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    Default Suggestions for semi-sweet/woody/incense frags

    Hi folks,

    I can find incense, I can find woody, I can find semi-sweet fragrances. However, I cant find a good combination. Looking for suggestions. What I have in mind is something along the lines of Gucci PH.

    Regards,
    S
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    Serge Lutens Chene comes to mind.

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    L'Homme Sage by Divine
    Citta di Kyoto by Santa Maria Novella
    Angelique Encens from Creed
    and perhaps Dzongkha by L'Artisan Parfumeur

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    Gucci Pour Homme = Comme des Garcons 2Man = Idole by Lubin = Patchouli 24 by Le Labo

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    Nino Cerruti - Pour Homme (not the re-worked, recent release, go for the original)

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    Cacharel Nemo
    Lacxroix Tumulte
    Perhaps Grafton by Truefitt?
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    L'Occitane's Eau des Baux is 'exactly' what you are craving my friend.... incensy/cedar top notes reminiscent of a Gucci PH type scent along with a slight smokey tea character/similar to Tea for Two... over the entirety of the development and ambery vanillic note slowly seeps it's way over the woods and spices to create a very satisfying effect... the longevity and sillage are 'outstanding'....

    a very masculine yet vulnerable scent... a top 5... for sure and sold at a 'very' reasonable price.

    Do yourself a huge favor and seek this out.

    a.

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    Great suggestions folks. Will be checking them out soon.
    The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
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    Christian Dior Bois d'Argent Cologne!

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26123541.html

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    CdG 2Man, Parfumerie Generale Querelle, and even sweeter (but shorter lasting, unfortunately) the hard-to-find Gucci Rush.

    Best regards,
    Mike

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    Tommy Bahama ( original ) - semi-sweet/woody/incense fragrance similar to Gucci PH.

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    L'Instant du Guerlain Pour Homme has a semi-sweet opening, then runs the gamut of precious woods, and evolves with a smokey incense-like base that lasts for hours.
    Do check this one out on your skin!

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    L'Artisan's Timbuktu and Dzongkha
    Tommy Bahama, Tommy Bahama (original)

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    Semi Sweet/woody/incense fragrances?
    test these-
    1) CdG Sequoia,
    2) Tauer's L' Air Du Desert Morocain.
    3) Joseph Satkus,
    4) LeLabo Vetiver 46,

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    I'd second Divine L'Homme Sage.

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    no 'other' mentions of Eau des Baux? - a true shame!

    a.

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    Quote Originally Posted by breeze11 View Post
    Tommy Bahama ( original ) - semi-sweet/woody/incense fragrance similar to Gucci PH.
    Agreed... with a little less sharpness. It's a bit sweeter, a bit more mellow - less incense.
    I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!

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    Chanel Egoiste

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    Maybe a bit strange but I say give it a try to Shiseido-Feminitè du Bois. It is a fragrance for women, but I use it with great pleasure. If not you can give a try to some of the CdG fragrances. CdG2 is somethink like you look for but on the spicy side. CdG2 for men is not spicy but not that sweet either. It is more lemony-sweet. If I'm not wrong L'Artisan Timbuktu is also in the same line. Sometimes I get angry because of I find this site. Before that I had my own small fragrance world. After finding this site I was disappointed because I have realized that there are so many good fragrances that I want to test and know. Now I got curious when I read, in their replyes to you, all the fragrances that I haven't even heard or never had a chance to test. :-p

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    I second Bois d'Argent, if you can find it!

    Neiman's has it online occasionally, but it sells out within a day or so every time.
    Lately I've been wearing:
    Windsor, Bois de Santal, Original Santal, Elixir, Douro, Endymion, Reflection, Arcus, Marwah

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    Another for both L'Homme Sage and Idole de Lubin.

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    Chic for men popped into mind when I think of an incense/sweet type of smell.

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    Guerlain Bois D'Armenie is my recommendation.
    I'm simplifying my life. For Sale Thread (some niche, some designer):
    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=222407

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajmc View Post
    Another for both L'Homme Sage and Idole de Lubin.
    I think this makes four votes for Divine l'Homme Sage.

    Also try Acqua di Biella, Bursch and the CdG Incense series. Most notably Avignon and Ouarzazate.
    Last edited by Sloan; 17th August 2007 at 03:57 AM.

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    Another alternative to Gucci PH is Azzaro Visit

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    Oliban by Keiko Mecheri. Very wearable by men.

    jim

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    Andy Tauer L`Air Du Desert Marocain.

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    Hermes Equipage

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    Body Kouros
    (Eaux des Bavx was dead-on)
    MisterK / Vicomte de K / K
    Ephemeral Top 5: YSL PH HC, Worth PH, Equipage, Monsieur Rochas HC, Acqua di Gio

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    Default Re: Suggestions for semi-sweet/woody/incense frags

    Quote Originally Posted by Vibert View Post
    Citta di Kyoto by Santa Maria Novella
    This was the first thought in my mind upon reading the subject line...

    Quote Originally Posted by Circa1905 View Post
    Hermes Equipage
    ...and this was the 2nd!


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    Serge Lutens Borneo 1834.

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    L'Homme Sage
    CDG 2 Man
    Azzaro Visit (a bit sweeter than "semi-sweet")

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    CDG 2 Man
    Cacharel Nemo
    Azzaro Visit

    but really, once you have Gucci Pour Homme, you can stop there, as I don't think
    there is a better fragrance in that category.

    Just my opinion.
    Last edited by trumpet_guy; 19th August 2007 at 06:23 AM.

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