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    Default You must choose: one house and one perfumer

    I don’t know about everybody else but I can never narrow down my preferences when it comes to threads about choosing a single house as your “desert island” favorite. There are some that come close for me - CdG and Hermès are top of mind - but there are so many things I have to leave out. Likewise, I could *almost* subsist on JCE alone, but then there are so many lush, complex, full-bodied fragrances I’d have to abandon.

    But what if you could choose one of each? What would your choices be and why? Hopefully none of us ever find ourselves on a desert island with nothing but fragrances for subsistence, but I for one would feel much better if I could at least have the perfumer and house combo.
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    Francis Kurkdjian and MFK.

    Why not both at once?


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    Default Re: You must choose: one house and one perfumer

    House: Aramis

    Perfumer: Carlos Benaim

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    Default Re: You must choose: one house and one perfumer

    House - Pierre Guillaume

    Perfumer - Pierre Guillaume
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    Default Re: You must choose: one house and one perfumer

    Quote Originally Posted by MFfan310 View Post
    Francis Kurkdjian and MFK.

    Why not both at once?


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    Hey, it’s your desert island! That would still give you a much better reach than just the house. I’m almost tempted to say I’d choose JCE and Hermès, but I’m not a big enough fan of Hermes’ vintage/traditional style fragrances.
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    Default Re: You must choose: one house and one perfumer

    For perfumers, I'd say Germaine Cellier-except that most of her stuff has been reformulated, so it probably doesn't count.

    For houses, I tend to like a lot of what Etat Libre d'Orange does.

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    Default Re: You must choose: one house and one perfumer

    Adam - ALD. Just perfect.

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    Default Re: You must choose: one house and one perfumer

    House - Hermes

    Perfumer - Jean-Claude Ellena
    Currently wearing: Interlude Man by Amouage

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    Default Re: You must choose: one house and one perfumer

    Perfumer: Jean-Louis Sieuzac

    House: Bruno Fazzolari

    They never worked together but boy do I wish they did. If I had to pick between house and perfumer, I’d go perfumer (Or Black, Fahrenheit, Bel Ami, Opium). Stacks on stacks on stacks.

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    Default Re: You must choose: one house and one perfumer

    Originally I was thinking forget the house and just give me Betrand Duchaufour. Even though he created a fragrance that was one of my most horrid experiences (Skin on Skin), he’s created some of my all-time drop dead gorgeous LOVES (Amouage Dia Man, Jubilation XXV). His nose is golden, most of the time.

    But then as I think about it more, I’ll take Roja Dove for house and nose. Besides creating great stuff, like Puredistance M, he could always just recreate a beautiful version of other all time favorites of mine.

    Either of those directions I’m happy. If they can’t happen, I suppose I’d choose JCE.
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    Default Re: You must choose: one house and one perfumer

    At this moment, probably Marc-Antoine Corticchiato and Parfum d'Empire. Tomorrow or next week would probably be a different answer.

    The time machine answer: Edmond Roudnistska and Dior, if I could have the scents in their original formats.

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    Default Re: You must choose: one house and one perfumer

    Dior: François Demachy by a country mile!

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    Default Re: You must choose: one house and one perfumer

    Olivier Creed, from the house of Creed.


    There is really no close second IMO. Just a few:

    Aventus
    Bois du Portugal
    EROLFA
    Green Valley
    Green Irish Tweed
    Himalaya
    Jardin d'Amalfi
    Millesime Imperial
    Original Vetiver
    Royal English Leather
    Windsor / Royal Mayfair
    Royal Oud
    Spice & Wood
    Virgin Island Water
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    1. House of Matriarch - Blackbird
    2. Brückner - Aoud 1
    3. Creed - Royal Oud
    4. Stéphane Humbert Lucas 777 - Generation Man
    5. Armani Privé - Oud Royal
    6. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    7. Stéphane Humbert Lucas 777 - Mortal Skin
    8. Creed - Royal English Leather
    9. Creed - Bois du Portugal
    10. by Kilian - Cruel Intentions

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    Guerlain, Jean Paul Guerlain

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    Default Re: You must choose: one house and one perfumer

    Guerlain and Jean-Paul Guerlain

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    Guerlain - Jean Paul Guerlain

    second I'd go Duchaufour's L'Artisans
    Currently wearing: Tobacco by Franck Boclet

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    Olivier Creed, from the house of Creed.


    There is really no close second IMO. Just a few:

    Aventus
    Bois du Portugal
    EROLFA
    Green Valley
    Green Irish Tweed
    Himalaya
    Jardin d'Amalfi
    Millesime Imperial
    Original Vetiver
    Royal English Leather
    Windsor / Royal Mayfair
    Royal Oud
    Spice & Wood
    Virgin Island Water
    I would choose Creed as well.
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    Guerlain, Jean Paul Guerlain

    Be my second choice.

    Stuff like Derby, Heritage, Vetiver, SDV, Samsara.
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    Last edited by JJ The Terrible; 26th November 2020 at 11:18 AM.
    Currently wearing: Interlude Man by Amouage

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    Default Re: You must choose: one house and one perfumer

    House - CDG. No hesitation here.
    Perfumer - this is a hard one, but at the moment I’m leaning towards James Heeley, but it could change from day to day. I currently feel Heeley would give me access to a nicely balanced collection in my preferred style.
    1. No, never blind buy (I do, but do as I say, not as I do. I'm taking no responsibility for your fragrance gambling).
    2. Get them both. You're a Basenoter and you know you're going to end up purchasing them both eventually.
    3. Yes, it has been reformulated.
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    Default Re: You must choose: one house and one perfumer

    Pretty easy,

    Olivier Creed of Creed.
    Runner up - Jacques Polge of Chanel

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    Thero Casotti- Perfumer
    Roja Dove- House

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    Dunhill

    Whoever the perfumer of Blend 30 is.
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

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    Default Re: You must choose: one house and one perfumer

    Just now it would be Chanel and Jacques Polge, i love egoiste, I have ordered some Anteaus and my wife loves her 31 rue Cambon.

    of course that may all change tomorrow when I try Fahrenheit on Friday.
    Currently wearing: Tobacco Oud by Tom Ford

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    double post, no idea why
    Currently wearing: Tobacco Oud by Tom Ford

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    Default Re: You must choose: one house and one perfumer

    Perfumer: Dominique Ropion (close second would be Edouard Flechier)
    House: Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle (runner-up is Rogue Perfumery)
    Last edited by drseid; 26th November 2020 at 12:12 PM.
    Current Top Ten:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Jasmin Antique (Rogue Perfumery)
    3) Giorgio for Men vintage (Giorgio Beverly Hills) - tie
    3) Giorgio V.I.P. Special Reserve (Giorgio Beverly Hills) - tie

    5) Dia pour Homme vintage edt (Amouage)

    6) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    7) Nombre Noir (Shiseido)
    8) Lucifer (Renaissance Fragrances) - tie
    8) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    8) Polo vintage (Ralph Lauren) - tie

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    Estee Lauder/Aramis - Bernard Chant.
    Currently wearing: Lui by Mazzolari

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    Bernard Douchaufour

    Amouage
    FYI: I spray all fragrances on clothing, never on skin.

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    Guerlain / Jacques Guerlain.

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    Kurkdjian but at Gaultier
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