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    Default Gentlemen, what is your favorite single fragrance note?

    I expect to see a lot of base notes (of course!) favored. ;-) I don't think I've ever seen a thread here on favorite single note - what appeals to you so much that you search out fragrances with that aromatic? I'm not submitting this as a poll because I think the answers will be all over the place.
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    Default Re: Gentlemen, what is your favorite single fragrance note?

    ...GERANIUM

    ...floats my boat!
    I seem to be drawn to most scents that contain this accord.

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    Default Re: Gentlemen, what is your favorite single fragrance note?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri View Post
    ...GERANIUM

    ...floats my boat!
    I seem to be drawn to most scents that contain this accord.
    Geranium, as in rose geranium, Dimitri? Interesting!
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    Default Re: Gentlemen, what is your favorite single fragrance note?

    There are several, but if I have to pick one, then it will be cinnamon.
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    Default Re: Gentlemen, what is your favorite single fragrance note?

    Lavender :wave: with vanilla a close second

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    Correct Anya... Im nuts about Pelargonium/Geranium in general. If I see it on the street, I will always stop and stroke the leaves and anoint my hands with perfume.

    It was only 8 or 9 months ago that I noticed this accord pop up in 90% of my preferred fragrances.

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    Sandalwood and vetiver!
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    Amber by a long shot.

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    Default Re: Gentlemen, what is your favorite single fragrance note?

    Well, if I actually had a single genuinely favorite note I could stick with it and would no longer need all those perfumes . If pinned down I would probably have to say santalum album, which is a copout, as it smells complex enough to be a perfume on its own. But I would not want to be without neroli either. Or rosewood, or styrax, or lavender, or rose oils, or more recently, ouds.
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    Default Re: Gentlemen, what is your favorite single fragrance note?

    Bergamot seems to invite me in for tea.
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    Default Re: Gentlemen, what is your favorite single fragrance note?

    I would say my favorite notes are: Oakmoss, Amber, Musk

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    Default Re: Gentlemen, what is your favorite single fragrance note?

    Vetiver

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    Default Re: Gentlemen, what is your favorite single fragrance note?

    Leather.
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    Default Re: Gentlemen, what is your favorite single fragrance note?

    Orange Flower/Neroli.

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    Musk~~
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    Default Re: Gentlemen, what is your favorite single fragrance note?

    Today it is Musk, but on another day it could very well be vetiver or amber.
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    Great thread!

    This is a tough call, but I'm gonna go with Oakmoss (Evernia Prunastri).

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    Vetiver
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    Default Re: Gentlemen, what is your favorite single fragrance note?

    Patchouli

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    Default Re: Gentlemen, what is your favorite single fragrance note?

    It's a tough call; it's like having to name a favorite child.

    I have so many loves: Neroli Essential oil (not synthetic notes of neroli), Oppopanox, Siamese Benzoin, Sandalwood, Lavender (essential oil only), Frankincense, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Orange, Bergamot, Rose Absolute, Jasmine Absolute, Tuberose Absolute, Violet Leaf Absolute, I can't even go on...

    It's like Sophie's Choice!

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    Sandalwood. Transforms me from "good boy" to "beast."
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    Default Re: Gentlemen, what is your favorite single fragrance note?

    Amber
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    Default Re: Gentlemen, what is your favorite single fragrance note?

    Leather!

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    Default Re: Gentlemen, what is your favorite single fragrance note?

    Naturals:

    Baies Rose Ess by CO2 extraction
    Rose Centifolia Abs
    Rose Oil (Bulgaria and Turkey)
    Osmanthus Abs
    Iris Butter
    Carrot Seed Oil

    Synthetics:

    Hedione
    Helional
    Cassis Base (okay, it's a mix of other raw materials)
    Muscenone/Muscone
    Heliotropin
    Ambroxan/Cetalox

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    Default Re: Gentlemen, what is your favorite single fragrance note?

    Tobacco
    Rum

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    Default Re: Gentlemen, what is your favorite single fragrance note?

    Real undiluted Wild Mature Mysore Sandlewood.

    Nothing like it.

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    Default Re: Gentlemen, what is your favorite single fragrance note?

    I'll swim against the basenote tide and say iris. I just can't resist a well-made iris such as Iris Silver Mist, Bois d'Iris, and Dior Homme.
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    Default Re: Gentlemen, what is your favorite single fragrance note?

    Cinnamon
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    Default Re: Gentlemen, what is your favorite single fragrance note?


    Cistus labdanum; I also love (in combination with certain others, but not by itself!) clary sage. Myrtle can also be beautiful in certain accords.
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    Default Re: Gentlemen, what is your favorite single fragrance note?

    lavender and citrus.......

