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    Default Re: Vote -Your No1 Guerlain Fragrance, (if you were only allowed one choice) ?

    Quote Originally Posted by david View Post
    (I recently started a group here for guys who also wear female fragrances)...it's called No Frontiers. There seems to be a stigma here regarding that subject.
    Oooh, I just joined! Thanks for starting that. I agree that the stigma in the male forum is real and ridiculously silly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyChanel View Post
    Oooh, I just joined! Thanks for starting that. I agree that the stigma in the male forum is real and ridiculously silly!
    Wow, I spend most of my time GFD, VFD and FFD and didn't realize there was a stigma here. Or maybe I've just become good at ignoring it over the years. So many feminine marketed scents (particularly vintage ones) could easily pass as masculines to a blindfolded sniffer.

    Off to spritz some Hermes Amazone...
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    Default Re: Vote -Your No1 Guerlain Fragrance, (if you were only allowed one choice) ?

    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    Wow, I spend most of my time GFD, VFD and FFD and didn't realize there was a stigma here. Or maybe I've just become good at ignoring it over the years. So many feminine marketed scents (particularly vintage ones) could easily pass as masculines to a blindfolded sniffer.

    Off to spritz some Hermes Amazone...
    I don't know which fragrances you're mentioning with the abbreviations (GFD, VFD, FFD) so you'll have to clarify teehee.

    As for the stigma, I meant more along the lines of silly comments uttered by many males here about the "not wanting to touch anything of the ladies" stuff or "it's marketed to women for a reason" bullshit that they swallow up by marketers. People will deny it but it's obvious that it has to do with social constructs and pressures that are placed upon males of a specific age who dare not try anything that may question their supposed "masculinity". People who talk like this have sadly been accustomed to living inside of a gender box of which they've been placed before they even had a chance to build their own true identity. Sadly the older males will never know anything else since they're too afraid of breaking out of it and fear the unknown or they'll never understand the gender prison they've willingly entered into.
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    Default Vote -Your No1 Guerlain Fragrance, (if you were only allowed one choice) ?

    Quote Originally Posted by BoyChanel View Post

    As for the stigma, I meant more along the lines of silly comments uttered by many males here about "not wanting to touch anything of the ladies"
    I for one, thoroughly enjoy touching everything of a lady’s. Just ask my wife.

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    I do not know. I love all of them
    Have I told you about the scent of jasmine? Have I spoken about the smell of the sea? The earth is scented. And I perfume myself to enhance what I am. That's why I can not wear a perfume that bothers me. Perfuming is an instinctive wisdom. And like all art, it requires some knowledge of yourself..."
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    Default Re: Vote -Your No1 Guerlain Fragrance, (if you were only allowed one choice) ?

    Tough call, but I would go with Mouchoir de Monsieur (vintage if possible).

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    Shalimar.

    As to concentration - ALL of 'em !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Default Re: Vote -Your No1 Guerlain Fragrance, (if you were only allowed one choice) ?

    This thread is about Guerlain, get back on topic please.

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    Default Re: Vote -Your No1 Guerlain Fragrance, (if you were only allowed one choice) ?

    Quote Originally Posted by HouseOfPhlegethon View Post
    Shalimar - vintage, new, or one of the vanilla releases - it would always be Shalimar.
    Me too!
    My current top 10 (subject to change) in no particular order:

    Rive Gauche Pour Homme, Essenza de Zegna, Zegna Essenze Amber Gold, Armani Privé Sable Or, Armani Privé Vétiver Babylone, Mancera Cedrat Bois, Acqua di Giò Profumo, Amouage Dia Man, L'Artisan Explosions d’Emotions: Amour Nocturne, Zegna Essenze Italian Bergamot/Acqua di Bergamotto

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    Without a doubt it would be L'Heure Bleue in either EdP or extrait.

    Second place from Guerlain's back catalog would probably be a tie between Vol de Nuit and Shalimar. From amongst M. Wasser's compositions, it would have to be Encens Mythique D'Orient. Guerlain is my favourite house.
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    LIDGE to me...
    My all time favorite:

    Dior Fahrenheit

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyChanel View Post
    I don't know which fragrances you're mentioning with the abbreviations (GFD, VFD, FFD) so you'll have to clarify teehee.
    That's referring to the boards here: General Fragrance Discussion, Vintage Fragrance Discussion, Female Fragrance Discussion. I'm not on the Male Fragrance Discussion all that often, and when I am, it's mostly to skim.

    On topic, I may have to change my vote to Vol de Nuit Parfum. Picking between that and Jicky EDP is like picking a favorite child.

    I love Guerlain, and I'm not sure their early classics have been or ever will be matched.
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    Default Re: Vote -Your No1 Guerlain Fragrance, (if you were only allowed one choice) ?

    Quote Originally Posted by BoyChanel View Post
    Or we can address the homophobia displayed here?

    So, two weeks ago I made a comment about a certain political figure being racist and pearls were clutched, my comment was swiftly deleted, and I was banned for 7 days because I "may have offended those who voted for him" but nobody cares who's offended when blatant homophobia is out in the open on basenotes? Makes perfect sense! It's disgusting that his comment remains when his homophobic message is loud and clear but an innocent truthful political comment was deemed far too inflammatory for basenotes and was removed faster than you can say "bullshit".
    Politics aren't allowed in BN. I found that out mentioning the US president. I hope you keep on contributing BoyChanel. I've really enjoyed your posts on this and other threads.
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    Default Re: Vote -Your No1 Guerlain Fragrance, (if you were only allowed one choice) ?

