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    Default Woody, summery, feminine??

    I'm hoping someone can help me!

    I'm looking for summer/day fragrance and am having some trouble. I'm totally suck on what I would consider to be winter/evening scents.
    I adore fragrances such as Wenge by Donna Karan & Sensuous by Estee Lauder. I'm quite picky (I'm sure everyone here is!) and find I really only like woody fragrances on myself & am not a fan of all the sickly sweet smells out during this time of year.

    Any suggestions for a Woody, summery, feminine fragrance??

    Thanks!

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    Forgot to mention I'm a 30 year old female

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    Default Re: Woody, summery, feminine??

    Try Costes by Costes, Feminite du Bois by Serge Lutens and/or Tam Dao by Diptyque

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    Balenciaga Paris is a warm violet with a woody-musky base, the notes: bergamot, spices, pepper, violet, carnation, oakmoss, cedar, vetiver, patchouli, labdanum. Please try this on your sking & allow it to dry down before you make a decision about it. I find it stunning and I am crazy about "woody" fragrances.
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    Hi Mike,
    I already own Feminite du Bois (which I love) but would also consider that quite a heavy winter smell.

    You would suggest this as a summer fragrance??
    I know there are no hard rules but I think that's a little too heavy for everyday wear.

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    Default Re: Woody, summery, feminine??

    You might like Chanel Bois des Iles.

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    Default Re: Woody, summery, feminine??

    Quote Originally Posted by tashionista View Post
    Hi Mike,
    I already own Feminite du Bois (which I love) but would also consider that quite a heavy winter smell.

    You would suggest this as a summer fragrance??
    I know there are no hard rules but I think that's a little too heavy for everyday wear.
    Ah, well I personally detest FdB myself, so you're probably a better judge about it's wearability in summer than I am.

    Another you might want to try is Chaos by Donna Karan.

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    Ahh I love Chaos, another fav of mine!!

    Perhaps I should stick with what I know & love!

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    To me a woody scent must be light in order to be worn in warm summer weather. Hermes Un Jardin en Méditerranée comes to mind as a potential fit, though the woody aspect is not the focus of this scent.

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    Hmmm -- I haven't smelled this yet myself, but maybe Champagne de Bois from Sonoma Scent Studio? People LOVE this one, and it sounds like it combines wood and sparkling in a way that might be summery.

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    Yes I agree. All of the suggested are beautiful fragrances which I would definitely wear but they are not one's for a summers day.

    The description of Hermes Un Jardin en Méditerranée sounds like the sort of fragrance I am looking for, natural, some woods, creamy, coconut warm but still fresh.

    Thank you DocmanCC

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    Olivier Durbano Rock Crystal! A refreshing (somehow dry) woody incense frag.
    Diptyque Ofrésia: A fresh woody dry flowery wonder.
    Annick Goutal Duel: A green woody concotion, a find it quite unisex

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    MPG Bahiana, Unisex summery with a soft woody base, summery but still wearable in any occasion.

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    I'm sampling Chanel Sycomore today and can't help but think this is an excellent vetiver for spring and summer. Citrus, vetiver, subtle flowers, sandalwood. It's vetiver in a clean and fresh kind of way.
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    Default Re: Woody, summery, feminine??

    The sandalwood in L'Artisan Premier Figuier makes this one perfect for summer wear. It isn't sweet (though the extreme version is sweet) and on a hot and humid day this one actually makes me "think cool"-- and thus feel cool.
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    (Killing duplicate text because I don't know how to kill duplicate post.)
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    I'm struggling with "woody" and "summer" _and_ feminine. The only thing that I can think of is Parfumerie Generale Iris Oriental (formerly Iris Taizo), which is woody and light and dry and lovely. Abandoning feminines, I also find that Art of Shaving Sandalwood works for me in the summer. (Maybe you could build your own by layering a floral over it?)

    Is there any chance that tea would work? If so, I'd recommend L'Eau Rare Matale and Harmatan Noir, also from Parfumerie Generale, and Hermessence Osmanthe Yunnan.

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    Hermes Eau des Merveilles
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    I just sampled Eau D'Italie, and this might fit the bill -- light citrus, some unobtrusive floral, and then a rich, woody base. It smells very refreshing and summery, but the wood is prominent. It's not overwhelmingly feminine, however.

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    I'll second Hermes Un Jardin en Méditerranée. Also, you may try Jo Malone Dark Amber and Ginger Lily. Despite the name, I feel woods there. (I find Hermes Un Jardin en Mediterranee and JM Dark Amber somewhat similar. )

    Also, have you tried SL Un Bois Violette? Or, if you like sandalwood, how about SL Santal Blanc?
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    I second Eau de Merveilles. the first scent that came to mind.

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    Hermes Caleche (Delicate version) is exactly what you are after. In fact, I think Hermes may be a perfect line for you to sample thoroughly from.

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