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    Question Need a recommandation (ORIENTAL/WOODY/INCENSE)

    Hey there,

    I'm looking for an oriental, I would like it to have a slight touch of vanilla, I want it to be woody, I won't mind a little incense added to the drydown I'd like it to be suited for the summer.

    I like a lot: Cuir Ottoman, Opium Pour Homme, Sutra Ylang, Body Kouros, Royal Delight. I'm not looking for something similar to the ones mentioned above, but something new, something that will blow my mind away.

    Any suggestions?
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    It sounds like you're describing L'Instant de Guerlain. (Although my decant hasn't arrived yet, so I'm not sure)

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    Fahrenheit Absolute...

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    Don't buy Nemo (Cacharel)... it's discountinued. haha.

    No, really it's very good and although I dont know the smell of the scents you've listed, you description seems to fit Nemo well.

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    I see alot of buzz going on for Carlos Santana for Men. I think it's worth checking out. More vanilla than woods IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trapper View Post
    Hey there,

    I'm looking for an oriental, I would like it to have a slight touch of vanilla, I want it to be woody, I won't mind a little incense added to the drydown I'd like it to be suited for the summer.
    You're describing Gucci Envy to a T....although for me it's an autumn/Xmas frag.

    In fact, Basenotes even says...
    This sleek, masculine, oriental, woody scent was launched in 1998.
    Last edited by neal; 26th June 2010 at 01:49 AM.

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    Have you tried L'Occitane's Eau des Baux? As you like sweet (Royal Delight) and incense, you may wish to try Eau des Baux. Only about $46.00 USD online. it is classifed as a spicy oriental. This is a medium-sweet scent with vanilla, spice and incense:

    Top Note: Pink pepper, Cardamom
    Middle Note: Cyprus, Incense
    Base Note: Vanilla, Tonka Bean

    http://usa.loccitane.com/FO/Catalog/...prod=20ET100BX
    Last edited by Primrose; 26th June 2010 at 03:36 AM.
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    I agree with neal - Gucci Envy came right to mind for me. ANother (and more expensive) frag that came to mind - at least from the incense part - was Tauer Air d' Moracain (sp?). A lot of people said it reminded them of a desert, but not me. The incense made me think of a church service (not in a bad way of course)

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    lol why cant i stop talking about it...

    buuuut A*Men fits your description exactly to my nose. its woody, its oriental, and its got an incense vibe on my skin for a good hour or two

    EDIT: im dumb, youve already got it...

    the female version of Opium is IN. CENSE. to me. idk how you feel about wearing a womans frag but that would fit your description perfectly as well. not sure how different it is from the male version however...

    Armani Code may be another option, more woody and oriental but i think theres some incense to it
    Last edited by Neurosis; 26th June 2010 at 03:55 AM. Reason: stupidity

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradW View Post
    I see alot of buzz going on for Carlos Santana for Men. I think it's worth checking out. More vanilla than woods IMO.
    Carlos Santana for Men is all about cinnamon, not much vanilla.
    My motto for life: "If you have to choose, choose BOTH."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neurosis View Post

    Armani Code may be another option, more woody and oriental but i think theres some incense to it
    Code is very nice. Not vanilla, but it gets softer and nicer as the night goes on. It's quite relaxing.

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    Jubilation XXV - sweetness from balsams more than amber or vanilla, fortunately.

    L'Air du Desert Marocain
    Last edited by pluran; 26th June 2010 at 05:16 AM.

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    Bois 1920 Sushi Imperiale. -a more refined Opium pour homme..
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    Guerlain - Bois d'Armenie
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/370...o-Profumo-Onda
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    What about Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque? Great Stuff.

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    You are looking for Citytower by Jacques Bogart. Give it a sampling!

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    Thank you all. I have tried Sushi Imperiale, Jubilation XXV, they are great, I like them a lot, but I want something new. I will soon get Fumerie Turque, and Tauer's LDM samples ASAP.
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    Default Re: Need a recommandation (ORIENTAL/WOODY/INCENSE)

    If you like dry woods & incense over slightly sweet base, I'd recommend Serge Lutens Serge Noire.
    But it might take some getting use to.

    Other notable options:-

    Sonoma Scent Studio's Encens Tranquille (rounder, a little mossy drydown)
    Annick Goutal's Encens Flamboyant (less dry, woodsy fresh incense)
    Amouage's Dia Man (refined, with hide-and-seek character)
    Last edited by Diamondflame; 26th June 2010 at 05:08 PM.

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    Reflection man by Amouage is what you are looking for.

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    Woodsy oriental? I can think of Feminite du Bois, Vetiver Oriental and Chene.

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    I second the Bois d'Armanie by Guerlain.

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    Azzaro Visit
    Gucci pour Homme 1

    sans incense:
    Lalique pour Homme Equus (especially the EDP)
    Cerruti 1881 Intense pour Homme
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

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    Laura Biagiotti Roma Uomo is one of the best woody orientals.

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    A non-heavy oriental wood with frankincense and myrrh basenotes?

    Sounds an awful lot like Lauder Intuition.

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    For Oriental i suggest you Aramis JHL

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    Oriental Lounge by TDC

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