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    Default MEN'S Fragrance with a lot of CARDAMOM (Suggestions)

    Dear Friends,
    I've gotten into obsession with cardamom of late - but i realize many perfumes that include this - usually never
    center their fragrance around this or it is usually killed with the pairing of cloves with it.
    I am after something which has lots of clean cardamom in it.

    Please recommend, if you know of any.
    I'd usually prefer a non rose combination.

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    Default Re: MEN'S Fragrance with a lot of CARDAMOM (Suggestions)

    Cartier Declaration is your answer.

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    +1 on Declaration...I'll add...

    CDG Original EDP
    L'Autre
    Costume National Homme
    Ormonde Man
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    Santal 33
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    Opus II
    Panama Millesime 1924
    Voyage D'Hermes
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    YSL La Nuit
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    1. Gucci PH2
    2. Aventus
    3. Hermes Un Jardin Méditerranée
    4. Creed GIT
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    Quote Originally Posted by benzganesh View Post
    Dear Friends,
    I've gotten into obsession with cardamom of late - but i realize many perfumes that include this - usually never
    center their fragrance around this or it is usually killed with the pairing of cloves with it.
    I am after something which has lots of clean cardamom in it.

    Please recommend, if you know of any.
    I'd usually prefer a non rose combination.
    In case you still have any doubts, Cartier's Declaration, but there is also plenty of cumin and a note which some refer to as body odour, though that is not my opinion

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    Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree has a big cardamom note, in as flawless a setting as you're likely to find

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    Default Re: MEN'S Fragrance with a lot of CARDAMOM (Suggestions)

    Thanks guys, but declaration puts me off because of the cumin!!! but will look into Pour Monsiuer Concentree and Lalique Pour Homme Equus..looking to get just a simple (few notes as possbile cardamom centered frag)..

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    Default Re: MEN'S Fragrance with a lot of CARDAMOM (Suggestions)

    I get a lot of cardamom out of Eau d'Hermes

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    Default Re: MEN'S Fragrance with a lot of CARDAMOM (Suggestions)

    YSL La Nuit de L'Homme is my major recommendation. One of the best 21st century scents in my opinion, very sexy and quite potent.

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    Default Re: MEN'S Fragrance with a lot of CARDAMOM (Suggestions)

    Bogart Citytower

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    Default Re: MEN'S Fragrance with a lot of CARDAMOM (Suggestions)

    C2G Original EDP

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    +1 Dyptyque 34 Boulevard St Germain. Plenty of Cardamom with no paired cloves, one of my favorite scents. Very versatile fragrance as well.

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    Default Re: MEN'S Fragrance with a lot of CARDAMOM (Suggestions)

    Isfarkand, and, less expensively, Kenzo Jungle pour Homme.

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    I am a cardimom fan also, but I am a big hater of Cartier Declaration, so I would recommend these:

    Hermes - Voyage d'Hermes
    Bond No. 9 - Saks Fifth Ave for Him
    Versace - Versace Man Eau Fraiche
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Spice & Wood
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Ormonde Jayne - Black Gold
    4. by Kilian - Incense Oud
    5. Puredistance - Black
    6. House of Matriarch - Blackbird
    7. Armani Privé - Oud Royal
    8. by Kilian - Cruel Intentions
    9. Creed - Royal English Leather
    10. Brückner - Aoud 1

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    Default Re: MEN'S Fragrance with a lot of CARDAMOM (Suggestions)

    Bowling Green by Geoffrey Beene

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    X for Men might be worth looking at.

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    Default Re: MEN'S Fragrance with a lot of CARDAMOM (Suggestions)

    Smelling Ormonde Man from the sprayer can smell like my nose is in a container of pure ground cardamom.

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    Default Re: MEN'S Fragrance with a lot of CARDAMOM (Suggestions)

    THANKS GUYS never heard of Ormonde Man - any idea where i can get this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pluran View Post
    Smelling Ormonde Man from the sprayer can smell like my nose is in a container of pure ground cardamom.
    Agree. A much overlooked fragrance...


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    I forgot - Dolce & Gabbana The One Sport. I find this to be a very nice fresh clean scent... but very soft spoken with below average longevity.
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Spice & Wood
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Ormonde Jayne - Black Gold
    4. by Kilian - Incense Oud
    5. Puredistance - Black
    6. House of Matriarch - Blackbird
    7. Armani Privé - Oud Royal
    8. by Kilian - Cruel Intentions
    9. Creed - Royal English Leather
    10. Brückner - Aoud 1

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    Link:

    http://www.ormondejayne.com/shop/scents/ormonde_man/

    I would really like to try a discovery set...I wish she had one cheaper though.

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    La Nuit De L'Homme

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    Default Re: MEN'S Fragrance with a lot of CARDAMOM (Suggestions)

    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    X for Men might be worth looking at.
    I love cardamon, and this is my favorite, longest-lasting version.

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    X for Men by? Aigner?

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    Default Re: MEN'S Fragrance with a lot of CARDAMOM (Suggestions)

    Clive Christian. It's the only one of theirs I like.

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    Some fragrances with a detectable *note of cardamom that come up immediately *in to my mind are: Mona di Orio Les Nombres d'Or Cuir for Men, *l'Eau d'Hermes, Declaration Cartier, GF Lui, Costume National Homme, Aventus, Black Tourmaline, 7 de Loewe, Lalique Pour Homme Equus, The One Gentleman Dolce&Gabbana, Bang Marc Jacobs, Comme des Garcons Parfum, Cardamom by Portland General Store, l'Homme Sage, Michael For Men Kors, Dirty English For Men by Juicy Couture for Men, Dzongkha by L'Artisan Parfumeur, Blu Pour Homme Bvlgari, Ormonde Man, Voyage d'Hermes etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke Hunt View Post
    C2G Original EDP
    I agree with the Comme des Garcons Original EDP.

