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    Default need a new scent with violet to try

    I am a big fan of tom ford black violet and need some other scents with a prominent violet note on the drydown..am looking to try a few on my next fragrance sample purchase?
    14 sprays of DRAKKAR NOIR should do it

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    Fahrenheit Absolut, He wood Rocky mountain wood and hommage a l'homme.

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    Grey Flannel for a super "dry" violet drydown.

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    Default Re: need a new scent with violet to try

    Another one for Grey Flannel.

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    IMO, better than Black Violet is Grey Flannel, which is also my ideal violet (flower + leaves)

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    i might have to give grey flannel a try
    14 sprays of DRAKKAR NOIR should do it

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    L'Artisan Verte Violette

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    Penhaligon Violetta for a straighforward violette, quite beautiful. And then there's the Lutensian canon with Bois des violettes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    L'Artisan Verte Violette
    i noticed that rose was listed as a note on luckyscent. is it very noticable? i am not a huge fan of rose
    14 sprays of DRAKKAR NOIR should do it

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    Cuir Pleine Fleur, violet & leather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Penhaligon Violetta for a straighforward violette, quite beautiful. And then there's the Lutensian canon with Bois des violettes.

    cacio
    i also noticed rose was listed as an ingredient on this one...did you smell any rose?

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    Cuir Pleine Fleur--i just saw a review that said it smells like chowards violet candies mixed in a leather handbag...sounds interesting from the heeley house
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    Default Re: need a new scent with violet to try

    I don't smell rose in Penhaligon's Violetta. It has a violet leaf note as well (as the violet flower note) and is more unisex than many other violets.

    And I also recommend Grey Flannel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    Cuir Pleine Fleur, violet & leather.
    Hummm, this seems quite interesting. How about fix and projection please?

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    Grey flannel
    Burberry Touch

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    Guerlain Arsene Lupin is a nice violet leather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by david View Post
    Grey Flannel for a super "dry" violet drydown.
    This.

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    Default Re: need a new scent with violet to try

    I like Serge Lutens Bois de Violette. Not quite as much as Tom Ford Black Violet, but very nice.

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    Another vote for Grey Flannel.

    Also, have you tried Tom Ford Noir?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rubegon View Post
    Guerlain Arsene Lupin is a nice violet leather.
    I love that one. I also second the Lalique and suggest Bvlgari Man in addition, which can be found for cheap.

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    Geo F Trumper's Ajaccio Violets
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    I detest violet, so when I bought Gucci pour homme ii based on the wildly enthusiastic reviews it receives here (and everywhere) and was hit by a massive wall of violet on first spray...no blind buying for me anymore. In short, these
    Gucci PH ii
    Narciso Rodriguez for him

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    Hommage a L'Homme by Lalique has nice and refined violet note

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    +1 on Grey Flannel, Arsene Lupin, Knize Two and Jolie Madame (possibly the vintage)...and I'll add...

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    Try Paul Smith London for Man
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    I further second Grey Flannel

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    You should give a try to Dans tes bras by Frederic Malle, it is an amazing scent !

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    Unicorn Spell
    Cuir Amethyst
    The canon Cacio mentions
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    Default Re: need a new scent with violet to try

    Olympios by Missoni has a very prominent violet accord

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    Default Re: need a new scent with violet to try

    +1 on Burberry Touch for Men and Trumper's Ajaccio Violet, two nice violet scents that go largely ignored. I'd also add Smell Bent's Violet Tendencies for an edgier, leathery, take on the note. Of course, as others have mentioned, Grey Flannel is pretty much the benchmark for men's fragrances with a violet note and can be had anywhere in the US cheaply.

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    Apart the classics Grey Flannel, Paul Smith London, Narciso Rodriguez For Him, Green Irish Tweed, YSL Paris, Fahrenheit, Eau de Cartier etc, i love the violet as combined with iris in Le Labo Iris 39, i smell a more or less nice violet implementation in Marte Arte Battistoni, Violet Blond Tom Ford, Black Violet Tom Ford, Lorenzo Villoresi Donna, Blanc Violette Histoires de Parfums, Cuir Pleine Fleur, Bleecker Street Bond n 9, Canali Men, Penhaligon's Violetta, Guerlain Aprees l'ondee, Serge Lutens Bois de Violette, Roboris Cale Fragranze d'Autore, De Profundis Serge Lutens etc etc.

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    Default Re: need a new scent with violet to try

    thanks guys,,,my next sample purchases are going to include at least 5 fragrances with a violet note
    14 sprays of DRAKKAR NOIR should do it

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