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    Question Looking for the best absinthe fragrance?

    I have a strong curiousity about the scent of absinthe and the notes make it sound minty and refreshing, maybe great for hot summer days? I just sampled L'Artisan's version and found it too pine tree. Can anyone describe others they know of or point me in the direction of a good one?
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    Default Re: Looking for the best absinthe fragrance?

    I've been looking for a good absinthe fragrance too, so I've been reading up on reviews... I've noticed that Douce Amere by Serge Lutens looks promising, although I haven't tried it yet.

    I like Fou d'absinthe, but I agree, its not what you would expect by the name.
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    Default Re: Looking for the best absinthe fragrance?

    Nasomatto Absinth - it's not minty though.
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    Default Re: Looking for the best absinthe fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by TaraYvonne View Post
    I have a strong curiosity about the scent of absinthe and the notes make it sound minty and refreshing, maybe great for hot summer days? I just sampled L'Artisan's version and found it too pine tree. Can anyone describe others they know of or point me in the direction of a good one?
    Agreed - FdA is like a sweet version of the original Polo but - BTW- I love it and own it. I think Killian does and absinthe scent?
    Last edited by TheAttorney; 11th April 2009 at 02:29 AM.

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    Default Re: Looking for the best absinthe fragrance?

    Definitely try Serge Luten's Douce Amere. It has a nice mellow woodiness.

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    Default Re: Looking for the best absinthe fragrance?

    Thanks guys, I'll write those down and try to get ahold of samples. Maybe what I read about it wasn't right with the mint? Maybe one of you could give me a more accurate description?

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    I know it is an Avon release, but the press and media campaign for Christian Lacroix's ABSYNTHE is pretty compelling. Has anyone had the opportunity to sample this?


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    Hey there Tara, you should check this out:
    Absolument Absinthe Le Parfum D'Interdits (2006), by Liquoristerie de Provence
    Check the BN reviews and see what you think.

    For my taste, Fou D'Absinthe is excellent, but I do love a pine scent.
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    You owe it to yourself to try Ava Luxe's Absinthe. There is no other scent like it - it's very strongly mint and absinthe prominent. It even cools your skin when you apply it. The color is dark mutant green too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Nasomatto Absinth - it's not minty though.
    I agree. A very compelling scent. I once owned it, but then suddently found it unwearable (what's that all about?), but for a while it was a strong love.

    Also agree with Odysseum about Parfum d'Interdits Absolument Absinthe. Really wonderful. Go to luckyscent for a sample of both of these.

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    I too highly recommend SL Douce Amere...I'm actually wearing it today. It's just beautiful! I

    It's described as a "fresh oriental", and the notes are: absinthe (a.k.a.wormwood), cinnamon, anise, lily, jasmine, tiare, tagette, marigold, musk, and cedar.
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    Check out this thread.

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    Default Re: Looking for the best absinthe fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri View Post
    I know it is an Avon release, but the press and media campaign for Christian Lacroix's ABSYNTHE is pretty compelling. Has anyone had the opportunity to sample this?
    I got a 1 ml. sample of this Thursday with my Avon order. I found it sweet and warm (not cool, not refreshing, and definitely not anything I like.)

    Here is some info I found about it:

    Absynthe by Avon is an aromatic fragrance for women. Absynthe is a new fragrance and it was introduced in 2009. The nose behind this fragrance is Laurent Le Guernac. Top notes are star anise, absynth extract, freesia; middle notes are orchid, floral notes, narcissus absolut and saffron; base notes are woodsy notes, myrhh, musk, amber, antique wood and ebony wood.

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    Default Re: Looking for the best absinthe fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAttorney View Post
    I think Killian does and absinthe scent?
    Technically A Taste Of Heaven is their take on absinthe. I just found it to be gobs and gobs of sweetness. Blog post with full review here.
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    I remember liking Sweet Absinthe by Ava Luxe. I had a small sample but gave it to someone who wanted to try it, so I can only say that I thought it was quite good several months ago.
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