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    Default why is your favorite, your favorite?

    rather than a list, I'd like to start a discussion

    1. what is your "favorite" fragrance at the moment

    2. why? What is it you like about it?

    Mine at this very moment in time is Carnivale D'Havana by Sultan Pasha

    it's a little urinous (i suppose the hyrax and musk), it's tobacco, it's all sorts of notes -- I love the animal meets tobacco.

    Top: mango (created with natural apricot accord) rum, frankincense.
    Middle: tuberose, tobacco, guaiac wood, gardenia absolute.
    Base: sandalwood, tobacco, cade, cedar wood, castoreum, hyrax, musk, styrax.

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    I like Antaeus because it's a woody, animalic (castoreum) leathery patchouli with honey. It's nice in the opening, develops well, lasts a long time, and has a great base. On clothing, it's so nice in the base the next morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrilledchilled View Post
    rather than a list, I'd like to start a discussion

    1. what is your "favorite" fragrance at the moment

    2. why? What is it you like about it?

    Mine at this very moment in time is Carnivale D'Havana by Sultan Pasha

    it's a little urinous (i suppose the hyrax and musk), it's tobacco, it's all sorts of notes -- I love the animal meets tobacco.

    Top: mango (created with natural apricot accord) rum, frankincense.
    Middle: tuberose, tobacco, guaiac wood, gardenia absolute.
    Base: sandalwood, tobacco, cade, cedar wood, castoreum, hyrax, musk, styrax.

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    I pre-ordered his samples. Can’t wait to smell this!!! You have me sold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bavard View Post
    I like Antaeus because it's a woody, animalic (castoreum) leathery patchouli with honey. It's nice in the opening, develops well, lasts a long time, and has a great base. On clothing, it's so nice in the base the next morning.

    Vintage? That description pushes all my buttons. I love the sweet and dirty when Leather is in the mix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Proust_Madeleine View Post
    Vintage? That description pushes all my buttons. I love the sweet and dirty when Leather is in the mix.
    Yes, the vintage: "Eau de Toilette" printed above Chanel or on the back of the bottle.

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    I don't have a favourite male one. Like, I use a lot of different. But the female one is Romeo Gigli. So, the story is I met my significant one when I was in England. I was taking pics at Abbey Road https://worldcams.tv/united-kingdom/london/abbey-road and she came and offered help. She had Romeo Gigli. We started dating soon after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaximilianIV View Post
    I don't have a favourite male one. Like, I use a lot of different. But the female one is Romeo Gigli. So, the story is I met my significant one when I was in England. I was taking pics at Abbey Road https://worldcams.tv/united-kingdom/london/abbey-road and she came and offered help. She had Romeo Gigli. We started dating soon after that.
    great story! Congrats!

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    Default Re: why is your favorite, your favorite?

    Mine is Gengis Khan at this moment or any because it ticks everything I look for in a fragrance.
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    I enjoy Creed Vintage Tabarome. It's one my favorite chypre based scents. Smooth and elegant. I enjoy it every time that I wear it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Mine is Gengis Khan at this moment or any because it ticks everything I look for in a fragrance.
    I like it too. I like the lavender top and I like the spicy drydown.

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    Default Re: why is your favorite, your favorite?

    I go back and forth daily on which is my absolute favorite scent. Today it is CHANEL's Cuir de Russie (vintage extrait), primarily because it smells like pure elegance combined with the hide of a well-ridden horse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starblind View Post
    I go back and forth daily on which is my absolute favorite scent. Today it is CHANEL's Cuir de Russie (vintage extrait), primarily because it smells like pure elegance combined with the hide of a well-ridden horse.
    I've been in love with Anna Dworkykina's Cuir de Russie. And I have one from Jardin de Retrouve which is also quite good. Haven't tried the Chanel one yet.

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    Default Re: why is your favorite, your favorite?

    Quote Originally Posted by Starblind View Post
    I go back and forth daily on which is my absolute favorite scent. Today it is CHANEL's Cuir de Russie (vintage extrait), primarily because it smells like pure elegance combined with the hide of a well-ridden horse.
    I'm crushed.

    I was so impressed a couple of months ago when you claimed you were getting rid of all but three of your perfumes. And now, you turn out to be a tramp just like the rest of us.

    Vive les putains!

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    1. Armani Eau pour Homme, not just now but pretty much a long term favorite as well

    2. Mainly because it combines freshness, elegance, simplicity in classic, timeless citrus chypre style, with certain fougere and woody undertones as well

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    1)Black Suede by Avon (1980) but sometimes Azzaro Pour Homme (1978)

    2) Black Suede is leather and amber with spices and mandarin in perfect balance. It's a leather chypre and an oriental in perfect harmony. Fans of Lagerfeld and Bel Ami should take note. This mixes them and adds creamier touches. The Azzaro is the go-to fougère for any time it isn't scorching hot or freezing cold. The balance here between sharp clean citrus, aromatics, and rounded warmth is also perfect.

