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  • ARPEGE POUR HOMME - Lanvin

    4 7.41%
  • BY MAN - Dolce & Gabbana

    8 14.81%
  • CASUAL FRIDAY - Escada

    2 3.70%
  • DEEP FOREST - Bogner

    1 1.85%
  • EBENE - Balmain

    2 3.70%
  • FURYO - Jacques Bogart

    1 1.85%
  • GFF UOMO - Gianfranco Ferre

    1 1.85%
  • GENGIS KHAN - Marc de la Morandiere

    7 12.96%
  • IL - Lancetti

    0 0%
  • JOINT - Roccobarocco

    1 1.85%
  • KIPLING - Weil

    0 0%
  • LANCETTI UOMO

    0 0%
  • L'UOMO - Trussardi

    0 0%
  • MACASSAR - Rochas

    5 9.26%
  • MONSIEUR GRES

    1 1.85%
  • NINO CERUTTI

    3 5.56%
  • NOBILE - Gucci

    11 20.37%
  • PHILEAS - Nina Ricci

    6 11.11%
  • THEOREMA UOMO - Fendi

    1 1.85%
  • WHAT ABOUT ADAM - Joop!

    0 0%
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    Theorema Uomo among many fine scents listed and many more not included.

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    Gucci Nobile was an easy choice, however, with respect, I don't really think that Gucci Nobile qualifies as a "sleeper".
    Most Gucci bashing threads (of which there are many), make fond reference to Gucci Nobile, so it has never been forgotten.

    Helmut Lang Cuiron was discontinued some time ago. It was a Basenotes darling for a long time thereafter.
    I've noticed very few references to Cuiron in recent times, so perhaps it now qualifies as a "sleeper"... but even this is questionable...

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    Voted Gucci Nobile... I'm glad I have a big bottle of it in my collection.

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    Nino Cerruti (1979)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1280adam View Post
    I only had to read as far down as By Man by Dolce & Gabbana. There's nothing else in the galaxy that touches it IMO.
    Yes BY from D&G. I loved that one. That was my favorite till the stopped making it. You can actually still buy it but the price has skyrocketed from the $80 I use to pay. I have seen it sold for as much as $700.

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    Nice thread! Voted Macassar.
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    Eau de Rochas Pour Homme (Gilles Romey, 1993)
    Bleu de Chanel EDP (Jaques Polge, 2014)
    Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme (vtg) (Max Gavary, 1994)
    Chanel Allure Homme (vtg) (Jaques Polge, 1999)
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    L'Eau Bleue d'Issey Pour Homme. This has satisfied my rosemary cravings. It's really a unique fragrance that's not like anything I've smelled from a designer and can be found pretty cheap on the discount sites.

    A lot of rosemary and cypress in the opening, maybe too much for some but the patchouli and wood really smooths out and grounds this fragrance on the dry down, I just love it! A lot of people say this is more of a green fragrance than bleu, but I definitely get the bleu vibe and there is sort of a 'wet' accord overall to my nose. I have a 150 ml bottle and will definitely buy a backup before this becomes hard to find. Awesome stuff.

    BTW, I have the Eau Fraiche version as well which is similar with more of an aquatic, minty vibe and not nearly as herbal in the opening.

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    Unfortunately threads like this fuel ignoramus prices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Basala by Shiseido (now seems to be commanding high prices)

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    Chiron and Blend 30 get my vote!
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    I do find it kind of odd that if Gucci Nobile is on the list, that vintage Hermes Bel Ami is left off... Because the current reformulation is easily obtained but the older one commands serious $$ if you buy it outright (not wait for bidding competition on low starting price auction).
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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Unfortunately threads like this fuel ignoramus prices.
    Well, yeah... assuming that sellers search around to see what's being said about a fragrance they're about to auction, as I've seen some place ridiculously astronomical starting prices for auctions/BIN. And then of course there's spreading awareness among newer fragrance aficionados. That's why I try to say as little as possible about certain fragrances that are in my top 5. Even if I've got a enough back-up bottles for doomsday, there's the COURTESY to others who have been well aware of them and are still trying to get a few back-ups as well. Then there's the kind of person who, when a highly sought after fragrance is brought up in topic chime in with "Yeah, it's terrific--best fragrance ever. You should own it if you're fortuitous to find it. I'm glad I've got a case in reserve that I bought before it became so sought after (i.e. got it cheap), so I'll never run out." <--Yeah, nice for you. Want a medal for it?
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    MACASSAR - Rochas , NOBILE - Gucci , PHILEAS - Nina Ricci get my votes.


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  14. #44

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    From the list I choose Phileas , but the one I enjoy very much and it's not in your list is AD Plus by Alain Delon

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    Vintage Nicole Miller For Men. Was a definite keeper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by musky_monkey View Post
    Gucci Nobile was an easy choice, however, with respect, I don't really think that Gucci Nobile qualifies as a "sleeper".
    Most Gucci bashing threads (of which there are many), make fond reference to Gucci Nobile, so it has never been forgotten.

