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    Default Great scent that nobody apart from you seems to know about?

    Everyones got one, could be cheap or expensive but it must be a gem that other folks just don't seem to know nor speak about. For me I'd say:


    La Martina - Maserati Centennial Polo Tour
    Top notes are bergamot, mandarin orange and nutmeg; middle notes are violet and ivy; base notes are patchouli, vetiver, incense and musk. The nose behind this fragrance is Maurizio Cerizza.

    A moderate performer, the nutmeg is very prominent and is round and smooth, really gives the scent a nice and inviting feel which is helped by the sweet incense cloud that comes along with it. Violet is soft and in the back but noticeable thanks to the citric elements that buffer it on each side, the musky base is also soft in the the sense that it doesn't blast your nostrils off but the clean vetiver gives it an edge that prevents it from becoming too amorphous.

    This one is definitely made for the summer as it needs the heat to come to life and wears really nicely. I'd say its perfect for intimate encounters as its got that "Ooh, you smell nice" vibe in spades as it announces its presence but isn't overpowering. Composition is quite unique too as I've never smelled anything else like it before, its quite simplistic but put together well. EDT strength through and through which is cool as its appeal is in its light airy nature which would vanish if the concentration were made any denser.

    Nothing groundbreaking in any sense, won't loosen trails of undergarments as you walk past a crowd of ladies but smells nice nonetheless and could be picked up for quite cheap if you look around and wears very comfortably, like a pair of well worn slippers.



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    Default Re: Great scent that nobody apart from you seems to know about?

    Grigioperla Hedo (very similar to Rochas Lui!) but rarely heard about on Basenotes.
    I got a 100ml bottle and it is indeed very similar to Rochas Lui, strong and lasting all day. Very happy with it!

    My Top '11' :

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Azzaro: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Tom Ford: Ombré Leather
    - Guerlain: Héritage (vtg)
    - Mancera: Red Tobacco
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraîcheur)
    - Armani: Acqua di Gio Profumo
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Hermes: Terre d'Hermes
    - Amouage: Interlude

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    Robert piguet, nuit velours. The most beautiful gourmund I've ever smelt.

    Also hedonist by Victoria

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    Default Re: Great scent that nobody apart from you seems to know about?

    For me:

    Kozmic Oud by Marc de la Morandiere


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    Default Re: Great scent that nobody apart from you seems to know about?

    Not that nobody apart from me seems to know about, but perhaps under the radar or hardly mentioned..

    Vetiver Royal Bourbon by Oriza L. Legrand
    M. Micallef's Gaiac, Aoud Gourmet, (and Emir, but that's more popular).
    D&G's Velvet Exotic Leather & Velvet Exotic Bergamot
    Montale Aoud Velvet
    Ava Luxe Kama
    18.21 Man Made since the hype died down
    Satellite Padparadscha if you're into spicy stuff perhaps, but this one might be quite a bit hard to find
    Etat Libre d'Orange Divin'Enfant
    Parfums de Marly Byerley
    Bois 1920 Come L'Amore - an awesome sweet opulant-ish white floral
    Profumo di Firenze 1954 Terrarossa could use some more love (if you're a fan of Grey Vetiver EdP, look into this),
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    Default Re: Great scent that nobody apart from you seems to know about?

    I am sure some know about them, but not very many people I would guess. I love all three of them.

    Montale - Aoud Legacy




    Ajmal - Ruh Al Watan:



    Boadaica The Victorious - Azrak:
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    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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    Default Re: Great scent that nobody apart from you seems to know about?

    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    I am sure some know about them, but not very many people I would guess. I love all three of them.

    Montale - Aoud Legacy
    I owned a couple or so bottles of the Montale before - it was one of the weird Montale company separation ones, right? Didn't smell bad, but the lasting power seemed unimpressive.

    Edit: Whoops, nevermind, it was Aoud & Pine that I had. Atmeh version.
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    All Hail King Kouros!

