Which one vintage fragrance do you feel has mass appeal, restricted distribution, and strong buyer affinity? It may be a scent that is still being sold, like Frederick Malle scents that have more desirable characteristics in the vintage versions(POAL, Musc Ravageur) or ones that have been completely discontinued, which are too numerous to mention, or perhaps older colognes from Chanel and Guerlain. At least one bottle of the fragrance should be available at most times from any one point of distribution, indicating that you can still purchase it.
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Interesting question. Patou Pour Homme is often available if someone is willing to pay. Chanel Bois Noir is similar. Original Portrait of a Lady is an interesting one - I admit to being curious!
5-digit batch code Fahrenheit is pretty much there.
I agree about vintage Bel Ami.
I'm updating to add original Dior Homme Intense - from early 2011 or prior.
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From recent experiences, Platinum Égoïste - it was more difficult to locate than Patou Pour Homme.
Sport de Paco Rabanne is also a tough one.
Or Black by Pascal Morabito
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There are really dozens of contenders. I enjoy Patou Pour Homme and I can appreciate its qualities but it doesn't deserve to be held in such high regard. A number of different factors probably decide what becomes the holy grail for collectors. I have mentioned this on occasions over the years but people may be searching for vintage fragrances for reasons totally unconnected to the scent itself.
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There are just simply too many factors that combine to create demand for one thing in particular.
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Vtg Derby / vtg Bel Ami are the 2 closest ones, that deserve such a status...
Well, let's assume PPH is the scent everyone enjoys most, and is willing to pay several hundred dollars to own. Now the question is, what scent is the next in line, in terms of the actual smell (not prices, availability, "cult status," or anything else)? Right now I might just say vintage Salvador Dali Pour Homme! Note that I haven't tried the most recent formulation.
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Tending to second vintage Guerlains and adding, perhaps among others, Habit Rouge EDP, Heritage EDP, Mouchoir de Monsieur to the list- while not fully discontinued, their limited availability makes purchasing them readily almost as complicated and thus likelier to become more coveted, especially for the fans of Guerlain and/or the notes rendered in these fragrances