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    Question Wood, incense and vetiver?

    Any ideas for a fragrance with a main theme of wood and incense? I also like the smell of vetiver and of leather.

    thanks to all the suggestions I got here on basenotes some time ago, I've tried out quite a few great fragrances, mainly intense, sweet, floral, or even "outrageous". (Fumerie Turque was my favorite from that post).

    I'd like to move away from all that sweetness and intensity (it's starting to nauseate me).

    If possible mainstream or relatively easy to find would be nice.

    I've used and liked Dsquared2 - He wood (still a bit too sweet), Cartier - Declaration (still a bit too sweet), Lalique - Encre Noir (tons of vetiver), Comme des Garcons - Avignon (pure incense, church in a bottle! .

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    Andy

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    9 - Chanel - Sycomore
    8 - L'Artisan Parfumeur -Timbuktu
    8 - Comme des Garcons - 2 MAN
    5 - Gucci - Gucci pour Homme I
    5 - Frederic Malle - Bois d'Orage / French lover
    4 - Le Labo - Vetiver 46
    4 - Comme des Garcons - Kyoto
    4 - Amouage - Memoir Man
    2 - Comme des Garcons - Wonderwood
    1 - Yves Saint Laurent - Body Kouros
    1 - Tom Ford - Bois Marocain
    1 - Dsquared2 - Rocky Mountain Wood
    1 - Escentric Molecules - Kinski
    1 - Roja Dove - Diaghilev
    1 - Le Pamplemousse - sans incense
    1 - Lubin - Le Vetiver
    1 - Lubin - Itasca
    1 - Eau d'Italie - Baume du Doge
    1 - Hermès - Terre d'Hermes
    1 - L'Artisan Parfumeur - Al-Oudh
    1 - Serge Lutens - Fille
    1 - Serge Lutens - Aiguilles
    1 - Mona di Orio - Les Nombres d'Or - Vetyver
    1 - Vetyver Incenso
    1 - Biehl Parfumkunstwerke AL03
    1 - Exultat
    1 - Honour Man
    1 - Ajmal - Shadow
    1 - Ikon - Zirh
    1 - Black Tourmaline
    1 - Leonard pour Homme
    1 - Parfum d'Habit
    1 - Dyptique - Tam Dao
    1 - Profumo di Firenze - Cuoio Odori
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    Default Re: Wood, incense and vetiver?

    You're describing Chanel Sycomore...

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    Default Re: Wood, incense and vetiver?

    yep- sounds like a job for Sycomore
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    Default Re: Wood, incense and vetiver?

    Body Kouros

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    Default Re: Wood, incense and vetiver?

    Yup, Sycomore was my first thought too. You may also want to check Comme des Garcons 2 MAN.

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    Default Re: Wood, incense and vetiver?

    These may fit what you are looking for:

    Chanel Sycomore
    Tom Ford Bois Marocain
    Frederic Malle Bois d'Orage / French Lover
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    Default Re: Wood, incense and vetiver?

    I'll echo the CDG 2MAN, French Lover/Bois d'Orage, and Sycomore.

    My number 1 rec would be Vetiver 46 though.

    I haven't tried Kinski, but the reviews are pretty good, and I feel like it would fit too.
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    Default Re: Wood, incense and vetiver?

    Sycomore, CDG2Man and French Lover are all good calls...

    I'll add:

    Timbuktu
    Vetyver Incenso
    Biehl Parfumkunstwerke AL03
    Exultat
    Honour Man
    Memoir Man


    I don't like all of them, but they could fit your bill..


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    +1 Timbuktu
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    Default Re: Wood, incense and vetiver?

    +1 CdG 2Man
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    Default Re: Wood, incense and vetiver?

    I second Timbuktu, radiant woody incensy with vetiver. I love Sycomore, it's great too, but it is close to (but better than) Encre Noire, that is, it is predominantly a vetiver.

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    I second Vetiver 46.
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    Rocky Mountain Wood , has all 3 notes in spades.

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    Default Re: Wood, incense and vetiver?

    +1 on Timbuktu, Bois d'Orage & Memoir Man. I don't really get the frankincense vibes from Sycamore.

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    Memoir Man.

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    where did my post go...

