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    Hi, all. I am a huge Serge Lutens fan and almost own all of them. I am looking for a new niche house to get into. I love strong two-spray perfumes. My favorite notes are iris, rose, and florals. So, do you have any suggestions? I also own most of the MFK perfumes so it's a wrap on that. Oh, it took about 10 years to build my collections.

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    Amouage if you want strong. Some stand out florals would be Gold and Lyric. Womens range is also apparently very good.

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    I just bought Lyric and waiting for it to be shipped. I am very interested in this house.

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    Have you tried any from the Dior Privee Collection? Leather Oud, Oud Isaphan, and Eau Noire are excellent.

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    I just bought Lyric and waiting for it to be shipped. I am very interested in this house.
    It is a superb line. Epic Man and Jubilation XXV are to die for IMO

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    Amouage was the 1st that came to my mind also.

    You should also explore by Kilian and Tom Ford (I know - not niche).

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    What's Epic like?

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    Congrats on the Lutens ownership, that is quite some collection. What are the highlights for you?

    I have AS, FenA, MKK, FT and decants of TC and Chene. Love 'em all and want to try ISM.

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    I have the original hedi slimane Eau Noire and Bois de Argent. Love but haven't sat down with the line.

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    Epic is an incredible woody spicy fragrance with great (Epic!!) longevity. Very dry, which I love, without being a powder bomb. Nothing floral about it. Take a look at reviews on here and Fragrantica, much more eloquent and detailed.

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    Agree with Dougczar re Tom Ford, some greats there. By Killian is also very highly rated, though I have tried only 3 or 4 of these (v nice).

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    Amouage is a great house and my favorite. I currently own 18 from them. If you're in the US I would suggest ordering samples from Parfumsraffy.com. My top favorites are Epic Man, Gold Man, and Tribute attar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev320 View Post
    Amouage is a great house and my favorite. I currently own 18 from them. If you're in the US I would suggest ordering samples from Parfumsraffy.com. My top favorites are Epic Man, Gold Man, and Tribute attar.
    Have you tried Gold in the summer (we're talking UK summer here)? Blossoms beautifully (1 spray only as always). I was shocked as I only ever wore it in cold weather previously. Good to see it getting some love. Seems more popular these days, or am I imagining things?

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    My favorite Lutens that stick out to me are the ones that are half gone. Those would be FT, ISM, la Fille de Berlin rose de Nuit, Santal majuscule, the entire Bois series which is like Valium, nombre noir.

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    Gold sounds opulent!

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    I hate to always come off as a fanboy, but if you want powerful fragrances to collect, I suggest Slumberhouse. Jeke, Norne, and Sova would all be up your alley if you like Lutens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnc View Post
    Have you tried Gold in the summer (we're talking UK summer here)? Blossoms beautifully (1 spray only as always). I was shocked as I only ever wore it in cold weather previously. Good to see it getting some love. Seems more popular these days, or am I imagining things?
    I've worn it a lot during the summer and it worked great. I work in an office but I have worn it out in 100F weather.

    The discountied Gentlemen's Cologne and EDT are also great if you like Gold Man.

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    Profumum are beautiful and very strong. Also Mazzolari. Parfumerie Generale have some beauties, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joev View Post
    Gold sounds opulent!
    Oh yes! Many people get a strong 'baby powder' vibe; fortunately for me this is only borderlinefleeting and I enjoy Gold very much. It did take maybe 2 years to properly appreciate it and to brave wearing it in public lol. I don't know the Lutens line except the ones I listed, but I would guess there is nothing too similar to Gold in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OctaVariuM View Post
    I hate to always come off as a fanboy, but if you want powerful fragrances to collect, I suggest Slumberhouse. Jeke, Norne, and Sova would all be up your alley if you like Lutens.
    These do sound good, but don't know how easy it is to get hold of them in the UK. Nothing wrong with being a fanboy when the product is excellent - just don't mention J**h by name though

    Edit - I see Roullier White stock them, happy days
    Last edited by dnc; 5th January 2014 at 12:20 AM.

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    Parfumerie Generale.

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    Is Amouage a French house? Who is the nose and the creative director?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joev View Post
    Is Amouage a French house? Who is the nose and the creative director?
    Amouage is based in Oman IIRC.

    Noses vary and Christopher Chong is the creative director.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joev View Post
    Is Amouage a French house? Who is the nose and the creative director?
    From Oman. Creative director's name is Christopher Chong.

    Edit: too slow.

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    Amouage for sure. Slumberhouse ha some interesting fragrances including Norne.

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    O'Driu
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    Profumum Roma!

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    Thanks for all the suggestions. Looks like I have a lot of sampling to do. Slumber house and Amouge are at the top of my list.

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    For instance Hilde Soliani Parfums, Mendittorosa, Masque Milano, Perris Montecarlo, A Lab on Fire, Thameen Fragrances.
    Currently wearing: Eight & Bob by Eight & Bob

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