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    Default What is the best Designer fragrance in the last 5 years?

    I think Pure Malt is legendary..
    Sure Mugler plays games with it..
    One month the stock is low then high..
    One month it's 80 bucks and some it's 120 bucks..

    But overall I love it and believe this is the best boozy frag's ever..
    What is your favorite?

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    Default Re: What is the best Designer fragrance in the last 5 years?

    Bleu De Chanel for me among many worthy candidates.

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    Pure Havane & L'Occitane's Eau Des Baux
    Last edited by Riley; 6th July 2014 at 07:53 PM.

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    Default Re: What is the best Designer fragrance in the last 5 years?

    Classical by Anat Fritz closely followed by Tzora, also by Anat Fritz.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6)
    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    Default Re: What is the best Designer fragrance in the last 5 years?

    To name a few:

    Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum.
    Dsquared's Potion Royal Black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony T View Post
    I think Pure Malt is legendary..
    Sure Mugler plays games with it..
    One month the stock is low then high..
    One month it's 80 bucks and some it's 120 bucks..

    But overall I love it and believe this is the best boozy frag's ever..
    What is your favorite?
    Frapin 1270 boss

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    Default Re: What is the best Designer fragrance in the last 5 years?

    There is no best, but a few that I've enjoyed:

    CdG's Black (2013)
    Dior's Leather Oud (2010)
    Naomi Goodsir's Bois d'Ascese (2012)
    Tom Ford's Sahara Noir (2013)

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    Mainstream designer: Spicebomb or Bleu de Chanel

    Upscale: Bentley Intense

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    Default Re: What is the best Designer fragrance in the last 5 years?

    I'm gonna go with bleu de Chanel because its the only designer I've tried from that time period that I pulled the trigger on

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    Chanel - Bleu de Chanel
    Mugler - Pure Havane
    Dior Homme Sport 2012

    If that includes the designer "exclusive" lines, then:
    Dior Vetiver
    Armani Prive Oud Royal
    Tom Ford - Neroli Protofino

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    If Tom Ford is applicable, I'd nominate both Italian Cypress and Noir de Noir.

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    Default Re: What is the best Designer fragrance in the last 5 years?

    Not technically designer but I’m considering Guerlain a designer house:

    Chanel Sycomore (2008)
    Guerlain Songe d’un Bois d’Ete
    Dior Leather Oud
    Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver
    Cartier La Treizieme Heure XIII

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    Quote Originally Posted by elevation View Post
    Frapin 1270 boss
    A great fragrance. But Bentley Intense and Eau Sauvage parfum for me

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    Couldn't disagree with either one of:
    Pure Malt
    Bleu de Chanel

    I'd also add:
    La Nuit de L'Homme

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    Dior Vetiver among the exclusives. Acqua di Gio Essenza is one of my most favorite standard designer releases as of late.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Bleu De Chanel for me among many worthy candidates.

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    This.
    Top 10:
    Creed Green Irish Tweed
    Creed Himalaya
    Creed Silver Mountain Water
    Creed Royal Oud
    Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
    Tom Ford Italian Cypress
    Bleu de Chanel
    Serge Lutens Chergui
    Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense

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    Paco Rabanne's 1 Million probably the most mass appealing.

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    Can't choose one.

    Bleu de Chanel
    Pure Malt (the 2013 is even better)
    Sahara Noir
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    For me it is Dior Homme Eau for Men, Bleu de Chanel, and others.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Narciso Rodriguez for him

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Bleu De Chanel for me among many worthy candidates.

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    +1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riley View Post
    Pure Havane
    +10

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    Voyage d'Hermes Parfum
    TOP 3 hot weather:

    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Lalique Encre Noire
    3. Creed Aventus


    TOP 3 cold weather:

    1. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
    2. Chanel Coromandel
    3. Dior Homme

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    Apart from seconding especially Bleu and Voyage, also adding Eau Sauvage Parfum, TDH Parfum, CK One Shock, Fahrenheit Absolute, DHI, Pure Havane.

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    Dior Homme Eau has caught my attention fast.

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    For me, the designer game has really gone downhill, most of the great designer fragrances were 2006 and prior.

    From the last 5 years, I would say.. A*Men: The Taste of Fragrance, Tim McGraw Southern Blend (although a celebrity fragrance), Spicebomb, Paul Smith Man.
    My Current Top 10:

    Rive Gauche Light (2004)
    Fahrenheit (1988)
    Paul Smith Man (2009)
    Burberry London (2006)
    Prada Amber pour Homme (2006)
    Live Jazz (1998)
    Eau des Baux (2006)
    Midnight in Paris EDP (2010)
    Arpege pour Homme (2005)
    Eau Duelle (2010)

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    Default Re: What is the best Designer fragrance in the last 5 years?

    Bleu de Chanel...tops
    YSL La Nuit
    One Million
    D&G The One

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    A*Men and its flankers.

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    Bentley for Men Intense

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    Default Re: What is the best Designer fragrance in the last 5 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony T View Post
    I think Pure Malt is legendary..
    Sure Mugler plays games with it..
    One month the stock is low then high..
    One month it's 80 bucks and some it's 120 bucks..

