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    Cool Favorite perfume notes and the perfumes with those notes

    What are some of your favorite notes and the perfumes that feature them best?

    Osmanthus- Patou-1000

    Broom- Madame Rochas

    Lemon- Profumum-Acqua Viva, Eau D'Hadrien EDP

    Violet- Caron- Violette Precieuse, Laura Tonatto- Violette a Sydney

    oak moss- Guerlain- Mitsouko, Vol de Nuit, Caron- Tabac Blond, French Can Can

    vetyver- Mazzolari- Vetyver, Serge Lutens- Vetyver Oriental


    Of course there are loads of them, but I'd like to hear from you. What are some of your favorites?

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    Default Re: Favorite perfume notes and the perfumes with those notes

    Rose - Portrait of a Lady, Lalfeorosa, Une Rose, JHL (vintage)
    Oakmoss - Captain Molyneux (vintage), Giorgio for Men (vintage), Polo (vintage), Bijan for Men (vintage), Davidoff
    Cedar - Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver, Anat Fritz (Classical and original versions), Tzora, Bursch
    Spice - Padparadscha, Sud Est, Idole de Lubin (EdT and EdP), Oud Shamash, X for Men
    Vetiver - Turtle Vetiver Front, Supercilium, Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Last edited by drseid; 12th January 2014 at 09:45 PM.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage (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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    Default Re: Favorite perfume notes and the perfumes with those notes

    Lemon - Monsieur Balmain
    Vetiver - Vetyver by Carlo Corinto
    Oud - Original Aoud

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    Default Re: Favorite perfume notes and the perfumes with those notes

    Gardenia; Tuberose Gardenia.

    Tuberose; Carnal Flower.

    Jasmine; Jasmin Full.

    Orange blossom; Seville a L'Aube.

    lncense; lncense Extreme.

    Amber; Amber Absolute.

    Opoponax; lmperial Opoponax.

    Sandalwood; Samsara.

    Dirty musk/leather; Rien.
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    Default Re: Favorite perfume notes and the perfumes with those notes

    Orange blossom- Serge Lutens- Fleurs D'Orangers, Mazzolari- Fleurs D'Oranger

    Neroli- Profumum- Neroli, Caron- En Avion, parfum

    Jasmine- Serge Lutens- Al la Nuit, Creed- Jasmal

    Violet- Serge Lutens- Bois de Violette

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    Citrus, some of my alltime favorite notes are citrus variations. Examples- Armani Eau pour Homme, ADP Colonia, YSL pour Homme

    Gourmand notes. Examples- DHI, Penhaligons Endymion

    Leather. Examples- Knize Ten, Creed REL

    Lavender- almost any lavender fragrance is enjoyed by me, starting from the affordable, trustworthy Yardley classic

    Dark florals- Examples- Ungaro II and III, Esencia Loewe, TF Black Orchid

    Vetiver- again, almost any vetiver variations suit my tastes, including the ones by Guerlain, Creed, Givenchy, Carven, Chopard, Lanvin and TF
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    Lemon: Creed Bois de Cedrat, Monsieur Balmain, Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche

    Vetiver: Dior Vetiver, Turtle Vetiver Back, Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire

    Incense: by Kilian Incense Oud, CdG Avignon, Bleu de Chanel, Amouage Jubilation XXV

    Cedar: Creed Spice & Wood, Anat Fritz Tsora

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    Default Re: Favorite perfume notes and the perfumes with those notes

    Cedar: Royal Oud
    Cinnamon: baie de genièvre feuilles de cannelier
    Rose: Lyric Man
    Vetiver: Grey Vetiver
    Neroli: Neroli sauvage

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    Default Re: Favorite perfume notes and the perfumes with those notes

    Incense/Frankincense: Trayee, Timbuktu, and most Amouage

    Leather: Lonestar Memories, Daim Blond, Knize Ten, Peau d'Espagn

    Oud: Leather Oud, Oud Ispahan, Dark Aoud

    Vetiver: Sycamore, Route du vetiver, Vetiver Tonka
    ***My favourite from my collection***

    -------- Amouage Tribute Attar
    ------ Serge Lutens: Ambre Sultan
    -------- Les Exclusifs de Chanel: Sycamore
    ------ Amouage: Fate Man
    -------- Amouage: Epic Man
    ------ Tom Ford Private Blend: Noir de Noir
    -------- Terre D'Hermès Pure Parfum
    ------ EDP FM: Carnal Flower
    -------- Neela Vermire Creations: Trayee
    ------ Dior: Leather Oud
    ------- Hermèssence: Ambre Narguilé

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    Thanks for starting these; they've been fun!

