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    Cool Creamy Fragrances

    I know, it's not chypre or fougere. Still . . .
    I've noticed many reviewers using that adjective to describe certain frags
    And no, not all of them are vanilla/amber explosive devices set on kill.

    Offhand, I could name:

    1. Egoiste
    2. John Varvatos
    3. Roma

    Some I like, others I can easily live without, while others irk me in that I get compliments even though they're not to my taste.
    --Oh well at least they weren't powdery--
    So,
    I'm interested in what fragrances you would describe as Creamy as well?

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    Often prominent or good use of sandalwood can give a creamy feel (to me anyway).

    Chanel Bois des Iles and Hermes Santal Massoa were the first two that came to mind.
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    If a scent contains sandalwood and white musks/ylang/orris then chances are I'd define "creamy" personally. Some examples of scents in which I smelled some creamy accords are:

    - Many Mona di Orio like Jabu or Lux (which however I wouldn't really advice to anyone)
    - Cuir Mauresque (perhaps more waxy than creamy)
    - Many Parfum d'Empire: a creamy/humid signature accord of white musks and hay, which you can find in many of their scents, although it's more a base note (so I wouldn't define them "creamy", perhaps "also a bit c.")
    - L'Intrigante by D'Orsay
    - Un Bois Vanille by Lutens
    - Cuirelle by Ramon Monegal (ehw!)
    - 1969 and 1826 by Histoires de Parfums
    - Carbon by Nu_Be
    - Cuir Cordoba by Keiko Mecheri
    - APOM Pour Homme by MFK
    - White Musk by Montale
    - Helmut Lang EDC
    - Dries van Noten par Frederic Malle

    Since it's not an accord I enjoy that much I'm probably missing most of the better ones.
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    Franck Boclet Leather - a "creamy" leather.
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    To my nose, Encre Noire pour Elle. Reminds me strongly of Astral skin cream of the 70s.
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    Lets see:

    Coromandel
    Musc Ravageur
    Leather Oud
    Bois des Illes (EDT and Parfum)
    Egoiste
    Tam Dao EDP
    Ambre Precieux
    Cuir Velours
    Tonka Imperiale
    Tobacco Vanille
    L'homme Couer
    Virgin Island Water
    L'air du desert Marocain
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    Fahrenheit 32

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke Hunt View Post
    Lets see:


    Ambre Precieux
    L'homme de coeur
    L'air du desert Marocain
    I'd like to know about these, I mean what notes/accords make you define them "creamy". I own them and I never found anything creamy in them...
    My current top five:

    Etro - Vetiver
    Davidoff - Zino Davidoff
    Costume National - 21
    Herms - Equipage (vtg)
    Herms - Bel Ami (vtg)

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    Oud wood by TF and tam dao EDP by Dyptique
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    Dries Van Noten,
    Armani Prive's Figuer Eden,
    Serge Luten's Santal Majuscule

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    Chanel - Allure homme edition blanche.
    Trumpers Sandalwood cologne.

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    +1 on Egoiste

    Add:
    Guerlain Heritage
    Guerlain Shalimar
    Diptyque Tam Dao

    Seems to me 'sandalwood' is the common thread that runs through them.

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    Vanille Absolument by L' Artisan

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    ROMEO GIGLI Uomo
    CARLO CORINTO Pour Homme
    PIERRE BALMAIN Ambre Gris

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    I find Slumberhouse Pear & olive to be creamy (creamy pear to be exact). think it's due to that massoia note.
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    Lubin Korrigan is my current favorite in the creamy category.


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    Costume National 21 .

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    MPG Santal Noble has a creamy vibe to it.

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    I have never found the slightest connection between "creamy" and any fragrance. I do not understand what the adjective means in this context, though apparently it usually means sandalwood from the threads I've read (including this one).

    Yogurt can be creamy. Ice cream can be creamy. Brie can be creamy. A White Russian can be creamy. But no, not a fragrance, not for me.
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    Creamy citrus: Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    Creamy leather: Guerlain Cuir Beluga
    Creamy sandalwood: Chanel Egoiste
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Pure White Cologne
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
    4.
    by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    5. Clive Christian - 1872
    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Xerjoff - Nio
    8. Neela Vermeire - Bombay Bling
    9. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    10. Chanel - Allure Homme Edition Blanche

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    +1 Chanel Allure Edition Blanche and Fahrenheit 32.

    Atelier Cologne Vetiver Fatal
    Pal Zileri Viaggio D'Africa

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    Creamy to me = smooth. Nothing sharp. Comforting. The only ones I can think of off hand that were like this for me are:

    Gucci pour Homme II
    Ferrari Silver Essence

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    I get the sense of quite few creamy notes from: DHI, Rochas Man, Givenchy Very Irresistible, Chanel Coco Noir, YSL La Nuit EDP.

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    Serge Lutens- Bois Oriental, Vetiver Oriental
    MDCI- Chypre Palatin, Cuir Garamante
    Profumum- Arso, Dulcis in Fundo
    Pure Distance- 'M'
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    I'd like to consider Tom Ford Santal Blush creamy

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    Creamy leather: Guerlain Cuir Beluga
    Definitely this one.

