I need some direction

    I need some direction

    post #1 of 19
    Thread Starter 

    I'm 29 and male. I like nature, wolves, swords, old stuff, the middle ages, the "Romantic Period," and doom metal. If I looked cool with long hair and a beard, I'd have them, but I can't grow a beard. I sing classically and climb rocks. I hate wearing shorts.

    Anyway, I can't seem to find anything that clicks with me. Here's what I've tried:

    Histoire de Parfums Veni - way too sweet, way too clean

    Gucci Pour Homme I - too much like pencil shavings, I couldn't escape that interpretation. Smells way too sweet to me. I'm probably using sweet to refer to something that isn't normally called sweet.

    So, I hated those two.

    Slumberhouse Norne - kinda silly, smells so much like pine that it bother me that it doesn't smell exactly like pine. I wouldn't mind smelling like the woods, but this isn't authentic enough to pull that off. It gets so close to the woods, that it becomes too obvious that it isn't the woods. Also, too sweet. I really thought this would be the one, too, based on what everyone was saying about it. Actually, the guy from Slumberhouse told me it was inspired by the album Bergtatt by Ulver, which just happens to be my favorite album. I'm not making that up.

    Terre D'Hermes - after the citrus calms down, it smells nice, but kinda clean for my liking. Doesn't suit me.

    Aramis Havana - I like this one. Smells classy, interesting. I like the spiciness and tobacco maybe. I'm not sure which notes are which yet. But, still, not really my style - more refined than I am. I'm not so classy. This is the first one that doesn't smell too sweet.

    Salvadore Dali pour Homme - pretty obnoxious, almost comical opening, yet somewhat compelling. At least it has an identity. Once it calms down, I really like it. But, not something I really want to be my signature scent.

    post #2 of 19

    I am going to recommend that you test Juniper Ridge and their products: Here is a thread about them. Your will see from the comments that several members compare Siskiyou from J. Ridge with Norne. The fragrances can be a little challenging, as they are not conventional composition but they are all interesting and worth testing.

    post #3 of 19
    Two more to try:

    Burberry London
    Carbone de Balmain
    post #4 of 19
    How about Tom Ford Tuscan Leather or Creed Original Vetiver?
    post #5 of 19

    Polo original

    Kouros

    post #6 of 19

    Full disclosure:I'm one of them Norne fans, but my skin does tend to amplify the sweet aspect of any scent so I can quite see what you mean about the sweetness, as well as the almost-stereophonic effect of the forest absolutes Josh uses... it's almost Baudrillard.

    But I digress. Going by your comments, how about giving Caron Yatagan a go? Pine-y, woodsy, leathery lumberjack with a blast of herbs, not sweet, not clean. There are plenty of threads with plenty of divergent opinions (this being just one of them: http://www.basenotes.net/t/286040/caron-yatagan-crazy-fragrance) but Yat might just work for you.

    Juniper Ridge is worth trying too, if you haven't already. I personally find them pretty challenging to wear though, maybe because of how literal they are.

    post #7 of 19
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by reachtopView Post

    How about Creed Original Vetiver?
    Another good suggestion IMO.
    post #8 of 19
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by beleriandView Post

    I'm 29 and male. I like nature, wolves, swords, old stuff, the middle ages, the "Romantic Period," and doom metal.

    That sounds like CdG Avignon to me. A bit challenging if you aren't into incense fragrances, but if you are, this is the one to try.

    post #9 of 19

    I second Yatagan, vegetable blast followed by dark woods.

