List of Men's Best Smelling frags with equally Great Performance!


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May 18, 2019
Let's make a list of all the world's best smelling frags with equally great performance till date. Repeats are fine, so we know how many opinions overlap.


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Aug 9, 2009
3rd Man
Al Aoud
Alexandrai II
Allue Homme Sport Eau Extreme
At The Barbers
Azzaro Pour Homme
Back to Black
Baie de Genievre
Beau de Jour
Black Aoud
Black Suede
Bois du Portugal
Bracken Man
1725 Casanova
CDG Black
Chanel Egoistse
Chanel Pour Monsieur
Costume National Homme
Danger Pour Homme
Dark Aoud
Declaration d'un Soir
Dior Homme
Dior Homme Intense
Domenico Caraceni
Eau Sauvage
Eau Sauvage Parfum
Epic Man
Ex Idolo Thirty Three
Floris 89
Fougere Nobile
Fougere Royale
Gendarme EdP
Gendarme 20
Geranium Pour Monsieur
Givenchy Gentleman
Gold Man
Guerlain Homme
Habit Rouge EdP
Infusion d'Homme
Invasion Barbare
Jubilation XXV
L for Men
L'art de la Guerre
L'Homme Sage
L'eau D'Issey Pour Homme
La Nuit
Lolita Lempicka Au Masculine
Luna Rossa Carbon
Lyric Man
Mazzolari Lui
Millesime Imperiale
Musc Ravageur
Musk Cologne
New York Intense
New York Oud
No 89
Old Spice
Original Vetiver
Ombre Leather
Ormande Man
Paco Rabanne Pour Homme
Patchouli Intense
Platinum Egoiste
Pour un Homme
Prada Amber Pour Homme
Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense
Prada L'Homme
Private Label
Pura Blanca
Pure Malt
Puredistance Black
Purdistance M
Racquets Formula (Original)
Rive Gauche Pour Homme
Rose 31
Royal Oud
Silver Mountain Water
Tam Dao
Trumpers Bay Rum
Trumpers Sandalwood
Vetiver (Creed)
Vetiver (Guerlain)
Virgin Island Water
X for Men
Van Clef & Arpels Pour Homme
Versace L'Homme
Wild Country
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Jul 7, 2012
This is silly.

You'd have to define what "great performance" means. To some guys, it means everything has to be nuclear strong enough to stink out a crowded building. I'm not one of those guys.

For me, great performance means a scent lasts at least 8 hours and has moderate projection. Two of my all time favorites for performance are Royal Oud by Creed and Opus 1870 by Penhaligon's. They're both long lasting, but neither projects too loudly, which means they can be worn anywhere, anytime.

Performance is one of the reasons why I sample first. If a scent doesn't perform well enough for me, instead of endlessly complaining, I just choose not to buy it.

It's also important to understand that a scent which doesn't perform well on your skin may do well on mine. I'm generally a 3 to 4 spray guy & everything in my wardrobe performs great for me. If one didn't, I wouldn't have bought it.


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Dec 21, 2020
I guess anything I'd rarely spray more than 1 or 2 times would qualify (mind you I practically never face "performance issues" and prefer a personal scent bubble anyway).

Some examples:
Nishane Unutamam
Nishane Boszporusz
Nishane Wulong Cha
Nasomatto Black Afgano
Polo Green (vintage)
Santa Maria Novella Patchouly
Santa Maria Novella Peau d'Espagne
Knize Ten
Krizia Uomo (vintage)
One Man Show (vintage)
Bogart Furyo (vintage)
Bond No. 9 Great Jones
CdG Black
CdG Zagorsk
Kurkdjian Lumiere Noire
Lapidus pour Homme
Ted Lapidus pour Homme
Jaguar for Men (vintage)
Amouage Epic Man
Amouage Memoir Man

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