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    Default Good Dark, Mysterious Fragrances?

    I need a good dark and mysterious fragrance but still with a little to moderate amount of sweet. I currently have M7 and like it for the mystery but don't think it is anywhere near strong enough. I also have Vera Wang for Men and absolutely LOVE it. I also have Very Sexy for Him 2 but think it is too dark and generic smelling. Anything along those lines that is strong and lasts? I am open to suggestions. Thanks

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    Ungaro 3 will do.
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    1. Creed Aventus
    2. A*Men Pure Malt
    3. L'instant Extreme
    4. Nasomatto Duro
    5. CDG - Kyoto

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    Dark?
    Perhaps, Salvador Dali PH.
    But still I would be interested of what "dark" is. To me Ungaro III is as bright, if not more than say, D&G ph or Cuerlain VEtyver.
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    Dark and moody, but with sweet undertones...
    Then its Czech and Speake's No.88, and Costume National's Scent Intense you seek.

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    V by Valentino.

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    I think I'm missing the point with Ungaro III, I've heard it described as dark, brooding, gothic, even boozy, i had a picture in my mind of what it would be like and all I got was wet roses

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    Obsession for Men, Very Valention for Men, Passion for Men.

    Dark, semi-sweet, smooth, spicey, somewhat brooding, all very sexy.

    All well available too, but none are worn as much by the unthinking majority as they each once were. Which is a good thing.

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    John Varvatos and Burberry London, both turn pretty creamy and mysterious smelling on me.. not so dark but absolutely delectable, with a rich creamy and intoxicating sweetness .. Aigner Black is pretty dark on me.. not so sweet but dark and musky .. sexy! ..you can also give Pomegranate Noir a try


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    Bvlgari Black

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    Paco Rabanne - Black XS

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    Black Orchid by Tom Ford

    Tom Ford did M7 when he was at YSL (which you mentioned) - but Black Orchid is an entirely different animal. The longevity and sillage are incredible.
    Last edited by mikeperez23; 7th December 2007 at 05:14 PM.

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    Black Aoud without question!

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    Le Labo Patchouli 24

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    Tauer - L'Air Du Désert Marocain

    Dark, mysterious and unique.

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    Dali pour Homme
    Czech & Speake #88
    Trussardi Uomo
    Ungaro III (old formulation -- if you can find it)

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    I'll second Black Aoud and Pomegranate Noir
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    Seconding Scent Intense, throwing Knize 10 out there too

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    Two new ones that are dark and mysterious are from Neil Morris Fragrances.

    Dark Desire and Gotham

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    One more: Silver Black (Onyx)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Black Orchid by Tom Ford

    Tom Ford did M7 when he was at YSL (which you mentioned) - but Black Orchid is an entirely different animal. The longevity and sillage are incredible.
    I second the Black Orchid, though it might come across as too sweet at first, but wait a little while, and gets more moderate. I really start to like it more and more!!
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    Not mentioned: Alain Delon Iquitos. Dark, brooding, full of mistery and intrigue.
    Are you not entertained??? Is this not why you are here??

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    >> IQUITOS ... Im gonna get me some soon !!

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    I agree with Bvlgari Black and also add Musc Ravageur.

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    Shiseido Basala

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    Of course yes to Costume National's Scent Intense
    and a huge yes to Black Aoud.

    But also yes to:

    Antaeus - Chanel
    Zino - Davidoff
    Gucci pour Homme
    L'eau de Navigateur L'Artisan
    Mémoire d'Homme Nina Ricci
    Black Tourmaline - Olivier Durbano
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    Cittá di Kyoto, Jasmin de Nuit, Jasmin Full, Kelly Calèche, Venezia,
    Douce Amère, Eau de Charlotte, Falling In Love, Chergui, Prada,
    Rose Alexandrie, Hypnôse, Omnia, Flowerbomb, Poivre Piquant,
    Cuir Beluga, 7:15am in Bali, Lolita Lempicka, Fumerie Turque,
    Datura Noir, Songes, Gaultier², L'Ombre Fauve, Kors, My Couture,
    Ligea "La Sirena", Red Aoud, Rose Absolu, Cèdre, Milk, No. 23

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    Black Aoud
    Opium
    Burberry's London

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    I second the vote for Zino Davidoff

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    Bois d'Encens by Armani
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    I can think of many, but one that comes to mind right now is a frag whose very name is the antithesis of dark -- Lux, by Mona di Orio. It may be named for light, and may have tons of lemon and petitgrain, but to me this is a very Victorian, very opulent, very Continental, very dense frag that I can't help but associate with panelled librarie, velvet drapes and a very dark, formal home somewhere a century ago.

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    BPAL's Blood Kiss
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    Dior Eau Noire
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    Default Re: Good Dark, Mysterious Fragrances?

    From what I hear, Versace Black Jeans fits the bill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iggy View Post
    One more: Silver Black (Onyx)
    I actually agree with this suggestion.

    I'm adding Fahrenheit Absolute
    M7 might work
    Zino by Davidoff
    Armani Emporio Armani He
    Lancome Hypnose Homme - not quite sure, but somehow rings a bell
    Gucci By Gucci Pour Homme - in general I find this scent quite good, if only it was stronger for lack of projection is it's flaw
    Narciso Rodriguez Him
    Burberry Brit and its New Year Edition flanker mayhaps even more

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    String Strong Homme by Kesling

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    moon aoud

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    Default Re: Good Dark, Mysterious Fragrances?

    Quote Originally Posted by barnstormer View Post
    Seconding Scent Intense, throwing Knize 10 out there too
    Ditto
    Sounds like someones having a case of the Mondays

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    Black Aoud
    1740 Marquis de Sade
    Black Orchid
    L'air du desert Moracain
    Encre Noire
    No.88
    Black Afgano

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    +4 Czech &Speake - No.88

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    Minitaure by Paloma Picasso. There´something about this strong, spicy, animalistic oriental fragrance that gives me a dark and mysterious vibe but in a damn sexy kind of way.
    The Dreamer from Versace: what does this scent have that is so alluring and enticing towards the opposite sex ?

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    YSL Body Kouros, with it's incense and eucalyptus over powdery tonka strikes me as mysterious and moody.

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    M7 is an excellent starting point for this kind of scent. I'll second gucci pour homme and encre noire, both excellent 'dark, brooding' choices but both without the sweet edge you're looking for. The only nighttime 'sweet' scent i know is armani code (but, it does the job!)

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    Default Re: Good Dark, Mysterious Fragrances?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    String Strong Homme by Kesling
    Very curious about this one!

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    M7 fits the bill perfectly.

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    Dark Aoud, Memoir Man, Bulgari Black, Mandragore Pourpre, Route du Vetiver...

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    La Nuit De L'homme or Black XS

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    pascal morabito OR BLACK seems to be everything you've asked for in a bottle.
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    For me - Or Black, S-ex, Bulgari Black, Dzing! - all strange and slightly kinky

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    Bandit and Bandit Light pour homme
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    Versace Black Jeans:
    Dark, too dark
    Mysterious, too mysterious
    and serious fragrance
    believe me

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    black afgano
    interlude man

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    When I think dark and mysterious, I think of Ozzy Osbourne. And when I met Ozzy as a young man in 1988, the first thing I noticed about him was his cologne, which matched his persona to a tee. And what was his cologne? Czech & Speake No. 88. I went to Harrod's the next day and bought a bottle, which I still use today.

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