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    Default A good, every day, year around niche scent (no Bond or Creed)

    Anything you guys would recommend? Nothing too weird, something I can wear to work and church in sunny Georgia? I'd like some niche recommendations that are not Bond or Creed.

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    Default Re: A good, every day, year around niche scent (no Bond or Creed)

    Ormonde Jayne - Ormonde Man
    Oriza L. Legrand - Vetiver Royal Bourbon
    Heeley Agarwoud
    Histoires de Parfums - 1899 Hemingway
    Clive Christian 1872
    MFK - Amyris Homme
    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. Creed - Virgin Island Water
    10. Kenneth Cole - Black

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    Donna Karan, Fuel. While not niche, this one is at the high end of designers and it's only sold at Neiman's, which means it's as uncommon as niche scents. Oh, and it smells FANTASTIC.

    Histoires de Parfums, 1725 Casanova

    Le Labo, Rose 31
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    Those are awesome suggestions! Just what the doctor ordered.

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    While technically a limited distribution designer, Tzora by Anat Fritz first comes to mind.
    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

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    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

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    New York Intense
    Leather Oud
    Sycomore
    Songe d'un Bois d'Ete
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    The Histories de Parfums scents sound intriguing to me, and the prices are not bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    While technically a limited distribution designer, Tzora by Anat Fritz first comes to mind.
    Just checked it out...sounds really nice!

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    I should have started this thread a long time ago. I am getting all kinds of great ideas!

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    Serge Lutens 5 o'clock eau Gingembre.
    My current top ten:
    1. Spice and Wood
    2. Tonka Imperiale
    3. Dior Homme
    4. Pure Malt
    5. Oud Wood
    6. Ambre Nuit
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    Penhaligon's Sartorial

    Diptyque Tam Dad EDP

    Dior Bois d'Argent (technically a designer, but with niche level quality IMO)

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    Invasion Barbare
    Dior Bois d'Argent (technically a designer, but with niche level quality IMO)
    These. Both would be great signatures in GA. FILA!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    Donna Karan, Fuel. While not niche, this one is at the high end of designers and it's only sold at Neiman's, which means it's as uncommon as niche scents.
    +1 Seriously came in here to post this. I've worn this during every season and so far, it's damn near a signature scent for me.

    Dior Vetiver would be another I'd list out. Heeley's Sel Marin would the other I'd list.
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    Serge Lutens "Chène"
    "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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    Year round: would recommend something by MFK (Lumiere noire, apom) since it is very "user friendly" (think high-end designer aesthetic); Amyris would fit the bill but it is really "designer-ish" so it might defeat the purpose of getting a niche scent.

    Otherwise, Penhaligon's Sartorial is great for everyday wear; I love IB personally but I think it projects too much for the people around me and I get self-conscious wearing it.

    Frank No. 2 is another niche crowd pleaser.
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    Default Re: A good, every day, year around niche scent (no Bond or Creed)

    Quote Originally Posted by Awakening950 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    Ormonde Jayne - Ormonde Man
    MFK - Amyris Homme
    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    Histoires de Parfums, 1725 Casanova
    Le Labo, Rose 31
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    Penhaligon's Sartorial
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    French Lover (bois d'orage)
    All awesome year-round choices for multiple wear scenarios. I would add:
    MFK Lumiere Noire
    Amouage Ciel Man
    AdP Colonia Essenza
    L'Artisan Timbuktu
    Lubin Le Vetyver - Itasca
    ...and yes, the obvious omission: Creed Aventus

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    Anything you guys would recommend? Nothing too weird, something I can wear to work and church in sunny Georgia? I'd like some niche recommendations that are not Bond or Creed.
    These are not niche but worth looking at, and are of high quality:

    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
    Comme des Garcons Wonderwood
    Guerlain Homme Intense
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    Default Re: A good, every day, year around niche scent (no Bond or Creed)

    I would say:

    MFK Pluriel (masculine)
    MFK Amyris
    MFK Oud
    Cartier Declaration Essense
    Gengis Khan
    Tzora
    Molecule 01
    Escentric 02
    Fougere Royale
    VE
    Eau des Baux

    Cartier is Designer BUT I think Declaration could easily flip the bill as a niche type scent.
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    1.) MFK Pluriel for him
    2.) Vetiver Fatal
    3.) Guerlain L'eau
    4.) Anat Fritz Tzora
    5.) Frank No. 2 L.A.
    6.) Dior Homme Eau
    7.) Invasion Barbare
    8.) Xerjoff Nio
    9.) Byredo Bal D'Afrique
    10.) Escentric 02

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    New York by Parfums de Nicolaï.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerbick View Post
    +1 Seriously came in here to post this. I've worn this during every season and so far, it's damn near a signature scent for me.

    Dior Vetiver would be another I'd list out. Heeley's Sel Marin would the other I'd list.

    Where can I find or sample Donna Karan Fuel? I looked at Neiman Marcus , I do not see on line. Check some sample sights. No luck . Any advice?

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    Heeley's Cuir Pleine Fleur- probably best in the Spring and Fall but with proper application is a 4 season fragrance. Own it and love it.
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    +1 New York by Parfums de Nicolai
    +1 Timbuktu by L'Artisan
    +1 Dia Man by Amouage
    +1 Ciel Man by Amouage

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    +1 HdP 1725
    +1 Sel Marin

    Atelier Cologne Cedrat Enivrant
    Xerjoff Ivory Route
    My current top 10 fragrances :
    1. Amouage Jubilation XXV
    2. A Lab on Fire Almost Transparent Blue
    3. YSL L'Homme Libre
    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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    Tom Ford Oud Wood
    Currently wearing: Eau de Cologne by Chanel

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    Annick Goutal Nuit Etoilee
    L'artisan Coeur de Vetiver Sacre
    Penhaligons Elixir

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