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

    For me, my grail could well be Tauer's LDDM. But I love so many others as well. It's hard to me monogamous-scentric
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    I have too many fragrances which I like.
    Vintage Kouros , Oud Ispahan, TDH edp, Vintage Fahrenheit, Montale Louban.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nosey49 View Post
    kumquat,

    Thanks for starting this thread. Some seem not to understand that the answers provided help others sort through the thousands of fragrances and increases their chances of finding something they truly treasure.
    Thanks, Nosey, I truly appreciate your insight. Welcome to the forum!

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    It's not easy for me but I would say that Bois des Iles/Egoiste is part of it. Another part is orientals like Shalimar/Habit Rouge. And yet another would be iris centred scents, even IdI and IdH by Prada.

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    I can understand that perfectly well, it happens the same to me with Mitsouko and L'Heure Bleue.

    Quote Originally Posted by gtsb View Post
    Guerlain Derby is my favorite. As a matter of fact I like it so much that I'm afraid to wear it.

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    Last edited by OPomone; 25th April 2014 at 07:38 PM.

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

    Opomone, I never knew Sous les Vent meant 'Downwind'. That's not so connected to flying as I thought. I love it, too!

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

    lately it has been Amouage Dia

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    I have forever been in love with Houbigant Ambergris from the 70's. I am still in love with the sister Houbigant Patchouli (but not the new version as it is absolutely and utterly different) and also the Civet. Less so the musk of the same set. These are for private sniffing pleasures as they are too precious for wearing out. I hoard the set with glittering eyes like my own Smaugs dragon treasure den of jewels.

    My true wearing love has always been vintage Armani by Armani. I am stocked up for some time on that. Vintage Yendi is a tiny and precious bottle for special wear only. Another is vintage Diorling and also the reformulation too although it's not so similar. Vintage Coco Chanel was a favourite but I haven't worn it in a while. The new isn't a patch on the old.

    All of my existing prized holy grails are vintage come to think of it.

    More recently I like to ring the changes and the sniffing quest will be forever continued probably until I die. I shall compile a list of those as we go along. Dzing is one I like to keep sniffing but isn't ranking as high yet as grail but I cannot put it down either. More to come when I think of them.

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    For me that would be my first love in niche perfume: CdG Odeur 53. I still get that mmmmmmm-feeling everytime I smell it...

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    I'm not sure about HG, but Bvlgari Black is the only thing I own that never feels like a wrong choice. Sometimes, something else in my collection is better-suited to a given event, but I've never left home in Black and wished later that I'd chosen differently.

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    A couple months have passed, more sniffing opportunities and my tastes keep evolving. I'll add a few to my list. These make me feel like I've sniffed a bit of heaven.

    Slumberhouse Zahd
    Chanel NO 5 EDP
    Guerlain Jicky Extrait
    Guerlain L'Heure Bleue
    Schiaparelli Shocking (vintage Parfum)
    Prada Infusion D'Iris Absolue
    Vintage Hermes Eau D'Hermes
    MFK Absolue Pour Le Soir
    CaronTabac Blond
    Lancôme Cuir de Lancôme
    Amouage Ubar Woman
    Keiko Mecheri Attar de Roses
    Keiko Mecheri Genie de Bois
    Serge Lutens Mandarine Mandarin


    But I am not sure that even begins to cut it for me. So many amazing things out there.
    I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

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    And...my prediction was right regarding exploring Tauer. We have a winner : Incense Rose.
    Hypocrites will always be a thorn in my back....and my middle finger will always be the best remedy.....

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    Mathilde Laurent

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    Toss up between vintage Egoiste Concentree, Pure Distance M, and vintage M7.

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    A few years ago when I was trying to find my "holy grail" I discovered buying decants and since then I'm an aimless nomad. I have always hated testing in stores, I like to try things at home on different days, in different weather, in different environments, etc. I started with a few 2mL decants that I thought I might like and that has created a monster, I usually buy five or six 2mL decants per month of fragrances I've never worn before. And I live in constant fear that when I do finally stumble upon perfection, it will be promptly discontinued by the manufacturer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    Some of you may still be searching, which is fine. Personally, I've found several, but I've been at this a long time.
    Gotta pick one Kumquat,we all have THAT ONE....

