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    Default Saffron Based Frag's

    I love the saffron opening in Golden Boy but despise the leather drydown..
    Also I love Zaffran by PK Perfumes..

    I am looking to at least get a few more samples/decants of Saffron based scents..
    What would you recommend?

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    Safran Troublant L`Artisan Parfumeur

    An Oriental Spicy by Bertrand Duchaufour. Notes include passion flower, sandalwood, red rose, vanilla, saffron, sugar and ginger

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    Idole by Lubin both edt & edp have a lot of saffron in it's composition and are good scents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CapriDog View Post
    Safran Troublant L`Artisan Parfumeur

    An Oriental Spicy by Bertrand Duchaufour. Notes include passion flower, sandalwood, red rose, vanilla, saffron, sugar and ginger

    (courtesy of Fragrantica)
    +1. I'm not that keen but plenty are. It's a bit too 'curryish' for me

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    I really like the way saffron is used in 2 Man, it's very palpable...more so than other fragrances that I've tried containing saffron notes. The saffron in 2 Man is warm and semi-sweet, almost giving the fragrance a gourmand feel at one point, very interesting indeed.

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    CdG 8 88 has a very prominent saffron note. Try before you buy with that one.
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    I also second Safran Troublant, very smooth, creamy, no leather.

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    I like saffron and oud combos, such as Pure Oud and Oud Velvet Mood.
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    If you have access to Abdul Samad Al Qurashi products, their Sheik Anas oil blend is a saffron bomb tempered with a bit of amber and musk.

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    Recently I tried Oud Imperial from Perris Monte Carlo; the saffron in the opening made my eyes water. The saffron died down after a while and it's a nice, fairly mild oud fragrance. You might want to try that one.

    Saffron is a difficult note for me, I can only take it in small doses. I couldn't wear Opôné, it was too much (it's discontinued so I won't recommend it, but it is rose and saffron if you think that's worth hunting down).
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    I like how it's used in Liquid Night and CH Men. Neither are centered around saffron but it's an important part of each.

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    Aoud 2 by M. Micallef for men
    Royal Leather Charriol for men

    Safran Troublant

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    Quote Originally Posted by CapriDog View Post
    Safran Troublant L`Artisan Parfumeur

    An Oriental Spicy by Bertrand Duchaufour. Notes include passion flower, sandalwood, red rose, vanilla, saffron, sugar and ginger

    (courtesy of Fragrantica)
    agree. ST is a beauty.
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    I've got the discontinued but still can be found on the internet Comptoir Sud Pacific's Sultan Safran.

    I'm still not sure what to make of saffron as a note - doesn't smell masculine or feminine to me.
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    Xerjoff- Gao

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    Jack Black Signature Black Mark
    Nordstroms carries it...very nice saffron note in that one.
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    Washington Tremlett Black Tie if you can find it. Top notch rose with a blast of saffron and woods.

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    Can be found side-by-side with a lot of oud-based fragrances, but aside from those, these are some I like:

    Divine l'Homme Sage
    Lubin Idole EDP
    Parfums de Marly Godolphin
    Versace Man

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    Quote Originally Posted by zatarain View Post
    Saffron is a difficult note for me, I can only take it in small doses...
    Me too.

    I like the way it is used in Aedes de Venustas by L'Artisan Parfumeur
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    Jack Black is a joke
    Xerjoff and MFK are 2 pricey

    I have a few L'Artisan's- most are 2 light
    I have a decant of Idole
    Versace Man is 1 I sold years ago
    I have enough CDG'S..

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    Safran Troublant is excellent.
    Diptyque L'eau Tarocco is another fantastic one.
    Amouage Lyric man has saffron but its not the most prominent note.

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    How about my Baby TL by TF some individual get a strong note of saffron with berries, I personally get Refine exquisite best leather in the business and all of the above mention notes on website obviously through the juices evolvement ....love it...btw for one reason or another this one is not a beast on me, can you believe it!!!!!Hahhh
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    I second Washington Tremlett Black Tie. If you tend to prefer something more edgy, then you might like Eutopie No. 2
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    I'm not familiar enough with saffron as a note. I never realized it was in 2 Man. I'll have to keep an eye out for it next time.
    Not wanting to take the thread too far off track, but does saffron often impart a leathery feel? I seem to remember people mentioning a saffron suede/leather accord in ELDO's Tom of Finland.
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    Love Safran Troublant!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darjeeling View Post
    I'm not familiar enough with saffron as a note. I never realized it was in 2 Man. I'll have to keep an eye out for it next time.
    Not wanting to take the thread too far off track, but does saffron often impart a leathery feel? I seem to remember people mentioning a saffron suede/leather accord in ELDO's Tom of Finland.
    To my nose saffron smells of hay. http://www.basenotes.net/threads/255...ron-smell-like
    The aromachemical safraleine, however, can add a leathery tinge to perfumes.
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    Holy Grail Saffron IMHO.

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    I'm still in the process of fully identifying the saffron note but it is a main listed ingredient in Korres 'Saffron Amber and Cardamon', which I recommend. If it is in CdG 2 Man which I also like then I may be getting closer to understanding.

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    Idole

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    Yup, saffron is definitley a hard note to find in fragrances. To my understanding, it is not cheap either, which is why it is so limited. I do agree with Versace Man though, this has an excellent saffron note, combined with tobacco and fruity notes. I think it's discontinued, but you can find samples, as well as bottles on ebay.
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