so does Kenzo Air..and it does it so beautifully..
De la Renta Pour Lui is another frag which anise/fennel accord pumped in...
Thread: Anise / Star Anise / Aniseed
From the Note Identification Project thread:
Star anise - sweet, spicy, and liquorice-like. Can definitely see how Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin has a lot of anise.
Star Anise is spicier and a bit more pungent than anise seed. Both can slow the pulse and are considered narcotic in high doses (internal only, as far as I have found).
Sweet Fennel is also similar as it also has a high level of anethole (the primary chemical contributing to the well known "licorice smell"). Sweet Fennel starts out sweeter and evolves into a spicy yet smooth scent that smells a bit warmer and 'higher register' than anise seed or star anise.
Longevity of these natural notes is somewhere between top and middle notes, lasting about two to three times as long as most citrus notes, but only about half as long as ylang ylang and just over a third as long as rose otto.
Iris Pallida 50ml
Ungaro I 75ml
and more! - http://www.basenotes.net/threads/301...n-Man-and-more
Blue Sugar has a licorice note.
Chopard Homme has a prominent star anise opening.
Spicebomb * Viktor & Rolf
CK One Shock * Calvin Klein
Fields Of Rubus * Kerosene
Dark Kiss * Bath & Body Works
Midnight Pomegranate * Bath & Body Works
This is my favorite ingredient/s.
The love affair with Licorice began with Lolita Lempicka and was perpetuated by Kenzo Air.
If you want pure Black Licorice, cut with nothing else, try "Very Male" by Mat.
Anise & Licorice are at their best when they are made to smell COLD.