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    Which would you choose and why?

    Serge Lutens 5 O'Clock Au Gingembre

    Parfumerie Generale Un Crime Exotique


    I'm leaning towards the SL but I did like the PG.

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    I had a thread on the exact same thing earlier: http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=216288

    I ended up going for the Un Crime Exotique. 5 o'Clock au Gingembre is more "ginger," while Un Crime Exotique is more like gingerbread/baked goods. On some days when my nose is tired, the 5 o'clock smells extremely transparent.

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    I've tried the SL, I found it interesting but not very gingery.
    The only scent I've tried that has a fresh-cut ginger root smell is Miller & Bertaux's #2 Spiritus/Land. Ginger combined with dry incense. I like it a lot.
    odysseusm

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    Quote Originally Posted by odysseusm View Post
    I've tried the SL, I found it interesting but not very gingery.
    The only scent I've tried that has a fresh-cut ginger root smell is Miller & Bertaux's #2 Spiritus/Land. Ginger combined with dry incense. I like it a lot.
    I wish you hadn't said that. i shall be forced to seek that one out now.

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    I was disappointed in the Lutens, but haven't smelled Un Crime Exotique... If you're after gingerbread (and want to spend VERY little money!) there's a line called Possets that seems to specialize in very sweet fragrances, but their two ginger offerings, Gingerbread Whorehouse and Gingerbread Crackhouse, are fabulous. (Besides, it's great to watch reactions when people ask you what you're wearing... )

    http://possets.com/

    Gingerbread Crackhouse is the less sweet of the two, and my favorite sweet/spicy ginger. For plain, light and clear ginger I go for The Thymes Wild Ginger (used to be Ginger Milk - same scent, different packaging). But neither of the two I mention here is as complex as the two you're looking at... Good luck, and let us know how your search goes!
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    Haha, I thought this thread was going to be a matchup of a couple pale red haired people.

    I love the Lutens and actually ordered a bottle a couple days ago... I found it to be warm, comforting scent with just a little bite of effervescent ginger.
    I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!

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    I do love the PG Un Crime Exotique but didnt find it to be very strong at all , it wasnt until I pressed my nose right against my skin that I could smell it which is a big no no for me

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    though the opening notes of SL smells of impressive/refreshing ginger ale, it proceeds into a very dull mid and base notes...can't believe it's an SL creation...

    one of best Ginger based scent tht i have come across(which is not many in numbers overall) is CDG Soda.
    Last edited by jenson; 13th November 2008 at 02:51 PM.

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    Default Re: Battle of the Gingers

    Une Crime Exotique

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    Ginger?

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    My favorite gingers are Roger & Gallet Gingembre and Caron Eau de Reglisse. I recommend giving them a sniff before you pick one.

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    I like the ginger in Bergamot & Ginger by Potter & Moore

    Quote Originally Posted by jrd4t View Post
    Haha, I thought this thread was going to be a matchup of a couple pale red haired people.
    Me too.

    I'm disappointed.

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    Creed MI Tabarome

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    A great non niche ginger is Herrera for Men Refreshing Ginger.

    I think it holds it's own against many already mentioned.

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    He finds a long passageway lit by chandelier
    Each step he takes, the perfumes change
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    Quote Originally Posted by richard d View Post
    Creed MI Tabarome
    I'll second that, the opening notes almost burn my nose. A lovely, yet peculiar fragrance.
    PS: At first I though this thread was entitled The Battle of Algiers.
    Last edited by Kevin Guyer; 13th November 2008 at 11:36 PM.

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    ^LOL

    New Tabarome gets my vote. It wouldn't be as under-rated as it is, given another name.
    Kind of dissapointed there hasn't been more use of ginger in any of the newer "sporty" citrus fragrances.

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    I liked the Serge Lutens very much, but it fades quickly.
    Luckyscent sent me samples with an order of Susanne Lang's Red Ginger and Montale Ginger Musk. Both are good, but have not made up my mind about which one to buy.

    For a cheap thrill I got the Origins Ginger in a rol-on for $15.

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    Well, there's no doubt that Une Crime Exotique sounds sexy as hell, while 5'oclock Au Gingembre sounds quite the opposite.

    TNMA
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    -- Jane Austen (Sun, and Mercury in Sagittarius)

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