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    Wink Smells like Christmas?

    I know it's a few months away, but I recently smelled Michael for Men by Michael Kors and one of the notes reminded me of Christmas. Burberry London has a similar effect.

    Which fragrances do you think smell the most like Christmas?
    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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    Aqua Allegoria Winter Delice by Guerlain
    Fille en Aiguilles by Serge Lutens
    Secret Melange by MPG

    To name a few...

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    Might come off as weird, but Toabcco Vanille smells like freshly baked Christmas goodies flavored tobacco.

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    Agreed with London. Also Gucci Envy.

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    I agree with Fille en Aiguilles.
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    Serge Lutens Arabie (reminds me of Christmas pudding)
    Comme des Garcons edp (mulled wine)

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    Annick Goutal Sables reminds me of Christmas cookies my mother and aunt used to make.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ekove View Post
    Might come off as weird, but Toabcco Vanille smells like freshly baked Christmas goodies flavored tobacco.
    No i agree, TV does remind me of christmas

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    I second Gucci Envy and Burberry London

    Furthermore, Endymion by Penhaligons and Declaration by Cartier also come to my mind

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    Winter Star by Michael Storer
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    Tauer's Incense Rose
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    Polo smells like balsam fir and frankincense.

    Aramis JHL has that cinnamon and myrrh thing going for it.

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    Good ol'fashioned Aspen by Coty kinda has that vibe. Also, maybe a little bit for YSL M7.

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    Pino Silvestre - for the tree element
    Walking in the Air by CB I Hate Perfumes - for the winter snow
    Avignon or Messe De Minuit - for the Christmas Mass
    Ambre Précieux and Sables for the warm, vanilla bakery scents
    Winter Delice - for the indoors with tree, baked goods and pomanders
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    Un Crime Exotique by Parfumerie Generale.
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    Frapin Caravelle Epicee
    Frapin 1270

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    Well, certainly Nuit de Noel and just very recently Boxeuses (my first association was the "sugar plums" ) plus I think Ambre Russe is just right for me during the holiday season as well.

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    I get a "cranberry candle" vibe in the middle notes of Histoires de Parfum 1889 Moulin Rouge.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Just got a sample of the new Bang by Marc Jacobs, and to me - this is literally CHRISTMAS IN A BOTTLE. Check it out.

    Reminds of curling up next to a warm fire with a book or someone special.

    Varvatos Vintage also has a very Fall/Christmas kind of vibe to it.

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    I think Witness by Jaques Bogart is fairly Xmassy. Rich spicy cinnamon loveliness akin to mulled wine on a cold December eve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larimar View Post
    Well, certainly Nuit de Noel and just very recently Boxeuses (my first association was the "sugar plums" ) plus I think Ambre Russe is just right for me during the holiday season as well.
    Yes I agree with Ambre Russe, good call.
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    Agraria Bitter Orange Cologne.

    Tried it!
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    Oh - And also - Comme des Garcons 'White'.

    Which interestingly bears quite a bit of a resemblance to Bang.

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    Escada pour Homme reminds me of Christmas. For some reason, when I smell it on a cold night, I get a flashback to grade school Christmas pageants/plays.

    Also A*Men because of the "foody" attributes it has.
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    Another vote for Un Crime Exotique. To me, it smells exactly like pfeffernusse cookies.

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    Serge Lutens Arabie through and through. Awesome stuff and screams holidays to me. I wore it on Christmas day last year and will probably do the same this year.

    My wife loves Bond's Nuits de Noho and says it reminds her of going through a department store during Christmas.
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    Gucci pour Homme,

    I describe it to people by saying it smells like Christmas, the spicy woody part not the sweet part.
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    John Varvatos classic is like cinnammony apple pie. Very christmassy to me!

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    I would like to add Noel au Balcon by ELDO and Wazamba by Parfums d'Empire
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    Gucci Pour Homme II

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deviant View Post
    I know it's a few months away, but I recently smelled Michael for Men by Michael Kors and one of the notes reminded me of Christmas. Burberry London has a similar effect.

    Which fragrances do you think smell the most like Christmas?
    Mitsouko - honest. I thin k it is the combo of a) marmelade/bakery from the peach-lactone b) wood, damp trees etc from the (vintage) oakmoss.

    ps: regarding cinnamon I would add Ma Griffe in the gold edition, resembling the aroma of almond biscuit, not at least Fracas for its butter brittle ...

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    for Christmas Potpourri CdG EdP, Dyptique's L'Eau, Caron's Poivre... For gourmandy indulgence: Keiko Mecheri Loukhoum (Christmas in Lebanon)...

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    PdE Wazamba
    Amouage Opus II
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    Eloge du Traitre
    CdG Laurel (smells like bay leaves.. or, with a different perspective, a wreath!)
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    Definitely agree with Arabie and CDG parfum. Spezie too, its them cloves what did it!

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    And did I forget Diptyque L'Eau Trois. Unforgettable!

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    Fleur de Noel by Yves Rocher I was gifted this one from my sweet sis

    There is also Nuit de Noel by Caron
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    Burberry London
    Gucci PH II
    Tuscan Soul

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    When I first started to wear CDG Carnation, my husband said it smelled like Christmas.
    His mom would always have fresh flowers at Christmas time and always carnations in the arrangements.
    Amazing how certain scents always remind us of something specific... but that's another thread entirely.
    cheers.

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    Bay Rums are a category of fragrances that recall Christmas for me.

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    To me the original Opium (pour elle) is very "Christmas in a bottle "
    Last edited by ineespenes; 13th September 2010 at 08:00 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    PdE Wazamba
    Amouage Opus II
    Costes
    Burberry London
    Eloge du Traitre
    CdG Laurel (smells like bay leaves.. or, with a different perspective, a wreath!)
    Bois de Turquie
    ... good one


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    I agree with Killer_Vavoom on Caron Poivre and sophi on Nuit de Noel which I have worn the last three Christmas Eves.
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