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    HI,which is the best fragance with predominant note is "Spearmint"?
    I discover this smell and really like (i,m in peppermint/spearmint periode,arghhhhhh)
    thanks in advance
    PD: only spearmint not peppermint.
    Last edited by Dry_Martini; 14th November 2008 at 06:38 AM.
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    Heeley's Menthe Fraiche

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    Cartier Roadster

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenson View Post
    Cartier Roadster
    Second that. I'm not a fan but my review in the thread here was that of Spearmint Trident. It is a major component.
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    calvin klein man!

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    thanks
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    Cartier Roadster
    S.T. Dupont Noir.

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    Dry_Martini I'm interested in what differences you detect between the smell of spearmint and peppermint?

    I love mint also, but I've never side-by-side sniffed two different mint notes. Personally my nose smells just 'mint'. But now my curiosity is piqued.

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    Durbano's Jade.

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    Can I hijack your thread and ask for Peppermint-dominant scents?

    I wore Cool Water two days in the row just for the peppermint. I would love to have something else. I looooooooooooooooooooooove peppermint.

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    Menthe Moderne by DSH Perfumes -

    A modernist approach to interpreting mint fragrance; it is wonderfully cool and fresh, but more Green and like a garden than like chewing gum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Dry_Martini I'm interested in what differences you detect between the smell of spearmint and peppermint?

    I love mint also, but I've never side-by-side sniffed two different mint notes. Personally my nose smells just 'mint'. But now my curiosity is piqued.
    Mint is more dry and more "sad" f(or example the mint of Pasha is horrible for me,)the spearmint is more fresh and more chewing gum aura. IMO

    PD:really really curious with menthe moderne,and durbanos jade is similar to IMperial Jade A.Brown ?(this like many)
    *Aramis Surface have a "modern mint" too
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    OK, I think I understand. I think also Derby by Guerlain features mint, but perhaps in the way that Pasha does (?). Personally I didn't think Derby was mint-y at all.

    Dry_Martini have you tried Mint (Series 1: Leaves) by Comme des Garcons? It's discontinued but I happened to find some in a fragrance shop in Sweden. It's extremely fresh & uplifting, as you've described. Perhaps more of a mint leaf accord than straight up mint smelling. Of course I love Peppermint (Series 5: Sherbet) by CdG also, but you asked for spearmint rec's.

    IMO Roadster features a mint note that is not 'fresh' and 'cooling' - it's rather sweet and smooth. Like the mint in a candy cane.

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    Peppermint is cool and fresh and sweet whereas spearmint has a greener smell along with it. If you can recall the difference in spearmint and peppermint gum, the oils quite accurately reflect those differences. There is also cornmint oil (mentha arvensis), which is pepperminty but not quite so sweet, and also higher in menthol (the fresh almost camphory effect is predominantly the result of menthol), which is often used in peppermint flavorings as well.

    I haven't sniffed many spearmint oriented frags - in fact the only one I can think of is Calvin Klein Man which is actually quite good if a bit tame. It's a lightly green, fresh, spearmint and bay over cypress scent. Smells fairly natural too. It's been 'tamed' though, and the aromatic tendency of spearmint toned down, no doubt an attempt to make it appealing to a wider base.
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    I sound like a broken record, but here I go again: Moroccan Min Tea by Ava Luxe. Rully.
    I can't be quite sure as to the difference between peppermint and spearmint, but minty it is.
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