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  • Chanel - Beige

    2 3.17%
  • Comme des Garcons - Sticky Cake

    0 0%
  • Dior - Bois d'Argent

    4 6.35%
  • Etat Libre d'Orange - Noël au Balcon

    1 1.59%
  • Farmacia SS. Annunziata - Regina

    0 0%
  • Frapin - 1270

    4 6.35%
  • Ginestet - Botrytis

    2 3.17%
  • Guerlain - Rose Barbare

    2 3.17%
  • L'Artisan Parfumeur - Méchant Loup

    2 3.17%
  • Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Absolue pour le Soir

    19 30.16%
  • Montale - Sweet Oriental Dream

    2 3.17%
  • Paco Rabanne - Ténéré

    2 3.17%
  • Parfumerie Générale - Indochine

    0 0%
  • Penhaligon's - Sartorial

    3 4.76%
  • Profumi di Firenze - Miele Rosa

    0 0%
  • Serge Lutens - Miel de Bois

    6 9.52%
  • Tom Ford - Moss Breches

    4 6.35%
  • Vero Profumo - Onda

    4 6.35%
  • Xerjoff - Mamluk

    3 4.76%
  • Other

    23 36.51%
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    Default Your favorite honey/beeswax?

    Found in a number of variations and compositions, honey notes add a balsamic sweet softness and round off flowery and spicy-woody notes with a savory effect in many gourmands and orientals. Beeswax is a lot like honey but with a waxier and grassier, more hay-like character. But which honey- or beeswax-centered fragrance is your personal favorite - or which one makes the best use of the honey/beeswax note?

    My own vote goes to the honey-drenched animalic/sweet skankiness of Absolue pour le Soir - but which one do you like best? Maybe I didn't even list it?
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    Default Re: Your favorite honey/beeswax?

    To be fair...I haven't smelled many of the frags on your poll...but I would like to as I am on a big honey kick right now. I voted other because I have a bottle of CB I Hate Perfume Wildflower Honey and man is it amazing!! But, then again, it is all honey with a tiny bit of floral to it. I love the stuff, but it's linear and straightforward...and I love it that way. I will continue sniffing out Honey frags where and when I can.

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    Lanvin avant garde is a quality beeswax scent.

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    Default Re: Your favorite honey/beeswax?

    While Onda is my favorite from the list outright, for beeswax I always think of vintage Antaeus by Chanel, so it would be "other" for me.
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    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
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    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    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
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    I love APLS and Sweet Oriental Dream
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    While honey is not listed among the notes in Lush's The Smell of Weather turning, beeswax can be found in it if you know what you're looking for, and is quite nice although it might take some getting used to at first.

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    I absolutely adore Moss Breeches
    My current top ten:
    1. Spice and Wood
    2. Tonka Imperiale
    3. Dior Homme
    4. Pure Malt
    5. Oud Wood
    6. Ambre Nuit
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    8. Noir de Noir
    9. Apple Brandy
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    I'm a honey nut!

    My favorite of all time is MAC Naked Honey and Africanimal, which are quite similar. Then I love Ginestet Botrytis, then Miel de Bois.

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    Default Re: Your favorite honey/beeswax?

    In the set I voted APLS. But vintage Schiaparelli Shocking honeyed animalics would have won, had said scent still been available.

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    Forgetting Antaeus is a travesty, to which I say... other!

    Méchant Loup isn't too bad itself, nor is Leather Oud by Dior.
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    Default Re: Your favorite honey/beeswax?

    +1 what cacio said. Voted "other" since my collection includes the mighty Kouros! Wonderful honey notes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arij View Post
    Forgetting Antaeus is a travesty, to which I say... other! (...) May I add Leather Oud by Dior to the list also.
    Thank you for your comment and suggestions. Let me explain: I try to ensure as much variation in these polls as possible and introduce as many different houses as I can. As there are only a maximum of 20 available slots (with one slot for "others"), I chose not to feature more than one fragrance from any house and to let Chanel be represented by present-formulation Beige (honey) instead of vintage Antaeus (beeswax).

    I try to do my best with these polls - I know they are not perfect. That's why I make sure there's always an "others" option. But I do hope people have fun participating, nonetheless, and I very much appreciate all votes, comments, and suggestions.

    As for Leather Oud: similar issue, I opted for Bois d'Argent from the house of Dior. However, Leather Oud featured in my "favorite leather" poll a good while ago - and you're very welcome to vote for it there: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/317...her?highlight=
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    While I do love AplS very much, Slumberhouse Sova takes the cake for me as it contains one of the most incredible (and stupidly expensive) beeswax absolutes that I've ever smelled. Naturally animalist and dirty (which is really what beeswax smells like), and paired beautifully with the hops and the hay, it's a highly unique scent for sure. Very sad to see it phased out, but given the ingredients (the beeswax for one thing), it's absolutely understandable as to why. I'm just glad that I stocked up while I could.

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    vintage Antaeus for me.

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    I voted Other, and the reason is Back to Black. Best honey I know of.
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    Teasing by Melfleurs would be my pick.
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    Another vote in favor of vintage Antaeus

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    Default Re: Your favorite honey/beeswax?

    APLS. I also like Tenere and Mamluk enough to own. I have not tested most on the list though.

    Not on the list, I appreciate the contribution the honey accord makes to Kouros, Paco Rabanne, Ted Lapidus pH, Balenciaga pH, Nicole Miller for men, Chergui, Fumerie Turque, 5 o'clock au gingembre, Tea for Two, Back to Black, Havane, and Leather Oud. To me Hugo Boss - Boss borders on too much: Slumberhouse Miel is too much (of a good thing).
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    Default Re: Your favorite honey/beeswax?

    It doesn't specifically have a honey note, but I enjoy Tobacco Vanille. I've smelled Noel au Balcon, but I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would.

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    Mazzolari Patchouli has a great honey beeswax note that gives this pathcouli even more animal warmth. Not the primary note, but this fragrance is just average without the honey note. With it is spectacular. I hope they haven't changed it.
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    Wearing APLS today and loving it

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    Vote✔️ pick Bois D'argent
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    Another vote for "other" thanks to Back to Black.

    But the honey accords in Pure Havane and Kouros ain't bad either.
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    Yup, I'm with the Antaeus crowd for this. Wonderful beeswax and leather combination in that scent for me. Shame about the reformulations though as it just smells of soap now.
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    I'm probably in the minority, but I don't like honey in fragrances, at least not as a major note. I don't mind it in very small doses, like I beleieve there may be a smidgen of honey in Animale Animale, which is a fragrance I love. But, as for dominating notes, honey is a big no for me, and that goes double for beeswax.

    I take that back, I do love Ambre Narguile, which has a very dominant honey note.
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    I would go with Chergui.

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    My first thought was "Sova" so I voted "other."

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