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    Default The 10 Best Fragrances You've Ever Smelled

    You can go with 5, 10, 15, some odd number, it doesn't matter.

    I've sampled about 150+ fragrances to date and these are the 10 best to my nose...

    Rose 31 by Le Labo (pre reformulation)

    Aventus by Creed (balanced pre 2016 versions)

    Straight To Heaven Extreme by Kilian

    Creation E/Enigma by Roja Parfums

    L'Homme by Yves Saint Laurent

    Bleu De Chanel by Chanel

    Grey Vetiver by Tom Ford

    Tuxedo by Yves Saint Laurent

    The One by Dolce & Gabbana (EDT & EDP)

    Royal Oud by Creed

    Theirs more but if I could only have 10 I'd be content with these.

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    Gengis Khan (vintage)
    Balafre (vintage)
    Siecle
    Gatsby
    No.1 Pure Parfum Concentrated Limited
    The Five Le Monarque fragrances
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    Turkish Leather (Pryn)

    Burvuvu by January Scent

    Kolonya by Rasei Fort

    Mitsouko vintage

    Bogue Mem

    Sultan Pasha Ane Sombre

    Sultan Pasha Diwanya

    Sultan Pasha Thebes

    Sultan Pasha Aurom D’angkor

    Pryn Ayothaya

    Sultan Pasha Irisoir

    Ensar Oud EO1

    Ensar Oud Iris Ghaliya

    Rising Phoenix Sicilian Vanilla Attar

    Areej le Dore Malik al Taif

    Bortnikoff Coup de Poudre

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    Amouage Reflection Man

    BN9 SOPFH

    BN9 Bleecker St.

    Bleu de Chanel

    Daniel Josier Ambre Tabac

    Dior Sauvage

    Dior Fahrenheit

    D&G The One

    Givenchi Pi

    Kristiansand New York

    Mancera Red Tobacco

    Polo Green

    Rasasi La Yuqawam

    YSL L'Homme
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    Creed Vintage Tabarome

    Chanel Egoiste (Vintage)/Egoiste Cologne Concentree

    Guerlain Sous Le Vent

    Xerjoff Irisss

    Indult Tihota
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    Default Re: The 10 Best Fragrances You've Ever Smelled

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Gengis Khan (vintage)
    Balafre (vintage)
    Siecle
    Gatsby
    No.1 Pure Parfum Concentrated Limited
    The Five Le Monarque fragrances
    The usual suspects that I've long since memorized
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    Default Re: The 10 Best Fragrances You've Ever Smelled

    Not favorite, but best...

    Jubilation XXV
    Dior Homme
    L'air du Desert Morocain
    Musc Ravageur
    Ambre Nuit
    Portrait of a Lady
    Acqua di Gio

    Im gonna stop at 7 because there seems to be a tier change there.
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    Escentric 03
    Profumo di Firenze 1954 Terrarossa
    Hermes Equipage
    Histoires de Parfums 1740 Marquis de Sade (Vintage)
    Carven Homme
    Frapin Speakeasy
    Pascal Morabito Or Black
    Jovoy L'art de la Guerre
    Ralph Lauren Polo (Vintage Cosmair)
    Loewe Escencia Pour Homme (Vintage Red Lettering)
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    Antonia
    Aura
    Aventus
    Coromandel EdT
    Fille de Aiguilles
    L’Air du Desert Marocain
    Mitsouko
    Pure Distance M
    Sycomore EdT
    Tabac Blond
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    Hmmm, I'd say looking at my wardrobe and most worn should tell you something, but I guess I don't always wear what I think smells the best.