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    Ya, "creamy" gets tossed around a bit too much.
    I do agree with Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche though.. this is oranges and cream.
    Arpege pour Homme is creamy, as is David Beckham Instinct Intense (good luck finding these 2). Possibly Mandarina Duck Pure Black.

    There are a few more I just can't think of right now, but it's all subjective really.
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    Rive Gauche Pour Homme (creamy herbal, rosemary/lavender)
    Le Troisime Homme (creamy floral, carnation/tonka)
    Eau Sauvage Parfum (creamy medicinal, myrrh)

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    Bentley Intense and Kenzo Jungle PH first come to mind

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avecesar View Post
    Costume National 21 .
    Yes!
    The epitome of creamy.

    And I will add Le Labo's Santal 33.
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    +Allure Homme Sport
    +Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    +Dior Homme Sport (Has a creamy vibe)
    +Dior Homme Intense
    +Armani Code (and Ultimate)

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    Tom Ford Extreme and Allure Homme Sport sprang to my mind

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    Anucci Men gets really creamy on my skin, creamy floral. Very elegant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norstrm View Post
    Often prominent or good use of sandalwood can give a creamy feel (to me anyway).

    Chanel Bois des Iles and Hermes Santal Massoa were the first two that came to mind.
    Add Caswell Massey Sandalwood to that group, it's a "dryer" creamy if that makes sense, but I kind of get that soft creamy feeling from it too

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    This is one of several adjectives I really do not like reading in reviews.

    The phrase "creamy sandalwood" is used a lot--and it has never made any sense to me. I've never smelled a sandalwood note before and thought to myself, "Hmmm...that's creamy!"

    Tam Dao, Santal Noble...dry sandalwood--no cream. Cardboardy? Okay, maybe. Rich, deep? Fine.

    Creamy? No.

    Diesel Plus Plus is creamy. But that's because it's supposed to resemble CREAM.

    Chanel Allure Edition blanche is considered a creamy lemon fragrance, and I guess creamy kind of works here because it's like a lemon meringue pie in some ways.

    Lumiere Blanche and Costume National 21 I would also describe as creamy, as they're intented to have 'milk' notes.

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    +1 Chanel - Allure homme edition blanche
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    I've always thought Tam Dao had an element of creaminess to it.
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    +1 AHeB, JV, Diesel ++

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scentologist View Post
    I've always thought Tam Dao had an element of creaminess to it.
    I think Tam Dao EDP is one of the creamiest frags I have smelt. It's amazing...the EDP, the EDT I wouldn't consider as creamy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kybid View Post
    I think Tam Dao EDP is one of the creamiest frags I have smelt. It's amazing...the EDP, the EDT I wouldn't consider as creamy.

    Can you explain what you mean when you use "creamy" as an adjective to describe sandalwood? I think I'm missing something here. When I smell Tam Dao I get 'cardboardy, dry, woody' and sometimes with other sandalwoods a certain nuttiness. But I've never thought of sandalwood as "creamy."

    This post is full of sandalwood fragrances. Maybe I'm anosmic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    Can you explain what you mean when you use "creamy" as an adjective to describe sandalwood? I think I'm missing something here. When I smell Tam Dao I get 'cardboardy, dry, woody' and sometimes with other sandalwoods a certain nuttiness. But I've never thought of sandalwood as "creamy."

    This post is full of sandalwood fragrances. Maybe I'm anosmic.
    You're asking the wrong person to describe it...I'm not so good at describing fragrances...to me there is a milky coconut accord that just makes it smoother, and, well, creamy. Right after spraying I get dry, cardboardy-ish, and woody, but then as it dries down, within a minute or two, the creaminess comes out to me. I'm probably not making any sense, it just has a smooth, milky feel to it, and that, to me, is creamy. Sorry I don't know how to explain it better.

    Now, with the EDT, I don't get cream, I get dry and woody, not that this is a bad thing, it's just very different to me from the EDP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    Can you explain what you mean when you use "creamy" as an adjective to describe sandalwood? I think I'm missing something here. When I smell Tam Dao I get 'cardboardy, dry, woody' and sometimes with other sandalwoods a certain nuttiness. But I've never thought of sandalwood as "creamy."

    This post is full of sandalwood fragrances. Maybe I'm anosmic.
    My thought exactly, my concept of creamy is rather different... Tam Dao is a soft/woody/green aromatic and dry scent.
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    I think Creed Royal Oud is creamy

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    YSLL'hoome Intense

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    Golly all this niche, let's go bargain shopping:

    Diesel plus plus - very creamy vanilla and cedar, pleasant one
    Jaguar Vision - Heavy pineapple top that strangely dries down to a creamy pineapple vanilla and fir thing...really pleasant scent as well

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    Piguet Visa is creamy to me. So is their Knightsbridge.

    Otherwise, I don't think my sense of "creamy" is similar to what other people are describing. With food and taste, I think of the differences between creamy and not - for example, between a madras curry and a korma, or between a pomarola and an alfredo sauce. Or Jell-O and pudding. It's got something to do with weight, and opacity v. translucence, sharpness v. smooth edges, and other qualities that I'm finding hard to articulate!

    Anyhow, for me this distinction can definitely carry over into perfumes, but I can't think of that many perfumes I'd describe as creamy. Sandalwood alone doesn't necessarily create it, although I can see where other people get that feeling.

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