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    I was just thinking about fragrance and how there are so many that I enjoy. Each has different characteristics and is enjoyed for a different reason. Today, I'd like to post the following question: Which fragrance do you find to be the most satisfying to wear?

    I'm not asking for your favorite scent necessarily, though it might also be that. But which fragrance leaves you feeling that you got all you were expecting? I expect the criteria for what is satisfying will be different from one person to the next. For example, one person may feel most satisfied with excellent longevity. Another might feel most satisfied when all their desires for particular notes are met.

    Share your most satisfying fragrance with us and feel free to tell us why you find it so.

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    My most satisfying fragrance to wear is Clive Christian No 1 Pure Parfum Limited because on an emotional level, it always reminds me of my son who gave it to me as a gift for a special occasion and evokes fond memories of the wonderful times we were able to share together. On an olfactory level it is satisfying because it is so smooth, smells wonderful, and seemingly lasts forever on my skin with a few drops This is the only fragrance I own that I always regret having to wash it off my skin.

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    My most satisfying fragrance is Coromandel. I wear it only occasionally and each time I do I wonder why I don't wear it more. It just feels very ME.

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    There are so many that I find totally satisfying, so I'll just mention one that popped into my mind first.

    L'air du Desert Marocain is one I always enjoy. It smells great, I can smell it on myself all day, and I know I smell good. It's pretty much all you can ask of a fragrance.
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    Wow. So far some really good examples.
    Love me some Green Irish Tweed though...makes me feel like a million bucks.


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    I would say, right now, my most satisfying fragrance to wear is Sova by Slumberhouse. I know I talk a lot about the house around here. I sometimes fear people just take me for a fanboy and don't listen to what I have to say or take me seriously, but when I wear Sova, none of that matters. It takes me to scent memories I really cherish, and reminds me that my friends do actually care about me even if they never call me or text me or try and get in contact with me during the school year. It was the first heavy scent that made me realize how amazing perfumery could be, and in a way facilitated my interest in fragrances.

    Now, I cherish every moment it gives me. Each time I wear it I debate going without a shower the next day so that I can keep experiencing it, as it always gets better as it sits on the skin (it really is magical like that), and sometimes it decides I'm worthy and sticks around even after a shower. Wearing Sova is almost like a symbiotic relationship between man and perfume. I use it to smell good and remember happy times, and it uses me and my skin as its easel to paint wafts of scent magic. In that way, Sova is almost a living thing. It develops and changes, it experiences things with me and somehow suits those occasions. It is so satisfying, and I just love Sova.
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    Lately I like them ethereal and evanescent. Chanel Eau de Cologne works.

    A few others:

    Egoiste (vintage)
    Zino Davidoff (vintage)
    Balenciaga pour Homme
    Songe d'un Bois d'Ete
    Givenchy Gentleman (vintage)
    Yohji Homme (vintage)
    Santal de Mysore (Lutens)
    A*Men
    Memoir Man
    Jeke - Probably helps that I live in Portland and feel the need to give that line some love :-)
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    For me, these never seem to fall short on any front:

    YSL M7
    Knize Ten
    Geo F Trumper Sandalwood
    Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur

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    Dior Homme Intense. Need I say more?

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    TF Amber Absolute- gorgeous smell..Lasts a week on t-shirts..
    Maybe during income tax time I will splurge for some more!!!
    Makes me feel like a million bucks

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    by Kilian Incense Oud.

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    Creed Aventus...instant mood booster for me. Just flat out manly. Forget the pineapple note, the birch note is the star in my book.
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    Aventus, takes me to a care free environment, transports me to place where everybody knew my name besides other things... ..ooh olfactory travels are great to enjoy.......God bless you all.....

