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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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    Invasion Barbare
    Dia Man

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    Ormonde Jayne - Ormonde Man
    Oriza L. Legrand - Vetiver Royal Bourbon
    Heeley Agarwoud
    Histoires de Parfums - 1899 Hemingway
    Clive Christian 1872
    MFK - Amyris Homme
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Spice & Wood
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Dior - Vetiver
    4.
    by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    5. by Kilian - Cruel Intentions
    6. Puredistance - Black
    7. Tom Ford - Plum Japonais
    8. Neela Vermeire - Trayee
    9. Creed - Royal Oud
    10. Chanel - Egoiste

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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) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)

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    Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire

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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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    By Kilian Straight to Heaven

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    Serge Lutens 5 o'clock eau Gingembre.
    My current top ten:
    1. Spice and Wood
    2. 5 o'clock au Gingembre
    3. Tonka Imperiale
    4. Noir de Noir
    5. Bois d'Argent
    6. Musc Ravageur
    7. Apple Brandy
    8. Dior Homme Intense
    9. Epic Man
    10.Tobacco Vanille

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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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    Invasion Barbare
    French Lover (bois d'orage)

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Awakening950 View Post
    Invasion Barbare
    Dia Man
    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
    Quote Originally Posted by caferacer View Post
    Penhaligon's Sartorial
    Quote Originally Posted by dizzy242 View Post
    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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    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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    Cedrat Enivrant 30ml-

    Brecourt Esprit Mondain 1.7 oz.

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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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    Le labo bergamote 22


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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

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

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    Plenty of niche to choose from...

    Amouage Epic is one to look into, as is Villoresi's Sandalo.

    Looking further, there's Diptyque, L'Artisan and MPeG to choose from. Not mentioning Frederic Malle.

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    +1 Dia man
    Tom Ford Italian Cypress

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    Try Chypre Palatin - also a nice all rounder.
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    Wow! You guys rock! I'm spoiled for choice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LG25 View Post
    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?
    It's there... here's the direct link... of course it's a less strong than the original (it is) but to me it's a super masculine scent that works well despite staying close to the skin.

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    Sycomore

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    My list is down to these:

    HDP - Hemingway and Casanova
    DK - Fuel for Men
    AF - Tzora
    MKF - Lumiere Noire and Pluriel

    I'm selling off some stuff currently and I plan to buy 2 or 3 of these on the above list. Thanks for all your help!

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    A Lab On Fire - Almost Transparent Blue

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    I like Lubin's Le Vetiver's line for a versatile, year round experience that won't cause your wallet to grieve too much. I don't think you can go wrong with either Itasca or Bluff, although I am a bit preferential to Itasca.
    TF Extreme or the amazing Amouage Dia would probably also work.

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    Dzongkha - l'Artisan Parfumeur
    Idole - Lubin
    Knize Ten - Knize
    Lightscape - Ulrich Lang
    Aperture - Ulrich Lang
    Oud Immortel - Byredo
    Sel de Vetiver - The Different Company
    Timbuktu - l'Artisan Parfumeur

    Derby - Guerlain
    Sycomore - Chanel

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    Clive Christian X for Men
    Amouage Epic - Man

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    Great recommendation. I love Italian Cypress, and frequently wear it to work or out.

    Quote Originally Posted by Oslo-Fjord View Post
    Tom Ford Italian Cypress

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    Cedrat Boise by Mancera

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    +1 to Tzora...I would add Brecourt Esprit Mondain and Lubin Itasca.

    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    While technically a limited distribution designer, Tzora by Anat Fritz first comes to mind.
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    OK, my revised list:

    Amouage Ciel Man
    Mancera Cedrat Boise
    DK Fuel for Men
    MFK Lumiere Noire Homme
    MKF Pluriel

    Now to raise those funds...