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    'Soir de Marrakech' (2004) by Abderrazak Benchaâbane for Les Parfums du Soleil

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    Quote Originally Posted by ILikePeeps View Post

    Edit: Whoops, nevermind, it was Aoud & Pine that I had. Atmeh version.
    I forgot all about that one - I liked Aoud & Pine. I had a sample of it. Was all the rage here on Basenotes for a little while, then it seems to have disappeared. I should probably look into that one again.
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    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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    Default Re: Great scent that nobody apart from you seems to know about?

    Fleur De Pavot by Chaugan

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    Not a specific fragrance, but a perfumer I like that never seems to get mentioned: Christian Provenzano

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    Default Re: Great scent that nobody apart from you seems to know about?

    Quote Originally Posted by ILikePeeps View Post
    Not that nobody apart from me seems to know about, but perhaps under the radar or hardly mentioned..

    Vetiver Royal Bourbon by Oriza L. Legrand
    M. Micallef's Gaiac, Aoud Gourmet, (and Emir, but that's more popular).
    D&G's Velvet Exotic Leather & Velvet Exotic Bergamot
    Montale Aoud Velvet
    Ava Luxe Kama
    18.21 Man Made since the hype died down
    Satellite Padparadscha if you're into spicy stuff perhaps, but this one might be quite a bit hard to find
    Etat Libre d'Orange Divin'Enfant
    Parfums de Marly Byerley
    Bois 1920 Come L'Amore - an awesome sweet opulant-ish white floral
    Profumo di Firenze 1954 Terrarossa could use some more love (if you're a fan of Grey Vetiver EdP, look into this),
    I own and like Parfums de Marly Byerley but it associate me with a "dark" period, september 2015, i bought it and things were not right for a while...

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    Default Re: Great scent that nobody apart from you seems to know about?

    Shay & Blue Oud Alif
    Currently wearing: Costa Azzurra by Tom Ford

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    Al Haramain - Makkah (which translate Mecca)
    15ml oil (roller bottle) - 4.75$ - Very good!
    Very nice box, like cigarette packet, bottle is nice too, but roller's ball is too small (I took the roller out), and the cap have to be glued.

    Top - green notes, citrus;
    Heart - neroli, jasmine, strawberry;
    Base - dusty notes, amber, resins, musk, vanilla.

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    Currently wearing: Jaïpur Homme by Boucheron

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    Default Re: Great scent that nobody apart from you seems to know about?

    Guerlain's classic masterpiece Les Secrets de Sophie.

    https://www.monsieurguerlain.com/201...de-sophie.html

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    I missed getting a bottle because I quibbled on the price. If they reissue, it is a MUST buy for those with 400 bucks to spare. Absolutely beautiful. Someday when perfume is deeply understood, its secret will be fully explained.
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    Default Re: Great scent that nobody apart from you seems to know about?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nyx008 View Post
    Robert piguet, nuit velours. The most beautiful gourmund I've ever smelt.
    There is at least one person here who made the pilgrimage to Selfridges and was so impressed they now own a full bottle

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    Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Jeune Homme Extravagante (no one talks about this one....the finest neroli I’ve sniffed)
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    Andree Putman Formidable Man (my absolute favorite Vetiver fragrance.....don’t know how the community missed this one)
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    Rasasi Woody (the only ones who talk about this it seems are those I gave samples too)
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    Thymes Olive Leaf (well, one other person talks about this one, thanks diddy for the recommendation)
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    M. Micallef Osaito (gets a little attention but nowhere near enough)
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    Xerjoff Oroville (its beyond me as to why this doesn’t get mentioned more... possibly the most stunning Tobacco on the market)
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    Default Re: Great scent that nobody apart from you seems to know about?

    Pretty much any of my Avon masculines that aren't Wild Country or Black Suede, since the feminines from that house get all the nostalgia while the men's stuff was mostly "gift for hubby" hahahaha
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    Quote Originally Posted by JON RODGERS View Post
    There is at least one person here who made the pilgrimage to Selfridges and was so impressed they now own a full bottle
    Haha so glad to have another to wax lyrical to about this fragrance. I got a full bottle too, I think I'll always have a bottle of it. Stunning scent!