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    Default Re: Gentlemen, what is your favorite single fragrance note?

    patchouli, amber, and bitter orange

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    Default Re: Gentlemen, what is your favorite single fragrance note?

    amber, agarwood- sandalwood,

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    Iris...... fallen madly in love with this one to the point where a restraining order might be taken out against me.....
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    Default Re: Gentlemen, what is your favorite single fragrance note?

    Like bront82 and everso, my favorite note is leather - I prefer Russian 'birch tar' notes over Spanish and suede notes, but all leather notes are good by me. If leather is joined by oakmoss, so much the better!
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    Default Re: Gentlemen, what is your favorite single fragrance note?

    uuuuum, not easy but i think its vanilla.so much variety and combineable with sooo many toher notes.
    but i also love the pure vanilla itself (such as pi).

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    Default Re: Gentlemen, what is your favorite single fragrance note?

    Just because I'm a loose canon that's plays by his own rules I'm going to give my top 5:

    Patchouli
    Vetiver
    Pepper
    Incense
    Musk

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    Default Re: Gentlemen, what is your favorite single fragrance note?

    Top of the heap: Marine, Fig, Tea
    Next level: Oud, Incense, Sandalwood, Cardamom, Grapefruit, Neroli

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    Iris
    Vetiver
    Vanilla
    Leather
    Sandalwood
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    Mine would have to be the woods: cedar, rosewood & sandalwood
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    Default Re: Gentlemen, what is your favorite single fragrance note?

    Torn between iris root (Iris Silver Mist) and dry rose (Une Rose, Rose 31). I'll go with the rose note since I just gave Une Rose to a friend of mine and I'm wearing Rose 31 myself today.
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    Default Re: Gentlemen, what is your favorite single fragrance note?

    Rose, lily of the valley, iris flower, honey, balsamic resins (amber), frankincense, Villoresi's herbs and spices cellar, hey, leather ....
    Impossible to concentrate on one tune, but if I was locked away for lifetime with one smell only: oudh!
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    Default Re: Gentlemen, what is your favorite single fragrance note?

    Incense
    Rose
    Sandalwood
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    Frankincense
    iris
    ylang-ylang
    myrrh
    lily
    cinnamon
    hazelnut
    almond
    mandrine peel
    peach
    mint
    bread
    iodine
    alcohol 'medical'
    ironed white shirt
    Last edited by tariq; 1st September 2008 at 10:40 AM.

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    Default Re: Gentlemen, what is your favorite single fragrance note?

    Leather
    Musk
    Oakmoss
    Cedarwood
    Vetiver
    Mandarin Peel
    Patchouli

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    Default Re: Gentlemen, what is your favorite single fragrance note?

    No Clue but ot has to be somewhere in the


    Amber
    Tobacco Leaf
    Pepper
    Cedar

    area

    I say that but like so many different lighter and stronger scents
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    My favourite note is probably vetiver.
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    Default Re: Gentlemen, what is your favorite single fragrance note?

    Vétiver for sure.

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    Default Re: Gentlemen, what is your favorite single fragrance note?

    Today it would be sandalwood, tobacco, musk.

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    Default Re: Gentlemen, what is your favorite single fragrance note?

    Lemon/Lime, Nutmeg, Sandalwood, Rose (as in Hammam Bouquet).

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    Default Re: Gentlemen, what is your favorite single fragrance note?

    Mango. Or grapefruit. Depending on the usage, of course.

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    One? Neroli, I guess.

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    Default Re: Gentlemen, what is your favorite single fragrance note?

    Mangosteen

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    Royal Fern
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    Quite obvious, despite forays into florals like neroli and rose, and teas and such, that BASENOTES rule over here! LOL. Grant picked a good 'un for this site, a good name indeed ;-)

    Now, from a ladies POV: years ago I got some Ferula sumbul EO from India. Called Black Musk. Had a musk/plastic scent. Drove me wild - just a drop rubbed into my guy's chest hair, and he wasn't safe!

    I have been trying to find some ever since - it's my Holy Grail. I just found a source of the plant part, very, very pricey, and I'm going to try to buy them (from Bulgaria, a ND over there has them) and distill them myself. Wish me luck!
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    Default Re: Gentlemen, what is your favorite single fragrance note?

    Vanilla all the way.

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    Iris.
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    Top: mandarin, lemon, lavender
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    Base: Moss, vanilla, santulum album

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    Default Re: Gentlemen, what is your favorite single fragrance note?

    Vetiver is my favorite. Tea and musk are also high on my list.

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    First of all I have to get to know how all the single notes smell like! How do you know how patchouli or vetyver smells like? I don't know about amber, civet, casteurum, ambergris.. I have parfums which contain the same notes but they differ of course from each other so there is no chance for me to make out any notes but cinnamon, vanilla, coffee...I would have to smell the notes seperately somehow. How do u know how everything smells???

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    I enjoy Bergamot very much.

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