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    Default Searching for a "comfort food" fragrance equivalent

    Some fragrances you just keep coming back to. They may not be the expensive ones. Even somewhat mass market. They've been around for a while. They don't try too hard and yet they always somehow hit the spot. Some might consider them classics, tried and true. They are like your favorite comfort food, homey, relaxing, a fragrance that you know well and that knows you. ( Comfort food in a metaphorical sense, not necessarily gourmand or not). The ones you reach for after you're tired of all the sampling and analyzing. No questions asked because you know you're home.
    I love these types of fragrances. Not too niche, not too expensive, classics in their way, easy to find, dear to your heart, close to your spirit.
    Some that I vibe with are Worth for men, YSL rive Gauche, Caswell Massey Jockey Club, Caldey Island lavender, Pineau Silvestre.
    How about you?

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    Siecle by Fragonard, but really can be any in my collection.

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    Sables is my comfort scent. Not too hard to find. But for a more mainstream alternative; I reach for Habit Rouge.

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    Tobacco Vanille
    Music Ravaguer
    Ambre Precieux
    New Haarlem
    Coromandel

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    Voyage D'Hermes.

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    Ambre Narguile

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    acqua di parma mandorlo di sicilia

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    Chanel Egoiste

    Balmain Ambre Gris

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    Green Irish Tweed

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    Coromandel
    Micallef Patchouli
    “interpretation is the revenge of the intellect upon art.” - Susan Sontag

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    Agua Lavada - Great lavender fragrance that relaxes.

    Gucci Pour Homme I - Smells like a wood burning fireplace.

    Gucci Pour Homme II - Delicious and smooth spicy, black, tea.

    M7 - Reminds me of fall. Specifically October.
    My current favorites:

    Bleu De Chanel, Creed Green Irish Tweed, Zino Davidoff, Dior Homme Intense, Creed Royal Oud, M7 (all versions), Chanel Egoiste, Dior Homme Sport, and Thierry Mugler Pure Malt.

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    warmer weather - Infusion d'Homme by Prada
    cooler weather - Prada Amber pour Homme by Prada

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    +1 Tobacco Vanille
    +1 Gucci Pour Homme II
    Chergui

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    Shalimar

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    Serge Lutens Jeux de Peau or Dior Homme
    "Mom….now the kitten smells like Chamade!"

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    I know 'everyone wears it', but I still go back to L'eau d'Issey.

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    Profumum Antico Caruso

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    Chanel Bois des Iles

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    Hmmm. Comfort scents for me are those that have been with me from the beginning of this journey.

    Davidoff Cool Water
    Chanel Egoiste
    YSL Opium Pour Homme
    YSL M7

    Others as well.

    Lately it's been Blah... I mean Bleu de Chanel.

    Depends on my mood really.

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    Acqua di Parma Colonia

    If I could still get it Crabtree & Evelyn Original Mysore Santal EDT would be perfect - still have a couple of bottles left from the 80's but then that's it.

    Sous le Vent, Tiffany for Men more recently.

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    For me, gourmands usually do the trick, especially Rochas Man

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    Cool Water
    Dirty English

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    Default Re: Searching for a "comfort food" fragrance equivalent

    bvlgari pour homme can be worn all day and all year.

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    Rive Gauche PH
    Fahrenheit
    Guerlain Vetiver

    These are my top go to scents. One of these can be reached for at any time and make me feel like a million bucks.

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    Mostly vanilla and amber scents but especially Pour un Homme de Caron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woolheater View Post
    Not too niche, not too expensive...
    A bit on pricey side, but very much a "comfort" scent - Tobacco Vanille. Luckily it can be had in splits and decants that don't hit your wallet too hard.

    I know you said it does not have to be gourmands, but New Haarlem comes to mind as well. It reminds me of warm cinnamon rolls and takes me back to my childhood at my grandmother's house. Very comforting.

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    Costume National - 21

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    LIDGE for me. I'm drawn to it like a moth to a flame. It's warm and comforting, but also rather quiet. It's unique enough to get noticed in a crowd, but probably only in close proximity. Matches my personality perfectly.

    It's not too niche, and not too expensive for the quality, but I hear it can be very hard to find in some places. I was lucky enough to find it in a retail store where I live. I should probably stock up.

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    My current fav 'comfort food' would have to be Sloppy Joes and sweet potato fries, hehe. After thinking about it for a few seconds, perhaps Azzaro pH and/or Loewe pH hit a similar spot metaphorically speaking.

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    L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme EDT . . . and if that doesn't work, the 'Extreme' version is next.

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    Default Re: Searching for a "comfort food" fragrance equivalent

    Quote Originally Posted by dollars&scents View Post
    Infusion d'Homme by Prada
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    +1

    Also, Tam Dao.

    Lately LIDGE is starting to play that role for me in cooler weather.

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    MiP is a comfort scent for me.

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    Dior Bois d'Argent
    Shalimar
    Borneo 1834
    here's a weird one: Jicky

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    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Acqua di Parma Colonia
    Dior Homme
    Eau Sauvage
    Guerlain Homme

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    My beloved cheapie Mat Very Male
    Current Favorites:
    J'ai Fait un Reve by Majda Bekkali
    Rose d'Arabie by Armani
    Al Oudh by L'Artisan Parfumeur
    Lillipur by Tiziana Terenzi
    Bois d'Iris by Van Cleef & Arpels

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    Spiriteuse Double Vanille is the most comfortable scent I own.

    But it's a little pricey for comfort food. The equivalent of a cheap burger and fries, that makes me feel good? Maybe Tommy. Or Live Jazz.
    Current Top Ten:

    1. Creed Millesime Imperial
    2. Serge Lutens Chergui
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Creed Virgin Island Water
    5. Chanel Eau de Cologne
    6. Thierry Mugler Pure Havane
    7. Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme
    8. Bulgari Blu
    9. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    10. YSL Kouros

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    Givenchy Pi for some obesity causing comfort.

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    I would say Dolce and Gabbana PH, but they say the new version is messed up. So I say Creed Silver Mt. Water.

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