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    Default Your 3 Favorite Niche Houses

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    Mine are

    1. Creed

    - Mainly thanks to earlier releases like Bois du Portugal, Baie de Genevieve, Acier Aluminum, Fuelle Verte, GIT, Royal Water, Imperial

    2. Amouage

    - Most daring Niche brand. If they only released Dia Man and nothing else I would put them in the list but they did: Memoir m, Epic, Lyric, Opus VI, Jubilation and they had Cajones to release Fate and Figment. Ad unbeatable performance to it and you got it.

    3. Maison Francis Kukirdijan

    - Master craftsmen is what I would say because there is no Parfumeur in the world that Blends the way he does it.
    I meant his colognes you can not recognize one single note alone but they are all there working together and proving that sum of its parts is magical.
    Baccarat Rouge 540 - One if the most unique colognes ever
    Masculine Pluriel - frash master take on Lavander
    Lumiere Noir - there is hundred rose fragrances but none like this
    Grand Soir - Gourmand to enjoy alone or in the company
    Gentle Fluidity Gold - Nice and cozy, Balmy scent like no other


    There are other houses that have some of my favorite colognes like Fredric Malle and Portrait of the lady or MDCMI Invasion Barabare or Tom Ford with Tuscan Leather but they don’t offer me experience like 3 mentioned above.

    What’s your take on top 3


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    Default Re: Your 3 Favorite Niche Houses

    Changes frequently. Right now:

    Le Monarque
    Fragrance Du Bois
    Frederic Malle
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    Roja Dove
    Areej Le Dore
    Bortnikoff
    Don't stank.
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    Bortnikoff
    Slumberhouse
    Areej Le Dore

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    Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle
    Serge Lutens
    (possibly) Amouage
    Currently wearing: Memoir Man by Amouage

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    Creed, Guerlain and Dior .
    Current top choices:
    1- Portrait of A Lady
    2- Guerlain Derby
    3- Tom Ford Cafe Rose
    4- Bond 9 New York Oud
    5- Clive Christian #1
    6- Coromandel by Chanel
    7- Acqua Di Parmal Oud
    8- Chanel 19
    9- Dior Oud Isphahn
    10- Carnal Flower

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    Sultan Pasha
    Bortnikoff
    Areej le Dore
    Prissana / Strangers tossup with #3

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    Bogue - maker of my very favorite fragrance, MEM

    January Scent Project - my model independent house; John is a masterful, intuitive artist

    Madhat Scents - the “underdog” of the perfume world, Ryan makes scents at his own pace and to his own tastes... it just so happens he has great taste

    SPECIAL MENTION: Slumberhouse (arguably the most maverick and original perfumer today); Parfums de Nicolai (I’m glad Guerlain didn’t want Patricia, because she’s proved herself to be a better, more interesting perfumer than that house ever deserved or could dream of!!); and Atelier Colognes, a house that I keep coming back to for just plain lovable, bingable compositions.
    Currently wearing: Douleur! by Bogue Profumo

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    Default Re: Your 3 Favorite Niche Houses

    In no particular order.

    Areej Le Dore
    Bortnikoff
    Ensar Oud


    Quote Originally Posted by thrilledchilled View Post
    Sultan Pasha
    Bortnikoff
    Areej le Dore
    Prissana / Strangers tossup with #3
    When Sultan Pasha releases extraits/parfums, we're all in for a treat.
    As much as I love attars and oud oils, I still prefer sprays.

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    Right now...

    Areej Le Doré
    La Via Del Profumo
    Francesca Bianchi
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    roja parfums
    xerjoff
    le monarque
    whats that stink?!

