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    Default Re: Your holy grail of designer scents.

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    Default Re: Your holy grail of designer scents.

    My three:
    - Gendarme
    - Varvatos Vintage
    - Terre d'Hermes Parfum

    Bonus:
    - Hanae Mori HM, which I'd keep for wearing on dates.
    - Dior Homme Sport, which I'd keep for summer days.

    I'm not saying these are 5/5. I'm saying, if I had to limit my entire collection to just a few scents - all designers - these would probably be my picks. When limiting a collection, I think it's wise to think about your needs. Work? Dates? Weekends? Summer? Winter? Formal? Casual? ...? Think about all of the things you do, and make sure you've got your bases covered.

    Quote Originally Posted by tommygunz View Post
    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?
    Like I said, as odd as this may sound, I wouldn't pick 5/5 scents. DHI is probably a 5/5, but it isn't versatile enough for me to keep if I were only keeping a few scents.

    Since you said you're looking to drastically cut back your collection, here's my advice: Tonight, take every single bottle you own and put them all away in a big box. Tomorrow, pick one to pull out of the box to wear, and put it where you currently keep your favorite scents. Which did you pick? Each day, remove another from the box to wear, but ONLY if you need it more than one you've already pulled out of the box. And if you change your mind about one you pulled out previously, put it back in the box. After a while, you'll end up with a small collection of scents you get a lot of use out of, and you'll have a box of scents you don't need.
    Last edited by L'Homme Blanc Individuel; 17th June 2014 at 03:05 AM.
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    Eternity.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Zino Davidoff
    Currently wearing: Avant Garde by Lanvin

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    YSL L'Homme Libre
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    1. Amouage Jubilation XXV
    2. A Lab on Fire Almost Transparent Blue
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    4. Tauer Perfumes L'Air du Desert Marocain
    5. Rania J. Ambre Loup
    6. Atelier Cologne Cedrat Enivrant
    7. Parfum MDCI Ambre Topkapi
    8. Imaginary Authors Memoirs of a Trespasser
    9. Heeley Sel Marin
    10. by Kilian Back to Black

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommygunz View Post
    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? .
    Do you mean currently available designer frags ?

    My currently available 5 would be .....
    Bill Blass
    Encre Noir
    Yatagan
    Bijan
    Havana



    Vintage designers >> To many to mention , see 100's of other threads

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    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/382...esigner-scents

    Derby - Guerlain
    Héritage (EDT/EDP) - Guerlain
    Habit Rouge (EDT/EDP) - Guerlain
    Knize Ten - Knize
    l'Essence de Must de Cartier - Cartier
    Antaeus - Chanel
    Sycomore - Chanel
    Opium pour Homme (EDP) - YSL
    Terre d'Hermès - Hermès
    Beyond Paradise for Men - Estée Lauder
    Last edited by Trauerkraut; 17th June 2014 at 10:11 AM.
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    Hmmm...only 3. That's a tough one esp for those of us who rarely wear the same scent on consecutive days. Here's my shot:

    Bleu de Chanel - need something versatile and suitable for just about any situation/climate. BdC fits that bill.

    Tiffany For Men - also fairly versatile for me, and somewhat unique regardless of all the comparisons to PMC, PdN NY, etc. Don't believe I would ever get tired of TFM.

    Kouros - I'd simply rather not be without it. I've yet to come across Orange Spice, but in my view *nothing* smells like Kouros. And of course I mean that in a good (no...GREAT) way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    Loewe Esencia
    Love it also!
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Hermes - Bel Ami

    Chanel - Pour Monsieur

    Dior - Oud Ispahan




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    Versace Pour Homme

    Pure Malt

    Terre d'Hermes

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    Easy for me - Dior Homme Intense. I sniff the cap and am paralyzed. I love this scent.

