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    Default Your favorite fragrance names

    As the title suggests.

    My favorites are L'Air du Desert Marocain (Tauer), Tea for Two (L'Artisan) and L'Ombre dans L'Eau (Diptyque), roughly in that order. Hmm, maybe I have a liking for poetic names? Sometimes the names are so compelling that it sounds like something you have to try...

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    CdG series names are very appealing to me:
    Anabar
    Skai
    Soda
    Kyoto

    I don't know, something about short and snappy. I also love scents that are named blandly, so I can refer to it as something else

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    For me it's L'Instant de Guerlain pour homme Extreme Eau de Parfum ... that's how I see it being advertised here!
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    I like the names

    Angéliques sous la Pluie (because of the image of angelica under the rain)
    Mandragore (because of the mystery and folklore of mandrake root)
    Sybaris (because of the ancient pleasure capital of Magna Graecia)
    Illicit (because it's kind of thrilling to break rules)
    Trouble (because it can be fun, in retrospect, of course)
    Le Baiser du Dragon (the Dragon's Kiss, you gotta love it)
    Ma Griffe (My Talons, or roughly, "in my clutches")
    Parfum Sacré (recalls the sacred mysteries)
    Antaeus (for the not-quite-invincible Greek hero)
    Coromandel (exotic names invoke the mysterious East, in this case, lacquered screens from the Coromandel coast of India)
    Angélique Encens (a play on words: it names the ingredients, angelica and incense, but suggests "angelic incense")
    Nomade (an ambling, wandering journey through life)
    Bois de Paradis (the Wood of Paradise, the forests of the blessed)
    Eau Illuminée (Luminous Water)
    Bois d'Orage (Stormy Woods)
    Palais Jamais (the Palace 'Never')
    Zizanie (Tares, the seeds of discord, a weed sown among one's enemies' wheat to spite them)
    Insensé (Senseless, Unconscious)
    Cabochard (French for Pig-headed, Stubborn)
    Après l'Ondée (After the Rainstorm)
    Chamade (the Drumbeat of Surrender, or Pounding Heart)
    Cuir Béluga (Leather Beluga, the latter for the sperm whale, i. e., ambergris)
    Mitsouko (Japanese for 'Mystery')
    Vol de Nuit (Nightflight, or in another sense, Night Heist)
    Bel Ami (Beautiful Friend, the title of a romantic novel on the theme of adultery, by Guy de Maupassant in 1885)
    Méchant Loup (Wicked Wolf... yup, the one in the fairy tale "Little Red Riding Hood")
    Safran Troublant (Disquieting Saffron)
    Timbuktu (just the romance of a legendary, far-off place)
    Route du Vétiver (the Road to Vetiver... and what a journey!)
    Ténéré (the name of a desert wind of North Africa)
    Minotaure (the half-man, half-bull of Greek myth, straight from the Labyrinth of Minos on ancient Crete)
    Vent Vert (Green Wind, and an apt name for it, too)
    Macassar (an exotic port on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, formerly Celebes, from where macassar oil, a Victorian-era hair pomade, was shipped)
    Padparadscha (in the language of Sri Lanka
    [Sinhalese], the name for a glorious and very expensive yellow-orange variety of sapphire; I once saw a four-carat one on sale for just over $10,000)
    Daim Blond (Blond Suede, a lovely tactile image that captures the feel of the fragrance)
    Louve (She-Wolf... shades of Romulus and Remus)
    Miel de Bois (Woodland Honey, alluding to the main ingredients)
    Antidote (very handy in case of poisoning!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaimeB View Post
    I like the names

    Angéliques sous la Pluie (because of the image of angelica under the rain)
    Vol de Nuit (Nightflight, or in another sense, Night Heist)
    Route du Vétiver (the Road to Vetiver... and what a journey!)
    Nice list, Jaime!
    I second Angelique sous la Pluie - beautiful!
    Vol de Niut, from the novel by St. Exupery?
    I have to take issue with your translation of Route du Vetiver; I rather think it's Road of Vetiver, or Vetiver Road...

    To your list, add:
    Kouros - a representation of a male youth in ancient Greek statuary
    Apres l'Ondee - After the rain shower
    Muscs Koublai Khan - no explanation necessary!
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    1. Chanel Pour Monsieur. Sounds like something Cary Grant (one of my favorite movie stars) would choose to wear.

    2. Habanita. I picture Rita Hayworth in the film, "The Loves of Carmen."

    3. 1881. Sounds like a fine, old vintage--anything

    4. Irisia. I hear Sophia Loren wears it. Mamma mia... http://www.freewebs.com/celebrityfragrances/

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    Acier Aluminium by Creed.

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    Fumarie Turque
    Ambre Sultan
    Aoud Queen Roses
    Sweet Oriental Dream (how can you resist this one?)
    Spanish Leather
    English Fern
    Hammam Bouquet
    Silver Mountain Water

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    Excellent choices! I second L'Ombre dans L'Eau and Parfum Sacre.

    I would add
    Ce Soir ou Jamais
    Chamade
    L'Heure Bleue
    Coup de Fouet
    Aimez-Moi
    Messe de Minuit
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    Dzing!
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    by far

    Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin.


    just repeat that out loud and listen to how it sounds.....the only fragrance that uses aliteration in its name.
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    Terre d'Hermes

    matches the scent and the image of this house. The bottle is amazing too.

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    Le Mâle

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    not sure what it smells like, but how could you go wrong with a name like "fracas?"
    the name "shalimar" also is, perhaps, one of the more beautiful sounds made by the human voice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Un Chant d 'Amour View Post
    Le Mâle

    Muscs Koublaï Khän
    i second koublai khan.....especially since 99% of people who wear the fragrance have no idea who koublai khan is.......and once you do know/realize who he is, it helps you realize what the fragrance is all about
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    Armani Attitude, Dior Homme, Ice Man TM

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    Steel Vagina. LOL, Kidding. Was that the name in the Boomerang movie? I forget.

