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    Default Gunpowder scents - help?

    Over the Christmas we celebrated both the holiday itself and one of my children's birthdays, so we let off a lot of party poppers. I love the residual scent of gunpowder in the air after the small poppers have been popped.

    Is there a scent out there that replicates this smell? It sounds like something CdG should have in its Synthetics series...

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    Yatagan all the way..

    I have a bottle if you are interested
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    L'Anarchiste--so far, Caron is in the lead...
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    Yes Yatagan I guess- but it is so much more. On the other side you can apply "Hoppes No. 9" gun cleaner on your skin if you want to smell like a gunsmith!

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    There is NOTHING like the smell of Hoppes. Great stuff.
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    Have you smelled Terre de Hermes? JC Ellena said that one of his inspirations behind TdH when he created it, was to capture the smell of flint.

    TdH has citrus notes, but there is a distinct effervescent, stone-y note that arises once it's been on your skin for some time. It's not quite as sulphorous (smoky?) as you might want, but try it.

    I love Yatagan - but to me, it's primary note is celery seed.
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    Espionage by Ayala moriel...it transports you back to the days of the revolution.....

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    Thanks chaps!

    I have both Yatagan and l'Anarchiste - LOVE them both, but don't get gunpowder from either.I get wood from Yatagan, and petrol/citrus from l'Anarachiste.

    I had Terre de Hermes and don't recall gunpowder there - or flint. I must revisit it though, with your suggestions in mind.

    The Hoppes sounds promising though!

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    There is something in Gucci Ph that reminds me of gunpowder, though it might be just association, not the smell itself.

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    Lepanto by Speziaria de Venezia has gunpowder notes in it. I love it.

    It was created to commemorate the Battle of Lepanto.

    The only drawback is that this scent is not available online or at any shops apart from the Speziaria in Venice.

    http://www.cuboimages.it/fotoweb/Pre...odifiedTimeAsc

    It's the bottles at the back with the red labels.
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    Francesco Smalto Full Choke is supposed to have a gunpowder note, it's not available in the US, so I haven't tried it, but the first poster was in Ireland.And I live with fans of Hoppes # 9; in fact I'm betting the first girl to get DS#1's attention will be wearing it behind her ears.
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    Here's FullChoke's website proclaiming "the gunpowder accord is the first in perfumery".

    http://www.parfumsmalto.com/FullChoke/fcfragrance.html

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    What you're looking for is Bvlgari's BLV - yes that blue one, nothing blue about it though - it drysdown to a gunpowder smell.

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    There is a rare scent by Francesco Smalto which name is "Full Choke". There is Gunpowder note in it. I would recommend trying this one plus "Terre D'Hermes" which mentioned above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsp_NY View Post
    Here's FullChoke's website proclaiming "the gunpowder accord is the first in perfumery".

    http://www.parfumsmalto.com/FullChoke/fcfragrance.html
    Their claim is wrong because Lepanto has been out for years.
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    I dont know how many people have tried or owned Full Choke. But I will say that I DID own it at one time. Trust me if you want to smell like gun powder, then this should be your go to scent.

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    I went trap shooting this past weekend, and it has also struck me before, but that smell when you break open the action of a 12ga shotgun and remove the spent shell, the whisp of smoke that wafts up from the barrel and the lingering smell of powder on your fingertips after you're finished shooting is really rich and intoxicating. So I searched and found this thread. I thought I'd reopen it for discussion to see if anyone had any additional suggestions for fragrances that capture that smell. Lepanto seems ultra hard to find. I had never heard of nor seen Full Choke before. I see a few others listed, none of which I have tried, with the exception of TdH (and I don't get anything like that smell from TdH, personally.)
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    Default Re: Gunpowder scents - help?

    Amour Nocturne by L'Artisan Parfumeur is another that has a noticeable gunpowder note to me.
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    I love to shoot--clays, game birds, you name it. Ritz crackers..... I love the smell, too, but for some reason, I always get a headache and the smell is one tinged with pain for me. I still do it/love it, though. I like beating and picking up on driven shoots, too.
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    DS & Durga Spent Musket Oil ( if you can find it) Not gunpowder but in the ballpark.

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    Default Re: Gunpowder scents - help?

    Some thoughts....

    (1) There is, according to Erwin Creed, a gunpowder note in Himalaya which was suggested to his father Olivier Creed by famed perfumer Pierre Bourdon. This was told by Erwin to BNer zztopp.

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/228...en-Irish-Tweed

    (2) The gunpowder note in Tere d'Hermès is probably a different interpretation of the "mineral accord" it is known for, and which Jean-Claude Ellena has discussed.

    (3) I always thought that Marc Jacobs BANG had a strong gunpowder accord.
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    Default Re: Gunpowder scents - help?

    Re: Terre d'Hermes, I can only think that the flint is a mineral accord with nothing to do with modern firearms (flintlock muskets were the mainstay of European armies between 1660 and 1840). The same with cordite--I always thought that the smell of my 12 gauge (or 20.... well, okay, even 410) cartridges was cordite until someone told me it hasn't been used since WW II. Off topic, but here's a thought--never wear scent of any hind into the field. Really. I guess that the idea is how to recreate that fragrant moment so that you can relive the sport in other times.
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    Default Re: Gunpowder scents - help?

    I think Beufort's 1805 has some gun powder in it.
    As a great fan of Serenissima I now have to get me mittens of a bottle of Lepanto* mentioned earlier, Spent Musket Oil sounds worth sourcing as well

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    EDIT: *Checked Spezieras website, Lepanto is not listed, did drop them an email enquiry
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    Default Re: Gunpowder scents - help?

    Quote Originally Posted by JanAlways View Post
    Over the Christmas we celebrated both the holiday itself and one of my children's birthdays, so we let off a lot of party poppers. I love the residual scent of gunpowder in the air after the small poppers have been popped.

    Is there a scent out there that replicates this smell? It sounds like something CdG should have in its Synthetics series...
    CDG Amazingreen might be what you're looking for:

    Top Notes: Palm tree leaves, Green pepper, Dew mist, Jungle leaves
    Heart Notes: Ivy leaves, Orris roots, Coriander seeds, Silex
    Base notes: Gunpowder accord, Vetiver, Smoke, White musk

    It's quite subtle and it's not very well liked but I think it's quite underrated as a quiet vetiver and IIRC there was a noticeable but subtle gunpowder smell to it

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    Default Re: Gunpowder scents - help?

    Fullchoke does have a hint of gun powder smell...

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    ...it's hard to convince someone who started this thread almost a decennium ago...!
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    To a very limited extent, G Men by Gainsboro and Quartz pour Homme by Molyneux seem to cover only or mostly the mineral-like, flinty aspect and little else (well, aside from some minimal smoke)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_Trail View Post
    EDIT: *Checked Spezieras website, Lepanto is not listed, did drop them an email enquiry
    What did they say?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chopwet View Post
    CDG Amazingreen might be what you're looking for:

    Top Notes: Palm tree leaves, Green pepper, Dew mist, Jungle leaves
    Heart Notes: Ivy leaves, Orris roots, Coriander seeds, Silex
    Base notes: Gunpowder accord, Vetiver, Smoke, White musk

    It's quite subtle and it's not very well liked but I think it's quite underrated as a quiet vetiver and IIRC there was a noticeable but subtle gunpowder smell to it
    Yes I also pick up the gunpowder note, which is unfortunately the only thing I really like about the scent. Might be worth a try for the OP as an under the radar summer choice.




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