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    Please list me 2 fragrances that would improve my wardrobe. I've filled out my Tried and Owned list.

    The only rule is to choose fragrances that you personally haven't gotten bored of and aren't on my prior "Owned" or "Tried" list.

    I'm going to do some sampling at The Perfumed Court to explore. The only ones I've considered buying full bottles in my tried list are L'air du desert Marocain and Gris Clair. I want to try quite a few more before I pull the trigger on those.

    Thank you!

    ClassicFan

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    Derby (Guerlain)
    Antaeus (Chanel)

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    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
    Dior Fahrenheit

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    Dior Homme
    Aventus
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    "chene"-Tl
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    Give Comme de Garcon a try. Avignon and Wonderwood.

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    Fahrenheit
    Kouros

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    Knize ten and lddm

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    Cartier Declaration
    Rive Gauche
    MY STEALTHY FREEDOM.
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    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Chanel 28 La Pausa
    Currently wearing: Eau du Coq by Guerlain

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    Etat libre d'orange Rien or Tom of Finland: good leathers (the first superbutch, the second smooth and lemony). I see you had K10 and liked it, Rien is even butcher and more animalic, while ToF is smoother, but still dry.

    A floral: Diptyque Ombre dans l'eau edp (green vegetal and rose). Or, if it were available, Lutens Sarrasins (jasmine leather), though it is a Paris exclusive.

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    If you like oriental fragrances buy Jaïpur Homme. Even if you don't like orientals, sample it. I can't imagine a sound collection without Jaïpur Homme.

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    Xerjoff Blue Hope
    Xerjoff Kobe
    Guerlain Spirituese Double Vanille
    Creed Selection Verte

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    I sampled two at the discount store at the mall: Dior Homme and Fahrenheit. The tester for Fahrenheit was probably too old because it was like a light scent that was an extremely faded version of Tommy Bahama (pencil shavings and booze). Dior Homme was like iris and leather making a black licorice quality. Eventually it relaxes into a light soapy clean vetiver. There's some lavender hidden in there somewhere. I really like this one but in a dry winter it fades quickly.

    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    Kouros
    I did try Kouros in the past but all I remember was orange BO.

    Quote Originally Posted by raw810 View Post
    Knize ten and lddm
    I did love Knize Ten in the original formula but I bought a bottle of the later formula and it lost that dry desiccated leather and emphasized too much amber. L'Air du desert Marocain is amazing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gerard_Butler View Post
    If you like oriental fragrances buy Jaïpur Homme. Even if you don't like orientals, sample it. I can't imagine a sound collection without Jaïpur Homme.
    I've tried lots of vanilla before and the only one that I don't get tired of is Habit Rouge EdP. I'm guess I'm not a gourmand. I'm also not keen on tobacco.

    There are lots of good choices you guys have brought me. The ones I'm going to sample for now (and are available at PC) are Derby, Antaeus, Aventus, Declaration, Ombre dans l'eau, 28 La Pausa, and Chene. They all look intriguing and I already like Dior Pour Homme.

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    Good choice with the LDDM.

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    Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur
    Tom Ford Sahara Noir

    And LDDM (as you know) is fantastic. Don't wait, just get it.

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    Guerlain - Homme L'eau Boisee - Fresh grass, juicy lime, white rum, woody refined vetiver.
    Van Cleef & Arpels - Midnight in Paris EDP - Leather, Incense, Almonds, Black Tea
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    Chanel Sycomore
    Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
    Currently wearing: Cuoio by Odori

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    Aventus for sure.. the only frag i own that every time i smell it it makes me go Mmmm lol.
    And if you haven't tried millesime imperial yet you've gotta sniff it atleast once.. a beautiful fruity melon accord with a salty sea air note. And virgin island water.. a tropical lime & coconut frag that makes you feel like you're at the beach. People can say what they like about creed but one thing's for sure.. they make some amazing fragrances. Oh and get your nose on the dior prive line.. bois d'argent, ambre nuit, oud ispahan. Amazing line!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chili_willi View Post
    Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur
    I'm not a vanilla fan but I'll give this one a try. So many people seem to like it.

