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

    Well, I have a few favorites

    Creed Spice & Wood
    Creed Aventus
    Bruckner Aoud 1
    by Kilian Incense Oud

    But since I rarely wear any one of those more than once every 6-8 weeks, I guess they really couldn't be considered "Holy Grail" scents.

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    I think I've found a handful of holy grails. I'm at 30 fragrances right now and tried and got rid of many and I am happy with my small collection mostly of designer fragrances. There are still some I am waiting in the mail to arrive but the ones I already have and tried have been delightful and I am really trying to stop myself from buying more because most fragrances will be a disappointment when it all comes down to it.

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    Don't think I have one yet. That may take a lifetime. I have a few that I would never want to be without though.
    Currently wearing: Memoir Man by Amouage

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    Don't think I have one yet. That may take a lifetime. I have a few that I would never want to be without though.
    +1 This is it

    The concept is flawed

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    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    Someone said if we keep trying more frags after we've found our 'Holy Grail' then all we have is a collection of favorites.
    Well, duh! As if that's a bad thing.

    Seriously, Bel Ami for the cooler months and Cuba for the warmer.
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    Dzing!

    Although I am currently in love with Vikt by Slumberhouse.

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    I think the term 'Holy Grail' means something different to each of us. We don't need to take it too seriously. It's only a hypothetical question. An interesting one, though. Most of us are always searching for the 'perfect' scent. Even when we think we may have found it, we can't stop trying more.
    Currently wearing: Azurée by Estée Lauder

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    Well actually, thinking about it, my Dad only ever uses Old Spice so it is his 'holy grail'.

    However, he is blissfully unaware that other mens fragrances exist so it doesn't really count

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    It's between two for me. Comme des Garcons 2 Man and Dior Vetiver are at the very top of all my lists. Several other wonderful fragrances in my wardrobe...but these are divinity to my nose.

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    -Aoud by Roja Dove
    -TuscAn Leather
    -Vintage Fahrenheit
    -(Smoky/well rounded) Aventus
    -Chenè
    Last edited by magnus611; 15th December 2014 at 03:25 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rynegne View Post
    It's between two for me. Comme des Garcons 2 Man and Dior Vetiver are at the very top of all my lists. Several other wonderful fragrances in my wardrobe...but these are divinity to my nose.
    Great choices. I picked up Dior Vetiver somewhat on a whim last month since it's becoming scarce, but not until I wore it for a full day did I appreciate just how pure and beautiful it is. Now I'm very, very grateful I followed that whim. Already among my very favorites.

    As for my own "holy grail" -- well, like others, I don't think there's just one. I'm tempted to say Jubilation XXV, since it works so well on me. Or vintage Fahrenheit, for the same reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gandhajala View Post
    ^ +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.
    I'm glad I started this thread. Here are two I've never heard of, for instance.
    Currently wearing: Azurée by Estée Lauder

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnus611 View Post
    Roja Dove "Amber Oud" are the latest ethereal inductees to the "L'ouevre IMHO.....
    I am happy to here that as I recently got in on a split and purchased 20mls. The notes seem right up my alley. Can you describe it magnus?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    Most of us are always searching for the 'perfect' scent. Even when we think we may have found it, we can't stop trying more.

    Sums it up for me - I'll just continue enjoying an eternal quest.
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    Creed Aventus...YSL L'Homme and Terre D'Hermes just below.
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    Probably , vintage Pasha by Cartier

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    Quote Originally Posted by FISS80 View Post
    I am happy to here that as I recently got in on a split and purchased 20mls. The notes seem right up my alley. Can you describe it magnus?
    This I Sir copied and pasted it from my recent review and interpretation of it at fragantica : enjoy this frag is like no other as the Jasmine , ylang, saffron are felt very much so all through the mids to lows and hard to describe, I've try as best as I can but this stuff it's an experience on its own right; basically it's like trying to describe a roller coaster ride to someone that has never felt the rush of adrelyne......



    Yes, I do get the deep opulent citrus vibe like no other in the start and felt and sense that that the ylang ylang with Jasmine and honeyed amber over ruled the oud to a degree and the rose is definitely a star in the midst...very linear once opening is done with with afore mentioned notes being the stars and very linear from mids to base and consider this frag a special ocassion type of juice and should be experience at least once if you consider yourself a fume head and will give this juice a five out of five for its development from opening to base and it's deep rich discreet oud dipped or better yet sautéed in a honey bee coat of Amber in a rose garden next to a nectar tree....very unisex and anyone could make it theirs.....just Gorgeous....btw 3 sprays and got 12 + hrs and became a skin scent about the 12hr but it definitely projected about 3-6 ft in 12 hr range and about 1/2 foot when it became a skin scent and still well felt next morning , a beast in reality if you ask me and worth the price if you can afford it or save up for it...it's FBW .....Cheerios
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    Quote Originally Posted by magnus611 View Post
    This I Sir copied and pasted it from my recent review and interpretation of it at fragantica : enjoy this frag is like no other as the Jasmine , ylang, saffron are felt very much so all through the mids to lows and hard to describe, I've try as best as I can but this stuff it's an experience on its own right; basically it's like trying to describe a roller coaster ride to someone that has never felt the rush of adrenaline

