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    Default Sinister fragrances?

    Some fragrances may be described as somehow sinister.
    Which fragrances can in your opinion said to have a "sinister" vibe?

    I have to say that personally i find this vibe in Ungaro III , though i like it very much as a fragrance.

    Would be nice to hear your opinions.
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    Ignis by Omar Sharif for me has that vibe.

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    Agree with Ungaro III, that fragrance feels like a killer or something, unpleasant, and creepy.

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    Trumpers Eucris to me has that dark sinister vibe.

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    One Man Show

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    Did someone go to the cinema recently?

    Epic Man gives me that kind of vibe.

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    Salvador Dali PH- but almost sinister in a strangely alluring way
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    Default Re: Sinister fragrances?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Salvador Dali PH- but almost sinister in a strangely alluring way
    Without a doubt.

    I think Ungaro I is more sinister than III. Somber as well. The wormwood as well as patchouli and oakmoss lend quite a lot of darkness to this great frag. U III is a brighter, rosier version IMO.

    Leonard pour Homme also evokes all things sinister.
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    Interesting! I must smell at least Ungaro I, Leonard ph. These i have considered for other reasons before as well. Ignis sounds like an interesting one too, and Eucris by Trumpers.
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    Default Re: Sinister fragrances?

    agree about Ungaro I and Dali pH. would add Kinski

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    Quote Originally Posted by perfaddict View Post
    Without a doubt.

    I think Ungaro I is more sinister than III. Somber as well. The wormwood as well as patchouli and oakmoss lend quite a lot of darkness to this great frag. U III is a brighter, rosier version IMO.

    Leonard pour Homme also evokes all things sinister.
    perfaddict, what if you compare Ungaro I and Ungaro II ? Which one is better fragrance in your opinion?
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    Green Irish Tweed (Probably Oliver Creed / Pierre Bourdon, 1985)
    Eau de Rochas Pour Homme (Gilles Romey, 1993)
    Bleu de Chanel EDP (Jaques Polge, 2014)
    YSL Jazz (vtg) (Jean-Franois Latty, 1988)
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    Quote Originally Posted by df91 View Post
    Some fragrances may be described as somehow sinister.
    Which fragrances can in your opinion said to have a "sinister" vibe?

    I have to say that personally i find this vibe in Ungaro III , though i like it very much as a fragrance.
    Ungaro III is True Blood. Salvador Dali ph is Nosferatu.

    Encre Noir doesn't frighten me, but it has a dark moody vibe to it. Narciso Rodrigez, to me, is more melancholic than sinister. But its got a very brooding, dark feel, none-the-less. Van Cleef and Arpels ph goes on sinister. But by the death its gotten way too soapy to maintain the vibe. Unless you can get a Dexter cleaning up afterwards thing going on.

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    +1 Eucris, which certainly has a sinister aspect, rotten vegetation in a dark forest.

    I would also add Petroleum by Histoires de Parfums: it smells like entering a damp, humid, dark cave.

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    Default Re: Sinister fragrances?

    Quote Originally Posted by df91 View Post
    perfaddict, what if you compare Ungaro I and Ungaro II ? Which one is better fragrance in your opinion?
    I know you didn't ask me, but these two aren't very similar, other than the fact that they are quite edgy. Ungaro I is one of my all-time favorite scents, with amazing bitter green wormwood, patchouli, dry herbal lavender, and very animalic also dry honey. Ungaro II is sort of like a minimalistic Jicky (vanilla & lavender), but waaay less sweet and even far more animalic with a huge civet accord that you cannot ignore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyBars View Post
    I know you didn't ask me, but these two aren't very similar, other than the fact that they are quite edgy. Ungaro I is one of my all-time favorite scents, with amazing bitter green wormwood, patchouli, dry herbal lavender, and very animalic also dry honey. Ungaro II is sort of like a minimalistic Jicky (vanilla & lavender), but waaay less sweet and even far more animalic with a huge civet accord that you cannot ignore.
    Thanks for your input MonkeyBars! I just wish someone would sell me a bottle of Ungaro I. It sounds so good...
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    Green Irish Tweed (Probably Oliver Creed / Pierre Bourdon, 1985)
    Eau de Rochas Pour Homme (Gilles Romey, 1993)
    Bleu de Chanel EDP (Jaques Polge, 2014)
    YSL Jazz (vtg) (Jean-Franois Latty, 1988)
    Currently wearing: Macassar by Rochas

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    "Sinister" might be a stretch but Halloween/dark vibe can be found with Narciso Rodriguez for him, Montale Dark Aoud, Amouage Memoir Man and Lalique Encre Noire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by df91 View Post
    Thanks for your input MonkeyBars! I just wish someone would sell me a bottle of Ungaro I. It sounds so good...
    Really rare one. I've never ever (ie last 18 months) seen a bottle in a store. I got mine here on the BN sale board. It's very close to my ideal bitter green animalic scent. http://www.basenotes.net/threads/277...Green-Animalic

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    Montale Black Musk has a sinister feel to it.

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    Default Re: Sinister fragrances?

    Quote Originally Posted by df91 View Post
    perfaddict, what if you compare Ungaro I and Ungaro II ? Which one is better fragrance in your opinion?
    MonkeyBars puts it much better than i would.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    Trumpers Eucris.
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    These ^^^ Plus the original Sombre Negra.


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    Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab has been specializing in making scary and occult seeming fragrances for years now. They seem to be going strong still. I've never felt compelled to try them. Looks gimmicky to me. I could be wrong. I have been before.

    I have the Dali ph and Leonard pour homme which are sillage monsters and a little goes a long way but they seem quite civilized to me.

    http://www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com/

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    Datura or Moonflower is quite sinister if ingested and so Serge Lutens offers Datura Noir... Scary

    and of course Poison anyone?
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    Mchant Loup
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dane77 View Post
    M/Mink
    Black March
    Good calls. Another one that come to mind is Memoir Man.


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    Kolnisch Juchten with its creosote aspect.
    Passage d'Enfer - not just because of its name but because of the indolic, decaying lily aspect that conjures up the sensation of an undead, vampiric state.
    Tubereuse Criminelle worn on a woman would seem sinister to me because of the cold mentholated quality combined with the overripe tuberose. I would feel that sinister vibe from her or really turned on. Or both. Hopefully both.

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    Fahrenheit Absolut has a sinister vibe to it, very dark peppery...great fragrance though

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    Default Re: Sinister fragrances?

    Quote Originally Posted by fredricktoo View Post
    Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab has been specializing in making scary and occult seeming fragrances for years now. They seem to be going strong still. I've never felt compelled to try them. Looks gimmicky to me. I could be wrong. I have been before.
    BPAL is based here in SoCal and I met the founder when I went to an event and tried a few dozen. It's a BIG line so I would hesitate to make too many generalizations. However in my opinion there are indeed some sinister compositions -- she does not shy away from animalics. I actually bought a couple 5ml concentrated oil-based bottles and enjoy them from time to time. One thing I didn't find was any refined compositions. Which is fine with me since I generally prefer bold ones.

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