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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--
    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 Massoïa 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:

    Musc Ravageur
    Leather Oud
    Bois des Illes (EDT and Parfum)
    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...

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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

    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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    CARLO CORINTO Pour Homme

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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
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    1. House of Matriarch - Blackbird
    2. Brückner - Aoud 1
    3. Creed - Royal Oud
    4. Stéphane Humbert Lucas 777 - Generation Man
    5. Armani Privé - Oud Royal
    6. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    7. Stéphane Humbert Lucas 777 - Mortal Skin
    8. Ormonde Jayne - Black Gold
    9. Creed - Royal English Leather
    10. by Kilian - Cruel Intentions

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    +1 Chanel Allure Edition Blanche and Fahrenheit 32.

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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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    Default Re: Creamy Fragrances

    Rive Gauche Pour Homme (creamy herbal, rosemary/lavender)
    Le Troisième 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 .
    The epitome of creamy.

    And I will add Le Labo's Santal 33.
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