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    Default Most Calming, Tranquil Fragrances?

    I picked up a bottle of of CK Eternity Summer 2010 today and I'm amazed at how calming and tranquil this scent is (I'm just now discovering this line). I have also found this effect from L'eau Par Kenzo homme. In this hectic and crazy world, what fragrances give you a feeling of calm and peace?

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    Something with lavender, long-known in aromatherapy to calm and relax.
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    Anything patchouli dominant, including just plain 'ole patchouli oil. Also amber, Even better: patchouli combined with amber, as with Montale Patchouli Leaves and Bois 1920 Real Patchouli. I guess that's one reason why we hippies were so laid back. Well, that, and the drugs.

    Lavander is reputed to be calming and tranquil, but it doesn't have that effect on me.
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    Not a fan of the CK line. I tried Escape years ago and it was way too strong. It smells like woman's perfume. I accidentally got some on my dresser and it immediately dissolved the paint! It's paint thinner! No more CK for me.

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    I am calmed by minimalist, woody fragrances. Thus, much of the CdG line calms me. I am sitting square with a small set of scents, but were I to acquire a new one now, it would be from CdG: 2 Man, Standard, Hinoki, etc...these fill me with a sense of peace.

    I second patchouli stuff, too.

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    Not any particular fragance but pure oils of lavender, sandalwood, and oud are really calming.
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    Very Valentino for Men, Horizon by Guy Laroche and basically almost any old-school, also EdC-style, citrus frag
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    woody, leathery scents really are calming to me.
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    CdG Kyoto and Patou Prive have that effect on me. They are not loud; they are well blended and are quite calming.

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    Eau Sauvage is calming to me.

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    For me, Comme des Garcons Luxe: Champaca is the most serene fragrance I know. It smells springlike without being trite, sharp, or vague; just a narcissus blossom held close. I like florals with fire and drama, but simple beauty has its place.

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    Prada Infusion d´Homme & Mugler Cologne

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    No question - CdG Avignon. It has a very different olfactory affect on me than most scents. I know it's a bunch of ISO E with the other notes such as frankincense, myrrh, etc on top, but the blend is fabulous and can keep me smiling and thinking for hours. I spent a lot of time in southern France years ago singing in old cathedrals and this smell brings back those images.
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    For me, definitely dry woods and franckincense
    Miller et Bertaux Spiritus / Land and Diptyque Tam Dao come to mind as calming with a meditative aura.

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    Miller et Bertaux Spiritus / Land
    Great suggestion here, too.
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    1000 Jean Patou.
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    Guerlain Apres l'Ondee
    Frederic Malle L'Eau d'Hiver
    Amouage Homage
    Comme de Garcons Kyoto
    L'Artisan Dzongkha
    Goutal Encens Flamboyante
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    Some for just chilling, meditation, tai chi - some for approaching the work day when a bit of calm in the eye of the storm would be an asset .
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    Default Re: Most Calming, Tranquil Fragrances?

    Mostly lavender and/or vanilla prominent scents. Which is why I recently picked up Caron Pour Un Homme, which features both.

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    Woodsy/earthy scents are calming for me, scents like aged vetiver oil, l'Occitane Vetyver, Deep in Earth, profumo.it Oakmoss. I'll second Hinoki and Kyoto - that coniferous/balsamic vibe they share lends itself to meditation or prayer.

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    royal english leather, the leather mixed with the mandarin is hypnotic and rich which for some reason causes me to calm me down and put a smile on my face screaming sophistication very softly. Since it was made for an English king the "royalty need not shout" quote fits this perfectly.
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    Kenzo PH, and Krizia Time come to mind.
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    Incense & dry woods puts me in a calm meditative state of mind. Serge Noire by Serge Lutens.
    Lavender doesn't seem to have an effect on me either.
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    Baie de Genièvre
    Richard James
    Jaipur Homme
    Cacharel Pour L'Homme
    Salvador
    Égoïste
    Acier Aluminium
    Kolnisch Juchten

    And on rainy days add Rocabar and L'Occitane Vetiver.

    Damned if I know what they have in common.

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    La Via del Profumo Morning Blossom

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    Tam Dao by Diptyque & Incense Extreme by Tauer Perfumes.

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    Im not sure that it fits the criteria but Musc Ravaguer is like a big ole calming comfort blanket to me .....

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    Molinard Vanille.

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    Guerlain's L'Instant for women. I have a sample vial of that and when I spray it on myself I feel like taking a nap.

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    How about Scent of Peace by Kenzo?

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