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    Default Whats similar to Encre Noire?

    I'm liking Encre Noire and was wondering whats out there that are close to, or better in your opinion than EN. I know I like the vetiver, and also like the wood and spices in EN as well. Just curious to know the other frags in this corner of the scent world. I've done the search in the directory, but that only goes so far. Any recommendations to sample?

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    Default Re: Whats similar to Encre Noire?

    Try Chanel Exclusifs Sycomore and Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire.
    Spring/Summer Wardrobe: vetiver extraordinaire, rose 31, terre d'hermes!

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    Default Re: Whats similar to Encre Noire?

    Sycomore by Chanel
    Black Vetyver Café by Jo Malone

    Not exactly similar, more like variations on the theme...but definitely worth trying if Encre Noir is your thing!

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    Default Re: Whats similar to Encre Noire?

    I also found that the vetiver in White Musk for Man by TBS and Burberry the Beat is very similar to the one found in Encre Noire.
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    Default Re: Whats similar to Encre Noire?

    Comme des Garçons Incense Series: Kyoto

    has a similar wood/vetiver character to Encre Noire.

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    Nice suggestions, hope to try some of these when I can. How is Comme des Garcons 2 Man? People say its incense, smoky woods, and vetiver, seems to be well liked.

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    Default Re: Whats similar to Encre Noire?

    Try L'Occitane's vetiver... it is a "cedary" vetiver.

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    I own Encre Noire, Vetyver Occitane and Black Vetyver Cafe and have sampled Vetiver Extraordinair. I don't see any similarities. The only scent that reminds me of EN is Kenzo Air and that is in the drydown. Personally I think that the most unique aspect of EN is the opening but if you like the drydown go for Kenzo Air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rinosaur View Post
    Nice suggestions, hope to try some of these when I can. How is Comme des Garcons 2 Man? People say its incense, smoky woods, and vetiver, seems to be well liked.
    I have tried that. It is very close to Gucci pH.

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    Default Re: Whats similar to Encre Noire?

    Sycomore by Chanel. But it's more sumptuously floral, smokier and heavier. Nuttier too.

    Encre Noire is slightly darker, a little less smoky - with that distinctive ink note at the top.
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    Default Re: Whats similar to Encre Noire?

    Quote Originally Posted by rinosaur View Post
    Nice suggestions, hope to try some of these when I can. How is Comme des Garcons 2 Man? People say its incense, smoky woods, and vetiver, seems to be well liked.
    Yes, like cpk said, it does smell like Gucci PH (the brown juice), without the papyrus and ambery notes (making me like the Gucci creation more). But whereas Gucci PH has woody/ambery notes to support the fragrance, CdG 2Man uses a transparent smokey quality and grassy vetiver-iness to capture the heart notes.

    Although these two are not in the realm of vetiver scents, much less Encre-Noire-type vetiver scents, I highly recommend you trying Gucci PH and CdG 2Man, they are really fine fragrances.
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    Default Re: Whats similar to Encre Noire?

    I own both Encre Noire and CDG 2Man. At first, these smelled almost alike to me, on my skin. I can tell the difference between them now. As supracuhz said, CDG 2Man is a little more transparent and smoky smelling. With Encre Noire, I always get an initial whiff of something that smells like lavender when I first apply it, but then it settles into the vetiver with the ink note. I like both of these scents very much and wear them pretty frequently.

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    Thanks for all the replies. I will go out an try alot of these suggestions tomorrow, especially CDG 2 Man, from writing, I think I will like it even more.
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    Default Re: Whats similar to Encre Noire?

    to me CDG2 smells like Gucci PH mixed with M7 and Tomy Bahamas.
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