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(This post was last modified: 02-14-2016, 11:06 AM by CHSeifert.)
My picks

Top 5 Designer houses
Dior
Chanel
Hermès
Guerlain
Yves Saint Laurent

Honourable mention: Tom Ford

Top 5 Niche houses
Amouage
Creed
Serge Lutens
Xerjoff
Commes des Garçon

Honourable mention: Frederic Malle
Cheers, Claus from Denmark
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Member
San Jose, CA
Currently, although I'm in a massive research phase.

Top 5 Designer houses
Tom Ford
Dior
Chanel
Yves Saint Laurent
Thierry Mugler

Top 5 Niche houses
Creed
Amouage
Roja Dove
Bond no 9
Killian
#3

Super Moderator
San Diego, Cal., USA
Annick Goutal
Hermès
Dior
Floris
Penhaligon's

That's it for my top designer houses and I'm not sure if the last two are classified correctly.
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Amouage
Hermès

Tom Ford

I've yet to smell a Creed that I would spend money on for a full bottle. Aventus was ok but I wouldn't wear it that much to be honest.
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(This post was last modified: 02-14-2016, 11:47 PM by Barrister_N_Mann.)
Designer Houses (in this order):

Chanel
Guerlain
Dior
Knize
Hermés

Niche Houses (in this order):

Bogue Profumo
Serge Lutens
Frederic Malle Editions de Parfums
MDCI
Slumberhouse
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(02-14-2016, 11:20 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: Amouage
Hermès

Tom Ford

I've yet to smell a Creed that I would spend money on for a full bottle. Aventus was ok but I wouldn't wear it that much to be honest.

Have you seen Royal Mayfair by Creed? I got a few samples of that when I bought GIT balm and I am loving it!. I'll be wearing it tonight for Valentine's Day dinner.
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(02-15-2016, 12:11 AM)Hobbyist Wrote:
(02-14-2016, 11:20 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: Amouage
Hermès

Tom Ford

I've yet to smell a Creed that I would spend money on for a full bottle. Aventus was ok but I wouldn't wear it that much to be honest.

Have you seen Royal Mayfair by Creed? I got a few samples of that when I bought GIT balm and I am loving it!. I'll be wearing it tonight for Valentine's Day dinner.

That is not one that I tried. After 5 or 6 without any really wow'ing me I kinda gave up on the house.
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Member
San Francisco
Designer

Dior
Chanel
Comme des Garçons
Guerlain
Caron

Niche

Amouage
Frederic Malle
Le Labo
Histoires des Parfums
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(This post was last modified: 02-15-2016, 03:57 AM by CHSeifert.)
(02-14-2016, 11:20 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: Amouage
Hermès

Tom Ford

I've yet to smell a Creed that I would spend money on for a full bottle. Aventus was ok but I wouldn't wear it that much to be honest.

I currently own 13 full bottles of Creed and one large decant (Spice & Woods)

They are quite the popular niche house, and what I like about them is that they have so many easy to like fragrances, that I just can't seem to get tired of.

There is the all time classic Green Irish Tweed, which just smells so green and fresh. Then you have Millesime Imperial, a gentle very well blended summer fragrance, that just smells so regal and clascci to me nose. Virgin island Water is perhaps arguably among the best real summer, beach, trophical fragrances ever made. Aventus is just Aventus - a great fragrance, overhyped yes, but for a good reason. It so well blended, smells like an upperclass designer fragrance.

Creed really just smell like very well blended easy to like designer fragrances, and that's waht I enjoy about them.

The first oud fragrances they make is Royal Oud, which really does not smell oudy at all, more classy fresh, woody - but not oudy. Creed fans would not appreciate real agarwood oud, is my thoughts. The you have Royal mayfair, which is a fresh classy rose type scent.
Silver Mountain Water is again an easy to appreciate fresh yet metallic and clean smelling fragrance. I love it. Always enjot, when ever I get to wear it.
Spice & woods is just a classy upscale fragrance, very expensive, yet so well blended.
Erolfa is perhaps the best made aquatic fragrance I have ever smelled.

I rotate my fragrances in my collection daily, so I never get tired of a fragrance, unless it's really bland or poorly made.
This reminds me, that I have not worn any of my 13 Creeds in 3-4 months time, not since November 2015 Big Grin

But I have a very good scent memory, so all Creed scents are in the back of my mind.

But I can highly recommend, that you sample some of the Creeds again, Brian. They are popular for good reason....
Cheers, Claus from Denmark
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(02-14-2016, 11:47 PM)Barrister_N_Mann Wrote: Designer Houses (in this order):

Chanel
Guerlain
Dior
Knize
Hermés

Niche Houses (in this order):

Bogue Profumo
Serge Lutens
Frederic Malle Editions de Parfums
MDCI
Slumberhouse

WoW, Will.

Your number one niche fragrance house is a house I have never even heard of.

And they have 3 fragrances in their catalogue TOTAL .......a bold number one pick, their 3 perfumes must all be 10/10's.
Cheers, Claus from Denmark


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