    Honorable mentions to Eau Sauvage (1966) as my favorite freshie and Avon Paradigm (2002) as my first perfume love affair.
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    Default Re: why is your favorite, your favorite?

    That is an excellent question, thrilledchilled, and really hard to answer well.

    Bavard did a fine job of isolating elements of importance and how they rank over time.

    Hednic, you need to break out more details about this fragrance that's captured you so.

    Nanadebary Green edt gives me soft, semi-sweet green notes I've found in no other perfume or herb or anywhere in nature. The attraction was immediate. I never want to stop inhaling. It smells organic, like it's natural to my skin. It doesn't pull or push me into another state of mind. It centers me in contentment.
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    My ideas of "ideal" masculinity go back to the icons of the 1960s. I'm thinking of Caine, Delon, McQueen, and others, who each defined "cool" with a kind of carefree style that never seemed too fussy but still tipped its hat to old world luxury. Eau Sauvage is that in a bottle.
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    Default Re: why is your favorite, your favorite?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    I'm crushed.

    I was so impressed a couple of months ago when you claimed you were getting rid of all but three of your perfumes. And now, you turn out to be a tramp just like the rest of us.

    Vive les putains!
    HA! I still only have three! CdR, Bois des Iles, and Rozy (and I am phasing out Rozy simply because it's SO HARD to get any more).

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    Aventus. Need I say more?
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    Un Bois Vanille, because it's my go-to after work / night scent and is always comforting and interesting.
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    Yatagan. Performance not too heavy, but present a long time. Outdoorsy and classy at the same time. Cool bottle, cool name, historic company. Good price. Piney and animalic without smashing your face in it. Versatile enough to be my solo signiture. Manly as f***.
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    Histoires de Parfums 1740 Marquis de Sade

    I have smelled nothing really close to it. To my nose it has the perfect balance of resins, leather, patchouli, some animalic elements, and some boozy sweetness from immortelle.
    Performance is outstanding without projecting anymore than I want it to, but most importantly, I like how it smells in every stage of its development.

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    Sultan Pasha’s Aurum d’Angkhor.
    A single drop is enough to activate a time machine that takes you back to long lost and forgotten realms.


    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    1. Armani Eau pour Homme, not just now but pretty much a long term favorite as well

    2. Mainly because it combines freshness, elegance, simplicity in classic, timeless citrus chypre style, with certain fougere and woody undertones as well
    Very well said, Ken. It’s an absolute gem of a fragrance indeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanHD View Post
    Un Bois Vanille, because it's my go-to after work / night scent and is always comforting and interesting.
    If you enjoy this kind of vanilla, you ought to give Indult Tihota a try. It's the ultimate vanilla experience.
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    It’s got to be MEM by Bogue. I’m starting to feel anxious that every post I make here on BN is about MEM, which I suppose partially answers this query.

    MEM is very transportitive for me, especially because I’m already a big lavender fan. The three varieties of it in this swirl brilliantly with notes of bread, white florals, eucalyptus, and hints of musk. It’s the first fragrance that made me envision myself somewhere else; long for a familiar place I’ve never been.

    It’s also kaleidoscopic in that each time I wear it is a slightly different experience.
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    Default Re: why is your favorite, your favorite?

    Simply put because it smells like nothing else, even though there are a dearth of imitators out there, as it has a luster/sparkle/vibe all of its own and is one of the most unique compositions with the best blends I've ever encountered, even after the reform. Performance is excellent, garners great reactions and is the definition of versatility plus it has the je ne sais quoi factor in spades to this day.

    What else could you want from a fragrance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Palmolive View Post
    Simply put because it smells like nothing else, even though there are a dearth of imitators out there, as it has a luster/sparkle/vibe all of its own and is one of the most unique compositions with the best blends I've ever encountered, even after the reform. Performance is excellent, garners great reactions and is the definition of versatility plus it has the je ne sais quoi factor in spades to this day.

    What else could you want from a fragrance?
    Which one does this for you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Palmolive View Post
    Simply put because it smells like nothing else, even though there are a dearth of imitators out there, as it has a luster/sparkle/vibe all of its own and is one of the most unique compositions with the best blends I've ever encountered, even after the reform. Performance is excellent, garners great reactions and is the definition of versatility plus it has the je ne sais quoi factor in spades to this day.

    What else could you want from a fragrance?

    Well said. It’s a favorite of mine as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrilledchilled View Post
    Well said. It’s a favorite of mine as well.

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    At the moment, my favorite is 31 Rue Cambon EDT. I like the buttery jasmine blended with the introspective iris and somewhat ashy patchouli. Taken together, it smells beautiful and classy and understated. It doesn’t shout. It also reminds me a lot of spring narcissus/daffodil in the floral heart, with the same rubbery yellow smell. That note makes me happy; makes me anticipate winter ending soon.
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