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    Default Scents in your wardrobe that suddenly become masterpieces?

    An example is GIT. I've owned GIT for a couple years and while I enjoyed it and was glad I have it suddenly the other day I finally realized what all the fuss was about. I'm not sure what happened, did my bottle finally age enough, was it me, or something else? The creamy green lemony goodness was exponentially better than it had been before. I'm not talking about growing to appreciate a scent after multiple wearings but after thirty plus wearings.

    Have any of you ever experienced this with any of your scents.

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    I have felt this way with Balafre over many wearings occurring over many years.

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    Default Re: Scents in your wardrobe that suddenly become masterpieces?

    I experienced this with the following fragrances after many testings and wearings:

    - Guerlain Vetiver
    - Encre Noire
    - Chanel Egoiste
    - Givenchy Gentleman


    After that, till this day, I realize how good, special and well made these all are!
    My Top 10 : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Loewe: Solo (Absoluto)
    - Chanel: Antaeus
    - Chanel: Egoïste
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Guerlain: Vetiver
    - Amouage: Jubilation XXV
    - Dior: Homme Intense
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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    Creed Himalaya and LIDGE.

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    Default Re: Scents in your wardrobe that suddenly become masterpieces?

    Coeur de Vetiver Sacré is one that immediately comes to mind. One that I always enjoyed, but the love grew over time until I realized it actually is a masterpiece.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)

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    Fahrenheit for me.

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    I'd say Royal Scottish Lavender

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    Gucci Pour Homme II...Tea note is the star, but I get a kicking tobacco dry down that lasts 8 +
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    Timbuktu for me. Each time I wear it I fall in deeper. Certainly in my top three now.
    Well, it's cheaper than therapy... edit: No it's not...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slayerized View Post
    I experienced this with the following fragrances after many testings and wearings:

    - Guerlain Vetiver
    - Encre Noire
    - Chanel Egoiste
    - Givenchy Gentleman


    After that, till this day, I realize how good, special and well made these all are!
    Spooky.

    My wife is responsible for getting me into fragrance. On our first trip together, she got me to check out Gentleman in Duty Free. I wondered how the hell anyone could have that smell follow them around all day. Now of course I love it (but I've gone for Giorgio Beverly Hills which I think is similar).

    I used to think Egoiste was nothing special. Likeable but not wonderful. I even posted as much here, that I didn't get the hype and it was a case of community group think. It wasn't until much later that I realised that these days, finding a Sandalwood frag as good as Egoiste normally means going for something niche and expensive.

    And I initially dismissed Guerlain Vetiver because it was more Tobacco than Vetiver to me. I was too focused on "does it smell of Vetiver" and not "does it smell great". And I've since developed a real liking for Tobacco notes.


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    Among others: Versace l'Homme and Eau Sauvage EDT

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    Italian Cypress

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    Gucci Pour Homme I

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    Default Re: Scents in your wardrobe that suddenly become masterpieces?

    I am on my 4th bottle of Prada Amber Pour Homme -- I just can't be without it

    It's a 'masterpiece' for me anyway

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    You should try Halston Z-14. Super cheap...smells identical. You would not be able to tell the difference.

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    Default Re: Scents in your wardrobe that suddenly become masterpieces?

    I tend not to have anything in the wardrobe unless it is a masterpiece to my nose. That said, I add and remove stuff quite frequently.

    Ones I won't be without though - MI by Creed, Homage Attar by Amouage and Sycomore by Chanel.

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    CC no1

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    Default Re: Scents in your wardrobe that suddenly become masterpieces?

    I have a little more then a few, just will mention the ones in the past decade...Aventus, TF oud wood...Royal oud, LDDM , JXXV, TL, Plum Japonais,DH , DHI, and the latest to the club Amber oud by RD.
    "Thank GOD for the nose, for without it we would not be enjoying these beautiful created Scents"

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    Fahrenheit for me also.

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    Invasion Barbare

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