Thread: Timbuktu vs Dzongkha
One of these days, I'm going to smell them side-by-side and really concentrate on their differences.
I will say this: I HATED both of these when I first smelled them, and after some time I really started to enjoy them. Total 180. Also, I remember Timbuktu yielding a couple of compliments one time when I wore it, which really surprised me, as it's such a 'strange' scent.
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I have both, love Timbuktu, like Dzongkha (a lot). Timbuktu wears best on me in cooler temps, Dzongkha in warmer ones. So I wear both and have been known to layer them. I'm kinda crazy about vetiver & incense scents.
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This one I loved from first sniff.
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A real mind blowing !
I just dont care for the smell of Dzongkha , cant explain why ..
No contest. Timbuktu is the aesthetic epitome of the genre, Dzonghka a misdirected fabric softener.
II est de forts parfums pour qui toute matière/Est poreuse. On dirait qu'ils pénètrent le verre.
Today I'm full wearing Timbuktu the 2nd time (and 2nd day in a row).
It is sooo good - I literally cant concentrate @ my work
olfactory orgasm !
I was overjoyed, when i smelled Timbuktu today..pure africanesque opening..just unbelievable but then after 15 mins..it just became a more cloying version of Terre D'Hermes - a headache inducing absolutely menacing scent.....Dzongka is nice but unusual, not enough to invest or get a bottle. what a shame, i had high hopes for you Timbuktu.
I prefer Dzongkha, although I rarely wear it. I've never warmed up to Timbuktu.
Of the two mentioned, I'm sure I've sampled both a few times before and Timbuktu is the one I find memorable.
They're very similar, and I've owned but Dzonkha has a (to me) ugly metallic note in the middle of it, which makes it hard to wear. Timbuktu is more versatile, easier to wear, and just wonderful.
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Love them both, and do not find them very similar beyond the the Duchaufour feel and noteworthy use of incense.
Despite the categorization of woodsy, I rarely find much wood in Timbuktu. This is a spice rack, and the cumin note note can get a little cloying in warmer weather. I can only do it in the cold (and now that I live in Brazil... it's not getting much circulation).
I find Dzongkha to be all about the woods with a cool iris doing the same clever balancing act that makes Xerjoff´s leather (Homme) so beautiful. Dzongka is easier, cooler, more fresh and mystical and the cedar is spot-on. To me, Dzongkha smells like the name and geographic inspiration - quite worldly and oriental. (For some reason I have never been able to associate Timbuktu with Africa, where I have traveled a bit. In fact, Timbuktu doesn't fit the "Voyage" motif as the other gourmandy Duchaufour creations in the same L'Artisan series - of which I undoubtedly prefer Al Oudh and Traversee du Bosphore)
So I would not do without either, but find Timbuktu a bit prickly and sneeze-inducing at times - playing up in the treble clef. Dzongkha kicks some smooth bass, has a more settling effect, and is the slight winner for me.
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I like both, but I prefere Timbuktu more.
By the way, Dzongkha is more weird and harder to wear.
I am going to wear Timbuktu again tomorrow.
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-------- Amouage: Tribute Attar, Jubilation XXV, GoldMan
------ Serge Lutens: Chêne, Tubéreuse Criminell, Ambre Sultan
-------- Les Exclusifs de Chanel: Sycamore, Coromandel
------ Tom Ford Private Blend: Noir de Noir, Tobacco Vanille
------- Hermès: Terre D'Hermès Parfum, Ambre Narguilé
------ EDP Frederic Malle: Carnal Flower
-------- Neela Vermire Creations: Trayee
------ Parfum MDCI: Invasion Barbare
I like Dzongkha enough to own a bottle. I tried Timbuktu from a friend's bottle and...nope, not for me.
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