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    Geranium pour Monsieur

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    Menthe Fraiche is nice. Vintage Emeraude is nice, too, with its abstract metallic-mint thing going in the background.

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    Armani Sport Code.

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    Selection Verte

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    Guerlain's Mentafollia is a good one.
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    I like the mint or pine note in Ted Lapidus Pour Lui.

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    I love the juxtaposition of fresh and dirty in L'Anarchiste. The mint also sticks around on me for some time, which is awesome.

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    My favorite is Selection Verte. IMO, it's the most natural smelling mint fragrance.

    My 2nd favorite is Geranium Pour Monsieur. After that, I like Menthe Fraiche.

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    I don't have a whole lot of experience with minty fragrances but I, too, really enjoy Guerlain Herba Fresca. Very refreshing!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FooDog View Post
    I don't have a whole lot of experience with minty fragrances but I, too, really enjoy Guerlain Herba Fresca. Very refreshing!!
    Yes, this a nice one. Camphoraceous herbs.

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    Do try Creed's divine Selection Verte. You can also try Jacques Fath Green Water, which is similar.

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    Guerlain homme

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    I sniff out every mint frag I can find....I've talked a lot about it on other threads, so you could search those threads also, but I love mint in fragrances and here are my thoughts on what I've found:
    Herba Fresca-The best mint frag in my opinion...and very reasonably priced!! It's fresh mint leaves with grass and it's fantastic.
    CDG Play Green-Great strong mint note with basil and some other herbs. Great stuff...at first comes off weak but then, after a couple of wearings, it's like your nose hones in on it and it lasts forever.
    Mentafollia-Discontinued but great stuff...strong fresh mint note with green tea, you can find it on ebay for a good price.
    CDG Peppermint-At first I loved it...it's got wood, mint and bay rose, but to me there was a pencil shaving vibe that really got to me after a couple of wearings.
    Lush Dirty-SUPER minty, in a toothpastey way but great, mixed with a mineral vibe. Lasts forever.
    Menthe Fraiche-Starts out great and very promising, great fresh mint note, then it becomes about the yerba mate and then dries down to hairspray on my skin. I wanted to love it, but I only like the first 30 minutes or so.
    Geranium Pour Monsieur-Great mint note that lasts throughout the duration of the frag, but the star is the Geranium, which is not a bad thing at all, it's strong Geranium with a strong supporting mint note.
    Luna Rossa-Great frag, just picked it up a few weeks ago, great mint note, but there are better mint frags out there, still really like the stuff.
    Armani Code Sport-Loved it at first and loved the mint note...although it is far from being the star, but the ginger in Code Sport is too overpowering on my skin and thus is ruins the whole thing for me.

    Some that people mention when it comes to mint, and sure, there's mint in there, but they are far from mint stars are:
    Live Jazz-A tiny little bitty mint note SMOTHERED in cilantro...the mint is found in the first spritz and then it's gone in a field of cilantro...not about the mint in the slightest...I NEVER understand why this one is even mentioned when it comes to mint.
    Cartier Roadster-I don't know how else to say it other than I hate the stuff! Sure there is a mint note for the first 20 minutes or so, but then it turns into bad stomach turning badness to me, and the mint goes away during this phase also. People like this frag and that's great for them...I'm not saying that it really is a bad frag, it's just very bad for me...and it really isn't about the mint at all.
    Selection Verte-hmmm, I never get why it's considered a mint frag, it's got a small mint note, yeah, but it sure doesn't last for me.
    Pasha Fraicheur Menthe-Umm, where's the mint again? It's overpowered, if it's in there, by so much other stuff.
    Jo Malone White Jasmin and Mint-It's ok, but more about the jasmine...the mint note is very short lived.
    Le Male-Yeah right...tiny mint note...definitely not about mint, not at all.

    Hard to find ones:
    Jo Malone Fresh Mint Leaves-Haven't tried it, but I've heard great things about it...one day I will give it a smell.
    CDG Series 1 Leaves: Mint-I got a sample from a generous Basenoter, which was extremely generous being that it is next to impossible to find, and this frag is fantastic!! I hate that it's discontinued and that I can't get my hands on it.

    And there are more and will be more that I will be determined to sniff out.

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    Selection Verte by far, then Live Jazz and maybe Roadster. Gucci Envy Homme gives me much more opoponax than mint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QWERTYOP View Post
    Menthe Fraiche by a long way for me.
    Me too, almost smells like iced mint tea. Someone commented that it reminded them of Earl Grey when I wore it last, probably about a year ago actually.

    I also like Geranium Pour Monsieur.

