And ofcourse Poivre Piquant by l'Artisan
I have been enjoying some fragrances with spicy pepper notes. My favorite right now is New York by Parfums de Nicolai. What are your favorite fragrances with a very noticeable to strong pepper note. Thanks.
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And ofcourse Poivre Piquant by l'Artisan
For black pepper:
Burberry The Beat
For pink pepper:
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I was told by another BN'er this smelled of pepper to him. It is a very tangy vetiver, actually, and very engaging.
Red Vetyver - Montale
Poivre Samarcande by Hermes
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I love wearing Poivre 23 from Le Labo in hot weather
Definitely Poivre Samarcande - one of the better peppers out there.
I get a lot of pepper in Ormonde Jayne's Isfarkand.
And of course there's LV Piper Nigrum (literally, "Black Pepper").
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My favorite is Poivre Samarcande, too but I didn't know it was widely available. I got mine when it was sold separately from the special set of smaller sprays from a few years ago. (Ebay, I think). So, it comes in a regular sized bottle, now? That's the one I would recommend.
Caron's Poivre and Coup de Fouet .
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Armani Bois d'Encens
L'Essence de Cerutti
Allure pour Homme
Sander for Men
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Bulgari Ph Extreme
Um Givenchy Xeryus Rouge (red pepper)
Ralph Lauren - Polo Sport Extreme
One of my first blind buy after joining basenotes. I think it's discontinued now, but well worth it IMHO. Pepper overload for sure, but it's done quite nicely. The only masculine Ralph Lauren fragrance which deserves the word Sport!
How about some Tommy Bahama for Men?
by pepper to you mean the vegetable or the spice?
Spicy Pepper: Versace Black Jeans and Gucci PH
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I routinely overload my food with black pepper, but I'm not a big fan of it in fragrances.
Penhaligon's Opus 1870 (a little less pepper and this'd be in my drobe)
Polo Sport Extreme
And some more where it's less upfront:
Frank LA (like mugler + pepper)
Selection Verte (white peppercorn)
Prelude to Love (pink peppercorn)
Eav Des Bavx (red peppercorn)
Gucci Pour Homme
Burberry The Beat.
Polo Double Black has a pepper note...its distinct at the beginning.
The Armani mentioned before though has a drier/finer pepper note.
I love pepper scents and I have smelled almost all of the recommendations above.
I'll add one that hasn't been posted. Scent Two: Laurel by Monocle x Comme des Garcons. Yes, it's primarily a laurel fragrance, but it has a boatload of pepper in it.
Penhaligon´s Opus 1870
There is a peppery quality to Blenheim Bouquet which gives it its austerity I think. Very finely done I feel.
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The only pepper I really enjoyed was RLs Polo Extreme
too bad longevity sucks on it
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+1 for Polo Sport Extreme -- not a typical "sport" cologne!
Also, Molton Brown - Black Pepper, which is about as "pure" a black pepper scent as you'll find -- it was way too much for me!
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Opium Eau d'Orient
Laura Tonatto - Albi
I like the combo of pepper and ivy; it's like extra peppery to me.
You might try:
Sander for Men
Balmain de Balmain
CK Euphoria has a light sweet pepper note, but it doesn't last very long.
You will find a strong pepper note in Quorum Silver by Antonio Puig.
I remember Aramis being advertised as "peppery and potent"!
Givenchy Play Intense for Pink Pepper.
Marc Jacob's - Bang
Eau de L´Occitan
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The Beat, Parah, Tommy Bahama
tommy bahama by far. nothing comes close to as peppery as this one. smells like watter mixed with black pepper
+1 Ormonde Jayne Isfarkand
Very peppery throughout top and middle notes. Pyramid lists the middle note as being solely 'pink pepper'.
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Definitely agree with Piper Nigrum and Molton Brown Black Pepper. I've never thought of Tommy Bahama as peppery, but I really like it. Maybe if I spray some on with that note in mind, I'll notice it.
When I'm not imbibing in Joseph Abboud, I concoct my own gourmand style pepper dominant scents by letting a thin layering of butter and cajun sauce dry on my naked skin. Once dried, I'll crush white and black pepper together in a bowl and mix it with an unscented body lotion.
I may or may not add a dash of cocoa and a spritz of patchouli for more gourmand-ish gravity. I have never received a compliment wearing this creation and have ( By accident) gotten some cajun on my pee pee....which was a real hurt piece.
How about Arpege Pour Homme by Lanvin? I had to get rid of mine because my wife couldn't stand its strength.
I will agree with those that said Bulgari PH Soir
I second Opus 1870- My go-to pepper scent.
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Surprised nobody's mentioned Azzaro Visit. Great spicy pink pepper over cedar-y woods and light musk. A fairly linear scent but very good... and inexpensive.
Burberry - The beat
Lalique - White
I like how pepper perfectly balances the floral notes in Diptyque's Ofresia.
A couple of favourites off the top of my head that haven't been mentioned yet:
Dior Granville, light black pepper, very fresh and suitable for summer.
And surprised noone mentioned Yatagan yet!
Azzaro PH, but the pepper notes are not top notes, they take a while to come out.