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    Default Your holy grail of designer scents.

    If you had to pick three 5/5 (in your opinion) designer scents to be the only ones in your collection for the rest of your life what would you pick? I'm looking to drastically cut down my collection and have 3 "perfect scents" for me that I just refill when it runs out and use forever.

    I know one of mine would be

    1) La Nuit de L'Homme (love the powder)

    but I have to find 2 more.

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    Default Re: Your holy grail of designer scents.

    Not counting private blends or exclusives:

    Pascal Morabito- Or Black
    Chanel- Egoiste
    YSL- Opium EDP


    I may have thrown Kouros or Fahrenheit in there, but reformulations have butchered them for the most part.

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    Default Re: Your holy grail of designer scents.

    Here are a few IMO:

    Chanel Egoiste
    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    Chanel Bleu de Chanel
    YSL M7
    Gucci Pour Homme II
    Hermes Terr d'Hermes
    Nautica Voyage
    Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio Essenza
    Scentstory - 24 Gold
    Pierre Balmain - Monsieur Balmain
    Current Summer Favorites:

    1. Creed - Pure White Cologne
    2. Xerjoff - Nio
    3. Dior - Homme Cologne 2013
    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    5. Armani - Code Sport Athlete
    6. Ermenegildo Zegna - Sicilian Mandarin
    7. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    8. Tom Ford - Rive dAmbre
    9. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    10. Creed - Virgin Island Water

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    Default Re: Your holy grail of designer scents.

    Balafre
    Sagamore
    Jules
    Or Black
    Macassar
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    Default Re: Your holy grail of designer scents.

    Speaking strictly of designer scents: Eau Sauvage EDT, Versace l'Homme, Very Valentino pour Homme (plus another bonus suggestion: my absolute favorite Armani Eau pour Homme).
    Currently wearing: Hritage by Guerlain

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    Bel Ami (Current or Vintage)
    Egoiste
    Terre d'Hermes EDT
    Rive Gauche
    Narciso Rodriguez for Him (Original)

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    Default Re: Your holy grail of designer scents.

    Giorgio for Men (vintage)
    Anat Fritz (original formula)
    Captain Molyneux (vintage)

    Honorable mention:

    Tzora

    Monsieur de Givenchy (vintage)
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frdric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'dri) - tie

    6)
    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 Sacr (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) Polo vintage (Ralph Lauren) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Priv (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    CdG 2 Man
    Dior Homme
    Anat Fritz Tzora
    Gucci pour Homme
    Tom Ford Sahara Noir
    MadHat Scents

    Atlas Incense II (Shou Sugi Ban, Cardamom, Tonka, Incense)/ Le Chance XVI (Bergamot, Citrus, Lavender, Cedar & Sandalwood) / Fur - $5 OFF SALE - (Vintage Musks, Woods, Leather) / BayWay - (Citrus, Musk, Coconut) / Onsen Wood (Hinoki/Hiba/Cedar/Yuzu)

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    Bentley for Men Intense
    Potion Royal Black
    Gucci Pour Homme I
    Gucci Pour Homme II
    Dior Homme Intense

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    Fahrenheit (vintage) or not

    DH n DHI

    GV by TF

    L'eau D'issey

    "The one "

    "LeMale"
    "Thank GOD for the nose, for without it we would not be enjoying these beautiful created Scents" also Remember "Balance is everything and the key to appreciating "

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    Default Re: Your holy grail of designer scents.

    PS London, Polo Modern Reserve and GPH II are perhaps my three favourite designer scents, of those that I've tried. That said, those three together probably don't add up to the most balanced trio, so if this was a real life choice I'd probably want to substitute in a summery citrus for one of the latter two.
    Currently wearing: Palermo by Byredo

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    Tiffany for Men
    Yohji Homme
    Or Black
    Imperiale Opoponax
    L'Heure Fougueuse
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    Default Re: Your holy grail of designer scents.

    #1 would be easy: Dior Homme Intense as I would buy that even if it were a $250 niche fragrance.
    #2 Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    #3 Angel Men Pure Coffee
    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

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    Dior Homme
    Cartier Declaration
    Loewe Esencia
    Currently wearing: Sycomore (new) by Chanel

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    Default Re: Your holy grail of designer scents.

