Muscs Koublai Khan by Serge Lutens
Which perfumes shall i search as top animalic examples?
Which ingredients make it animalic?
Muscs Koublai Khan by Serge Lutens
Trussardi UOMO ,animalic, perhaps ?! I smelled it a few days ago for the first, it smelled dirtyish and oh so sexy !!
Midnight In Paris
Lanvin L homme
Versace L Homme
Versace Eau fraiche
F pour Homme
Valentino V pour homme
M 7 Fresh
Dolce & Gabbana pour homme
Mouchoir de Monsieur. Of what I have smelled, it is the best civet-containing fragrance currently available for men.
Caron Yatagan - castoreum & labdanum
Ungaro II - civet
Esencia Loewe - musk
Bogart Witness - musk & labdanum
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As others have pointed out, musks are usually considered animalic: MKK, Kiehl's musk, as well as Absolue pour le soir. If you like some leathers with your musks, then +1 Leather oud, oud cuir d'arabie, Rien, Dzing! Yatagan doesn't fall in any category specifically (it is a vegetable-woody), but to some has an animalic vibe.
+1 Absolue Pour Le Soir
Parfumerie Generale L'Ombre Fauve
For sale. Carnal Flower and Vero Profumo Onda.
I lump these three together for some reason:
Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur - Smooth vanilla cinnamon gourmand with a strong clove opening and some cumin for dirtiness)
Serge Lutens Muscs Koublai Khan - I haven't smelled this one
MFK Absolue pour le Soir - Honey, benzoin, rose, incense, and amber with a strong, dirty animalic opening and heart
I enjoy Musc Ravageur and have recently fallen for Absolue pour le Soir. Both are sweet, rich and smooth. APLS is more dirty and challenging to me, although by the drydown the animal has been tamed. Love this one.
Some other ones worth checking out:
Dior Leather Oud
Parfumerie Generale L'Ombre Fauve (this has a unique furry quality - smells like a sweet wild fox)
Miel de Bois by Serge Lutens - Upon application, one is treated to a sharp, somewhat harsh, dressed lumber accord. Ebony contributes its oily and ashy facets. Oakwood bestows its silage-like, sweetly sour yogurt character, with a urinous undertone. And, gaiacwood supplies its sweetish smokiness and faint rubber aspects. This sawmill illusion transitions to the faveolate middle. Here, in the mellifluous heart, thick, raw, ripened honey wafts vehemently with its alluring sweetness and spicy character, while an ever so slight ovine, some might say urinous, phantom presents. An herbally aromatic and subtly coniferous incense imparts a low-keyed, ceremonious backdrop. Segueing to the base, one is subsumed within the busyness of a honeycomb. A honeyed beeswax, incorporating the prized, unprocessed honey itself, entrails of bees as well as the fruity, floral and animalic propolis, presents. You can almost hear the cracking of the propolis. A stately iris imparts its somewhat powdery and violet-like coolness. A hint of clover scatters its sweet, haylike element. And, an evocative hawthorn instills its light, sweetish almond highlight as well as its pungent, rancidly decomposing element and vague whiffs of vaginal secretions. A charged drydown ensues. This titillating composition can be an all-season scent, and leans most certainly to the masculine side. A well-constructed fragrance, it has average projection and excellent longevity.
Tuberose Animale (III)
In the past anything with musk in it was a shoe in. These days that isn't true. I NEED my fragrances to have an animalic vibe to them or else they do nothing for me. I find that the oriental fragrances are the only modern fragrances that linger on my skin. Most I want to wash off immediately.
IMO it also depends on your PH balance and your gentic make up.
Patchouli or Jasmine comes to mind when you are considering modern fragrances. Patchouli is my "go to" animlac scent lately.
pistola - try anything with oud (which BTW happens to be, as of late, a whole bunch of fragrances). IMO it is a very masculine and very animalic accord. Even if I don't like a particular oud scent you can't deny it's strong animalic and masculine 'presence'.
If you can, try real oud oil from the Middle East - search for threads here on BN.
