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    Default Dominant Almond/Marzipan fragrance?

    Looking for fragrances with dominant Almond/Marzipan notes because I simply love it. I don't mind a little Turkish Rose or Rose notes in there too. Anything?

    Preferably something designer, but I do not mind niche recommendations, as long as they are relatively easier to buy online than travelling to the far ends of the earth to the remote mountain wilderness to purchase some sacred juice produced by a monk from France.

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    I find Serge Lutens Lovre very almondy marzipan bakewell tart smell , very sweet and delicious

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    Cerruti 1881 Black has a nice marzipan note.

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    I get marzipan/amaretto from Villoresi Vetiver, but that could just be my nose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pour_Monsieur View Post
    I find Serge Lutens Lovre very almondy marzipan bakewell tart smell , very sweet and delicious
    Agree on Louve and add People of the Labyrinths Luctor et Emergo.
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    YSL Body Kouros = Marzipan.

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    Caron Farnesiana. Not as good as it was but still fun and marzipan-y.

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    Micallef Aoud Gourmet. Aoud note plus sugar and marzipan. Not buttery or overly foody though - a dry and raspy almond scent with aoud. Sounds weird, to the point of being queasy. But not so, as I found out. Hard to describe - do order samples first.

    Guerlain's Cologne du 68 has a distinct "patisserie" note to it. It's probably not as deep or strong as you might want, though.

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    Jour de Fete by L'artisan Parfumeur.

    +2 for SL's Louve

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    Luctor et Emergo by People of the Labyrinths is what you're looking for.

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    Alessandro by Mazzolari
    JAR Jarling
    Also Profumum's Confetto .
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/370...o-Profumo-Onda
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    Even Black XS by Paco Rabanne

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    You may take the advice of all these super BNers who really seem to know what they are talking about, or you can find the ultimate almond/marzipan scent. I will send you a map, but you have to PM me about it. All I'll tell you here in the public forum is that the Incas and Mayans knew how to extrude the essence out of the almond like no one else in history. PM me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing the Dragon View Post
    Cerruti 1881 Black has a nice marzipan note.
    I was just going to mention this one - it does have a maripan down dry. I would also suggest Pi which has that almond vanilla note.

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    Dior - Escale a Portofino is another one worth trying. I'm not sure the almond note is dominant, but it's a beautiful team player.
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    I find Luten's Datura Noir has a very strong almond/marzipan accord.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulSC View Post
    Dior - Escale a Portofino is another one worth trying. I'm not sure the almond note is dominant, but it's a beautiful team player.
    I don't think it's dominant at all. I hardly notice it among all the citrus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCBoy View Post
    I don't think it's dominant at all. I hardly notice it among all the citrus.
    I notice it more now than I did the first few times I wore it. It's more prominent in the heart of the fragrance, once the citrus notes have faded. But I agree with you, the almond is never really dominant.
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    Les Nereides: Imperial Opoponax. This is considered a very high quality creation by some of the expeienced Basenotes noses.
    Keiko Mecherei: Loukhoum (has 3 versions) Lutens has something similar too (title?)
    POTL: Luctor et Emergo (I find this one the most unisex and own it; also the most expensive in this list).
    The first two are reasonably priced for niche.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renaissance_Man View Post
    Keiko Mecherei: Loukhoum (has 3 versions) Lutens has something similar too (title?)
    Serge Lutens - Rahat Loukhoum
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    Lately I've been enjoying Cella shaving soap A LOT - can't get enough of the stuff. It's all about marzipan; while it's sweet, it's bearable. I would love to find a fragrance to match this shaving product. I'm afraid none of the suggestions really come close to this smell I am looking for. Any new ideas people? Antico Caruso with a twist to the direction of marzipan might be ideal. I am afraid no such fragrance exist. I guess I should contact Mr. Villoresi and suggest he'd make an Italian barbershop fragrance.
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    Patricia de Nicolai Kiss me tender is an marzipan confection with a touch of delicate flowers.

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    +1 on Serge Lutens - Rahat Loukhoum

    The only problem is that its only available from the Serge Lutens boutique in Paris.. its non export.
    I will tell you though.. its pretty amazing.

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    Amandes Orientales

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    If you're looking for an almond/vanilla scent, Montale's Amandes Orientales does a really good job.

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    Mandorlo di Sicilia by Acqua di Parma

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    L'eau d'Hiver by Editions de Parfums
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    Montale Sweet Oriental Dream
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    Sexy angelic = almond marzipan anise angelica

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    Any more? I just had to buy a 500g pack of marzipan (intended to be used for baking, I take it) as some women wore a perfume that reminded me of it. There goes the sugar free diet

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    Default Re: Dominant Almond/Marzipan fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rüssel View Post
    Any more? I just had to buy a 500g pack of marzipan (intended to be used for baking, I take it) as some women wore a perfume that reminded me of it. There goes the sugar free diet
    I love marzipan, but only to eat, not to wear. For wearing I prefer the candied-almond scent of Jour de Fête.

    Here are a few more fragrances not previously mentioned that smell of almond. Both of these have a cherry-like almond, the sort I associate with marzipan--- not a heliotrope/candied, Jordan almond.

    Provence Santé Sweet Almond:
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002W702HA/...SIN=B002W702HA

    Fragonard Lavande-- starts off lavender but become that cherry-almond scent. I did not like the transition, personally, but it might appeal to some.


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    +1 Antico Caruso (Profumum) for a terrific straight-up almond.

    Not sure that I agree with Les Nereides Opoponax for either almond or marzipan. It's a great unique scent but more of a balsamic, resin oriental vibe to me that manages to stay just this side of too sweet.

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    I would actually say Tonka Imperile, as Tonka to my nose is quite almondy

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    Mon Precieux Nectar by Guerlain definitely needs to be added to this list. It's an almond monster!
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    Marzipan note can be found in Cerruti 1881 Black. Very sweet fragrance, synthetic (but not heavy) and very pleasing.

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    Cerruti 1881 Black - very much marzipan-ish

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigasus27 View Post
    L'eau d'Hiver by Editions de Parfums
    +1 Beautiful almond and heliotrope.

    Hypnotic Poison, almondy woody. An unsung gem. Gorgeous.

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    Louve by Serge Lutens / Pi by Givency.
    And a beautiful almond in Bois des Iles from Chanel from time to time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    ....Not sure that I agree with Les Nereides Opoponax for either almond or marzipan. It's a great unique scent but more of a balsamic, resin oriental vibe to me that manages to stay just this side of too sweet.
    True, but is a good alternative for one looking for the "marzipan kind of sweet" but not the exact note.
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    Lagerfeld Jako has a relatively pronounced almond accord lurking about, but I wouldn't call it an almond scent. Still, very nice. And becoming hard to find.
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    2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    5. Creed Original Vetiver

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    DK Fuel for men has a diffuse marzipan note mixed with dried fruit, suede and leather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Gardenia View Post
    Alessandro by Mazzolari
    Great suggestion.

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