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    I was in the underground the other day and a lady passing by left a nice trail of something I couldn't identify, never smelled but that I would classify as minty floral. it was bright and slightly teasing though.
    Anything falling in this category?

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    The only minty floral that comes to my mind is Les Parfums de Rosine Diabolo Rose

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    Mmmm. Sounds neat, especially if the mint was more spearminty than pepperminty. Possibly Jo Malone White Jasmine & Mint?

    By a stretch, Nanadebary Green might be referred to as a minty floral, but it has no throw, and isn't "bright."
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    Aqua Allegoria Mentafollia by Guerlain?
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    It also could have been Aqua Allegoria Herba Fresca or Carthusia Io di Capri
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    Ava Luxe Moroccan Mint Tea?

    Givenchy Eau de Givenchy?
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    Diabolo Rose also has watercress I think, it's very pretty.

    JC Brousseau has Fleurs d'Ombre Violette-Menthe, but it's quite powdery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arwen_elf View Post
    It also could have been Aqua Allegoria Herba Fresca or Carthusia Io di Capri
    I second the Aqua Allegoria Herba Fresca. Slightly minty, slightly floral and very enjoyable. Really succeeds with the "walk through the garden" vibe.

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    Sometimes an almond note smells toothpastey to me--Mandorlo di Sicilia and Mazzolari Allesandro are two that have distinct mint notes, a little chalky and pepperminty.

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    Perhaps Tubereuse Criminelle...although it's more menthol than minty.

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    SIP Black Rosette (now that is so obscure as to count for maximum points in "I-SPY", or "I-SMELL" as here... )

    Otherwise White Jasmine & Mint sprung to my mind too..
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    The scent was more on the floral rather on the herbal side, but with the mint there with its high pitch. I know herba fresca and it's way too grassy, not floral enough. I don't remember mentafollia but I guess it falls in the same range as herba fresca. The flowers I recall are something like a mix of white florals, not anything like a strong tuberose like in tubereuse criminelle. It had jasmine for sure and maybe other florals like lily of the valley I guess... The Jo Malone and the Givenchy seem to be the most promising candidates but I actually never smelled any of them. I will give 'em a test soon.

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    May have been Géranium pour Monsieur (Malle)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnifiscent View Post
    The scent was more on the floral rather on the herbal side, but with the mint there with its high pitch. I know herba fresca and it's way too grassy, not floral enough. I don't remember mentafollia but I guess it falls in the same range as herba fresca. The flowers I recall are something like a mix of white florals, not anything like a strong tuberose like in tubereuse criminelle. It had jasmine for sure and maybe other florals like lily of the valley I guess... The Jo Malone and the Givenchy seem to be the most promising candidates but I actually never smelled any of them. I will give 'em a test soon.
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    I remember Geranium pour Monsieur having such a high pitched minty opening, that I couldn't bear to hang around till the florals kicked in. Which may or may not shed any light on the subject, other than confirmation of the presence of mint in that one!

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    Laura Biagiotti Roma has mint & is a light amber.
    Salvador Dali is most unusual with cedar in the base & mint throughout.
    Strange Invisible Perfumes- Trapeze is very minty & green
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