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    CHANEL Pour Monsieur
    CHANEL Egoiste
    CHANEL Antaeus

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    Dior Leather Oud
    M7
    L'Eau D'Issey

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    I'm sticking with the classics:

    Dior's Eau Sauvage
    Armani Eau Pour Homme
    Halston Z-14

    Runners-up: Cacharel pour homme, Bijan for men, Pierre Cardin, Monsieur Balmain
    Currently wearing: Polo Sport by Ralph Lauren

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    I haven't tried that many yet, but so far it's definitely Fahrenheit. Love that sucker.

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    Default Re: Your holy grail of designer scents.

    I can't settle for 3... too few. Need at least a couple for warmer and cooler months.

    Hermes - Bel Ami (vintage)
    Chanel - Antaeus (vintage)
    Davidoff - Zino (vintage)
    Versace - L'Homme (vintage)
    Chanel - Pour Monsieur Concentree

    ^ If I had only these, I'd be happy... although I would still miss quite a few.

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    Terre d'Hermes
    M7
    John Varvatos Vintage
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    Dior - Bois D'Argent
    Chanel - Bois Des Iles parfum
    Chanel - Cuir De Russie parfum
    Chanel - N°5 parfum

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    Fahrenheit
    Terre d'Hermes
    Encre Noire

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    Chanel Sycomore
    Chanel Egoiste
    Aramis JHL
    Currently wearing: Knize Ten by Knize

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    Default Re: Your holy grail of designer scents.

    This is a toughie, but here goes.

    1. Yves Saint Laurent Pour Homme. Amazing lemon, wood, a little cigarette ash, and oakmoss. (This cologne is a timewarp back to 1973!)
    2. Paco Rabanne. Soapy, green, and oakmossy! (Another antideluvian survivor from when men and women were direct with each other and meant business! And any aqua fragrance that dared show its pale watery face at a cocktail party would have been laughed out of the room.)
    3. Dune Pour Homme. Fig leaf, moss, and a sweet flowery scent, jasmine maybe? (If Lawrence of Arabia wore a cologne, this would be it. This is a wind swept oasis full of date-filled palm trees and aromatic desert flowers. This is a tent in the middle of nowhere full of the finest furniture and wares that Victorian England could produce, under a star-filled sky and full moon casting its pale glow over snow-white dunes for as far as the eye can see.
    4. Burberry London. Sweet, dry, spicy, and very Christmassy. ( A chilly day, a warm trenchcoat, and a steaming cup of coffee.)
    5. Habit Rouge. Sweet, heady and refined. ( This is Simon Templar in "The Saint." This is the mid-sixties in a bottle. When I die, I want a bottle of Habit Rouge put into my coat pocket so that I can smell amazing in the afterlife.)
    Currently wearing: M7 by Yves Saint Laurent

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Balafre
    Sagamore
    Jules
    Or Black
    Macassar
    No Gengis Khan?
    Currently wearing: M7 by Yves Saint Laurent

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    Default Re: Your holy grail of designer scents.

    1. Gucci Envy
    2. Dior Homme Intense
    3. Dolce and Gabbana Pour Homme

    IMO those 3 cover every season and occasion that you may encounter.

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    Default Re: Your holy grail of designer scents.

    My 5/5 designers:
    Dior homme
    Gucci pour homme ii

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke Hunt View Post
    [...] YSL- Opium EDP [...]
    I got a sealed bottle of this a few weeks ago. Paid about 2$/ml.

    I still don't understand the hype behind it. It sorta smells like china town to me.

    Perhaps my nose will enjoy it some day? :\

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    Default Re: Your holy grail of designer scents.

    Still to this day, one of my favorite designer fragrances is...

    Ralph Lauren - Safari for men

    Awesome, super masculine scent.
    Currently wearing: Asian Green Tea by Creed

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    Quote Originally Posted by tensor9 View Post
    Still to this day, one of my favorite designer fragrances is...

    Ralph Lauren - Safari for men

    Awesome, super masculine scent.
    Ah, I forgot about that one. I own it and you are right, it's a great cologne.
    Currently wearing: M7 by Yves Saint Laurent

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    Fahrenheit
    DHI
    Paco Rabanne Pour Homme
    Pure Malt
    La Nuit
    Currently wearing: Clubman by Pinaud

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