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  1. #1

    Default 3 ingredients/notes/essences you LOVE & 3 you HATE

    What 3 Ingredients, essences, or notes do you
    LOVE so much you would buy blindly based on their reported primary presence
    & what 3 do you HATE or despise so immensely you'll them avoid at irrational measures?

    LOVE:
    1. Licorice/Anise - (the notes that first seduced me!)
    2. Vetiver
    3. OUD/agarwood

    Hate
    :
    1. Coffee
    2. Gardenia
    3. Cherry

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    Default Re: 3 ingredients/notes/essences you LOVE & 3 you HATE

    I like all ingredients and hate none.

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    Default Re: 3 ingredients/notes/essences you LOVE & 3 you HATE

    I have yet to find an ingredient that I dislike. I think it is more how the note is used(amount, balance, interplay with other notes), rather than the note itself.
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    I love all notes except for immortelle.

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    Default Re: 3 ingredients/notes/essences you LOVE & 3 you HATE

    Love:
    Lemon
    Cedar
    Vetiver


    Hate:
    Civet
    Origano
    Castoreum

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    Default Re: 3 ingredients/notes/essences you LOVE & 3 you HATE

    Love: any form of citrus, leathery notes, chypre notes

    Hate: maybe cumin, excessive amounts of cinnamon (both of these spicy notes being still OK for my nose in small quantities), apple (apart from, again moderate, apple notes occasionally and subtly sensed among many other notes of a scent).

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    Hate:
    Leather
    Tomato leaf
    Bright florals

    Love:
    Rose
    Tobacco
    Vanilla
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    Love

    Jasmine
    Tea
    Neroli

    Dislike

    Origano (It ruined Interlude Man for me)
    Tar
    Tomato Leaf

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    Default Re: 3 ingredients/notes/essences you LOVE & 3 you HATE

    Love:

    vanilla
    incense
    vetiver



    Hate:

    aldehydes
    aldehydes
    aldehydes
    TOP 3 hot weather:

    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Lalique Encre Noire
    3. Creed Aventus


    TOP 3 cold weather:

    1. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
    2. Chanel Coromandel
    3. Dior Homme

  10. #10

    Default Re: 3 ingredients/notes/essences you LOVE & 3 you HATE

    Love: orange blossom, vanilla, sandalwood
    Hate: Patchouli, oakmoss, anise

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    Default Re: 3 ingredients/notes/essences you LOVE & 3 you HATE

    Love: Vanilla, Sandlewood and Patchoulli Hate: Civet, Licorice and Iris (except Iris note in DHI).

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    Default Re: 3 ingredients/notes/essences you LOVE & 3 you HATE

    Love
    Incense
    Pepper
    Iris

    Hate
    Rose
    Civet
    Leather

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    I love basically all notes when used well. Usually I dislike non-citrus fruit notes and aldehydes.

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    Default Re: 3 ingredients/notes/essences you LOVE & 3 you HATE

    Love- Patchouli, Amber, Tobacco.

    Hate- Tuberose, civet, rose.
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    Default Re: 3 ingredients/notes/essences you LOVE & 3 you HATE

    Love

    rum
    cloves
    amber

    Dislike

    rose
    tomato leaf(good call James)
    oud
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    Claustrophobic

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    Default Re: 3 ingredients/notes/essences you LOVE & 3 you HATE

    Love:
    Tea
    Violet leaf
    Rose

    Hate:
    Anise
    Cardomom
    Rosemary

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    Default Re: 3 ingredients/notes/essences you LOVE & 3 you HATE

    Love:

    Rose
    Vetiver
    Cedar

    Dislike:

    Cumin
    Celery Seed
    Fecal Notes
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frťdťric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driý) - tie

    6)
    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 Sacrť (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privť (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    Default Re: 3 ingredients/notes/essences you LOVE & 3 you HATE

    Love: Amber, Oud, Vanilla

    Hate: Immortelle, Musk, Fecal notes

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    Default Re: 3 ingredients/notes/essences you LOVE & 3 you HATE

    Love--
    Tobacco flower/blossom
    Birch
    Mint (especially sweet spearmint)

    Hate--
    Ambergris (yuck, sweaty & sour to me).
    Animalic notes like civet

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    Default Re: 3 ingredients/notes/essences you LOVE & 3 you HATE

    Love:
    Almost any boozy note
    Rose (if it's rich and not the candy-sweet type)
    Incense

    Hate:
    Tuberose
    Orange
    Vetiver (but only if it's mixed funny or overtly prominent)

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    Default Re: 3 ingredients/notes/essences you LOVE & 3 you HATE

    love cardamon-orange blossom-cedar hate civet-tuberose-all the made up notes in antidote. lol

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    i dislike rose, vanilla and straight lemon.

    love cinnamon, mint, and oud
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    Default Re: 3 ingredients/notes/essences you LOVE & 3 you HATE

    Love
    All citrus
    Boozy notes
    Mildew/Musty notes

    Hate
    Tomato Leaf
    Cherry
    Tar

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    Default Re: 3 ingredients/notes/essences you LOVE & 3 you HATE

    Love:
    Vanilla
    Incense
    Tobacco

    Hate:
    Absinth/Licorice

    Pretty much if I see that in the notes or many descriptions, there's no way I'll like the frag. With most other notes, my opinions may shift based on the composition.

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    Default Re: 3 ingredients/notes/essences you LOVE & 3 you HATE

    I'm at work so I can't take the time to list 3 love/ 3 hate, but I will say that cumin in a fragrance smells like 40 year-old fat man armpits. I loathe it. I don't put the stuff in my food, why would I want to smell like it?

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