What are your favorite notes to see in fragrance?


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Amber, vanilla, oud.

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Tonka Bean, sandalwood, ….. The more pure the extracts of the notes are, the better.. So while there are many notes I like to see, most of them require too much typing about to secure what they are. 😀 Depending on how and what notes are mixed with, certain notes can be easily rendered undetectable thus the extract and method is a necessity, origins included, for me to make this note worthy. Ha, pun. Yet the two I put first are generally in mostly everything I own or make to some degree or resolution. 🙂 <3

tobacco & leather & rum (preferably buttered) & incense make scents seem so personal, so those.
pure vanilla note. not sugary, but earthy and lovely vanilla bean. so little perfumes have this, all are fake gourmand vanillas.
similarly, indolic and animalistic pure jasmine note without notes surrounding it that water it down.
blood orange makes an interesting combination with lots of notes.
white flowers like frangipani, combined with honey. honey in floral perfumes generally.
winter spices like nutmeg, ginger. and cumin, cumin smells so humanly.

Woohoo!! You are speaking my language! Thank you so much! 😀 I couldn’t figure out how to explain this in less than a few novels.. AMEN! xo <3

Hey, I have been a silent reader for a while now and I Love your blog
Especially questions of the day.

My fave notes are pink pepper, musk, Lilly of the valley, aqua(marine)and sandalwood

I love gardenia, lilac, rose and lavender. Sometimes those remind me of my grandma, so I wonder if wearing them in my 20’s is a good idea! I do love honeysuckle, too, which is a little more youthful but seems to be easy to wear too much of.

I also really like patchouli, especially in the winter time. For some reason I am not a fan of spicy fragrances that can be too heavy or musky. Usually those make me a little nauseated.

There is nothing wrong with wearing “old fashioned” scents. They endure today because they can be timeless if complex notes are added. I’m not crazy about heavy scents either! Patchouli is wonderful-I love it mixed with citrus

White flowers, from the dirtiest most natural notes to the most cleaned up brightness, and leather. I am learning to like oaks as well, and tobacco can be intoxicating at the right concentration in the right concoction!

Ho wood, oakmoss, benzoin, good quality patchouli, vetiver, raspberry, pomegranate, neroli/orange blossom, osmanthus. I love bursts of citrus like clementine and lime, but they tend to burn out pretty quickly.

Iris, suede, hawthorn, incense. Lately I’ve been drawn to heavy tuberose scents (By Kilian “Beyond Love” and Madonna’s “Truth or Dare”)

Cedar, Tonka, Vanilla, Oud, Tobacco, Labdanum, Black Currant, Incense, Leather, and Citrus. I love spices and some florals but they have to be done correctly. My favorite perfumes are BVLAGRI Black, Geurlain SDV, TF Tobacco Vanille, Eau D’ Italie PR, and Hermessence Osmanthus Yunnan. There are a lot of others I like but those are what I prefer to wear when I can 🙂

Coconut, vanilla (or better, vanilla orchid), tea, snow, incense, sandalwood… if there’s patchouli in it there has to also be a death note alongside to keep me from wanting it!

My biggest favorite is the red musk/red fruit family of scents that BPAL puts out occasionally. I can’t wear red musk until it’s aged a good long time, but then it is amazing!

I love spicy perfumes – old fashioned Opium, the new Estee Lauder Modern Muse, La Dolce Vita and Poeme by Lancôme. These are some of my favourite perfumes.
I love a hint of sandalwood, cloves and spices.

Jasmine, amber, citrus, sandalwood, rose, white musk, vanilla, patchouli (incredibly most of my favorite perfumes have patchouli notes, even though I can’t stand patchouli by itself!)

One of my favorite perfumes, Illamasqua Freak, has an unusual composition that I don’t think I’d like in any other perfume: Black Davana, Opium Flower, Belladonna, Poison Hemlock, Datura, Queen of the Night blossom, Frankincense, Oud, and Myrrh.

Labdanum, honey, woods, incense, patchouli.
Extra comment: my “get it off me!” note is musk. Although I’ve been very surprised in some blends that the musk is actually wearable, it’s generally a deal breaker for me.

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