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    Default What has a strong black pepper note but not sweet?

    Hi all,

    I'm using and love the molton brown recharge black pepper shower gel.

    I've bought the same edt but I'm not impressed by it, just doesn't smell the same on my skin.

    So, what has a strong masculine black pepper note but no sweetness?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: What has a strong black pepper note but not sweet?

    Try Tzora by Anat Fritz
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    Default Re: What has a strong black pepper note but not sweet?

    1881 Black by Cerrutti

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    Default Re: What has a strong black pepper note but not sweet?

    Opus 1870 by Penhaligon's would do nicely, I think: Head Notes Bourbon black pepper, Yuzu fruit, Coriander Heart Notes English Clove Rose, Cinnamon, Incense Base Notes Cedarwood, Australian Sandalwood, Ciara wood, Musk.

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    Default Re: What has a strong black pepper note but not sweet?

    Gucci Gucci Pour Homme I
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    Poivre Samarcande.
    Well, it's cheaper than therapy... edit: No it's not...

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    I guess this must be a very fleeting topnote. That is why on gourmet restaurants, they grind the pepper exactly at the moment when you are going to eat the food.

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    marc jacobs bang

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    Default Re: What has a strong black pepper note but not sweet?

    Quote Originally Posted by pawful View Post
    marc jacobs bang
    Negative. Marc Jacobs Bang has Benzoin in it.

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    Default Re: What has a strong black pepper note but not sweet?

    + 1 Anat Fritz Tzora.

    Also Carbone de Balmain

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    Oscar de la renta

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    Default Re: What has a strong black pepper note but not sweet?

    Funny -- I used some of my sample of the Molton Brown black pepper shower gel this morning and had the very same question: what fragrance would feature this same particular black pepper effect? The only thing it sort of reminds me of is the peppery aspect of Wonderwood. The Molton Brown isn't just straight-up black pepper -- it's a very nice accord.

    For what it's worth, I didn't apply any fragrance after and was surprised how long the shower gel fragrance lingered on my skin.

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    Funny -- I used some of my sample of the Molton Brown black pepper shower gel this morning and had the very same question: what fragrance would feature this same particular black pepper effect? The only thing it sort of reminds me of is the peppery aspect of Wonderwood. The Molton Brown isn't just straight-up black pepper -- it's a very nice accord.

    For what it's worth, I didn't apply any fragrance after and was surprised how long the shower gel fragrance lingered on my skin.

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    Amouage Honour Men!!!!!!!!!

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    Oscar de La Renta for men +1

    Black pepper oil and clove; a delicious fresh-spicy-flowery scent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentrich View Post
    Negative. Marc Jacobs Bang has Benzoin in it.
    Bang. It's not sweet by any stretch of the imagination.
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    Default Re: What has a strong black pepper note but not sweet?

    Quote Originally Posted by QWERTYOP View Post
    Bang. It's not sweet by any stretch of the imagination.
    It's not overly sweet, but benzoin is going to give is some sweetness. The OP wanted it with no sweetness and benzoin is definately going to give it that.

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    L Artisan Parfumeur Navegar is my favorite pepper fragrance -
    to a lesser degree but still prominent pepper: Ramon Monegal Umbra (vetiver + pepper) and L' Occitane Pour Homme (lavender + pepper)
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    Default Re: What has a strong black pepper note but not sweet?

    Cacharel Pour Homme.
    There seems to be mixed reaction regarding modern and vintage versions.
    I'm only familiar with the vintage version.....smouldering black pepper and nutmeg !
    The most masculine fragrance I have ever smelled.
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    Default Re: What has a strong black pepper note but not sweet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzlepuff View Post
    L Artisan Parfumeur Navegar is my favorite pepper fragrance -
    to a lesser degree but still prominent pepper: . . . d L' Occitane Pour Homme (lavender + pepper)
    ^^two spot on recommendations. OP, L'Occitan PH could be a great fragrance for you if you really enjoy lavender.

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    Gucci PH 1

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    Default Re: What has a strong black pepper note but not sweet?

    I was thinking Wonderwood personally

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    Opus 1870
    Poivre Samarcande
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    Brilliant everyone. I've wrote them all down and I'll see where I can get them.

    The l'occitane ph sounds quite nice and has some good reviews.

    Oscar is cheap on cheap smells so may be worth a blond buy.

    Most of the others I've never heard of but this is the journey we take with scents!

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    You won't regret Oscar, I am sure
    With the spring coming up this is good to have in your rotation!
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    Fragonard has a new one out called 'Confidentiel'. They sent me a scented towelette thing, which smelled very peppery. Here's their description:

    Confidentiel ~ “A perfume of secrets… This new eau de toilette for men will not, however, go unnoticed! Pepper and pink peppercorn liven up the grapefruit for a fresh and spicy note. The middle note puts an accent on magnolia and incense on a cedar wood, patchouli and sandalwood back note.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentrich View Post
    It's not overly sweet, but benzoin is going to give is some sweetness. The OP wanted it with no sweetness and benzoin is definately going to give it that.
    I don't care what the note list says - it isn't sweet in the slightest.
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    Opus 1870 by Penhaligon's

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    L.V Piper nigrum

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    Amouage Honour Man
    Frederic Malle Noir Epices, this I'm looking to sell actually
    Gucci pour homme 1
    Chanel Allure Original (might be too sweet)
    Currently wearing: New Haarlem by Bond No. 9

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    Default Re: What has a strong black pepper note but not sweet?

    Quote Originally Posted by QWERTYOP View Post
    I don't care what the note list says - it isn't sweet in the slightest.
    We agree to disagree then. I also don't think it smells like black pepper..lol...smells peppery, but it's not black pepper. Black peppercorns are in the notes depending on what site you look at.
    Last edited by silentrich; 17th March 2013 at 11:20 AM.

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