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  • Patou pour homme (vintage)

    8 7.34%
  • Dior Fahrenheit (vintage)

    37 33.94%
  • Chanel egoiste

    38 34.86%
  • Dior Homme

    20 18.35%
  • JPG Le Male

    6 5.50%
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    One of these frags will make it into the fragrance hall of fame...which one will it be? vote now

    Things to consider when deciding: each fragrances Influence on the perfume industry, public perception and popularity, quality of construction.
    Last edited by Sol invictus; 19th February 2014 at 10:05 PM.

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    Patou pour Homme (vintage) closely followed by Fahrenheit (vintage).
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    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)
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    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
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    In descending order.

    Patou: X (Great construction, but probably less than 1% of the population even knew it was a scent)
    Egoiste: XX (Great construction as well, with better exposure)
    Dior: XXX (Good construction, good exposure, still relatively new)
    Le Male: XXXX (Good construction/unique for its time, has stood test of time, popular)
    Fahrenheit: XXXXX (Great construction, test of time, popular)
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    Egoiste. By a mile.

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    Chanel Egoiste
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    For me it's no question about it...Fahrenheit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbz View Post
    For me it's no question about it...Fahrenheit!
    Same here. It was so completely ahead of it's time, at the time....and still holds up extremely well today.

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    Dior Fahrenheit, by a veeeeeeeeerrrrrrryyyyyyyy long stretch. This is one of the best fragrances ever made, hands down, no contest. I just recently uncovered and bought a vintage bottle, very happy with it, it definitely is stronger, darker, more vibrant, and a whole lot longer lasting than the current version. I have 7 bottles of it, from the original/vintage 1998, all the way to the most current 2013, and love them all (well, vintage slightly more, but they are all good).

    Patou - I agree, most people would have no clue and would have never heard of it before. It doesn't matter if it's good, if no one knows about it.

    JPG Le Male - does not seem to fit on this list. It was new and groundbreaking when released, I suppose, but it's such an old 90's scent that has been redone a million ways since then, and now feels like bubblegum. Not a fan of this one anymore, and do not find it a 'masterpiece'. Used to wear it... in 1995 or so, but not anymore.

    Did I mention, Dior Fahrenheit? +1000. :-)

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    From this list: Egoiste

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    Another vote for Egoiste by Chanel.


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    My vote goes to Fahrenheit.

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    Dior Homme

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    another vote for Fahrenheit.

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    Vintage Fahrenheit by a large margin for me....
    My all time favorite:

    Dior Fahrenheit

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    Patou pour Homme and Egoiste would be my choices. Unfortunately, I have bad associations with Fahrenheit...had a friend in the '90s who wore it way too heavily, perhaps in his attempt to compete with his wife's heavy applications of Coco. Going out with the two of them was a challenge just to breathe!

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    Agree with those that said Egoiste.

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    Dior Fahrenheit (vintage)
    I don't see how it can be any other from the list. Le Male is just not good enough and the others, while amazing fragrances, are not nearly as well known as Fahrenheit.
    My personal vote would go to Patou Pour Homme, but it is not nearly as well known, or mainstream so to speak, as Fahrenheit.

    Unless of course its a trick question and Fahrenheit, and some others listed here, are already in the hall of fame.
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    Egoiste, by a country mile...

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    are the carons too inexpensive to be contenders?
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    Default Re: Designer hall of fame

    From your list I'd choose Fahrenheit. Can't see why Dior Homme is up there though..

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    Egoiste, hands down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sol invictus View Post
    Things to consider when deciding: each fragrances Influence on the perfume industry, public perception and popularity, quality of construction.
    I think this is being missed by many who are voting.

    Fahrenheit was such a huge success that it altered the industry. Over 25 years later, it's still producing flankers and having an impact on the industry. It revolutionized how fragrances were looked at, and is still one of the most popular and best selling fragrances to this day.

    Egoiste? Well...it was such a disappointment to Chanel and sales were so disappointing, that just a few years later they came out with PLATINUM Egoiste, which promptly replaced it was THE "go-to" Egoiste in Chanel's lineup. Platinum outsells the original Egoiste, and is much easier to find (because more department stores and online fragrance retailers carry it, and they're in this to make money, not satisfy niche fragrance community guy). So how an item that had a flanker replace it as a staple in most department stores and as Chanel's flagship male fragrance from the early 90's is this close to an absolute legend in the fragrance industry is more than a little mind boggling to me.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SportsFan View Post
    I think this is being missed by many who are voting.

    Fahrenheit was such a huge success that it altered the industry. Over 25 years later, it's still producing flankers and having an impact on the industry. It revolutionized how fragrances were looked at, and is still one of the most popular and best selling fragrances to this day.

    Egoiste? Well...it was such a disappointment to Chanel and sales were so disappointing, that just a few years later they came out with PLATINUM Egoiste, which promptly replaced it was THE "go-to" Egoiste in Chanel's lineup. Platinum outsells the original Egoiste, and is much easier to find (because more department stores and online fragrance retailers carry it, and they're in this to make money, not satisfy niche fragrance community guy). So how an item that had a flanker replace it as a staple in most department stores and as Chanel's flagship male fragrance from the early 90's is this close to an absolute legend in the fragrance industry is more than a little mind boggling to me.....
    I think your right.
    I'm guilty of not reading the second sentence.

    Based on that, I would have to pick Fahrenheit as well.
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    Egoiste for me.
    I sampled Farenheite, and just didn't gef the hype. It wsn't for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajmc View Post
    I think your right.
    I'm guilty of not reading the second sentence.

    Based on that, I would have to pick Fahrenheit as well.
    I wasn't picking on you or anyone else....I was just pointing that out, in case some people were unaware when they were voting. Sorry for the confusion.

    By the way....as a side note...knowing how these forums work....I knew when I posted that, that there would be a good chance of the next several votes being cast for Egoiste (kind of as a "F you" to me, for pointing that out)....which has now gone from 2 down to 1 up. LOL...I hate to say it, but some things are simply too predictable.

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    DH

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    Fahrenheit... but only old formulations. New one deserves to go into Hall of Shame.
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    3. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme

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    I didn't even hesitate when ticking fahrenheit (vintage). Truly one of the bests of all time.

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    Egoiste!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    Egoiste. By a mile.
    Agreed.

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