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

    Quote Originally Posted by DULLAH View Post
    I'd like Everyone in this thread who has not tested Maitre's Route Du Vetiver to do so.
    I am also interested in this one! I heard that the vintage version is better, but unfortunately it's hard to find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoschhti View Post
    I am also interested in this one! I heard that the vintage version is better, but unfortunately it's hard to find.
    It's good but I'd be surprized if it's something you're looking for. Lots of dark fruit.

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

    Zirh Ikon and Amouage Memoir Man.

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    +1 Zino Davidoff (deserves much more votes, IMHO. Dark and aristocratic)
    +1 Ungaro III (dark and elegant)
    +1 Carter Santos Concentree (dark and business)

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    To me Encre Noir and Black Oud are dark enough, but since they are not for you then try Mona di Orio's Cuir and Le Labo Patchouli#?
    Also Absolute PourLe Soir is very dark.
    Currently wearing: Journey Man by Amouage

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

    Byredo M/Mink was mentioned. What do you think about this perfume? Judged by the reviews it must be at least very "interesting"! Maybe not the kind of darkness I am looking for, but I think I need a sample.

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

    The best, dark, gothic scent on the market is Messe de Minuit by Etro. Bar none.
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    Encre Noir and Avignon by CdG

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    Malle's Noir Epices is really dark--I can't swear that there is not a tiny hint of sweetness. A rosy, mineral darkness. Or how about Domenico Caraceni 1913?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecristo View Post
    The best, dark, gothic scent on the market is Messe de Minuit by Etro. Bar none.
    I think the OP gave it the thumbs down in the original post.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dernier_Cri View Post
    I think the OP gave it the thumbs down in the original post.
    Thats true, but, to me, it represents to me exactly what he described he wanted, bordering on evil.
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    Default Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecristo View Post
    Thats true, but, to me, it represents to me exactly what he described he wanted, bordering on evil.
    In that case....I'll try it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecristo View Post
    The best, dark, gothic scent on the market is Messe de Minuit by Etro. Bar none.
    To me this perfume is a bad joke! It's the number one on my hate-list! There is absolutely nothing dark in this perfume, the current formulation smells so cheap and bright, it's something for little girls! The older EDC-Version is a bit better, but still crap!

    Avignon is also crap, a parody of real church-incense!

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    Zino, Midnight Poison and Opium Pour Homme EDP.

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    Mitti Attar. It's like someone dropped some sandalwood chips into a damp, cold, cave.

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    Secretions magnifique by eldo
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    ... And do me a favor - don't disturb my friend. He's dead tired.

    Welcome to the Bwahahaha! era...

    TUM TUM PISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    Encre Noir is a bit dark. Fahrenheit Absolute in its own way too.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by stevolution View Post
    Mitti Attar. It's like someone dropped some sandalwood chips into a damp, cold, cave.
    Yes, that sounds good! Actually Mitti is something I always wanted to try but never had the chance to. I like the way how it's produced - very interesting stuff!

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    In the meantime I ordered O'Driu-samples and they arrived today. They sent me 15(!) samples, all beautifully packed in black envelopes with feathers and other stuff! The best sample-presentation I have seen yet! I did a quick sniffing on a few of them and I definitely like the style and the quality of the perfumes!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by hoschhti View Post
    Yes, that sounds good! Actually Mitti is something I always wanted to try but never had the chance to. I like the way how it's produced - very interesting stuff!

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    In the meantime I ordered O'Driu-samples and they arrived today. They sent me 15(!) samples, all beautifully packed in black envelopes with feathers and other stuff! The best sample-presentation I have seen yet! I did a quick sniffing on a few of them and I definitely like the style and the quality of the perfumes!
    Where did you order your samples through? THeir website doesn't seem to offer samples for sale. The thing that worries me about O'Driu is that you have to give them your Social Security Number in before you order...Forget that! It is illegal to ask for a Social Security number unless you are an employer or the USA Government.
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    Default Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Possum-Pie View Post
    Where did you order your samples through? THeir website doesn't seem to offer samples for sale. The thing that worries me about O'Driu is that you have to give them your Social Security Number in before you order...Forget that! It is illegal to ask for a Social Security number unless you are an employer or the USA Government.
    I ordered the samples directly via O'Driu. I sent them a request for samples through email and they sent me a link to an order-form. They charge 9,90 Euro for the samples which is very cheap considering that shipping to Germany costs 13 Euro! The fee covers only a part of the postage costs. They wanted my German "Steuernummer". A bit strange and never encountered before! They told me that they need the number to complete the invoice.

