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    Default Simply nuts or just bitter over Almonds

    Using a recently bought Shower Gel with Bitter Almond essence has left me panting to find a Bitter Almond noted fragrance.

    If no clues here then maybe no clues ever....

    Can you bring me to your senses?


    Thanks in advance

    G.

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    Acqua di Parma has some scent (it might be called Mediterran-something) that smells like almonds ( :-/bitter almonds/regular almonds not sure about the difference)

    but I also remeber that bitter almond being mentioned in Dior's Hypnotic Poison for women

    don't know if I put you on the right track or not, just wanted to provide some answer


    Update: Acqua di Parma's scent is called Blu Mediterraneo Mondorlo eau de toilette and it features a distinct almond note)

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    Heliotrope has an almond smell. It might be worth looking at scents with that note. Etro do one as does Mazzolari. If you have the courage to try it, you could take a sniff of Guerlain's L'Heure Bleu.
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    PrinceBarry is right there is that one by Etro a very bitter opening and it fades to a beautifully warm heliotrope, it might be what you're looking for

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    Serge Lutens Datura Noir ...

    just try it. No better bitter almond note on earth.

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    Etro Heliotrope is pure almond
    Chanel Bois des Iles has a fascinating almond note in it
    Acqua di Parma Mandorlo di Sicilia
    for almonds sugar and candied cherries look for Keiko Mecheri Loukoum or Lutens Rahat Loukoum

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    Dior Homme Cologne Blanche, not bitter but sweet almond. Thought maybe I'd suggest it.

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    Many Thanks to everyone so far for their fast and interested responses.

    Testing Testing...

    G

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    Jaipur Homme has a heliotrope/almond note.

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    Etro's is definitely worth a look if you're looking for smooth, but bitter almonds.
    L'Artisan's Jour de Fête is also a very good almond-scent, only it has more sugar-roasted almonds touch...

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    Burberry Brit (the women's, not Brit for Men) has something like three different listed almond notes (candied almond, green almond, etc.). One of the Hanae Mori scents also an almond note; I forget which.

    But I might recommend checking out Castelbajac. It's a women's scent, but it's one a man could wear, I think. It opens with notes of almond and something a bit like cherry and dries clean, sort of like and fresh and sort of like... fabric softener drier sheets. But in a nice way.

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    One of the loveliest almond fragrances is Frederic Malle's L'Eau d'Hiver. It's got heliotrope which imparts the almondy character which is not bitter the way you might want it to be, but it isn't too sweet either. Plus the composition is quite transparent and the scent itself is highly addictive. You've got to try it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusan
    One of the loveliest almond fragrances is Frederic Malle's L'Eau d'Hiver. It's got heliotrope which imparts the almondy character which is not bitter the way you might want it to be, but it isn't too sweet either. Plus the composition is quite transparent and the scent itself is highly addictive. You've got to try it!
    I don't find the heliotrope-note in this one; to me it smells like sweet flowers and white musk..Just me, though

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    The Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Mandorlo di Sicilia is the almond frag as far as I'm concerned. Lovely scent.

    I used to adore the Vidal Sassoon shampoo you could get in the 1980s that was a total almond overdose! Don't seem to see it anywhere these days, perhaps not available.
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    Also try L'Artisan's Bois Farine - it has an almond smell. Maybe a bit of peanut butter as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince Barry
    Heliotrope has an almond smell. It might be worth looking at scents with that note. Etro do one as does Mazzolari.
    AS Magnifiscent already said Etro Heliotrope is all about almonds. I love it myself and I know others love it one me.

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    about all of these fragrances, do they smell like almond or almond extract??

    so often "almond" flavored stuff turns out to be almost extract flavored, which to me is quite different and I love almonds... not so fond of extract which is kind of cloying.

    I am a real walnut fiend too, if that brings anything to mind I"d like to know!
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    Quote Originally Posted by supermarky
    I am a real walnut fiend too, if that brings anything to mind I"d like to know!
    According to Sephora, Bulgari's Eau Parfumée au Thé Rouge has a walnut note.

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    above someone speaks of almond plus cherry, that's what I mean by almond extract smell.

    maybe "bitter" means without that?

    looks like the Bulgari goes through a whole herbal tea thing, from the reviews, which would not appeal to me.

    evidently, searching here, I discover that Banana Republic has something out this year called "Black Walnut" I don't usually like black walnut ice cream. I'm not sure what a walnut smells like. all walnuts are bitter, aren't they?

    anyway banana republic black walnut is said to have tobacco and cedar notes, usually am not thrilled with anti moth scent/sauna scent of cedar

    Lutens Arabie is also recommended / / / again heavy spices going with the walnut. ..

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    My SotD today is one:

    Cartier Le Baiser du Dragon

    Top notes: bitter almond, neroli orange, and gardenia

    Heart notes: iris, cedar, and musk

    Base notes: vetiver, patchouli, and benzoin.

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    Never eat or drink anything that smells like bitter almonds. You'll get a REALLY bad tummy-ache, along with some other not so nice symptoms. Like passing away, things like that.

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    Banana Republic Black Walnut blows! Horrible...

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    Antico Caruso by Profumum is predominantly almond and it is terrific is sprayed properly (lightly and at arms lengt!). Last a long time too. One of my favs.

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