Hinoki, Balafre, Escencia, countless others.
For me it was Grey Flannel by Geoffrey Beene. I wouldn't have given it a second look had it not been for Basenotes. It's dry and bitter, and sometimes smells like piss on a forest floor. And guess what? I LOVE it!!
What's your BN-led discovery?
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Hinoki, Balafre, Escencia, countless others.
Is the juice worth the squeeze?
The bulk of what is in my collection
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 d’Ambre
9. Montale - Aoud Legacy
10. Creed - Virgin Island Water
Violette Precieuse (Annick Goutal) was the first scent that brought me to BN. The next discovery was Iris Silver Mist (S. Lutens) which I didn't like at first sniff. But second try and I was smitten. I also became addicted to sampling. I never knew how to get them before.
See my blog; http://www.basenotes.net/blogs/2645-kumquat
Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel. Proverbs 27:9 KJV
Everything in my collection outside of probably Bleu de Chanel, Armani Code Sport, Acqua di Gio and Versace pour Homme.
Current Top Picks:
Yves Saint Laurent - L'Homme
Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver EDP
Dolce & Gabbana - Pour Homme (Italy)
Hermes- Vetiver Tonka
Ralph Lauren- Polo Sport
Christian Dior- Fève Délicieuse
Tom Ford - Neroli Portofino
Atelier Colognes- Cedrat Enivrant
Montale - Aoud & Pine
Creed - Virgin Island Water
Several new French lines to add to my collection.
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Remember that while it is perfectly acceptable to criticize the content of a post - criticizing the poster is not.
Mean spirited, nasty, snide, sarcastic, hateful, and rude individuals on Basenotes don't warrant or deserve my or other Basenoters' acknowledgement or respect.
Serge Lutens. Ignored that line on all of my travels. More importantly, it brought Santal Majuscule to my attention.
The rest of what Basenotes considers enthralling has mostly repelled me. My tastes rarely align with the majority here. But that's fine; I'm still seeking scents and/or lines that fall more into my style. BN is the place to learn such information.
L'Occitane Eau Des Baux.
Where I live it has a below designer profile but when I noticed it was compared to TV on BN I gave it a try and it's a winner IMO.
Many, but one that particularly stand out is Invasion Barbare.
Among many, many others: various Creeds, several Xerjoff scents, a few Guerlain exclusives, Caron pour un Homme, Francesco Smalto PH, TDH, Pure Havane, Burberry London and other assorted masterpieces from diverse designer and niche houses.
Rive Gauche and then HdP 1725. Two great barbershop fougères.
Back in the day when I first came to Basenotes it was Comme des Garçons, L'Artisan, Lorenzo Villoresi and many more that I will think of later... I had pretty good knowledge of the industry... Basenotes really helped me expand that knowledge... Things have really changed in my over 11 years here... I should say the industry has really changed!!! Wow... Time really passes quickly!!!
Quite a few, but the most notable would be: Santa Maria Novella Nostalgia, Encre Noire, Eau des Baux, and the house of Lubin.
"Thanks to Basenotes, I discovered _____________ ( fragrance )"
That there is a whole world of interesting and enjoyable combinations of notes & fragrances that I want to discover for myself.
I'm hoping to say montale aoud&pine and/or heeley sel marin if the hype is real and I enjoy them.
Stephen Humbert perfume house
"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 "
Most notable would be Tribute Attar. Also Kolnisch Juchten and Norma Kamali Incense.
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Most worn scents according to my haphazard use of the SOTD...so perhaps my favorites.
1. Epic Man by Amouage (24 wears)
2. Leather Oud by Christian Dior (22 wears)
3. M7 by Yves Saint Laurent (18 wears)
4. Oud Imperial (black) by Perris Monte Carlo (15 wears)
5. Russian Tea Ritual by Masque (14 wears)
6. Fate Man by Amouage (13 wears)
7. Interlude Man by Amouage (12 wears plus)
8. Journey Man by Amouage (12 wears)
9. Terré d'Hermés by Hermés (12 wears)
10. Sycomore by Channel (11 wears)
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
Among others, Azzaro PH which I'd never really looked at at all before.
Yes, attars for me too.
Insurrection Pure II, Lomani Silver and, oh yes, Aventus.
Thanks: magnus611 for mentioning Tom Ford's Grey Vetiver
Thanks but no thanks: Guerlian Heritage
M7 ( I still regret I didn't buy all 2 bottles which were on sale) .........and the rest of my collection. Thanks for all!
I'd say a lot of the classics from Guerlain, Chanel, Knize, Hermes..
Honestly, 90% of what I own. And all of my blind buys. This website is awesome, the amount of fragrance knowledge on here at any given time is unreal.
Balenciaga pour Homme - I was surfing the powerhouse group thread when I came across discussions of this great discontinued fragrance. Talk about it been not touched by reformulation, still great with notes that would be banned if they showed up in scents today. Had to get, glad I did.
Green Irish Tweed
The Noir 29
My entire current collection.
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
Byredo Bal d'Afrique
Amouage Sunshine Man
"Waste time wondering which "cologne" pulls better, and your genes will spread only by accident. A perfume should be right for the man, not for the job"