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    Default 1 House, 3 Colognes, for Life?

    If you could only use 3 colognes, all of the same brand, for the rest of your life, what would you use?

    I find this extremely tough (as we all probably do)!!! I've got several colognes that stand out above all the rest (or at least I've stuck with) over the years but they are all from different houses. Chanel Allure Homme Sport (Chanel), Burberry Sport (Burberry), Acqua di Gio (Armani), Pi (Givenchy - maybe i just like this one because I'm a Math teacher), Hugo (Hugo Boss).

    I haven't tried a large number of colognes from the same house over the years, but I think I'd have to go with Chanel: Allure Homme, Allure Homme Sport, and Égoïste (although out of my price range).

    I look forward to hearing your thoughts!

    TripleB
    Current Favs: Versace Pour Homme, Pi by Givenchy, Chanel Allure Homme Sport, Burberry Sport

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    Derby, Héritage and Tonka Impériale by Guerlain
    Dia Man, Honour Man, Bracken Man by Amouage
    Timbuktu, Patchouli Patch! and l'Eau du Caporal by l'Artisan Parfumeur
    Ambre Précieux [Ultime], Racine and Parfum d'Habit by Maître Parfumeur et Gantier
    Antaeus, Sycomore and Coromandel by Chanel
    Bel Ami Vétiver, Équipage and Concentré d'Orange Verte by Hermès
    Sel Marin, Cuir Pleine Fleur and Oranges and Lemons Say The Bells of St. Clements by Heeley
    Bornéo 1834, Chergui and l'Orpheline by Serge Lutens
    Last edited by Trauerkraut; 25th May 2017 at 05:54 AM.

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    Guerlain-
    Vetiver
    Habit Rouge Legere or L'Eau
    Homme L'Eau Boisee

    Creed-
    GIT
    Himalaya
    BdP
    Currently wearing: Vetiver by Guerlain

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    Default Re: 1 House, 3 Colognes, for Life?

    All Dior

    Dior Homme Parfum
    Fahrenheit Parfum
    Eau Sauvage Parfum (2012)

    Edit: I wouldn't even have to think about this for longer than a second. Would be a shame not to have space for the other Dior Homme flankers though!
    Last edited by crashtestbrummie; 20th May 2017 at 01:11 PM.
    Currently wearing: Vetiver by Guerlain

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    Kilian:
    -Straight to Heaven
    -Bamboo Harmony
    -Intoxicated
    It's really quite pleasant, except for the smell (...)
    -"Mama", My Chemical Romance

    Vintage Dior Leather Oud for sale (US only)

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    Default Re: 1 House, 3 Colognes, for Life?

    Creed: Royal Oud, Aventus and a toss up between GIT and OV (probably the former)

    Dior is up there as well: Homme, Homme Sport (2008) and DHC 2013.

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    Default Re: 1 House, 3 Colognes, for Life?

    Guerlain...
    Habit Rouge EDT
    Habit Rouge Dress Code
    Bois d'Armenie

    Though my first thought was Egoiste, Antaeus, and Coromandel.

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    Amouage
    Jubi XXV
    DIa Man
    Reflection Man

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trauerkraut View Post
    Derby, Héritage and Tonka Impériale by Guerlain...!
    Maybe this ( or replace Tonka Imperiale with Habit Rouge or Mouchoir De Monsieur) though on the other hand a Givenchy triple of Gentleman, Monsieur and Xeryus would merit serious consideration.

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    Amouage:
    Gold
    Dia
    Epic

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    Creed:

    Spice & Wood
    Aventus
    Royal English Leather
    Current Summer Favorites:

    1. Xerjoff - Nio
    2. Tom Ford - Rive d’Ambre
    3. Dior - Homme Cologne 2013
    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    5. Armani - Code Sport Athlete
    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    8. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    9. Ermenegildo Zegna - Sicilian Mandarin
    10. Creed - Pure White Cologne

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    Balafre
    Sagamore
    O Pour Homme
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    Not feasible in reality in any kind of way for me, but it's a fun, challenging idea:

    I'm going to go with Creed here:

    Green Irish Tweed
    Spice and Wood
    Virgin Island Water

    I could even choose a Creed B-Team that would be equally good:

    Millesime Imperial
    Aventus
    Royal Oud

    They're different enough and each is well suited for a different season. GIT = Spring VIW = Summer S&W = Fall/Winter, or MI = Summer/Spring Aventus = Fall/ Spring/Winter RO = Winter/Fall
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    Default Re: 1 House, 3 Colognes, for Life?

    Chanel

    Sycomore
    No 19
    Cuir de Russie

    Actually I prefer Cristalle EDT to CdR but if I had to have only three I'd want a leather in there.
    Currently wearing: Diorella by Christian Dior

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    Default Re: 1 House, 3 Colognes, for Life?

