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    Default Looking for a clovey carnation ladened fragrance

    I adore the scent of pinks and carnations and can't find anything which is heavy with this note.

    All suggestions welcome

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    Default Re: Looking for a clovey carnation ladened fragrance

    Sounds like a job for............. Bellodgia by Caron
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    I wanted to say 'Welcome to the world of Caron', but hesitated when reading the word 'pink'. Caron's world is usually dark...
    Maybe Comme des Garcons Carnation is yours. It is superb quality, although a bit one-dimensional for my own taste, but could be exactly what you are asking for.

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    Vitriol dOillet

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    Default Re: Looking for a clovey carnation ladened fragrance

    Quote Originally Posted by Larimar View Post
    I wanted to say 'Welcome to the world of Caron', but hesitated when reading the word 'pink'. Caron's world is usually dark...
    Maybe Comme des Garcons Carnation is yours. It is superb quality, although a bit one-dimensional for my own taste, but could be exactly what you are asking for.
    Hi Larimar! I dn't think the OP was referring to the color. "Pinks" is what some gardeners call varieties the dianthus family of plants- kind of a flat headed, variety of carnation-like smelling flowers

    so we may turn her to the Dark side, yet.....muaaaahhhhh
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    Yep meant pinks as in the English name for old fashioned highly fragrant carnations. I'm not a 'pink' fragrance lover. Dark is what I love so I shall certainly be exploring Caron. I'm planning a trip to Harvey Nicks very soon and will be trawling Spanish perfumeries on my forthcoming holiday for Le Dix

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    Default Re: Looking for a clovey carnation ladened fragrance

    I like the way Ava Luxe does carnation - Oeillet is definitely worth a sniff. And it's pretty sweet, but I find Estee Lauder's Spellbound to be a clove-y, spicy carnation fragrance at heart.


    Here's a thread from a couple of weeks ago with more carnation recommendations -

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    Default Re: Looking for a clovey carnation ladened fragrance

    Quote Originally Posted by Larimar View Post
    I wanted to say 'Welcome to the world of Caron', but hesitated when reading the word 'pink'. Caron's world is usually dark...
    Maybe Comme des Garcons Carnation is yours. It is superb quality, although a bit one-dimensional for my own taste, but could be exactly what you are asking for.
    Pinks are another name for dianthus, same family as carnations, botanically speaking. Vintage Nueva Maja by Myrurgia. Vintage Maja (not Nueva) also has carnation clove, but the Nueva features it more front and center.
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    Comme des Garcons Carnation +1

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    Donna by Lorenzo Villoresi.

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    Default Re: Looking for a clovey carnation ladened fragrance

    Another vote for CDG Carnation-- this is the one that smells the most realistic to me.
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    Adding Etro Dianthus (beautiful sparkling carnation), Floris Malmaison (sadly disc., as clovey as it gets) and for a less spicy, creamy one: Terracotta Voile d'Ete.

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    If you can get your mitts on some, I'd say Patou's Adieu Sagesse.
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    Default Re: Looking for a clovey carnation ladened fragrance

    Quote Originally Posted by 30 Roses View Post
    Another vote for CDG Carnation-- this is the one that smells the most realistic to me.
    +3, or maybe +4....whatever


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    Yes Belladgio but not edt must be the edp

    Virtiol d'oeillet is more warm spicy and light on the actual carnation. I get more lilies from it.
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    I forgot about Guerlain's Terracotta Voile d’Été, that's a lovely scent with a carnation note. It's discontinued but you can still find it online.

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    KM's Scarlette feels very fresh and sharp to me. I also love CDG's Carnation. I love Dianthus, although it reminds me of expensive shampoo.

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    Thank you all. I feel many happy hours of research coming on

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    I want to add two other Carons:

    Poivre parfum and the EDT called Coup de Fouet. Both with heavy carnation and clove notes.
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    I'd also like to add Esprit du Tigre.

    The clove content, imo, is not as high as Poivre as it seems there is a good amount of Labdanum or Camphor but good enough.
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    definitely floris malmaison

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    Default Re: Looking for a clovey carnation ladened fragrance

    some more kibbitizing: Dianthus are called pinks not for their color but for the finely zig-zagged edge of the petals, like fabric cut with pinking shears.
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    Default Re: Looking for a clovey carnation ladened fragrance

    This October Ineke is coming out with a new "Floral Curiosities" fragrance to be sold at Anthropologie, called "Sweet William". I believe that is supposed to be a carnation fragrance.
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    Default Re: Looking for a clovey carnation ladened fragrance

    I am NOT a fan of the clove-y smell of pinks or carnations. However, my sister loves them. She has Santa Maria Novella's Carnation-Garofano. http://www.santamarianovellausa.com/...nes/10050.html
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    Default Re: Looking for a clovey carnation ladened fragrance

    Fragonard Billet Doux is a very nice carnation scent, light and spicy.

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    Vanille Tonka by Nicolai. Very spicy, lots of carnation, but also cinnamon.

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    Default Re: Looking for a clovey carnation ladened fragrance

    Quote Originally Posted by 30 Roses View Post
    This October Ineke is coming out with a new "Floral Curiosities" fragrance to be sold at Anthropologie, called "Sweet William". I believe that is supposed to be a carnation fragrance.
    Yep, I can confirm that there is plenty of carnation and clove in this one! I am testing it out today. Worth a stop by your local Anthropologie, if you think you might enjoy a spicy carnation scent accented with lots of peach and cedar.

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    Default Re: Looking for a clovey carnation ladened fragrance

    Quote Originally Posted by fauvette View Post
    Yep, I can confirm that there is plenty of carnation and clove in this one! I am testing it out today. Worth a stop by your local Anthropologie, if you think you might enjoy a spicy carnation scent accented with lots of peach and cedar.

    I have it on as well, but I found the clove/carnation note to be significantly more subdued than I expected. It's not a clove bomb, by any means. We are starting a sample pass for this fragrance; see my siggy.
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