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    Default Something inexpensive that smells like a Christmas tree?

    I'm looking for I guess a somewhat pine and green fragrance that smells the most like a fresh cut Christmas tree. We don't celebrate Christmas, so I don't really get to smell much of the holidays (trees, gingerbread, etc).

    I love that "Christmas tree" smell, it's not exactly pine, pine is a bit too sharp as far as fragrance oils go, it smells a little old fashioned to me.. or maybe just really acquired in liking..

    Any suggestions? Thanks for comments.

    (PLEASE NO QUORUM!!)

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    Default Re: Something inexpensive that smells like a Christmas tree?

    I like Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Winter Delice - it has both the tree and gingerbread smells.

    There is also Jo Malone Pine and Eucalyptus - but not inexpensive.
    Last edited by petruccijc; 30th November 2010 at 09:58 PM.
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    Green Jeans by Versace, if you can still find it. I saw it for sale years ago for $20.

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    Default Re: Something inexpensive that smells like a Christmas tree?

    Pino silvestre is a fresh pine. Not exactly Christmas tree, it's fresher. It is very inexpensive in italy. less so here.

    (Among the expensive ones, Fille en aiguille by Lutens.)

    cacio

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    Yes to the Lutens

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    Yatagan and the original Polo.

    Far pricier options (in case your desire to smell like a tree turns into an obsession )
    Memoir Man by Amouage
    Laurel by CDG
    Le Professional by Micallef
    Eloge du Traitre by EldO
    +1 Fille en Aguilles
    ***For sale:

    Iris Pallida 50ml

    Ungaro I 75ml

    and more!
    - http://www.basenotes.net/threads/301...n-Man-and-more

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    Stetson Sierra for sure it smells more like Christmas tree like than Polo to me.

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    Nicole Farhi Homme
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    I vote for Coty Aspen. Really cheap and quite good IMO.

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    Default Re: Something inexpensive that smells like a Christmas tree?

    What about Fou d' Absinthe?

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    Default Re: Something inexpensive that smells like a Christmas tree?

    Mazzolari by Mazzolari. Not cheap, but great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Pino silvestre is a fresh pine. Not exactly Christmas tree, it's fresher. It is very inexpensive in italy. less so here.

    (Among the expensive ones, Fille en aiguille by Lutens.)

    cacio
    Pino is the first scent that came to my mind!!!
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    Default Re: Something inexpensive that smells like a Christmas tree?

    Aramis Devin always smelled like that to me. Worth a try and not expensive.

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    Lacoste (original).
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    Default Re: Something inexpensive that smells like a Christmas tree?

    To stick with the idea that it has to be inexpensive, I'd say Demeter Christmas Tree and Carlo Corinto. Mazzolari Mazzolari is a great suggestion, although far from inexpensive. Devin and Yatagan are great green fragrances, but not all that Christmas tree-ish to my nose. I love them both, though, and anybody who would want to smell like some kind of evergreen would probably appreciate them.

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    Default Re: Something inexpensive that smells like a Christmas tree?

    +2 Fille en Aguilles - a decant would be kinda inexpensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loungeboy View Post
    +2 Fille en Aguilles - a decant would be kinda inexpensive.
    Here here on expensive. Such a lovely pine fragrance though and perfect for Christmas wear. I wore it to last years family christmas party.

    Fou D'Absinthe is also a nice pine, but also a bit expensive.
    Pino is probably the least expensive one mentioned, followed by Yatagan or Polo Green.

    Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Winter Delice is one I would LOVE to sample and wear. I'm going to look that one up.
    Your nostrils, which will dilate immesurably in unspeakable contentment, in motionless ecstasy, will ask nothing better for space, for they will be full of fragrance, as if perfumes and incense; for they will be glutted with complete happiness, like angels who dwell in the peace and magnificence of pleasent heaven.
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    Hang this around your neck

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    FILLE EN AIGUILLES
    To me it smells like my hands after cutting down a tree for Christmas.
    Outstanding and a little expensive.

    From Luckyscent:

    The Scoop
    The name means “Girls in Needles” – and pine needles at that, rather than chic “talons aiguilles” (stiletto heels)… But boys can roll around in them too: this is a decidedly non-gendered, atmospheric scent.

    Pine essence is a risky bet in perfumery: its medicinal, turpentine fumes conjure household disinfectants or cough drops and are particularly hard to tame. Serge Lutens, never one to shirk a challenge, opted for playing them up rather than tamping them down: the result is uncharacteristically raw, almost minimalist. In Filles en Aiguilles, the powerful resinous smell of pine is compounded by the camphor blast of vetiver and a wisp of gunpowder incense. Fruity fir balsam and the trademark Lutens candied fruit notes sweeten the blend without playing down its dark green radiance.

    A searing afternoon in Mediterranean pine groves or a Californian forest; a Buddhist temple or Christmas morning; the hale aroma of a lumber yard; a painter’s studio strewn with turpentine-soaked rags… Whatever memories Filles en Aiguilles conjures, this poignantly evocative, meditative potion will somehow feel healing. You’ll need it this winter.

    Fille en Aiguilles Notes
    Pine needles, vetiver, sugary sap, laurel, fir balsam, frankincense, candied fruit and spice.

