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    Default After some years of experience, what is your favourite fragrance, and why?

    After some years of experience, what is your favourite fragrance, and why?

    Pick a fragrance, that you are used to, but never bored of.
    Currently wearing: Green Irish Tweed by Creed

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    Default Re: After some years of experience, what is your favourite fragrance, and why?

    My first loves - 2 Man and Tam Dao
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    Default Re: After some years of experience, what is your favourite fragrance, and why?

    Chanel Antaeus my most worn after Aventus which I lost interest in, Antaeus delivers on all levels for me smell performance (versatility imo). I feel confident when wearing it and enjoy sharing it’s sillage with others, my favorite thing about it is applying it and forgetting about it let it do the talking for you. Always positive reactions when wearing it and imo the best classy fragrance I’ve laid my nose on, oh and the bottle (over the top sexy and a site to look at).

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    Default Re: After some years of experience, what is your favourite fragrance, and why?

    Escentric 03

    Just hits all the xylophone keys at the right volume.
    The vetiver is just how I like it, woody, on the dry side, a bit sharp and smoky.
    All of the complimentary notes are the right volume and multi textured.
    The lime is juicy and sweet, ginger is sharp, crisp like a slice right off of a mandoline, the sandalwood is smooth and opaque and the iris gives a clean soft touch.
    Really killer and it lasts and lasts and never loses its juicy quality. Love it!
    Think of it as Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisee crossed with Dior Homme Sport 2008, but better than the intersection of the best parts of those.

    I thought I could make it even better with a shot of Molecule 03 underneath 3 sprays of Escentric 03.
    It was still good, but unbalanced. Sometimes we think something could be better with a bit more of something.
    In this case, I'm wrong. Escentric 03 is par excellence and my favorite grab whenever I want to feel just right.

    Totally endorsed as a vetiver lover.
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    Default Re: After some years of experience, what is your favourite fragrance, and why?

    I know it's not original, but Green Irish Tweed is the most satisfying fragrance for me. It the right amount of floral and a beautiful outdoorsy sandalwood. I can wear it in a formal function, not that I do many of those these days, and just going to work.

    Though I won't be wearing as much as the prices for Creed have doubled. Time to ration it.
    Currently wearing: Green Irish Tweed by Creed

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    Currently wearing: Furyo by Jacques Bogart

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    Default Re: After some years of experience, what is your favourite fragrance, and why?

    Today,

    Heritage eau de toilette (1992, Guerlain)

    Why? — smell some, and you'll know :-D

    But, really, just an ideal blend of citrus, spice, woods done to perfection. Bois du Portugal and New-York are right there in the same class, but for me, the Guerlain is special.

    /Acey

    A nod to Antaeus which is also way up in my top five.

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    Default Re: After some years of experience, what is your favourite fragrance, and why?

    Gengis Khan because it fulfills me.
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    Default Re: After some years of experience, what is your favourite fragrance, and why?

    See my wardrobe...
    Currently wearing: Black by Bulgari

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    My favourite scent is L'eau d'Issey Pour Homme because I enjoy its unique citrus and woods smell. I have never smelled anything similar except for Tom Ford's Grey Vetiver but this one is much more complex and potent.

    Not too many people talk about this scent but it's a classic. I hope they don't discontinue this scent.

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    Default Re: After some years of experience, what is your favourite fragrance, and why?

    Creed Spice & Wood became my favorite the 1st time I ever smelled it (around 2012).

    I think it still is.
    Current Winter Favorites:

    1. House of Matriarch - Blackbird
    2. Brückner - Aoud 1
    3. Armani Privé - Oud Royal
    4. Stéphane Humbert Lucas 777 - Generation Man
    5. Creed - Royal Oud
    6. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    7. Stéphane Humbert Lucas 777 - Mortal Skin
    8. Creed - Royal English Leather
    9. Ormonde Jayne - Black Gold
    10. by Kilian - Cruel Intentions

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    Default Re: After some years of experience, what is your favourite fragrance, and why?

    My experience disallows me from picking just one fragrance because there are just too many factors including mood, weather, the position of Jupiter, etc. .

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    Default Re: After some years of experience, what is your favourite fragrance, and why?

    Quote Originally Posted by Trauerkraut View Post
    See my wardrobe...
    You have 26 with 5 stars!
    Currently wearing: Green Irish Tweed by Creed

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    Default Re: After some years of experience, what is your favourite fragrance, and why?

    The top ten list on my signature.
    Currently wearing: Green Irish Tweed by Creed

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    Tuscan Leather, which is one of the first fragrance to impress me, and the one which makes me see more of the niche side. Second is Oud Wood

    As much as i enjoy switching fragrances, i wouldn't miss the rest of my collection. They are just... fragrances.

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    Default Re: After some years of experience, what is your favourite fragrance, and why?

    Rive Gauche

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    Dior Homme


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    Default Re: After some years of experience, what is your favourite fragrance, and why?

    Ambra Mediterranea
    <div class="bnsotd"><b>Currently wearing:</b> <a href="ID26148387.html"><img src="http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/33/26148387-7393.jpg"> Carven L'Eau Intense by Carven</a></div>

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    Default Re: After some years of experience, what is your favourite fragrance, and why?

