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    Question What are some good Exotic/ Gothic scents??

    I'm looking for scents that smell very heady, fiery and "gothic" Like incense, lilies, dragons blood, perfumes that you take one whiff of and know right away that it's a dark, exotic, engaging scent, yet not TOO smokey or patchouli-ey.

    Any recommendations??

    PS--- Can chicks get away with wearing that "Monk" cologne??

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    Have you tried testing "the lab's" oils?

    http://www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com/welcome.html

    They are supossed to be really good, plus you know the gothic feel begins with the kick-ass web site, hehehehe.
    I sugesst you try a few imps, see what you like, plus, oils can be used as many other things than just perfume, ney?
    Any way, if I had all the money in the world, i'd try everything from the lab!

    PS--- Can chicks get away with wearing that "Monk" cologne??
    Hahahaha! I've been wondering the exact same thing!
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    oh bables, i'll find you a good fragrance. :-*

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    LOL @ and with JoeJoe81.

    Monk is dry, insency and cold, perhaps too dry for me to become a favorite. I did not smell any dragon blood or lilies in it, although the longevity of this scent is amazing. Need to experiment with layering Monk with a drop of warm, lush florals.

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    Default Re: What are some good Exotic/ Gothic scents??

    Do you like leather? Bandit or Cabochard really kick.
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    I think Frankincense - Myrrh - Rose Maroc by Regina Harris might qualify. You can get sample from LuckyScent.

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    Default Re: What are some good Exotic/ Gothic scents??

    Thierry Mugler 'Angel' (not angelic)

    Caron 'Narcisse Noir'

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    musk ravageur, frederick malle! thats the ticket!
    coor blimey mary poppins, is that Aqua Motu or the penguins?

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    Fracas is the only floral that I find Gothic. The exotic tuberose/gardenia demands black clothes.

    Patchouli is a gothic cliché but when it's blended like in Dioressence it becomes much more special. A green labdanum start, spicy clove and patchouli. For a skin-like smell.

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    Bois d'Armenie just came out at the Guerlain store in Paris, and Bois de Jasmine just gave it a very good review. Sounds like a possibility that's not over-the-top.

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    Default Re: What are some good Exotic/ Gothic scents??

    Quote Originally Posted by cedriceccentric
    Fracas is the only floral that I find Gothic.
    I'd have to agree that "gothic" would be a great descriptor for Fracas. You really have to at least give this one a try.

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    Bourbon French Dark Gift (formulated as a fragrance for Anne Rice's Vampire Lestat), Ava Luxe Absinthe, DSH Minuit, DSH Arome d'Egypt, Goth Rosary Nocturnal, BPAL The Raven...

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    I'd say Etro's Messe de Minuit

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    Flower by Kenzo Oriental - Kenzo
    Nu EDP - YSL - a real gothic chic

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    Geisha Noire and Geisha Rouge from Aroma M; Creed Angelique Encens; Messe de Minuit (for sure!)

    Have to laugh about the Fracas- even though I don't see it that way, on another board someone said her daughter, who is a goth, only wears Fracas.

    If you're going to go the Fracas route I'd say also try Kai, Montale Intense Tiare and Monyette Paris. Also Child- Child and Fracas have a lot in common on my skin.
    Scent is such a lovely, simple pleasure!

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    Montale Aouds? (Aoud Cuir d'arabie, Aoud Queen Rose, Black Aoud, Aoud Rose petals would all work)

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    Many great suggestions on that old thread, many of them repeated here... Thanks for digging it up!
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    If you can still find "Red" by Geoffrey Beene.. it's a haunting, gothic, 70's fragrance. Lubin's latest release, "Idole" is very exotic. Inspiration came from the islands off the Celebes and Sibuyan Seas. One note.. I don't know if "Idole" would qualify as gothic but it's certainly is exotic.
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    Thank you all so much for your suggestions!! I'm gonna have my snuggle bunny (JoeJoe) get me samples of Nu, Flower by Kenzo, Messe de Menuit and Fracas. Maybe that Idole fragrance too!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morrigan
    Thank you all so much for your suggestions!! I'm gonna have my snuggle bunny (JoeJoe) get me samples of Nu, Flower by Kenzo, Messe de Menuit and Fracas. Maybe that Idole fragrance too!!!
    Please be careful - Flower Oriental with a black flower

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    Default Re: What are some good Exotic/ Gothic scents??

