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    Default Fragrance suggestions per Olfactive families

    Hello all,

    I'm taking my journey into fragrances a bit more methodically and I'm trying to get more accustomed to olfactive families.
    But after classifying the latest niche I've tried I've noticed that I haven't explore much from a few families.

    Could you maybe advise me some fragrances (man/unisex) for ---


    Aromatique

    What I've tried and like: Olfactive studio still life in Rio and tea for two (Is it aromatic? I would have thought oriental but fragrantica says aromatic spicy)
    What I'vre tried and disliked -> ELDO - Fils de dieu, Dyptique Volute and Cedrat boise by Mancera (Thought this last one would be citrus but again, fragrantica tells otherwise)



    Chypre and Leather

    Seems that I haven't tried any in the niche area! I've seen that Aventus is a Chypre (not tested yet)



    Floral

    I've liked ManRose by Etro
    Now... Are Dia Man by Amouage and Bal d'afrique by Byredo floral fragrances? They're classified Woody Floral. I didn't enjoy them that much (Dia man was ok)



    Fougere:

    I've only tried (and enjoyed a lot) Histoire de Parfums - 1725



    I have left out oriental since I've tried a lot of them and still will, same for woody. I'm not a huge fan of citrus (with some exception for the warm summer days)

    Have a great day!

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    Default Re: Fragrance suggestions per Olfactive families

    Aromatic: Di Ser Mizu
    Chypre: Rogue Chypre-Siam
    Leather: Hiram Green Hyde
    Floral: Guerlain Derby (Carnation)
    Fougere: Amouage Bracken

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    Default Re: Fragrance suggestions per Olfactive families

    Quote Originally Posted by ImaFedec View Post

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    Default Re: Fragrance suggestions per Olfactive families

    Quote Originally Posted by ImaFedec View Post
    Aromatique
    Burning Barbershop - D.S. & Durga (doubles as a fougere!)

    Quote Originally Posted by ImaFedec View Post
    Chypre and Leather
    Cuirs - Carner Barcelona

    Quote Originally Posted by ImaFedec View Post
    Floral
    Dinudisit - January Scent Project
    MAII - Bogue
    Yuzu/Rose/Patchouli - Chatillon Lux (superbly underrated)

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    Fougere:
    Patchouli Intense or New York Intense - Nicolai (double as aromatics!)
    Fougère Bengale - Parfum d'Empire
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    Default Re: Fragrance suggestions per Olfactive families

    First: I would stop relying on Fragrantica and other websites for descriptions and for classification of fragrances. They are often wrong. Eg. Aventus is definitely not a chypre. Listen to your nose. If you smell a citrus note, don't doubt yourself just because a citrus note is not listed anywhere. There are many fragrances where people debate notes. Like the famous strawberry note in Knize Ten (not trying to start a fight).

    Second:

    Aromatic:
    Most of these will also be fougeres. A good one is Le Troisiemme Homme.

    Chypre:
    Mitsouko

    Leather:
    There are MANY fabulous leather fragrances. The best ones are arguably Cuir de Russie, Bandit, Cabochard, Knize Ten.

    Floral:
    This one is hard for man/unisex. A great one that is around 65% unisex is Apres L'Ondee. I'm pretty sure I spelled that wrong but.... Also, a lot of floral aldehydic fragrances can be considered unisex.

    Fougere:
    Jicky, Kouros

    Citrus:
    I know you didn't list this one, but I just wanted to mention Eau de Guerlain. This is probably the best citrus fragrance ever.

    As I said earlier, don't rely to much on Fragrantica. If you actually want to learn more about the categories, it's better to trust you own nose on this.
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    Default Re: Fragrance suggestions per Olfactive families

    Leather: Chambre Noire, Tuscan Leather, Clive Christian C, African Leather
    Fougere: Fougere Royale, Fougere D'Argent

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    Default Re: Fragrance suggestions per Olfactive families

    Aromatic: as others were saying, the term is usually used to refer to herbs and some spices-which are usually part of the top of a fougere. Not sure your three dislike would be considered "aromatic" by most. Example: Lush Dirty.

    Chypre: sadly not much after the demise of oakmoss. Mitsouko as a reference, perhaps.

    Leather: Etat Libre d'Orange Rien (and many, many others). Aventus would be considered a light leather (but not a chypre)

    Floral: Portrait of a lady, Amouage Gold man . I don't think Dia man is floral (to me, it's purely woody).

    Fougere: 1725 is a great example. Invasion Barbare would be another, darker one. And Jicky/Mouchoir de monsieur is a classic (though I don't know its current status).

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    Don't waste your money on Aventus if you're looking for a chypre. It's not it's just anything can be called a chypre now since oakmoss is restricted and no one makes chypres anymore they're out of style.

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    Default Re: Fragrance suggestions per Olfactive families

    I figured I shouldn't be too concerned about Fragrantica's classification. But I don't have many niche stores around me so I'll have to rely on samples ordered online and can't smell too many in stores unfortunately. Thanks to the suggestions guys

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    I think you should try Aventus if you want to it's popular for a reason, but absolutely not a chypre. Try Caron's Pour un Homme and Guerlain's Jicky if you get the chance.

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    Default Re: Fragrance suggestions per Olfactive families

    Quote Originally Posted by ImaFedec View Post
    Fougere:

    I've only tried (and enjoyed a lot) Histoire de Parfums - 1725
    Caron pour Un Homme

    Creed Bois du Portugal

    Houbigant Fougère Royale

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    Default Re: Fragrance suggestions per Olfactive families

    Some fragrances I can test in my towns store: rien by ELDO, Tuscan Leather, Portrait of a lady by FM and creed Bois d'argent The rest I'll need to order but I need to contain myself or else i'll purchase 20 samples/month!

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    Default Re: Fragrance suggestions per Olfactive families

    For Floral I test douceur de siam by Dusita which was very nice, well crafted.
    And I also tried Fougere royal along Nobile 1942 Fougere which were also very nice.

    Maybe some other suggestion in leather and aromatics (even though i understand that aromatic are very often associated with fougeres )?

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    Default Re: Fragrance suggestions per Olfactive families

    Even if only partly overlapping with/covering your requirements, was always fixed with most of these and even more of these categories among niche fragrances if testing, retesting and wearing the 7 scents in the Parfums Capitaux series by Jovoy.

    If available and not overpriced, their sampling set containing these fragrances provides a diverse and high quality rendition of what is to be expected from the better aspects of niche male and unisex variations on these themes.
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