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    Question Seeking Scent Closest To Musky Male Armpits

    Hey Y'all,
    This might be an impossible fragrance search, but I'm gonna try anyway. My partner and I really enjoy natural scents, and he really loves the way my armpits smell at the end of the day on the weekends when I shower in the morning but don't put on any deodorant and go do yardwork outside. By the end of the day I have a strong, musky armpit smell..not a gross "I smell like a bum who hasn't showered in weeks" smell, but just a strong, musky/oniony armpit odor.

    So I'm trying to find a fragrance that gets closest to this smell, whether it's a cologne, oil, pheromone..whatever works. I've read some Deer Musks and Androstenone smell like male BO, but not sure if this is true or where to get it. I figure this way on the weekends when I don't get to go outside to build up a sweat (it's too damn cold..lol) I can still make my partner happy. Any ideas?

    Thanks!

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    If there was such a scent would you wear it only at home? The reason I ask is the whole idea behind wearing a fragrance is to not smell like armpit,but if thats what you like try this. Take onion ,curry ,coriander,and maybe some magoram fry it up and tweak the ingredients until you get the desired effect.The only drawback is that you house will smell funky.Or go steal some dirty shirts from your local laundymat and sniff away.

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    This seems to be a theme lately...check out this thread:

    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=239643

    ps - I still think Declaration by Cartier is the closest.

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    Just keep not-washing
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    Serious perfume lovers might hate me for this, but maybe Jovan Musk gives me a certain remote sweaty suggestion WITHIN a musky frag.
    Last edited by Ken_Russell; 14th November 2009 at 12:56 PM.

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    I'll take it one step further Ken_Russell - Avon's Wild Country. It even makes me recoil.
    I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!

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    Anything with cumin in it.... Cumin can often smell like armpit - fragrances with a big cumin dose include Kingdom by Alexander McQueen, Rose 31 by Le Labo, among others. Might want to check the database for cumin threads (use the search function).

    Declaration by Cartier smells more to me like armpit + antiperspirant, and stays somehow enjoyable.
    Sales thread here

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    The reformulated Rochas Femme smells like the pits.

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    Come over here to Malaysia and try not taking a bath for 1 day.

    I would say Gucci Pour Homme that the musky armpit smell.
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    a dab of MKK after drydown might achieve this, perhaps as the result of the cumin.
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    Default Re: Seeking Scent Closest To Musky Male Armpits

    hmm...

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    If you have access to durian, try rubbing some of the flesh on your armpits. That should definitely give you
    that oniony, sweaty, musky, scent.

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    Default Re: Seeking Scent Closest To Musky Male Armpits

    Quote Originally Posted by sofresh View Post
    This seems to be a theme lately...
    Indeed. One should think about a Peculiar Fragrance Forum to collect such threads. There's an awful lot of it.

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    Thanks for the suggestions guys.

    I am going to look for samples of the fragrances suggested on ebay (I live in a rural area so the nearest department store is far away) to see what smells best.

    Sofresh commented how this seems to be a theme, and I did indeed read that other thread suggested, but that thread seemed to drift off into something else, and I wanted to be really specific about what I wanted. As for DesGrieux's suggestion of a "Peculiar Fragrance Forum", I really don't think there is anything peculiar about Mother Nature's original fragrance..lol. Especially when you consider how many fragrances use ingredients that mimic natural body odors. But I understood what you meant, especially when we live in a world that keeps insisting we all need to smell like something other than what we naturally are.

    I have also noticed that there seems to be an underground movement to get away from fragrances of any kind. Many of my male friends seem to lose interest in wearing cologne's the older they get. And the ones that do keep wearing them usually start switching to simpler, more natural one base fragrances, like Vanilla, Vetiver, Patchouli or Cedar/Pine.

    Oh, and yes, this fragrance I am looking for was meant only to be used at home to get my partner in the mood. I would never knowingly assault a stranger with my strong musky scent..that would be criminal..lol.
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    Default Re: Seeking Scent Closest To Musky Male Armpits

    I agree with the Serge Lutens MKK suggestion, although it smells more like balls than underarms. From what you've said, your partner would probably love it on you. It's expensive, but as close to what you want as you're likely to find. If the price is too much to deal with ($140 for 50 ml) then check out some Keihl's Musk which is somewhat similar although less extreme and much less expensive. He might also like Kouros for its "sex in a men's room" vibe. I'm just sayin' ...

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    Tonyprince thanks for the suggestions. I will definitely look for some samples of the Serge Lutens MKK on ebay, as I imagine that fragrance would be too exclusive for the nearest dept. store we have, which is only a Dillards.

    And I chuckled when you mentioned Kouros' "sex in a mens room" vibe, as images of George Michael flashed through my head..lol. But I have noticed from reading the threads here that Kouros has a huge following, so I need to research it more to find out what the majority of users think it smells most like and what it's notes are.

    As for the Musk, I really think I need to research this area more, but will def check out the Keihl's you mentioned. There seems to be a wide range of musk reactions, and although the only musk I have encountered is the common Jovan Musk and Alyssa Ashley Musk oils, I know those are pretty generic and probably not the best quality of what is available.
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    Ruggles: Before I scrolled down to see you post I thought the same thing. Rochas Femme is ruined for me because of the cumin.



