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    Think I just found mine by accidentally layering Ambre Sultan with Memoir Man. Suddenly there's amber and incense everywhere.

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    I think the idea of multiple holy grails is probably contradictory. The mythical quest. To paraphrase somebody somewhere - its not actually finding what you are looking for, but the quest that matters. My holy grail would have to be like prism reflected light , constantly changing, never exactly the same.

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    You've found several Holy Grails ?? I am sooo jealous....I want one....and I'm afraid I don't have enough life left to the searching you must have done......You are sooo lucky............

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    At my age, I'm beginning to wonder ...in the end....if I do find my "Holy Grail"...will I be at the end of my road or might that lead me to a new crossroads where I will then be directed somewhere else not so much to my Holy Grail but to another treasure ....As I travel around the delicately-worded basenotes site I am in awe of all the brilliant women here....(this is a true revelation to me) and as it has for many years, I can't help but wonder why women cannot climb to the top of every ladder and make things right as they should perhaps as only a women can do !!!

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    My holy grails are Mitsouko, L'Heure Bleue and Une Fleur de Cassie.At least these are perfect fragrances to me.
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    I love Lumière Noire Pour Homme and Absolue Pour le Soir, but have a feeling that Orange Sanguine is going to become my most-worn fragrance.
    It's comforting, uplifting, doesn't shout and prance about, and works in all seasons.



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    So far on my journey I have three. Dior Homme Intense, Amouage Memoir Man and Roja Dove Amber Aoud.
    Current favorites_____Black Tourmaline_____Gucci Pour Homme II_____Memoir Man_____Tuscan Leather______Montale Aoud and Pine_____Sel Marin_____Invasion Barbare_____Tonka Imperial____Dior Homme Intense_____L'Humaniste____Santal 33_____Bois d'Argent_____Nio_____MFK Oud_____Lumiere Noire_____Bois d'Encens_____Cuir Ottoman
    Currently wearing: L'Humaniste by Frapin

  8. #98

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    FM Bois d'Orage with Derby nipping at its heels
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  9. #99

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    So far:

    Chanel, Coromandel, &
    Chanel, Egoiste

    These 2 have everything i am looking for in a fragrance, sweet, sexy, draws compliments and has great silage and longevity. I like Bois des Iles a lot too bc that has some Egoiste DNA in it, they smell similar but are both very different, if that makes any sense, lol. Sometimes i layer Egoiste with Bois des Iles and it is amazing, creates a new and sexy scent that just smells perfect to my nose.

  10. #100

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    I had the "holy grail" feel the first time I tried Mitsouko, that is perhaps the best candidate so far.
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    Find myself reaching more and more for Chanel Platinum Egoiste. .. has got to be the freshest smell in the biz
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  12. #102

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    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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    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.

    That's a shame! You should enjoy it from time to time!
    Currently wearing: French Cancan by Caron

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    Since the Holy Grail is usually thought of as something unattainable and also since Amouage has pulled all their attars, my Holy Grail is now Tribute Attar. Glad I have a small bottle.
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    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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    Gucci envy for men

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    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.
    Hah! Same here. Glad I'm not the only one who goes through this. I think there should be a term for this, maybe something like "parfumdisprayaphobia"? I'm pretty much this way with all my scents, but especially with my Derby bee bottle because it's a splash. I'm always afraid of getting oxygen in there. I recently decided to just decant a few ml's and leave it sealed up for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indagnacious View Post
    Hah! Same here. Glad I'm not the only one who goes through this. I think there should be a term for this, maybe something like "parfumdisprayaphobia"? I'm pretty much this way with all my scents, but especially with my Derby bee bottle because it's a splash. I'm always afraid of getting oxygen in there. I recently decided to just decant a few ml's and leave it sealed up for a while.
    You need a big bottle to transfer it into. Working with a splash is a real pain: oxygen exposure breaking it down, using up a lot more fragrance, etc. A spray bottle will make your experience far more satisfying. There are better looking ones but these are good:
    www.affwebshop.com/servlet/the-701/CLASSIC-COLLECTION-Atomizers--dsh-/Detail
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    Cool, thanks pluran.

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    Oh, yes by all means decant! I like these

    http://www.affwebshop.com/servlet/th...0ml/Categories

    and get yourself a package of the plastic bulb eye-dropper applicator things to draw up the juice. (Why can I never remember the name of those?)
    Currently wearing: French Cancan by Caron

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    I do actually wear Derby from time to time.... it's just that I don't want to use it up, and I love the current formulation (and am nervous about future formulations). Also it's so special for me that I feel it is a shame to wear it on a day like any other.

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    I find myself wearing Tuscan Leather so often these days, its almost becoming my signature. So maybe that was my holy grail all along?

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    The journey is the magic. At one time or another different ones have been king of the mountain. Tuscan Leather, Memoir Man and Bel Ami hold court right now. Cartier Santos Sport is revered and respected as the elder statesman. One who died in battle was the original Cartier Santos, the new one is nice but the original had magic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pluran View Post
    Not into holy grails.

    The olfactory system is always is changing anyway.
    Ditto. I don't have a holy grail cause I love them all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    .....and get yourself a package of the plastic bulb eye-dropper applicator things to draw up the juice. (Why can I never remember the name of those?)
    Me neither. Pipettes. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by pluran View Post
    Me neither. Pipettes. :-)
    Thanks! I really should try to make a mental note.
    Currently wearing: French Cancan by Caron

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    The closest i gave come to a holy grail is GIT!!

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

    I am constantly on the search for HGs.....I am always convinced that my next HG is to be found right around the corner, in the decant package I have ordered based on enthusiastic Basenotes reviews.....Therefore I will never be satisfied and my wallet will always be empty because one of you bastards are always smelling sublime that I haven't smelled yet. And so the vicious cycle begins again.

    However, let's say that at this stage of my exploration of perfumes, having tested hundreds of the buggers, these are the ones that provide that perfect but rare heart-head-loins connection, you know, the perfume does all three things at once - it makes you admire it from a purely intellectual standpoint (the mind), it inspires irrational but sincere feelings of love, joy, well-being and happiness (the heart), and it provides a one-two punch to your sensual pleasure center (the loins), the last one being where you want to lick and eat your wrist you smell so darned good. Some perfumes do one or two of these things (if you are lucky), but the ones listed below are the ones that do all three for me:

    Une Fleur de Cassie
    Bois des Iles
    L'Ombre Fauve
    Shalimar
    ELDO Rien
    Ambre Russe
    Cuir de Russie
    Coromandel
    Cuir Pleine Fleur
    Shaal Nur
    Parfum Sacre

    The list is subject to change, although this is an accurate read of where I am now.

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    It used to be CDG 2 Man, but I think my bottle went bad (didn't realize the sun was hitting it at a certain time of day). Right now I'd say both Jubilation XXV and Invasion Barbare

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

    Esencia Loewe comes closest to HG territory for me.

    Guerlain Mitsouko and Cartier Les Heures Fougueuse are 2 other worthy contenders.

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    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.

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