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    Default Re: Something inexpensive that smells like a Christmas tree?

    Thanks for the great suggestions. Found a small Green Jeans, and Pino, gonna try em' both. I'd try some of these niche samples if these places had free shipping/codes.. 5+ shipping on a few samples just kills it for me..

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    Krizia Uomo

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    Default Re: Something inexpensive that smells like a Christmas tree?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch31 View Post


    Hang this around your neck
    +1 on this one !

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    demeter has a very good Home scent called Christmas Tree, i use it as a skin scent (nothing has happened to my skin as of yet), they also have the regular "skin scent" Christmas Tree and Christmas in New York, both good but i like the home scent better.
    All are inexpensive.
    from: 1/2 oz Cologne Splash US$6.00 to 4 oz Cologne Spray US$39.50.

    and i agree on the Pino rec. it's a favorite of mine as well specially around this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by easyfish View Post
    Krizia Uomo
    +1.

    I find it to be like a rougher, 80's version of Mazzolari Mazzolari. Loud stuff!
    ďI wanna say something. Iím gonna put it out there. If you like it, you can take it, if you donít, send it right backÖ."

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    Hermes Rocobar
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    Default Re: Something inexpensive that smells like a Christmas tree?

    Well, another suggestion:
    Romeo Gigli - Sud Est

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    Default Re: Something inexpensive that smells like a Christmas tree?

    And about a pine essence on a chemical house?

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    Default Re: Something inexpensive that smells like a Christmas tree?

    Aramis Tuscany has also a slight piny drydown
    Knize Forest- sadly, expensive, but makes it up for being one of the best coniferous-smelling niche frags around
    Sir Irisch Moos- this one is dirt cheap and really smells like a whole forest of fir trees, combined with some smoky, aquatic (yet not that vapid generic aquatic) and woody undertones

    If you are in search of the non-piny notes of Christmas, but of something much closer to winter spices, something reminding of gingerbread, various sweets, aromatic resins, various other flavors and seasonings typical for the winter holidays, L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme, Declaration by Cartier or Burberry London for Men are, among others, possible frags to be considered

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    Quote Originally Posted by arlecchino View Post
    +1.

    I find it to be like a rougher, 80's version of Mazzolari Mazzolari. Loud stuff!
    I agree wholeheartedly!

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    Polo
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    Givenchy Xeryus

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    Default Re: Something inexpensive that smells like a Christmas tree?

    l'Anarchiste combines two traditional Christmas scents - orange and cedar, and isn't very expensive.

    BPAL's Jabberwocky (notes: pine, eucalyptus and orange) would be an excellent choice for a seasonal potpourri, and might work for a personal fragrance if diluted well. IIRC, it's a bit heavy on the side of the pine and eucalyptus notes you'd be looking for.

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    Default Re: Something inexpensive that smells like a Christmas tree?

    Pino Silvestre is great and super cheap (I can really only wear it in December)

    I be alone here, but CK Intense Euphoria always smelled of a Yankee Mistletoe candle to me.

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    Default Re: Something inexpensive that smells like a Christmas tree?

    I would just go to Bath and Body Works- they have several and it's always very inexpensive.

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    I don't understand why whenever somone asks about a cheap fragrance gets a niche as suggestion.


    I just have to comment on Fille en Aguiles Serge Lutens...

    ...tried it yesterday and it had nothing to do with fir or christmas tree, really...
    I smelled incense and beeswax and maybe just a tiny trace of pine trees, sorry. Not worth the cash if you are looking for a christmas tree scent.


    What comes to my mind when talking about christmas tree, is something fresh, green , balmy woodsy and piney

    Aspen (is o.k.)

    Polo original (maybe)

    Wrappings Clinique (although marketed towards women, a man could easily pull it off and it is very wearable)

    Crabtree and Evelyn have a room freshner called Windsor Forest smells like fresh pine tree forest,

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    I always felt 1881 smelt like fir trees

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    Default Re: Something inexpensive that smells like a Christmas tree?

    Perhaps not so practical, but if you a little nutty (like me)...

    A few Holiday seasons ago I had the same quest and the pinos, polos, green jeans just did not hit the spot I was looking to cover. So... over months I ended up buying various oils, some essential, some mixed, and made my own solo or dual xmas scents (i.e. 10ml roll-ons, 30 or so drops, some perfumers alcohol or everclear, and some glycerin or jojoba oil). Pine, Fir, Fir Needles, Balsam, Spruce, Mistletoe, Victorian xmas, Country xmas, and so on.

    My favorite of the bunch that hits the nail on the head is straight up Evergreen. I also use the Myrrh/Frankincense mix alot during the season as well. Not complex, but it gets straight to it with no beating around the bush.

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    Default Re: Something inexpensive that smells like a Christmas tree?

    Gonna throw in TSAR by Van Cleef and Arpels.

    Because it's good and cheap and you need it.

    Also, Aspen and Polo and Pino would've been good choices, but they've been mentioned.

    Devin is really Christmas-y with its clove and cinnamon, but it affords more of a "total package" vibe of wassail and evergreen and the overall holiday smell, not just the tree. Not really super cheap, albeit affordable.

    You might wanna just do the essential oil thang.

    Have a rad season everybody!
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    Paco Rabanne pour homme.

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