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    Hello Basenoters. I'm relatively new to the fragrance game but have been visiting and consulting basenotes threads for a while now. I have used the search functions before I posted a new thread but can not seem to find an answer to my specific question. I've gotten my nose on about 50 to 100 fragrances in my search to find what it is that I like in certain fragrances. I think I have started to notice one pattern.

    A few fragrances that I have fallen in love with are Dior Farenheit and Creed Aventus. I am not going to ask what smells like these fragrances because I am well aware that they are very unique, but I do feel like I enjoy things with a similar vibe. To elaborate, I think that I would enjoy more fragrances with fruit notes and a muskier or more masculine overtone that I must kind of smell through to get the sweet fruit smell. I feel like this adds some real dimension and layering when I smell the fragrance as well.

    Other examples that kind of share this same vibe I speak of is Bvlgari Black with its interesting rubbery note overtone in the opening. However, this doesn't have the fruity smell underneath it that I would like.

    I would really appreciate some other suggestions for a fruit based fragrance (not so much citrus) with some musky or masculine overtones. Woods or patchouli MAY suffice as a masculine overtone, but I will let you be the judges of whether the fragrance you suggest has a similar vibe to what I described.

    Thanks!

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    Baihana (exotic fruits)
    Breath Of God (smoky incense and fruits, bizarre)
    Egoiste (candied fruits)
    Anvers (tropical fruits, honey, herbs and woods)
    Ciel (fruit blast)
    Lonach (spicy fruits)


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    Try and sample Etienne Aigner's Statement for Men. You may find it interesting.

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    Thanks for the suggestions alfarom. Breath of God sounds like it is closest to what I would be looking for. I like smoky and leather notes, those may give fruits more of a masculine edge to it.

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    Definitely Bahiana by Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier.
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    To some of the excellent suggestions, I would add Visa (fruit and leather) or Knize Ten (leather with some fruit). In Visa, the fruit is dominant on a leather base, in Knize Ten, the leather comes first, but there are some berries underneath. Serge Lutens has some sweet leathers as well (Cuir Mauresque, Boxeuse, Sarrasins).

    In the wood + fruit + musk, M7 is wood plus a cherry syrup note.

    I love Breath of God. But the fruit I get is more of a strange citrusy gum candy, almost in the style as Oyedo, very weird. The stick has more of this fresh note, the smoke is released only when the body gets very warm. The perfume has more smoke.

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    I have a sample of M7 and Egoiste and neither of them really do anything for me. They aren't terrible but not what I'm looking for M7 is a little too woody and I'm not much of a fan of cherry. I tend to like Pineapple, Apple, and Bergamot consistently in fragrances. I am don't find woods to be aversive, but I don't think that wood as an overtone will give me that same vibe that I was describing earlier. I think smokiness, leather, and musk may be more of what I would like to veil the fruit undertone.

    BTW thank you everyone for your suggestions thus far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    Baihana (exotic fruits)

    ...Ciel (fruit blast)...
    Especially this.

    Also L'Anarchiste - lots of orange and cedar, with civilized musk base notes.

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    Maybe Lacoste Pour Homme is worth taking a look at if you haven't already. It has a bright fruity, citrusy opening a bit of wodiness and a lot of depth and richness with the vanilla and rum in the base. But the fruits don't dissappear at anytime and is lasts a long time as well...

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    I've read in other threads that Bond 9 Riverside Drive and Baldinini Man may have an Aventus type of vibe to it. Anyone have an opinion on that?

    Looks like I may have to check Bahiana out as well.

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    I second l'Anarchiste, it has a spiced apple pie vibe in the opening and a very musky drydown.

    Also, try Bleu de Chanel, it has a deliciously juicy fruit note, and some have found it to be musky (i dunno about the musk, but it's a great scent).

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    I know what you're talking about with the hidden fruit note. I like that, too. Aventus is great the way the fruit plays peek-a-boo through the smoky and tarry notes (I have the less fruity version, which is growing just slightly fruitier as it ages - perfection).

    A few off-beat suggestions which give the same kind of enjoyment....

    Amouage Jubilation XXV - fruit in wood and incense

    Mauboussin M Generation - fruit in spice and incense - a younger guy's Amouage. This is an overlooked gem that gets compliments. The older Mauboussin Pour Homme also has some fruit notes, but M Generation has a more pleasurable contrast IMO.

    Givenchy Pi Neo - a fruity musk in lots of vanilla. Most people toss this one because of a few mainstream notes - ignore these notes if you don't like them, and find pleasure in the fruit and musk coming from a single molecule (cosmone) - outstanding complexity in a mainstream designer scent.

    Guerlain Homme EDP Intense - cleverly hidden fruit notes - very pleasurable if you like 'em hard-to-get

    Creed Tabarome Millesime - fruity tobacco - very mild notes in both cases.
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    Default Re: Masculine/Musky Fruit Scents?

    Quote Originally Posted by monsieur_sparkle View Post
    ...Also, try Bleu de Chanel, it has a deliciously juicy fruit note, and some have found it to be musky (i dunno about the musk, but it's a great scent).
    I was going to suggest this as well, but I thought I was already pushing it with Givenchy Pi Neo.

    I agree - I think maybe it's a dirty vetiver or something similarly skanky like a musk that does exactly what you're saying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    I was going to suggest this as well, but I thought I was already pushing it with Givenchy Pi Neo.

