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    Default Need some SPICE!

    Hi guys,

    Seeing as its autumn/ fall now, my fave time of year, I'm definitely getting a craving for warmer more spicier perfumes. So far I love Hypnotic poison, it being the spiciest I have found so far.........

    I wondered if you guys had some more recs for me, what to try next spicy wise......the only annoying thing about HP is that coconutty note but it soon fades to wonderful spicyness.

    Any recs most welcome as I'm not sure where I'm going spice wise

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    SL 5 OClock au Gingembre is like a gingersnap on a plate with gingersnap with a cup of hot ginger tea. Did I mention the ginger? Very nice.

    New Tabac Blond smells like cloves to me. Maybe I would be happier with it if I weren't so angry at it for what it is not. Which is Tabac Blond. (grumble)

    I see you have Coco Mlle in your avatar...have you tried Original Coco? I find it quite warm and spicy.

    Sous le Vent has a green open and a spicy drydown...perfect for those days when a warm, golden fall afternoon fades to a crisper evening.

    I love the warm spiciness of Samsara as well. Very sensual.
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    Oooh thank you mo, some great unusual suggestions there!

    I do like Original Coco, but theres something in it that almost annoys me.......can't pinpoint what it is. I also quite like Opium, but I find its very 'clean' on me, anything with orange blossom type thing in it is I've found. Gorgeous perfume though.

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    Spicy, huh?

    I love spicy! My favorites are Idole, Lubin; Egoiste, Chanel; Sables, Annick Goutal. And then there is the classically spicy Black Cashmere.

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    Dani, I love HP, too! There's no coconut in it on me, though. So here are my recs and favorite spicy things.. I love spicy .

    Fendi Theorema is warm and spicy cedar, gingerbread, and pomander. It is easy to wear and beautiful.

    Bal a Versailles edt is all-out glamour. I understand the parfum and the edc are really animalic ( I haven't tried those formulae) but the edt is a rich, beautiful, un-skanky oriental. And it lasts for-eva!

    Tabu, lots of gals on here will tell you it's best in its vintage form, again, I've never tried that. The current rendition reminds me of a collide of HP and Ambre Narguile. It has that HP root beer thing and the AN freshly baked honey cinnamon raisin bread. It's more brash than either AN or HP, though, with a little bit of naughtiness woven throughout. I couldn't begin to tell you what that means, but it's definitely there.
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    Therese, I am sampling Idole and LOVE it. Lovely floral/ spicy mix!! I've tried the new purple ltd edition DKNY for women, it is yummy spicy........mmmmmmm must try it again!

    Oooh I wish I could get my mitts on some black cashmere, I've a feeling I'd like it lots
    Mind you I do like cashmere mist as well

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    Sunnyfunny, those all sound YUMMY!! Thank you. More to try..........

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    Anybody whos got Hypnotic poison, do you have the eau de toilette? or the elixir one? I've a feeling I've sampled two and one was more coconutty, which I wasn't sure of ? its the not so coconut version I like......any ideas? I wouldn't want to buy the wrong one haha

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    Chergui by Serge Lutens

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    You should sample Un Crime Exotique by Parfumerie Generale. Gingerbread/mincemeat pie spicy, yummy. One of my all time favorites.

    I recently tried Asja by Fendi which is sadly discontinued but I think you can still find it. Very spicy as well. I second the Theorema too. Get them while you can.

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    I was craving spicy + sweet this afternoon, so I rummaged through the samples and tried a layering experiment: KL edt (Karl Lagerfeld's '80s fragrance), which is orangey-spicy and Yves Rocher's Rose Absolute, which is a citrussy rose + cinnamon. It's a great combination. I can't wear heavily spicy fragrances like Coco or Youth Dew or Tabu for long, even though I love them. After a while I weary of them, like beating a dead horse into the ground. Dunno why. Hermes Equipage is spicy, a men's fragrance but I think easily wearable by women, and Jo Malone's Pomegranate Noir is sweet/spicy, a bit strange but it grows on you. Adding: Kenzo Jungle l'Elephant - powerhouse sweet & spicy.
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    Second, third and fourth the PG Un Crime Exotique suggestion. What about something spicy and sheer like l'Artisan's Poivre Piquant or Piment Brulant?

