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    Default The ultimate niche fougere

    Hi Guys.
    I am looking for something that, believe it or not, have not found yet (after 200 + fragrances). What I want is something like Paco Rabanne pour Homme but with more body,more potency and most of all classier. I am not just looking for a louder Paco Rabanne in a nicer bottle with a crazy price. I lust for something utterly masculine, a titanic fougere with barbershop properties and yet masterfully executed.
    I need complexity, a cacophony of notes that ultimately embrace me in a masculine aura.

    I would like to cross breed paco, river gauche, bois du portugal ,L ombre dans, guerlain vetiver and ... yatagan??
    Your help will be appreciated it.
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    Default Re: The ultimate niche fougere

    Try Invasion Barbare

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    A tall order these days but Murdock do a old school Fougere with lots of oakmoss, lavender and spices. Check out the reviews here: http://www.basenotes.net/ID26135237.html

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    Me thinks you might want to track down a sample of bond no 9's Great Jones. Just food for thought.
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    Histoires de Parfums 1725 ftw.

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    Default Re: The ultimate niche fougere

    Check out Flibustier by Galimard
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    Default Re: The ultimate niche fougere

    Amouage Interlude Man might do it, although I don't think it is technically a fougere.
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    Default Re: The ultimate niche fougere

    Lippizan by Parfums De Marly. A vetivery aromatic fougere which I am wearing today. A very top drawer sort of affair. Something I feel like Gordon Gekko would wear.

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    Default Re: The ultimate niche fougere

    Wow, the only one I could think of is Aramis Vintage blended in with PR pour homme...lol

    tall order of muscle protein mix with stimulants you are requesting there Sir Basteri, will have to inform the king of this request of yours...but of course....
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    Default Re: The ultimate niche fougere

    Good one!
    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzlepuff View Post
    Amouage Interlude Man might do it, although I don't think it is technically a fougere.

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    To me, Italian Cypress from the private line fits the bill.
    My Ultimate Top 5:

    Fahrenheit (1988)
    Paul Smith Man (2009)
    Burberry London (2006)
    Prada Amber pour Homme (2006)
    Arpege pour Homme (2005)

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    Default Re: The ultimate niche fougere

    good suggestions everyone I never heard of Lizzipan and Galimard, good call. Keep the coming.
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    Fiero - xerjoff

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    Fougere Royale by Houbigant but good luck finding that holy grail.

    Edit: I mean finding an older formula
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    Default Re: The ultimate niche fougere

    I've been on a long quest to find the same thing, Basteri! The closest I've found is probably Invasion Barbare in the barbershop direction. Also, utterly masculine: Original Polo, Kouros, Azzaro PH, i.e. the usual suspects. I'm a big fan of Interlude as far as contemporary (no, it's no fougere). If you DO find the perfection you seek, please do pass along the name to me...
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    Default Re: The ultimate niche fougere

    I seem to always be banging on about this. I'm boring myself. Hope I'm not boring everyone else too! ..

    I can't speak highly enough of Etat Libre D'Orange Eloge du Traitre. A contemporary niche fougere with a surprisingly classical reference, which really meets your spec I think. Great quality, not too expensive, and a terrific and very satisfying wear.

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    Default Re: The ultimate niche fougere

    I recommend tracking down a vintage bottle of Paco. You wouldn't be looking for anything else if you had one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Basteri View Post
    good suggestions everyone I never heard of Lizzipan and Galimard, good call. Keep the coming.
    Didn't think of Lippizan, but it is a very nice one, and happen to have one for sale: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/324...d-Leather-more

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    Default Re: The ultimate niche fougere

    Quote Originally Posted by Finally24 View Post
    I recommend tracking down a vintage bottle of Paco. You wouldn't be looking for anything else if you had one
    ... this was my first thought when reading this here.
    And if you`re lucky, you`ll find a 200+ ml for the same price as a 50ml niche (or even cheaper). The juice of my one has turned brownish - and the aromatics changed a bit into a brilliant, peppery, dry-herbs, mossy direction. And it`s stroooooong!
    Se son fiori fioriranno ...

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    Default Re: The ultimate niche fougere

    I agree with Foustie. Having worn this yesterday, I can confirm that it has a lovely, long-lasting, very satisfying drydown.

    Quote Originally Posted by Foustie View Post
    I seem to always be banging on about this. I'm boring myself. Hope I'm not boring everyone else too! ..

    I can't speak highly enough of Etat Libre D'Orange Eloge du Traitre. A contemporary niche fougere with a surprisingly classical reference, which really meets your spec I think. Great quality, not too expensive, and a terrific and very satisfying wear.
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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
    No need, the new Fougere Royale is a very nice scent. It's just what the op is looking for.

    +1 Lippizan by PdM.
    Currently wearing: Interlude Man by Amouage

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    Default Re: The ultimate niche fougere

    Millesime 1849 is superb... It's in a fougere league of its own.
    Currently wearing: Spice and Wood by Creed

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    Default Re: The ultimate niche fougere

    Vintage Paco +2 (70's version). You indeed would not look for anything else anymore, I agree on that!

    If you can get it: Gucci Nobile (not niche but one of the beter fougeres ever created).
    My Top '10' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Pal Zileri: Cuoio
    - Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme/Solo
    - Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
    - Revillon R
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Acqua di Parma: Colonia Intensa /Leather/Oud
    - Knize Ten
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraîcheur)
    - Dior: Aqua Fahrenheit

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    Penhaligan's English Fern is a traditional fougere in every sense of the word.

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    Default Re: The ultimate niche fougere

    I concur with my friend, Slayerized. Original Vintage Paco Rabanne Pour Homme is simply the benchmark. For me, the scent of a lifetime - as a lot of my friends know already this is my opinion.

    However, Gucci Nobile is rather stunning - but rare and expensive. A must try.

    Another that I must mention is Vintage Oscar Pour Lui. While not a 'traditional' fougere, it is out of this world and can still be found for reasonable prices.

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slayerized View Post
    Vintage Paco +2 (70's version). You indeed would not look for anything else anymore, I agree on that!

    If you can get it: Gucci Nobile (not niche but one of the beter fougeres ever created).
    “Some perfumes are as fragrant as an infant’s flesh, sweet as an oboe’s cry, and greener than the spring; While others are triumphant, decadent or rich; Having the expansion of infinite things, like ambergris and musk, benzoin and frankincense, which sing the transports of the mind and every sense.”

    ― Charles Baudelaire, The Flowers of Evil & Paris Spleen

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    Invasion Barbare is amazing...

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    Default Re: The ultimate niche fougere

    Quote Originally Posted by TNBLUEMIKE View Post
    Lippizan by Parfums De Marly...
    +3!
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

    #BBOG!
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    Default Re: The ultimate niche fougere

    Quote Originally Posted by Slayerized View Post
    Vintage Paco +2 (70's version). You indeed would not look for anything else anymore, I agree on that!

    If you can get it: Gucci Nobile (not niche but one of the beter fougeres ever created).
    Good call on Gucci Nobile my father's fragrance I still have a modest amount left of the original bottle.

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    Fourrea noir.
    Not conventional but full of tonka bean.
    for swap/sale:



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    Invasion Barbare
    Sartorial
    Fiero

    All wonderful.
    Well, it's cheaper than therapy... edit: No it's not...
    Currently wearing: Pure Oud by By Kilian

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