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    Default Scents that smell like 1) Plywood / lumber at Home Depot, 2) Pine Christmas tree sap

    Hi,

    I'm looking for two scents.

    First, I'd like something that smells like plywood and lumber, the kind of smell you might find in the lumber aisles at Home Depot or in a home-made fort or an attic built from wood. Sure, maybe a little musty even, not fresh-cut. Fairly dry. Those smells remind me of my youth. I don't want just a "woody" scent, I want an authentic scent that will trigger memories.

    There have been similar threads before and I've seen Hinoki by CdG mentioned, Sequoia, D.S. and Durga New England Pine, Serge Lutens Chene. I'm guessing Hinoki may be what I'm looking for, any opinions?

    Second, I'm looking for something that smells like pine needles & sap from a Christmas tree. The scent you might get when you go under the tree to water it, the scent that makes me think Christmas. Pine, spruce, fir. Again, I don't want a "piney" scent but one that is authentic to the smell of a real Christmas tree. No offense to anyone who doesn't celebrate.

    I know Polo has some pine needle notes but it dries down differently and again I'm not really looking for a "pine needley" scent, I would like something more pure & authentic to the pine sap scent.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Scents that smell like 1) Plywood / lumber at Home Depot, 2) Pine Christmas tree

    Hey! You mentioned the two I was going to mention in Hinoki and Chene. Try those, I'm pretty sure they'll satisfy what you're looking for.
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    +1 on the Hinoki!

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    In terms of the Christmas Tree request. I'd say L'Artisan Fou d'Absinthe and Mazzolari (their namesake) would be two to try. Also, Demeter Christmas Tree is (obviously) one to try and it is IMHO one of their better offerings. if you want Christmas Tree pure and simple, the Demeter is the one to go with.

    If you want your plywood planks with some fig try Salvatore Ferragamo PH. It can be found for an excellent price all over the place online.
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    Default Re: Scents that smell like 1) Plywood / lumber at Home Depot, 2) Pine Christmas tree

    plywood = d2squared he wood

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    Default Re: Scents that smell like 1) Plywood / lumber at Home Depot, 2) Pine Christmas tree

    Quote Originally Posted by hammersj View Post
    Second, I'm looking for something that smells like pine needles & sap from a Christmas tree.
    Polo Explorer gives me this vibe.

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    Tam Dao smells like lumber to me.
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    Default Re: Scents that smell like 1) Plywood / lumber at Home Depot, 2) Pine Christmas tree

    Hermes Rocabar?

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    Art of Shaving Sandalwood has a strong fir tree note.
    "Smell with your nose, not your ears".

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    Default Re: Scents that smell like 1) Plywood / lumber at Home Depot, 2) Pine Christmas tree

    When I tried Encre Noire it just smelled like plywood to me. Haven't tried it since because of it.
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    MPG Santal Noble.
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    Default Re: Scents that smell like 1) Plywood / lumber at Home Depot, 2) Pine Christmas tree

    Well.... sooner or later I would come across this thread. Welcome, I'm always glad to see pine-oriented questions. And props to you for having such good taste
    For the wood-shop vibe, Hinoki definitely is the way to go.
    For the Christmas-tree, sap, exhilarating feeling... I'm still looking. I haven't found anything with that "zing" factor. It may be a Holy Grail.
    Fou D'Absinthe is a lovely warm pine scent, but it is more mellow than what you are seeking.
    Maybe Zagorsk (Comme des Garcons Incense line). Maybe.
    I'll invite you to check out the Coneheads group here at Basenotes. There is lots of pine and resin-oriented discussion there. And I'll keep thinking on this issue.
    Cheers, ody
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    This one is old probably came out in 1950s, my grandpa wore this one called Pino Silvestre. Another one would be Acqua Di Selva.

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    Default Re: Scents that smell like 1) Plywood / lumber at Home Depot, 2) Pine Christmas tree

    I'm gonna sound like a broken record here because I've said it before, but Cypres-Musc by Creed, to me, is the woodiest smelling fragrance I've ever smelled. To me, it literally smells like I'm standing in a saw mill.

    As for Xmas tree scents, I don't think I can help you there.
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    + Serge Lutens Fille en Aiguilles

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    Celine Fever has a real "bare" wood quality to it. I don't work with wood, so I can't really say exactly what it is closest to, though.

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    Thanks for the responses so far, I've got plenty of reviews to peruse & samples to order ahead of me.

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    Default Re: Scents that smell like 1) Plywood / lumber at Home Depot, 2) Pine Christmas tree

    For the Christmas pine, possibly Guerlain's Aqua Allegoria Winter Delice:
    Top Notes: Fir Trees
    Middle Notes: Scotch Pine, Balsam
    Base Notes: Somalian Incense, Sugar and Vanilla.
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    Default Re: Scents that smell like 1) Plywood / lumber at Home Depot, 2) Pine Christmas tree

    Try CdG Jaisalmer. To me it smells like pine wood and nothing else.

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    Default Re: Scents that smell like 1) Plywood / lumber at Home Depot, 2) Pine Christmas tree

    Profumo.it Hindu Kush.

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    Seconding the Zagorsk!


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    Etro Mahogany is pure essence of lumbermill.
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    Default Re: Scents that smell like 1) Plywood / lumber at Home Depot, 2) Pine Christmas tree

    Check out Christian Lacroix Tumulte pour Homme. Very "lumber-y", not too expensive, and comes in an awesome bottle too.
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    Another vote for Tam Dao for the lumber. Also, Gucci PH if you don't mind some incense thrown in. Tam Dao is like wet, fresh cut lumber, and Gucci PH is lumber in a sauna.

    I don't know about the pine sap...
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    Default Re: Scents that smell like 1) Plywood / lumber at Home Depot, 2) Pine Christmas tree

    Try Dirty English for the lumber/treefort smell you're looking for- to me this scent reminds you of sawing through an old pine floorboard I love it

    +1 on fou d'absinthe for the pine sap rec
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    +1 on the "Tumulte"

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    I also thought of Tumulte by Christian Lacroix.....Gary

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