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    So, I recently got Kryotomint, by Mugler. I was quite disappointed tbh. You can smell mint in the first 5 seconds after you first spray it, but then it goes away.

    I'm looking for something that smells like mint, right the way through. I have heard people say that Roadster by Cartier isn't very minty. The same with polo sport. I have seen good reviews on Guerlain Homme Intense. Does anyone have any experience with this? Or could anyone recommend a mint fragrance (In general) ?

    A family member said that I might be better off buying some sort of natural mint oil, and applying it to my skin lol.

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    Default Re: Best Mint Fragrance?

    One I enjoy is Eau De Monsieur by Annck Goutal.
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    Also adding Live Jazz by YSL
    Currently wearing: Norrland by Zara

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    Amouage Beach Hut man

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    One I enjoy is Eau De Monsieur by Annck Goutal.
    Is there quite a bit of mint in this scent? I’ve never heard of it before but I’d love to own something in the Eau Sauvage/Chanel pour Monsieur range of fragrances.

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    Booster (Lacoste) [tons of spearmint]
    Pasha or esp Pasha Fraicheur Menthe (Cartier)
    Green Water (Jacques Fath)
    + 1 on Live Jazz

    Mint is typically a top note and doesn't have the greatest staying power on skin.
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    Was also unlikely (but still quite happily) surprised to notice that vintage Gucci Envy for Men- sadly as discontinued as even less impressively minty reformulations of it- had quite a prominent and credibly rendered minty note, even if apparently muted and quite unlikely at first, yet also quite persistently noticeable without olfactory effort while drying down
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    Default Re: Best Mint Fragrance?

    Aqua Celestia should fit the bill.
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    Default Re: Best Mint Fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by MisterK View Post
    Booster (Lacoste) [tons of spearmint]
    Another good one.
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    Default Re: Best Mint Fragrance?

    By a mile, I can totally recommend Creed Selection Verte. Contrary to popular belief, it is actually quite long lasting given that this is citrus/mint. I love my flacon and will never be without it.

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    Heely Menthe Fraiche, full stop.
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    I forgot about Sergio Tacchini! (The one that's just called Sergio Tacchini) Very prominent mint note and since the scent overall is green it seems to continue though I just think the mint is transitioning into other notes. A bit reminiscent of Gucci Nobile. Solid performance. I think it's discontinued but I've seen prices all over the place.

    Another one is Acqua di Selva. More emphasis on the pine/citrus than mint, and like Booster don't expect much duration. A classic and generally not too expensive though. Great for summer.
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    Default Re: Best Mint Fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    Heely Menthe Fraiche, full stop.
    +100000000000


    I have this one. Beautiful mint green tea scent for the hottest of days. Doesn't last super long, but what the hey...

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    Default Re: Best Mint Fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by MisterK View Post

    Mint is typically a top note and doesn't have the greatest staying power on skin.
    This.
    Probably the most mint prominent fragrance I have tried is Heeley's Menthe Fraiche.

    Others I own like Cedrat Enivrant and Guerlain Homme are nice scents, but the mint plays more of a supporting role and disappears quickly. The mint lasts a bit longer in Cedrat Enivrant than Guerlain Homme, but I wouldn't class either as a mint scent.
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    Default Re: Best Mint Fragrance?

    +1 for Menthe Fraiche. Lacoste Booster and Herba Fresca.
    Like people said above, mint is a fleeting note.

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    It might be worth getting a sample of What I did on My Holidays by 4160 Tuesdays to try. It's a wonderful, quirky beach type scent that has an unusual mint - lavender ice cream combo mixed with a soft candyfloss aroma & the occasional waft of sea air. On me, there's a lot of menthol in this scent & I can easily smell the mint in it all the way through the wearing.

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    +1 Creed Selection Verte

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    Default Re: Best Mint Fragrance?

    My fav is Pure Shot

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    Default Re: Best Mint Fragrance?

    Ice Men is nice too, but the mint doesn't last too much.

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    Default Re: Best Mint Fragrance?

    Reviving this one. With summer around the corner, thought I would check out the mint suggestions. One might also try "You Or Something Like You" by Etat Libre d'Orange - interesting. I agree that Heely's Menthe Fraiche is thoroughly mint, though perhaps somewhat one-dimensional and almost toothpaste-like on me. Anything else new out there that I should also be on the lookout for?

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    Default Re: Best Mint Fragrance?

    More suggestions - thanks!

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    Geranium Pour Monsieur by Frederic Malle(in the current iteration) is waaaay too minty for me... maybe it’ll be right for you?
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    Default Re: Best Mint Fragrance?

    I once tried to add a few drops of peppermint to a bottle of Old Spice.

    Didn't work out too good. lol

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    Default Re: Best Mint Fragrance?

    Well,

    Carven L'Eau Intense makes good use of mint and is still versatile and and easy to wear. (Francis Kurkdjian of MFK fame was co-perfumer, btw.)

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    Default Re: Best Mint Fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by cologne connoisseur View Post
    +1 Creed Selection Verte
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    Default Re: Best Mint Fragrance?

    Have high hopes for Menta y Menta which I have yet to receive.
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    Default Re: Best Mint Fragrance?

    The mint in Lush Dirty tends to last pretty well, but I think that's because it's actually sort of a mint-tarragon accord, with the tarragon becoming more prominent as it dries down. Worth checking out, though, if you have easy access to a mall with a Lush in it.

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    Default Re: Best Mint Fragrance?

    Sniffed out Diptyque's Eau de Minthe and was fairly disappointed. More of a soapy vibe, with fresh mint sadly taking a back seat on my skin. The store's opening week had generously offered a free large candle with Minthe purchase (though not enough for me to buy). Aqua Allegoria Herba Fresca by Guerlain remains good for the spring and summer, as some have mentioned. I'm still coming back to "You Or Something Like You" by Etat Libre d'Orange, despite it remaining close on the skin. Appreciate the additional suggestions - will need to check out all soon!

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    Try washing your hair with teethpaste. That should work. Mint is a note that rarely gets used well, there are a few mojito-esque ones with a more mint-leaf note in them that are good though, including Acqua Decima by Eau d'Italie. You or Someone Like You as mentioned above, but it isn't much of a performer.

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    Can't remember longevity but 2 that feature an obvious mint note, the already mentioned Dirty and Insense Ultramarine Ice Cube.




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