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    hello, let me report i tried Tribute and i can say it is dark , its much draker then Mecca Balsam

    the colours i get from it are dark grey, intervowen with dark red, that comes from furity vibe of oud....its darker on the clothes then on the skin....

    i love it very much...ashy...dry ...smokey...and late drydown is like the picture from Rubirosa, and i compared it to Montale Cuir d Arabie.....which is bit lighter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Possum-Pie View Post
    That is one of the truest things I've seen posted on BN... I believe our expectations/predjudices influence our perceptions vastly. I am always going on about people bashing fragrances b/c they perceive them as inexpensive, dept. store variety. I would love to see an experiment where someone took an inexpensive but well made Avon fragrance and put it in a Tom Ford or Creed Bottle and said it was the newest offering....We must admit our biases or we won't be aware of them. The first time I tried Tribute Attar at $1200/ounce I had a hard time separating my opinion from knowing the cost.
    the same would be true for 100% synthetic vs 90% synthetic frags.....its really very small difference...

    ......tommy girl is 100% synthetic frag and chanel begie too , ....but tommy is better composition then beige, more original definitely, yet not so polished materials that really reak of synthetics yet people would probably say Beige is so much more natural thing or No 22

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    Motale - Dark Aoud. Really dark scent, not only the name.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by stevolution View Post
    Mitti Attar. It's like someone dropped some sandalwood chips into a damp, cold, cave.
    Do you or does anybody else know a reliable source for a Mitti Attar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by icu View Post
    Motale - Dark Aoud. Really dark scent, not only the name.
    Again Dark Aoud! I really think now I have to try it! I circumvented the whole line because of the sheer amount of the "Aoud"-perfumes, it made me somehow mad and I didn't know where to start!

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

    IMO LUSH Gorilla Perfume's Breath of God is pretty dark.

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

    I'm gonna say NOT Encre Noire, at 45% Iso e super, it's very tame.

    But I will say Onda. Or Djedi 1924, but good luck with finding or affording that one.

    Or, a few unreleased items from a new perfumer's line...

    One is titled "Dirty Rose Extreme" with a dirty Rose, Ouds, and dark Musks. And others from this guy are recreation-al di-versions of Djedi; dank, dark, mineral, rooty, fungal even some of them. But you'll have to write that perfumer for more information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nthny View Post
    Montale Dark Aoud is like floating in space. Totally dark, totally strange. I haven't seen any other recommendations for the following but you really must try Montale's Black Musk as well. Both are as dark as can be. I can't say they'll be exactly what you're looking for but if you started here, I can't imagine you'd be disappointed. You should also include Byredo M/Mink. Dark inky madness. These three. Dark Aoud, Black Musk, M/Mink. Go.
    Awesome recommendations.

    I'd like to throw in the following too:

    Black Tourmaline - smokey, black, spicy tar and incense fragrance. Just look at the color of the juice!
    Kyoto - Smells like you are alone in a Japanese hinoki forest on a cold and silent night. Incense burns en masse (pun intended) nearby and pierces the air. Very transportive.

    I think Ungaro I and II might fit the uber dark category, but I've never smelled them so I can't vouch for them.

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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by L'Aventurier View Post

    I'd like to throw in the following too:

    Black Tourmaline - smokey, black, spicy tar and incense fragrance. Just look at the color of the juice!
    Kyoto - Smells like you are alone in a Japanese hinoki forest on a cold and silent night. Incense burns en masse (pun intended) nearby and pierces the air. Very transportive.

    I think Ungaro I and II might fit the uber dark category, but I've never smelled them so I can't vouch for them.
    I had a sample of Black Tourmaline and I remember it as an "old man smell"!

    I tried the whole Incense-Series from CdG, but I didn't like them. Too synthetic and somehow almost like a parody of the different types of incense! But if somebody would force me to choose one, I think I would take Zagorsk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iivanita View Post
    hello, let me report i tried Tribute and i can say it is dark , its much draker then Mecca Balsam

    the colours i get from it are dark grey, intervowen with dark red, that comes from furity vibe of oud....its darker on the clothes then on the skin....

    i love it very much...ashy...dry ...smokey...and late drydown is like the picture from Rubirosa, and i compared it to Montale Cuir d Arabie.....which is bit lighter
    I also like Tribute. I didn't test it on clothes, just on skin and there it had a dark brown colour. I like the ashy smoke, although I can imagine that sometimes it can smell a bit like cigarettes. I read somewhere that this attar is also affected by batch-variations.

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

    So far the perfumes that caught my interest the most are:

    Montale Dark Aoud
    Byredo M/Mink
    Acampora Jasmin



    I will definitely try them!

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