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    These have become a favorite category of mine these past couple years.

    Some favorites ( in my collection, or imminently so ):

    Frederic Malle - Iris Poudre ( very abstract, I love the cool-to-warm transition ).

    Chanel - Cuir de Russie ( I own the EDT - it's more florals than leather on my skin, but what a floral ).

    Comme des Garcons - Stephen Jones ( brilliant stony violets ).

    Alain Delon - Iquitos ( more light-hearted than the others; rose-jasmine pop ).

    I sampled some Puredistance Opardu recently, but sadly it was a busy day of sniffing, so I haven't had time to give it a full wearing on skin.

    Any favorites?

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    I'm also a big fan of Iris Poudre and am planning on purchasing it soon. My favorite aldehydic floral fragrance is Chanel No 5. Yes, it's easily recognizable as a women's fragrance, but I've worn it once or twice with a light application.

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    If Iquitos is classified within this category, then this would be my pick. I loved this when it first came out many years ago and I still love it today.
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    Iris Poudre is beautiful (and strong and tenacious), but I'm not convinced yet that I can pull it off. It's like iris candy to me, but a feminine candy. Perhaps under appreciated around here, too.

    I've come to really like Comme des Garçons 2, which is certainly an aldehydic floral, though of a more avant-garde type. Easily unisex, too.

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    I've been wearing Thierry Mugler's Miroir des Secrets a lot lately

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    My very favorite is Lanvin's Arpege. I can pull it off if used very lightly, and I think it's beautiful.
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    Nice to see you back Sugandha after a loong time.

    Your expertise will be greatly appreciated here.


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    Guerlain Vega & Nina Ricci Farouche top the list for me - both excellent parfums obviously to have aldehydic notes...

    Other very good ones are Caron Fleurs de Rocaille, Schiapparelli Schocking, Chanel's # 5 & # 22, PG's Tonkamande, Lanvin Arpege (always undervalued), Miss Dior, Madame Rochas, Ysatis, Krizia Uomo etc to name a few.

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    Are you liking Jardin D'Amalfi? I also like Vintage Lubin Nuit de Longchamps and 31 Rue Cambone.
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    Paco Rabanne Calandre for me: aldehydes, rose, cream, and spices.

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    This is one of my very favorite categories, especially when paired with a mossy, chypré base, but almost all of them are vintage and/or discontinued ...Iris Poudre is the only one on my list to be released in the last decade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onethinline View Post
    I've come to really like Comme des Garçons 2, which is certainly an aldehydic floral, though of a more avant-garde type. Easily unisex, too.
    I don't have much experience with aldehydic florals, but I do enjoy CdG 2.
    I've recently been sampling Chanel No. 19, but I'm having trouble breaking down what I'm smelling in much of it. Does it also have notable aldehydes, or am I just getting confused by the blend of florals in the heart?
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    I'd say no 19 does have aldehydes up top, but far less than No 5 and No 22. Probably not enough for people to call it an aldehydic floral. Aldehyides are very frequent in florals, but I guess here we're talking about the perfumes where they appear in large quantities.

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    Last time I wore K de Krizia I was surprised at how good it was !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugandaraja View Post
    These have become a favorite category of mine these past couple years.

    Some favorites ( in my collection, or imminently so ):

    Frederic Malle - Iris Poudre ( very abstract, I love the cool-to-warm transition ).

    Chanel - Cuir de Russie ( I own the EDT - it's more florals than leather on my skin, but what a floral ).

    Comme des Garcons - Stephen Jones ( brilliant stony violets ).

    Alain Delon - Iquitos ( more light-hearted than the others; rose-jasmine pop ).

    I sampled some Puredistance Opardu recently, but sadly it was a busy day of sniffing, so I haven't had time to give it a full wearing on skin.

    Any favorites?

    Opardu is one of my favourites of late. The lilac in the opening is quite something, sillage and longevity is not great but damn that if that opening doesn’t put a dopey smile on my face.

    No.5 and Cuir de Russie are my favourites in this category. The strange beautiful of La Myrrhe and sublime Une Fleur de Cassie also get much love from me. I also enjoyed Vega and Liù.
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    I enjoy N° 5, Rive Gauche, Eau de Métal, Arpège and Yendi.
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    Aldehydic florals are not exactly my thing but I still have a fistful of favorites in this category…Here're some.

    Cuir De Russie EDT
    L'Ame Soeur
    CDG for Stephen Jones Millenery
    Baghari
    No.22
    (I totally respect it but can't pull it off because of the overall sweetness)

    Probably less floral but still somewhat fitting…

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    Not mentioned yet:

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    So many, for instance the mythical Chanel N. 5, First V&A, Joy Patou, White Diamonds Elisabeth Taylor, Miss Dior, Arpege, D&G Dolce e Gabbana. More modern takes on the theme are Le Labo Aldehyde 44, some from Andrea Maack as Craft and Dark, John Galliano by Galliano or some of the Chanel Exclusifs such Bois des Iles.

