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    Default Dark, Mysterious, Seductive, Hypnotic

    Which fragrance engulfs the wearer in an aura that is dark, mysterious, seductive, hypnotic...and maybe even borderline evil and demonic?

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    Tea for Two!! It's smokeyness makes it dark and mysterious. The sweet honey makes it seductive and people are hypnotized by it because it is so interesting to smell.

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    Two letters: M7.
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    Fumerie Turque

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    Voleur de Roses

    Absolutely no question. Very mysterious and dark!

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    I`ll second Tea for Two and M7.

    Also: Body Kouros, Salvador Dali PH, Opium PH, and perhaps suprisingly; Michael Kors.

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    As I thought about this, I realized many scents that I find to be dark and mysterious are oud scents:
    Montale Oud Cuir d'Arabie
    Montale Attar
    Montale Black Oud
    MPG Soir d'Orient

    Then, to a lesser degree, the incense scents come to mind, as well as a couple ambre and/or musk scents:
    YSL Body Kouros
    Balenciaga PH
    Montale Greyland
    Lutens Ambre Sultan

    And while I wouldn't call these "dark," they do seem menacing in some way:
    Czech & Speake no. 88
    Malle Noir Epices
    Lutens MKK

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    Quote Originally Posted by MFfan310
    Two letters: M7.
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    Two words, CHANEL EGOISTE

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    Antaeus
    Zino
    Ungaro III
    Rochas Lui
    Cristobal

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    Esencia Leowe. It's like you're in an old moldy vampire basement or something.
    "It's not what you look like when you're doing what you're doing; it's what you're doing when you're doing what you look like you're doing."

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    Quote Originally Posted by robyogi
    As I thought about this, I realized many scents that I find to be dark and mysterious are oud scents:
    Montale Oud Cuir d'Arabie
    Montale Black Oud
    MPG Soir d'Orient
    I agree completely with these three.

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    Basala by shiseido seems almost smokey and mysterious I don't know about dark though.

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    Gucci Envy

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitebar

    [quote author=robyogi link=1146413920/0#6 date=1146416122]As I thought about this, I realized many scents that I find to be dark and mysterious are oud scents:
    Montale Oud Cuir d'Arabie
    Montale Black Oud
    MPG Soir d'Orient
    I agree completely with these three. [/quote]


    ME THREE!!!! Love these!! and they are rich dark mysterious and EXOTIC as well!

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    M7 and Bulgari Black would be my choices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffalo_Gal
    [quote author=whitebar link=1146413920/0#11 date=1146423930]

    [quote author=robyogi link=1146413920/0#6 date=1146416122]As I thought about this, I realized many scents that I find to be dark and mysterious are oud scents:
    Montale Oud Cuir d'Arabie
    Montale Black Oud
    MPG Soir d'Orient
    I agree completely with these three. [/quote]


    ME THREE!!!! *Love these!! and they are rich dark mysterious and EXOTIC as well![/quote]


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    The first thing that came to mind was M7.. followed closely by Ungarp III

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    Quote Originally Posted by paintrman
    Voleur de Roses

    Absolutely no question. *Very mysterious and dark!
    Have you smelled Montale Black Aoud? It's somewhat similar to Voleur de Roses, but Voleur de Roses is light compared to this one!

    There are other deep dark ones in the Montale line: Attar is another example (Mysore sandalwood, Bulgarian rose, and agarwood). Not evil exactly, but deep and mysterious, yes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz
    Esencia Leowe. It's like you're in an old moldy vampire basement or something.
    Loewe Esencia has bottled the bitter tears of unrequited love...

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    Salvador Dali PH
    DK Fuel
    Bvlgari Black

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    Quote Originally Posted by musky_monkey
    [quote author=LiveJazz link=1146413920/0#10 date=1146421047]Esencia Leowe. It's like you're in an old moldy vampire basement or something.
    Loewe Esencia has bottled the bitter tears of unrequited love...[/quote]

    :'( that was beautiful, man
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaimeB
    [quote author=paintrman link=1146413920/0#4 date=1146415327]Voleur de Roses

    Absolutely no question. *Very mysterious and dark!
    Have you smelled Montale Black Aoud? *It's somewhat similar to Voleur de Roses, but Voleur de Roses is light compared to this one!

    There are other deep dark ones in the Montale line: Attar is another example (Mysore sandalwood, Bulgarian rose, and agarwood). Not evil exactly, but deep and mysterious, yes!
    [/quote]

    Attar by Montale is also known as the scent of the Maharajas

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaimeB
    [quote author=paintrman link=1146413920/0#4 date=1146415327]Voleur de Roses

    Absolutely no question. Very mysterious and dark!
    Have you smelled Montale Black Aoud? It's somewhat similar to Voleur de Roses, but Voleur de Roses is light compared to this one!

