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    Default Re: Need Help Finding a "Dark" Floral for Early Spring

    So, I'm sampling Visa today.

    Let me just give a special shout-out THANK YOU to mel_lou and cacio for recommending Visa. As I said in today's SotD thread, this is SO my thing: I get the dark floral aspect I was searching for but also the spices, leather, woods, and vanilla notes I love so much.

    Again, I'm breaking my own fragrance Bible rules and skipping the decant stage -- I'm buying a FB of it today.

    I just love it. Thanks so much for this recommendation.

    Edit:
    I just now figured out what Visa reminds me so strongly of. At first, I thought it was Angel. But it's not. Visa reminds of nothing so much as Serge Lutens Boxeuses. On me, Visa's drydown is luscious plum, violet, and leather with a bit of spice. Just like Boxeuses. So, until I can make it to Paris for a lovely bell jar of Boxeuses, I've got Visa.
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    Default Re: Need Help Finding a "Dark" Floral for Early Spring

    L'Heure Bleue by Guerlain. It's moody and dark with it's spicey, musty violet/iris accord.

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    The Pink Room's new scent Darkly Audacious. If you liked VISA, I think you'll like this one too. Also, Chanel Coco in the edt. It "features" the sandalwood beautifully.
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    Default Re: Need Help Finding a "Dark" Floral for Early Spring

    You might try Byzance by Rochas. It is tuberose and incense. A little soapy. It is not as rich as the preformulation version of the 1980s, but still good. It was my signature scent for a decade. Not too femme either. Makes a good masculine tuberose. Have you tried Chinatown by Bond? It is another oddity for me (I dont like much by Bond no 9) but when I am in the mood for it, nothing fits the bill like Chinatown. It is floral, peachy, incensey in an unusual way with no prominent rose or iris to speak of.

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