    Vintage Madame Rochas - The flowers perfectly combine with the softest, fluffiest aldehydes I've ever smelled. Gorgeous.
    Chanel Cuir de Russie - That was love at first smell for me; at once familiar (I'm a long time no. 5 wearer) and exciting
    Hiram Green Dilettante - Orange blossom perfection, joy in a bottle for me
    L'Artisan Parfumeur Safran Troublant - A simple, tender, lovable delight
    Prima T Bruno Acampora - Strong, soapy, green, floral; everything I love about perfume
    Chanel 31 Rue Cambon - The olfactory equivalent of a cashmere sweater still warm from the body heat of someone you love

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    Arranged alphabetically:

    • Annick Goutal Un Matin d'Orage
    • Aramis Havana
    • Dior Eau Sauvage EDT
    • Guerlain Héritage EDT
    • Hermès Eau des Merveilles
    • Houbigant Fougère Royale
    • Lalique Pour Homme (Lion)
    • Santa Maria Novella Acqua di Colonia
    • Tauer Au Coeur du Désert
    • Tom Ford Ombré Leather
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    Aramis Tuscany per Uomo, Cartier L'Envol EDP, Dior Eau Sauvage EDT, Guerlain Héritage EDT, Guerlain L'Instant Pour Homme EDT, Lalique Pour Homme Lion EDP, Michael Kors Michael for Men (Vtg), Odori Tabacco, Tom Ford Noir Anthracite, Tom Ford Ombré Leather

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    The absolute highlight experienced so far, in no particular (therefore no alphabetical nor chronological) order:

    several Chanel, including Antaeus and Egoiste
    a few Penhaligon's fragrances, particularly Blenheim Bouquet, Sartorial, Endymion, Opus 1870
    Knize Ten
    Mouchoir de Monsieur by Guerlain
    Armbre Sultan
    Furyo by Bogart
    Armani Eau pour Homme
    Creed Bois du Portugal
    Currently wearing: Zara Man Cedarwood by Zara

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    Default Re: The 10 Best Fragrances You've Ever Smelled

    Quote Originally Posted by notspendingamillion View Post
    Not favorite, but best...

    Jubilation XXV
    Dior Homme
    L'air du Desert Morocain
    Musc Ravageur
    Ambre Nuit
    Portrait of a Lady
    Acqua di Gio

    Im gonna stop at 7 because there seems to be a tier change there.
    It's a fun, original list. Nothing obscure, but a unique grouping that makes sense to me.

    I sometimes think of Portrait of a Lady as a kind of musty rose version Dior Homme. Something in the base of Portrait of a Lady reminds me of Dior Homme.

    Unfortunately, Maison Christian Dior, Amouage, and Frederic Malle cost a million.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Armbre Sultan
    This is still my reference/favorite amber.

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    Dior Fahrenheit
    Jubilation XXV
    Bacarrat rouge 540
    Dior Sauvage
    Crabtree & Evelyn for men
    CDG Kyoto
    Penhaligons Endymion
    By Kilian straight to heaven
    Dolce Gabanna the one
    L’artisan Passage D’enfer

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    Inverno Russo - Areej Le Dore
    Mem - Bogue
    Slowdive - Hiram Green
    Siberian Musk - Areej Le Dore
    Rania J - Ambre Loup
    Maai - Bogue Profumo
    Russian Oud - Areej Le Dore
    Russian Musk - Areej Le Dore
    Baccarat 540 Rouge
    Slumberhouse - Norne
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    Default Re: The 10 Best Fragrances You've Ever Smelled

    Quote Originally Posted by MrPod View Post
    Inverno Russo - Areej Le Dore
    Mem - Bogue
    Slowdive - Hiram Green
    Siberian Musk - Areej Le Dore
    Rania J - Ambre Loup
    Maai - Bogue Profumo
    Russian Oud - Areej Le Dore
    Russian Musk - Areej Le Dore
    Baccarat 540 Rouge
    Slumberhouse - Norne
    Great list.

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    As of now:

    Patchouli 24
    1740 Marquis de Sade
    Tuscan Leather//Ombré Leather(I go back & forth)
    Egoiste(I haven’t smelled it since I wore it religiously in the 90s)
    L’Air du Desert Marocain
    Jubilation xxv
    Absolue Pour le Soir
    Encre Noir
    Thè Noir 29(or santal 33, semi interchangeable slots)
    Kiehls Original Musk

    Honorable mention to le male for my 20s! I’m excited to get Ambre Sultan and the Bogue heavy hitters in decant size this week, so this may change!!!

