Not counting private blends or exclusives:
Pascal Morabito- Or Black
YSL- Opium EDP
I may have thrown Kouros or Fahrenheit in there, but reformulations have butchered them for the most part.
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.
Here are a few IMO:
Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche
Chanel Bleu de Chanel
Gucci Pour Homme II
Hermes Terr d'Hermes
Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio Essenza
Scentstory - 24 Gold
Pierre Balmain - Monsieur Balmain
Current Summer Favorites:
1. Creed - Original Cologne
2. Xerjoff - Nio
3. Creed - Aventus
4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
5. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
6. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
7. Montale - Aoud Legacy
8. Dior - Homme Sport 2012
9. Tom Ford - Rive d'Ambre
10. Creed - Virgin Island Water
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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).
Bel Ami (Current or Vintage)
Terre d'Hermes EDT
Narciso Rodriguez for Him (Original)
Giorgio for Men (vintage)
Anat Fritz (original formula)
Captain Molyneux (vintage)
Monsieur de Givenchy (vintage)
Current Top Favorites:
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)
4) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - 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 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
CdG 2 Man
Anat Fritz Tzora
Gucci pour Homme
Tom Ford Sahara Noir
Bentley for Men Intense
Potion Royal Black
Gucci Pour Homme I
Gucci Pour Homme II
Dior Homme Intense
Fahrenheit (vintage) or not
DH n DHI
GV by TF
"The one "
"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 "
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.
Tiffany for Men
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#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
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)
"Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp,
Or what's a heaven for?"
- Robert Browning, "Andrea del Sarto"
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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I wanna choose one from the Dior Exclusifs -- but is that 'designer'?
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
Or Black (2014, which I actually prefer)
Rive Gauche Pour Homme ("tin can" version)
Vintage Zino Davidoff
Vintage Dior Fahrenheit
Vintage D&G Pour Homme
Thierry Mugler A*men
Creed Virgin Island Water
Dior Homme cologne 2013
Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
Azzaro pour homme (vintage)
Givenchy Gentleman (vintage)
Gucci pour homme I
Armani Eau pour homme
Monsieur de Givenchy (vtg)
Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme (vtg)
"Le parfum est la musique du corps"
Signature: Rochas Macassar (Nicolas Mamounas / Roger Pellegrino, 1980)
Current Top 7:
Chanel Antaeus (vtg) (Jaques Polge, 1981)
Terre d' Hermes EDT (2006-2009) (Jean-Claude Ellena, 2006)
Green Irish Tweed (Probably Oliver Creed / Pierre Bourdon, 1985)
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)
They're a lot but if I had to pick 3:
Gucci Rush ph
Versace Blue Jeans
Davidoff Cool Water
Scandal Pour Homme
Totally agree with OP about La Nuit.
I'll also add:
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
I could live with those, easy.
Outside looking in:
Hermes Terre d'Hermes
Gucci Pour Homme 2003
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Gucci Pour Homme II
Pour Monsieur Concentree
Habit Rouge EDP