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  • Miracle man
    Miracle man 19 days ago

    Andy Tauer's L'Air Du Desert Marocain and Tom Ford's Oud Wood should be on that list

  • sorooshusa
    sorooshusa Month ago

    Tom Ford is not niche. dont argue with me.

  • Emmanouil Kalfagiannis

    Hey Ash, really interesting video. Let me ask you a question. Between Layton and BR 540 which one do you think gets the most compliments (in a sense, which one do you think is the niche non-Aventus compliment king?). Thank you very much and have a great day.

  • C. G.
    C. G. Month ago

    I love the cut scenes you edit with spritz sound effect. Just noticed

  • C. G.
    C. G. Month ago


  • The Fragrance Decant Boutique

    Awesome Review!

  • love ps3
    love ps3 Month ago


  • Stephen Padilla
    Stephen Padilla Month ago

    I recently bought a bottle called Labyrinth of Spices by Alghabra Parfums. Not sure if they're classified as "niche" but they're relatively new and not mainstream. I'd recommend checking them out for niche fragrance reviews in the future. Unique and exotic scents in my opinion.

    JERZEELOON Month ago

    Creed Aventus? Never heard of it

  • C K
    C K Month ago

    Def a solid list. I dont think #s 1 and 2 can be argued at all. Thanks Ash.
    - Colin

  • uzair khan
    uzair khan Month ago

    Helo Ash
    I am very surprised to see mancera in this list and i am surprised even more seeing red tobacco. I mean i would expect cedrat boise or oud lemon mint or one of the recent release called instant crush. In one of the video your misses rated oud cafe highest in mancera list. But out of all these you choose red tobacco. I am personally not happy with cedrat boise because of lack of performance also oud lemon mint disappointed me. Should i really give a shot to red tobacco? Confused here

  • Robert Lee
    Robert Lee Month ago

    Hashtag the most predictable list ever lol

  • Jeff Lee Bass
    Jeff Lee Bass Month ago

    PDM is my favourite house of all time

  • bhaffar
    bhaffar Month ago

    Only 19k away....

  • zeek781
    zeek781 Month ago

    Do you prefer red tobacco or herod?

  • Knowledge is Power
    Knowledge is Power Month ago

    As usual The King Aventus... always will be at the top of my list no matter how many clones are made or how much hate it receives.

  • Dan Johnson
    Dan Johnson Month ago

    Nicely done!

  • Nick Toth
    Nick Toth Month ago +4

    It's interesting how almost all of these have been considerably similar counterparts to Navitus Parfums...Primas/Aventus, Red Tobacco/Virtus, BR540/Absolutio... I guess you are right 🤔

  • Esau A.
    Esau A. Month ago +8

    The Private Blend is 100% niche, hence the term "PRIVATE"
    We ain't tryna buy that Black Orchid public blend shiiiii...

    • A Limoges
      A Limoges Month ago

      @Esau A. not called public blend but whatever

    • Esau A.
      Esau A. Month ago +2

      @Javi Chavez Not hating, but I'm just sayin', ain't no one tryna be on that PUBLIC BLEND SHIIIIIII

    • Javi Chavez
      Javi Chavez Month ago

      Esau A. Don’t hate on Black Orchid.

  • jan rico
    jan rico Month ago

    If human only have 10 ? Pls

  • U Smells Good
    U Smells Good Month ago +2

    I can get on with BR540 but Santal 33 and Red Tobacco and are an absolute no go

  • biggboi1967
    biggboi1967 Month ago

    Ash is killing it! He’s been putting out a lot of videos.

  • Cici Loves
    Cici Loves Month ago

    Great perspectives on these houses/scents!

  • Alberto De f
    Alberto De f Month ago

    Hey frienTz genTz scenTz

  • The Wafflez
    The Wafflez Month ago +1

    Layton is SO delicately delicious!!!

  • Steven Price
    Steven Price Month ago

    What exactly is a Niche Fragrance ? please elite.

    • BradfucknHall
      BradfucknHall Month ago

      Gucci is Designer / Supreme is niche

    • D C
      D C Month ago +2

      Not what everyday joe soap buys! Niche Parfum usually has higher quality ingredients

  • Michael Maniscalco
    Michael Maniscalco Month ago +1

    How about top 5 fragrances that you would resurrect from the discontinued graveyard, just a tgought

    • Javi Chavez
      Javi Chavez Month ago +1

      Amber absolute. Dior Homme Parfum. (U.S) needa be in that list!

  • Andreas Petrou
    Andreas Petrou Month ago +5

    Ash, you are so lovely.
    I love listening to your reviews.... so relaxed, with appealing quiet confidence!

  • Michael Bullock
    Michael Bullock Month ago +1

    Great video and I enjoyed it and I'm going to try these fragrances and have a blessed day

  • Andrew Miller
    Andrew Miller Month ago +1

    I agree with u Ash about the tom ford private blend

  • J W
    J W Month ago

    Thanks Ash! Great list. I had no clue that Aventus would be number 1...

