Just think of a mainstream scent that the dark forces would wear :P Dark Black Bad and Powerful.
"You smell kinda pretty! Wanna Smell me ?"
- Johnny Bravo
I don't know how mainstream these are but they are all dark in their own way. They might be what you are looking for.
Commes de Garcons Tar in their synthetics series is a fine attempt at making something good from things that are really bad. Sulphorous and black.
Le Labo Patchouli 24 is a dark birch tar scent that got lost on the dark side never to find its way back.
Montale Black Aoud has a vampiric quality about the rich red roses backed up with a deep frankincense. Very powerful and dark in an rich way.
Good suggestions above. I will add: Yatagan by Caron
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Salvador Dali PH
try 5 sprays of Oscar de la renta - Pour lui or chanel antaeus or KL - Photo
Salvador Dali PH
Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme
Idole de Lubin
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I second Antaeus.
There seems to be A LOT of wiggle room re: the definition of mainstream. Montale??
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I'm still waiting on my bottle of Encre Noire that i've ordered.....but of the ones i am currently using, i think Fahrenheit is VERY dark, along with Cuiron of course.
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Haha! It seems that in my country we all like it dark!
I'm going to go ahead and through Domenico Caraceni 1913 out there. Not mainstream by any measure, but very dark, rich, and powerful. Immensely complex and beautiful at the same time.
SOme others have not mentioned...
Azzaro Pour Homme
Z-14 (or is it Z11?)
Obviously 4711 or Paris Hilton.
But really, Salvador Dali PH is the ultimate dark and menacing beast, as others have rightfully mentioned. When I sampled it, I was scared it was going to punch me straight in the face. Sure enough, it didn't disappoint. It delivered a strong uppercut straight to my beak, but surprisingly... no nosebleed!
Something 80's like Van Cleef and Arpels or Jacomo
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I'd nominate Michael Storer's MONK. Here are the notes:
Birch tar oil
Antaeus, Drakkar and Dirty English by Juicy.
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Black Cashmere by DKNY
Serge Lutens- Chergui
Lolita Lempica Au Masculin
Serge Lutens- Arabie
Frederic Malle- Musc Ravageur
Acqua di Parma- Mandorlo
I appologize for this as it is not main stream but, I really have to recommend Black Aoud by Montale. It is the most satisfying, dark and brooding fragrance I have personally come across.
Dali PH is my vote. I only wear it once a year - on Halloween.
Not mainstream, Lorenzo Villoresi - Piper Nigrum..maybe Vlad does wear this
-Jacomo de Jacomo
-Azzaro Silver Black
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
Don't Smell the Flowers,
They're an Evil Drug to Make You Lose Your Mind --- Dio
..trapped in flesh...
I second these...
Jacomo de Jacomo
Paul Smith London