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    Uomo by Lorenzo Villoresi

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    In addition to the great suggestions so far, would love to add a few more:

    ADP Colonia and Colonia Assoluta
    La Martina Hombre
    Hugh Parsons Yellow
    Penhaligons Opus 1870
    Carthusia Uomo
    Jovoy Fougere

    Most of these fragrances are office and/or work place appropriate, centered mainly around citrus, with the occasional hint of spice- mainly pepper, albeit an inoffensive, understated type, leather and/or fern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    In addition to the great suggestions so far, would love to add a few more:

    ADP Colonia and Colonia Assoluta
    La Martina Hombre
    Hugh Parsons Yellow
    Penhaligons Opus 1870
    Carthusia Uomo
    Jovoy Fougere

    Most of these fragrances are office and/or work place appropriate, centered mainly around citrus, with the occasional hint of spice- mainly pepper, albeit an inoffensive, understated type, leather and/or fern.
    Got Opus 1870 a few weeks ago! Really nice.

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    MDCI -

    Chypre Palatin
    Invasion Barbare (just go light on the trigger)

    Almost anything from Acqua Di Parma

    Seriously give these a shot

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    Encre Noir (under $100)
    Blenheim Bouquet ($100-$200)
    Rose d"Arabie ($200-$300)
    X ($300 +)
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    Floris Nº 89
    #TOP 5#: Polo Crest, Romeo Gigli,Jockey Club C&M, Jean Pascal Homme,Floris N 89

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    Hey guys, when the dust settled, I ordered full size bottles of:

    Amouage Ciel Man
    Amouage Epic Man
    Serge Lutens 5 O'Clock Gigembre

    Thanks for all your input! I actually have some cash left over for a couple of designer scents!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    Hey guys, when the dust settled, I ordered full size bottles of:

    Amouage Ciel Man
    Amouage Epic Man
    Serge Lutens 5 O'Clock Gigembre

    Thanks for all your input! I actually have some cash left over for a couple of designer scents!
    Congrats on the purchase! Which designers are you thinking of buying?

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    Quote Originally Posted by caferacer View Post
    Congrats on the purchase! Which designers are you thinking of buying?
    Well...let's see...HiM EDP and Encre Noire Sport come to mind...

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    Bois d'Argent would be the perfect signature scent for me if I wanted one.

    Scent is amazing. Performance is exceptional. Price is excellent.

    What more could you want?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    Well...let's see...HiM EDP and Encre Noire Sport come to mind...
    Two great choices. I've really been enjoying Encre Noire Sport this summer. I'm curious to see how it performs in the cooler months -- something tells me it'll do just fine.


    Quote Originally Posted by aphexacid View Post
    Bois d'Argent would be the perfect signature scent for me if I wanted one.

    Scent is amazing. Performance is exceptional. Price is excellent.

    What more could you want?
    I couldn't agree more. I've been testing BdA for a while now and I just pulled the trigger on a large bottle. It's so good in so many ways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    Hey guys, when the dust settled, I ordered full size bottles of:

    Amouage Ciel Man
    Amouage Epic Man
    Serge Lutens 5 O'Clock Gigembre

    Thanks for all your input! I actually have some cash left over for a couple of designer scents!
    Congrats! But Epic Man as an "every day, year round" scent? Wow - it really must have been reformulated!


    Oh, and yes - Encre Noire would make an excellent choice. For the price, you can't go wrong IMO!
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Spice & Wood
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Dior - Vetiver
    4.
    by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    5. by Kilian - Cruel Intentions
    6. Puredistance - Black
    7. Tom Ford - Plum Japonais
    8. Neela Vermeire - Trayee
    9. Creed - Royal Oud
    10. Chanel - Egoiste

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    Congrats! But Epic Man as an "every day, year round" scent? Wow - it really must have been reformulated!


    Oh, and yes - Encre Noire would make an excellent choice. For the price, you can't go wrong IMO!
    I get what you're saying! I read so much about Epic Man that I was wooed to it! But, it will be a nice change up, anyway.

    You experience Encre Noire Sport?

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    Late to the party but my choices would have been:

    TF Oud Wood or Italian Cyprus
    penhaligons Sartorial

    For a designer I love Eternity.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Bergamote 22, L'humaniste, Lumiere Noir, Bois d'Argent
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