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    Default Designer Cult Favorites...Still In Production

    For designers, what comes to mind when you think of cult favorites that are still in production?


    Fragrances a little off the beaten path, popular among the die hard and the loyalists, but not really outside of that. Perhaps they're quirky in some way or a little unusual.


    The ones that come to my mind are:


    Kouros

    Bulgari Black

    Bergamotto Marino

    Yatagan

    Costume National 21

    Narciso Rodriguez for Him



    What are some others?

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    Nothing but a cult scent now, but was a popular one:
    I don't really go out in public with it, but RL Polo is still capable of bringing back memories - despite it being a shell of it's former self.



    Other cult designers:
    CdG - 2 Man & Wonderwood
    M7 (now in it's "Oud Absolu" formulation, but still quite similar).
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    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Pure White Cologne
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
    4.
    by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    5. Clive Christian - 1872
    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Xerjoff - Nio
    8. Neela Vermeire - Bombay Bling
    9. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    10. Chanel - Allure Homme Edition Blanche

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    Lalique White and Encre Noire come to mind.

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    Rive Gauche comes to mind. Also I'll throw out Diesel Plus-Plus, out since '97 and still being produced to my knowledge.

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    Diesel Plus Plus...I've heard about this one.

    It's milky, right?

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    Antaeus

    Joop


    Fahrenheit

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    Two of my cult favorites: Dior Jules & Or Black by Pascal Morabito
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    Eau d'Hermes

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    Encre Noire by Lalique. Unknown outside the fragrance community, but it's loved by most fragheads who have tried it.
    Rive Gauche by YSL. Everyone knows about L'Homme & La Nuit, but Rive Gauche is very good too. Great barbershop smell.
    Individuel by Mont Blanc. The smell is pleasant, but it's the performance that makes this one great. Almost makes Original Santal obsolete.
    Homme by Guerlain. Professional citrus with mint done right. That's rare. L'Instant & the classics get lots of love, but this is underrated.
    Vintage by John Varvatos. If you're looking for something different from a designer, this is it. Sweet top notes. Musky leather base. Sexy while the top notes stay around.

    I'm new to the fragrance community, but this is what I gleaned from reading lots & lots of threads. I also own all these, so I can attest to their quality.

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    Fahrenheit
    Encre Noir
    CdG2 Man

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    Your requirement of " still in production " is what makes it difficult!

    My first thought was m7 and envy, until my brain registered your parameters.
    I will go will with my boy caferacer's thoughts of Lalique white and Encre noire .

    Damn fine question though ! I guess I must go with Fahrenheit , because it's old school and freakin awesome .
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    Fahrenheit has got to be the ultimate winner here. Possibly Polo (green bottle) as a close 2nd. These have been on the market, in production and price holding firm for what seems like forever. I give these my vote because of the mainstream love and basenotes reviews.

    Could we talk Obsession and Eternity as well? I personally don't care for these two but there's room for discussion. Eh, maybe not. Not truly off the beaten path.
    My top 5 changes like the Tennessee weather.

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    Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight in Paris... surprised nobody mentioned this one yet, unless I missed it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    Diesel Plus Plus...I've heard about this one.

    It's milky, right?
    Yes sir! Sweet, creamy(albeit high synthetic)and long lasting goodness for less than a family of 3 can eat at Mickey D's.

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    Hanae Mori HM. Never seen it in stores. Most people have never heard of it. Bought from an Internet seller, and I can see why it gets a lot of love on BN.


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    Quote Originally Posted by andym72 View Post
    Hanae Mori HM. Never seen it in stores. Most people have never heard of it. Bought from an Internet seller, and I can see why it gets a lot of love on BN.
    Love this one too, but it's still in stores in the US. Nordstrom's actually pushes it pretty hard for whatever reason, and it's also at every Sephora.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andym72 View Post
    Hanae Mori HM. Never seen it in stores. Most people have never heard of it. Bought from an Internet seller, and I can see why it gets a lot of love on BN.


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    Yes, great one you came up with! And very true, never saw it in a store or even heard of it until I came on here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjones602 View Post
    Love this one too, but it's still in stores in the US. Nordstrom's actually pushes it pretty hard for whatever reason, and it's also at every Sephora.
    Yes, this does depend country by country. In the UK, hardly any stores sell Boucheron, Caron, Costume National or Rochas. The only Mont Blanc you find in stores is Legend, and likewise the only Hermes are TdH or the Eaux. Debenhams started stocking Varvatos last year but nowhere else does and they are still pretty much unheard of.

    So a lot of my wardrobe classifies as designer cult favourites here, even if they are widely available elsewhere in the world.


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    Fahrenheit
    Costume National Homme
    Bvlgari Black
    Boss Bottled
    Curve

    ...something from Carolina Herrera? ...? HHhmmmm.... Maybe not.

    M7 Oud Absolu is an interesting one. I own it as well as the original formulation of M7. They're similar enough that the average person can't tell them apart, but they're different enough for people like us to know the difference - and I don't mean difference in a bad way. I find aspects of each, M7 and M7OA, that I prefer over the other. I prefer the original's late drydown. I'm talking past the 4 hour mark. It's fantastic. But I prefer the first few hours of Oud Absolu. It has a more airy feel to it, though not light at all. It's kind of magical.


    Quote Originally Posted by andym72 View Post
    Hanae Mori HM. Never seen it in stores. Most people have never heard of it. Bought from an Internet seller, and I can see why it gets a lot of love on BN.
    Here in the U.S., it's at Macy's, Nordstrom and Sephora, and yet, it's still pretty under the radar. And I have no idea why. I really don't understand why HM isn't more popular. It's excellent, and the feedback I've gotten has been very enthusiastic. And it can be found online for as little as $21, which is crazy.
    In my swap list: Gucci Pour Homme (2003) BNIB.
    I'm looking for HdP 1725 or Bond Andy Warhol (silver bottle w/Andy's face)

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    Here are some...

    Hermes Bel Ami
    Kouros
    Voyage
    Fahrenheit
    Encre Noir
    Egoiste
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Tom Ford Sahara Noir
    Equipage
    Gucci Forever Now
    Or Black
    Eau D'Hermes
    Caleche
    Declaration



    most CDGs and several others...


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    Dior Fahrenheit is still leading the line. Reformulated perhaps but still awesome.
    I'll add these to the list of cult designer favorites:-

    Loewe Esencia
    CK Obsession
    D&G Pour Homme
    JPG Le Male
    YSL Kouros
    Givenchy Xeryus Rouge
    Aramis Aramis
    Armani Eau pour Homme
    L'Eau d'Issey pour Homme

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    Among others:

    Van Cleef&Arpels PH
    Chanel pour Monsieur Concentree
    Lanvin Vetiver (ok, I admit, this one may have less of a cult, if ever, more an underground, alternative etc. following)
    Aramis Tuscany
    Givenchy Gentleman
    YSL PH

    and quite a few more along these lines.

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    Fahrenheit would be my favorite.

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    Adding Havana, The Dreamer, Tsar, Fuel for Men.

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