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    Cabochard - Gres
    Diorella - Dior
    Diorama - Dior
    Eau d'Hermes - Hermes
    Eau Sauvage - Dior
    Femme - Rochas
    Jolie Madame - Balmain
    Ninfeo Mio - Goutal
    No. 19 - Chanel
    Sycomore EdT - Chanel
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    Ambra Mediterranea
    Polo (Cosmair)
    Gucci Intense Oud
    Aventus
    Virgin Island Water
    Fahrenheit
    Oud Wood
    Dior Homme Cologne
    Dior Homme Sport (2012)
    Bergamatto Marino
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    CHANEL Bois des Iles
    CHANEL Cuir de Russie
    Caron Nuit de Noel
    Caron Tabac Blond
    Guerlain Mitsouko
    Guerlain L'Heure Bleue
    Areej le Dore Siberian Musk
    Vero Profumo Rozy
    Vero Profumo Onda
    Amouage Jubilation 25

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    Amouage Jubilation 25
    Homme or femme version?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bavard View Post
    This is still my reference/favorite amber.
    Amber Absolute is really good as well particularly the origingal formulation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    Homme or femme version?

    The femme version has 25 while the homie version has XXV
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    Default Re: The 10 Best Fragrances You've Ever Smelled

    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    Homme or femme version?
    Femme.

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    Cook.bot and other lovers of Sycomore. I just received a carded official Chanel sample and I was shocked at how light it seemed to me... Do you find it to be very faint or is it possible I'm anosmic to some of the notes? (full disclosure, I had been wearing Encre Noir earlier in the day-- I've heard them compared but Encre Noir wears heavy to my nose and Sycomore was nearly invisible-- Is it possible that I had fatigued my nose with an overload of similar notes?)

    Thanks! ps I'm digging how much love the Jubilations are getting. What fantastic scents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Proust_Madeleine View Post
    Cook.bot and other lovers of Sycomore. I just received a carded official Chanel sample and I was shocked at how light it seemed to me... Do you find it to be very faint or is it possible I'm anosmic to some of the notes? (full disclosure, I had been wearing Encre Noir earlier in the day-- I've heard them compared but Encre Noir wears heavy to my nose and Sycomore was nearly invisible-- Is it possible that I had fatigued my nose with an overload of similar notes?)

    Thanks! ps I'm digging how much love the Jubilations are getting. What fantastic scents.
    Try spraying it on yourself from a full size bottle. I've never felt Sycomore was invisible.

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    Guerlain Guet Apens
    Guerlain Derby
    GUerlain Songe d'un bois ete
    Serge Lutens De Profundis
    Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan
    MFK Absolue pour le Soir
    MFK BR540
    Frederic Malle Portrait of a Lady
    Frederic Malle Une rose
    Chanel Bois de Iles

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    Default Re: The 10 Best Fragrances You've Ever Smelled

    Quote Originally Posted by Proust_Madeleine View Post
    Cook.bot and other lovers of Sycomore. I just received a carded official Chanel sample and I was shocked at how light it seemed to me... Do you find it to be very faint or is it possible I'm anosmic to some of the notes?
    Is your sample the EDP or EDT? I own only the EDT, and no, it is definitely not light or faint.

    (full disclosure, I had been wearing Encre Noir earlier in the day-- I've heard them compared but Encre Noir wears heavy to my nose and Sycomore was nearly invisible-- Is it possible that I had fatigued my nose with an overload of similar notes?)
    That seems very possible. I'd wait a day or two and give your Sycomore sample another try.

    I dislike Encre Noir and, rather ridiculously, I'm personally offended by its comparisons to Sycomore. EN seems harsh and scratchy to me -- although I did find their recent 'extreme' version a bit of an improvement.

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    Patou pour Homme
    Fahrenheit
    Kouros
    Montana Parfum d' Homme
    Monsieur Carven
    Monsieur Rochas
    Derby
    Ebene
    Gianfranco Ferre for Man
    Monsieur Lanvin




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