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    Default Looking for a sensual wood scent

    Hi all...I've started to get a bit tired of the usual aquatics that I wear, so I'd like a new fragrance. I'm kind of looking for something that is dark, sensual, maybe a bit spicy and that is a wood scent. Curious to see what you all suggest. And by the way I returned Lucky Number 6, which I believe is a sensual wood - because the staying power was just too short.

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    Default Re: Looking for a sensual wood scent

    Gucci Pour Homme by Gucci - drop dead sexy, woody, a slight incense note. One of Tom Ford's finer moments at Gucci.

    Also, if price is not an object, go for my absolutely favorite sensual wood scent: Ambre Sultan by Serge Lutens.

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    If price is not an issue, Santal Noble by MPG would be an excellent choice IMO.

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    Can't go wrong with YSL M7...another Tom Ford product.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajmc View Post
    If price is not an issue, Santal Noble by MPG would be an excellent choice IMO.
    He beat me to the punch. Santal Noble is the ultimate wood scent IMO.
    Last edited by teflondog; 8th September 2007 at 04:22 AM.

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    I will third the Santal Noble, phenomenal stuff.
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    Default Re: Looking for a sensual wood scent

    Quote Originally Posted by knightowl View Post
    Can't go wrong with YSL M7...another Tom Ford product.
    I totally second this one!
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    Serge Lutens Chene. Utterly gorgeous, and rumored to be the winter special-guest-star export scent. (you don't have your location in your sig, so I am assuming that you aren't in the EU)

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    Default Re: Looking for a sensual wood scent

    Check out Guerlain's Bois d'Arménie if you can find it. Very special and different, a woody oriental that's very sensual to my nose.

    Top note : Frankincense, Iris, Pink Pepper
    Middle note : Gaiac Wood, (Saintwood), Benzoin, Coriander
    Base note : Patchouli, Copahu Balm, Musk
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    Try Macassar (Rochas). Extreme woody. Hard to get hold of, but worth it !

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    Some of these might fit the bill:

    Sandalo by Villoresi - beautiful sandalwood and sensual rosewood
    Santal de Mysore by Lutens - brilliant spicy-sweet sandalwood
    Rochas Lui - woody oriental, neroli, cedar, vanilla
    Jaguar Mark II - a sensuous woody patchouli, fantastic, if you can get it
    Tristano by Tristano Onofri - a sleeper, fresh, rich, woody, spicy, sweet
    B*Men by Mugler - sweet, gourmandy wood. Modern.
    Vetyver by L'Occitance - earthy vetiver with spicy oriential touches
    Punjab by Capucci - a leathery chypre with oriental notes. Cedar, patchouli and fir notes on the wood side, but also myrrh, olibanum, amber, leather, moss. Very 80s.

    Also, though it's dry and smoky rather than sensuous, try Creed's Bois du Portugal, one of the best woodies out there.
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    All great suggestions on this thread. I would like to add an inexpensive one...Carven Homme.

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    Default Re: Looking for a sensual wood scent

    I'm on a Lutens trip today. The quality of raw materials in these fragrances is completely out of f_cking site.

    Sensual and exotic wood:

    Serge Lutens Chêne
    Serge Lutens Santal de Mysore
    Serge Lutens Cèdre
    Balenciaga Pour Homme
    Editions Parfums Noir Epices
    Last edited by pluran; 8th September 2007 at 11:39 AM.

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    Creed Bois de Santal {sandalwood + vanilla + green orange}: amazing sandalwood, very few can match it

    Chanel Bois des Iles {sandalwood + florals + neroli}: sandalwood classic...has a sensual 'gingerbread' effect

    YSL M7 {agarwood + vetiver}: superb reasonably priced agarwood juice

    MPG Santal Noble {cedarwood + coffee beans}: more cedar than sandalwood, but it has its fans...do you think wooden chests are sensual?
    Last edited by zztopp; 8th September 2007 at 12:07 PM.
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    Tumulte by Christian Lacroix,
    Gucci Rush.
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    anteus?

    bois des iles - chanel ?

    arabie by SL has a great cedar base and its really spicy and sensual

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    Ambre Sultan comes immediately to mind.
    And Feminite du Bois by Shiseido
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    Bois de Santal by Keiko Mecheri
    Oliban by Keiko Mecheri

    Keiko does woods very well, in my opinion.

