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    I don't find anything dark about encre noir. It's very light, sweet and vetivery to me.

    Narciso Rodriguez for Him is a scent I could imagine would be the signature scent of some dark brooding comic book character

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    Another vote for Van Cleef and Arpels Pour Homme.

    And I'll add Czech and Speake 88.

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    Salvador Dali Pour Homme

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    My goodness, so many posts!!! Thank you very much! So far Salvador Dali is mentioned very often, I have to try this one!

    A lot of people mentioned Encre Noire, but it's not really dark to me. Oud 27, Pure Oud, everything tried and not dark at all.

    From all the posts I think iivanita has the best understanding of what I am looking for! Like she does I also think of perfumes as colours. The perfume that I am looking for should be matt black with a rough structure on it that is also black. The drydown of Oud has already some of these qualities.
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    If you can sample this try Perfume O by blood concept, it smells like metallic blood. The closest thing to a vampire signature scent.

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    Tom Ford's Black Orchid IMHO
    Maybe even C&S No.88

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    Default Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

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    Dark aoud by Montale
    I also love Dark Aoud...perhaps Aoud d'Arabie as well? Sometimes I layer the two for a really evil smell...
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    Quote Originally Posted by hoschhti View Post
    The perfume should not have even the tiniest hint of sweetness, it should be extremely dry and maybe smoky.
    Salvador Dali's base is sweet ...

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    + agreed !

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoschhti View Post
    So far Salvador Dali is mentioned very often, I have to try this one!

    A lot of people mentioned Encre Noire, but it's not really dark to me
    Prepare yourself for a major letdown if EN aint dark enough ...
    SDPH has Vanilla in its base notes & I tell you this ... " Try before you Buy"
    because they were heavy handed blending the vanilla in its base !!
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    Narciso Rodriguez For Him EDT

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    The reformulation of no 88 has lost its gothic darkness and become a bit tame imo.
    I would add Querelle to the list . Very dark and some what creepy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voodoodanny View Post
    Dior's Eau Noire is pure evil. Try it to believe it!

    Hm, I own it and love it. But evil? No...

    And encre noire pour femme? Wtf? Not dark in the slightest...

    Maybe duro by nasomatto?

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    Van Cleef and Arpels Pour Homme is dark??? All I can smell from it is soap soap soap! Funny...
    Eau des Iles (Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier) is the only one that comes to my mind. To me it's dark/dry in the introspective, mysterious way, not morbid.

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    CDG Tea is pretty dark and tar filled. Whenever I want to darken up almost any other fragrance I spritz a bit of Tea over the top of it and it usually really makes it darker.

    LeLabo Patchouli is kind of dark too.
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    by Kilian - Incense Oud

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    Default Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    I was thinking a little bit and if Norne would be mixed with real Oud the result could be what I am looking for, maybe!

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    Black Amber by Agonist. A pretty new niche house from Sweden.
    This is the darkest scent I've ever put my nose on!

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    Don't overlook Or Black - especially the vintage juice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OctaVariuM View Post
    Most things from Slumberhouse, surprised you were not impressed by Norne. Never smelled anything as dark.
    I agree, Norne is one of the darkest scents ever.
    Jacomo de Jacomo is also extremely dark.
    M. Micallef's Sashka Black is even darker.

    If for dark you mean gothic, then Ungaro III with its dark, dirty rose gets my vote.
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    +1 on Serge Noire, Black Afghano, and Norne.

    You might also try Mona di Orio's Cuir. It's not "dark" like the other stuff that's popping up in this thread, but it's got sharp teeth, it's unforgiving, carnal. I love reading negative reviews on my favorite frags, this one is no exception. Other have commented that it smells like cigarette smoke, gunpowder, shoe polish, burnt charcoal, or even "emphysema and abject loneliness!"

    Good luck with your search OP. Cool thread btw thanks all for contributing.

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    V&A PH +
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    M7 (original) YSL +
    Black Afgano and Duro Nasomatto +
    since you want it to be "evil" and not sweet, but smoky: Bvlgari Black.
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    I consider Zino Davidoff to be dark. Not sure if it is the dark you are talking about though.

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    I consider Zino Davidoff to be dark. Not sure if it is the dark you are talking about though.

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    YSL M7, I don't have the vintage but this is very dark and lasts forever!

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    Haven't seen MPG - Route du Vetiver yet. Vintage, if you can. Not dry, but earthy as hell.

    + Lui
    + Dali
    + villoresi patchouli

    If these don't work, perhaps a good, earthy patchouli and/or vetiver essential oil, or a 'dirt' or 'potting soil' fragrance oil. Hell, you could mix 'em all together and call it your own.
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    I agree with Demitrios that Salvador Dali does have some sweetness, but it is still darkest fragrance I know of. I wore it all day today, and it doesn't scream sweet to me. It smells like something that Sweeny Todd would put on you after he shaved you.

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    Default Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    I think I need to go through this thread more carefully and make a little sample list; "dark and dry" is my favourite kind of fragrance, too, although I don't care so much about the melancholic hint of bones... that said, I wouldn't call Slumberhouse that kind of dark, not to me. Too much of the woods, the outside; Slumberhouse is dim forest floors, the smells of fires and aromatic somethings in a dry field in an autumn dark, the squeak of perhaps a tiny animal somewhere in the underbrush. A deep burnished brown or a shadowed green.

    Anyway, my suggestion is to track down some of Norma Kamali's Incense, particularly if you wandered around the Avignon and Messe de Minuit corridors and found them disappointing. That's dark, and dry. (Messe de Minuit, by comparison, is a sunny Paris bathroom in a romantic comedy. I don't know about the earlier formulations, but my sample was a big disappointment to me.)

    And then, like me, perhaps, you will mourn bitterly at the realisation that the stupid stuff is absolutely unobtainable. It's my current Holy Grail, and the only thing I hope the Perfume Fairy will bring me this year is a nearly-full bottle from someone who will ship to Canada....

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    Default Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    Here are my favs:

    Or Black
    Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme
    Kolnisch Juchten by Parfums Regeance
    Avignon by CDG
    Cardinal by Heeley
    Mazzolari Patchouli
    Breath of God by Lush
    CDG 2 Man
    Gucci I Pour Homme

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