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    Default Geranium... any suggestions?

    The time Ive spent on basenotes has allowed me to focus on analysis of my fave scents (as well as rediscover some of my older ones)...
    Im excited to see a pattern emerge with many of my faves... and that is GERANIUM!
    Its a common accord present in these fragrances from my collection:

    Prada Man
    Minotaure (Paloma Picasso)
    Céline Pour Homme
    Chanel Platinum
    Paul Smith Extrême for Men

    Has anyone any other suggestions for fragrances that contain geranium that I may enjoy??
    I would like to test more and prove or disprove that this is indeed a winning accord on my skin.

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    Default Re: Geranium... any suggestions?

    Comme de Garcons Parfum. That is, if you can make it past the Christmas-y spices, you will find the geranium. Leans a little towards the feminine side of CdG scents, but still very otherworldly, like most CdG's.

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    Default Re: Geranium... any suggestions?

    Miller Harris Nouvelle Edition offer 'Geranium Bourbon'

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    I haven't officially welcomed you Dimitri, so, welcome to Basenotes.

    Where ever you find a strong rose note, you will almost always find geranium or the same key aroma chemicals constituents that geranium oil shares with rose oil. Such aroma chemical constituents are used to bolster, extend and give depth and amplitude to the rose note. Here are six fragrances in which geranium features most prominently:

    Aramis 900 EDC
    Diptyque L'Eau
    Domenico Carceni Pour Homme
    Czech & Speake No. 88
    Hermès Terre d’Hermès
    Zino Davidoff

    These six fragrances also happen to be six of my all-time favorite fragrances. I love geranium notes in fragrances as I do rose notes.

    If you like these six fragrances, then you are certainly a confirmed geranium aficionado.

    Oh, and don't forget the fragrance Dimitri by O Boticário. Although, I haven't tried it, I know it does have geranium in it.

    Regards,

    scentemental


    Last edited by scentemental; 29th April 2007 at 01:24 AM.

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    I suggest Worth PH. The closest thing to Paco Rabanne PH but without the harshness. And there is some great geranium in there. Could be considered old school by some.

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    I suggest giving Jardin du Nil by MPG a try.

    Another nice one (if you don't mind oils) is Madini's Omar.
    Last edited by ajmc; 29th April 2007 at 02:09 AM.

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    Default Re: Geranium... any suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by scentemental View Post
    I love geranium notes in fragrances as I do rose notes.

    Scentemental...all these years i believed that geranium oil & rose oil were one and the same...Well since you have just revealed that they are not really the same, i would be thankful to you if you could elaborate on the rose note. You did mention a few scents with the geranium note. Please highlight a few with the rose note. I want to be able to delve deeper into the subtle difference b/w these.

    Thanks

    gupts

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    Noir Epices by Malle is another one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gupts View Post
    Scentemental...all these years i believed that geranium oil & rose oil were one and the same...Well since you have just revealed that they are not really the same, i would be thankful to you if you could elaborate on the rose note. You did mention a few scents with the geranium note. Please highlight a few with the rose note. I want to be able to delve deeper into the subtle difference b/w these.

    Thanks

    gupts
    gupts,

    Here’s a short list of fragrances which are either rose fragrances per se, or which feature rose prominently or to great effect:

    Annick Goutal Rose Absolue EDP
    Aramis 900 Herbal EDC
    Boucheron Pour Homme EDP
    Burberry Brit for Men
    Chanel Égoïste EDT
    Christiane Cielle Calypso Rose
    Czech & Speake Dark Rose
    Czech & Speake No. 88
    Czech & Speake Rose
    Diptyque L’Eau
    Diptyque L’Ombre dans L’Eau
    Diptyque Opôné
    Domenico Caraceni Pour Homme
    Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle Noir Epices
    Fresh Bulgarian Rose EDP
    Givenchy Gentleman (vintage)
    Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Rosa Magnifica
    Hermès Hermèssence Rose Ikebana
    Jean Desprez Versailles Pour Homme
    Jo Malone Red Roses Cologne
    L’Artisan Parfumeur Voleur de Roses
    L’Occitane 4 Reines EDP
    L’Occitane Eau des 4 Reines EDT
    L’Occitane Eau des 4 Voleurs
    L’Occitane Eglantine Wild Rose
    L’Occitane Neroli Rose
    Maître Parfumeur et Gantier Rose Opulente
    Molinard Rose
    Montale Aoud Roses Petals EDP
    Montale Black Aoud EDP
    Montale Roses Musk EDP
    Parfums Zero Six Cent-Trente Yuzu Rouge
    The Different Company Rose Poivrée
    The Perfumer’s Workshop Tea Rose
    Trussardi Uomo
    Ungaro Pour L’Homme III
    Van Cleef and Arpels Pour Homme

    Best regards,

    scentemental

    Last edited by scentemental; 29th April 2007 at 03:01 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scentemental View Post
    gupts,

    Here’s a short list of fragrances in which are either rose fragrances per se, or which feature rose prominently or to great effect:

