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    Hello!

    I enjoy the carnation note in Equipage, especially as it combines with the tobacco note. I always crave it in the warmer months. Equipage gives me an understated soapy vibe. However, I always wish the carnation note stood out a bit more.

    Can you please recommend some other men's carnations--but without too much clove which is often used with it?

    Thank you!

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    I would offer a suggestion to try Van Cleef and Arpels Pour Homme (black bottle, the 1978 release). I own this and I like it in the warm weather, the carnation is pronounced and clean. I don't get a lot of clove out of it though. May be worth a shot.

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    JHL by Aramis immediately comes to mind.
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    Lauder for Men, Habit Rouge and Polo by Ralph Lauren are just a few.
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    Carnation by CdG is the most carnationy carnation scent I know.
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    Garofano by Villoresi -- not my cup of tea though

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    Try the one from Comme des Garcons, it's very nice.

    My personal carnation favorite is the uber-expensive and rare Golconda by JAR Perfumes.
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    Malmaison by Floris was wonderful, you might find some on ebay.

    I like Caron's Bellodgia.
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    +1 on Carnation by CDG (but be awayre that it is quite clove-prominent) and Golconda (but be aware that it sells for an extremely challenging price tag)


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    Thank you for the recommendations so far. Please keep them coming.
    I really need to read up on some of these and sample.
    I have tried the CdG but just not what I'm looking for. It's got too much clove and its somehow too floral. I'd rather get a drier carnation but I also hear the Caron is very spicy peppery too.
    Floris sounds interesting and of course JAR.

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    Not sure about the clove, but my favourite carnation is another one from Caron: Poivre. Or the EdT version Coup de Fouet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pelle View Post
    Not sure about the clove, but my favourite carnation is another one from Caron: Poivre. Or the EdT version Coup de Fouet.

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    Another for Van Cleef and Arpels Pour Homme

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince Barry View Post
    Malmaison by Floris was wonderful, you might find some on ebay.

    I like Caron's Bellodgia.
    +1 on Malmaison.

    You might also try Poivre and Coup de Fouet by Caron suggested. They are being discontinued.

    Finally, give SL Vitriol d'Oiellet a try. "Angry Carnation."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
    Garofano by Villoresi -- not my cup of tea though
    This^ (although it is my cup of tea, it's not one I wear very often. It's like walking around with a whole greenhouse full of carnations. Definitely one to use sparingly.

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    Chiming in to say I absolutely LOVE my little vial of carnation absolute. It smells very vegetal with a floral undertone. Just beautiful. I found Red Carnation too spicy as well -- people say that carnation smells like clove but I beg to differ. It has a mild clovey aspect but is otherwise different.

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    Thank you all. I'm thinking Caron and Villoresi...
    MonkeyBars I agree. Carnation is different though it includes a mild clovey aspect too.

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    Thank you all. I'm thinking Caron and Villoresi...
    MonkeyBars I agree. Carnation is different though it includes a mild clovey aspect too.

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    Tabac Original EDC is a milder CDG Red: Carnation, IMO.
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