    Right now, Guerlain Heritage edt and 34 Boulevard Saint Germain by Diptyque.
    Currently wearing: Tobacco Oud by Tom Ford

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    Default Re: After some years of experience, what is your favourite fragrance, and why?

    Castile.

    I wore it 126 times last year. I've already worn it 5 times this year, and it's only January 12th! (I log what I wear in the SOTD feature). I never get bored of it.

    What I love most about Castile is that it's like getting two scents out of the same bottle. The opening is very soapy. It literally smells like you took a knife to the richest bar of soap you could find and whittled off slices as thinly as possible, and then you ran your fingers through the slices of soap. That's the opening of Castile. Afterward, it becomes more of a human smell that is subtle but sensual. I get fantastic performance from it: moderate projection (which is what I prefer) and outstanding longevity, from 4 sprays.

    It wears really well in any season, and it's incredibly versatile. You can dress it up or keep it casual, wear it on a date or wear it to work... there's never a wrong time to smell clean... but, to me, Castile has more character than something like Mugler Cologne (which I also like).

    One noteworthy comment I should add: Castile is not great on paper. It's not bad, but all you get is the soap smell. Castile is a scent that needs to be worn to be appreciated. It really blooms when worn. I once sprayed paper for a friend and asked for her opinion. She said "I don't get it. You bought cologne that smells like soap?" A few hours later she complimented me on what I was wearing and asked why I didn't let her try it when we were sampling stuff. Her jaw dropped when I said "Remember the soapy one? That's what I'm wearing."



    I have a few scents in my wardrobe that aren't as good on paper, and Castile is definitely one of them (I don't think Royal Oud or Lumiere Noire are as good on paper either). I enjoy the opening, but I feel like Castile gets better over time.

    Castile is also a perfect example of why I love this forum. I never would have discovered Castile without basenotes.
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    APOM
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    Interlude Man
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    Default Re: After some years of experience, what is your favourite fragrance, and why?

    Creed Vintage Tabarome

    One of the best old school fragrances that I've come across. Something I'll never get tired of smelling.
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    Default Re: After some years of experience, what is your favourite fragrance, and why?

    Quote Originally Posted by ClassicFan View Post
    I know it's not original, but Green Irish Tweed is the most satisfying fragrance for me. It the right amount of floral and a beautiful outdoorsy sandalwood. I can wear it in a formal function, not that I do many of those these days, and just going to work.

    Though I won't be wearing as much as the prices for Creed have doubled. Time to ration it.
    This is the one that I wear the most and always come back to. It works in every situation and occasion year round.

    Creed changed the bottle sizes and sprayer.
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    Default Re: After some years of experience, what is your favourite fragrance, and why?

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    Escentric 03
    I only tried their line briefly some time ago and remember this one being my favourite. Will have to revisit it because somehow I never seriously considered adding it to my collection.

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    Default Re: After some years of experience, what is your favourite fragrance, and why?

    I'm always coming back to 2Man, which I first bought when it came out.
    It's versatile and enormously satisfying, being light yet strong, and at the same time an oriental, a citrus, a vetiver, an incense.
    And it is easily available.
    I would have voted for Basala being a perfect scent imho, but for everyday wear I need something that isn't discontinued.

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    Default Re: After some years of experience, what is your favourite fragrance, and why?

    - Kouros (vtg)

    But Dolce&Gabbana pour homme (vtg) and Guerlain Heritage edt/edp 90's version are equally statisfying me a lot.
    My Top '11' :

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Azzaro: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Vermeil: for men/Davidoff (1984)
    - Guerlain: Héritage (vtg)
    - Davidoff: Leather Blend
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraîcheur)
    - Armani: Acqua di Gio Profumo
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Hermes: Terre d'Hermes
    - Amouage: Interlude

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    Default Re: After some years of experience, what is your favourite fragrance, and why?

    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    Creed Vintage Tabarome

    One of the best old school fragrances that I've come across. Something I'll never get tired of smelling.
    Yeah, I sampled it a long time ago. Tabasco orange, with the best oakmoss/tobacco?, I've ever smelled. So much better than the later Tabarome. LOL! Expensive and hard to find.
    Currently wearing: Green Irish Tweed by Creed

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    Default Re: After some years of experience, what is your favourite fragrance, and why?

    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    Castile.


    I remember enjoying this one, even though I don't like Penhaligon's.
    Currently wearing: Green Irish Tweed by Creed

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    I honestly should give Comme Des Garcons 2Man another shot. When I first smelled it I was immediately taken back to Sunday school/mass and decided I couldn't wear it. Not sure if I've given up on incense just yet! Maybe I should try Kyoto?

    Very curious about Escentric 03! Just ordered a sample!

    For me, I still love Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male--it's still really unique and the price is very good! I love leaning on good designer fragrances so I can save the more expensive stuff (Musc Ravageur, Aventus) for really special days.

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    Default Re: After some years of experience, what is your favourite fragrance, and why?

    Guerlain Heritage EdT
    Currently wearing: Dakar by Al Rehab

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    Armani Eau pour Homme- both one of the first loves, including "at first sniff" and an established classic of decisive, significant long term importance due to its masterful composition even after testing, using and comparing it with so many other great fragrances




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