  • ev767a
    ev767a Month ago +2

    Great Topic. Out of curiosity what other frags are like Mancera Red Tobacco?

    • ev767a
      ev767a Month ago

      @C. G. Thanks

    • C. G.
      C. G. Month ago

      Grand soir by mfk. Red tabacco has alot of tabaco tho. Very similar to GS by MFK

  • Tyrone norfleet Norfleet

    Well DONE,100 on POINT MY FRIEND

  • Kelly Bocock
    Kelly Bocock Month ago

    I'm wearing explorer right now.

  • Lenny Bourbon
    Lenny Bourbon Month ago

    Great video

  • Paul Bautista
    Paul Bautista Month ago +1

    l'odeur pour homme by des aisselle basically started the whole fragrance industry.

  • Jose Angel Lorenzo Matos

    Hey Ash, I'm getting married in a few months and I really want a unique fragrance to remember that day. I don't have any niche fragrances but I'm willing to spend for the right fragrance. What would you recommend? I live in the Caribbean so it can't be a very bold wintery fragrance. I would really appreciate your help, you're my favorite fragrance reviewer.

  • Just Add Light
    Just Add Light Month ago +1

    🤔🤔🤔 👍

  • Jason Vegan
    Jason Vegan Month ago +1

    Red Tobacco is pure beast mode. Even just one spray gets me coughing and lasts all day, love it!

  • Russell Anderson
    Russell Anderson Month ago

    Great List Ash

  • p
    p Month ago +3

    Aventus really cool, until its cloned to death

    • Robert Louise Drake
      Robert Louise Drake Month ago

      Aventus was really cool earlier but it’s now a junk. Junk and weak performance and very, very inconsistent batches. It’s a rip off.

    • Perseus X
      Perseus X Month ago

      The Club de Nuit ripped.

    • Max May
      Max May Month ago +2

      Kinda like how Sauvage was cool, until everyone wore it to death

    • Duke Of Prunes
      Duke Of Prunes Month ago

      But it has so many clones that you're now more likely to smell a clone on someone than real Aventus!

  • FaZe Headass
    FaZe Headass Month ago +1

    Speaking of 4711 I just found a (I'm assuming 30's bottle after research) vintage sealed bottle of 4711 at the local antique shop for $22 - 40% because of the day I went, and so I ended up picking it up for roughly $14, which is a steal. Well anyway, I ended up breaking the seal and giving it a whiff and it definitely smells just as refreshing as the current bottle I have, but this one seems to have higher quality. Not bad for a 90ish year old bottle of cologne.

  • Soccer90 Tem
    Soccer90 Tem Month ago

    Moustache looking sharp i see you 👌🏼

  • PBH
    PBH Month ago +1

    Your videos are my new favorite way to start my mornings

  • John Smith
    John Smith Month ago +5

    The chemical mess ,called Baccarat Rouge 540,is probably the most overhyped fragrance on the market.Lets be honest, it smells awful !

    • D Taylor
      D Taylor Month ago

      Bought my wife the 540 extrait and she had 6 compliments in one day including people sat at their computers searching for it!

    • Luc Strubbe
      Luc Strubbe Month ago

      Compared with 5* fragrances as Layton, Herod, Aventus, Reflection Man, Fève Délicieuse, …. is BR540 a poor 1* frangrance…. I don't understand anything about it !

    • DarlingNikki2
      DarlingNikki2 Month ago +1

      @John Smith You're right about that. I was interested because it was so talked about and when I smelled that sample I was like 🤨😖🤢🤮 LOL.

    • John Smith
      John Smith Month ago

      DarlingNikki2 If the reviewers can sell BR540,they can sell anything..

    • DarlingNikki2
      DarlingNikki2 Month ago +1

      All of this! BR540 is one of the weirdest things I've ever smelled in my life. An incomplete science experiment of iodine mixed with the solvents used to halfway clean up a nuclear waste factory. Just hideous and yet everyone on YT raves about it like it's the greatest scent ever invented. Color me confused LOL.

  • Satiesh
    Satiesh Month ago +59

    Honerable mention
    1:54 tom ford - neroli portofino
    5. 4:29 Le Labo - Santal 33
    4. 5:58 Mancera - Red Tobacco
    3. 8:00 Parfums de marly - Layton
    2. 9:53 MFK - Baccarat Rouge 540
    1. 11:46 Creed - Aventus

  • Kurt V
    Kurt V Month ago +1

    Do something different its like ground hog day.

  • Yaki Kadafi
    Yaki Kadafi Month ago +2

    Tom Ford is designer ! It doesn’t matter the price or if it’s in a line called “private blend” .
    I’m surprised you don’t know the difference between niche and designer .

  • Tom Henry
    Tom Henry Month ago +1

    I always thought that Red Tobacco was originally influenced itself by Mystery Tobacco from Carolina Herrera.

