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    This one is really tough for most of us.. But I'd say for me it's Profumum - Dolce Acqua. This one rules them all indeed. For so many reasons. For I love it so much, has great longevity and goes for any occasion. When I first smelled it, it was a revelation, an eye opener ..I've never ever smelled something so beautiful and fullfiling that I would bathe in it if I could. And it lasts so well on me while most other fragrances don't - and this is an important part of the "rule them all"cos there are others I also love but don't perform nearly that good. I also tested it in every season and goes well just about anytime anyplace while most others I love do feel more summerry/wintery/daytime/nigtime etc etc to me. It has such an amazing effect on me that each time I smell it I feel that I wouldn't need any other fragrance ever as long as I always have this one (that won't happen tough as I love others also and love trying out different ones and enjoy variety and would not like to smell the same way every day). But yes, it's the one for me, it's really for me, for the purpose of my soul. I'd call it a *signature* scent but it takes time for that, I believe you should wear the fragrance more or less regularly for many years to be able to call it your signature and I've met Dolce Acqua only a year ago so time will tell...


    Edit: If they'd ever stop making it I would hunt them down and force them to make me a lifetime supply!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vernona View Post
    This one is really tough for most of us.. But I'd say for me it's Profumum - Dolce Acqua. This one rules them all indeed. For so many reasons. For I love it so much, has great longevity and goes for any occasion. When I first smelled it, it was a revelation, an eye opener ..I've never ever smelled something so beautiful and fullfiling that I would bathe in it if I could. And it lasts so well on me while most other fragrances don't - and this is an important part of the "rule them all"cos there are others I also love but don't perform nearly that good. I also tested it in every season and goes well just about anytime anyplace while most others I love do feel more summerry/wintery/daytime/nigtime etc etc to me. It has such an amazing effect on me that each time I smell it I feel that I wouldn't need any other fragrance ever as long as I always have this one (that won't happen tough as I love others also and love trying out different ones and enjoy variety and would not like to smell the same way every day). But yes, it's the one for me, it's really for me, for the purpose of my soul. I'd call it a *signature* scent but it takes time for that, I believe you should wear the fragrance more or less regularly for many years to be able to call it your signature and I've met Dolce Acqua only a year ago so time will tell...


    Edit: If they'd ever stop making it I would hunt them down and force them to make me a lifetime supply!
    This is what I was talking about, a perfume or cologne that you feel passionate about. Great post.
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    Thank you, Omega1185! I would also love to read if others would explain a bit "deeper" why they love a certain fragrance.
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    Easy answer for me - Green Irish Tweed. I was gifted a bottle by a relative years ago and out of curiosity decided to research the brand further. On doing so I stumbled upon a website called Basenotes and after lurking for a while I signed up as a member and have never looked back. GIT isn't my all time favourite but I still wear it regularly - it ticks many boxes for it's versatility and is a universally well received workhorse. However the reason it holds a special place is because it ultimately brought me here. It still remains a permanent fixture in my wardrobe - I'd never be without it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vernona View Post
    Thank you, Omega1185! I would also love to read if others would explain a bit "deeper" why they love a certain fragrance.
    Me too! It's facinating to read why leople are passionate about something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JON RODGERS View Post
    Easy answer for me - Green Irish Tweed. I was gifted a bottle by a relative years ago and out of curiosity decided to research the brand further. On doing so I stumbled upon a website called Basenotes and after lurking for a while I signed up as a member and have never looked back. GIT isn't my all time favourite but I still wear it regularly - it ticks many boxes for it's versatility and is a universally well received workhorse. However the reason it holds a special place is because it ultimately brought me here. It still remains a permanent fixture in my wardrobe - I'd never be without it.
    Funny you should mention Green Irish Tweed, it was the first bottle of nice cologne I ever bought and I'm thinking of buying another one, I spotted it at a wholesaler for a good price, great post.
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    For me it's Terre d'Hermes. I love everything about it. To me, it smells beautiful upon initial application straight through to the far part of the dry down. The citrus in the opening and the spices and vetiver later on just smell so classy and masculine. It has persistence and just the right amount of projection. To me, it's suitable for any occasion. If I really want to be comfortable and confident with my scent, Terre is the one. If I only had one, this would be it.
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    Yatagan (vintage)
    Balenciaga pour Homme
    Songe dun Bois dEte
    Azzaro pour Homme (vintage)
    Or Black (vintage)
    Bel Ami (vintage)
    Knize Ten (vintage)
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    The "...muscular, unapologetic, unyielding force to be reckoned with..." Kouros rules them all.
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    Green Irish Tweed. Best there is, best there was and the best there ever will be..
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    Ciel Man
    Windsor
    Scandal Pour Homme
    Santal Imperial
    Millesime Imperial

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    Sous le Vent.

