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    Question Need Suggestions: Night/bed-time, Soothing, Comforting, Relaxing Frag

    So I have been trying to find a fragrance that fits this bill perfectly. I started trying to go through Fragrantica's note search list and add things in like lavender, vanilla, etc, notes that are normally very comforting after a long day. Looking for that perfect composition that is comforting, soothing and relaxing.

    All suggestions are welcomed, doesn't matter if it's niche/designer/etc., so what are your suggestions and thoughts?

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    I find Cuir de Russie parfum particularly soothing: a skin scent, smooth, like a glove, and rich. (The Edt is more floral and has more oomph early on).

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    Gucci PH II

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    Bond No 9 I Love New York For All

    Comforting gourmande, sweet but not overly so.

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    Tam Dao
    Coromandel
    Tobacco Vanille

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    Default Re: Need Suggestions: Night/bed-time, Soothing, Comforting, Relaxing Frag

    I've enjoyed both Caron pour un Homme and Shalimar before snuggling into bed.

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    Jicky or +1 Pour Un Homme. The lavender is very relaxing.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Dior Homme Intense and Dior Homme are my comfort scents.
    Current TOP 7 from my collection:

    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Chanel Coromandel
    3. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
    4. Encre Noire
    5. Dior Homme Intense
    6. Timbuktu
    7. Dior Homme

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    Van Cleef and Arpels Midnight in Paris is EXACTLY what you described. Definitely check it out.

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    Default Re: Need Suggestions: Night/bed-time, Soothing, Comforting, Relaxing Frag

    Personally I find vetivers and sandalwoods relaxing. Particularly vetivers (my favourite being Guerlain's).

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    I usually wear Musc Ravageur for that purpose. Has everything you need
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    Default Re: Need Suggestions: Night/bed-time, Soothing, Comforting, Relaxing Frag

    Prada Amber pour Homme by Prada, an oriental fougere ... fruity opening; tonka bean and vanilla heart; and vetiver, amber, and saffron base ... very restrained, but quality ... moderate sillage and excellent longevity ...

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    Indochine - sweet honey and sandalwood. Simple (I think this is a must in a relaxing frag - nothing overly complex!)
    SoOud Asmar - sweet honey (deeper and richer than in Indochine, a tiny bit dirty, even), a bit of tobacco and soft coffee notes, along with vanilla and soft woods.

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    My personal favorite of late has been Halston 1-12, the florals in this are very soothing. Shalimar is also a go to for a good night's sleep.
    Current Favorites:
    1. Le 3me Homme - Caron
    2. Yatagan - Caron
    3. Van Cleef & Arples Pour Homme
    4. Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme
    5. Kouros - YSL
    6. L'Anarchiste - Caron
    7. Xeryus - Givenchy
    8. V.I.P. Special Reserve - Giorgio Beverly Hills
    9. The Dreamer - Versace
    10. Nobile - Gucci

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    Gucci Pour Homme II.

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    I love green/citrusy fragrances like Aqua di Selva, Malizia Vetyver, and Pino Silvestre. L'Occitane's Vetyver may appeal to you because it does have some sweetness.

    I also love many Clubman/Pinaud (such as Citrus Musk, Classic Vanilla, and Lilac Vegetal) and Royall Lyme of Bermuda frags (Royall Vetyver and Royall Spice).

    I also wholeheartedly agree with the Caron Pour Un Homme recommendations.

    As a bonus, all of the above frags (except perhaps L'Occitane's Vetyver) are dirt cheap. Even L'Occitane's Vetyver can be had for ~ $14/oz.

    I also recommend Annick Goutal's Myrrhe Ardente.

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    This isn't necessarily a frag, but it fits the bill. I like using a lavender based essential oil roll on. The application alone lifts stress and helps calm and relax. Personally it puts me in quite a tranquil state.
    The oils in my preferred one are lavender, cedarwood, coconut, some flower and chamomile.
    Last edited by neurod; 11th April 2012 at 11:00 AM.

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    Anything with lavender or tonka.
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    Default Re: Need Suggestions: Night/bed-time, Soothing, Comforting, Relaxing Frag

    what works for me is

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    ambre sultan and douce amere

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    For me The Body Shop White Musk (CPO) always works... Nothing expensive but good, soft, comforting musky blend.

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    Nuit de Sens by Feraud

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    The Dreamer is a very soft and sweet fragrance. I think it smells very similar to Yankee Candle's "soft blanket". Seems fitting that a fragrance called The Dreamer that smells similar to a candle called soft blanket is a match made in heaven for a bed time scent.

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    For my point of view, it can't be anything too strong. First one that comes to mind is Francis Kurkdjian Cologne pour le Soir. Very beautiful, soft and relaxing scent.
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    Hypnotic Poison, Un Bois Vanille, Flower de Parfum, Muscs Koubai Khan, No.22 by Chanel, Le Baiser du Dragon kinda of stuff
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    Default Re: Need Suggestions: Night/bed-time, Soothing, Comforting, Relaxing Frag

    Mugler Cologne i think is a good idea, most of the muscs - Etro Musk, or lavender - Gris Clair Serge Lutens...

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    Jacques Fath's Green Water and SL's L'Eau are my relaxing bed-time scents.

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    Default Re: Need Suggestions: Night/bed-time, Soothing, Comforting, Relaxing Frag

    Beleive it or not, M7 by YSL works for me.

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    Default Re: Need Suggestions: Night/bed-time, Soothing, Comforting, Relaxing Frag

    Vanilla - L'Instant De Guerlain Extreme

    Lavender - Eau De L'Occitan

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    I also find Chanel Cuir de Russie to be a comforting night time scent.

    Some other comforting, relaxing scents:
    Caron pour un Homme
    Rochas Man
    VC&A Midnight in Paris
    PG L'Ombre Fauve
    Chanel Coromandel
    Guerlain Habit Rouge vintage EDC
    Diptyque Philosykos (for a hot summer night)

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    I always spray a little of the scent I think I'm gonna wear next day on my hand when I go to sleep...seems to work: I usually sleep within a couple of minutes!

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    Midnight in Paris is what I usually wear to bed

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    Some great suggestions in here, thanks for all the replies and keep them coming! Looking a bunch of them up now

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    My go-to for this is Safran Troublant, and has been for years. Soft, creamy,and just sweet enough. Your bed becomes a big bowl of warm kheer.

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    L'Occitane Eau de Baux for me.. I find it a comforting, cosy fragrance. One of those that envelops you in its warmth.

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    Accidental double post.

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    Giving Midnight in Paris a testing, details to follow. Also, checking out other suggestions to see if I want to sample any others..

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    My favorite bedtime scent is Lolita Lempicka Eau Masculine. All that fantastic warm vanilla. Wraps you in a cozy cocoon. So nice.

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