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    Default Scarry scents for Halloween

    (I posted a similar query in the female forum by mistake. Please forgive the redundancy.)

    I am dressing as an undead celebrity (famous in the 60s) on Halloween and really want a fragrance suitable for a zombie! No, I don't want people to run from me but I was hoping to find a challenging scent suitable for a dead person. All I can think of is Secretions Magnifique, but to be honest this one sort of scares me to sample after reading the reviews. And I don't want to buy a full bottle of anything that would border on disgusting so I am searching for a sample. Very open to suggestions here. Initial thoughts would be something with patchouli which harks back to hippies in the 60s and some other accords that would both evoke the era and dark earth. Again, I would just like to find a sample to wear about twice...
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    Angel Men = All that is vile and evil, perfect scent to wear as the devil or zombies etc for halloween.

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    Aramis

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    Default Re: Scarry scents for Halloween

    I haven't tried it personally, but I understand that CB I Hate Perfumes Black March has a "damp earth" smell that I think would be somewhat reminiscent of the grave.

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    Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme. Very strong, very mysterious, very evocative.
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    1. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
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    Definitely SM was the first thing to pop into my mind when you posed your question. You can get a sample for $7 or $8 delivered from Luckyscent.com

    It *is* horrendous stuff though, I warn you...
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    Jacomo de Jacomo would be perfect I think, cheap too

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    All these suggestions are good, but I would add Salvador Dali pour Homme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    Definitely SM was the first thing to pop into my mind when you posed your question. You can get a sample for $7 or $8 delivered from Luckyscent.com

    It *is* horrendous stuff though, I warn you...
    I concur.

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    Default Re: Scarry scents for Halloween

    I would say something incense laden or something like NO 88 which gives off a very vampire type vibe.

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    +1 Salvador Dali pour Homme

    And may I add some retro leathers like Knize 10 or Bandit.

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    Default Re: Scarry scents for Halloween

    Try Tauer's Verdant. Smells like musty old earth. Perfect if your goal is to smell like you've been buried for the last 50+ years.

    http://theperfumedcourt.com/Products...RDVERDANT.aspx

    It appears they really take you to the cleaners for this one. I would offer to just send you mine, but I don't think it would make it by Halloween.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilgamesh2003 View Post
    All these suggestions are good, but I would add Salvador Dali pour Homme.
    + 2

    Or consider Caron Yatagan - wild scent
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    Default Re: Scarry scents for Halloween

    Something from Black Phoenix Alchelmy Lab (BPAL), like Burial:

    The Dark Side of Earth: deep, brooding forest scents, including juniper and patchouli. The scent of upturned cemetary loam mingling with floral offerings to the dead.

    http://www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com/welcome.html
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    Default Re: Scarry scents for Halloween

    Ok a REAL zombie would not wear cologne.

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    Default Re: Scarry scents for Halloween

    Quote Originally Posted by Nersh View Post
    Ok a REAL zombie would not wear cologne.
    LOL...I am not a real zombie! Just want to smell like one for the night.
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    2. Dior Leather Oud
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    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Byredo Bullion
    7. Masque Milano Russian Tea


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    Quote Originally Posted by Akahina View Post
    LOL...I am not a real zombie! Just want to smell like one for the night.
    IF they did wear cologne a Zombie would smell like pee and rotten intestines, so Kouros.

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    I am pretty scared of Eternity.

    But I think Demeter Dirt would definitely be good.

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    Default Re: Scarry scents for Halloween

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilgamesh2003 View Post
    ....Salvador Dali pour Homme.
    +3.

    Nasomatto's Black Afghano will be even better at covering up zombie-funk.
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    +1 Yatagan
    TOP 3 hot weather:

    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Creed Millesime Imperial
    3. Lalique Encre Noire


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    1. Dior Homme
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    3. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme

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    Another vote for Salvador Dali pour Homme.
    Current top 10:

    1. L'Artisan Dzing!
    2. Lorenzo Villoresi Yerbamate
    3. Guerlain Bois d'Armenie
    4. L'Artisan Al Oudh
    5. Bond No. 9 Andy Warhol Silver Factory
    6. Parfumerie Generale Bois Blond
    7. Andy Tauer L'Air du Desert Marocain
    8. Guerlain Derby
    9. Geo F Trumper Eucris
    10. Parfum d'Empire Ambre Russe

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    Drakkar Noir
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    -5 for Salvador Dail Pour Homme. I think it's reputation as being 'scary' is a strange phenomenon. I had to try it based on its reputation and there's nothing scary about it at all to me (lavender, herbs a bunch of other stuff). Basically every review on the website says "dark" or "scary" but I reckon they all just read each other!

    Also secretions magnifique is pretty awful to some people, especially with the mental image of blood, semen and breast milk, but not really zombie.

    THe other person's suggestion of Demeter Dirt is a good choice, and a pretty cool scent. You can get it in 30ml bottles. THey're a good talking point for the future, (all those demeter scents), particularly if you want to steer the conversation towards fragrance

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    Default Re: Scarry scents for Halloween

    Neil Morris Spectral Violet was composed to express an actual legend of a perfumed ghost. I can attest that is smells just eerie as hell - like the sillage of a perfumed lady in a dark, dank, stone corridor.

    http://www.neilmorrisfragrances.com/vault_page4.html

    There's an article about the ghost here:

    http://www.sniffapaloozamagazine.com...tml#anchor_186

    And some more Halloweenish stuff:

    http://www.sniffapaloozamagazine.com...mesdotson.html
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    Default Re: Scarry scents for Halloween

    +1 on Salvador Dali. It isn't scary smelling like people say, but it is very dark and mysterious. Zino may work as well, or another similar dark rose scented fragrance.

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    Default Re: Scarry scents for Halloween

    Looks like I need to order some samples and I appreciate all your suggestions. Still want to try Secretions Magnifique...anybody who wants to get rid of a sample because you find it so disgusting, let me know! LOL.
    Some Favorites
    1. Amouage Epic man
    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Byredo Bullion
    7. Masque Milano Russian Tea


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    Currently wearing: Jubilation XXV by Amouage

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    Black Aoud.

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    Default Re: Scarry scents for Halloween

    I have samples of Black Aoud and was thinking of the samples I have either that or Black Orchid. I fnd Womanity pretty scary myself but have not worn that sample. The Demeter sounds interesting too and even though I don't have Kouros I am considering a sample of that too.
    Some Favorites
    1. Amouage Epic man
    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Byredo Bullion
    7. Masque Milano Russian Tea


    Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
    Currently wearing: Jubilation XXV by Amouage

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