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    Default Trip to Scentbar coming up! Need suggestions for INTERESTING and unique perfumes!

    Hi everyone,

    I may make a Scentbar run this weekend. Does anyone have any suggestions for some really unique fragrances they can recommend I try? As always, I am looking for something dark, vampy, and gothic.

    The fragrances I already own that most fall into that category are:
    Tom Ford Black Violet
    Serge Noire
    Absolue Pour Le Sour

    I don't care that summer is coming up, I am still hunting for dark, smoky, ashy, cathedral, vampish devastating scents! : ) I also like trying things that are just plain weird.

    Right now I am planning on Czech & Speake No. 88 or CDG Avignon.

    Any and all suggestions welcome!
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    Default Re: Trip to Scentbar coming up! Need suggestions for INTERESTING and unique perfumes!

    Try out the Parfums de Nicolai in the new intense strengths.

    Don't limit yourself to anything! Smell anything that catches your fancy...and do report back here when you are finished!

    Have fun...this is like a candy shop for perfume fans.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Default Re: Trip to Scentbar coming up! Need suggestions for INTERESTING and unique perfumes!

    The SAs are so cool. Rachel is a total sweetheart. It's a bit busy in there on Saturdays and it can get claustrophobic - the good part is it'll give you many opportunities to test spray at your own pace.

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    Default Re: Trip to Scentbar coming up! Need suggestions for INTERESTING and unique perfumes!

    Quote Originally Posted by Paper Moon View Post


    Right now I am planning on Czech & Speake No. 88 or CDG Avignon.
    Great choices, go ahead. I'll add

    Tauer Incense Extreme
    Bois D'Ombrie
    Epic Man
    Profvmvm Olibanum
    Black Tourmaline


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    Default Re: Trip to Scentbar coming up! Need suggestions for INTERESTING and unique perfumes!

    Domenico Caraceni 1913

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    Default Re: Trip to Scentbar coming up! Need suggestions for INTERESTING and unique perfumes!

    I don't care that summer is coming up, I am still hunting for dark, smoky, ashy, cathedral, vampish devastating scents! : ) I also like trying things that are just plain weird.
    Not all of them are smoky/ashy, but these are the scents that come to mind. All of them should be available at Scent Bar (they are on their website, anyway).

    Montale Black Aoud
    Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque
    By Kilian Cruel Intentions
    Amouage Jubilation XXV
    Amouage Memoir Man
    Heeley Cuir Pleine Fleur
    Penhaligon's Elixir
    Miller Harris Feuilles de Tabac
    L'Artisan Tea for Two
    Etat Libre d'Orange Tom of Finland
    Satellite Padparadscha
    Divine L'Homme Sage
    Hotel Costes Costes
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    +1 Profumum Olibanum.

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    Default Re: Trip to Scentbar coming up! Need suggestions for INTERESTING and unique perfumes!

    Profumum - Arso
    CdG - Hinoki
    Yosh - Sombre Negra

    And yes all the guys there: Steve, Rachel and Carlos are really cool, you can stay all day if you want to...

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    Default Re: Trip to Scentbar coming up! Need suggestions for INTERESTING and unique perfumes!

    Czech & Speake No. 88 its good choice !!

    +1 Domenico Caraceni 1913

    Lorenzo Villoresi Alamut
    Penhalligons Hamman Bouquet
    ETRO MUSK


    ETRO Shalal Nur
    Shalimar
    Samsara



    Jo Malone Dark Amber & Gincer Lily
    Soivolhe Purple Love Smoke
    Annick Goutal Mandragore Pourpre
    Mure et Musk L Artisan Parfumeur
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    Default Re: Trip to Scentbar coming up! Need suggestions for INTERESTING and unique perfumes!

    Thanks for all of the great suggestions everyone! Yes- Rachel is great. I was there once before and there was a perfume I wanted. She couldn't find it anywhere but refused to stop looking for it. She literally knocked herself out digging for this- she actually worked up a sweat. And she found!! : ) I agree about the claustrophobic thing, but its a small price to pay!! : )

    1234- funny you mention Samsara. I purchased a perfume the other day at a shop and as I left I knew I should have gotten the Samsara instead. Luckily this place does exchanges so I think that is what I am going to do. The BN reviews are not very kind to Samsara, but I don't care, I think its a buttery, sultry indulgent divine pleasure! It actually reminds me a lot of Givenchy's Irresistable, but I like Samsara better as I find it smoother. And I love the name "Purple Love Smoke"! I HAVE to try that!!

    Keep em coming everyone!! : )
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    Montale Full Incense

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    Default Re: Trip to Scentbar coming up! Need suggestions for INTERESTING and unique perfumes!

    So no purchases at Scentbar today. Some of the suggestions in this thread I sampled were:

    Domenico Caraceni 1913
    1000 Flowers Reglisse Noire
    -Annick Goutal Mandragore Pourpre
    L'Artisan Tea for Two
    Etat Libre d'Orange Tom of Finland

    I ended up making my purchases at Barney's. Picked up Musc Ravageur- finally I got to see what all the hype was about. Definitely a love at first sniff and I picture myself draining this bottle very quickly. Also got my Avignon. I came away with samples of some other Frederic Malle's that I liked: Angeliques Sous La Pluie, Une Rose, Noir Epices and Dans Tes Bras. All in all a successful trip and a gorgeous LA day!! : ) Many thanks to all for the great suggestions!
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    Default Re: Trip to Scentbar coming up! Need suggestions for INTERESTING and unique perfumes!

    Etat - Tom of Finland
    Anything from Knize
    Penhaligon's - Sartorial & Elixir
    "I exist for myself, and for those to whom my unquenchable thirst for freedom gives everything, but also for everyone, since insofar as I am able to love - I love everyone. Of noble hearts, I am the noblest - and the most generous of those that yearn to give love in return. - I am a human being, I love death and I love life."

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