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    What is Your favorites spices ?


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    My favorite spicy male fragrances are:

    Burberry London for Men
    Catalyst for Men by Halston
    Opium pour homme by YSL
    Ikon by Zirh
    Witness by Jacques Bogart

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    Salvador Dali EDT for men.
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    Noir Espices is growing on me from a small test.
    Very nice stuff.
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    I second Salvador Dali, Burberry London and Opium PH

    Jaipur Homme, Van Cleef and Arpels PH, Opium Eau d'Orient and Azzaro Visit may also be good choices.

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    Aramis JHL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    ...Salvador Dali, Burberry London and Opium PH

    Jaipur Homme, Van Cleef and Arpels PH......
    Same here.

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    Santos de Cartier, the concentrée version goes straight to the spices.

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    Les Lions D'Arthes Pour Homme

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    Frapin Caravelle Epicee.

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    I've always associated Aramis Havana with spicy. Absolutely love it!

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    So far?
    Penhaligon's OPUS 1870
    L'Occitane Eav Des Bavx
    Hermes Rocabar

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    Right now, I'd say that my favorite spicy frag is Histoire d'Eau by Mauboussin, but that may be because I like the addition of fruit and suede with the strong spices.

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    Don't do the spicy thing much . . . but I am enjoying Fahrenheit Absolute. Oh yeah. Azzaro Visit too. I guess Havana, if you consider that spicy, but I don't really.
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    Second the Noir Epices. C'est Magnifique

    I'll add : Idole de Lubin, Micallef Black Sea, Villoresi Spezie, Villoresi Piper Nigrum, Lutens' Ambre Sultan and Arabie.


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    I second Bel Ami

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    Chaos/Black Cashmere for me.

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    I second Caravelle Epices, Noir Epices, and Black Sea. All just gorgeous!

    I will add Comptoir Sud Pacifique L'Eau du Gouverneur. I really enjoy it on my husband. For those who haven't tried it, the listed notes are verbena, bergamot, lemon, clary sage, allspice, nutmeg, black pepper, clove, cedar, vetiver and musk. The nutmeg really stands out for me.

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    Black Sea spicy? It's more creamy/rich to me.

    I really like L'Anarchiste (cinnamon, clove) and Bois de Turquie (cinnamon, bay) when it comes to spices. Visit (Nutmeg), Epic Man (nutmeg, bay, pepper) and Serge Noire (cinnamon, clove) are also very good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amit View Post
    Second the Noir Epices. C'est Magnifique

    I'll add : Idole de Lubin, Micallef Black Sea, Villoresi Spezie, Villoresi Piper Nigrum, Lutens' Ambre Sultan and Arabie.
    And I third!!!!

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    I agree no list of spices would be complete without the spicy rum cocktail known as Idole de Lubin.
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    Fougere Bengale by Parfum d`Empire.
    Notes: ginger, tonka bean, patchouli, lavender, oakmoss, pepper, mint and tobacco.

    I don't think the official notes accurately reflects how spicy (these is definitely some curry in there) and oriental this scent is. Its in heavy rotation in the winter months.

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    Montale Amber and spices is very nice.

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    L'Autre (Dyptique)

    Coriander in Third man (Caron)

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    For really enjoyable spice fragrance I would vote for Caravelle Epice and CdG Original Parfum which are my two favorite spice heavy fragrances. They are just on a level all by themselves.

    But, not far behind and receiving honorable mention are: Spiritus/Land by Miller Bertaux and Coze by Parfumerie Generale. Hey there are so many really good spice scents out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haunani View Post
    I will add Comptoir Sud Pacifique L'Eau du Gouverneur. I really enjoy it on my husband. For those who haven't tried it, the listed notes are verbena, bergamot, lemon, clary sage, allspice, nutmeg, black pepper, clove, cedar, vetiver and musk. The nutmeg really stands out for me.
    YES! I agree. Got it and love it; time to wear it again. Seems like it's a near balance of nutmeg and black pepper that stand out to me, combined with a woody base, some musk, and a bit of citrus on top. Tropical! Like some wood from a coconut tree in there.

    Also: Dunhill Edition! Nice nutmeg and cinnamon, combined with sage and wood.

    Zanzibar! (Van Cleef & Arpels) Nice...time to wear again. Some lemon top, with heart of ginger, black pepper and cloves, anchored by woody notes.

    Armani Mania (saffron).

    Halston Z-14 (cinnamon, coriander). Too bad the EDT is getting harder to find.

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    Aside from those mentioned... Arpege, Youth Dew, Mitsouko, Egoiste, Quorum, Polo Double Black, and Bijan for Men
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    Costes by Hotel Costes
    Cacharel Pour L'Homme
    Comme des Garcons Jaisalmer
    Frapin Caravelle Epicee
    Malle Noir Epices
    Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan
    Creed Baie de Genievre
    Tauer L'Air du desert Marocain
    DKNY Black Cashmere
    Jacomo de Jacomo Rouge
    Shiseido Basala
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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    I really like L'Anarchiste (cinnamon, clove) when it comes to spices.
    Yes i forgot this one it's a favorite.
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    Default Re: Best Spices WHOA! Longevity

    Picked up Noir Epices last night after a small test.

    What killer longevity. Put some on before bed. It lasted till morning AND though morning shower. It's not projecting, but can still smell it on wrist.

