Chanel - Beige
Comme des Garcons - Sticky Cake
Dior - Bois d'Argent
Etat Libre d'Orange - Noël au Balcon
Farmacia SS. Annunziata - Regina
Frapin - 1270
Ginestet - Botrytis
Guerlain - Rose Barbare
L'Artisan Parfumeur - Méchant Loup
Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Absolue pour le Soir
Montale - Sweet Oriental Dream
Paco Rabanne - Ténéré
Parfumerie Générale - Indochine
Penhaligon's - Sartorial
Profumi di Firenze - Miele Rosa
Serge Lutens - Miel de Bois
Tom Ford - Moss Breches
Vero Profumo - Onda
Xerjoff - Mamluk
Thread: 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?
Last edited by Dane77; 6th November 2013 at 09:36 PM.
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.
Lanvin avant garde is a quality beeswax scent.
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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) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie
6) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
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
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.
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
7. L'air Du Desert Marocain
8. Noir de Noir
9. Apple Brandy
10.Straight to Heaven
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.
In the set I voted APLS. But vintage Schiaparelli Shocking honeyed animalics would have won, had said scent still been available.
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.
+1 what cacio said. Voted "other" since my collection includes the mighty Kouros! Wonderful honey notes.
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=
Last edited by Dane77; 8th November 2013 at 12:13 PM.
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.
vintage Antaeus for me.
Lush Orange Blossom
I voted Other, and the reason is Back to Black. Best honey I know of.
Teasing by Melfleurs would be my pick.
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Another vote in favor of vintage Antaeus
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).
Last edited by DuNezDeBuzier; 7th November 2013 at 12:43 PM. Reason: spelin
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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.
Les Zazous Eau de Parfum by Keiko Mecheri
Notes: Rose, lavender, sandalwood, balmy notes, vetiver, ambergris, mahogany honey wax, iris, blonde tobacco, incense and vanilla
1. Amouage Reflection Man
2. Gucci Pour Homme II
3. Divine L'Homme Sage
4. By Killian Back to Black
5. Amouage Interlude
6. Hermèssence Ambre Narguilé (2004)
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
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.
STARTING ROTATION: BtV Oxford • Cologne du Parfumeur • Jaisalmer • Sel d' Vetiver • Javanese Patchouli • Azemour les Orangers • Bergamote 22 • L'Homme Eau Boisee • Bois d' Ascese • Bowmakers • Ex Idolo Thirty Three • AA Erdenstern • Boston Ivy • Dior Homme Cologne • LL Santal 33 • Aventus • Jardin d' Amalfi • BtV Chelsea • Vetiver Veritas
Wearing APLS today and loving it
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.
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.
Last edited by The_Cologneist; 10th November 2013 at 04:20 AM.
My Ultimate Top 5:
Paul Smith Man (2009)
Burberry London (2006)
Prada Amber pour Homme (2006)
Arpege pour Homme (2005)
I would go with Chergui.
My first thought was "Sova" so I voted "other."
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.
Yet another vote for Sova!
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.
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
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.
This poll is useless without Giorgio For Men.
I voted for Miel de Bois, although my favorite is Rose de Nuit.
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
Last edited by Marais; 10th November 2013 at 07:52 AM. Reason: Doh!
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- 34 st Germaine Boulevard by Diptyque
3- Bleecker Street by Bond 9
4- Acqua Di Parma Oud
5- Clive Christian #1
6- Coromandel by Chanel
7- Acqua Di Parmal Colonia Intensa
8- Guerlain Derby
9- MFK lumiere Noir
10- Dans Tes Bras
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!
" Other " : Back to Black !
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Kouros, Boss Number One (nomen est omen).