    Annick Goutal Rose Absolue EDP
    Aramis 900 Herbal EDC
    Boucheron Pour Homme EDP
    Burberry Brit for Men
    Chanel Égoïste EDT
    Christiane Cielle Calypso Rose
    Czech & Speake Dark Rose
    Czech & Speake No. 88
    Czech & Speake Rose
    Diptyque L’Eau
    Diptyque L’Ombre dans L’Eau
    Diptyque Opôné
    Domenico Caraceni Pour Homme
    Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle Noir Epices
    Fresh Bulgarian Rose EDP
    Givenchy Gentleman (vintage)
    Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Rosa Magnifica
    Hermès Hermèssence Rose Ikebana
    Jean Desprez Versailles Pour Homme
    Jo Malone Red Roses Cologne
    L’Artisan Parfumeur Voleur de Roses
    L’Occitane 4 Reines EDP
    L’Occitane Eau des 4 Reines EDT
    L’Occitane Eau des 4 Voleurs
    L’Occitane Eglantine Wild Rose
    L’Occitane Neroli Rose
    Maître Parfumeur et Gantier Rose Opulente
    Molinard Rose
    Montale Aoud Roses Petals EDP
    Montale Black Aoud EDP
    Montale Roses Musk EDP
    Parfums Zero Six Cent-Trente Yuzu Rouge
    The Different Company Rose Poivrée
    The Perfumer’s Workshop Tea Rose
    Trussardi Uomo
    Ungaro Pour L’Homme III

    Best regards,

    scentemental
    Oh i am so glad Scentemental that i asked you to mention a 'few' fragrances that had the rose note

    Thanks very much though for your help.

    gupts

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    Default Re: Geranium... any suggestions?

    I second AJMC's suggestion of Jardin du Nil by MPG. After Worth PH, it would be my second choice.

    Geranium usually comes with other flower notes: carnation, jasmine, cyclamen, violet, rose. It's not always easy to single out this particular note.

    I went through my fragrances to see which ones have geranium in them. Here's the list:

    MPG Jardin du Nil
    Paco Rabanne PH
    Pierre Cardin pour Monsieur
    Dunhill Edition
    Avon Far Away for Men
    Grey Flannel
    Gucci Nobile
    Hanae Mori
    Jazz
    Opium PH
    Rive Gauche PH
    Fendi Life Essence
    Cacharel Nemo
    Oscar de la Renta for Him
    Oscar for Men
    Jean Patou
    Karl Lagerfeld Photo
    S.T. Dupont Signature
    Krizia Spazio Uomo
    Caron Number 3
    Terre d'Hermès
    Ungaro III
    Valentino Vendetta
    Yatagan
    Davidoff Zino
    Chopard Casran
    Balenciaga Ho Hang

    and, lat but not least,
    Cabochard!

    Well, I realize I like geranium too.
    Last edited by Apis; 29th April 2007 at 03:12 AM.

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    Default Re: Geranium... any suggestions?

    You might want to try:

    MPG Jardin du Nil
    Truefitt & Hill Clubman
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    Default Re: Geranium... any suggestions?

    Now, while this isn't suggesting a fragrance, I would suggest that you tryout L'Occitane's Geranium body lotion. This is one geranium I enjoy putting on a lot and it layers well with things.

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    Default Re: Geranium... any suggestions?

    WOW!
    Thanks for the responses y'all! (And for the kind words of welcome scentimental
    Im very excited to hunt down and try many of these suggestions here!

    Apis, a lot in your list that contain geranium are also scents that i adore... Rive Gauche PH, Terre d'Hermes, S.T Dupont Signature, Opium PH, and several others...
    looks like I could be on to a winner with this accord!

    I also see the Demeter fragrance library has a Geranium scent... has anyone tried this?

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    Tuscany has a geranium note apparently.

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    Rose Geranium is being used to replace rose oil or 'extend' the smell of it in perfumes and cosmetics. Geranium oil is obviously cheaper than rose oil. Where you find rose as a fragrance note, you will frequently find geranium at the same level.
    Last edited by narcus; 29th April 2007 at 11:43 AM.
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    Default Re: Geranium... any suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by narcus View Post
    Rose Geranium is being used to replace rose oil or 'extend' the smell of it in perfumes and cosmetics. Geranium oil is obviously cheaper than rose oil. Where you find rose as a fragrance note, you will frequently find geranium at the same level.
    Narcus you beat me to the punch!

    Worth PH is one of my favorites! Regarding Worth I find it to be more of a carnation frag, but no doubt geranium is in there. I find when I find geranium often I find a soapy note hidden in there, and there is definitely a soapy thing going on with Worth on my skin. There is a chance with Worth that the carnation is rose geranium + clove with less emphasis (thank G*d) on the clove. I believe the way to replicate carnation is rose gernanium (or rose) + clove.
    K
    Last edited by MisterK; 29th April 2007 at 12:48 PM.
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    I ran across Aveda's new scent yesterday and it is amazing IMO. Check it out soon. I bought some. Rose Geranium, Lavender, Sandalwood....

    YATRA!!!!

    http://nowsmellthis.blogharbor.com/b...0/2893900.html

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    Default Re: Geranium... any suggestions?

    Cabaret has loads of geranium
    http://ayalamoriel.com/perfumes.cfm?...&product_id=67
    and l'Herbe Rouge has less, and is more masculine
    http://ayalamoriel.com/perfumes.cfm?...&product_id=36
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