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    Default Bitter / Non-Sweet Almond Fragrance?

    I recently bought a bottle of Serge Lutens Rahat Loukoum and LOVE it; it's easily my favorite gourmand ever. But, my favorite part is that bright, fresh, chilly, mildly bitter almond top note.

    Are there any fragrances that explore almond in a non-sweet, or at least not very sweet context, and don't dry down something gourmand-vanilla? Quite open as to the genre and surrounds ( an almond fougere would be lovely ), but happy to hear any suggestions.

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    Default Re: Bitter / Non-Sweet Almond Fragrance?

    I know that you have sampled Fourreau Noir, but it is what came to my mind. It is sweet however, but not excessively.

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    Default Re: Bitter / Non-Sweet Almond Fragrance?

    Maybe L'Amandiere by Heeley?

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    Default Re: Bitter / Non-Sweet Almond Fragrance?

    Perhaps Amandes Orientales

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    Default Re: Bitter / Non-Sweet Almond Fragrance?

    Try Mon Precieux Nectar by Guerlain and/or Sexy Angelic by Honore des Pres (which is supposed to be patterned after the smell of Calissons, those French almond candies that I just LOVE!).
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