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    I went to Les Senteurs to check out certain fragrances. One house which caught my eye was Molinard. I tried their Patchouli Intense EDP and Habanita EDP. Though marketed as feminine scents they seemed pretty unisex to me. They also seemed unique and reasonably priced. What are your thoughts on them?

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    Have 21 Molinards in my collection. I checked my list and Patchouli Vanille & Patchouli are the only two I have with Patchouli in the title. The other one I know I don't have. Teck is by far my favorite in the line.
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    I like the Patchouli Intense fragrance and I find it quite unisex as well. A sweet dark chocolate like liquor with patchouli is what I am mainly picking up with this one. It is rich and gourmondish and smells very nice if you like dark sweet scents.

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    A lot of their stuff is marketed as feminine but are definitley unisex. I have tried a few from their line. Vanille Patchouli was pretty impressive, but I ended up swapping it. You get just those notes really, vanilla, and patchouli. They also have a pure vanilla scent just called Vanille, I believe. I had a decant of it, and it was just that, pure vanilla.. a bit on the synthetic side though, and quite sugary. There's a lot of other stuff from this house that I would like to sample, like their citrus scents. Quality is there, on every fragrance I have tried by them, I think I have tried 4 or 5. Price is very good. I wish samples were more readily available though.
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    Molinard is an old family factory making quality scents ; my preferred one is Teck.

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    Don't forget Molinard Homme II a vanilla treat and an old favorite of mine.

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    Molinard makes pretty good simple fragrances. I would like to try more, but they are somewhat hard to find.

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    They are mostly linear fragrances but I have enjoyed every one I have tried so far. Underrated house in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    I like the Patchouli Intense fragrance and I find it quite unisex as well. A sweet dark chocolate like liquor with patchouli is what I am mainly picking up with this one. It is rich and gourmondish and smells very nice if you like dark sweet scents.
    Spot on! Patchouli Intense can definitely be pulled off by men. It is not less masculine than, say, Spiritueuse Double Vanille or Reminiscence' Patchouli frags, for example.

    My favourite Molinard is Teck. Molinard Homme 1 is also good, if understated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    I like the Patchouli Intense fragrance and I find it quite unisex as well. A sweet dark chocolate like liquor with patchouli is what I am mainly picking up with this one. It is rich and gourmondish and smells very nice if you like dark sweet scents.
    True. I find this quality very interesting. Would have been perfect for Halloween.

    Quote Originally Posted by Avecesar View Post
    Molinard is an old family factory making quality scents ; my preferred one is Teck.
    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Have 21 Molinards in my collection. I checked my list and Patchouli Vanille & Patchouli are the only two I have with Patchouli in the title. The other one I know I don't have. Teck is by far my favorite in the line.
    Quote Originally Posted by perfaddict View Post
    Spot on! Patchouli Intense can definitely be pulled off by men. It is not less masculine than, say, Spiritueuse Double Vanille or Reminiscence' Patchouli frags, for example.

    My favourite Molinard is Teck. Molinard Homme 1 is also good, if understated.
    It seems I really should get my hands on Teck.

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    I'd say it is a second-rate house churning out cheap scents with mass-market appeal (akin to Fragonard). Of those I've tested, I think that Homme 1/2/3 range from dull to fair, Teck not bad in a retro sort of way, and Vanille Patchouli is very girly. By far the best to my nose is Patchouli Intense, even though it isn't to my personal taste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by perfaddict View Post
    Spot on! Patchouli Intense can definitely be pulled off by men. It is not less masculine than, say, Spiritueuse Double Vanille or Reminiscence' Patchouli frags, for example.

    My favourite Molinard is Teck. Molinard Homme 1 is also good, if understated.
    Molinard I is some good stuff. Opens very similar to Himalaya but less staying power and becoming more powdery.

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    I enjoy the Habanita, but in the EDT. The EDP is not bad, but the EDT seems like a better balance of notes.

    The Jasmin and Patchouli in EDT are also very good.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    more votes for Molinard Homme Ii , Habanita
    & my recent blind purchase TECK ..
    wow even in its current reformulated version its craps on most other designer releases .
    Is what M-Generation could have been .
    i think vintage bottles of TECK are worth the top dollar they are selling for !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitrios View Post

    i think vintage bottles of TECK are worth the top dollar they are selling for !
    Agree, if you can get a hold of this gem, it's well worth it IMO.
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    Teck was my fave - has an old school powerhouse kind of vibe to my nose.
    improving olfactory environments one molecule at a time....

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    with the house of Molinard
    i have made 5 blind buys dating back to my first 6 yrs ago .
    Five
    the othe
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitrios View Post
    with the house of Molinard
    i have made 5 blind buys dating back to my first 6 yrs ago .
    Five
    the othe
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    Just curious as to which one got the thumbs down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Just curious as to which one got the thumbs down.
    Chypre D'Orient , current formulation
    is very weak & to my nose has a gaseous/farty egg note in its heart

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitrios View Post
    Chypre D'Orient , current formulation
    is very weak & to my nose has a gaseous/farty egg note in its heart
    Interesting. Never got that effect!
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    I like Habanita and the vanilla overload Vanille (even though I use it more as a room spray than as a perfume). Didn't have the chance to try others.

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    I have Habanita parfum. 1 ounce black bottle with gold cap. The opening is very spicy and bitter, but it smooths out on the skin nicely. It's very much like Old Spice, but much richer and expensive smelling. If like the edp, you'll love the parfum. It's one of my favorites, especially in cold weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Interesting. Never got that effect!
    you must have a great memory !
    Curious > have you tried it recently ?
    If its handy go give it a full wearing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitrios View Post
    you must have a great memory !
    Curious > have you tried it recently ?
    If its handy go give it a full wearing
    Not recently but I think I would have remembered that! Now you have me curious. Will have to dig it out and get back.
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