To me, i think cadjmere smells similar to aomassai
I'm discovering I love transparent woody warm scents with a bit of green & coconut....
Cadjmere - myrtle branch, sap, red tangerine, rosewood, Kenyan cypress resin, coconut milk, sandalwood bark, ambrette seed, vanilla
Santal Massoia - Green Fig, Sandalwood, Massoia bark, Coconut, Vetiver
Anything similar I should be sampling? Thank you for your help!
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To me, i think cadjmere smells similar to aomassai
Haven't found anything yet that is close to Santal Massoia but I'm sure there are similar fragrances out there.
This is quite a tough question, galwaygirl001! I can't think of anything that is really similar to either but you should probably give a chance to Santal 33 if you want a green-woody with a tad of cocout/fig...
Try Philosykos by Diptyque, opens really leafy, vey natural smelling and extremely green then on my skin quickly turn intoa coconut-y scent which I find quite similar with the opening of Santal Massoia without the spicy undertone. On paper the leafy green stay much longer though
Good question, as I love these scents also.
Maybe try L'Artisan Premier Figuier Extreme. Or something in the sweet, woody genre (but without coconut) could be M. Micallef Gaiac.
I agree with jasonx and cello, try Premier Figueir by L'Artisan Parfumeur (or Premier Figuier Extreme) and Philosykos by Diptyque. However, IMO, they do NOT smell like either of those two scents you like.
You might also want to try the new Turtle Vetiver Front by Les Nez (vetiver and coconut).
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Okay, at a big stretch, once it settles down after the quite moist fresh peppercorn opening Honour Man spreads out into a really nice, slightly milky soft woods accord that might just intersect with the Santal Massoia vibe. I detect a bit of a similarity in feel - dunno about Cadjmere, never tried it.
Thanks Everyone for your replies!
When hedonist & alforam are stuck for suggestions something tells me similar fragrances are extremely limited!
I have sampled micallef gaiac, santal blanc, santal de mysore & santal blush and get a 'rancid milk' smell which makes me nauseous. I came accross this post of mike's on another thread and thought; 'exactly, so its not just me!'
I also sampled inux l'ether and liked it as another transparent slightly sweet woody fragrance, although it has no coconut or green wood. Still hoping to find 2 others to split a 150ml bottle with (and someone in france with access to the iunx store!).
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For a terrific iteration of "transparent-fig and subtle woods", there's nothing like Parfumerie Generale Jardins De Kerylos. Extremely sophisticated.
(I love some non-sweet green wood fragrances - sycamore & bois d'encens, I just can't wear them, I feel they smell too masculine on me. I have a sample of Bois d'encens just to remind me of the smell of santa trinita church in florence - bois d'encens is a masterpiece).
Before committing to full bottle purchases - so far its looking like cadjmere & the travel sprays of santal massoia - I want to sample Jardins De Kerylos and any other similar transparent wood fragrances.
I'm not much of a big fan of the Hermessence line, honestly, but I find Santal Massoia to be surely among their most successful deliveries. Jardins De Kerylos lacks the sandalwood completely. it's more of a green/transparent fig with detailed yet subtle floral undertones. If you're up for exploring more of the Guillame's compositions I'll suggest Bois Naufragè which is a light woody/coconut or Esvedra wich is a green-transparent and very modern vetiver that is perfectly unisex. One more suggestion could be Papyrus De Ciane (bergamot, galbanum, neroli, broom, lavender, mugwort, clove, incense, cistus labdanum, hedione, vetiver,Mousse de Saxe,Silvanone, white musk). Green, meditative, transparent incense...not the church-y type.
galwaygirl001, today I revisited both Santal Massoia and Jardins De Kerylos and while I confirm that the latter completely lacks the sandalwood I still find an overall similar vibe. They're both extremely sophisticated, subtle but distinctive in their transparent-green character...I think JdK could really fit your bill here...
Side note: Santal Massoia is IMO is one of the best releases by Hermes in years...
I have been lusting after a bottle of Cadjmere for about a year, I haven't tried Jardins De Kerylos, so I'm going to ask for a sample when I purchase Cadjmere online.
Santal Massoia is the only Hermes I HAD to have! I bought the 4 15ml sample set - all santal massoia :-)
Looks like Perfumerie Generale is going to be a dangerous house for me to explore.....
Tom Ford Santal Blush has the sandalwood / coconut note and you might also enjoy Tam Dao. You make me want to go back and wear Santal Massoia more often.
Chandler Burr, curator of the Department of Olfactory Art at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, and former perfume critic of The New York Times, gave a lecture discussing three works of great scent art done in three quite different aesthetic schools on September 23rd, 2011, at TEDx in Budapest, he describes the following:
1: Jicky (1889) Aimé Guerlain - From the Collection of Guerlain - The paradigmatic work of turn-of-the-century French Neoclassic/Romanticism.
2: Chanel N° 5 (1921) Ernest Beaux - From the Collection of Chanel - The first and greatest work of olfactory Modernism.
3: Santal Massoïa (2011) Jean-Claude Ellena - From the Collection of Hermès - Ellena’s latest, a work of Neo - minimalism/Luminism.
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