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    Default The one note that immediately gets your interest?

    What say people? What’s the one note that the mere sight of in a pyramid will get your nostrils twitching in anticipation and immediately place a frag on your blind buy/must sample list and why?

    Shallow as it may sound for me it has to pineapple as a) it’s such a joyful note and b) it switched up my citrus excess of yore by bringing something different to the table that was still ticking all the right boxes and then some.

    What’s yours?

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    Guaiac wood!!!
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    More than one note, but high up there might be civet and vetiver. Either of those gets my interest.
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    Iris.

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    Vetiver, purely because it's such a multi-faceted note. It can be crisp and dry, or borderline vegetal depending on how it is treated and what kind is used.

    My favourite note by far is jasmine though, but I don't wear it very often and am not consciously looking for new jasmine scents as I'm perfectly happy with the holy trinity of A La Nuit, Sarrasins and Nuda.

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    Oppoponax

    I would say leather, or tobacco, or oud, but some houses list these to take advantage of the fashions. Take PdM Herod which is loaded with synthetic coumarin but they list it as tobacco.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Palmolive View Post
    What say people? Whatís the one note that the mere sight of in a pyramid will get your nostrils twitching in anticipation and immediately place a frag on your blind buy/must sample list and why?

    Shallow as it may sound for me it has to pineapple as a) itís such a joyful note and b) it switched up my citrus excess of yore by bringing something different to the table that was still ticking all the right boxes and then some.

    Whatís yours?
    If you love pineapple you should try Givenchy's Bois Martial. It has a sort of sage that is called pineapple sage. Very interesting fragrance with, not coconut, but coconut wood. Extremely fresh, woody & bright.

    And as for me, I too love cloves.
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    Black pepper

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    Hyraceum.

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    Black currant and rhubarb!
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    Incense.

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    Cannabis, but not one fragrance has done it right yet.
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    Sandalwood, even though I know Iím almost certain to be disappointed.

    Casting the net wider
    iris
    neroli
    frankincense

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    Cannabis, but not one fragrance has done it right yet.
    This is one of those things that naturally had a very complex aroma profile, that also varies greatly depending on the strain, etc. it can also refer to the raw plant material or the smoke. I donít think thereís ever going to be a satisfactory accord. I love tea, but this approach also applies to tea scents. At best the tea notes are of a very standard, cheap black tea in its dry state, and cost would be prohibitive extracting from high quality (expensive) teas. There are so many different types of tea with different terroirs and processing styles that I donít think Iíll ever be satisfied. Same for wine, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    Guaiac wood!!!
    For me somehow. But oakmoss is a no-brainer. What’s your favorite fragrance with it Mr Redneck?
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    Just one? I guess heliotrope. But there are so many notes that I love...tuberose, jasmine, ylang-ylang, iris...

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    Fig! But I still can't find one that's masculine enough for me not to double think it. Molinard's Figue is next-ish on my list, so we'll see how that one does when I get to it. I love jasmine too, but with the same dichotomy that I go through with fig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpp214 View Post
    Mint
    Same for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deltasun View Post
    Fig! But I still can't find one that's masculine enough for me not to double think it. Molinard's Figue is next-ish on my list, so we'll see how that one does when I get to it. I love jasmine too, but with the same dichotomy that I go through with fig.
    I don’t think you you will find it masculine enough, but Dior Balade Sauvage is worth a try.
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    Animalics.
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    Lemon or maybe Vetiver.

    But really no single note does it automatically, since I can’t think of a single note that hasn’t been ruined countless times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    Guaiac wood!!!
    I saw the subject. I saw the thread. I saw this post. I was not disappointed. lol

    I would have to say that cardamom is the note that instantly gets my attention. But it's not always treated well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deltasun View Post
    Fig! But I still can't find one that's masculine enough for me not to double think it. Molinard's Figue is next-ish on my list, so we'll see how that one does when I get to it.
    You might want to give Ninfeo Mio by Annick Goutal a try.

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    Lemon
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    Ambergris (sweet woodiness)
    -Tobacco
    -Honey
    -leather
    -birch
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