    Boy. I'm out of it. Fracas goth? Uhmmm, OK..it comes in a black bottle. Kai, Montale Intense Tiare, Monyette Paris, Child? No way--have 'em all.

    Goth... rich, complex, intense, scary sexy....Fumerie Turque. Smoky and exotic. Speaking of SL, if you can get your hands on a sample of SL Rose de Nuit...it's the only frag I've ever tested that left me emotionally drained.
    Please, spritz responsibly.

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    Default Re: What are some good Exotic/ Gothic scents??

    Half of my buyers of MONK are women. Someone mentioned that it is "dry"... It's the first time I've ever heard it described that way... It is actually very rich with amber, musk, frankincense, lindenblossom, civet, tabac and yes, cocoa. I highly recommend that you try it for a gothic feel. Just ask me per PM and I will send you a sample and you can decide for yourself...

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    I have several suggestions that might not be gothic on the first sight but try out on a night at the club with fishnets, heels and heavy eyeliner and you'll see what i mean:

    -Gucci Rush (Heavy on spices, still green an earthy and some soft vanilla in
    the base, not too much patchouli)
    -Voleur de Roses (roses, patchouli)
    -Anna Sui / also comes in a very nice little gothic bottle!
    -Cartier Délices. Snowwhite in a bottle.
    -Angel
    -Stella Rose Absolute (rose, amber)
    -Fracas (cedriceccentric is so right...)
    -Messe de Minuit (but be careful with this one, it might have a negative emotional effect on you)
    -if you're into musks: Egyptian Goddess by Auric Blends
    -Yves Rocher Pur désir de Gardénia might also fit a graveyard scenery in hot summer...
    -Jean Paul Gaultier Le Classique
    -CSP Amour de Cacao

    Just saw on the other thread Aromatics Elixir, Hyponotic Poison, Opium and Boudoir mentioned. Those are all great goth-perfumes, too.
    I made an interesting experience, once wearing Chanel No. 5 EdP wearing at a dark club in hot summer. It fit very well, in the end it's all your own imagination and how you wear it. It made me a cool and still fleshly ice-princess and rare men would dare to look into my eyes.
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    Talking Re: What are some good Exotic/ Gothic scents??

    Exotic and Gothic are too very different moods to me but here is a list of my favourites.

    Goth / Exotic:

    Estee Lauder Youth Dew
    Donna Karan Black Cashmere
    Dana Chantilly
    Dior Dioressence
    Clinique Aromatics Elixir
    Aramis Havana pour elle
    Raphael Replique
    Montana Parfum de Peau
    Cartier Must (de) parfum
    Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan
    Five Star Fragrance Royal Secret II
    Lagerfeld Classic
    Dior Poison Espirit de Parfum
    Guerlain Shalimar EDC
    Lancome Magie Noire
    Dragon's Blood (an amazing etailer oil I have)
    YSL M7
    YSL Nu
    Dana English Leather
    Guerlain Chamade
    Caron Nuit de Noel
    Guerlain Mitsouko parfum
    Paco Rabanne La Nuit
    Comme des Garcons EDP
    Caron Narcisse Noir
    Gres Cabochard
    Guerlain Nahema parfum
    Paloma Picasso Mon Parfum
    Rochas Mystere
    Etro Shaal Nur
    Guerlain Jicky PdT
    Chanel No.5
    TBS Indian Gardenia
    Hermes Rouge
    Fendi Donna


    And no - I am not a goth. But I am miserable most of the time and wear a lot of black...

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    Default Re: What are some good Exotic/ Gothic scents??

    What about L'Artisan Parfumeur Passage d'Enfer?

    It's the classic lilies and incense, white flowers on burnt wood 'fume. The name that translates to "The Way to Hell" is just a nice added touch.




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