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    Default NEW: Dirty Ginger by Heretic Parfums

    I was at Barney's this weekend in Chicago and Carlos showed us a tester bottle he had just gotten in: Dirty Ginger by Heretic Parfums. Right now it's only available for pre-order.

    Here is the blurb from Fragrantica:

    Dirty Ginger by Heretic Parfums is a fragrance for women and men. This is a new fragrance. Dirty Ginger was launched in 2017. The fragrance features ginger, spicy notes, citruses, woody notes and tea.

    My comments: If you love ginger and you love that skanky rotten citrus in Bigarrade Concentree, try this. I've heard the name is a side reference to Douglas Little's red hair.
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    Default Re: NEW: Dirty Ginger by Heretic Parfums

    Interesting. I had not heard of this artisan brand - here is some background on the perfumer:

    http://www.cafleurebon.com/cafleureb...e-masses-draw/

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    https://www.hereticparfum.com/
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    I was especially impressed with Jasmine Smoke from the Heretic line.
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    Default Re: NEW: Dirty Ginger by Heretic Parfums

    Thanks for the info.

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    Default Re: NEW: Dirty Ginger by Heretic Parfums

    Looks great (and expensive). I'd love to sample it nonetheless.
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    Default Re: NEW: Dirty Ginger by Heretic Parfums

    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    Interesting. I had not heard of this artisan brand
    Likewise. Thanks for the links.
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    Default Re: NEW: Dirty Ginger by Heretic Parfums

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Looks great (and expensive). I'd love to sample it nonetheless.
    Yes to both. I think the line is really creative. The price point is high, I'd agree.
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    Default Re: NEW: Dirty Ginger by Heretic Parfums

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Likewise. Thanks for the links.
    You're welcome!

    Ca Fleure Bon has always been a big friend to the artisan and all-naturals movements, despite being very close to the big players in the industry as well, so this line looks very interesting in that it has elements of both. Heretic is a bit of a one-man show and all natural (reminds me a bit of Lord's Jester, in that respect), but also has the more industrial "high-end niche" thing (nice bottles, cozy with Barney's, etc.).

    Interesting to see where this goes. Sounds very creative.
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    Sampled this one today. It’s very good. There’s a surprising amount of cumin. If you like ginger like I do and you like cumin like I do, you should really sample it.

    The ginger is fresh and earthy, and the cumin is clear as a bell. It doesn’t scream sweaty/dirty to me; it’s almost culinary in nature. The lime adds a slight fizz. I think of a Mexican Moscow Mule.

    Very fun to wear, and my wife surpringly likes it. It would be a fun and unexpected summer choice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    Sampled this one today. It’s very good. There’s a surprising amount of cumin. If you like ginger like I do and you like cumin like I do, you should really sample it.

    The ginger is fresh and earthy, and the cumin is clear as a bell. It doesn’t scream sweaty/dirty to me; it’s almost culinary in nature. The lime adds a slight fizz. I think of a Mexican Moscow Mule.

    Very fun to wear, and my wife surpringly likes it. It would be a fun and unexpected summer choice!


    I absolutely love Dirty Ginger! I bought a bottle of Dirty Ginger and a bottle of Blood Cedar last year. They are both top notch in my book! I wear them both all year round, but Dirty Ginger is a refreshing burst for spring time to be sure. The lime in the opening does indeed sparkle, and the ginger is so fresh...it's fabulous!

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    Default Re: NEW: Dirty Ginger by Heretic Parfums

    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    Sampled this one today. It’s very good. There’s a surprising amount of cumin. If you like ginger like I do and you like cumin like I do, you should really sample it.

    The ginger is fresh and earthy, and the cumin is clear as a bell. It doesn’t scream sweaty/dirty to me; it’s almost culinary in nature. The lime adds a slight fizz. I think of a Mexican Moscow Mule.

    Very fun to wear, and my wife surpringly likes it. It would be a fun and unexpected summer choice!
    I sampled it a couple months ago. I agree with your assessment.

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    I’m planning to get a bottle for Mr. Kotori, who fell for it. But I also want to get him whatever he really wants as a gift, and not fragrance all the time, just because fragrance is my thing.
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    Default Re: NEW: Dirty Ginger by Heretic Parfums

    Kevin at Now Smell This posted a positive review of this today: https://www.nstperfume.com/2018/08/2...grance-review/

    I just saw that they sell a travel bottle of this = $65.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Kevin at Now Smell This posted a positive review of this today: https://www.nstperfume.com/2018/08/2...grance-review/

    I just saw that they sell a travel bottle of this = $65.

    Nice! I think you should give it a try MP...it really is awesome. Maybe you should get a dabber first just to make sure, but in my opinion this is an excellent blind buy.

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    Default Re: NEW: Dirty Ginger by Heretic Parfums

    Finally tested it today. Instant love. Wow! I can't wait to re-wear this.

    I smelled spice. Armpit-skin smell. Wood. A bit of ise-e-super, I think. A whiff of smoke. Very simple smells/accords but done very well. Like something from Aesop or Aveda - but with a nice twist to it.
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    I have a bottle of this and like it. It smells better on after it wears down for a while and the cumin melds into the ginger and it takes on an incense type aroma. My favorite from Heretic is India Ink, but that's a preference for that darker style.
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    Default Re: NEW: Dirty Ginger by Heretic Parfums

    I love the whiff of smoke in this, just the right amount. You smell the ginger, the cumin, the 'wood' and the smoke all at once and yet it totally works. I could easily own a bottle (or decant) of this.
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    Default Re: NEW: Dirty Ginger by Heretic Parfums

    Does anyone own this and L'Autre by Diptyque and compared them side-by-side?
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