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    JaimeB, That is a great list of beautiful names!

    I like "Après l'Ondée", which I prefer to translate simply as "After the Rain". This sounds to me like the name of a great tragic novel.

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    After the rain, hmmm, I believe that is the name of ALL detergent. Sounds better as a novel though. Serously if I was to pick one at this moment, it woud be:

    Terre D'Hermes for reason that Jock w/ scents mentioned. I also like Feuille Vert, others.

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    Mechant Loup
    Poison
    Parfum Sacre

    Those are my top three...I also love the obscure & sometimes obscene frag. names tvlampboy comes up with ~ I don't know how he finds them, or remembers them, but they're always entertaining. I hope he posts on this thread!

    Ooops, almost forgot about Voleur de Roses ~ love it!
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    Don't Get Me Wrong Baby, I Don't Swallow
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    Musc Ravageur. Whenever someone asks me what I'm wearing & I say this name, they always repeat "Ravageur." It's kinda funny .
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    "Smut" by BPAL. It's a sugared musk. Just perfect. I love it when DH tells people what he's wearing!
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    Burberry Touch for Women

    I touch it but no women come out

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    Fou d'Absinthe
    Cumming
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    Fracas
    Shalimar
    Cravache
    L'Heure Bleue
    L'Aire Du Temps
    Habit Rouge
    Mahora
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaimeB View Post
    I like the names

    Angéliques sous la Pluie (because of the image of angelica under the rain)
    Mandragore (because of the mystery and folklore of mandrake root)
    Sybaris (because of the ancient pleasure capital of Magna Graecia)
    Illicit (because it's kind of thrilling to break rules)
    Trouble (because it can be fun, in retrospect, of course)
    Le Baiser du Dragon (the Dragon's Kiss, you gotta love it)
    Ma Griffe (My Talons, or roughly, "in my clutches")
    Parfum Sacré (recalls the sacred mysteries)
    Antaeus (for the not-quite-invincible Greek hero)
    Coromandel (exotic names invoke the mysterious East, in this case, lacquered screens from the Coromandel coast of India)
    Angélique Encens (a play on words: it names the ingredients, angelica and incense, but suggests "angelic incense")
    Nomade (an ambling, wandering journey through life)
    Bois de Paradis (the Wood of Paradise, the forests of the blessed)
    Eau Illuminée (Luminous Water)
    Bois d'Orage (Stormy Woods)
    Palais Jamais (the Palace 'Never')
    Zizanie (Tares, the seeds of discord, a weed sown among one's enemies' wheat to spite them)
    Insensé (Senseless, Unconscious)
    Cabochard (French for Pig-headed, Stubborn)
    Après l'Ondée (After the Rainstorm)
    Chamade (the Drumbeat of Surrender, or Pounding Heart)
    Cuir Béluga (Leather Beluga, the latter for the sperm whale, i. e., ambergris)
    Mitsouko (Japanese for 'Mystery')
    Vol de Nuit (Nightflight, or in another sense, Night Heist)
    Bel Ami (Beautiful Friend, the title of a romantic novel on the theme of adultery, by Guy de Maupassant in 1885)
    Méchant Loup (Wicked Wolf... yup, the one in the fairy tale "Little Red Riding Hood")
    Safran Troublant (Disquieting Saffron)
    Timbuktu (just the romance of a legendary, far-off place)
    Route du Vétiver (the Road to Vetiver... and what a journey!)
    Ténéré (the name of a desert wind of North Africa)
    Minotaure (the half-man, half-bull of Greek myth, straight from the Labyrinth of Minos on ancient Crete)
    Vent Vert (Green Wind, and an apt name for it, too)
    Macassar (an exotic port on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, formerly Celebes, from where macassar oil, a Victorian-era hair pomade, was shipped)
    Padparadscha (in the language of Sri Lanka
    [Sinhalese], the name for a glorious and very expensive yellow-orange variety of sapphire; I once saw a four-carat one on sale for just over $10,000)
    Daim Blond (Blond Suede, a lovely tactile image that captures the feel of the fragrance)
    Louve (She-Wolf... shades of Romulus and Remus)
    Miel de Bois (Woodland Honey, alluding to the main ingredients)
    Antidote (very handy in case of poisoning!)
    Thanks Jaime. Nice list and commentary.

    I like Habit Rouge the juice and the French pronunciation. Oui!
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    To my knowledge, Route du Vetiver means vetiver root, which is a ingredient of this remarkable fragrance. I guess it explains the earthiness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_Ludlow View Post
    To my knowledge, Route du Vetiver means vetiver root, which is a ingredient of this remarkable fragrance. I guess it explains the earthiness.
    Don't think so.
    Route = road
    Racine = root

    Although, the bilingual pun is quite clever and possibly intentional.
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    Here's my Top 20:
    1.Mechant Loup
    2.Ce Soir ou Jamais
    3.Voleur de Roses
    4.Dior me, Dior me not
    5.Muscs Koublai Kahn
    6.Passage d'Enfer
    7.L'Anarchiste
    8.Opium
    9.Pasha (oriental name, oriental look, oriental smell)
    10.Nu (naked)
    11.Pure Poison (it sounds so harmlessly;-)
    12.L'eau d'Hiver
    13.Le Baiser du Dragon
    14.Yatagan (very manful)
    15.Nemo
    16.Basala
    17.What about Adam
    18.Musc Ravageur
    19.Silver Mountain Water
    20.All about Eve
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