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    Default Sweet and Smokey?

    I am looking into frags that fit this description.

    Sort of like turkish delight (but not sickly sweet) rich, dark, juicy, with warm smokey tones?
    If colour and texture helps, thick deep purple or maroon springs to mind!
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    Default Re: Sweet and Smokey?

    Bois de Violette by Serge Lutens comes to mind immediately. Kyoto by CdG also.
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    Ok thanks!

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    As this has violet... is it in any way like Kenzo Flowers? (i cannot stand it!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldiloks View Post
    As this has violet... is it in any way like Kenzo Flowers? (i cannot stand it!)
    I have not smelled the Kenzo.

    IMO, there is really not many fragrances that smell like the Lutens. It's a very unique creature. Of course, please sample first - this is a non-export SL and pricey too. Not a good candidate for a blind buy. Good luck.
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    Serge Lutens Rahät Loukoum or Louve
    Keiko Mecheri Loukhoum
    People of the Labyrinths Luctor et Emergo

    These four all bear resemblance to Turkish Delight aka loukoum.
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    I 2nd People Of The Labyrinths Luctor et Emergo and Loukhoum by Keiko Mecheri.
    Shalimar in EDP is best for smoke and sweetness too .
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    Why Fumerie Turque, of course!

    Mysticknot rightly suggests Shalimar EdP, but I find the parfum even more intensely smoky. There's also Tea for Two, with its smoky lapsang souchong tea accord over a sweet oriental foundation. Tauer's L'Air du Desert Marocain and Lonestar Memories are both big on the smoke, too, though less sweet than these others.

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    Escada Collection and a huge 2nd for Fumerie Turque.

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    -- Both SL Fumerie Turque and Arabie. I do not find Bois de Violette smokey or particularly sweet, BTW.
    -- Andy Tauer LDdAM -- this is what everyone should sniff!
    -- Oliver Durbano -- several fragrances would fit.
    -- Gueralin Bois d'Armenie.

    Please try to find samples first, all of these above would cause you a huge disappointment as based on their -- Per bottle -- price in case you do not like them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vibert View Post
    Why Fumerie Turque, of course!

    Mysticknot rightly suggests Shalimar EdP, but I find the parfum even more intensely smoky. There's also Tea for Two, with its smoky lapsang souchong tea accord over a sweet oriental foundation. Tauer's L'Air du Desert Marocain and Lonestar Memories are both big on the smoke, too, though less sweet than these others.
    I agree with Vibert re. the Shalimar extrait- good one ! Also second the Andy Tauer L'Air du Desert Marocain.
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    For sweet and smokey I would defenitely go for Bulgari Black.It doesn't smell much of Turkish Delight specifically,though.

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    I cannot believe no one hasn`t suggested Etro`s Heliotrope.

    I also have a VERY strong feeling that *goldiloks* would absolutely love Blue Amber by Montale.

    I am always kind of ashamed to suggest niche stuff especially to someone with 60 posts, but these both scents I mentioned are after all available for pretty reasonable price especially if one looks for them in the right places. (eBay for a start...)
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    Another Tauer:
    Lonestar Memories

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    Another vote for Fumerie Turque!

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    Default Re: Sweet and Smokey?

    I did a text search among frag reviews at makeupalley for "sweet" and "smokey." The results included:

    Chergui
    Black Cashmere
    Bois d'Armenie
    L de Lolita Lempicka
    Dior Addict edp
    PoL Luctor et Emergo

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    I second the Shalimar suggestion. I have the eau de cologne, and it's both sweet & a bit smoky. Shalimar isn't to everyone's taste, though. Try before you buy, as we always say!

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    Another vote for Shalimar extrait. Some others are:

    Guerlain Habit Rouge EDP
    Parfumerie Generale L'Ombre Fauve
    Profumi Firenza Ambra Nepal
    Strange Invisible Perfumes Magazine Street
    Parfum d'Empire Ambre Russe

    Basically, orientals or ambers that have leather and/or incense ingredients.

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    Bois d"Armenie is an excellent selection. It is smoky and powerful. Just wonderful.

    Fumerie Turque would also be a thick and smoky choice.

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    Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PigeonMurderer View Post
    I cannot believe no one hasn`t suggested Etro`s Heliotrope.
    Interesting rec....

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    I absolutely love sweet and smokey fragrances!! And I'll suggest my new discovery: Ambre Fetiche by Annick Goutal. Smokey-incense-amber-vanilla.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goldiloks View Post

    Sort of like turkish delight.....
    .....If colour and texture helps, thick deep purple or maroon springs to mind!



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    Nasomatto China White is the first I thought of. Sweet, smoky, divine. My number one frozen tundra fragrance.

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    I second, third and fourth Fumerie Turque!

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    I'd say By Kilian Back to Black

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    I've never had turkish delight, but I second Tea for Two for sweet and smoky.
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    Thank you all! Again, you've been super helpful. And no worries about suggesting niche stuff; I am open to all suggestions, be they cheap or not. Its fun reading about each frag in turn... I could spend literally hours reading reviews, each one tells a story.

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    Jubilation XXV - this smells more maroon but is perhaps less smokey than...
    Dia Man - this is definitely wearable by a woman. Sweet and smokey, although it smells more beige/sand tones to me.
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    I recently tried Fumerie Torque. It is nice, although the heart notes smell very strongly of cigarrettes. This does not bother me, since I used to smoke, but I prefer Tom Fords Tobacco Vanille
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quarry View Post
    I did a text search among frag reviews at makeupalley for "sweet" and "smokey." The results included:

    Chergui
    Black Cashmere
    Bois d'Armenie
    L de Lolita Lempicka
    Dior Addict edp
    PoL Luctor et Emergo
    I have L and love it!
    I also love Addict... I would love it more did it not give me headaches sometimes.

    Hmmm... I'll investigate the rest - thanks luvvie!

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    From my experience Michael for Men by Michael Kors and Caron's Third Man might fit the bill as less expensive options to test. Michael has sweet vanilla woods and stewed plum (purple/maroon!) as well as smokey/peaty scotch notes. Third Man (Troisieme Homme) is a smokey floral with sweet patchouli drydown--gorgeous.

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    How about Montale's Boise Vanille? I don't think it is very smoky or foody but I think you should try it anyway. I like it more and more every time. I too see colors when I smell perfumes. Bois Vanille is maroon in my head.

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    +1 for Bvlgari Black.

    ps - Bois de Violette smells nothing like Kenzo Flower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldiloks View Post
    Its fun reading about each frag in turn... I could spend literally hours reading reviews
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    Quote Originally Posted by sofresh View Post
    +1 for Bvlgari Black.

    ps - Bois de Violette smells nothing like Kenzo Flower.
    What I liked about Bvgari Black is that it is soft. It doesnt hurt my nose!
    Bandit did unfortunately.

    TY for the heads up with BdeV

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkdreams View Post
    I too see colors when I smell perfumes.
    Not just me losing the plot then!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I have not smelled the Kenzo.

    IMO, there is really not many fragrances that smell like the Lutens. It's a very unique creature. Of course, please sample first - this is a non-export SL and pricey too. Not a good candidate for a blind buy. Good luck.
    Actually you can get Bois de Violette at Luckyscent - I'm pretty sure it's an export these days.

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