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    Question Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    Someone said if we keep trying more frags after we've found our 'Holy Grail' then all we have is a collection of favorites. Maybe... So if you had to pick one, what would you consider the ideal one you could stop with? Mine is Caron-French Can Can, parfum from the French Boutique. ​if I had to only wear one scent from now on (theoretically) this would be it.
    Currently wearing: Azurée by Estée Lauder

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    Will let you know when it materialises

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    Default Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    Hmmm, this is a hard question to answer. I suppose the closest to that right now might be L'Heure Bleue. But there are so many favorites. Maybe I can't have a single favorite. I'm guessing that is true as I am a woman who very much enjoys change.

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    The two that I find to be holy grail material out of hundreds of scents are vintage Amouage Homage and Balenciaga Pour Homme. Both I would give a perfect ten out of ten!

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    My holy grail for citruses. Azemour Les Orangers.
    "Your fragrance with a fume of iodine" L. Cohen

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    from what I own...Jubilation XXV.

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    I have actually come to realise that I don't have a holy grail. If I had to pick one it would probably be Cartier Declaration.
    Currently wearing: Original Vetiver by Creed

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    Default Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    Some of you may still be searching, which is fine. Personally, I've found several, but I've been at this a long time.
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    Currently wearing: Azurée by Estée Lauder

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    Default Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    Maybe, but the longer that I seek, the more there seems to discover!

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    Default Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    Gengis Khan... I guess? Maybe....maybe not.

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    Default Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    Probably Mitsouko and Calandre, although I have used Bellodgia for the longest time
    (my first bottle at the age of 13 was a bargain buy at US$ 5.40 for 15 ml pure perfume; it was love at first sniff).

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    Guerlain Derby is my favorite from what I own.

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    Default Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    I think I would have seasonal Holy Grail's

    Spring - Le Labo Rose 31
    Summer - Creed VIW
    Fall - Taste of Fragrance
    Winter - GPH/ LDDM

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    Default Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    I have discovered that I feel just right, complete, in vanilla, but not a gourmand, candied vanilla. Something like Shalimar, Emeraude, or MdO Vanille.

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    Chanel No. 19 is the best green floral I've ever sniffed. I went on a quest to find another one I liked more and failed.
    Currently wearing: Kiss me Tender by Nicolaï

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    Default Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    Absolue Pour le Soir comes close, and is definitely my favorite for winter.

    Possibly my HG is going to be Géranium Pour Monsieur, especially for summer.
    Haven't spent enough time with it yet but so far it does seem to light up my circuits like no other.



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    Default Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    Yohji Yamamoto Yohji, the original.

    I found it in 1998, and when I learned it was discontinued I hunted for the last bottles but also started to look for an alternative for the future. Never managed to found one to take Yohji's place, but my collection kept growing.
    "Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."

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    Chanel Cuir de Russie. The vintage extrait and I'm lucky enough to have a couple bottles of this treasure.
    We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting. ~Kahlil Gibran

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    A hard question. I'd probably pick GIT for its versatility and "can't do no wrong" demeanor it has.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Dior Homme Intense
    CURRENT TOP 5

    1. Dior Homme Intense
    2. Creed Aventus
    3. Tom Ford Extreme
    4. Gucci Pour Homme II
    5. Terre d'Hermes

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    Default Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    I am afraid to find my Holy Grail... I might stop wearing the rest of my collection if I did!

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    Default Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    Not into holy grails.

    The olfactory system is always is changing anyway.
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    Default Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    I have many favorites, currently Amouage Epic is at the top of my list. I just don't grow tired of it and it works so well with my skin chemistry. But in reality my holy grail is the love of fragrances and the search for good ones from a seemingly endless number of choices. The search is my holy grail.
    Some Favorites
    1. Amouage Epic man
    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Byredo Bullion
    7. Masque Milano Russian Tea


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    Default Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    I fall into the 'there are a few' demographic

    L'Heure Bleue stands alone, for sure.

    But in terms of 'happily wear for days on end' then Sous le Vent, L'Heure Fougueuse and (more recently) Cuir d'Oranger are contenders.

    Tiffany for Men and Patou Pour Homme, definitely.

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    Default Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    Don't really believe in a Holy Grail fragrance. I never wear the same thing two days in a row, too many good fragrances to use. If I had to pick one that I would be forced to wear on a daily basis, at this point I would say Equipage. Beautiful, comfortable and to my nose, classy. That being said, I would not say it is my best fragrance, if that makes sense!

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    Default Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    I fall into the 'there are a few' demographic .........L'Heure Fougueuse..........
    Great fragrance.

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    ^ +2 for L'Heure Fougueuse.
    Holy Grail is perhaps too strong a label for me, but it is fantastic.
    Oddly, I found myself defending it to a well known perfumer last year who considered it 'incomplete' by comparison with La Treizième Heure.

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    Default Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    Portrait of a Lady. That said, there are many others that are close.
    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

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    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
    Currently wearing: Tsar by Van Cleef & Arpels

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    Default Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    Too hard to pick just one, but these would qualify:

    vintage Givenchy Gentleman
    Dunhill Blend 30
    Creed Royal English Leather

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    Default Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    I've been at this for a long time as well. Don't think I'll stop looking (or until I'm declared bankrupt!) but so far it will have to be between:

    Amouage Homage Attar (white box one)
    Millesime Imperial
    Rive Gauche (vintage)
    Lorenzo Villoresi's Sandalo
    Currently wearing: Epic Man by Amouage

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