    Quote Originally Posted by MegaMav View Post
    Guerlain - Homme L'eau Boisee - Fresh grass, juicy lime, white rum, woody refined vetiver.
    Those notes sound awesome!

    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    Chanel Sycomore
    Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
    I've tried Sycomore and it's a refined smooth version of Encre Noire. I went into a vetiver addiction 3 years ago and I'm trying to stay away from anything like that.
    Tuscan Leather is something I've been meaning to try.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mitchapalooza View Post
    And if you haven't tried millesime imperial yet you've gotta sniff it atleast once.. a beautiful fruity melon accord with a salty sea air note. And virgin island water.. a tropical lime & coconut frag that makes you feel like you're at the beach. People can say what they like about creed but one thing's for sure.. they make some amazing fragrances. Oh and get your nose on the dior prive line.. bois d'argent, ambre nuit, oud ispahan. Amazing line!
    I did a Creed sample exploration a few years ago on badgerandblade. Millesime Imperial was nice and I bought it but traded it up for EROLFA. There was something candied about Imperial that I didn't go for. The eau de cologne is such a difficult area because the opening notes are often amazing but they don't last and the drydown can disappoint you if you were only excited by the top notes. I'm from Canada so Virgin Island Water is pointless. It has zero longevity, but it does smell great. It's supposed to be good in hot weather so I would recommend people who live in Florida to enjoy that one.

    The Dior privee line has some potential. Oud ispahan sound interesting and so does bois d'argent.

    Great ideas guys!

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    L'Artisan's Tea for Two, Amouage Epic man,

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    LDDM is great. I also agree with the Antaeus, Fahrenheit, and Bel Ami suggestions.
    My favorites in no particular order:

    Vintage Antaeus, Vintage Bel Ami, Puredistance M, Vetiver Extraordinaire, Tauer L'Air du Desert Marocain, MDCI Invasion Barbare, Morabito Or Black, Sycomore, Gucci Pour Homme I, Geranium Pour Monsieur, Avignon, Bois D'Ascese

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    Acqua di Parma Colonia Essenza
    L'homme de Coeur by Divine

    Both are perfectly blended, sophisticated floral masculines.
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    Okay I've sampled a few. I tried Cartier Declaration and it's like a clean floral version of Terre D'Hermes so I'll stick with TdH. I was forced to try Nicole Miller for Men and it was like an imitation of Burberry Brit for Men. I was also forced to try Declaration Bois Bleu which is a weaker version of Coriolan with less leaves and citrus which makes it worse. I finally found Infusion Vetiver by Prada and bought 200ml for $90 since I love it. I like the light vetiver but the ginger/tarragon/pepper make this a great scent. What's great is that it's something I can wear in any season and lasts on my skin in a dry winter. I can probably use it in an office as well.

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    After an insane amount of research I'm sampling:

    Aventus
    Bel Ami
    Derby
    Homme L'eau Boisee
    Jicky
    Homme Intense EDP

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    Blackbird - House of Matriarch.
    Chypre Palatin - Parfums MDCI

    Alternate to either above - L'Ombre Fauve by Parfumerie Generale
    My Top 5, In no particular order
    1). Creed Aventus - S042C13ZZ01
    2). Creed Aventus - C42C14F01
    3). Creed Aventus - FP42C14A02
    4). Creed Aventus - A42B11Y02
    5). Creed Aventus - A42C13Z01

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    Penhaligon's - Castile and Endymion

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClassicFan View Post
    After an insane amount of research I'm sampling:

    Aventus
    Bel Ami
    Derby
    Homme L'eau Boisee
    Jicky
    Homme Intense EDP
    Good luck narrowing it down, it can be a hard thing to do.

    Aventus and Bel Ami for me from that list. LDDM too if you are still interested.

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    Ambre Nuit
    La Nuit de L'Homme
    Less fragrance is more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ausphil View Post
    Good luck narrowing it down, it can be a hard thing to do.

    Aventus and Bel Ami for me from that list. LDDM too if you are still interested.
    I've already tried LDDM in the past and like it but I have no idea about these samples I've ordered. It'll be fun to stack up these leathers to my go to Habit Rouge.

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