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    Default Birch, pine, fir - what smells like trees?

    I'm a little spiced and ambered out. Any suggestions for a fresh, outdoorsy, tree-like scent? My latest cravings
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    Default Re: Birch, pine, fir - what smells like trees?

    Are we talkin' green leaves and dry woods? I hope you get some response, as I'm not much of a spice girl and I seem *gasp* to be all flowered out, and going to seed.
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    Default Re: Birch, pine, fir - what smells like trees?

    Comme des Garcons Sequoia (smells like a redwood forest)
    Van Cleef & Arpels Tsar (pine)
    Comme des Garcons Kyoto (cypress, cedar, teak)
    Ginestet Le Boise (very woody)
    I don't know about birch, but if you're looking for a candle, Henri Bendel makes a nice Birch candle.

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    Default Re: Birch, pine, fir - what smells like trees?

    CB I Hate Perfume's The Fir Tree- can't get much more tree-like than that. Also- his Winter 1972 has that outdoorsy, winter, tree and earth smell. Very unusual.
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    Default Re: Birch, pine, fir - what smells like trees?

    Comme des Garçons Zagorsk has beautiful birch and pine notes.
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    Default Re: Birch, pine, fir - what smells like trees?

    i know agraria has a balsam scent. got it as a candle on a trip to san fran. its also a personal frag. was good.


    these all sound like things a guy could wear. sound very invigorating and wintry as i sit here in a howling blizzard wind so loud it woke me up. winds but not much snow here in connecticut. they've got a great store, richards, in greenwich was told it is like barneys back in the day. so thought i'd check out some scents while i'm here, and wil be going to manhattan, too. wil also visit cb in williamsburg, now. thanks for the info



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    Default Re: Birch, pine, fir - what smells like trees?

    I always recommend this, just because I love it so much myself: Guerlain Aqua Allegoria - Winter Delice. It has moist pines and firs.

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    Default Re: Birch, pine, fir - what smells like trees?

    EL's Private Collection smells like a tree. I wouldn't call it "fresh", though, it's rather deep.
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    Default Re: Birch, pine, fir - what smells like trees?

    I recommend:
    Private Collection (Estee Lauder)
    Winter Delice (it's fir and spices as far as I remember)
    Bon Zai (Quinta Essentia)
    Fetish (Quinta Essentia)
    I also heard wonders about Seve Exquise, but, alas, it was discontinued.
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    Default Re: Birch, pine, fir - what smells like trees?

    I'm second and thirding Winter Delice and estee's Private Collection. Both wonderful pine scents. They are like standing in the middle of a forest with millions of pine trees all around.
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    Default Re: Birch, pine, fir - what smells like trees?

    Comme des Garcons:

    Sequoia- smells like redwood. You get the wood, but you also get a green "canopy" accord.
    Zagorsk- smells like fir and birch-I think this would smell great on a girl. Sad and beautiful.
    Palisander-smells like a very deep red wood.

    I don't know much about womens' perfumes, but these are unisex and are wonderful smelling regardless of the gender of the wearer. They smell very natural also.

    I really wish CdG would do a whole series based on different "trees"
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    Default Re: Birch, pine, fir - what smells like trees?

    [smiley=lartisan.gif]I have been craving "tree scents" too! *My favorites so far are samples of CdG Sequoia and Zagorsk - especially Sequoia. *I want full bottles of both!

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    Default Re: Birch, pine, fir - what smells like trees?

    terra is perfect for this! (antica farmicista)---my favorite pine scent!
    made enough money to buy miami but i pissed it away so fast (jimmy buffett) on perfume (my daughter's addition)

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    Default Re: Birch, pine, fir - what smells like trees?

    CdG Calamus
    Seve Exquise
    Givenchy d'amarige
    CdG Palisander, Sequoia

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    Default Re: Birch, pine, fir - what smells like trees?

    Excellent suggestions all Thanks. I have a decant of Winter Delice somewhere that I'd forgotten as well as one of Private Collection that Glo sent me ages ago. I'll dig those both out and poke around eBay for a couple of others. Sequoia and Zagorsk intrigue me.
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    Three by Dawn Spencer Hurwitz, nose behind fragrances for Calypso, Flora Napa Valley and others. Form her own line DSH perfumes. She is an aromatherapist as well as a perfumeur, so one can order high-qaulity essential oils from her site as well as her sophisticated fragrance blends if you are hankering for pure balsim fir or cypress or pine.

    Link to her site -- use the handy search function, click on search in the navigation bar at the top of the web page

    https://www.dshperfumes.com/index_pdba.asp


    New Orleans
    A fresh conifer scent with sweet herbal nuances in its top and a warm resinous dry down.

    Composition*
    Top notes: Bergamot, Lavender Flower, Licorice, Sweet Basil
    Middle notes: Carnation, Chinese Geranium, Origanum, Pine Needle
    Base notes: Amber, Atlas Cedarwood, Frankincense/Olibanum, Tonka



    Hinoki
    (Japanese Cypress) by DSH

    “This Winter I found a scent of unusual richness, elegance and singularity. It is a scent of peace and warmth for me: Hinoki, the Japanese Cypress. With this scent, I feel enveloped, warmed and calmed... it’s just what I need for the dark and colder months of Winter.” - DSH

    Composition*
    Top notes: Cedarleaf/Thuja, Olibanum/ Frankincense, Pine Needle
    Middle notes: Spruce
    Base notes: Agarwood, Buddahwood, Himalayan Cedar, Incense/Incense Notes, Mysore Sandalwood, Oude (Agarwood)

    Forest Rain by DSH
    soft, green, subtle

    Composition*
    Top notes: Pine Needle
    Middle notes: Sandalwood
    Base notes: Musk

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    Default Re: Birch, pine, fir - what smells like trees?

    If you don't mind incense as well, CDG kyoto has a lovely forest pine note. Give it a try!

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