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    Default The most exotic WEARABLE

    Ok guys here is the question.
    What is the most exotic fragrance that you have worn?
    There are a number of juices that are very exotic but unwearable, very loud and offensive.
    One that comes to mind right now is Lonestar Memories which is exotic, weir but IMHO simply unwearable.

    I think L Anarchiste is strange and exotic yet wearable. Acier Aluminium was very strange to my nose and exotic yet, also, wearable.
    Basala I loved but I could not pulled it off and gave it away now I want it back with desperation but I cant find it.

    What would be your exotic gem that you wear without any restriction or fear?
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    Pois de Senteur - Caron (extrait)
    L'amour fait songer, vivre et croire. Il a, pour réchauffer le coeur, un rayon de plus que la gloire; et ce rayon, c'est le bonheur. (Victor HUGO)

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    Default Re: The most exotic WEARABLE

    there is no review for Pois de senteur , would you review it?
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    Probably Steam Aoud by Montale. What an interesting fragrance. It's like nothing I've ever smelled before. And it's the only one I've ever gotten complimented on at work.

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    CdG Luxe Patchouli or Serge Lutens Arabie. Some would disagree on the wearability of the latter

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    Default Re: The most exotic WEARABLE

    from samples .....
    Black Oud
    Ambre Sultan
    Black Cashmere by Donna Karan
    Punjab by Capucci




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    I agree that Lonestar Memories is definitely not wearable! I struggle to see the art in something that smells like a steak...

    From my collection I'd say Ambre Sultan, Chergui, Blue Amber, Musc Ravageur, & Nasomatto Duro. Even Paestum Rose is pretty "out there" b/c it is a rose frag. The above would be exotic for any guy that only knows mainstream( AdG, Gaultier, and Boss) but still perfectly wearable.

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    Default Re: The most exotic WEARABLE

    Try Idole de Lubin. Exotic rum and spices, yet wearable. Good stuff.

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    Default Re: The most exotic WEARABLE

    Although I once considered Acier Aluminium to smell like my grandmother's shag carpet, I recently acquired a bottle, and after wearing it, was blown away at how well it "performed" on my skin! I still have no idea what the hell is inside this bottle, but it seems a lot more beautiful, creamy, floral, and actually wearable now.

    Cuiron was another that I had considered to be one of the weirdest things I'd ever smelled. But when worn, it actually "made sense".

    And it's really nice to see Montale's Steam Aoud mentioned! This one reminds me of something, circa 1900...maybe the giant steam engines that you can walk in at the Henry Ford Museum? I have no idea. But whatever it is, really just...IS what it IS! (does that make the slightest bit of sense?) Maybe I'll give this one further consideration. I feel like I'm not done with Montale just yet...
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    Windsor, Bois de Santal, Original Santal, Elixir, Douro, Endymion, Reflection, Arcus, Marwah

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    Durbano's Black Tourmaline.

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    Default Re: The most exotic WEARABLE

    Siecle by Fragonard

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    Default Re: The most exotic WEARABLE

    It's really hard for me to answer this, as I wear some unusual ones that others might class as unwearable - Tubereuse Criminelle, for example.

    In general...

    CdG Original
    Iris Silver Mist
    Aoud Cuir D'Arabie
    Fumidus
    C&S Cuba

    ...and I'm sure there are more! My tastes lean towards what's unusual.

    I wear L'Anarchiste, but fail to find it anything other than a fun citrus fragrance. The anarchy is lost on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nthny View Post
    .....or Serge Lutens Arabie. Some would disagree on the wearability of the latter
    I certainly think Arabie is quite wearable. Why else would i have a bottle?

    Add:
    Amber Sultan
    Black Aoud
    Tabu
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Basteri View Post
    there is no review for Pois de senteur , would you review it?
    I won't, my English is not good enough !

    This perfume is centered around the sweet pea. Additional notes are rose, hyacinth, cyclamen, jasmine, lilac, lily of the valley, linden, hay, vanilla, cedar, sandalwood and musk. (from The Perfume Court)
    L'amour fait songer, vivre et croire. Il a, pour réchauffer le coeur, un rayon de plus que la gloire; et ce rayon, c'est le bonheur. (Victor HUGO)

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    Miel de Bois. The one and only Honey, I pissed myself accord.

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    I agree with Steam Aoud being mentioned. It reminds me of a sauna.

    I would say Sables pushes the envelope too.

    But these are things I have enjoyed in samples. In my collection, I would say Creed's Cypres-Musc.
    Currently wearing: Augusto by Mazzolari

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    Hey. Sorry for the thread bump but I couldn't really find another thread that was relevant and more recent.

    Any other recommendations that are still easy to find? I actually have and enjoy a few of the recommendations that were made back in 2009--Black Oud, Ambre Sultan and Lonestar Memories. I tried Fumidus and didn't like it.

    Like the OP, I'm looking for some fragrances that are wearable. Weird and original is all well and good but I'm not looking to offend anybody and want to be able to wear it without really thinking too much about whether or not it'll be appropriate. Just looking for some fragrances that smell like "a far away land" but are still at least relatively easy to wear. Idole de Lubin sounds interesting and is readily available so I might sample that. Any others? Thanks.

