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    Following on from previous research I have been doing can you please list your top fragrance house's

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    Default Re: Top 10 Designer Fragrance House

    Dior
    Chanel
    Cartier
    YSL
    Hermes
    Mugler
    Lalique
    Armani
    Guerlain
    Zegna
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    Default Re: Top 10 Designer Fragrance House

    Top ten?

    - Dior
    - Tom Ford
    - Hermes
    Current Favorites (in no particular order)
    Castile
    Royal Oud
    Petit Matin
    Curve
    CK One
    1725 Casanova
    Noir De Noir
    Prada L'Homme
    Tom Ford Extreme
    Interlude Man
    Les Exclusifs Eau de Cologne
    Terre d'Hermes Parfum
    Hanae Mori H.M. EDT
    Pomelo Paradis
    Aqua Universalis

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    Dior
    Chanel
    Guerlain (it is a designer, right?)
    Thierry Mugler
    Issey Miyaki
    Giorgio Armani
    YSL
    Burberry
    Azzaro

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    is tom ford a designer or a niche house?
    my top 10:
    Creed Royal Oud
    Ck One Shock
    Ralph Lauren Polo Green
    Creed Bois du Portugal
    M. Micallef Emir
    Serge Lutens Chergui
    Guerlain LIDGE
    Slumberhouse Ore
    Yatagan by Caron
    Tom Ford Oud Wood
    Annick goutal Ninfeo Mio
    Currently wearing: Oud Wood by Tom Ford

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    Dior
    Chanel
    Mugler
    Perry Ellis
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    Default Re: Top 10 Designer Fragrance House

    The last three I separated from the pack because I like many of their scents but due to performance issues I don't hold them in as high regard as the others.

    Dior
    chanel
    Mugler
    Hermes (while I don't care for many of them its hard to ignore the quality)
    YSL
    Tom Ford (literally defines the word "designer" )
    Guerlain


    Armani (debatable)
    Gucci
    Dolce gabbana
    Last edited by Tmoran; 2nd July 2016 at 12:52 AM.

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    Default Re: Top 10 Designer Fragrance House

    My choices in order:

    Chanel
    Dior
    Hermes
    Calvin Klein( yeah I said it lol)
    Prada
    Versace
    Carolina Herrera
    Mugler
    Armani
    Ferragamo or D&G are interchangeable imo

    I will also note I do not consider Tom Ford or Guerlain Designers because you cant really get their stuff as readily as the others.
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    Let me just say that Prada is quite good (apart from the usual suspects).
    a bottle a day keeps the doc away

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    Default Re: Top 10 Designer Fragrance House

    In no particular order, these would be some of my favorites:

    Ermenegildo Zegna
    Tom Ford
    Dior
    Chanel
    Guerlain
    Kenneth Cole
    Armani
    Current Spring Favorites:

    1. Creed - Spice & Wood
    2. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    3. Dior - Vetiver
    4. Clive Christian - 1872 for Men
    5. Tom Ford - Rive d’Ambre
    6. Ermenegildo Zegna - Javanese Patchouli
    7. Les Nez - Turtle Vetiver Back
    8. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver EDP
    9. Creed - Green Valley
    10. Parfumerie Generale - Grand Siecle Intense 7.1

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    Default Re: Top 10 Designer Fragrance House

    Guerlain
    Dior
    Chanel
    Prada
    Hermés
    Currently wearing: Infusion d'Homme by Prada

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    Dior
    Chanel
    Ysl
    D&g
    Paco rabanne
    Hermes
    Armani
    Versace
    Calvin Klein
    my top 10:
    Creed Royal Oud
    Ck One Shock
    Ralph Lauren Polo Green
    Creed Bois du Portugal
    M. Micallef Emir
    Serge Lutens Chergui
    Guerlain LIDGE
    Slumberhouse Ore
    Yatagan by Caron
    Tom Ford Oud Wood
    Annick goutal Ninfeo Mio
    Currently wearing: Oud Wood by Tom Ford

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    Default Re: Top 10 Designer Fragrance House

    Dior
    Tom Ford
    Comme des Garcons
    Hermes

    Then a bunch of others hovering around under that.
    1. No, never blind buy (I do, but do as I say, not as I do. I'm taking no responsibility for your fragrance gambling).
    2. Get them both. You're a Basenoter and you know you're going to end up purchasing them both eventually.
    3. Yes, it has been reformulated.
    4. Looking for a signature scent? You've come to the wrong place.

