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    Default I want an absolute gothic fragrance !

    A fragrance that would instantly give someone an impression that they've just entered a haunted house I want to get it for this Halloween. Any suggestion, folks? TIA
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    Ungaro III?

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    Black Aoud or Aoud Flowers. Or if you're going for a slasher / serial killer vibe, maybe secretions magnifiques.

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    C & s 88

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    Avignon by CdG
    Messe di Minuit by Etro
    No. 88 by Czech & Speake

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    I'd call Oscar Pour Lui "cheapo Goth." LOL>

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    Hey Bigsley, there are some really strong statements against the modern formulation of Pour Lui in the directory. What do you think - is the modern version wearable?

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    Mark Buxton - Black Angel is a pretty dark smelling scent

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    I don't think there's anything wrong with it. Some BNers might think the original is much stronger, but I don't think I'd want it to be any stronger. For the price, the new one is a very good deal, if you want a dry floral incense frag. Just spray more if you want it stronger. I also wouldn't be surprised if the original was richer, but that doesn't mean the new one is a lousy frag.

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    Cool, thanks for the tip bro.

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    Kingdom by Alexander McQueen is the ultimate gothic fragrance.
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    I second Ungaro III and C&S No. 88.

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    A couple years ago I combined Bvlgari Black with Comme des Garcons 2 MAN and thought that the combination created the ultimate Halloween fragrance. The black tire of Black mixed with the woody, burnt incense of 2 MAN seemed harsh, dark, intense, dirty, and yet alluring, rich and interesting. You might want to give it a try if you have them I think either one could be a contender on its own as well although, not "ultimate" material.
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    SL Rose de Nuit - Not heavy and loud, but at the core it's the darkest rose chypre on the planet.

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    Has to be Etro Messe de Minuit.
    Smells like a crypt.
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    I loved the review of Black March and Burning Leaves in this link:

    http://perfumesmellinthings.blogspot...h-burning.html

    The images that the author gets from combining these two are certainly creepy.

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    Last edited by Crayfish; 12th October 2009 at 06:55 AM. Reason: Edited to correct the link. And because it's combining, not combing. Sheesh.

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    Avignon

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    Many of the scents from The Goth Rosary are loaded with incense and clove, perfect for that "creepy Halloween" feel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziffy321 View Post
    Many of the scents from The Goth Rosary are loaded with incense and clove, perfect for that "creepy Halloween" feel.
    I think Donna Karan Black Cashmere fits the bill perfectly.

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    Definitely Avignon. I love it but most people around me are a little repulsed and tell me it reminds them of churches and death. It is PERFECT for Halloween. mwahahahaa
    Last edited by darkdreams; 12th October 2009 at 11:42 AM.

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    Ungaro III, Black Aoud and C&S No. 88 are all great suggestions, but I would suggest Salvador Dali pour Homme as the ultimate gothic scent. I blind bought a bottle recently and absolutely love it.. definitely in my top 5 at the moment and probably will be all winter. Don't be put off by the reviews with their references to Satan, evil and goat sacrifices, this is a fantastic scent and surprisingly versatile. Relatively inexpensive, as well.

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    Voleur de Roses or Encre Noire

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    I definitely agree with Ungaro III - what about L'Anarchiste?
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    "Cathedral" by Black Phoenix Alchemy Labs. From their Web site:

    "Cathedral, from Sin & Salvation:
    Venerable and solemn: the scent of incense smoke wafting through an ancient church. A true ecclesiatical blend of pure resins."
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    Quote Originally Posted by pluran View Post
    SL Rose de Nuit - Not heavy and loud, but at the core it's the darkest rose chypre on the planet.

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    RdN is indeed lovely, but only a shadow of L'Arte di Gucci- which is even darker. I actually prefer the Rose de Nuit as it is softer.

    Agree with recs for Etro Messe de Minuit- all dark damp church.
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    CdG Avignon once again. It reminds me of a dark, stony, deserted cathedral, possibly with a haunted graveyard outside. For a gothic rose, look to L'Artisan's Voleur de Roses. It is a damp, untamed rose garden overrun by ravens.



    I still don't get my so many BNers are conviced that Ungaro III and no. 88 are gothic. Since when are sweet fruits and green notes (Ungaro) and clean, powdery, soapy rose (no. 88) "gothic" accords?
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    now that i think of it, i think encre noir may be an interesting if not so obvious choice
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    I second the Salvadore Dali pour Homme suggestion.

    I only hope it does not end up scaring the OP himself
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    Default Re: I want an absolute gothic fragrance !

    Either Avignon or Messe de Minuit will work perfectly.

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    Gothic II by Loree Rodkin

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    No.88 (Czech & Speake) - jack the ripper (with the victorian feel and all).
    Black Aoud (Montale) - a vampire scent.

    Black Cashmere (DKNY), Black Orchid and Noir de Noir (both by Tom Ford) smells also very gothic to me.

    L'Anarchist (Caron) is somehow a bloody scent, but too exotic to be considered gothic.
    Encre Noire (Lalique) has also a dark feel, but its not necessarily gothic.

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    Michael Storer's Monk.

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    Last edited by ajmc; 12th October 2009 at 05:22 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    I still don't get my so many BNers are conviced that Ungaro III and no. 88 are gothic. Since when are sweet fruits and green notes (Ungaro) and clean, powdery, soapy rose (no. 88) "gothic" accords?
    #88 smells more like an Indian grocery store than a haunted house to me.

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    Where is Manicboy when you need him ?

