Interlude Man alternative?

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    10/13/13 at 10:23am

    maricle said:



    Looking for incense with a slight sweetness. If Interlude is it, then that is no prob - but something more wearable, particularly in an area where last minute Xmas shopping can frequently be done in shorts, would be nice.

    Not looking for a cedar or pepper bomb. Also not looking for much vetiver, as it is a very strong note to my nose and dominates most of what I have tried with it as an ingredient.

    Timbuktu - all vetiver
    2 Man - smells like incense, but don't care for the opening, and it dries down to... all vetiver
    L'Air du Desert Marocain - kinda medicinal, not incense-y as sometimes stated. Nice frag, not what I'm looking for in this case (does that rule out Ambre Sultan?)
    Bleu de Chanel - yes, weird to throw this in, but it is supposed to have incense, and I only get the citrus from the grapefruit and lemon, nothing else.
    Tommy Bahama original - all cedar and pepper, with a very rare waft of wood smoke, no incense as others get
    Jubilation XXV - the only other Amouage I've sampled. too sweet for the complexity, imo.

    This may also help, I have sampled these scents and this is my order for going from ambery-vanillic to increasing spicy-herbal and/or smokiness for my nose. My preference also runs the same, except the Nereides is better than the Tauer for what I want, but it is more sweet than smoky.

    ambre 114 -> amber precieux -> led nereides opoponax -> l'air du desert marocain -> interlude man

    10/13/13 at 11:24am

    Norstrom said:



    I get a hint of sweetness in the drydown of Avignon, probably provided by the slightest touch of vanilla. Comme des Garcons Black has some pepper (very well done) in the opening, but dries down to a sweet(coumarin) and leathery incense, with a nice liquorice note in the middle of it all smile.gif Black is one of my favorites!

    10/13/13 at 11:24am

    Norstrom said:



    I get a hint of sweetness in the drydown of Avignon, probably provided by the slightest touch of vanilla. Comme des Garcons Black has some pepper (very well done) in the opening, but dries down to a sweet(coumarin) and leathery incense, with a nice liquorice note in the middle of it all smile.gif Black is one of my favorites!

    10/13/13 at 11:54am

    badarun said:



    Try Amouage Epic or Jubilation XXV...From the CdG incense series, the best I like are Zagorsk or Kyoto...

    10/13/13 at 11:57am

    badarun said:



    Strike off Jubilation, just read ur post again & add Dzongkha from L'Artisan..

    10/13/13 at 1:03pm

    aphexacid said:



    I don't agree with Epic Man. It's huge incense, but also huge pepper. If you don't want pepper stay far away from epic.

    If you like Interlude, just get that. There isn't anything even close in my opinion.
    Just be easy in the sprayer

    10/13/13 at 3:42pm

    HAllen said:



    Profumum Roma - Arso.

     

    It's very smokey like Interlude, but it's very green at the same time. It's actually incredibly piney, so it's good for Christmas.

     

    Not sure what you mean with the shorts? If it's cold enough to wear Interlude and L'DDM, then you can wear Arso. You could mean you want a casual fragrance that can be worn with shorts though... 

    10/13/13 at 4:02pm

    maricle said:



    I mean that on Christmas Eve it can be warm enough to qualify as shorts weather, for people apt to wear shorts. Really limits how often some frags are suitable for wear when there are plenty of days with 90%+ humidity and triple digit temps with or without heat index. It's mid-October and today's high was 88.

    10/13/13 at 4:51pm

    cacio said:



    Tom Ford Sahara Noir is a nice incense with some amber. Also, the soon to be discontinued Dior Mitzah (supersmooth frankincense-amber). They have some sweetness, but neither is primarily an amber, so they are not heavy for warm weather.

     

    cacio

    10/13/13 at 4:55pm

    rubegon said:



    Have you tried CDG 2 Man

    10/13/13 at 5:44pm

    pluran said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by maricle View Post

    ...................Not looking for a cedar or pepper bomb.

     

    Good. There's enough of them ! Tedious, very tedious................

    10/13/13 at 6:41pm

    HAllen said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by maricle View Post

    I mean that on Christmas Eve it can be warm enough to qualify as shorts weather, for people apt to wear shorts. Really limits how often some frags are suitable for wear when there are plenty of days with 90%+ humidity and triple digit temps with or without heat index. It's mid-October and today's high was 88.

     

    Haha, wow. I could never reach for an incense in that weather. I'd have a wardrobe of summer scents! 

     

    I know you don't want a vetiver, but Vetiver 46 has a little pepper, cedar, and a touch of smoke but has that vanilla/amber drydown? Vetiver usually does pretty well in warmer weather. You're a bit stuck for choice though with your climate. Ambre Sultan is beautiful, but in your climate it would be incredibly cloying.

    10/13/13 at 7:52pm

    Ryan247 said:



    I've heard Plum Japonise by Tom Ford smells similar!

    10/13/13 at 11:17pm

    daz said:



    Nothing smells like Interlude to my nose. The closest for me strangely enough would be Body Kouros- they both share a similar smoky marshmallowy drydown wink.gif

    10/14/13 at 1:05am

    aphexacid said:



    Quote:
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