    I definitely third the Serge Lutens Chene recommendation. Part of me hopes its not the winter export as I have a bell jar on its way from Paris at the moment. I cant wait to really hit that bottle hard this fall - its perfect for Fall in the Poconos!
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    A few more you might be interested in :

    Terre d'Hermes {flint, pepper, grapefruit, cedar, benzoin}...a smooth mineralic scent with cedar and benzoin. "A voyage that goes on to unveil the earthy sensuality of wood notes softened with benzoin. "

    Creed Original Santal {cedar, sandalwood, cinnamon, coriander, benzoin}...a sexy spicy-sweet woody scent.

    Truefitt & Hill West Indian Limes ...perhaps not a very sensual scent, but its loaded with woody petitgrain and a bit of lime.
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    ultimately there are some choices for you to pick one:
    Gucci Pour Homme
    Envy for Men by Gucci
    M7 by YSL
    Antaeus by Chanel
    Last edited by JohnDont; 8th September 2007 at 07:28 PM.

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    All of the Guccis mentioned: Pour Homme, Envy, and Rush, with Envy being the most obviously sexy, but the least woody by a long shot, and Rush probably being the most versatile and most woody, but least refined and complex (that award goes to PH). What a great wood house! And all of them are extremely affordable.
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    I support
    M7
    Gucci PH
    Tumulte PH
    Antaeus

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    Gucci Envy, what I'm wearing tonight.
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    Another tick for M7

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    Zino Davidoff has rosewood, cedar and sandalwood--and it is a VERY sensual scent!

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    Great suggestions listed in this thread. My favorite category of fragrance. Sensual wood? Try these:

    Serge Lutens Chene - oak wood, nothing else
    CdG Palisander - palisander and incense spice
    CdG Sequoya - smells like spiced rum in a sauna - warm all over.
    J Peterman 1903 - inexpensive but fantastic green woody chypre
    Ave Luxe Firewood - pine and sandal wood freshly cut
    Gucci pour Homme - spice, woods and earth
    Diptyque Tam Dao - dry natural sandalwood

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnDont View Post
    ultimately there are some choices for you to pick one:
    Gucci Pour Homme
    Envy for Men by Gucci
    M7 by YSL
    Antaeus by Chanel
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lightninrod View Post
    It is awesome to see you recommend this, for this was the first thought in my mind, too, upon reading the subject line! Perfect, near-ideal suggestion!

    Not yet mentioned, I will also nominate Hermes Rocabar. My wife (then-girlfriend) used to keep one of my shirts with her in North Guilford (New Haven, Yale) after I'd worn it while wearing Rocabar so that she could smell it from time to time after I'd returned to South Dakota.

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    Add another vote for Santal de Mysore.

    Although it strikes me as more spicy than woody, Idole de Lubin.
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    Niche- Vetiver 46 by Le Labo. A great Brutish Vetiver. a 10
    Commercial- For Him Narciso Rodriguez. Modern Fougere that is SOOO wearable. a 8

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    The name doesn't sound like it, but Le Labo Rose 31 is a sensual wood scent.

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    Oh yes, M7! Hub has changed from summer's Égoïste to M7 now that the temperature has dropped and it's irresistible, leaves a gorgeous trail.

    Also thumbs up for
    Santal Noble
    Antaeus

    And I would add SL Un Bois Sépia, my fave tree-hugging scent, gotta love it!
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    Not the most spectacular Lutens
    but a very satisfactory experience:
    Un Cèdre
    particularly during fall and winter.

    (Some may find the entry of the tuberose a bit too sensual - but it will pass!)
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