Oud combination with hints of orange)
    Turtle Vetiver Back by Lesnez (not as hardcore as its two discontinued predecessors that I prefer, but still a hardcore vetiver worth owning)
    Norne by Slumberhouse (tremendous hardcore forest greens)
    Horizon by Oriza L. Legrand (does a very good job of channeling vintage Yohji Homme)
    Last edited by drseid; 1st November 2013 at 11:55 AM. Reason: correcting formating errors
    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: Niche help here, I am on the hunt

    +1 on these:

    Aqcua di Parma Colonia
    Amouage Dia Man
    Penhaligon´s - Racquets Formula
    Uomo (Lorenzo Villoresi)

    Adding:
    Knize Sec (dry leathery incense)
    Eldo Fat Electrician (vanilla/vetiver)
    New York by PdN (old school oriental)
    Santal Noble by MPG (smooth, spicy sandalwood)
    1725 by HdP (powdery fougere)
    English Fern by Penhaligon's (soapy fougere)

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    Default Re: Niche help here, I am on the hunt

    Songe d’un Bois d’Ete
    Sycomore
    Timbuktu
    New York
    Bois d’Orage
    Knize Ten
    Jubilation XXV
    Chypre Palatin
    Onda Parfum Extrait
    Oud 27

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    MDCI Chypre Palatin
    MDCI Invasion Barbare
    Slumberhouse Jeke
    Slumberhouse Norne
    Slumberhouse Ore
    Roja Dove Diaghilev
    Puredistance M
    O'Driu Supercilium
    Vero Profumo Onda
    #10 tie MFK Absolue Pour le Soir
    ELDO Rien
    Knize Ten
    Roja Dove Fetish Pour Homme
    Amouage Memoir Man
    HdP Amber 114
    Slumberhouse Sova
    CDG Stephen Jones
    Patterns are emerging......

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    Brecourt Espirit Mondain
    Escentric 02
    Frank no. 2 Los Angeles
    Fougere Royale
    Breath of God
    The smell of weather turning
    Oxford and Cambridge
    Murdock's Black Tea
    Fragonard Confidentiel
    Sel Marin
    Puredistance M
    Cereus No. 7

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    Default Re: Niche help here, I am on the hunt

    Musc Ravageur- Frederic Malle
    Geranium Pour Monsieur- Frederic Malle
    L'Air du Desert Marocain- Tauer Perfumes
    Lonestar Memories- Tauer Perfumes
    M- Puredistance
    Sand Aoud- Mancera
    Sel de Vetiver- Different Company
    Black Afgano- Nasomatto
    Kinski- Kinski
    Colonia Intensa Oud- Acqua di Parma

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    Default Re: Niche help here, I am on the hunt

    Any or all four of the Arabian Breed new Parfums de Marly especially Hamdani & Oajan
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    I would certainly be looking at some of the Amouage offerings, especially if you're into that sort of category. Some of them are unmatched and you should also look at the female range too.

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    Many great suggestions already. Considering the masculinity requirement

    Knize Ten: reference leather
    ELDO Rien: butch animalic leather
    Mazzolari Lui: (Lui meaning Him in Italian), dark masculine patch amber animalic
    ELDO Je suis un homme: classic masculine (citrus, woods, some leather)
    Malle Vetiver extraordinaire: freshest vetiver

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    Tom Ford Tuscan Leather for the cooler weather.

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    Default Re: Niche help here, I am on the hunt

    Whow - there are so much wonderful scents in here, you certainly won`t need mine. But okay:

    Tauer - Lonestar Memories
    Knize - Knize Ten
    Piguet - Bandit (if Piguet is considered niche)
    Lutens - Ambre Sultan
    L`Artisan - Timbuktu
    Mancera - Sand Aoud
    Eau d' Italie - Paestum Rose
    Tauer - Carillon pour un Ange
    Comme des Garcons - CdG 2 Man
    Amouage - Epic Man
    Se son fiori fioriranno ...

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    Default Re: Niche help here, I am on the hunt

    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    Okay - I own all these but they would not be my Top Ten since you want to steer clear of Unisex, these are more masculine:

    Or Black (Pascal Morabito) Very dry, bitter fougere
    Memoir Man (Amouage) Absinthe narcotic green with ash, frankincense
    Opus II (Amouage) Spiced fougere, if you like Idole you'll probably like this
    French Lover (Editions de Parfum Frederic Malle) Dark green / galbanum
    Uomo (Lorenzo Villoresi) Fougere / touch of vetiver
    Tam Dao EDP (Diptyque) Good new take on original Mysore Sandalwood
    Songe d'un Bois d'Ete (Guerlain) Dry woods with burnt oud wood (not oil)
    Chypre Palatin (Parfums MDCI) Excellent 'nu-chypre' with a touch of Egoiste
    Invasion Barbare (Parfums MDCI) Terrific old school barber-shop fougere
    1740 (Histoires de Parfum) Immortelle, rum, bit of leather - dark boozy number

    +1 on Tam dao and rest of listed ones are awesome, TAm dao does it for me...and Agree with other member on TL by Tommy Ford...can you say GORGEOUS...peace
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    XPEC Original
    MPG Parfum d´Habit
    Tauer Incense Rosé
    Guerlain Derby
    Armani Prive Bois d´Encens
    Montale Greyland
    Hermes Vetiver Tonka
    Tom Ford Oud Wood
    Prada Cuir Ambre
    l´Artisan Parfumeur Iris Pallida
    "Wonderfully wild, eminently civilized" - Derby by Guerlain

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    If I could have only 10 niche frags and had to discount very clearly unisex ones (like Coromandel and Ambre Russe) and all Lutens (MKK!), I'd probably go with:

    Chanel Sycomore
    Malle Musc Ravageur
    MPG Route du Vétiver
    Dior Eau Noire
    Hermès Vétiver Tonka
    MPG Ambre Précieux
    Knize Knize Ten
    TDC Sel de Vétiver
    Caron Pour un Homme
    Dior Leather Oud

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    Caravelle Epicee. You're welcome.

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    Default Re: Niche help here, I am on the hunt

    Hmmm. You have a pretty diverse collection already, but we seem to have some overlap in taste. How about:

    Amouage Memoir Man
    Frederic Malle Dans Tes Bras
    Penhaligons Sartorial
    Puredistance M
    SS Farmacia Anunziata Ambra Nera
    Guerlain Encens Mythique
    Guerlain Arsene Lupin (Dandy)
    Comme des Garcons Black
    Parfumerie Generale Cuir d'Iris
    Diptyque Tam Dao EdP
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    Default Re: Niche help here, I am on the hunt

    Hindu Kush by La Via del Profumo
    Fou d'Absinthe by L'Artisan Parfumeur
    Bosque by Humiecki & Graf
    Agar Musk by Ramon Monegal
    Invasion Barbare by MDCI
    Incense Oud By Kilian
    Cuoio by Odori
    Noir Patchouli by Histoires de Parfums
    Fiero by Xerjoff
    Epic Man by Amouage

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    Default Re: Niche help here, I am on the hunt

    Thank you all for your suggestions, very interesting , a few of them I did not know of. Definitely I will try to get a hold of most.
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