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    Default Male Scents with a Pleasing Civet Note

    Is there a male or female fragrance that has a pleasing or at least tolerable civet note? The ones I've smell this far are horrible. I have tried Jicky, Kouros and some others I cant recall.

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    Default Re: Male Scents with a Pleasing Civet Note

    Hmmm, maybe civet just isn't for you?

    Some other fragrances with civet notes include Mouchoir de Monsieur, L'artisan Dzing, Dior Leather Oud, Kiehl's Musk, Muscs Koublai Khan and Musc Ravageur off the top of my head.

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    ...Patou pour Homme...!

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    vintage Monsieur de Givenchy
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    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
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    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
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    Default Re: Male Scents with a Pleasing Civet Note

    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    vintage Monsieur de Givenchy
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    #BBOG!

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    Dior Leather Oud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thematt202 View Post
    Hmmm, maybe civet just isn't for you? ...
    Agree. No harm in not liking a particular note.

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    Yet another seconding in favor of Mouchoir de Monsieur.

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    try the new EDT version of Jicky: I did not know what to think the first time I tried, but I tried it again and now find it to be addictive.

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    Default Re: Male Scents with a Pleasing Civet Note

    Leather Oud and Muscs Koublai Khan

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    Civet is just not for me.

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    The easiest civet note to like is in Cuir Mauresque from Serge Lutens. If you don't like it there then no civet for you!

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    Default Re: Male Scents with a Pleasing Civet Note

    Leather Oud is quite pleasant.

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    Gold pour Homme Amouage for men
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    This is the best one I've found.

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    Ungaro II
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    but where can we smell a STRONG civet? maybe in some vintage men powerhouses? some example?

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    If you haven't liked civet in multiple frags you've tried, why would you want to keep trying ???

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    Jivago Connect for men
    a bit like drakkar noir, but not an exact replica

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    I was going to suggest Givenchy Gentleman and Monsieur plus Mouchoir de Monsieur but if you don't like Jicky you may well not like Mouchoir de Monsieur (though I think it's better it does, like Jicky, smell a bit like faeces for 20 minutes or so)

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    Default Re: Male Scents with a Pleasing Civet Note

    Tempted to recommend you Amouage Gold myself - the manly man-version. It's got civet, but way less than for instance Kouros.

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    Creed Orange Spice has a smooth civet aura that envelopes you like a warm blanket. Nice.
    Are you not entertained??? Is this not why you are here??

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    I tell you what, supposedly civet is present in By Kilian Love. Now that is a very sweet, marshmallow fragrance, don't detect it there at all, but it is in the note breakdown. It's the only frag with civet in it that I don't find repulsive so far that I've tried.

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    Gendarme V. If there actually is civet in it, I sure as hell don't smell it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigsteve View Post
    If you haven't liked civet in multiple frags you've tried, why would you want to keep trying ???
    For the education and the potential discovery of one you may like. I'm guessing he won't be blind buying any of these suggestions.

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    Default Re: Male Scents with a Pleasing Civet Note

    Dior Leather Oud is fairly tolerable as far as the civet goes.

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    Another vote for Mouchoir de Monsieur.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajmc View Post
    Mazzolari Lui
    Good stuff, but not for the faint of heart
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    IMO, there is no such thing as a "Pleasing Civet Note". There are however, some decent fragrances that happen to have (small amounts of) civit in them - the more buried and minimal the civit note, the more pleasing the fragrance has a chance to be.

    It sounds like you don't like it either, so maybe you should just do what I do -- avoid it. There are many other fragrances out there without this skanky stuff in it!
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Spice & Wood
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Dior - Vetiver
    4.
    by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    5. by Kilian - Cruel Intentions
    6. Puredistance - Black
    7. Brückner - Aoud 1
    8. Neela Vermeire - Trayee
    9. Creed - Royal Oud
    10. Chanel - Egoiste

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