Originally Posted by irrbloss
Is there any "real" fragrances out there (for men) that resembles fresh dirt? I have "Dirt" from Demeter, and I like it, but it's not wearable and has a short longevity. I would like something more wearable, that smells really fresh and earthy without too many other notes. I want something that smells like an autumn forest just after a rainfall, wet leaves, mud, maybe a hint of ripe wild apples.
Edit: I just played around and came up with a really nice scent that comes close to the above! One drop of essential oil (apple), two sprays Demeter "Rain" and half a spray of Demeter "Dirt".
I seems you're really describing 'forest' rather than 'dirt' scents.
But If I'm mistaken then go to the Yves Rocher site and order " Nature Millanaire PH. "
Notes: Earth Scents, Bergamot, Orange, Cardamom, Coriander, Cinnamon Bark, Cedarwood, Incense, Myrrh, Benzoin.
Not for me, but you might like it. Arid as hell, too.
(If you must have apples you could nuy Homme Nature from the same site and layer it.)
Now, if i'm NOT mistaken and you're really referring to a 'wet forest' scent, you've got a lot more choices.
MPG Route de Vetiver is certainly one, though I can only think of one reason to wear it, and that's to freak out all the Yatagan users.
There are other vetivers which are excellent, two of which already mentioned, Guerlian's and LV's
I'd recommend Jacomo de Jacomo-- and other powerhouse 80's outdoor frags.
Azarro PH (1978) A great fougere, has a 'refined forest' feel to it. ( no apples though)--- For that matter so does BdP
And stay away from Abecrombie and Fitch.
And it might not be too much of a stretch to try Rocabar, either
What a good question. I wish I could have come up with a better answer.
Good luck in your quest,
Then there's Yatagan.