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    Default What are the 5 best fresh niche fragrances?

    By best they smell divine and super fresh

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    Ambra Mediterranea
    Aventus
    Original Vetiver
    Gucci Intense Oud
    Ombre Leather (Any of these these selections could change at any time).
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    Default Re: What are the 5 best fresh niche fragrances?

    For Me:

    Nu Green
    Citrus Batikanga
    Beau Revoir
    Patchouli 1973
    Cedre Du Liban
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    My Top 5

    Elysium Parfum Homme
    Menthe Fraiche
    Virgin Island Water
    Nio
    Sel Marin

    Runner Up's

    Eau Radieuse (good luck finding it though)
    Virgin Mint (Herrera exclusive)
    Avant Garde
    L'Humaniste
    Mefisto Gentiluomo
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    Xerjoff - Nio
    Creed- Jardin d'Amalfi
    The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    Creed - Virgin Island Water
    Heeley - Menthe Fraiche





    Not included, because they are of questionable "nicheness" (otherwise they would probably have worked their way into that top 5):
    Guerlain - Neroli Outrenior
    TomFord - Neroli Portofino

    Acquadi Parma - Blu Mediterraneo - Arancia di Capri
    Current Summer Favorites:

    1. Xerjoff - Nio
    2. Tom Ford - Rive d’Ambre
    3. Dior - Homme Cologne 2013
    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    5. Armani - Code Sport Athlete
    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    8. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    9. Ermenegildo Zegna - Sicilian Mandarin
    10. Creed - Pure White Cologne

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    Bond No.9 Scent of Peace for Him
    Creed Green Irish Tweed
    Floris 1962
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian Masculin Pluriel
    Xerjoff Casamorati Mefisto

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    Frapin l'Humaniste
    Profumum Acqua Viva
    Annick Goutal Eau de Monsieur
    Lush Dirty
    Creed GIT
    Currently wearing: Cedrat Boise by Mancera

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    Currently:

    1725 Casanova by Histoires de Parfum
    Azemour les Orangers by Parfum d'Empire
    Ciel Man by Amouage
    New York by Parfums de Nicolaï
    Mistral Patchouli by Atelier Cologne

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    Creed Green Irish Tweed
    Xerjoff 1861 Renaissance
    Creed Aubepine Acacia
    Guerlain Sous Le Vent
    Xerjoff Nio
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    Default Re: What are the 5 best fresh niche fragrances?

    top 5 best fresh niche:

    1- Renaissance
    2- Nio
    3- Mefisto Gentiluomo
    4- GIT
    5- Elysium

    From 6 to 10..

    6- Pure white Cologne
    7- Cologne indelebile
    8- Aqua universalis Forte
    9- Millesime Imperial
    10- Rosendo Mateu nº 1

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    Amouage Memoir
    Le Galion Special for Gentleman
    Costume National Scent Intense
    L'Artisan Parfumeur Timbuktu
    Amouage Beach Hut
    Robert Piguet Bandit

    Comme des Garcons Blue Encens - very nice if you love cardamom, affordable, easy to find, pseudo-niche, weird alien freshy.
    Currently wearing: Jaïpur Homme by Boucheron

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trauerkraut View Post
    Currently:

    1725 Casanova by Histoires de Parfum
    Azemour les Orangers by Parfum d'Empire
    Ciel Man by Amouage
    New York by Parfums de Nicolaï
    Mistral Patchouli by Atelier Cologne

    New York as fresh? Then I have a wrong batch

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    Serin by January Scent Project

    Casablanca by St Clair

    Beach Hut Man by Amouage

    Pegwell Bay by Haeckels

    Ealing Green by 4160Tuesdays
    FYI: I spray all fragrances on clothing, never on skin.

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    Default Re: What are the 5 best fresh niche fragrances?

    Difficult to choose five; I’d probably need a few weeks of testing as there are quite a few ‘heavy weights’ I have not gotten around to getting my nose on.

    Anyway, in no particular order, these would probably feature quite high for me: Aurum d’Angkhor, Le Troisieme Homme, Chergui, Aventus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy View Post
    New York as fresh? Then I have a wrong batch
    https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/...York-4874.html

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    Thank you, I've found it over there: "Unless somebody switched samples on me, this is a powdery old lady's perfume and it gives me a headache just thinking about it.

    Totally agree.

