Noble Cedar by Chopard
What scent reminds you of cutting wood?
There has to be something out that evokes this. Something that is not cloying/overpowering or sweet.
Last edited by akenep; 5th October 2012 at 05:13 AM.
Noble Cedar by Chopard
Hmmm well chopping wood at my home, you get more of the bush smells than you do of the wood you're chopping, so there's much more grass, greenery and smoke (from the fire inside the house) going on than actual woody smells. I've not found a fragrance that smells like this.
Concerning the scent of working with wood, though, I can tell you that Crabtree and Evelyn Sandalwood, and the opening of Creed's Royal Oud both smell fairly true.
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2. Tonka Imperiale
3. Dior Homme
4. Pure Malt
5. Oud Wood
6. Ambre Nuit
7. L'air Du Desert Marocain
8. Noir de Noir
9. Apple Brandy
10.Straight to Heaven
Tam dao perhaps
Is the juice worth the squeeze?
Tam Dao definitely.
Hm, one of the DSquared2 fragrances has to fall under this category.
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Hinoki by Monocle/CDG to me smells like the driest, freshest wood right before you chuck it into the fireplace to me.
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I find Wonderwood to be quite sweet.
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Chene by Serge Lutens - One is initially treated to an enveloping aura of freshly planed lumber, at once astringent, somewhat akin to the sour spitup of a baby, and yet, faintly sweet. A fruity booziness of rum as well as a syrupy immortelle, with its herbaceous, sweet hay aspect, swirl about redolent of an oozed sap. Transitioning to the awaiting middle, a rich, smoky cedar rises to usurp the opening wood, while oakmoss imparts its foresty, green bitterness, which is pleasantly offset by delightsome honey. Splashes of lemony thyme flitter about. Segueing to the enriching base, a robust birch bestows its root beer commingling with wintergreen aroma. Beeswax supplies its cured tobacco and sweet hay aspects. And, tonka bean offers its rich spiciness and smokiness. The intermingling of these scents creates a pleasing drydown. This high-quality composition has average projection and very good longevity. This somewhat rustic fragrance definitely leans to the masculine side.
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Parfumerie Generale; Bois blond. Smells like the heap of freshly cut logs of birch, aspen and pine we have here every early-fall.
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Another vote for Wonderwood.
Another one for Tam Dao.
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Chene would be my wood of choice; followed by Italian Cypress, I think.
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Potion EDP reminds me of a woodwork shop on the opening.
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