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    Default Fragrance Houses off the beaten path?

    Small but established fragrance houses that are not that well known yet have been around for years and make some nice fragrances. Off the top of my head here are 4. Fragrances of the Bahamas. Parfums Jamaica. The Burren Purfumery. Fragrances of Ireland which is probably the best known of those 4. Can you name a few good fragrance houses off the beaten path that makes some nice colognes and perfumes and are preferably moderately priced or even on the lower end of the pricing scale? Also not something you would find for instance at places like Luckyscent.

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    Perfumes of the Desert.

    Terrific house, rarely discussed.

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    Dame Perfumery makes a few nice fragrances. One in particular that I enjoy is New Musk Man.

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    Daniel Hechter(esp Caractere - somewhat similar to Antaeus but IMO better, more wearable)

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    BOIS 1920 (seems like improved themes of popular fragrances and some of Galardi's own creations mixed in)
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    Providence Perfume Co.
    https://www.basenotes.net/brand/providence-perfume-co

    Haven't tried them myself, but every time I hear them talked about here on BN they sound delightful and I keep thinking I should try them.

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    Jardin de France - just discovered Cuir Eternel which is a very good leather.

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    St Clair. Magnificently blended and creative artisanal house.
    FYI: I spray all fragrances on clothing, never on skin.

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    Also Rose & Marius
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    Plume Impression

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    Boyd's of Texas

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    Parfums Jamaica.
    I acquired one of these, Jeunesse, by accident, and tried it just to get it out of the way as I plowed through my untested acquisitions. It was a very pleasant surprise.
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    Profumo di Stresa in Italy. I’m on my second bottle of their Legni
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    I think Roccobarocco deserves more love, and maybe Féraud (both Avon and Perfumer's Workshop eras of the latter).
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    One house that comes to mind is Godet. They've been largely absent since the 1950s.
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    Providence Perfume Co.
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    Haven't tried them myself, but every time I hear them talked about here on BN they sound delightful and I keep thinking I should try them.
    I recommend this house as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    One house that comes to mind is Godet. They've been largely absent since the 1950s.
    They have been very prolific in the last three years or so. I own 20 of their fragrances
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    April Aromatics makes some very nice perfumes that are in the natural camp.
    FYI: I spray all fragrances on clothing, never on skin.

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    Bourjois makes some great perfumes. Hardly ever discussed.
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    I acquired one of these, Jeunesse, by accident, and tried it just to get it out of the way as I plowed through my untested acquisitions. It was a very pleasant surprise.

    Yeah they have some nice fragrances. Nothing too fancy but they are pleasant and nice to wear.

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    Aether Parfums

    https://www.aetherparfums.com/en/

    They seem to celebrate synthetics. I have owned Carboneum and love it and enjoyed others I have tested.

    Pretentious website but tres stylish. Fragrances are reasonably priced.

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    Likely too many to mention, considering Jovoy Paris, Krizia, Roccobarocco, Lancetti, Knize among the most viable options both across quite a few price categories and countries of provenance

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    Hové Parfumeur

    http://www.hoveparfumeur.com/

    A french style perfume house in New Orleans. Prices are very good,
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    Daniel Josier, with Kaleidoscope being my favorite so far, although it's light, it has a great spearmint note which blends well with pine, green tea, eucalyptus and woods. It does wear a bit light I think, I wish it were stronger, but it's still gorgeous (especially if you like herbal/green frags)

    Perhaps Oliver and Co. with an interesting one there being Ambergreen, an aquatic that mixes in green natural elements.

    Also Fragrance Du Bois. Although I have not tried anything, they use real pure oud, and most of their frags are at least 400 a bottle.

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    Mellifluence
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