    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    That's referring to the boards here: General Fragrance Discussion, Vintage Fragrance Discussion, Female Fragrance Discussion. I'm not on the Male Fragrance Discussion all that often, and when I am, it's mostly to skim.

    On topic, I may have to change my vote to Vol de Nuit Parfum. Picking between that and Jicky EDP is like picking a favorite child.

    I love Guerlain, and I'm not sure their early classics have been or ever will be matched.
    Oh bummer, I am so out of it! Thanks for clarifying haha.

    Yes, picking a favorite Guerlain is quite difficult indeed! I feel like I'm betraying all the others by picking L'Heure Bleue.

    As for the legacy of the classic/legendary Guerlains, they are masterpieces for a reason
    Quote Originally Posted by DanHD View Post
    Politics aren't allowed in BN. I found that out mentioning the US president. I hope you keep on contributing BoyChanel. I've really enjoyed your posts on this and other threads.
    Wow, thank you so much for the kindness. I genuinely appreciate it

    So you mentioned the same person then. Funny that! It seems that certain "politicians" aren't allowed but ignorance and homophobia are encouraged! I certainly hope other LGBTQ members & allies see what is being allowed to remain. It's revolting to say the least.
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    Default Re: Vote -Your No1 Guerlain Fragrance, (if you were only allowed one choice) ?

    Quote Originally Posted by BoyChanel View Post
    Oh bummer, I am so out of it! Thanks for clarifying haha.

    Yes, picking a favorite Guerlain is quite difficult indeed! I feel like I'm betraying all the others by picking L'Heure Bleue.

    As for the legacy of the classic/legendary Guerlains, they are masterpieces for a reason

    Wow, thank you so much for the kindness. I genuinely appreciate it

    So you mentioned the same person then. Funny that! It seems that certain "politicians" aren't allowed but ignorance and homophobia are encouraged! I certainly hope other LGBTQ members & allies see what is being allowed to remain. It's revolting to say the least.
    I chose Shalimar but could have just as easily said L'Heure Bleue or Mitsouko too. Those three are almost on a perpetual stalemate with me, but I currently only have a full bottle of Shalimar out of them. I almost picked Jicky too, as it's wonderful, and have yet to get my nose around Vol de Nuit. Habit Rouge and Vetiver are my faves among masculine varieties, since they're at opposite ends of the butch/dandy spectrum among offerings.

    As for homophobic slurs, I'd like to see somebody run up on me with some dumb shit like that here. I'd have them with my coffee for breakfast. I didn't uproot from Baltimore to Seattle coast-to-coast just to let the stupid follow me here. In regards to Basenotes members, there's no love lost if I have to slam that report button, so keeping bigoted views to oneself is advised.

    Overall, Guerlain is just a gold standard that this whole competition of picking one Guerlain is like the old Pringles commerical of "you can't eat just one", but replace "eat" with "wear". I don't recommend drinking Guerlinade. It might smell delicious, but it surely don't taste it. XD
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    Default Re: Vote -Your No1 Guerlain Fragrance, (if you were only allowed one choice) ?

    Please keep votes coming, (but only those who have not so far voted).
    Remember, you are only allowed one vote.

    I did a count already, please scroll up to find it. A final count will be done on 1st March.
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    Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisée

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorien View Post
    Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisée
    Really want to try this one.
    back in the early 80's, in Memphis, Guerlain would have been the 'niche' line. Only one or two places carried it, one being Julius Lewis. First time I smelled that line, some sales associate grabs the bottle I was sniffing and spritzes it all in my hair, my shirt, and told me that was the way to wear a fragrance. Too stunned to react.

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    Derby.

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    Default Re: Vote -Your No1 Guerlain Fragrance, (if you were only allowed one choice) ?

    Quote Originally Posted by DanHD View Post
    Politics aren't allowed in BN. I found that out mentioning the US president. I hope you keep on contributing BoyChanel. I've really enjoyed your posts on this and other threads.
    Agree. Iv'e been a member for many years. Basenotes never used to be like this. What's going on ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by finsfan View Post
    Really want to try this one.
    back in the early 80's, in Memphis, Guerlain would have been the 'niche' line. Only one or two places carried it, one being Julius Lewis. First time I smelled that line, some sales associate grabs the bottle I was sniffing and spritzes it all in my hair, my shirt, and told me that was the way to wear a fragrance. Too stunned to react.
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    Quote Originally Posted by finsfan View Post
    Really want to try this one.
    back in the early 80's, in Memphis, Guerlain would have been the 'niche' line. Only one or two places carried it, one being Julius Lewis. First time I smelled that line, some sales associate grabs the bottle I was sniffing and spritzes it all in my hair, my shirt, and told me that was the way to wear a fragrance. Too stunned to react.
    Recommend a sample at the very least and boy what an introduction to the line lol, I'd be stunned at that behaviour also. Hope it was one you liked !

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    Derby or Attrape Coeur (probably the latter at the moment)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cevenol View Post
    Vol de nuit
    Same here.

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    Habit Rouge EdT
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    Silver cap Heritage EDT

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    Angelique Noir for me
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