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    Hi there fellow fragrance lovers,

    Since a year i started to get into frangrances, buying and wearing them, watching video's from different revieuwers etc.

    By now i do have some bottles so for any time i have something to wear that i know i like and perfoms well.
    The reason i post this thread today is because i'm thinking to buy my first niche fragrance. See it as the parfum i will wear for receptions, some more formal gathering, (my brothers wedding coming up soon).

    I'll list the 6 fragrances i really enjoy here to give an idea wich ones i realy like so far. You'll see these are all tending to be "mass-appealing" and thats also the way i would like to go out in the niche area.

    So just to end this thread, here are my 6 designers i like:

    Armani code Profumo
    Mont blanc Individuel
    Versace Dylan blue
    Yves saint Laurant La nuit de l'homme
    Dunhill Icon racing
    Aqua di gio Profumo

    I got a Creed Aventus sample, ik like this one for sure but bought this one because its the most hyped and maybe there are even better ones?
    PS: A performance of at least 6-8 hours is a must

    Thx in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by fragfrag View Post
    Hi there fellow fragrance lovers,

    Since a year i started to get into frangrances, buying and wearing them, watching video's from different revieuwers etc.

    By now i do have some bottles so for any time i have something to wear that i know i like and perfoms well.
    The reason i post this thread today is because i'm thinking to buy my first niche fragrance. See it as the parfum i will wear for receptions, some more formal gathering, (my brothers wedding coming up soon).

    I'll list the 6 fragrances i really enjoy here to give an idea wich ones i realy like so far. You'll see these are all tending to be "mass-appealing" and thats also the way i would like to go out in the niche area.

    So just to end this thread, here are my 6 designers i like:

    Armani code Profumo
    Mont blanc Individuel
    Versace Dylan blue
    Yves saint Laurant La nuit de l'homme
    Dunhill Icon racing
    Aqua di gio Profumo

    I got a Creed Aventus sample, ik like this one for sure but bought this one because its the most hyped and maybe there are even better ones?
    PS: A performance of at least 6-8 hours is a must

    Thx in advance
    Mancera Lemon Line
    Mancera Cedrat Boise
    Creed Green Irish Tweed
    Parfums de Marley Herod

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    Also adding:

    Creed OV
    most of the citrus based fragrances by Xerjoff, including but not limited to Nio, Uden and/or most of the XJ 1861 line
    Amouage Fate Men
    most of the male/unisex fragrances within the Parfums Capitaux series by Jovoy
    Sartorial by Penhaligon's
    various Frederic Malle fragrances, especially but not limited to French Lover and/or Geranium pour Monsieur
    most of not all of the TF Neroli Portofino line
    Hugh Parsons Blue

    to a possible (re) testing list
    Currently wearing: Zino Davidoff by Davidoff

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    Perhaps Green Irish Tweed by Creed
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    Quote Originally Posted by fragfrag View Post
    Hi there fellow fragrance lovers,

    Since a year i started to get into frangrances, buying and wearing them, watching video's from different revieuwers etc.

    By now i do have some bottles so for any time i have something to wear that i know i like and perfoms well.
    The reason i post this thread today is because i'm thinking to buy my first niche fragrance. See it as the parfum i will wear for receptions, some more formal gathering, (my brothers wedding coming up soon).

    I'll list the 6 fragrances i really enjoy here to give an idea wich ones i realy like so far. You'll see these are all tending to be "mass-appealing" and thats also the way i would like to go out in the niche area.

    So just to end this thread, here are my 6 designers i like:

    Armani code Profumo
    Mont blanc Individuel
    Versace Dylan blue
    Yves saint Laurant La nuit de l'homme
    Dunhill Icon racing
    Aqua di gio Profumo

    I got a Creed Aventus sample, ik like this one for sure but bought this one because its the most hyped and maybe there are even better ones?
    PS: A performance of at least 6-8 hours is a must

    Thx in advance
    I don't know why you want to buy a "niche" fragrance just for the sake of it.
    From your list it seems like you enjoy popular designer scents, so why pay more for something that you may not like as much as the ones you already own?
    If I had to pick a niche company to sample that makes good "designer style" scents then maybe Maison Francis Kurdjian, but in the end you have to sample and go with what appeals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Perhaps Green Irish Tweed by Creed
    This is a good suggestion. I recommend you try other Creeds as well. My first niche purchase was Tuscan Leather - that's a must try IMO. But it might not be to your taste.

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    Default Re: buying first niche parfum

    Quote Originally Posted by fragfrag View Post
    Hi there fellow fragrance lovers,

    Since a year i started to get into frangrances, buying and wearing them, watching video's from different revieuwers etc.

    By now i do have some bottles so for any time i have something to wear that i know i like and perfoms well.
    The reason i post this thread today is because i'm thinking to buy my first niche fragrance. See it as the parfum i will wear for receptions, some more formal gathering, (my brothers wedding coming up soon).

    I'll list the 6 fragrances i really enjoy here to give an idea wich ones i realy like so far. You'll see these are all tending to be "mass-appealing" and thats also the way i would like to go out in the niche area.