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    The Soft Lawn and Every Storm A Serenade... these are both by Imaginary Authors. For me, both are noteworthy, but I rarely see either mentioned here. I don't have any expertise about this stuff, so maybe in the big picture they don't particularly stand out.
    Grey Flannel by Geoffrey Beene should cost $275 for a 100 ml.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ILikePeeps View Post
    Profumo di Firenze 1954 Terrarossa could use some more love (if you're a fan of Grey Vetiver EdP, look into this),
    I disagree with you, if anything its closer to Givenchy's Vetyver.
    You're certainly not doing it any favors comparing it to Grey Vetiver IMO.
    Regardless, its an excellent classic styled vetiver with dry spice, soft florals and sharp greens.

    Seems I'm the only one to take Escentric 03 seriously. A contemporary take on citrus vetiver that will go down as one of the best ever in this era.

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    Default Re: Great scent that nobody apart from you seems to know about?

    Thallium Black.
    This is an incredible Fragrance, very complex rich smelling stuff.
    I've not gotten many compliments on it, but everyone who has "toured" my small but growing collection always remarks at how nice this stuff smells.
    I really enjoy it. Best part, its under 20 clams.
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    Default Re: Great scent that nobody apart from you seems to know about?

    My husband picked this up for himself while we were in Rome. I don't generally like aquatics, but this one hits a curve and goes off somewhere really nice.

    Acqua dell'Elba Classica

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    Default Re: Great scent that nobody apart from you seems to know about?

    Second time I mentioned this fragrance today, but New Musk Man by Dame Perfumery is an excellent all year round fragrance for a decent price. Citrus and plum with a side of sandalwood and vanilla. The musk is just a side order in this gem.
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    Default Re: Great scent that nobody apart from you seems to know about?

    I don't hear much about this one. I think it could be very polarizing, creating many love it or hate it type of discussions.

    Hwyl by Aesop

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    This is a dangerous (to my wallet), fun thread!

    I'll throw Givenchy Pi Air in the mix. Loving it today.

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    Default Re: Great scent that nobody apart from you seems to know about?

    Quote Originally Posted by ILikePeeps View Post
    Not that nobody apart from me seems to know about, but perhaps under the radar or hardly mentioned..

    Vetiver Royal Bourbon by Oriza L. Legrand
    M. Micallef's Gaiac, Aoud Gourmet, (and Emir, but that's more popular).
    D&G's Velvet Exotic Leather & Velvet Exotic Bergamot
    Montale Aoud Velvet
    Ava Luxe Kama
    18.21 Man Made since the hype died down
    Satellite Padparadscha if you're into spicy stuff perhaps, but this one might be quite a bit hard to find
    Etat Libre d'Orange Divin'Enfant
    Parfums de Marly Byerley
    Bois 1920 Come L'Amore - an awesome sweet opulant-ish white floral
    Profumo di Firenze 1954 Terrarossa could use some more love (if you're a fan of Grey Vetiver EdP, look into this),
    Ava Luxe's KAMA is one of the most intriguing scents, ever. I adore it; my husband hates it. Nobody talks about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emanuel76 View Post
    Al Haramain - Makkah (which translate Mecca)
    15ml oil (roller bottle) - 4.75$ - Very good!
    Very nice box, like cigarette packet, bottle is nice too, but roller's ball is too small (I took the roller out), and the cap have to be glued.

    Top - green notes, citrus;
    Heart - neroli, jasmine, strawberry;
    Base - dusty notes, amber, resins, musk, vanilla.

    al-haramain-makkah-15ml-esenta-de-parfum~8359402.jpg
    I love that box!
    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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    Default Re: Great scent that nobody apart from you seems to know about?

    Animale Animale doesn't seem to get much love anymore. Super affordable, but smells 5x more expensive.

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    Messages D'Homme. Really good, solid fragrance that you never see mentioned. The reviews on this are accurate.

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