    Yes, I do get the deep opulent citrus vibe like no other in the start and felt and sense that that the ylang ylang with Jasmine and honeyed amber over ruled the oud to a degree and the rose is definitely a star in the midst...very linear once opening is done with with afore mentioned notes being the stars and very linear from mids to base and consider this frag a special ocassion type of juice and should be experience at least once if you consider yourself a fume head and will give this juice a five out of five for its development from opening to base and it's deep rich discreet oud dipped or better yet sautéed in a honey bee coat of Amber in a rose garden next to a nectar tree....very unisex and anyone could make it theirs.....just Gorgeous....btw 3 sprays and got 12 + hrs and became a skin scent about the 12hr but it definitely projected about 3-6 ft in 12 hr range and about 1/2 foot when it became a skin scent and still well felt next morning , a beast in reality if you ask me and worth the price if you can afford it or save up for it...it's FBW .....Cheerios
    Thanks. Sounds amazing! Eagerly anticipating my decant even more so now.
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    Dior Ambre Nuit is what I consider to be my favourite scent and my personal "holy grail." There are many scents close behind and others that I love very much but so far Ambre Nuit wins me over.

    I don't think the main point of this hobby is to find a "holy grail" but to explore and try as much as you can to expand your horizons and witness the art and beauty of different scents. I get excited when I try new things, old vintage bottles and visit previous fragrances that I maybe ignored or paid little attention too. It's a never ending cycle and thats what I love about this hobby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canuck21 View Post

    I don't think the main point of this hobby is to find a "holy grail" but to explore and try as much as you can to expand your horizons and witness the art and beauty of different scents. I get excited when I try new things, old vintage bottles and visit previous fragrances that I maybe ignored or paid little attention too. It's a never ending cycle and thats what I love about this hobby.
    Agree 100%! I do not think that I will ever truly find a "holy grail" perfume because I am moving forward
    and my tastes may change in the course of evolution.

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    So far, Bal à Versailles.

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    I am fickle fickle fickle. I love all my fragrances but Yosh La Contessa, Gobin Daude Seve Exquise and Jalaine Vetiver have been favorites for many years. More recently, I've been bowled over by Bruno Acampora Nero and Garner James Cathedral in Flames and expect these to remain favorites for many years too.
    Currently wearing: Eau de Cologne by Chanel

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    I suppose I rather reject the idea of a Holy Grail - I guess I don't really get the point. It just doesn't sound like much fun to me since I love loving *lots* of perfumes. Like other posters here I have *many* favorites, but I simply would never be able to or want to choose just one of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    Don't think I have one yet. That may take a lifetime. I have a few that I would never want to be without though.
    That opinion gets my vote too.

    Every now and then I think I've found it, but then I sniff something else and fall in love all over again, and sometimes I fall back out of love again too. I'd hate to hate to stop sniffing new things- reaching the buffers at the end of the line of fragrances would be just dreadful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evangeline View Post
    I suppose I rather reject the idea of a Holy Grail - I guess I don't really get the point. It just doesn't sound like much fun to me since I love loving *lots* of perfumes. Like other posters here I have *many* favorites, but I simply would never be able to or want to choose just one of them.
    Fully agree, Evangeline, you wouldn't like to wear the same dress all the time, would you? The same with perfumes. I choose them in accordance with my mood, the weather outside, my outfits, the seasons, and the environment where I wear it. As I like or even love my wardrobe, the perfumes are part of this wardrobe; they constitute a way of expressing my individuality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    I think the term 'Holy Grail' means something different to each of us. We don't need to take it too seriously. It's only a hypothetical question. An interesting one, though. Most of us are always searching for the 'perfect' scent. Even when we think we may have found it, we can't stop trying more.
    That's a good point. I have a Holy Grail, what I consider the "perfect" fragrance, which is Mitsouko. Then... after that I feel compelled to search out other Holy Grails... Like the Skin-scent Holy Grail... Or the Rose Holy Grail... Or the Summer Holy Grail. I think we can allow ourselves some sub-categories here

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    I haven't found "the perfect perfume" yet, but I've only just begun my fragrance journey so it's only expected. I do search for it based on categories though (orange blossom holy grail, magnolia holy grail, etc). My goal is to eventually have a tailored wardrobe of about 25 bottles, my holy grails for each category and a few runner-ups.

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    i have used guerlain vetiver for over 20 years so it must
    be my holy grail.never got tired of it and probably never will..

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    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    Amouage Homage Attar (white box one)
    Yup. I think I would find room to carry this one out of the house if it was burning down - irreplaceable.

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