LOL, it's official...either I've made this round too easy, or I just got lucky and have the best sniffers on Basenotes ... the second choice is the one I prefer
I said it already, but I have to repeat myself! Ladies.....
Nothing from Profumo aka Dominique Dubrana or Il Profumo, which is an entirely different line. Not Piper Nigrum, which is nose-achingly peppery (well, of course...)
Not Arabie and not La Myrrhe....the colour of LM is a lovely bright orangey red...lovely. This one is darker. And both Serge Lutenses are way sweeter than Sample C.
Baume du Doge has a start and heart chock-full of oranges...do you smell them in Sample C?
Oh, Lian, the thought of a milkshake with THAT much clove in it.....I feel my stomach turning! No wonder you loathe the scent of cloves .... however.....no clove in Sample C
Cadramom has such a complex scent.....lemony, a little bit like lemongrass, dusty, ancient...and I agree that the drydown is incense-y, although incense is not listed