    CDG

    Black
    Avignon
    Wonderwood

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    Penhaligon`s: Blenheim Bouquet, Sartorial, Opus 1870, in no particular order of preference

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    If I went niche:

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    Option A (MFK)

    Baccarat Rouge
    Pluriel
    Aqua Universalis

    ----------------------------------------
    Option B (Parfums De Marley)

    Oajan
    Pegasus
    Layton

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    If I went designer:

    Option A (Christian Dior)

    Dior Homme Intense
    Dior Homme Cologne &
    Dior Homme Sport 2012
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    Option B (Armani)

    Attitude
    Code Ice
    Acqua Di Gio
    My top 30

    1. Gucci Envy / D&G By Man
    2. Amber Sky /Cedrat Boise
    3. Costarela / TFK Arab Spring
    4. Dior Homme Intense / Baccarat Rouge 540
    5. Dior Homme Cologne / Chez Bond
    6. Sleek Suede / Aventus
    7. Antidote / By the Fireplace
    8. Gucci Pour Homme / Armani Attitude
    9. Black Phantom / Layton
    10. D&G The One EDP / M7
    11. Santal Majuscule / Reckless
    12. Diadema / Prada L’Homme
    13. Habdan / Tuxedo
    14. Lira / Dior Homme Sport 2012
    15. Citric Santa Eulalia / Clive X

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    Default Re: 1 House, 3 Colognes, for Life?

    Chanel

    31 rue Cambon
    Sycomore
    Cuir de Russie
    Currently wearing: Beau de Jour by Tom Ford

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    Default Re: 1 House, 3 Colognes, for Life?

    Creed - Angelique Encens / Vintage Tabarome / Vetiver (1948).

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    Default Re: 1 House, 3 Colognes, for Life?

    Today they are

    Tea For Two
    Passage d'Enfer
    Timbuktu

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    #1 probably Clive Christian:
    1872
    No. 1
    "C"

    I also would choose these from other houses I enjoy:

    Xerjoff:
    Kobe
    Mefisto
    Oroville

    Creed:
    Millesime Imperial
    Green Irish Tweed
    Spice and Wood

    Roja Dove
    Bergamot Extrait
    Enigma
    Vetiver Extrait

    Amouage
    Jubilation XXV
    Dia Man
    Lyric Man

    MFK
    Masculine Pluriel
    Aqua Universalis Forte
    Lumiere Noire

    By Kilian:
    Back to Black
    Vodka on the Rocks
    Straight to Heaven Splash of Lemon

    Tom Ford
    Grey Vetiver
    Vert Des Bois
    Tuscan Leather

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    Carven is the house, here are the scents:

    - Homme
    - Vetiver (vintage)
    - Monsieur
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    Default Re: 1 House, 3 Colognes, for Life?

    It would be hard, but I think I could manage:

    Acqua di Parma:

    Colonia
    Assoluta
    Arancia Di Capri

    Chanel:

    Sycomore EdP
    Allure Homme Edition Blanche EdP
    Bleu de Chanel EdP

    Creed:

    Aventus
    Jardin d'Amalfi
    Green Irish Tweed

    Hermes:

    Terre d'Hermès EdP
    Terre d'Hermès Eau Très Fraîche
    Le Jardin de Monsieur Li

    Tom Ford:

    Grey Vetiver EdP
    Tobacco Vanille
    Sole di Positano

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    LUBIN-

    Idole
    Itasca
    Le Vetiver
    I saw that!!

    Karma
    Currently wearing: Isle of Man by Frapin

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    Floris

    Vetiver
    Santal
    No. 89

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    Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier

    Racine
    Santal Noble
    Garrigue
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    Dior would definitely do it for me:

    Fahrenheit
    Leather Oud
    Aqua Fahrenheit

    I wouldn't mind Mugler either:
    Amen
    Mugler Cologne
    Pure Havane
    Currently wearing: Tous Man Sport by Tous

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    My favorite fragrance is Azzaro pour Homme. However, Azzaro does not produce 3 fragrances that I love.
    Therefore, I'd choose Chanel:
    1. Pour Monsieur
    2. Antaeus
    3. Égoïste
    Last edited by fragtony; 20th May 2017 at 07:16 PM.

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    Default Re: 1 House, 3 Colognes, for Life?

    Either Roja Dove:

    Scandal PH
    Fetish PH
    Aoud

    Or Xerjoff:

    Nio
    Al Khatt
    17/17 Homme

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    Le Labo: Patchouli 24
    Bergamote 22
    Santal 33

    Dior: Fahrenheit
    Dior Homme
    Feve Delicieuse




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