    Dior Homme (Fall and Winter, formal scenarios and maybe causal. Possibly the most elegant designer fragrance ever.)
    Dior Homme Intense (Fall and Winter, great for nights out, dates, close quarters. In my opinion the most sexy, playful and elegant scent for that scenarios)
    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche (Spring, Summer and Fall. Versatility at its best. Works perfect for every scenario. Masculine, refined, and it exudes some kind of "calmness" if that makes any sense, sort of GPH II)
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    Default Re: Your holy grail of designer scents.

    Egoiste!

    Dior Homme, even though I don't wear it that much

    and........go ahead and laugh, but.......CK One Summer! What can I say, it's a guilty pleasure and I wear it a lot.

    Maybe Habit Rouge? Does that count as designer?

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    Fahrenheit

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    GPH II
    Chanel goste
    Fahrenheit

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    I wanna choose one from the Dior Exclusifs -- but is that 'designer'?

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    Hmmmm...only 5 designer fragrances. Here is what I'm thinking just off the top of my head'

    - Bleu de Chanel, as it works well in almost any situation in any season
    - Acqua di Gio, there is a reason this is one of the best selling men's fragrances of all time.
    - Dior Homme, this is another wonderful fragrance that works well almost anytime anywhere
    - Burberry London if I had to pick just one fall/winter holiday fragrance, it would be this one (or perhaps Eau des Baux)
    - Dolce and Gabbana The One, I don't care that the performance is so bad, I love this one
    Currently wearing: Reveal Men by Calvin Klein

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    Or Black (2014, which I actually prefer)

    Rive Gauche Pour Homme ("tin can" version)

    Guerlain Vetiver

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    Default Re: Your holy grail of designer scents.

    Vintage Zino Davidoff
    Vintage Dior Fahrenheit
    Vintage D&G Pour Homme
    Thierry Mugler A*men
    Current Rotation:
    Clive Christian No 1
    Maison Francis Kurdjian Aqua Universalis Forte
    Creed Virgin Island Water
    Creed Jardin d'Amalfi
    Creed Millesime Imperial
    Reyane Insurrection Pure II
    Creed Aventus
    Byredo Bal d'Afrique
    Amouage Sunshine Man
    Dior Sauvage

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    YSL M7
    Azzaro pour homme (vintage)
    Givenchy Gentleman (vintage)
    Gucci pour homme I
    Armani Eau pour homme
    Currently wearing: L'Homme Idal by Guerlain

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    Macassar
    Monsieur de Givenchy (vtg)
    Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme (vtg)
    "Le parfum est la musique du corps"
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    Signature: Amouage Memoir Man vintage (Karine Vinchon-Spehner, 2010)

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    Ungaro III [1st formulation "Made in France" ] (Jaques Polge/Francois Demachy, 1993)
    Narciso Rodriguez For Him (Francis Kurkdjian, 2007)
    Rochas Macassar (Nicolas Mamounas / Roger Pellegrino, 1980)
    Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme [vintage] (Louis Monnet, 1978)
    Domenico Caraceni 1913 (2007)
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    Default Re: Your holy grail of designer scents.

    They're a lot but if I had to pick 3:
    Gucci Rush ph
    Versace Blue Jeans
    Davidoff Cool Water
    Seasonal rotation:

    Green Irish Tweed
    Fiero
    Millesime Imperial
    The Noir 29
    Feuilles Vertes
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    Default Re: Your holy grail of designer scents.

    Totally agree with OP about La Nuit.

    I'll also add:
    The One
    Edition Blanche
    1 Million
    L'Homme
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    YSL L'Homme
    JPG Le Male
    Terre D'Hermes EDT
    Chanel Bleu De Chanel
    Chanel Allure Homme Sport
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    Midnight in Paris EDP
    Comme des Garcons Wonderwood
    Kiton Men

    I could live with those, easy.

    Outside looking in:

    Hermes Terre d'Hermes
    Gucci Pour Homme 2003
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    Dior Fahrenheit
    Chanel Egoiste
    Gucci Pour Homme II

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    DHI
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    Habit Rouge EDP
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