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    Default good fragrances combining herbal and spicy notes?

    Didn't get any responses when I originally posted, so I thought I'd broaden the question and change the headline Thanks for any ideas you might offer.

    "Pepper, rosemary, and vetiver

    Hello, folks. I'm looking for a fragrance with something in common with some great soap I picked up a few days ago from Target. The brand is called Every Man Jack. (I browsed the forums later and found that a few other Basenoters have discovered this brand as well.) Anyway, the soap I bought is named "Spiced Pepper," and smells wonderful. The packaging identifies scent ingredients as black pepper, rosemary, and vetivert (hadn't seen this spelling before). On the skin after washing, the prominent note is the pepper, but the soap bar itself gives off this nice slightly woody/nutty scent with a touch of rosemary. I couldn't find anything in the directory that came close to this, except possibly Piper Nigrum. (Not sure if that one would even be right.) Any suggestions? Thanks."
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    Changed my headline - any ideas?

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    Hi tinfoiled. I don't know if you are familiar with the line but in Bath and Body Works they sell a line of men's products called Molton Brown and they have a group of ancillary products with the fragrance Black Pepper. I love the soap, and there is a matching Eau d'Toilette. It's a spicy woody black pepper scent and could be what you are looking for. Thanks for the heads up about that line, by the way... it looks cool

    Edit:I just looked up the Black Pepper EdT and it doesn't have vetiver OR rosemary so I guess I got ahead of myself in suggesting it... I guess I connected the two in their bath products genre. The Molton Brown sounds good at any rate, could still be worth a try...
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    Default Re: good fragrances combining herbal and spicy notes?

    Too bad Gucci Nobile is disconitnued. No black pepper in this, but rosemary and vetiver are both present and noticeable. The trouble is it's getting very hard to find.
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    A bit different from what you described, but Amber Sultan is spicy and herbal. Maybe worth a try

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    Piper nigrum is peppey, balsamic and slightly minty.
    Chanel Sycomore is a wonderful pepper-vetiver juice, not so herbal though.
    Miracle PH has a quite herbal peppery (maple and red pepper) opening and a woody drydown

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    If it is pepper you seek and for some reason you want to get a shower gel that is all about pepper, I HIGHLY recommend that you get (at least as a shower gel) Axe Boost. It is the most peppery scent I've ever come across. The gel itself is blood red and it smells so peppery....it just makes me feel warm in the shower
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    Default Re: good fragrances combining herbal and spicy notes?

    You might try searching the Fragrance Directory for those notes and see what pops up. Penhaligon's LP No. 9 has them as ingredients. I don't know how much they come across in the wearing.

    I haven't come across anything that has those three notes together. But it does actually sound like a good combo.
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    Lorenzo Villoresi Spezie. Pure brilliance, I can't think of any other herbal + spicy frag more fitting than this one.


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    A lot of people like YSL pour homme haute concentree. It's got that going for it with a citrus opening. I'm not a fan though but many like it.

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    Jean Pascal Pour Homme. It's a real autumn scent with good dose of herbal and spicy notes.

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    Mesmerize by Avon, actually !

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    Default Re: good fragrances combining herbal and spicy notes?

    Quote Originally Posted by javagreen View Post
    Lorenzo Villoresi Spezie. Pure brilliance, I can't think of any other herbal + spicy frag more fitting than this one.
    Bingo! I agree.
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    Two that I was thinking of...they don't share all the same notes you want but they would probably blend well:

    Krizia Uomo: Dry, herbal/floral, vetiver in there, too. Maybe worth a shot.

    Quorum by Puig: My SotE. Dry, pungent tobacco/spice concoction. Usually goes for little money on E-Bay.


    Check 'em out if you can.....


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    I recently tested Amouage Reflection Man and it might fit the bill.

    I don't think it has pepper in it, but it is herbal and spicy, with a touch of citrus.

    Not exactly the cheapest you might find, but worth a test. You can get free samples from the Amouage website.

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