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    +1 for Guerlain Mentafollia. Honorable mention to Lacoste Elegance...
    ...read Basenotes reviews here: http://www.basenotes.net/ID26128598.html

    Other thread(s) on mint:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/256...th-a-mint-note
    Last edited by Wally Swoboda; 4th May 2013 at 04:03 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cadenz View Post
    Cartier's ROADSTER will give you all the mint kick you will need from a fragrance.
    Exactly!
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    Dior Fahrenheit

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    Amouage-Memoir Man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nersh View Post
    I have been exploring some mint for this summer and was impressed by the balance of the spearmint note in Luna Rosa. Do you have a favorite mint note in a fragrance, it seems to my like its an under used note, especially for some of these summer fragrances. Selection Verte was just ok to me, will need to spend more time with it. Any others you might recommend ?
    Been a long time since that note last impressed me in a fragrance...

    I had Pasha Fraicheur Menthe a few years ago, but did not buy it again... If I recall correctly, little by llittle, I got tired/bored by too much mint...or perhaps a too synthetic rendition of it.

    Just tried Luna Rossa on skin this time...and yes, I definitely like the mint note in that one...

    I guess mint is not an easy note to balance, especially if it's a major player...but hats off to Daniela Andrier, well done indeed !

    I bought Live Jazz last fall and I'm keeping it for the scorching hot days to come...will have to report back on that one when I'll give it a full wear...

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    I agree with the comments on Selection Verte above - that really impressed me last summer. The citrus/floral/mint combo is awesome.

    Besides that I just love straight up mint scents like the disco'd Mint Series 1: Leaves by CdG (by Duchaufour, way back when he started) to Guerlain's Aqua Allegoria Herba Fresca and Mentafollia.

    Personally I detest Malles' Geranium Pour Monsieur. I like geranium, I do. And I like mint. But that stuff just turns my stomach. Ugh...
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    I really enjoy the spearmint note in Live Jazz, although it gets thrown behind the dominating coriander eventually, when it's up front, it is amazing, and awesome with the grapefruit peel note.

    I'll also note. Green Water is probably my absolute favorite "mint dominated" fragrance, I'm not much a mint fan, but this one is great.

    Cool Water Frozen was pretty good, but very minty, again.. not a big mint fan, but when it went with the CW vibe, it did very well. I went through an entire 4.2 oz bottle back in 2006 I believe, which is hard to do when you have a huge collection, even back then I had a good 40 bottles.

    I really wanna try Luna Rosa now, after reading this thread, I love fresh spearmint notes, as opposed to heavy mint dominated fragrances like Roadster. (although the dry down of roadster mint/soft woods is desirable)
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    I just tried Luna Rossa today while in the mall and was impressed enough that I went back to Sephora and had them make me a sample. I love mint but have had hard time finding one that really hits the spot for me. I won't say Prada's Luna Rosa is perfect, but it's much closer to what I've been looking for, and so far, I'm impressed. To me it begins with a dominant sweet spearmint note with a backdrop of lavender, sage, and just enough of a slight citrus note to give it a fresh airy, kind of aquatic tinge. Then as it dries, it keeps the spearmint note and lays it against an almost sweet, metallic base. Nice! I'm guessing this is the mix of ambroxan and ambrette seeds. It's like sweet spearmint on a sweet clean, metallic musky base. Also, this is the type of mint note I've been looking for. It's definitely sweet and almost has that chewing gum/candy type feel (especially with the sweet base notes), yet it's still clean and fresh.

    I'm wearing my sample tonight, and I can definitely say that I'm really liking this one. It will most definitely be a purchase in my near future (i'd even pay retail for this one). As far as what it reminds me of in a way; it has some commonalities with Lush's Dirty. The sweet spearmint and sage mixed with the lavender definitely remind me of it in the opening. But where as Dirty goes off in a lavender musk overload in the base, Luna Rossa takes a sweeter and classier turn with the ambroxan and ambrette. Anyway, sorry for rambling, but needless to say, I'm very impressed with Luna Rossa. It's instantly one of my favorite mint fragrances, easily. (oh, also, definitely sample this one in person. The magazine insert doesn't do it justice at all).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nersh View Post
    Selection Verte was just ok to me, will need to spend more time with it.
    Same here, although after sampling Heeley's Menthe Fraiche and a couple of other mint frags, SV smells the best of them. Still not bottle worthy to me.

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    Guerlain homme intense has a nice mint note
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    I agree, Menthe Fraiche has some fort of funk going on. MF reminds me of gargling mouthwash. As for Selection Verte, the mint and the citrus didnt seem to work together and I am assuming that comes from the heavy mint oil. Granted, I need to skin test this one again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frostyicy View Post
    +1 for Cartier Roadster and YSL Live Jazz
    Make that +2, very fond of both of these minty designer frags, Live Jazz especially is a superb summer scent for the price.

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