    Anyways, heres some:

    Zino Davidoff : Earthy, a sure hit Rose note, dark and evolving.

    Azzaro Acteur : I have not tried this, but I have read that it has a decaying rose in it, now tell me that is not gothic! Spray some Gucci pour Homme with it as well.

    Ungaro III : only and I say only in the original formulation.

    Czech & Speake No 88 : um, hell yes. although it is mostly the opening notes as well and when the rose comes in that makes this fragrance gothic.

    Its hard for me to not correlate gothic and a rose, although the rose cannot be bright and cheery.

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    Oh, come on guys, no Knize Ten? :wave:

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    Salvador Dali pour Homme
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    For Haloween I like to layer Passage D'Enfer on top of Avignon

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    Balafre by Lancome

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    Someone here on Basenotes has agreed to trade his Czech & Speake No 88 for my Tom Ford Italian Cypress, before I posted this thread. What a coincident! But I will probably get another one from the many good suggestions here for the coming Halloween party.

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    Avignon by CdG

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    Montale Black Oud or Voleur de Roses- maybe layered with something...not sure what else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donna255 View Post
    Has to be Etro Messe de Minuit.
    Smells like a crypt.
    Absolutely...the definition of GOTHIC!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyLuke View Post
    Oh, come on guys, no Knize Ten? :wave:
    You DID say Goth dint you ?

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    So I've bit my tongue long enough - I keep seeing people referencing Etro's "Messe de Minuit" and I don't get it. Granted, everyone smells things differently, but this stuff is straight up public urinal cleaning supplies. It's that gross, astringent fruitiness and nothing else. I read some other basenotes reviews on it and I see at least one other person cites this same thing.

    I dunno, unless you want to be a gothic janitor, I'd definitely look elsewhere :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by flouris View Post
    So I've bit my tongue long enough - I keep seeing people referencing Etro's "Messe de Minuit" and I don't get it. Granted, everyone smells things differently, but this stuff is straight up public urinal cleaning supplies. It's that gross, astringent fruitiness and nothing else. I read some other basenotes reviews on it and I see at least one other person cites this same thing.

    I dunno, unless you want to be a gothic janitor, I'd definitely look elsewhere :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by flouris View Post
    So I've bit my tongue long enough - I keep seeing people referencing Etro's "Messe de Minuit" and I don't get it. Granted, everyone smells things differently, but this stuff is straight up public urinal cleaning supplies. It's that gross, astringent fruitiness and nothing else. I read some other basenotes reviews on it and I see at least one other person cites this same thing.

    I dunno, unless you want to be a gothic janitor, I'd definitely look elsewhere :P
    Totally agree with you. I just mentioned it because some people see it that way. I myself think it smells like an opened can of flat 7-UP/Sprite. I actually wore it today from a sample to reconfirm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flouris View Post
    So I've bit my tongue long enough - I keep seeing people referencing Etro's "Messe de Minuit" and I don't get it. Granted, everyone smells things differently, but this stuff is straight up public urinal cleaning supplies. It's that gross, astringent fruitiness and nothing else. I read some other basenotes reviews on it and I see at least one other person cites this same thing.

    I dunno, unless you want to be a gothic janitor, I'd definitely look elsewhere :P
    Quote Originally Posted by nsamadi View Post
    Totally agree with you. I just mentioned it because some people see it that way. I myself think it smells like an opened can of flat 7-UP/Sprite. I actually wore it today from a sample to reconfirm.
    I get some rotting leaves as well. This offering from Etro is certainly unpleasant and not really goth ( to me). I was really surprised so many guys like it on here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfacing View Post
    Where is Manicboy when you need him ?

    Anyways, heres some:

    Zino Davidoff : Earthy, a sure hit Rose note, dark and evolving.

    Azzaro Acteur : I have not tried this, but I have read that it has a decaying rose in it, now tell me that is not gothic! Spray some Gucci pour Homme with it as well.

    Ungaro III : only and I say only in the original formulation.

    Czech & Speake No 88 : um, hell yes. although it is mostly the opening notes as well and when the rose comes in that makes this fragrance gothic.

    Its hard for me to not correlate gothic and a rose, although the rose cannot be bright and cheery.
    Right here!

    Zino, definitely - dark decaying roses. I would also add Dali PH (decaying geranium/musk, Van Cleef & Arpels PH (dark pine), & Jacomo de Jacomo (dark cloves).
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    It seems like the majority of recommendations here have something to do with rose. Is that because it reminds us the scent of flowers at a funeral? Very interesting!

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    Volcano by Lomani

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    I'm not sure... "goth" combines all sorts of images. Goth like Vampira? Goth like Notre Dame? Goth like Bauhaus? Goth like Theodoric the Great?

    Anyhow, dealing with the modern goth subculture, I'm going to nominate Poison, in both name and smell ( vintage Poison, more so - more animal, less flower ).

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    Another vote for Avignon and Messe de Minuit, and I'll add Lorenzo Villoresi Incensi for the modern goth


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    Bandit by Robert Piguet has labdanum-incense and roses, it`s dark and great for Halloween also. While I could wear it anyday.
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    Leonard pour Homme (original)
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    Quote Originally Posted by nsamadi View Post
    Avignon by CdG
    Messe di Minuit by Etro
    No. 88 by Czech & Speake
    these are my favourites. dont think they smell that devilish

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    another vote for avignon.

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    Yet another CdG Avignon.
    I think Le Labo Patchouli 24 exudes a bit of goth to me.
    Gucci Pour Homme gives off a bit of church pew woodiness.
    Perhaps Tom Ford Black Orchid?
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