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    Chanel N°5 would be the perfect example i guess, and Chanel Allure homme Sport
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    Lancome Climat: It's a bit nauseating to me, but in little doses, it ain't too bad. I have a little stoppered bottle of the edt that came in a set with other perfumes.

    Paco Rabanne Metal: Cool, rainy, hazy greens, with rose and hyacinth. Dries down to an androgynous shampoo-like aroma.

    Miglin Pheromone for Men: Dry, dusty green. Has some of the florals of the ladies version. A tough one to wear in summer, but I've gotten lots of compliments on it. It was my signature for quite awhile.

    Molyneux Vivre: One of the few fragrances that I bought mainly for the bottle. The fragrance is very soapy. The scent doesn't seem to match the the "spirit" of the bottle, which is one of my most favorite flacons. A very masculine leaning parfum bottle. I'm lucky to have a half ounce parfum, since it's now very hard to get.

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    I need to try CdG 2 again -- don't have any aldehydic florals in my collection....yet
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    L'Interdit , L'Aimant, First and my most favorite - Vega

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    Like aforementioned correctly, No. 19 has indeed limited, but quite well-defined notes of this type. Incidentally, this is also my absolutely favorite fragrance in this category.

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    Thanks for the answers, all.

    Interesting to hear about the Opardu longevity... that's definitely a worry, at its price-point. ( I'm already madly in love with one scent - Malle's Une Fleur de Cassie - that's on the underpowered side, I don't need another! ) None the less, I will seek out a decant/sample.

    It seems like Vega is a must-try.

    I'm quite fond of the of the older formula Bois des Iles, but the new juice, while quality, is essentially Cuir de Russie part two, so not entirely necessary given the bludgeon-size bottle I own.
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    You may like to try Sublime by Patou. sparkling, tingly chypre, aldehyde floral. Ylang ylang and oak moss are key players. I just bought this one. I find it very rich though and will probably have to let it go.


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    Have you tried Guerlain's Liu? If not, and you get to a Guerlain boutique to try Vega, you might also give Liu a sniff. To me, Liu seems even more aldelydic/floral than Vega, perhaps because of the addition of sandalwood in Vega.

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    Pardon my ignorance... but can someone explain the difference between an aldehydic floral vs a regular ole' floral? Aren't there a ton of different types of aldehydes used in perfumery?

    I like Equipage, Iquitos, Insense, Aramis 900 (at times) and Tabac. Not much a fan of JHL. Just a stab at it, but aside from Iquitos which was already mentioned, I'd guess those all might be considered aldehydic florals, no? I also like 3rd Man, but for some reason I wouldn't think of using the term aldehydic to descibe it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugandaraja View Post
    It seems like Vega is a must-try.
    yes, and you have to hurry, because it seems that Vega will be discontinued in short time.

    And yes, Liu is also beautiful.

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    Aldehydes have a way of adding a soapish sparkle to florals. I've certainly enjoyed these few:-

    Chanel No. 22
    Chanel Cuir de Russie
    Chanel No.5
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    Quote Originally Posted by DuNezDeBuzier View Post
    Pardon my ignorance... but can someone explain the difference between an aldehydic floral vs a regular ole' floral? Aren't there a ton of different types of aldehydes used in perfumery?

    I like Equipage, Iquitos, Insense, Aramis 900 (at times) and Tabac. Not much a fan of JHL. Just a stab at it, but aside from Iquitos which was already mentioned, I'd guess those all might be considered aldehydic florals, no? I also like 3rd Man, but for some reason I wouldn't think of using the term aldehydic to descibe it.
    Not sure there is one -- the Chanel florals are considered heavily aldehylic if that helps

    I think Insense is the nearest one you have to an AF

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    ^^^^ hey all, thanks for the insight.
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    http://www.luckyscent.com/product/31...lubin-by-lubin

    I like this re-introduced Lubin, too. Even though the bottle is Top-heavy due to nutty stone lid.

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    Hi Suga!

    I was enamored with Iris Poudre, but ended up going with the similar ADP Iris Nobile. It's just ridiculous, in the best possible way.

    Probably too obvious, but what about Joy extrait?

    And I'll echo the chorus for Amouage Gold Man...
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    Out of the fragrances mentioned... I have tried Chanel Cuir de Russie, Chanel No. 5, Gucci No. 1, Dolce and Gabbana D&G. I think in all of these cases Eau de Toilette concentration is the best.

    I would love to try out Andy Tauer's unisex Noontide Petals as it is centered around aldehydes and is a homage to what Tauer refers to as the "glittering age of perfumery", with references to classics such as No. 5 and Arpège.

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    Mmmm ... Be careful what you wish for.
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