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    Default Any designer fragrances that evoke both warm and cold feelings?

    Hi there guys. In the market for a new fragrance. Designer only. No niche please.

    The sort of fragrance I'm after is something that gives you a warm feeling and cold feeling at the same time. It's quite hard to explain but I get this sensation with Dior Aqua Fahreneheit. It's very cooling to me yet at the same time there's like a deep warmth behind it. I think it's the citrus and mint giving it the sort of herbaceous cooling sensation which I find very soothing and the violet leaf, leather and woods giving it warmth? I don't know. I also get this sensation with Bergamote 22 by Le Labo but I can only afford the sample so that's not an option. Please no coffee or vanilla bombs. I want a very similar sensation to Aqua Fahrenheit. Probably asking for too much I know but I hope someone can help me. Thanks guys.

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    Default Re: Any designer fragrances that evoke both warm and cold feelings?

    Zanzibar by Van Cleef & Arpel

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    I get, almost simultaneously, both warm and cold olfactory sensations from the fragrance 1881 Amber by Cerutti.
    Currently wearing: April Violets by Yardley

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    Encounter by CK. Warm cognac and woods, cold jasmine and rum.
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    B*Men
    My Ultimate Top 5:

    Fahrenheit (1988)
    Paul Smith Man (2009)
    Burberry London (2006)
    Prada Amber pour Homme (2006)
    Arpege pour Homme (2005)

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    Fahrenheit.
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    Default Re: Any designer fragrances that evoke both warm and cold feelings?

    L'Instant EDT

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    Default Re: Any designer fragrances that evoke both warm and cold feelings?

    I'd suggest Bulgari Black. The warm vanilla clashes with the cold rubber-and-metal vibe, but it works.

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    I get this from L'Anarchist.

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    How about Terre D' Hermes?
    Cold flint and warm woods...
    Last edited by Sparky; 28th December 2012 at 09:46 AM.

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    Default Re: Any designer fragrances that evoke both warm and cold feelings?

    Armani Code Sport. Three different kinds of mint with underlying geranium and vetiver.
    I don't have a signature fragrance. My signature changes a little bit every day, why shouldn't my fragrance?
    Currently wearing: H.M. by Hanae Mori

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    Default Re: Any designer fragrances that evoke both warm and cold feelings?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luca View Post
    L'Instant EDT
    +1. Citrus gives it a cool start, but it's mostly a sweet woody warmth after that.

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    Default Re: Any designer fragrances that evoke both warm and cold feelings?

    CK Contradiction for Men

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    Default Re: Any designer fragrances that evoke both warm and cold feelings?

    Cartier Roadster. Bracing with the top down, over warm purring engine.

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    L'Eau d'Hiver, although it does not come cheap. There used to be the travel size version, bit more affordable.
    On the cheaper side, Acqua di Parma Intensa has a very bright start and a warm base.
    Scents heavy on white musk often have this fresh/warm feeling: White Musk Body shop for men is an option as well as the traditional White Musk EDT they offer. Or maybe something off the Narciso Rodrigues lines.
    l'air libre les oiseaux ont eux aussi le vertige (camille)

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    Default Re: Any designer fragrances that evoke both warm and cold feelings?

    Thank you for all the suggestions guys. Wasn't expecting so much! Time for me to do some research on the mentioned fragrances on Basenotes and Fragrantica. Thank you once again and keep the suggestions coming in!

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    Aramis New West and +1 L'Instant de Guerlain.
    "It's not what you look like when you're doing what you're doing; it's what you're doing when you're doing what you look like you're doing."

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    Default Re: Any designer fragrances that evoke both warm and cold feelings?

    La Nuit de l'Homme Frozen by YSL . Opens with a fresh citrus notes of frozen lime and lemon. Then has the oriental spicy drydown like the original.

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    Ungaro III is for me such fragrance. It gives nice warm feelings but it also gives cold, creepy, sinister feelings. I find it a very unique creation by Jaques Polge and Francois Demachy.
    "Le parfum est la musique du corps"
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    Signature: Rochas Macassar (Nicolas Mamounas / Roger Pellegrino, 1980)

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    Chanel Antaeus (vtg) (Jaques Polge, 1981)
    Terre d' Hermes EDT (2006-2009) (Jean-Claude Ellena, 2006)
    Green Irish Tweed (Probably Oliver Creed / Pierre Bourdon, 1985)
    Eau de Rochas Pour Homme (Gilles Romey, 1993)
    Bleu de Chanel EDP (Jaques Polge, 2014)
    Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme (vtg) (Max Gavary, 1994)
    Chanel Allure Homme (vtg) (Jaques Polge, 1999)
    Currently wearing: Terre d'Herms by Herms

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    Default Re: Any designer fragrances that evoke both warm and cold feelings?

    Also Rive Guache and Caron Pour Un Homme. Actually I get the warm/cool thing from many classically-styled barbershop type scents, so look into those in general.
    "It's not what you look like when you're doing what you're doing; it's what you're doing when you're doing what you look like you're doing."

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    Default Re: Any designer fragrances that evoke both warm and cold feelings?

    Encre Noire. Starts out with a wet and cool forest scent. Then turns to a warm dark amazon forest vibe!
    Currently wearing: Memoir Man by Amouage

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    +1 for CK Contradiction for men and L'Instant de Guerlain PH

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