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    Name the TOP 3 designer releases in 2013:

    what are your favorites for designers releases in year 2013?

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    Gucci Museo Forever Now
    Comme de Garcons Black
    Only briefly tried Hermes Epice Marine, this may well be a contender.


    Bottega Veneta Pour Homme was a bit of a missed opportunity.
    Marni might be worth another look, rose with a twist.
    Tom Ford continues to disappoint.

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    In order of preference...

    *Classical by Anat Fritz
    Bentley for Men Intense by Bentley
    Bentley for Men by Bentley

    *technically not a 2013 release, but released in 2013 in the US.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady (EdP Frdric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'dri) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)

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    Tom Ford Plum Japonais
    Tom Ford Rive d'Ambre
    Dior Homme Cologne 2013


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    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Pure White Cologne
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
    4.
    by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    5. Clive Christian - 1872
    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Xerjoff - Nio
    8. Neela Vermeire - Bombay Bling
    9. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    10. Chanel - Allure Homme Edition Blanche

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    Default Re: Name the TOP 3 designer releases in 2013

    Bentley For Men Intense
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    Men :
    Dior Homme Cologne 2013
    Diesel Fuel for Life Spirit
    YSL L'Homme Parfum Intense

    Women :
    Dior Miss Dior EDT
    Lancome La Vie Est Belle L'Eau de Parfum Legere
    Tom Ford Sahara Noir

    Unisex :
    Tom Ford Tobacco Oud
    Tom Ford Atelier d'Orient Rive d'Ambre

    PS. Not sure if I should put these Tom Fords' in. Not even sure I should call them "designer"
    Last edited by SpentaZ; 10th November 2013 at 05:14 PM.

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    is dior homme cologne 2013 available in the u s of a? two mentions already in this thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by cameron View Post
    is dior homme cologne 2013 available in the u s of a? two mentions already in this thread
    I'm in Thailand and I got sample of these from my cousin in USA.
    I have no idea where she got it from though. Sorry I couldn't help you. Don't count me in in this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cameron View Post
    is dior homme cologne 2013 available in the u s of a? two mentions already in this thread
    I believe you can find it on amazon.com. I'm overseas at the moment and found a bottle for a price similar to what amazon has it going for (around $90). I didn't think I'd like it from some of the reviews I saw earlier, and because I have a harder time with spring/summer fragrances. But after trying it I definitely thought it full bottle worthy.

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    Surely 1) Givenchy Gentlemen Only. A very solid release with a distinctive character.
    2) Calvin Klein Dark Obsession. A great designer spicy vanilla patchouli
    3) Diesel Fuel for Life Spirit Spirit that combines two univerces: the specific fruity anise from the regular Fuel for Life and ambery vanilla sweet (very sweet!) from Gaultier 2 / Joop Homme.
    Watch my recent video review of
    Guerlain L'Homme Ideal - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-PW_V1G0aw

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    Note: I am leaving out CdG - have not smelled Black, which I expect would be a hit with me - this is only "mainstream designer"

    My favorite 2013 designer masculines (admittedly skewed from popular opinion)

    1) Polo Red - love this one - can't get enough of it

    2) Bottega Veneta Pour Homme - surprised by how interesting this was - on my "will buy" list

    3) Prada Luna Rossa - really enjoy this, even though there's something about it that bothers me good.

    Honorable mention:

    CK Dark Obsession - very distinctive and unique - good job
    JayZ Gold - just sniffed this and like it A LOT - will probably buy
    Zegna Uomo - nice, light herbal touch
    Fan di Fendi Pour Homme Acqua

    Favorite 2013 designer feminines

    1) Jour d'Herms - not really me, but nice one

    2) Tom Ford Sahara Noir - very interesting release from Tom

    3) Marni - very distinctive - great new fragrance and house

    Honorable mention:

    Carven Le Parfum - another nice new feminine - high hopes for this revived house
    * * * *

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    Dsquared Potion Royal Black
    Bentley for Men (didnt smell intense yet)
    YSL L'Homme Libre Cologne Tonic

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    Designer{Under niche quality bracket:Privee line}
    Tommy Ford's Plum Japonais takes first,Second and third place in 2013 IMHO ,best plum ever and can't be pigeon hole into one spot, so excuse her for she needs 3 spots to land her opulent exquisiteness....
    "Thank GOD for the nose, for without it we would not be enjoying these beautiful created Scents" also Remember "Balance is everything and the key to appreciating "

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    Blimey -- this is tough. I can't count Tom Ford in the 'designer' bracket -- sort of 'meta' designer.

    DSquared Potion Royal Black
    Bottega Veneta Pour Homme
    Yohji Senses (for women)

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    I'd say these two for sure so far:

    Tom Ford—Sahara Noir

    This was technically 2012, but didn't see a wide release until 2013. Given just how astoundingly poor their recent deliveries have been, this was a real standout.