    Kinski
    Vetiver 46
    Timbuktu
    Diaghilev (prepare to scrape your jaw off the floor)
    Le Pamplemousse - sans incense

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    +1 on Timbuktu, Bois d'Orage & Memoir Man. I don't really get the frankincense vibes from Sycamore.
    Maybe they mean some other type of incense, not particularly frankincense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Diaghilev (prepare to scrape your jaw off the floor)
    This one sounds intriguing. Out of curiosity, are you referring to the EDP or the parfum?

    I wonder where I can buy/try this in the US. It sounds like there used to be a 100ml EDP version for 75 pounds at Harrods in the UK (according to a Now Smell This article). If I go to Roja Dove's site, all I can find is a 100ml parfum for 750 pounds...

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    Default Re: Wood, incense and vetiver?

    also check out Le Vetiver de Lubin.

    also, I'll add Itasca by Lubin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke Hunt View Post
    Yup, Sycomore was my first thought too. You may also want to check Comme des Garcons 2 MAN.
    These two fit the bill. Or Gucci pour Homme I if you can find it.
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    I tripple echo CdG 2 man. I wonder if Baume du Doge might do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobbes22 View Post
    This one sounds intriguing. Out of curiosity, are you referring to the EDP or the parfum?

    I wonder where I can buy/try this in the US. It sounds like there used to be a 100ml EDP version for 75 pounds at Harrods in the UK (according to a Now Smell This article). If I go to Roja Dove's site, all I can find is a 100ml parfum for 750 pounds...
    I'm referring to the latest parfum.
    I also read about the EDP and that the current parfum is rather close to the EDP. But I cannot imagine they'd be too close. I sprayed only 8 sprays and I was almost suffocating it was so strong. Then we left the mall and the walk to the car warmed u my body making it amplify even more.
    I think I could have damaged my sense of smell that day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke Hunt View Post
    Yup, Sycomore was my first thought too. You may also want to check Comme des Garcons 2 MAN.
    +1, agree with above

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    I'm referring to the latest parfum.
    I also read about the EDP and that the current parfum is rather close to the EDP. But I cannot imagine they'd be too close. I sprayed only 8 sprays and I was almost suffocating it was so strong. Then we left the mall and the walk to the car warmed u my body making it amplify even more.
    I think I could have damaged my sense of smell that day.
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    Default Re: Wood, incense and vetiver?

    +1 on Sycomore

    Also, Diptyque Tam Dao and CDG Incense Series: Kyoto.

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    Sycomore, CdG 2 Man, Gucci pour Homme I, Timbuktu, maybe even Terre d'Hermes. But yes the first four are a solid start. L'Artisan's Al-Oudh is what your asking for plus a lot more on a similar theme, and CdG's Wonderwood goes easier on the vetiver but try those too if possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by broxwood View Post
    CDG Incense Series: Kyoto.
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    What about Serge Lutens Fille en Aiguilles? Has the incense and vetiver, with pine at the forefront. One I'm going to test sometime this week, as I need a classy winter fragrance.

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    Sycomore is more smoke than incense imo -- Kyoto is the one

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    Default Re: Wood, incense and vetiver?

    I have to stick my plug for Mona di Orio Vetyver. There is no wood/incense, but the very dry vetiver and the spices combine for a dry fragrance. I noticed that you were tired of sweet smelling, and this is anything but sweet.
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    Default Re: Wood, incense and vetiver?

    Very good suggestions above. I'll throw in Bang! by Marc Jacobs. Can be found cheap these days, too.

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    Thanks for the feedback, that's quite a lot of suggestions.

    It's a shame that many of the fragrances suggested are not mainstream, and are difficult or impossible to find on Dutch perfume websites. Or at least I haven't been able to locate them. For example Chanel Sycomore or L'artisan Parfumeur Timbuktu.
    It looks like I'll have to order a bunch of samples from The Perfumed Court: I'll wait a little longer and then go for the 6 most suggested fragrances or so.

    CdG - 2 man has been suggested by several people, and I have tried it and liked it. Especially the pervading incense note in the beginning. But after a while I still find it a little too sweet. It also has something in it that reminds me of my mother's perfume....


    (See 1st post for a recap of the most suggested fragrances).
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