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    What to wear when I feel like being "bad"? I'm finding that Obsession isn't cutting it, I'm over the floral in Allure Sensuelle, and I need a new bad-girl oriental for the holiday break. What do all of you oriental-lovers wear when you need that extra kick?

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    Default Re: Deep, dark, delicious! Perfume(s) for "Bad Girl" Days...

    Ava Luxe Film Noir - leathery, smoky, kinda dangerous!

    Edited to add: I just noticed that you said "oriental." I am also an oriental lover, but Film Noir is classified as a chypre (at least by Ava Luxe). If you want an oriental, my beloved Ava Luxe Madame X is a good, sexy, bad-girl scent - another leather, yum!
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    Not oriental, but Tabac Blond is a bit naughty. So is Black Cashmere. And I'm told Boudoir is, but it smelled like dirty underwear on me. I have no idea what genre Boudoir falls into, I couldn't get it off me quick enough. Really depends what kind of 'bad' you're looking for. :-)

    What about Opium? Oriental AND naughty. It has stood the test of time. A work colleague of mine wore that last week and I was going mad trying to remember what it was, and when she told me I was amazed, because it smelled divine on her (I liked it when it first became 'all the rage', but never had the confidence to try and wear it myself). It's a big hitter, Opium. But you might want something more recent than that.

    What about Le Baiser du Dragon? It's flaming gorgeous, and it does have a 'naughty' edge to it.
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    Oh Caron Narcisse Noir but you need the extract as the edt is a bit watery for total diva.

    Ambre Sultan another one.
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    I'll second Opium, Narcisse Noir and Ambre Sultan. Also Coco if I'm feeling 'bad but classy'.
    I seem to reach for the leathers and inscenses when I'm feeling truly wicked.
    I have a bottle of Bandit on order for those times and my Tabac Blonde gets a workout too.

    I hear great things about the really skanky musks for sexy naughty moments. But I haven't investigated that area yet.
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    I wear Madame X, Tabac Blond, Ambre Sultan, Poison and (hopefully soon!) Narcisse Noir.
    Bandit's another "bad girl" scent although I find it too cold and green for me, personally. I have a bottle but have only worn it a couple of times.

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    BPAL's Snake Oil or Ava Lux Mme X are my faves.

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    This is my "Bad girl"-scents ...
    - Agent Provocateur (the original)
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    Habanita
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    Default Re: Deep, dark, delicious! Perfume(s) for "Bad Girl" Days...

    oh yes to Ambre Sultan and Opium! I would also add Musc Ravageur and Dior Addict.


    And the ultimate "bad girl" scent, IMO, is something leather like Bandit, Cuir Mauresque, or Tabac Blond.
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    I absolutely love Musc Ravageur, but to me it's more warm and comforting than naughty...

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    I also agree with Opium, the "ultimate" bad girl oriental! I've loved and worn it for years.
    I think Black Cashmere, Bois Oriental, Le baiser du Dragon, and Youth Dew Amber Nude may also fit the bill!

    Good Luck!
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    Habanita...and Alma di Alma from Madini

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    Default Re: Deep, dark, delicious! Perfume(s) for "Bad Girl" Days...

    And if you are a very, very bad girl: Femme

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    Default Re: Deep, dark, delicious! Perfume(s) for "Bad Girl" Days...

    Quote Originally Posted by DeeOlive View Post
    Habanita
    Yeah Baby!!! And......(drum roll - rearview projection of the infamous ad campaign...) Tabu!!!
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    Default Re: Deep, dark, delicious! Perfume(s) for "Bad Girl" Days...

    I think of bad girls as women who exude sexuality and a little danger. Women who know exactly what they want without any indecision. They see breaking a few rules as a necessary risk to get what they want. I see bad girls in scents that have more incense, smoke, and/or animal notes. Bandit, Ava Luxe Kama Extreme and Rasa Extreme, The Different Company Rose Poivree, Le Labo Patchouli 24, and Serge Lutens Muscs Koublai Khan are what I consider apt for bad girls.