    There's also a few Ava Luxes like Kashmir Spice and Ambra Tibet although I have no idea how available they are since AL all but shut down her shop.

    Highly agree with Fendi Theorema as well. Also try DSH Cimabue which is spicy and warm rice pudding minus heavy sweetners.

    Enjoy!
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    oooh some interesting ones there, thanks

    Any recs for more easier to find perfumes? that I could easily have a try of in the department store?

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    I second the Fendi Theorema
    Also: Burberry Brit Red, Elizabeth Arden Spiced Green Tea, Schiaparelli Shocking (vintage), Estee Lauder Youth Dew Amber Nude, Givenchy Organza Indecence

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    Some of mine are repeats, but here are designer frags I love that are spicy:

    Chanel Coco
    Chanel Egoiste (not Platinum)
    Chanel Bois des Iles
    Givenchy Organza Indecence

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    Default Re: Need some SPICE!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dani California View Post
    Anybody whos got Hypnotic poison, do you have the eau de toilette? or the elixir one? I've a feeling I've sampled two and one was more coconutty, which I wasn't sure of ? its the not so coconut version I like......any ideas? I wouldn't want to buy the wrong one haha
    Mine's edt. I can't find much on how the elixir smells, but checking out some of the HP edt reviews on here finds another coconut reference and a few who got a suntan lotion note. Hope that helps..
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    Have you read any of my 'cinnamon' threads Dani? Here's the one from last year: http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=206242
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dani California View Post
    I also quite like Opium, but I find its very 'clean' on me, anything with orange blossom type thing in it is I've found. Gorgeous perfume though.
    I've NEVER heard anyone describe Opium as "clean"

    you must have an interesting experience with it
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    I f you can get hold of it, Cinnabar by Estee Lauder is SPICY in spadefulls!
    Also try Noir Epices by Malle. I didn't like it (too clovey for my taste) but many
    people do. Sinfonia di Notte do a scent called Coeur de Noisette that you might
    like also, with spices in the drydown.

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    My suggestions:

    Sushi Imperiale! Sushi Imperiale! (Bois 1920)
    l'Artisan Parfumeur Tea for Two
    Another vote for Un Crime Exotique
    Lorenzo Villoresi Yerbamate seems more spicy than tea to me.
    Possets Gingerbread Whorehouse (smells exactly like pfefferneusse to me.)

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    I second the suggestion of Youth Dew Amber Nude. It is totally yumsters when the weather gets cooler. I'd say it is heavy on ginger and cinnamon, but I when I wear it my partner always shouts: CHRISTMAS PUDDING!
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    +1 for Theorema. It's a bit on the heavy side, but great. If you can find the Leggero (EdT) version, it's nice and spicy too, albeit more tangeriney.
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    SL Ambre Sultan, CDG Jaisalmer and to a lesser extent Costes. Or if you're in for a challenge, Spezie and Piper Nigrum by Lorenzo Villoresi


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    Opium, Cinnabar, Chergui, Coco - all good ones !

    Dani California, Lightgreen .... i have head that Opium EDT comes a cross as' fresh' on some skins - though not mine !
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    Quote Originally Posted by lightgreen22 View Post
    I've NEVER heard anyone describe Opium as "clean"

    you must have an interesting experience with it
    I was really suprised by it It starts off lovely and spicy and yummy, then I'm not quite sure what happens but it turns out really fresh!! Very interesting!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mysticknot View Post
    Opium, Cinnabar, Chergui, Coco - all good ones !

    Dani California, Lightgreen .... i have head that Opium EDT comes a cross as' fresh' on some skins - though not mine !
    Thats it exactly, it comes off really 'fresh' on me, its interesting!

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    Opium

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    Chergui & Opium - hell I think I'm gonna throw some on me right now!

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    Spicy is defenitely my favourite category in scents! From the top of my head: Chergui, Arabie, Rousse,Feminite du bois(Serge Lutens)....But also: Kingdom( Alexander Mc Queen),Coco and Egoiste(both Chanel),Ava Luxe Madame X ,Omnia and last bot not least Dolce Vita(Dior)
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