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    Quote Originally Posted by LivelyupURself View Post
    A few years ago when I was trying to find my "holy grail" I discovered buying decants and since then I'm an aimless nomad. I have always hated testing in stores, I like to try things at home on different days, in different weather, in different environments, etc. I started with a few 2mL decants that I thought I might like and that has created a monster, I usually buy five or six 2mL decants per month of fragrances I've never worn before. And I live in constant fear that when I do finally stumble upon perfection, it will be promptly discontinued by the manufacturer.

    Where do you get your decants?

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    L'INSTANT by GUERLAIN....SUPREME EXCELLENCE in every way....

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    Quote Originally Posted by hilliard View Post
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    welcome to basenotes we hope you have a very good experience....

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    Quote Originally Posted by derekbgreene View Post
    Gotta pick one Kumquat,we all have THAT ONE....
    Well, besides the one which is still available- Caron French Can Can, I've found some real treasures in my wanderings the greatest of which has been ​Guerlain- Djedi.

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    I have to say, sadly.....Amouage's Tribute Attar has grail status for me. And all I will have for the present is 3 precious ml of that juice. going to have to use some of my dubai connections to possibly get me a full bottle from the source, especially once they start producing the attars again in their pre-IFRA glory.....
    improving olfactory environments one molecule at a time....

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    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    Some of you may still be searching, which is fine. Personally, I've found several, but I've been at this a long time.
    Gotta pick one Kumquat,we all have THAT ONE....
    What are your FAVORITE colognes for men that you just LOVE???????

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    Quote Originally Posted by stargarden View Post
    I have to say, sadly.....Amouage's Tribute Attar has grail status for me. And all I will have for the present is 3 precious ml of that juice. going to have to use some of my dubai connections to possibly get me a full bottle from the source, especially once they start producing the attars again in their pre-IFRA glory.....

    There was a thread the other week advising that they'd all been pulled from the shelves (again).
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/378...ger-being-sold
    Last edited by lpp; 29th April 2014 at 06:26 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lpp View Post
    There was a thread the other week advising that they'd all been pulled from the shelves (again).
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/378...ger-being-sold
    Yes -- from what I understand, they will only be available at the Oman flagship in Muscat. That being so, they are free to make them however they wish and not deal with the IFRA regs. I hope this is so......I would love to have a bottle of Tribute that has not been hampered by the fragrance police

    I doubt they will stop producing the attars - they just don't want to distribute them outside the borders of Oman. So, we will have to find new ways of getting them, such as friends who live in the region that can visit and buy in person.
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    That may no longer be the case, stargarden - there seems to be some info. about all Omani perfume being perhaps required to be compliant now/soon in the first post of that thread.
    In the longer term it appears unclear.
    Last edited by lpp; 29th April 2014 at 06:43 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by derekbgreene View Post
    Gotta pick one Kumquat,we all have THAT ONE....
    What are your FAVORITE colognes for men that you just LOVE???????
    I just found an excellent new one- Jovoy- Private Label (deep, dark spicy), IPDF- Costa Mediteraneo (tangy cologne), MDCI- Chypre Palatin, green and creamy, Mazzolari- Mazzolari, Lui & Vetyver , PG- Aomassai & Querelle, Etro- Shaal Nur , Profumum- Acqua Viva, Victrix, Arso, Fumidus, Montale- Patchouli Leaves, Black Aoud, Serge Lutens- Vetiver Oriental

    Those are all current but one vintage, if you can find it, is Givenchy Gentleman, ​but it must be in the old bottle with the black and white wicker design box and the square upright bottle with the gold square lid. A lovely dark chypre.

    I'm flattered that you're interested in my opinion. Thanks for asking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nosey49 View Post
    Where do you get your decants?
    Mostly from Surrender to Chance, and sometimes from The Perfumed Court. I recently read on here about decantshop.com and I will try them soon. I also love it when perfumeries offer sample sets for sale and I have purchased many of those.

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    Lpp: I will be savoring what little I have and wishing I had bought a 30ml bottle last year when it was available. I hope they continue to make the attars...


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    Spice and Wood might just be it.

    But honestly, I can never see myself without GIT. It really is just a gorgeous scent.

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