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    Creed

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    Parfum de Marly
    Maison Margiala
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian

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    Creed
    Jovoy
    Amouage
    All Time Favorites
    Fahrenheit/Fahrenheit Parfum/Dior Homme - Dior
    Terre d'Hermes - Hermes
    Bois du Portugal - Creed
    Jubilation XXV - Amouage
    L'Air Du Desert Marocain - Tauer
    Baccarat Rouge 540 EDP - MFK
    17/17 Richwood - Xerjoff
    Coromandel EDP - Chanel
    Patchouli Nobile - Nobile 1942
    Musc Ravageur - FM
    Baraonda/Pardon - Nasomatto
    Incident Diplomatique/Psychedelique/Private Label - Jovoy
    Layton/Pegasus- PDM
    La Nuit de L'Homme - YSL

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    Serge Lutens
    Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
    L’Artisan Parfumeur
    "I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
    Currently wearing: V / Visa by Robert Piguet

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    changes on a weekly basis

    D S & Durga

    Kilian

    Clive Christian

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    Frederic Malle
    Caron
    Dawn Spencer Hurwitz

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    Areej Le Dore
    Bogue
    Slumberhouse

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    Micallef
    Creed
    Marinella
    Current top 5 Fragrances

    1. Royal Vintage by M. Micallef
    2. Bois Du Portugal by Creed
    3. Vespero by Jeroboam
    4. Masculin Pluriel by MFK
    5. Nobile by Gucci


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    Rogue Perfumery.
    Neil Morris.
    Creed.

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    Default Re: Your 3 Favorite Niche Houses

    At the moment

    Xerjoff
    Bortnikoff
    La Via del Profumo

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNBLUEMIKE View Post

    Xerjoff
    Had a feeling that this would be at the top of your list.
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    Default Re: Your 3 Favorite Niche Houses

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Had a feeling that this would be at the top of your list.
    Yes seems like a mainstay at the moment for the fresh citrus appeal. It weaves back and forth with MFK, Creed and Frederic Malle. We are so fortunate to have so many perfumes that have perhaps a subtle approach to the same themes but feel so much different. Fragrance Du Bois is another that works that theme too that I need to explore more.

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    Default Re: Your 3 Favorite Niche Houses

    Although I hardly ever buy niche (expect for the numer one on my list), the houses I feel mostly drawn to are:

    01. Nicolaï Parfumeur Créateur
    02. Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
    03. Divine
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    Creed
    Le Galion
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    Top 10
    1. Gucci Nobile
    2. Micallef Royal Vintage
    3. Lucien Ferrero Par Amour Pour Lui
    4. Gucci Pour Homme 2003
    5. Frederic Malle Bois d'Orage
    6. MFK Masculin Pluriel
    7. Creed Bois du Portugal
    8. Killian Sacred Wood
    9. TF Beau de Jour
    10. Houbigant Bois Mystique

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    So far, in no particular order: Penhaligon's, Knize, Creed
    Currently wearing: Open by Roger & Gallet

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    Im surprised we got to 26 entries without tom ford, acqua di parma, annick goutal

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    1. Sandalo by Lorenzo Villoresi
    2. Eau D'Hederin by Annick Goutal
    3. Neroli Portofino by Tom ford
    4. Gris Clair by Serge Lutens
    5. L'Ombre Dans L'Eau by Diptyque
    6. Colonia by Acqua di Parma
    7. Scandal by Roja
    8. Sublime Vanille by Creed
    9. Moon Safari by Memo
    10. Pour Homme by Paco Robanne

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    Default Re: Your 3 Favorite Niche Houses

    Roja Parfums
    Cartier (Les Heures)-I know this is a designer house but this line feels very niche to me & quality is superb.
    Xerjoff
    Make It Happen!

    Current Top 10 Of All Time
    1.Encens Mythique d’Orient
    2.L’Heure Perdue
    3.Le Monarque II/Argentium Halo De Lune/Sultanate Of Oman
    4.Candy Aoud/(Dior) Vetiver/Santal Noir
    5.Les Sables Roses/Mon Patchouly/1996
    6.L’Heure Mysterieuse/Au Hasard/#laislablanca
    7.Al-Khatt/Prolixe/Jump Up & Kiss Me Hedonistic
    8.Le Monarque III/V/MAAI
    9.Fetish Parfum Pour Homme/Vision In A Dream Psychedelic/Great Britain
    10.Dhajala/Cuir Intense/Malesia
    Currently wearing: Él by Arquiste

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    Creed
    Dior
    Parfums de Marly
    Currently wearing: Bois du Portugal by Creed

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    Default Re: Your 3 Favorite Niche Houses

    Changeable.

    Currently, I'm taken with Niche Artisan.

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