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    Question What's the best Parfums de Marly?

    Hello people,

    I've been trying Amouage Parfums for the past year and the ones I enjoyed were Memoir, Reflection, Myths, Interlude (Man). Now recently I've caught an eye on parfums de marly and since there's no way to obtain samples I must make a blind buy. I noticed that on parfumo.de Parfums de Marly HEROD has the best rating and is in the top 100 list for men.

    So is Herod the best Parfums de Marly or would you suggest a different one to buy? I'm certain I would like Herod since it's also in black, my favorite color. What all should I know about Parfums de Marly? Which ones for men are the best? Oh and tell me which one to buy for my mother as we've tried all the popular Amouage Women but none of those seemed to spark much interest. Amouage is better for Men it seems. So Parfums de Marly which is the best for men and which one for women?

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    Default Re: What's the best Parfums de Marly?

    Happen to own 21 mens offerings from the house and I think Herod for you would be fine.
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    The best Parfums de Marly is the one you do not buy....

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    By the way, I live in Germany and I'm wondering what the hell is the difference between these two Herod Parfums? Is the black one the vintage version or something? What's the difference and why is the black one 100€ more expensive? Does anyone know?

    https://www.amazon.de/Parfums-Marly-...1496167&sr=8-2

    https://www.amazon.de/PARFUM-MARLY-H...1496167&sr=8-1

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    If I was FORCED to buy one, I would buy Oajan.

    And bottle color is a very poor way to judge a fragrance.
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    Default Re: What's the best Parfums de Marly?

    I don't know about "best" but my 5 favorites are:

    Oajan
    Layton
    Nisean
    Percival....kind of normal at first but the dry down is great
    Herod

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    Default Re: What's the best Parfums de Marly?

    Quote Originally Posted by huntsman3 View Post
    By the way, I live in Germany and I'm wondering what the hell is the difference between these two Herod Parfums? Is the black one the vintage version or something? What's the difference and why is the black one 100€ more expensive? Does anyone know?

    https://www.amazon.de/Parfums-Marly-...1496167&sr=8-2

    https://www.amazon.de/PARFUM-MARLY-H...1496167&sr=8-1
    The first one might just be the lighting of the photo. The bottom one is like mine. There are no vintage versions of this from what I am aware.
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    Quote Originally Posted by huntsman3 View Post
    Now recently I've caught an eye on parfums de marly and since there's no way to obtain samples I must make a blind buy. ... By the way, I live in Germany
    There are nothing but ways to get samples in Germany:
    https://essenza-nobile.de/fragrances/marly/herod.html

    https://www.ausliebezumduft.de/parfu...rly-herod.html

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    Herod is my fav
    Layton is next
    Pegasus is 3rd

    I haven’t smelled Oujan, Kalan or Layton exclusiv


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    Don't listen to the people that say "PdM sucks" - theyre wrong, or have some ax to grind with the company, or its marketing, or its "derivative" fragrances The bottom line is that PdM makes some VERY nice smelling stuff, period.

    Layton is my favorite, followed closely by Herod. Oajan would probably be my 3rd. Then maybe Layton Exclusiv then maybe Kalan (its growing on me) or Nisean...

    Layton and Herod are both masterpieces in my opinion, 5 star fragrances, and true "loves" for me.

    *oh, and Herod is NOT in a black bottle. its like a metallic bronze. Oajan has a black bottle.
    Currently wearing: Herod by Parfums de Marly

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    Herod is my fave followed closely by Carlisle...

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    I currently own and enjoy:

    Layton
    Pegasus
    Herod
    Godolphin
    Carlisle
    Oajan


    And I'm in Germany, too.
    No problems to get decants here. You could buy them in the Parfumo souk and I guess you know that.

    I would say, that Layton is the most mass pleasing - however there are huge differences in smell from batch to batch, so I wouldn't recommend to buy unless you know what you're doing.
    Herod 2018 smells a little bit different than Herod 2017 - I owned a few batches of each year. It's also very pleasant , however some may find it too sweet, same for Oajan. Of all my PdMs other people had sniffed, Oajan probably had the most "Wow"-factor.

    And I personally wouldn't buy Herod from Amazon. Amazon isn't an authorized Parfums de Marly dealer, furthermore they had different greymarket sellers who stored their PdM bottles in the Amazon warehouse. No one knows which Herod bottle is from which seller - if you order one, the grab the first in the line and you could probably end up getting a bottle which is a re-import from eg. Turkey or Greece which was stored for months or even years in a hot container under the sunlight. Just sayin'...

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    Default Re: What's the best Parfums de Marly?

    PDMLayton.jpg

    I own and like Layton.
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    Pegasus is my personal favorite (that almond note just can't be beat) but I think you'll find either Layton or Herod to be the "best" or at least will exemplify what the house is all about. I've only had small samples of the newest releases, Sedley and Kalan, but I enjoyed both of those as well.
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    Makes absolutely no sense that someone would ask what the best is and people feel the need to post a derogatory comment about how none of them are good in their opinion. How does that help the OP in any way? Is it an attempt to get your post count up or something?

    Anyway there’s no way any of us can tell you which one you’re going to enjoy most. In theory you tried to help us help you by sharing which ones you liked from Amouage but as those 3 are all quite different it doesn’t really give us too much to go off. Some might say if you like Reflection Man then you might like Darley

    It’s not my favourite of the selection but if I had to guess I think you might like Layton Exclusif. For the women’s selection the ones I like most are Delina and Athalia. If your mother prefers something in the fresher/fruitier range then Delina or Delina Exclusif if she’s into something on the powdery side then Athalia

    Of the PDM I own, I’d rank them as follows

    Layton
    Habdan
    Nisean
    Pegasus
    Percival
    Darley
    Herod
    Athalia (I find it unisex)
    Oajan
    Galloway
    Layton Exclusif
    Godolphin

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    Thanks guys, I'll buy a full bottle Herod from the official PdM website!
    And some samples of Layton Exclusive Delina Exclusive etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huntsman3 View Post
    Thanks guys, I'll buy a full bottle Herod from the official PdM website!
    And some samples of Layton Exclusive Delina Exclusive etc.
    I think you'll be pleased with them. Let us know what you think once they arrive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by huntsman3 View Post
    Thanks guys, I'll buy a full bottle Herod from the official PdM website!
    And some samples of Layton Exclusive Delina Exclusive etc.
    You could also buy from Parfumdreams.de - they are an authorized PdM seller.
    And they offer discount codes.

    Herod is a very nice scent! Enjoy it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FragFrog View Post
    You could also buy from Parfumdreams.de - they are an authorized PdM seller.
    And they offer discount codes.

    Herod is a very nice scent! Enjoy it!
    I got mine at Niche Essence for about $130 USD shipped

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    Quote Originally Posted by City74 View Post
    I got mine at Niche Essence for about $130 USD shipped
    That's a good price - the OP however is located in Germany hence my recommendation.




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