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    Question Anise or Licorice-based fragrances. Lolita Lempicka Fraicheur?

    I've been looking for a anise or licorice-based fragrance (or a fragrance that utilizes it in some noticeable way) that is more on the sweet or candy side. So far I've tried Lolita Lempicka, Lanvin Arpege, Aqualina Blue Sugar, and Emporio Armani Remix He.

    Arpege's base notes overload and fatigue my sense of smell. Blue Sugar is way too strong with the sugar note. Remix He is okay, but not all that great. To my nose Lolita Lempicka resembles Bulgari Black. It's a little too dry and unsweet.

    Have any of you guys tried Lolita Lempicka Fraicheur, and if so, what do you think about it? How does it differ from the regular LL?

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    Hands Down, KENZO AIR

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    This thread will answer your query:
    http://community.basenotes.net/showt...ght=etro+anise
    And my personal suggestion: Etro Anice
    Last edited by Sorcery of Scent; 10th September 2008 at 05:02 PM.

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    If you want anise, just go straight for Lolita Lempicka au Masculine, forget the fraichure verson!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcjra View Post
    If you want anise, just go straight for Lolita Lempicka au Masculine, forget the fraichure verson!
    I don't like Lolita Lempicka au Masculine enough to wear it. It closely resembles Bulgari Black (another one I wouldn't wear), and isn't sweet enough for my tastes.

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    Then you've got to get Samba Kiss for men (not Kiss Me or French Kiss), because it's good (powdery licorice) and it's sooooooo cheap !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaheen View Post
    I don't like Lolita Lempicka au Masculine enough to wear it. It closely resembles Bulgari Black (another one I wouldn't wear), and isn't sweet enough for my tastes.
    Au Masculin isn't sweet enough for you?! That's insane. You should just wear pure cane sugar on your arm then

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leifer View Post
    Au Masculin isn't sweet enough for you?! That's insane. You should just wear pure cane sugar on your arm then
    I think we are addressing different types of "sweetness." Blue Sugar is too sugary sweet, in that it smells like someone threw caramelized sugar at my head. Lolita is perfumey sweet, but I guess what I'm looking for is something a little more fruity. Like a nice fruit or sweet citrus + anise/licorice. Arpege opens up wonderfully (smells like Sweet Tarts), but the dry-down is a sensory overload. Way too fatiguing.

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    Default Re: Anise or Licorice-based fragrances. Lolita Lempicka Fraicheur?

    How about Diesel Fuel for Life pour Homme?
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    Default Re: Anise or Licorice-based fragrances. Lolita Lempicka Fraicheur?

    What about Lolita Lempicka - the original for women?
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    I saw a bottle of something called Chai Anise at Bath & Body Works a couple of weeks ago... It smelled like pure black licorice on my arm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    How about Diesel Fuel for Life pour Homme?
    Love it. It's definitely on my "to buy" list. I didn't even notice it has anise in it until now. It smells more raspberry fruity (but subtle and masculine) to my nose.

    That's definitely the type of fragrance I'm looking for though. But maybe with a slightly more prominent anise or licorice note on the dry-down.

    If all else fails I'll just stick with Fuel for Life and be happy.

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    In researching this I found that anise and licorice are indeed two completely different plants. Very interesting!

    From Wikipedia on licorice:
    "Other herbs and spices of similar flavor include anise, star anise, tarragon, and fennel"

    Perhaps you could check out fragrances with those notes as well?

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    Jil Sander Background is the very best in this category by far.

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    Ìnstant de Guerlain.. Luxury in a bottle!! Beautiful scent!

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    Samba Kiss is a bit "fruity," now that you mention it. I was trying to think of how best to describe it, because it's sweet but not in a straight sugar way.

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    Azzarro PH??

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    Lempicka is licorice wood, Bvlgari Black is tea - I don't see the connection.

    Anyhow, I agree with Dimitri that Etro Anice is probably what you're after.
    Other less sweet ones are Mat, Very Male, Armani Code and Benetton Cumbia Colors.
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    I would give Douce Amere from Serge Lutens a sampling if you're after licorice. Might not be the sweetness you're after but a very licorice based scent.

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    A scent with a dry-down of licorice that I like is L'Altra Follia di Aquarama though it may not have as much sweetness as you are looking for. The notes are:

    Top notes are tobacco, basil and star anise; middle notes are caraway, cardamom, cinnamon and pepper; base notes are vetiver, cedar and licorice.

    It was available at Nordstrom some months ago.

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