It's a very subjective question but for me it would have to be one of these:
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Mine would be either MDCI or Puredistance (or maybe vintage Guerlain and not Guerlain under LVMH).
Something the average person can not afford
You mean those big BMWs that popular singers and minor 'celebs' insist on 'blinging' up with big crap rims and whatnots on MTV Cribs?
Pick any 20/30 overpriced, overhyped fragrances and they'll appear in this thread.
Might as well chuck in Rolex watches and 'mock' Georgian mansions too.
This thread is PERFECT. I predict 30 replies, at least.
Maybach-Landaulet-HD-Wallpaper.jpgJoe do you prefer the Maybach?
Which brand is Bugatti (most prestige car brand ever) of the perfume brands?
Highly subjective. Cost wise perhaps Clive Christian.
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Know I'm going to get heat about this but Creed.
Bentley would seem to be the closest.
A £4,500 bespoke perfume made by Floris.
Then again, if you've splashed out £250,000 on a car you could go to any perfumer, plonk down £5k and say "make me smell nice and unique".
Regarding attitude, style and country of origin: Roja Dove.
I just ran across a couple of fragrances by Boadicea the Victorious with a price tag of $875 per 100ml which seems rather steep, perhaps they ought to be added to the running. Oh, and there are many Attars with similar pricing.
I guess what is really needed is for the OP to define what aspect of the RR he is referring to. My temptation is to answer along the lines that Joe has, as I interpret the RR to be less about quality but more about style and garishness over substance, a willingness to throw money at a lack of meaning in life, ect. Of course, if we are talking about luxury and quality, there will be far different answers.
+1 Clive Christian
Classic plus expensive equals Guerlain.
Wrong question. A car is just an f'n car. Rather, ask, Which brand is the Steinway of Fragrances? (;
What do insomniac perfumers do to fall asleep? They count chypres!
Jaguar or Bentley...
No joke. Jaguar is a wonderful and inexpensive scent, and the new Bentley scents are very spicy, warm and elegant. I love the EDT and the EDP.
I take it you mean luxury. My vote is for Jicky or Chanel Cuir de Russie.
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"No elegance is possible without it...perfume is a part of you." Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel
Luxury - fine materials and an old-world aesthetic and old-world workmanship, combined with a price that makes it inaccessible to many people. So this would include Guerlain, Chanel, Amouage, Roja Dove, and JAR.
History - this quality of the Rolls Royce is what needs to be considered and thus weeds out many fragrance house contenders, like Roja Dove, JAR, and Amouage. And no, Creed's marketing mythology precludes it from being on this list. It may be considered a contender if we are talking about "kit cars".
So, to me, the opulence of Guerlain, from the Djedi as a prime example to the Vol de Nuit and Mitsouko, and then the game-changing Jicky all make it the best analogue to a Rolls Royce compared to the house of Chanel - so much had been going on behind the doors of Guerlain before Chanel entered the picture.
Good work, Horns. You said it better than I could. I remember reading when this rerelease of 'Djedi' was done in 1996 the (original ) perfumer (Jaques Guerlain) supervised the harvest of the flowers in Grasse himself. He died not long after. So this perfume will NEVER be made again.
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They don't have a history equivalent to Rolls, but if they keep doing what they're doing: Slumberhouse! They're a feast for the nose. So far, I've smelled nothing like them, except Bal à Versailles. Haven't explored many vintage perfumes yet, tho.
Guerlain has made some exclusive "Rolls Royce" fragrances, but for an entire brand it seems like Clive Christian and Roja Dove herald some of the most expensive fragrances these days. Judging how wine snobs can parlay huge $$ for premium wines, there are many that can come close for significantly less--just lack the big bucks cachet. I feel the same is true for fragrances. I simply will never buy CC or RD for that reason.
Not all expensive tastes are snobbery. Yes, there are plenty of wonderfully drinkable wines for less than $15 a bottle and then there's a great vintage of Chatauneuf du Pape, a completely whole 'nother experience.
(In 1996 only 1000 bottles of Djedi were produced.)
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