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    Default Smoke Smoke and more Smoke.

    I am getting to be near complete on ordering samples of my most wanted in my quest to try everything I think I might like. Bvlgari Black is my signature and what I'm looking for is maybe something I may have missed while ordering decants and samples in the last few months.

    What I'm primarily looking for is if I missed a dark smoky fragrance that isn't spicy or sweet. Incense wood leather rubber ok, but not sweet or spicy fruity clovey or floral. Which smokey frags have I possibly not thought of or found? I'm hoping someone can suggest something that I haven't bought a sample of yet. Thanks.

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    Well, I`ve been wanting badly for a long time to get me Annick Goutals`s Eau du Fier. Could be your cup of tea too, who knows...

    Notes include : Smoked tea from China, Sevelle Orange, Smoked birch bark, Cloves, Unrefined salt, Osmanthus.

    Unfortunetly this is quite hard to get, but it should be possible. (it`s discontinued)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigeon Murderer
    Well, I`ve been wanting badly for a long time to get me Annick Goutals`s Eau du Fier. Could be your cup of tea too, who knows...

    Notes include : Smoked tea from China, Sevelle Orange, Smoked birch bark, Cloves, Unrefined salt, Osmanthus.

    Unfortunetly this is quite hard to get, but it should be possible. (it`s discontinued)
    I had this on my early list to acquire a sample but it was pretty hard to find and I think I remember reading that it was pretty heavy on the cloves, so I took it off my list after a time.

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    Dior Bois Noire...is something burning?

    And if you haven't tried Gucci PH or Tommy Bahama, those might be worth a shot as well.
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    Francesco Smalto PH
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    Discontinued but still available online.
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    Default Re: Smoke Smoke and more Smoke.

    Quote Originally Posted by iMaverick
    Dior Bois Noire...is something burning? *

    And if you haven't tried Gucci PH or Tommy Bahama, those might be worth a shot as well.

    Do you actually mean Eau Noire? Is that the same thing as Bois Noire?

    Gucci PH is my second favorite all time, and I have tried Tommy Bahama.

    Thanks

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    Smells like a (burning) fireplace: Divine L'Homme Sage. Not at all sweet, very elegant and sure smoky.
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    Gucci PH

    I see you already have visit.
    For a dry smoke with a perfectly placed moist fruit try Nemo, a big climber on my list, It is REALLY good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markc
    Do you actually mean Eau Noire? Is that the same thing as Bois Noire?

    Gucci PH is my second favorite all time, and I have tried Tommy Bahama.

    Thanks

    Eau Noire, that's it! I keep confusing it with Egoiste's old name. Sorry. :-[
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    Markc, I`m not sure how familiar you are with Comme des Garcons, but you should certainly check out CdG 2 Man & Tea.

    Btw, I`m quite suprised that you don`t have couple of smoky-classics in your wardrobe: 1) Hermes : Bel Ami. Smoked leather, woods, pepper and dash of sweetness from vanilla. 2) Cartier : Declaration. Tea-ish smokiness out of birch note, with quite heavy load of mediterrian spices.

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    Default Re: Smoke Smoke and more Smoke.

    Two suggestions:

    1. Anvers (Ulrich Lang)
    2. CdG 2Man

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    If you're looking for smoke, I would definitely recommend Madini Ambargris (www.madini.com). *A very deep amber that resembles a smoldering campfire. And it's pretty inexpensive ($20 for 3 ml). *I also highly recommend Divine L'Homme Sage - FANTASTIC!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronald
    1. Anvers (Ulrich Lang)

    -R

    Yup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronald
    Two suggestions:

    2. CdG 2Man

    -R
    Great recomendation!

    Smells like a campfire that has recently been put out! Never fails to please (in the Winter, not exactly a Summer scent).

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    Diptyque - Essence of John Galliano (room spray) should definately be on your list. It is very linear (it's a bloody room spray!) but reminds me very beautifully of a burning fire of birch wood, with quite a bit of incense thrown in the mix. Very dry scent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geastrum
    Diptyque - Essence of John Galliano (room spray) should definately be on your list. It is very linear (it's a bloody room spray!) but reminds me very beautifully of a burning fire of birch wood, with quite a bit of incense thrown in the mix. Very dry scent.
    LOL, I just opened this thread to write this. Amazing fragrance!

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    If you want smoke with no sweetness, try Norma Kamali's 'Incense.' Depression in a bottle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeD
    If you want smoke with no sweetness, try Norma Kamali's 'Incense.' *Depression in a bottle.

    This is high on my list to try but I haven't had any luck finding a sample or decant anywhere. Any suggestions?

    Thanks to everybody for posts so far.

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    I guess the best way to test this one would be to order samples from the online vendors that sell Kamali scents in the US. A full bottle is very expensive, and unless you were goth through and through to your very core, it may not be money well spent.

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    Caswell-Massey makes an oil called Holy Smoke. It's a smokey musk scent, a bit on the sweet side. It's very potent: the bottle reads "One drop lasts all day," and that's no joke.

    Good stuff...I need to get me a new bottle of it for winter, but I think it's smooth enough for spring.
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    I suppose Noir Epices by Michel Roudnitska for Editions de Parfum Frédéric Malle could be one for you (a beautiful, dark, spicy fragrance without a hint of sweetness ; not exactly "smoky", but close to that yet.)

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    Tea for Two is hugely SMOKY but is also a little sweet

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    Tea for Two was the one that came to my mind.

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    Default Re: Smoke Smoke and more Smoke.

    Have you tried Maître Parfumeur et Gantier Eau des Îles? Burnt wood, not sweet.
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    Default Re: Smoke Smoke and more Smoke.

    Quote Originally Posted by JaimeB
    Have you tried Maître Parfumeur et Gantier Eau des Îles? Burnt wood, not sweet.
    Actually I was scrambling last week to find someone who decants it with no luck. I kind of sampled a couple MPG's last week and was floored and immediately began looking for someone on the sell/swap list who decants this. I will not buy a bottle blind for this much money so I guess I will have to wait for someone who is willing to decant it.

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    Will anyone mention
    Oscar de la Renta pour Lui or Basala or Santos de Cartier?
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    Quote Originally Posted by phantagarow
    Will anyone mention
    Oscar de la Renta pour Lui or Basala or Santos de Cartier?
    Basala and Santos de Cartier are smoky.
    Are you not entertained??? Is this not why you are here??

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    Quote Originally Posted by knightowl
    [quote author=phantagarow link=1149020009/15#25 date=1149100545]Will anyone mention
    Oscar de la Renta pour Lui or Basala or Santos de Cartier?
    Basala and Santos de Cartier are smoky.
    [/quote]


    I think Basala`s smokines is quite much exaggerated. This has been my sotd, and gf said it smells like pencil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knightowl
    [quote author=phantagarow link=1149020009/15#25 date=1149100545]Will anyone mention
    Oscar de la Renta pour Lui or Basala or Santos de Cartier?
    Basala and Santos de Cartier are smoky.
    [/quote]


    Thanx very much :-*
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