    As far as an actual "cologne" goes - Eau d'Imperiale.
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    Escentric Molecule 01... The most addicting fragrance have ever encountered. Catch wiffs of this after 10 hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Navyy8 View Post
    Escentric Molecule 01... The most addicting fragrance have ever encountered. Catch wiffs of this after 10 hours.

    Did you find this locally? I've been looking out for this in the DMV area and haven't come across it. I won't blind buy because of the mixed reviews.

    On topic -
    Green Irish Tweed. It was what got me into fragrances. Such a flexible, amazing scent. I wear Aventus far more nowadays, but Green Irish Tweed will always be in my rotation. Always.

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    Luckyscent offers samples of Molecule 01. I first sampled then bought a 50 ml bottle. Own GIT also, and it will always be in my collection
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    Quote Originally Posted by Navyy8 View Post
    Escentric Molecule 01... The most addicting fragrance have ever encountered. Catch wiffs of this after 10 hours.

    I've been eyeing this one for a while like a lion scoping out a zebra, perhaps the time has come to pull the trigger.
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    The one to rule them all (at least right now) is Chergui.

    Close behind are the "Two Tauers" - LADDM and Lonestar Memories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    Good choice on the YSL pour Homme... That was the first composition that got me to really take an interest when I was a kid. My most frequently worn and longest worn go to vintage Giorgio for Men... While it may not quite be my favorite composition outright, it has been the one I have had in my collection and worn consistently for over 25 years despite the never ending number of other choices I have had to take its place, and that is a pretty good indicator of how highly I think of it.
    I'm going to try Giorgio for men tomorow at the wholesalers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vernona View Post
    This one is really tough for most of us.. But I'd say for me it's Profumum - Dolce Acqua. This one rules them all indeed. For so many reasons. For I love it so much, has great longevity and goes for any occasion. When I first smelled it, it was a revelation, an eye opener ..I've never ever smelled something so beautiful and fullfiling that I would bathe in it if I could. And it lasts so well on me while most other fragrances don't - and this is an important part of the "rule them all"cos there are others I also love but don't perform nearly that good. I also tested it in every season and goes well just about anytime anyplace while most others I love do feel more summerry/wintery/daytime/nigtime etc etc to me. It has such an amazing effect on me that each time I smell it I feel that I wouldn't need any other fragrance ever as long as I always have this one (that won't happen tough as I love others also and love trying out different ones and enjoy variety and would not like to smell the same way every day). But yes, it's the one for me, it's really for me, for the purpose of my soul. I'd call it a *signature* scent but it takes time for that, I believe you should wear the fragrance more or less regularly for many years to be able to call it your signature and I've met Dolce Acqua only a year ago so time will tell...


    Edit: If they'd ever stop making it I would hunt them down and force them to make me a lifetime supply!
    I think you got it. This is what I was after in this thread; just a real emotional, devoid of all logic, longing passion for a perfume or cologne, and this is a rare and beautiful thing, at least for me.
    Currently wearing: M7 by Yves Saint Laurent

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    I've smelled this one twice, but it was only on a tester strip. Now I'll have to re-visit it.
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    Becouse i work at the cosmetic department i can wear whatever i want. Its only when i wear Terre d'Hermes Pure parfum i get compliments from costumers and colleagues all the time. I do love this fragrence but never thought of it to be my signature. I gues it are the reactions from others that make a fragrance youre signature and not youre own taste. If I had to choose I think i would pick Dior Homme. I just love the house Dior for everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pluran View Post
    yatagan (vintage)
    balenciaga pour homme
    songe dun bois dete
    azzaro pour homme (vintage)
    or black (vintage)
    bel ami (vintage)
    knize ten (vintage)
    avignon
    kouros (vintage)
    leather oud


    the "...muscular, unapologetic, unyielding force to be reckoned with..." kouros rules them all.
    agreed....very word. Kouros rules all
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    I'd have to say Green Irish Tweed...for now

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    Acqua di Parma. Started wearing it in my mid twenties, when only one store in ireland stocked it. Dated and married wife in it. Have tried to replace it but always come back to it

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    It's been a while since I started this thread, and although I still value YSL Pour Homme more than anything, I have to admit that there are two other colognes that I've been using that are very tempting to put at the head of the list. The first is Polo Modern Reserve, which is an amazing cologne, and truth be told I am very surprised it does not get much chatter here on Basenotes even though the price for it on Ebay is climbing every month to near the same levels as M7. The other one is a new addition to my collection, the second version of M7, which I actually prefer to the first one, even though I do like that root beer opening. image.jpg
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