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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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  1. #1

    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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    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.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)

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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. Epic Man
    3. Tonka Imperiale
    4. Noir de Noir
    5. Bois d'Argent
    6. Musc Ravageur
    7. Apple Brandy
    8. Dior Homme Intense
    9. Aoud 1
    10.Tobacco Vanille

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

    cacio

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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.
    Last edited by Arij; 7th November 2013 at 01:41 AM.

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    +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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    Lush Orange Blossom

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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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    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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    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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    Notes: Rose, lavender, sandalwood, balmy notes, vetiver, ambergris, mahogany honey wax, iris, blonde tobacco, incense and vanilla
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    1. Amouage Reflection Man
    2. Gucci Pour Homme II
    3. Divine L'Homme Sage
    4. By Killian Back to Black
    5. Amouage Interlude
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    7. By Killian Rose Oud
    8. Serge Lutens Five O'Clock Au Gingembre (2008)
    9. Maison Francis Kurkdjian APOM pour Homme
    10.Creed Royal Water

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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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    Default Re: Your favorite honey/beeswax?

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

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    Sova for sure, the beeswax is insanely animalic and realistic. It's not my cup of tea...but it's one of the best out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadidol View Post
    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.
    I knew someone would be ahead of me in suggesting Sova...

    APLS is a beautiful parfum, however, Sova edges it for me...

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    Yet another vote for Sova!

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    Sova for me as well. Wore it on Monday and was told that I smelled like an emptied glass of Maker's Mark that has been sitting for a while. I was reassured that this was indeed intended as a compliment...lol.

    I really love this stuff. Happy to have gotten a bottle before they were gone forever.

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    I´ll say Lutens MKK
    my current top five (always in transition)

    Dior Eau Noire
    HdP 1725 Casanova
    eau de gloire parfum d'empire
    Dia man Amouage
    comme des garçons man 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzlepuff View Post
    Mazzolari Patchouli has a great honey beeswax note that gives this pathcouli even more animal warmth. Not the primary note, but (...) With it is spectacular.
    That IS a great one, isn't it? I love it, too!

    I should note that fans of Back to Black, Tobacco Vanille, Pure Havane, and Fumerie Turque can vote for those in my "favorite tobacco" poll, instead. It's here: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/343...cco?highlight=
    Tea for Two and Five O'clock au Gingembre were part of my "favorite tea" poll: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/368...tea?highlight= while Muscs Koublaï Khän can be found in my "favorite musk" poll: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/323...ted?highlight=
    Last edited by Dane77; 8th November 2013 at 12:19 PM.

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    This poll is useless without Giorgio For Men.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HORNS View Post
    This poll is useless without Giorgio For Men.
    Really? So far, you're the first one out of 50 voters to mention it. But thank you for participating and for your kind suggestion.

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    I voted for Miel de Bois, although my favorite is Rose de Nuit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dane77 View Post
    Really? So far, you're the first one out of 50 voters to mention it. But thank you for participating and for your kind suggestion.
    You're very welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HORNS View Post
    This poll is useless without Giorgio For Men.
    Although I don't like it, I was surprised to see this absent from the poll.

    I voted 'other'. Namely, Bvlgari Man. I don't like a prominent honey note as it can seem urinous but it's relatively subdued here.

    Edit: I must add my SOTD to this; Volutes by Diptyque.
    Last edited by Marais; 10th November 2013 at 07:52 AM. Reason: Doh!

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    I voted others . I agree with Chergui and Volutes ( mentioned earlier) , however , I haven't tried most of the ones on the list.
    Current top choices:
    1- Portrait of A Lady
    2-Guerlain Heritage
    3- Chez Bond
    4- Amouage Dia
    5- New York oud
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    7- by killian Pure Oud
    8- coromandel by Chanel
    9- MFK lumiere Noir
    10- Clive Christian X

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    Thanks for voting, everybody. It is clear by now that Absolue pour le Soir is by far the strongest contender here, racing ahead of everyone else at incredible speed. Far, far behind in the following places, Miel de Bois, Bois d'Argent, and Moss Breches are struggling, not to catch up with invincible AplS, but just to get ahead of the rest of the competition. Very interesting!
    Thanks again for participating and for all your great comments and suggestions. And do feel free to go on voting, guys - the poll stays open!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheatstraw2 View Post
    I voted Other, and the reason is Back to Black. Best honey I know of.
    Back to Black for sure

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    " Other " : Back to Black !
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    Kouros, Boss Number One (nomen est omen).

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