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    Basenotes Junkie mossyoakpenn's Avatar
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    Default Re: The ultimate niche fougere

    Id recommend Invasion Barbare also. Very rich fragrance. Sounds like you outta give vintage Paco Rabanne a try too.

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    I would answer "Invasion Barbare" to the question posed in your thread title, but based on the description of what you're actually looking for, my answer is "New York," by Parfums de Nicolai (preferrably an older bottle, as I think it's been reformulated and the vintage is best).

    I also think Fou d'Absinthe is a great fougere, with a little bit of a twist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick_Trick View Post
    Invasion Barbare

    All wonderful.
    Yes and I would add Memoir Man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mercutio View Post
    Fougere Royale by Houbigant but good luck finding that holy grail.

    Edit: I mean finding an older formula
    I've never smelled the older version but the newer version is sublime and LOVE it....Jack introduced me to this fine scent and can't get enough of it now....The oak moss is amazing along with the tonka, cinnamon and patchouli is impressive...I could care less if I find the vintage, I like the 2010 version a lot....
    Currently wearing: Royal Oud by Creed

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    Another vote for Penhaligon's Sartorial. And I will add Eucris by Geo F. Trumper. Both of these are superb, masculine, barbershop fragrances. Evoking the old school yet smelling totally modern, classic, timeless.
    Current top 10:

    1. L'Artisan Dzing!
    2. Lorenzo Villoresi Yerbamate
    3. Guerlain Bois d'Armenie
    4. L'Artisan Al Oudh
    5. Bond No. 9 Andy Warhol Silver Factory
    6. Parfumerie Generale Bois Blond
    7. Andy Tauer L'Air du Desert Marocain
    8. Guerlain Derby
    9. Geo F Trumper Eucris
    10. Parfum d'Empire Ambre Russe
    Currently wearing: Potion by Dsquared2

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    Default Re: The ultimate niche fougere

    If you don't already own Invasion Barbare, I consider it a must own. When one gets their wardrobe up in the two hundred bottle category, unique would be important also.

    Grand Cuir by Parfums Retro is outstanding IMHO.

    In my search I would have to sample the new 2013 version of Patou Pour Homme for consideration.
    Last edited by thebeck; 11th November 2013 at 03:28 PM.
    Currently wearing: Pikovaya Dama by Xerjoff

  7. #37

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    To me, Italian Cypress from the private line fits the bill.

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    It's cocktail time, then - thought about layering all the ones you mention?

    Seriously, I wonder if such a thing exists - especially in these IFRA ingredient depleted times - everything is getting 'tinnier' to use a Monty Pythons descriptive.

    Invasion Barbare is great. I don't think anybody has mentioned Or Black yet? It's pretty dry and makes no attempt to be affable but it's a great fougere - just overdose it a bit and you're off.

    In terms of 'aromatic' I rate Voyou & Beloved Man very highly but I'm in a definite minority, so make of that what you will. Guerlain have also recently released a companion aftershave moisturiser to Voyou that is excellent.
    Last edited by mr. reasonable; 12th November 2013 at 01:42 PM.

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    Default Re: The ultimate niche fougere

    Not to forget a really rare niche fragrance called Castle Forbes "1445":

    Scotland - Castle Forbes - 1445 - Copyright by Paradeiserl.jpg

    Old flacon style
    Current 10 Autumn Favorites in no particular order:

    Ermenegildo Zegna - Z Zegna Milan
    Christian Dior - Jules
    Penhaligon's - Lothair
    Pal Zileri - Essenza di Aoud
    Hugh Parsons - Hyde Park
    Floris - Eau de Santal
    Berdoues - Selva do Brazil
    Amouage - Myths Man
    Dunhill - Custom
    Atkinsons - The British Bouquet
    Currently wearing: Duel by Annick Goutal

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