    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggles View Post
    The reformulated Rochas Femme smells like the pits.

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    Try Jardin du Nil by MPG. Although once the stinky, armpit, stinky-cheese top notes fade, you will have to like florals because that's what it smells like afterwards.
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    Default Re: Seeking Scent Closest To Musky Male Armpits

    Quote Originally Posted by JoNnY 4 View Post
    Come over here to Malaysia and try not taking a bath for 1 day.

    I would say Gucci Pour Homme that the musky armpit smell.
    *LOL*

    Also Kiehl's musk seems to fit........
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    Default Re: Seeking Scent Closest To Musky Male Armpits

    I've only tried it as a sample, but Yatagan seems to have a healthy "yes, I have spent all day outdoors" feel to it.

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    Hey Guys,
    Well, after reading all the wonderful suggestions on this thread and the other thread about "mans sweat" scents, I came up with the following list of samples I am going to order from The Perfumed Court. Let me know if I am missing anything that you really think I should try.

    Serge Lutens Muscs Koublai Khan
    Cartier Declaration
    Alexander McQueen Kingdom
    Le Labo Rose 31
    Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme
    Hermes Eau D'Hermes EDT
    Yves Saint Laurent Kouros
    Caron Yatagan
    Robert Piguet Bandit EDT
    Etat Libre d'Orange Secretions Magnifique
    Kenzo Jungle Pour Homme
    Caron L'Anarchiste
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune
    Comme des Garcons Series 6 Synthetic - Garage
    Diptyque L'Autre
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    eeh...??

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    This is a unique tread - I must say we recoil from natural body odor because we cover it up with fragrance. In some countries deodorant and perfume are not used and it does not bother those or other individuals because their nose has become accustom to it.

    I find we all have body odor like it or not and I have found over the years my nose has become very sensitive to it - possibility through training my nose to detect perfume notes. Now I am not speaking the smell of not wearing underarm deodorant and such - I am talking like a body musk.

    Though my experience I have found men carry this scent very heavy and it resides mostly in their bedroom. Point in case my friend just a few months separated from his wife - he is now leasing a condo for himself. Last weekend I dropped by to see him and he wanted to show me a new Bose system he purchased for his bedroom. Once I stepped into that room I could smell he marked his territory -

    Back to the subject - fragrance is subjective what we might like say Shalimar my repulse Nightbird and vice versa - ! To each his own and enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightbird_ View Post
    Hey Guys,
    Well, after reading all the wonderful suggestions on this thread and the other thread about "mans sweat" scents, I came up with the following list of samples I am going to order from The Perfumed Court. Let me know if I am missing anything that you really think I should try.

    Serge Lutens Muscs Koublai Khan
    Cartier Declaration
    Alexander McQueen Kingdom
    Le Labo Rose 31
    Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme
    Hermes Eau D'Hermes EDT
    Yves Saint Laurent Kouros
    Caron Yatagan
    Robert Piguet Bandit EDT
    Etat Libre d'Orange Secretions Magnifique
    Kenzo Jungle Pour Homme
    Caron L'Anarchiste
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune
    Comme des Garcons Series 6 Synthetic - Garage
    Diptyque L'Autre
    Nightbird, I think the Gucci fragrance you'll want to order is Gucci Pour Homme, not Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme. I think you'll find what you're looking for in Declaration, Kingdom, Eau D'Hermes, Kenzo Jungle Pour Homme, and Serge Lutens Muscs Kublai khan
    Last edited by nthny; 15th November 2009 at 06:27 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlino View Post
    Eau d'Hermes
    I agree. The cumin does it - it smells very natural.

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    Thanks for the info on the Cumin guys, I will definitely research what other fragrances are heavy with it.
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    I know it's been mentioned a few times but want to echo that Eau D'Hermes should do the trick. I have recoiled several times after sampling it. Not that it smells terrible. It's just that it really does smell what you are looking for, which is not that appealing to me. But what the hell, what ever floats your/his boat. I must say, though, that there is something about it (the more I smell it) that makes me want to keep smelling it. I wouldn't dare wear it around the GF, though. She's pretty picky about hygiene and my two showers a day barely cut it as it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brrrry View Post
    She's pretty picky about hygiene and my two showers a day barely cut it as it is.
    Thanks for the recommendation Brrrry, I will definitely get a sample to try.

    Wow..I hope you use a moisturizing soap if your showering twice a day..yikes! If it was me, I would lay down the law and tell her one shower a day is plenty, and that she needs to accept a certain amount of your natural muskiness. Trust me, after a while, she will begin to like it.

    Keep in mind that there have been tests done that show if your partner doesn't at least accept what you smell like naturally that it's not a good sign of compatibility. And I'm just talking about regular muskiness, not "oh my god who let the skunk in the house" stuff.
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    I would suggest "Dans Tes Bras" by Editions Frederic Malle,
    there is no much onion in this, but it is very sensual & smells like sexy musky skin sweat in a good way.
    Last edited by tariq; 17th November 2009 at 05:53 AM.

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