  • Billy Eve
    Billy Eve Month ago +2

    I'm glad you don't do a clap to begin your videos like every Jeremy fanboy reviewer.

    • Javi Chavez
      Javi Chavez Month ago +1

      Lolll i remeber a cringy video where he stared into the camera for like a minute doing nothing. I was done with Jeremy after that..

    • Ab C. Def
      Ab C. Def Month ago

      who do you have in mind?

  • Some Guy
    Some Guy Month ago +2

    No not BR540.... my nose just can’t get past the opening. It must remind me of some past bad memory. I know just a list.

    • Stephen Padilla
      Stephen Padilla Month ago +1

      Anything that smells like Robitussin (cough syrup) is automatic bad memory for me.

    • DarlingNikki2
      DarlingNikki2 Month ago +1

      Glad I'm not the only one who just doesn't get the hype of BR540! Smells like cleaning chemicals and iodine mixed together in a nauseating brew. I wish I got some kind of sweetness, but it smells like an incomplete science experiment.

  • Bruno Giambroni
    Bruno Giambroni Month ago +2

    Top 50 aventus clones/inspired by vid

  • Robert Louise Drake
    Robert Louise Drake Month ago +7

    I absolutely adore Mancera Red Tobacco.
    What a banger of a scent.
    Beautiful and very potent fragrance. It’s a separate entity!

    • Laurens Spruit
      Laurens Spruit Month ago

      @JezzaN1Red tobacco is similar to Carlisle. Those share quite a few aroma chemicals. I haven't smelled herod.

    • Laurens Spruit
      Laurens Spruit Month ago

      The opening is great on Red Tobacco but the drydown is super boring, super sweet and linear.

    • JezzaN1
      JezzaN1 Month ago +1

      How do you feel it compares to frags like Tobacco Vanille, Herod etc?

  • Arden Powers
    Arden Powers Month ago +1

    Another great review Ashton . . . great picks !
    Your volume of great reviews is amazing !!

  • Bruno Giambroni
    Bruno Giambroni Month ago +1

    Red tobacco is just so boring

  • agosto15
    agosto15 Month ago

    Huge boss has a private line that could be considered niche, boss the scent parfume is not one of them, I still hope a review happens sometimes. A huge boss wife rating would be nice too. And Tom Ford is designer because of what he stated in his interview about a year or two ago, he clearly stated Designer, that he didn't consider them niche. And apparently Mancera Will stop being niche is they are purchase by coty as rumored. And Creed Aventus killed creativity like the 107 inspired Fragrances so far.

  • Bruno Giambroni
    Bruno Giambroni Month ago +2

    Yeah, le labo really leans into that industrial chic hipster aesthetic but I’m a big fan

  • Bruno Giambroni
    Bruno Giambroni Month ago +3

    I like that Ash just cuts the pedants off at the knee lol

  • Bruno Giambroni
    Bruno Giambroni Month ago +1

    Santal 33 was a surprising choice.

  • Techin All Day
    Techin All Day Month ago +2

    New niche houses make a name for themselves by making a frag close to Aventus. Cedrat Boise, Hacivat, Elysium and the list goes on...

    • Techin All Day
      Techin All Day Month ago

      Robert Louise Drake I said ‘close to’! I know it doesn’t have birch.

    • Robert Louise Drake
      Robert Louise Drake Month ago

      Techin All Day Cedrat Boise isn’t a clone of Aventus. It is its own fragrance and if you insist to compare them, hands down Cedrat Boise is a lot better in every aspect.

    • Jeremy Hinze
      Jeremy Hinze Month ago

      @Robert Louise Drake no problem, you're welcome anytime.

    • Robert Louise Drake
      Robert Louise Drake Month ago

      Jeremy Hinze what ever you say

    • Jeremy Hinze
      Jeremy Hinze Month ago

      @Robert Louise Drake who's is talking about Aventus here? Sorry I should have said cheap synthetics, im quite aware of the use of synthetics in modern perfumes, but there is a difference in the quality of even synthetics. Mancera to me are for the most part "nasty" not well blended and cheap smelling.

  • Rick471
    Rick471 Month ago +2

    A high priced designer is still designer.

  • Broke in Vegas
    Broke in Vegas Month ago +1

    Just received casino elixir from dua. It mixes creed with 540. it is fantastic. Would like to hear your take on it

  • Frag Man
    Frag Man Month ago +9

    Enjoy your holiday while I'm watching this pre-recorded video!

  • Rich Mitch
    Rich Mitch Month ago +3


  • tenchu808
    tenchu808 Month ago

    Third, baby!

  • You stole My land
    You stole My land Month ago

    Stunning video

  • Robert Quinlan
    Robert Quinlan Month ago +10

    Who needs a notification ✊

    • miausi macdermand
      miausi macdermand Month ago

      I havent seen a single fragrance Video without you leaving a comment lol