    honorable mentions of those other ones in my rotation that blow me away and just pull me into an Atmosphere of satisfaction are Royal oud, DHI(DH) and lately Tauer's LDDM...
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    My most satisfying fragrance to wear is Clive Christian No 1 Pure Parfum Limited because on an emotional level, it always reminds me of my son who gave it to me as a gift for a special occasion and evokes fond memories of the wonderful times we were able to share together. On an olfactory level it is satisfying because it is so smooth, smells wonderful, and seemingly lasts forever on my skin with a few drops This is the only fragrance I own that I always regret having to wash it off my skin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OctaVariuM View Post
    I would say, right now, my most satisfying fragrance to wear is Sova by Slumberhouse. I know I talk a lot about the house around here. I sometimes fear people just take me for a fanboy and don't listen to what I have to say or take me seriously, but when I wear Sova, none of that matters. It takes me to scent memories I really cherish, and reminds me that my friends do actually care about me even if they never call me or text me or try and get in contact with me during the school year. It was the first heavy scent that made me realize how amazing perfumery could be, and in a way facilitated my interest in fragrances.

    Now, I cherish every moment it gives me. Each time I wear it I debate going without a shower the next day so that I can keep experiencing it, as it always gets better as it sits on the skin (it really is magical like that), and sometimes it decides I'm worthy and sticks around even after a shower. Wearing Sova is almost like a symbiotic relationship between man and perfume. I use it to smell good and remember happy times, and it uses me and my skin as its easel to paint wafts of scent magic. In that way, Sova is almost a living thing. It develops and changes, it experiences things with me and somehow suits those occasions. It is so satisfying, and I just love Sova.
    You make this sound truly wonderful. I'm so glad you've found one that speaks to you this way.

    I don't know that I've been doing this long enough to answer my own question, but I'm sure reading all of your answers will be helpful. The one that comes to mind off the top of my head is Amouage Ubar, which feels so amazingly comfortable and puts an immovable smile on my lips.

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    I think these things vary over time; at the moment for me it is Bal a Versailles. Each time I wear it, I enjoy the experience. And each time I wear it I wonder why I don't wear it more often.

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    Two for me. The first right now is Epic Man, maybe because I'm wearing it. When I first put it on, it's so strong and enlivening I'm instantly happy and in love. But that's not why I am listing it. It's hours and hours later having smelled the oud incense and pepper, Epic returns to show a sweeter side and becomes downright delicious. I didn't notice that for the first four times I wore it, now I have an even greater appreciation for its creation.

    The other is Slumberhouse Jeke. The cherry tobacco, the sweetness that isn't too overt, the warmth of the burning campfire, it's so many things. Reminds me of the old men at the smoke shop that I walked by as a kid wanting to be among them and in on whatever secrets they shared. And the booziness that I only recently discovered by going from the sample to the actual bottle! Wow. And on top of the images it conjures, I feel manly and sexy throughout wearing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OctaVariuM View Post
    ...Sova is almost a living thing...
    Great post, OctaVariuM, and I agree with you about Sova!

    Quote Originally Posted by StewartGallacher View Post
    For me, these never seem to fall short on any front:

    YSL M7
    Knize Ten
    ...
    Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur
    These are all very worthy choices (I haven't had the Trumper Sandalwood but given the context, I'll take your word for it)!

    I don't "do" superlatives, my tastes change a lot and things depend on my mood.

    That said, at the moment, Slumberhouse Jeke and Le Labo Poivre 23 are both very satisfying to me from beginning to end, and when I'm not wearing them, I look forward to wearing them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zatarain View Post

    That said, at the moment, Slumberhouse Jeke and Le Labo Poivre 23 are both very satisfying to me from beginning to end, and when I'm not wearing them, I look forward to wearing them.
    Quote Originally Posted by rouj View Post

    The other is Slumberhouse Jeke. The cherry tobacco, the sweetness that isn't too overt, the warmth of the burning campfire, it's so many things. Reminds me of the old men at the smoke shop that I walked by as a kid wanting to be among them and in on whatever secrets they shared. And the booziness that I only recently discovered by going from the sample to the actual bottle! Wow. And on top of the images it conjures, I feel manly and sexy throughout wearing it.
    This is another one that has really been becoming a new love for me (Jeke). Every time I wear it I love it, and every day I end up not wearing it I want to wear it again soon. It's a very inviting one once you get to know it a little.

