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    What do you think is the best saffron dominant scent you have ever smelled?

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    Default Re: Best Saffron Scent

    For me, Indian Saffron by Montale
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    L'artisan parfumeur Safran troublant. Satisfying creamy saffron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    L'artisan parfumeur Safran troublant. Satisfying creamy saffron.
    +1

    I also enjoy Technique Indiscrète Safran Nobile which is more intense, more bitter and less creamy than Safran Troublant.
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    Safran Troublant is indeed gorgeous. It combines a strongand realistic, dusty saffron note with light vanilla custard and a gently tart rose.

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    I blindly bought Swiss Arabian's Noora since it was on sale and I had a hankering for saffron. It's a wonderful scent that recalls honey throughout, marzipan / almond at the top, and saffran further down in it's development. Oddly enough, despite it's lusciousness, I find it more pleasant in summer than I do in winter.

    I also liked Montale's Aoud Saffran, but only had a small sample of it.

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    Default Re: Best Saffron Scent

    Another vote here for the wonderful Safran Troublant.
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    Idole

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    + idole edp, lancome cuir, l'homme sage

    maybe not 'dominant', but arguably a key character
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    Versace Man is my favorite, but Safran Troublant is quite lovely - almost like a saffron and rosewater infused cream. Wish it was a bit more potent but most L'Artisan fragrances aren't very loud anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    L'artisan parfumeur Safran troublant. Satisfying creamy saffron.
    Same here
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    Asrar, and its not even close

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    Agree with the above, Asrar attar from Amouage is the best I've smelt for saffron.
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    I used to really like "Magnifique" by Lancome, but TBH, I don't remember smelling a saffron note in it at all! (Fragrantica swears it had a saffron note.) I remember the perfume smelled great though! It was discontinued years and years ago, so yeah, unfortunately..you probably can't get that one anymore!
    TBH, I actually dislike saffron though. I once tried eating something that had some saffron seasoning on it, and I thought it was yucky lol! XD Apparently, real saffron is worth about the same as gold, and is one of the most expensive spices that exists! So..I feel like someone might get really upset at me for panning it! XD I'm just being honest though.
    But yeah..since I don't like saffron to begin with, it's kind of funny that I'm even replying in this thread! XD

    I was just kind of surprised at the number of fragrances the note is actually found in! When I just looked it up on Fragrantica, I was fully expecting that it was not going to be a common thing! Certainly, it isn't really found in popular or mainstream fragrance, usually, but there are still a surprising number of fragrances it is found in!

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    I started out with Safran Troublant, and have been trying to push forward from there ever since.

    I have found Aramis 'Calligraphy Saffon' to be really quite nice, and a reasonably priced addition to my saffron endeavors.
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    Amazing tips in this thread! Thanking everybody! I have Safran Troublant, but never realized some of these others in my collection or samples have saffron, too.
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    Default Re: Best Saffron Scent

    The saffron in this is over the top
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebeck View Post
    The saffron in this is over the top
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    +1 love this.

    Wear this with an elixir made of kouzani saffron on my face .....just incredible. Have written about this elixir in the beauty section. The demand is out of control.

    Yes LadyDragonFire despite the fact you don’t like saffron you are right about saffron. Kouzani saffron I think is the best in the world ( as I love saffron) and if you don’t actually get it from a local in Kouzani the prices are just crazy. The prices are still crazy but not scary crazy that you buy in the little glass bottles. Think it’s nearly 180,000 flowers for one kilo.

    There are tiny amounts in Karpenisi (as well as exquisite truffles ) but you have to again know a local to get some.
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    I am wearing Decadence by Marc Jacobs, the one that looks like a purse. The saffron is rather prominent to someone like me with no prior experience with saffron scents. I like it because it gives it a niche feel like L'Artisan.
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    Baccarat Rouge 540 for me.

    Korres makes a good saffron scent as does Aramis (I think there's one in the calligraphy range).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Roses View Post
    +1 love this.

    Wear this with an elixir made of kouzani saffron on my face .....just incredible. Have written about this elixir in the beauty section. The demand is out of control.

    Yes LadyDragonFire despite the fact you don’t like saffron you are right about saffron. Kouzani saffron I think is the best in the world ( as I love saffron) and if you don’t actually get it from a local in Kouzani the prices are just crazy. The prices are still crazy but not scary crazy that you buy in the little glass bottles. Think it’s nearly 180,000 flowers for one kilo.

    There are tiny amounts in Karpenisi (as well as exquisite truffles ) but you have to again know a local to get some.
    For the only time, I might have to disagree with you searoses!

    We've used Kashmir / Persian / Greek (& Spanish) saffron and nothing was close to the Kashmir ones. Issue is due to the ongoing issues between India and Pakistan over that "heaven on earth" place, finding a good source is next to impossible. We visited Kashmir around 1988, and when we returned back, the issues started. We were lucky to get a source whose family was cultivating saffron for generations. Sadly, he moved off to a different state due to the issues...
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    Default Re: Best Saffron Scent

    Quote Originally Posted by thebeck View Post
    The saffron in this is over the top
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    Huge +1 for this. Dry, hot, spicy. Saffron is off the charts.




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