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    Default Favorite Men's Line

    Been thinking about my favorite men's lines, across the board, as opposed to individual fragrances.

    This would include the original, and the flankers, taken as a whole. Also, what are the strongest and weakest from the line?

    For example, I'd say the Dior Homme line is tops for me. The stars for me being Dior Homme and DHI, with DHS right behind. Cologne (2013 reform) was sort of a letdown.

    I could also see the L'instants, A*Mens, Fahrenheits and Declarations getting some love.

    I can't think of a niche line for some reason, as I tend to love single fragrances for those, and there just aren't many flankers.

    What would be yours?

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    Probably Dior & Guerlain are two I enjoy but there are just so many deserving.

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    Acqua di Parma Colonia and its flankers would get my vote.

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    Dior and Amouage for me.
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    Default Re: Favorite Men's Line

    If you are just asking about lines, and not entire range from the house, I would say:

    1. Creed Royal Exclusives
    2. Armani Prive
    3. Dior Homme
    4. Dior La Collection Prive

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    Default Re: Favorite Men's Line

    Thinking more of a fragrance that has flankers

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    YSL L'Homme line for designer. Imaginary Authors for niche.

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    None, really. Not into flankers that much. I do love LIDGE, though.

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    YSL, and Chanel, yes many to choose from.
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    Default Re: Favorite Men's Line

    Quote Originally Posted by cologne connoisseur View Post
    Acqua di Parma Colonia and its flankers would get my vote.
    Oh, I didn't think about the Colonias, but yeah. That line could easily be in my top couple as well.

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    Chanel for me, especially the Exclusifs and particularly Sycomore and Coromandel which are bizarrely marketed to women.
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    Default Re: Favorite Men's Line

    Quote Originally Posted by JourneymanDave View Post
    Thinking more of a fragrance that has flankers
    Ah. Ok.

    Dior Homme. I actually like every flanker more than the "original"

    Chanel Allure line. (Flankers in name only - there is really very little resemblance to each other)

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    Dior Homme and Chanel Allure lines are both pretty good.

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    Default Re: Favorite Men's Line

    A*Men and it's flankers.

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    I would have to choose the Dior Homme line as well. Something for every occasion.

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    I own two of the A*Men flankers, and two of the Declaration flankers. So those two lines are definitely in.

    The Chanel Allure line is pretty good, only one that I don't like, and the Guerlain Homme line, despite being slagged off as Guerlain pandering to the masses, is good too, I like all four of them.

    I like the Habit Rouge flankers better than the "main" EDT.

    The He Wood line are quite interesting.

    Would the Azzaro Pour Homme line (if you include Silver Black) count?

    Actually, it's not all that common for the good stuff to get more than one or two flankers, when you get loads of flankers, the line tends to be dross (Boss In Motion, YSL L'Homme)


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    Designer: Guerlain and Loewe for me (not because of flankers!)

    Niche: MPG
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    My Top '10' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Pal Zileri: Cuoio
    - Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme/Solo
    - Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
    - Revillon R
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Acqua di Parma: Colonia Intensa /Leather/Oud
    - Knize Ten
    - Annick Goutal: Ambre Fetiche
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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    Double post

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    Chanel by far. I also enjoy Amouage's offerings.

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    Default Re: Favorite Men's Line

    Dior Homme flankers
    Currently wearing: Invictus by Paco Rabanne

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    Chanel Allure Homme, Dior Homme, Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey, and YSL L'Homme, including their respective flankers.

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    Default Re: Favorite Men's Line

    For me, it's a toss up between AdP's Colonia line and CdG's Incense.

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    Default Re: Favorite Men's Line

    Christian Dior
    - Dior Homme
    - Fahrenheit

    Guerlain
    - Habit Rouge
    - Vétiver
    - Acqua Alligoria (feminine/unisex)

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    Even though there are only two of them: Gucci Pour Homme I and II. Damn you, Tom Ford! Why couldn't you have made a Gucci Pour Homme III? Oh, and speaking of which, I would give Tom Ford For Men and Tom Ford Extreme an honorable mention, even though Grey Vetiver doesn't do anything for me.
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    Default Re: Favorite Men's Line

    Without question the Dior Privee line, followed by Chanel Exclusifs
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    The Allure line is quite good. Regular, Sport, and Blanche.

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    Hermes, by far: Bel Ami, Rocabar, Equipage (!), Eau d'Hermes, Terre (!), Voyage

    YSL a close second: Kouros & Body Kouros, Jazz & Live Jazz, Rive Gauche, M7 & Fresh, La Nuit de L'Homme

    Can't think of a niche line that has more than three great masculines in a line/series, Malle probably but I don't own any bottles there.

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    Allure line!
    Currently wearing: No. 19 by Chanel

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    Default Re: Favorite Men's Line

    I like the desire line by Dunhill. I also like the miss Cherie line by Dior
    Currently wearing: Ambre Topkapi / PB by MDCI

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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    A*Men and it's flankers.
    +1

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    amouage ,guerlain ,dior ,ysl , gucci

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    Default Re: Favorite Men's Line

    Of my two choices, considering the OP, I looked for versatility. I like Azzaro Pour Homme & it's flankers for it's seasonal range. The Tom Ford men's signature fragrance range is pretty complete in different styles with vetiver, oriental, woody etc...

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    YSL and Creed

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    Christian Dior
    Currently wearing: L'Humaniste by Frapin

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    Default Re: Favorite Men's Line

    Amouage, steller men's line (overshadowed by a stellerer woman's line).
    Current top 5:
    1. MDCI Chypre Palatin
    2. Guerlain Arsene Lupin (Dandy)

    3. Roja Dove Enigma Parfum Pour Homme
    4. Roja Dove Vetiver Extrait
    5. Guerlain Heritage (any formulation)

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    Dior for me. Love the entire Dior Homme and Eau Sauvage lines, and their private collection is brilliant too!

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