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    Default Fragrances with a slightly "sinister" side.........

    In the recent Ungaro III thread a lot of people dissagree as to whether or not the fragrance has a "dark" side to it. On the reviews a lot of people describe it as dark or gothic.
    Personally I make this dark connection. I do love the fragrance, but I consider it ice-cold and very melancholic. A sort of Edgar Alan Poe of fragrances.
    I thought it would be an interesting idea for a new thread.
    Which fragrances have a sinister side.............. ?

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    Czech & Speake no.88 definitely
    Tea For Two (althought I'm sure many will disagree with me on this one)
    Current favourites: Silver Mountain Water - Terre d'Hermes - Erolfa - Fou d'Absinthe - Sequoia

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    Wink Re: Fragrances with a slightly "sinister" side.........

    Well, a sinister fragrance would have to be something "non-comforting", so my candidate would be, Caron's L'Anarchiste. The smell of blood, metal and orange - a mangled body in a car that crashed into an orange grove during the small hours of the night. too morbid?
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    I know it's to a real man's scent but the most sinister, horror-filmish scent I know is vintage Mitsouko. I own it but don't wear it often, it makes me goosey all over. But what a masterpiece. Guerlain has no really sinister scents for men.

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    Default Re: Fragrances with a slightly "sinister" side.........

    I second: No. 88 by Czech and Speake = sinister, in a creepy gentleman sort of way (Jack The Rpper-esque..?)

    I will also add: Film Noir by Ava Luxe

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    Default Re: Fragrances with a slightly "sinister" side.........

    L'Artisan Passage D'Enfer
    L'Anarchiste by Caron
    Idole de Lubin
    Monk by Michael Storer (smells like a graveyard to me)

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    Salvador Dali original
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    Yves Rocher's Nature Millénaire PH
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    Default Re: Fragrances with a slightly "sinister" side.........

    I happen to love scents with a dark and dangerous edge to them. A few that come to mind:

    Idole de Lubin (again)
    Knize Ten (smells like a gentlemen's club, but leaves you wondering what goes on there after hours...)
    Pomegranate Noir (Victorian gothic romance)
    Black Aoud (dark, savage, brutal)
    Nuit Noir (big time dark 'n' dirty)
    Etat Libre d'Orange Charogne (decadent, like Oscar Wilde's Salome)
    Une Fleur de Cassie (pretty, pretty flowers with an undertone of decay)
    Jardin du Nil (ditto)
    and even the much-maligned French Lover (suave, sophistcated, but could be a cat burglar hiding in the tux).

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    Completely agree with the comments on l'Anarchiste--metal, oranges, blood... where can it all lead?

    Anything with rubber or rubber/leather can have a sinister edge to it and I think that Kouros, which smells like rotting fruit in Chinatown to me, has a definite sinister side--I know that it is controversial of me to say that on these boards!

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    I'll second francois' choice of Salvador Dali for Men. DEFINITELY -- if there were a Satan, he would wear this stuff while flames shot out his ass and horns grew out of his head, no doubt about it. Diabolical hell-juice, indeed! (Not that I don't like it, mind you . . . )

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    Peggy: "Brother Boy has tried to kill himself. He jumped out of his bedroom window."
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    Peggy: "Yes, but he hit his head on a lawn gnome."
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    Noir Epices
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    Dior Eau Noire
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    I agree with No. 88

    Also Ambre Sultan definately has a dark, mysterious, sexyness about it

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    Default Re: Fragrances with a slightly "sinister" side.........

    Black Cashmere by Donna Karan
    Lucifer by Damien Bash
    Avignon by CDG
    Zino Davidoff by Davidoff
    Vendetta by Valentino
    M7 by YSL

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    Bvlgari Black

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    Concur with L'Anarchiste and No 88

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    Secretions Magnifique is so sinister it is fear-inducing. Think Mr. Dahmer. Okay, this is more than just slightly.

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    Surpringly,


    Bandit


    has not been mentioned. This is the darkest perfume I now.
    Of course there is Jacomo by Jacomo, but who calls that a perfume?
    'Il mondo dei profumi è un universo senza limiti: una fraganza puo rievocare sensazioni, luoghi, persone o ancora condurre in uno spazio di nuove dimensioni emozionali' L. V.

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