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    Need a fresh, pleasant, spicy scent

    Guys. I am about to kind of finishing my collection. I have the fresh, lemony summer scents, some vanilla, sweet, spicy for winter but I would say I still need some last pieces. I wanted to ask your opinion and advices on what else to add?
    I would need a scent that is spicy but not like crazy (not too much pepper), that opens fresh, pleasant with spicy undertones. The dry down can be smoky, sweet, musky, but masculine.
    I tested Black Afgano, so something like that, something that type. My current favorite is Invasion Barbare by MDCI from a sample. Clive Christian C for Men is great too. I am 39 years old by the way
    Thank you in advance as always.
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    Get the Invasion Barbare. It's one of the best fragrances currently available, and you'll never regret that purchase.

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    Fan Di Fendi is very underrated to me.

    It's starts with a citrus note and settles down to a leathery (some say musky) not overly sweet drydown.

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    Default Re: Need a fresh, pleasant, spicy scent

    Gucci pour Homme II and YSL Rive Gauche PH immediately come to my mind.

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    l'homme and la nuit l'homme

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    Another one for Rive Gauche

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    Carbone de Balmain

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    Murdock Black Tea

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    Default Re: Need a fresh, pleasant, spicy scent

    Try Burberry London...I find it has a similar drydown to MDCI Invasion without the hefty price tag.

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    Cartier Declaration fits your description. Opens fresh and citrusy, with warm spicy cardamom, and dries down to very sexy spicy woodsiness.

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    Royal Oud would be nice.

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    Try Sartorial if you like Invasion Barbare.

    Have you tried Caravelle Epicee? Plenty of spice but not limited to pepper.

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    Spicy/Fresh/Elegant - Paprika Brasil, not my fav, but it match the description you are after.
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    Default Re: Need a fresh, pleasant, spicy scent

    Quote Originally Posted by SirNosebleed View Post
    Try Burberry London...I find it has a similar drydown to MDCI Invasion without the hefty price tag.
    I agree
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    Default Re: Need a fresh, pleasant, spicy scent

    thank you all. I have 7-8 to try. pretty good start.
    “Aren’t you a little short for a stormtrooper?”

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    Maybe check out Gucci Envy (if ya' can find it). MDCI.IB is the whip, couldn't recommend it more. If you like CC.C, check out TF Tuscan Leather. Also Nasomatto Pardon comes to mind. HDP 1725 has currently got my interest, largely due to it's supposed similarity to MDCI.IB. I need to check it out.

    Ya' got a gang of quality recommends, I'm curious to see what you land on.

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    Comme des Garcons 2 Man

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    Thank you again. I am going to test some this week:
    Comme des Garcons 2 Man
    L'Air Du Desert Marocain
    Naomi Goodsir's Bois d'Ascese
    Lorenzo Villoresi Musk
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kielecki View Post
    Comme des Garcons 2 Man
    +1 for CdG Man2
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    Currently on my Rotation:
    1. Cartier D'un Soir
    2. Loewe Essencia
    3. Bergamotto Marino
    4. Herb Alpert Listen
    5. Artisan
    6. Bang
    7. GIT
    8. Pal Zileri No 18
    9. TdH
    0. Kenzo Homme

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    Costume National Homme


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    Default Re: Need a fresh, pleasant, spicy scent

    You've gotten some great recs so far, so you might be set. However! Another consideration is Bvlgari pour Homme. It is everything you mentioned: fresh, pleasant, masculine, peppery but not too much. The only thing is it might not be assertive enough for you; it definitely is low-key. But if you're still looking after your samples this week, it's worth a sniff. Good luck.

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    Thanks again. More choices.............. going crazy
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    +1's to invasion Barbare, comme des Garçons 2 Man, ysl's rive gauche, la nuit, viktor rolf spice bomb...
    My suggestion will be to use frageantica's find by note, u will get all that's listed and more...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunguy74 View Post
    Need a fresh, pleasant, spicy scent

    Guys. I am about to kind of finishing my collection. I have the fresh, lemony summer scents, some vanilla, sweet, spicy for winter but I would say I still need some last pieces. I wanted to ask your opinion and advices on what else to add?
    I would need a scent that is spicy but not like crazy (not too much pepper), that opens fresh, pleasant with spicy undertones. The dry down can be smoky, sweet, musky, but masculine.
    I tested Black Afgano, so something like that, something that type. My current favorite is Invasion Barbare by MDCI from a sample. Clive Christian C for Men is great too. I am 39 years old by the way
    Thank you in advance as always.
    Man, you actually have an Invasion Barbare sample? Now I realize I owe samples to you.... in change of that

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunguy74 View Post
    Thank you again. I am going to test some this week:
    Naomi Goodsir's Bois d'Ascese
    Lorenzo Villoresi Musk
    They are anything but fresh - especially the Goodsir.

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    Default Re: Need a fresh, pleasant, spicy scent

    Comme des Garcons 2 Man - did not work well on my skin
    Costume National Homme – already have a sample, thanks, will check it again
    Bvlgari pour Homme – tested, not bad, but not really my type
    Zirh Ikon – great, will revisit my sample


    Sandy – now I fully agree with you on the 2 you mentioned……………..
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    Default Re: Need a fresh, pleasant, spicy scent

    m7 fresh maybe?
    Seasonal favorites :

    Winter : The Dreamer & Burberry London
    Spring-Autumn : Bvlgari Pour Homme & Prada Man
    Summer : Bvlgari Aqva & Aqua Fahrenheit
    All-Rounders : Terre D'Hermes & Bleu de Chanel

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