    I find oriental fragrances to be sensual, exotic and seductive and/or warm and comforting. If I had to select bad girl choices from oriental fragrances, Musc Ravageur, Ambre Sultan, and Tauer's L'Air du Desert Marocain would please me.
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    Default Re: Deep, dark, delicious! Perfume(s) for "Bad Girl" Days...

    Atkinson's I Coloniali Javanese Cananga

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    Taolady, I totally agree with you about Tabu. It's gorgeous and very naughty. In a completely different direction, I find A La Nuit suits me when I'm feeling naughty. Though it's simply white flowers I find it to be a kind of jasmine overload that is quite precocious (sp?).
    I'm in with MKK, as well. Also Ava-Luxe Mme X, though I can't decide if I really like that one on me. (I'm probably just too good of a girl for it-ha!)
    And I must add that I sampled Bandit for the first time today and I don't understand why it's so often cited as a "bad girl" type of scent. It was very office friendly on me. Go figure.
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    Tubereuse Criminelle

    Putain des Palaces

    Rose de Nuit

    Lipstick Rose
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    Patou 1000

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    Don't forget Madini Musk Gazelle and Ambargris.
    Very dark, sweet, base-heavy, like handfuls of incense sticks, gorgeous.
    Seductive.
    Go for it. Sample vials for $2 at madini.com.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pellen View Post
    Taolady, I totally agree with you about Tabu. It's gorgeous and very naughty. In a completely different direction, I find A La Nuit suits me when I'm feeling naughty. Though it's simply white flowers I find it to be a kind of jasmine overload that is quite precocious (sp?).
    I'm in with MKK, as well. Also Ava-Luxe Mme X, though I can't decide if I really like that one on me. (I'm probably just too good of a girl for it-ha!)
    And I must add that I sampled Bandit for the first time today and I don't understand why it's so often cited as a "bad girl" type of scent. It was very office friendly on me. Go figure.
    I was going to say almost the same thing (except for the Bandit bit)!
    I would add Bal Versailles.
    and both Samsara and Opium in parfum concentration.

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    On me Fracas and Nu edp.
    Currently wearing: L'Heure Bleue by Guerlain

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    Musc Ravageur. oh my. naughty without being downright slutty. It's a sultry sidelong wink in a bottle.
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    CdG synthetics or Costume National Scent. Unisexy, goes well with too much black, too much makeup, and a bitchface.

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    Thank you all so much! What wonderful suggestions - hard to know where to start, but looking forward to the adventure .... Lots of recs on Opium, I noticed - I tried it on myself, and unfortunately it goes (hate to say it, need an alternative word I know) "grandma-esque" immediately, and remains so on the drydown. Love it on others, but not for me. Investigating the Lutens and Musc Ravageur reviews currently, so we'll see.

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    Default Re: Deep, dark, delicious! Perfume(s) for "Bad Girl" Days...

    It's funny how different scents react on different people. Like pellen, Bandit is quite tame on me. I love Musc Ravageur, but on me it is sweet and comforting, not especially sexy (reminds me, in a way, of how Bath and Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar smells on me, with a touch more class). Coco and Opium are two of my comfort scents (but with a touch of sex appeal).

    Ava Luxe Film Noir, however...leather, smoke, and a little touch of rubber somethin'. lol And I forgot about Tabu! That's a good one, too.

    Maybe I'm just too bad. I'm too bad for my perfume, too bad for my perfume, tooooo baaaad. ;-) Just kidding.

    I hope you find what you're looking for, pixiecita.

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    Default Re: Deep, dark, delicious! Perfume(s) for "Bad Girl" Days...

    ELO Jasmine et Cigarettes...ashy, floral decadence for a woman with bad habits...Bourbon French "Dark Gift" is romantically dark; hinting of naughty games in decaying cities. Venezia is opulent, overdone, overpowering and obvious; bad girl bad in other words.

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    Default Re: Deep, dark, delicious! Perfume(s) for "Bad Girl" Days...

    OP - You have my sincere condolences on the Opium....

    Most of my favs have been mentioned: La Nuit, habanita, Opium, Tabu, Coco, Musc Ravageur....
    I'll add Shalimar..
    Might also consider Clive Christian X - if pocket book allows

    GL with your search!
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    I would venture to say Citizen Queen is a "bad girl" scent!
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