    CdG—Black

    An excellent composition that both reifies and resets the CdG aesthetic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
    DSquared Potion Royal Black
    Is this available anywhere in the US?

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    Bentley for Men
    Bentley for Men Intense
    Bottega Veneta Pour Homme
    Dior Cologne 2013

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    Quote Originally Posted by remik View Post
    Is this available anywhere in the US?
    I've absolutely no idea Remik. Check their website?

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    +1 on the Bentley for Men Intense.
    Quote Originally Posted by remik View Post
    Bentley for Men Intense

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    Eau de Narcisse Bleu by Herms is some great work by Ellena, and one of my favorite from the house. It's perfect for a balmy spring afternoon.

    Bottega Veneta Pour Homme is an awesome throwback fragrance which hits all of the right spots. While I also look forward to an "intense" formulation in the future, can't knock them for attempting a prudent fougre.

    The current between these two in 2013 is down-to-earth "discreetness".

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    Not mentioned yet

    Versace Eros could be a spring purchase
    I am enjoying my small decant

    Also CK Shock Street is not that bad-LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
    I've absolutely no idea Remik. Check their website?
    Yes, that was the first place I tried. When I click the FRAGRANCES link I get this error page:

    "THE PAGE HAS NOT BEEN FOUND. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE AND INVITE YOU TO CONTINUE NAVIGATING OUR SITE."

    <sigh>

    I checked a number of US online retailers - can't find it anywhere. Hence why I asked if anyone has even seen this being sold anywhere in the US...

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    Quote Originally Posted by remik View Post
    Yes, that was the first place I tried. When I click the FRAGRANCES link I get this error page:

    "THE PAGE HAS NOT BEEN FOUND. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE AND INVITE YOU TO CONTINUE NAVIGATING OUR SITE."

    <sigh>

    I checked a number of US online retailers - can't find it anywhere. Hence why I asked if anyone has even seen this being sold anywhere in the US...
    If you don't mind buying from Amazon.

    http://www.amazon.com/DSquared2-Poti...on+Royal+Black

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    Quote Originally Posted by PalmBeach View Post
    The seller is Escentual UK. Will they ship to the US?
    You are correct. My bad :-)

    Man, I am also eyeing for this one.

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    I can't name three designer releases I thought much of from 2013.
    Does Comme De Garcons count as designer?
    I rather liked Givenchy Gentlemen Only though it's hardly a standout.
    Prada Luna Rossa had me interested until I tried it.
    Maybe I should try the Bentley release...

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    Of those i've smelled, I only like Armani Eau de Nuit
    "Le parfum est la musique du corps"
    (Marcel Rochas)

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    Just got the bently intense for men EdP -- I'm reserving judgement based on the logevity of it, but the scent itself is great...wow...very spicy, peppery, inscenesy, and stil has sandalwood and some floral elements as well in the dry down, toned down of course.

    Top for me though, so far this year, has been YSL Parfum Intense. Man I love that stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surge View Post
    Just got the bently intense for men EdP -- I'm reserving judgement based on the logevity of it, but the scent itself is great...wow...
    EASILY 12+ hours on skin, 24+ hours on clothes. I've worn it a few times already since getting the full bottle, getting more impressed every time I do. It feels longer lasting, with decent projection, than most Amouage bottles, without being over the top strong and obnoxious. It's sort of Amouage Opus VI "light" - something that you can wear every day without killing people within 6ft radius. Very nice, it's definitely in the top 3 best releases of 2013. Two (or more, if you're an alien) thumbs up!! Absolutely mandatory to at least try, if fragrances are your hobby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by remik View Post
    EASILY 12+ hours on skin, 24+ hours on clothes. I've worn it a few times already since getting the full bottle, getting more impressed every time I do. It feels longer lasting, with decent projection, than most Amouage bottles, without being over the top strong and obnoxious. It's sort of Amouage Opus VI "light" - something that you can wear every day without killing people within 6ft radius. Very nice, it's definitely in the top 3 best releases of 2013. Two (or more, if you're an alien) thumbs up!! Absolutely mandatory to at least try, if fragrances are your hobby.
    Alright, now I know what Bentley Intense for Men EdP reminds me of...LDDM!
    The incense is not as strong, and the drydown is not sweet at all, but this is extremely LDDM like.
    I'd still say Bently Intense for Men EdP is an "office" version of LDDM, however I think LDDM is still the better fragrance for winter due to the stronger incense notes and sweet drydown.

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    Comme Des Garcons Black
    Gucci Museo Forever Now
    Tom Ford Sahara Noir


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    L'Homme Parfum Intense, by YSL (that's all I got)
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