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    Default The darkest most powerful mainstream scent

    Just think of a mainstream scent that the dark forces would wear :P Dark Black Bad and Powerful.
    Any advice?

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    Bvlgari Black
    Dior Fahrenheit
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    Antaeus

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    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.

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    Good suggestions above. I will add: Yatagan by Caron
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    Salvador Dali PH

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    try 5 sprays of Oscar de la renta - Pour lui or chanel antaeus or KL - Photo

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    Default Re: The darkest most powerful mainstream scent

    I'll second:
    Salvador Dali PH
    Yatagan
    Black Aoud

    I'll add:
    L'Anarchiste
    Brut
    M7
    Quorum
    Parfum d'Habit
    Knize Ten
    Mechant Loup
    Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme
    Mazzolari Lui
    Aramis
    Idole de Lubin
    Kolnisch Juchten
    Palais Jamais
    Krizia uomo
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    Michael Kors

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    Default Re: The darkest most powerful mainstream scent

    Quote Originally Posted by Stuffman View Post
    Salvador Dali PH
    For sure.
    Please feel free to check out my Swap Thread - Patou pour Homme, L'Instant de Guerlain PH Extreme, Dior Homme Intense, Pure Malt, Pure Coffee and many more! Click Here For My Swap Thread

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    Drakkar Noir

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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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    Default Re: The darkest most powerful mainstream scent

    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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    Trussardi Uomo
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    Haha! It seems that in my country we all like it dark!

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    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.

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    Default Re: The darkest most powerful mainstream scent

    SOme others have not mentioned...

    Santos.
    Azzaro Pour Homme
    Z-14 (or is it Z11?)
    Knize Ten

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    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!

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    Default Re: The darkest most powerful mainstream scent

    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzlepuff View Post
    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 choices but they are definitely esoteric, not mainstream.

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    Something 80's like Van Cleef and Arpels or Jacomo
    Last edited by Kevin Guyer; 11th June 2008 at 02:28 AM.

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    Default Re: The darkest most powerful mainstream scent

    I'd nominate Michael Storer's MONK. Here are the notes:

    Birch tar oil
    Frankincense
    Civet
    Musk
    Cocoa absolute
    Sandalwood

    Argh mateys.

    Teddius

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    Antaeus, Drakkar and Dirty English by Juicy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darkdreams View Post
    Haha! It seems that in my country we all like it dark!
    Not surprisingly, since your country is the home of Vlad the Impaler .

    Not mentioned yet...

    Jean Louis Vermeil

    Alain Delon Iquitos

    Dior Jules (wish i had a bottle of this killer potion!)
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    Black Cashmere by DKNY
    Favorites

    Creed- Windsor
    Serge Lutens- Chergui
    Creed- GIT
    Lolita Lempica Au Masculin
    Ysl M7
    Ysl L'Homme
    Creed-Aventus
    Hermes- Un Jardin de Meditaranee
    Chanel Egoiste
    Egyptian Goddess
    Serge Lutens- Arabie

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    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.

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    Dali PH is my vote. I only wear it once a year - on Halloween.

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    Default Re: The darkest most powerful mainstream scent

    Not mainstream, Lorenzo Villoresi - Piper Nigrum..maybe Vlad does wear this

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    Default Re: The darkest most powerful mainstream scent

    -Jacomo de Jacomo
    -Z-14
    -Basi Homme
    -Azzaro Silver Black
    -Bvlgari Black
    -Zino
    -Ted Lapidus
    -Aigner Black
    -M7
    -Rive Gauche
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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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    M7
    No question
    Don't Smell the Flowers,
    They're an Evil Drug to Make You Lose Your Mind --- Dio

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    Jules Dior

    ..trapped in flesh...

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    Default Re: The darkest most powerful mainstream scent

    I second these...

    M7
    Trussardi Uomo
    Bvlgari Black
    Jacomo de Jacomo
    Krizia uomo

    I'll add,

    Caron L'Anarchist

    Paul Smith London

    The scent grows richer, he knows he must be near
    He finds a long passageway lit by chandelier
    Each step he takes, the perfumes change
    From familiar fragrance to flavours strange
    A magnificent chamber meets his eye

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