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    Default Re: Ultimate Pine for a 23 yr old

    Quote Originally Posted by smeller View Post
    The WASP thing intrigues me: isn't my beloved Polo Green a Ralph Lauren icon about the american dream? Guess what, Ralph Lauren is a jew descendant from Belarus (Ralph Lifshitz), born in the Bronx, and I admire him more because of it. It could be about breaking social and ethnical barriers through hard work.
    Isn't this a little bit ironic? I mean, the brand image of "Ralph Lauren" is all about tradition, old-money, WASP-East-Coast-aristocracy, with a good deal of British snobbism.

    To me, it isn't at all about the American dream, this "from rags to riches"-thing, but far more this "American-dynasty-thing".

    To me, it's just fake.

    But "Polo" is great nonetheless.

  2. #32

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuciusVorenus View Post
    Yes, I agree that Blenheim Bouquet is what you are looking for. But don't buy it yet. It is very expensive. Please try the inexpensive PINO SILVESTRE first. It is a very good pine, without the citrus that you find in Blenheim Bouquet.

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    I used Pino S. for years, back in the 80's; really liked it. Came in a sort of Christmss tree shaped bottle with pine cone top.

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    Rare Polo by RL? I believe that in US this scent should be widespread...

    I forgot to mention Ormonde Man (Ormonde Jayne), it`s not pine cologne, but it is green and coniferous enough (black hemlock?) with citrus start and woody amber sillage.
    Vetiver The Great!!!

  4. #34

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    Quote Originally Posted by richard d View Post
    I used Pino S. for years, back in the 80's; really liked it. Came in a sort of Christmss tree shaped bottle with pine cone top.
    Or a forest gnome

    Currently wearing: Rose 31 by Le Labo

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    Default Re: Ultimate Pine for a 23 yr old

    I love Yatagan, but for what you're describing, I'd definitely go for Fou d'Absinthe. Also, you should check out Demeter's Christmas Tree. It may not be complex enough for the "WASP" part of your request, but it sure smells like a Christmas tree!

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    I’ve been waiting for such a question! Pine is my obsession!! It is why prompted me to get back into fragrances after a long hiatus. I’m still searching for my holy grail scent: it would be very fresh and invigorating, like a walk in a majestic and calm forest.

    My top scents in the pine category are:
    Fou D’Absinthe (L’Artisan Parfumer). Wonderful, warm, beautiful.
    Epicea (Creed). A true classic.
    Eau de 4 Voleurs (L’Occitane de Provence). Sadly, this has been discontinued!
    Two excellent, very hard to find long-discontinued Italian scents: Corteccia di Pino (Borsari) and Silvester (Modano).
    And an honorable mention for Knize Forest which is hard to find now and is a more complex green scent than strictly pine.

    Wonderful scents in a pine-herbal mode are:
    La Base for Him (Magic Helvetia). Excellent, subtle
    Good ol’ Pino Silvestre! Perhaps an acquired taste but widely available and inexpensive.

    Lemon-pine is an excellent combination:
    Blenheim Bouquet by Penhaligon’s. Superb, one of my favorite scents.
    Eau de Rochas pour Homme
    Eau D’Hadrien
    Fragonard Vetiver

    Many old-school (70s-80s) scents have a charming whiff of pine
    Tsar. Readily available, and always great, IMO.
    Yatagan.
    Eloge du Traitre. This is a kinder, greener version of Yatagan. A modern scent but in the old-school style.
    Gucci Nobile
    Equipage
    Carlo Corinto
    Basile Uomo
    Chevalier D’Orsay
    Armani
    Paco Rabanne

    I think Cumming is over-rated and has NO pine in it. Acqua di Selva irritates me. 1828 is a feeble scent, not worth serious inquiry.

    Watch for products (soap, bath/shower gel) at Christmas time.

    Yup, it is an obsession.
    odysseusm

    "The force that through the green fuse drives the flower // drives my green age..." Dylan Thomas

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    For those who can't get enough discussion of pine, check out my thread on the Women's section, "Invite comments on Pine." It is very interesting to see these reactions!
    Cheers.
    odysseusm

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Fou d'Absinthe by L'Artisan Parfumeur (my favorite pine)
    Rocabar by Hermes
    Blenheim Bouquet by Penhaligon's

    To name a few...
    Fou d'Absinthe by L'Artisan Parfumeur . I only smelled this once but it is pure Christmas tree. You are right.
    "As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnifiscent View Post
    Rocabar by Hermes
    Blenheim Bouquet by Penhaligon's
    Zagorsk CDG Serie Incense
    Hinoki CDG
    Versace Green Jeans
    Yatagan
    or simply... Pino Silvestre
    Just received my first bottle of Yatagan. It is great, but I do believe they have changed the formulation. The tester I had tried locally was the older red label with black top, ( the newer is a white label with silver cap) and the first "whiff" (from the tester) if that is the proper word, blasted me with what could be a scent from god knows where.. The new one, well that blast is not there. Any way, whatever, change in formulation or not, this is truly fabulous stuff and a bargin if any of this is. (could be my new favorite. I am such a fragrence sl--.t
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    Default Re: Ultimate Pine for a 23 yr old

    Quote Originally Posted by odysseusm View Post
    For those who can't get enough discussion of pine, check out my thread on the Women's section, "Invite comments on Pine." It is very interesting to see these reactions!
    Cheers.
    I went and checked out the post on the Women's forum, and I am glad to hear that it's not just men that like pine notes. I myself love them.

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    Default Re: Ultimate Pine for a 23 yr old

    I will second/fourth the L'Artisan Fou d'Absinthe. It instantly reminded me of pine forests as well.

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    I second & or third
    Basile Uomo
    Carlo Corinto
    Gucci Nobile
    & most of all Pino Silvestre .
    In my opinion , Pino also is amongst the heavies in the Pine department .
    It also happens to be like Kouros ,, either loved or hated , a Jeckyl & Hydehere at basenotes for many members & I could not understand why ? but the reason for this is now apparent to me.
    I recently purchased a back up bottle . When it arrived it was horrible
    I didn't know what to think but was it I was definately dissapointed big time ! ... for a number of reasons .
    Commonsense dictated to me that it cannot be a serious reformulation .
    So either this particular bottle has been basking in sunlight for too long or even worse still something has gone wrong on a huge scale in its distribution/storage .
    My thoughts >> I suspect large batches of this have & are still being sold globally , and many have unfortunately purchased bottles of these bad ones over the years & naturally have commented on how horrible this is .
    I now realize why words such as "crap" - "vomit" - "vile" etc etc have been used to describe it .
    I hope to try some real soon at a dept store that stocks it & hope its the same fresh pleasing classic that I know .
    Perhaps others who like it can spritz some on some spare skin when scent hunting & re-confirm its still good to their nose too .
    cheers
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