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    Default Favorite mint note in a fragrance !?

    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 ?

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    Been really digging on Grev's weird-beard minty clove thing for the past few days -- very refreshing!

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    Very much enjoy Geranium pour Monsieur's minty serenade...
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    I have not tried Luna Rosa, so I need to. Unlike you, I do love Selection Verte, but it did take me awhile to appreciate it. I think the reason it took me some time to warm to it was a combination of not having any experience with mint in fragrances, as well as the unusual fragrance of the sweet pea (pea being a flower and not the kind of "pea" we all think of). One of my favorite Basenotes friends encouraged me to wear it some more, especially in the summer....as that is really when it's great. I took his advice and I'm glad I did. I love the combination of citrus and mint.

    Heeley's Menthe Fraiche, of course, always comes to mind when I think of mint fragrances. Many on BN love it. I like some, but not all, Heeley's. Menthe Fraiche is a very fresh smelling mint, but kind of blah to my nose. I liked the looks of the listed notes (except the green tea), but the overall scent did not wow me.
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    Would have wanted to love Geranium Pour Monsieur but I can't stand the citronellol, which reminds me of mosquito repellent - I used copious amount of it in the army. Enjoy Guerlain's Herba Fresca quite a bit, haven't gotten around trying Menthe Fraiche though.

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    Cartier's ROADSTER will give you all the mint kick you will need from a fragrance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stesa View Post
    Would have wanted to love Geranium Pour Monsieur but I can't stand the citronellol, which reminds me of mosquito repellent - I used copious amount of it in the army. Enjoy Guerlain's Herba Fresca quite a bit, haven't gotten around trying Menthe Fraiche though.
    Funnily enough, I have held back on getting a full bottle of GpM (have a 5ml sample) as my wife said it smells of bug spray and she didn't like it because of that...!

    Mystery solved, thank you...
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    Cartier Roadster, plus vintage Gucci Envy for Men (the latter, much less pronounced on the ginger, however, with a discreet yet still quite easily identifiable mint note instead).
    Currently wearing: Citrus & Wood by Yardley

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    Menthe Fraiche by a long way for me.

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    Geranium pour Monsieur

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    Menthe Fraiche by Heeley and vintage Green Water by Jacques Fath are my two favorite presentations of mint.
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    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
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    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
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    Another fan of Guerlain's Herba Fresca here.

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    Live jazz.

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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 ?
    I really enjoy the peppermint note in Atlantic--it drives the entire fragrance but somehow manages to downplay its mintiness....that's your mystery scent #4 btw.

    Also like the mint in the opening of Roadster. And the way mint brings a very cooling element to Play Sport.



    And if course Menyhe Fraiche is always great for straight up fresh and clean herbal spearmint.

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    Absolutely:
    +1 Herba Fresca
    +1 Heeley Menthe Fraiche

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    Another for Menthe Fraiche

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    You might want to give Nuit Etoilee-Annick Goutal a try. Its an airy fragrance of mint and woods. Very nice.
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    Not generally a fan of mint, but a few that I do love are:

    Guerlain Homme Intense
    Heeley Menthe Fraiche
    YSL Live Jazz
    Kenneth Cole Black
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    The citrus mint notes on vintage Green Water are to die for. But are similar to Selection Verte, which I love as well.

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    Geranium pour Monsieur

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    Lush Dirty and Geranium Pour Monsieur

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    Really enjoy the mint opening in Roadster, which surprised me, since my first real introduction to mint was in Live Jazz, which I just can't abide due to the coriander (read: cilantro) note.

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    Memoir by Amouage

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    Geranium Pour Monsieur & Herba Fresca.

    Quite like the mint with lavender in Oxford & Cambridge.

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    I think Marc Jacobs Bang Bang (the blue bottle) has one of the best mint openings ever! It smells like one of those toothpastes for children. Refreshing, bright and sweet mint

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    IO by Carthusia is the best I have experienced

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    Pure shot. Fragrance is ok BUT I really like the mint note it in. Just seems so refreshing. Too bad the other notes are not that great

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    +1. Menthe Fraiche is really good.
    Current favorites_____Black Tourmaline_____Gucci Pour Homme II_____Memoir Man_____Tuscan Leather______Montale Aoud and Pine_____Sel Marin_____Invasion Barbare_____Tonka Imperial____Dior Homme Intense_____L'Humaniste____Santal 33_____Bois d'Argent_____Nio_____MFK Oud_____Lumiere Noire_____Bois d'Encens_____Cuir Ottoman
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    +1 for Cartier Roadster and YSL Live Jazz

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    both are already mentioned - Annick Goutal's Nuit Etolee & Malle's Geranium Pour Mounsieur - GPM is huge on the mint IMO - its like applying menthol all over u and jumping into a pool of water - cool & refreshing feel

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