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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooks Otterlake View Post
    I'd have to think about this, because there are oddball fragrances I've tried that I subsequently put aside and haven't thought much about since, but of stuff I've actually *liked* Lalique Encre Noire and Tauer L'Air du Desert Marocain (or its slightly superior, but less-discussed sibling, Au Coeur du Desert) are up there.
    I agree with both LDDM and Encre Noire and look forward to trying Au Coeur du Desert!

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    Man, I can only imagine the price tag on a Clive Christian "Addictive"
    I wouldn't be shocked if Clive Christian charged a toll just to google search the price. lol

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    Amouage Memoir

    It’s just a compete mystery smell to me. Hard to put my finger on any specific notes.

    Also, Fazzolari Lampblack. Unique and interesting, maybe smells just like its name??

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    Also Zoologist Bat. A damp root cellar, more like. Under a haunted mansion.
    That would have been my choice too, up until a couple of months ago when I smelled Grimoire by Anatole LeBreton.

    Its name means an antique book of sorcerer's spells, and it smells just as if that book had been stored in Bat's damp root cellar. Under a haunted mansion. Behind a pile of wet stones. And yet I can't bring myself to hate it.

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    I can think of two.

    Slumberhouse Vikt and Amouage Memoir Man. Both are mysterious and create a haunted, slightly spooky atmosphere.
    Currently wearing: Black by Puredistance

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    To me, Pegwell Bay from Haeckels has a very mysterious series of notes. Very. It's fresh, but it's also kind of mysterious fresh. Very unique.

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    +1 to Encre Noir

    I'll also toss Azzaro Silver Black into the mix. Reading the reviews on another site talk about how this evokes images of a serial killer and his knife. I don't quite get that from it, but that's the consensus, it seems.

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    Amouage Figment Man. It smells like a damp tree bark lying on the ground in the middle of a forest.
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    Brother Night
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    Shaal Nur: it's as if heaven opens itself and glows in the dark

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    That would have been my choice too, up until a couple of months ago when I smelled Grimoire by Anatole LeBreton.

    Its name means an antique book of sorcerer's spells, and it smells just as if that book had been stored in Bat's damp root cellar. Under a haunted mansion. Behind a pile of wet stones. And yet I can't bring myself to hate it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diddy View Post
    Researching in 3.... 2....
    Seriously. I’d heard of it in passing but never with such mystery and intrigue!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LatinNote View Post
    What do you mean by "halting"? Would you please elaborate a bit.
    As in gives one pause. Doesn't allow you to fully embrace it at the start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    That would have been my choice too, up until a couple of months ago when I smelled Grimoire by Anatole LeBreton.

    Its name means an antique book of sorcerer's spells, and it smells just as if that book had been stored in Bat's damp root cellar. Under a haunted mansion. Behind a pile of wet stones. And yet I can't bring myself to hate it.
    Came here to say Grimoire as well. There are very few fragrances I associate with "moods" but this one really does evoke the dark, gothic, antique feel that you describe. It's great but I couldn't pull it off.
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    Escada Magnetism
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    Quote Originally Posted by A10 View Post
    It was this one, Beaufort, notes are

    Top Notes
    Gun Powder Lime Smoke
    Heart
    Birch Tar Blood Accord Brandy Sea Spray
    Base Notes
    Amber Cedar Fir Balsam
    I believe you are referring to Rake and Ruin by Beaufort. Amazing!!

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    Not Another Blue Bottle
    Bleecker Street
    Encore Noir
    A*Man

    I find these to be most mysterious and intriguing.
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    Bleeker Street
    Millesime Imperiale
    Dior Homme
    Pure Havane
    Rose 31
    Burberry London
    Rive Gauche
    Tea for Two
    Sel Marin
    Voyage d'Hermes
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    Rasasi Shuhrah
    My Top '11' :

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Azzaro: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Tom Ford: Ombré Leather
    - Guerlain: Héritage (vtg)
    - Mancera: Red Tobacco
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraîcheur)
    - Armani: Acqua di Gio Profumo
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Hermes: Terre d'Hermes
    - Amouage: Interlude

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    Quote Originally Posted by tspencer View Post
    I wouldn't be shocked if Clive Christian charged a toll just to google search the price. lol
    Rofl...

