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    Default Fragrances inspired by the American West?

    Watching For a Few Dollar's More on AMC, I wondered, what fragrances conjure up an image of the old west? So, what do you think. What fragrances remind you of your vision of the old American west?

    By the way, if you haven't seen a Sergio Leone western, tune into AMC. After this one, The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly is coming on. A beautiful picture with one of the greatest score in film history.


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    Sorry, just posted on the wrong thread.
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    Aramis

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    I could be wrong but would new west fit under this catorgory

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    This thread might help you.

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    I immediately thought of Andy Tauer's Lonestar Memories.

    It kills me that, here's a guy formulating his scents in Switzerland, decides to create a tribute to Texas!

    It works, though. Ultra-masculine scent that indeed creates an impression of cowboys around a campfire,sipping coffee, after a hard day of cattle rassling.

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    wild country by avon

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    I would guess many leather and patchouli scents would fit this bill such as

    derby
    heritage
    bandit
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    Lonestar Memories.

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    My vision of the Old West has leather, wood, smoke, and "dryness" notes. I've heard Tauer's Lonestar Memories may fit that bill, but perhaps Dzing!, Timbuktu, maybe even CDG Kyoto?
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    CdG Sequoia might fit the bill, at least the pine forest interpretation of the Old West. I'd be curious to know if any fragrances capture the smell of desert sagebrush.
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    Diptyque L'Eau Trois. Third smell? The smell of three? Third water? The water of Troy? At any rate this is a wonderful and accurate evocation of the central coast range of California and the Siskiyou Mountains of northern California during the rains in early spring. All dusty, resinous smells. Great stuff, now discontinued but still trackdownable with a little determination.

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    Aveda created a series of three essesnces. Dune Primrose, Sand Verbena and Joshua Tree. They were discontinued but I like to think that frontier women might have distilled some of the local flora.

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    The American Wild West: Tauer Lonestar Memories
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    Lonestar Memories sounds like a winner. Next sample package I order will include it.

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    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could to where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, ...... I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butthead53 View Post
    I immediately thought of Andy Tauer's Lonestar Memories.
    Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testimony of few; and number not voices, but weigh them. - Immanuel Kant

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    I'm going to be the Lone(star) dissenter here, and say that LM is not really my idea of the American West. Sure, it smells like a campfire - one where a couple of tires have been thrown on the logs and everyone is sitting around it toasting marshmallows. If your question was directed toward a purchase, I'd sample first; LM isn't for everyone.

    p.s. Watched the entire Man With No Name series on AMC this weekend. God, I love those films! Campy, epic, and gorgeous all rolled into one. And Ennio Morricone's scores are classic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snafoo View Post
    I'd sample first; LM isn't for everyone.
    Isn't that a truism that applies to any and all fragrances?
    Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testimony of few; and number not voices, but weigh them. - Immanuel Kant

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    Quote Originally Posted by surreality View Post
    Isn't that a truism that applies to any and all fragrances?
    Well, yes one should always try before buying, but I'd venture that this truism applies to some more than others. If you check the BN reviews for Lonestar Memories, you'll find that impressions are decidedly more mixed than the average. Didn't mean to single out LM; it's just one of those fragrances that elicits more polarized opinions than others.
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    Lonestar Memories is definitely one that polarizes opinion. I'm enough on the fence about it that when too many people write that it smells like barbeque I get all bummed out and mope. Occasionally, though, I haul out the bottle and love on it real good. It's a reminder that many essential oils smell very little like the plants they come from. Andy has packed him a power of strong, tarry goodness into this brew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoRoads View Post
    Good Lord, of course that and Stetson! I can't believe every response didn't have them in it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nsamadi View Post
    This thread might help you.
    Has anyone tried this (www.desertscents.com)? It's not listed in the BN fragrance directory. The website offers free samples, but it wouldn't accept my order for some reason (and yes, my credit card is paid up!).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snafoo View Post
    Well, yes one should always try before buying, but I'd venture that this truism applies to some more than others. If you check the BN reviews for Lonestar Memories, you'll find that impressions are decidedly more mixed than the average. Didn't mean to single out LM; it's just one of those fragrances that elicits more polarized opinions than others.
    I can see where you are coming from. I agree that some fragrances are more challenging than others (and LM definitely fits in this category).

    Another fragrance has come to mind as one inspired by the American West, D.S. & Durga's Cowboy Grass.
    Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testimony of few; and number not voices, but weigh them. - Immanuel Kant

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    Ralph Lauren Chaps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snafoo View Post
    Has anyone tried this (www.desertscents.com)? It's not listed in the BN fragrance directory. The website offers free samples, but it wouldn't accept my order for some reason (and yes, my credit card is paid up!).
    The website worked fine, for me anyway, and I ordered the samples. Should be interesting....

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    Cowboy Grass? Where can you buy that one?

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    Avon Wild Country--alas not too many good scents are inspired by the American West.

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