    Never had that happen before.

    Not sure if it's "spicy" enough for OP, but it's very good stuff. I do get a lot of the "very nice scented soap" vibe with this. But I like that.

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    I am a big proponent of Carlos Santana for Men. How can you beat the price in conjunction with its fine spice scent?

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    Default Re: Best Spices WHOA! Longevity

    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    Picked up Noir Epices last night after a small test.

    What killer longevity.
    Oh, absolutely.

    I wore it with a deep black slightly embroidered silk shirt I have about a week ago, and the shirt still smells strongly of Noir Epices. How very satisfying indeed


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    Kenzo Tokyo
    Burberry London
    Body Kouros has some spice in it.
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    Chanel Egoiste and Bois des Iles

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    +1 Zirh Ikon
    +1 Havana
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    Wow, I'm the first one to mention Comme des Garcons EdP? That is THE spiciest fragrance I know, by a long-shot.

    I'll also add CdG White, it's milder, more curried little brother; L'Eau, Diptyque's ode to hot cinnamon candy; and Profumo.it's Rose de Bois, a lovely mild cinnamon and rosewood combo. Clove Absolute is great if you love powdery fragrances ( i.e. I don't like it, but you might. )

    I'll second L'Autre. If you love cumin, go get it!
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    I love spice prominent scents.

    Surprised no one has mentioned L'Eau by Diptyque

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtgprox05 View Post
    I agree no list of spices would be complete without the spicy rum cocktail known as Idole de Lubin.
    That!

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    I'm wearing Nicolai's New York now and, come to think of it, it is spicey and ranks way up there IMHO. The spices are well balanced and not overdone.

    Some others catching my attention lately are:
    Serge Luten Santal de Mysore, Arabie, & Cuir Mauresque
    Histoire de Parfums 1969 Revolte

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    Quote Originally Posted by furrypine View Post
    Fougere Bengale by Parfum d`Empire.
    Notes: ginger, tonka bean, patchouli, lavender, oakmoss, pepper, mint and tobacco.

    I don't think the official notes accurately reflects how spicy (these is definitely some curry in there) and oriental this scent is. Its in heavy rotation in the winter months.
    I usually associate spicy with spikey and sweet! FB is so soft and velevety it feels to me like the equivalent of beeing wrapped in a cashmere blanket that has been kept inside a humidor with the most NATURALLY frgarant pipe tobacco (no cherries, vanilla and stuff here!)
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    Let's not forget Piper Nigrum. A trip to your local spice shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I love spice prominent scents.

    Surprised no one has mentioned L'Eau by Diptyque
    Oops! That's the one I meant when I put in a plug for Eau Lente. L'Eau is cinnamon candy, but Eau Lente is opoponax overload to my nose.

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    Tom Ford Private Blend

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    CK Obsession for men
    Boucheron Jaipur Homme
    YSL Opium PH
    Cacharel Pour l'Homme

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    Women's opium, youth dew, and cinnabar
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    I know I already said it but, it deserves repeating. I can't imagine a scent getting spicier than Idole de Lubin. I've smelt a lot of scents in my time, many have spices or spicy elements to them, NONE, have ever actually risen my body temperature and made me sweat like Idole. Which is precisely why I rarely wear it. It's like spice-infused rum. It's wild stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DULLAH View Post
    So far?
    Penhaligon's OPUS 1870
    L'Occitane Eav Des Bavx
    Hermes Rocabar
    Another vote for Eau des Baux by L'Occitane. A wonderful spice/incense scent. This base ends up on me as a rich woody vanilla.

    Also Hermes Equipage, for the sharp clove opening.
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    This threads a bit old, so a few additions (to the excellent list above) might include...

    Maharadjah (EDF) by Parfums de Nicolai. One of my favorite spice scents that manages to be warm and cozy and doesn't blow your synapses with its spice. You have to be cool (or hot) with cinnamon to like this one, however.

    From Amouage, Epic Man has been mentioned. OPUS IV continues along the spice trail. Gorgeous, if perhaps too reminiscent of Christmas and a bit hard to pull off year around.

    I also would recommend Eau d'Epices by Andy Tauer. It manages to pull of the Indian Spice Basket thing without ever smelling like left-over curry in its drydown. Not foody - fresh, but hot. Bright, not dark as so many spice scents can be. A spice scent that is every bit as good as one would expect from this MASTER of so many wonderful Incense blends. (Incense Rosé is another one worth looking at, as the rose allows you to forget the church vibe on incense scents, along with the tried and true L'Air - mentioned above.)
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    I will add my favorite spice heavy fragrances - love these kinds of scents:

    Coze, Parfumerie Generale
    Original EDP, Comme des Garcons
    Epice Sauvage, Ayala Moriel
    Memoir Man, Amouage
    London, Burberry
    Idole Lubin EDP
    Marakesch, Aesop

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    L'air du desert Morocain
    Rose 31
    Noir Epices
    Ambre Sultan
    Egoiste
    Costume National Homme

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    +4 on Aramis Havana



    I'll also add Tommy Bahama Original to the list.
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    Despite the divisive reviews, I'm glad I checked out Serge Noire and also recommend giving it a spin.
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    Noir Epices

    Most spices to me smell like garlic bread, indian food, or,like Serge Noir, disgusting sharp body odor mixed with onions.
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