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    Dior
    Chanel
    YSL
    Mugler
    Armani
    Versace
    Hermes
    D&G
    Tom Ford
    Paco Rabanne, yep
    I wear fragrance to smell good to everyone, not just myself

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    In no particular order:

    Chanel
    Dior
    Armani
    Ungaro
    Givenchy
    YSL
    TF
    Hermes
    Van Cleef&Arpels
    Azzaro

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    Guerlain
    Chanel
    Hermès
    Cartier
    Boucheron
    Fragonard
    Thierry Mugler
    Rochas
    Ted Lapidus
    Zadig & Voltaire
    Last edited by Trauerkraut; 18th April 2019 at 11:13 AM.

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    Dior
    Chanel
    Guerlain
    Hermes
    Lalique
    YSL
    Mugler
    Prada
    Armani
    Bvlgari
    Last edited by Dandydude; 2nd November 2016 at 03:13 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gucciguccigoo View Post
    is tom ford a designer or a niche house?
    Depends on who you ask.
    I believe his "private blends" are almost unanimously viewed as niche

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dandydude View Post
    Depends on who you ask.
    I believe his "private blends" are almost unanimously viewed as niche
    Not to me. Expensive? Yes. Good? yes. But Tom ford as a brand IMHO has been and always will be a designer. But that shouldn't be viewed as a knock to the company. They make great stuff and even their lower cost fragrances are a level above what you find in an ulta in many cases. But with loreal buying up all the niche brands anyways everday the term really loses any and all definition.

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    Dior
    YSL
    Mugler
    Guerlain
    Hermes
    Bvlgari
    Armani
    Chanel
    Tom Ford
    JPG

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    Default Re: Top 10 Designer Fragrance House

    Chanel
    Dior
    Guerlain
    Yves saint Laurent
    Thierry Mugler
    Hermes
    Prada
    Azzaro
    Cartier
    Armani
    Currently wearing: Lonesome Rider by Tauer

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    Default Re: Top 10 Designer Fragrance House

    Alphabetical order:


    • Armani
    • Chanel
    • Gucci
    • Guerlain
    • Hermes
    • Mugler
    • YSL



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    Default Re: Top 10 Designer Fragrance House

    In no particular order:

    Anat Fritz
    Zegna
    Aramis
    Hermès
    Guerlain
    Dior
    Costume National
    Comme des Garçons
    Ann Gérard
    Givenchy
    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

    6)
    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) Polo vintage (Ralph Lauren) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    Dior
    Tom Ford
    Prada
    Lalique???
    Mont Blanc?
    DSquared
    Hermes
    YSL
    Mugler
    CDG



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    Really surprised so many of you consider Guerlain to be a designer house.
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    How do you guys compile your top 10?

    Based on # of succesful fragrances, based on sales, based on success of a single perfume? based on popularity?

    For Example Hermes has Terre D'Hermes which is my #1 fragrance of all time personally, but other than that i do not know of any other popular or succesful fragrances. Have tried voygae and bel Ami, wasnt really a fan. So although it has made the best fragrance for me ever, based on not producing other succesful products, i would not consider it a top fragrance designer.

    On the other hand i find that DIOR, YSL and Chanel are pretty consistent and take things serious when it comes to fragrances. Calvin Klein are the worst. Big name, Poor Substandard shopping mall smells not living up to the name.

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    Dior
    Ysl
    Channel
    Would all be on my list


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dandydude View Post
    Depends on who you ask.
    I believe his "private blends" are almost unanimously viewed as niche
    By whom? They're worn by every Tom, Dick and Harry, and to me, the quality is awful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangkok Hound View Post
    Really surprised so many of you consider Guerlain to be a designer house.
    They walk a fine line but I'd say they are designer. They have fragrances available in every perfume shop around the world, big advertising budgets, make-up lines, the fact they have a few Paris exclusives doesn't remove them from the bigger reality...nor the fact that they are now LVMH.

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    Chanel
    Dior
    Guerlain
    Givenchy
    Zegna
    Currently wearing: Royal Water by Creed




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