    I also think Angeliques sous la Pluie and Bigarade Concentree have great cumin/cardamom notes
    Sales thread here

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    Gucci Envy is cardamom sitting atop a woody incense base.
    My Top Ten:

    1: Guerlain - Habit Rouge
    2: Guerlain - Jicky
    3: Guerlain - Mouchoir de Monsieur
    4: Guerlain - Shalimar
    5: Knize - Knize Ten
    6: Caron - Yatagan
    7: Caron - Pour Un Homme
    8: Jean Desprez - Bal a Versailles
    9: Yves Saint Laurent - M7
    10: Salvador Dali - Dali Pour Homme

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    Here´s a sleeping beauty, discontinued, (but the good news is it´s sill relatively easy to find online and cheap) :
    It´s called Fishbone Man, strange name I know - but it was the name of a german firm who produced jeans and beachwear....hence the name. It was formerly launched under the name Marrakech Tales from the firm Mäurer+ Wirtz. Both juices are exactly the same - despite different names and different release dates. It is based around cardammom, grapefruit and orange. I have had more compliments wearing this than any other fragrance !!. It´s not a heavy fragrance and suitable for daytime wear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    Cartier Declaration is your answer.
    This!

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    Definitely X for Men by Clive Christian
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
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    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driů) - tie

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    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    Creed Epicea has a lot of cardamom-- along with the pine.

    I'd say if you're really looking for the most simple, direct cardamom note-- try Voyage D'Hermes. Cardamom can easily be overtaken in a composition and buried or pushed to the side, but Voyage D'Hermes really puts it front and center and gives it ample breathing room.

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    The **very best** cardamom scent I have ever smelled is a rare, discontinued scent from Nelly Rodi named 3 Cardamom. Fantastically realistic.

    So, I would suggest you try Ormonde Man. Also, try Cacharel Pour Homme, which technically smells more like mace, but it's got that same woody/spicy vibe you might like.
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    I love my cardomom essential oil and diffuse it often in my living room. So exotic and gorgeous.

    Gucci Envy +1
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    Cartier Declaration Bois Bleu - doesn't have the cumin note of Declaration

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    Am I the only one that gets a boatload of cardamom from Tea for Two?

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    Another for X Men.
    It has the truest cardamom you will find in a fragrance. It's the best, bar none.
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    Declaration.
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    For a good natural cardamom perfume try Cardamom and Khyphi by Dawn Spencer Hurwitz.
    Oriscent, AgarAura Pure Ouds, Creed, LIDGE, Patou Pour Homme, tons of niche and rare stuff for sale!
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    Agree on 35 Bkvd St Germain

    Quote Originally Posted by Sugandaraja View Post
    Clive Christian. It's the only one of theirs I like.
    Don't smell The new V then. It'll make it two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonyprince View Post
    Am I the only one that gets a boatload of cardamom from Tea for Two?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Don't smell The new V then. It'll make it two.
    True, haven't smelled that one yet. I think the fan ladies put me off Clive Christian, if you know what I mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    Cartier Declaration is your answer.
    This!
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    I too love Cardamom. In fact, all my favorite Indo-Paki dishes are ones that feature it, served at places which never skimp on the amount or quality of Cardamom Pods they use.

    As for fragrance, of the ones I've tested, Epicea had a quality note, but the rest of the scent is too outdated for me. Haven't really come across another yet, although God willing, I'm about to test 50 or so Arabian scents which all feature it. I'll keep you posted on if any of them have Cardamom in spades.

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    I've been obsessed with it and looks like i need to look up the very expensive house, Clive Christian to me - Cardamom smells
    best by itself, with no other spices! - now unless i make my own - i know i am in for a rough time!

    Like you, i use a lot of cardamom mostly in coffee - (dried ginger,cinnamon,cardamom with indonesian coffee) rocks! and gives your intestines and antibacterial punch! - i try and put the cardamom in the heating water first and it just smells so divine surely, in little amount ginger, and cinnamon enhance it but most houses use cardamom as a supporting spice, i wonder why!

    Quote Originally Posted by DULLAH View Post
    I too love Cardamom. In fact, all my favorite Indo-Paki dishes are ones that feature it, served at places which never skimp on the amount or quality of Cardamom Pods they use.

    As for fragrance, of the ones I've tested, Epicea had a quality note, but the rest of the scent is too outdated for me. Haven't really come across another yet, although God willing, I'm about to test 50 or so Arabian scents which all feature it. I'll keep you posted on if any of them have Cardamom in spades.

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    A great cardamom oriented scent is Burqa Parfum Nektar by SoOud. Cardamom is the backbone spice that supports the dark, inky black florals. The cardamom effortlessly transitions into a guiacwood/patchouli dry down. Cardamom -> guaiac is a beautiful note combination and they support each other wonderfully,and have all kinds of textural and olfactory links (this combo of cardamom->guaiac is also seen in Saks Fifth Ave for Men, and is excellent there too. That scent is much simpler and straight-forward, but also very enjoyable and versatile).
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    The **very best** cardamom scent I have ever smelled is a rare, discontinued scent from Nelly Rodi named 3 Cardamom. Fantastically realistic.
    I agree. And, try 1902 Cardamom Cologne by Berdoues.

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    Tiffany for Men

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