    I agree - I think maybe it's a dirty vetiver or something similarly skanky like a musk that does exactly what you're saying.
    Good suggestion, because I do own Bleu De Chanel. I definitely enjoy it. Vetivers are hit or miss with me but I agree that they can really give me that overtone I'm looking for. I actually enjoyed Tom Ford Grey Vetiver but some other vetivers give me a headache. Musk may not be the best word for me to use to describe the vibe of the overtone I speak of but I get the feeling that you know what I'm trying to articulate Redneck. I appreciate it.

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    So nobody else knows of any other fragrances with an ashy overtone over something fruity?

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    well..Polo Black is fruity and masculine.

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    I will suggest the recently reissued Fuel for Men from 1994 by Donna Karan. Check out the reviews for this one. If you are a fan of Fahrenheit and Aventus, chances are good you will like it as well. It isn't widely sold at the moment, but it is available at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman and samples can be acquired at Perfumed Court.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing the Dragon View Post
    I will suggest the recently reissued Fuel for Men from 1994 by Donna Karan. Check out the reviews for this one. If you are a fan of Fahrenheit and Aventus, chances are good you will like it as well. It isn't widely sold at the moment, but it is available at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman and samples can be acquired at Perfumed Court.
    The note breakdown and reviews make this sound like it is right up my alley. I'll add it to the list of things to check out for sure. Very helpful suggestion, thanks man

    I can use as many suggestions as possible, and I will definitely try to sample them.

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    What about Cololy by Jean Patou, a remarkable chypre pineapple, maybe the only of its kind.

    It's getting hard to find, but if you want a rare treat and think bitter oakmoss and sweet pineapple sounds like a winner, this is worth a try, and I find it to be perfectly suitable for a man.

    Here is a link to Perfume Smelln' Things and her musings on the magnificent Colony: http://perfumesmellinthings.blogspot...ny-versus.html
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    I find Noel Au Balcon by ELDO has an awesome honied/candied orange peel type vibe. Like the kind of fruits I would add to this italian dessert I would make when it was christmas time. Delicious!

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    Joop Homme a fruity and musk scent also Chrome Legend Apple fruit and musk a very tedious fragrance.

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    I'd suggest taking the following for a spin:
    Azzaro pour Homme
    Balenciaga pour Homme
    + Caron L'Anarchiste
    Cuba Orange
    Cacharel Nemo
    C&S 88
    Bogart pour Homme
    Vermeil for Men
    Bogart Furyo
    Ted Lapidus Lapidus pour Homme
    Nicole Miller
    Michael Kors Michael for Men
    L'Artisan Mure et Musc
    MPG Centaure
    MPG Racine
    M. Micallef Sashka Black

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    Quote Originally Posted by scentimus View Post
    Joop Homme a fruity and musk scent also Chrome Legend Apple fruit and musk a very tedious fragrance.
    I know that I like the smell of Chrome Legend, though I'm not sure if it qualifies as the same vibe as aventus or fahrenheit. Haven't tried Joop Homme though.

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    Just as an update:

    I went to Sephora today to go try some more stuff out. I tried:

    Terre D'Hermes - Absolutely amazing, really "WOWed" me.
    D&G Pour Homme - Really liked this one as well. Smells super clean.
    Boss Bottled 6 - Really didn't like it much, had a syrupy scent that I don't like.
    Dior Homme - Very good smell, didn't think the makeup accord was really that bad. Not that feminin IMO.
    D&G The One - Wasn't bad by any means but dont see what all the hype is about.
    Dior Homme Sport - Pretty good, not sure if I want to buy it though, I get almost pure ginger.

    I absolutely fell in love with Terre D'Hermes. Has a sweet yet dirty vibe just like I felt with Fahrenheit and Aventus. So I'm starting to realize that I may not be looking for a fruity musk so much as a dirty sweetness type of scent.

    Anyone have any other recommendations for a dirty sweetness scents instead of fruity musks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBarry87 View Post
    Just as an update:

    I went to Sephora today to go try some more stuff out. I tried:

    Terre D'Hermes - Absolutely amazing, really "WOWed" me.
    D&G Pour Homme - Really liked this one as well. Smells super clean.
    Boss Bottled 6 - Really didn't like it much, had a syrupy scent that I don't like.
    Dior Homme - Very good smell, didn't think the makeup accord was really that bad. Not that feminin IMO.
    D&G The One - Wasn't bad by any means but dont see what all the hype is about.
    Dior Homme Sport - Pretty good, not sure if I want to buy it though, I get almost pure ginger.

    I absolutely fell in love with Terre D'Hermes. Has a sweet yet dirty vibe just like I felt with Fahrenheit and Aventus. So I'm starting to realize that I may not be looking for a fruity musk so much as a dirty sweetness type of scent.

    Anyone have any other recommendations for a dirty sweetness scents instead of fruity musks?
    I love TdH, too. That has a mineral accord that is probably doing good things for you.

    You might like the new Aqua Fahrenheit. Supposed to evoke lava meets water, so it may have the same thing. I like all these scents you mention, and Aqua Fahrenheit really wowed me from the magazine flap. Haven't smelled it for real, but looking to do so a.s.a.p.
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