    But overall I love it and believe this is the best boozy frag's ever..
    What is your favorite?
    Mugler has done well with the A*Men flankers. I just wish he could have a new hit that moved in another direction. Not sure where - that's why he's Mugler - to figure out some crazy new direction for fragrance to try to go!

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Bleu De Chanel for me among many worthy candidates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    Mainstream designer: Spicebomb or Bleu de Chanel

    Upscale: Bentley Intense
    Quote Originally Posted by Preston H View Post
    I'm gonna go with bleu de Chanel because its the only designer I've tried from that time period that I pulled the trigger on
    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    Chanel - Bleu de Chanel
    Mugler - Pure Havane
    Dior Homme Sport 2012

    If that includes the designer "exclusive" lines, then:
    Dior Vetiver
    Armani Prive Oud Royal
    Tom Ford - Neroli Protofino
    Quote Originally Posted by JourneymanDave View Post
    Couldn't disagree with either one of:
    Pure Malt
    Bleu de Chanel

    I'd also add:
    La Nuit de L'Homme
    Quote Originally Posted by CT3 View Post
    This.
    Quote Originally Posted by tdwctdwc View Post
    Can't choose one.

    Bleu de Chanel
    Pure Malt (the 2013 is even better)
    Sahara Noir
    Quote Originally Posted by Scentologist View Post
    For me it is Dior Homme Eau for Men, Bleu de Chanel, and others.
    Quote Originally Posted by Oslo-Fjord View Post
    +1.
    Wow! A LOT of love for Bleu. And that has to be on my list, too.

    Quote Originally Posted by rynegne View Post
    Dior Vetiver among the exclusives. Acqua di Gio Essenza is one of my most favorite standard designer releases as of late.
    Both of those, I voted with my wallet, and enthusiastically agree!

    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer81 View Post
    Voyage d'Hermes Parfum
    Very under-appreciated. That is one really good fragrance. Voyage and Jour never got the wows that Terre did, but I think they're just as good. All three are pure Hermès, and form a nice trio of "masculine", "unisex", and "feminine", even though I think that they're all very wearable by anybody.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Apart from seconding especially Bleu and Voyage, also adding Eau Sauvage Parfum, TDH Parfum, CK One Shock, Fahrenheit Absolute, DHI, Pure Havane.
    Another Bleu noted, and I have to agree about the Eau Sauvage Parfum. And we did forget about TdH Parfum - a significant release. And DHI - how could we forget?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    To name a few:

    Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum.
    Dsquared's Potion Royal Black.
    ESP!!! You read my mind!

    Quote Originally Posted by deadidol View Post
    There is no best, but a few that I've enjoyed:

    CdG's Black (2013)
    Dior's Leather Oud (2010)
    Naomi Goodsir's Bois d'Ascese (2012)
    Tom Ford's Sahara Noir (2013)
    Gonna smell CdG Black very soon, thanks to Tony. Really looking forward to it.

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    If Tom Ford is applicable, I'd nominate both Italian Cypress and Noir de Noir.
    Yes - he's done some amazing upscale designer work. I have NdN and love Italian Cypress.

    Quote Originally Posted by pluran View Post
    Not technically designer but I’m considering Guerlain a designer house:

    Chanel Sycomore (2008)
    Guerlain Songe d’un Bois d’Ete
    Dior Leather Oud
    Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver
    Cartier La Treizieme Heure XIII
    You've already moved the Hermès into a top slot - I'm impressed! That one is going on my Hermès short list for sure.

    Quote Originally Posted by cameron View Post
    Dior Homme Eau has caught my attention fast.
    I think it's going to be a contender with Bleu, for sure.

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    For me, the designer game has really gone downhill, most of the great designer fragrances were 2006 and prior.

    From the last 5 years, I would say.. A*Men: The Taste of Fragrance, Tim McGraw Southern Blend (although a celebrity fragrance), Spicebomb, Paul Smith Man.
    Have to agree on Spicebomb. Southern Blend was a really great idea. People complain about celebrity fragrances (and especially flankers) being derivative, but that one was not only novel upon release - it remains novel.
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    Default Re: What is the best Designer fragrance in the last 5 years?

    Dior Homme Intense
    Pure Havane
    Spicebomb

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    With all due respect DHI came out in 2007. Yes it was reformulated (2011?) so technically could say last 5 years. Just being nit-picky here.

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    yup...you're right...
    I was looking at my wishlist on Fragrantica and they have 2 DHI on data base: one in 2007 and one in 2011.
    Mine was the 2011 - hence the confusion.

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    DHI is so far ahead that even if it didn't have the 2011 reformulation it would still be the best in the last five years because it's awesomeness would stretch the space time continuum enough to still qualify.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Awakening950 View Post
    DHI is so far ahead that even if it didn't have the 2011 reformulation it would still be the best in the last five years because it's awesomeness would stretch the space time continuum enough to still qualify.
    Hahah this guy! Good one.

    As for me, even though I am somewhat new to the fragrance game, I very much enjoy Bleu and Pure Havane
    "All the best perfumes in history have something that smells like garbage in them; that's what keeps drawing you back."

