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    Hey all! I'm new to the world of niche perfume..but am totally addicted! I have been following Basenotes for months now. And have greatly benefited from lots of reviews, comments, etc. So thank you!! But now I find myself looking for a new boozy/woody/fruity (but not too sweet) fragrance for Fall. Wondering if anyone can steer me in a good direction and make suggestions for me to sample? (I am a woman, but don't mind going toward the more masculine side if I just love the scent.)

    Some perfumes I have and love:

    Straight to Heaven (Kilian)

    Back to Black

    Fluers de Sel ( Miller Harris)

    Bois de Paradis (DelRae)

    Coup de Foudre

    Nuit de Tubereuse (L'Artisan)

    Tea for Two

    Six Scents, Series 2 No.5 (The fennel one).

    I have tried Botrytis, despite how much everyone seems to love it, it's a tad too sweet and average for my taste.

    Also tried Frapin 1270. I almost love it. I get a little too much candied fruit with it. (Sadly..otherwise it's perfect.)

    I would prefer something sans tobacco as I already have Back to Black.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Welcome to basenotes!

    I suggest you try Idole and Gin Fizz, both by Lubin, both comfortably unisex.
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    +1 for Idole (the Lubin, not Armani)

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    Boozy? Off the top of my head, Parfums d'Empire Ambre Russe, which has a vodka-inspired topnote, and also Le Dandy by D'Orsay (yes, I know he was not a perfumer...) which has a whiskey/cognac scent along with tobacco.

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    Yet another vote for Lubin's Idole. NOT the vintage, which is nothing close to the current formulation (in a good way), but the one with the African mask for a cap. It's the first thing I think of when I think of boozy.

    If you like vetivers, my second recommendation is Fumidus by Profumum. It's all peaty smoky scotch on top and vetiver afterwards. I swagger just thinking about it.
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    NEW SPLITS - By Kilian A Taste of Heaven and Beyond Love (full 50ml bottles). .

    Most of the time I am very proud of the Basenotes community. Time after time I have witnessed the thoughtfulness, empathy & genuine friendship that members of this community extend to others - oldtimers & newcomers alike. There are other times, however, when egos get the upper hand and civility goes out the window. My philosophy is that I won't say anything here that I would not say if you were standing in front of me. Welcome to Basenotes, each and every one of us. ~ TwoRoads

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    Courvoisier L'Edition Imperiale
    Zino Davidoff
    Escada Homme
    and... even good old Knize Ten has a particular plummy note during the drywdown, likely to be perceived as boozy

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    Thanks for the suggestions, everyone. I am particularly intrigued by Fumidus! This will be fun!

    Thanks, Master-Classter, for the previous thread. As a new Basenoter it's helpful to get pointed in the right direction.

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    Spark by Liz Claiborne, I believe, is a bit sweet and for men but you might wanna try it.

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    Another one on Idole

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    Pure Malt Thierry Mugler
    Estee Lauder Youth Dew and Youth Dew Amber Nude
    Cartier Le Baiser du Dragon
    Shiseido Feminite du Boir
    Lubin Idole
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    Burberry London

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    Parfums d'Empire Ambre Russe
    Agent Provocateur Strip

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    When I was little, my mother used to make bourbon balls at Christmas (unfortunately not appealing to children). They were somewhere between fudge and cookie dough, flavored with vanilla and bourbon. When I tried Spiritueuse Double Vanille, it really reminded me of my mother's special adult treat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamp View Post
    Burberry London
    +1 for London. It is also relatively inexpensive and lasts a long time.

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    Ambre Russe by Parfumeur d'Empire.
    Many will suggest Pure Malt by Thierry Mugler which is rather pleasant but not very boozy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Partagas View Post
    +1 for London. It is also relatively inexpensive and lasts a long time.
    make that 3

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    Thanks, everyone. I am still searching out boozy frags, so this is great!

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    +1 for Lubin Idole and Pd'A Ambre Russe, both great!

    Parfumerie Generale Bois de Copaiba (Amaretto)
    Frapin L'Humaniste (gin)
    Czech & Speake Cuba (rum)
    Nez a nez Atelier d'Artiste (cognac)
    Aftelier Cognac

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    Quote Originally Posted by Augusta View Post
    +1 for Lubin Idole and Pd'A Ambre Russe, both great!

    Parfumerie Generale Bois de Copaiba (Amaretto)
    Frapin L'Humaniste (gin)
    Czech & Speake Cuba (rum)
    Nez a nez Atelier d'Artiste (cognac)
    Aftelier Cognac
    Thanks for this very fine list! I did not consider a few of them. Guess I'll add more to my samples list...

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    +1 for Burberry London
    Top 10:
    1. Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta
    2. YSL M7
    3. Tom Ford Bois Marocain
    4. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    5. Dior Homme/Intense
    6. YSL Opium
    7. Azzaro Pour Homme
    8. Frederic Malle's Musc Ravageur
    9. YSL Live Jazz
    10. Burberry London

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    West Side by Bond No 9 smells like a drunk crawling out of a bar to me.

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    Serge Lutens Chene -- rum blast + extraordinarily realistic oak.

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    My favourite is that boozy rich kick in Guerlains Spiriteuse Double Vanille

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    Opium Pour Homme

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    Definitely Ambre Rousse from Parfum D'Empire but also try Bois D'Ombrie.
    If needed : a very feminine cocktail with champagne and rum SHINGL (The Shooting Star Collection ) from Xerjoff

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    A very boozy feminine peach is Alexandra de Markoff's No Regrets. Lovely.

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    Michael for Men
    by Michael Kors

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    +5 Burberry London

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    Michael Kors Man

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    something about Hermes Voyage's opening reminds me of Gin and Tonic.
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    Pure Malt is indeed very boozy; it's like being in submersed in single malt scotch whiskey. Not very attractive IMO, but very boozy. Alas it is also quite sweet.

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    Pure Malt and Burberry London

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    Maybe Idole de Lubin also.

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    Some great suggestions here. I own and love Idole and Ambre Russe, so I'll second those.

    I'll also add Cumming the fragrance. It has a bit of Pure Malt vibe, but you know, for grown-ups. Not so much in-your-face booze, but if you enjoy a good scotch, you'll find it in there.

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    Spirituesuse Double Vanille!! that and Pure Malt are my suggestions...

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    Idole edp and SDV

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    ..some others:Marron Chic, Sel de Vetiver, Eau du Navigateur, Boxeuses ...
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