Any recommendations?

    Any recommendations?

    post #1 of 13
    Thread Starter 

    I'm looking for a fragrance that is deep and floral. Most perfumes I have smelt smell like one thing like vanilla or lime or whatever. I'm looking for something a bit richer and maybe more like vintage. Something that smells of autumn colours - green, brown and plum, if that makes sense. I will probably go to a department store and smell a few but any suggestions would be most welcome. Thank you very much.

    post #2 of 13

    Welcome!

     

    You are right that deep saturated florals are pretty much absent from modern mainstream perfumery, so it's hard to find them in regular stores.

     

    If you have access to niche, the style you describe is typical of Serge Lutens: deep, saturated, candied fruits, woods. In particular, you could check Feminite des Bois.

     

    In mainstream, it's more difficult. I'd check Estee Lauder Knowing, which is pretty easy to find, a deep warm rose (some people complain that the modern version doesn't last very long - it's ok on me though).

     

    cacio

    post #3 of 13
    Montale Sunset Flowers and Montale Gold Flowers
    post #4 of 13

    Montana

    Montana Black Edition

    post #5 of 13
    Mayotte - Guerlain
    Heure Exquise - Annick Goutal
    post #6 of 13

    Gucci Envy Me 2 and Chinatown.

    post #7 of 13

    Tom Ford Black Violet, maybe - Sorry not real good with men's florals but I know I do like Blenheim Bouquet and Hammam Bouquet by Penhaligons 

    post #8 of 13

    Welcome!

     

    Acqua di Parma's Profumo is worth a try - deep as one can get.

    Amouage's Ubar and Gold woman are worth a go (though there have been complaints about reformulations, but I can't tell not having tried a recent bottle) - huge florals.

    More niche is Maria Candida Gentile's Sideris which is a deep red rose paired with frankincense in a way one didn't think could be done until one sniffs it.

    Montal's attar continues the red rose theme, pretty opulent.

     

    There are countless rich jasmines and tuberoses around but unfortunately they tend not to excite me enough...

    post #9 of 13
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by cacio View Post

    If you have access to niche, the style you describe is typical of Serge Lutens: deep, saturated, candied fruits, woods. In particular, you could check Feminite des Bois.

    +1

    Or maybe Nez a Nez -- they do some unisex florals that are rich and deep

    post #10 of 13
    Wonderful! You're about to begin a gorgeous journey smile.gif

    You have described so beautifully what you are looking for: to me it sounds like a brief that became Rochas' Femme or Guerlain's Mitsouko!

    Try those for classic plummy chypre florals.

    Great suggestions for mixed florals with the Aqua di Parma Profumo and Amouages. Also try Jean Patou 1000.

    Annick Goutal Heure Exquise is quite green floral, try also Grand Amour from that house.

    For a big three dimensional rose on an incense base also give Amouage Lyric Woman a go.

    Enjoy!
    post #11 of 13
    +1 on Mitsouko. Great call.

    Also try vintage 1000 by Jean Patou.
    post #12 of 13

    A trip to your local Guerlain counter sounds like it's in order. Not sure about Mitsouko - it's definitely autumnal, but not what I would describe as floral. Maybe Vol de Nuit, which is pure vintage, rich and green/brown in olfactory 'colour'? It has some wonderful vanilla in the dry down (as do a lot of the Guerlain classics) but it's by no means a vanilla fragrance. Quite unisex, too. Vega is wonderfully vintage, but £££. You could also try Nahema (enormous rose).

     

    Several of the Chanel Esclusifs line also have a vintage vibe imo, if you're anywhere near a place that carries them. Also Serge Lutens, and Caron for truly dense, old-style perfumes.

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    9/2/13 at 3:00pm

    ak47 said:



    I'm looking for a fragrance that is deep and floral. Most perfumes I have smelt smell like one thing like vanilla or lime or whatever. I'm looking for something a bit richer and maybe more like vintage. Something that smells of autumn colours - green, brown and plum, if that makes sense. I will probably go to a department store and smell a few but any suggestions would be most welcome. Thank you very much.