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    Dzongkha is a mysterious fragrance. Nose Bertrand Duchaufour was inspired by the remote mountain country of Bhutan, closed to Westerners for a long time. The scent captures temple incense and stones, with whiffs of Asian flowers and chai. I think about mysterious Bhutan every time I wear it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trilby Lark View Post
    Dzongkha is a mysterious fragrance. Nose Bertrand Duchaufour was inspired by the remote mountain country of Bhutan, closed to Westerners for a long time. The scent captures temple incense and stones, with whiffs of Asian flowers and chai. I think about mysterious Bhutan every time I wear it.
    This sounds lovely.
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    Possibly vintage Trussardi Uomo, vintage Furyo by Bogart, Creed REL, the newly released EDPs from the Parfums Remarquables line by Le Couvent des Minimes, the Shiseido vintage Femininte du Bois, Songe d'un Bois d'Ete and other scents combining usually dark, leathery, powerhouse, spicy, male/unisex appropriate floral, incense/smoky notes

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    Also J. Bogart 'Ruby Edition' has something really mysterious imo. Smells a bit of another age and artistic to me in a strange kind of way while still perfectly wearable today. The very good Goutal 'Ambre Fetiche' gives me the same impression.
    Would be a perfect signature scent for some I guess. Really enjoy wearing this from time to time. Unique stuff
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    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Azzaro: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Tom Ford: Ombré Leather
    - Guerlain: Héritage (vtg)
    - Mancera: Red Tobacco
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraîcheur)
    - Armani: Acqua di Gio Profumo
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Hermes: Terre d'Hermes
    - Amouage: Interlude

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diverdown View Post
    I agree with both LDDM and Encre Noire and look forward to trying Au Coeur du Desert!
    If you've tried LDDM then you know mostly how Au Coeur du Désert will smell; it's essentially a flanker and if you caught whiffs in the air you'd easily mistake one for the other.

    But instead of taking away anything from the wonderful mystique of LDDM, Au Coeur du Désert adds another dimension that helps enrich the experience and make it a little more dynamic. It's ever-so-slightly gentler than its predecessor in its opening stages before giving way to a similar drydown.

    So if somebody have already smelled one, the other isn't so different that they need to rush out and try it. But if they're sampling for the first time, I always recommend folks go for Au Coeur du Désert.
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    Damn all your answers are way better than mine:

    I always thought YSL - La Nuit De L'homme was very mysterious in a date/sexy kind of way
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    Haxän by Prin Lomros. Weird indeed. Mysterious? Very.

    As the copy says:

    Häxan is a dark witchy fougere style perfume which incorporates dark woody and aromatic elements on a mossy bed representative of the ambience of the smells of places where dark occult ceremonies were conducted. The perfume uses three blends of natural lavender oil surrounded by woody resinous birch, cedar, fir, guaiac, cypriol, sandalwood, wormwood, styrax and pine needle. The perfume includes spicy and herbal notes of saffron, thyme, rosemary, black pepper, nutmeg, caraway, cinnamon, violet leaf, tobacco, mushroom, basil, marjoram, and vetiver. Also present are faint animalic notes of civet, leather, musk, castoreum, beeswax, seaweed and hyrax that finally lead to a mossy powdery bed of moss, patchouli, labdanum, jasmine, olibanum, opoponax, chamomile, and galbanum. The perfume exudes an air of aromatic mystery and is a shape shifting marvel that ebbs and flows in alternate hues of dark and light. In spite of its dense and dark notes, this is a surprisingly wearable and light concoction that takes you on a ride into the dark unknown of magic and ancient practices of the surreal considered heretic and profane." - a note from the brand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    As in gives one pause. Doesn't allow you to fully embrace it at the start.
    I thought so. Just wanted to make sure. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slayerized View Post
    Also J. Bogart 'Ruby Edition' has something really mysterious imo. Smells a bit of another age and artistic to me in a strange kind of way while still perfectly wearable today. The very good Goutal 'Ambre Fetiche' gives me the same impression.
    Would be a perfect signature scent for some I guess. Really enjoy wearing this from time to time. Unique stuff
    Sounds intriguing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooks Otterlake View Post
    If you've tried LDDM then you know mostly how Au Coeur du Désert will smell; it's essentially a flanker and if you caught whiffs in the air you'd easily mistake one for the other.

    But instead of taking away anything from the wonderful mystique of LDDM, Au Coeur du Désert adds another dimension that helps enrich the experience and make it a little more dynamic. It's ever-so-slightly gentler than its predecessor in its opening stages before giving way to a similar drydown.

    So if somebody have already smelled one, the other isn't so different that they need to rush out and try it. But if they're sampling for the first time, I always recommend folks go for Au Coeur du Désert.
    I see. However, which of these two do you feel is more mysterious, albeit the noted similarities?




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