    There are other deep dark ones in the Montale line: Attar is another example (Mysore sandalwood, Bulgarian rose, and agarwood). Not evil exactly, but deep and mysterious, yes!
    [/quote]

    Thanks to Vijay, I got to try this one out. Black Aoud reminds me more of Iquitos than VdR - granted, both are rose scents, but I agree with JaimeB - Black Aoud is darker than VdR to my nose. It also has a leathery quality, which somehow makes it work better for me than either of the other two I mentioned. If I had to describe it, I would say it's a dark, deep leathery scent with a musty, dank rose note. Whereas VdR reminds me of wet gardens after a rainfall, Black Aoud brings to mind somewhat evil things for me - like being strapped to the wall of a vampiress' dungeon, or something dark and gothic like that.

    Attar doesn't strike me as "evil" in the same way, but certainly is exotic and complex, a bit dark, but in a mysterious way.

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    Nobody mentioned...

    Rive gauche

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    Black Jeans

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    Must De Cartier Pour Homme

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    Quote Originally Posted by teflondog
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    I agree on m7, envy (to some extent) but not tea for two. I think its more cozy and yummy than menacing. Above all, I concur with the MONTALES. I just got a sample batch from Vijay, and I gotta say, dapper super-villains in hollywood movies must have whole caches of these.

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    Gucci PH, Dior Homme & D&G PH. M7 would be good too. Envy is prolly too green to be dark.
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    Well, anything from the Comme des Garcons series of Incense, specifically Zagorsk or Ouarzazate, seems to fit the bill.

    VdR seems to be all of the aforementioned adjectives, but not too dark. More poetic than dark. Same with Ungaro III.

    Gucci PH, M7, Body Kouros, Bulgari Black, Antaeus and Egoiste are good ideas as well.

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    I feel that Guerlain Vetiver is a little dark and mysterious. Mitsouko too.

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    CK Obsession: Night

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    fantasy scent:
    it would have to be something with a predominant incense note and vanilla honey lurking in the background

    incense, guaiac wood, sandalwood - for the dark feel
    sour cherry, bitter almond - for the hypnotic
    Honey, vanilla, amber - for the seductive
    honeysuckle, agar wood, precious woods,myrrh and violets - for the mysterious

    and last for the evil/demonic feel (even though I personally wouldn't) raw dark leather
    Last edited by perfectscent; 30th June 2006 at 11:26 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gshock
    Which fragrance engulfs the wearer in an aura that is dark, mysterious, seductive, hypnotic...and maybe even borderline evil and demonic?
    I'm not so sure about 'evil demonic', but I find the following dark, mysterious, seductive, and hypnotic.

    Musc Koublai Khan

    Must De Cartier Pour Homme

    Body Kouros

    Wild Amber, Royal Amber, and Indian Special Aloeswood all by Oriscent.

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    I think these qualify as dark, mysterious, and seductive:

    - No. 88 by Czech & Speake
    - Tabac Blond by Caron
    - Antaeus by Chanel
    - Ambre Sultan by Serge Lutens
    - X by Clive Christian

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    For ' Dark, Mysterious, Seductive, Hypnotic’. I'd vote for M7 but in my opinion that does not mean that it's even remotely 'borderline evil and demonic'... for that category I would only throw in Boss No. 1 (NOTE ALSO that Boss No. 1 is not! in any of the: Dark, Mysterious, Seductive, Hypnotic...categories… no, Boss No. 1 is only evil and purely demonic.
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    I agree with black aoud. By man is mysterious and seductive too

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    Andy Tauer's Lonestar Memories.
    It's an amazing smoky/leathery fragrance with excellent longevity/sillage, Notes according to Luckyscent: "Geranium, Carrot seed, Clary sage, Birchtar, Cistus, Jasmine, Cedar wood, Myrrh, Tonka, Vetiver, Sandalwood."
    Current faves: CdG White, Amouage Dia, Millesime Imperial, Miller Harris Terre de Bois

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    Lots of good suggestions. Here's one that hasn't been mentioned yet:

    Jacomo de Jacomo.

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    Oh, fragrances! I thought you were talking about me . . .

    Let's see:

    1. Antaeus

    And for the rest:

    Bulgari Black (Easier to get than say, MKK, so there's a bit of snobbery against it but YES!)
    Muscs Kublai Khan (Of course)
    Salvador Dali PH (Where did I put that sacrificial onyx dagger? Get edt strength though, the weak edc sucks)
    MpG's Santal Noble ( IF you add the adjective 'regal', as well)

    And I'm glad Steve mentioned Jacomo de Jacomo--not certain whether it would be Dracula or Van Helsing that would wear it but definitely for those cold, rainy days in the Transylvania forests . . .

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    No doubt!

    Boucheron Jaipur homme.

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    Davidoff's RELAX isn't that dark, but certainly is mysterious, seductive, hypnotic.

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