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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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    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
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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...
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    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
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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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    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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    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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    Ok a REAL zombie would not wear cologne.

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    I would def wear some Kouros
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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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    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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    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
    Current TOP 5 from my collection:

    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Chanel Coromandel
    3. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
    4. Encre Noire
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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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    +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.
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    Black Aoud.

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    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.
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    anything not fresh or aquatic
    Most of the suggestions are nice except kouros
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    Quote Originally Posted by NONAME1996 View Post
    anything not fresh or aquatic
    Most of the suggestions are nice except kouros
    LOL! Such controversy over Kouros! For this night I am not seeking "nice". I am seeking dirty bordering on naughty.
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    Vintage L´Heure Bleue. Very creepy stuff.
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    VC&A PH
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    Anything with Auod

    A*Men would be the best if with any other outfit (wont fit the zombie costume)
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    Encre Noire will be my SOTD
    Narciso Rodriguez for Him would be my second choice
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    This may be VERY scary
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    Le Male

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    Guerrilla 1 by Comme des Garcons - to me it smells like raw meat.

    Add a little L'Anrachiste for a blood note.

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    Anything that says Lynx/Axe on the can. That scares the bejesus out of me.

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    Maybe something rotting like Dzing! or Borneo 1834.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    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 cemetery loam mingling with floral offerings to the dead.

    http://www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com/welcome.html
    +1 Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab is ground zero for Gothic, scary fragrances. Their "Herbert West" cologne, named after the Lovecraft character, features the scent of embalming fluid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MysteryBuff40 View Post
    +1 Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab is ground zero for Gothic, scary fragrances. Their "Herbert West" cologne, named after the Lovecraft character, features the scent of embalming fluid.
    This may be the one! Thanks. I have had a difficult time working my way through all their offerings!
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    ELdO's Carogne. It's supposed to smell of rotting florals I believe. I like the smell although it is rather "funereal".

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    Vetiver Extraordinaire, overdose it and you will have something that will physically affect people.

    Voleur de Roses maybe.

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    Black Aoud is good, though it's probably more vampire than zombie.

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    Well, I went out last night as a zombie John Lennon. Last week I was at Marshall's and they had one 50ml bottle of Theirry Mugler's Womanity for a very nice price. I had sampled this and found that I sort of liked it but was unsure of this weird scent, but the price was good so I bought it. Sampled it one night at home and still found it to be a bit "scary". Lasting power was amazing and even though it is sort of weird I do like fig in scents. When I went out last night I sprayed about 4 sprays on myself and enjoyed the night and I actually like the scent. I think it was close to perfect. Almost broke out my sample of Black Aoud but that one is a bit too nice I thought. Womanity worked. Don't know how often I will actually wear this but I am glad to have it in my wardrobe and yes, in spite of the name I think I can carry it off...occasionally.

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    M7 vintage. Has a Santeria in a bottle smell.

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    Well, you might consider any of the blood concept frags. I do believe I've sent a few screaming in the opposite direction with the different "scents". Also, consider Demeter Funeral home. That might take care of business too.
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    JOOP Homme, it is so sweet and heavy that is scary.
    Right now I think that I have all the fragrances that I want.

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    Black aoud , there is nothing more nasty
    my current top five (always in transition)

    Dior Eau Noire
    HdP 1725 Casanova
    eau de gloire parfum d'empire
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbe View Post


    This may be VERY scary
    but smell goog enough, so maybe not fine with halloween day
    my current top five (always in transition)

    Dior Eau Noire
    HdP 1725 Casanova
    eau de gloire parfum d'empire
    Dia man Amouage
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackened View Post
    Black aoud , there is nothing more nasty
    This is a polarizing scent I suppose, but I find it beautiful. Then again, I don't find Kouros nasty either.
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    Scary= diesel zero plus + 10 sprays

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nersh View Post
    Ok a REAL zombie would not wear cologne.
    Funny you mention that, I would have said the same thing however I'm reading a zombie novel right now & in the last chapter it mentions the main character coming across a zombie that's stinks of cologne. I guess that if the living person was wearing it (and over applied or sprayed on clothing) their rotting corpse would as well. Mixed with other zombie type odors of course.
    It's been a long hot Summer in Sydney, looking forward to Winter & wearing vanilla fragrances.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    Angel Men = All that is vile and evil, perfect scent to wear as the devil or zombies etc for halloween.

    At first I thought, what a strange thread title. But then I saw this response and agree. That choclate madness is the scariest thing ever. This scent is a powerhouse - try it out. And i do mean that in a bad way, only for halloween haha.

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