    So just to end this thread, here are my 6 designers i like:

    Armani code Profumo
    Mont blanc Individuel
    Versace Dylan blue
    Yves saint Laurant La nuit de l'homme
    Dunhill Icon racing
    Aqua di gio Profumo

    I got a Creed Aventus sample, ik like this one for sure but bought this one because its the most hyped and maybe there are even better ones?
    PS: A performance of at least 6-8 hours is a must

    Thx in advance
    Buy this, it is amazing. 5/5. It is also the first 'niche' parfum I bought many years ago. Still have my bottle. You need to spend some time with it though, at least 10-15 wears. Wouldn't be an easy like, but once you get it it stays with you. Very cheap given the quality and scent both of which are amazing. Much better than Creed or most other 'niche' parfums that cost five to ten times more.


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    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    Buy this, it is amazing. 5/5. It is also the first 'niche' parfum I bought many years ago. Still have my bottle. You need to spend some time with it though, at least 10-15 wears. Wouldn't be an easy like, but once you get it it stays with you. Very cheap given the quality and scent both of which are amazing. Much better than Creed or most other 'niche' parfums that cost five to ten times more.

    Only smelled it once but this is a good suggestion as well.

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    Most of Creed I would classify as safe, mass-appealing scents. Basically a designer brand with better ingredients and a hefty increase in price to go along with it. Probably sample first, or go for the 30ml sizes before you decide to take out a mortgage to buy a larger bottle.

    There are plenty of Tom Ford fragrances out there as well that do this one step up from designer thing too. (Tuscan Leather, Tobacco Vanille, Ombre Leather, Neroli Portofino, etc).

    (note: not an endorsement for either brand, just an acknowledgement of your requirements.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    Buy this, it is amazing. 5/5. It is also the first 'niche' parfum I bought many years ago. Still have my bottle. You need to spend some time with it though, at least 10-15 wears. Wouldn't be an easy like, but once you get it it stays with you. Very cheap given the quality and scent both of which are amazing. Much better than Creed or most other 'niche' parfums that cost five to ten times more.


    I much prefer Ambre Sultan to this, but the suggestion of Serge Lutens is a good one because they're often sweet, often orientals and of infinitely better quality than the vast majority of designer perfumes for men. And the older ones can be found at fairly low prices on the grey market. Bargains, all of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    Buy this, it is amazing. 5/5. It is also the first 'niche' parfum I bought many years ago. Still have my bottle. You need to spend some time with it though, at least 10-15 wears. Wouldn't be an easy like, but once you get it it stays with you. Very cheap given the quality and scent both of which are amazing. Much better than Creed or most other 'niche' parfums that cost five to ten times more.

    I think Lutens make good scents at a very realistic price, though I much prefer Ambre Sultan to Chergui.
    i wouldn't recommend them to the OP though as they seem to have almost nothing in common with the scents he does like and I can't imagine either of these unisex (or even feminine leaning ) scents suiting the requirements of a 21 year old who is pretty new to the hobby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Perhaps Green Irish Tweed by Creed
    This would be a great choice for a first niche fragrance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    Buy this, it is amazing. 5/5. It is also the first 'niche' parfum I bought many years ago. Still have my bottle. You need to spend some time with it though, at least 10-15 wears. Wouldn't be an easy like, but once you get it it stays with you. Very cheap given the quality and scent both of which are amazing. Much better than Creed or most other 'niche' parfums that cost five to ten times more.

    It's a good economical pick for a niche scent.
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    I personally would recommend Rogue Perfumery. Very affordable, available in various sizes. If classic fragrances is something that you might be interested this house is definitely worth trying. Sample sets are available as well.
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    Fougere l’Aube – richer, more natural, more satisfying than Green Irish Tweed
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    New York Intense
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    Default Re: buying first niche parfum

    Quote Originally Posted by fragfrag View Post
    I got a Creed Aventus sample, ik like this one for sure but bought this one because its the most hyped and maybe there are even better ones?
    If you like it, go for it - but it's important to understand what "better" means. Better is what you enjoy more. Only you can know that. I don't let hype determine my own tastes.

    My advice: use your nose to figure out what smells best to you. Sample as much as you can. Try things. Figure out what makes you happy. If that's Aventus, go for it. If you find something else you like more, choose that instead.
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    CK One
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    I'll echo what others have said here; take the suggestions you get, do some research and read up, and buy samples. Then decide what you like the best. Everybody interprets fragrance differently, and has different tastes, so what I love, you might hate.

    Here is one of the better places I've found to sample; samples cost $3-$9 and they have some of the biggest names in niche perfumery (Roja, Xerjoff, Creed, Amouage, Montale, MFK, Parfums de Marly, Mancera, etc)
    https://osswaldnyc.com/products/samp...14060647546989

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    Just read as much reviews as you can and 'Do not be seduced by celebrities, by clever ad campaigns, by beautiful bottles and boxes, by high price tags (Creed!), by exclusivity, by lush official descriptions, by exotic ingredients and/or promises (T.S.)...believe your nose only!

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    Since you've already sampled Aventus and like it, time to get a bottle.

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    Why are you looking specifically for a niche brand perfume?

    Perfume is perfume. Just buy one that you like.

    Before coming to this place, I never even gave any consideration as to whether one of my perfumes was from a designer or a niche house. I didn't even know there was a distinction to be made. I just knew that Creed Himalaya was a perfume that I really liked and that it was expensive, just like all the other Creeds I had sampled at Neiman Marcus.

    Designer? Niche? Who cares? There is good and bad stuff and expensive and cheap stuff under both the designer and the niche designations.




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