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Some fantastic suggestions already but I'll add a few more top-notches: Knize Ten, Jicky, Eau D'Hermes, Oud Cuir D'Arabie and Bal A Versailes EDC
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L'Artisan's Al Oudh
Le Labo Oud27
Vermeil for Men
Jacques Bogart - Furyo
...mostly due to castoreum, civet, and/or cumin.
edit: ^haha, did not see previous post, don't mean to be redundant but what the hayseed
Simplex Sigillum Veri
I consider MKK to be more human than animal.
L'Artisan - Al Oudh
Current TOP 8 from my collection:
1. Gucci Pour Homme II
2. Chanel Coromandel
3. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
4. Encre Noire
5. Dior Homme Intense
7. Dior Homme
8. Guerlain Homme L'Eau
Cruel Intentions By Kilian , awesome castoreum
Absolue pour le Soir. Civet is very animalic
WANTED (full or partial bottles)
Divine eau Divine (refillable)
L'Artisan Al Oudh
MKK all the way.
MKK is an incredibly great floral musk, and not skunky like Kiehl's. MKK is my girlfriend's pick for best masculine.
l'Air de Rien - Miller Harris
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
Absolue Pour Le Soir
this is scary! hahaha....actually own all these....I like animalic?!??!
Kouros comes to mind first. Will probably think of others just as soon as I post.
1. Le 3me Homme - Caron
2. Yatagan - Caron
3. Van Cleef & Arples Pour Homme
4. Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme
5. Kouros - YSL
6. L'Anarchiste - Caron
7. Xeryus - Givenchy
8. Bijan for Men
9. Amber pour Homme - Prada
10. London for Men - Burberry
Givenchey Gentleman (original formulation) and Boss no. 1 are both pretty animalic to me.
The leathery, dark herbal notes in Versace l'Homme
Iquitos by Alain Delon and maybe Lui by Mazzolari
Cuir de Lancome. A smokey leather with florals.
"No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.
MKK is my favourite, i'd like to shoe in Chanel's Cuir de Russie (civet and castoreum) as a suggestion for something milder.
Oud27 by Le Labo, dirty nitro musc opening, smells like slightly soiled panties and jockstraps , boozy accord, woody musc dry down,
Very wearable, modern, RAUNCHY.....I've refilled my bottle 4 times.
Musc Ravageur is the only animalic fragrance I would recommend to anyone that isn't offensive.
An honest suggestion could be ELdO - Vierges Et Toreros, description here: http://www.luckyscent.com/shop/detail.asp?itemid=47717
Why not let the perfumers decide, what should be considered 'animalic'? V&T bears that disclaimer in 6 foot letters. So go for it, it is an opportunity at least. I know it from a row of curiously arranged applications. The reaction from female coworkers and friend s was all positive. A bit like Byredo's M/Mink - an other possibility, but lacking warmth and - to my nose - the uplifting flowery aspect of V&T. The M/Mink seems to rely too much on animalic musks and indole, being a bit spare, if not simple, hence becoming one dimensional soon. V&T remains vivid all the time while decreasing in volume, which eases wearing it all day long.
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Are we still talking about fragrance? LOL
Amouage Gold Men is pretty skanky.
Jicky EdP has a decent civet note
Ungaro II is kind of like a poorly balanced Jicky with a crappy drydown, but somehow not bad. More civety than Jicky.
Al Oudh is more smelly armpit than animal to my nose, but its not as bad as it sounds
The musk in Musc Ravageur doesn't come across as very dirty to my nose.
Heritage EdP has some skank in the tank
Mouchoir de Monsieur is nice - civety lavender
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Jicky is definitely animalic! I had some vintage EdC on my arm today and it dried down to a fresh milky yogury effect . . . killer. Though I generally prefer the EdP.
I find Zino to have civet too. And I just discovered Lancome Programme Homme recently, love it, the civet drydown manages to be skanky yet light.
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Amouage Gold - powder, civet, beautiful flowers. This is animalic in the same way a unicorn is an animal.
Montale Oud Cuir d'arabie - this is animalic in the same way a taxidermist is a zookeeper.
Just to let you all know that I removed a lot of posts from this thread ... too many to send out PMs to everyone. There were offensive comments from one poster that violated BN forum rules, several posts that quoted him and many that were off topic. I hope you all will understand.
Now, back to discussing animalic fragrances ...
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