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    This is a hard question.
    The most satisfying perfume experience is when I wear black oud(although not my favorite)
    It has everything: silage,longevity, uniqueness and above all it is a nice scent

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    Not one, but almost many from Slumberhouse - Zahd, Vikt, Baque, Norne, Jeke, Rume, Sova - I just can't stop sniffing when I wear these. Runners up will be Amouage, Kilian's and many Guerlain's...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mercutio View Post
    Wow. So far some really good examples.
    Love me some Green Irish Tweed though...makes me feel like a million bucks.
    +1 for GIT

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    MFK Cashmere Oud layered with Puredistance Black.

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    Amouage Epic Man. This is my first new bottle niche purchase and my decision was made after sampling about 30 different fragrances. Yep, I took a tour of lower Manhattan and stopped by 6 different fragrance shops. I put together a list of what interested me, but then when I smelled Epic Man... I was momentarily hypnotized. If I was going to wear only one fragrance, this would be it hands down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StewartGallacher View Post
    For me, these never seem to fall short on any front:

    YSL M7
    Knize Ten
    Geo F Trumper Sandalwood
    Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur
    I agree about M7 and Knize Ten. Those are definitely on my list of most reliably wonderful and wearable fragrances that I own. Others are Dries Van Noten and lately La Fumee Ottoman. Shalimar is always satisfying also.

    The Trumper Sandalwood is really lovely. I've been going back and forth with that one for a couple of years now and think it may be time to splash out on a bottle.
    Currently wearing: Ariel by Sammarco

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    I don't think I can answer this question yet. More time has to pass. Right now I'm in love with scent itself and its ability to create impressions and evoke emotion. Today I fell passionately in love with Vikt and feel privileged to have it on. Theoretically it's a man's fragrance, I assume, but something in me feels all carnal woman when I wear it. At the other extreme is Bal ŕ Versailles, perfume heroin. Now that I've found them, I can't imagine being without them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScentFan View Post
    Right now I'm in love with scent itself and its ability to create impressions and evoke emotion..........Now that I've found them, I can't imagine being without them.
    This really expresses where I am as well Scentfan! Great way to put it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScentFan View Post
    Today I fell passionately in love with Vikt and feel privileged to have it on. Theoretically it's a man's fragrance, I assume, but something in me feels all carnal woman when I wear it.
    I would love to smell that on my girlfriend! It's a beautiful scent, and in my opinion very unisex. The only ones I think of Josh's that may not be well suited for a woman are Norne and Jeke and even then it could work. Excellent choice Scentfan!

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    Quote Originally Posted by danieq View Post
    I was just thinking about fragrance and how there are so many that I enjoy. Each has different characteristics and is enjoyed for a different reason. Today, I'd like to post the following question: Which fragrance do you find to be the most satisfying to wear?

    I'm not asking for your favorite scent necessarily, though it might also be that. But which fragrance leaves you feeling that you got all you were expecting? I expect the criteria for what is satisfying will be different from one person to the next. For example, one person may feel most satisfied with excellent longevity. Another might feel most satisfied when all their desires for particular notes are met.

    Share your most satisfying fragrance with us and feel free to tell us why you find it so.
    This is an interesting question and not at all weird. I get a real feeling of satisfaction from some of my scents - I have generally found that sandalwood is the note behind that good feeling of satisfaction according to my tastes.

    Some of my most satisfying therefore in no particular order:
    - GIT
    - Santal Noble
    - Sycomore

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    Chypre Palatin, for lovely evolution, and that was just from a sample.

    Tabac Blond a transformative fragrance.
    SMN P'Eau D'Espagne and Pot Pourri both of which waft their medicinal resinous breeze around me all day.
    Onda, for it's wonderful oddness and rich classicism at the same time.
    Iris 39 cool and urbane and goes on and on.

    And, like pluran I like a blast of Cologne. Really, a traditional Eau de Cologne is one of the most satisying fragrance experiences. Either Acqua di Sicilia, Acqua di Genova, or more recently Alvarez Gomez does it for me every time.

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