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    From a personal viewpoint alone:

    most of the ADP Blu Mediterraneo line, almost irrespective of the scent chosen
    seconding also nearly any fragrance in the Shooting Stars line by Xerjoff
    Knize Forest
    Hugh Parsons Blue
    Creed Royal Mayfair

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    Creed Jardin d'Amalfi
    Xerjoff Nio
    Heeley Sel Marin
    Tom Ford Costa Azzurra
    Penhaligon's Opus 1870

    ps. in all honesty, most Creeds are solid contenders for this list... same for Xerjoff "freshies" - high quality stuff! but maybe we should opt for a bit of variety....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy View Post
    Thank you, I've found it over there: "Unless somebody switched samples on me, this is a powdery old lady's perfume and it gives me a headache just thinking about it.

    Totally agree.
    Id rather read Luca Turin's review which ends in: 'It is one of the greatest masculines ever, and probably the one i would save if the house burned down' than this fairy tale from a Hungarian guy called Sandy

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    Creed Jardin d’ Amalfi
    Creed Original Vetiver
    HJ Soudain l’ Hiver
    Penhaligons Castile
    CDG Blackpepper

    A couple of these are a different type of fresh, which I think is usually an aquatic type scent in most cases.

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    Default Re: What are the 5 best fresh niche fragrances?

    I’m seeing some ‘weird’ recs for ‘freshies’ lol. Another 5 freshies to consider:

    Holy Water by La Via del Profumo
    Eau de Campagne by Sisley
    Bayolea by Penhaligon’s
    Squid by Zoologist
    L’Humaniste by Frapin
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trauerkraut View Post
    Id rather read Luca Turin's review which ends in: 'It is one of the greatest masculines ever, and probably the one i would save if the house burned down' than this fairy tale from a Hungarian guy called Sandy
    Surely my nationality has a lot to do with my opinion.

    As to Mr. Turin, I much more often turn to our fellow foetidus to see his opinion, As I wasn't interested in New York Intense, I never checked his opinion, but now I did. Even if he finds it as an improvement, he gave a neutral.

    P.S. still, after so many years I don't know his nationality, and it doesn't matter to me. What matters is his nose and his style.

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    L’Humaniste By Frapin
    Hadrien Absolu by Goutal
    Nio by Xerjoff
    Le Royal by Alexandre J
    Creed Vetiver 1948
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy View Post
    [...] I much more often turn to our fellow foetidus to see his opinion.
    I love Foetidus too. He "gave" me many awesome perfumes.

    By the way, one of the fresh fragrances highly praised by Foetidus is Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Sanguine Muskissime.
    Do you know anything about the current version?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foetidus
    Calchic said it perfectly. I agree that this is one of the most beautiful fragrances I’ve encountered. Hauntingly transparent, delicately balanced between the sharp and bitter citruses and the wonderfully clean and bright tea note—accomplished without any sort of interferingly strong sweet note that would steal the stark, soft, beauty from the wonderful interplay of bitter citrus and tea. As Calchic says, it’s not complex—it’s a very simple, clean, and linear accord. It’s not original; it reminds me vaguely of accords in the hearts of Gucci Envy (Femme) and in Amouage Silver for Men. But, oh, gosh, is it gorgeous! Sanguine Muskissime is an ethereally fresh, transparent beauty, but it would be nice if it lasted longer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by checkmate View Post
    L’Humaniste By Frapin
    Hadrien Absolu by Goutal
    Nio by Xerjoff
    Le Royal by Alexandre J
    Creed Vetiver 1948
    Very nice quintet!
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    Difficult - these 5 are personal 'unique' faves . . . not borrowing from any particular genre.

    Tauer - LADDM
    Amouage - Homage Attar
    Malle - Une Fleur de Cassie
    La Via del Profumo - Balsamico Mecca
    DSH - Sandalo Inspiritu
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    Quote Originally Posted by thrilledchilled View Post
    Ealing Green by 4160Tuesdays
    Nice one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    Difficult - these 5 are personal 'unique' faves . . . not borrowing from any particular genre.

    Tauer - LADDM
    Amouage - Homage Attar
    Malle - Une Fleur de Cassie
    La Via del Profumo - Balsamico Mecca
    DSH - Sandalo Inspiritu
    Nice list, but can they really be described as 'fresh'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by checkmate View Post
    L’Humaniste By Frapin
    Hadrien Absolu by Goutal
    Nio by Xerjoff
    Le Royal by Alexandre J
    Creed Vetiver 1948
    Vetiver 48 is a good choice. I do enjoy the clean, fresh mineralistic take of vetiver. Very difficult to find unfortunately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saminlondon View Post
    Nice list, but can they really be described as 'fresh'?
    Yup - I completely missed the 'fresh' bit in the title. Apologies for that.

    So, fresh niche? I'm at a bit of a loss there . . . watch this space
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