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    Default What " Niche Brand " is your favorite?

    Just curious guys what " Niche Brand or House" is your favorite?

    I guess I mean " what brand contains the most fragrances in their line you would own or wear.

    I'm on a Amourge kick right now so I guess that would be mine at this moment

    Also like a lot of Creeds as well so very close between the two.


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    Well welcome!!!.

    I don't have a fave niche..I like fumes here and there from different lines.

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    We have similar taste ;-) Creed and Amouage are mine favorits too.

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    Thanks!

    I'm with you on that. So many brands that contain one or two I love but I guess what this thread was about is which house contains that most fragrances you'd buy or own from one line.

    I have 5 of Creeds for example and 2 Montale and only one Dior ( Leather Oud ) I know Malle gets a lot of love here and my fav Vetiver is VE from them.

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    Creed

    by Kilian, Heeley, nu_be, Parfums de Marly, Mancera, and Neela Vermeire Creations are all top notch in my book too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalli View Post
    Well welcome!!!.

    I don't have a fave niche..I like fumes here and there from different lines.

    BTW thanks for the welcome!

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    Have a lot of By Killian but only decated samples. Great house IMO but there is no discounts I've found on any of their bottles.

    FYI I Just got a great price on Jubilation xxv with a 20% off coupon on FN.com I think I need to pick up Memior too with those kind of deals. Real juice too I have samples from a full price site and they are the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderer View Post
    Just curious guys what " Niche Brand or House" is your favorite?

    I'm on a Amourge kick right now so I guess that would be mine at this moment
    Welcome!

    Amouage is at the top of my list as well, it's the only line that I love the majority of their releases. I haven't been able to smell their attars beyond Homage and Tribute, but those are fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rouj View Post
    Welcome!

    Amouage is at the top of my list as well, it's the only line that I love the majority of their releases. I haven't been able to smell their attars beyond Homage and Tribute, but those are fantastic.
    Thank you.

    Yeah I have the majority of their mens releases either in bottle or muliple samples for my rotaion and love all of them except Reflection. I plan on gettig a sample of Tribute tribute attar too. .

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    Amouage is my favorite to sample, though I only own one: Interlude Man.
    Current Favorites (not in any particular order)
    Rose 31
    Endymion
    Fahrenheit
    Castile
    APOM
    Curve
    Lumiere Noire
    Aqua Celestia
    Royal Water
    Royal Oud
    Petit Matin
    Dior Homme
    1725 Casanova
    Aqua Universalis
    Reflection Man
    Tom Ford Extreme
    Hanae Mori HM EDT
    Bergamote Soleil
    Currently wearing: Reflection Man by Amouage

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    Creed - I can get most at a good discount and find them easy to wear.
    I like the quality of the Montales' I've sampled.
    The CdGs' are always interesting.
    Amouage Epic is amazing.

    There are so many I will only sample because of difficulty getting them or prohibitive price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinijo View Post
    Good point.. I guess though most people identify with houses like Creed, Amouage, Killan etc as a " Niche Brands " where is a lot of people in the fragrance industry call fashion designer and celebrity fragrances more main stream " Designer fragrances " even though for examlpe Tom Ford has his private blends which I would call " Niche ' if I was talking to another knowledgeable fragance person. BTW I'm in the manufacturing of personal care products so I deal with a lot of fragrance houses and it's just easier to talk to each other using the terms like
    " Niche" or Designer fragrance etc. But again bottom line you are correct in what you said in your post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weylin View Post
    Creed - I can get most at a good discount and find them easy to wear.
    I like the quality of the Montales' I've sampled.
    The CdGs' are always interesting.
    Amouage Epic is amazing.

    There are so many I will only sample because of difficulty getting them or prohibitive price.
    I'm with you on that there are some house like Killan where I'd have at least 4 of their fragrances but for the price of 4 bottles of their juice I do decated samples and put them in my rotaion. It's amazing how long they last. I do a lot of sampling and in some cases I would rather buy 10 - 2mil samples from a great house at $4 a sample than a $40 bottle of something of much lesser quality. I love having a large rotaion, Full bottles, decated samples or just a sample from the house itself. Love choice.

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    Default Re: What " Niche Brand " is your favorite?

    Like too many. Of course I have a special fondness for Montale,
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    I am a Uncle Serge's Fan boy for his artistic creations.

