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    Hello, first post!

    I’ve been on the hunt for more “modern” fragrances. This is probably a weird and subjective request... what are some really cool/modern houses to check out?

    I’ve been getting really into CdG, Rusak and Blackbird. Looking for things that are pretty unisex, create a really nice air/space and unique scents overall. I do like a lot of the CdG stuff I’ve tried but the longevity is just ok.

    I do have a La Curie sampler coming.

    Any other houses to check out?

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    Welcome!

    Among less known houses, I like The Zoo (by Christophe Laudamiel). He has a very modern/synthetic take on various types of perfume. I also like some from avant-garden lab. Both used to have sample sets (and perhaps still do).

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Welcome!

    Among less known houses, I like The Zoo (by Christophe Laudamiel). He has a very modern/synthetic take on various types of perfume. I also like some from avant-garden lab. Both used to have sample sets (and perhaps still do).

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    I’ll check those out! Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foopersuzz View Post
    Any other houses to check out?
    Welcome, LuckyScent is a good spot for becoming familiar with various houses and then sampling what is new....

    https://www.luckyscent.com/

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    Give me some vibes you consider modern and I'll work from there. Also list any ingredients/notes you don't like, if known.
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    Give me some vibes you consider modern and I'll work from there. Also list any ingredients/notes you don't like, if known.
    Yea, I’d say stuff that’s a mix of usual and unusual. Dynamic, changing... different at the opening and different in the skin. Different on skin vs in air.

    Maybe woodsy, smoky, earthy but still industrial and complex. All while still being unusually enjoyable. I feel like Rusak has captured this vbe with AEOOJ, Timbre and Beastmode. Mixing usual with unusual. Intriguing, interesting and complex.

    I don’t really like stuff that’s super sweet or floral.

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    Blackbird Anenome is another... has a really wild almost medicinal opening. Then it morphs into this really cool tobacco smell that’s rich, unique and still modern and attractive at the same time. And it creates a presence around you that’s very pleasant and present but not aggressive.

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    Any other houses to check out?
    Amirius, Aenium, Sybarite
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    I feel like Bruno Fazzolari's ' Lampblack' might fill the bill. It's modern, somewhat CGD-like, meant to smell a bit like printers ink, and one of the few things I've garnered complements from.

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    Modern is somewhat subjective. But as far as style & story goes I believe Gallivant fragrances are rather modern. Urban and all that.


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    Sixteen92 at Sixteen92.com is worth some exploration. A quirky artisanal house that I'm a big fan of.
    Others that I would call "modern" are: Imaginary Authors, Comme des Garçons, Etat Libre d'Orange, and Edition Perfumes (Timothy Han). Also agree with the reco above of what used to be Oliver & Co, now called avant-garden lab.
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    That sounds awesome!

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    Maybe I'm not as clear on the exact distinction of being modern versus being more "different than the norm" here, but would suggest Olympic Orchids and Zoologist houses. Also a +1 to Lampblack which is definitely interesting.....

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    Reading into Lampblack... it sounds great! I may go for a sample set.

    Any place in the US I can get Avant Garden?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foopersuzz View Post
    Yea, I’d say stuff that’s a mix of usual and unusual. Dynamic, changing... different at the opening and different in the skin. Different on skin vs in air.

    Maybe woodsy, smoky, earthy but still industrial and complex. All while still being unusually enjoyable. I feel like Rusak has captured this vbe with AEOOJ, Timbre and Beastmode. Mixing usual with unusual. Intriguing, interesting and complex.

    I don’t really like stuff that’s super sweet or floral.
    You might like Aesop HWYL or for something less expensive, anything in the Lalique Encre Noire line. I think the dry flinty pencil shavings vibe is what you've zeroed in on, so Montana Graphite might be another option too.
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    Le Labo, Parle moi de Parfum, Parfums D'empire, Hermes private line, Eldo, francis kurkdijan, YSL....try Parfums Prissanna, Nishane, Meo fusciuni, Xerjoff.

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    I wouldn’t say they are “modern”, but when you’ve said woodsy, smoky earthy I couldn’t help but think Beaufort (https://beaufortlondon.com/).

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    I think Nasomatto has that sort of unique\modern feel to it...
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    Yea, I’m going to checkout the Lalique stuff. Graphite sounds cool!




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