    Helmut Lang Cuiron was discontinued some time ago. It was a Basenotes darling for a long time thereafter.
    I've noticed very few references to Cuiron in recent times, so perhaps it now qualifies as a "sleeper"... but even this is questionable...
    I agree with you totally !....perhaps I should have left Nobile off the list, and likewise By Man. I also agree with your views on Cuiron. It is difficult to find the line between sleeper cult and "cult" cult.
    Personally, I was in real doubt about Ebene fom Balmain. If anything I would have classed this perfume as the ultimate cult fragrance.....but I was the only one to vote !!! I think times change and with it, perfumes too. When I joined basenotes in 2006 (?)...Furyo was "the" cult frangrance. Today it is hardly mentioned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Unfortunately threads like this fuel ignoramus prices.
    hedonist222, this is not my intention ! I am genuinely interested to see basenoters views on these fragrances. As you can see from my wardrobe I have none of these offered for sale or swap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cytherian View Post
    Well, yeah... assuming that sellers search around to see what's being said about a fragrance they're about to auction, as I've seen some place ridiculously astronomical starting prices for auctions/BIN. And then of course there's spreading awareness among newer fragrance aficionados. That's why I try to say as little as possible about certain fragrances that are in my top 5. Even if I've got a enough back-up bottles for doomsday, there's the COURTESY to others who have been well aware of them and are still trying to get a few back-ups as well. Then there's the kind of person who, when a highly sought after fragrance is brought up in topic chime in with "Yeah, it's terrific--best fragrance ever. You should own it if you're fortuitous to find it. I'm glad I've got a case in reserve that I bought before it became so sought after (i.e. got it cheap), so I'll never run out." <--Yeah, nice for you. Want a medal for it?
    Personally, I am shocked by your attitude...and greed !!! I would certainly not be one to brag about how many perfumes I bought before they became sought after. I am indebted to basenotes members for their help and advice regarding my particular taste in fragrances. Through their help I got to know many frgrances which are now my top fragrances. I could not have achieved this without their help. We should advise one another and not keep secrets.
    You are the sort of arrogant basenotes member we do not need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by david View Post
    Personally, I am shocked by your attitude...and greed !!! I would certainly not be one to brag about how many perfumes I bought before they became sought after. I am indebted to basenotes members for their help and advice regarding my particular taste in fragrances. Through their help I got to know many frgrances which are now my top fragrances. I could not have achieved this without their help. We should advise one another and not keep secrets.
    You are the sort of arrogant basenotes member we do not need.
    David, you totally got the wrong intention from my post. I wasn't point out you in particular for bragging about fragrances you have. I was just making a general statement about people who do. My greed? I don't hoard nor brag about owning fragrances. I buy enough for my own purposes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cytherian View Post
    David, you totally got the wrong intention from my post. I wasn't point out you in particular for bragging about fragrances you have. I was just making a general statement about people who do. My greed? I don't hoard nor brag about owning fragrances. I buy enough for my own purposes.
    I do apologise to you - I misunderstood your post. I think we should all help and advise each other and not keep secrets. This should be the spirit of basenotes. At the end of the day we are a very small number and our enthusiasm will not drive up prices that much. I truly believe this.
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    Thanks, I'm glad we made peace. I absolutely agree about helping and advising each other. I also think we should be humble about our collections as well. If someone does inquire about certain fragrance characteristics and it's a rare fragrance that matches, I am more than happy to share the information. But I also refrain from trumping up a fragrance more than it is due. I have seen some do that. "It's ultra rare and you'll probably never find it. I'm just glad I stocked up when I did." Maybe I've read too many of those.
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    This one still remains a favorite of mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david View Post
    I do apologise to you - I misunderstood your post. I think we should all help and advise each other and not keep secrets. This should be the spirit of basenotes. At the end of the day we are a very small number and our enthusiasm will not drive up prices that much. I truly believe this.
    Quote Originally Posted by cytherian View Post
    Thanks, I'm glad we made peace. I absolutely agree about helping and advising each other. I also think we should be humble about our collections as well. If someone does inquire about certain fragrance characteristics and it's a rare fragrance that matches, I am more than happy to share the information. But I also refrain from trumping up a fragrance more than it is due. I have seen some do that. "It's ultra rare and you'll probably never find it. I'm just glad I stocked up when I did." Maybe I've read too many of those.
    Agree with you both. We need to have a spirit of sharing true information about fragrances here. Not to bump up or deflate prices, but just so we know what's going on. I personally like to warn people when things look discontinued but are still floating around on the market. That way all my fellow BNers and BN lurkers can get out there and buy a fave before it goes away!!!
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    ...and this, too.

    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    Also, Polo Modern Reserve...

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    From the list, I'd say Arpege pH. But there are so many other discontinued gems with large followings, like Gucci Envy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    From the list, I'd say Arpege pH. But there are so many other discontinued gems with large followings, like Gucci Envy.
    I deliberately omitted Gucci Envy, Gucci pour Homme and Patou pour Homme because they already had attained a huge cult status. I should have also left off By Man and Gucci Nobile, because they too have attained that sort of status.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    Agree with you both. We need to have a spirit of sharing true information about fragrances here. Not to bump up or deflate prices, but just so we know what's going on. I personally like to warn people when things look discontinued but are still floating around on the market. That way all my fellow BNers and BN lurkers can get out there and buy a fave before it goes away!!!
    I am extremely grateful for any warning regarding discontinued fragrances.
    Thanks Red for your recent contributions to the discontinueds sticky. Much appreciated !!
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    By Man is the only one I liked enough to purchase more than one back-up, so that easily gets the vote. Also own and enjoy Arpege and Deep Forest.

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    I am really astonished by this poll that Ebene from Balmain is not getting more votes, especially when you read the ecstatic reviews for it on all the perfume websites.
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    Quote Originally Posted by david View Post
    I am really astonished by this poll that Ebene from Balmain is not getting more votes, especially when you read the ecstatic reviews for it on all the perfume websites.
    The dilemma is that there are so many excellent ones on the list. It's tough to just pick one, but Ebene is indeed a great scent.

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