    You could also try something dark, like leathers or ouds. An example would be Dior Leather oud.

    cacio

    post #10 of 19
    You are a perfect candidate for Paris Hilton's Can Can. The contrast will be splendid.
    post #11 of 19
    Try MPG Parfum d'Habit. I think it belongs in the Middle Ages. Lol.
    post #12 of 19
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hednicView Post

    Two more to try:



    Burberry London

    Carbone de Balmain


    +1 for Carbone de Balmain
    post #13 of 19

    Comme des Garcons BLACK EDT...NOT to be confused with Play Black from Comme des Garcons. Also, I think you might like Comme des Garcons Ouarzazate as well.

    post #14 of 19
    Thread Starter 

    Cool, thanks. I'm gonna start hunting some of these down - probably Yatagan first, since it's so inexpensive.

    post #15 of 19
    +1 creed original vetiver
    +1 burberry London
    post #16 of 19

    Davidoff Zino

    post #17 of 19

    You might like Andrea Maack Coal, Jalaine Vetiver or Josef Statkus.

    post #18 of 19

    Original Vetiver and Green Irish Tweed

    post #19 of 19

    9/22/13 at 3:14am

    furrypine said:



    I am going to recommend that you test Juniper Ridge and their products: Here is a thread about them. Your will see from the comments that several members compare Siskiyou from J. Ridge with Norne. The fragrances can be a little challenging, as they are not conventional composition but they are all interesting and worth testing.

    9/22/13 at 4:27am

    hednic said:



    Two more to try:

    Burberry London
    Carbone de Balmain

    9/22/13 at 5:50am

    reachtop said:



    How about Tom Ford Tuscan Leather or Creed Original Vetiver?

    9/22/13 at 5:56am

    Tony T said:



    Polo original

    Kouros

    9/22/13 at 9:05am

    rowan- said:



    Full disclosure:I'm one of them Norne fans, but my skin does tend to amplify the sweet aspect of any scent so I can quite see what you mean about the sweetness, as well as the almost-stereophonic effect of the forest absolutes Josh uses... it's almost Baudrillard.

    But I digress. Going by your comments, how about giving Caron Yatagan a go? Pine-y, woodsy, leathery lumberjack with a blast of herbs, not sweet, not clean. There are plenty of threads with plenty of divergent opinions (this being just one of them: http://www.basenotes.net/t/286040/caron-yatagan-crazy-fragrance) but Yat might just work for you.

    Juniper Ridge is worth trying too, if you haven't already. I personally find them pretty challenging to wear though, maybe because of how literal they are.

    9/22/13 at 9:07am

    hednic said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by reachtopView Post

    How about Creed Original Vetiver?
    Another good suggestion IMO.

    9/22/13 at 9:43am

    dougczar said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by beleriandView Post

    I'm 29 and male. I like nature, wolves, swords, old stuff, the middle ages, the "Romantic Period," and doom metal.

    That sounds like CdG Avignon to me. A bit challenging if you aren't into incense fragrances, but if you are, this is the one to try.

    9/22/13 at 9:47am

    cacio said:



    I second Yatagan, vegetable blast followed by dark woods.

    You could also try something dark, like leathers or ouds. An example would be Dior Leather oud.

    cacio

    9/22/13 at 11:51am

    treeman5823 said:



    You are a perfect candidate for Paris Hilton's Can Can. The contrast will be splendid.

    9/23/13 at 12:01am

    Diamondflame said:



    Try MPG Parfum d'Habit. I think it belongs in the Middle Ages. Lol.

    9/23/13 at 7:57am

    sjg3839 said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hednicView Post

    Two more to try:



    Burberry London

    Carbone de Balmain


    +1 for Carbone de Balmain

    9/23/13 at 1:30pm

    rynegne said:



    Comme des Garcons BLACK EDT...NOT to be confused with Play Black from Comme des Garcons. Also, I think you might like Comme des Garcons Ouarzazate as well.

    9/23/13 at 5:25pm

    beleriand said:



    Cool, thanks. I'm gonna start hunting some of these down - probably Yatagan first, since it's so inexpensive.

    9/23/13 at 5:29pm

    JJMAN said:



    +1 creed original vetiver
    +1 burberry London

    9/23/13 at 6:30pm

    heperd said:



    Davidoff Zino

    9/23/13 at 7:17pm

    socalwoman said:



    You might like Andrea Maack Coal, Jalaine Vetiver or Josef Statkus.

    9/23/13 at 8:38pm

    N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer said:



    Original Vetiver and Green Irish Tweed





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