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    Default The closest a perfume has ever come to a modern masterpiece

    Out of all of my perfumes, if I forget the names and the hype that goes with them, and just go on smell alone... then ONLY ONE stands out as the best I have ever laid my nose on.

    I can not think of another perfume that can upstage this beauty.

    No Aventus...
    No Layton...
    No Fahreneit Parfum...
    No Dior Parfum...
    No Chanel...
    No Armani...
    No Amouage...
    No Creed...

    ...Can match this very special treasure.

    The best of the best and closest to a masterpiece I have ever smelled belongs to

    Guerlain L'homme Ideal EDP

    Not only the CROWN JEWEL in the Ideal line. It is the crown jewel of all perfumery in my opinion.

    Who else RECOGNISES this perfume for the masterpiece that it is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Lion View Post
    It is the crown jewel of all perfumery in my opinion.
    That's high praise.

    I don't feel anywhere the same way about it, but I'm glad you have something you love.

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    Default Re: The closest a perfume has ever come to a modern masterpiece

    Is it worth getting or trying out if I already have Guerlain Ideal Cologne and Ideal Cool?

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    Default Re: The closest a perfume has ever come to a modern masterpiece

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Lion View Post
    Out of all of my perfumes, if I forget the names and the hype that goes with them, and just go on smell alone... then ONLY ONE stands out as the best I have ever laid my nose on.

    I can not think of another perfume that can upstage this beauty.

    No Aventus...
    No Layton...
    No Fahreneit Parfum...
    No Dior Parfum...
    No Chanel...
    No Armani...
    No Amouage...
    No Creed...

    ...Can match this very special treasure.

    The best of the best and closest to a masterpiece I have ever smelled belongs to

    Guerlain L'homme Ideal EDP

    Not only the CROWN JEWEL in the Ideal line. It is the crown jewel of all perfumery in my opinion.

    Who else RECOGNISES this perfume for the masterpiece that it is?
    Vintage smoked Aventus would fit the bill, most have never smelled it but it’s a ridiculous experience I’ve experienced it before from a manager that wore it holy shit does it leave a ridiculously phenomenal smelling scent cloud. This was before I got into Aventus so I never owned it but you can’t mistake the smell I’ve never experienced anything like it since just phenomenal.

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    Default Re: The closest a perfume has ever come to a modern masterpiece

    [QUOTE=rmm.0811;5034876]Is it worth getting or trying out if I already have Guerlain Ideal Cologne and Ideal Cool?[/QUOTE

    Ummmm YEAH...like immediately!

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    Default Re: The closest a perfume has ever come to a modern masterpiece

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Lion View Post
    Out of all of my perfumes, if I forget the names and the hype that goes with them, and just go on smell alone... then ONLY ONE stands out as the best I have ever laid my nose on.

    I can not think of another perfume that can upstage this beauty.

    No Aventus...
    No Layton...
    No Fahreneit Parfum...
    No Dior Parfum...
    No Chanel...
    No Armani...
    No Amouage...
    No Creed...

    ...Can match this very special treasure.

    The best of the best and closest to a masterpiece I have ever smelled belongs to

    Guerlain L'homme Ideal EDP

    Not only the CROWN JEWEL in the Ideal line. It is the crown jewel of all perfumery in my opinion.

    Who else RECOGNISES this perfume for the masterpiece that it is?
    Happy for you, man. It's awesome, and feels great, to experience such a thing
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    Default Re: The closest a perfume has ever come to a modern masterpiece

    I’m very late to Ideal flankers. I gotta try many and hope they will impress me more than the original did.
    I don’t understand.It is so vast that surpasses all understanding.Understanding is always limited.But not understanding can have no boundaries.I feel like I'm much more complete when I don't understand.Not understanding,like I say,is a gift.Not understanding,but not as a simple-minded.The good thing is to be intelligent and not understand.It's a strange blessing, like having craziness without being crazy.It is a meek disinterest,it is a stupid sweetness.

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    Default Re: The closest a perfume has ever come to a modern masterpiece

    I do love Ideal EDP but I would rate Guerlain LIDGE EDP above it
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    Default Re: The closest a perfume has ever come to a modern masterpiece

    Quote Originally Posted by AbbyJo View Post
    I do love Ideal EDP but I would rate Guerlain LIDGE EDP above it
    Yup LIDGE EDP is quite the experience as well such a well blended fragrance and smells excellent.