    9/2/13 at 3:13pm

    cacio said:



    Welcome!

     

    You are right that deep saturated florals are pretty much absent from modern mainstream perfumery, so it's hard to find them in regular stores.

     

    If you have access to niche, the style you describe is typical of Serge Lutens: deep, saturated, candied fruits, woods. In particular, you could check Feminite des Bois.

     

    In mainstream, it's more difficult. I'd check Estee Lauder Knowing, which is pretty easy to find, a deep warm rose (some people complain that the modern version doesn't last very long - it's ok on me though).

     

    cacio

    9/2/13 at 4:03pm

    hednic said:



    Montale Sunset Flowers and Montale Gold Flowers

    9/2/13 at 6:55pm

    Tony T said:



    Montana

    Montana Black Edition

    9/2/13 at 8:23pm

    hedonist222 said:



    Mayotte - Guerlain
    Heure Exquise - Annick Goutal

    9/2/13 at 10:13pm

    Pedro A said:



    Gucci Envy Me 2 and Chinatown.

    9/3/13 at 5:34am

    Katana said:



    Tom Ford Black Violet, maybe - Sorry not real good with men's florals but I know I do like Blenheim Bouquet and Hammam Bouquet by Penhaligons 

    9/3/13 at 6:03am

    gimmegreen said:



    Welcome!

     

    Acqua di Parma's Profumo is worth a try - deep as one can get.

    Amouage's Ubar and Gold woman are worth a go (though there have been complaints about reformulations, but I can't tell not having tried a recent bottle) - huge florals.

    More niche is Maria Candida Gentile's Sideris which is a deep red rose paired with frankincense in a way one didn't think could be done until one sniffs it.

    Montal's attar continues the red rose theme, pretty opulent.

     

    There are countless rich jasmines and tuberoses around but unfortunately they tend not to excite me enough...

    9/3/13 at 6:38am

    Kaern said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by cacio View Post

    If you have access to niche, the style you describe is typical of Serge Lutens: deep, saturated, candied fruits, woods. In particular, you could check Feminite des Bois.

    +1

    Or maybe Nez a Nez -- they do some unisex florals that are rich and deep

    9/3/13 at 3:00pm

    efemmeral said:



    Wonderful! You're about to begin a gorgeous journey smile.gif

    You have described so beautifully what you are looking for: to me it sounds like a brief that became Rochas' Femme or Guerlain's Mitsouko!

    Try those for classic plummy chypre florals.

    Great suggestions for mixed florals with the Aqua di Parma Profumo and Amouages. Also try Jean Patou 1000.

    Annick Goutal Heure Exquise is quite green floral, try also Grand Amour from that house.

    For a big three dimensional rose on an incense base also give Amouage Lyric Woman a go.

    Enjoy!

    9/5/13 at 11:33pm

    Diamondflame said:



    +1 on Mitsouko. Great call.

    Also try vintage 1000 by Jean Patou.

    9/6/13 at 12:20am

    saminlondon said:



    A trip to your local Guerlain counter sounds like it's in order. Not sure about Mitsouko - it's definitely autumnal, but not what I would describe as floral. Maybe Vol de Nuit, which is pure vintage, rich and green/brown in olfactory 'colour'? It has some wonderful vanilla in the dry down (as do a lot of the Guerlain classics) but it's by no means a vanilla fragrance. Quite unisex, too. Vega is wonderfully vintage, but £££. You could also try Nahema (enormous rose).

     

    Several of the Chanel Esclusifs line also have a vintage vibe imo, if you're anywhere near a place that carries them. Also Serge Lutens, and Caron for truly dense, old-style perfumes.

    9/6/13 at 9:16am

    timmy-j said:



    Oops, wrong thread





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