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    La Nuit

    Pure Havane

    Spicebomb

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    Out of my collection:

    Costume National 21 (2008)
    Euphoria Men Intense (2008)
    L'Essence de Cerutti (2009)
    Lanvin - Avant Garde (2011)
    Prada Amber pour Homme Intense (2011)

    Fleur Du Male just missed the five year criteria since it came out in 2007, Gucci Pour Homme II (2007), Narciso Rodriguez for Him Musk and Narciso Rodriguez for Him. Looks like 2007 was one heck of a year for some of my favorite fragrances.

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    Bentley Intense

    for swap/sale:





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    Default Re: What is the best Designer fragrance in the last 5 years?

    Granville (Dior)
    L'Heure Fougueuse IV (Cartier)
    CdG Black
    Yohji Homme (Re-Release)
    Songe d'un Bois d'Ete (Guerlain)
    Dries van Noten par Frederic Malle

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    Pure Havane for me. Absolutely stellar fragrance.

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    Default Re: What is the best Designer fragrance in the last 5 years?

    Fractionally outside the timescale, but I'd say Polo Modern Reserve is worth a mention.

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    Default Re: What is the best Designer fragrance in the last 5 years?

    The One and 1 Million were the 1st that spring to mind...since I think there were both released in 2008 and therefore just outside the 5 year window.:/

    So I will go with La Nuit and TOF as my 1-2 in the top designer releases in the last 5 years.

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    Default Re: What is the best Designer fragrance in the last 5 years?

    Full Bottle worthy: (2009-2014)
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    A*Men Pure Havane by Thierry Mugler
    Bleu de Chanel by Chanel
    CK One Shock for Him by Calvin Klein
    Terre d'Hermes Parfum by Hermes

    Enjoyable:
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    Spicebomb
    by Viktor & Rolf
    Vince Camuto for Men by Vince Camuto

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    Quote Originally Posted by del View Post
    Full Bottle worthy: (2009-2014)
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    A*Men Pure Havane by Thierry Mugler
    Bleu de Chanel by Chanel
    CK One Shock for Him by Calvin Klein
    Terre d'Hermes Parfum by Hermes

    Enjoyable:
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    Spicebomb
    by Viktor & Rolf
    Vince Camuto for Men by Vince Camuto

    5267
    Yes to CK Shock! Can't believe I forgot about that one, truly a wonderful and surprising designer release from this house!

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    1. Dior Fahrenheit Aqua
    2. Prada Luna Rossa Extreme
    3. Tommy Bahama Tommy Bahama For Him
    4. Cartier Roadster
    5. Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme
    6. Armani Code Sport
    7. Hanae Mori HiM EDP
    8. JPG Le Male Terrible
    Last edited by Smyle12; 3rd July 2014 at 09:55 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadidol View Post
    There is no best, but a few that I've enjoyed:

    CdG's Black (2013)
    Dior's Leather Oud (2010)
    Naomi Goodsir's Bois d'Ascese (2012)
    Tom Ford's Sahara Noir (2013)
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    24 Gold

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    Dhe
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    Fahrenheit Absolute is one, for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony T View Post
    I think Pure Malt is legendary..
    Sure Mugler plays games with it..
    One month the stock is low then high..
    One month it's 80 bucks and some it's 120 bucks..

    But overall I love it and believe this is the best boozy frag's ever..
    What is your favorite?
    I agree pure malt belongs there. I'd also add:
    Dior Homme Sport (2012).
    Allure Homme Sport Edition Blanche
    YSL L'Homme
    Current Top Picks:

    Unknown Pleasures
    Tuscan Leather
    D&G The One
    Pure Havane
    Intense Cafe
    Xerjoff Lira
    HdP Ambre 114

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    Granville
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    Dhi is very popular. I think it's to feminine. I would go with pure malt

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    Bleu de Chanel

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    Quote Originally Posted by noFragsleft View Post
    I agree pure malt belongs there. I'd also add:
    Dior Homme Sport (2012).
    Allure Homme Sport Edition Blanche
    YSL L'Homme
    Agree re Pure Malt, but both the Chanel and YSL you reference were released more than 5 years ago...

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    Terre d'Hermes or Tom Ford Noir

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    Also supporting the Voyage d'Hermes.

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    eau savauge parfum
    la nuit de l'homme
    narciso rodriguez

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    Quote Originally Posted by caferacer View Post
    Agree re Pure Malt, but both the Chanel and YSL you reference were released more than 5 years ago...
    Haha. Yea its already 2014
    Current Top Picks:

    Unknown Pleasures
    Tuscan Leather
    D&G The One
    Pure Havane
    Intense Cafe
    Xerjoff Lira
    HdP Ambre 114

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    Default Re: What is the best Designer fragrance in the last 5 years?

    Pure Havane
    Pure Malt
    Narciso Rodriguez

    I love all 3 and put Havane over Pure Malt slightly. Still witing on a cool, dark, gloomy day to wear NR
    Last edited by DieHard; 5th July 2014 at 01:07 AM.

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