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    So im in the market for 4 new bottles of juice. Im looking for an incense, a leather, a rose, and a woodsy/vetiver frag. So far im looking at:

    Incense
    1.Something from the Comme des Garcons incense line
    2.Wazamba by parfum d'empire
    3.Cardinal by Heely

    Leather
    1.Parfum d'habit by MPEG
    2.Cuir Cordoba by Keiko Mecheri
    3.Cuir Ottoman by parfum d'empire

    Rose
    1.Black Aoud by Montale
    2.Dark by andrea Maack

    Woodsy/Vetiver
    1.Eloge du traitor
    2.Terre de hermes
    3.Tanoke by Odin

    What does everyone think about any of these? Which would you suggest? Any others I should consider?

    Thanks for your help!

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    Incense: I like especially CDG Avignon (most classical). CDG Zagorsk if you like a little bit of piney resins. For a clean, luminous frankincense you can also check $$$ Amouage Jubilation XXV.

    Leather: good choices, but my favorite leathers are more straightforward ones. Knize Ten for a classic, confident amber-leather, cheapie Estee Lauder Azuree (with some citrus on top - this is the more refined sibling of classic Aramis), Rien for a bitter, animalic leather. And especially Bandit, green s&m leather.

    Rose: I have not tried Dark. But I love Black aoud, big, strong, assertive.

    Woodsy/vetiver: I have not smelled Tanoke. TdH smells more like a citrus to me. I like Eloge du traitre a lot, very green, so in your set I'd choose this. But the terms woody vetiver make me think about Chanel Sycomore: a fresh vetiver with touches of woods and smoke.

    cacio

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    Incense- I don't think you can go wrong with CDG, and imo they define the incense line

    Leather- how about Leather Oud lol

    Rose- don't know Dark, but Black Aoud is really beautiful

    Vetiver- second sycomore lol

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    Incense - From Your List: CdG Avignon. My Personal Recommendation: Incense Oud (By Kilian)
    Leather - From Your List: Cuir Ottoman. My Personal Recommendation: Knize Ten
    Dark Rose - From Your List: Black Aoud. My Personal Recommendation: Portrait of a Lady (Frederic Malle)
    Woodsy/Vetiver - From Your List: Terre d'Hermes. My Personal Recommendation: The same for woodsy, and for vetiver Les Nombres d'Or Vetiver (Mona di Orio)
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)

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    Incense
    1.Avignon by Comme des Garcons
    3.Cardinal by Heely

    But try Preludio d'Oriente by Cale. Very very good.


    Leather
    1.Parfum d'habit by MPEG - good but has a lot of patchouli and sandalwood in it also.
    3.Cuir Ottoman by parfum d'empire - excellent. Soft leather. Suede-like.

    Try Tuscan Leather too. Has some saffron in it.


    Rose
    Paestum Rose
    Rose 31
    N'Aimez Que Moi

    Woodsy/Vetiver
    Wonderwood
    NeroUno by Montegrappa
    Noble Vetiver

    for swap/sale:





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    From your list:

    Wazamba by Parfum d'Empire
    Parfum d'Habit by MPEG
    Black Aoud by Montale
    Terre de Hermes

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    Quote Originally Posted by FullCollapse View Post
    So im in the market for 4 new bottles of juice. Im looking for an incense, a leather, a rose, and a woodsy/vetiver frag. So far im looking at:

    Incense
    CdG Kyoto

    Leather
    Dior Leather Oud

    Rose
    Amouage Lyric Man

    Woodsy/Vetiver
    Chanel Sycomore

    What does everyone think about any of these? Which would you suggest? Any others I should consider?

    Thanks for your help!
    The ones i put in your quote are awesome!

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    Thanks all!
    Just ordered some samples of your suggestions. Looking forward to trying these!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FullCollapse View Post
    So im in the market for 4 new bottles of juice. Im looking for an incense, a leather, a rose, and a woodsy/vetiver frag. So far im looking at:

    Incense
    1.Something from the Comme des Garcons incense line
    2.Wazamba by parfum d'empire
    3.Cardinal by Heely

    Leather
    1.Parfum d'habit by MPEG
    2.Cuir Cordoba by Keiko Mecheri
    3.Cuir Ottoman by parfum d'empire

    Rose
    1.Black Aoud by Montale
    2.Dark by andrea Maack

    Woodsy/Vetiver
    1.Eloge du traitor
    2.Terre de hermes
    3.Tanoke by Odin

    What does everyone think about any of these? Which would you suggest? Any others I should consider?

    Thanks for your help!
    Incense: From your list: Cardinal Recommendation: Same

    Leather: From your list: Cuir Ottoman Recommendation: Same - the best leather.

    Rose: From your list: Black Aoud Recommendation: Une Rose Chypree

    Woodsy/Vetiver: From your list: Elogue du Traitre Recommendation: Turtle Vetiver Front whilst it's still available. If you're sticking with ELDO Fat Electrition is probably a better option? I dunno. This is my worst field of experitse :')

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    Incense
    Cardinal by Heely, but try Oliban by Keiko Mecheri

    Leather
    Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford, Leather Oud by Christian Dior, but try Cuir by Lancome - an inexpensive suede

    Rose
    Domenico Caraceni 1913 by Domenico Carceni, Fleurs de Bulgarie (new) by Creed, Lumiere Noire pour Homme by Maison Francis Kurkdjian

    Woodsy/Vetiver
    Encore Noire by Lalique

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