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    Default Boozy notes in our scents - 2007 edition

    There's a thread from last year about booze notes in fragrances, and I remember us starting a 'boozy note in fragrance' thread on the emergency Basenotes site...so I thought I'd create a brand new one - perhaps with newer and more obscure fragrances that smell like booze (liquor, alcohol, whateveryouwannacallit...).

    Scents mentioned before, that have prominent booze notes are:

    Le Dandy
    Voleur de Roses (?! not me, but to some others...), Fou d'Absinthe and Patchouli by L'Artisan
    Parfum D'Habit by MPG
    Arsenal by Ayana Moriel
    Sables by Annick Goutal
    Relax by Davidoff
    Rum Tonic by Malin + Goetz
    Nicole Miller for Men
    Escada Pour Homme and Magnetism by Escada
    Egoiste by Chanel
    JHL and Havana by Aramis
    Vendetta Pur Homme by Valentino
    London by Burberry
    CdG Edp
    White by Cdg
    Lubin by Idole
    Velvet Rope by Apothia
    Bay Rum cologne (any brand)
    Those Demeter alcohol related scents (Gin and Tonic, Sex on The Beach, blahblahblah)

    I will add to this list: Sake by Fresh (duh!). I would also think the new Courvoisier scent probably falls into this category also, but I haven't smelled it.

    Others?

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    I think that Halston's I-12 has a distinct gin note due to the juniper in it's heart notes--in fact, all fragrances with juniper (like Baie de Genievre) have a certain gin smell that I like a lot!
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    On a different note, I am SERIOUSLY tempted to wear Tanquaray's new "Rangpur" gin as an aftershave--infused with Rangur limes and ginger, this stuff smells great (and it makes a mean Gimlet, too)! I would hate to smell like a bowery bum, though.....
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    I always thought Paul Smith London was boozy smelling, but I'm too young to drink so I don't know exactly what to compare it to... although Brandy is listed as a note in it so...

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    I don't think I saw Fou d'Absinthe, Le Dandy, or Ambre Russe on the list. All three certainly belong there! Ayala Moriel's Rebellius also has a strong juniper berry (i.e. "gin") top note, which some may also experience as "boozy."
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    The top notes of L'Homme Sage by Divine smell very much like bourbon to me. And Set Sail Saint Barts has the tequila note, although I wouldn't categorize it as boozy per se.
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    WHERE'S VIRGIN ISLAND WATER!????

    (did i miss it? i checked twice!)

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    Baldessarini Ambre. Leather and whisky. I have smelled of those two notes numerous times, but not due to a fragrance. I prefer the real deal.

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    Default Re: Boozy notes in our scents - 2007 edition

    Quote Originally Posted by rentboy View Post
    WHERE'S VIRGIN ISLAND WATER!????

    (did i miss it? i checked twice!)
    OMG - I totally forgot my VIW (my WonderTwin powers must not be working!) Yes: rum in VIW. In spades.

    I also totally forgot to list Set Sail St. Barts by Tommy Bahama (tequila!!!) and Coney Island by Bond No. 9 (smells just like a margarita).

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    Bois d'Ombrie, my SOTD opens with a pronounced Whiskey note that goes away rapidly.

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    i'll also add Selection Verte. the lime and mint makes me think of a Mojito, even if there isn't a true rum note to be found.

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    I would agree with Paul Smith London. Also, to me Michael Kors for Men has a kinda boozy thing going on!
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    Default Re: Boozy notes in our scents - 2007 edition

    Bulgari Blu Notte (the girl's version) smells like a chocolate martini.
    I've trademarked the color bleu

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    Y'all forgotten entirely about that booziest of the boozy, Escada for Men? It's not unlike bathing in spiced cognac!
    Don't forget Liz Claiborne's Spark, either -- cheap and rummy stuff, that.

    And yes, Richyac, one mustn't leave out that rum-covered confection known as Michael Kors for Men.
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    Default Re: Boozy notes in our scents - 2007 edition

    Quote Originally Posted by shadesofbleu View Post
    Bulgari Blu Notte (the girl's version) smells like a chocolate martini.
    what's in a chocolate martini?

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    Aramis Havana is loaded with rum!

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    Default Re: Boozy notes in our scents - 2007 edition

    Quote Originally Posted by fredricktoo View Post
    what's in a chocolate martini?
    there are lots of recipes out there, but basically it's vodka and chocolate liqueur
    I've trademarked the color bleu

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vibert View Post
    I don't think I saw Fou d'Absinthe, Le Dandy, or Ambre Russe on the list. All three certainly belong there! Ayala Moriel's Rebellius also has a strong juniper berry (i.e. "gin") top note, which some may also experience as "boozy."
    Vibert, have you tried Arsenal yet? It's my booziest fragrance by far, containing cognac absolute (yes, there is such a thing! Nothing could be boozier than that... I believe it's extracted from the fermented sediments left after distilling cognac). And the other notes are juniper and green lemon, which make it smell quite authentically of gin and tonic. Other notes in there are ambrette (skin musk note) and bayberry (which has a spicy, leafy but sweet bay rum note).

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    I'm awaiting a bottle of Jean Paul Guerlain's new Spiritueuse Double Vanille. It's said to be a mix of old rum and vanilla. Can't wait for that smell!

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