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    Default Re: The closest a perfume has ever come to a modern masterpiece

    I've only got the L'Homme Ideal Cologne flanker and thought about getting another one of the line.
    So the EDP seems to be your favorite?

    What about the original EDT, the Extreme or the L'Intense versions?

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    Default Re: The closest a perfume has ever come to a modern masterpiece

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Lion View Post

    Who else RECOGNISES this perfume for the masterpiece that it is?
    Own it and love it, but IMO not a masterpiece.
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    Default Re: The closest a perfume has ever come to a modern masterpiece

    Unfortunately due to the very nature of the fragrance community, what's modern anymore is very subjective (last decade, last year, last week?) as is masterpiece (as you've subjectively ruled out what cannot be mentioned), so any opinion I give for or against would be pointless.

    Hyperbole is a bitch like that sometimes.

    I just like some stuff, and don't like some stuff. That's it.
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    Default Re: The closest a perfume has ever come to a modern masterpiece

    Well this is disappointing. Not the thread I thought it would be. Would be better if the question was asked to the community. I don't mind the ones you already nixed, though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    Well this is disappointing. Not the thread I thought it would be. Would be better if the question was asked to the community. I don't mind the ones you already nixed, though!
    Then it would have been only one of the hundreds of "what's your favorite fragrance" threads.

    I like it when people are loving a certain single fragrance and show it to others.
    Sometimes it encourages me to give it another try if I already had sniffed it but just found it "ok".

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    Default Re: The closest a perfume has ever come to a modern masterpiece

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    Quote Originally Posted by FragFrog View Post
    Then it would have been only one of the hundreds of "what's your favorite fragrance" threads.

    I like it when people are loving a certain single fragrance and show it to others.
    Sometimes it encourages me to give it another try if I already had sniffed it but just found it "ok".
    Yeah but the big reveal? Lol, man. Lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    Yeah but the big reveal? Lol, man. Lol.
    Yeah, I had expected at least a new Fragrance One fragrance...

    Just kidding!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FragFrog View Post
    Yeah, I had expected at least a new Fragrance One fragrance...

    Just kidding!
    I think that one would be part of the exclusions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    I think that one would be part of the exclusions.
    Hm, that makes sense.

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    I can admire the enthusiasm he has for the scent.

    The first hour of wearing NEW YORK INTENSE sort of made me feel that way.
    Between Covid and retirement I don't get out much. But when I do, I smell real good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooks Otterlake View Post
    That's high praise.

    I don't feel anywhere the same way about it, but I'm glad you have something you love.

    Well said and same here....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooks Otterlake View Post
    That's high praise.

    I don't feel anywhere the same way about it, but I'm glad you have something you love.

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    Default Re: The closest a perfume has ever come to a modern masterpiece

    All my favorite masterpieces are not modern but I'd say classical vintages

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    Default Re: The closest a perfume has ever come to a modern masterpiece

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    All my favorite masterpieces are not modern but I'd say classical vintages
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    Default Re: The closest a perfume has ever come to a modern masterpiece

    Depends on what you mean by masterpiece, but by no matter which criteria, I wouldn't agree with Guerlain L'homme Ideal EDP.

    In terms of perfume artistry, I wouldn't know where to begin, and would be a terrible judge.
    If you mean a versatile compliment getter with good performance, then Sauvage EDT.
    The most hyped scent of the decade in our hobby: Aventus.
    If you mean a classic DNA which has been modernized and brilliantly executed, in my opinion: Bvlgari Wood Neroli, which has the 4711 DNA, but with modern wood aroma chemicals which give it mass-appeal and performance.

    My personal feeling for an overall masterpiece would be Replica By the Fireplace.

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    I have the same feelings with Santa Maria Novella's Patchouli
    Currently wearing: Resina by Oliver & Co.

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    Default Re: The closest a perfume has ever come to a modern masterpiece

    IMO, Vintage Azzaro pour homme

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    I don't find Ideal EDP to be a masterpiece. I actually like the intense version (all black bottle) the best but even that one is far from a masterpiece.
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    Default Re: The closest a perfume has ever come to a modern masterpiece

    Not even close to being a masterpiece, IMHO.

    Highly subjective but for what it's worth

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