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    +1 Iris Silver Mist - incredibly strange and aloof but it transports me into another world where there's a perpetual fog and the trees don't grow leaves all year. I love it.

    - Muscs Koublai Khan is borderline wearable I find. I like the fuzzy, slightly 'armpitty' musk but can understand that some people may be adverse to a scent that isn't exactly 'clean'.
    - Thierry Mugler's Womanity is probably one of the strangest and most unique scents I own, and judging by a lot of reviews it's either love or hate.
    - Sarassins, another Lutens scent (see a pattern?), the jasmine can be quite indolic to some.

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    In no particular order, among many, many others:

    Tasmeem EDP by Rasasi, vintage Feminite du Bois, Guerlain Songe d`un Bois d`Ete, LM Black Oud, the now discontinued German cheapie (or at least priced inexpensively when more widely available) Sumatra Rain, plus almost any masculine/unisex fragrance by houses like just aforementioned Rasasi, but also Al Harmain, Qurashi, Al Rehab in a more or less similar style, price range, geared towards comparable market segments and demographics etc., Aramis Havana
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    Have you tried any from Parfum d'Empire? For exotic, wearable and representing far away lands, I'd suggest sampling Cuir Ottoman, Ambre Russe and Azemour Les Orangers.
    Arabie by Lutens might also be worth trying if you're adventurous.
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    Houbigant : Fougere Royal;
    Boucheron : Pour Homme
    Marc de la Morandiere : Kozmic Oud
    Lancome : Balafre (2010)
    D'Orsay : Chevalier,
    Monsieur de Givenchy, Xeryus, Gentleman
    Lubin : Idole
    Paco Rabanne Pure XS
    Creeds : GIT, Aventus, Royal Water, Royal Mayfair, Royal Oud, Tabarome
    Parfum d'Empire : Cuir Ottoman
    Chanel Egoiste
    Hermes : Concentre d'Orange Verte, Terre, Bel Ami
    Rive Gauche Pour Homme
    Guerlain : Heritage

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    Default Re: The most exotic WEARABLE

    Nice find, this thread ... well ... 'Lonestar Memories' as mentioned in the OP back then feels quite wearable to me. So here's my two cents:
    Iris Silver Mist (soil, roots and a wonderful clove'y clean musks finish)
    Yatagan (a tangy herbal - some say celery - scent that's going patchouli ambery).
    Breath of God (smoke, aqua, bubblgum, incense, dry-chypre).
    Lui Rochas (fatty yet austere cedrat-zesty patchouli, bitter chocolate grassy barbershop).
    Bogart pour Homme (cherry, gasoline/rubber, and a hint of Paco Rabanne pour Homme).
    Terroni (a burnt candy apple with soil and an explosion of flint and clean linen).
    Ombre Indigo (black, rubbery talcum latex, strong white florals, dried fruits, a bit incense and a common, modern masculine vetiver base).
    GFF Uomo (starts pretty 70s as a dry feminine rose-chypre, takes on an aromatic-fougère'ish cedar/sandal route with clove, pepper, moss, tonka and fun ... )
    Baldesarini Ultimate (a sleek, niche-like modern woody-incense with herbal notes and a rosey-fruit illusion).
    Guilty Absolute (stunningly dark woody violets, velvety woody notes, dry flintstone and vintage Dior Fahrenheit aspects).
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    Default Re: The most exotic WEARABLE

    Civet Paste... put a tiny bit your beard. Its amazing!

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    It's so subjective once you start talking about "exotic but wearable," because everybody has their own threshold of tolerance and idea of what is or is not exotic. For me, the following are exotic (and remind me of far-off places) but wearable:

    Timbuktu
    Dzongkha
    MPG Bois de Turquie
    L'Air du Desert Marocain
    Plum Japonais
    Wazamba
    Currently wearing: H.M. by Hanae Mori

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    +1 for Dzongkha and Idole, both for "far away places" and wearability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattmeleg View Post
    Civet Paste... put a tiny bit your beard. Its amazing!
    Goat hair tincture is the way to go ... or Nduja D.O.C.

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    Default Re: The most exotic WEARABLE

    Quote Originally Posted by mattmeleg View Post
    Civet Paste... put a tiny bit your beard. Its amazing!
    Fascinating idea!

    Is this pure civet paste, or has it been diluted?

    Also, how would you describe the smell?
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    Default Re: The most exotic WEARABLE

    [QUOTE=Buysblind;4189156]It's so subjective once you start talking about "exotic but wearable," because everybody has their own threshold of tolerance and idea of what is or is not exotic. For me, the following are exotic (and remind me of far-off places) but wearable


    So true. My subjective view.

    Dusita Oud Infini and La Douceur de Siam

    Amouage Jubilation 25

    HOM Coco Blanc

    Aftelier Memento Mori and Cepes and Tuberose.

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    I wonder if times have changed or it's just me? I find Lonestar Memories eminently wearable, albeit not what I'd call 'exotic'.
    I still don't know who Alice is...

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    Amouage Fate Man - very exotic, but also very wearable. Suit and tie - no problems.
    Currently wearing: Figment Man by Amouage

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    Exotic but wearable makes me immediately think of Jubilation 25.
    Currently wearing: White Suede by Tom Ford

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