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Thread: The best niche is...?
Maybe the mods could make this thread a sticky?
I voted for Chergui because it's a classic niche scent. ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ
I'll vote when I find a pin...
Chergui is on fire.
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diptyque Volutes for me
Have I told you about the scent of jasmine? Have I spoken about the smell of the sea? The earth is scented. And I perfume myself to enhance what I am. That's why I can not wear a perfume that bothers me. Perfuming is an instinctive wisdom. And like all art, it requires some knowledge of yourself..."
Clarice Lispector ( 1920-1977) - Perfumes da Terra / Earth Perfumes
Chergui definitely. Love the other 2 as well though.
In this order to me: Chergui-Volutes-b2b. I wear all of them btw.
My sarcasm is so evolved it sounds like sincerity.
Why is this thread a sticky?
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Hanae Mori HM EDT
I have Chergui and it's a bit overrated. I think some people have hinted at a possibly reformulation so even niche fragrances aren't immune to such changes. My bottle is supposedly produced in 2013 so perhaps an older bottle with a previous formulation was more impressive. Right now Chergui is still nice but nothing amazing.
Love them all. It's like apples, pears and oranges.
"...her fragrance all in my keeping; softly she comes in the night." Lyrics, Gordon Lightfoot, "Softly."
I have them all. They have their pro & con.
Volutes is the most light & versatile.
Chergui & B2B are more sweet & complex.
***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
I find Back to Black horrible. I like Chergui best, although I agree on Ronin about the fact it is overrated.
2. Volutes (in EDP)
If Volutes Edt, change place with Chergui
Claus The Danish Viking