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    Default Good dark/smokey fragrance to buy for fall

    Im looking for a good fragrance for this coming fall. So far the only one I have is M7. Anyone have any suggestions for some heavier dark/rich/smokey scents I can get? I haven't seen anything in the mall and being 16 limits my options as I cannot drive, nor have a credit card to purchase online. So itd have to be some stuff I can get from Marshalls, TJ Maxx, or Ross. I may be going to Aruba soon so thats also an option with what they sell in the duty free shops in the airport or whatever they sell in Aruba. I just wish I had been into fragrances last year because I went there last year. Probably missed a lot of great stuff. Anyways, any suggestions? I just can't seem to find anything.

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    Default Re: Good dark/smokey fragrance to buy for fall

    Gucci Pour Homme is an obvious choice.

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    I actually tried Gucci PH and didn't like it at all. I don't know what it was. It smelled too cloying to me.

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    If you want to be more adventurous you could try L'Artisan's Tea for Two or some of the Lutens creations, such as Ambre Sultan, Fumerie Turque or Arabie.

    No doubt the US posters will add their suggestions when they wake up.

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    Tea for Two is AMAZING. Easily my favorite scent. Although I have the money to buy it, I dont have the means. Again no credit card, and my parents already say I have enough cologne so they wont reaily buy it for me and then have me pay them back. I can't wait to go to Europe though in 2 or 3 years. We have a timeshare and I think we're going to Marabella Spain. Then another year we're going to Italy. Thats too long to wait though. Im still trying to get my mom to cosign my debit/credit card. Hopefully she pulls through.

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    I recommend Aigner BLACK, please give it a try first.
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    1. Creed Aventus
    2. A*Men Pure Malt
    3. L'instant Extreme
    4. Nasomatto Duro
    5. CDG - Kyoto

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    No idea where I would be able to test that.

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    YSL Rive Gauche.

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    Something you might try to get around the whole credit card thing-- If you have access to those "Green Dot" prepaid Visa/Mastercards, that would be a quick fix if you want to order something. It's a little expensive because you have to pay some money to use them. They're essentially debit cards that you can put money into at the kiosks/machines at big grocery stores. A couple of years ago, I wanted to order some stuff from Aedes and I had cut up all my credit cards, so I got one of those cards just to make one purchase. It cost me a little more money to deal with the cards, but I got my stuff pretty quick. Just a thought.

    For a dark smokey fragrance, try Comme des Garons Jaisalmer or Kyoto from the Incense Series. Actually try the whole series.

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    Default Re: Good dark/smokey fragrance to buy for fall

    Rive Gauche is a fantastic winter fragrance. You might also want to check out Angel Men as well. Although popular on the boards, I don't think I've ever noticed anyone else wearing it when I'm out. One of my winter cornerstones.

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    While maybe not straight down the path you are set on, Body Kouros is the first thing that came to my mind to recommend.

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    Default Re: Good dark/smokey fragrance to buy for fall

    You may be able to find this one cheaply at the outlets you mention, and it's surprisingly good in a dark smoky way:

    Liz Claiborne Spark for Men

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    I do like A*Men, but not what I'm really looking for. I want to try Rive Gauche but no idea where I can test it or buy it. Please only put suggestions down that are actually reasonable for me to get. The only few on here that would be even possible for me to get are Body Kouros, Heritage (heard they have it at TJ Maxx, Marshalls, etc), and Fracesco Smalto PH since people found that at TJ Maxx. Im looking for a dark, smokey, rich, honey, spices, etc. Just a heavy smooth scent.

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    I have that, well I bought it for my dad so he has it. Not what I'm looking for. But youre right its good for the price.

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    Try Jaipur, Envy, or Basala. Those are all fantastic, and they don't have that medicinal smell that some woody frags sometimes have.

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    Default Re: Good dark/smokey fragrance to buy for fall

    But are they heavy?

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    Im looking for a dark, smokey, rich, honey, spices, etc. Just a heavy smooth scent.
    And available at TJMaxx too, gee, you don't ask for much!

    What you describe is Antaeus by Chanel except that you won't find that in a discount store.
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    Ive tried Antaeus and I didnt like it very much. Maybe I didnt let it evolve but thats because i was already headed for the sink after spraying it on. It can be from anywhere that I could possinly get it. Just not online or anything that would be hard to get. I just said TJ Maxx and the like because thats where I usually go for fragrances until I do get a credit card.

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    Default Re: Good dark/smokey fragrance to buy for fall

    My suggestion is Bulgari Black... yumm.

    Mike Storer in Los Angeles
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    I was looking around and I also was thinking about that as a possiblility. Also what about Opium? Would that be good for what Im looking for?

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    Default Re: Good dark/smokey fragrance to buy for fall

    I'll second the Zino Davidoff and Tea for Two suggestions, and add to those with recommendations for both Michael for Men and Le Dandy by D'Orsay.

    Jeff

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    I think Oriscent's Sandalwood has a woodsy, smokey smell to it. I also think Oriscent's Wild Amber is a great fall/winter scent, though it's not exactly smokey.

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    Default Re: Good dark/smokey fragrance to buy for fall

    Comme des Garons Man 2 smells like a campfire! Can't get any smokier than that.

    Finding it at the places you mention may be tough.

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    UH... Tea for Two!!!

    Fumerie Turque too...

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    Matre Parfumeur et Gantier Eau des les is definitely worth a try. It's a rich and smoky woods-based scent of great elegance and lasts a long time on the skin.
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    Default Re: Good dark/smokey fragrance to buy for fall

    The heavy, smooth masculine incense / resin amber type scents I love are:

    YSL M7
    SL Arabie
    SL Ambre Sultan
    Five Star Fragrance Royal Secret pour homme
    Guerlain L'Instant pour homme
    YSL Body Kouros
    CK Obsession Men
    Crown Eau de Russe
    Halston Z-14
    Aramis Havana pour homme

    Hope that helps!
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