    Incense / Frankincense -- Avignon, Norma Kamali, Sahara Noir, Blackbird, Norne
    Amber -- Amber Absolute, Fiore d'Ambra, L'Ombre Fauve, 114
    Animalics -- Sova, Absolue pour le Soir, Leather Oud, MKK
    Smoke -- Breath of God, Skarb, Bois d'Ascese, Jeke
    Oud -- Realoud, Assam Organic
    Industrial -- CdG EdP, Odeur 53, Skin Graft
    Styrax -- Cologne Reloaded, Vikt

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    Black Absolute Tea and Licorice -- Myhrriad

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    Plum : TF plum Japonais

    oud: TF oud wood/ Amber oud by RD

    jasmine: Aventus

    leather/Saffron : TL by TF

    citrus: L'Humaniste
    "Thank GOD for the nose, for without it we would not be enjoying these beautiful created Scents" also Remember "Balance is everything and the key to appreciating "

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    Pine - Norne, Fille en Aiguilles, Polo
    Oakmoss - Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Incense - oh my, Amouage!
    Melon - MI Creed
    Lemon - Allure Homme
    Plum - Frank No. 2
    Booze - Frapin 1270

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    I might like several similar accords with the same predominant note, but alone or with completely different components may be not as good to my nose, even unwearable.

    Raw materials alone don't make great perfume, I give full credit to the parfumeurs and the artistic and technical aspects of their creations.
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    We want a 'Niche' forum.

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    Well, Kumquat, as a person new to the nuances of fragrance and a person that barely knows one note from another you have given me something to ponder and research. First, I took all of my favorites and looked up the notes. They weren't terribly consistent. So I looked up my second tier favorites. Bergamot, lemon, vanilla, jasmine, and sandlewood would come up every other fragrance in the two groups. Then I looked up the notes for perfumes I really don't care for that much. Guess what? They had these same notes. So, I can't answer your question. But you did make me work for this and for that I'm most appreciative. It has definitely convinced me to buy one of those kits that teaches you about notes. Now if I can just find the e-mail with the URL and name of the shop in it.
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    Exhilarators (Elizabeth Arden Bath and Body Spa from 1980's - no relation to Sun Flowers )
    Chanel No. 5 Voile

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    Default Re: Favorite perfume notes and the perfumes with those notes

    Patchouli: Coromandel
    Sandalwood: Original Santal
    Smoke: Volutes

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    Default Re: Favorite perfume notes and the perfumes with those notes

    Leather -- Cuir de Lancome, Shalimar, A Fleur de Peau

    Rose -- Attar de Roses, Lyric Woman

    Violette - Genie de Bois, N'Aimez Que Moi

    Honey - -Chergui, Ginestet Botrytis, Bal a Versailles

    Spicy -- Caravelle Epicee, Costume National 21

    And so many others which I haven't really learned to categorize.

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    Default Re: Favorite perfume notes and the perfumes with those notes

    Coconut - VIW
    Amber- Amber Absolute
    Yuzu- Issey Miyake
    Cedar- GPH

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    Ginger: Creed Vetiver 1948, Roja Dove Enigma Parfum
    Oud: Amouage Badr Al Badour, Ensar Oud Pink Papua, Clive Christian C Men
    Rose: Creed Windsor, Amouage Molook
    Sandalwood: Creed Bois de Santal and Santal Imperial, Amouage Badr Al Badour
    Vetiver: Creed Vetiver 1948, Serge Lutens Vetiver Oriental

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    Default Re: Favorite perfume notes and the perfumes with those notes