    Now I also love Amouage for its opulent.
    ***My favourite from my collection***

    -------- Amouage: Tribute Attar, Jubilation XXV, GoldMan
    ------ Serge Lutens: Chêne, Tubéreuse Criminell, Ambre Sultan
    -------- Les Exclusifs de Chanel: Sycamore, Coromandel
    ------ Tom Ford Private Blend: Noir de Noir, Tobacco Vanille
    ------- Hermès: Terre D'Hermès Parfum, Ambre Narguilé
    ------ EDP Frederic Malle: Carnal Flower
    -------- Neela Vermire Creations: Trayee
    ------ Parfum MDCI: Invasion Barbare

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    Amouage and Frederic Malle sit on top of my favorite houses list.

    I also enjoy many fragrances from Killian, MFK, Roja Dove, Serge Lutens and Le Labo.

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    I do enjoy a lot of niche brands but I own the most fragrances from the Creed house.
    KCCO!

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    The three lines by Pierre Guillaume then followed with Frederic Malle and Serge Lutens equally.

    For me Pierre Guillaume creations blow everything else out of the ballpark!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Like too many. Of course I have a special fondness for Montale,
    This is one house growing on me the more I sample them. Bought a full bottle of Black Oud after sampling it and it's so good IMO. That Rose on top of the oud is amazing, There are several more samples I've tried and really like as well.

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    For me Pierre Guillaume creations blow everything else out of the ballpark!
    Curious as to what your personal feeling is to his Phaedon Collection. (531)
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    Dior, chanel, Amouage , Hermes, plus creed....nough said
    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Curious as to what your personal feeling is to his Phaedon Collection.
    Hednic I actually am very very impressed. When he did Jardins de Kerylos I thought he had so met the mark as it is a place I studied for several weeks. My obsession was to the point that I had to have a room in the Royal Riviera watching it at sunrise. He captured that garden so well that I knew he had studied it from top to bottom. When he did the Phaedon line with the seven new scents he again shocked me with especially black vetiver, rouge Avignon and especially Hespreys because reading the literature of what the gardens of Hesperides was supposed to smell like .........this would have been a difficult task ....yet it seems only he could do it.

    His latest work Monsieur, his tribute to the district he comes from is perhaps the only part aqua I really enjoy. Again he seems to have put his every bit of knowledge and passion into this work for his home district. With the high Art line I believe another three or four are to be in black bottles as he has examined the heavier scents from this line and found in the black casing there is a slight change.

    Disclaimer :I have never worked for him........but I think he is the finest perfumer on the planet and his best works are yet to come (perhaps save Coze which he worked on for years! )
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    Overall favorite is Slumberhouse, with Creed coming in behind as my favorites in the spring and summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Roses View Post
    When he did the Phaedon line with the seven new scents he again shocked me with especially black vetiver, rouge Avignon and especially Hespreys because reading the literature of what the gardens of Hesperides was supposed to smell like .........this would have been a difficult task ....yet it seems only he could do it.
    Thanks for taking the time to answer in such passionate detail. Have to agree with you. The man is brilliant with his compositions. (533)
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    If you were to count the Chanel Exclusifs as "niche" (though I know they aren't), they'd be high on the list for me. Amouage is among my favorites. I'm certainly no Creed hater, but to be honest, whenever I come up with enough disposable income to buy a Creed (which isn't often), I always ultimately change my mind and go with a Le Labo, Frederick Malle, or Parfums MDCI instead. I'm fickle. Guess I don't have much brand loyalty
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    Chanel, Mancera, and Creed.

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    Favorite niche has to be Amouage. Favorite indie would be Slumberhouse. Following these would be Lutens and Malle.
    1. Epic Man by Amouage (33 wears)
    2. Leather Oud by Christian Dior (31 wears)
    3. M7 by Yves Saint Laurent (27 wears)
    4. Oud Imperial (black) by Perris Monte Carlo (22 wears)
    5. Russian Tea Ritual by Masque (20 wears)
    6. Fate Man by Amouage (19 wears)

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    Slumberhouse, Amouage, Kilian, Malle will be my current picks...

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    Creed by a mile.
    Currently wearing: Sauvage by Christian Dior

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    EdP Frédéric Malle and O'driù are tied as mine.
    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)
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    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) Polo vintage (Ralph Lauren) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
    Currently wearing: Rose Cut by Ann Gerard

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