La Nuit by Paco Rabanne is a good place to start.
After the revelating experience of wearing vierges et toreros, I want to dive more into real animalistic notes:
Wich one could be the better one?.
La Nuit by Paco Rabanne is a good place to start.
Muscs Koublai Khan
All three are even more animalistic than Vierges & Toreros, at least to my crude nose.
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I find Ungaro II to be almost embarassingly fecal at the start--then the other notes take over and it evolves into something really interesting.
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The new Tom Ford for Men Extreme (coming out in November) should be just what you're looking for.
Another that comes to mind quickly is Dzing by L'Artisan Parfumeur. But hurry up, it's discontinued.
Ungaro II, definitely. Or Kouros. Or the OLD Gentleman (if you can find it). Or Monsieur Musk (animalistic but slightly soapy, also embarrassingly, wonderfully cheap). Or Salvador Dali pour Homme (not really so animalistic as just dark, dirty and delish).
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I'll second Aaron on Givenchy Gentleman
Muscs Koublaï Khän contains six of the most animalic ingedients. A pure animalic and a great fragrance overall.
Ava Luxe Rasa Extreme (esp. parfum) - prefer it on a woman
Profoundly animalic. Not quite as out in front as Koublaï Khän, but the underlying animalia is even stronger than MKK over time.
Ava Luxe Kama Extreme (esp. parfum) - I only tried it once but it's a very pure animalic
Some of the men's fragrances with animalic components:
Yatagan (catoreum, musk)
Cuir Mauresque (civet, musk)
Jules (castoreum, musk)
Knize Ten (castoreum, musk)
Antaeus (castoreum, musk)
Givenchy Gentleman (civet, musk)
Ungaro II (civet, musk)
Amouage Gold (civet, musk)
Kouros (civet, musk)
Rose Poivree (civet, musk)
Gendarme V (civet, musk)
Most of these aren't necessarily all that genuinely animalic but the civet and castoreum can become extremely animalic in some of them, esp. in the right conditions.
Jicky contains a lot of real civet, and while it isn't animalic in the same way as the first three I mentioned (MKK, Rasa Ext, Kama Ext), its civet can "comes alive" in the heat. It's not sexual or enigmatic, just strange as hell, having the ability to negatively affect certain forms of tenuous relationships. Many women's fragrances contain civet but it doesn't always project like it does in fragrances like Jicky.
None of the men's fragrances listed above create anything like the kind of animalia you get from Muscs Koublaï Khän, Rasa Extreme parfum, and Kama Extreme parfum (the edp's are also good. Rasa Extreme's more feminine than MKK but I don't know many women who will wear it. My girlfriend won't and she wears damn near everything, including Muscs Koublaï Khän. Rasa Extreme might not jump out at you at first, but the underlying current, duration, and steady output of animalia is even stronger than Muscs Koublai Khan, and persists well into the 14th hour. Kama Extreme is also extremely animalic but I have less knowledge of it since my sample made its way south.
A long list of women's fragrances contain civet and to a lesser extent, castoreum.
La Nuit (Rabanne) has a strong undercurrent of animalia but mainly comes across as a quality leather chypre. Turin said it's like spraying Tabu on a horse but it hasn't hit me quite like that yet.
Bandit (civet, castoreum, musk) puts out a good deal of animalia though it's been tamed in the recent formulations.
CBIHatePerfume's Musk Reinvention is supposed to be good.
Nemat's Musk Supreme is supposed to share similarities with MKK.
ajmc had these recommendations from another thread:
"Attar Bazaar ~ India Musk
Attar Bazaar ~ Egyptian Musk
Madini ~ Musk Gazelle
Madini ~ Musk Pierre
Madini ~ Alma de Alma
Madini ~ Baraka
Bruno Acampora ~ Musc
I have samples of their 100% Pure Indian White Musk,100% Pure Red Musk and own a bottle of Agar Musk Black w/ Cambodi Oudh. These are truly on a different level." "
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I just finished writing on another thread what notes disagree with me, one of them being musk. Just reading what Pluran wrote made me ill. I really wish I knew why musk gives me near instantaneous headaches. Maybe I wasn't cut out for the animal kingdom.
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KL Homme has an animalistic, musky drydown that i love.
keepin' it musky
Anyway, that's why I'm more interested in try another ones and see what I really found.
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I owned a decant of Dzing! and smell more vanilla and eraser gomma though,can't detect any of dirty yummy smell hehe.
I'm sure it's my skin that react really funny with some perfumes...
Pluran, how is it possible that modern perfumes use "real" civet?
You mention Jicky as a prime example, but surely Guerlain is not longer extracting civet from cat secretions?
BTW, if you ever read how perfumers used to extract civet from cats, it's not a pretty story. Surely no one does this anymore. Right?
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Dzing! might not be discontinued...that still just a rumor. I keep asking friends and supposedly it's still in production. It will remain in limited production for the time being.
Jicky EDP (the edt has civet so faint and tamed while the edp has it so round in the drydown)
Bond No.9 H.O.T. Always (even if this one is more cinnamon that animalic notes)
Muscs Koublai Khan (Verryyyyy animalic! First time I tried it was so hot in paris that I had to wash it off after a while cuz it was even embarassing...lol but in cool weather it's fantastic)
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How about DG By?
I may be crazy but I swear I detect a decidedly animalistic note in Heritage by Guerlain. Could that be true? I smell just a touch in Givenchy Gentleman, none in Gendarme or Lords, as others have said, but Heritage, wow that's animalic!
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I'll put in a plug for one of my favorites: Mazzolari Lui.
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