    BetsyM, It's great to know you have been inspired by this thread. I don't know if you like to get samples, but one way to try notes you think you might like is to go to LuckyScent. Under 'fragrances' you can choose different types such as 'floral' or 'spice' all the notes are usually listed. If you order a bottle you get 5 samples free. ( I'm not affiliated) eventually you get to know what you like or don't like. The free shipping code is MUA. (The reviews can be helpful, too)
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    Default Re: Favorite perfume notes and the perfumes with those notes

    Chili pepper - Piment Brulant
    Grapefruit - Le Cherche Midi No.30
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    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    BetsyM, It's great to know you have been inspired by this thread. I don't know if you like to get samples, but one way to try notes you think you might like is to go to LuckyScent. Under 'fragrances' you can choose different types such as 'floral' or 'spice' all the notes are usually listed. If you order a bottle you get 5 samples free. ( I'm not affiliated) eventually you get to know what you like or don't like. The free shipping code is MUA. (The reviews can be helpful, too)

    I can pretty well tell a spice from a floral but after that I seem to only be able to recognize vanilla and rose. More study on my part is needed. Never thought of using my samples for this. Good idea! I can look up what category their in on line and then see if I can spot the various notes.
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    Exhilarators (Elizabeth Arden Bath and Body Spa from 1980's - no relation to Sun Flowers )
    Chanel No. 5 Voile

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    Default Re: Favorite perfume notes and the perfumes with those notes

    There's also "Perfume Intelligence" website. Excellent info source.

    http://www.perfumeintelligence.co.uk

    One thing you know usually, the first note listed is going to be the strongest and first note you encounter.
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    Fig - Philosyphikos, Nimfio Mio
    Mint - Nuit Etoilee
    Amber - L'ambre des Merveiles
    Rose - Lyric Man, l'ombre dans l'eau
    Orange - Artisan and Clinque Happy
    verbena - l'occitane verbena, Eau de Sud
    anise - mandragore pourpre
    vanilla - Habit rouge (smells vanilla on my skin)
    civet - jean patou sublime
    berry - sublime balkiss
    mango - un jardin sur le nil
    grass/herbs - sisley de campagne, francois charles, english fern
    gardenia - un matin d'orage
    melon/watermelon - un jardin apres la moussoun
    cumin - declaration
    citrus - floris limes
    incense - still searching
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    Default Re: Favorite perfume notes and the perfumes with those notes

    Happyscent, welcome! It's nice to see someone who's into Matin D'Orage. ​a unique dry gardenia. So crisp and definitely modern but refreshing.


    Usually I don't get along with gardenia and find it oppressive.
    Last edited by kumquat; 23rd January 2014 at 09:54 PM.

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    As for oppressive gardenias, has kumquat tried Jardenia or Une Voix Noire?

    cacio

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    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    Happyscent, welcome! It's nice to see someone who's into Matin D'Orage. ​a unique dry gardenia. So crisp and definitely modern but refreshing.


    Usually I don't get along with gardenia and find it oppressive.
    thanks for the welcome

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    Default Re: Favorite perfume notes and the perfumes with those notes

    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    As for oppressive gardenias, has kumquat tried Jardenia or Une Voix Noire?

    cacio
    Not yet, but I hope to! Thanks for suggesting it.

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    Rose: POAL, LNPH, Red Aoud, Noir de Noir, M, Jardin d' Amalfi, Tribute Attar
    Lavender: Invasion Barbare, DH, DHI, Le Male
    Neroli: Jardin d' Amalfi, Kobe, LIDGE, Reflection Man
    Current faves (Subject to change at a moments notice!!):
    Roja Dove Diaghilev
    SHL 777 Khol de Bahrein
    Mona di Orio Oud
    Creed Green Irish Tweed
    Heeley Cuir Pleine Fleur
    Dior Cuir Cannage
    Acqua di Parma Leather

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    Sandalwood: Egoiste, Bois de Turquie
    Spices: Comme de Garcons EDP, Ambre Sultan
    Incense: A bunch of CdG fragrances
    Galbanum: Chanel No. 19
    Lily of the Valley: Diorissimo
    Evergreen: Fille en Aiguilles
    Orange Blossom: Narciso Rodriguez for Her

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