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    I've been imagining a fragrance in my mind. I don't really know top notes from basenotes and I am not familiar with most of the exotic ones, but here's what I'm thinking of.

    Cognac, lavendar, juniper, black tea, rose, carnation, ylang ylang, sandalwood, rosewood, leather, amber, allspice, black pepper, clove, cocoa, orange.

    I invite anyone to suggest which notes are top, middle and basenotes.

    After reading all of these notes, it may come as a surprise to hear that I don't particularly like rich scents that are very sweet. And I admit that this collection of notes might need something that would counter any tendency toward cloying sweetness. For reference, my signiture winter scent is Bijan and I was thinking of a slightly sweeter, spicier alternative.

    Does my imagined fragrance sound like anything of quality that's already available?
    Last edited by Eau_Boy; 23rd December 2006 at 10:15 AM.

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    Pierre Cardin Pour Monsieur? It's got seven notes in common with your suggestion.

    Top Notes
    Lemon, Bergamot, Orange, Lavender, Basil,

    Middle Notes
    Carnation, Geranium, Leather, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Orris ,

    Base Notes
    Vanilla, Moss, Tonka, Leather, Benzoin, Amber

    You may also want to give Cerruti 1881 a try...
    Last edited by docluv45; 23rd December 2006 at 01:38 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eau_Boy
    Does my imagined fragrance sound like anything of quality that's already available?
    First recommendation: Hermes Belami . Second would be perhaps Helmut Lang Cuiron. The Belami isn't particularly sweet, but it's wonderful. Sort of like a much classier, much better balanced Bijan. The Cuiron is a little sweeter (it supposedly has plum in there somewhere), but it is also very nice.

    BEL AMI:
    Top Notes

    Middle Notes
    Ylang-Ylang, Iris,

    Base Notes
    Vanilla, Sandalwood, Vetiver,

    Top Notes
    Plum, 'Fluid' Leather, Fresh notes ,

    Middle Notes
    'Sensual' Leather, Suede notes,

    Base Notes
    'Noble' Leather,
    Last edited by rach2jlc; 23rd December 2006 at 01:59 PM.
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    Thanks guys!

    Anyone else? Anything with allspice, clove and wood notes?

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    What's allspice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Giraffe
    What's allspice?
    Allspice [wikipedia link]
    De gustibus non est disputandum

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    Anyone have samples of their suggestions? Add Opium for men to the list (just curious about this one)
    Last edited by Eau_Boy; 29th January 2007 at 08:53 PM.

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