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    Hi all. Well, I'm still searching for my scent. I don't know how this will smell in actualization but does anybody know of a powdery yet dark fragrance. I mean like the powderiness of tonka bean (like le male powderiness) but underneath it a tar-y, leathery base. I looked at Bvlgari Black for this kind of mixture but it wasn't all that I expected and smelled rather feminine to me. Any more ballsy offerings out there?

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    Le Male powdery? What?

    Try Body Kouros if you like Tonka Bean and "dark" scents.

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    Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovingthealien View Post
    Le Male powdery? What?

    Try Body Kouros if you like Tonka Bean and "dark" scents.
    its a reference to a popular powdery cologne that people will know what kind of powdery i'm talking about.
    i really like that aspect of le male but not the sweetness.

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    +1 VCA pH

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    Default Re: Dark yet " powdery" scents anyone?

    Interesting - gotta check these out. I love powdery scents, but the "light" stuff is getting old. I had always imagined Body Kouros to be something a bit different from what it sounds like it actually is.
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    Default Re: Dark yet " powdery" scents anyone?

    Back to Black By Kilian.


    and Versace Black Jeans if you're looking for a fougere. BtB is a complex pipe tobacco frag.
    Last edited by Dorje123; 19th December 2011 at 07:26 AM.

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    Default Re: Dark yet " powdery" scents anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme
    This one.
    The Dreamer from Versace: what does this scent have that is so alluring and enticing towards the opposite sex ?

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    Molinard Habanita.

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    Back to Black By Kilian.

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    Le Labo Patchouli 24
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    Dior Homme Intense

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    Default Re: Dark yet " powdery" scents anyone?

    & the winner is ............. SALVADOR DALI PH

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    Default Re: Dark yet " powdery" scents anyone?

    I just picked up a bottle of Roberto Cavalli Black at TJ Maxx the other day. It has a powdery, soapy quality like Le Male but a dark quality to it. The drydown is cedar and tonka, very similar to Gucci Pour Homme.

    It's not exactly 'dark' but it leans in that direction.

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    Default Re: Dark yet " powdery" scents anyone?

    Kolnisch Juchten by Parfums Regence and
    Myrrhe Ardente by Annick Goutal, yet not as much.

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    Another for SALVADOR DALI PH

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    Not really a fan, but...

    Chergui

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    Knize Ten is very sweet-powdery with that leathery edge. Tom Ford's Urban Musk might fit the bill, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme
    Superb fragrance which dark and powdery well, will fit your want well I think
    The hunt for a Signature Fragrance is not an easy one! I see the light at the end of the tunnel!
    Want to buy! "Nothing?!, well that's a first."

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    Default Re: Dark yet " powdery" scents anyone?

    Sounds like a description of a great many 80's masculine powerhouses, so I recommend reading a few of those threads.
    '...And you'll carry me down on your dancing
    To the pools that you lift on your wrist...'

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    +1 for Habanita, a powdery leather/tobacco.

    I would also venture to suggest Armani Prive Cuir Amethyste.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorje123 View Post
    Back to Black By Kilian.
    +1

    Too much powder for me, that's for sure, but it might be what you're looking for.
    "One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple"

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    Default Re: Dark yet " powdery" scents anyone?

    Ooh, good thread. Montales Black Oud.

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    Default Re: Dark yet " powdery" scents anyone?

    Try Lalique 'Encre Noire'.

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    Default Re: Dark yet " powdery" scents anyone?

    Midnight in Paris
    Sounds like someones having a case of the Mondays

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    Default Re: Dark yet " powdery" scents anyone?

    Salvador Dali for sure, and I love VCAPH but I don't get much powder from it. Salvador Dali is the best dark powder fragrance.

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    Default Re: Dark yet " powdery" scents anyone?

    Though I feel a little unfair in mentioning it given its patent unavailability, JAR's Jarling comes to mind. Dark spiced civet over innocent powdery almond. Delectable.

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    +1 for YSL Body Kouros. (dark, powdery, and sweet with smoky incense and vaporizing eucalyptus on top of marshmallowy tonka bean and benzoin.) Body Kouros is like Le Male's dark gothic little brother. (same type of vibe, but darker & more mysterious).

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    Default Re: Dark yet " powdery" scents anyone?

    thats it i'm blind buying bk, (nowhere to try it here...) i feel like i'll like it, since i enjoy jpg lm in moderation despite the sweetness. I've also got my eye on roberto cavalli black and want to sample vca ph and salvador dali though those last two i'm thinking will be more eccentric

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    Aigner Black for Men

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    Default Re: Dark yet " powdery" scents anyone?

    10dadeo
    Dali & VCA are affordable designer scents & powdery & imho Dali is the man .
    Cavalli Black is bright !! as is Body Kouros .
    I can add +1 for Kolnich Juchten , but its only lightly powdered .
    I cannot comment on the niche ,asi hasve not tried them but sample them before purchasing as they cost much much more ..

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    There is no other choice.

    Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme.

    Please.
    Current Top Ten:

    1. Creed Millesime Imperial
    2. Serge Lutens Chergui
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Creed Virgin Island Water
    5. Chanel Eau de Cologne
    6. Thierry Mugler Pure Havane
    7. Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme
    8. Bulgari Blu
    9. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    10. YSL Kouros

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    Armani Code
    Midnight in Paris

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    Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense?

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    Quote Originally Posted by barclaydetolly View Post
    There is no other choice.

    Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme.

    Please.
    The sample is on its way!

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    Default Re: Dark yet " powdery" scents anyone?

    vca ph was not what i expected! lol. its very rich incensey and powedery.. with some heavy florals? it smells very "old" to me hehe. i think i will try bk and cavalli black next. i'm very interested in the latter and i don't think bk will disappoint.

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    Default Re: Dark yet " powdery" scents anyone?

    You might try Lagerfeld Classic. It's a little sweeter and spicier than VC&A. It's somewhat dark, but nothing like VC&A.

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    Default Re: Dark yet " powdery" scents anyone?

    Serge Lutens Chergui, slightly dark, definitely powdery

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